Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Flower Shop Hello Friend Card w/Ranger Ink...

Hi everyone, thanks so much for stopping by today!  I have a guest post tutorial to share with you over on the Ranger Ink Project Page (here).  I'll show you step-by-step how I created this elegant "Hello Friend" card and tutorial.  Hope you can head over and take a look.
I just love the combination of these New Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous stamps, along with the New Ranger Archival Ink colors...it's really so very elegant.


Thanks so much for the visit!  I really appreciate, have a wonderful day!  xx

Bobbi

I've listed products below used to create this project.  I'm part of various affiliate programs including Simon Says Stamp.  When you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase thru that link (at no extra cost to you), I receive a small commission.  Thank you, I genuinely appreciate it.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Snarky Cat...

I'm really happy you've stop by today.  I'm back, sharing another card I created for the Stampers Anonymous booth at Creativation 2020 using new Tim Holtz stamps.  The snark is strong with this one and it's oh so funny!!!  Do you ever come across a stamp set that when you look at it you just can't quit smiling or you laugh out loud or just maybe snort thru your nose...well this would be that stamp set for me.  The new Snarky Cat stamp set's hilarious, let me walk you thru how I put my card together.
To start with, I stamped the cat image along with the birthday phrase on a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 sheet of Distress Watercolor Cardstock using Black Soot Distress Archival Ink.
Then I selected several orange-ish Distress Ink colors to watercolor with using a detail waterbrush.  I smeared inks onto my Glass Media Mat and picked up color with waterbrush.  I wanted him to look a bit like a tabby cat with a white tummy. I must confess I don't have any cats however, I have two long-haired Chihuahua that occasionally think they're cats, lol.  I'm secretively hoping/wishing for Snarky Dogs next...
I stamped the cat image on some plain printer paper and cut out, to create a mask.
I placed the mask over the colorized cat image, using a little repositionable adhesive.
Then I used a combination of Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress Oxide Inks and a Distress Blending Brush to create the outer color on the panel.
I left the mask in place and flicked a little Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Spray on the panel then carefully lifted the mask away.
I die cut the panel using the largest Sizzix Tim Holtz Stacked Postage thinlits die. Then used a craft knife to cut the silhouette of the right paw out, to hold the balloon string.
I stamped and diecut the balloon, string and bowtie from the Crazy Things stamp and die set using a sheet of Distress Watercolor Cardstock. They fit Snarky Cat perfectly! I colored the balloon with a couple of yellow distress ink colors and the bowtie with a couple of red distress ink colors using a blending tool with foam.
Then sanded some blackout and orange classic kraft stock to reveal the underlying kraft (just make sure your craft area is protected with a scrap sheet of paper).
The card base is a basic A2 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, using kraft card stock. Then three panels were trimmed for layering accordingly (black, kraft & orange).  Before adhering the orange panel, I did stitch around the border.  I adhered all panels with Distress Collage Medium Matte.
I adhered the watercolor panel, balloon and bowtie using foam squares for a little dimension.
I wanted to accent his eyes, so I used a little glossy accents.
It's hard to tell in the photo, but his eyes have dried to a high gloss sheen.
Lol, that just cracks me up!
He looks like he's ready for a party!
I'll be sharing more Creativation 2020 makes soon!  Thanks so much for the visit.  I really appreciate it, have a wonderful day!  xx

Bobbi

I've listed the products below, used to create this project.  I'm part of various affiliate programs including Simon Says Stamp.  When you click on an icon affiliate link and make a purchase thru that link (at no extra cost to you), I receive a small commission.  Thank you, I genuinely appreciate your support!


Friday, February 7, 2020

Spring Shadows...

I'm so happy you've stopped by today!  I'm sharing another card I made for the Stampers Anonymous booth at Creativation 2020 using new Tim Holtz stamps & stencils.  This new "Spring Shadows" is such a sweet stamp set and so versatile.  Let me walk you thru how I put it together.
To start with, I cut 3 pieces of Tim Holtz Mixed Media Heavystock 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. Painted a thin layer of Dina Wakley Media White Gesso onto the Heavystock panels. Then dried with a heat tool.
Then colorize all 3 panels with a wash of Pumice Stone Distress Paint and a little water.
Then dried with a heat tool.  I think this gives it a nice neutral background.
I used a sheet of sticky grid to secure my colorized panel to the glass media mat.  I tell ya, if you haven't tried that sticky grid yet...its a beautiful thing!  It's a must have in my tool box kit.  I placed the new Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Bouquet Stencil at an angle over the top of panel and secured with painters tape.  I applied a thin layer of transparent gloss texture paste to panel, using a palette knife.  Then very carefully lifted the stencil from the panel and washed stencil/palette knife immediately. I set the panel aside to air dry and moved on to other steps.
Now for the heat embossing!  I prepared the other two colorized panels by swiping an anti-static pouch over the surface. This is going to ensure that none of my embossing powder's will stick in places I don't want them to stick.
I stamped the egg three times on the colorized panel with embossing ink.
Then sprinkled a layer of Distress Embossing Glaze in Antique Linen over the stamped eggs. I tapped off excess powder and returned to jar.
Then used a heat tool to melt the embossing powder.
So here's where it gets interesting. Have you used the new Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Glazes yet? They are transparent and come in the Distress color palette but take a look closer look... It creates a speckled glaze. These powders are unlike anything I've ever tried before, and I've tried a lot in my 25+ years of stamping.
Yes, you're still going to get a traditional high gloss sheen.
I repeated the process, stamping all three bunnies on the colorized panel using embossing ink.
This time I used the Hickory Smoke Distress Embossing Glaze.
The longer I applied heat the more speckling I achieved. Word of warning though, this is a nice solid image so it could take a lot more heat. If you are embossing something with a very thin lines as with anything else, too much heat will make the embossing powder disappear into the paper.
Then I stamped the smaller leaves several times on colorized panel pieces, with embossing ink.
Sprinkled Peeled Paint Distressed Embossing Glaze over stamped leaves. Returned the excess powder to the jar.  Then heat embossed leaves with heat tool.
I fussy cut all stamped images.
those speckles just get me!!!
I stamped a couple of different phrases from the stamp set, using embossing ink on colorized panel.
Sprinkled liquid platinum embossing powder over stamped phrases. Shook off excess powder and returned to jar.
Then used heat tool to melt embossing powder.  I ended up going with Hippity Hoppity as the phrase I used on my card.  Happy Easter is going on a different card I'm already dreaming up.
I distressed some idea-ology adornment bows and keys using iced spruce distress paint and mushroom alcohol ink.
Then tied a small bow for phrase banner and also tied a little string around the distressed key using some craft thread from the eclectic element collection.
I colored a little mummy cloth with a few squirts of antique linen distress spray and water then dried with my heat tool.
I created an oval frame by using a couple of different sizes of oval dies and metallic kraft stock.

And now that my texturized panel is dry, I get to add some color. I started by applying several soft colors of distress crayon to raised portions of panel.
I smeared the various colors of crayon around the panel and moved the color into nooks and crannies with my fingers. Anything that I wanted to lift the excess distressed crayon from, I just used a dry towel on. Any stubborn areas, I just gave a squirt of water on my towel.
Then I went in very lightly and added darker neutrals.
Then a touch of metallics.
It's so dreamy.
Then I just added a bit of shading to the eggs using Walnut Stain Distress Crayon.
The bunnies received just a touch of Black Soot Distress Crayon for shading.
A few flicks of watered down white gesso to the textured panel and eggs.
I almost didn't want to cover up that pretty pattern!
I sanded a bit of a blackout panel to expose some of the underlying kraft.
Then started to assemble my card. The card base is an A2 kraft cardstock base. Then the blackout panel was attached using Distress Collage Medium Matte. I did do some stitching on the texturized panel. Then added the oval frame using foam squares.
I attached the bunnies, eggs, leaves and mummy cloth with a combination of distress collage medium matte and foam squares.
I made a banner from the stamped phrase and cut a notch out of one end.
I adhered the metal idea-ology bow and key, using distress collage medium matte. Then attached the craft thread bow to the banner and panel.
I hope you enjoyed my card and have fun with those new stamps, stencils and Distress Embossing Glazes!!!
I'll be sharing more Creativation 2020 makes soon!  Thanks so much for the visit.  I really appreciate it, have a wonderful day!  xx

Bobbi

I've listed the products below, used to create these projects.  I'm part of various affiliate programs including Simon Says Stamp.  When you click on an icon affiliate link and make a purchase thru that link (at no extra cost to you), I receive a small commission.  Thank you, I genuinely appreciate your support!