The Coloring Challenge Day 10 – Hello Gorgeous

On the front of this card I used the Giraffe image I coloured a while ago, see the post about this here.
I mentioned in the post that the marker ink had bled outside the lines and that I would fussy cut the image. Because the tufts on top of his head are difficult to cut out properly I cut them off and stamped them on a new panel, which I also did with the fringes.
Before I fussy cut the image I placed the panel on top of the new panel in to my TH stamping tool to position my stamp precisely and picked it up with my tool door.
I removed the image and inked only the upper part of the stamp to stamp the tuffs. After the ink was dry I placed the coloured image back on top to position the scarf for the missing fringes. I inked only the small parts I needed and stamped it on my uncoloured panel. This are the times I’m so glad I have a stamping tool.
While the panel was drying I fussy cut the image and made all the cut edges black with a marker.
I glued the giraffe on top of the stamped parts and it fitted like a glove. If you don’t know it you will never see that it is stamped twice.
I put this aside for now together with a black panel that I cut slightly bigger and my folded base card.

If you have read the earlier posts then you know that this giraffe was intended to be for the pop-up 18th birthday card (see here) but I couldn’t match it with the cupcakes inside. So I used it on today’s card which is also a pop-up card but of a whole different kind.
The pop-up inside is a flower bouquet and instead of writing down how to make it I will reference to a great post on Jennifer McGuire’s blog where Rina Krupsky (daughter of Gina K) was guest designer and made the pop-up flowers, on the blog you can find also a video how to make them. It’s easy and fun to make.

I did a few things a little different, instead of fussy cutting the leaves I used the top of a wavy die, if you want to do this also a tip: use thin paper. My paper was a little thicker than normal paper, 180 gr., and I had to run the die with the paper 10-12 times trough the machine for each flower before it cut through all the folded  layers.
I also cut the stamen with a die from the same colour as the folded card. I glued the stamen in the middle of the flower before I followed the instruction Rina gives on how to assemble the bouquet. When this was finished I put my bouquet aside.

The evening before I put some Tombow Multi Mono Glue on the back of my stencil and let that dry overnight, this way the glue is repositionable.
I positioned the stencil in the lower left corner and used a blending brush and Picket Fence to colour.
When finished I put the stencil in the same way to the upper right corner and repeated the process.
I put it aside to dry. That didn’t take long because it was a thin layer.

In the meanwhile I cut a strip of black cardstock and stamped my sentiment with VersaMark before adding  white embossing powder on top of that. After I heat embossed the sentiment I let it cool down for a few moments and cut the strip in the right size and on both sides I cut a fishtail.

When all parts where finished I assembled the card.
First I glued the black and giraffe panel on to the front of the card.
Then the pop-up flower bouquet was adhered as shown in Rina’s video in the inside of the card.
And the last part was the sentiment strip that I adhered with some foam tape also in the inside.
I was so very happy with this card, I love how it turned out and hope the birthday girl will love it to.

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

Used Materials

Jennifer McGuire’s blog post with Guest Rina Krupsky Pop-up Flowers;
https://www.jennifermcguireink.com/2019/01/guest-artist-rina-krupsky-with-pop-up-floral-card.html

The used materials for the Giraffe panel you can find here

Papicolor Cardstock Mustard Yellow and Black
Papicolor Paper Black, Mustard Yellow and White
Marker Friendly White cardstock
Sentiment stamps by Nicole Verkooijen (Hello Gorgeous)
Nellie Snellen Die set Wavy Ovals for the petal outline of the flowers
Marianne Design Die set LR0111 Frame for the stamen
Studio Katia Mandala Stencil
Distress Ink Picked Fence
Blending Brush
Marianne Design Stamp CS0960 Gefeliciteerd, this is Dutch which translates into Congratulations
VersaMark (sticky ink for embossing)
Ranger Embossing powder Superfine Detail White
Heat tool

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

 

 

The Daily Marker Coloring Contest

You can find the Dutch translation under the picture.

I love Jennifer McGuire’s blog and videos, she has always great ideas and is a big inspiration for a lot of people. Sometimes she has a guest designer and this time it was Lisa Tilson.
What she did with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers was awesome. She called the technique she used in the video “messy water colouring”.
I have the Zig markers and wasn’t able to use them a lot, I really needed to play with them to know them better.
On the same time an email came from Kathy Racoosing, The Daily Marker, she organized a colouring contest. Well to make a long story short, I promised her to participate.
Kathy encourages us to step out of our comfort zone, so I thought it was an idea to  use the “messy water colouring” technique and step out of my comfort zone.
I never used my Zigs like this and I never made splatters on my cards…..!
Not sure if it was a good idea for a contest, I found it not so easy as Lisa showed. Perhaps because I was using Bristol paper from a different brand, the ink didn’t spread so easy, or just because I am a beginner.  Although it wasn’t easy, I had a lot of fun and that is what counts.
So here is my first card with my Zigs and this technique, Jennifers blog adress and the use materials are on the end of the page.

Zig watercolour

Ik ben een fan van Jennifer McGuire’s blog en video’s, ze heeft altijd goede ideeën en  is een inspiratie voor heel veel mensen. Af en toe heeft zij een gast designer op haar blog en dit keer was het Lisa Tilson.
Wat zij deed met Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers was geweldig. Ze noemde in de video de techniek die ze gebruikte  “messy water colouring”.
Ik heb Zig markers en ben er nog niet aan toe gekomen om ze regelmatig te gebruiken, ik moet er nodig mee spelen om ze goed te leren kennen.
Tegelijkertijd kreeg ik een email van Kathy Racoosing, The Daily Marker, zij organiseerde een wedstrijd. Om een lang verhaal kort te maken, ik beloofde haar om mee te doen.
Kathy moedigt ons altijd aan om uit onze comfortzone te stappen, dus dacht ik dat het wel een idee was om de “messy water colouring” techniek te gebruiken en zo uit mijn comfortzone te stappen.
Ik heb nog nooit mijn Zigs op deze manier gebruikt en ook nog nooit spetters op mijn kaarten gemaakt…..!
Ik weet niet zeker of dit een goed idee  was voor een wedstrijd, ik vond het niet zo makkelijk als Lisa liet zien. Misschien kwam dat omdat ik wel Bristol papier gebruikte maar van een ander merk, de inkt verspreide zich niet zo makkelijk of het kwam omdat ik een beginner ben. Ook al was het niet makkelijk  ik heb een hoop lol gehad en dat is wat telt.
Dus hierbij mijn kaart met mijn Zigs  en deze techniek.

Blog Jennifer McGuire:
https://www.jennifermcguireink.com/2018/07/guest-artist-lisa-tilson-with-watercolor-techniques.html

Used materials/gebruikte materialen:
Canson Bristol Cardstock
Linen Cardstock Dark Purple
Nellie Snellen Masking Paper pad
Altenew Stamp set Peony Bouquet, only the outline big flower.
Leaves stamps from an unbranded stamp set.
Marianne Design Stamp set CS0987 Felicitaties
VersaMark stamp pad
Ranger Embossing Powder Super Fine Detail White
Heat tool
Zig Clean Color Real Brush nr. 080  Violet – 081Light Violet  – 082 Purple –
045 Pale Greeen and 041 Light Green.
Water brush

Glitter Swirls

You can find the English translation of the text under the image.

De achtergrond van deze kaart, gemaakt met glitter pasta en Distress Inkt, viel iets feller uit dan de bedoeling was. Niet lelijk en zonde om weg te gooien, vandaar dat ik de kaart heb afgemaakt. De vlinders zijn van vellum, gestempeld, heat embost en met een snijmal uitgesneden. Het stempelen heb ik ook met een snijmal gedaan, een techniek die ik een poosje geleden zag op het blog van Jennifer McGuire .
Met een waterpenseel en Distress inkt heb ik heel licht de vleugels nog bewerkt.
De tag is met de handgeschreven. Tot slot is het geheel nog bewerkt met Stickles.
Gebruikte materialen staan onder de foto.

Sparkly Verjaardag
I made the background with glitter paste and Distress Ink, it became a little bit brighter then I wanted. But it’s not ugly and a waste to thrown away, so I finished the card.
De butterflies are made of vellum, are first stamped, then heat emboss en die cut. The stamping was also done with a cutting die, a technique I saw a while ago on the blog of Jennifer McGuire .
I painted a few spots with a water brush and Distress Ink on the wings of the butterflies.
The tag is handwritten and I finished the card with Stickles drops.

Gebruikte materialen/Used Materials:
Dutch Doobadoo Mask Art A5 Swirls
Distress Ink Musterd Seed – Worn Lipstick – Wilted Violet
Nuvo Embossing Paste Glitter Clear
Sizzix Butterflies Dies 661802
VersaMark
Ranger Embossing Powder Detail White
Ranger Dylusions Paint Pen White
Ranger Stickles Frosted Lace
Adhesive Pearls