Technique – ink blending

Featuring ink blending

Mischievous Hello

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

I just received the fun Tim Holtz Mischievous cat die set on Friday so I really wanted to use at least one of them this weekend! And I did for this card! I love the silhouette dies but decided to add some eyes and a nose from another cat die for this card.

I created the wall from an ink blended panel cut with a My Favorite Things background die. The sentiment is also by MFT

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LucieG.

Aqua Hollyhocks

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Today I’m playing along in the Color Throwdown challenge.

I’ve been wanting to play with my new Hollyhocks Botanicuts dies set by The Greetery for a while – it came arrived just as I was getting into Christmas in July so has been sitting in my ‘new box’ since then. I don’t think I have ever seen aqua hollyhocks in real life but hey anything is possible in our little crafty world, eh!

I paired the die set with an older Tonic Studios sentiment die and added some sequins and Nuvo glitter drops to complete my card.

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LucieG.

Dancing Branchlets

Hello again everyone!

Next up today is my entry for the sketch challenge at CAS Colours and  Sketches.

Despite the ridiculous heatwave that we have right now, I decided to create another autumnal card with Penny Black products. I’ve had the beautiful Dancing Branchlets die (51-247) for a while and although I’ve played with it a few times, I’ve never used it on a card. Until now!

For my very CAS take on the sketch, I masked off a rectangle and blended four distress oxide inks (Dusty Concord, Fired Brick, Crackling Campfire and Wild Honey). Then I cut the branchlets from some brown glitter card and adhered it to the card base. Finally I added a sentiment from the Autumn is Calling stamp set (30-863)

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LucieG.

A Quick hello card

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge .

I didn’t have much time to make this card so I chose a very quick interpretation of the sketch using a die cut from the Altenew Itty Bitty Branches set and a couple of distress oxide inks. The sentiment is by Karen Burniston.

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LucieG.

Christmas in July 2022 – Day 1

Happy Friyay everyone!

It’s that time of year again! LucieG’s Christmas in July! Woohoo! For the past couple of years, I’ve dedicated July to Christmas cardmaking and reaped the benefits in November/December when life always seems to get super busy! I LOVE having a good supply of cards to send to all my friends rather than stress about making them before the posting deadline. Plus I get a chance to use the festive supplies I bought in the after-Christmas sales!

Mind you, quite a few manufacturers have already released some festive supplies… will I get tempted to buy buy buy! You bet I will!

Anyway, for Christmas in July Day 2, I’m playing along with the sketch challenge over at The Paper Players.

As I’ve had a bit of a break from cardmaking, I kept my take on the sketch super simple using an oldie and goodie die (Wishing Trees) by Simon Says Stamp and some of my Basic Grey patterned paper mountain. The sentiment is by My Favorite Things.

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LucieG.

Butterfly Beauty cards

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I mentioned earlier that today was a day of butterflies and here is my second butterfly creation. I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown challenge which has an absolutely STUNNING inspiration photo and a gorgeous palette of purple, pink, gold and white.

Once I saw those butterflies on top of the cake in the photo, I knew I also had to use butterflies and I finally put my Stampin Up Butterfly Beauty set to work! First of all, I inked up a panel using distress oxide inks. I chose Villainous Potion and Spun Sugar and then also blended in some Milled Lavender to tone down the Villainous a bit!

So here is where I have to say that the card above is not my first card for the combo….

You see, I die cut the blended panel and almost immediately felt that I’d made a mistake. But I went on and added the second layer cut from gold glitter card. I realised that the card I had in my mind just would not showcase the beautiful combo like I wanted. So I blended another panel and used that for my card base, assembling the die cuts from white and gold cardstock. I felt MUCH happier with the second version!

I added sentiments by Clearly Besotted and Mama Elephant to complete my cards.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.