Thursday, May 23, 2019

Sweet inspirational square shaped card with Copic markers.

Here is a sweet square shaped card with a girl and lamb in Copics.

We have an Insta Hop over on Instagram @neatnook so go take a look and hop along with us there.  Look for the Unity graphic for the hop details.


Sentiment:  It's a good day to be happy.

For this sweet card, I made my own card base by attaching two die-cut pieces of mint green cardstock.  Then, I added the stamped panel with the Copic coloring.  This is an easy way to make a card with a shape like a square, circle, oval, star, etc.

I made a quick video tutorial showing the process for this project.

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Hop along with us on the Instagram hop @neatnook and look for the post which begins with the Unity graphic.




Here is another look at today's project.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Favorite Days, foam tape, My Creative Time dies, twine, Copic markers BG32, BG10, C1, C3, C00, E37, E33, E11, YR00 and E00.

Remember to hop along with us on Instagram @neatnook .
Have a great day.
Gaylynn


Wreath builder birthday card with ink blending.

Here is a bright and cheerful birthday card for today.

We have an Insta Hop over on Instagram @neatnook so go take a look and hop along with us there.  Look for the Unity graphic for the hop details.


Sentiment:  Happy birthday to you.

The small square top panel was stamped using the Misti and the Wreath Builder Template by Gina K. Designs.  I stamped in VersaMark ink and then heat embossed in white by section.  The video will show how you partially stamp one section, rotate the paper inside the wreath builder template according to where you want the stamping.
After the stamping, I added ink blending with distress oxide ink along with a makeup brush.

I made a quick video tutorial showing the process for this project.

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YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq



Don't forget to hop along with us on the Instagram hop @neatnook and look for the post which begins with the Unity graphic.




Here is another look at today's project.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Birthday Go Round and Wreath Builder Template, foam tape, Ranger archival ink and distress oxide ink; white embossing powder, heat tool, My Creative Time dies, droplets, doily and a makeup brush for blending.

Remember to hop along with us on Instagram @neatnook .
Have a great day.
Gaylynn


Floral Birthday Envelope ~ MCT Gift Card Giving

Today, the My Creative Time team is sharing gift card giving themed projects.


Sentiment:  Happy Birthday

This gift card envelope holder was made using floral patterned paper and the wonderful MCT dies listed below.  I decided to use twine for the closure and use the happy birthday as a tag.
This little envelope is perfect for gift cards, small notes, small gifts, treats or party favors.  It is quick and easy to put together.

Supplies:  My Creative Time Scallop Stitched Envelope Die and Happy Birthday Die;  patterned paper and twine.

Please visit Miss Emma's My Creative Time blog for more inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by.
Gaylynn

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Two Cards With One Watercolor Background.

For today's Watercolor Wednesday, I show a way to make two cards out of one watercolor background.



Sentiments:  
Hello.  Thinking of You
Happy Birthday from all of us.

This is a quick way to get two for one cards with pretty watercolor detail.
To make these cards, I first added watercolor layers to one 5x7 sheet of watercolor paper.  Then white heat embossing was applied over the dried watercolor layer.  To make two cards, I die-cut a frame and an oval center.  The negative was used for the second card.  Adding the sentiments and the flower vase accented the cards further.





The full article and tutorial are up on the Unity blog.
I also made a quick video tutorial showing the process for this project.

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Two Cards With One Watercolor Background
By Gaylynn Martling for Unity’s Watercolor Wednesday
(See also the video tutorial for this project.)

Begin by adding water and then watercolor onto watercolor paper.  I alternated 2 premixed colors.
I mixed colors to get deep blue and coral shades.  Then, I added color over the water sections on the paper.
Add water to new areas before adding the second color.  Allow them to blend a little.  Blot puddles.
Repeat if you want to.  To soften the look, blot the whole panel with a sheet of paper towel.  Allow to dry or heat set.
I added another layer of water and the two colors to repeat the process.
Stamp using VersaMark or watermark ink over the watercolor panel.  Add white embossing powder.  Heat set.
For watercolor, I used Sakura Koi along with a watercolor brush.  I die-cut an oval center and also an outside frame.
Option:  Trimming, cut files or punches can also be used to create a frame.  Using the negative makes two watercolor cards. 
Assemble the layers to finish.



Here is another look:


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Botanical Background and Jar Of Mixed SentimentsRanger watercolor paper, multi medium matte glue and archival ink in jet black, rose madder and cobalt; Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink for alcohol markers, Copic markers 0, BG10, B0000, B01, C3;  VersaMark ink, Original Misti, Sakura Koi watercolor, watercolor brush, heat tool, My Creative Time dies, sequins and foam tape.

Be sure to visit the Unity blog for the entire article and tutorial.
Also, you can find my other watercolor features at Unity's Watercolor Wednesday.

Thanks for visiting.
Gaylynn

Friday, May 17, 2019

Happy Birthday ~ MCT 91st Edition Release and Blog Hop

Hi, it's Gaylynn here.  The My Creative Time 91st Edition release, sale and blog hop has begun.
You may have arrived from Emily's blog.



Sentiment:
Best day ever!  Happy birthday.

For this card, I used distress oxide ink blending for most of the pieces.  For the sentiments, I wanted them to pop in black.  The background edges were die-cut along with most of the other elements.  This week, I decided to use a similar color combo and ink blending.

 *** BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY ***
For our blog hop giveaway, Emma is giving away a $25 gift card to the "My Creative Time" store to ONE LUCKY winner! ALL you have to do is leave a comment on each of our blogs! You are NOT required to comment on EVERY SINGLE blog, but the more you comment on, the MORE chances you have for winning! VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave a way for us to contact you w/your comment just in case "YOU" are the lucky winner!

*** SALE ALERT ***
ALSO, DON'T FORGET our sale starts RIGHT NOW HERE. Use the code MAY2019 to receive a 15% discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to "IN-STOCK" items ONLY. This sale will end on Friday, May 24, 2019 at midnight PST.



***FREEBIE***
Starting today, Friday, May 17, 2019 at 8am PST we will be giving away this ADORABLE new "HAPPY BIRTHDAY DIE". This new die will be given to the FIRST 25 shoppers! If you are one of the 1st 25 shoppers it will automatically be added to your package at the time of packing/shipping. Once 25 shoppers come through, this stamp set will be available for purchase! So, if it's available in the store, you are not one of the 25. No exceptions will be made. This freebie is not part of the "Bundle" and will be sold separately!

Here is a closer look:



Here are my sneak peek blog projects from this release.
Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

And here are all of this week's MCT projects grouped together.


Supplies: My Creative Time Cake Lollipop Holder + Add-Ons, Happy Birthday Die, Best Day Ever and Fun Stitched Edges; Archival ink in jet black, distress oxide ink in fossilized amber, vintage photo and broken china.

Hop along with us.

Your next stop in the hop is Jessica's blog. The entire blog hop lineup is on Emma's My Creative Time blog. Thanks for visiting. I look forward to your comments. Gaylynn



Thursday, May 16, 2019

Favor Tag ~ Day 4 MCT 8th Birthday (91st Edition) Sneak Peeks

Hello again.  The MCT team is sharing Day 4 sneak peeks of the 91st Edition release.



For this favor tag, I created the birthday sentiment using distress oxide inks along with makeup brushes for blending onto a piece of cardstock.  I also splattered a little water over the piece to create a look of watercolor.  Then, onto that blended paper, I die-cut the sentiment.  I also added a little distress oxide ink onto the die-cut bag front but left the rest white.
To finish, I added tape and twine to close the wrap and then added the die-cut happy birthday sentiment.

This little bag cuts out in just one piece which folds in to create a little favor box container.  This finished bag measures approximately 2" x 2.5" x 1".  For this example, I did add box adhesive.  Score tape or extra tacky tape is recommended.  It makes quick and easy treat or gift wraps for any occasion.
***Sneak Peek giveaway!***
We will be giving away the sets we are showcasing each day to ONE lucky winner! For example, the set we are showcasing on Wednesday, Emma will announce the winner of that on Thursday and the sets we are showcasing on Thursday, Emma will announce that winner on Friday on the MCT blog! ALL you have to do is leave a comment on each of our blogs! You are NOT required to comment on EVERY SINGLE blog, but the more you comment on, the more chances you have for winning! VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave a way for us to contact you w/your comment just in case "YOU" are the lucky winner! For EXTRA entries, you can spread the word about this release on Facebook, tweet about it OR even Instagram it! #mycreativetime! GOOD LUCK EVERYONE and let's start spreading the word!

Supplies: My Creative Time Stitched Mini Bag Die and Happy Birthday Die; distress oxide ink in broken china and fossilized amber; makeup brushes and twine.

Please be sure to visit Miss Emma's My Creative Time blog for more sneak peeks, all week long.

Remember to comment all week for prize chances.
Have a great day.
Gaylynn



Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Nuvo masking fluid with stamping and watercolor.

For Watercolor Wednesday, I share an inspirational card with a way to use masking fluid with stamping and watercolor.




Sentiment:  
The next time you think of beautiful things, don't forget to include yourself.

For this card, I wanted a mixed media style, yet leaving the floral area uncolored.  Using a liquid style mask, like Nuvo masking fluid, you can easily temporarily cover the portion you want to preserve.  Adding masking fluid with watercolor and stamping using this masking technique creates a unique look for card making and paper crafts.

The full article and tutorial are up on the Unity blog.
I also made a quick video tutorial showing the process for this project.

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YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


Nuvo Masking Fluid with Stamping and Watercolor
By Gaylynn Martling for Unity’s Watercolor Wednesday
(See also the video tutorial for this project.)

Begin by stamping onto watercolor paper with waterproof ink.  I used the Misti stamping tool to stamp 2 or 3 times in black.
Once dry, I added a light layer of Nuvo masking fluid using an inexpensive paint brush.
(The masking fluid dries on the brush making the brush unusable after use.)  So use an old one or try a Q-Tip.
Dry completely before adding watercolor.  The masking fluid leaves an ivory color and a rubbery texture.
Once dry, add layers of watercolor around and over the stamping.  I blotted puddles for a softer look.
Allow the watercolor to move.  Then splatter additional accents.  Heat set completely before removing the mask.
Rub the masking away.  It will look similar to eraser debris, leaving the area relatively ink free.
Keep your hands are ink free.  I accidentally left marks from my fingers in the stamped area.  It works for this style, so I left them in.
Assemble and embellish to finish.


Here is another look:


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Include Yourself In Beauty; Nuvo masking fluid, Ranger watercolor paper, multi medium matte glue and archival ink; Mini Misti, Altenew watercolor half pans, inexpensive paint brush, watercolor brush, heat tool, My Creative Time dies, Pretty Pink Posh sequins and foam tape.

Be sure to visit the Unity blog for the entire article and tutorial.
Also, you can find my other watercolor features at Unity's Watercolor Wednesday.

Thanks for visiting.
Gaylynn