This week’s challenge over at Stamps, Ink, Paper is all about wings. I am submitting my Blended Ink Ombre Stenciling Technique card, which we did in one of my recent technique classes. The colors are bright and playful, and you can make your own by following my tutorial below. I hope you enjoy it!
Definition of “Ombre”- Colors or tones that shade into each other.
We will be blending the following colors: Daffodil Delight, Watermelon Wonder, Tempting Turquoise and Pacific Point.
Card base: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (Tempting Turquoise)
Mat One: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (Pacific Point)
Mat Two: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (Whisper White)
Onto a Whisper White panel measuring 3 3/4″ x 5″, sponge a quarter of the panel with Daffodil Delight, then another quarter with Watermelon Wonder and so on with Tempting Turquoise and Pacific Point. Use a different sponge for each color.
For a smoother look, use a circular motion, starting on the place mat & working your way onto the panel.
Lay your desired stencil over the panel. Begin sponging at the top with Daffodil Delight, rubbing up & down in the yellow section. It’s okay if you rub some yellow a little ways into the watermelon section.
Continue with Watermelon Wonder, then Tempting Turquoise and ending with Pacific Point.
Remove your stencil and you’ll see a brilliant ombre stenciled pattern!
Add your finished panel to a card and decorate as desired!
*Please note that the Happy Patterns Decorative Mask Stencils are no longer available, but take heart…there are some fabulous new stencils in the Holiday Catalog which starts on September 1. They’re called Seasonal Decorative Masks and can be found on page 43 and would work perfectly for this technique.
Products used on this card are shown below and can be purchased simply by clicking on the product picture. I would be honored to be your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and would be happy to answer any stamping related questions you might have.
When I saw this week’s Paper Craft Crew Challenge sketch # PCC208, I knew I needed to play along. With all of my new Christmas products needing some love, it should have been a hard choice which stamp to use. But I knew immediately that the moose from Jolly Friends was the right place to start.
Here’s the sketch…
And here’s my Jolly Friends, Naughty or Nice? PCC208 card, featuring the moose from Jolly Friends peering over the top of his sunglasses and asking his standard question, “naughty or nice?”. The inside of the card says “…either way, you’re on my list!”.
I thought the holly would be a nice background accent and because the stamps are photopolymer, it was so easy to line up the images. All of the leaves were stamped with Garden Green, in 1st, 2nd and 3rd generations. If you’re not familiar with generation stamping, it simply means re-stamping an image without re-inking the stamp. So if you ink up your image and stamp it, that would be 1st generation, stamping again without re-inking would be 2nd generation and so on. The color gets lighter and lighter with each generation.
Behind the moose is a Garden Green panel which is embossed with the new Cable Knit Dynamics Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (#143537) which creates a deep impression. The folder itself is very thick and only requires the use of one embossing pad when you run it through your Big Shot.
Thanks for visiting today. Feel free to leave a little feedback by clicking on the word bubble at the top of this post. Let me know if you’ve been naughty or nice and I’ll pass the info on to Santa! I hope you stamp today!
This card is for our newest grandson, Owen Michael, born August 23, six weeks early and creating quite a stir as he entered the world! Mommy developed Hellp Syndrome and was transported by ambulance to a bigger hospital than our little town offers and Owen came via C-Section a few hours later. He weighed in at 5 lb. 6 oz. and is doing very well in NICU. We are very proud grandparents!
Bendi card technique using Foxy Friends by Stampin’ Up!
Bendi cards are the newest rage and are fairly quick to make with some simple cutting. You can find directions for the them here. I modified the directions because I wanted to have an inside for writing a sentiment, so I used a 4.25″ x 11″ piece of card stock folded in half at 5.5″. This card was originally designed for the SplitCoastStampers Creative Crew Design Team as a July submission.
The new Foxy Friends set from Stampin’ Up! is a versatile group of stamps that you can use to create many different animals, including a skunk, deer, kitty, fox and raccoon. The tree stamps coordinate with the Perfect Pines framelits, making for a quick cut. I used the Weather Together Bundle to stamp and cut out the clouds.
As we wait for Owen’s arrival home, I will be starting his first scrapbook and dreaming of lots of cuddle time!
At the end of this post are the products that were used for this card and they can be ordered by clicking on the picture which will take you to my store. If you have any questions, just give me a holler. I hope you stamp today!
What a fun time I’ve had with this technique and it’s so easy! We made this card in my technique classes this week and many of the participants asked if we could do it again with a Christmas theme when I hold my annual Christmas Stamp Camp. I think it’s a great idea!
Simple instructions for the Z Fold Card
Cut black card stock (card base) 4.25″ x 11″.
Cut 2 gray mats: 4″ x 5 .25″ and 4″ x 2.5″ (I embossed with the Brick Wall Embossing Folder)
Cut orange strip: 1.25″ x 11″
Score black card base at: 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″
Score orange strip at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″
Fold on all scored lines creating a “Z” with each panel. See the picture for more clarification, but basically the black Z and the orange Z are backwards from each other. Don’t forget to glue your gray panels down before securing the orange Z.
Notice the texture that we stamped on the gray panels. That was done after we embossed the panels with the Brick Wall Texture Embossing Folder, and using a stamp from Timeless Textures with Basic Gray ink. I love how it looks and it adds just the right touch of grunge.
The rest of the stamping was done with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. When the card is closed, the sentiments on the inside are hidden. Here’s what it looks like…
I hope this card and the Z Fold technique inspires you to stamp today!
Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you next time.
One of my favorite places to be is on the beach and I am fortunate to live within an hour or so from the Pacific Ocean. When we go camping, it is usually in that direction, and I can’t get enough of it. I love the sound of the waves crashing, the smell of the salt air and the feel of the sand between my toes. Being there just does something to my very soul. It is a feeling that I cannot explain. It restores, refreshes and revives my energy and creativity in a way that nothing else can! Here is the view we had from our campsite…and I am longing to go back.
And now for the details
I created this card for my August “Clean & Simple” card classes as well as the Paper Craft Crew Challenge #206 which only required the use of patterned paper. This card fits the bill with 3 strips of designer paper from “By the Shore”, a beautiful Stampin’ Up! product. Each strip measures 1.25″ x 5.25″ and is spaced evenly across a 4.25″ x 5.5″ card made from Dapper Denim card stock. I used 3 different sizes of circle punches (shown below) embossed with Seaside Textured Embossing Folder. The 2 fish, seashell, banner and seaweed are all cut by hand with scissors. I used the Confetti Heart Punch and some Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper for the fish bubbles.
I think all of the ladies in class liked it and I hope you do to! Thanks for visiting!