Monday, February 11, 2019

Love You Mower!, Art Impressions

Hi friends!  It's Monday and that means I'm over on the blog at Art Impressions today.

The set I've used for my two cards is called Born to Ride.  It actually has two other images included that I featured in my card on THIS post.

Both cards are very similar in design, however, the second one has a few more details.  Both were super easy to make too!  I used alcohol markers on both (listed below) to color the images, including the grass.  For this first card I stamped a mask to use a cloud stencil with Distress Oxide ink.

For the second card I paper pieced his shirt from some plaid paper.  I used a light gray marker to add shadows for a bit of dimension.  I die cut a sun and some clouds, popping up a few of the clouds with foam dots.

For me, masculine cards can be a struggle.  This stamp set makes it so easy to make a card for that special guy.  Thank you so much for stopping by!  Have a great crafty week.

Copics (**=Spectrum Noir markers)
Cap, shoes: B34, B97
Shirt: Y15, (**CT1, 2, 4)
Shorts: W3, W5, W7, (**AG1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
Tractor:  YG06, YG17, YG67, R39, 29, 27, 17
Seat, gloves:  E25, E47, E15, E33, E53
Tires:  N5, N9
Wheels: N2, N4, N5, N9
Metal parts: N2, N4, N5
Skin: E30, E53, E02
Grass:  YG03, YG06, YG09, G05

Art Impressions Born to Ride
Neenah Desert Storm #80 card stock
W Plus 9 Sending Sunshine

Friday, February 8, 2019

AECP, For The Guys

Woohoo!  This is my final card in the Level 1 classes in the Altenew Educator Certification Program.  This class is called For The Guys and can be found in the Altenew Academy.

So, this was quite the challenge for me for two reasons.  First, most of my Altenew stash is flowers, well because I love flowers, and Altenew's are beautiful!  I just don't think a card with flowers is very masculine!  Haha!  Second, my main takeaway from the lessons of this class is that masculine cards are generally CAS and non-fussy.  Well, if you follow my card making at all, you will know that I rarely make a card with those features!!

So, after going through my Altenew stash, I settled on this oh, so cool Cube Builder stencil.  I've only used it a couple of times and thought this just might work!

I taped the stencil over my 80# Neenah Solar White card stock and used a Ranger Distress Blending Brush to add the ink.  The back of the packaging shows you how to use this stencil.  It's very easy and you just ink the first color, lift up the stencil (clean off the ink!) and flip it over, then ink the second color.  Done!


The most fun part is lifting up the stencil after inking the second time!  Magic!!

For the sentiment I used Altenew's Happy Die.  I cut it once in 110# Neenah Solar White.  Instead of searching my card stock stash to find a color to match, I swiped the Lagoon ink pad directly onto a scrap piece of card.  Once that ink was dry, I die cut the Happy again.  I glued the Lagoon colored die offset to the back of the white one.  I also stamped the word 'birthday' from the Birthday Builder stamp set in the Lagoon ink and cut it into a banner shape.

I'm very pleased with how this came out.  I've learned that a card doesn't need to be fussy or sparkly to be quite pretty!

Carol :)

Altenew inks:  Mountain Mist, Lagoon

Monday, February 4, 2019

Floral Birdhouse PopCard, Art Impressions

Hello!  I hope your Monday is off to a good start.  I'm over at Art Impressions' blog today featuring this sweet Floral Birdhouse PopCard.

Everything pops up when the card is opened!  Even the bird's wing.  So sweet!

I have many more details and photos on Ai's blog.   I'd love for you to pop over and leave me a comment!  Thank you for stopping by here too!

Copic markers:
Birds:  B02, B04, B16, E000, E30, R11, Y08, E35
Roses:  RV14, RV21, RV23
Leaves:  YG03, YG25, YG67
Birdhouse:  R13, E99, RV13, RV14, RV25, W0, W1, W3
Butterfly:  B02, B04, B16, Y02, Y08, RV14, RV21, RV23
Bee:  Y02, Y08

Art Impressions Floral Birdhouse PopCard
Art Impressions Oval Double Stitched dies
Art Impressions PopCard Template die
Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
Scor-Tape ¼" adhesive