The Stitched Cacti set is one of a unique range designed for Waffle Flower by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery, which uses small x’s to represent stitches and in addition the sets are designed so that you can stamp different areas to let a colourful scene unfold. I'm using the Stitched Cacti set in combination with Lacy Layers dies to create a pair of cute cacti cards.
I used a stamp positioner to help me line up the various images to create the cacti scene. This allowed me to stamp the various elements a couple of times to get really solid impressions and also I was able to easily stamp a second card at the same time.
Once I'd stamped the two panels I cut them with one of the rectangle dies from the Lacy Layers 5 x 7 die set. This die not only cuts the rectangle but a lovely defined stitched border too. I then used another die from the same die set to cut scalloped panels of brightly coloured plaid paper to mount the cacti on to.
Finally I mounted the panels on to light grey card bases. These simple cards bring a smile to my face and I hope they do you too.
Hello everyone! It’s Channin here with a new video for technique Tuesday! This week I demonstrate how to create a simple galaxy background with watercolors. I will also demonstrate one of my all time favorite techniques, reactivating stamped ink.
First, I die cut a 5x7 panel from watercolor paper using the largest die from the Lacy Layers 5x7 Die set. Next, I stamped and embossed a sentiment and all the stars from the Flora Cat Dream Stamp Set with white embossing powder on the upper half of my panel. I then stamped a cat in distressed ink. I picked ink colors that were similar to the watercolors I will be using to create the galaxy. I partially inked the upper portion of the cat in Salty Ocean then stamped. Then I inked the remaining portion in Fired Brick.
Next, I painted the galaxy using my semi-moist watercolor set. First, I painted a blue outline for my galaxy dream bubble around the embossed sentiment and stars, and two smaller bubbled leading to the cat. Then I added 3 red circles in the large bubble and then added a purple ring around each one. Then I blended the transition between the colors with additional water and paint. Next, I reactivated the stamped ink on the cat with my waterbrush. Once my panel was dry I adhered it to a white A7 base.
Hello there! It's Nichol here with a new "In the Details" video!
There are times where you don’t need lots and lots of different images to convey your message on a card. Try stamping multiples of a single image, like I did with the bananas from the Willy & Friends Stamp Set for this “Thanks A Bunch” card.
[In the Details] Fun Eyes and Multiple Images by Nichol Spohr
The multiple bananas and greeting perfectly tell the recipient just how thankful you are. Willy from Willy & Friends and a snail from the Snail Mail Stamp Set are the perfect critters for this thank you card and the addition of some decorative eye stickers add a playful and fun touch to the design.
I cut my track on a a panel of royal blue card stock with the largest circle in the Flower Circle Inverted die set. I applied two layers of foam tape and adhered it to a panel of the same color card stock. For the inner circle, I die cut a piece of pink card stock using the second largest die in my Spellbinders circle die set. These two circles (along with lots of foam tape) create a track for the slider/spinner element. When applying the foam tape to your card stock, be careful not to run the tape too close to your track.
The element needs space to move around the the circle freely. To create the slider-spinner element, I attached the wind up mouse toy to a penny using a foam adhesive dot. He nests right inside the track and can run spinning circles around the sleeping kitty all day long! I hope you’ll take a peek at my video below to see how the card came together.
[Video] Interactive - Spinner Slider Card by Katie Gehring
Hello all!! It’s Channin here and I have a new technique video to share!! I love paper art and papercutting and this love is what inspired this week’s technique. X-acto knives and scalpels are the typical tools of the trade but luckily for us in the stamping world we have many dies at our disposal making mimicking this amazing art very easy and quick to boot! This week I’m altering some of the gorgeous leaves cut with the Greenery Die set to make some dimensional paper art inspired cards.
POST: [TT Video] Altering Diecuts to Make Paper Art Cards by Channin
First, I created some marble patterned paper using the Layering Marble Stamp Set. There is a new Alignment Guide for this stamp set making positioning the layers a breeze! I used Waffle Flower’s Like a Pro! Dye Ink, Brilliance Starlite Black, and VersaFine Onyx Black inks to stamp my marble patterned paper. Next, I cut 4 pots using the Pots Die set out of the marble patterned paper. I then gathered 4 different shades of green cardstock and cut several leaves using the Greenery Die set. Next, I cut several thin strips using scissors from the green cardstocks to create stems for my potted plants.
Then I arranged all my elements (stems, pot, and leaves) and held everything in place with washi tape once I got the arrangement just the way I wanted. As I arranged, however, I would often alter the leaves by trimming them or folding them to add dimension. Next, using liquid glue with my precision tip glue bottle I applied glue to my arrangement and then adhered it my 5x7 kraft cardbase. Once, my plant had dried I removed the washi tape and then stamped a sentiment using the Bowtiful Stamp Set.
For this second card (my favorite), I followed the same steps as above but I cut thin strips of paper from light khaki paper to create strings to make a hanging potted plant. The sentiment for this card is from the Potted Stamp Set.
Placing some of the Happy Day elements inside the frame and some around the outside of the frame give the card a cohesive look. Distress Inks were added to the panel and background to perfectly match the Copic colored Happy Day images. I popped up the die cut frames with a bit of foam adhesive to give a bit of dimension to the scene. A greeting was stamped on the bottom edge of the panel before applying the Distress Inks over the background. The remaining Happy Day greeting was stamped inside the card. Simple details were added to the stamped images with white, black, and stardust glitter pens and a bit of Glossy Accents.
Hello everyone! It's Channin with new video for Technique Tuesday!!
Intricate die cuts are always so stunning and add great detail and interest to your card designs but the can be tricky to work with. This week I'm focusing on intricate dies and sharing some of my die cutting tips as well as showing you the awesome dryer sheet cheat. In addition I will demonstrate two different cards using the gorgeous Lacy Flower Dies and glitter paper!
[TT Video] Intricate Die Cutting & the Dryer Sheet Cheat by Channin
Let's start with this card the simpler of the two. First, I die cut 3 of the largest flowers from the Lacy Flower Die set out of glitter paper. I then ink blended 3 circular gradations on a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" panel of colored card stock. I chose an ink, Shaded Lilac Distressed Ink, that was similar in tone to the my colored card stock just a few shades darker. I then adhered the glitter flowers over each of the circular gradations using a liquid adhesive that I put into a Precision Tip Glue Applicator Quilling Tool. Next, I die my panel down to 5"x7" using the largest die from the Lacy Layers 5x7 Die set.
I then cut 4 "Magical", one out of glitter paper and 3 others from white card stock, using the Magical Word Die. I then adhered the together, one atop the other, with the glitter "Magical" on top. I then stamped "Have a" and "day" from the Little Mermaids Stamp Set in the same ink I blended with onto my panel. Lastly, I adhered my panel to my A7 card base and then adhered the stacked "Magical", some clear sequins, and added a white dot above the "i" in Magical using white Ranger Enamel Accents.
For this second card, I first started by ink blending 3 circular gradations on a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" panel of pink colored card stock. This time I used Picked Raspberry Distressed Ink. Next, I die cut out of my blended panel 3 of the largest flowers from the Lacy Flowers Die set, with the flower centered over each circle gradation. I then die cut 3 corresponding flower mats out of glitter card stock using the Lacy Flower Mats Die set. Next, I adhered my blended panel onto a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" panel of white cardstock and then adhered the glitter mats into the negative flower spaces.
I then adhered my lacy flowers directly on top of the glitter mats using my liquid adhesive inside the quilling glue applicator bottle. Next, I die cut my panel down to 5"x7" using the largest die from the Lacy Layers 5x7 Die set. I then created another stacked "Magical" and also stamped "Have a" and "day" from from the Little Mermaids Stamp Set on my panel. Lastly, I adhered my panel to my A7 card base and then adhered the stacked "Magical", some clear sequins, and added a white dot above the "i" in Magical using white Ranger Enamel Accents.
The images from Hello Stampurr were stamped on Bristol Smooth Yardstick and colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers before being die cut with the coordinating Hello Stampurr dies. A background panel was die cut from another piece of Bristol Cardstock using the largest Patched Layers Die. The "top" of the panel was stenciled with a bricked design using Pumice Stone Distress Ink and then the top was masked off so the bottom or “floor” could be inked solid with the same color of ink! The two sections give the illusion of a room with only a bit of ink and a stencil! The Hello Stampurr images were adhered to complete the scene and embellished with black and white pens and Glossy Accents to make the designs really pop.
Hello everyone! Channin here with a new technique video to share with you all! This week I am showing you another approach you can take with your layering or builder stamp sets plus I will share some positioning tips for your alphabet stamps when you are creating your own sentiment. And you don’t want to miss the end where I share all 8 cards I created with these techniques!
[TT Video] Using Only One Layer from a Layering/Builder Stamp Set by Channin
When I create my own sentiments, I always count my letters to find the approximate center point and I use an acetate grid (which I created myself) to help me get everything lined up just right. Also if my sentiment contains multiples of the same letter but I only have one I will use a “stand-in” letter that is similar in size to act as a place holder which I will eventually replace with the correct letter after I have stamped the first portion of my sentiment. So for example, I used an “R” to act as a place holder for the second “P” in “HAPPILY” and an “F” for an “E” in “AFTER”. After I had all the letters positioned correctly I removed the “R” and the “F” and then inked up the remaining letters and embossed them. Then after I heat set the embossing powder I arranged the second “P” and the missing “E” in the spaces I had left for them and then stamped and embossed them as well.
Once my sentiment was complete I arranged the first layer rose stamps, “B1” and “A1”, and the leaves from the Stitched Roses stamp set in the upper right corner of my card base. I then stamped and embossed them and then rotated my card 180 degrees and stamped and embossed them again but this time in the lower left corner of my card.
Lastly, I ink blended the outer edges of my card base with dye ink that was the same hue as my card stock but just a darker shade. Once I finished my ink blending, I folded a 7” x 9 7/8” rectangle of 110 lb white cardstock in half and adhered it inside my colored cardstock to add strength to my card.
Here’s a couple of other cards I made with Stitched Cacti Stamp Set. Just like my previous cards I also used the Cutaway Alpha and the Be My Guest Stamp Sets to create my sentiment. I also only used only the first layer stamp to create the cacti, however, I decided to do gradation stamping instead of the embosssing I did with the roses.
I hope you enjoyed and I have inspired you to look at your layering/builder stamp sets a little differently! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!!