I usually have a new (to me) coffee stamp to use for each of these bloghops and this Fall bloghop is no exception. I know this stamp is new only to me, as it is in fact, a recently retired one from Taylored Expressions.
This stamp set spoke to me as it reminded me of my coffee meet ups at Extreme Bean with my friend MJ, who has now moved to greener pastures (literally, the greener and lusher Vancouver Island).
Taylored Expressions Perfect Blend stamp set, Reverse Confetti All Framed Up die, Memory Box Coffee Bean Collection die ( made a mental note that the littler beans in this set could double as mouse turds should I ever have such a need for a different card LOL), Color Burst watercolor powder, Judikins Microglaze, Tim Holtz Distress Markers, Simon Says Stamp card base, and Scor tape.
Today’s class over at Online Card class-Holiday Style is about Soft and Subtle. Michelle Short made a lovely card that I thought I could CASE with relative ease. I got one made but it definitely gave me trouble. Dawn Woleslagle showed us an out of this world no line watercolour card, that I so much want to take a stab at. If I am not working at my best when I try to make a card like this, IT WILL looked like I stabbed it………repeatedly, so I need to think about that one for a while. The third card was done by Laura Sterckx and is a lovely shaker card made with lots of subtle sparkle and shine using the fuse tool. I want to do one like this, too, as I have some new fuse tool goodies to take for a test drive.
Here is my first sample:
Supplies: Memory Box Winter Cabin Landscape die, Inkadinkadoo Holiday Expressions stamp set, Unknown glitter cardstock, Stampendous Embossing powder, Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolours, Simon Says Stamp card base, Ellen Hutson 40 lb. Vellum, Xyron and Stick It adhesive, 3M foam and Scor tape.
Here is my no line watercolouring. While it is not the Mona Lisa for sure, it turned out ok. I was happy to break out my distress markers as I don’t seem to use them enough, particularly the pen point end. I had dismissed that end as being useless, but Dawn actually used that end in her card in spots, so I tried using that end as well. It actually worked, but in the end I ended up totally filling in the gingerbread men in a dark brown so that I could add white accents.
Supplies: Pretty Pink Posh Bows die, Papertrey Ink Morning by Morning stamp set, Simon Says Stamp Ugly Sweater stamp set, Distress Ink Markers,Wink of Stella glitter pen, Zing embossing powder, K&C Company glitter cardstock, Simon Says Stamp card base, Uniball Signo White pen and Scor tape.
Here is my final card using the Fuse tool as Laura did in her video.
SuppliesL Avery Elle Snow much Fun stamp set, American Crafts Merry Christmas 6X6 patterned paper, Zig Real Brush markers, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circle and Maryanne Snowflake dies, Stampendous Shaved Ice, Wow and Stampendous embossing powder, Simon Says Stamp Card base, 3M foam tape and Scor tape.
I am taking the Online Card Class Watercolor exploring Mediums. I decided to do a card following Jennifer McGuire’s example of using embossing before watercolouring. I actually made two cards with this method and they both turned out well. On the first one I used liquid masking to do the blue aura around the card but on the second one I just freehanded the blue aura and it turned out fine, as well.