I am so happy you stopped by! Spellbinders new Floral Reflections Collection is live and I LOVE how fresh the collection is. I made two cheerful cards, one for a friend’s birthday the second is ready to send for a get well.
Hello! Today is Release Day for the October 2022 Spellbinders Club Kits and I have several cards to share with you. I’ll start with the beautiful Large of Die of the Month, which is a seasonal stitched Christmas ornament. In my mind, I saw a softly watercolored bauble so I die cut the ornament from watercolor paper. Then, using the wet on wet technique, I loosely painted the die cut with three shades of aqua. I also painted a pink and green panel for the poinsettia and greenery. I used the greenery from Stitched Ornament (S4-1231), which was released earlier this year. After allowing the paint to dry, I darkened the edges with a second coat of water color.
I used three strands of blue gray embroidery floss. I created the background (3 5/8″ x 8 5/8″) with this month’s Embossing Folder of the Month. I wanted a showy card, so I used a big slimline card base (8″ x 9″, scored at 4″). I found this card so relaxing to make!
I started by embossing my background (September 2022 Embossing Folder of the Month: Scattered Fall) on Waterfall Cardstock, and then used the shadow dies to cut an opening for the words Warm Hugs Enclosed. The sentiment was then die cut from Copper Metallic Cardstock. I’ve found it works well if you attach a sheet of double sided adhesive paper to the cardstock prior to die cutting. After you die cut, just pull away the backing paper and apply! I also die cut the poinsettias (included in this month’s kit) from Teal Topaz and white cardstock. The last step was to assemble the A2 Top Folding card with craft foam behind the background and foam tape squares behind the poinsettias.
Embossing Folder of the Month: October 2022
My last card was quick and easy! Using this month’s Embossing Folder (Scattered Christmas). I created my background with blue cardstock. I wanted the lovely embossing to be the star on this card.
Hello and welcome! This is my design team card for this week\’s Watercooler Wednesday \”Masculine\” Challenge and Dawn is our hostess.
I made a cheeky get well card using Simon Says Stamp Stacking Animals and this big bold sentiment from the Ranger Letter It Greetings stamp set. I also added a bit of Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the two beaks.
Hello and welcome. We are making \”masculine\” cards this week at The Watercooler Wednesday and this is my design team card. I was in need of some masculine get well cards and came up with this idea.
I started by stamp block inking, but I used a minimal amount of water to get this speckled look. I made a similar background (same ink color but more water here). I trimmed the panel down and then inked the edges with the same ink as the background to give the panel a bit more definition. I added a sentiment and then stamped, Copic colored and die cut the plant and snail and attached with foam tape. I like how the card turned out.
Altenew Garden Grow
Papertrey Get Well Soon Sentiemnt
acrylic block to stamp the background
Altenew Sand Dunes Crisp Die Ink for background and edges
Hello and welcome! I\’ve been working my way through Altenew Academy\’s Irresistible Inking class and I wanted to share this card. Sara Naumann is the instructor and she provided loads of inking details, tips and techniques to make cards more interesting. I used three of these techniques on my card. After watching all the videos, I was inspired to make a vintage look masculine card.
I started by using the stamp block inking technique we learned in Class #3. I took a square acrylic block, inked it with Altenew Sand Dunes ink, spritzed with water and then stamped on a Bristol cardstock panel. Sand Dunes was a great ink to use because it looks vintage but it is light enough to color over. I was going for a rustic, uneven masculine effect.
I popped out to have a latte and once the panel was dry, I stamped the planter on the inked square and then colored with Zig markers.
I trimmed the panel down and then inked around the edges (lesson #4) of the square with the same Sand Dunes ink. This is very subtle but the inking frames the vignette and gives a little more definition to the card.
I also block stamped the Sand Dunes on a scrap of Bristol cardstock so the sentiment strip would coordinate with the square panel. I inked the edges of the sentiment strip and then heat embossed the sentiment.
I made a top folding A2 card out of Bristol cardstock and then used a small paint brush to make Sand Dunes splatters over the card base.
I adhered the square panel and sentiment to the card base with foam tape.
Altenew Garden Grow stamp set
Altenew Sand Dunes ink (background, edges and paint splatters)
Square Acrylic Block
#2 paint brush
Small Spray Mister
Zig Markers (Deep Red, Wine Red, Pale Rose, Oatmeal, Dark Oatmeal, Olive, Mid Green, May Green and blender)
Hello and welcome. This week we are making \”masculine\” cards at The Watercooler Wednesday Challenge and I am so pleased to be this week\’s hostess. I needed a card for a friend having cancer surgery and I came up with this design.
I started by making an A2 top folding card using cold press watercolor paper. I then heat embossed the giraffe in brown. I mixed my own water color browns by combining purple with yellow and orange and then went to work painting. I think the monochromatic colors work well for a man (or woman). I am pleased with the clean CAS look.
I used a Visible Image sentiment stamp inside \”Life can be tough but darling so are you.\”
UPDATE: I was so pleased to see that my card was chosen as the \”winner\” for the Addicted to CAS challenge.
Several friends have been sick or have had surgery, so I was in need of some Get Well cards. I thought this one turned out bright and cheery. I put a light glaze of blue distress ink on watercolor paper for the background. I then die cut the flowers and leaves from scraps of alcohol ink/Yupo panels. Since it is fall, I went with yellow-orange leaves. Supplies: