Sending Love with Koren Wiskman


Hello everyone. Koren here today. I have another love card for you. I always say, "love ins't just for February". We should spread love all year long. So that's what I'm doing today, with the Neat & Tangled Mail Background stamp, Love Notes, and Jump for Joy stamp sets.

I started with a piece of Neenah 110 lb. Solar White Classic Crest cardstock cut to size 4 1/4 by 5 1/2. I loaded it and the Neat & Tangled Mail Background stamp into my Original MISTI. I stamped the background onto multiple panels to have extra to cut apart. I then cut the panels down to 3 1/2 by 4 3/4.

I traced with a thick black marker onto the panel that I used to cut the bottom and the top pieces from. I took one background and decided where I wanted to cut to create and interesting background for my focal image to be in. I wanted it to feel like he was jumping, sliding, playing, whatever you think of, inside the pile of love mail.


Once the two parts where traced out, I simply used my scissors to cut them out. I then went back in with the same black marker to brush the edges of the cut out pieces with black ink.

Before adhering the pieces together I used my alcohol markers to color them. I have listed the markers used on this card below in the color map.



To create the background I used one full mail background, then a piece of vellum to dull the intensity of the color. On the vellum piece, I stamped the motion lines onto the vellum layer using black pigment ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then I added the top and bottom cut out pieces with foam tape to pop them up.

The sentiment was cut using the "love" die from the Neat & Tangled Love Notes Dies, cut from black and white cardstock. I cut the "love" word die four times and layered them together with liquid adhesive. Then placed them on the black shadow using the same adhesive. The "sending" sub-sentiment was stamped with embossing ink and white heat embossed. I used my paper trimmer to cut it down into a strip.

The bunny was popped up using an action wobble within the action marks previously embossed on the vellum.

I hope that I've inspired you to share some love in a creative way.

Koren


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Good Vibes Only with Cheiron


Hi crafty friends! It's Cheiron here, hope you are all keeping healthy and safe. I have been working from home the past two weeks and cooking A LOT 😉I've also been cleaning and organizing in my studio a bit each day, and while I've been going through my stamps, I've pulled out a few sets I have not used in a while, so I can show them some love. Today I have a trio of cards that I made using Alcohol Ink backgrounds. I've been experimenting with them a ton this week, and love trying out different color combos. I've combined these backgrounds with one of my favorite Neat and Tangled sets of all time, Good Vibes. For me, this sentiment says it all - it can be for an occasion (thinking of you, under the weather) or no occasion at all. All I know is we could all probably use some good vibes right about now!


To make these cards, I cut sheets of 5 x7 Ranger Yupo paper in half (3 1/2 x 5) and created a bunch of backgrounds. The finished size of these cards is 4 x 5 1/2. For the first card, I created a very light Alcohol Ink Background that covered the entire panel using Gumball, Lemonade, Mojito and Laguna Alcohol Inks. I put the inks on my glass mat, added some Alcohol Ink Blending Solution and swiped the panel through. Once the panel was dry, I stamped the 'sending' in Garden Patina Archival Ink and the 'good vibes' with Jet Black Archival Ink. I mounted the panel onto a black mat, then onto a white card then added 3 Sophisticated Enamel Dots to the bottom of the card.

For my second card, I wanted to leave some white space. I started by putting some blending solution directly on my Yupo paper then added Alcohol Inks one at a time and using an Alcohol Ink Air Blower before adding the next color. I used Dijon, Gumball and Rosewood for this one. I stamped and fussy cut the sentiment and added some coordinating colors to the letters with a waterbrush.

This last one is probably my favorite of the set. I used the same technique as the second card, using Moss, Monsoon, and Laguna Alcohol Inks, using the Air Blower in between each color add and the Foundry Alloy which I feel is a wonderful mix of silver and gold. I stamped the sentiment in Cobalt Archival Ink, mounted it onto some gold cardstock, then onto Soft Navy cardstock and added a few Sophisticated Enamel Dots.

These types of cards would be easy to replicate with any colorful backgrounds- Distress Ink, watercoloring, pattern stamping...I hope you give it a try and get some Good Vibes of your own in the mail!

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Patterned Butterfly Card with Daria

Hello-hello Awesome People!

Daria here. Today, I am playing with Grateful Heart stamp and Butterfly Beauties die. And I have a very simple to make yet brightful card. 



I started with stamping a small bud from Grateful Heart stamp set. Then, I coloured it with pencils and markers.


I die cut a butterfly on a white panel using a Butterfly Beauties die, added a sentiment and foam mounted the panel on top of my colouring. The sentiment is from the same Grateful Heart stamp set. I like the font. 


This simple design can give you so many different looks. You may add any type of small stamp inside for colouring, or even use a background stamp. To make it even faster, just add a pattern paper behind the die-cut butterfly.


Hope you like this simple idea and will give it a try. 

xoxo

D.
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Alcohol Lift Ink with Mindy Eggen

Welcome everyone!


I did a little playing one weekend with alcohol inks and had a bunch of backgrounds. I took one of those backgrounds, and stamped the new Butterfly Beauties onto it with Alcohol Lift Ink.


After dabbing away the lift ink from the background, I'm left with this ghostly image and it's so beautiful!


I trimmed the panel down to 3 3/4" x 5" and added to a white card base.



This was really a quick card to put together but has amazing results.



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No Line Colored Pencil Butterfly Beauties with Kelly Latevola

Hello Crafters! 

I've really been feeling the colored pencils lately. 
They are still a little bit of a struggle for me but it's getting better with practice. I decided to tackle no-line coloring with them since it's been so long. 


I started with the butterfly on the left. I stamped that one in black ink and colored it the same way. Coloring the image with lines first helped build up my confidence before I tried it with no lines. 


I stamped in Fadeout Ink and then got to work. A few tips I picked up along the way. First things first, keep your tips sharp. It seems silly but trying to get good blending in small areas requires sharp tips and it's much easier to color in small areas. I recommend starting with them. Instead of doing the entire wing do one segment at a time. 


I try to keep the lines intact as much as possible. What do I mean? 
When I'm coloring segments I try not to do two right next to each other until I'm more comfortable. For example, when I did the wings I skipped segments in between so it wouldn't get blobby and cause me to lose my lines. 


Whether it was this black outline one or the no line butterfly I colored the same way. Use a light hand with multiple layers of color. I like starting with my lightest color, working out to my darkest color, then back to my lightest. The goal is to fill in the fibers of the paper with color to get a smooth blended result. 

You can see the entire process in the video below 


Which butterfly do you like better the no line or the black outline? 
I love how different they look. Makes those coloring possibilities absolutely endless! 


I hope you'll try this technique soon. 
Thanks so much for stopping by! 



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