Thursday, December 28, 2023

Rock Star by Cathy N

 Good evening. It's almost New Years Eve and that got me thinking of the TV show I watch for the countdown to New Years. That is what this card was inspired by.

I started out by making the background with some dinkles and watercolor paper. 

I only used half of the 4x6 paper I made. I stamped bird with microphone on the bottom half of the paper. It did take a few times of stamping to get a good impression. Next, I edged it with black ink and set it aside. 

I then stamped the saying rock star with some distress inks in the sameish colors around the outside of a white cardstock panel. After I did that, I took grunge writing background with the same color and stamped over it. 

Next, I glued the main image to the middle and I stamped rock star on white cardstock and glued it to the top of the main image. 


                                                                Stamps Used:

                                                        18505 bird with microphone

                                                        18575 rock star

                                                        17545 grunge writing background

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Tired Santa by Tracy Blackwolf

 Hello everyone!

Todays project is a tag. Hope you enjoy the humor.

I started with a yellow and gray base, sprayed on the colors and moved them around with a brush.

Next I inked the Christmas tree and stamped it a couple times. I dried it and then sprayed distress oxide old paper over the tag
Next I stamped the" deer".( its really an antelope) I added to their horns to make them more deer like.
I also stamped, fussy cut and painted Santa. For the white I used a pigment reinker as paint would have been too thick.

I used a very fine paint brush to get the fur wisps at the edge of the hat and on the collar.
I also put a dot of red paint for Rudolph's nose.
I used foam tape behind Santa for dimension and I made the sentiments on the computer. 
Hope you enjoyed !

Stamps Used:
Christmas tree    18932
Antelope Skeleton    19654
Santa Claus    20357

Other Supplies:
Ink pads: Kaleidacolor: Caribbean sea
Versaclair -Nocturne
Distress inks: Picket fence, Tea dye, Tattered rose, Victorian velvet, old paper, squeezed lemonade, lost shadow

Friday, December 22, 2023

Rock Star by ~*Arwen*~

 Hi Lovelies ❤

Welcome back on this Blog.

This is my last Blog project for 2023.

And that's the way, how I made it:

01.) First of all I select my images.

02.) I stamped both images on watercolor paper and then cut them out. I cut out each honeycomb individually.

03.) Before I color my pictures, I first design my background. For this I use watercolor paper and VersaMark for embossing.

04.) When I've finished stamping, embossing powder is added over the stamping ink. Then everything is heated with a hot air dryer until the powder melts.

05.) I color my embossed background using a water tank brush and Distress Reinker.

06.) I have now colored my pictures and can now put everything together into a card. To make the images stand out a bit, I use 3D foam. Finally, stamp the text, stick it on a folding card and you're done.

All stamps I used:

- Six hexagon background

- Whimsical cyclops

- Rock star

- Stars

other supplies:

- Staz on

- VersaMark

- Watercolor paper

- Distress Reinker

- handmade watercolors

- embossing powder 

Wishng you a Happy New Year *mwah* 

See ya in January 2024

Monday, December 18, 2023

May your holidays sparkle by Cathy N

 Hello, all Cathy N here with a holiday card for you all.

I started off by stamping the nutcracker small and cut him out and colored with copic markers. 

Next, I get a red card base and stamped Christmas background collage and star snowflake around the outside of the card with red distress ink. 

I then got some green pattern paper and stamped May your holidays sparkle saying on the top. 

I added some sparkle to the holly berries.

                                                                        Stamps Used:

                                                                   9239 nutcracker small

                                                                  10659 May your holidays sparkle

                                                                 11127 Christmas background collage

                                                                2922 star snowflake

Friday, December 08, 2023

Escalate! by ~*Arwen*~

 Hi Lovelies ❤

Welcome back today :)

I'm back with a new postcard, I'd like to share with you:

Some close-ups:

The stamps, I used:

- Fun Collage Alphabet

- Whimsical Rat

- Scrabble Alphabet small

- Kit Kat Klock

- Whimsical Party Mouse

- Spotty Background

other supplies:

- watercolor paper (Canson)

- Staz on

- Distress Oxides

- handmade watercolor paint

See ya soon  *mwah*

Saturday, December 02, 2023

Christmas gifttags by Cathy N

 Good afternoon, Cathy here with some Christmas tags for you.

I had some leftover tags sitting on my table and I thought I would make some gift tags from them.

I started out with some distress inks and oxide to make the background. Dip and dry is how I did them.

Next, I took grunge writing background and some gray distress ink and stamped it randomly on the backgrounds of all the tags. I then edged all the tags with the same gray ink. Then I took  Large snowflake and Medium snowflake and stamped them on 5 of the tags wit black ink. For the last 2 tags I stamped the Christmas tree small on them. 

I found some small Christmas saying I cut up and added to the bottom of each tag. They had a bit of red around the outside so I added some red ribbon to the top of each tag and the snowflakes got some red bling in the middle of them. I did add some glitter to the tress, but it is very hard to see. 

                                                                 Stamps Used:
                                                          17545 1787 grunge writing background

                                                           18946 Large snowflake

                                                           18947 Medium snowflake

                                                           18941 Christmas tree small