Saturday, May 21, 2022

A Day For Daisies - Flower Maiden 1

Happy Saturday!

Today, I have a couple cards I made with a digital image from A Day For Daisies called Flower Maiden 1.  This is one of those images I purchased over 4 years ago and I don't think I ever used until now. I love the whimsy and elegance of this image, all at the same time.  I think it makes a perfect image for a birthday card.

I colored a few of these images, different hair colors and different dress color.  Above, I colored a blonde maiden in purple.  I tries to match hair color and favorite colors of the person I was making the card for.

Patterned Papers: My Minds Eye Graceful
Copic Colors: V12, V15, V17, YR21, YR23, YR24
E00, E01, E11, E21, E31

Below, a brunette in teal. 

Patterned Papers: My Minds Eye Hattie
Copic Colors: BG45, BG49, BG57, YR21, YR23, YR24
E00, E01, E11, E21, E31, E35, E37

Thanks for stopping by...
Blessings,
Deb

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Sweet Blooms Border - Mother's Day


Happy Saturday!

Today, I have the Mother's Day card I made this year.  I used my Glimmer Hot Foil Machine for this card.  The Hot Foil Plates are "Sweet Blooms Border" and "Yana Sentiments & coordinating dies" by Spellbinders.  

The white cardstock is Hammermill 110lb weight cardstock.  I've had great results with this cardstock, perfect impressions.  The Glimmer hot foil system uses a combination of heat and pressure to transfer the gold foil to the cardstock.  

I colored the flower border with Copic markers.
Copic Colors: RV14, RV17, RV19, YG61, YG63, YG67, Y35, Y38, E55

If you missed the post were I got into Hot Foil see the post from May 7.

Thanks for stopping by...
Blessings,
Deb

Saturday, May 7, 2022

The Greetery - 2022 Graduation Card

Happy Saturday!

Today, I gave a graduation card to share.  This card started a whole obsession.  It all started when a craft company called The Greetery had this 2022 Graduation Bundle 50% off in April.  It was quite the bundle - sentiment stamps, die, hot foil plate and 3 stencils. The "Congrats, Grad" is from the sentiment stamp set, red is the die cut, the silver 2022 is done with a hot foil plate and the silver stars uses one of the stencils and silver embossing paste.

So, I received the bundle within a couple days and played the die cuts and stenciling...but the hot foil plate - I wasn't sure what to do with that plate.  I have the Spellbinders Platinum die cutting machine.  Spellbinders makes the Glimmer Hot Foil machine, so I ended up researching and purchasing it.  

I spent about a week watching how to videos on YouTube and taking notes on tips, techniques, the best cardstock to use and how to get great results. 

Hot foiling uses a combination of heat and pressure to transfer the foil to the cardstock.  The Glimmer machine has a base plate that you heat which replaces you normal die cut base.  You heat the metal plate on the glimmer base, add spellbinder foil, then your cardstock and 2 glimmer plates to the sandwich. Then run the heated sandwich through the Spellbinders Platinum die cut machine.  Here is a short video showing the Hot Foil process. 

My machine works great without extra cardstock shims or anything other than the plates provided.  Every machine is different, so I was excited I didn't have any experimentation...it just worked.  And...the obsession began.  

The cardstock recommended online is white Hammermill 110 lb cardstock.  It is not very expensive and works great for hot foil.  You need a very smooth cardstock for a good transfer.  I had already made the red die cut using PTI Pure Poppy cardstock.  It is a heavy and smooth cardstock, so just used it and it worked really well.  I have lots of PTI cardstock so I look forward to trying more colored cardstock in the future.  

I made quite a few cards using hot foil, which I will post in the coming months.  Next week, I will post the Mother's day card I made with a hot foil border and sentiment.

Until next week, thanks for stopping by...
Blessings,
Deb

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Stampin' UP! Dragonfly Garden


Happy Saturday!

Today, I have a birthday card I created with Stampin' UP! "Dragonfly Garden".  The flowers were colored with Copic markers and a block patchwork layout was used for this card.

Cardstock: PaperTrey Ink Spring Rain, Plum Pudding and Black
Copic Colors: BG000, Y32, Y35, Y38, B60, V12, YG93, R22

Thanks for stopping by...
Blessings,
Deb

Saturday, April 2, 2022

A Random Fan - Summer Scent Birthday

 

Happy Saturday!

Today, I have a birthday card to share that uses a lot of different techniques, die cuts, embossing folder, digital image and Copic coloring.  I started this card back in November when some friend came for a stamping weekend.  We were trying out some new embossing folders and die cuts.  The embossing folder is from Stampin' UP! Scattered Sequins, which was on clearance.  The die cut Happy Birthday banner is from Spellbinders, also on clearance.

It is a fun die, although a lot of separate pieces and folding them over to string on the twine.  I think it is a neat effect though.  I glued the bottom half so the letter spacing was adjustable.

I added the image months later, closer to my grand-niece's birthday in March.  I was going through my digital images and found this one from A Random Fan - Summer Scent.  I hadn't used a digital image in awhile so I printed several different images and started coloring while watching TV. 

Close Up:


Cardstock: PaperTrey Ink Raspberry Fizz, White & Black
Copic Colors: RV02, RV04, RV06; YG13, YG17; 
N3, N5, N9; Y32, Y35, Y38, 
YR21, YR23, YR24; E00, E01, E11, E21, E31

Thanks for stopping by...
Blessings,
Deb

Saturday, March 19, 2022

A Day For Daisies - Flowers in Bottles

Happy Saturday!

Today, I have a card using a digital image from A Day For Daisies - Flowers in Bottles.   I hadn't used a digital image in awhile so I printed several different images and started coloring while watching TV.  I should do that more often it was very productive.  

A Day For Daisies was one of my favorite digi shops, they closed a few years ago and it doesn't seem like they ever reopened.  You can find images on pinterest and the blog is still up. They gave a lot of free images if you went to their blog and joined their challenges. 

To use a digital image, I use Word to size the image and get multiples on the page.  Then print.  I have a laser printer, which works best.  The ink is heat set so you don't have to worry about ink smearing when coloring.   I use X-Press it cardstock in the printer for these images to color with Copic markers. 

Close Up:

Cardstock: PaperTrey Ink Aqua Mist & Smokey Shadow
Patterned Papers: Pebbles Seen & Noted
Copic Colors: BG000, BG10, R21, R22, R24
YG23, YG25; Y32, Y35, Y38

Thanks for stopping by...
Blessings,
Deb

Saturday, March 5, 2022

MFT - It's a Mice time to Celebrate!

 Happy Saturday!

Today, I have a birthday card using My Favorite Things "It's a Mice Time to Celebrate".  I made a couple versions varying the color of the mice, present and cardstock.  

This is a cute set, love the dancing mice, which were colored with Copic markers.  I added some stitching as a border and some sequins to make it a party scene.

Version 2:

Thanks for stopping by...
Blessings,
Deb

Saturday, February 19, 2022

My Favorite Things - Being with You Valentine

Happy Saturday!

Today, I have the Valentine I made for Mark.  I used My Favorite Things "Being With You" clear stamp set.  It is really a sweet stamp set with several cute images to choose from bunnies, bears, turtles and birds. 


Close Up: 

I stamped the images on X-Press It cardstock with Mementos black ink.  The birds were stamped on a separate piece and cut out.  I colored the images with Copic Markers and applied light blue chalk to the background.  The birds were added with pop dots.

Copic Colors: E57, Y38, R30, R32, R35, B01, YG05, YG07
Cardstock: PTI Spring Rain & New Leaf
Patterned Paper: Pebbles Seen & Noted
Pebbles Chalks

Thanks for stopping by...
Blessings,
Deb

Saturday, January 29, 2022

Unity - What a Buck Birthday

Happy Saturday!

Today, I have a masculine birthday card to share using a stamp from Unity called "What a Buck".  I paired it will PaperTrey Ink patterned papers called "3-piece suit" and cardstock Dark Chocolate, Kraft and Vintage Cream.  


The layered die is a really old one from Clear Dollar Stamps - Designer Label set of 3.  I'm not sure where or when I bought it, possibly a craft show over 10 years ago.  I think it really dressed up this card with the layers and eyelets.  

The sentiment is from My favorite Things - Itty Bitty Birthday.  I inked the edges of the stamped image and sentiment label with PTI inks Honey Nut and Dark Chocolate. 

Thanks for stopping by...
Blessings to you
Deb

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Simon Says Stamp - Even More Spring Flowers Birthday

Happy Saturday!

Today, I have a birthday card I created for my niece who turned 25 this month.  I used a stamp set from Simon Says Stamp! - "Even more Spring Flowers" for her card this year. The sentiment is PaperTrey Ink "Signature Greetings II", retired set.

 In November some friends came and we stamped and colored all weekend.  They wanted to learn how to color with copic markers so these flowers were used as practice images.  We stamped several of each image on a sheet of X-press It cardstock and used the Brother Scan N Cut to cut them all out.

Close Up:


Copic Colors: RV21, RV23, RV25, G21, G24, G28, YR21, YR23
Cardstock: PTI Berry Sorbet, PTI Green Parakeet, 
PTI Pale Peony patterned paper

Thanks for stopping by...
Blessings,
Deb