Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Blue Moonrise Tutorial

 Hello. Today I have a scene card using images from By The Sea 2.

I started by cutting a circle using Spellbinders® Classic Circles and trimmed a section away, then used the circle as a mask. Then I sponged using Memento Summer Sky ink.

Then sponged Memento Danube Blue ink.

And sponged just a bit of Memento Paris Dusk at the top and bottom.

Using sticky notes, I masked the top and sponged very lightly along the horizon line with Memento Danube Blue.

I removed the masks and stamped the dock with Memento Tuxedo Black.

Then I used N3 to draw in a shadow beneath the dock and used B21 and B23 to add some waves to the water.

Then I stamped the seagulls and seagrass, also with Memento Tuxedo Black.

I layered with Pure Luxury Black Onyx card stock and used Pure Luxury Powder Blue for the 5 ½ by 4 ¼ inch card base.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Sweet Calla Lily Video Tutorial and a Tip

Hi there! Today I have another video for you. This card features images from Elegant Florals. I didn't get step out photos for this card, but I'm definitely not giving up on step by step photos. Just once in a while I might do a video instead.

I also have a tip for getting card stock out of intricate die templates that I want to share with you. You all know how much I love my Spellbinders™ die templates and some of the amazing detailed die templates they have are among my favorites. I also love to sponge my die cuts while they are still in the die template. I was doing the wax paper trick to get the card stock easily out of the die templates, then placing them back in to do my stenciling. But really, I'm much too lazy for that. Then for a while I would crumple the wax paper and just rub it on the die template. Finally, it occurred to me there must be a better way and I decided to try rolling a pillar candle across the die templates and boy did that help!

So what I do is place my Spellbinders die template, cutting side up, on my work space, then I use a plain white pillar candle and just roll it across the die template, like a rolling pin. I mostly just use the weight of the candle, with just a tiny bit of extra pressure, and roll it two or three times.

I've found that if I use too much pressure it will embed tiny bits of wax in the die template and those squish onto my card stock and make shiny areas on my card stock when I cut/emboss.. If I do accidentally get some bits of wax stuck in the die template, I just use a stiff bristled paint brush to brush them away.

Usually, after doing the pillar candle trick, I can use the die template at least two or three more times before needing to do it again. The card stock comes out of the die templates so easily, using this technique, but not so easily that it just falls out while I'm trying to stencil. So it is the perfect solution for me. I hope it works for you, too!

And now for the video. You can see the wax paper trick in action toward the end of the video.

Supplies used on this card…

Elegant Florals Stamp Set from Gina K Designs
Gina K Color Companions Ink pads
Pure Luxury Card Stock
Spellbinders™ Gold Labels Four Die Templates
May Arts Silk Ribbon from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Thanks for stopping by. I hope your day is wonderful!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Framed Beach Scene Tutorial and Video

 Hello there! Today I have a card featuring images from my latest set, By The Sea 2. In addition to step by step photos, I also created a video for this card. I hope you like it.

To begin, I cut and embossed white card stock using Spellbinders™ A2 Matting Basics A die template and sponged with Memento Cantaloupe ink.

Then sponged with Memento Angel Pink.

Sponged Memento Grape Jelly ink.

Sponged Memento Tangelo ink.

Sponged Memento Potter's Clay ink.

I used sticky notes to mask the sky and ground. The sky mask was torn to create sand banks, by sponging Memento Espresso Truffle ink.

I removed the mask and used a W3 Copic marker to add a shadow beneath the sand banks.

Next, I stamped the chairs, from By the Sea 2, using Memento Espresso Truffle.

I began coloring by filling in the images with YR14.

Then shaded the backs and sides with E35.

Then a little more shading with E57.

I used W3 to create shadows beneath the chairs and waves. Then added some highlights to the waves with my opaque white gel pen. I used BV11 to extend the horizon line from the sand banks.

I used Pure Luxury Vibrant Purple for my card base and added a score line with my Scor-buddy. Then I held another A2 Matting Basics die template in place using low tack tape and embossed it using my Grand Calibur™ Machine.

The sentiment was stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and I used Pure Luxury Black Onyx to layer behind the scene.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Weather Or Not Tutorial

Hello there! It's been a long time since I've updated my blog. Life got a bit crazy this past month and I wasn't able to craft at all, but things seem to be settling down a bit now. I'm working on a new card today and hope to have something new to show you tomorrow. In the meantime, here is a tutorial for a card I made during the last Gina K Designs release. I used images from Weather or Not.

To begin, I stamped the boot image twice, using Gina K Black Onyx ink, on a piece of Birthday Hoot pattern paper. I added some shading with my YG23 Copic marker.

Then added a bit more with YG21. After shading I cut out the boots.

Next I stamped the clouds using Gina K Black Onyx.

I began some shading of the clouds with BV13.

Then added BV11.

And finished the blending into white using BV00. After coloring, I cut out the clouds.

I used Spellbinders® A2 Matting Basics A Nestabilities to cut and emboss Pure Luxury White card stock, then sponged around the edges using Gina K Powder Blue ink.

I used Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™3D Foam Squares to adhere the boots and clouds to the background and use a few Copic markers (N5, N3) to "ground" the boots. The sentiment was stamped on a piece of white card stock and adhere to the cloud. I added a few Gina K Color Companion buttons to embellish.

Thanks for dropping by. I hope you are having a great start to your week!