Friday, August 31, 2018

Autumn is the Hush before Winter

Hello!!!  I'm here with an Autumn card using brand new Quietfire Design stamps.  I've used 2 stamps from the Autumn Collection and the new Grid Background stamp.  

I started with Ranger's Mixed Media Cardstock, Distress Ink (Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin), and Distress Oxide Ink (Twisted Citron).  Put the inks on my craft sheet, added water, dipped, dried, dipped again, etc. 

I stamped the Grid Background with Barn Door Distress Oxide Ink and dried it.  I used the Stamp Platform for the quote.  I got it lined up, stamped the quote, added paint (Distress Picket Fence and Squeezed Lemonade), to mute the background so the quote would pop more, dried it, and stamped the quote with Archival Ink Jet Black restamping until it was nice and dark.  

I stamped the Wheat image across the bottom using Embossing Ink and added Emerald Creek, Seth Apter Dirty Sand Baked Texture.  I thought all my ink was dry but I did get powder sticking other places.  I used a very small paintbrush to get off the powder from where I didn't want it and then heated the powder.  I liked it but it wasn't quite what I wanted.  I used an anti static bag over that area of the card, reheated the powder and quickly added Ranger Buttercup embossing powder over the warm powder.  It worked well with Buttercup sticking over most of it but there were a few places it didn't which is just what I wanted.  I then heated to melt that powder.  I repeated those steps but this time added Emerald Creek, Seth Apter Ancient Amber powder.  It looks fabulous!!!  Next I wanted more wheat in the background but lightly so stamped those with Distress Ink Scattered Straw.  The edges of the panel are inked with Distress Ink Vintage Photo.  I attached it to a black panel and then a folded white card.  

Finally I thought some Mica would be nice and sprayed it lightly (2 sprays from a distance) with Mica Spray Buttercup.  

Monday, August 27, 2018

Autumn Harvest

Happy Monday to You!!!  I'm sharing a card over on the Quietfire Creations Blog today.  I hope you have time to pop on over there!!!!

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Autumn Day

Happy Saturday!!!  What a busy month August has been!!!  Today, however, is a quiet one at home with time for stamping.  There is a challenge on Facebook started by Lori to encourage people to use their stuff.  She is calling it the #UseYourS**tChallenge .  The first challenge is to make a Halloween (or Autumn if you don't do Halloween) card using the Alcohol Lift Ink Technique.  

For my background I started with White Yupo paper and worked up an alcohol ink background.  Next I stamped the screen (Stamper's Anonymous - Wendy Vecchi image, Set #002) using AI Lift Ink and then stamped it onto regular white cardstock.  Blotted the wet ink off the Yupo and then buffed it lightly.  After that, I did the technique again using a leaf image (Stamper's Anonymous - Tim Holtz, Set #273). 

I die cut the Layered Leaf (Sizzix - Tim Holtz), embossed it with the matching folder, and inked it with Distress Inks.

The sentiment on my card is from an Elizabeth Craft Design's set designed by calligrapher, Suzanne Cannon (Set #CS072 - HappyBirthday Collection)

After attaching the background to black cardstock I thought a little bling would be nice and spritzed it with Bronze Mica Spray (Ranger - Tim Holtz), squeezing slowly and from a distrance so I also got some drops.  The leaf is then attached with thick foam tape.  

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Baked Texture Board

Hello!!!  I hope you've had a good summer!!!  It's been really busy here, but hopefully, soon, it will slow down a bit.  I'm here today to let you know that I have a post over on the PaperArtsy Blog for the current topic, Baked Texture, and how I do love the Baked Texture line of embossing powders designed by Seth Apter and made by Emerald Creek.  I hope you have time to go check out my project and all the other projects in this topic.  They are fabulous!!!

Thursday, August 9, 2018

It's A Party

Hi There!!!  I'm sharing the details of this card over on the Quietfire Blog.  You can find it HERE.