Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Clean And Simple Card

Hello! I am late in posting for our latest Incy Wincy Designs Challenge. The current challenge is For The Men And The Boys. I am overflowing with men and boys in my life, my husband and my 4 sons. This should be an easy one to make, right?

I am using an image from one of our sponsors, Fabrika Fantasy. I printed the image on Neenah Solar White cardstock and colored the image with Copic markers. I would like to give a shout out to Sandy Allnock for her tutorial on coloring dogs and cats. It helped me a lot in coloring this dog image.

I created this card with my 12-year old son in mind. He is going to compete next week in our state's, Missouri, National Geography Bee. This is his second year to compete. I am very excited for him. To customize this card for him, I created a globe balloon. I die cut a circle on a blue vellum. I prepared this circle for embossing with an anti-static powder tool. I stamped the map image from Concord and 9th Map Love stamp set. I stamped this with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. On the back of the circle vellum, I stamped a part of the map using Delicata Golden Glitz pigment ink. I heat set this to dry being careful not to overheat the vellum so as not to flatten the embossed map image on the front of the circle.

I stamped the sentiment on the front, on top of the embossed map. The sentiment is from an old Hero Arts stamp set name Lil Hoot. I embossed the sentiment using Paper Source navy blue embossing powder.

I adhered this to cover the printed balloon. I cut a small triangle vellum for the end of the balloon. I created a small bow using a silver thread and adhered it to the balloon.

I rarely create clean and simple cards but I don't want to add anymore embellishments to this panel. I want to keep the focus on the image and the balloon. I adhered some October Afternoon washi tape to the front of a top folding note card, on the top and bottom only to create a trim. I trimmed a bit off the the top and bottom edges of the colored panel, then adhered this to the front of the note card.

Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Another Unicorn Birthday Card


I am in a roll on Unicorn Birthday Cards. My 7-year old requested another Unicorn card for his friend in class. Who I am to say no to my sweet boy.  
If you follow my blog, you know that my last post is on a Unicorn card, too. If not, just click the previous post and you will see what I mean. 
I am using the Pink Fresh Studio Magical Unicorn stamp and die sets. I stamped the horn on gold cardstock using Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks in Worn Lipstick, Cracked Pistachio and Wilted Violet. I used the Misti Stamping Tool to achieve a blended multi-colored horn. The good thing about the oxide inks is that it stays wet long enough to apply embossing powder to it and heat emboss it. I used Judi Kins Iridescent Sparkle embossing powder. I die cut the horn using the matching die.
I also die cut the ears on gold cardstock. I die cut a brown fun foam and adhered it to the gold die cut ears. I ink blended the a white cardstock and adhered it to the back of the ears.

I die cut the flowers and leaves on white cardstock. I inked these die cuts with the same THDO inks adding Spun Sugar and Antique Linen. I heat embossed the flower centers and the leaf spines using Versamark ink and Judi Kins Iridescent Sparkle embossing powder.  I spritz some of the flowers with pearlized water so I can curl the petals. I set this aside to dry. I also die cut some leaves using gold cardstock. 
I die cut a white cardstock panel using a stitched die but I end up trimming off the stitched edges later on. I heat embossed the eyes with Recollections Charcoal embossing powder. I stamped the sentiment using a stamp from Simon Says Stamp Jumbo Stripes stamp set. The ink I used is Delicata Golden Glitz pigment ink. I die cut the recipient’s name using Lawn Fawn Cole's ABC die and a Recollection pink mirror cardstock. I adhered that to the white panel. 

This is when I made a mistake in stamping. I was trying to create a multi-colored background of stars and dots for unicorn. I traced the horn and ears on the white panel to avoid stamping on these areas that will be covered. I did not use the Misti since I am using really small stamps. The first attempt I made was a fail. I did not made a good star impression. I tried re-stamping it by lining the stamp with the stamped image but I messed it up some more. I did not want to put this panel to waste after all the work. I trimmed off the stitched edges and trimmed off a part of the top. I adhered the horns, ears, flowers and leaves to this panel. I also added flower sequins and Nuvo drops on some of the flower sequin centers.
On a top folding A2 white note card, I traced the top part of the unicorn panel. I stamped the stars and dots to this area using the same color combination. I adhered the unicorn panel to this note card. 

Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.

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Thursday, March 7, 2019

Unicorn Window Birthday Card


Hello! This card was especially requested by my 7-year old son to give to his classmate/friend. He chose the main element of unicorn and the colors to use in the card. After I sketched the card lay-out and had it approved by my son, it is time to create a card.

I recently bought the Tim Holtz Distress Oxide spray. I am using Strathmore Watercolor paper to spray it on. It took a while for the ink to dry despite the heating. If you plan to emboss with this medium as background, make sure to test it out first before embossing. The unicorn stamp and die sets I am using is from Pink Fresh Studio. I already used this product on a Valentine's project. I embossed the flower center outline on the sprayed watercolor paper. I embossed this using white embossing powder. I die cut these flowers using the matching die. I die cut the leaves using green cardstock. I die cut the unicorn ears using a pearl white cardstock. I die cut a fun foam using the same die. I adhered the ear die cuts using liquid adhesive. I adhered this to a pink felt, then fussy cut the ear. For the horn, I embossed this on white cardstock using Wow! Gold Ultra High embossing powder. I embossed this twice to add more depth.

For the front panel, I die cut a white cardstock using a Mama Elephant stitched die from Peek A Frame Creative Cuts. I flicked watercolors on this panel using Finetec Gold Pearlescent watercolors. I set this aside to dry. I die the recipient's name using Lawn Fawn Cole's ABC die. I die cut a pink glittered cardstock and fun foam using the letter dies, and adhered the foam to the back of the glittered carstock.

I stamped the eyes on the cardstock panel with Versafine Onyx black ink. I embossed this using clear embossing powder. I stamped a sentiment from Ellen Hutson Totally Random Sayings Vol. 1 stamp set using WPlus9 Sweet Nectar dye ink. I adhered the letters next.

I stamped the top portion of a white cardstock measuring 4 1/4"x 5 1/2" with Hero Arts Star Galaxy Background stamp and Avery Elle Silver Fox pigment ink. I also added stars using a Heidi Swap stencil using the same ink and a sponge dauber.

I trimmed a Hero Arts Folded Acetate card to create a window on the front panel. I scored a 1/4" tab on the top to create hinge for the acetate window. I applied a double adhesive tape to this hinge, then adhered it to the stamped-stenciled cardstock panel which will be the back of the card. I trimmed 2 1/4" off the top of the front panel. I applied double adhesive tape to the back of this cut panel. I lined the bottom of this cut panel to the bottom of the back white cardstock panel.

I adhered the horn to the acetate using liquid adhesive. Then, I adhered the ears. I adhered the flowers using foam adhesive. I tucked the leaves on the back of the flowers. I adhered gems to the centers of the flowers.

The inside sentiment is from Altenew Halftone Stars stamp set.

Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.

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