Today I am sharing this card using my Holiday Hugs
stamp set. I was inspired by a Partial Die Cutting technique
by Jennifer McGuire. I didn't use any dies here, but trimmed around the bottom of the penguin image with scissors after cutting the sides with a paper trimmer.
I layered a colored panel inside, as Jennifer did, with the sentiments.
Give this technique a try...it's quite easy and fun! Have a great day!
Hello sweet friends...hope you are having a wonderful week! SNSS
has so many adorable snowmen sets that just make me smile! Here are a couple of them on two Christmas cards created for today's post.
This smiling snowman is part of the new Christmas Blocks
stamp set. The background was created with the snowflakes from the Holiday Hugs
set and Distress Oxide Inks. Perfect Pearls mixed with water and sprayed onto the background add just the right amount of shimmer behind the embossed vellum frame.
The galaxy sky on this charming Christmas card was also created with Distress Oxide Inks. Several colors of ink were sponged onto a mixed media panel. Black Soot Oxide Ink was then added on top of the colors, spritzed with water and again sprayed with Perfect Pearls. Several Sequins were added to add to the shimmer. I found this Galaxy Sky Technique
on Jennifer McGuire's Blog and had to give it a try. The cute snowman and sentiment are from the Welcome Jesus
|Love the new look!|
I'm snow glad you stopped by...be sure to stop again for more SNSS
Hello crafty friends and welcome to today's blog post! I'm sharing a quick and easy card technique with you today that only requires a few Distress Oxide inks (the regular Distress Inks would work too), an detailed outline stamp, such as the Christmas Pine
stamp set, watercolor paper, clean water, a water brush, and a few embellishments or Nuvo Crystal Drops.
Start by using Distress Oxide inks to stamp the pine branches (I used Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo, and Broken China). Use a fine tip water brush to color the pine needles. Due to properties of Distress Ink, which reacts with water, they're perfect for creating a water color look.
Smoosh some Vintage Photo ink on a non-stick craft sheet and use the water brush to pick up ink and paint the branches. Next, stamp the pine cones and follow the above procedure. I used a heat gun to dry the pine cones and then added another layer of Vintage Photo ink to darken the edges of the pine cone and cover where I had stamped over the pine needles. The Oxide inks have been coverage than the regular Distress Inks, which aren't as opaque.
Once the pine branches were completely dry, I used Broken China to water color the background. You can add clean water to the paper first and then drop in color. This creates a beautiful fluid background with lots of visual interest.
Once my entire piece was dry, I used a regular Distress Ink pad in Antique Linen to ink up a background stamp (the text) and randomly stamped the image on top of the entire piece. I then used the Antique Linen and a blending tool to add some color to the edges of my panel and card base. I attached my panel to the base with foam tape and added a few Nuvo Crystal Drops, in bright gold, to the card.
A close up look is below along with links to purchase the stamp sets. Happy Crafting!
Stamp sets used:
Hello Sweet Friends! Julie here and today I am sharing a fun Autumn card using So Grateful and Tree Background Clear Stamp Sets (both were designed by Korin Sutherland). To create this card, distress oxide inks were added to a piece of vanilla cardstock to achieve the multi-colored background, then the Tree Background image was stamped in espresso ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder and once cooled, die cut using a pierced tag die. The sentiment from So Grateful was also heat embossed in the same manner as above and once cooled, a few jewel drops were added for additional texture.
The card was finished with a bit of dry embossing, layering some pretty designer papers along with twine and a wooden button.
This was a fairly quick card to create and celebrate this beautiful autumn season here on the East Coast!
The So Gratefulstamp set allows you to create projects to celebrate so many different occasions and blessings- a must have in your collection for sure!
I hope I have inspired you today to get out your stamps and create something fun!
Thanks for taking the time to visit us- hugs and God Bless, sweet friends!