Arbor Day Card | Distress Oxides

Happy Arbor Day!! I love trees; I’ve planted and adored many throughout my life. This year I wanted to create a card in honor of tree day! I’m using some tree dies I’ve had in  my stash for quite a while. The set is called Tree-mendous, and I love the faux stitching around them. The paper I used for the trees is Bristol Smooth card stock. This is great paper to use when you are going to ink blend with Distress Oxides or Distress Inks. It has a coating on it that allows in ink to blend really smoothly without any harsh lines.

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I’m using Altenew’s Classy Stripes stencil again–I love stripes!! I applied two colors to each of the trees–first the green, then I shifted the stencil to cover the green and applied the next color. I used two different colors for each tree. I love how bright and cute they turned out.

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I randomly adhered them onto a piece of kraft card stock and adhered them down with dotliner–the trunks I adhered with wet glue just because they were so thin and delicate.

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There was a lot of over-hang left over. After the glue was dry, I trimmed the kraft card stock with a pair of long scissors. Long scissors are best for this–it helps cut a straight edge.

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I stamped the sentiment on a piece of green card stock and cut it out with a faux-stitched banner die. I added foam squares behind it for a little bit of dimension. For a last touch I adhered some sequins across my panel to add some sparkle.

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Here is the process video for this card. You can watch it here or on my YouTube Channel in HD. Thanks for stopping by! Happy Arbor Day!!

Supplies Used:

Die-namics Tree-mendous – MFT

Classy Stripes Stencil – Altenew

Forest Friends – MFT Stamp Set – May the Forest Be with You – No longer available

Mini Misti Stamp Positioner

Fiskars Paper Trimmer

Bristol Smooth Card Stock

Connect Glue – Gina K Designs

Nature Mix 4mm Sequins – Pretty Pink Posh

Kraft Card Stock – Gina K Designs

Dusty Rose Card Stock – Gina K Deisgns

Mini Ink Blending Tool

Kokuyo Dotliner Strong Ahesive Tape Glue

Jewel Picker Tool

Tree 1:

Peeled Paint Distress Oxide

Candied Apple Distress Oxide

Tree 2:

Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide

Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide

Tree 3:

Bundled Sage Distress Oxide

Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide

Tree Trunks:

Walnut Stain Distress Oxide

More Floral Trimmings Card Ideas | Zig’s & Distress Oxides

Hi my crafty friends!

This week I’ve created two more cards using Studio Katia’s Floral Trimmings stamp set again. Last week’s card was super fun to color in–and super time consuming. Today’s cards are quick and easy, at least quicker than coloring in a full panel of flowers.  The techniques I’m using work with any large floral stamp sets you may have in your stash.

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For both cards I heat embossed the stamp set with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and clear embossing powder onto Bristol Smooth card stock.  Card #1 took more time than the second card. I die cut hearts from the panel. I still had a little bit of coloring to do, but it took just a few minutes. I used Zig brush markers to color in these little flowered hearts. The Zigs are so vibrant and fun to color with! I attached these hearts onto my card panel using foam tape.

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For card #2 I cut the embossed panel into one inch by five inch strips and ink blended some distress inks onto them. I used two colors of Distress Oxides for each strip. This is a fast and easy way to add color to your cards! I used foam tape to attach these strips onto my card front as well.

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Here is the process video I filmed for these cards. You can watch it here or on my YouTube channel in HD. I hope you’ll try these two fun techniques! Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:

Zigs:

Light Carmine, Tea Rose, Yellow, Bright Yellow, Turquoise Green, Light Blue, Pale Green, May Green, Beige, Brown

Distress Oxides:

Abandoned Coral, Wild Honey, Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, Wilted Violet, Shaded Lilac

Floral Trimmings Stamp – Studio Katia

Heart Filled Sentiments Stamp Set – Reverse Confetti

Fancy Flourish Die – MFT

VersaFine Onyx Black Ink

Clear Embossing Powder – Gina K Designs

Mini Misti Stamp Positioner

Fiskars Paper Trimmer

Bristol Smooth Card Stock

Embossing Bag – Inkadinkado

Foam Tape

Connect Glue – Gina K Designs

Crystal Rainbow Confetti Mix – Studio Katia

Iridescent Bubles – Studio Katia

Splash of Color Card (2018) | Studio Katia & Copics

Hello! Welcome to my blog! I have another floral card for you today. I love creating cards with flowers, and for this card I used a creative stamp set from Studio Katia called Floral Trimmings. This set comes in two panels or two long narrow stamps that you can stamp together, as I did here, or separate to trim the edge of your card.

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The stamps fit together beautifully; however, if you want the gap between them to be unnoticeable, you have to stamp them one at a time. It creates a coloring page that you can paint in using whatever medium you’d like. I colored this card with Copic markers.

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This took over an hour to color in, and I didn’t color it all at once. I’m never able to sit at my craft table very long before one of my kids needs help with something. Lol! I didn’t mull over my color selection; I mostly just grabbed colors out of my container and hoped for the best. However, you can’t go too wrong with florals.

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I had a hard time deciding what to do with my card panel once I finished my coloring. I went through my box of scrap paper to see what colors of card stock I wanted to use with it. I finally decided on a piece of grey card stock for my sentiment and card base. I didn’t want my card base or sentiment banner to compete will all the color on my card.

I cut out the panel with a faux-stitched frame die, popped up the frame with foam tape, and then adhered my colored panel flat onto the card base with some tape runner.

A helpful little trick to adhere your frame evenly onto your card base, is to only half peel off the release paper, position it on your card base, and then pull off the release paper. It’ll make more sense when you watch my video. I learned that great tip from Therese from Lost In Paper. Thanks, Therese!

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I also glued on some rainbow confetti! Just couldn’t help myself–this mix from Studio Katia is gorgeous. I do like the confetti better than the sequins–no holes.

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Here is the video I filmed for this card! You can watch it here or on my YouTube Channel in HD.

Have a wonderful weekend!!

 

Supplies Used:

Floral Trimmings Stamp – Studio Katia

A Splash of Color Stamp – Altenew

Extreme Black Ink – MFT

Copic Markers

Mini Misti Stamp Positioner

Neenah Solar White Card Stock 80 lb

Steel Grey Card Stock – MFT

White Embossing Powder – Hero Arts

VersaMark Ink

Embossing Bag – Inkadinkado

Foam Tape

Xtreme Adhesive Runner

Connect Glue – Gina K Designs

Crystal Rainbow Confetti Mix – Studio Katia

Tulip Ink Layering Card (2018) | Altenew Budding Thanks

Hello and happy Friday! I used ink layering stamps to create the flowers for this card. I loved the process of looking through my ink collection–paltry but growing–and selecting colors to build these tulips and leaves. With each layer I stamped down, the dimension grew, and it’s an utterly fabulous and fun way to create card without any coloring!

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Here are all the completed flowers and leaves that I built with the set Budding Thanks from Altenew. I used all of Altenew’s stamps from the set minus just one stem, and I cut them out using the coordinating dies. I had trouble aligning the dies over the stamped images precisely, so I used a clever alignment technique I show in my video.

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I think flowers and stripes compliment each other very well. I used a striped stencil and more ink to create a background for my tulips. It added more interest to my card.

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The Iridescent Bubbles I adhered to the card almost stole the show. They picked up and reflected all the colors from my card. So gorgeous!!

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Here is the process video for this card! You can watch it here or on my YouTube Channel in HD.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies Used:

Budding Thanks Stamp Set – Altenew

Budding Thanks Dies – Altenew

Classy Stripes Stencil – Altenew

Iridescent Bubbles – Studio Katia

Oval Frame Dies – MFT

Pure Plum Card Stock – MFT

Inks:

Electric Lime – Ranger

Pear Tart – Memento

Lily Pad – Ranger

Tickled Pink – MFT

Pure Plum – MFT

Seedless Preserves – Distress Oxide

Dandelion – Memento

Fossilized Amber – Distress Oxide

Spiced Marmalade – Distress Oxide

Budding Thanks Card | Altenew Layering Flower

Hello! I am playing along with Altenew’s March Inspiration challenge. The colors this month are blue, coral and light brown, and I decided to use Altenew’s Budding Thanks stamp set. I love Altenew’s layering stamp sets–they steal the show on any card. I am keeping it simple by using one flower on my card and a fun striped background using Altenew’s Classy Stripes Stencil.

Altenew March 2018 Inspiration Challenge

 

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Here is my simple floral thank you card. I used kraft card stock and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide to create my blue stripes. For a finishing touch I added a few clear gems.

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Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful week!!