Thursday, August 16, 2018

Pear-fect Pair!

Hi there,

Thanks for stopping by! Today I'd like to share my first Sparkle N Sprinkle August Reveal card, using the gorgeous Sketched Pear Set 905 and featuring the Nuvo Shimmer Powders.

I began by stamping the image using the stamp platform on watercolor paper with Clear Mark ink and then heat embossing with White Detail. This was then placed on my Tonic Easy Clean Mat and misted with water using the Nuvo Light Mist Sprayer.

The shimmer powders were applied sparingly and moved around with a little paint brush (I could have also used a water brush).

Solar Flare, Cherry Bomb, Catherine Wheel, Storm Cloud, Blue Blitz and Green Parade were used to color in the image.

After dusting the piece with the anti-static bag, I stamped "bartlett pear" sporadically around the image in Clear Mark ink and again heat embossed with White Detail.

I stamped the same image again on watercolor paper in Black Shadow Hybrid ink. This was fussy cut with the 5" mini scissors to be used as a mask.

Next I applied Custard Cream embellishment mousse through the Tim Holtz Speckles stencil.

When it was dry, it was framed with black cardstock and placed back in the stamp platform so that I could correctly position the sentiment at the bottom left corner.

I then took my "splattered" mask and colored it with the shimmer powders and a water brush.

The frame was edged with the same Custard Cream embellishment mouse, giving the frame a chalky look. This was then layered to a white card base.

The colored "mask" was then mounted to the bottom right to finish off my card.

Below is a list of the products that I used on my project. Also if you are going to purchase anything at the Sparkle N Sprinkle store you can get an extra 10% off your order by using this code at the check out: ShonaDT10.

Sketched Pear 905
Tim Holtz Speckles Stencil
Mounting Tape

I do hope you have enjoyed my share today.

I'd like to join in the following challenges:
Classic Design Team Open Challenge #8: Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge # 08: Anything Goes
Craft Stamper Take It Make it Challenge August: Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers August Challenge: Watercolours

Thanks again for stopping by,


Thursday, July 26, 2018

Lovely Thoughts of You

Hi there,

Today I'd like to share my last July Reveal card. This time I am using the lovely Sketched Pear Blossom Set 904.

I began, using the Stamp Platform, stamping the image on white cardstock in Clear Mark and heat embossing with White Detail. Then I made a paint palette with an acrylic block and dropped a few Aquaflow marker colors on the block. The image was colored in with a water brush, picking up the colors from the block.

I stamped the image again with Clear Mark and heat embossed with White Detail,
this time on Kraft cardstock.

The color was bleached out of the image, using an aqua brush that was filled
with bleach.

The colored version was fussy cut, using the mini 5" scissors, into little half inch
squares. They were then popped up, with foam pads to their matching places
on top of the bleached version.

I made a frame from the Kraft cardstock with the Sizzix Dotted Oval die and cut
out the same frame from a piece of foam, using the Tangerine machine. These
were adhered together. Then I ran the Copic marker around the edges.

The frame was then sprayed with Antique Gold Mica Mist.

A piece of Copper Feathers Specialty Cardstock was cut in the Tonic Guillotine. The guillotine cuts through the fabric papers beautifully.

A few flowers were then sprayed with the same Antique Gold Mica Mist.

The sentiment from the set was stamped in the Stamp Platform on Kraft cardstock with Clear Mark and heat set with Gold Detail.

This was then die cut with a smaller oval from the Sizzix set and some Indian Gold Embellishment Mousse was sponged around the edges.

I dipped 4 large brads into my Versamark pad and dipped them in Halo embossing powder. Holding the brads with tweezers, I heat embossed them to give them some gold sparkle. A hole was punched in the tag and one of the brads was put through the sentiment and one of the flowers. The other three were for the three flowers.

The card was assembled at this point with the frame being attached to the specialty paper square. The flowers were attached with tape and foam pads around the frame and the brad for the sentiment was put through to the back of the specialty paper. The specialty paper was then attached to Harvest Gold Mirror Cardstock.

A few drops of Honey Gold Glitter drops were added around the card and on top of the flowers to simulate dew drops.

That finished off my card for today. Hope you've enjoyed my share? Below is a list of the products that I used:

Sketched  Pear Blossoms 904
White Detail (EP298), Halo (EP253), Gold Detail (EP168)
Sizzix Dotted Ovals Die
Craft Foam
4 Large brads
Copic E35

I'd like to enter in the following challenges:
Scrapy Land Challenge #94: Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #7: Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge #27: Anything Goes
Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge #7: Anything Goes

Till next time,


Thursday, July 19, 2018

Welcome To Your New Home!

Welcome back!

Today I want to share a monochromatic "Welcome to your New Home" card. For my card today, I am using the new July Reveal Set: Vintage Country House Set 911.

I began with stamping the image in Hybrid Metro Grey, using the Stamp Platform.

I then went on to make the circular frame, cutting with the Tonic Circle Layering Basics Die Set, using the largest and the third largest dies, on the Tangerine. This was then sprayed with Nuvo Mica Mist Silver Smoke.

I cut out the image using the second to largest die, so that it would fit behind the "frame". It was then covered in Clear Mark Ink and heat embossed twice with Clear Detail and then Clear Mark was applied again and then Super Thick Clear was heat embossed from the bottom.

Once the embossing powder was "dry", I bent the piece a couple of times to  crack the finish and Hybrid Metro ink was burnished into the cracks, using my finger tool. A tissue was used to take off any grey that was on the surface and  then I heat embossed with another layer of Clear Detail. I cut a piece of black foam, the same size as the frame, to pop up the frame and the frame was assembled and attached over the image using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The chipboard key was applied with an old Versamark ink pad before being heat embossed twice with Silver Detail. (I keep an old pad just for chipboard, so that I don't ruin my newer embossing pads).  A little more embossing ink was applied and then I added a little Magic Speckle. This was then heated from the bottom to give the key the mottled look.

On to the card base - love the easiness of these easel cards - yet making them a little extra special. Take a A2 card and fold the front panel in half. Since I was doing the black and white monochromatic card, I used my favorite Marco's Paper, black on one side and white on the other. I cut a piece of white cardstock to 4" x 5 1/4" and then cut a piece of black to put at the base.  The inside sentiment was stamped on the white portion in Clear Mark and heat embossed with Black Detail, with the use of the Stamp Platform.

I stamped the Welcome sentiment in Clear Mark and heat embossed with White Detail on black cardstock and then die cut with the Spellbinders Back to Basic Tag.

This would become the stopper for the easel card. The key was attached with a little bit of thread before the sentiment tag was attached with mounting tape. The framed image was attached to the front of the card base to finish off my card.

Hope you've enjoyed my share today? Please leave a comment and let me know!

Below is a list of the products I used in my card today:

Old Versamark Pad (for Chipboard)
Spellbinders Back to Basics Tags
Key Chipboard

Also, have you checked out the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge over on Facebook yet? If not, you really need to head over there and enter with anything that uses an SNS image, either rubber or digi - and just to make it easier you can pick up free digis over on the website! So, really there are no excuses! The July Challenge is currently underway and you have until the 25th of July to enter - winners will be announced the 3rd of August. Good Luck!

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges this week:
Scrapy Land Challenge #94: Use a brand of die that Scrapy Land carries
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #07: Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge #27: Anything Goes
Morgan's Artworld Challenge Open Challenge # 7: Anything Goes
Happy Stamping!