Saturday, August 29, 2020

Summer Fruit Background Border with Rachel Vass Designs


Hello everyone!  Hope everyone is doing well.  It's New Release Day at




This is such a great summer design!  Let me show you how I
created my colorful version!

I composed and then printed my design on Stonehenge White which is a
smooth paper with a weight of about 95 lbs.  This paper is excellent for
colored pencil work.  My panel measures 4 1/4" x 3 1/4".
I started coloring my image with Prisma Colored Pencils.


I wanted my images to be very colorful and I used lots of colors!
Blueberries: 1087, 133, 208, 933, 944


Orange Slice: 914, 918, 921


Lime Slice:  1089. 989, 913
Strawberries: 1004, 913, 109, 923


Blackberries:  1030, 996, 1078
Raspberries:  994, 195, 930, 1029
Apples:  989, 913, 1093
Apricots:  940, 1034, 1003, 1032, 1014
Plums:  989, 912, 120, 956, 996, 1008, 934
Background:  140



After the coloring was done, I trimmed my panel down and backed it with
some black card stock and left a narrow edge showing.  I used an A2 size white card
base that was folded in half and I adhered my background paper to cover it
completely.  This paper is from the Rainbows paper pack from Whimsy Stamps.
As a bit of embellishment, I adhered tiny iridescent flowers all over.
And my card was completed!


I hope you enjoyed today's project!  It was fun to color and it's  nice
way to tell a friend you are missing them!

If you haven't seen Rachel's other designs, please visit her shop!


Thanks so much for spending time here today!  I appreciate you!

Betsy

In my capacity as a design team member for Rachel Vass Designs, I do receive the products I use from them. 
All opinions and creative decisions remain my own, and I only work with companies/use products that I love.


Monday, August 24, 2020

ATC's with Brutus Monroe


Hello everyone!  Today I'll be showing you how I created these fall inspired
ATC's using products from Brutus Monroe!
I can't wait for fall!  It's my favorite season for weather and color!  So I was very
inspired to create a fall vibe for these!

I started my cards by giving each ATC a coat of white gesso.  This gesso will
seal the chipboard so products aren't absorbed completely.


You'll see I started with 4 but only completed 3.  I fell and broke my wrist in 2 places
after starting the second one.  My creative mojo was slightly impacted!!!  So I used one
of them for testing of products.  While this would be a very lengthy post to go into detail
on each ATC, I will give you a synopsis of what I used and did on each one.


For this one, I mixed media Paste with Arachnis Aqua Pigment and smeared it on
the background.  When it was dry I stamped my images which came from the
Fall Essentials Stamp Set.  I painted them with Metallic Hyper Pigments and then
went over them with Copic markers.  I enhanced the "fall' sentiment with a dark brown
fine line Unipen.  Next I used the Sequin Builder Slim Line stencil with Walnut
Sparkle Glitter glaze - this is my fav!  When that was dry I used the Metallic 
Hyper Pigments to splatter!


ATC #2 started with a stencil - this was the log ends stencil that was the March
Stencil of the Month.  I used Simon Hurley Slippery When Wet ink.  I also used
lots of Pixie Spray to hold my stencil down.  Next I stamped my images using the
same Fall Essentials Stamp Set.  I colored the images with Copic markers.  I 
decided to make some random dots and fill in a few of the tiny leaves and berries
with the Deco Foil Liquid Adhesive and when it was dry I used the Peach
Princess foil over it.  I noticed that some of the stenciled area had been "outlined" faintly 
in the foil...I figured out it was from the Pixie Spray!  The I used another Glitter Glaze - Apricot.  This is "in your face" glittery and I wanted to tone it down, so I mixed it with the media
paste and that worked!  Once that was dry I did splatter with Gold Hyper Pigment,
and a little glitter pen work.  I also went over the sentiment with a dark brown pen.


Next was my last ATC.  I added Marigold and Arachnis Aqua Pigment to some of the media paste and brush it on with a paint brush and let it dry.  Next, I stamped on my images - from the Fall Essentials Stamp Set and once again colored them with my Copic markers.  I also went over
 the sentiment with the dark brown pen.  I added Walnut Sparkle Glitter Glaze by smearing it on with a palette knife.  Once that was dry I stenciled on Apricot Glitter Glaze - full strength this time - using the Sequin Builder Slim Line Stencil.  When all of that was dry I splattered on Gold Hyper
Pigment and that finished this final ATC.


This was my first time making ATC's - they are like tiny cards!  I hope you enjoyed
today's tutorial!  Lots of awesome products cane be found on the Brutus Monroe
website to create these great little cards!

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today!

Betsy

In my capacity as a design team member for Brutus Monroe, I do receive the products I use from them. 
All opinions and creative decisions remain my own, and I only work with companies/use products that I love.





Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Magnolia Slimline with Rachel Vass Designs


Hello everyone and a happy Wednesday!  Today I''m bringing you a
project I made with the newest release from




If you liked the Magnolia Background from Saturday's release you will love
this slimline version!

I started by composing my design and printed it out onto Neenah 80lb. 
Classic Crest Solar white card stock.  Next I die cut my panel with a slimline
die from Studio Katia.  


I started the coloring with my background.  I did end up coloring it 3 times.


Next I colored in the stems and leaves.


The flowers were last and I only used one color on them, using that color
as I would my darkest shade.
Copic colors used:

Background:  YG61 - 3 times
Stems:  E95, E15, E18
Leaves:  G94, G95
Flowers:  R000

Next I chose my background papers.


I used another slimline die for the next layer - this one a stitched rectangle 
die from Lawn Fawn.  I covered my slimline card base, which measures
3 1/2" x 8 1/2", with the peach card stock.  I adhered all of my layers
together and that finished my card.


I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial.  So many possibilities for this
slimline digistamp set!  Check out Rachel's other designs in her shop!


Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by!
Happy paper crafting!

Betsy

In my capacity as a design team member for Rachel Vass Designs, I do receive the products I use from them.
 All opinions and creative decisions remain my own, and I only work with companies/use products that I love.


Inspiration for Jan's Digistamps Challenges

Monday, August 17, 2020

Twiggy Heart Wreath & Sentiments with Quietfire Design

How to Customize Your Layered Die Cut Stamping with Glitter

Hello everyone!  Today I'll be showing you how to customize your layered die-cut stamping with glitter using the Best Glue Ever with the No-Clog Writing Cap!

This was tons of fun to create!  I got my inspiration from the owner of ScaPerfect -Amy Rozak who got her inspiration from Lindsay Weirich - The Frugal Crafter!  I decided to use a stamp and die set.  The dies actually decrease in size for the flower,  so it has a very layered look - perfect for what I was doing!   I started by stamping my image 3 times onto white card stock.  I used a hybrid ink for this.  I think a water-based ink would smear and a pigment ink would not hold up to the Copic coloring!


Next, taking a make-up wedge sponge I applied a thin layer of the Best Glue Ever to the images.  This is quite quick-drying so I had to move along.


Once the glue was dry, which really didn't take any time at all, I cut them part and then applied glitter to them.


I tapped off the excess glitter and then burnished the glitter by placing a sheet of acetate over the images and burnishing with my teflon bone folder.  Then I took my Perfect Cleaning Cloth and rubbed it over the images to remove more excess.  Then I die-cut the images with the coordinating dies.
It was at this point that I noticed I got glue on my glass mat and there was glitter everywhere!  I grabbed my Best Cleaner Ever and my Perfect Cleaning Cloth and my problem was taken care of!


It was time to do the coloring.  I looked for inspiration on my flower colors on Google.  I found a pink/yellow dahlia that was perfect!


I found the coloring to be a bit precarious!  Some glitter came off on my markers, so I kept a piece of copy paper handy to wipe the tips off.  There was no hard blending with this, so I carefully blended my colors trying not to disturb the glitter underneath.


I was really pleased with the color combination I had chosen.


Copic Marker colors used:
YG23, YG17, G07, RV04, Y17, Y06

I next started preparing my card base which was an A2 size top folding white card base.  I covered that with a pearlized bronze paper.  Out of that same paper I die cut a decorative oval piece and my sentiment.  I cut a piece of patterned paper to 3 7/8" x 5 1/8".


I adhered my flower piece together with foam tape.  I glued the over piece to the
card base and then adhered both the flower and the sentiment.  As a bit of bling, I added
some small orange and pink acrylic dew drops.  And that finished my project!


I hope you enjoyed today's card!  I could not have done it without the awesome products from ScaPerfect:





Thanks for stopping by!  I really appreciate your interest and support!

Betsy


In my capacity as a design team member for SraPerfect, I do receive the products I use from them.
 All opinions and creative decisions remain my own, and I only work with companies/use products that I love.

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