A Just Because Card with Concord and 9


Hi Friends! Happy Thursday, It's almost the weekend - Hang in there.
I created this card for the Where Creativity Meets c9 watercolor challenge! I used both actual watercolors and the Concord and 9th faux watercolor stamp, brushed blossoms.

I only just now got around to actually swatching my Gansai Tambi watercolors and would you believe it, all those red looking inks are actually other colors?! I was always so intimidated because I just though it was a bunch of shades of red, turns out, it just looks that way in the pan!

I used the No.34 color here, which as you can tell, is pink!

My Process

I started with a panel of Ranger Watercolor paper cut to 5.5 x 4.25
I laid down a generous amount of water, in the area I wanted to watercolor only, keeping it away from the edges
I used a palette to create a wet mixture of the No.34 color from the Gansai Tambi water colors, and dropped it around the wet part of my card, moving and mixing it around until I got the look I wanted
I used a heat gun to dry the pink, and then splattered on some of the gold color from the set
Once everything was good and dry, I stamped my sentiment from the Concord and 9th Brushed Blossoms set in Hero Arts black ink
Next I used a gray Hero Arts ink, soft granite, to stamp the first layer of the flowers around my sentiment, and then the black ink for the 2nd layer, and finally Unicorn White for the little centers
To finished I mounted everything on an a2 card base

Challenges





Supplies


Concord & 9th Brushed Blossoms
Concord & 9th Brushed Blossoms
Where to buy:
SSS
Ranger Watercolor Paper
Ranger Watercolor Paper
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Hero Arts Shades of Grey Ink Cubes
Hero Arts Shades of Grey Ink Cubes
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Zig Gansai Tambi Watercolor
Zig Gansai Tambi Watercolor
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Scotch Tape Glider
Scotch Tape Glider
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Wagner Heat Gun
Wagner Heat Gun
Where to buy:
a2z
Cutterpillar Pro
Cutterpillar Pro
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Scor Pal
Scor Pal
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
MISTI
MISTI
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ


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A Card for Mom | Lawn Fawn & No Line Coloring

Hi Everyone! Hope you've had a great weekend.
Let's wrap up Sunday night in style!


I kept envisioning this card in my head. An embossed panel with a plain ink blended center, but all one layer, and then I remembered these sizzix adapters I got a million years ago.


I never did hear much about these, but they accomplished just what I needed.
You just run your embossing folder through with the plate in place of the top cutting plate 
and leaves a void in the embossing.


 Pretty Neat!

My Process

I started with an a2 sized card panel in white cardstock.
I ran it through my Sizzix with a cuttlebug embossing folder (discontinued) and the Ranger Embossing Diffuser
I used a circle die and masking paper to mask off around the diffused void, and used distress ink & clarity brushes to create an ink blended background
I stamped the momma owl + 2 extra baby owls (my brothers) in a light impression of antique linen distress ink and did some no line coloring with copic markers
I wanted the other images, like the grass and stump, to match the same soft look of the no line coloring, so I used the same process, stamping in antique linen ink and coloring overtop with copics
After my images were down, I wasn't thrilled with the white cardstock so I brushed on some Antique
Linen distress ink lightly around the edges and over the embossed portion
I used the little heart stamp from the set to stamp a bunch of little white hearts onto my background
Then I stamped my sentiment onto some white cardstock, used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders to border it off, before cutting out and folding into a banner flag.
From there I mounted this card panel onto a piece of Lawn Fawn patterned paper, and then onto an a2 card base 


 Challenges


Supplies






Lawn Fawn Mom and Me
Lawn Fawn Mom and Me
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Lawn Fawn Mom and Me Dies
Lawn Fawn Mom and Me Dies
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Lawn Fawm Mom and Me
Lawn Fawm Mom and Me
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders
Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Neenah Solar White
Neenah Solar White
Where to buy:
SSS
Lawn Fawn Knock on Wood 6x6
Lawn Fawn Knock on Wood 6x6
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Distress Ink Antique Linen
Distress Ink Antique Linen
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Distress Ink Squeezed Lemonade
Distress Ink Squeezed Lemonade
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Distress Ink Spun Sugar
Distress Ink Spun Sugar
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Distress Ink Dried Marigold
Distress Ink Dried Marigold
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
Where to buy:
a2z
Copic Sketching Grays
Copic Sketching Grays
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Copic Skin Tone Set
Copic Skin Tone Set
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Scotch Tape Glider
Scotch Tape Glider
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Brother Scan N Cut
Brother Scan N Cut
Where to buy:
AMZ
Sizzix Big Shot
Sizzix Big Shot
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Cutterpillar Pro
Cutterpillar Pro
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Scor Pal
Scor Pal
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
MISTI
MISTI
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Clarity Brushes
Clarity Brushes
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Ranger Embossing Diffuser
Ranger Embossing Diffuser
Where to buy:
AMZ


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Shout Hooray! A One Layer Card with My Favorite Things


Today I wanted to play along with the My Favorite Things race for the gold olympic card challenge. I've never been super into olympic sports, but I do like to sit down and watch, especially when its at night prime time like this year. Snowboarding is probably my favorite, just because Shaun White ;)

So the first olympic challenge over at MFT was to create a card with 3 different MFT Stamp Sets. I needed a birthday card for my cousin so I started with the Party Balloons" set and then a bold sentiment from the discontinued "Celebrate You" set, and finally my little charecters from the "Four Legged Friends" set. 

How I Did It


To put it all together I started by setting up my stamps in the layout I wanted, and remove the balloons and sentiment to stamp later, and stamped my doggies and balloon strings in black ink. I know I wanted to do some ink blending, so I wanted to get them out of the way and masked off. Next I stamped the three balloons starting with the one in the center, which I masked prior to stamping the two outer balloons. I masked off the remaining two balloons before using clarity brushes to do some light ink blending around the edges of my card. I wanted a little more 'party' on my card, so I look some gold alcohol ink mixative onto a brush and flicked it around. Then I decided just to go all out and flicked on a few more colors of alcohol ink. There was no rhyme of reason to the alcohol ink choice, it was just sitting in front of me. To finish, I stamped my sentiment several times using my MISTI and some thick VersaFine Ink to get a nice rich black over top all the other fun, and lastly colored in my images with copic marker. I mounted the whole thing onto some gold foil card stock and to an a2 sized card base.

Challenges


Supplies


MFT Party Balloons
MFT Party Balloons
Where to buy:
SSS
MFT Four Legged Friends
MFT Four Legged Friends
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Neenah Solar White
Neenah Solar White
Where to buy:
SSS
Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
Where to buy:
a2z
Hero Arts Neon Blue Ink
Hero Arts Neon Blue Ink
Where to buy:
a2z | SSS | AMZ
Ranger Alcohol Mixative Gold & Silver
Ranger Alcohol Mixative Gold & Silver
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Ranger Alcohol Ink 'Pool'
Ranger Alcohol Ink 'Pool'
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Ranger Alcohol Ink ' Purple Twilight'
Ranger Alcohol Ink ' Purple Twilight'
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Versafine Onyx Black
Versafine Onyx Black
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Copic Sketching Grays
Copic Sketching Grays
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Scotch Tape Glider
Scotch Tape Glider
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Wagner Heat Gun
Wagner Heat Gun
Where to buy:
a2z
Cutterpillar Pro
Cutterpillar Pro
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Scor Pal
Scor Pal
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
MISTI
MISTI
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Clarity Brushes
Clarity Brushes
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Full Adhesive Post It Notes
Full Adhesive Post It Notes
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ


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