Monday, August 28, 2023

Group of Seven Ink Blending 2 with Color Lifting

Ink Blending 2 with Color Lifting Technique.

Click on the link above for all the details for the technique.
Kristina Werner's Videos were Very Helpful.  

P.S.  I replaced photo using the Correct Color Balance..Now it looks Great:-)
Also  I made a 2nd card that I will be posting soon,  which I left the blended
background sit overnight and...Voila'  No Sticking of EB Powder!!!

I used "Fluid 100" Hot Press 100% Cotton 140#  8"x 8" pad watercolor paper
that I get from our local art store for my ink blending.

I cut several 3" x 4" sizes to use for ink blended backgrounds.
Now that I have done one background and it turned out using Kristina's
ink blending technique,  I will make more:-)

I used my TH blending sponges on the handles.
The trick really seems to be to use LOTS of Ink!!!
Other words..copy Kristina's technique:-)

I used DOX Mustard Seed,  Spiced Marmalade and Fired that order.
I am going to try getting a truer photo color in the daylight..
it is much lighter and prettier IRL.

Next..dry the blended inks with heat tool..Important  Step!
I didn't because it was time to fix dinner...that will be enough drying time..
Used "The Rabbit Hole Designs" powder over the entire blended colors.
Then stamped in MISTI the Altenew "Leaf Canopy" leaves using Versamark.

Removed from MISTI and sprinkled with "Wow" Opaque Bright White EB Powder.

Uh Oh...lots of the powder stuck to the inked background..I mean LOTS

Glad I have a steady hand...I very carefully removed the excess EB powder with
a #1 paint brush...Whew...It worked..

Heat embossed the leaves and then the next fun step..Color Lifting:-)

I lifted some of the ink inside the leaves using a #1 watercolor brush and water and then 
pressed the inside of the leaves with a paper towel...I did one leaf at a time.

I LOVED the Ethereal Effect!

I added two layers of die cut CUTplorations "Everyday Sentiments Phrase Dies"
Happy Birthday sentiment using Connect Glue and attached to image.

Next used Poppy Stamps Die Cut "Whittle Birds" that I came home with
after a fun play day with my friend Leslie "Running with Scissors" 
Thanks again Leslie...they are so cute and I did not even need to color:-)

I added my brand new Never Before Used Awesome Spellbinders
3D "Leafy" EB Folder using Neenah white paper for a textured leafy background.
Attached to Neenah Solar White Crest Smooth Paper cardbase and

I Loved the technique and can't wait to make more cards to
add to our Group of Seven Cardmakers blog Linky!

Hope you play along and share your cards with all our GO7 Cardmakers:-) 

Love and Hugs,

Stamps: Altenew "Leaf Canopy"
Paper:"Fluid 100" Hot Press. Neenah Solar White Crest Smooth Paper.
Inks:  DOX Mustard Seed,  Spiced Marmalade and Fired Brick.. Versamark.
Accessories: STAMPlorations "Everyday Sentiments Phrase Dies".  Poppy Stamps Die Cut "Whittle Birds".  Spellbinders 3D "Leafy" EB Folder. #1 paintbrush. water and paper towel. Connect Glue

Sending my card over to 

NBUS #53 Challenge used Spellbinders 3D "Leafy" EB Folder for the 1st time:-)

Saturday, August 26, 2023

Freshly Made Sketches #600 Celebration

Playing in Freshly Made Sketches #600 Challenge Celebration..Congratulations!

My Clean and Simple Christmas card design.

I used my Spellbinders "Holly and Foliage" 3D Folder for the 1st time so 
I will be sending to NBUS Challenge too.
 I began by 3D dry embossing the Neenah Solar White A2 size card front.

I die cut the MB Stitched Circle Before I dry embossed the circle in
the 3D Folder.  Then lined up the circle design with the
A2 dry embossed card front.

 Next I added the SU old retired striped wide ribbon.
Then lined up the circle design with the card front design and attached
with Connect Glue.

I die cut the CUTplorations Christmas Sentiments Joyful out of SU
Red Glitter Paper and cut off the "ful" and attached the Joy to ribbon with Connect Glue and

Whoops...I accidently touched the bottom of
the A2 size card with my red inky finger!
Soooo My card ended up being a 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" format:-)

Congratulations to the FMS Challenge #600 Team...
Wow,  what a Huge Accomplishment:-)


Stamps: None
Paper: Neenah Solar White,  Red Glitter Paper.
Inks: None
Accessories: Spellbinders "Holly and Foliage" 3D Folder.  MB Stitched circle die.  CUTplorations Christmas Sentiments Die.  Connect Glue. SU ret ribbon.

Sunday, August 20, 2023

More Coloured Dry Embossing

July Coloured Dry Embossing Technique by Group of Seven Cardmakers!
Click on the link to get all the details for ways to color your dry embossed
images on your cards and to see all the girls beautiful card samples.

This has been the most wonderful technique..This time I used
Distress Oxide Inks and watercoloring to color my beautiful 
New to me SSS "Darcey Bouquet Set" of one 3D Folder and
3 matching Flower beautiful!

I ordered the make a special card for my dear forever
(60 years) special friend,  Daisy.

Sweet Daisy passed away a week after a fall at the age of 94 before
I received the set.  So instead I made a special thank you/
thinking of you card for our dear friend, Martha.

Martha has been like family to Daisy for 55 years and 
a loving caregiver the last few years.
Thank you and Thinking of you dear Marthađź’•

I misted my new Simon Says Stamp 3D Darcy Bouquet Folder
with water using T.H. Distress Sprayer then placed A2 Neenah
Solar White cardstock in folder and thru Big Shot.

I got a beautiful detailed floral image.  I made several for future
cards.  Then die cut the 3 flowers from just partial 3D images 
of just the flowers using Strathmore Mixed Media Paper 
so I could then watercolor the flowers.

I used i crafter Blender Brushes to blend Distress Oxide Inks:
Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron and Cracked Pistachio inks
onto the 3D background.

Next used the Winsor+Newton Cotman Watercolours and
#1 Princeton watercolor brush to paint the die cut flowers and
 the yellow 3D flower image.  When flowers dried I used a stylus
to shape the die cut flowers and attached using SU Mini

Attached Strathmore Black MM layer to Neenah A2 White 
cardbase then attached 3D cardfront, which I trimmed a bit
to get a nice black border to make the images pop.

Added a Penny Black "Smile All Season" stamped sentiment
and Done!  I loved the results.  BTW, yellow and green were
Sweet Miss Daisy's favorite colors:-)

Celebrating Daisy's 85th Birthday with friends!

Daisy is now in heaven with her family, friends and cats
after a wonderful sweet chapel memorial with her
close and forever friendsđź’•

Love and Hugs dear friends..thank you for visiting.

Stamps: PB Smile All Season sentiment.
Papers: Neenah Solar White Crest Smooth.  Strathmore Black Mixed Media.
Inks: Distress Oxides:Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron and Cracked Pistachio inks and Archival Jet Black for sentiment. Winsor+Newton Cotman Watercolours.
Accessories: SSS 3D Darcy Bouquet Folder with Die Cut Flowers, #1 Princeton WC Brush, i-crafter Blender Brushes, Stylus, Connect Glue.

Sending to...
                       Group of Seven Cardmakers Blog Linky

NBUS #53 Never Before Used Schtuff Challenge:-)