Monday, August 31, 2020
Friday, August 28, 2020
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Jamie here to share a Slimline Birthday Card!
Thanks for stopping!
Monday, August 24, 2020
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Today I chose to focus on the 80's Stencil with several different stenciling techniques. The first is using Therm-o-Web Transfer Gel. I usually apply the gel through my stencil before I go to bed, then it is nice and dry and ready to go by morning. Otherwise it takes about an hour or so to dry, depending on how heavily you apply it. I used watercolor paper as my base.
When it was dry, I ran it through my laminator using wonderful Therm-o-Web Rainbow Transfer Foil ... how cool is that fun design with the 80's Stencil. I love that the design works from any direction.
For my layout I used this week's Paper Craft Crew Sketch.
I cut coordinating rainbow card strips and used the sentiment stamp from Love the 80's. I added a touch of color to the stamp, and then cut out a second shooting star to use as the embellishment on the bottom left of the sentiment. I added bright pink star gems to finish the design.
There are so many 80's friends that I could send this one too.
When you foil a background you are left with the negative of the design. Since I could bear to let it go to waste, I applied 6" double stock tape to the back and attached it to white cardstock. When I pulled away the clear overlay, it pulled away tiny bits of the foil, but I still loved the effect. Since the open areas were now stick with the adhesive from the back, I sprinkled on clear glitter to fill them.
I used my diamond punch to punch out as many diamonds as I could from the 6" piece keeping them all facing the same direction. Next I used adhesive to position my diamonds on a white card base hanging them slightly over the edges.
I added my favorite sentiment from Pump Up the Jam stamped no white cardstock and adhered with foam tape for dimension against the busy background.
I finished with trios of rainbow gems. I love how the "leftovers" turned out.
I hope these projects gave you some ideas about how you can try different techniques with the 80's Stencil from the "I Love the 80's" release ... and if you didn't catch my projects that I made for the release, you can find them at my blog Ingenious Inkling or my Instagram account.
Friday, August 21, 2020
Today, I have a special project. I'm been wanting to make something like this for a while, and when Jaded Blossom came out with the RAINBOW DIES, I found the inspiration I needed to finally put this together. The canvas is 6x6 size and was perfect for my project! I cut the rainbow pieces from Xpress It Cardstock and colored each piece with Copic Markers.
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Hello Everyone. Melissa from Doxie Mel Design's with a new treat box idea for you. Sometimes it is fun to share a "just because" treat with a friend. I found a butterfly cut at the Cricut Design Space. I added a face from Big Eye Faces. The sentiment is from Birthday Bug Tags.
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Monday, August 17, 2020
- Jaded Blossom-Rain or Shine, Rainbow dies, Simple Sayings
- Versafine Onyx black ink
- WRMK 1/2" corner chomper
- Studio Katia Clear Raindrops
- PTI white and kraft card stock
Happy Monday my crafty friends!!
Nicole here today to share some craft inspiration with you using Jaded Blossom products.
Lately I have been noticing LOTS of beautiful sunflowers when I am out on my walks and it inspired my to create a sunflower themed card.
Friday, August 14, 2020
also used Pencils
Thursday, August 13, 2020
For my Guest Designer project today, I wanted to play with the blending properties of some new Distress Archival Inks and the Jaded Blossom 80's Stencil ... I love the inky tie-dye effect of blending these colors using Alcohol.
I started with two scraps of watercolor paper and three colors of Distress Archival Ink - Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade & Mermaid Lagoon. I applied the ink directly to my blending surface and then sprayed with Isopropyl Alcohol (I keep one bottle filled with alcohol just for ink blending) before dragging my paper through the ink to pick-up the colors.
I repeated that process until the ink was all picked-up from the surface, and then did it a second time for my other piece of paper ... and these were my finished pieces of inky paper.
Next I sprayed my Jaded Blossom 80's Stencil with Pixie Spray for Stencils and positioned it over the inky paper. I used Dusty Concord Distress Archival Ink for one and Black Soot Distress Archival Ink for the other. I used my blending brushes and found that on the different swirly parts of the stencil, its best to ink straight down (vs. brushing across), so you don't move the inside pieces of the swirls for a cleaner impression.
Next I die cut both pieces of stenciled paper using the Jaded Blossom Fancy Topper Die ... I just love the stitched edge around the die ... makes it perfect to use as both a Topper and a card mat.
I initially planned to use my Fancy Topper as intended, but it covered-up the word "Pop Rocks" which I wanted to be visible to the recipient. So I solved that problem by adding a staple to each side of the Fancy Topper and made it into a Pocket Holder instead ... the Pop Rocks Packet fit perfectly.
For my sentiment from Jaded Blossom Pump Up the Jam & Falling Star from Jaded Blossom 80's Icons, I used the scraps of inky paper leftover from die cutting, and stamped on the inky back of the paper. I finished with a mirrored star embellishment in the center of the star.
For the card, I attached the die cut Fancy Topper as a mat on a black card base.
I stamped a second sentiment from Jaded Blossom Pump Up the Jam and the same Falling Star from Jaded Blossom 80's Icons on the back of the inky paper. I finished with some epoxy dots and another mirrored star embellishment.
I hope these projects gave you some ideas about how you can have some inky fun with this month's "I Love the 80's" release ... and if you didn't catch my projects that I made for the release, you can find them at my blog Ingenious Inkling or my Instagram account.
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Jamie here to share a Fall Slimline card with you!
I started with the Slimline Dies and added the Coffee Bean Stencil to create a background. Then I added the Coffee Banner and a sentiment from Fall Coffee Art 2 to a Mini Tag Dies 2. Last I used the Coffee Art Die with the Coffee Art cup and pop dotted it to the card.
Thanks for stopping!
Monday, August 10, 2020
Marcia here today from The Frolicking Fairy. I'm on the Jaded Blossom blog with a fun birthday card. I used the bunny from Some Bunny Needs Coffee, cutting him from the coffee and leaning him instead upon a slice of cake. Naturally, he brought his carrot with him.
I watercolored the bunny, cake, and carrot and lightly inked the stencil with distress oxide ink. I think this sweet bunny needs a belly rub.
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