Monday, December 28, 2015

WPlus9 Flora and Fauna 2

I wanted to try a no-line water coloring technique, and this stamp set seemed to be perfect for it.  Since I don't have watercolors, I used Distress Markers.   Here is a card that I made with WPlus9 Flora and Fauna 2.

I used the following to make the card:

  • WPlus9 Flora and Fauna  2
  • Distress Markers - Wild Honey, Forest Moss, Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn, Seedless Preserves, Worn Lipstick, Black Soot
  • Distress Ink - Antique Linen
  • Memento Lulu Lavender
  • CTMH Joyful Birthday Occasions
  • Watercolor Paper
  • Wink of Stella clear

To make the card, I first stamped the images with Antique Linen.  I then added the Distress Markers, and with a water brush lightly blended the color out. Around the flowers and birds I added a very light wash of color.  Once the image was dry, I stamped the sentiment from Joyful Birthday Occasions in Lulu Lavender.   Wink of Stella was added to the Birds to give them a bit of simmer.  The entire piece was trimmed down and mounted on the card base to complete the card.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Northwoods Rubber Stamps - Man FIshing In Canoe with Dock

I love the names that Northwoods Rubber Stamps gives to their stamps!  They are very descriptive.  I love the stamps.  I've used this stamp before and colored them with Copic Markers.  I was new to Copics, and didn't have many colors.  Since the stamp is detailed, and at the time my Copic skills were novice, it didn't come out as good as it could have.  Recently I got a full set of Prismacolor Pencils, and thought I would use this stamp again.  Here is the result:

I really liked the result.  It seemed as if I could get the details much better with the Pencils.  Now I need to try it again with Copics!

This card is 4.25 x 5.5, and was made with the following:
  • Northwoods Rubber Stamps P9104 - Man Fishing in Canoe with Dock
  • Prismacolor Pencils
  • Versafine Black Onyx Ink
  • Gamsol
The card was easy to make - I stamped the image with Versafine Black Onyx Ink, and colored it with the Prismacolor Pencils.  I used a bit of Gamsol to blend the color in the water and the dock.  Once completed, I trimmed the image, matted it and added it to the card base to complete the card.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Need Last Minute Christmas Cards? (Stampendous Delicate Snowflake)

Well, this year I needed a few more Christmas Cards.  I didn't have enough time to make any detailed cards, but then I remembered I had the Delicate Snowflake stamps from Stampendous.  The largest stamp fits perfect on a 4 x 5.5 card.  I was able to make several of these cards in about an hour.  Here is the card:

To make this card I used:

  • Versamark
  • Stampendous Detailed While Embossing Powder
  • Stampendous Delicate Snowflakes
  • Lawn Fawn Winter Scripty Sayings
This was one of the easiest cards to make! I trimmed a piece of dark blue card stock slightly smaller than the card base.  I then stamped the largest of the Delicate Snowflake stamps with Versamark.  The embossing powder was added and heat set.  I then stamped the sentiment with Versamark, added the embossing powder and heat set.  The image was then added to the white card base.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Thank You Card with Inkadinkado Hummingbird with Flower Stamp

I recently reorganized my stamp storage.  I also un-mounted all of my wood mounted stamps.  I found this stamp during my reorganization.  I thought that this stamp would work great with Distress Markers.  The card is 4.25 x 4.25 and here is the card I made with the Inkadinkado Hummingbird with Flower Stamp:

To make the card, I used the following:
  • Inkadinkado Hummingbird and Flower Stamp
  • Distress Markers - Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Salty Ocean, Black Soot, Peeled Pain, Chipped Sapphire, Forest Moss
  • WPlus9 Hand Lettered Thanks Stamp set
  • Versafine Black Onyx Ink
  • Watercolor Paper
To make the card, I colored the stamp with the Distress Markers, and then lightly sprayed the colored stamp with water.  I then stamped the image onto Watercolor paper.  Using a water brush, I lightly pulled the color into the different areas, while still maintaining the outline.   Once the image was dry, I stamped the sentiment, and then mounted the image to the card base.