I did it! I got a quick tutorial done!
This is a simple but pretty and effective one – and it can be used for boys, girls, whatever! Just change up the stamp and the Distress Ink colours and you’re good to go!
You will need:
This looks really cool with an enclosed, yet open image, like a flower, but I wanted to do a background. I ended up doing a focal image as well, using black ink and clear embossing powder but that was an afterthought!
First, trace a tag onto watercolour paper and cut it out. I also used two small circle punches to cut the hole reinforcer but it’s not necessary – I’m just a tad bit anal retentive about certain things. 🙂
Heavy weight cardstock can substituted here but watercolour paper is the best surface to use since we will be putting a lot of water on it. Also, when it dries, it looks nicer with a great texture.
Stamp your image with VersaMark and heat emboss with white embossing powder.
Next, press each colour of Distress Ink onto your craft mat and spray each once with Perfect Pearls Mist or water. You need to use Distress Inks for this since they are reactive with water and don’t lose their colour or intensity when mixed with water. Also, mist your tag to make it damp and allow to colour to move more easily.
Next, use your paintbrush to pick up colour and paint your image. Don’t worry about blending – the Distress Inks and water take care of that all on their own while resisting the embossed areas! If you have stamped a closed in image, you’ll notice the colours pool inside the embossed areas and make good puddles.
Keep going until you’re happy with it then give it another good misting. Let it dry and you’re done!
Look at the shine the Perfect Pearls adds!
Now, just finish off your project or add your image to a card or layout. Easy, quick, and simple!
Ali Edwards Stamps are the best – just sayin’!
I’ve used this technique for little brown, blue and green monsters on a canvas in G’s room and they look awesome!
I’ll be back tomorrow with a look at the canvas for the class on Sunday – this technique was one that didn’t make it so I wanted to show it off today.
Here’s a peek of the Sunday project:
Enjoy your day!
I was going to post about the first 2012 Yearlong Class we had yesterday (complete with two birthday cakes for me!), but when I saw the Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab World last night, I had to play along!
We’ll talk about the class on Wednesday.
I loved the red and blue polka dots, the little bird and the woodgrain door. This is what I came up with, while managing to keep all those elements.
The door opens…
… so you can see the sweet little bird inside!
I used an old Hero Arts stamp set (I cut the crown off the bird – yes, I cut up my stamps!), and a Papertrey Ink sentiment. Bazzill and Stampin’ Up! cardstock, with October Afternoon SprINKlers, Cavallini paper tape, Ranger Distress Inks, EK Success circle punch, Studio Calico/Hero Arts stamp set, and a large Fiskars cloud punch to finish it off.
Hope you enjoy it, head on over to Moxie Fab World and play along yourself!
I normally don’t consider myself a great cardmaker – I have trouble with the smaller canvas and working space, I guess – but it’s a great size for trying new things. And I like how this one turned out!
We have a birthday party tomorrow so a card was necessary. This morning, I bit the bullet and went for it, taking pics of the progress for you along the way. This is going to be really photo heavy, sorry!
Used lots of stuff here – Papertrey Ink and Unity Stamps, Fiskars Stamp Press (go right now and buy one if you don’t have it!) and Cloud Punch, Hero Arts Long Notecards, My Minds Eye Twine, Papertrey Ink Button Twine, Ranger Archival Ink, Distress Stain, Paint Dabber, and Perfect Pearls Mist, and Clearsnap Smooch.
First, I rubbed my Distress Stains over my Non Stick Craft Sheet and sprayed lightly with Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls Mist.
Then I dragged a piece of ivory cardstock through the colour.
Now I’ve done this before and always gotten a bit of shimmer with the mist, which is what I was going for this time. But I got this instead…
See all that gold? Awesome! I can only figure it was because I used Stain this time instead of Ink and the consistency was different. Whatever, it looks fab, if I do say so myself!
Anyway, moving along… 🙂
I cut the card stock down to size to fit the front of the notecard, then stamped some balloon strings…
…and a sentiment from Papertey Ink.
I stamped that on a bit of leftover cardstock for some more interest – and it looks cool (pat on the back)!
I then punched a couple of small holes in the balloon strings so I could tie some twine around them.
I threaded the buttons with Rustic Button Twine, then decided to stamp a “3” and use that as a balloon instead.
And while I had the Unity stamps and the smooch out, I did the inside of the card too!
Finally, I punched some clouds and dabbed them with Pearl Paint Dabber…
…and adhered everything to the card!
The best thing? I still have this left over to make another one!
Are you all pictured out yet? 🙂
We have the birthday party this weekend, and a fun cupcake/Valentine making event at the Paperie, and I’m teaching the Groovy Glassine Class Sunday – we’re full (for the class and the weekend)! Hope you all have a great one!