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(Started posting on September 25, 2014)

CAS Bird and Berries

CAS Bird and Berries

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(inside: wishing you a wonderful birthday)

This CAS card features stamps from the Stampin’ Up “Sweet Summer” set (retired) and a greeting stamp from Gina K Designs (unknown set).

The images were stamped with GKD Jet Black Amalgam Ink and colored with Copic Markers (E13, BG70, and BG72).

The background panel was embossed with a Stampin’ Up “Stripes” embossing folder (retired).  Papertrey Ink “Ocean Tides” card stock was used for the mat.

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Watering Can with Greenery – Water Colored Note Card

Watering Can with Greenery – Water Colored Note Card

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Still playing with the Art Impressions water color stamp sets I recently purchased…

I used Spectrum Aqua markers and water along with the following stamp sets:  Watercolor Starter Bundle (which includes the WC Decorative Jar Set – 5123, Foliage Set – 4051, and Flower Set – 4052), WC Foliage Set 4 (#5126), and Watering Can (#4761).  (While I love the little scene building stamps in these sets, any stamps and water based markers will work for this technique.)

The water colored panel was mounted on Gina K Designs Dusty Sage card stock (retired?) and a Recollections Ivory base.  The finished card is 4 1/4″ square.

Here’s one more sample using a pot from the WC Containers (#4111) set.

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Flowers in Pitcher – Water Colored Note Card

Flowers in Pitcher – Water Colored Note Card

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In a recent post, I tried out a water color technique with stamps, markers, and water that I learned to do from this video (and several others in the AI Water Color series).  I was inspired to purchase some Art Impressions stamps from their water color line and had fun creating this card.

The Art Impressions stamps used for this card came from several sets:  Watercolor Starter Bundle (which includes the WC Decorative Jar Set – 5123, Foliage Set – 4051, and Flower Set – 4052), WC Foliage Set 4 (#5126), and WC Mini FLower Set (#5009).  (Each package has a water colored sample that may have been created with stamps from other sets; look carefully to see what is actually included in each set if interested in purchasing any of their stamps.)

I used water color paper, Spectrum Aqua markers (from various sets) as my paint, a no. 4 paint brush, and water.

The water colored panels were mounted on Gina K Designs Blue Denim card stock and a Recollections Ivory base.

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Woven Lighthouse Card (and a layered frame sample)

Woven Lighthouse Card (and a layered frame sample)

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In one of the Spring Card Camp II online classes I recently viewed, we were encouraged to try weaving on our cards.  The class samples were done with colored strips behind cut-out windows on the card front, but I was curious to see what it would look like to weave a stamped image, and this big scene stamp seemed like a good one with which to try.

Using my MISTI stamp positioner, I stamped the “Lighthouse” stamp from Impression Obsessionon on two (large) pieces of ivory card stock with GKD Chocolate Truffle amalgam ink.  Then I cut each panel into 1/4 inch strips – one vertically and the other horizontally.  After making sure all the strips were in order, I wove “every other” horizontal strip back into the vertical strips to recreate the scene.  (As I am typing this, I am thinking I probably should have stamped a third panel for more vertical strips to create a second card with the horizontal strips I did not use here.  Also wondering if I could have woven blank card stock first and then stamped – eliminating the challenge of lining everything up.  Hmmm…. )

Once the strips were woven together, I adhered them to a scrap of card stock to prevent them from moving around and then trimmed it to size.

My original plan was to place the woven panel behind a cut-out window/frame as shown in the class, but the image was too large so I used the stitched frame die already sitting on my desk to create this next card…

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I stamped the same image onto a piece of ivory card stock with the Chocolate Truffle ink.  Then I cut three frames with the frame die;  the first was from the stamped panel, and two more were from Chocolate Truffle card stock.  After stacking and gluing together the three die cut frames,  I put the frames and the other parts of the cut, stamped panel back together on a Tranquil Teal card base.  The greeting is from Gina K Design’s “Love & Prayers” set.

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More Monoprinting – Birthday Daisies

More Monoprinting – Birthday Daisies

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Recently, I shared some cards I made using a monoprinting technique I learned from a class in the online Spring Card Camp 2 course.  This card was done the same way, but the stamp used here was a large background stamp with less “solid” images than on the stamp I used before.  (I don’t want to give too much of the technique/lesson away as the lesson is exclusive to the class and enrollment in the course is required,  but I briefly described what I did in my recent post.)

As mentioned before, you can get several panels from the “same” ink on the gel plate and stamp.

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The background stamp is the “Rose Lace Background Stamp” from Gina K Designs.  Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, and Faded Jeans Distress Oxide inks were applied with a brayer to the plate.

The die cuts used were “Delightful Daisy” by Poppy Stamps and “Mini Expressions – Happy Birthday” by Creative Expressions.  These were each cut three times, stacked, and glued together to make them thicker so they’d stand out better.

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