Thursday, August 31, 2017
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Wednesday, August 30, 2017
I recently made this card using a product called Perfect Pearls. It's a fine powder that has a metallic shine to it. It comes in different colors but I used white on this card.
I think it's very dramatic and stunning. Here's the process. This technique works best with layering stamps. By that I mean the stamps are grouped together as one flower but you stamp each layer individually. This allows the flower to look more realistic. I started with Island Indigo card stock and stamped the solid flower first with Versamark ink. It's that sticky clear ink that I also use for heat embossing. Then I sprinkled on the Perfect Pearls.
This photo is the smaller supporting flowers in the final card. You can already see the beautiful shine on this layer. Then I brushed off all the powder and was left with the stamped flower.
Next I chose the second layer of the flower design and again used Versamark ink. When you lift up the stamp, some of the pearl powder also lifts, leaving you with a beautiful detailed design.
I do not have the dies for this stamp set so I hand cut all the flowers, leaves and tiny berries. There are 11 different elements on this card. I used a 3D embossing folder to create the white panel under the flowers. Then I began to attach the flowers and leaves in a pleasing design. Here's a close up of the largest flower.
I finished off the card with a modern sentiment strip that I heat embossed with white powder.
♥Posted by Vicki at 5:07 PM
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Pretty good, I would say. I used Steel Blue for the card base and the "love" letters. I got this die free by the way. I love how the mini scalloped stitched panel makes the perfect frame for the other elements of the card. I die cut the heart balloons and cut off the straight tail. I used some silver cord, attaching it to the back of the balloons and letting it hang loose. Go ahead and ask me, ask me how I got the cord to hang like perfect floating strings. Here's how. I lightly coated the cord with some tacky glue that dries clear and twisted it until I was happy with it. Then I laid one of my acrylic blocks on top to let the glue dry.
I lightly drew a pencil line where I wanted the bottom of the letters to go and even used my T square to get it all straight. It bugs me that a couple of the letters are crooked. Before I adhered the sentiment strip I made sure the cord strings were behind it and fell down through the letters. As a last touch I added Wink of Stella glitter brush on the balloons and letters. I think it's a really nice card though and I will be happy to send it out to a special person.
♥Posted by Vicki at 6:39 PM
Monday, August 28, 2017
I love using the mini cloud stencil and the Distress Inks. For this card I chose Salty Ocean and Broken China, varying the color as I inked the clouds. The Pure Innocence My Umbrella stamp is an old one by MFT but it fit in perfectly with the theme I had for the design. She is the dome shape. I love the sentiment too. So nice as an encouragement card. Her raincoat had to be yellow slicker of course. And the red umbrella and accents make the colors pop and come together.
The message of the card is that no matter how much rain falls and makes us sad and gloomy, brighter days are ahead. Yes, it'll be okay.
As always, thanks for taking a look. I love sharing my card making with you.
♥Posted by Vicki at 2:06 PM
Sunday, August 27, 2017
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Saturday, August 26, 2017
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Thursday, August 24, 2017
This was a pretty easy card to put together but I struggled a bit with the colors and pattern. I went in several other directions before finally settling on this combination. A warm quilt this time of year, especially where I live in Florida, is not what you want to wrap up in. However, the picture a quilt invokes in your mind is one of happiness and comfort. Hopefully, that's the mood of this card.
The badge for the inlaid challenge is:
And that finishes my Camp Create double sessions for 2017.
♥Posted by Vicki at 4:00 PM
When I peeled off the mask, the stamped girl underneath was completely white, like the original panel. This makes it seem like the girl is standing in front of the sun rays. I colored her with Copic makers and used a white gel pen to make tiny dots on her dress and hat. Isn't she adorable!
Here's my earned badge for the mask challenge.
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Wednesday, August 23, 2017
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017
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