Friday, July 23, 2021

Celebrate Sunflowers with As You See It Challenge #255

 

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Wait! What?? It's time again for As You See It Challenges? Impossible! Didn't we just do that last week? I guess not because it's time for the next Colour Challenge and this week we have one that will make you go looking for a pumpkin spice latte and have you pull all your sweaters out of the closet! Check out the Challenge Banner for As You See It Challenge #255 - Autumn Warmth:

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Am I right? Aren't these delicious colours?

I decided to do something with sunflowers - still summer, but definitely fall colours, and I wanted to use that older stamp set again, just to remind you of the beautiful sets we have in the Annual Catalogue that have been carried over from the past year or two.

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  • To be honest, I had a whole different concept for this card at first, but it just didn't turn out the way it looked in my head, so I had to start again with something a little cleaner and with smaller images.
  • The small sunflower images were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured in with Stampin' Blends Markers in Calypso Coral, Cajun Craze and Mango Melody instead of Crushed Curry. The leaves were watercoloured with a Blender Pen in Garden Green ink.
  • They were die cut with the Sunflowers Dies, along with some grasses in Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze and mounted on a piece of Basic White cardstock that had been stamped with the sentiment and embossed with the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder.
  • The Cajun Craze card base is layered with a Crushed Curry layer as well.
  • The final touch was some of the *Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots that will be available on Aug. 3 from the July/Dec Mini Catalogue.
*These products are from the 2021 July - December Mini Catalogue and won't be available for sale until August 3, 2021
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*Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots
*These products are from the 2021 July - December Mini Catalogue and won't be available for sale until August 3, 2021

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Happy Birthday with Seashells and Blended Alcohol Ink

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 I'm not ready to stop making seashell and coastal themed cards! It is summer after all and this is my favourite theme! This time I wanted to explore more with Alcohol Ink blending techniques on vellum so I made this wonderful background design with it, then promptly covered it up with my seaweed and seashells and lighthouse. Oh, well, it was so much fun, I know I'll be doing some more of them.

I used the Friends are Like Seashells and the Sailing Home stamp set and their coordinating die sets to create all the wonderful seaside accessories added to the card front.


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  • On the Bermuda Bay card base I added a piece of DSP from the Bloom Where You're Planted series, which has a rough, sand-like look to it.
  • On a piece of vellum, 3 3/4" x 5", I added some Dark Bermuda Bay Stampin' Blends Marker Ink and with a paint brush, lightly added some 99% isopropyl alcohol to it. I let it work then dried it with the lowest setting on the heat tool. When dry I added more ink, beside it or over it, added more alcohol, usually less and dried it again. 
  • I also added some Dark Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends Marker Ink beside it and gave it the same alcohol and drying treatment until I had a background shape and texture I liked.
  • I masked the bottom line of the two lined Happy Birthday sentiment from the Friends are like Seashells stamp set and inked it up with a permanent black ink. I prefer using our old Basic Black Archival, which I still have refills for, but StazOn ink will also work as long as you wipe it off right away from your photopolymer stamps. If it remains on any length of time it will stain your stamp and you can't use the StazOn remover to take it off because it will damage the photopolymer material.
  • I stamped the seashells and the lighthouse on Sahara Sand cardstock in Soft Suede ink and coloured them when needed with Stampin' Blends.
  • The seaweed was die cut with Just Jade and Granny Apple Green cardstock.

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