Thursday, September 20, 2018

Skating Penguin!

Hi there,

I'd like to share my last September 2018 Reveal card. Today I am using the cute Dancing Penguin Stamp Set 913.

I made the background by sticking a piece of Super Adhesive Sheet to the back of the designer paper.

The igloo was created by cutting a piece of a circle out of watercolor paper using a Grand Circle die in the Tangerine and then dry embossing with the Darice Brick Pattern embossing folder.

The snow drifts were made in the same way with Impression Obsession Hills die and then dry embossed with Crafts Too Polka Dots embossing folder. The hills and the igloo were then applied with Moonstone Glimmer Paste. These were set aside to dry while I worked on the Penguin.

The Penguin was stamped in the Stamp Platform in Black Shadow Hybrid Ink. I then removed the top of the Stamp Platform, so I could work on my coloring desk while leaving the image in the same spot on the platform.

I used Aquaflow Watercolors and Nuvo Alcohol Markers with a Blending Pen to color the penguin. The Hybrid ink allows both mediums to be used! Once colored I put the stamp platform back together again and then stamped with Clear Mark ink and heat embossed with Clear Detail over the top of the image. He was then fussy cut with the 5" Mini Scissors.

Brushable Glue and Snow White Flocking was applied to the belly and hat trim.

Nuvo Crystal Drops Morning Dew were applied to the beak, bell and feet for a glossy effect.

I cut out a window for the slider on the designer paper panel.

This was then mounted onto Cobalt Blue Mirror cardstock, leaving a space on the right side where the pull tab will move in and out.

The hills and igloo were mounted on to the card front. A strip of white cardstock was slipped into the slider space. The penguin was attached with mounting tape to the left hand side and a balsa wood arrow was covered with Clear Mark Ink and heat set with Cerulean. The arrow was attached with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The sentiments for the stamp set were stamped in the Stamp Platform with Empire Blue Hybrid Ink. They were then die cut with Memory Box Cross Stitched Frame Borders. The "Sending you" sentiment was layered on to the Cobalt Blue Mirror cardstock.

Snowflakes from the set were stamped in Clear Mark and embossed in White Detail on a strip of the Mirror Cardstock which would then be attached as the base of the easel card with the second sentiment centered on top.

The card base was made and then the card assembled. Here is the card before the penguin emerges!

... and here he is "sliding on by!"

Dancing Penguin Stamp Set 913
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
Crafts T00 Polka Dots embossing folder
Darice Brick Pattern embossing folder
Mounting Tape
IO 343-T die: Hills
Memory Box Cross Stitched Frame Borders die
Balsa wood arrow

I'd like to play along in the following challenges:
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #09: Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge September #9: anything Goes
Morgan's ArtWorld Open Challenge #9: anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #18: Include a critter
Craft Stamper Take it Make it Challenge September: Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by today, hope you've enjoyed my share?


Thursday, September 13, 2018

Snow One Like You!

Hi there,

Today I'd like to share with you my second SNS September Reveal card, using the
Great Horned Owl Set 912, only I changed it to be a Snowy Owl and paired it with one of
my flocked and glittered backyard photos!

Using the Stamp Platform, since I was working with Watercolor paper and would want to make a couple of inkings in order to get a good impression, I stamped the owl image in Metro Grey Hybrid Ink.

After fussy cutting the owl (and cutting off his ears) with the 5" Mini Scissors I used

His eyes were colored with yellow Copic marker YR23 and then I added Dimensional Glue on top.
Dimensional Glue was also put down at the feet for more flocking. Snowy owls have hairy feet!

Did you know that Snowy Owls are not nocturnal like other owls? So, I took one of my backyard snow day photos, and using the Quickie Glue Pen I added Twinkling Clouds to the snow on the branches.

I edged a piece of cardstock with 1/2" Tear-ific Tape. After removing the protective backing I applied the Oceanic Glass Glitter, and then filled in any spaces with Ocean Breeze Glitter.

The sentiment from the Snow One Like You Set 515 was stamped in the Stamping Platform with Empire Blue Hybrid Ink and die cut with the Spellbinders Grommet Tag. I then edged the tag with the Nuvo Medium Glue pen and applied Ocean Breeze Glitter.

Taking a strip of 1/4" Tear-ific Tape and twisting it around to make it into a piece of sticky twine, it was then rolled in the Ocean Breeze Glitter.

I put a little mounting tape behind the sentiment tag and attached the twine through the holes in the tag to the back of the photo. The photo was then adhered to a white card base with Mounting Tape. The owl was positioned on the branch with 1/4" Tear-ific Tape and a piece of Mounting Tape behind the head. Then Silver Moondust Glitter Drops were added to the sentiment and around the photo to finish of the card.

Below is a list of products used in my card today. You can get an extra 10% off your SNS purchases by using my code, ShonaDT10, at the check out.

Mounting Tape
Yellow Copic YR23
Grey Copic N2
Spellbinders Grommet Tags
Backyard Photo: Snowy Branches

I'd like to play along in the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge: S is for snow and T is for Teal
2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #18: Must include a critter
Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge #9: Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge September #9: Anything Goes

Thanks again for stopping by today!


Thursday, September 6, 2018

Sunflower Hello!

A Sunshiny hello,

Today I am sharing the first of my September Reveal cards. I combined both the Sunflower Cheer Set 916 along with the digi version and then the background is the Stampendous Cling Sunny Sketch 6CR004 stamp.

I began with stamping the background on watercolor paper with the Hybrid Ink Acorn Brown, using the Stamp Platform.

Masking Fluid was applied sporadically to different areas of the image and once dry, the image was sprayed with water using the Light Mist Sprayer and Shimmer Powders were applied.

I used a Water Brush to move the colors around. Solar Flare, Catherine Wheel and Garden Parade were the colors I used.

Cherry bomb mixed with Solar Flare was used for the background.

I printed out the digis, while I was waiting on the background to dry. I printed one 5" x 7" sunflower and then two 4" x 6". These were fussy cut using the 5" mini scissors.

Versamark was applied to all three sunflowers and they were heat embossed with Sparkle. Dimensional Glue was then applied to the center of one of the smaller sunflowers and Sparkling Coffee was added.

The Masking Fluid was then gently rubbed off the background piece.

Yellow and orange Glitter Markers from the Ember Glow pack were applied with a water brush to certain areas of the petals.

Aquaflow watercolors were used to color the bee and the leaves.

Honey Gold Glitter Drops were applied to the wings of the bee.

Caramel Cream Crystal Drops were added to the little circles around the flower on the right.

The background was placed back in the Stamp Platform and was dusted with the anti static bag, before the sentiment was stamped in Versamark and then heat embossed with Timber.

I cut off the stem and leaves of the larger digi and one of the smaller ones. The petals of the flowers were cut with the 5" mini scissors and were curled a little before being attached to the background with Tear-ific Tape and Mounting Tape.

Raffia ribbon was tied around the stem of the flocked flower before it was attached to the panel with Mounting Tape.

A watercolor paper card based was edged with 1/4" Tear-ific Tape and the card front was centered on top, leaving a then edge of adhesive to which Autumn Frost glitter was applied.

Here is a close up of the completed project.

Below is a list of the products I used. You can receive 10% off any of the products by using the code ShonaDT10 at checkout.

Sunflower Cheer Set 916
Timber (EP469)
Mounting Tape
Rafia Ribbon

I'd like to join in the following challenges:
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #8: Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge #9: Anything Goes
Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge #9: Anything Goes
Craft stamper - Take it Make it Challenge September: Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by today.