XOXO card with Daria

Hello-hello Awesome People!

Daria here. And for  today's projects I am again playing with Circular stamp and die sets. I think, I simply love the polka-dot pattern. How about you?



So, I randomly stamped the second biggest circle from the Circular stamp set into my card-base with black ink. Then, I die cut lots of circles from coloured and glitter cardstock using Circular die set.
I arranged them onto my card-bases and adhered everything derictly to paper without any foam squares. But foam adhesive could also look interesting as it will add another layer and more dimension for the whole project.


For the sentiment, I used XOXO from one of my favourite sets - Just because stamp set (which is now on Sale!) and You are magnificent from Moon Magic stamp set, which I placed on a banner from Skinny Stripes dies.  



I've also added a little flower from Grateful Heart stamp set for some extra attention to the sentiment. 



Hope you like these simple ideas and will give them a try. 
Love,
D.

Loved with Koren Wiskman


Hello everyone. Koren here with a Valentine card with zero colorings. I actually have three cards created in the same way but using different colors and patterns. For these cards, I used the Neat & Tangled Journaling and Love Mail die sets as well as the Typed Sentiments stamp set.

To start, I cut a piece of woodgrain cardstock or patterned paper to 3 1/2 by 4 3/4 inches. Then I cut the medium size heart from the Love Mail die set out of black, white, and red cardstocks as well as some patterns from my stash. I also cut the smallest heart from the same set using the same colors. These hearts are to replace the o in "loved".




For the word "loved" I used the Neat & Tangled Journaling Dies and cut them from the same colors of cardstock. I cut each letter four times so that I could stack them together using my liquid adhesive. It makes them sturdy embellishments that look great. I used a ruler to line up my letters as straight as possible using liquid adhesive to tack them in place.

For each of the cards, I stamped some of the sentiments that I thought went well with the word "loved" from the Typed Sentiments stamp set. I stamped and heat embossed them before cutting them into tiny strips with my paper trimmer.




I adhered the main card panels to white craft foam using tear tape adhesive and then attached them to light gray card bases. These cards are cut to size A2 and scored in a top folding portrait orientation.

I adhered the first of the three hearts on each card with liquid adhesive flat to the card panel. The subsequent two are popped up using foam tape. The sentiments were adhered in a similar fashion. I wanted them to be wonky and whimsical so I stuck them on crooked with a little flair.


I hope that I've inspired you to create something loving today using Neat & Tangled products. Thank you for spending your time with me.

Koren


Copic Coloring Transparent Wings with Kelly Latevola

Hello Crafters! 

I'm super excited to share today's technique with you. I love when you formulate an idea in your crafty brain and it actually turns out don't you?!


I really wanted to be able to show this moth landing on the flower bouquet as realistically as possible. So I had to do two things, 1. a little research and 2. color them transparently. 
I knew I wouldn't be comfortable doing no-line coloring so I got a little creative to keep my lines. 


I started by stamping my moth and then masking it. I stamped the Heartfelt Thanks bouquet in my MISTI over top of it. A stamp positioner is key here. After I stamped the flowers once I removed the mask over the moth and then stamped again without reinking. This is called second generation stamping and leaves a lighter impression which is exactly what I needed. 


I used my copic markers to color up the image. I started by "Mapping" my colors underneath the wings. I colored in the flowers and leaves using my lightest green, violet, yellow and pink. 
Transparent items are see through which means you will see the color underneath the wings but it will have a green overcast to them. Copics are transparent which allows us to layer colors. 
I colored the rest of the images (the ones not covered by the wings) as I normally would before adding my green over the wings of the moth.  

You can see the entire process in the video below. 


Like I said in the video there is nothing wrong with sticking to the lighter colors. The technique still works to create a transparent look but adding a bit of bolder color really drives the look of it home as you can see in the close up below. 


I really hope you decide to give this technique a try! Moths, butterflies, fairies, the options are endless :) 

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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