I was playing with the June 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit called Sending Sunshine. It had so many leftover pieces I needed to make a few extra cards.
The first card is my least favorite recreation. Apparently my Crushed Curry marker is dry so my lines didn’t come out well in the first card so I went over them with the Mango Melody dark Stampin’ Blend. I think that would have worked better if I’d done it before putting the sun on. The second card is also using Mango Melody but this time I did it before the sun. The last card is using the lines stamp from the kit along with gold embossing powder and that one turned out much better.
This next card turned out a little better. I used one of the basic stencils, versamark, and gold embossing powder to create a polka dot pattern for the background. For the second card, I used a line stamp from Swirly Frames to create a line pattern. For the last card, I cut 1/4″ strips of gold foil and attached them to the card front.
The third card was a lot of trial and error. I put drops of Crushed Curry and Poppy Parade and rubbing alcohol into Stampin’ Spritzers. It was a lot of spraying, pouring, spraying, pouring. Since the ink is dye ink, it tends to stay put and doesn’t more as well as alcohol ink but I think these turned out pretty well. The third card in my recreations is on watercolor paper with watered down ink.
I did learn from this not to drop the reinkers directly onto the paper no matter how wet it was because the ink would stay there. Not exactly what I was going for.
This last card is my favorite, I went to inking with makeup brushes and I’m much better at that. I covered the paper with Crushed Curry and then added some Poppy Parade to it. It’s too bad I don’t have the Tailored Tag punch because I think it would match this label perfectly.
This background was laying on my craft table left over from my last card so I thought I would use it on this card. The sparkles in the embossing paste reminded me of Just Jade so that is what I pulled out for my card.
I’m playing along with the sketch from Try Stamping on Tuesday. #TSOT462
I’m still feeling creatively blocked so it’s really hard to create right now. I have two other backgrounds on my crafting table that will likely show up later but I had a hard time figuring out what to do for a background on this card. I still think it’s missing something.
I’m again playing with a sketch challenge and also a color challenge. #cts377 #fabfri192
Rachel Tessman has a Zoom meeting for all of the Stampin’ Up! demonstrators in her group and she sent us a couple of make & takes. One of them was this fun fold that I haven’t done for a while. My card is 4 1/4″ x 10 7/8″, scored at 2 1/2″ and 6 3/4″. Her’s is 4 1/4″ x 12″, scored at 3 1/4″ and 7 3/4″.
I’m playing with some more of my new toys. I pulled out the Old World Paper 3D embossing folder and the Beautiful World bundle along with Cinnamon Cider to create this card.
I embossed the front of my card with the Old World Paper 3D embossing folder. I tore off about 3/4″ from the right edged and then inked the edge with a sponge and Cinnamon Cider ink. I also lightly rubbed the front of the card with the sponge and Cinnamon Cider ink to pull out some of the details. I embossed the quill in gold but I think I really need a brass embossing powder to match the patterned paper.
I really love background dies so I immediately bought the Many Mates & Many Medallions bundle. I was really hoping that the smaller borders would fit on the big die cut but I haven’t found a way for them to line up yet. Because I couldn’t line them up, I cut out each of the individual squares from one of the borders and placed them on the background.
I stamped the Happy Birthday in Blackberry Bliss and colored in using clear Wink of Stella. If you want to use Wink of Stella on these stamped sentiments, you should either wait longer than I did or emboss them because you can see my ink ran some.
I used liquid glue on the backs of the pieces but it would have been so much easier if I’d thought ahead and put adhesives sheets on the cardstock before die cutting.
I’ve joined another monthly blog hop, this one is for Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators and highlights techniques. Check out the Facebook group if you would like to join in.
This month we are showcasing the spotlight technique. For this technique, you only have color in one area of the image. (I’ve done this technique at least one other time.) For this card I chose to use the Free as a Bird stamp set because I could color it in, and that makes the technique even easier.
I stamped the image twice cutting one image out with the Stitched Nested Labels dies and the other one I colored before cutting out with the Stitched Shapes dies.
I also used some new items that will be available on June 3rd: the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper, Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder, and the Faux Suede Trim.
I participated in a swap this month using either carry-over items or new catalog items. I chose to use a carry-over stamp set. I’m using the Mojo Monday Sketch #536 again for this card. My mojo is still running low so I’ve learned that the easiest way for me to work around that is to use sketches and apparently monochromatic color schemes.
I have three versions of my card. First is my original design. I embossed a 4″ x 5 1/4″ panel and adhered it to the front of the card and I used the Scalloped Lace Trim.
I normally don’t like to emboss my card base but in this instance I thought it looked better to have the entire front of the card embossed. I also didn’t have enough of the Scalloped Lace Trim for all of the swap cards, so out it went too. Here is my second card and my swap card.
I also made one more card like my original with the Scalloped Lace Trim but the whole front of the card embossed. This one is my favorite. You probably can’t see it in the photos but the butterflies have Wink of Stella on them.
It’s no secret if you follow my blog that I loved the Breathtaking Bouquet stamp. I was cleaning off my crafting table and I found a leftover piece of watercolor paper embossed with this stamp. Well, I got out my pigment sprinkles and I attempted to watercolor on the stamped image. It’s really hard to see white embossing on white paper but I gave it a try. I much prefer just using the pigment sprinkles and a spray bottle. 🙂
After I finished the watercolor, I die cut the image and sprayed it with a mixture of Frost White Shimmer paint and rubbing alcohol to give it a little shimmer. The sentiment comes from the retiring Kindness & Compassion stamp set. I die cut the edge of the card base with the border scalloped die from the Stitched Be Mine dies.