Today’s video was presented by Caly Person and was about using vellum. In one of her samples, she used a jungle border. I had a different jungle border from Hero Arts that is one of my favourites and so I decided to do a jungle card too. My card is really a mixed media card as I used stamps, diecuts, Copic markers, coloured pencils with gamsol, and ink blending to complete the card. I liked the resulting card but if I had the time to do it over again, I would use the vellum a bit differently to make it appear more prominently. I am totally reformed, however, and vow not to take longer than 4 hours to make a card, and so I declared it done and here it is.
The other day Selena (owner of Scrapendipity) asked me if I would make a couple of cards as samples for the store . In one case, she was thinking of bringing in “3D”stamps made by Spellbinders and wanted some Calgary Stampede cards to show how they work. In the other case, she wanted a shaker card for Canada’s 150 birthday, that used a sequin mix made exclusively for Scrapendipity.
The Canada Birthday shaker card was made from a shaker kit from Cheery Lynn designs, and was a snap to make. It was like using a cake mix, rather than baking from scratch, and the result was great, too.
I thought the cactus stamp from Spellbinders was going to be more difficult. How do I make the cactus the focal point, but still dress up the rest of the card. Once I got going, the ideas multiplied like rabbits (sorry I was talking with my Mom about the rabbits eating her flower garden this morning) and before I knew it, I had 5 cards made and ideas for about 10 more floating about in the debris of the scraproom. I decided it would be interesting to see how the stamped image turned out depending on the medium used to colour it. Turns out that you can use any medium you like and the results are good with these 3D stamps. The image has the shading built into it and it just blends into whatever medium you decide to use. The results are good, no matter what, and you don’t need a ton of colours.
The mediums I used were; simply two ink pads, copic markers, Zig Real Brush Markers, Prismacolor pencils with Gamsol, and Gansai Tambi watercolours. Can you tell which was which?
Here is the Canada 150 birthday card:
The Monday Challenge theme this week at Simon Says Stamp is Holly Jolly Stamping. This is an easy one giving the large amount of Christmas Cards that I have been creating. I just received the Simon and Dexter Christmas stamp set so I thought I would make a card with that. A few minutes ago Sandra sent me her entry for this challenge and “low and behold” (sounds kind of Christmasy like doesn’t it) she used the same set. I will post them side by side, just for fun. Sandra’s card is coloured with Copics while mine was coloured with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol.
Stamp Set – Simon Says, Simon and Dexter Christmas
Cardstock – Bazzill, CTMH & Recollection
Ink – Memento Black
Markers – Copic
Ribbon – Michaels
Embossing Folder – Cuttlebug
Wink of Stella
Debbie’s Supplies: Simon Says Stamp Simon stamp and Dexter stamp set, Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, Neenah cardstock, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Slopes and Hills die, Unknown patterned paper, Silver Pico embellisher, Simon Says Stamp card base and Scor tape.
The challenge for Work it Wednesday this week is Let it Snow. Since the blog challenge is featuring Art Impressions stamps, I decided to use one of my AI stamps. Only one jumped out at me as being suitable for a Let it Snow theme. I am glad it did jump out at me, because I realized that having a Misti was a game changer in making this tri-fold card. It was SO MUCH easier to line up the stamps in just the right place. If I didn’t have to wait for the “snow” to dry, this card would have taken me less than half the time it took before I had the Misti.
If I had realized how well it was going to turn out, I would have made about six cards assembly line style, while I had the Misti out.
Supplies: Art Impressions Village TF stamp set, Lawn Fawn Let it Snow die, Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol, Irresistble Pico Embellisher.