Sunday, October 22, 2017

Fall to Layout #39 Take Two


Hello! Here is this weeks's sketch!


The dimensions I used:
Card Base 4x6
Image panel:  2-5/8 x 5-5/8
Image Mat layer: 2-3/4 x 5-3/4 (plus about another 1/2 inch to account for the scallops)

Here's my completed card. I decided to make a stamped background using the large script from MFT All Smiles. I chose a selection of rainbow themed colours. I added a some ribbon and a floral button to the main image and then also added a sentiment from the All Smiles set. The dots come from an oldie PTI set, Faux Ribbons.



Here is Chera's card:






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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Fall to Layout #38 Take Two




Hello!
Here is this week's sketch



The dimensions I used:
Card Base: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Image Layer: 3-1/2 x 2-3/4
Mat Layer: 3-5/8 x 2-7/8
Sentiment Strip: 5-1/8 x 7/8




I just got this adorable set, Beast Friends by MFT. I stamped my scene and masked the Yeti to get the look of the trees behind it. Next I drew the ground using a pencil, and went over it with a black .5 micron pen.

The scene was coloured with Copics and I used a white gel pen and a shimmer gel pen to add bits of highlights.

To make the rest of the card a little less plain, I ran the green layer through a dotted embossing folder.

Here is Chera's card!




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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Fall to Layout #37- Take Two

Hello!
Happy Sunday and a Happy Thanksgiving Weekend to my fellow Canadians!



Here is this week's sketch! I think this may be one of my all time favorites!


Some dimensions for you:
Card Base:4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Main Layer: 3-13/16 x 4-9/16 (lol, sorry, I wasn't originally planning on matting this piece and when I went back to measure it, I was like really??)
Main Layer Mat: 3-7/8 x 4-5/8
Scallops: 1/2 x 4-5/8
Sentiment Strip: 7/8 x 2-3/4

Again- these are JUST a suggestion. Feel free to interpret the sketch however works best for you!

Here is my card! I decided to do something different from the flower suggestion of the sketch. I need to rebuild my Christmas card stash, so I figured, I better start now!

I stamped one of the images from Vintage Ornaments II as my background on Hawaiian Shores. I also stamped another one of these images on watercolor paper and embossed it using Ranger Platinum embossing powder. I watercoloured it with various distress inks. The scallops are out of Harvest Gold and were cut using the Small Scallop Border die.  The final touch was a bit of a silver frame for the background and then a sentiment from the same stamp set on a Summer Sunrise strip.


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Supplies:
Stamps: Vintage Ornaments II
Ink: Hawaiian Shores, Versamark, Versafine Black Onyx, Distress Minis
Paper: Hawaiian Shores, Silver, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, White, Watercolour Paper
Accessories, etc.: Platinum embossing powder, Small Scallop Border die

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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Fall to Layout 36- Take Two

Happy Sunday!

I hope everyone is having a good weekend so far!


Here's this week's sketch.

Measurements I used:
Card Base: 4.25 x.5.5
Background Strip: 1-1/4 x 5.5
Background Strip Mat:1-3/8 x 5.5
Main Panel:  2.75 x 3.75
Main Panel Mat: 2-7/8 x 3-7/8

It was getting a bit late last night and I wasn't feeling super inspired after a day of teaching/running a card class. However, I went to my craft room, got stuff put away from the event and then sat down to create. I found this bit of splattered background in my scraps and thought I'd use that as a spring board. I decided to go with stars. I added a bit of silver to the background then stamped and embossed three stars from Super Stars. I also used stamps from this set to jazz up the Dark Indigo background strip. Finally I added a sentiment from Star Prints (retired).



Supplies:
Stamps: Super Stars, Star Prints
Ink: Versamark, Dark Indigo, Distress Oxide-Salty Ocean, Silver Reinker
Paper: White, Pacific Point, Dark Indigo, Silver
Accessories, etc.: Silver embossing powder

Now for Chera's card!


Happy Sunday everyone! Here's my take on today's card! It actually doesn't involve any stamping! I was digging through my paper stash and found this paper. I'm thinking it's from an older Simon Says Stamp card kit! I didn't want to cover up the design on the paper so I pulled out this Lil' Inkers die! So if you're looking for a 10 minute or less card this ones for you! I look forward to see what you create!!

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Fall to Layout #35- Take Two


Happy Weekend everyone!

Here's this week's sketch:

I've got a wedding card inspired by fall colours today. I really love using the platinum embossing powder for outlines and watercolouring detailed images with Distress Inks. We're taking things a bit outside the standard A5 card. I made my card 3.5 x 6.5. This card size is ideal for a wedding card in case you are deciding to include cash or a cheque inside.


Supplies:
Stamps: Adore You (Altenew), Keep It Simple: Wedding (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Versamark, Distress Inks
Dies: Long Rectangle and Long Scallop Rectangle Nestabilities
Accessories, etc.: Platinum embossing powder

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