Posts tagged ‘Spectrum Noir’

December 3, 2013

Paper craft project no. 92: Merry Christmas, love

2013-12-03 OLC Merry Christmas love
It’s been a while! I finally was able to sit down earlier in the evening to create this card (although I’ve been making cards and doing a gazillion other things after Thanksgiving). So here’s an A2 one layer card I made while the hubby and I watched an episode of Chuck on Netflix.

For this card, I stamped the couple (in the Ever After clear stamp set from STAMPlorations) in Memento tuxedo black. I stamped it again on a post-it note, fussy cut it, and used that as the mask before stamping the mistletoe stamp (Heidi Grace Design). Then I stamped my sentiments in Memento tuxedo black and Hero Arts pale tomato inks. (The “Merry Christmas” stamp is from the Holiday Artsy set and the “Love” stamp is from the Ever After set). Then, I channeled my Inner Nonni and colored the mistletoe with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. I used CG2, JG6, and DG2 (for the leaves), CR8 (for the berries), and FS2 and EB1 (for the background). I affixed Candi paper brads and finished the card by using a Fiskars decorative corner punch that also embosses (not sure if you can see the light embossing on the corners but it’s there).

I’m entering this card to Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #74: Clean and Simple; Bearly Mine Challenge #115: Christmas Sentiment; Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #105: Clean and Simple; and Created with Love Challenge #69: Christmas.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you’re having a wonderful week!


Stamps used:

001 holiday-artsy-preview copy  vignette-everafterpreview

July 30, 2013

One Layer Card No. 21: Thanks so much

2013-07-29 One Layer Card Thanks so much

A2 card using masking, layer stamping, and repetition techniques.

Stamps: flowers (Stampin’ Up); sentiment (Inkadinkado)
Inks: broken china, dusty concord, barn door (Tim Holtz Distress inks); tuxedo black (Tsukineko Memento Dye Ink)
Other: alcohol ink pens GB5 and CT4 (Spectrum Noir); Stamp-a-ma-jig (Inkadinkado)

Yesterday was “make cards for the shop” day. I’m bringing the cards to the gift shop in town later this week to sell. The shop owner lets me have a small space for a 5-shelf display and a peg board for selling my handmade items — mixed media artworks, tile coasters, bottle cap pendants and key chains, handmade tags, art magnets, embellishments, and greeting cards. After making those cards, I ended my card-making day with this one layer card. I’m loving the Stampin’ Up two-step flower stamps so naturally, I wanted to use them again — that, and I really, really, really like the stamp-a-ma-jig! Unlike my previous one layer cards, I didn’t start out with a plan for this one. I just started stamping and before I knew it, I had something that eerily looked like an interpretation of CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge #38. In any case, I’m quite happy with this card :-)

Steps for creating this one layer card:

1. Stamp sentiment in black ink.

2. Create a mask for the sentiment and cover it.

3. Randomly stamp flower outline in black ink.

4. Stamp solid flower over the outlines using different distress inks.

5. Remove mask over the sentiment.

6. Color sentiment with alcohol ink pens.

Here’s the sketch again:


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