Monday, September 21, 2015

Halloween Card using a Digi Stamp

Hey everyone today I have a card for Halloween which is fast approaching. Now i don't normally make a Halloween cards I've only ever made a few but I couldn't resist using this Digi stamp from Virginia Turtle Stamps. It just screamed for a card haha.

To start off I downloaded the Stuck On You stamp from Virginia Turtle (which is a free download). I opened the image and printed it on some Neenah Solar White 110lb. card stock. I then cut it out on my Brother ScanNCut2 with a .04" edge and it came out great. I colored the image with some copic markers in the colors CG01, CG05, CG05, R27, R22. I also used some colored pencils to  add a bit more shading and detail to the image.

After it was all colored I made a blood like water color background using mini distress inks in the colors Fired BrickAged MahoganyBarn Door. I soomshed the inks on my craft mat and sprayed them with water; took my watercolor paper and patted it in the ink in multiple layers drying it in between (this helps create dimension with layers of color). After it was all dry I dripped some water on it and lifted it up to create a "bleached" spot look. I then took the Martha Stewart Drippy Goo punch  and punched I along the bottom edge. to create that creepy blood look. I then stamped Happy Halloween in VersaFine from one of my favorite classic Hero Arts sets Celebrate Everyday and clear embossed it; used the same Drippy Goo punch on the edge of the sentiment and cut in some wavy sides. I then took Pumice Stone Distress Ink and blended it on to the sentiment piece and an additional piece to go behind the watercolor panel.

I rounded the corners and attached the watercolor piece on to a card base of SSS Black card stock with some foam tape. I glued the sentiment behind the image and popped them both on foam tape as well; then added some gems and enamel dots to finish off the card.

I hope you enjoyed today's post and I'll see you again soon :)  

Thursday, September 3, 2015

DIY Pineapple Stamp

Today's card features a fun stamp the I hand carved. I know that may seem like a daunting project but i promise its super easy. This has always been a favorite craft medium of mine I love the endless possibilities it has.

Pineapples are really on trend right now and thought they would look really cool on a card using these two inks from ranger; Lemon Twist and Electric Lime they're so bright and just scream summer and I thought they would be the perfect combo for a pineapple.I started by doing a quick sketch onto some rubber linoleum of a small pineapple. I took my carving tool and carved it out wherever the drawing was, I did this kind of loosely because I wasn't looking for a perfect stamp I wanted it to be kind of sketchy. I then cut the stamp out with my craft knife and was ready to test it out.

I inked the Leaves with the Electric Lime and the base with the Lemon Twist and stamped it repeatedly over my card base, I think it came out amazing its so bright and cheery...Speaking of cheery I decided to use the Cheers! die from the Simon Says Stamps Plan On It release as part of my sentiment. I die cut 6 of them from Neenah Solar White and water colored one of them with some Peacock Feathers and Mermaid lagoon distress ink, I covered it with clear Wink of Stella and stacked and glued all six on top of each other. I then pieced together a couple words from the Winnie and Walter big sentiments set to say it's your birthday, stamped it one some SSS Orange Peel card stock and cut it out to be a double flagged banner.

I matted the Pineapple panel on the same Orange peel Card stock and then to my card base, attached the Cheers! and popped up the banner on some foam tape, attached them to the card and added a couple sequins to finish it off.

 Have a Great day everyone!!!!