Monday, 27 March 2017

Vintage Leaves meet Rose Wonder

This card emerged from my continued experimentation with Emboss Resist and inky layers , however, it wasn't an easy birth!  Some cards come into existence easily, gracefully and in an ordered manner - which can't be said of this one!  This card emerged, kicking and screaming, in the breach position!
Vintage Leaves, Masculine card, Awesomely Artistic, Emboss Resist, #thecraftythinker, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
Vintage Leaves, Rose Wonder and Awesomely Artistic

Not happy with the way things were going, I kept changing plans and trying different things, so it's hard now to remember exactly what I did and in which order!

I can tell you that I started with Shimmery White cardstock.  I inked the top leaf with Versamark and Cajun Craze inks, stamped it and clear heat embossed it.  After sponging on colour, I used the Embossing Buddy and then sponged Versamark all over the leaf.  After adding the embossing powder, I cleaned away any excess from the edges of the leaf with a clean, dry paint brush then used the heat tool. 

The next step was to sponge the entire card with yellow ink - it looks to me like I may have started with a lighter yellow (maybe So Saffron or Daffodil Delight?).  I would have let the ink dry and then given it a very thorough wiping with the Embossing Buddy.

Using Versamark, Emerald Envy ink and a different leaf stamp, I then repeated the process I used for the for the first leaf - stamping, clear heat embossing, adding colour, wiping with the embossing buddy, adding versamark all over the leaf, adding embossing powder, removing excess with a paint brush, heating.   I would have done that for each leaf.

I sponged and stamped with a variety of inks and cut around the leaves before adhering the panel to a Cajun Craze card that I made to fit the panel. 

Vintage Leaves, Masculine card, Awesomely Artistic, Emboss Resist, #thecraftythinker, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
The leaves are popped up on small pieces of adhesive foam

I made a label with Crushed Curry card, Cajun Craze and Basic Black inks, the Rose Wonder stamp set and matching framelit and popped it up on Stampin' Dimensionals.
Vintage Leaves, Masculine card, Awesomely Artistic, Emboss Resist, #thecraftythinker, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
Another autumnal leaf appears inside the card
Thank you for your visit.
'Til next time!
Stephanie

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Sunday, 26 March 2017

Kinda Eclectic Textures

To be perfectly honest - this didn't turn out quite as I'd envisaged!  But that's the nature of crafting -  I'm not unhappy with the result, even if it wasn't the one I was expecting!
Monochrome, Emboss Resist, Kinda Eclectic, Timeless Textures, #thecraftythinker, Stampin Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
Using Emboss Resist and layers of ink to create a monochromatic card

I was experimenting with inky layers and the emboss resist technique.

Starting with a piece of Shimmery White cardstock (because it's able to withstand the abuse I was planning to throw at it!), my first step was to stamp the textured ribbon image with Versamark and clear heat emboss it.

Next I sponged the entire piece with Pool Party ink and stamped the splodges with Pool Party ink.

I then very thoroughly wiped the surface with my Embossing Buddy before stamping the butterfly with Versamark and clear heat embossing it.

Next, I inked the leaves with Versamark and then immediately with Emerald Envy and stamped the image.  I quickly added clear embossing powder and heat set it.

I used a clean sponge dauber to add more Versamark to the leaves and sprinkled on the clear embossing powder.  Once I'd tapped off the excess powder, I used a small, clean paint brush to clean away any excess powder from around the leaves before heat setting.

After another wipe with the Embossing Buddy, I stamped the ribbon image again with Versamark and heat set it.

I did some more sponging with Pool Party ink and then Bermuda Bay, concentrating on the edges and pulling it in towards the centre.  Then I stamped the edges with Emerald Envy ink and sponged the edges with Emerald Envy ink, blending it out but covering less area than the previous inks.

I made the card with an A5 piece of Emerald Envy cardstock and added a layer of Pool Party before the decorative layer.

It wasn't my intention to add any more layers or labels but, being honest again, when I stamped the greeting straight onto the card front it had no impact.  So I stamped the greeting (from Watercolour Wishes) onto a label cut with one of the Lots of Labels dies (I adjusted the size to fit the greeting) and sponged the edges with Bermuda Bay and then a touch of Emerald Envy.  Since I now had an extra layer, I made the most of it by popping the label up on Stampin' Dimensionals.

Monochrome, Emboss Resist, Kinda Eclectic, Timeless Textures, #thecraftythinker, Stampin Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
I used Pool Party and Emerald Envy ink to stamp the inside of the card.

Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie

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Friday, 24 March 2017

Touches of Texture Flap Card

This card is entered into the Crazy Crafters Project Highlights this week.  Click here to take a look at all the amazing cards and vote for your favourites!

On Wednesday I shared this card and promised to share another card today that is similar ... but different.  Well, here it is.
Sketched stamping, Touches of Texture, Monochrome, #thecraftythinker, Stampin Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
The front flap is raised with the tassel
I stamped the flower with Smoky Slate ink onto Smoky Slate card, which gives a softer, more subtle effect.  I used the same three Stampin' Up Watercolour Pencils (Basic Gray, Basic Black and Whisper White) but in a  looser more sketchy way.
Sketched stamping, Touches of Texture, Monochrome, #thecraftythinker, Stampin Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
At the beginning of the process.  I had deepened the colour of the stem and defined the leaves a bit.

To raise the flap on the card, I added some layers of Very Vanilla cardstock and Cupcakes & Carousels paper cut with oval Stitched Framelits.  I cut two from the patterned paper and sandwiched the tassel between them with pieces of Foam Adhesive.

Since I added a tiny pearl to the centre of the sequin on the bow, I also added some tiny pearls to the centre of the flower to tie things together a bit.

At the last moment, I decided that I wasn't happy with the marriage of the Smoky Slate floral piece with the warmer tones of the Cupcakes & Carousels paper and embellishments! So I picked up the Daffodil Delight pencil and added a few strokes to the flower and a light smudging to the background to warm it up a bit.  I'm still kicking myself but I do think it helped.

You may be asking yourself - so what's under the flap? This is ....
Sketched stamping, Touches of Texture, Monochrome, #thecraftythinker, Stampin Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
A little bit more stamping under the flap

A piece of Very Vanilla cardstock simply stamped with Basic Black ink and lightly coloured with a Basic Gray Watercolour Pencil.  The sequins in the corners match the one on the front of the card.
Sketched stamping, Touches of Texture, Monochrome, #thecraftythinker, Stampin Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
Some matching flowers appear inside the card, this time stamped in Basic Gray ink for a softer look.
Thank you for visiting today.  Do take a look at all the great cards in the Project Highlights!
'Til next time!
Stephanie


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