Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Creating an acetate overlay

For today's card I'm creating my own acetate overlay with Judikins Embossable window plastic and one of my favorite New Simon Says stamp Cling background stamps. This can easily be done with any stamp be it background or with repeat stamping any image.


To start I took my sheet of acetate, put it in my Misti and heavily applied my anti-static powder bag to avoid any stray white embossing powder. I double stamped with versamark and white heat embossed it (make sure to get your heat gun nice and hot to limit the time on the acetate and avoid warping). For the rainbow background behind the acetate I lightly wet a piece of watercolor paper and colored it with my Jane Davenport watercolor mermaid markers.




Since the background was so bright and impactful I wanted to keep the sentiment and decoration really simple. I white heat embossed and die cut the "Woot" and "It's your Birthday" from CZ designs Birthday Palooza set, one of my all time favorites! popped up the woot and added some black sequins and enamel dots.


Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!!

Friday, April 6, 2018

Triangle Background Card!!

For today's card I wanted to create my own background with the new MFT triangle stax die set and was dying to use the new You Da Best die from CZ Designs..


I started with a piece of watercolor paper and my zig clean clear color brush marker, I scribbled on a little square of each of my desired colors and took my fine mist spray bottle and spritzed the paper. This helped mix and meld the colors creating some beautiful mixes.I then die cut all my triangles out and attached them to another piece of white card stock in a nesting pattern


For my sentiment I used new You da best die from CZ designs and hello friend embossed on a piece painted watercolor paper. I attached both sentiments on fun foam and then on to my card with some fun different sequins to finish off the card.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Black and Neon card with Gel pen coloring

For today's card I wanted to use this little painting I had made a long time when experimenting with some gel pens. I had drawn a little mountain scene with a Copic multi-liner on some watercolor card stock, colored/painted it in with the Sakura Gellyroll moonlight pens and covered them with spectrum noir clear glitter pen.



To start the card I took my mountain drawing and cut out around the tops leaving the bottom of the  panel to attach to the base which is a piece of 4" x 5.25" black card stock that I splattered with some metallic Gansai tambi paints to create a starry sky effect.



For the sentiment I took a piece of the same black card stock and white heat embossed the 2 lines on the top and bottom. For the "Adventure" I die cut the letter with the My Favorite things Bottle cap letters and colored them with the same gel pens I used on the mountains. I then layered all the pieces of the card popping them up with black fun foam to create some dimension.

**Tip** to get a nice blend with the gel pens color two colors next to each other and with and almost dry paintbrush blend the colors together with a swiping/pouncing motion**

Saturday, November 18, 2017

White Textured backgrounds Ft.New SSS/CZ Design products

For today's card I'm focusing on a white backgrounds with texture...and some new CZ Design products for Simon Says Stamp. I just love the look of the colorful sentiment on a white background they pop beautifully! and work amazing with these new products!

For the first card started with a white card base and some additional strips of  the same white card stock and of mesh origami paper...one of my favorite things to use on cards its adds such amazing texture. I then water colored rainbow colors with Dr. Ph. Martin's liquid watercolor and die cut "Happy" out of that piece. I added some spectrum noir clear glitter pen over then letters and glued them to my background panel.



I then white heat embossed birthday to you on a strip of black card stock and adhered it below Happy. I then added some enamel dot/nuovo drops to finish the card.


For the Second card I started by embossing a white panel with the We R Memory keepers Geometric embossing folder, and spritzed it with some Heidi swapp color shine spray in white (It's hard to tell in the pictures but it has an great sheen in person).I attached the panel on some craft foam to my gray card base.


 For the sentiments I painted some greens, blues, and teals on to some Canson water color paper and then stamped, white heat embossed and die cut HAPPY from the SSS & Cz Design Birthday Palooza stamp set. I also cut a thin strip from it as well. I white heat embossed the rest of the sentiment on a small piece of gray card stock that coordinated with the card base.


I popped both sentiments on some craft foam and adhered them to the card. I attached the thin piece of water colored paper to the edge of the panel and added some enamel dots to finish the card!