Friday, July 29, 2016

Blooming in Color

One of the beautiful things about a background stamp, is you can create your own background paper in any color you choose.  I've used soft purple colors to create this sympathy card:

The background is a new JustRite release for June called Blooming Vines Background.  I stamped it in Black Tuxedo Memento Ink, then colored it in with Copic Markers.  I stamp again and cut out some of the flowers to add around the sentiment.  I brushed the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink, brushed them with some Rock Candy Distress Stickles, and after they were dry, added a center of beads from Queen & Co.

The fancy oval and sentiment were stamped and embossed, and foam taped in layers on top of the pretty die cut....another new June release, the Damask Flourish One....this one is so versatile and has instantly become one of my favorite things!!  The bow and pearl are finishing touches.

Thanks for stoppin' by today!  If you'd like to see more inspiration with these awesome stamps and dies, make sure to stop by the JustRite blog HERE.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: CL-05089 Blooming Vines Background, CR-05055 Large Oval Sympathy
Dies: DIE-05069  Damask Flourish One, DIE-05047 A2 Card Front Basics
Paper: AC white, black, purple cardstock
Ink:  Versamark, Memento Black Tuxedo, Copic Markers
Other:  Embossing powder--Ranger Fine Detail/Black, Organza ribbon, Trendy Twine, Tim Holtz-pearl drop, Queen & Co yellow Bitty Beads

Thursday, July 28, 2016

A Vintage Thanks

I've been invited to be a part of the Just Imagine Kreaxions team....these punches were new to me--and I can't believe how that my inner craft geek has come out playing with these punches!  They are amazing with one punch doing so many different looks!  My first card is a vintage thank you card:

I used their Kreaxions Punch 304 which is really versatile and can be used for anything!  I started by playing with border punching on this card.  Here I took a 1" strip of cardstock and punched using the "A" straight guard piece that comes with the punch on each side to create this border strip:

Then to created the little strip you see on the right side of the black and white striped paper, I punched a 1" strip also, but without the guard piece:

These things are awesome....if you've never heard of a few videos....crazy cool!

Exact measurements for card:
Card Base: 5&1/5 by 4&1/4" black cardstock
First Layer: 5&1/4" by 4" frame print patterned paper (Bella Vie from Photo Play), distressed and inked.
Border Strip: 1" by 5&1/4" black cardstock punched, then layered onto Kreaxions Glitter Paper 1&1/4" by 5&1/4"
Black and White stripe (Bella Vie) piece 2&1/2" by 4" with punched edge tucked around it and layered onto a 2" by 4&3/4" piece of pink damask patterned paper (Bella Vie)
Center Panel: 2&1/4" by 2&1/2" piece of black cardstock as base, layer on frame print paper (same size, I distressed it up a bit with a distress tool and Black Soot Distress Ink).  Layer on 2" by 2&1/4" piece of pink damask, then the sentiment (from JustRite HERE) and glitter paper (1" by 2&1/4").
Finish with enamel dots.

Thanks for stoppin' by today.....make sure to check out the Just Imagine website to see all of their awesome punches and products!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Stamp a Landscape and More!

Well, I will be the first to tell you....I love my layers, but not necessarily layering stamps.  Especially landscape type stamps.  Until now!  I have been playing with one of the June release sets from JustRite called Multi-Step Landscape Elements.  It's been a blast!  Here are a couple of examples of cards I've created using this set:

The background on this card was created using another June release stamp Text Background Stamp I stamped it lightly (by stamping off the first time) using Hickory Smoke Distress Ink.  The sentiment is stamped in the same ink, and is from the Large Oval Sympathy set.

To create the blue frame, I used a piece of blank cardstock to mask off the center area, and then used Weathered Wood to ink up a border:

A border of black cardstock was cut out using the A2 Card Front Basics Dies.  The tree and rocks were stamped from the landscape set to create this soft and pretty card.

The next card is more landscape layers:

Using different colors of distress ink, I created this little landscaped scene.  I started with the rocks as a base in Pumice Stone with Hickory Smoke for the accent layer (these come with multi layered stamps to make shading easy!)  I added in the sweet little grass using Peeled Paint Ink....some times stamping off to create a softer color.  Then layered in grasses, bushes and flowers using Worn Lipstick, Gathered Twigs and Fossilized Amber inks.  The tree is done as it was in the card above, using Gathered Twigs (stamped off) and Peeled Paint (stamped off, but I went back and lightly dabbed with more ink to create the variation in color).  The sentiment is from the Small Oval Wishes set, and the sky is a chalked background.

There are more samples on the JustRite blog, you can check out THIS POST and watch for others too!  Love this versatile set!

Thanks for stoppin' by today!

Supplies Used:
Card One:
CL-05088 Text Background stamp
CR-05085 Multi-Step Landscape Elements stamps
CR-05055 Large Oval Sympathy
DIE-05047 A2 Card Front Basics
DIE-05069  Damask Flourish One
Ink: Distress Ink-Hickory Smoke, Gathered Twigs, Peeled Paint, Stormy Sky, Pumice Stone
Paper:  Basic White and Black cardstock

Card Two:
JustRite: CR-05085 Multi-Step Landscape Elements,CR-05053 Small Oval Wishes
Ink: Hickory Smoke, Gathered Twigs, Peeled Paint, Worn Lipstick, Fossilized Amber, Pumice Stone
Paper:  Basic White and Black cardstock
Other:  Pebbles chalk

Monday, July 25, 2016

Poppies Color Burst Style

As much as I am loving all the new releases from JustRite, I'm in love with the background stamps and the layering poppy stamps from this current release!  And what better to layer in some color for those poppies, but a beautiful Color Burst background:

The background was created by stamping the outline poppy stamp all over a 4" by 5&1/4" piece of white cardstock using Versamark ink, then embossing with clear embossing powder.  Then this piece was sprinkled with Color Burst pigments in Crimson and Orange then spritzed with water.  I kept adding color and spritzing until I got the look I wanted.  The colors are so vibrant, they make the card just pop, don't you think?  Such an easy way to get a watercolor look. 

The above pic is the work in progress....I added more of the Orange color around the edges after this pic....very easy to layer in more color!

The center panel  is a 2&1/2" by 3&3/4" piece of white cardstock stamped with the Text Background JustRite stamp (Black Soot ink stamped off) and then stamped over with the Chicken Wire Background JustRite stamp using Versamark embossed in black.  I roughed up the edges a bit with the Tonic Distress Tool, then matted it on a 4" by 2&3/4" piece of black cardstock.  This panel is foam taped to the card front.

The leaves and poppies were stamped and fussy cut out, then sentiment embossed in black, the frame stamped in Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink (the Worn Lipstick and this color match up with the Color Burst so well).  They are foam taped to the card, and the sentiment added.  I used the oval die set to cut out the sentiment, and to add the black lacy border underneath (I cut it in half, and glued it down so it's closer to a circle than oval). 

These poppy stamps are so much fun!  You can find them HERE.

Thanks for stoppin' by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: CR-05081 Multi-Step Poppies, CR-05053 Small Oval Wishes, CL-05087 Chicken Wire Background, CL-05088 Text Background
Dies:  DIE-05049 Joy Oval Frames
Paper: AC white and black
Ink:  Versamark, Distress Ink-Ripe Persimmon, Black Soot, Worn Lipstick, Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint
Other:  Ranger Embossing Powder-Clear, Black Fine Detail; Color Burst-Crimson, Orange; Tonic Distress Tool; Copic Marker-Black