Technique – ink blending

Featuring ink blending

Amazing Mother

Hello everyone!

I am back with my second Crafts-U-Love DT card for February using the two Julie Hickey stamp sets that I received: Family Sentiments* and Floral Fusion*.

Today’s card took a long time to create mainly because I got inky and then had to do a ton of fussy cutting!

I decided that I wanted to create a flowery wreath for a Mother’s Day card. Well actually it can be an ‘Any Day’ mother’s card really! I started off by stamping the sentiment in the centre of my card base and then added a few stamped swirls from the Floral Fusion set.

Then I turned my attention to creating a base panel to use for the flower images.

First, I applied three shades of purple distress oxide ink repeatedly, drying each layer with my heat tool.

As I wanted a bit of shimmer, part way through the process, I added some Cosmic Shimmer ‘Silver Dream’ powder. Ordinarily, I would stop altering the background once I had added a metallic/shimmery powder, but I wanted a little more intensity from the purples so I continued to add more ink!

 

 

 

 

Eventually I stopped and stamped the smaller outline flower a number of times before fussy cutting them out and arranging them in a circle around the sentiment.

 

For the leaves, I stamped the larger solid flower image using two shades of regular distress ink and then cut completely around all the petals and slotted them between the flowers.

 

To finish off the card I added some Nuvo Glitter drops to the centres of each flower.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Products marked with a ‘*’ were sent to me by Crafts-U-Love for this DT assignment.

 

Octopus army

Happy Friyay friends!

I loved a card that Impress Cards shared in a recent email – and as I had the stamp, I knew that would have to be my wood stamp for Day 8 of the Daily Marker 30 Day challenge! I coloured the cute images using my Twinkling H2O paints but quite honestly I’m not that happy with how they turned out. Still, I decided to press on with my card anyway and masked off the images to create the background using a Create-a-Smile background stamp and some blended distress ink. To finish off the card, I added a sentiment by Simon Says Stamp.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Sweet buds

Hello everyone!

Day 6 of the Daily Marker Colouring Challenge on Instagram and Day 6 of my personal challenge to use my older wood-mounted rubber stamps.

Today’s chosen stamp is called ‘Sweet Buds’ by Penny Black and is from 2012! I so enjoyed playing with this one again!

I stamped and coloured the image and then I embossed a frame using a circle die. I then masked around the circle and blended a little grey distress ink. The sentiment is by Penny Black.

This was such a fun one-layer card – and although I’ve already shared my DT creation for AAA Cards Challenge this week, this card also fits our theme and optional twist!

Anyway, I’m entering this card into three challenges: Penny Black & More,  CAS Colours & Sketches and a new-to-me challenge, Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Merry Whittle Christmas

Happy Christmas Eve everyone!

Just thought I’d pop in and share I card I made using the super cute Poppystamps Whittle Deer! Have you seen the range? So cute and brilliant price point.

Anyway, I used the Memory Box Countryside Circle die to cut my base card. I then added an ink blended background behind the scene and added the Whittle Deer and a star.

I decided to add the kraft circle to frame the scene and then stamped a My Sentiments Exactly sentiment to complete my card.

I’m going to enter this into the current Poppystamps Challenge – Merry and Bright.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Advice from Mr Frosty

Hi everyone!

I just LOVE the My Favorite Things Frosty Friends stamp set! Today, I’ve paired my favourite snowman from the set with the fabulous Snowman’s Advice stamp from Newton’s Nook and a super Avery Elle background die.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Cheery Mr Snowman

Hello everyone!

I’m so excited that one of my favourite challenges is having a DT call over the next couple of weeks. I love playing along at Freshly Made Sketches, so here is my take on their current sketch – and my entry for the DT call.

I had originally planned a one-layer background, but after creating a blended background with regular distress ink, I tore the front of the card when I was removing the masking tape. Argh! In the end, I cut out my panel and adhered it to another base card. Before adhering it, I applied some luna paste through a Tim Holtz stencil. Oh my! I love this paste so much – it is so sparkly!

I stamped, coloured and cut a cute snowman from the My Favorite Things Frosty Friends set and added that to the centre panel and finally added a small Clearly Besotted sentiment to finish off the card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.