Alcohol Ink Backgrounds | Save the Crafty YouTuber Video Hop

Hello everyone,

I am so excited to be part of the Save the Crafty YouTuber Video Hop, which was put together by the very talented Justine Hovey to discover and celebrate the crafters of cardmaking video tutorials!

For my part in this hop, I wanted to share with you a few ways to create backgrounds using alcohol inks.

Spellbinders Away We Go Etched Dies combined with a sunset ombre alcohol ink background from Ranger Alcohol inks.
Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Mermaid combined with an underwater alcohol ink background from Ranger Alcohol inks.
Spellbinders Lovely Lilac and Rosy Summer Etched Dies combined with an alcohol ink background from Ranger Alcohol inks.
Visible Image Alice in Wonderland Stamp combined with an alcohol ink background from Ranger Alcohol inks.

I made a few examples highlighting different techniques of using alcohol inks and I hope you pick up a new tip or two. For all of my examples, I used Ranger White Yupo Paper and Ranger Alcohol inks, as well as bringing in a few tools!

Spellbinders Away We Go Etched Dies combined with a sunset ombre alcohol ink background from Ranger Alcohol inks.

The first card features an ombre background mimicking a sunset scene with silhouette die cut from Spellbinders called Away We Go. I debated on the sentiment a little bit but in the end, I settled on white heat embossing the sentiment on a piece of black cardstock and adhered it to the top of the card.

Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Mermaid combined with an underwater alcohol ink background from Ranger Alcohol inks.

For the second card, I focused on creating very controlled texture of the alcohol inks in creating an underwater scene. I think this is my most favorite background out of the bunch. I used a mermaid stamp from Hero Arts and completed the card with a sentiment which I white heat embossed on a piece of black cardstock.

Copic Coloring:
Hair: E44, E43
Skin: E00, E21, E11
Tail: V17, V15, V12
Sparkling details added with gold Stardust Gelly Roll Pen

Spellbinders Lovely Lilac and Rosy Summer Etched Dies combined with an alcohol ink background from Ranger Alcohol inks.

For the third card, I used blending solution, alcohol inks of various color and a straw to move the ink around and create this card. I added some die cuts from Spellbinders but really kept the focus on the background.

Visible Image Alice in Wonderland Stamp combined with an alcohol ink background from Ranger Alcohol inks.

For this card, I tried a technique that I’ve seen done in various way and in my version, I used a tray with water and dropped a few colors of alcohol ink in. I then took a piece Neenah Smooth Solar White 110lb. cardstock and dipped and slid in the paper. The result was amazing and created a subtle marble background.
The focal image on this card is from Visible Image Alice in Wonderland Collection which I colored with my Copic markers, die cut it using my ScanNCut and adhered it with fun foam to complete this card.

Copic Colors:
Hair: E31, Y00, Y02
Dress, Bow: B16, B12, B000
Skin: E00, E21, E11, E04
Socks, apron: C2, C1, C0, Blender
Shoes: C7, C5, C3

Visible Image Queen of Hearts combined with an alcohol ink background from Ranger Alcohol inks.

Using a felt pad tool saturated with blending solution, I added drops of red alcohol ink to the Yupo paper and smeared it around. I kept adding layers of ink and blending solution until I had a nice dimensional layer of red color on the paper. To create the background I envisioned, I added polka dots of black alcohol ink to the entire background and then added gold maxitive in the same form and then used a clean felt pad with blending solution to blend everything out. I paired this background with the Queen of Hearts from Visible Image that I colored using Copic markers.

Copic Coloring:
Hair: R39, R27, R24, R22, C9, C7, C5
Dress: R39, R27, R24, R22, C9, C7, C5, C2, C00
Skin: E00, E21, E11
Crown and pendent: Y06

Simon Says Stamp June 2018 Card Kit Beautiful Flowers Stamp set combined with an alcohol ink background from Ranger Alcohol inks and antique frames dies from Penny Black.

For this last card, I used a couple of different shades of blue to create this background by first pouring some blending solution into a plastic cup and adding a couple of drops of alcohol ink. Then, I poured the mixture over my Yupo paper and tipped the paper to remove the excess. I added several pours of the mixture of blending solution and ink to create this background. Using a large floral image from the June 2018 Simon Says Stamp Kit, I white heat embossed the detailed image onto the Yupo paper. I melted the embossing powder very carefully and quickly so that i didn’t melt the Yupo paper. To finish off the card, I created a frame using antique frames dies from Penny Black. I decided not to add a sentiment and leave this card with just the focal image as the star of the show.

In the video tutorial below, I’ll walk you through some techniques I used for creating the backgrounds and finishing the cards. I hope you will help me build my YouTube Channel by subscribing, commenting and liking the videos I create and following the hop for a chance at winning some prizes.

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Thank you so much for joining me on this journey of creating and sharing handmade cards. As always, thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

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Visible Image Alice In Wonderland Stamp
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Ranger Ink Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Yupo Paper White
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Scrapping For Less | Flavor of the Month July 2018 Card Kit | 4 cards from 1 kit | Copic coloring

Hello everyone,

Today I’m sharing the four cards I made using the Scrapping for Less Flavor of the Month July 2018 Card Kit, a bit late. With the start of school, it has been hectic with homework and after school activities around here. But I did sneak away and played in my craft room to create these four cards.

Scrapping For Less July 2018 FOTM Card Kit Birthday Wishes featuring Sunny Studio Make a Wish stamp and Happy Birthday Girl patterned paper by Echo Park.
Scrapping For Less July 2018 FOTM Card Kit Birthday Wishes featuring Create a Smile Rock On Stamp and Free Spirit patterned paper by My Favorite Things.
Scrapping For Less July 2018 FOTM Card Kit Birthday Wishes featuring Pineapple ephemera by Scrapping For Less and Escape to Paradise patterned paper by Bo Bunny.
Scrapping For Less July 2018 FOTM Card Kit Birthday Wishes featuring Avery Elle Party Fox Stamp and Happy Birthday boy patterned paper by Echo Park.

For these cards I followed the sketch provided by Scrapping For Less over on their blog which can be downloaded and/or saved to your computer.

The first card I made, I followed sketch number 1 and used collection number 2 with the adorable Sunny Studio’s stamp Make a Wish, exclusive to Scrapping For Less.

Color combination I used
Cake: R85, R83 and R81 BG49 and BG45
Candles: YR68, YR68, Y06 and Y00
Plate: W4 and W2

Scrapping For Less July 2018 FOTM Card Kit Birthday Wishes featuring Sunny Studio Make a Wish stamp and Happy Birthday Girl patterned paper by Echo Park.

For the second card, I followed sketch number 2 and collection number 3. I used the ephemera in the collection as my focal point elements against the adorable patterned paper.

Scrapping For Less July 2018 FOTM Card Kit Birthday Wishes featuring Pineapple ephemera by Scrapping For Less and Escape to Paradise patterned paper by Bo Bunny.

For the third card, I followed sketch number 3 and collection number 4 with the stamp by Create a Smile: Rock on (which I orginally thought it  was a bus!

 

Color combination I used:
BG99, BG93, W7, W5, W3 and W1

Scrapping For Less July 2018 FOTM Card Kit Birthday Wishes featuring Create a Smile Rock On Stamp and Free Spirit patterned paper by My Favorite Things.

And the last card I made followed sketch number 4 and collection number 1. This is my favorite card from this kit as it features the adorable foxes from Avery Elle.

Color combination I used:
YR18, YR68 and YR65
Y17, Y15 and Y11
BG49 and BG45

Scrapping For Less July 2018 FOTM Card Kit Birthday Wishes featuring Avery Elle Party Fox Stamp and Happy Birthday boy patterned paper by Echo Park.

I love cards kits because they are such a great value and the variety of products you get to create some adorable projects. Check out the video link below to see how I created these cards. As always thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

This card is entered in the following challenges:

Poolkadoodles Digi Chooseday Craft Challenge | Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge | Cardz TV Anything Goes Challenge | Poolkadoodles Crafting Anything Goes Challenge | Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog | Always Happy Birthday Challenge | 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge

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Scrapping For Less Flavor of the Month card kit and subscriptions can be found here.  The stamp sets are exclusive to Scrapping For Less and can not be purchased elsewhere.

Happy Birthday Boy Collection 6 x 6 paper pad by Echo Park
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MFT Pure Innocence Happy Banner~Copic Colored~Birthday Card~Color Challenge 78

Hey everyone,

Today’s card is inspired by the My Favorite Things’ Color Challenge 78, and I made this one for a very special upcoming birthday.

My Favorite Things Pure Innocence Happy Banner colored with Copic Markers in combination with patterned paper handmade birthday card.

I started by stamping my image onto a piece of Spectrum Noir Ultra smooth cardstock and colored it using Copic Markers.

Dress/Socks: Y11, Y13, and Y17
Banner/Bow: R22, R24 and R27
Shoes: B34 and B39
Hair: Y21, E33 and E47
Skin: E000, E30, E11 and R20

Working on the card base, I cut a polka dot piece of patterned paper down to 4”x 5.25” and rounded the corners with a punch. I adhered the polka dot panel to a cream colored A2 sized card base.

My Favorite Things Pure Innocence Happy Banner colored with Copic Markers in combination with patterned paper handmade birthday card.

Taking the same cream colored cardstock, I die cut a circle and a frame from blue cardstock attaching them together and adding a piece of fun foam for dimension.

To complete this card, I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set using Versamark clear ink and heat embossed it using blue embossing powder.

And that completes the card which I am also entering into the My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge Sketch 353.

As always thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

 

 

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Hero Arts Koi Color layering~Gerda Steiner Bee Strong~Tim Holtz Flower Garden~Kat Scrappiness Design Team Call

Hey everyone,

The cards I created for this blog post are intended to showcase my card making style and writing style for an opportunity to be a part of Kat Scrappiness Design Team.

Without further ado, here are the cards.

For the first card, I used the color layering koi fish by Hero Arts. Stamping the koi fish with the most solid layer I used Hero Arts’ Soft Vanilla, followed by Soft Cantaloupe for the next layer, and finally Hero Arts’ Tangerine Hybrid ink for the final outline layer. The eyes and mouth were stamped using Charcoal Mid-tone ink.

 

Hero Arts Color Layering Koi Bundle stamped with dye ink and ink smooshing background with Distress Inks handmade card.

One of my favorite background techniques is ink smooshing and I thought that it would perfectly pair with the koi fish on this card.
Using Distress ink in Weathered Wood and Stormy Sky, I alternated the inks and smooshed the colors onto a piece of water color paper.
To put this card together, I cut the water colored panel down and adhered it to an A2 sized peach colored card base. I arranged the koi fish as though they are looking at each other and placed the sentiment in between them by heat embossing with gold embossing powder.

Hero Arts Color Layering Koi Bundle stamped with dye ink and ink smooshing background with Distress Inks handmade card.

I tend to favor more of simplistic cards rather than overly embellished cards, and the above card is a perfect example of card styles I tend to make.

Onto card number two. I’m a huge fan of creating cards using critters of all kind and this little bee is no exception. Using Gerda Steiner Designs Bee Strong stamp, I stamped my image onto a piece of Spectrum Noir paper using Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink. Using Copic markers, I colored the image with the following combination:

Gerda Steiner Bee Strong stamp colored with Copic Markers and Distress Ink plus cloud stencil ink blending handmade card.

Bee: Y17 and YR15 (Yellow), C7 and 110 (Black), BG70 and B00 (Wings), I added Wink of Stella Brush Glitter to the wings

Next, I used a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock, a cloud stencil, Salty Ocean Distress ink and an ink blending tool to create the clouds background for the little bee. To complete this panel, I cut the panel down using Gina Marie Designs’ Scalloped Stitched Nested Rectangle Die.

Gerda Steiner Bee Strong stamp colored with Copic Markers and Distress Ink plus cloud stencil ink blending handmade card.

To put this card together, I started with a yellow polka dot patterned paper cut down to 4.25” by 5.5” and adhered to an A2 sized card base. I added the cloud background panel with some fun foam and adhered the bee with foam squares for some added dimension.  I added the sentiment by stamping it on a piece of black cardstock and heat embossing it with white embossing powder. To add a pop of color to the card, I stamped some red hearts and added glossy accents for a little shine.

And my final project that I created to showcase my card making style is a clean and simple one layer birthday card.

Tim Holtz Flower Garden stamp colored with watercolor Clean and Simple handmade card.

I stamped the image off center onto a piece of Canson XL watercolor paper using Versamark and heat embossed it with black embossing powder. Using Tombow markers, I added the color in the stem in areas that would create a shadow and then pulled the color out with a water brush to create the highlight.  I used the same technique for the flower, adding more contrast in areas of shadow and more water in areas of highlight.

Tim Holtz Flower Garden stamp colored with watercolor Clean and Simple handmade card.

I added a simple sentiment and heat embossed it with black embossing powder and finished the card with some gold splatters all over the panel.
To complete this card, I cut the panel down using Hero Arts’ Nesting Postage Stamp die and adhered it to a lilac A2 size card base using a piece of fun foam for added dimension.

Hope you’re having a wonderful summer and as always thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

 

 

 

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The Greeting Farm A Lil’ Magic ~ colored with Copic Markers ~Shaker Birthday Card

Hey everyone,

This week I’m playing along with The Greeting Farm challenge and made my very first shaker card as a challenge entry.
Ever since I started card making, I’ve been completely intimidated by shaker cards, probably because the two times I’ve tried to make one was a complete fail, but I was determined to try one more time before completely forgoing the entire idea of ever making a shaker card. And here is the final result!

The Greeting Farm A Lil’ Magic Unicorn stamp set colored with Copic Markers handmade shaker birthday card.

I’m also SUPER excited to share that this image is colored with Copic Markers. I was super blessed to find a very kind lady that sold me her many Copic Markers at a yard sale.
So onto the card.
I honestly had zero ideas of how this card would turn out in the end and it was sort of a hodge podge of attempts at this or that. But I think in the end, it came together and it’s a super cute card.
To start, I stamped the unicorn from The Greeting Farm’s A Lil’ Magic stamp set onto a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink and colored the image with Copic Markers. (Excited squeal!)

Colors I used:
Hair: BV0000, BG02, RV02 and RV04 and then added Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Pen
Body: V01 as shading and colorless blender to blend

The Greeting Farm A Lil’ Magic Unicorn stamp set colored with Copic Markers handmade shaker birthday card.

After watching a couple of YouTube videos as a refresher, on how to create a simple shaker card, I was finally ready to give it a go again. To start, I cut a lilac polka dot patterned paper from American Crafts’ Dots and Stripes collection as the background for the shaker and stamped the sentiment from the stamp set.
I die cut a frame from lilac cardstock using Gina Marie Designs’ Scalloped Stitched Rectangle die and cut an opening inside using an x-acto knife to create a frame.
I adhered the acetate using a strong adhesive to the back and added the strong foam strip to the back of the frame. Taking some sequins from my stash I added the colors I thought went well with the base of the card, which is very sparkly and glittery teal.
After I adhered the window of the card, I gave it a good shake and crossed my fingers that no sequins flies out.  YAY, all went well!

The Greeting Farm A Lil’ Magic Unicorn stamp set colored with Copic Markers handmade shaker birthday card.

To finish the card, I die cut my unicorn image and adhered her to the bottom of the card using some foam tape for added dimension.
And that completes my very first SUCCESSFUL shaker card. It’s silly but it’s a proud moment for me! As always, thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

 

 

 

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Paper Nest Dolls Rose Princess ~ colored with Spectrum Noir Markers

Hey everyone,

A few months ago while at a stamp show, I discovered new to me stamps from a company called The Paper Nest dolls. They are super cute, cartoony type of characters created after the owners’ children.
I was super excited to find that they have a category for Fairytales as I found two stamps that I had to immediately add to my collection.
Paper Nest Dolls Rose Princess handmade card colored using Spectrum Noir Markers.

To create this card, I started by stamping the image with Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink onto a piece of Spectrum Noir paper and colored the image using Spectrum Noir Markers.

Markers I used
Dress/Hair band: CT3, CT4 and GB3
Hair: TN3, TN5 and EB5
Skin: FS2, FS6 and FS3
Rose: DR3 and DR5
Stem: CG3 and CG4
Earrings and Broch: TB5 with glossy accents

I cut the stamped image using Spellbinders Nestabilities Label 17 die and did a little ink blending using Distress ink in Antique Linen with a finger dauber to cover some of the white background.
Paper Nest Dolls Rose Princess handmade card colored using Spectrum Noir Markers.

To put the cards together, I wanted to challenge myself and step out of my card making comfort zone of a minimalist approach. I’ve been playing with paper layering and wanted to incorporate that here.
I used a yellow-ish patterned paper from K & Company paper pad from the Jubilee collection that I cut down to 5.25” x 5.25” and an orange-ish strip cut down to 1.75” x 5.25” which I adhered to a 5.5” x 5.5” cream colored card base.  To embellish this card a bit, I used a couple of flowers, several gems and one very glittery butterfly all from Recollections.
I suppose I could have kept going but that minimalist personality started to come out again and I thought this was plenty embellished.
My daughter was so excited to watch me create this card, as a few months ago we saw the movie Beauty and the Beast and she claimed the card for her own.


It was an awesome movie that brought me back to my childhood when the animated movie was released long ago!
I had so much fun creating this card that I wanted to enter it in the Paper Nest Dolls challenge Anything Goes over on their blog.
That’s it for me today, as always thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

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Greeting Farm Mini Remix Brewtiful ~ Spectrum Noir Markers ~ Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop

Hey everyone,

This week I’m starting off with a card to be entered into the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog hop, all information can be found on their website

Greeting Farm Mini Remix Brewtiful Clear Stamp colored using Spectrum Noir Markers handmade card.

For this card, I started by stamping my image from Greeting Farm’s Mini Remix Brewtiful Clear Stamp onto a piece of Spectrum Noir paper using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Using my Spectrum Noir markers, I colored the little girl using the following markers:

Skin: FS2 and FS3
Hair: CT1, EB1, TN1 and TN2
Dress and boots: CG3 and LG5, I added a little shimmer using the Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Pen
Cup: BG1, IG1 and IG2 and heart: PP5 and DR3

I fussy cut the image and used the Memento Black dual marker around the edges to give it a cleaner look.
To put the card together, I did some paper layering using Echo Park’s Sweet Summertime patterned paper pack. I used a lemon colored A2 sized card base, I then added a strip of green plaid paper, and I also adhered a piece of the colorful paper cut using Stitched Rounded Rectangle die from Pink and Main. I added a green scalloped circle cut using Spellbinders Nestabilities and adhered the stitched circle with my girl on top of that.
To finish the card, I used a sentiment from Unity Stamps’ Love to go set on a banner and added three enamel dots from Echo Parks Petticoat and Pinstripe collection.
I will be back tomorrow with another coffee inspired card for the Coffee Lovers Blog hop, until then!

Thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

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Jillibean Lemonade ~ Prickley Pear Build an Ice cream ~ Distress Ink blending ~ Summer theme cards

Hey everyone,

So I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus, partly because I’ve seem to have lost my crafting mojo and partly because the kids are out of school for the summer, or perhaps because the kids are out of school I’ve lost my mojo.

In either case, we’ve had to adjust and figure out a new schedule in order to have time for our summer adventures and time to create. Speaking of summer, I thought I’d start with a couple of simple summer inspired cards to get back into the swing of things.

For the first card, I used a lemon stamp from Jillibean Soup and stamped it onto a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock using Versafine Onyx Black pigment ink and heat embossed it with black embossing powder.

Jillibean Soup Lemonade Shaker Stamp with Distress ink blending background for a summer inspired handmade card.

I did some ink blending using Distress inks in Squeezed Lemonade towards the inner part of the card and Wild Honey towards the outer part of the card.

To put the card together, I cut a piece of patterned paper from the Echo Park’s Sweet Summertime paper collection using Lawn Fawn’s largest Stitched Rectangle stackable die which I adhered to an A2 sized card base. I cut the lemon paper using Gina Marie Designs’ Scalloped Stitched Nested Rectangle die and adhered it to the patterned paper using some fun foam for some dimension. And finally, I added the sentiment by stamping it onto a piece of cardstock and heat embossing it. As a final touch I added some Nuvo Crystal drops and a piece of twine to complete this card.

Prickley Pear Build an Ice cream Stamp set with Distress ink blending background and colored using Zig Clean Color Real brush markers for a summer inspired handmade cards.

For the second card, I wanted to create a really bright background that screamed SUMMER. To do that I took Distress inks in Picked Raspberry, Mermaid Lagoon, Twisted Citron and Mustard Seed and did some ink blending onto a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock. With a very bright background, I had to balance it with a subtle focal image. Using an ice cream cone stamp from Prickley Pear, I stamped the images onto a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock and heat embossed it with black embossing powder. I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers to color the cone and ice cream image.

Zig’s that I used are:
065 mid brown for the cone, which I blended with a water filled brush
099 cool gray 1 and 901 gray tint for the ice cream, which I blended with Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Overlay pen
200 Sugared Almond Pink for the base of the ice cream, which I blended with a water filled brush

To put this card together, I cut the very bright background using the largest die from Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Rectangle stackable die set and adhered it to an A2 sized card base. With the ice cream image, I added some foam squares for dimension and placed it in the center of the card. I added the sentiment from the set and added a few enamel dots from Echo Park’s Petticoats and Pinstripes Enamel dots, and that completed this card.

Summer inspired handmade cards

Hopefully, with these two little cards I can start my road to recovery and find where I’ve left that mojo to help me create some more interesting cards. That’s it for now!

Thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

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Jillibean Soup – Shaker Clear Acrylic Stamps – Lemonade


Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pads – Mini – Squeezed Lemonade


Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pads – Mini – Wild Honey

 


Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pads – Mini – Picked Raspberry


Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pads – Mermaid Lagoon


Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pads – Mini – Twisted Citron


Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pads – Mini – Mustard Seed


Echo Park – Sweet Summertime Collection – 12 x 12 Collection Kit


Echo Park – Petticoats and Pinstripes Collection – Girl – Enamel Dots


Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies – Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables


Tonic Studios – Nuvo Collection – Crystal Drops Gloss – Morning Dew


Kuretake – ZIG – Clean Color – Real Brush Marker – 36 Piece Set

Maymay Made it Owlton and Owlivia ~ Graduation Cards

Hey everyone,

I’m back this week with another card project, this time inspired by the upcoming graduations.  I wanted to make a several quick and easy graduation note cards to have on hand and here is the end result.

Maymay made it Owlton and Owlivia graduation handmade cards colored with Zig clean color markers.

I started by stamping the cute little owls and graduation cap from Maymay Made it Owlton and Owlivia stamp set onto some Bristol smooth cardstock using onyx black Versafine pigment ink. My intent was to use my Zig clean color markers, which I did, but I feel as though I need more practice to get the blending done correctly.

I used the same colors to color the boy and the girl owls but added more water to some of them. Since there is a boy owl and a girl owl, I choose to create cards for both graduates and color coordinate the backgrounds as well.

Here is the list of colors I used:

Owls: 062 dark brown, 065 mid brown, 072 beige for the boy belly and 026 light pink for the girl belly.
Beak, toes, and tassel: 052 bright yellow
Graduation cap: 010 black

All of the note cards are cut down to 3.5 inch by 7 inches and scored at 3.5 inch mark.

Maymay made it Owlton and Owlivia graduation handmade cards colored with Zig clean color markers.

For this card, I used a stitched square scallop edge frame from My Favorite Things to cut a frame from some dark blue card stock. I also cut stars from the same dark blue and adhered it all to the note card base. I fussy cut one of the boy owls and adhered it with foam squares for some dimension.

Maymay made it Owlton and Owlivia graduation handmade cards colored with Zig clean color markers.

For the second card, I did a little ink smooshing using Distress Oxide ink in Broken China. I cut another frame from light blue card stock and adhered the little boy owl with his cap. Using a sentiment from Neat and Tangled Mermazing completed this card.

Maymay made it Owlton and Owlivia graduation handmade cards colored with Zig clean color markers.

For the next card, I used a pattern stencil and applied Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Peony Pink using Nuvo’s blender brush. Using the brush, allowed me to lightly brush the mouse onto the cardstock to create a soft background. I’ll be honest, this was my first time using the mousse and the brush, and I think I did a good job.

I adhered the owl to a circle background and using a simple Congratulations sentiment from Hero Arts Everyday Sayings stamp set completed the card.

Maymay made it Owlton and Owlivia graduation handmade cards colored with Zig clean color markers.

For the final note card, I used a Heidi Swapp large arrows stamp to stamp the background with Angel Pink Memento dye ink. I added some polka dot washi tape, adhered the owl on foam squares and stamped a sentiment from Hero Arts Everyday Sayings stamp set to complete this card.

I made several of these to have on hand, as there are many “graduates” that I wanted to give these out to. But for a very special graduate I made this special card using the same boy owl from Maymay made it stamp set.

Maymay made it Owlton and Owlivia graduation handmade cards colored with Zig clean color markers.

To start, I cut some white cardstock just a little smaller than the red base, which is an A2 size card. On the white cardstock I stamped the diploma from Lawn Fawns smart cookie stamp set to create the cute background. By stamping it several times in random places I achieved a look as though they are falling down. I used just a touch of red marker to color the bow.

I adhered a red scallop circle with a white circle base and added the owl with some foam squares to add dimension. Using Lawn Fawns bannertastic stamp and die, I embossed the outline of the banner and the sentiment with white embossing powder.  To complete the card, I stamped and die cut the little diploma and adhered it to the owls little wing as though he is holding up his very own diploma.

Whether your “graduate” completed pre-school, high school, college or anything in between, these are the milestones that we should celebrate and enjoy spending it with family and friends.

Thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

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Lawn Fawn Thanks a bushel ~ Teacher Appreciation Week card

Hey everyone,

This week I continue with projects for teacher’s appreciation week with two adorable cards I made for two special teachers.

This time I used a stamp and die from Lawn Fawn called Thanks a bushel. I started by stamping the basket of apples and individual apples onto some Spectrum Noir paper with black tuxedo Memento dye ink.

Lawn Fawn Thanks a bushel teacher appreciation week handmade card

Using my Spectrum Noir markers, I colored my apples in red and green. Here is the list of markers I used:

Red apples: CR8, DR2 and DR5
Green apples: DG1, CG3, IG1
Leaves: CG4 and DG4
Basket: TN3, TN5 and TN7 the rim of the basket was colored using TN8 and EB5

Lawn Fawn Thanks a bushel red handmade card

To create a card, I cut the coordinating color cardstock to 4 inch by 8 inch and scored it at 4 inch mark so that my card base is a perfect square at 4” x 4”. I also cut some coordinating plaid paper down to 3.75” x 3.75” and added the stitching with Stitched Borders die from Lawn Fawn.

I adhered the plaid paper and the basket of apples with some foam squares for added dimension. I embossed a sentiment from the set with black embossing powder and stamped a message on the inside that reads “for being a great teacher!”

 Lawn Fawn Thanks a bushel green teacher appreciation week handmade card

And that completes a couple of very simple, yet very adorable teacher appreciation cards.

Thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

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