Friday, September 10, 2021

Fall leaves Thanks for Imagine

  


 

In today's card making tutorial I will show you how to create fall themed Thanks card using three different inks from Imagine.  The autumn colors are vibrant and blend well with kraft card stock and burlap ribbon.  I hope this card inspires you to think of all things pumpkin spice and apple cider as we head into fall!

Skill:  Intermediate

Time:  1.5  hours 

Directions:

  




Step 1

Spritz white cardstock with Fireworks! Lady Bug, Tangelo, and Dandelion.  I like to start with the darkest color first working to the lighter color to fill in the last areas of white.  Set aside to dry. 





Step 2

Use Memento Peanut Brittle and Ricch Cocoa to ink white cardstock.  I used the ink pad directly on the cardstock as I wanted a splotchy look.


 


 

Step 3

Die cut the Fireworks! colored cardstock with Skeleton Leaves dies.  Cut an outline to back the skeleton leaves either by hand or with an electronic die cutting machine.  Adhere the layers together with On Point Glue.  Small dots in the thicker areas of the leaves works best.

 




Step 4

Die cut one “Thanks” sentiment from the Fireworks! colored cardstock and three from white cardstock.  Layer together with On Point Glue to create a dimensional sentiment.  To avoid glue from leaking out from between the layers use small dots of glue on the outside edges.

 



 

Step 5

Use a soft rubber brayer to ink cardstock trimmed to 4.74” x 5.75”.  Kaleidacolor in Autumn Leaves was used with the green portion in the middle and the light orange on either end of the cardstock.  Flip the cardstock to achieve this look.

 



 

Step 6

Pressure emboss the cardstock with Basket Weave embossing folder.  Use a sanding block to remove color and allow the embossed design to pop.

 


Step 7

Adhere background to A7 kraft card base with Tear It! Tape.  Adhere burlap ribbon with Tear It! Tape, it is translucent enough that it does not show through the burlap, and will hold the card together.  Adhere Thanks sentiment with On Point Glue.  Adhere the leaves with Tear It! Tape.

 

Art Supplies

 

Imagine

 

·      Fireworks!—Lady Bug, Tangelo, Dandelion

·      Memento—Peanut Brittle, Rich Cocoa

·      Kaleidacolor—Autumn Leaves

·      On Point Glue

·      Tear It! tape

 

Other

·      Sizzix Thinlets Skeleton Leaves

·      Spellbinders Phrase Set One

·      Darice Basket Weave embossing folder A7 size

·      Recollections A7 card Base

·      Burlap Ribbon

·      Sanding Block

·      Dimensional Foam Adhesive

·      Brother Scan-N-Cut

 

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Creating with Fireworks! sprays Birthday Card for Imagine

 


In today's card making tutorial I will show you how to use your Fireworks! spray inks in different ways rather than just spraying them!  All of the blooming sunflowers during my travels were the inspiration for this late summer birthday card.  It is very cool that sunflower heads follow the sun throughout the day, and they are always bright and cheery!

 

Skill:  Intermediate

 

Time:  1.5  hours 

 

Directions:

 

Step 1

Stamp sunflower image in Delicata Golden Glitz and heat emboss with Iridescent Embossing Powder.  The Delicata Golden Glitz is one of the brightest gold inks, and works best for a sunflower.  Die cut with an electronic die cut machine, or fussy cut with scissors. 




Step 2

Use a brush tip Fantastix to color in the center of the sunflower with Delicata Black Shimmer.

 

 

Step 3

Shake the Fireworks! spray until all of the shimmer is mixed in.  When the spray sits for awhile, the shimmer settles to the bottom and can be seen as a thin layer through the bottle.  Remove the spray lid and tap a bit of Fireworks! on your work mat from the end of the plastic tube.  Use a fine tip paint brush to paint the sunflowers a beautiful iridescent Dandelion Yellow.  Yellow ink is one of the more difficult inks to use, and this method solves that dilemma!

 


Step 4

Stamp the leaf image in Brilliance Pearlescent Ivy and heat emboss with Iridescent Embossing Powder.  Using embossing powder helps maintain the original ink color of the image while painting over with Fireworks! spray.  It also allows you to color inside the lines much more easily! Use a fine point paint brush to add Fireworks! in Bamboo Leaves.  Die cut or fussy cut the leaves.

 


Step 5

To get a finer sprinkling of more carefully located drops of Fireworks!, use the same paint brush and gently tap over the card stock to create a fine splatter pattern.  When using the spray nozzle, the color is denser on the cardstock.  Finish the edges by inking with an ink blusher and Brilliance Pearlescent Ivy. 

 


 

Step 6

Edge the base card with an ink blusher and Delicata Golden Glitz.  Using inks throughout the card allows for perfect coordination.

 


 

Step 7

Position the leaves and sunflowers on the card front to determine the location for the sentiment.  Stamp the sentiment in Brilliance Pearlescent Ivy and heat emboss with Iridescent embossing powder.  Adhere the layers of the card together.  The card front and leaves are adhered with Tear-It! Tape, and the sunflowers are adhered with thin dimensional foam adhesive. 

 

Art Supplies

 

Imagine

 

·      Delicata—Golden Glitz, Black Shimmer

·      Brilliiance—Pearlescent Green

·      Embossing Powder—Iridescent

·      Fireworks!—Dandelion, Bamboo Leaves

·      Fantastix

·      Tear It! tape

 

Other

·      Auntie Amy Sunflower image

·      Heartfelt Creations Bold Leaf stamp

·      Technique Tuesday Large Birthday sentiment stamp

·      Fine point paint brush

·      Dimensional Foam Adhesive

·      Brother Scan-N-Cut

 

 Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you have a wonderful end to your summer!

Late Summer Flowers for Retro Rubber

 Wow, it is almost September!  We have another fun challenge over at Retro Rubber!  Please do come and play along!  The design team and guest designer have done a fantastic job.


I will be honest . . . I did two trials to get a card I really like.  I am not going to post the first try, but just so you know I too have inspiration blocks that I just have to work through!


The wood table inspired the use of Kraft cardstock, the flower vase and green grass lead to my choices for other colors.

  • Cardmaking and Papercraft a magazine from the UK has a free gift with every edition.  This is from August of 2019.  The leaves are stamped in Versa Color Green Tea and die cut with Spellbinders Petite Ovals Small (2008).
  • The flower images are stamped in Versa Color Scarlet, Canary, and Orange.  The ink is layered to make the different colors of yellow-orange.  The images are die cut with the matching dies.
  • The butterfly die cut is inked with Versa Color Canary.
  • The outer butterfly (still from the same set) is die cut from Kraft cardstock.
  • The Spellbinders Floral Ovals (2011) was the perfect compliment to the design of the card.
  • The sentiment is stamped in Versa Color Winter Green so it would show up better on the Kraft cardstock, then die cut with a die from Heartfelt Creations Luggage and tags die set.
  • A REALLY ancient piece of 8.5" x 11" patterned paper is used as a background.  I have had it since my early card making days maybe all the way back to 1997!
  • The layers are adhered together with thin dimensional foam adhesive on a Kraft cardstock base.  
  • Some of the flower are adhered directly to the card, other use dimensional foam adhesive.
  • My recent acquisition of nuvo crystal drops allowed me to add just the right touch to the center of the flowers and the body of the butterfly.  Dandelion Yellow, Ripened Pumpkin, and Bottle Green are used here.  

I am really please with this version of the card and can not wait to send it off in the mail.  Please do come play along with us at Retro Rubber!   We have a few simple rules:

  • We require stamps older than one year.  If we feel you are using newer stamps, you may be disqualified from the challenge without notification.
  • New papers/dies are OK – but you must use at least one stamp older than a year and describe the age in your blog post.
  • Please note that all challenges require the use of at least one stamp older than a year.
  • Post your new creation to your blog or online gallery.   Use keyword RRCB166.  No backlinking. 
  • Link back to the blog using the Linky Tools by the due date. 
  • Enter as many times as you like. 
  • Feel free to combine our challenge with a maximum of 10 challenges.  Entries linked to more than 10 challenges will be disqualified without notification.
  • If your project is posted on a private group site such as Split Coast Stampers or a photo sharing site not all DT members may be able to comment.   Thank you for understanding.
  • Turn off Word Verification.  We love to comment but word verification can make that difficult.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Transportation theme for Retro Rubber

 So here we are closing in on the end of summer.  Our theme at Retro Rubber is transportation, and as you will notice by the Design Team's cards, any type will do!

 


I have a stamp set from Unity Stamp Company that I purchased back in 2013, "Consider yourself vintage" that was perfect for this challenge.  Using The Stamps of Life Oval Grid die set made very quick work of putting together  card with visual interest.

 
  • The car image is stamped on white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black, along with the sentiment.
  • The oval die is centered around the car and die cut.
  • The sentiment trimmed to size.
  • The grid portion is die cut from two sets of patterned paper, Most likey by Essential Paperz, but it was in my "card making" scrap tote, and have no idea how long it's been around.  But it works perfectly with this image!  (Bonus:  I have the outline, and grid pieces to make at least 3 more cards!
  • Black cardstock is trimmed and adhered to the card front.  
  • I used a centering ruler to center and adhere the image oval with thin dimensional foam adhesive.
  • The grid pieces are alternated and adhered to the black cardstock.
  • The card needed a little pop of color so the sentiment is backed with a scrap of red cardstock and adhered with thicker dimensional foam adhesive.

Please do join us at Retro Rubber!   These are our challenge guidelines:

  • We require stamps older than one year.  If we feel you are using newer stamps, you may be disqualified from the challenge without notification.
  • New papers/dies are OK – but you must use at least one stamp older than a year and describe the age in your blog post.
  • Please note that all challenges require the use of at least one stamp older than a year.
  • Post your new creation to your blog or online gallery.   Use keyword RRCB165.  No backlinking. 
  • Link back to the blog using the Linky Tools by the due date. 
  • Enter as many times as you like. 
  • Feel free to combine our challenge with a maximum of 10 challenges.  Entries linked to more than 10 challenges will be disqualified without notification.
  • If your project is posted on a private group site such as Split Coast Stampers or a photo sharing site not all DT members may be able to comment.   Thank you for understanding.
  • Turn off Word Verification.  We love to comment but word verification can make that difficult.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

 


Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Anything Goes for Retro Rubber Sympathy Card

 Everyone's favorite kind of challenge, anything goes at Retro Rubber!

 
For this challenge I created a CAS sympathy card.  Having a few cards ready to go in this category is always helpful for a card maker. 


You cannot get much more CAS than this! 

  • I started by die cutting Gemini's Rose Garden die from cream cardstock.  The roses are colored with Encore Pink and an ink dauber, the leaves in Encore Green.  Encore has a tiny bit of sparkle to it.
  • The edges are inked in coordinating inks.
  • The sentiment is from Great Impressions, from around 1998 or so, I don't have an exact date but I know I purchased it at a stamp convention in the late 1990's in Portland.  It is stamped in Encore Green.
  • The base card is edged in Encore Pink.

Please do join us at Retro Rubber!   These are our challenge guidelines:

  • We require stamps older than one year.  If we feel you are using newer stamps, you may be disqualified from the challenge without notification.
  • New papers/dies are OK – but you must use at least one stamp older than a year and describe the age in your blog post.
  • Please note that all challenges require the use of at least one stamp older than a year.
  • Post your new creation to your blog or online gallery.   Use keyword RRCB162.  No backlinking. 
  • Link back to the blog using the Linky Tools by the due date. 
  • Enter as many times as you like. 
  • Feel free to combine our challenge with a maximum of 10 challenges.  Entries linked to more than 10 challenges will be disqualified without notification.
  • If your project is posted on a private group site such as Split Coast Stampers or a photo sharing site not all DT members may be able to comment.   Thank you for understanding.
  • Turn off Word Verification.  We love to comment but word verification can make that difficult.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Masculine Birthday card for Retro Rubber

 Time for a new challenge at Retro Rubber and we have a fun tic tac toe for your stamping pleasure!


I had a need for a masculine birthday card so I went with the diagonal that includes Green and Twine/Cord.


I pulled out a few scraps from my stash and added a few fun details!

  • Darice Crackle embossing folder was used to create the green background.  After pressure embossing I sanded the surface to bring out the texture.
  • Recollections Kraft cardstock is used for the base and the layers of the card.  Lawn Fawn Small Cross-stitched Rectangle die from 2016 was used on the sentiment base layer.
  • Provo Craft Slab II from around 2002 patterned papers are used between the layers and as the top layer.
  • Ms. Sparkle & Co. from 6/2019 is used to stamp the sentiment in Memento Luxe Rich Cocoa.  Rich Cocoa is also used to edge the patterned papers.
  • Two layers are adhered together I tied craft cord around the layers before adhering with dimensional foam adhesive to the next layers.

This was a really fun card to put together.  My father-in-law enjoyed receiving it as well!  Please do come and join us at Retro Rubber!  These are our challenge guidelines:

  • We require stamps older than one year.  If we feel you are using newer stamps, you may be disqualified from the challenge without notification.
  • New papers/dies are OK – but you must use at least one stamp older than a year and describe the age in your blog post.
  • Please note that all challenges require the use of at least one stamp older than a year.
  • Post your new creation to your blog or online gallery.   Use keyword RRCB162.  No backlinking. 
  • Link back to the blog using the Linky Tools by the due date. 
  • Enter as many times as you like. 
  • Feel free to combine our challenge with a maximum of 10 challenges.  Entries linked to more than 10 challenges will be disqualified without notification.
  • If your project is posted on a private group site such as Split Coast Stampers or a photo sharing site not all DT members may be able to comment.   Thank you for understanding.
  • Turn off Word Verification.  We love to comment but word verification can make that difficult.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

A sketch for Retro Rubber

 Hello all, and happy summer.  It's been super hot for us here in the Pacific Northwest, warmer than typical June/July weather!  For Retro Rubber we have a fun sketch to will allow you to put together either a very simple card, or a much more complex card like my teammates at Retro Rubber.


My card uses patterned paper scraps from my "card making left over collection" of scrap paper, no clue of the manufacturer or date!  But it worked well for this card design!

  • A Elizabeth Craft Designs die was used to die cut the center circle.  It is stamped with Autumn Leaves Rhonna Farrer flower images pre-2000.  I used Versa Color Pink, then Nuvo Cyrstal Drops Dandelion Yellow to create the centers of the flowers.
  • The pattern paper is also decorated with Nuvo Cyrstal Drops Dandelion Yellow.
  • The sentiment is Hero Arts "It's Your Day" from 3/2015 is stamped in Versa Color Indigo.
  • The final touch is Nuvo Cyrstal Drops Midnight Blue.

What fun, a quick birthday card.  Please do come play with us at Retro Rubber.  There are some amazing cards posted!  We have three simple rules 1) Use a at least one stamp that is more than a year old 2) Tell us the age of the stamp 3) Enter up to ten challenges including Retro Rubber.

Thanks for stopping by!