Friday, July 21, 2017

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Give Thanks Card with Ink Smooshing Technique

Hello everyone!  I can't believe we are already over half way through the month of July!  It won't be long and Fall will be here before we know it.  Isn't it funny when we are little time seems like forever and then we get older and it just seems to fly by.  I guess it's never too early to get busy in the studio/craft room and start creating for the next season or holiday.  Today, I have a Fall card to share with you and a tutorial for ink smooshing (a very technical term lol) with a piece of acetate.


Here is a look at the card I designed.  Oh and check out the leaf and acorns.  The stamp set Give Thanks SS-009 from the Stamp Simply Clear Stamps was a release from last year but now there are coordinating dies for the stamp set so that is really cool.  No more fussy cutting.  :) 


Now I know it is hard to see in the photo but there is a piece of acetate where the ink is.  I smooshed down the corners of the ink pads to apply ink to the piece of acetate.  For my card I am using Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks - Peeled PaintSpiced MarmaladeVintage Photo, and Walnut Stain.  Then lightly mist the ink with water using the Distress Sprayer.


Carefully pick up the piece of acetate, turn it over, and smoosh it down onto a piece of Ranger Watercolor Paper.  Use a heat tool to dry the paper and repeat the ink smooshing until you reach the desired look.  You can wipe off the piece of acetate, add more ink, mist and smoosh it onto the paper as needed.  I did about 4 layers of ink on my paper.


Next, I used the Distress Sprayer to add water droplets on my paper.  I let the water sit on the paper for a few seconds and then use a paper towel to blot up the water.  I used the heat tool to dry the paper again.


Here is a look at the paper after adding the water droplets.


I want to add some heat embossing the the paper so I made sure it was good and dry and then I used the EK Success Powder Tool.  This is a great little tool that adds a small amount of powder to your paper and helps so you will only have embossing powder where you want it.  


I used VersaMark Ink to stamp the leaf and the acorn from the Give Thanks SS-009 stamp set onto the watercolor background and then added Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder and used a heat tool to melt and heat set the powder.


I used the new Stamp Simply Steel Dies Give Thanks SS-DIE005 to die cut the leaves and acorn.  I have a few extra die cuts and I'll save those for another card.


For the card front I  am using a piece of ivory cardstock and I inked the outer edges of the paper with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks - Peeled Paint.


I cut a piece of pattern paper from the Graphic 45 Vintage Hollywood 8 x 8 paper pad.  Then I inked the outer edges of the paper with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks - Spiced Marmalade which is a perfect match to the paper.


I added the pattern paper to the bottom half of the card front.  Then I tied on a piece of  May Arts Brown Silk Ribbon and frayed the ends a little bit.  I added some Foam Tape to the back of the leaf and one of the acorns for some dimension.  I added some KaiserCraft Chocolate Pearls to embellish the card.  THEN...   ...well I am sure we have all been there when we look at our card and think---just one more thing.  Yes, this is that card.  I should have stopped where I was at but I got a little ahead of myself and I wanted to add some shimmer.  So I added Zig Wink of Stella Gold Glitter Brush Pen to the leaf and the acorns.  I knew within the first couple of strokes of the brush I should have held back lol.  But there was no turning back and I had to commit to it.  Adding the  Zig Wink of Stella reactivated the inks.  So I lost some of the pretty vibrant colors.  But on the upside there is lots of sparkle.  :)


To finish off the card I added the card front to a brown A2 top folding card base.

I hope you enjoyed today's card and tutorial for ink smooshing.  If you have any of the stamp sets from the last Fall release or if you are looking for some new stamps and dies check out The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for the stamp sets and the new coordinating dies.  If you would like to see more card inspiration I encourage you to check out the Stamp Simply Blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi

Supplies
Stamps:  Stamp Simply Clear Stamps Give Thanks SS-009
Paper:  Ranger Watercolor Paper, Graphic 45 Vintage Hollywood, Cardstock - Brown Ivory
Ink/Pens:  Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks - Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, VersaMark Ink, Zig Wink of Stella Gold Glitter Brush Pen
Dies:  Stamp Simply Steel Dies Give Thanks SS-DIE005
Ribbon:  May Arts Brown Silk Ribbon
Accessories:  Distress Sprayer, EK Success Powder Tool, Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder, KaiserCraft Chocolate Pearls, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Runner, Foam Tape, Heat Tool

Friday, July 14, 2017

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Altenew Dahlia Birthday Wishes Watercolor with Distress Oxide Inks

Hello and happy Friday!  Today, is my day to post for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  I have a watercolor card to share with you using some of the Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks.


Here is the card I designed.  I also did the masking technique on my card.  The floral stamps I used are from Altenew Dahlia Blossoms and the sentiment is from Stamp Simply Clear Stamps Birthday Blessings SS-Sent003.


I know it's a little hard to see the stamping and right now it looks like a hot mess but I promise it will get better lol.  All of the stamping was done using a VersaMark Ink pad and then heat embossed using Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder - White.  You can click on the picture to enlarge it and see more details.  I used Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks Broken China and Faded Jeans to watercolor the background.  I used a heat tool to dry the paper and then I added water droplets with the Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer.  You will see this in the photo below.


Before I started to watercolor the flowers I used a paper towel to blot up the water droplets on the background and then I used a heat tool to dry the paper again.  I love the look the water droplets adds the the background.  For the flowers I used Distress Oxide Inks Worn Lipstick and Fossilized Amber.  Before I added the color I added clean water to each flower.  Doing this helps the color to blend and flow when it is put on the paper.


For the leaves I used three colors of the Distress Oxide Inks Cracked PistachioPeeled Paint and Broken China,  When the Peeled Paint ink was watered down it was a pretty yellow/green and then I mixed the Cracked Pistachio and Broken China to get a nice blue/green.


I used the Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen to add some shimmer to all of the flowers and leaves.  Be sure to scribble off the pen on some scratch paper in between colors and before you put it away to clean the brush tip.


To finish off the card I stamped the sentiment from the Stamp Simply Clear Stamps Birthday Blessings SS-Sent003 using VersaMark Ink.  Then I heat embossed it using Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder - White and my heat tool.  Then I backed the card front with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Tape.  I added the card front to a white A2 top folding card base.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed the card share and some pictures of the process.  If you would like to see more inspiration from the design team hop on over the Stamp Simply Blog.  Also, check out The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for all of the supplies used on my card.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi 


Supplies
Stamps:  Stamp Simply Clear Stamps Birthday Blessings SS-Sent003, Altenew Dahlia Blossoms
Paper:  Ranger Watercolor (smooth side), Cardstock - White
Ink/Pens:  Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks Worn Lipstick, Fossilized Amber, Cracked Pistachio, Peeled Paint, Broken China, Faded Jeans, VersaMark Ink, Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen
Accessories:  Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder - White, EK Success Powder Tool, Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Tape, Paint Brush, Heat Tool

Friday, July 7, 2017

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - I Adore You Distress Watercolor Card

Hello blogging friends!  I hope you all had a very Happy 4th of July celebration and long holiday weekend.  For many years our town has had the parade on the 3rd of July and it comes right by our house.  We always have a big cookout and invite family and friends.  This year we had close to 40 people over.  It was a lot of fun to see everyone, celebrate, and have lots of yummy food.  

Today, is my day to post for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  I have a Distress Watercolor card and tutorial to share with you.


Here is the card I designed.  I used the Altenew - Adore You Clear Stamp Set and the masking technique for my card.  I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink for all of the coloring.  I did a combination of ink blending and watercolor.


To do the masking technique I stamped out each of the images I was going to use on to a piece of full sticky post-it note paper.  You can also use masking paper.  I have some of the masking paper in my stash and it works great!  The post-it notes just happen to be on my desk and it was the first thing I grabbed.  Once I stamped all of the images then I fussy cut them.  For masking I like to cut the images just inside the outline.  This helps to prevent getting the white space in between the images.  I stamped each image with Versamark Ink and then heat embossed using Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  For masking you want to stamp the image that you want in front first.  Then you add the mask on top of the image and then stamp another image.  Repeat.  When doing the masking technique you can stamp several images and once all of the masks are removed it will look like one larger image.


I wanted to do some ink blending for the background so I left all of the masks in place and I stamped and fussy cut a few more of the smallest flower.  I started with the ink blending right next to the flower cluster.  I started with Cracked Pistachio.  To do the ink blending I used the Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tools.  I used a lighter hand to ink blend the Cracked Pistachio.  I didn't want it to be too dark right next to the flowers.  Then, I added Peacock Feather, Mermaid Lagoon, and finished with Wilted Violet.  I used a heavier had for applying the Mermaid Lagoon and Wilted Violet.


For this next part I got a little bit ahead of myself.  I used the Distress Spray Bottle to add the water droplets and then a paper towel to blot the water.  If I was going to do this again I would remove the masks before adding the water.  But luckily it all worked out.  :)


Here is a look at the card front once I finished the watercolor.  I used Wilted Violet and Picked Raspberry for the flowers.  I used both colors for the smaller flowers.  I used Black Soot for the flower centers.  For the leaves I used Mowed Lawn and Peacock Feather,  Once the paper was dry I used a dry paper towel to go over the embossed areas and remove and excess color from the Distress Inks.  You can click on the image to enlarge and see more of the detail if you would like.


I wanted to stamp and emboss the sentiment on to a piece of black cardstock so I used the EK Success Powder Tool on the paper.  When you use the Powder Tool your embossing powder will only stick where you want it to.  I used Versamark Ink to stamp one of the sentiments from the Adore You Clear Stamp Set and then I added Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  I used a heat tool to melt and heat set the powders.  Then I let the paper cool for a couple of seconds and wiped away the powder residue from the  Powder Tool.  I cut the sentiment into a strip and then fussy cut the end for a banner.


I love the bright and vibrant color from the Distress Inks.  For a little bit of sparkle I added a few Iridescent Sequins.


Here is a close up of the sentiment.  I used some Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Tape to pop up the sentiment.


Here is a close up of the flower cluster.


To finish off the card I added Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Tape to the back of the watercolor panel and then added that to a black A2 top folding card base.

I hope you enjoyed today's card and tutorial.  If you would like to see more inspiration from the design team check out the Stamp Simply Blog.  Also, check out The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for all of your paper crafting needs.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi


Supplies
Stamps:  Altenew - Adore You Clear Stamp Set
Paper:  Ranger Watercolor Paper (Smooth Side), Cardstock - Black
Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feather, Mermaid Lagoon, Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Mowed LawnBlack Soot, Versamark Ink
Accessories:  EK Success Powder Tool, Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tools. Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder, Distress Spray Bottle, Ranger - Glossy Accents, Iridescent Sequins. Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Tape, Paint Brush, Heat Tool

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