Hello! How are my crafty friends today? I’m doing fabulous and enjoying the first few days of summer break with my children. I wanted to show you a card today that I featured in my last Stampin’ Up class that was the overall favorite of that class. It features the Six Sided Sampler set from Stampin’ Up and uses a color pallete of slate, whisper white and daffodil delight. This is such a wonderful color combo that feels so fresh and modern. We also used the hexagon punch to complete our handmade card. I love the thick whisper white cardstock. Unfortunately both the hexagon punch and the Six Sided Sampler stamp set are retiring the end of this month so if you are interested you better snag them now! You won’t regret it.
I’m back after a long hiatus and can’t wait to get back into the swing of things in the blogging world. I live in rural Arkansas and have been having lots of trouble with our ISP and that makes it hard to blog with no ISP and spotty cell service. I guess that’s the price I pay to get away from the rat race.
Today I want to share a trio of cards I made for a good friend using the Crazy about You stamp set by Stampin’ Up. I bought this set because of the sentiments that come with it but I wanted to find more uses for the artwork. The sentiments I used are from the Trust God stamp set. The color palette feels so fresh and springy with Bermuda Bay, Pool Party and Wild Wasabi. I used the splatter stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge set to give the cards a little texture. The Wild Wasabi makes me think of the tender green leaves that are just exploding on the trees around my house right now. Everything seems to be green or yellow at the moment. Can you say pollen? Ugh
Good afternoon everyone! This is blog post number five and I’m still figuring out my online voice. I wanted to post a really interesting patina technique today that I found online and changed up a little. I searched for about an hour this morning and could not find the original link. If I stumble across it later I will post.
- Cut an 8.5 x 11 inch sheet of Delightful Dijon card stock in half lengthwise at 4.25 inches. Fold in half to form your card base.
- Cut a pice of Crumb Cake card stock to 4 inches by 5.25 inches.
- Place in the new Boho Chic embossing folder and run through the Big Shot.
- Sponge island indigo ink onto the embossed piece in random areas. Blend well and then do the same with Cajun Craze and Always Artichoke ink.
- Use the splatter stamps from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set and stamp the edges of the embossed piece with Versamark. Sprinkle the Versamark with Gold embossing powder and tap off the excess. Heat the embossing powder with an embossing gun until it shines.
- Adhere the embossed piece to the card base.
- Cut an oval out of Whisper White card stock and an oval matt out of Soft Suede card stock.
- Stamp the fox from The Wilderness Awaits stamp set on the white oval using Chocolate Chip ink.
- Fill a Aqua Pen with rubbing alcohol. Take your Cajun Craze ink pad squish it to get some ink on the inside of the lid. Use the Aqua Pen to pick up ink and color the fox adding shadows and highlights where needed. Do the same with Always Artichoke ink to color the grass. I used a tiny bit of Chocalate chip ink on the foxs eyes.
- Use a sponge to lightly sponge the edges of the white oval with Pool Party ink.
- Adhere the fox to the Soft Suede oval and center and adhere to your card front.
- Stamp the sentiment from The Wilderness Awaits on a scrap piece of soft suede card stock and cut into a pennant. Adhere to the bottom left of the ovals as shown.
This was a beautiful technique for my card classes. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.