Saturday, April 21, 2018

Let Faith Light The Way

Hi! Today I want to share a card made with Sparkle N Sprinkle Calla Lillies 888 Rubber Stamp Set.

Materials used:
StampsCalla Lillies #888;
GlittersSterling [GM2035], Copper Jewel [G1059], Shaved Ice [SH101];
Embossing PowdersPebbled Copper [EP303], Silver Detail [EP257] (colored over with Brown marker);
InksVersafine Onyx Black, Versamark [VM001];
Dies: Creative Expressions (Trellis Edger), Nellie Snellen (Photo Frames);
Coloring Medium: AquaFlow Watercolors - Spring Meadow (Fresh Green) [893N], Autumn Woodland (Spiced Ginger, Evergreen Fern) [890N], Nuvo Glitter Markers Northern Lights [171N] (Green), Distress Ink (Salty Ocean);
Adhesives3/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape [SAT05], 1/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape [SAT01], Ornament Glue [541], Medium tip Nuvo Glue Pen [203N];
Cardstock: White, Watercolor CS, Vellum, Craft Perfect Mirror Card Satin Effect Burnished Rose [9488E];
EmbellishmentsNuvo Glitter Dops Honey Gold [762N], Round Embossed Sequins [Q6-001];
Others: Brick Embossing Folder;

The image is stamped to watercolor cardstock with Versafine Onyx Black ink. Because the watercolor cardstock is slightly textured, I used Tim Holtz Stamp Platform [1707E] for stamping. This allowed stamping the image twice to get a perfect impression. The coloring is done with different water base mediums: AquaFlow Watercolors - Spring Meadow and Autumn Woodland sets (I used Fresh Green, Spiced Ginger and Evergreen Fern), Nuvo Glitter Markers Northern Lights set (Green) and Distress Ink (Salty Ocean). I covered the center of the flowers with Nuvo Glitter Dops Honey Gold
With my very old Nellie Snellen dies (Photo Frames), I die-cut three frames and adhered them on top of each other. An inner side of the frame was covered with Medium tip Nuvo Glue Pen and Copper Jewel Glitter. After sentiment has adhered to the place, I glued the frame on top of all.


The sentiment is stamped with Versamark ink on to the Vellum. I heat embossed it with  Silver Detail Embossing Powder. After placing the Vellum on top of the colored image, it didn't stand up as much as I would love. I wasn't sure, what color it should be. To test it out, Took the Brown Promarker and colored over the embossed sentiment. I loved the different color variations on it, so I decided to use it on my card. 


Background of the card looks difficult but it actually it is very simple to make. I dry embossed piece of Satin Effect Burnished Rose Craft Perfect Mirror Card with Brick Embossing Folder. Then I took a Versamark ink pad and added it to the raised parts. Then I covered it with Pebbled Copper Embossing Poder and heat embossed it with the heat tool. 
To add more texture and sparkle, I added Ornament Glue with the paint brush to the slightly larger area then my focal image was. The glue was covered with Shaved Ice Glitter. Ornament Glue will dry clear and is very liquid. Thanks to this, it is very easy to apply it to the textured surface. 


For the decorative strip, I adhered 3/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape to the thick white cardstock. I die cut it with Creative Expressions (Trellis Edger) die. It cut only the protective layer of the tape. I peeled off some parts of the layer, covered it with Copper Jewel Glitter. Then I took off all the little squares and covered the revealed tape with Sterling Microfine Glitter. 


Again, I had to make a glittered matting layer behind the background. I adhered the 1/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape to the edges of the matting layer. After placing the background to the center, I covered rest of the tape with Sterling Microfine Glitter.
Few Round Embossed Sequins was added to the card as an embellishment.


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Eret

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Tip Toe Through The Tulips

Hi! Yesterday, I showed you a Christmas card. But Today, it's time something for the Spring. I used Beautiful Sparkle N Sprinkle Tulip Square 894 Rubber and Digital Stamps.


Materials used:
StampsTulip Square #894 and Digi894;
Glitters: Raspberry Soda [G1052], Gypsy Red [GM2005], Denim [GM2033];
Embossing Powders: Blue Ribbon [EP279];
InksVersamark [VM001], Distress Ink (Worn Lipstick) Memento Dual Marker (Tuxedo Black);
Dies: PoppyStamps (Grassland Border), Spellbinders (Radiant Rectangles);
Coloring Medium: AquaFlow Watercolors - Spring Meadow (Fresh Green) [893N], Autumn Woodland (Evergreen Fern) [890N], ;
Cardstock: White, Watercolor CS, Vellum;

I used Digital version of the stamp set to make the background. I tilted pre-colored image and placed several copies of it next to each other. After printing it out, I adhered 1/8" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape to cover all the caps between little squares and covered the tape with Raspberry Soda Glitter. Denim Glitter has adhered to the swirls and tiny dots with Sakura Glue Pen


For the sentiment, used the rubber stamp. It is stamped with Versamark ink to the Vellum and it is heat embossed with Blue Ribbon Embossing Powder. I cut it out with Spellbinders (Radiant Rectangles) die. 


Those tulips are also pre-colored digital stamps. I just added some sparkle to them with Sakura Glue Pen and Raspberry Soda Glitter. Ladybugs are covered with Nuvo Jewel Drops (Strawberry Coulis). 
I made a grass border for the tulips to grow in. It is cut with PoppyStamps (Grassland Border) die. It is colored with AquaFlow Watercolors (Fresh Green from Spring Meadow set and Evergreen Fern from Autumn Woodland set. 


I also printed three colored Ladybugs from the digital set. I added Dimensional Glue to their wings and covered the glue with Gypsy Red. After letting them dry a bit, I covered rest of their bodies with Nuvo Crystal Drops (Ebony Black). Same Crystal Drops was used to make the dots to their wings. After letting them dry overnight, I fussy cut the Ladybugs with scissors and adhered to the card. Their antennas are drawn with black marker. 


 And as on most of my cards, I made another glitter matting layer behind the background. For that, I adhered the 1/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape to the edges of the matting layer, placed the background to the center and covered rest of the tape with Denim Microfine Glitter. 


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Thank you for the visit!
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Eret

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Christmas Baubles

Hi! Christmas card is probably the last thing you want to see right now, then Spring is slowly starting to show its face. But I'm going to share it anyway. Sparkle N Sprinkle Christmas Baubles Stamp Set is just too beautiful. I used both, rubber and digital sets, on my card. 


Materials used:
StampsChristmas Baubles #891 and Digi891;
GlittersGecko [GM2045], Shamrock [GM2041], Cloud Nine [GM2000], Reflection [GM20007];
Embossing PowdersClear [EP120], Vanilla Ice [EP265], Blueberry [EP240];
InksVersamark [VM001], Memento Dual Marker (Tuxedo Black), Distress Ink (Hickory Smoke);
AdhesivesSakura Glue Pen [Quicky], Dimensional Glue [539], 1/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape [SAT01];
Cardstock: White, Pattern Paper;
Others: Adhesive Backed Snowflakes [SQAF15];

I love Sparkle N Sprinkle Digital Stamp Sets because they come with pre-colored images. On the Christmas Baubles Digi set you have several colored pictures to choose from. I picked three baubles and foliage and re-sized them to match my needs. After printing and fussy cutting them with scissors, I covered the baubles with Versamark ink and Clear Embossing Powder. Boubles get nice shiny finish after the powder was melted with the heat tool.
I printed two copies of the same foliage. One was fuzzy cut without pine branches. I wanted to add some sparkle to the foliage as well. I drew tiny lines with Sakura Glue Pen to them and added Gecko Microfine Glitter to the Holly Leaves and Shamrock Microfine Glitter to the Pine. Berries ware covered with Dimensional Glue and Cloud Nine Microfine Glitter. 


The sentiment is from Christmas Baubles Rubber Stamp Set. It is stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Blueberry Embossing Powder.


The background is made out of scrap pieces of pattern papers. I distressed the edges of each paper with scissors and Hickory Smoke Distress ink. Both blue papers were ripped in two. After assembling the background, I sprinkled a bit of Vanilla Ice Embossing Powder here and there and heated it with the heat tool from underneath the paper. 
I love glittered matting layers behind the background. For that, I adhered the 1/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape to the edges of the matting layer. After placing the background to the center, I covered rest of the tape with Reflection Microfine Glitter. 


To add more interest to my card, I used three Adhesive Backed Snowflakes. I covered them with Cloud Nine Microfine Glitter. Then I cut them in half and tucked them behind the pattern paper layers. I also added some Dimensional Glue to underneath some parts of the ripped paper and covered the glue with Reflection Microfine Glitter.


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Thank you for the visit!
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Eret
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