05-22-2018

Introducing PPS clear Stamps + Heat Embossing Techniques

Yes! That’s right! Pretty Paper Studio released their very first set of clear stamps, this month, and I was lucky enough to be sent all the four sets to try out!

Here is a closer look at all the four stamp sets. You can buy them at the Pretty Paper Studio website (https://ppsuae.com/craft-shop/) or visit their store.

So, I created three cards using these stamps sets incorporating the heat embossing technique on each card.

  • Plain Heat Embossed Background

Here is a look at the first one.

So for this 4″x5″ card I heat embossed the Islamic Pattern background stamp on a Kraft cardstock With Versamark and American Krafts white embossing powder and then layered it with vellum. I love how clear the image stamped on the cardstock. Its a fun pattern and the possibilities with this stamp-set are endless.

Since the backgrounds colors were subtle I thought of adding a pop of color by adhering some bright embellishments.

I also added some gold to the card. Something about gold just adds such a beautiful, classy feel to your projects.

As for the sentiment, its from Anjali’s Islamic Greetings stamp set by PPS again. This was my favorite sentiment from that stamp set and works perfect too for this holy month of Ramadan.

  • Heat Embossed Background with Watercolors

For this second card I decided to go with brighter colors!

I again stamped the Islamic Pattern Background stamp on a white cardstock with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with American Krafts white embossing powder.

We all know how beautiful watercoloring can be. It’s natural blending is what makes it such a wonderful medium to use. So I applied three bright colors from the Zig watercolor brush pens to the background so that the pattern stood out.

I finished the card with some glitter Washi tape and a bright blue doily frame. The sentiment was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and heat embossed with American Krafts clear embossing powder.

  • Heat Embossed Background with Distress inks

Ing’s Doodle Background stamp by Ingrid has to be my favorite stamp set of the four. I love how intricate her designs are.

So this time again I heat embossed the background stamp in clear embossing powder and then used the Tim Holtz distress inks, Wild Honey, Squeezed Lemonade and Spun Sugar, across the card with a mini round ink applicator tool to color the background.

I wanted the finished card to be 4.75 inches square so I cut down the stamped piece accordingly and cut it into squares.  Then I adhered it to the white card base. 

The final step was to add this gold butterfly and an embossed sentiment to finish this card.

Thank you so much for your stopping by and reading this blog post. I hope you liked the cards I made.
Have a wonderful day!

 

05-08-2018

Altenew: Painted Poppy Thank You Card + Silhouette Cameo

Hello!

Are you a fan of poppies? Well, I sure am. In fact, I love all flowers in general. Altenew had released this beautiful Poppy stamp set  last year, that is to die for! I had used this stamp set before and had even made a video tutorial on how I made a card using it, If you would like to watch it then click the link below.

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If you are not the best at coloring, this stamp set helps you achieve a layered look easy as 1-2-3! It is from their build-a-flower stamp set collection.

I’d like to share a very simple card I made using the Altenew Painted Poppy Stamp set and of course my Silhouette Cameo.

I have used some hexagon cutouts which were cut with the Silhouette Cameo, for the background. They are scraps from another card I made a while ago. (This explains why you should never throw away paper scraps. *chuckles*)

I went ahead and colored each of these cutouts individually, with watercolors. They were backed with double-sided foam tape and glued down to the card base (dimensions: 4×5 inches)

I used the Cameo again to cut out the fancy frame and then colored it in contrast to give the card a pop of color. Vellum backing was added to give the card a softer look.

As for the poppy, I decided not to layer the stamps this time. Instead, I simply stamped the poppy image with Versamark and embossed it with white Zing embossing powder. Zig Clean Color Brush Pens gave the poppy a vibrant look.

To finish it off, the sentiment, Thank You, (Avery Elle Sentimental stamp set) was again embossed on to vellum and glued down.

Voila! You are left with a vibrant card that took not much effort.

If you liked the card then do leave a comment below or go to my Facebook page and give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends!

Thank you!

04-25-2018

Silhouette Cameo: Two Thank you cards using Distress Inks

Hello all!

Thank you for stopping by!

I am back and today I have a set of two fun cards to show you. Thought it would be fun to do some ink-blending onto a cardstock so I used a stencil on one to create a patterned background and a die cut background for the second card.

  • Stencil and Distress Ink Technique

To create this beautiful patterned background, I used the polka dot stencil and taped it down to the cardstock with a masking tape and dabbed distress inks in rainbow colors with a blending tool.

Since I enjoy making rainbow cards, so I had to try this using the stencil technique.

I have recently been loving this gold foil cardstock that I bought from a local stationery shop. I use it to add accents or sentiments on to my project. For this particular card, I used it to cut out a sentiment using the Cameo.

  • Distress Inks and Die Cut Background Technique

For this Butterfly card, I cut out this Morrocon tile background using the Cameo to add texture to the card. I used some vibrant colors along with some black and blended them together to create the background.

This beautiful butterfly is from the Penny Black’s Social Butterfly stamp set.

The greeting was finished with stamping and embossing one of the small greetings from Altenew’s Many Thanks stamp set.

Thank you for stopping by today.

05-14-2016

Stencils using Silhouette Cameo | Photo Tutorial | Mixed Media Canvas |

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Hello!

I am back with yet another tutorial featuring  Silhouette Cameo. This time I show you how to make your own stencils using vinyl and acetate sheet.

So without further ado, lets get started with the tutorial.

I first started with making a vinyl stencil. Here I am using Silhouette’s Premium Vinyl in the color white.

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While using Vinyl make sure you always choose the option ‘load media’ on the Cameo.

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I decided to cut out this really pretty pebble background stencil.

I adhered this pebble vinyl stencil on to a canvas,

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Here I am using the Prima Marketing Finnabair Art Extravagance Texture paste all over the stencil to create an embossed effect.

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This is how it looks once the stencil is peeled and dried. Beautiful, isn’t it?

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I repeated the steps on an another canvas of the same size and went ahead and painted both of them in a color of my choice. You can see how the dry brush technique gives a really pretty look to the dried texture paste.

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I left the canvas to dry and hopped on to the next step. I cut out a silhouette image of Lord Buddha, using my Silhouette Cameo, onto a really thick cardstock as well as a wood-grain pattern paper.

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I glued them together using a really strong glue and distressed the edges of the cut out image using a Distress ink in the color Vintage Photo

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My next step was to cut out yet another stencil but this time using an acetate sheet. Here I am using Judikins Embossable Window Plastic Sheets.

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Here is a closer look at the shape I chose to cut on the acetate sheet with the help of Cameo

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Here is how it looks when I used it on the pattern paper using the same texture paste. If you are wondering about the color, I just mixed it with some Gold acrylic pain before smearing it through the stencil.

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I cut out a round shape on burlap and painted it gold.

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I also added some fine gold glitter powder in the center of it using Mod Podge. It takes a while to dry.

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Now going back to the cut cut out Lord Buddha image. I backed it with lots and lots of foam tape so it has a bit of a risen effect when stuck on to the canvas.

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Finally, I put them all together for the final look.

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I decided to keep it simple like always.

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Before I end this post I have to say that Silhouette Cameo truly is a versatile product. There are numerous ways you can use it depending on your creativity. It is definitely a must have for any one who loves to craft!

Supplies Used:

Silhouette Cameo

Canvas

Prima Marketing Finnabair Art Extravagance Texture Paste

Silhouette Premium Adhesive Vinyl 9″ White

Judikins Embossable Window Plastic Sheets

My Mind’s Eye – Miss Caroline – Living Everyday 12×12″ Patterned Paper

Prima Marketing Art Alchemy – Acrylic Paint – Metallique Gold Rush

Burlap Page 100% Jute 12″X12″ – Natural

Mod Podge

Challenges Entered:

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That is all from me for today.

Ciao!

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