I really don't "celebrate" Halloween, but I do enjoy passing out candy to our neighborhood children. They are so cute!! Made this card for a swap this month at Club Posh. The finished card is 4.5" x 6".
Used a circle mask for the moon, then brayered the background with blues. Stamped the house and fence, then sponged the ground.
Stamped the images on a scrap piece of paper. Colored with markers and then cut out. Embossed the skeleton. I really dig the little skeleton. You can cut him apart and pose him how you like.
Adhere images onto base card. Stamp a few bats in the sky. Stamp some images on the inside. I also like to decorate the back too.
This scene was inspired by my Stampin' Brother, Ken. Ken teaches scenic stamping in the AZ area and recently posted a wonderful, dramatic scene at our StampscapesII Yahoo Group using this Beeswax lake image and Stampscapes images. I was inspired by the way he created such lovely blues in his sky and lake. So I tried!
You can find Ken's art work, tutorials, workshop information, and his DVD at Stampscapes.
Click on Gallery, Lessons or Workshops and look for Ken Pesho.
To see a previous post on general tips for scenic stamping, check here.
Here's the order I stamped in, using a paper towel to mask when needed: (1) the boats and dock image (2) lake (3) grass (4) barns (5) mountains (6) filled in with more grass (7) sky.
After the ink was COMPLETELY dry, I added color. I used markers for detail coloring. In Ken's scene, he made his roof tops pop with color. I did too.
I used the stylus for the grass, mountains, sky and water. I built the rich color with a few shades and added a splash of purple. Ken taught me about the splash of purple when I met him at my first Stampscapes retreat.
Lastly, added branches around the scene and signed my name. :o)
This card is for the June Art Impressions Card Contest - golden oldies. AI has so many fun images! I used a combination of inks, markers and paper piecing with design papers to make this card. This card is 4" x 6".
Inked up image with black distress ink pad and stamped on glossy card stock. Allowed to dry.
Decided which parts of the image I wanted to use the design papers on.
Used a small paint brush with various ink pads. I also dipped my brush in water to help spread color. I was not sure if it would work on the glossy card stock, but it did!
To add color in small places, or to fill in for ink pads I did not have, I used markers.
Added some detail with drawing pen.
To give some grounding to the party group, I used a stipple brush and gray ink pad.
I stamped the sentiment last with VersaFine and used a stamp positioner for placement.
Anthony & Burt are just so darn cute, AND they get into everything! Here, they are celebrating the 4th of July early. It's always a good time for waving your flag and eating some BBQ, baked beans, and potato salad!!
Mask off base card inside at open line. Stipple shades of olive.
Randomly stamp frog prints that have been dipped in shades of olive. Clean stamps and then color with red and stamp. Clean, color with blue and stamp.
Ink up sun image with shades of sunrise and stamp onto sticker paper.
Ink up cloud image with shades of blue and stamp onto sticker paper.
Ink up grass image with shades of olive and stamp onto sticker paper.
Color the Anthony image with markers - black on his body and aqua gray on his wings. Stamp the image onto sticker paper. Color his wings with clear glaze pen. Allow to dry.
Cut out all the images.
Ink up the Burt image with StazOn and stamp onto Radiance card stock. Color with pencils,
blending with Dove Blender pen to smooth lines. Cut out. Use craft knife to cut around his fingers flag pole to fit in.
The flag is free clip art I found by doing a google on American Flag. Print it on white card stock and cut out.
Lay items out to see where you want to place them. Remove sticky back and adhere.
Place cut out flag in slit of Burt's arm. Add adhesive on the back of Burt and place on base card. Remember not to put adhesive on the flag beyond the edge of the card - you will not be able to open it! :o)
Didn't want to use pink on this card. :o) Girls do where more colors than pink & purple, although I do love pink & purple. The colors were inspired by Magical Micas. I read about them and saw some examples, and of course just "had" to have them. :o) Like Perfect Pearls they have a binder in them so you can just use them with water. Click here to see demos using Perfect Pearls.
Stamp the dress & crayon images with gold ink, sprinkle embossing
Dip water brush into powder and add color to images. Dip it into the lid for lighter shades, and directly into the powder for more vibrant color.
Cut out images.
Ink up sentiment image with shades of orange and stamp onto base card.
Use fine tip of marker to create a faux stitch on the front of the vertical card base.
Mask off inside base of the card at point where the front closes. Ink up brayer with shades of orange and brayer up and down on the card. Re-ink and brayer two to three times to create a smooth, blended look.
This little gift basket can be made as two separate baskets, or one - front and back.
Ink up bear border image with brown ink pad and stamp at top of basket on the panel under the handle. Re-ink and stamp at the bottom.
Clean stamp. Ink up two bears next to each other and stamp side ways on left side.
Clean stamp. Ink up the other two bears and stamp side ways on the right side.
Color images blending two markers from the same color family. Color little bears with brown marker.NOTE: You can see where I practiced coloring on spot that would be covered up. It's a good idea to test your colors on the surface of your project before you color your final image.
Ink up diaper pin with pink pad and stamp along sides of basket.
For the next step, mask off the sides of the basket to apply color only on the front panel. Turn the ink pad so that the individual ink pads are vertical. Ink up small brayer by moving in one direction to pick up ink.
To apply ink with brayer on basket, roll it up and down in the same area, moving just slightly to the left and right to blend the colors. Roll over the entire basket including the handle. You will notice the pattern of the handle shows up in your coloring. Ink up again and brayer over only the panel area of the basket to create a nice blend.
Turn basket around 180 degrees so you can work on the other side. Repeat previous step.
Color It's a Girl image with pink marker and stamp on white card stock. Cut image out with deco edge die cut.
Add glitter on flower pedals and centers with pen. Adhere to brayered side of basket.
Stamp bear border image on tissue paper with pink and brown ink pads.
Fold the basket together and use adhesive to hold it together.
Added center bear that I made from a previous project. Click here to see it.
Tried a new technique today! It's called the Herringbone Technique. It's all about the paper.
Select four different color coordinated papers or card stock. This example uses two solid and two patterned.
Cut into A2 size pieces. Cut ½” strips of each piece length wise. The technique allows you to also cut a variety of widths or all the same width.
Apply adhesive to the 4¼” x 5½” white card stock. In this project, the Xyron machine was used to apply the adhesive. Remove the protective paper from the sticky surface on the card stock.
On the sticky side, build the background, the Herringbone Technique, by forming “V’s.” Match up ends and go the opposite direction of the previous piece laid down to create a “V.” Trim pieces after building each side and use shorter strips on other sides. Trim final piece to size desired.
Create a pattern with the colors (see photo).
Stamp bunny image on white card stock. Stamp bunny image again on design paper. Line him up so that the egg is over a pattern on the design paper.
Color bunny on white card stock with markers. Cut bunny out.
For the design paper image, cut around bunny’s hands to get just the egg piece.
Adhere cut out egg over bunny image you colored.
Cut oval out of design paper and adhere colored bunny onto oval.
Adhere all layers.
For the inside, stamp bunny on white card stock so it looks like he’s peeking over the bottom of the card. Adhere cardstock to inside of card.
For this month's Stampscapes challenge we get to do any technique we like! I've been wanting to try watercoloring with Stampscapes, so this is my opportunity. :o) Using the Art Impressions way to watercolor, I created this lovely water scene.
Color directly on stamp with water based markers, using green on the trees, and brown on cabin and rocks. For the lake reflection of the trees on the image, stamp with StazOn.
Stamp onto watercolor paper. Note: use StazOn when you want to keep the image sharp. I wanted my trees to keep their shape in the reflection.
Dip paint brush into clean water and then pat most of it out on a paper towel. Gently spread the color on the cabin, be careful not to go in the windows. Spread color on the rocks.
When moving to a new color of the image, clean brush in water. Spread color on the trees and the ground.
Scribble red marker onto plastic palette, pick up color with damp paint brush and paint roof of cabin
For the reflection of the cabin in the water, use a brown fine line marker
To add water, scribble bright blue marker onto plastic palette, pick up color with damp paint brush and paint using horizontal strokes and leave some white space
Repeat for sky using a lighter blue and be careful around trees
After paper is dry, add yellow glitter to windows and clear glitter to water
Assemble card layers. Add buttons.
Inside card, add a strip of designer paper and stamp trees.
Painting all those Easter eggs is hard work. A little bunny can only paint for so long until he just poops out. Reminds me of me and email... :o)
Ink up sleeping bunny and egg image with Memento ink. Stamp onto white card stock. Repeat for paint cans.
Scribble markers onto old CD or piece of plastic. Pick up color with waterbrush and add color to bunny and egg. Since the card stock is not a water color paper, be careful not to use too much water. For darker effect in some areas, color directly on paper.
Cut an oval around bunny. Cut a scalloped oval in pink. Cut out paint cans.
To create a fluffy white tail, use a Snow Marker. Allow to dry, then heat set. It puffs right up!
Ink up the open egg image with #8 and stamp randomly over the front of the base card with it closed. Run the ink pad along the entire edge to give a subtle frame.
Using a stipple brush and #8 ink, add color to the base card. This will give a nice effect when the card is opened.
Add Crystal Lacquerer to bunny image on paint brush and puddle. Also add it to the paint on the paint cans. Allow to dry.
Adhere bunny image and pink layer on the base card.
Inside of card:
Ink up the sentiment image with #8 ink and stamp. Note: The sentiment image was too wide to fit inside the vertical card. One nice advantage of unmounted stamps is you can cut them where you want. It can still be used together on a single line by placing it together on the acrylic mount. Another option is to cover the part of the image you do not want to stamp with a sticky note, ink up, remove the sticky note and stamp. Clean the stamp and cover the other part, ink up, remove the sticky note and stamp.
This card is made with a real photo of a lovely sunset - photo complements of Sandy. For our February Stampscapes swap she gave us some lovely sky photos. The romantic cows are from Sunday International. This image is part of a really cute set and is available on EZMount or bare rubber. When I get images with words attached, I separate them to make it easy to use only one or the other. Another option is to cover up the words or image with a sticky note when you ink it up and then remove the sticky note before you stamp. I can still mount them together and ink at the same time if I choose.
Stamp image onto white card stock using Versafine ink, sprinkle with emboss powder and heat set. Do not include any of the heart pieces of the image.
Add color to the cows with Copic markers. Blend colors together in the same color family using two to three markers to create shading.
Add color to the hay with Marvy markers. Blend the two shades of yellow and mustard together across the hay stack to create shading.
Use a craft knife to cut around the solid part of the image. Do not worry about trying to get all the fragments of hay.
Print digital image of photo on to white card stock. Allow to dry.
Ink up the entire outer image with Memento ink pad. Stamp over photo.
Adhere colored cow images over stamped area.
Color in hearts with marker
The hill in this card was hand drawn following the outline in the photo.
Adhere all layers.
For the inside of the card:
Ink up milk carton image with Memento ink. Add color with Copic markers
Ink up sentiment image with Memento ink and stamp on white card stock.
This cute Santa bag image is from Stamps By Judith. It is actually designed by Heather - two very talented artist in the same family. I was in the mood for bright colors and had so much fun coloring this image! Being able to choose my colors is my most favorite thing about stamping!!
Stamp image on white card stock with Memento ink.
Add color with Copic Markers, blending colors together in the
same color family using two to three markers to create shading, e.g.
R24 and R27.
ORGANIZATION TIP: Cut shapes of all your base card stock colors and label them. You can easily use these samples when trying to match to design papers.
Adhere layers and ribbon.
Stamp sentiment with Versafine ink pad - very nice ink for detail stamping.
Place white card stock on inside of base card for message. Color piece of stamp image with black marker and stamp in corner. If you are very, very careful, can add color with Copic Markers. Try not to touch sides - it may bleed.
This card was inspired by a new video Gina K has up. You can see it at StampTV. Gina always has such great ideas! I visit weekly! Since I'm currently hooked on the glitter mist, a.k.a perfect pearls mist, technique I decided to use that as my back ground. I wanted dark blue for a night time view. I did not have a dark blue glimmer mist so I had to whip that up first.
Using Tim's recipe, add forever blue Perfect Pearls, night of navy re-inker and water into a Mini Mister and shake it all up.
Spray glimmer onto dark blue card stock. NOTE: Spraying the glimmer on various colors of card stock gives a very different look. Here's an example of the same dark blue recipe on white and dark blue.
Allow to dry. You can use a heat tool to speed up the drying process.
Ink up tree image with craft white and stamp onto glimmer sheet. Repeat two more times.
Sprinkle with embossing powder and heat set.
Cut your image scene into a square. Use a white gel pen to add falling snow.
Cut into four even pieces.
For the window size, cut your window layer large enough to allow spacing to give the illusion of panes. You can eye ball it or measure. I tend not to measure the majority of the time. This is more obvious on some of my projects than others. :o) For this project I did use the help of a grid guide.
Once you have your placement, adhere.
Layer onto the window frame and layer again onto another frame to give the window some depth.
Ink up vase portion of flower stamp with embossing ink and stamp on glimmer mist scrap. Add clear embossing powder and heat set. Cut out vase.
Color the flowers and vase image direct to stamp with markers and stamp onto white card stock. Cut out the whole image. Use a craft knife for tight spaces.
Draw a table and outlet (or stamp one if you have a table and outlet stamp) on white card stock. I colored a little of the marker onto an old CD and used the water brush to pick it up apply the color to the table. Cut out the table and outlet. NOTE: when you water color on regular card stock, be careful not to use too much water. The paper is really not intended to hold water and it will peel.
Adhere all the pieces down to the design paper and layers. Adhere glimmer vase over the vase on top on table.
Can you tell this card had a positive influence from Michelle? :o) I really like the backgrounds that Glimmer Mist creates. See here for more information on Glimmer Mist - made up of Perfect Pearls, re-inkers and water. I like to create a few backgrounds and then get inspired by how to use them. I tried the other way - have a background in mind and then create it. That did not work for me. :o)
The background was created by spritzing yellow, orange, and a little blue Glimmer Mists onto summer sun card stock. Allowed to dry.
Stamped tree image onto Glimmer Mist card stock and then colored with marker.
Cut around trees, leaving lots of sky at the top.
Used white pen to give highlights and assembled card.
Stamped leaf image onto scrap of Glimmer Misted card stock and cut out (also added one on the inside)
STAMPS: Hero Arts, Stampin' Up! Autumn Harvest INKS: Brilliance graphite black PAPER:SU! summer sun, very vanilla, basic black, Papertrey Ink design paper, Georgia Pacific White (inside of card) ACCESSORIES: Glimmer Mist Recipe, unknown ribbon from my stash draw (you know the kind of drawer I'm talking about...the one that you open slowly so nothing pops out)
Starting early (well, maybe I'm late...) with some mini cards for the Holidays. From one of Dee's latest sets at Sunday International, I created some very colorful, cute cards for teachers, neighbors, the postal carrier, etc.... Or, you could attach them to a gift - perhaps with matching gift paper! Sounds like a project for another day!
All three cards were basically made the same way – direct marker to stamp coloring.
On Santa card used Brilliance ink for snow (it goes all the way across on the inside. Stamped his hat on sticker paper so it could fit perfectly on his head. Added Stickles to his hat.
For ornaments card stamped snow image onto sticker paper and used a circle punch to cut out little bulbs. Added glitter pen to the word WISHES and to make random dots on the front of the card.
For the mittens card stamped large snowflakes with Brilliance ink and extended the boarder on each end.
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