Rose All Day card

I finally finished my card with this beautiful Power Poppy image and
can post it now the birthday girl received it.

I used a blue metallic cardstock for my base card and cut it slightly bigger
than the panel with the image. But only on the sides .
I glued the panel on top of this.

With a Dutch text stamp, which means a nice day, I added my sentiment.
I stamped it with Distress Oxide Salty Ocean, what is the same colour as the
Pencil, although I coloured that one with Distress Ink Salty Ocean.
The Oxide ink gives a better  stamping result than the regular Distress inks.
I used this Oxide colour to make it look like the text was written with the coloured pencil.

That’s it, I so love this beautiful image and I know for sure that I will use it often.
The used materials are under the image and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.

Kaart van de image
Used Materials

Canson Mixed Media Paper 98 lb
Power Poppy Digital Stamp Set Rose All Day
Distress Inks:
Abandoned Coral – Squeezed Lemonade – Worn Lipstick – Wilted Violet – Twisted Citron – Mowed Lawn – Grand Espresso – Peeled Paint – Forest Moss – Pine Needles – Tea Dye – Hickory Smoke –  Black Soot – Fossilized Amber and Salty Ocean.
Derwent Coloursoft pencils for the image; I used colours out of the same colour group and/or a shade darker than the ink.
Polychromos coloured pencils for the shadow around the image, I used 235 Cold Grey VI and 233 Cold Grey IV
Faber Castell Pitt Artist pens black fineliner XS
Metallic Blue Cardstock
Distress Oxide Salty Ocean
Marianne Design Stamp set EC0096 Eline’s Vintage Text NL.

80! A special card for a special lady.

For this card I took a 27 x 13.5 cm. piece of cardstock and folded it in half.
On the left side of the fold I masked the left side of the card, what will be the back,
with some painters tape. I then used the brick stencil with my Distress ink Tea Dye
to make the stone wall.
I die cut the door twice. I glued them together with a little piece of vellum in between as
glass in the windows. I glued the door on to the front of the card.
After this was dry I made cut with my craft knife in the middle of the door, taking care not to cut trough the door frame. On the inside of the door I made a loop of gold thread to open the door on the front I made a door knob and glued that on top of the little piece of thread that shows from the loop at the back.
Then I wrote the housnumber of the recipient  on a little piece of cardstock and glued it beside the door.

Time to make use of this great stamp from Art Impressions.
I stamped my lady twice so I could use the arm and cake to layer the stamp.
The face side of the lady I only stamped once.
I coloured the images with my Zig markers and when I was finished I fussy cut them.
I didn’t use the dies because I didn’t want a white border around the images.
Then I used a die to cut the numbers 8 and 0 for the cake and glued them a little behind the toplayer.
then I adhered the arm with the cake with some foam tape on top of the image.
On the back of the image I glued the partial lady.

With a Find It Trading die I cut some Ivy, coloured a little on top of the leaves and by adding glue to only a few places, I glued them on to the card.
With a 2 cm. strip of cardstock that I coloured with Distress ink Hickory smoke I made a sidewalk and adhered that on the bottom of the card.
Then I placed my lady on the front with some foam tape.

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On the lefthand side in the card I made with a pencil wooden panelling on both sides of the door.
I also coloured the floor with a pencil. I used a little amount of pressure on to the pencil, this way you still see the texture of the paper, this way it looks more like carpet.
Above the panelling I stamped with Memento and a very small flower from the Kanban stamp set. I didn’t inked the whole stem and placed them randomly.
I made a wallhanger and placed it with foam tape beside the door so the recipient would know that she had to open the door.

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When you open the door you see the lady calling happy birthday. I placed this sign exactly on the same place as the face and it is a little smaller than the face, so when the door is shut you won’t see it on the front.
I enjoyed making the scenes (front and inside) to fit this great stamp and am very pleased with how everything turned out, although it was a very time consuming card.

The used materials are under the image and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.

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Used Materials

Papicolor Original Cardstock White
Dutch Doobadoo Stencil Bricks A5
Distress Ink Hickory Smoke, Tea Dye and Peeled Paint
Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock
ArtImpression 4828 – Eat Itself Stamp + Dies Set
Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers :
Skin – 073 – 076 – 028
Sweater – 021 – 022 – 029
Trouser  –  303 – 024
Hair – 062 – 072 – 074
Cake – 065 – Blender 999 – 073
Cake dish – 099
Shoes – 303 – 034 – 093
Candles – 021 – 037 – 050 – 042 – 023 – 055 – 054
Party Hat  062 – 072 – 074
Cheeks 130
Door handle 061
Doorstep 901
Lips Polychromos pencil 219
Nellie Snellen Die SD0064 Text and Numbers
Marianne Design Die Creatable LR0313 Door
Vellum White
Find It Trading Die PM10008 Ivy
Kanban Fair Lady Stamp set
Memento Dandelion
Dutch Doobadoo stencil Bricks A5
Sticker Sheet Numbers and Letters Copper

A little Kathy magic and some shadows.

I finally finished the beautiful Power Poppy image, it took longer than I hoped but life and very warm weather got in the way.

As I mentioned before, (see here and here) this is a digital stamp set by Power Poppy and I have printed it on Canson Mixed Media Paper with a laser printer. If you print with a laser printer you are sure that the lines won’t bleed when you use Distress Ink and water, like I did for this image.

Working in several layers requires some patience because the previous one has to be dry before starting the next layer.
If there is anything I learned from Tim Holtz about Distress Ink it is that “wet on wet blends and wet on dry layers”, what is also true for most other mediums used with water. Therefore I worked on several flowers at the same time. With such small flowers and the way I coloured them the drying time is not very long.
When I wrote this post I noticed that I had forgotten to take a photo when I finished using the Distress ink. Hence a photo where I am half done, so that you can still compare it with the next photo.

Tweede plaatsing
After finishing all the colouring with my Distress Inks, I used what I call the Kathy Magic.
From Kathy Racoosin, @kathyrac or The Daily Marker, I learned to darken the nooks and crannies and to use coloured pencil to add more depth in the flowers (or any other image).
Kathy uses a black marker for the nooks and crannies most of the time, but that is something I didn’t dare. So I used dark pencil colours that matched my flowers or colours in the same colour group.

And then came the scary part, adding shadows around the whole image. I used pencils for that because I didn’t want to do it with my Distress ink. I was to scared that the dark ink would bleed into my image and   ruin it. Instead of black I used two of my darkest cold grey pencils.

+ potlood
When I finished the shadows I didn’t see them much and decided that I would go over my image lines with a XS black fineliner. And then my bouquet of flowers came to life again and I did see a hint of the shadow, just enough to give it a little dimension.
Next time I will colour the shadow before I colour the image, just like a possible background. This way I can’t ruin the colouring of my image.

The photos below are the same but with different light.
The used materials are under the photos and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask.

Klaar

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Used Materials

Canson Mixed Media Paper 98 lb
Power Poppy Digital Stamp Set Rose All Day
Distress Inks:
Abandoned Coral – Squeezed Lemonade – Worn Lipstick – Wilted Violet – Twisted Citron – Mowed Lawn – Grand Espresso – Peeled Paint – Forest Moss – Pine Needles – Tea Dye – Hickory Smoke –  Black Soot – Fossilized Amber and Salty Ocean.
Derwent Coloursoft pencils for the image; I used colours out of the same colour group and/or a shade darker than the ink.
Polychromos coloured pencils for the shadow around the image, I used 235 Cold Grey VI and 233 Cold Grey IV
Faber Castell Pitt Artist pens black fineliner XS

 

The 30 Day Coloring Challenge – Work in progress, a little bit further.

The Coloring Challenge is all about taking a little time each day for yourself to colour.
And that is what I do and enjoy! So still colouring the awesome Power Poppy digi with Distress Inks.
When this image is finished and I post it, I will also post the used materials.
If you have any questions in the meanwhile, don’t hesitate to ask.

Tweede plaatsing

The 30 Day Coloring Challenge – Work in progress

Unfortunately  I can’t colour long each day because of slight inflammation in both my wrists.
Hereby my work in progress, it’s a awesome Power Poppy digi and I am colouring with Distress Inks.
When this image is finished and I post it, I will also post the used materials.
If you have any questions in the meanwhile, don’t hesitate to ask.

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Unfortunately the daylight did not really cooperate when I took this photo and I can’t change this anymore.

2 Stamps + a Light pad = 1 Image

This card I made for a friend who I wanted to give a big hug because she is always thinking of others.
But she lives too far away for a physical one so I send her a mail hug.

I thought I had a critter  stamp with a bouquet of flowers behind his back, I didn’t. What I had in mind was a embossing folder I used to have.
So I had to look through my stamps where I found this lovely shy mouse from Docrafts and a Magnolia Tilda stamp with a gorgeous bouquet of flowers. I decided to make from these two stamps one image.

I first stamped the mouse and Tilda on a piece of copy paper. I had in mind to put them on the lightpad so I could trace them, copy the image and print it with my laser printer on to some watercolour paper.
After stamping both I realised that I could do it much easier by stamping my  mouse on my watercolour paper directly en than trace the bouquet with a lead pencil on to my paper using my lightpad.

Muis lightpad
When I was satisfied, I added more flowers than in the original bouquet, I traced them with my  Pit Artist Pens.
I also drew a little tag on the bouquet with my pencil with the word Zomaar (Dutch for Just Because) on it and traced this as well with my Pit Artist Pen.
I let the pen dry well, although I didn’t plan to use a lot of water with my colouring. Better on the safe side.

I pulled out my Distress Inks, waterbrush, a paint brush and some water and started water colouring my image.
I had almost forgotten how I love to watercolour with my Distress Inks, lately I used only my coloured pencils and Zig markers.
To make the stripes on the mouse’s shirt I coloured them first with Peacock Feathers, let them dry and then I coloured the whole shirt using the same colour. This way, the stripes get a second layer and are darker than the rest of the shirt.After finishing the colouring, I put the image aside to dry.

I took a other piece of watercolour cardstock and put some Aged Mahogany and Rusty Hinge on my craft mat and sprayed it with some water with my Distress Sprayer. I dragged my paper through the ink to make a background. When I was satisfied I put this aside to dry.

My image was dry and I die cut it in to a panel with a Nellie Snellen Dotted Rectagle die.I used my Dark Red pencil to shade the flowers a little more. And to make the flowers a bit more of interest I used my white gel pen to make some dots. This I had seen Kelly Latevola do (http://www.kellylatevola.com/) and loved it.

My background was also dry and I used the same die to cut this in a panel as well.
To incorporate the Peacock Feathers also on the background I added splashes with a small paint brush and did the same with Aged Mahogany and Rusty Hinge. When I was satisfied I put this aside to dry.

I took a piece of white cardstock for my base card, I glued a panel that was a bit smaller from turquoise cardstock.
Then I added my background panel with 0.5 mm. foam tape on top of the turquoise panel.
After that I placed my panel with the mouse on top of this, using 0.5 mm foam tape where the panel was on top of the background panel and 1 mm. foam tape where it hits the turquoise panel.
And with some writing and a big hug inside I finished this card.

The used materials are under the image and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.

Muis
Used Materials

WaterArt paper
Stazon Ink Jet Black
Faber Castell Pit Artist Pen Black Fineliner
Docraft Stamp PMA CCP907201 Mouse
Magnolia Stamp – Tilda with Helleborus
Light Pad
Distress Ink – Aged Mahoganie, Rusty Hinge, Peacock Feathers and Pumic Stone
Waterbrush and a small paint brush
Ranger Craft mat
Ranger Distress Sprayer
Nellie Snellen Die set MFD088  Straight Dotted Rectangle ( Dutch brand)
Faber Castell Polychromos 225 Dark Red
Sakura Gelly Roll pen White
Turkoois and White Cardstock

 

 

 

Pop-Up Flowers

The first week of January Rina Krupsky was a guest designer by Jennifer McGuire.
When I saw the card she was making, I knew immediately that this should be the card for a friend’s birthday.
You can find the link to the post with the video under this text.
There be a few blurs on the photo’s, that’s done because of privacy reasons.

I also knew that I wanted to make the card with the Pantone Colour of the Year 2019 Living Coral.
I looked true my paper stash for paper in that colour scheme. I found it in the gorgeous background papers by Nellie Snellen.
From these paper I cut 7 pieces of 4”x 4”.
Then I used a Crealies stamp and Distress Oxide to stamp the heart of the flower. I used my TH Stamping Platform  that way I only have to position my stamp once and can stamp all the papers one after the other . Afterwards I was so glad I did this because after the first few papers where dry I noticed that I had to stamp them again to make them darker.  I even put some Distress Oxide in the middle of the heart with a small brush to darken it. I then put the papers aside to dry well.

bloempapiertjes
I couldn’t find any stamp that would fit what I had in mind, so I made them myself.
I used Eva foam, a thin craft foam,  a die and double sided adhesive sheets. I adhere a piece of adhesive sheet on one side of the foam, then I die cut it on the other side .
I removed the other layer of  protective sheet from the foam so I could stick the die cut on to a piece of acetate. By trying the stamp I noticed that the foam was much too thin.
I decided to cut two new layers, the same way I did before ( two layers at once won’t work). I cleaned the foam stamp that I already tried out with a baby wipe. Which was easy because I used Distress Ink.
I then adhered both layers on top of the first one and my new stamp was ready.
Because I also like to have a opposite stamp, I repeated the process as before with the difference that I now had the side where I put the adhesive sheet on the foam at the upper side when I die cut.
To stamp you can adhere your acetate to a acrylic block with some painters tape.
After you used the stamp, you can clean it and use it again later. Always try before you use it with another colour if the stamp is really clean.

stempel 1

I started my front panel ( 3.9 “x 5.6”) with white Neenah cardstock, a Joy Crafts stencil and Distress Oxide Abandoned Coral. I put the stencil down on the paper in different angles with space in between, because I didn’t want a full background. The Oxide gave a soft look so I could stamp over it with my home made stamps and Distress Ink Abandoned Coral, what is a more bright ink but the same colour.
Used a Marianne Design stamp for the Sentiment, it’s Dutch for Have a nice day.
Put  this a side to dry.

In the mean while I cut a base card (folded 4.1 “x 5.8”) from Turquoise glossy cardstock on the outside and white on the inside. I used the same Joy Craft stencil inside but this time with Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers.
Stamp the sentiment in the upper corner, this is Dutch for Congratulations.
Put this also aside.

Time to make the flower bouquet, I folded, cut and glued the square papers I made before, as shown in the video by Rina.
And glued the bouquet into the inside of the base card.

open kaart

Glued the front panel to to base card and finishing the card off with pearls and sequins in a matching tint. And that completed the card.

But I was enjoying myself so much I wanted to make more. So I decided to stencil also the envelop to match the card. I did this with the Distress Oxide Abandoned Coral and after drying I put some Distress Glaze over it to seal the ink. I don’t want rain to ruin my envelope and so I know that will not happen now.

Used materials are under the picture.

kaart met envelop

Used Materials

https://www.jennifermcguireink.com/2019/01/guest-artist-rina-krupsky-with-pop-up-floral-card.html

I used the following Nellie Snellen Background Papers, they are double sided and I used both sides.
Neva044 Salmon Flowers 2
Neva043 Salmon RetroNeva042 Salmon Dahlia
Crealies Bits & Pieces 29 Stamp set Sunburst
Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers
Eva Foam, Craft foam 1 mm.
Double sided adhesive sheets
Marianne Design Creatables LR Branch Garden to make the stamp
Distress Oxide Abandoned Coral
Distress Ink Abandoned Coral
Neenah Classic Crest solar white cardstock
Joy Crafts Stencil 6002/0608  Swirl A6
Metallic cardstock Turquoise this is white inside, brand unknown
Marianne Design Stamp CS0917 Gefeliciteerd (Dutch for Congratulations)
Little Things from Lucy’s cards Snowfall
Joy Crafts Decorative Pearls 6020/0008
Distress Micro Glaze