Creating a Scene with Masking | Distress Oxide Ink Blending

Hey everyone! Today I created a scene using masking and Distress Oxide inks. The only stamping that I did for this card was on the sentiment!

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To create the scene I used the Simple Blend Oval stencil from Brutus Monroe. The cool thing about this stencil is it comes with two pieces, the oval and the frame the oval was cut from. First I used the frame. I taped it down on a piece of Neenah Solar white cardstock so that the oval opening was in the center of the paper. I cut four pieces of masking paper to make them into curvy hills and placed them along the bottom half of the oval.

I used Distress Oxide inks to blend a sky on the uncovered part of my cardstock. I used the colors Cracked Pistachio, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans, and Black Soot. Once the sky was done I removed the first hill mask. I blended some Tumbled Glass and Faded Jeans very lightly on the lower part of the hill to create the shadow on my snow. I then removed the rest of the hill masks one at a time and blended a shadow on each of them.

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Once all of the hills were created I removed the frame stencil. Next I placed the oval shaped stencil piece over the top of my blended area. It fit perfectly over the blending because of the way these two stencils work. I then taped the Snowflake stencil from Brutus Monroe over the top of the cardstock with the oval stencil in place. I used a palette knife to spread some Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste over the snowflakes. Once I finished smoothing out the paste, filling up the openings on the stencil, I carefully removed the stencil. You always want to wash paste off of your stencil, palette knife, and work surface right away with warm water. After the Glimmer Paste dried I had a really pretty snowflake stencil all around my oval scene.

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Next I used a white gel pen to add stars to the sky. To create the pine trees on my scene I used some Copic markers. It is pretty easy to draw pine trees. All I did was draw a line for the trunk and then some curved lines down each side. Check out the video see how the drawing was done!

For the sentiment I used the Holiday Helpers stamp set from Lawn Fawn. I stamped the ‘Merry Christmas’ sentiment on Gina K In the Navy cardstock with Versamark ink. I embossed it with a white embossing powder. I cut the sentiment strip into two pieces and popped up each with some foam tape onto my card.

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To finish my card I took my scene panel and popped it up onto a white card base. I used my Wink of Stella glitter brush to add some sparkle to the sentiment strip and the tops of my snow covered hills.


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Simple Card Design with Patterned Paper

Today I have a really quick and simple card design using some beautiful patterned paper from Lawn Fawn.

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I picked out a piece of paper from the Really Rainbow Christmas paper pad from Lawn Fawn and adhered it to an A2 size card base.

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Next I used two dies from the Brutus Monroe Stitched Tags die set. I cut the larger of the two tags from Gina K Wild Wisteria cardstock, and the smaller from Neenah Solar White cardstock. I stamped a sentiment onto the smaller tag with Gina K Amalgam ink. I used a stamp from the Brutus Monroe stamp set Merry and Bright.

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I used some silver and white twine to tie my two tags together. The die cuts a little hole at the top of the tag so I just lined those up and thread my twine through. Once I had a nice looking bow I popped the tags up onto my card with foam tape. I didn’t glue down the smaller tag so it can move around.

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To finish up that card I added some crystal clear sequins to the bottom of the larger tag. I also went over the sentiment with Wink of Stella glitter.


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Creating a Scene on a Shaker - Snowy Christmas Card

Today I created a snowy shaker scene using products from Mama Elephant and Lawn Fawn.

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I started out with a piece of Canson watercolor paper taped down to a board. I added a few masks which I cut with scissors to be hill shaped. Next I used Distress Oxide inks to blend a sky. I used the colors Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans, and Black Soot. I removed the masks one at a time and shaded my snowy hills with the two blue Distress Oxide inks from the sky.

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I used a circle die to cut the background I created with my Big Shot. I went around the outside edge of that circle with doubled up foam tape to start creating my shaker. I filled up the shaker area with large clear glitter. Next I used a circle of acetate to close up the shaker. I took a piece of Bristol Smooth paper and cut a hill shape out of it. I blended a shadow on that using the same Distress Oxide inks that I used on the hills inside of my shaker. Using my Gina K Connect glue I adhered that hill to the outside of the shaker. Next I glued down a frame that I made with two circle dies out of Gina K In the Navy cardstock. The frame hides that foam tape that could be seen through the acetate. I used Copics to color in a snowman from Mama Elephant’s Little Snowman Agenda stamp set and added him to the scene.

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I created a 6 x 6 card base a glued a piece of Lawn Fawn patterned paper to the front. The patterned paper was from the Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow Christmas paper pad. I glued down my shaker to the middle of the card base. For the sentiment I picked out a stamp from the Lawn Fawn Holiday Helpers stamp set. I embossed that with a white embossing powder and Gina K Cherry Red card stock. I glued the sentiment strip onto my card so that it hangs off the side of the shaker area just a smidge.

For the finishing touches on the card I added Wink of Stella glitter to the sentiment strip and a few sequins to the shaker window.


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Fall Themed Thank You Card - So Owlsome by Lawn Fawn

Today I used the So Owlsome stamp set by Lawn Fawn to make a fall themed thank you card.

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I started out by taking a piece of Canon watercolor paper and going over it really well with my powder tool. I then took the Welcome Fall stencil by Echo Park and placed it over the paper. I smooshed my Versamark ink pad onto the stencil which left the leaf design on the paper. I embossed that design with a clear embossing powder.

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Next I blended a bunch of different colors of Distress Oxide ink on the paper. The clear embossing on the leaf design resists the Distress Oxide ink leaving those areas white. I used the colors Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Candied Apple, Fired Brick, and Seedless Preserves. I cut the finished panel into two pieces with my Tonic Trimmer and set them aside.

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I stamped the three owls for the Lawn Fawn stamp set onto a piece of Bristol Smooth paper. I colored them in using my Arteza Real Brush Pens. I also added some Prismacolor pencil for detail. Check out the video for the details on how the owls were colored. Once they were colored in I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I took the three owls and popped them up onto a card base using foam tape.

For the sentiment I stamped two of the stamps from the same set onto some gray card stock with Versamark ink. I embossed them with a white embossing powder and cut them down into strips. I then adhered them to some vellum to give them a border.

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I took two pieces of Gina K Plum Punch card stock and adhered it to the back of both leaf pattern panels so that a small strip of it would show along the edge. I then popped these two panels up onto the card base, one above the owls one below, and cut off the excess. To finish up the card I popped up the two sentiments on the bottom panel.


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Love Your Guts - Halloween Themed Love Card

Today I want to share a card I made using products from My Favorite Things, Lawn Fawn, and Simon Says Stamp.

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First I started with a piece of Canson watercolor paper taper down to a board. I painted a very simple background using my Gansai Tambi watercolors. I used color numbers 37, 139, and 38. Next I stamped two of the pumpkin images from the My Favorite Things stamp set "Which Way Is The Candy." I took out some of the cute little faces from the Lawn Fawn stamp set "Thanks a Bushel" and stamped them on my pumpkins.

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I colored in my pumpkins with Copic markers. I used YR02, YR04, and YR07 for the main portion of the pumpkins and for the stems I used YG17 and YG67. For the sentiment I chose a stamp from the Simon Says Stamp stamp set "Simple Sentiments No. 1." The sentiment says "Love Your Guts." I thought that that was hilarious and worked well with the pumpkins. Because...guts...pumpkins...get it?! I stamped the sentiment on black cardstock with Versamark ink and embossed it in a white embossing powder. I glued the sentiment strip onto a piece of vellum to give it a little bit of a border.

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I popped up my watercolor panel to a card base with foam tape. I also popped up my sentiment and pumpkins onto the watercolor panel. Then I used my black Prismacolor pencil to add a drop-shadow under the two pumpkins.

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For the finishing touches on this card I added highlights to my pumpkins with a white gel pen. I also took the gel pen and added a border on the watercolor panel using my T-square ruler. I added a ton of tiny star sequins above the pumpkins using Tombow glue. Finally I went over the sentiment with my Wink of Stella glitter brush.


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