I was in a card swap over the weekend and we all had to make fun folds. I chose to make a buckle card like I did posted last week. Check out that post for instructions.
I didn’t have enough patterned paper for the white piece so I made my own using the compass from the stamp set and Night of Navy ink, then I embossed it using the Subtle 3D embossing folder. Behind the sentiment, the anchor is stamped in Balmy Blue after I stamped it on a piece of scrap paper or I thought it was too dark and interfered with the sentiment. The Balmy Blue piece is embossed using the High Seas 3D embossing folder and cut with the Stitched Nested Labels dies to make it look like the boat is sailing.
Here is the second card we made at my last Cookies & Cards class. I was inspired by a card by Denise Buetler. I really liked the way she cut apart the sentiment but that wasn’t going to work as well for me in a class so I came up with this instead.
I was trying to straighten up my crafting table and I was looking through my scrap giant pile bin. I found three card-front sized pieces of embossed whisper white. I also found some Mint Macaron die cuts. I thought they would be great on the latest sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. I meant to use more of the die cuts but I glued everything down before I remembered to use them.
I got my Holiday Catalog preorder and I threw some Annual Catalog stamp sets in because I like to pace myself when ordering so my husband doesn’t take my credit card away. 🙂
I really liked the Rustic Retreat stamp set when I first saw it because it is perfect for masculine cards, and what better for a background than plaid! I make the plaid background using the Buffalo Check stamp with Early Espresso ink, Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write Marker, Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker, White Chalk Marker, and a t-square.
I follow probably hundreds of crafting blogs and quite a few YouTube channels and the latest item I’ve seen for coloring using masks is these new brushes. I picked up a makeup brush from my local Walmart to see what it could do.
This is the brush I picked up:
I used Blackberry Bliss ink, the brick mask from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks, and some pieces of Thick Whisper White Cardstock I had laying around.
First I tried the Stamping Sponges, they are good but you can see somewhat splotchy. I would need to spend more time using them to get a more even coverage.
Next I used the Sponge Daubers, very deep color and a lot of pouncing to get even coverage. I got tired of pouncing.
Last is the makeup brush. I purposely did an ombre because I could. I like how crisp this turned out. I think I need to recommend to Stampin’ Up! to start carrying something like this for color blending.