Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Happy Tails to you!

5:00 AM

Hello Ai fans!

I love making interactive cards.  I just think it's a super fun to send a card that does something unexpected.  For today's post I've combines the Dog Stackers 4740 with the Slider Die 4764 to make a magic slider card.  It was really simple to make and I can't stop playing with it!


I die cut the Slider Die out of the DCWV Playful Pets 6x6 paper pad. I stamped the Dog Stackers 4740 onto Strathmore Bristol paper with My Favorite Things Extreme Black Ink and colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Colors are listed at the end of this post. The Bristol paper is cut to fit into the back of the slider die. I stamped the Dog Stackers 4740 onto a piece of Acetate with Jet Black StazOn ink. I lined the acetate up exactly over the colored image and attached it inside the front of the slider die. I cut a piece of white paper to 1 1/2" x 5" and cut a slit in the top to add blue seam binding.  The white paper slides between the acetate and the colored image.  When it is in place, the image is black and white and when it is removed the image is in color.


The remainder of the card is covered with a layer of the DCWV .  The sentiment that comes with the stamp is stamped with Versamark Watermark ink and embossed with Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out two bone shapes for the bottom of my card.


Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers Used:
From Top to bottom
Dog #1 - Flesh Color, Oatmeal
Dog #2 - Gray Brown
Dog #3 - Beige, Dark Brown
Dog #4 - Oatmeal
Dog #5 - Light Brown
Dog # 6 - Light Brown, Dark Brown
Dog #7 - Gray Brown
Dog #8 - Mid Brown
Dog # 9 - Light Brown
Dog #10 - Light Gray, Brown

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Masculine Card Challenge

5:00 AM

Hello Ai fans!

This weeks challenge on the Art Impressions blog is Masculine Cards.  There are so many different masculine stamps to choose from at Ai!  Ihad a hard time narrowing down my choices, but I did settle down on the Cabin Circlet MTF 4981


I started by stamping all three of the images onto Strathmore Bristol paper with My Favorite Things Extreme black ink.  I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color in the images.  The colors I used are listed at the end of post. I applied the markers onto the paper and pulled the color out with a #2 brush.  I did apply some of the color to my watercolor palette and add them to my paper in light layers.


I used the coordinating dies and circle dies to cut out the three colored images. 


I applied Echo Park Happy Camper paper to a White Try Fold Card.  I placed the top two layers where I wanted them and traced where the windows should be.  I applied the dies and cut out the windows.  I attached all three of the colored pieces over the patterned paper.


Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers Used
Fence, Roof - Mid Brown
Grass, Trees - Light Green
Cabin - Oatmeal
Stones - Mid Gray
Water, Mountains - Persain Green
Deer - Oatmeal, Brown

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Have a Sloth-some Birthday !

5:00 AM

Hello Ai fans!

My father's birthday was Sunday and I wanted to make him a fun card.  I knew that the Sloth-some Set 5002 would make the perfect card.  This sloth can feel masculine or feminine depending on the papers and embellishments I chose for the card.  I made two cards today.  To first card is the one I made for my father.  Happy birthday Dad!


The main image is colored with Copic markers.  The colors are listed below.  I used the Echo Park Party Time 6x6 paper collection by Dani Magstad.  The bottom card is embellished with some flat back gems that I attached with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.


Copic Colors Used:
Sloth - E31, E33, E35, E37
Branch - E13, E15, E19
Leaves - YG61, YG63, YG67
Hat - Y02, Y11, Y32, BG10, BG11, BG32
Balloon - BG10, BG11, BG32


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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

A Spot Of Tea Watercolor

5:00 AM

Hello Ai fans!

I was really in the mood to watercolor this week so I got out my Tea Party Pop Card 4942 stamps and my Distress ink pads.  I used just the main image as the focus of my card.  I do this often with many of my Art Impressions stamps.  I really love how this card came out as a simple watercolor.  It can be painted to match any paper collection.


I stamped the image onto Tim Holtz watercolor paper with My Favorite Things Extreme Black Ink.  I stamped the sentiment in the upper corner with Cornflower Blue Archival Ink.  I pressed Tim Holtz Distress Inks onto a watercolor palette and colored the image with a brush.  I used Spun Sugar, Tattered Rose, Aged Mahogany, Pealed Paint and Stormy Sky.


The colored piece was cut out with the Simon Say Stamp Stitched Rectangle die then attached to a layer of patterned paper.  That whole piece was attached to a pre-cut card base that has scallops on the front. I attached a piece of patterned paper to the inside of the card so it would show through under the scallops.  For a change I didn't add any foam tape to this card! I added Bubblegum Blush Nuvo Crystal Drops and a Seam Binding bow as the final embellishments. 

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Patriotic Color Challenge

5:00 AM

Hello Ai fans!

This week on the Ai blog we are having a Patriotic color Challenge.  I chose to use more rustic, Americana type colors as opposed to the usual bright red, white and blue for my card.  I just thought they really went well with the Eagles Window 4880 image I used.  I thought it was very fitting to use the Eagle image because it is a symbol of freedom.


I stamped my image onto Canson XL watercolor paper with Jet Black Archival Ink.  I colored it using the Marvy LePlume II markers.  I scribbled the markers onto the Watercolor palette and used my #4 Brush to add the color to my image.  I added the color in layers starting with light color.   I used black 1 and Dark Brown 18 on the eagle, trees and mountains.  I used Olive Green 15 on the trees and grass, and African Violet 86 on the Sky and Water. I was thinking of adding a splash of white gesso over everything to make it look more like the background paper, but I tried a light mist of bleach and it worked perfectly.  I got a very light mist of white splatter.



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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Little Whoot's

5:00 AM

Hello Ai fans!

Do you ever find yourself wanting to make a bigger card with a small image?  That's what happened to me with my Little Whoot image. I wanted a few owls on my card front and didn't have one of the larger Whoot images, so I used what I had to stretch my stamps.  As you can see, I was in a colorful mood.


I stamped the image three times onto Spectrum Noir paper with My Favorite Things Extreme Black Ink and colored it with Copic markers.  The colors are listed below.  I stamped an extra owl and colored him in teal like the middle owl and fussy cut it leaving a small border of white paper.  It is attached over the middle owl with a mini action wobble.


 The main layer on the card base is white card stock that was embossed with a We R Memory Keepers embossing folder. I used the Echo Park Happy Birthday Girl 6x6 paper pad on to cut five banners. Everything was edged with Pink Peony Archival Ink. I didn't add a sentiment to the outside of this card.  I figure that I'll add one to the inside when I need to use it.

Copic Colors Used :
Purple - BV02, BV04, BV08
Teal - BG10, BG32, BG13, BG15
Pink - R21, R22, R24
Yellow - Y02, Y17
Grey - Coo, C1, C3


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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Craftiness = Happiness

5:00 AM

Hello Ai fans!

Today I used the Craftiness = Happiness mounted stamp from Hobby Lobby. My friend Char and I go way back.  In fact, we met on the internet in a rubber stamping e-mail group in June of 1998! It was only fitting that I had to get this stamp to celebrate the anniversary of us being friends for 20 years.
This particular card is a birthday card.  I used a greeting from Office Party Set 4998. The two combined great to make this fun easel card.


The image is stamped with My Favorite Things Intense Black ink onto Spectrum Noir paper and colored with Copic markers.  The colors are listed below.  The panel is cut out and mounted onto a standard sized card panel.  The patterned papers I used are Picnic Table from Recollections.
 It was very simple to turn the standard A2 card base into an easel card.  An A2 card is a 9" x 51/2" piece of card stock scored at 41/4".  To turn it into an easel card, just score it at 21/8 on one flap.  Then you will need to attach your decorative panel to only the bottom half of the easel.  I added some rose trim to hold everything up once the card is opened.  I also stamped the sentiment inside. 



Copic Colors used:
Faces - E000, E00, E11, E04, R20
Hair - E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, C1, C3, C5
Blue - B00, B32, B34
Green - YG61, YG63, YG67
Yellow - Y11, Y32, Y35
Pink - R81, R83, R85
Orange - Y35, YR14
Grey - C1, C3, C5
Brown - E30, E31, E33, E35

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