Ohhhhh...don't you love learning a new technique? Well, maybe it's not new to you, but it's new to me! I just love the details on the large leaf stamp in the Come to Gather Stamp Set, but I found that I needed a little zing to it on this card. I remembered seeing this cool Rock and Roll technique at an OnStage presentation and decided to give it a go. First, I inked the stamp in Crushed Curry (always start with your lightest ink first). Then, I rolled the edges of the stamp across my Pumpkin Pie ink pad and then stamped it onto my Very Vanilla Cardstock. Talk about WOW!!
I'm very pleased with how these leaves turned out. But remember...you need to clean the stamp each time before you reink it. Otherwise, you get dark colors in your lighter ink pad and that's just a mess!
Have you tried the Rock and Roll technique? How did it turn out? Let me know below.
Base: Crumb Cake, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Very Vanilla, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Very Vanilla, 5" x 3 3/4", embossed with Pinewood Planks 3D embossing folder.
Layer 3: Crumb Cake, 4 1/2" x 3 1/4"
Layer 4: Perennial Essence Vellum, 4 1/8" x 2 7/8"
Layer 5: Very Vanilla, 4" x 3 3/4"
Layer 6: Merry Merlot, 2 7/8" x 3/4"
Layer 7: Very Vanilla, 2 3/4" x 1/2"
Layer 8: Very Vanilla (5" x 3 3/4") - for inside
Tomorrow is the last day to register for the Holiday Retreat in a Box. Click on the photos for more details.
Why does it feel that 3-day weekends go by even faster than a regular weekend? This Labor Day was full of friends, family, and some glorious times relaxing and playing at the pool. Oh, and it was HOT! When I was a kid growing up in Spokane, September meant a return to cooler temps, especially at night. But here in North Carolina, I think September can be one of the hottest months of the year! It certainly doesn't help when I'm ready for apples, squash, cinnamon, and my cozy leggings.
Today's #CASEingTuesday card uses a stamp set that I've had on my shelves for a while, but have never used. It's the Wonderful Moments Stamp Set, and it worked out perfectly for today's sketch challenge. The sketch itself was watercolored, and I did a little faux watercoloring with my Wink of Stella. Stamp your image onto Shimmery White or Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper, then simply brush the tip of your Wink of Stella brush across your Watercolor Pencil, and brush it on your image. It creates beautiful, shimmery water coloring in absolutely no time at all.
Want to play along with the CASE-ing Tuesday?
Use the sketch to plan out your card. You can change a lot, a little, or make the card just as it is in the catalog. Then post it to the Facebook thread. We can’t wait to see your cards. You can use the following hashtag if you post your card elsewhere on Facebook or Social Media. #CASEingTuesday215.
Today's Sketch Tutorial
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This card just says it all. The last two weeks have been a beautiful reminder of just how blessed and grateful I truly am. Thank you for being part of my journey.
Base: Balmy Blue, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Balmy Blue, 5 1/4" x 4, embossed with Tin Tile Embossing Folder
Layer 2: Whisper White, 3" x 4"
Layer 3 : Whisper White Stitched Rectangle
Layer 4: Whisper White Scrap
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When was the last time you did a watercolor wash background? Aqua painters and reinkers make this a quick technique that adds a touch of color, without overwhelming your image.
Here's what I did:
Ok..you're turn! Let me know how it turns out.
Base: Whisper White, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Night of Navy, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Shimmery White Cardstock, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Night of Navy "Neutrals" Designer Series Paper, Hot Air Balloon Punch
Layers 4 & 5: Whisper White Hot Air Balloon Punch
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Good Morning! Thank you for joining me this morning for my Coffee & Cards. I know that 7 am is super early for some of you and that's ok - it's early for me, too! You can always catch my video here on the blog, on my YouTube channel, or over on my Facebook Page after the live crafting session.
Last week on Coffee & Cards, I shared how to create layers with 1/4" borders. Today, I shared how to create the same simple layering but with 1/8" border. Here are the measurements I used today:
When I started card making, knowing the size of the layers was of the card was the hardest part for me. I would search high and low for tutorials that included all the measurements so I could learn. And that's why, every day, I include a full tutorial here for you. I don't ever want anyone to say, "I really liked Michelle's card, but I just don't know how to recreate it."
Today's Card features the A Good Man (from the new catalog - available June 4) and Beauty Abounds Stamp Sets. The A Good Man Stamp Set is perfect for coloring with our Stampin' Blends, too!
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