Saturday, March 24, 2018

Sympathy - Brayer Ink Background

Happy Saturday!

I was looking through Pinterest for inspiration and was reminded of a brayer technique I hadn't done in years with reinker inks and baby wipe.

I placed the wipe on a large acrylic block and inked it with purples, blues and greens.  Then I used a brayer to pick up the stripes and apply the ink to the paper.  Originally I was hoping to create a landscape scene, but it I didn't come up with anything I liked so I just die cut the background and stamped a the sentiment and added some smooth bubble gems.

The mat is vellum, another inspiration from a card I saw online.  I always forget about using vellum, it adds a lot of interest.   

In the end this card took 3 weeks to come together.  Sometimes it is just hard, but I love how it came together in the end.

Here is a second card with the background, this one I pressed the paper on the inked wipe so the texture transferred.

Stamp: The Cat's Meow - Hope Blooms
Die: Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangles
Papers: PTI White, Indigo Blue, Vellum
Embellishments: Recollections smooth bubble gems

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Blessing to You,

Saturday, March 10, 2018

My Favorite Things - Roses In Bloom Birthday

Happy Saturday!

Around Christmas time, I placed an order with My Favorite Things and got this lovely rose die free with purchase.  I decided to get out my Copic airbrush system and give that a try to make a background.  The die cut rose is colored with Copic markers.  

I made a few cards with a couple different sentiments.

Stamps: Birthday Wishes (Verve - Surely Goodness); You are in our thoughts (The Crafts Meow - Hope Blooms); Just Rite French Rose Background
Inks: PaperTrey Ink Black and Berry Sorbet 
Papers: PTI White and Berry Sorbet
Copic Colors: B02, BG13, R12, R14, R17, YG61, YG63, YG67
Embellishments: Hero Arts Clear smooth gems 

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Blessings to you,

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Nina B Spring Printable Postcards

Happy Sunday!

It has been awhile since I posted, but have created quite a few cards so far in 2018.  So I have a few upcoming posts scheduled.   

I printed out some of Nina B's Spring postcards late last year, with the intention of making some cards over the Christmas break.  I didn't get to it during my time off, but in January I was able to get some cards made using these printables.  I added some stitching and lace to make these cards.

It is always nice to have some cards on hand when you hear of someone having surgery, going through a loss or needing encouragement.  There are also a couple birthday postcards in the Spring set. 

Unfortunately, these print files are not available on etsy anymore, NinaBPrintables may be available by request.  You can see Nina's latest creations on Facebook.  I think her art is a wonderful inspiration.

Here are 2 using the 'Praying for You' postcard... 

I also made a couple using the 2 Happy Birthday postcards. 

Lastly, I've used this post card before and I just love it.  
Makes a great card of encouragement for anyone.

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Blessings to you,

Saturday, November 25, 2017

PaperTrey Ink - Bethlehem

Happy Saturday!

Today, I have the second make-n-take card from 
the women's event through my church.

This one is a simple Christmas card, which uses a die set 
from PaperTrey Ink called Bethlehem.

Like last week's card, I wanted to do something which 
would be easy for everyone.  So this card has a gold leaf
and sponging technique. 

Step 1 - Use a Krylon 18kt gold leaf pen to create a gold 
border on the white 3.75 x 5" cardstock.

Step 2 - Sponge the Bethlehem city with Fine Linen ink 

Step 3 - Stamp sentiment on the sponged Bethlehem.
Then assemble the card with double stick tape.

PaperTrey Ink Die: Bethlehem (3 die set)
PaperTrey Ink Stamp Set: Nativity Mini Stamp set
PaperTrey Ink Cardstock: Dark Indigo and White
PTI Inks: Fine Linen and Dark Indigo
Krylon 18kt gold leaf pen

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