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Happy Birthday

Hello there, it is Hetty with a birthday card idea for you. I made this card also for a color challenge (all details on my Craftchaos Blog). The background is made with the Forget Me Not  stamp. I stamped it with versamark ink on white paper and embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then I took red ink and a blending tool and colored the background red. With a soft cloth I polished the paper and take a way the red ink from the flowers. The embossing powder works as a resist.

On a seperate piece of paper I stamped the Love Birds with black ink and the birthday sentiment underneath. Then I cut it freely with scissors, glued it to black paper and cut it out again with a border. After adding the black ribbon to the border the birds were added on top with foam tape. Thank you for looking and i hope you all have a creative day!

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Daisy Tag With Butterfly

I’m marking the official start of Spring in Ireland with a Daisy Tag with Butterfly on the blog today. Traditionally Spring here starts on February 1st, St. Brigid’s Day, but in terms of actual weather, most people don’t think Spring is here till March. Any excuse for flowers on a dull day is a good one, though.

Tag using Bookmarks and Sentiments, and Whimsical and Kind Sayings sets from Art Neko

 

I started with a manila shipping tag and a few distress inks to create a wrinkle-free distress background. When it had got thoroughly dry, I stamped the daisy image (without the sentiment) from the Bookmarks and Sentiments plate, using Versafine Black ink. I also stamped the daisy twice onto white card, and using Encore gold ink I stamped the little butterfly which is found on the same plate. The butterfly was embossed with gold embossing powder, and I then cut it out and sponged it with blue ink, and then added shimmer with a Spectrum Noir glitter overlay pen.

Daisy tag with Butterfly using images from the Bookmarks and Sentiments plate from Art Neko

One of the daisies is stuck straight down on the tag. Taking the second one, I trimmed down several of the petals to separate them, and also shaped the yellow centre a bit with a stylus. It’s popped up over the first daisy head with foam tape in the center – some of the individual petals were then stuck down and others left a bit higher to add dimension. The little leaves were also cut out and layered, so that I could have more vivid colour than if I had simply coloured the image stamped on the tag.

To finish the daisy tag off, I decided to add a sentiment that would make it suitable for almost any occasion, so I chose the “Thinking of You” sentiment from Whimsical and Kind Sayings. The daisy comes with “my warmest thanks” running along the length of the stem, but I cut this into a separate stamp as I know I’ll get more use out of the daisy like this. After adding the sentiment, I sponged the tag edges with some Walnut Stain distress ink and added a little spattering with an Inktense pencil. A scrap of vivid yellow ribbon to match the daisy centre finishes it off, all ready to add to a card base, a gift bag or a gift-wrapped present.

Daisy tag with butterfly, using Bookmarks and Sentiments and Whimsical and Kind Sayings

 

Thanks for coming by the blog this week! Stamp your own Spring this weekend, even if it’s snowy or just unseasonably cold outside.

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Chinese New Year: Rooster

rooster for chinese new year

Hello Hetty here with a card for Chinese New Year that will be the Year of the Rooster, so here some inspiration with the stamp of the rooster that you can find here. This card looks complicated, but I can assure you it is not. I have some pictures on my Craftchaos Blog. This is how it works: first you stamp the background. Stamps some roosters with versamark and emboss them with white embossing powder. Take red and orange ink and color the paper with a blending tool. The white embossing powder works as a resist. Then I stamped the words Year of the Rooster (that comes with the rooster stamp) at random in black. A few drops of water and the background is finished.

For the red circle i stamped the rooster in black and colored him with pencil. After adding some red/white twine around the card I added the circle with foam tape on top. The Happy New Year sentiment is from the Holiday Greetings and after stamping it, I cut it apart and added it to the card like the rooster called it out.

I hope you will visit my blog too and besides seeing the tutorial, there is an ather card with the rooster. Thank you for looking and have a creative day!

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Paper Lanterns for the New Year

Hello. Hetty here and I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones. Now we are only  a few days away from the New Year, so i had to come up with a new year card for you. I made these paper lanterns with the snowflake background stamp.

You find a complete picture tutorial on my Craftchaos Blog, here I will explain a little too. First I stamped  the image with versamark and embossed it with white embossing powder. The embossed flakes work as a resisit and when I colored the paper with blue distress ink, the snowflakes were popping up. Then I cut out the lanterns with a circle and an oval die. The shapes where run through a crimper and little strips of paper where added on top and bottom of the shapes. The tassels I had in my stash and where ready made and just perfect for my card. The background of the card is a now embossing folder from Stampin Up! and the sentiment for the New Year can be found here as Holiday Greetings.

Leaves me to wish you all a very Healthy, Energetic, Peaceful, Loving and Creative New Year!

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Gold Steampunk Feather

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Hi everyone!  It’s Holly posting today, and I’ve got a fun “oops” story to share with you.   Look at the background of my card above.  You’re probably wondering how I created that.  I was challenged to randomly smoosh a Versamark ink pad over some cardstock and then cover it with any color of embossing powder.  So I pulled out some black cardstock and dabbed my Versamark ink pad here and there.  I covered the piece with gold embossing powder, and then lifted it up to shake off the excess powder.  When I did that, I accidentally hit the edge of my scratch paper and it left a couple of lines where it removed some of the embossing powder.  I gasped, and then I looked again.  I really liked the way that looked, so I did that some more.  Oops!  LOL

After I melted the gold powder with a heat tool, I had to sit back and admire my handmade background.  I thought it would go really well with a steampunk image, so I pulled out the Steampunk Fun sheet and selected the feather stamp.  I stamped the steampunk feather with Versamark and covered it with the same gold embossing powder.  This looks so striking against the black cardstock.

I kept the card clean and simple by adhering the steampunk feather to the center of my handmade background.  This piece is glued to a black card base.   I love the stark contrast of the beautifully drawn steampunk feather against the random chaos of the handmade background.

 

 

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Tiled Egrets in the Snow

Hello everybody !

It’s  Friday – so it’s me, Sabrina, here again with another card to share with you – Tiled Egrets in the Snow . This week I am once again using the Shoson Five Snowy Egrets with Wee Calligraphy stamp from Art Neko. I like to know that there are several ways of using a stamp, and I’m sure you’ll agree that this is quite different from the faux whitewash card I shared a couple of weeks ago using the same stamp!

Shoson's Five Snowy Egrets done with a Faux Tile Technique.

 

 

 

 

 

For this  card, I stamped the image on white card with Versafine black ink, and then coloured it with Polychromos pencils. I used a gel pen to add colour back into the falling snow.

Then I cut the image into tiles; I used a quilting ruler to identify the centre of the image, and it turned out that cutting it into tiles about 1″ wide by 1 1/8″ high worked out to include the entire image. Then I distressed the edges and sponged them lightly with some pale grey ink.

Each tile was coated with a layer of Diamond Glaze and left overnight to dry.
The next morning I assembled them onto a blue base, leaving a tiny space between each tile. Those tiles that just had snow on them were a little bit like a jigsaw – and in the end I had to refer back to an earlier card to make sure I got them right!! I matted that onto black and added it to a white card base.
I spent a long time deciding whether to leave it just as it was, or to add the black die-cut “hello” (a Memory Box die)  which was on my desk as a leftover from another project. In the end, as you can see, I added it – since I had already added gloss to it it went very well with the tiled effect.

Five Snowy Egrets card with Art Neko stamp using a faux tile technique

 

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing all the lovely creations which the team have been sharing this week. Make sure to stop by again next week for more inspiration.

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Shoson’s Five Egrets in Falling Snow

 

Egrets in the Snow on kraft

It’s Sabrina here; I know we are just starting to tiptoe into Autumn, but the card I wish to share with you today has more of a winter feel, featuring  a group of  five egrets in falling snow.

For this card, I used the Shoson Five Snowy Egrets with Wee Calligraphy stamp. I love the simple elegance of these birds!

I wanted to do something a little different with the stamp, as a change from stamping it on a white background. So I decided to stamp the image on kraft cardstock and add colour only to the birds. Normally I tend to colour birds according to their real life appearance, so I considered adding a little black and yellow to the egrets’ beaks and legs, but I decided that they would look better left snowy white.

I stamped the image with white ink on kraft cardstock, and embossed it with white embossing powder. Then I simply used white re-inker diluted with water to colour in the birds.
At this stage, it was beginning to remind me a little of parchment craft, or some of the beautiful decorated cakes I have seen, so I decided to stick with that simplicity, and just added a panel of vellum embossed with falling snow,to pick up on the stamped image. I used a Sizzix embossing folder,which has a much heavier snowfall at one end of the design; however, I wanted the snow to be falling evenly down the whole space, so I used a stylus and manually embossed some more snow to fill in the gaps. I used a white pen to edge the vellum and add a little definition to it.
Then I used eyelets to attach the vellum to a kraft base, attached the egret panel with foam tape,  and finished the card off with a doodled border.

I hope you enjoyed this Five Egrets in Falling Snow card. Be sure to check back soon to see what other beautiful creations the team have been working on to share with you.

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Tea Time in the Orient with Art Neko

Hello everyone!  Welcome to the brand new Art Neko blog!  My name is Holly Brown and I am the Design Team Coordinator.  I’m thrilled to embark on this wonderful journey to share artwork created with Art Neko stamps.

Tea Time in the Orient card by Holly Brown

Tea Time in the Orient, Art Neko stamps.

For today’s project, I used the beautiful pagoda in the gardens image from the Tea Time in the Orient sheet.  I stamped it with Versamark onto some chocolate brown cardstock, and then covered it with a green verdigris embossing powder.  After I heated up the powder and let it melt, all the gorgeous colors started popping out.  You can see the jade green color, but there is also some darker green and some copper colors mixed in there.  

For my background, I experimented with some different inks to get the same coloring as you see with the verdigris embossing powder.  I started by spraying some white cardstock with Cracked Pistachio distress spray stain, and then I did a rough sponge with some Gathered Twigs distress ink and some emerald green ink.  It coordinates beautifully with the pagoda image.

I wanted to highlight the copper coloring in the embossing powder, so I cut a larger rectangle of cardstock and covered it with copper embossing powder.  I did the same with a couple of small strips and used them for the horizontal strips behind the pagoda image.

I found a medallion stamp from the 34 Medallions sheet and embossed it with the same verdigris embossing powder onto chocolate brown cardstock.  Instead of a circle punch, I decided to echo the shapes of the pagoda by punching the embossed medallion out with a hexagon punch.  I adhered it to the side of the pagoda scene with a little bit of foam tape.  I love how this jade and copper card turned out!

Tea Time in the Orient card by Holly Brown

Be sure to come back and check out what the rest of the Design Team Artists have been creating.  You’re going to love their wonderful artwork!  🙂

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