Hello crafters, hope you have been having a fantastic June so far. I wanted a bunch of easy cards, so I used pre coloured images from The Hungry JPEG. It was free kit and is still available when I last checked. Hope you like these cards.
The kit I used is the Ballerina Dress. I chose 4 of the dresses in different colours and printed them out on 80lb Neenah white card stock. I also used 3 inks, RANGER Archival Shadow Grey, VERSAFINE Onyx black and the new mini DISTRESS RANGER Archival ink, Fossilized Amber. Besides these, I used liquid glue from COSMIC SHIMMER, some form to raise the image and 4 matching NUVO DROPS. For the beautiful cursive sentiments, I used stamps from KELLY CREATES.
Hope you liked the cards and are inspired to use pre coloured images of your own. Do checkout the below links for free digital images from a few of my favorite digital stores.
Thank you for taking your time to read my post, hope you have a wonderful day ahead. Till we meet again.
Hello happy crafters, hope you have been busy crafting and making beautiful things. As for me, I made this. I got my order from The Ton and was sooo excited. I love their classy approaches to life. Especially their shoe stamps. If you like the card you see, keep reading to see how you can make one for yourself.
These are the supplies I used, the stamp is from THE TON Couture Design, 2 embossing powders from HERO ARTS Sparkling and RANGER's super fine Gold. I also use ZIG real brush pen in black, HERO ART Unicorn White pigment ink, an acrylic block and a curved border die not shown in the picture.
To keep the supplies to a minimum I shied away from embellishments but if I were to give this card to someone, I would definitely be adding some bling to it. Maybe some gems or sequins, just to up the gleam a little.
Hope you enjoy my little tutorial. See you soon. Enjoy your lovely day.
Layered Pink Flamingo
Hello happy crafters, hope you are all having a wonderful day thus far. Today I wanted to show you another simple card using essential just 3 supplies. All you need will be a layer stamp, perfect pearls or any other fine mica powders & an embossing pad, I used a clear VERSAMARK ink.
The main principle is to chose which part of the layered image you would like to have bedazzled, this part should not have any other layers topped on to it (preferably). For the flamingo, I chose the legs and it's beak. Next, I used an anti-static powder to prep the area where the legs were going to go.
I used clear VERSAMARK ink and a stamp positioner to get the water ripples and the legs where I wanted them. I stamped a few times just to make sure I had full coverage. I then used Confetti White PERFECT PEARLS to lightly dust over the stamped area. I used a Swiffer cloth for a quick clean up.
I then did the body with DISTRESS INK - Raspberry for each layer. I made sure each layer had a few minutes to dry before during the next layer. When I did the third layer, the colour difference was not obvious, so I dried the surface with my RANGER heat gun and then added another layer of Raspberry ink with my third layer of the stamp.
I let my flamingo dry for half a day while I did other things and then heat dried it with my heat gun before dusting it with my anti-static powder. I wanted the beak and eyes of the flamingo to match its legs. Again, I used my clear VERSAMARK ink and a stamp positioner to stamp the beak. I triple stamped it just to have full coverage but was sure not to press the stamp down too hard which will cause the loss of detail. Then I dusted the area with White Confetti and cleaned up with a Swiffer.
I cut the panel down to 3.5 x 5 inches, then mounted it on black cardstock with dry adhesive. I stamped the sentiment on the same cardstock as the panel and cut it out in the shape of a banner. I used Raspberry to stamp the sentiment and dusted it with White Confetti to give it some sparkle. I used some foam tape to adhere it to the top left corner of the card.
Inside the card, I die cut a piece of light pink paper to allow for some place to write a greeting.
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Two colour cards
I kept my supplies simple recalling back to when I first started making cards as I entered university. To emphasize on the design, keep the focus on the cute critter, I kept the colour to 2 colours with an exception of black for outline and sentiment.
I also used a water brush and the cute little octopus from Australia's owned KaiserCraft. Disclaimer: these are very very simple cards, they are meant for beginner card makers so my descriptions might seem unnecessarily lengthy for experienced crafters. If you fall in the latter category, please feel free to browse through the rest of my collections instead. Thank you.
I made 2 cards to show how the colouring and placement of the sentiment alone can make cards look different.
I began with the image, I stamped it with Distress Ink - Hickory Smoke on a regular smooth 80lb cardstock and let it dry completely. I did have to stamp the image a few times as the distress inks are not the best for stamping.
Next, I squishing my Abandon Coral Distress Ink Pad to a slick surface, I used a Glass Media mat, but a simple acetate sheet will work too, just remember to tape it down so it does not move as you are trying to pick up the colour or your paper. Then using a fine tip aqua brush/ water brush, pick up some colour using the tip and practice making some heat shapes on a scrap piece of paper. Make sure not to squeeze the brush, if the brush tip gets too dry, squeeze a drop of water out on the slick surface and reuse that drop every time the tip gets a little dry or if you need to dilute your ink.
when you are ready, draw your hearts on your card. I drew the hearts in a pattern that it was leading away from the little octopus.
then I squished the Hickory Smoke to the slick surface, using just water I wet each tentacle before introducing the Hickory Smoke to the water. I made sure the surface of the paper was only shiny wet and not dome wet. A paper towel is really handy in such situations. I coloured the rest of the octopus the same way, to make him happy, I added some Abandon Coral to his cheeks.
Lastly, since there is no matching distress cardstock, I made mine by squishing the ink pad on a white piece of paper and let it dry for about 15 mins, I also heat set it just to be safe. I then used a 1.0 black gel pen to write "I love u" and 0.5 black gel pen to write "today, tomorrow, always" on a thin stript of paper which I had lying around.
I cut a banner tail for the "I love you" by marking the centre and making another horizontal line touching both edges, then I cut from that lined edge to the marked centre.
to adhere all of it, I used a mixture of wet and dry adhesive. I used foam to pop up the banner, glue dots for the small sentiments and liquid glue for the panel which I mounted on a Fog cardstock from SIMON SAYS STAMP.
I started this one similar to the last one, I stamped the image first but I used a water-resistant black ink, Blackout from INK on 3. Then I used the Abandon Coral to make a fog like a background around the octopus. I cut out some hearts from the strip of cardstock I had coloured to make the banner piece for the previous card. I coloured the octopus using the wet on wet method where I wet the image first with clean water then add liquid in this case ink to it and let the water do its magic. It gives a really organic and soft look don't you think?
The sentiments were all done the same way, except I changed this one to say "4ever...". When I placed the panel on my card I felt like it didn't stand out enough even with my usual form backing, so I took a radical step and cut myself come cardboard, about a 1 cm thick piece. I cut the piece a little smaller than my panel and curled the edges of my paper to accentuate the lift as well as hid the cardboard. The shadow gives it a well-defined edge which was what I intended.
After adhering everything in place, I used some Glossy Accents on the hearts to give them a little shine.
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