Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Old Friends

For me, it is difficult to make masculine cards. But this time was different. This card came together fairly simple. I used Cruisin' and Nature of Beach Rubber and Digital Stamp Sets.

As a focal point, I used digital images from Cruisin' (car) and Nature of Beach (turtle) Stamp Sets. I changed the turtle to white and re-sized it to fit the car door. I also added some color behind the car.

I made my own pattern paper using pre-colored images from Nature of Beach Digital Stamp Set.

The sentiment, from Cruisin' Stamp Set, is stamped with the Nuvo Clear Mark Embossing Ink to the Black Cardstock. I heat embossed it with White Detail Embossing Powder and cut the sentiment into two strips.
I made a faux wax-seal to decorate the sentiment. I poured a little pile Super Thick Gold Embossing Powder to the non-stick craft mat and used the heat tool from underneath to melt the powder. While melted embossing powder was still hot, I inked the little turtle from Nature of Beach Stamp set with pressed the Nuvo Clear Mark Embossing Ink and pressed it into the puddle. 

Edges of the matting layers are inked with Nuvo Clear Mark Embossing Ink and heat embossed with Gold Detail Embossing Powder. Everything is layered on top of the black card base. I didn't add any embellishments to the card. I'm happy with it the way it is. 

Materials used:
Cruisin' 949, Digi949;
Nature of Beach 929, Digi929;
Gold Detail Embossing Powder [EP168];
White Detail Embossing Powder [EP298];
Super Thick Gold Embossing Powder [EP235];
Nuvo Clear Mark Embossing Ink [101N];

Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & Smiles,


Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Shell balloons

Nature of Beach is a stunning stamp set with beautiful seashells, turtles and starfishes, but I used it in a different way. Along with Unicorn Party, I created a scene with Birthday balloons flying up to the sky. 

I stamped two seashells and a big starfish from Nature of Beach Set with Desert Sand Memento Ink and colored them in with Nuvo Markers. To make them look like balloons, I drew a little end piece as well and covered my 'balloons' with Dimensional Glue. After the glue was dry, I cut them out with scissors. 

The sentiment is stamped with Nuvo Clear Mark Embossing Ink and heat embossed with Black Detail Embossing Powder. I drew a banner shape around it with Sakura Glue Pen and covered it with Teal Velveteen Microfine Glitter. After it was dry, I used scissors to cut the banner out. 

To make the background is stamped the cloud from Unicorn Party several times with Summer Sky Memento ink. The area in between the clouds was colored with Nuvo Markers. I added some color to the clouds as well. Then I 'colored' the clouds with Versamarker Pen and heat embossed them with Sparkle Embossing Powder

Matting layer is my usual: Edges of the cardstock are covered with 1/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape, then I adhered the background layer in the center and covered rest of the tape with Teal Velveteen Microfine Glitter
Some Yellow Bird Nuvo Glitter Drops was added as fun embellishments. 

Materials used:
Nature of Beach 929;
Unicorn Party 907;
Sparkle Embossing Powder [EP107];
Black Detail Embossing Powder [EP171];
Teal Velveteen Microfine Glitter [GM2017];
1/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape [SAT01];
Dimensional Glue [539];
Sakura Glue Pen [Quicky];
Nuvo Clear Mark Embossing Ink [101N];
Yellow Bird Nuvo Glitter Drops [769N];
Nuvo Markers;
Versamarker Pen;
Desert Sand and Summer Sky Memento inks;

Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & Smiles,


Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Sand Dune Silhouettes

Silhouette stamp sets are versatile. I decided to create a winter scene with Sand Dune Silhouettes Stamp Set. Because I used watercolor mediums, it's hard to tell that these images are actually silhouettes. 

I stamped the fence silhouette with Hickory Smoke Distress ink. Then I took out some Nuvo Aqua Flow Brush Pens and painted the background. After everything was dry, I added color to the fence. Then I stamped the same image to the sticky-back post-it paper and cut it out to mask the painted fence. I stamped the grass many times. I used water base brush markers instead of inks. It is a good idea to use any kind of Stamp Platform for this. This will let you stamp the image in the same place as many times you need. The first layer was stamped with the sand color marker and the second layer with dark blue

To get some texture for the snow, I sprinkled Vanilla Ice Embossing Powder in few places. I used the heat tool from underneath the paper to melt the powder. 

The sentiment and two star-fish are stamped with Nuvo Clear Mark Embossing Ink to the black cardstock. They wore heat embossed with White Detail Embossing Powder. The sentiment was cut to a long strip and both star-fish wore fussy-cut and adhered in front of the sentiment. 

Edges of the matting layer were covered with 1/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape and Black Diamond Microfine Glitter. The same glitter was adhered with the liquid glue to end of the sentiment strip. 

That was my simple card featuring the new Sand Dune Silhouettes.

Materials used:
Black Diamond Microfine Glitter [GM2046];
Nuvo Aqua Flow Brush Pens;
Stamp Platform;
Hickory Smoke Distress ink;  Watercolor Brush Markers;

Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & Smiles
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