Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Blue Butterfly

This set is so much fun! To get the two shades of blue, I stamped the large part of the butterfly in Pacific Point Ink and then stamped it off on a scrap piece of paper before stamping on the cardstock. The center was stamped at full strength. The outside edges and the body of the butterfly were stamped in Memento Black. I folded the wings up slightly and adhered the butterfly with thin pieces of Stampin Up Dimensionals.

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Garden in Bloom with White Washed Technique

Hi everyone!

Here is my latest card using the 'Garden in Bloom' and 'All Boxed Up' stamp sets. My poor niece is nursing a black eye at the moment, (Not from fighting. An unfortunate sport injury) and I thought she would appreciate a card in the mail. After all. Who doesn't right?!

Here is the end result. If you would like to join along, I have all products listed beneath the tutorial.

Firstly, take out your Versamark Ink Pad and use it to stamp the images from the 'Garden in  Bloom' stamp set on a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock

Shake over some white embossing powder making sure to cover the full stamped image. Tilt the cardstock so that the excess falls off. I have used a folded piece of paper underneath as you can see. It makes it easier to funnel back the unused portion back into the container.

Get out your heat gun and heat the powder until you see it melt. It will turn a nice glossy bright white.

Time to reach for the Whisper White Craft Ink pad. You will either want to grab your Aqua Painters (filled with water) or a Paint Brush will also work. You can also use the Whisper White Reinker instead of the ink pad itself.

Turn your pad upside before you open it and smooch the cover into the ink pad so that when you open it there is ink on the inside of the lid. 

Use your Aqua Painter to pick up ink and start filling in the stamped image. If using a paint brush, you will want to add a little water.

It should look something like this when you are done.
 Now. Let it dry. Completely.

These are the ink colors I used but of course, go with what you want. I used Daffodil Delight (center of flowers), Old Olive (leaves), Elegant Eggplant and Melon Mambo for the petals.

Do the same smooching technique as I mentioned earlier.

This time instead of using your Aqua Painter to colour, grab your Blender Pens. Dip the tip into the ink and colour in your design. Don't over do it though or the cardstock will start to pull away and doesn't look pretty. Feel free to play around with shading. 

Use your paper snips to cut each one out.

Play around with the design until you like how everything sits. You can see here a lot of mine are hanging off the side of the card. Stick them down with adhesive once you are happy. I used the Dimensionals on a couple of them to add some dimension.

Turn your card over and trim off the excess cardstock.

You can use some of your 'scraps' to add back into the design if you have some areas you want to fill.

Finish up by stamping the sentiment of your choosing. I like to use Black Stazon. And add the bee if you like. I also added some dots for his flying trail and used Daffodil Delight for his body.
And there you have it!

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