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Happy Father’s Day with Avery Elle

Written by Valerie Ward. Posted in Eye Candy (Projects)

Hi Crafters! I can’t believe mom’s and dad’s days are right around the corner! I have a pretty Father’s Day card today featuring Avery Elle‘s new Shine Bright stamp & die set, and their new Scalloped Pierced Rectangles STAX die set.

The images are stamped using Memento’s Tuxedo Black ink onto X-Press IT Blending Card Paper, and colored with Copic markers (I use Sketch markers).

The red & white diagonally striped paper is from Doodlebug’s 6×6 Anchors Away paper pad.

The background is created using Distress Inks applied with onto Tim Holtz Watercolor Cardstock with Mini Ink Blending Tools.

For the beam of light, I  first stamped it with Altenew’s Warm Sunshine Ink from their Summer Afternoon ink pad set, available in full size ink pads or mini’s. Then I stamped it again with VersaMark Ink, and heat embossed it using Wow! Clear Gloss Embossing Powder

The sentiment was stamped using VersaMark, and heat embossed with Wow! White Pearl Embossing Powder. I added Zig Clear Wink of Stella to the flying birds and the red parts of the lighthouse. The final touch were the Pretty Pink Posh Sequins in Cobalt 4mm & 6mm.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope this has given you some inspiration! 

Love You To The Moon And Back…

Written by lisascreativeniche. Posted in Eye Candy (Projects)

Hello!  It is Lisa here with you today and I have a sweet little card to share with you that I’ve created with the newest WPlus9 release set called Little Dreamers

The minute I saw this set I knew I just had to have it!  And if I was going to get this set then I was going to need the Stardust Stamp Set too.  After all look at how perfect the sweep of stars look along the top and bottom!

To create this card I started by stamping the bear first as he was going to sitting on the moon.  I then masked him off and stamped the moon.  I decided to use the emboss resist technique for my stars and sentiment. So after they were stamped and embossed in clear embossing powder I went over the background with a mix of Distress Oxide Inks (Wilted Violet and Broken China) and Distress Inks (Faded Jeans and Black Soot).

I removed the masks and colored the moon and bear in with Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers.

And all of this was done on Neenah Solar White Cardstock.  I love this cardstock in both the 80# weight and the 110#.  It is sturdy and smooth and hold alcohol markers very well.

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Happy Crafting!

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Faux Watercoloring Needs Love Too!

Written by lisascreativeniche. Posted in Eye Candy (Projects)

Hello!  It’s Lisa here today, and as you’ve seen we’ve been focusing on all things watercoloring this month on the blog.  So I have a card to share that can still fall under the watercoloring tutorial, but with no paints or water… Now I know what you’re thinking, shut the front door!  But there are so many great products available now that give the impression of watercoloring, without the work!  Here are just a few of such products…

My Favorite Things Written In Water Stamp Set

 

SugarPea Designs Watercolor Brushstrokes

 

My Favorite Things Patterned Paper Wash 6 x 6 Paper Pad

Altenew Watercolor Wonders Stamp Set

 

And here is what I’ve created for my “faux watercolor” project…

To create this card I started by diecutting my sentiment into my “watercolored” patterned paper from the My Favorite Things Wash Paper Pad.  I made sure to keep all of the tiny inside cuts off to the side and in a pile so that I would have them when I was laying the word cuts back into place.  I then used two other papers from the same paper pad and die cut the words to inlay over my first cut. Once the sentiment was done I stamped my butterfly image from the newly released Beautiful Butterflies Stamp Set ,also by my Favorite Things, onto separate cardstock.  I then cut it out and adhered it to my cardbase.  Of course it wasn’t finished without some bling so I busted out my Pretty Pink Posh Clear Sequins, and ta-da!

I was able to achieve the watercolor look with out any mess.  Now don’t get me wrong I LOVE watercoloring, and there is no mess as far as I’m concerned, but if you shy away from the paints then I wanted to share with you another option.

Hope to see you play along in our latest watercoloring challenge for a chance to win goodies!

Happy Crafting!

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A Clean and Simple Watercolor Featuring Tombow Markers

Written by lisascreativeniche. Posted in Eye Candy (Projects)

Hi!  It is Lisa here with you all today and I have a very clean and simple card to share with you today that incorporates layered stamping with watercoloring.  Most often layered stamps are used for their crisp lines and well obvious layers.  When you add watercoloring to these images it tends to soften layers, and depending on how much water you add it can even mix the layers more than desired.  For my card I chose to stamp the images using my Tombow Markers instead of ink pads, and this allowed me to have a little more control of how and where any blending would occur once I added clean water…

To create this card I first started with the stems of the flowers.  I loved that by using the markers I was able to achieve a two toned look without much effort.  I then went in with a brush and clean water to blend and smooth out the colors.  Next came the leaves, and finally the flowers on top.  For each of these I went back over each layer with a brush and clean water, making sure that the first layer was completely dry before adding my next.

The Timless Tulips by Sunny Studio also had the perfect sentiment for my card so I stamped it with Versafine ink.  I finished the card off with Distress Ink in Tumbled glass to give it a soft blue background.  To tie in the watercolor look I added a few drops of water to the background and blotted them off.

If watercoloring seems too “messy” or “uncontrollable” for your tastes then using markers such as Tombow is a fantastic option for you!  I can’t wait to see what you create with this technique, and feel free to add it to our latest challenge, where we are asking you to watercolor people or animals.

Happy Crafting!

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