I believe the technique I used Tim Holtz calls wrinkle-free Distress, I just call it an easy watercolour background. 😀 I simply pressed different colours of Distress Oxide Ink onto my craft mat, sprayed it with water, then pressed the watercolour resist cards into the pools of colour.
I added a little bit of stencil work to the kraft card base with Vintage Photo ink, then added a few layering papers. One piece of old book paper and the other I stamped a music note background stamp onto a 2 inch piece kraft paper and cut a banner tail on the bottom.
I cut a small piece from a doily to add some interest to the lower left of the watercolour piece and the adhered the whole circle to the front of the card with foam tape for a little dimension.
While I was getting inkie, I used several different watercolour resist cards and just had fun using the same technique I mentioned above. These cards will show up in some future projects.
Hey there crafty friends,
Welcome back to another card share, today it’s all about Distress Oxide Inks.
These inks are so easy to blend and I’ve tried the oxide inks on several different kinds of paper. In fact, the panel on this card was made with a cheap index card and it looks great.
Because Distress Oxide Inks are a dye & pigment ink fusion we can blend without creating a muddy look and the inks sit on top of the previous layer which also helps when we stamp with Distress Oxide Inks.
I blended Fired Brick, Fossilized Amber, and Faded Jeans onto a 5×7 index card and then dried it with my heat tool. I then added some stamped images over top of each colour with the same three colours I used in the blending. After the stamping was dry, I flicked some water over the entire panel and let it sit for a minute or so. I took a paper towel and picked up the excess water and then let the panel dry.
I die-cut the panel with the large stitch rectangle die from Lawn Fawn and then got working on the wood veneer sentiment. I added some black ink to an old Studio Calico wood veneer alphabet and I adhered it to the card front. I then adhered the ink blended panel to the black card base with double-sided foam tape for some dimension.
With some leftover bits, I die-cut some small hearts for the inside of the card for some embellishment.
I hope you enjoyed the card share today and that you found some inspiration.
Welcome back, It’s Joy here today for the SN card share.
I love adding foil to my projects and while we were at CHA back in January we were able to see Gina K work with her new products with Deco Foil. Gina’s collection has Fancy foils, foils that match the ink and paper in her collection, cardstock, ink cubes Foil Mates, metal dies, and ribbon. You can see the full collection here.
This card started with a scrap of pattern paper on my desk and that lead me to the colours of distress I used for the watercolour background I created. I believe most people call the technique I used for the background is the packaging technique or the smooshing technique.
You simply use some packaging or small plastic baggie and apply your colour medium to the plastic, add a bit of water then flip it over onto your paper and move the colour around.
I used two different Gina K. Designs die sets to cut the sentiment and the pattern paper. I love that stitching detail, especially the double stitched set.
Next, I used a laminating machine to added some Silver Sequin foil to the Foil Mates Birthday sentiment. I also added foil to some wood veneer stars using the Deco Foil Liquid adhesive.
I used my fingers to apply the glue to the stars, waited for them to dry & become tacky and rubbed the foil on top. Due to the uneven surface of the wood veneers, I did have to reapply the foil in some spots.
All I had to do after that was to glue everything down and my card was finished.
I hope you found some inspiration today and I hope you get out your foils and add some shine to your next project. Happy crafting!
Today’s share is all about foiling mixed with some product information. If you’ve followed us for a while, you’ll know the Nerds love Deco Foil. 😀
Thermoweb released a new product call Transfer Gel and it recently hit our shelves and my crafting desk, I’ve created a video and a few cards to share how the Transfer Gel works and you can see a list of my supplies at the bottom of this post.
Here’s a closer look at the cards I created.
If you have any questions about the Deco Foil Transfer Gel or the projects created, please comment on this post and we will be happy to help.
Hi there, Joy here with you today for our card share.
Today’s card really focuses on the beautiful Mandala stamp from Studio Katia. I love to colour the Mandala, the look changes every time and I’ve used several different mediums. The card today is a gate fold card, it’s been a long time since I made on of those. 🙂
The measurements for this gate fold card are;
5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and
it was scored at 2 1/8″ & 6 3/8″
I used Versamark ink to create the polka dot background and the brushstroke area where the sentiment is. The dot stamp and brushstroke stamps are from the Studi Katia Brushstrokes stamp set which I think is a great basic set.
I used Archival ink to stamp the sentiments inside and on the inside of the card.
This card came together quickly after water colouring the Mandal image.
Thank you for stopping the SN blog, I hope you got inspired.
Hello crafty friends,
Today’s share has a lot of stamping using just one stamp set. The SK Brush Strokes stamp set is very versatile and it’s a great basic stamp set.
I started by stamping the brush strokes on a cream background and I used second generation stamping to get a lighter version of each of the colours. (second generation stamping is simply stamping a second time without reapplying ink after you’ve stamp an image for the first time.)
I used 3 other stamps from the same set with black & tan ink to add the splatter images. I die cut a small tag from some pattern paper for the sentiment from the Dup Talk stamp set. I added some twine to the tag and then adhered it to the card with double-sided foam tape.
I hope you found some inspiration for your cardmaking. Thank you for visiting the SN blog today, happy crafting!
Happy Sunday friends!
I have another masculine card for you today. I went through my stash and grabbed some
Crate Paper Boys Rule papers, some dies, and pop dots. I used some paper scraps for some layering and before gluing things down, I inked the edges of all the papers with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I cut three small stars and one large one large star as the focal image.
I created a dimensional look on the largest star by creasing the paper from all points on the star and using pop dots on the back in the center to keep it popped up. I stacked three layers of pop dots to do that.My nephew recently for excepted into Fanshawe College out in London, Ontario so my plan was to give this card to him. The congrats sentiment was die-cut using the Celebration Block Words die from Tim Hotlz. That finished off this week’s card share, thank you for visiting the SN blog.
I hope you found some inspiration in today’s post. Happy crafting!
Hello SN friends,
I’ve got some masculine inspiration for you today using some Therm-o-web Deco Foil.
I die-cut the start from some Toner Paper so I could add foil to the top using a laminator machine.
The stars were cut again out of some black cardstock so I could use the leftover/negative piece leftover. I stamped the panel with a background stamp before backing it with blue cardstock. I glued the foiled stars back into their spots and then glue the sentiment in the bottom right.
The foiled stars are not perfectly covered in foil, I like that somewhat distressed look.
I hope this inspired to a little today, thank you for stopping by the SN blog.
If you have any questions please let me know in your comment.
Hello crafty friends,
Sometimes I’m a bit behind on trying out new trends and that was true for the all of those sequins out there. I jumped in and I bought a few bags of Studio Katia sequins several weeks ago and I’ve been enjoying using them as embellishments and in some shaker cards.
I used some watercolour paper for a bit of added texture and cut the Stitched Loops towards the left side of the cardstock panel. I used some double-sided foam tape on the back of the panel and in-between the circles to create the space to contain the sequins behind each circle.
After adding the sequins and some seed beads I simply covered the back with a scrap piece of white cardstock, stamped the sentiment and then adhered the panel to the front of an A2 white card base (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″).
Thank you for stopping by the SN blog, I hope you got inspired.