Tuesday, September 19, 2017

You are Spooktacular

Hi there,

I created this Halloween project with the new Gerda Steiner Designs Where is the Candy? stamp set:

  • stamp the adorable owl from the new Gerda Steiner Designs Where is the Candy? set with Versafine (Onyx Black) and color the image with Faber-Castell Albrecht-Dürer Pencils and a damp watercolor brush
  • create a background with the help of the My Favorite Things Mini Scallop Circles STAX, the Memory Box Modern Landscape, black cardstock, watercolor paper, Distress Oxide Inks (Wilted Violet, Black Soot) and Pearlized Water
  • stamp the sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Spooktacular set with Versafine (Onyx Black) and add some little stars as well

Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, September 18, 2017

Hallo - Hello

Hi there,

I would like to show you this colorful card over on the Karten-Kunst Blog:

  • when I saw Jennifer McGuire's wonderful balloon card, I knew I had to re-create it and here is how I did it
  • cut out the Karten-Kunst Große Texte Hallo from black cardstock and run this die-cut through your ScanNCut, choose to cut a frame around the sentiment, remove the die cut and place a piece of watercolor paper on the cutting mat and press cut
  • cut out a stitched rectangle around this frame cut and place it in the center
  • use a balloon die (I chose one from the Lawn Fawn Party Balloons set) and cut it from a piece of acetate to create your own DIY stencil
  • apply several colors of Distress Ink (Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalde, Festive Berries, Lucky Clover, Salty Ocean, Shaded Lilac) through your stencil with a Mini Ink Blending Tool until the whole panel is filled with colorful balloons
  • use a black Pitt Artist Pen and a rule to draw in the balloon strings
  • cover the black sentiment with several layers of clear embossing powder
  • cut a slightly larger stitched panel from grey cardstock and cover the area that would be behind the frame cut with double-sided adhesive
  • glue a sequin background onto the grey panel
  • lay a piece of acetate behind the frame cut and put the layers together - now all the sparkling sequins will show through the frame cut
  • use Glossy Accents to glue the sentiment into the frame 
  • as a final step adhere all the layers to a white cardbase

Leave a little sparkle wherever you go.