Friday, 21 July 2017

Belated Dragonflies

I seem to be so far behind these days that I'm making belated birthday cards for everyone!

For this one, I used another tissue paper background using the technique I learned from Loll Thompson's video.

Tissue paper was carefully smooshed with yellow and orange Distress Oxide inks, drying between each layer.  I then crumpled it up and glued it down to white cs.  Thoroughly went over it with an embossing buddy and then gently rubbed Versamark ink over the raised creases, added gold embossing powder, and heated.

I then stamped and heat embossed the sentiment, trimmed the panel and set it behind a black frame I die cut with two rectangle dies.  I added the dragonfly stems die to the lower corner.  The whole panel is popped up on fun foam.

I'm linking it up with July's CAS Mix Up challenge to use tissue paper, stamping, and at least one other option from the CMU list.

Thanks for dropping by today!

Stamps - Rubber Stamp Farm sentiment
Ink - Distress Oxide Spiced Marmalade, Antique Linen, and Fossilized Amber; Versafine Onyx Black
Paper - white and black cs, tissue paper
Size - A2,
Accessories - Memory Box Dragonfly Stems, Spellbinders layering rectangles, clear and gold embossing powder, fun foam

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Summer Revisited

The current Addicted to CAS challenge is :

One of my favourite summer memories from childhood involves warm Ontario days spending hours in an Adirondack chair (aka Muskoka chair) under a tree reading a book.  I did a variation on this card a few weeks ago evoked by the fir trees at the cottage we used to go to, but wanted to do one in memory of the Adirondack chairs we had at home under the deciduous trees in our backyard.

I stamped and heat embossed the chair, then watercoloured it and the grass and sky areas with my Gansai Tambi paint.  I stamped the sentiment and tree trunk in darker brown, and the grass and leaves in green.
The panel is popped up on fun foam.
I'm sending it to my Dad who still loves his Adirondack chair!

Stamps - Local King chair, Rosie's Roadshow sentiment, A Muse grass, SU tree
Ink - Recollections Chestnut pigment ink, Memento Rich Cocoa and Cottage Ivy
Paper - white cs, watercolour paper
Size - A2
Accessories - Gansai Tambi watercolour paints, fun foam, clear embossing powder

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Brusho'd Butterflies

It's mid-July (yikes, where is the summer going?!!) and I'm here to remind you to enter CAS Watercolour by July 24th.  This month the theme is "butterfly":

I used a new stamp from Carabelle and my brushos.

I stamped and heat embossed the image (it's a negative image) in black on coated cs.  Then I lightly sprinkled yellow and blue brushos over it and spritzed with water - I wanted quite a pastel look with just a bit of the brusho speckling and it worked!

I die cut with an oval, and put fun foam on the back of it.  Then mounted that on a larger black oval that is flat on the card base.

It's going off to a friend whose birthday was on Sunday - I've been so busy lately with travelling, my sister's visit, and my garden that all my birthday cards seem to have to be belated ones!

Speaking of being late, you only have until July 24th to link up your butterfly card at CAS Watercolour - please be sure it is clean and simple, and includes some form of watercolour!

Stamps - Carabelle "Background Papillons", Rubber Stamp Farm sentiment
Ink - Versafine Onyx Black
Paper - coated cs, white and black cs
Size - A2
Accessories - yellow and blue brushos, clear embossing powder, Spellbinders oval dies, fun foam

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Snowflakes on Tissue Paper

Time to remind you to that you only have until July 24th to link up a card to this month's CAS Mix Up challenge:

For my reminder card, I used the Metallic Tissue Paper Technique that Loll demonstrates in this video.  It is a technique that Loll learned from Karen of Karen's Kreative Kards.  Karen coloured her tissue paper with brushos but I used Distress Oxide inks and smooshing to colour mine.

My order for the second release of the Oxide inks arrived on Friday.  This set contains some of my favourite Distress colours so I had to play with them!!

Here's my card:

I smooshed with Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, and Antique Linen Oxide inks on a piece of tissue paper, then crumpled it up and glued it to a scrap of white cs.  Next is an important step: go over your piece very well with your embossing buddy.  Then I gently rubbed Versamark over the ridges created by the crumpling and heat embossed with silver.  The silver is far shinier and more metallic in real life than in the photo.

I die cut a circle from my piece and topped it with a circular snowflake frame and some small snowflakes - all of that was die cut twice and glued together for more dimension.

I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment in Salty Ocean and popped the circle up on fun foam.

Please come and join us by July 24th with a clean and simple card featuring stamping, tissue paper, and at least one other element from the list on the CAS Mix Up blog.

It's also going over to the Christmas Cards All Year Round where the July challenge is "anything goes", Merry Monday where the July challenge is "pick one of the previous challenges" (I chose "Monochromatic Blues"), and Jingle Belles where there is a photo inspiration:

Stamps - Old Island Stamping Co. sentiment
Ink - Distress Oxide Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, and Antique Linen; Versamark
Paper - white tissue paper, white cs
Size - 4.75" square
Accessories - silver and clear embossing powder, Memory Box Stitched Snowflake Circle Frame, Impression Obsession small snowflakes, fun foam