Saturday, January 25, 2020

Big watercolor flower poppy card ~ Altenew half pans.

Hello.  This is one way of stamping with added watercolor.  I used Altenew half pans for color and acrylic paint for splatters.


Sentiment:  May all your wishes come true.

To make this card, pre-cut or trim all of the card layers.  Then stamp onto watercolor paper with waterproof ink.  Stamp the sentiment onto vellum, then trim.  Next, mix watercolor with water onto a palette in selected hues.  Then, with a watercolor brush, add layers of color by section, repeating as desired.  Heat set between the colors that you don't want to be blended together.  Also, mix a dab of white acrylic paint with water.  Then, using a paint brush, tap paint splatters over the flower layer.  Finally, once dry, layer onto the card base to finish.


I made a quick video tutorial showing the process for this project.
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YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


Here is another look.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Unusual Day Poppy and Better With Age; Altenew watercolor half pans and palette mat; watercolor brush, vellum, black embossing powder, VersaMark ink, foam tape, clear double-sided tape, StazOn black ink, Liquitex basics white acrylic paint, MFT die-namics, cardstock, heat tool, Ranger archival jet black ink, Canson cold press watercolor paper.

Have a great day.
Gaylynn

Masculine watercolor card and tutorial ~ Inktense pencils.

Hello.  Here is a masculine card with stamping and watercolor accents.  I used Inktense pencils on this for watercolor.


Sentiment:  You do a great job of being a great guy.

To make this card, pre-cut or trim all of the card layers.  Then stamp onto watercolor paper with waterproof ink.  Next, add light sketches from watercolor pencils along the outlines.  Then with a stiff wet paint brush, gently pull out the color from the outside inward, for each color section.  Dry between sections if you don't want them to run together.  Also, add more color as needed.  Finally, layer all of the pieces, to finish.  


I made a quick video tutorial showing the process for this project.
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YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


Here is another look.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Sawyer Guy and Rustic Textiles {paper pack}; Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils 1800, 1740, 1900, 2000, 0820, 2200; watercolor brush, foam tape, clear double-sided tape, MFT dies, cardstock, heat tool, Ranger archival jet black ink, Canson cold press watercolor paper.

Have a great day.
Gaylynn

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Watercolor koala card ~ Zig clean color pens + video.

Hello.  Today, I am sharing a sweet pun card scene with koala bears and watercolor accents.



Sentiment:  You're a koala-ty friend.

For this koala card, I wanted to make a little scene using the mother and baby bears along with some of the accents in the stamp set.  To make this scene, first, stamp the bears with ink for use with watercolor onto watercolor paper.  Then stamp the flowers and birds using repeat stamping, until you get the desired scene building.  Next, use watercolor of choice to add color to each of the scene elements.  I used Zig clean color real brush marker pens.  Also, to see how I used these brushes on my card, see the video below.  Finally, once dried, adhere the layers with either double-sided tape or foam tape.  



I made a quick video tutorial showing the process for this project.
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YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


Here is another look.




Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Koala-ty Friend, Zig clean color real brushes 050,065, 036, 026, 072, 025; foam tape, clear double-sided tape, MFT dies, cardstock, heat tool, Ranger archival jet black ink, Canson cold press watercolor paper.

Have a great day.
Gaylynn

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Matching card and envelope in gold and navy blue.

Hi there, it's Gaylynn.  For Technique Time at Unity, I have a matching card and envelope set in metallic gold and navy blue.

This is a sweet mouse side-fold card, great for celebration occasions.  It was fun to put together and it has a stamped envelope to match.




Sentiment:  May all your wishes come true.

Here are helpful tips for creating this.  To begin, pre-cut the card base and the navy card front.  Next, stamp and/or heat emboss onto the solid trimmed front panel.  Then, add accents around the card and the sentiment, if you wish.  Next, adhere the stamped panel to the card base, using double-sided tape or foam tape.  Finally, tie cording or ribbon around the card for closure to finish.



I made a quick video tutorial showing the process for this project.
{{Please subscribe to my video channel and like this video.  Many thanks.}}
YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


Here is another look.




Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Wishing and Wishing; cardstock, Ranger gold embossing powder and multi medium matte glue, gold glitter cardstock, heat tool, EK powder tool, VersaMark ink, mini misti, MCT stitched postage frame dies, archival ink in cobalt, clear double-sided tape and May Arts metallic gold cording.

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


Have a fantastic day.
Best wishes for the New Year.
Gaylynn

Friday, January 17, 2020

Heart Tags ~ MCT 99th Edition Release and Blog Hop

Hi there, it's Gaylynn here.  The My Creative Time 99th Edition release, sale and blog hop has begun.
You may have arrived from Emily's blog.


Sentiment:  Sending love your way.

For this card, I first trimmed the patterned paper to fit onto the card base.  Then, I die-cut the largest tag, the large heart, and the top border.  Next, the tag was stamped and assembled.  Finally, I adhered the layers to finish.  This would work with many different papers and themes.  And it was put together in around 20 minutes.  Hooray!

 *** 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!

Here is the new tag set that I used for today's project. Scallop Heart Tag Dies


*** SALE ALERT ***
DON'T FORGET our sale starts RIGHT NOW HERE! Use the code: JAN2020 to receive a 15% discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to "IN-STOCK" items ONLY. This sale will end on Friday, January 24th, 2020, at midnight PST. Here are my sneak peek blog projects from this release.
Day 1

Day 2


Day 3

Day 4

Here is another look at today's card.


Supplies for today's project: My Creative Time Scallop Heart Tag Dies, Be Mine and More Stitched Edges; hemp cording, foam tape, Ranger archival ink in jet black and Pink Paislee Moonstruck 6" x 6" patterned paper.

Hop along with us.
Your next stop in the hop is Ginger'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, January 16, 2020

Heart shaped box ~ Day 4 MCT 99th Edition Sneak Peeks

Hi, it's Gaylynn.  Here is Day 4 of the My Creative Time 99th Edition sneak peeks.



Sentiment:  LOVE

For this project, I began by die-cutting the heart box and the LOVE word using navy cardstock.  Then, the heart was die-cut using gold glitter cardstock.  The box was assembled along the score lines.  It was adhered together in three sections using extra tacky double-sided tape.  I used a tissue paper wrap for the insert and then tied it with gold cording, to finish.

***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 my blog!  ALL you have to 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 with your comments 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 for today's project: My Creative Time Heart Treat Dies; gold cording, navy blue and gold glitter cardstock; Wonder tape.

For more sneak peek inspiration, visit Emma's My Creative Time blog. Tune in tomorrow for the blog hop and full release reveal.
Thanks for visiting. I look forward to your comments. Gaylynn


Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Gate fold gold embossed floral card & video.

Hi there, it's Gaylynn.  For Technique Time at Unity, I am sharing a way to make a simple and pretty gate fold card.  This design would work for many occasions.


This gate fold panel can be used as a card with something on the inside, or as a card wrap to include an insert.  This one is made as a card.  It would work lovely as an invitation wrap as well.  I decided to use the colors of gold and light blue.  See below for details and a video tutorial.



Sentiment:  Love never fails.  1 Corinthians 13

Here are helpful tips for creating this.  To begin, pre-cut solid cardstock paper to 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".   Next, using a scoring board, score each of the long ends at 2 1/4".  Trim and stamp an inside panel onto another piece of cardstock and set aside.  Then, stamp or heat emboss onto the backside of the solid scored gate fold panel.  Next, add ink blending accents around the flowers on the end flaps.  Next, adhere the inside stamped panel (optional) or place it loosely inside.  Finally, tie cording or ribbon around the card for closure to finish.  Once folded, this would fit into an A2 sized envelope.  

I made a quick video tutorial showing the process for this project.
{{Please subscribe to my video channel and like this video.  Many thanks.}}
YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


Here is another look.

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. A Will, A Way and His Words; MSC scoring board, bone folder, cardstock, distress oxide ink in broken china, makeup blending brush, gold embossing powder, heat tool, EK powder tool, VersaMark ink, original misti, Tombow mono sand eraser, MCT more stitched rectangular dies, archival ink in cobalt, clear double-sided tape and May Arts metallic gold cording.

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


Have a fantastic day.
Best wishes for the New Year.
Gaylynn