Saturday, October 19, 2019

Stand Out Saturday 41-2019

I have another box card for Stand Out Saturday.

I have been doing box cards for my close family the last two years.  I love for these box cards and this one was perfect for my niece's birthday at the end of the month.  I did tweek the file a little bit because the original had a crow in the middle and I thought a cat would be better for her.  After loading the cut into Design Space, I sliced out the crow and then added the cat from one of my cartridges. I used a flower mold from Heartfelt Creations to give the flower petals a wonderful texture.  The front was embossed with the Sizzix 3D embossing folder called Lumber.  For the straps I rubbed them randomly over a Rusty Hinge Distress Oxide ink pad then added clear embossing powder and heat embossed it.  It looks like rust bands around it and really made a pretty cool texture. I think she will like it and have to come up with a new technique for the birthday cards next year because I have run out of special box cards just for them, lol. - Denise

Friday, October 18, 2019

Color Me Friday 41-2019

The colors for this month are rust (orange), browns, reds.  I pulled out an embossing folder and tried different things with those colors.

These cards were made by rubbing various color distress inks over the inside of the front of the embossing folder before adding the paper, then running it through my Cuttlebug.  The top left had a little water spritzed on the ink and the bottom card had even more water spritzed before running it though the machine.

This card used orange cardstock and after embossing I ran a distress blending sponge over it with a brown distress ink.  

The final card started by embossing white cardstock and then going over the high areas with Distress Oxide inks using a small Picket Fence life changing brush.  I didn't really like the look so I cut the image using a set of nesting dies and alternated colored cardstock with the rest of the nesting dies and liked that look better.  

The embossing folder used on all of the cards was Fall Leaves Swirl by Darice.  The sentiments came from Altenew "Beautiful Inside" and Unity KOM August 2017 "Never Be Afraid".  Come back tomorrow for my favorite card of the week. - Denise

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Inspiration Thursday 41-2019

This great board is the inspiration for today.

I used the pumpkins, colors, and wreath as inspiration for a trio of cards using the same stamp.

This is background border stamp called Pumpkin Patch from Unity that reminded me of the wreath shape.  The top card was stamped and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.  Spectrum Noir markers were used to color it.  The sentiment is from Unity August 2018 KOM called Faith Sees Beauty.  The bottom left card was also stamped and heat embossed in gold, then using a smaller blending brush by Picket Fence, I used various Distress Inks and just rubbed the brush around to messy color the various areas.  The sentiment is from the same kit as the first card.  The last card was my favorite, but took the most time.  I stamped the image with a very light Distress ink and then colored it with my Zig true brush pens and a water brush.  This creates a no-line look that I really like.  The sentiment was stamped after it dried with a stamp from Unity August 2019 KOM called Warm & Cozy.  I matted the images in complimentary colors and mounted them on cream card bases.   Try using your stamps with different methods to see what you can create. - Denise