Saturday, February 17, 2018

ATC Challenge with a Spring Theme


A little birdie has flown onto my first ATC (artist trading card) and I'm so excited to share it with you today!


I used a new watercolor set for my ATC that I found on Amazon.

I was first introduced to them by ArtSnacks and their February Box Breakdown video. If you don't know about ArtSnacks go look through all their "kits" I know you'll find one that is calling your name. I loved getting a little box of morsels last year!

So my trading card!


Supplies: I provide some product links that are through my Amazon Affiliate, and that means when clicked and purchased in the same session a few pennies are sent my way at no cost to you.

Featured Product(s):
Plus:
  • La Petite Aquarelle 12 10Ml Tube Kit by Sennelier (AZ)
  • 90 lb. Watercolor Paper by Canson (AZ)
  • Memento Ink Pads by Tsukineko (Amazon links) - Summer Sky, Grape Jelly
  • Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko (AZ)
  • Watercolor Round #2 Brush by Princeton (AZ)
  • Sticky Note or masking paper
Instructions:
  1. Cut one or multiple ATC cards from watercolor papers to 2-1/2 by 3-1/2 inches.
  2. Stamp bird from Faith Hope and Love Stamp Set with waterproof black ink and watercolor.
  3. Stamp bird on a sticky note and trim out or use other masking technique.
  4. Load word stamps from Faith Hope and Love Stamp Set onto an acrylic block and stamp with Summer Sky ink onto the background. 
  5. Stamp heart with Grape Jelly ink using second stamp method. (Ink and stamp off onto scrap paper once before stamping onto your project.)
That's it for my ATC, but there is more!
 

Check out my tutorial on Technique Junkies blog for an ATC holder.

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Love Is In the Air


It's Stampendous inspiration time for the ever popular love day! This week Stampendous is rounding up some great ideas to show the love with House-Mouse and other love themed stamps that can be used any time even on Valentine's day. 

Stop by Monday's post for oodles if inspiration and then check back the rest of the week for even more!


My card. Love. What I really love about it is the Laurel Burch color palette. It stretches me to blend in a very different way then I would if I were to pick up any other stamp and then I get lost in coloring and realize it's finished.

I'm not going to lie, it takes some time to complete. I practice on a scrap of paper. I'm not sure how exactly I'm going to transition from color to color, but when I'm done it's pure happiness! The colors just POP!


Check out the supplies and easy instructions for today's card. Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: I provide some product links that are through my Amazon Affiliate, and that means when clicked and purchased in the same session a few pennies are sent my way at no cost to you. Non-affiliate links are provided when available (Scrapbook. com - SB, Frantic Stamper - FS, Scrapbookpal - SP, etc.).

Featured Product(s):
  • Laurel Burch Heart Bouquet (AZ, STM)
  • Laurel Burch Free Coloring Guide (STM)
Plus:
  • BoBunny Double Dots Paper - Turquoise (SB, FS)
  • Kraft Cardstock
  • Mixed Media White Paper (AZ, STM)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko (AZ, STM)
  • Sketch Markers by Copic® - B02, B04, B06, B69, BG13, E31, E33, E35, E47, G16, R22, R29, RV06, RV19, V04, V15,  Y17, Y32, YG06, YG17, YG67, YR04, YR09 (SP)
  • Mono Adhesive Tape Runner by Tombow (AZ)
  • Foam Tape by Tombow (AZ)
  • Scissors
Instructions:
  1. Stamp Heart Bouquet with Tuxedo Black ink onto Mixed Media White Paper and color.
  2. Trim out with scissors and adhere to Turquoise cardstock.
  3. Adhere to kraft card base with foam tape.
Here's another Laurel Burch Bouquet card I made back in October with a lovely theme as well!

Bunch of Love


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Saturday, February 10, 2018

A Purrfect Card with Technique Junkies


It's getting closer and closer to Valentines Day, and I'm pulling together a stack of lovely cards. Today features a sweet feline with a wishlist just for YOU!


Shop at Technique Junkies with code TJ10Janelle on all regular priced items including the stamps I used on this project!

I made the background with the Pantone Color of the Year in mind, Ultraviolet, using the Spattered Ombre technique varied with a spray bottle of rubbing alcohol! A double row of straight stitches around the outside for detail was done before gluing it onto the kraft paper mat already adhered to the white card base.

A plain old-fashioned piece of paper torn from a memo pad was used to stamp the sentiment in Memento Grape Jelly Ink. Vogue Kitty is stamped with a scotch tape mask over the hat to make the Memento Tuxedo black ink outline and then reversed the tape mask to ink the hat then remove the tape before stamping, trust me I know from experience. Some enamel dots to detail the hat were added after the cat was cut with a wide contour cut.



TechniqueSpattered Ombre

Supplies: I provide some product links that are through my Amazon Affiliate, and that means when clicked and purchased in the same session a few pennies are sent my way at no cost to you.

Technique Junkies:


Plus:

  • Bright White Cardstock by Neenah (AZ)
  • Kraft Cardstock by Recollections (AZ)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko (AZ)
  • Gansai Tambi watercolors by Kuretake® (AZ)
  • Mini MISTI Stamping Tool (AZ, EH, SP) (magnets, too)
  • Sewing Machine (AZ)** This is the sewing machine I use, and it has been perfect for stitching on paper, but my sister-in-law used it on vacation to make an entire quilt top! Please check reviews and the seller to make your own decision before buying.
  • Thread

See more of Vogue Kitty over on the Technique Junkies blog!

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Curious About Curios?


In January Stampendous introduced this super product with some of the sweetest stamp designs so that we can not only stamp, but store them as decorations. They are called Curios and you'll love the colorful images mounted on wood blocks that silhouette it's high quality gray rubber stamp!


My project today uses the tweet little bird from Fran's artist sketch style stamps. It's called Tweet One.


I loved the idea of this little blue bird perched around in my room. It's like bringing in a bit of spring into my craft industry world!

I have a supplies list and instructions below, but don't forget to hop on over to the Stampendous blog all this week to see more inspiration with the new Curios!

Monday

Wednesday

Friday


Supplies: I provide some product links that are through my Amazon Affiliate, and that means when clicked and purchased in the same session a few pennies are sent my way at no cost to you.

Stampendous:

  • Curio Tweet One (AZ, STM)
  • Brushed Wishes (AZ, STM)
  • Thicket Stencil (AZ, STM)
  • Fitted Frames A Die Set (AZ, STM)
  • Natural Stencil Brush Set (AZ, STM)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko (AZ, STM)
  • Mixed Media White Paper (AZ, STM)
  • Stamp Handle (AZ, STM)


Plus:

Instructions:
  1. Tape Thicket Metal Stencil over Mixed Media White Paper and color randomly with Pear Tart and Bamboo Leaves. Remove stencil and rotate slightly to tape down again and repeat stenciling with Teal Zeal and Cottage Ivy.
  2. Mat stenciled layer onto color cardstock and adhere to card base.
  3. Stamp Tweet One with black ink onto Mixed Media White and color with Prismacolor watercolor pencils.
  4. Trim with scissors and adhere with foam tape.
  5. Stamp Brushed Wishes sentiment with black ink onto white paper and trim with Fitted Frame die, repeat die cut with larger frame on color cardstock.
  6. Layer sentiment and frame and adhere with foam tape to card base.


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