Get well with Picket Fence Studios

I'm sharing a quick one layer card using products from Picket Fence Studios today.

I used the Points of Interest Stencil with the circle stencil with Distress Oxide Inks and my Life Changing Blender Brushes. I then stamped the Get Well sentiment in Picket Fence Studios black hybrid ink and finished with a few sequins for a quick and easy one-layer card.

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Simon Says Stamp Crafty Hugs release

I have a card to share today using a die from the recent "Crafty Hugs" release from Simon Says Stamp

I started with the Waves stencil from Simon Says Stamp, inked using Distress Oxide ink in Worn Lipstick. I then cut the new Etched swirl heart wafer die from the Crafty Hugs release, cut from a variety of pink cardstocks. I overlapped the hearts in a row and adhered them to the card front. I then added a sentiment from Tiny Words on a strip of white cardstock, and finished with some clear sequins.

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Color & Connect

I've been joining Kathy Racoosin and Lydia Fiedler for their Color & Connect zoom sessions, which are very early on Wednesday mornings local time. I've sat in front of my computer in my PJs and coloured in stamped images with my Derwent pencils. Here are two cards I made using the same image from Wplus9.

The no-line colouring took significantly more time to complete, and I think I prefer it to the back outline image.

Which one do you prefer?

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More hugs for A Blog Named Hero

Sending hugs from a distance is the current challenge at A Blog Named Hero, and is something I have been trying to do a lot of! I made this card with the leftovers from the card I posted last month.

The background stamp is called Flowers for colouring bold print, and the sentiment is from the Hello Stamp and Cut set, both from Hero Arts.

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MISTI Collaboration hop with Picket Fence Studios

Today, I'm hopping with the design team from Picket Fence Studios - we're collaborating with My Sweet Petunia to make cards using the MISTI!

We will choose winners of a $50 gift certificate to My Sweet Petunia, and a $50 gift certificate to Picket Fence Studios from all of the comments on the hop.

I used the Botan Peony stamp for this card - I stamped it in a pale colour onto watercolour paper, then did some ink smooshing with Hero Arts shadow inks and very simple copic colouring over the top. I then put the panel back into my MISTI and stamped over the image with Versamark ink and added white embossing powder. I heated the embossing powder, but then stamped again to add a 2nd layer of embossing powder.

I liked this card so much, I decided to make another one in a different colour scheme - and I made a video to show you how I did it!

I used a different colour scheme, and I also used a different sentiment - this one is from Early Tulip Bouquet from Picket Fence Studios.

 For my 3rd card, I used a technique that I saw a few years ago from Kelly Latevola.

I cut a white panel to 5.5 x 4.25 inches, and cut another panel half the size. I used temporary adhesive to adhere the smaller panel in the middle of the larger panel, and stamped the Wild Rose Bouquet stamp onto both using my MISTI. This left a bit of a halo around the smaller panel, so I removed the smaller panel and re-stamped the image onto the larger panel - easy to do with the MISTI! I coloured the top panel with a rainbow of Copic markers, and the lower panel in greyscale. I matted the smaller panel onto a piece of Hero Arts black cardstock, lined it up to match the bottom panel perfectly, and added a white embossed sentiment on black cardstock. I finished by adding some white gel pen over the flower stamens.

The next stop on the hop is Karen Reategui, and below is the complete list of stops on the hop. Don't forget to comment along the way for a chance to win a $50 gift voucher from My Sweet Petunia or Picket Fence Studios! Get in quick, though - the winner will be announced on the Picket Fence Studios blog on June 2nd!

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One layer leafy cards

One of my favourite ways to make a quick card is to use a stencil, a blender brush and a black sentiment. I added some stickles, too.

I used a stencil from Paper Rose Studio, and a sentiment from Papertrey Ink.

But I wasn't content with one!

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Fusion: Beach

Welcome to a new challenge at Fusion!

I made a fusion of the sketch and the photo, using Distress Inks to create the blue of the sky fading into the pale sand at the bottom. I then sprayed the panel with Perfect Pearls in water to add some detail to make it look less flat. The sentiment is from Picket Fence Studios.

 Make sure you check out all the rest of the inspiration at the Fusion challenge blog, and play along with your own creation!
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Alcohol lift ink for Paper Rose Studio

This card was an experiment, but it is one that I quite like!

I made a panel of alcohol ink on yupo, leaving some of the edges white. I applied the Mandala stencil, and then added alcohol lift ink heavily using a foam ink blending tool. I blended all over panel, so that some of the lifted ink got moved to the edges. This means that the middle of the panel has darker ink under the stencil, but near the edges there is lighter yupo under the stencil.
I stamped the sentiment from the Poppies clear stamp set in Versamark ink onto a strip of vellum, and embossed it with white embossing powder. I then wrapped the vellum around the yupo panel before adhering the whole panel to a white card base with tape runner adhesive. Some clear sequins were the finishing touch! 
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OCC Spring Card Camp 2 Day 20

I am very sad that today is the last day of classes for the Online Card Class Spring Card Camp 2, but I am so very grateful to Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner and all of their guest artists for providing so much inspiration over the past 6 weeks or so. It has given me something to concentrate on other than the stresses of working from home and what's going on in the world at the moment.

The last day of class involved weaving. Jennifer weaved with paper, Kristina weaved with vellum. I chose to use a panel of Yupo with alcohol ink and foil that has been sitting in my stash for months. Both Jennifer and Kristina did weaving with two rows of strips at right angles to each other. I should have done that. However, I am a glutton for punishment and I chose a hexagon die, so decided to weave with 3 rows of strips interlaced with each other. 0 stars, do not recommend. 

The hello die is from Avery Elle.
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OCC Spring Card Camp day 19

Still catching up on homework!  I really loved Dawn Woleslagle's class on Day 19 of Spring Card Camp, and I made a huge pile of backgrounds using her technique. Like her, I don't have a gelli plate, so I used the back side of a large photopolymer stamp to mix my Distress Oxide inks.

On most of my cards, I used a discontinued background stamp from Hero Arts, but on some, I used a stamp set from Altenew, a Study in Watercolour.

Card 1 - die and sentiment strip from Paper Rose Studio

Card 2: Sentiment from Papertrey Ink

Card 3 - sentiment from Studio Katia

Card 4 - hello die from Pink and Main

Card 5: Hugs die and heart die from Pink and Main

Card 6: Butterfly die from My Favorite Things, sentiment from Taylored Expressions

This is less than half of the cards I made using this technique! I had a ball!

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