Tuesday, June 21, 2016

12 tags of 2016 / June

Last month my tag was named a winner in the May Challenge. It is always exciting and such an honor to be noticed by Tim Holtz, especially when I see all the wonderful entries he gets every month.
It is a new month and time for another tag. How to follow last month's success? I don't know but I had such fun making this one that I hope you will like it.

Tim's inspiration tag for this month used a couple of  his new products.  I had not used the tissue wrap, substrate sheets or the textile surfaces.  I found all three easy to work with.  It was surprising to see how well the tissue wrap grabbed the Archival Ink.  There was no noticeable smearing, even when I applied the collage wash.  The technique is illustrated very well on his site.  HERE  

Thanks for dropping by my blog.   Your comments, questions or suggestions are always welcome.


Monday, June 13, 2016

Classic Masculine Cards

This weekend I put my efforts into making a few masculine cards.  The goal was to make a Father's Day card for my husband.  Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge this week is to maker a masculine card and the suggested product happens to be my favorite.  This means that naturally a couple of these will be added to the challenge this week.  All four cards use the dragonfly image from the Stampers Anonymous collection,"Classic #1" cling set.

My  first card is the one for my husband.   Tim Holtz watercolor paper was used to make all four cards.  I masked off a narrow border using micro pore tape then, sponged in some color with Distress Ink.  I used Old Paper, Weathered Wood and Antique Linen here.   I used the Distress Ink and the water painting technique to color the dragonfly and the postal stamp using barn door.  As a finishing touch I masked the dragonfly and spritz with gold shimmer mist.   The Father's Day sentiment is from a Kelly Purkey Set from SSS called "Dude".  I layered the focal image over a rectangle of burlap.   The burlap is from DCWV.  Also, added a bit of twine as an embellishment.

My second card is very similar.  This is a get well card. I added a partial stamp image from another Tim Holtz set, "French Market".  The sentiment is from the Tim Holtz cling set called "Saying Stuff" which I used for this one and my birthday card below.  This card has a  stronger gold influence.  The gold splatter is Heidi Swapp  "Gold Color Shine".  The image is layered on a piece of marine blue cardstock and then adhered to a shiny gold A-6 sized card.

If you closely you may see a bit of shimmer on the wings.  I painted a iridescent watercolor over the wings.   My fourth card is a blank card that I think could be used for almost any sort of message you may want to send to anyone.   It also uses the addition of stamps from the "French Market" set.   It may be my personal favorite.

Thank you dropping in to see my cards.   Your comments, questions and suggestions are always most welcome.


Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Look For The Miracles / SSS June Kit

I am back to share four cards that I created with the Simon Says Stamp Card Kit for the Month of June.  Almost everything I used to make my cards is included in the kit.

This first one is easily done by adding some fun coloring and shading with Distress Markers.  I gave a bit of shimmer by making  patterns on the lettering using glitter gel pens from Kaiser colour.  One of which came with the kit.  The others are from my own stash.  After the coloring I simply cut out the panel and layered it on one of the patterned papers from Bo Bunny 6X6 " "Believe", from the kit.  To finish I added a few sequins from my own collection.

For this second card I used the rubber stamps in the set to make a wreath around the sentiment.  The leaves that hang over the edge are fussy cut and glued in place using "Ranger Matte Multi Medium".  I layered the stitched circle with wreath element onto another of the patterned papers from the kit.  As a finishing touch I added a bit of shimmer using a Zig Wink of Stella pen.

This card was made with the help of my Misti tool.  I used it to make my own free style print pattern for the front panel.  The sentiment is printed from my computer onto vellum.  I applied clear embossing powder to the sentiment while it was still wet and heat embossed.  I added the small rectangle behind the vellum to make the sentiment pop a bit.   To finish I embellished it with some of the enamel dots from the kit and a bit of shimmer from the glitter gel pen. 

My fourth card is a easy shaker card.  I stamped the sentiment onto vellum and added black embossing powder to heat emboss. 
To create the shaker I cut a second square of white card stock 1/2" smaller than the vellum panel.  Then I used a strong double-sided tape like "Scor-tape" from the backside to make a pocket for the sequins.  The tape is added to the last side after the sequins are placed.  I used my bone folder tool to make sure that the pocket was totally sealed on all four sides before removing the protective cover on tape.  After the pocket was sealed I simply peeled the protective covering off and adhered the pocket to the front panel.   I embellished with some of the enamel dots from the kit at the four corners of the pocket.

I will be entering my cards in the current SSS Flickr challenge. 

Thanks for dropping in to see my SSS Card Kit creations.  Your comments, questions and suggestions are always most welcome.