Friday, August 19, 2016

One Stamp Set, Two Ways


Hello!
I have returned from a wonderful family vacation and have 2 cards to share, both using the same stamp set each a unique look.

{supplies: Oriental Orchid stamp set-Altenew, Ink-Altenew, die cut frame-Elizabeth Craft Designs, vellum from my stash}

I stamped a series of orchids on card stock layering from the lightest ink to the darkest shade in the set of 4 inks.

I fussy cut each bloom and then arranged them in 3 rows of 3 on kraft card stock, I wasn't entirely thrilled with the result so I topped the arrangement with a piece of vellum and some American Crafts glitter. The die cut frame hides the adhesive used to adhere the vellum to the card stock.


The card is finished off with the thank you sentiment from the stamp set stamped in Versamark black ink and embossed with Ranger clear embossing powder.


{supplies: Altenew Ink and Oriental Orchid stamp set; American Crafts glitter paper; Versamark black ink; Nuvo glitter drops}

I experimented with layering different shades from the Altenew Red Sunset ink set. The flower centers are stamped with the Mango Smoothie ink from the Altenew 4 Scoops ink set. The glitter paper anchors the main sentiment and Nuvo Glitter drops in Silver Moondust complete the card.

Thanks for stopping in :)

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Beautiful Details...

Beautiful Details is a class all about adding details to your stamped images, specifically floral images, offered by Altenew Academy this past June. I don't consider myself an artist so this class will definitely be a challenge for me.  Here is the first card I made:



I colored the stamp with Zig Clean Color markers in 2 different shades of gray, then added the "details" with a black Copic Multiliner, this technique is all about loose lines, so I tried my hardest not to "correct" my dark lines. I added some Grey Flannel Pico Embellisher dots and Nuvo Red Berry Crystal Drops to complete this card.

Here is another card I made but using the lovely yellow Altenew inks:

I 'outlined' the Vintage Flower stamped images with a Copic Multiliner black pen and embellished the card with gold and black sequins.

I am looking forward to completing the other lessons in this online class, hope they have the same lovely results as these cards :).


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Monday, August 1, 2016

Adventure Awaits

Thanks for stopping in to see this layout from our December 2014 Hawaiian Vacation.


 The Kaisercraft 'Coastal Escape' line is perfect for seashore photos. The Silhouette cut file that resembles fishing netting is another great element to these Pacific seaside photos which I embellished with 'Coastal Escape' stickers, enamel dots and twine from my stash.



All these supplies were easy to obtain via special order from info@scrapshotz.comSandy at Scrap Shotz so don't hesitate to ask for what you see here or are wishing for ;).

Thanks for taking a look!