- Stamp – Inkadinkado
- Fabric scraps from my stash of fat quarters
- Claudine Hellmuth (Ranger) Studio Matte Multi-Medium
- Ribbon – Michael’s
- Molotow One4All Acrylic premium paint pen – Metallic Gold
- Cardstock – Bazzill
In honor of World Card Making Day, Mixed Media Mojo has a card making challenge to make a card with a Fall/Halloween theme using some fabric. I made a pretty funky card, but it was fun to do and stretched me to use some fabric. I covered some cardstock with orange batik fabric and then covered it with gel medium–that way when I stamped the Halloween sentiment on it, the ink wouldn’t bleed into the fabric. I also like the texture it gave the fabric. I then attached the pumpkin fabric to heavy black cardstock and covered the outside edges with some ribbon. Before I attached the sentiment panel, I drew some lines and dots with my trusty Molotow metallic gold acrylic paint pen. I drew along the top and bottom of the pumpkin fabric as well and then outlined it with a Micron pen. These Molotow pens really apply the paint in a steady stream–I love the white one as well. I popped up the sentiment panel with dimensional adhesive to finish the card. Thanks for visiting.
- Stamp – Chocolate Baroque “Rose Square”
- Die – Penny Black “Love and Joy”
- Embossing folder – Elizabeth Craft “Damask”
- Patterned cardstock – BoBunny “Boysenberry Dot”
- Cardstock – WorldWin – Light Groovy Grape
- Copic markers – V12, V15, V17, Y15, G40, G43, C0 and C3
Happy World Cardmaking Day! We are having an Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps Blog Hop in honor of this day. Lots of cardmakers are participating, so make sure you check out all of the talent. If you’d like to know more about the current needs of OWH, check out Operation Tape Gun.
Welcome to my stop. My card is very simple and features a little bit of dimension and some texture. The stamp came as a bonus on the cover of Craft Stamper magazine! Each issue comes with an acrylic stamp. I colored the “Rose Square” stamped image with Copic markers. The small purple piece is popped up with dimensional adhesive and the sentiment die cut floats above the background. I am helping others make this same card at Runaway Art and Craft Studio this weekend during a Make & Take on Saturday.
To return to the Hop, go to the top of Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps home page and you’ll find it at the top of the page through this weekend.
Thanks for visiting!
- Stencils – Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz – Dot Fade and Stencil Girl – Leaf Poetry Stencil
- Stamp – Hero Arts “Newspaper Background”
- Modeling Paste – Viva Modellier Creme – Mother of Pearl and Viva Ferro – Gold iron
- Adirondak Dimension Pearls – Terra Cotta
- Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap – Melange
- Decorative Polyester Leaves
- Claudine Helluth Studio matte (gel) multi-medium
I created this 8 X 8″ canvas with a base of gesso and then added Ranger Distress Inks to give the background a little color. I then stamped the background with a newspaper stamp and applied some tissue wrap with matte gel medium. I added some dimension with modeling paste through stencils and painting a little paste directly onto the canvas. Finally, I attached the polyester leaves that I had in my stash with more gel medium. I drew some lines to accentuate the outline of the leaves with a fine line marker. This canvas has a lot of texture and Autumn color. I created it for the Mixed Media Mojo September Challenge, which is to create a mixed media project with a Fall theme and modeling or embossing paste. Thanks for visiting.
- Dies – Impression Obsession “Squirrel Set”
- Stamps – Lawn Fawn “Joy to the Woods” (tree) and Impression Obsession “Vertical Greetings”
- Patterned paper – Echo Park “Here and Now”
- Distress Inks – Ranger – Walnut Stain, Weathered Wood, and Black Soot
- Cardstock – Bazzill
When I first laid eyes on these squirrels, I could hardly stand it! I decided I wanted to color the squirrel die cuts and the stamped tree myself, rather than using colored paper. I cut the squirrels out of white cardstock and applied Distress Inks to get the desired colors. Then I stamped the tree trunks with brown ink, fussy cut them and then also applied Distress Inks to them. I popped up the squirrels with dimensional adhesive so they look like they are perched and climbing as squirrels would–very 3-D. It is tradition for me to make a squirrel birthday card for a friend, so this is what I came up with. Thanks for visiting today.
For a closer look:
- Stamp – My Favorite Things – “My Favorite Sentiments” set
- Stencil – The Crafter’s Workshop “Crosshatched Frags”
- Patterned paper – Basic Grey “Kissing Booth: Cupid”
- Die – Spellbinder’s Nestabilities “Standard Circles Large”
- Ranger Distress Inks – Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade
- Bling – Rhinestones – Queen & Co. and Mark Richards; Pearls – Memory Box
- Cardstock – Bazzill
This month’s Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge at Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps was to make your own background to be used on a card. I’ve been really into the backgrounds thing lately with my mixed media explorations. I thought I’d do something a little more mainstream for an OWH card, so I used Distress Inks through a stencil. This is a favorite technique of mine. I just take several colors of Distress Ink and apply it with a sponge applicator through a stencil, blending the colors. Then I stamped on top and die cut it and it looks like a piece of patterned paper. Thanks for visiting today.
- Stamps – from The Cat’s Pajamas “Wish” set (includes bunny, sentiment and stars)
- Dies – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Twenty-Two”
- Patterned paper – Reminisce “Out of this world” and BoBunny “Buttercup Dot”
- Cardstock – Bazzill
- Sakura Gelly Roll pen – Stardust
Happy Birthday, Trenton! This is Trenton’s card for today, celebrating his 16 years of age. It features a great set from The Cat’s Pajamas. The bunny is colored with Copic markers, cut out and popped up with some dimensional adhesive. I carried the star theme through by finding some star patterned paper in my stash for a backdrop and then stamped the little twin stars in the “Wish” set and created a border at the bottom. I trimmed along the star border on the front of the card and colored in the stars with the Stardust Gelly Roll pen so they’d twinkle. I added a strip of red cardstock on the inside of the card to bring out the star border.
This is my candidate for The Cat’s Pajamas Tuesday Challenge #275: Anything Goes. Thanks for stopping by.
More Than Just a Background Series:
- Stamps – Hampton Art Vingologie Butterflies Clear Stamp & Stencil Set; Kodomo, Inc. “Leaf01″; JudiKins “Calligraphic Flourish”
- Inks – Ranger Distress Inks – Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive, Shabby Shutters; ClearSnap Chalk Ink – Creamy Brown, Rouge, Ice Jade, and Azurite
- Ink spray – Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Suede
- Ranger Specialty Stamping Paper
This is the first in a series I’m planning. I make Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) generally once a month to trade with my “Book Club” friends. One of the processes I like to follow is creating a background on a full 8-1/2″ X 11″ sheet of cardstock and then cutting it into 10 standard sized cards. Mirkwood Designs has a great template for getting 10 out of one piece of paper with little waste. But there are so many wonderful techniques you can do to create lovely backgrounds for card bases and ATCs, that I thought I’d show a little more about my backgrounds here and explain some of the steps and variations I try.
For this set of cards, I was inspired by the September issue of Craft Stamper magazine, page 38. I created the background by starting with a sheet of Ranger Specialty Stamping Paper. This paper has a very non-porous surface and is very smooth. I applied Ranger Distress inks with a sponge applicator in several of the greens. I then took the fern stamp and misted it with water. I placed it on the inked surface, which creates a ghost image. I repeated that across the page, changing the orientation of the stamp. I then stamped the flourish in Mowed Lawn randomly on the page. I then spritzed some water, some larger drops and some smaller. Finally, I missed areas with Glimmer Mist to add some additional texture. Below is what the background looked like.
Once it all dried, I cut the paper into 2-1/2″ X 3-1/2″ inch cards for my ATCs. I must confess–sometimes it is pretty hard to cut up my background pieces! I stamped the butterfly and the word “lovely” on a separate piece of cardstock. I cut each out and distressed the stamped pieces and the outside of the cards with chalk inks. I then attached the pieces to the cards with dimensional adhesive, letting interesting places in the background peek through.
Thanks for visiting today. Please let me know if you try this technique.