Friday, August 18, 2017

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Autumn Distress Oxide Ink Smooshing Card with Tutorial

Hello blogging friends!  I know on the calendar it's still summer but I have to tell you it's looking a lot like Autumn here in Minnesota--at least in my driveway lol.  The oak trees have let loose with the acorns!  Basically it's stand outside at your own risk lol.  My grandpa has always said if the acorns fall early we are in for an early and long winter.  I hope not but I guess we'll see.  Regardless of the calendar it's never too early to work on cards and craft projects for the next season.  Today, I have a pretty Autumn card and tutorial to share with you.


I finally had a chance to play with some of the new Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks.  I have to say I love them just as much as the first set--maybe even a little more lol.  The colors are so pretty in the second set.  For my card I used the Stamp Simply Clear Stamps Harvest SS-010 and Stamp Simply Steel Dies - Harvest SS-DIE006 from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.


For the background I did the ink smooshing technique.  To start, apply Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks - Twisted CitronWild HoneyAbandoned Coral on to the Craft Mat.  Then, mist water on the inks using the Distress Sprayer Bottle.


Next, take a piece of  Ranger Watercolor paper and smoosh it down onto the ink.  I usually hold one of the corners and then press the paper down with my other hand.  Lift up the paper and then use a heat tool to dry the paper and heat set the inks.  This is what my paper looked like after smooshing it in the ink one time.


Repeat the process until you achieve the desired look.  Be sure to use your heat tool to dry and heat set the paper after each time of smooshing it into the ink.  I repeated the process probably about seven or eight times.  If you want you can also add more ink and mist again with water.


Next, I used the EK Success Powder tool on the background so I wouldn't have excess embossing powder sticking to the paper.  Then, I stamped the leaves using VersaMark Ink and heat embossed using Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  The background is so pretty and I didn't want to waste it so I stamped the leaves in the center of the paper so when I do the die cutting I can still use the paper.


Here are the leaves after I die cut them using the Stamp Simply Steel Dies - Harvest SS-DIE006.  Don't forget to keep the background piece.  It will be great for layering.


I applied the background piece to the card front and then I will cover it with a piece of kraft paper leaving a pretty border.


For the May Arts - Brown Burlap String I wrapped it around my fingers five times and then cut another piece and tied a knot to hold everything in place.


To assemble all of the leaves, string and flower I used hot glue.   First I put the burlap string in place.  Then I added the flower and finished with the leaves.  The flower is from the Petaloo Burlap Wild Sunflowers.  I used brown cardstock for the A2 card base.  To finish off the card I added a few Simple Stories We are Family Enamel Dots.


Thank you so much for stopping by today!  All of the supplies used for today's card can be found at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  If you would like to see more card inspiration check out the Stamp Simply Blog.

I hope you enjoyed today's card and tutorial.  Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi


Supplies
Stamps:  Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - Harvest SS-010
Paper:  Ranger Watercolor, Cardstock - Brown, Kraft
Ink:  VersaMark Ink, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks - Twisted Citron, Wild Honey, Abandoned Coral
Dies:  Stamp Simply Steel Dies - Harvest SS-DIE006
Ribbon:  May Arts - Brown Burlap String
Accessories:  Ranger Craft Mat, Distress Sprayer Bottle, Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder. Simple Stories We are Family Enamel Dots, Petaloo Burlap Wild Sunflowers, EK Success Powder Tool, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Runner, Hot Glue, Heat Tool

Friday, August 11, 2017

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Harvest Background with Oxide Inks and Gold Embossing

Hello everyone!  Today, I have a colorful Fall card to share with you using some of the Stamp Simply Clear Stamps and Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks.  I just can't get enough of the Oxide Inks!  They are so easy to work with and blend so beautifully to create backgrounds.


Here is the card I designed.  With the Oxide Inks and the  Stamp Simply Clear Stamps it is so fun to create your own pattern paper.


To start, I placed a piece of Ranger Watercolor paper on my Craft Mat with the smooth side up.  I used the Mini Ink Blending Tools to apply the ink.  I started with the lightest color and worked my way to the darkest color.  I used Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks - Fossilized AmberSpiced MarmaladePeeled PaintFired BrickVintage Photo.  After the first layer on inks and went back and blended more ink into the paper for a smooth blended look.


I used the Distress Sprayer Bottle to add water droplets to the paper and then I used a paper towel to blot up the excess water.  After achieving the look I wanted I used a heat tool to dry the paper.


After the paper was good and dry I used the  EK Success Powder Tool to go over the entire piece of paper.  The powder tool is great to use when you are heat embossing.  It keeps the embossing powder only where you stamp so you won't have excess embossing powder on your paper.  


Next I stamped both of the leaves from the  Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - Harvest SS-010 with VersaMark Ink.  Then I applied Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder and used my heat tool to melt and heat set the powder.  I just love how the gold embossing looks on the paper.


The sentiment I used is from the Harvest SS-010 stamp set and I used VersaMark Ink and Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder to heat emboss.  I cut the background piece down in size for a card front and then I added the piece of black cardstock with the sentiment.  Then I added some May Arts - Sage Burlap String and a Petaloo Botanica Collection Sugared Minis Gold/Sienna flower.


To finish off the card I added Foam Tape to the back of the card front and then I adhered that piece to a black A2 top folding card.

I hope you enjoyed today's card share and tutorial!  All of the supplies I using can be found at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  I encourage you to check out the Stamp Simply Blog where you will find lots of inspiration from the design team.

Happy Friday and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi


Supplies
Stamps:  Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - Harvest SS-010
Paper:  Ranger Watercolor, Cardstock - Black
Ink:  VersaMark Ink, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks - Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint, Fired Brick, Vintage Photo
Ribbon:  May Arts - Sage Burlap String
Accessories:  Ranger - Mini Ink Blending Tools, Distress Sprayer Bottle, Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder, Craft Mat, EK Success Powder Tool, Petaloo Botanica Collection Sugared Minis Gold/Sienna, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L - E-Z Runner, Foam Tape, Heat Tool, Paper Towel

Friday, August 4, 2017

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Watercolor Coneflower Card

Hello everyone and happy Friday!  Did you follow along last week with the New Releases from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store?  The release included two beautiful stamp sets for Fall and  coordinating die set.  In addition to those there are New Die Releases that coordinate with all of the stamp releases that have images to color.


For my card I used the Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - Thank You for Caring Coneflower SS-019.  I stamped the flower image on to Ranger - Watercolor paper using VersaMark Ink.  Then, I sprinkled on Ranger Super Fine White Embossing Powder and used a heat tool to melt and heat set the powder.  


All of the watercolor was done using the Tim Holtz Distress Ink.  For the center of the flower I used Fossilized Amber and for the petals  Hickory Smoke.  Whenever you want to have white flowers you will need to do the shading in gray colors.  I know it might sound strange but the gray actually makes the flower appear white and really makes it pop.  For the stem and leaves I used Twisted CitronMowed Lawn, and Peeled Paint.  The background was done using Faded Jeans and Stormy Sky.  Then I used the heat tool to speed up the drying time on the paper.  To finish the background I used Black Soot and added paint splatters.  Then I dried the paper one more time and added water droplets.  I trimmed the watercolor paper down and added a black mat.  I used Foam Tape behind the watercolor piece to add some dimension.  The background paper is from the Wild Rose Studio - Dancing Daisies.  I added May Arts 5/8" Solid Plaid Olive Ribbon and My Mind's Eye Record It Charmed Enamel Dots.  


To finish off the card I added the card front to a black A2 top folding card.  This is a really quick and easy watercolor card with no special techniques so it would be a great card to make multiples of.

I hope you enjoyed today's card share.  If you missed seeing the New Release last week I encourage you to visit the Stamp Simply Blog for lots of inspiration.  If you are looking for any paper crafting goodies be sure to check out The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.  

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi


Supplies
Stamps:  Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - Thank You for Caring Coneflower SS-019
Paper:  Wild Rose Studio - Dancing Daisies, Ranger - Watercolor, Cardstock - Black
Ink:  VersaMark Ink, Tim Holtz Distress Ink -Fossilized Amber, Hickory Smoke, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky, Black Soot
Ribbon: May Arts 5/8" Solid Plaid Olive Ribbon
Accessories:  Ranger Super Fine White Embossing Powder, My Mind's Eye Record It Charmed Enamel Dots, Waterbrush, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Tape, E-Z Runner, Heat Tool

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