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Masculine spotlight technique card

Masculine Japanese fish boat CAS card

Japanese fishing boat CAS card

Hey all! CraftyLori on the blog today with a Masculine spotlight technique card featuring Art Neko’s  Japanese Fishing Boat Silhouette stamp.

I know sometimes I struggle with making masculine cards this technique is a NO FAIL way to make a great masculine or really any card. All you have to do is stamp your image on white card stock I chose to use a 3.75X5 inch piece of cardstock and stamped my image right in the middle.

I placed a circle die on the image lower right just enough so I caught part of the image and part of white space, I ran it through my die cutter, removed the circle and water colored the circle with with distress inks tumbled glass, salty ocean and tea dye on the appropriate spots of the partial image on the circle.

I layered and glued the white card panel onto a medium blue card panel 4X5.25 inches then those 2 card panels were glued on a light blue card panel 5.5X4.25 inches. Now its time to replace that watered colored circle into the cut out circle(negative space), I like to use dry adhesive for this so there is no oozing of glue around the edges, I also make sure its not crooked.

Those layered card panels completed my card front so I then glued it onto a white standard A2 sized card base. I printed “Sail away with me” from my computer and cut that into 3.75 inch strip and glued it towards the top of my card so it is placed white on white.  That’s it all done! It looks great and was super quick. In the words of my husband when I asked him his opinion of the card “I’d give that that to a dude if it didn’t say sail away with me” LOL.

CLICK HERE to see a detailed process video of this card on my YouTube channel. That ends my blog post for today. Have a GREAT week and stay crafty!

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Bookmark

Today I have made a bookmark for you. Bookmarks are such a fun gift for readers. I love reading too, so this one is in my book now. I used the “Butterfly and Flowers” rubber stamp. Now reading and coffee is the ultimate for me.

I stamped the bookmark in versamark and embossed the stamp with black embossing powder. For coloring I used the new distress oxide inks by tim Holtz. They are wonderful for coloring too. I used one of those water brushes and when you color it looks like watercoloring. Beautiful! You may wonder about the text. That is from one of the kanji characters. I just used the english text here. You can also write a wish or add someone’s name at that spot.

There are some lovely plastic sleeves for these bookmarks. This way they stay as beautiful as you made them and is also so much nicer for gifting. Thanks for looking and I am going to do some more reading now that I  have finished writing my post.

Hetty

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Spring is here with lots of tulips

Hello, Hetty here again with some cute little cards.

Spring has arrived in my art room! Not outside though….too much rain and very heavy winds today. So it was a good day to start using my new distress oxide inks for these ATC’s. I used the tulip stamp set. For each card I used another color. After stamping the tulip. I covered it with a post it note image. Then I stamped with the same color the text behind it. If you want to see more detailed pictures, please hop over to my personal Craftchaos blog.

Now as for the gemstones, don’t they fit nicely and are the same color? Well, I used the same colors of distress markers to color the gemstones before I glued them to the card.

Thanks for looking and have a creative day!

 

 

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Shimmery Strips of Happiness

Hi folks, it’s Holly posting today.  I’m sharing this sparkly card that I created with some leftover Dabbed Shimmers technique strips and a double happiness kanji stamp.  The strips in the background are the pieces left over from another project, and I could not bear to throw them away.  They are so pretty and shimmery.  To make these, I mixed some iridescent medium with distress ink (Peacock Feathers and Shaded Lilac) and dabbed them onto cardstock with a sponge.  No two pieces are alike, and it’s fun to see how they turn out.

I arranged the strips horizontally and adhered them to a white card.  Then I stamped the butterfly and the circle with Shaded Lilac distress ink onto white cardstock.  Both of the stamps are from the A407 Spring in Paris sheet at Art Neko.  After carefully trimming them out, I affixed them to my card with foam tape.

Would you like to see a tutorial on how to create the dabbed shimmers background?  Let me know in the comments, and if there is some interest, I’ll film a step by step tutorial for you.  🙂

 

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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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Peacock Background Snowflake Greetings

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Peacock Background Snowflake Greetings …

Hi everyone!  It’s Holly posting today, and I’m sharing the fun background tutorial that I hinted at last week.  I call this the Peacock Background, even though there are no peacocks on this card.  The peacock moniker comes from the fact that I used a peacock distress ink to create this background.  I went to a retreat a couple of months ago, and the hostess shared this awesome technique with us there.  She actually got the idea from the fabulous Jennifer McGuire, but she changed some of the ink colors and stamps.  So I’m adapting this technique to use with the wonderful snowflake stamps from Art Neko today.  These snowflakes are from the Victorian Christmas sheet (A167) and the sentiment is from the Charming Christmas Characters 1 sheet (A137).

Are you ready to get started with this technique?  Let’s start with the supplies you need:

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snowflake stamps from Art Neko

small acrylic block with Tack ‘n Peel on one side

hot press watercolor paper

Versamark ink pad

white embossing powder

Mermaid Lagoon distress ink

Blueprint Sketch distress ink

Peacock Feathers distress ink

nonstick craft mat

mister bottle filled with water

heat tool (not pictured)

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Step 1: Use the Tack ‘n Peel block to stamp the snowflakes with Versamark onto the hot press watercolor paper.

 

 

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Step 2:  Cover the snowflakes with white embossing powder, shake off the excess, and melt the powder with the heat tool.

 

 

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Step 3:  Smoosh the three distress inks onto the nonstick craft mat.

 

 

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Step 4: Spray each pool of ink with water.

 

 

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Step 5:  Dip your fingers into one of the pools of color and tap your inky fingers onto your snowflake embossed paper.

 

 

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Step 6: Repeat with the remaining colors.  Use your heat tool to dry the colors when it gets too wet.  Keep dipping your fingers into the inks and tapping them onto the paper until the background has the desired look.

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Step 7:  Use the heat tool to dry the piece completely or let it sit for several hours.  Use as desired.

 

 

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A note of warning – your fingers will be blue for at least two days.  You can wear a latex glove if you want to avoid inky fingers.  Feel free to try this technique with other distress ink colors, such as reds, greens, purples, and even browns.  Distress inks are the best for this kind of technique.  You can try this with other dye inks, but they may not react as much with the water, and you may not achieve this result.  I used hot press watercolor paper because it is smoother and easier to stamp on.  The watercolor paper is stronger than regular cardstock and it will not warp as much.

I’d love to see your creations if you decide to try this technique!  Have a wonderful week!

 

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