Joy Peace Love Hanukkah Card

Joy Peace Love Hanukkah Card

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This card features an untitled Craft Smart stamp (#84168-2013-07) on a “smooshed” background.   The “splatters” are from the SU “Timeless Textures” set.  The greeting is part of the Penny Black “Wonder Collection” stamp set that was a free gift with the Papercraft Essentials Magazine (issue 113) from September 2014.

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Memento Summer Sky and Blue Danube ink was used on white card stock.  The “smooshed” color added behind the menorah image was done by adding the Summer Sky ink directly to my craft mat and spritzing it with water.  The card stock was then dipped in/dragged through the ink/water droplets.  The edges were sponged with the Blue Danube ink and a foam blending tool.

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CAS Silver Embossed Hanukkah Card

CAS Silver Embossed Hanukkah Card

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This clean and simple (cas) card features stamps from the “Seasonal Sentiments” set by Gina K Designs and the “Festival of Lights” mini set by Papertrey Ink.  Both were stamped with versamark ink and heat embossed with Gina K Silver fine detail embossing powder.  The star was stamped/embossed on a separate scrap of card stock and fussy cut since I was having trouble centering it perfectly when I tried to stamp it directly onto the card front. (User error I’m sure!)  The card stock was Gina K In the Navy and white.

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The Magic of Christmas

The Magic of Christmas

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This gold and white card features the “Small Madison Window” die (style #816) by Poppystamps, inc.  I cut and layered 4 of them to make the white window stand out against the white background.

I used my score board and a ball stylus to create the lines on the background panel.  (The lines are a touch thicker when made with the stylus than with the bone folder.)

The tree in the window, the greeting, and the mat were all heat embossed with Gina K fine detail gold embossing powder.  The tree is part of the Penny Black “Wonder Collection” stamp set that was a free gift with the Papercraft Essentials Magazine (issue 113) from September 2014.  (The tree is called “A Splash of Winter” which is also available by itself.)  I used the “direct to paper” technique with a varsamark ink pad and the embossing powder to make the visible edges of the mat panel gold.  The tree was stamped/embossed on a piece of card stock from the Recollections Shimmer Silver and Champagne Card Stock pack from Michaels.

Here’s a view better showing the shine…

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Goose Scene with Multi-Layer Stamping

Goose Scene with Multi-Layer Stamping

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I’ve done multi-layer stamping before, but it has always been with three panels layered (and centered) one on top of the other.  I thought I’d try a more horizontal “scene” approach with this one.  (My scene layout was inspired by this card.)

HERE’S one I had done before…

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To do multi-layered stamping:

1.  Cut the panels you plan to layer and on which you plan to stamp.  (The sizes don’t matter; make them fit your design!)

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2.   Layer and temporarily adhere the panels as desired.  (Use removable adhesive behind the panels so it does not interfere with your stamping.)  For the goose sample above, I used two white rectangles – one positioned horizontally and the other smaller one positioned vertically and centered on the first.  (For the older sample, I used three white rectangles layered and centered from smallest to largest.)  Do not add the mats at this point; you are just layering the panels on which you will be stamping.

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3.   Simply stamp your images onto the layered panels making sure that some of the image(s) go over the border(s) so parts of the image(s) are on two (or more of the layers).  You may notice that the images don’t stamp really close to the borders of the overlapping card stock and leave a little gap.  That’s because the thickness of the card stock is preventing the stamp from making contact with the neighboring card stock.  That’s fine; these “gaps” will be covered with the mats.

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(At this point, add color if desired.  You want the color to flow across the panels just as the stamping does.  I did not add any color here in this quick tutorial but did in my finished card project.)

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4.   Once all the stamping (and coloring/inking/shading if desired) is complete, separate the stamped panels, mat each one, and re-attach them by layering them the same way they were originally stamped.  Make sure to line up the images as best you can so it looks like they continue past the mats.

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Play around with different sizes and positions for your layered panels for a variety of card layouts!

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To add the color to my images, I loosely sponged ink over and around the areas with a foam blending tool.  I just wanted a hint of color and was not going for a neatly colored scene.

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I used Recollections white, black and kraft card stock along with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink and Memento Tuxedo Black, Desert Sand, Bamboo Leaves, and Summer Sky inks.  I spritzed ink over the panels with a Walnut Stain distress marker and a Tim Holtz marker spritzer tool.  The embossing folder is Multi Stripes by Darice.  Stamps were from the Stampin’ Up “Wetlands” set (retired?).

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Floral Palette Screen Divider and Shutter Cards

Floral Palette Screen Divider Cards and Shutter Cards

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In my last post, I shared a few cards I made with the beautiful patterned paper called “Floral Palette” by Recollections.

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Here are a few more cards I made using this same paper.

The pattern on the top of this paper is quite different from that on the bottom, and these patterns flow from left to right beautifully so I decided to keep the two patterns “as-is” for my screen divider cards.  I had made a screen divider card last year and decided to “warm up” with the same punches.  (Instructions on how I made these are included in that post.)

You can get 5 panels across the 12×12 inch page, and choosing two different groups of 4 gave me two variations.

This card is from the top (left) half:

Here’s another card from the top (right) half:

 

After I completed those, I played around with the bottom half of the paper and with a few different punches and dies for a different look.  Here’s my third card (also shown at the top of this post):

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Floral Palette Shutter Cards

In addition to screen divider cards, flowing patterns also make great panels on shutter cards.  (HERE is a video tutorial on making this type of card.)  I left the “inside” blank on the second sample and could add a stamped or hand-written message when the card is needed.

   

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