Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Just For Fun --- Kimono Marci Birthday

I had a spare moment to create this morning…just for fun…while I was still in my jammies.  I had an image that I had watercolored last night and I quickly cut it out and added some strips of paper to make a birthday card for a very special friend.

I used my new Gansai Tambi watercolors.  {I bought them after seeing Jennifer McGuire's review.}  I really love them because they are so pigmented and vibrant.  The color saturation is just fabulous.  And if you want a more muted look, you can just add more water.

I've had this little Kimono Marci stamp in my collection for a while now and I have yet to use her on a card.  {Isn't she the cutest?}  I've been so intimidated by coloring…but I'm completely over it.  As I begin to play with coloring more and more, I'm finding it very therapeutic and relaxing.

To create her very light skin tone, I did a little color mixing.  I used a straw colored yellow and a bit of pink and a lot of water.  She's got the perfect porcelain skin. 

I also used the Handwritten Borders sentiments from Simon Says Stamp to create my greeting.  Another supply that I've had in my stash and hasn't yet seen the light of day.  You'll noticed I changed the orientation of the tail of the sentiment.  I did that by selectively inking my stamp and stamping twice.

I added a little Wink Of Stella Clear Glitter to the trim of her robe and her umbrella to give her a little sparkle.  So much fun!

I've linked all the supplied below.  Just click the photo to link directly to the products!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have a fabulous day!



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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Gum Balls Three Ways --- Bringing Stamped Images To Life

I just adore the stamp set in this month's Studio Calico Sandlot card kit.  The gum ball machine is to die for.  And as soon as I saw it, my creative wheels started turning.  I imagined all kinds of ways to doll up those gum balls and bring them to life.  {You can see all my projects from the Sandlot release here}.  And I wanted to share all of those ways with you!

For today's video, I did something a little different.  Instead of showing you one card form start to finish, I am focusing on showing you all of the ways I brought my gum ball machine to life.  This was so much fun!

Here's a few ideas for bringing your stamped images for life.

  • Add 3D elements.  Use foam adhesive, enamel dots, ribbons, buttons, sequins…you name it, you can use it on a card.  3D elements are so fun and unexpected for the recipient.
  • Glossy Accents makes everything better.  Using touches of this fabulous adhesive over your stamped images makes them shine and really brings them to life.  Just don't go overboard {you'll see why in the video}.
  • Stamp in multiple colors.  I used masking to stamp the glass portion of my gum ball machine in a different color than the body.  It's easy…and I love the way it looks!
  • Cut it out!  Not like Michelle or Uncle Joey on Full House!  Stamp your image and then cut it out and add it to your card using one OR TWO layers of foam adhesive to add dimension!
  • Sprinkle with glitter!  Duh.  Glitter is awesome!  And Rock Candy glitter lets the color of your stamped images show through.

I've included links to all of the products used in these projects below.  Simply click the picture to link directly to the product.  Keep in mind, the Sandlot card kit goes on sale for Studio Calico subscribers at noon EST on July 27th.  Non subscribers can purchase this kit beginning at midnight.

Watch The Video Here