Saturday, May 21, 2022

Sketch Inspired Christmas Card (Craft My Stash #22)

 

Hello! Welcome back to my Craft My Stash series in which I feature my oldie but goodie craft products. It has been a long time since I last added a post in this series. I am just so glad to get back on the swing of things.

I also created this card for the following reasons:

  • To join in the Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge on Flowers.
  • To join in My Favorite Stamps Sketch Challenge. 
  • To join Simon Says Monday Challenge on Add Texture.
I started off by choosing my patterned papers from Pebbles Merry Merry paper pad. I die cut a brown patterned paper using the MFT Die-namics Mason Jar Mug. I have scraps of mason jar mug die cuts which I adhered to the back of the brown mason jar mug die cut for some dimension. I inked the edges with a brown dye ink. I keep those scraps inside the die sleeve. You never know when it can come in handy.

I snipped a part of the cut apart paper from the same paper pad. I trimmed off a part of the edges and rounded the corners to make it fit the mason jar. I applied shimmer to some of the flowers using clear Spectrum Noir shimmer pen.

For the panel, I trimmed a dotted green patterned paper from the paper pack into 4 1/4". The length does not really matter because I will die cut a stitched curved line into this using the Mama Elephant Borderline Trios Creative Cuts. For the background panel, I trimmed a green cardstock to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". I am trying out Jennifer McGuire's technique on Adding Color with Embossing Folder but I only have Perfect Pearl to use so there is not much of an impact to the embossed panel other than adding shimmer to some areas. I adhered the curved patterned paper to the top left of this panel.

For the poinsettia, I die cut this on red pearl cardstock using Paper Smooches Merry Motif die set. I secured the die cut to the negative cut with tape. I stamped the matching image to the die cut using a red dye ink. Since the paper is glossy, I stamped it several times for a darker impression. I set this aside to dry. For the leaf, I die cut this on green pearl cardstock using Concord & 9th Lace Leaf die set. I stamped the matching leaf on this using a darker colored green ink. I set this aside to dry.

For the sentiment, I got inspired by a Pebbles glittered sticker sheet so I re-created this using the Mama Elephant In Line Letters stamp set. I used the Misti Stamping Tool so I can re-stamp the letters just in case I did not get a good impression the first time I stamp it. I stamped the letters on white cardstock using Versamark ink. I poured Ranger Red Tinsel embossing powder to the letter, then heat embossed it. I fussy cut the letters, leaving a small white border around it.

For the sub-sentiment, I heat embossed this on white cardstock using white embossing powder. The stamp is from Mama Elephant Happy Everything stamp set. I trimmed this into a skinny strip.

I adhered the mason jar to the center of the panel, a little more to the top to leave space on the bottom for the sentiment. I adhered the poinsettia and leaves next to the mason jar, tucking some of it under the mason jar. I adhered the letters next, using the dot embossing as a guide in lining it up straight. I adhered the sentiment strip after. I zhuzh the flowers and the leaves for some dimension.


Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.

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Friday, May 20, 2022

Birthday Card Using Emboss Resist

 

Hello! Welcome back to my blog. I created this card for four reasons:

  • This is my second card as a participant in the AECP.
  • The colors I used are inspired by the latest Color Hues Challenge.
  • Ellen Hutson revived its blog challenge. I am so glad they did! To make it even better, it is a sketch challenge, which is my favorite kind of challenge.
  • Lastly and most importantly, today, my 2nd son is celebrating his 17th birthday. And if you follow my blog, I mentioned in a previous post that he made a request for me not to give him cards anymore. Wish granted but it does not mean I won't create cards with him in mind, right?
Okay, back to my card. I trimmed a Strathmore Bristol paper at 6" x 4 1/2". I will trim this later into an A2 sized card but since I will be ink blending, sometimes starting off with a larger sized card is better. I am using Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Salty Ocean on this panel. I blended the ink using a blender brush, starting off heavy on the bottom and then lightening up the pressure towards the top. To make the bottom part darker, I switched to the ink blending foam. I heat set this panel to speed up the drying process. I prepared this panel for embossing using an anti-static powder tool.

I am using the three of the smallest stars in the Altenew Halftone Stars stamp set. I placed them on an acrylic block. I stamped these stars on the ink blended panel using Versamark ink. I poured clear embossing powder to the impression. I continued doing this until I filled up the whole panel with stars. I heat set the embossing powder until it melted. I blended more ink to the panel using the same ink. I wiped off the ink from the embossed stars using a dry rag. I set this aside to dry.

The stamp set has a matching die. I am using the third from the largest star die. I die cut this on the same Bristol paper. I prepared this for embossing using an anti-static powder tool. I stamped the coordinating star stamp to this star. I poured clear embossing powder. I blended the same ink to this star.

Do you notice the difference between the stars on the panel and the star die cut? The stars on the panel has a subtle appearance because of the trapped blue ink underneath the embossed impression. The star die cut on the other hand has no ink underneath the embossed impression, it made it look like I used a white embossing powder instead of a clear one. 

I die cut an extra star on white cardstock. I adhered this to the back of the embossed star for some dimension. Using the second largest star on the die set, I die cut a red mirror cardstock. I adhered this to the back of the star. I created a bow using a red DMC Diamant Metallic Thread. I adhered this to the center of the star. I embellished this with a red sequin and pearl.

For the sentiment, I cut a strip of the same paper. I stamped the sentiments from the Altenew Happy Birthday To You stamp set (word 'happy'), and Altenew Halftone Happy stamp set (word 'birthday') using Versamark ink. I embossed this with clear embossing powder. I blended THDO Fired Brick to this strip. I wiped off the excess ink from the embossed sentiment. 


I adhered the sentiment strip to the bottom third of the panel. I adhered the star after. 

Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day! And to my son, Happy Birthday!

Maria Giselle B.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Faux Letterpress Mini Slimline Card


Hello! Welcome  back to my blog. This is my first card as a participant in the Altenew Educator Certification Program. I am so excited to be finally a part of it!

For this card, the stars are pressed into the paper which you can see more on the photo below. I am using the Altenew Halftone Stars Nesting die set. These dies have a matching stamp set but who said that you can only use it to die cut the stamped image?

I am using the six smallest star die cuts for the card. I die cut four pieces of heavy weight white cardstock for each star except for the smallest and the largest, which I die cut two pieces only. I also die cut two pieces of vellum for each star except for the smallest and the largest. You don't have to limit yourself in using only white cardstock. In fact, this is one way of using your cardstock scraps. Just make sure that you are using the same weight of cardstock for all die cuts. 

Using a liquid glue, I adhered two star die cuts on top of each other, then adhered the matching vellum on top. After I am done doing this with all the stars, I adhered the star to the next largest sized star. 

For my card panel, I am using a black watercolor paper. I cut this into a mini slimline card sized at 6 1/4" x 3 1/4". I inked the largest stacked star with Hero Arts Sea Salt Reactive ink. I positioned this at the center of the black watercolor paper panel and ran this through the die cut machine. Follow your machine's instructions on how to layer your shims to get the best results. I am using a Sizzix Big Shot machine. My layers include a platform, a cutting plate, an embossing mat, my project to be embossed, and the other cutting plate. 

While the ink is wet, I pounced some Perfect Pearl Blue Hydrangea powder to the star. I repeated this step to the other stars. 

I added splatters of gold and blue metallic watercolor paint to the background. 


For the sentiment, I heat embossed a stamp from the Altenew Label Love stamp set on white cardstock using Versamark ink. I poured silver embossing powder to it, then heat set it. I fussy cut this up to the edge. I adhered strips of scrap cardstock to the back for some dimension, then adhered it to the center star.

I trimmed off an 8th of an inch from the top and bottom of the black watercolor cardstock. I trimmed an 8th of an inch silver cardstock. I adhered the black panel to a top folding white mini slimline card. I adhered the silver strips to the top and bottom of the card. 

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

Maria Giselle B.

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Line Art Window Card


Hello! Welcome back. I am struggling to to get my creative juices back. I hope this is the card that will re-set my artistry. 

I created this card to join in three blog challenges. These blogs are shown at the end of this post. I enjoy challenging myself to create a card for more than one purpose. 

I die cut the flowers and leaves using the Altenew Craft-A-Flower Daisy Layering die set on white cardstock. I blended pink dye ink on the flower die cuts and green dye ink to the leaf die cuts. I only used one color of ink for each, just changing the ink blending pressure on each layer to achieve the color variation between the layers. I added details to the center of the flower by adding dots of glue to the edge and pouring a light gold embossing powder to it. I heat set this after then set it aside.

I die cut one of the dies from the Altenew String Art Rectangles die set on a yellow cardstock. I followed the sketch shown below for the design of my card. To create the windows, I used a rectangle die from the Waffle Flower A7 Layers die set. I chose a die that is slightly smaller than the piercings made by the string rectangle die. I also ran the string die on an acetate strip. I adhered this acetate strip to the open end of the rectangle by lining up the pierced marks with each other. I reinforced the holes by piercing it with a needle.  I threaded a glittered DMC through the holes. I don't have any rhyme or reason with the string art. To frame the windows, I did a back stitch. I used a gold metallic DMC floss for this. I trimmed an 8th of an inch off the sides so I can mat this with another cardstock.

For the sentiment, I stamped the sentiment on a white cardstock. The sentiment is from the Altenew Wild Hibiscus stamp set. I used the Misti Stamping Tool so I can re-stamp the sentiment a couple of times, with the last impression using a Versamark ink. I poured clear embossing after, and heat set it. I die cut this into a strip using a die from the Avery Elle Simple Sentiments die set. I die cut an extra strip and adhered this to the back of the sentiment strip for some dimension.


I adhered the flower and leaves with foam tape. For the back card panel, I cut a Lawn Fawn Speckled cardstock into 5 1/2" x 4 1/4". I added foam tape to the back of the window panel and on top of the foam tape showing through the back of the window. I also added a strip of foam tape to where the sentiment strip will be adhered. 

And this finishes off the card. I hope you like my card. Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.

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Sunday, May 1, 2022

Using Paper Scraps for a Background

 

Hello! Welcome back! It is time for a new challenge at Incy Wincy Designs. For the month of May, the challenge is to Use a Die Cut or a Punch. The dies I am using for this card are Hero Arts Puzzle die, Lawn Fawn Square Stitched die and Avery Elle Simple Sentiments die.

Our sponsor for this challenge is The Paper Shelter. I linked below the image I used on this card. I printed the image on white cardstock. I colored it with Akashiya Sai Watercolor Brush pens by applying the pigment to a palette, then picking it up with a water brush. I die cut this into a square using a stitched die.

Now for the background panel, I used the puzzle die to cut scraps of paper from a My Mind's Eye 6x6 paper pad. I first embossed the puzzle on a scrap of white cardstock. This served as a guide as to where to adhere the puzzle pieces once it is die cut. I die cut a scrap cardstock using the same die. This time, I used these die cuts as a guide in cutting the scraps of patterned paper. I adhered a full stick Post-It Note to the back of this. Yes, it took a lot of time but once I had a system, it went by smoothly. The puzzle pieces, when die cut, are usually still stuck to each other so you don't end up with a puzzle that you don't know how to put back together especially when the paper used is a plain cardstock. I separated the puzzle pieces two at a time. I trimmed the patterned paper a little bit bigger than the puzzle piece. The guide puzzle piece helped me in looking for its spot on the die. I used a magnet cutting board to prevent the die from shifting when I run it through the die cut machine. I was trying to avoid using a lot of tape, although there were a few occasions that I had to resort to using a low tack tape. After I cut two pieces, I immediately adhered this to the embossed puzzle panel. I return the puzzle piece back to the Post-it Note backed puzzle piece. I repeated this process until I filled the whole panel. A lot of work, I know but it was very fulfilling for me once I finished the puzzle.

I matted the stitched image die cut with one of the patterned papers in the pack. I only wanted a thin outline, so I traced the stitched die on the patterned paper and used a paper trimmer to cut it. 


I adhered this to the puzzle panel. I created a sentiment strip by embossing a sentiment stamp from Altenew Adore You stamp set to one of the patterned papers. I embossed this with a white embossing powder. I created it into a sentiment strip using the die.

Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you join us in this month's challenge. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.


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Rainbow Platform Pop-up Card


Hello! I am a guest designer at Scrapping4funChallenges for Challenge 212 with the theme, Anything Goes. 


I created an interactive card for the challenge using the Lawn Fawn Platform Pop Up die. I am going to explore the possibilities of what I can create using this die. This is the second time I used this die (Glow in the Dark Platform Card.) I think I will keep creating more cards using this die set until I run out of ideas.

I am using the Concord & 9th Rainbow Stitches & String dies for the rainbow. I die cut different patterned papers from Craft Consortium Vivid 6x6 paper pad, making sure that I positioned my die to cut on the red, yellow and green parts of the patterned papers. I cut matching cardstock for the rainbow layers to create some depth to the rainbow. I applied shimmer to the top rainbow layer using Spectrum Noir Clear shimmer pen.

For the tabs, I used acetate, but you can use regular cardstock for this. I die cut some clouds for the first two front tabs using Taylored Expression Rolling Clouds die. I added glitter to the edge of the clouds. 

For the sentiment, I heat embossed this on one of the patterned papers from the pad. The sentiment is from My Favorite Things Cheerful Blessing stamp set. This is my go-to sentiment with rainbows. I die cut this using a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die. The sentiment is longer than the rectangle when cut so I did partial die cutting to extend the length of the stitched rectangle. I die cut the wrapped around trim on the same patterned paper using a die included in the LF Platform Pop Up die set. 

I added holographic heart die cuts. The heart die is from the C&N Rainbow Stitches & String die set. 



Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you join this month's Scrapping4funChallenges challenge. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Ink Cube Painted Rainbow Mug

 

Hello! Nice to have you back on my blog. Today's card was inspired by Kristina Werner's Ink Cube Painting Technique. I usually prefer buying full sized ink pads for more coverage when inking a stamp. But with this technique, I appreciated the versatility of the ink cubes that I think I will now invest on ink cubes and reinkers instead of the full-sized ink pads. 

The solid cup stamp is from Paper Smooches. I am using Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Fired Brink, Abandoned Coral, Wild Honey, Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon, Shaded Lilac and Salty Ocean. I used a Misti Stamping Tool to repeatedly stamp the coffee cup to a white cardstock. Just like in Kristina's video, I did direct to stamp inking, making sure the inks overlap, creating a rainbow-colored mug.

I heat embossed a snowflake on the center of the mug. The snowflake stamp is from Avery Elle Stamp Holiday Circle Tags stamp set. I used white embossing powder. 

I fussy cut the image leaving a white border around it.

I die cut a kraft cardstock with a scalloped square die from Lawn Fawn Flippin' Awesome die. I die cut a gray cardstock using a stitched square die from Mama Elephant Framed Tags-Union Square die set. This die only cuts the three sides, leaving one side uncut for a peek-a-boo effect. But I am not using this feature of the die on this card. I just needed a square die cut that fits perfectly inside my scalloped square die cut. So, I did partially die cutting by not putting the top cutting plate on top of the side that creates the crease. After running this through the die cut machine, I rotated the metal die so the side that cuts will be on the uncut side. I matched the die to the stitched lines created on the paper by the metal die. I placed the top cutting plate on top of that uncut side. I used a low tack tape to make sure the die does not shift.

I created a mask to cover the areas between the stitched lines and the edge of the square die cuts. Using a Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil, I pounced Hero Arts Unicorn White pigment ink and Avery Elle Silver Fox pigment ink to the gray square die cut. I rotated the stencil to get more dots. And since the square die cut is not that large, I was able to use two corners of the stencil for each pigment ink. I used an ink dauber to apply the inks. 

I adhered the stitched squares to the kraft scalloped squares. I adhered the rainbow coffee cups on top. I adhered this to a gray Lawn Fawn Knit Picky 6x6 patterned paper cut at 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". 


I created a wide strip using another gray patterned paper from the same LF patterned paper pad. I added stitching detail to the edges using a die from the LF Stitched Borders die set. I adhered this to the center of the panel. 

I die cut the sentiment on red cardstock using My Favorite Things Merry & Bright With All The Trimmings Dies. I adhered this to the wide patterned paper strip.

I die cut some hearts on holographic paper & tucked it underneath the coffee cups.

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

Maria Giselle B.

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Saturday, April 16, 2022

Stitched Easter Square Card

 

Hello! Welcome back. I am sharing this stitched card today. I got the pattern from Stitch People as they collaborated with Michael's on a Virtual Class on How To Cross Stitch For Beginners. I am using paper instead of Aida cloth. The die I used to create the holes is from Paper Smooches. After I have stitched the Easter Eggs, I added flower and butterfly sequins for embellishment. I added Nuvo drops to cover the center hole of the sequins. 


The sentiment is from Studio Katia Floral Cross stamp set. I heat embossed this on vellum using silver embossing powder. I cut this into a strip and adhered it to the stitched panel.

For the frame, I die cut a white cardstock using a die from the Mama Elephant Union Square Creative Cuts set. I ink blended Tim Holtz Stormy Sky Distress Oxide ink to this frame.

I adhered this to stitched panel and trimmed off the excess. 

Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you have a blessed Easter celebration!

Maria Giselle B.

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Stitched Shaker Card

 

Hello! We are halfway through the month of April. Can you believe that? Anyway, for today's post, I am using an image from one of our sponsors in this month's Incy Wincy Designs Challenge on Easter +/or Animals

I printed the image on white cardstock and colored this with Prismacolor colored pencils. I fussy cut the image leaving a white border around it.

For the panel, I die cut a window on a leaf patterned paper using the Avery Elle Pierced Mat die. I gently stitched brown embroidery floss through the piercings to frame the window. I adhered the acetate to the back side of the window frame. 

I heat embossed the sentiment to the acetate. Before I did that, I temporarily positioned the fussy cut image on the window so I would know where to stamp the sentiment. The stamp is from Honey Bee Designs Paper Hug stamp set. After the embossing is done, I adhered the image to the front of the acetate with a liquid glue.



For the inside of the shaker card, I blended Tim Holtz Lucky Clover Distress Oxide to a white cardstock. I am using the SugarPea Designs Leaf Canopy stencil. I sprayed one side of this with temporary adhesive and laid it over the ink blended panel. I blended more of the Lucky Clover ink over the stencil, adding some TH Peeled Paint Distress Oxide on some areas. I heat set this to dry. You can see some of this leaf details on the close-up photo above.

I lined the backside of the window panel with foam adhesive creating a well. I added gold floral sequins to the ink blended panel and adhered the window panel to it. 

The window frame is cut at 4" x 5 1/4". I matted this with a green cardstock. 

I added gold flower die cuts to the edges. The die I used is from Paper Smooches.

You still have time to join the current Incy Wincy Challenge. We can't wait to see what you created.

Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.


AN IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM MIRTILLAMENTE


Mirtillamente, our other blog challenge sponsor, has started a fundraiser to be allocated to Save The Children to help children who are victims of the war in Ukraine. Eve, the owner of Mirtillamente, has exclusively made 3 digital stamps and 1 digital paper pad for this campaign. They are on sale at this link: https://www.mirtillamentecraftshop.it/197-mirtillamente-donations.

The proceeds will be fully paid to Save The Children, the payment receipt will be published in total transparency on all Mirtillamente social channels accompanied by the names of those who contributed by purchasing the products related to this campaign.

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Saturday, April 2, 2022

Song and Movie Inspired Platform Greeting Card with Glow in the Dark

 

Hello! I created this interactive card to join in Lawn Fawn's latest challenge. I got my inspiration from two things:
  1. Coldplay's song, A Sky Full of Stars. It became my favorite after I heard it sang by Johnny in the animated movie, Sing 2. Johnny, the ape, is my most favorite character in the movie. 
  2. The animated movie Turning Red. I colored the image as a red panda. 
I worked on the back panel by die cutting a black cardstock using the Lawn Fawn Platform Pop-up Add-on die. I heat embossed the stars to this using the LF Upon A Star stamp set. I used the Misti Stamping Tool to repeatedly stamp on this panel. I embossed it three times, alternating with Wow! Neon Yellow and Glow in the Dark embossing powders. I added metallic colors to the background to achieve the galaxy look. I added gold to the inside of stars.

I die cut the platform using the LF Platform Pop-up die on a navy cardstock. Before assembling, I die cut some stars on the platform using a die from Ellen Hutson. I adhered a holographic paper to the back of the star openings. I proceeded in assembling the platform.

For the details, I die cut the grass on green cardstock. The grass die is part of the LF Platform Pop-up die set. I did partial die cutting of the grass on one of the green cardstocks so I can extend its length. 

I stamped the heart shaped galaxy of stars on black cardstock and embossed it the same way I did with the back panel. I also colored the inside of the stars using the same paint. I die cut this using the matching die. I die cut another extra which I will use as a backing. I adhered the stamped heart on a clear acetate. I adhered the extra heart die cut to the back for more stability. I adhered this to the back most tab. This heart also wobbles which adds another interactive feature to the card. 

I stamped the image on a white cardstock and colored it with Copic markers. I die cut this using the matching die. I die cut two more pieces and layered it for a raised look.

For the sentiment, I die cut a light gray cardstock using the stitched rectangle that comes with the die set. I did partial inking to create the sentiments. The words stars and you came from LF Lucky Stars stamp set. The remaining space is too small for my LF alphabet stamps so I typed the rest of the message. 


I created this into a card by adhering a thin strip of cardstock to the top of both rectangle die cuts to connect it. 

Below is a photo of the stars when it glows in the dark.


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

Maria Giselle B.

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Friday, April 1, 2022

Easter Colored Inspired Greeting Card


Hello! Welcome back. Before I begin, I would like to thank Mindy of Creative Scoop for the color and technique inspiration. My colors are based on her Easter color combo. And, while I was reading her post, I came across her sparkle technique using a white gel pen which I tried on the girl's bunny hat. The effect is amazing! You should give it a try.

Anyway, we have another new challenge at Incy Wincy Designs for the month of April. We have 2 sponsors. The themes are Easter and/or Animals. I am using an image from one of our sponsors, Stampers Delights. 

I printed the image on a Hammermill 60lb sheet. I used Copic markers for coloring, adding details here and there. I fussy cut the image, leaving a small white border around it.

For the background, I am using patterned papers from Photo Play. To add detail to the checkered pattern, I stamped flowers to the white squares and adhered a small flower sequin to the center of each flower. I added lines to the dark pink squares using a white gel pen and a ruler. I traced the green lines with a pastel green gel pen. This checkered panel was cut at 4" x 5 1/4".

I die cut a green patterned paper using an egg die to create a hill to ground the image. I inked the edges with a green dye ink.

Before adhering the elements to the front panel, I heat embossed the sentiment. This sentiment is from Studio Katya. 

I adhered the hill to the checkered patterned paper. I added foam adhesives to the girl.

I added a sticker to the panel which is also from Photo Play.

I adhered this to a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" top folding pink note card.


AN IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM MIRTILLAMENTE


Mirtillamente, our other blog challenge sponsor, has started a fundraiser to be allocated to Save The Children to help children who are victims of the war in Ukraine. Eve, the owner of Mirtillamente, has exclusively made 3 digital stamps and 1 digital paper pad for this campaign. They are on sale at this link: https://www.mirtillamentecraftshop.it/197-mirtillamente-donations.

The proceeds will be fully paid to Save The Children, the payment receipt will be published in total transparency on all Mirtillamente social channels accompanied by the names of those who contributed by purchasing the products related to this campaign.

I hope you join us in this month's challenge. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.


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Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Watercolor Pine Tree Christmas Tag

 

Hello! Welcome back to my blog. I am playing with my Karin markers today to give the March's #KarinColors a try. Karin Markers have an IG monthly challenge which I linked below. 

I know that some markers can be be used to color directly to the stamp. I gave this technique a try with Karin Markers, and I am truly amazed by the effect! I used it on a layering stamp, which I have difficulties before. Not anymore! I love the organic look created using the Karin Markers on this layering stamp. 

I am using a watercolor paper. I positioned my stamp to it using the Misti Stamping Tool. I applied the darkest color to the first stamp layer. After I've colored the whole stamp, I spritz some water to it. I wiped the excess water off the Misti Door. I pressed the stamp to the watercolor paper. I dried the impression with a heat tool. I re-positioned the paper on the Misti. I spritz water to the left-over ink on the stamp and re-stamped the image. I repeated the process another time. If you have any areas that need more color, just color that part of the stamp and repeat the process. I did this to all layers. The stamp set, which is from Hero Arts, has 4 pine tree layers. 


Isn't the textured effect amazing? I did the same technique on the tree turnk and the sentiment. 

I die cut the panel into a tag. I blended Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink to the background to give it a vintage look.

I added a DMC Diamant Metallic thread to the top of the tag. I adhered a Trinity Gold Bauble to the center of the bow. 

I truly had fun creating this tag. I can't wait to try these markers on my other layering stamps or solid stamps. 

I also added below the link to the Trinity Stamp Gold Bauble I used on this card. There will be no additional cost to you should you decide to purchase this product. While you are at the Trinity Stamps website, check out their amazing products including their newly released products. 

Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!
Maria Giselle B.

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