Good evening my crafty friends, hope you are all doing well and had a fabulous summer.
I am so sorry that it has been a while since I have posted but life has gotten extremely busy since bringing home my twins. The last few months have flown by, I honestly don't know where the time went. I swear it was just June a week ago lol. The time has been filled with doctor's appointments weddings and many family event and of course taking care of babies that there hasn't been any time to get crafty really. I love them to pieces buy miss getting crafty ... Fortunately I am starting to get some time in here to get crafty, to get orders done and do special cards for family and friends. OH how it's been nice to get inky. It really is my dorm of meditation and self care now.
I have made a few cards that I have attached and will add a little description of them and list the products I used in a follow up post. Hope you enjoy.
For the first card I used black and silver and green glitter paper and velum. I die cut the black and silver glitter paper from #wplus9 sunshine die set, I then die cut the green glitter paper from #lawnfawn stitched rectangle set.. For the focal point of the card I used a #mamaelephant stamp set. I used #lawnfawn black licorices ink and then embossed the sentiment from the same stamp set on the velum with #rangers silver embossing powder. I attached it all and added some gems to the middle of the flowers. for a finishing touch.
Card 2- For this card, I kept it really simple as to be able to make a whole bunch of them at one time. I used For the card bases for both the previous card and this I used #recollections 110lb card stock, I then layered the blue shimmer paper under lighter weight white card stock which i embossed with a #kaisercraft embossing folder. I then die cut out hearts using #memorybox stitched hearts. I used #lawnfawn Congrats die for the sentiment. To add dimention i layered a few of the die cuts together
This card was a total experiment with the techniques Ink smooshing using a piece of acetate and ink. I seen this on so many You Tube channels i am not sure where it originated from. I know that I watched Laura Bassen and Kristina Werner do the technique so i wanted to give it a try. Laura Bassen's Blog is Doublestick heave https://laurafadora.wordpress.com/page/2/ and Kristina Werners is http://www.kwernerdesign.com/blog/
So I started of with a piece of #canson water colored paper and a piece of acetate that was left from some random packaging and #timholtz #Distress ink. I added some distress ink to my craft may and then added water. I then took my piece of acetate and picked up the ink and pressed it into my paper over and over using different colors to really add some interest. I did take my heat tool and dry it in between colors. The colors i chose to use were wild velvet, mermaid lagoon, fossilized amber and abandoned coral.
For the main Image I used the #Tiddlyinks stamp set called "smile" I colored her ink using #derwent inktense pencils and a water brush. ( I absolutely love these pencils and how easy it is to get shading with very little effort) To ground the image I used two scallop circle die from #lawn fawn and some vellum and glitter paper. I embossed the velum using the Happy Birthday embossing folder from #kaisercrafts. and added a gold foil banner to ground the image a little more. The glitter paper and vellum were #recollections from #Michaels and the gold paper was from DCWV- Die cuts with a view. ( I been crafting a long time and buying their paper but never knew what that stood for before! How funny is that. Lol) Then I just finished it off with a few sequins from the Dollar store.