Hi there, Joy here and I’m sharing 3 cards with you for today’s card share.
This week I dug into the new Pebbles collection, Girl Squad. I really like the positive messages in this collection, the cute icons, and the die-cut pack has some awesome pieces for both scrapbooker and cardmakers. My first card is all about the Choose Joy die-cut, I embellished the floral wreath with some Nuvo drops before adding it to the pretty floral paper. The glitter strip at the bottom is a piece of American Crafts glitter paper. I hope you can see the Nuvo drops in the detail photo below.
Card number two has some of those cute girl icons I spoke about and another ephemera die-cut. This card came together quickly using scraps from the first card.
I added a doodle border around the die-cut and used the leftover piece of glitter paper from the first card to add some ‘shine’ to this card. I’m not sure if you can see the Wink of Stella I added to the word shine but it looks pretty cool in person.
These days I’ve been liking a little border around the outside of my cards, a little space that makes an impact. I think it makes things pop and it ties things together with a bit more white.
Card 3 features another die-cut from the ephemera pack. This 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 inch card has a few layered pattern papers and some more Nuvo drops. I used some plain white paper and a stitched circle die from Lawn Fawn for a resting spot for the sentiment and floral piece. I have some more cards using the Girl Squad collection but I’m going to save those for another post. 😀 Happy Sunday everyone.
Hey there everyone,
I’m happy to be back sharing another card with you today and as you can probably tell, I’ve been working with Distress Oxide Inks again. I just really like making my own coloured backgrounds.
The colour combination I used for this card is Broken China, Iced Spruce, and Faded Jeans and I thought they would be great for a masculine card.
I used a blending tool to apply the inks to the watercolour paper until I was happy with the look, I then misted the card front with water and dried it with my heat tool. I applied another layer of ink blending and then flicked water onto the panel to get some bigger water marks, I then left it dry.
I wanted there to be some silver on this card somewhere so I ended up adding some Clear Wink of Stella to the black die-cut star. I punched two circles from some scraps of pattern paper to layer underneath the robot…it really needed another punch of colour.
I used my vintage typewriter for my sentiment, which I found on a search on Google, it’s a favourite go to of mine when I don’t have the right sentiment stamp. I finished off the card with some enamel shapes and a black cardstock A2 size card base.
I refer to this style of card as ‘scrappy cards’ because I use scrapbooking supplies to make them and there is usually no stamping required. I get a bit inky while making the background and I use up embellishments and paper scraps that have been sitting in my stash for a while.
I can’t seem to resist the Doodlebug Designs Doodle-Pops stickers, I snag them as soon as they arrive in the shop. They’re so cute, the price is great, and they are so darn cute!
DId I say that already?
I created a set of cards for today using 2 Doodle-Pops from the Kitten Smitten collection (Stormy & BItty Kittens) and various 6×6 papers from my stash.
Let’s take a closer look; for this first card, I created a 3″x4″ card for a little scene.
I think the kitty looks like it’s sitting on the floor in a living room somewhere, floral wall paper and all. The scene was easily created with pattern papers and I used my typewriter for the sentiment. I found some pink striped paper for the card front and adhered that and the 3″x4″ card to a standard A2 card base, which is 4.25″ x 5.5″.
Card #2 a happy birthday kitty card uses the other kitty on the Bitty Kitties sticker sheet.
I fussy cut a tiny party hat and present from some birthday themed paper to add a little something to this card. I used another white A2 card base and adhered the numbers paper to the front and added a doodle border with a black pen, I then cut a circle from some coordinating paper to highlight the bitty kitty as it was getting lost on the colourful background, and again I used my typewriter for the punny sentiment. As a last little embellishment, I added some epoxy shape stickers.
Card # 3 I think is my favourite. Grey, pink and white is such a classic colour combo.
I die-cut a Stitched Nested Square using the Studio Katia die and added a bit of the grey paper to the bottom to look like the kitty is sitting on some carpet. I used the same paper for some thin strips at the top and bottom of the card front (1/4″ strips) and the Hello paper was cut to
3 3/4″ and adhered on top. The sentiment on this card is from a My Favourite things stamp set called Cat-itude
I hope you enjoyed seeing this sweet little card set, thank you for stopping by the SN blog.
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!