Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Watercolor pencils, stamping & sketching ~ frog card tutorial

 Stamping and sketching provide fun background scene building details.  Today, on the Unity blog, I am sharing a way to sketch a stage scene for this adorable stamped frog.  Intense watercolor pencils were used for color.


Sentiments:
You are pretty much amazing!
Hi there.  How are you?

For this card idea, I wanted the frog to have a stage.  So, I made two similar cards by stamping and sketching the stage background scene.  The stamped frog and sentiment are showcased right in the center.




Helpful tips:

Here are helpful tips for card stamping and sketching.  To begin, stamp the frog onto watercolor paper using waterproof ink.  Also, stamp and trim the sentiments.  Next, sketch lightly around the frog to create curtain creases and a stage floor.  Then, using watercolor pencils, lightly sketch the pencil colors then blend them out one color at a time for watercolor.  Next, trim or die-cut the dried frog scene panel to fit onto a card front.  Finally, assemble the layers to finish.

Here is another frog card version.




I made a quick video tutorial showing the process for this project.
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 Supplies:
Unity Stamp Co. Salutation Toad. 
Also, Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils 2400, 1740, 1530, 2100, 0400; paint brushes, heat tool, black embossing powder, Wow embossing pad, Altenew palette mat, Fiskars paper trimmer, mini Misti, MFT extreme black hybrid ink pad, A2 stitched rectangle STAX & stitched modern rectangle die-namics; foam double-sided tape, Ranger plastic craft mat & watercolor paper; cardstock.

 Entered into:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Create A Scene 


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.

    Thank you for visiting.
   Gaylynn
         

Christmas gift box favor wrap ~ MCT 3-D Wednesday

 Hello.  The My Creative Time design team is sharing 3-D style projects for 3-D Wednesday on our blogs.  My project today features a little favor box, all dressed for the holidays.


Sentiment:  Merry Christmas

This little gift box was made using gold shimmer paper along with cardstock for the accents.  I used MCT die-cuts to easily assemble this sweet favor wrap.  This one is in a Christmas holiday theme, but can easily be for any occasion just by changing out the papers and the sentiment.


Also, foam double-sided tape, adhesive gem, mini Misti, cardstock, twine, gold shimmer paper, Ranger archival ink and multi-medium matte glue.

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

Thank you for visiting.

Gaylynn

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Scene building tutorial ~ nature card background

 Card scene building adds interest to stamping.  Today, on the Unity blog, I am sharing a way to make an outdoor nature background with mountains for this buffalo card.  This works as a masculine card or for anyone.


Sentiment:  Have a stompin' great birthday.

This buffalo stamp is amazing and so detailed.  I gave him a background using masking and ink blending to create card scene building.


Helpful tips:

Here are helpful tips for adding card scene building to stamping.  To begin, stamp the buffalo with Copic friendly ink and also, stamp the HB2U accent tag.  Then, stamp the sentiment near the bottom of the inside liner.  Next, make an A2 card base from color cardstock then trim away about one inch from the bottom of the top fold.  Also, trim a scene panel to fit the top portion of the card base.  Then, add color to the buffalo.  Fussy cut (cut out) the buffalo.  Next, trim or die-cut cardstock slopes or mountain pieces to use as masking for the background scene.  Place a mountain shaped mask piece in the center of the scene panel and add distress ink blending to the top and the bottom of that mask piece.  Aso, mask the top and bottom of the scene to blend color for the mountain section.  Finally, assemble the card pieces and the accents onto the inside and the front of the card, to finish.

Here is another look.


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


 Supplies:
Unity Stamp Co. Aging Graze-Fully and Sentiment Tags. 
Also, Fiskars paper trimmer, scissors, Copic markers E29, E37, E44, E13, C1; original Misti, MFT extreme black hybrid ink pad and mountain die-namics (retired); flat and foam double-sided tape, Ranger plastic craft mat, distress oxide ink in broken china, walnut stain and peeled paint, archival ink in potting soil and Viridian; cardstock, cording, hole punch, purple tape.

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.

    Thank you for visiting.
   Gaylynn
         

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Stamp, stencil & glitter peonies ~ Slimline card tutorial

Today, I am sharing coordinating stamps and stenciling for this slimline birthday card.


Sentiment:  Happy birthday


Helpful tips:

For this card, I used the peonies stamps set and the coordinating stencil to stamp and color the flowers.  To begin, stamp the flowers on smooth white cardstock.  Then, add color to them by using the stencil along with ink for blending.  Also, stencil the flower in order of the layering that you want, using different colors or mediums for each layer.  Next, once colored in, fussy cut (cut out) the flower.  Then, using the pre-cut slimline layers, assemble the slimline card with embellishments, to finish.

For this card, using MFT slimline die-cut layers:
Cut the card base 8 1/2" x 7", score at 3 1/2"

Here is another look.


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


 Supplies:
Also, Fiskars paper trimmer, scissors, original Misti, ink blending brushes, distress oxide ink worn lipstick, distress ink speckled egg and scattered straw, Ranger archival ink magenta hue, Gina K. Designs glitz glitter in bubblegum, spatula, MFT extreme black hybrid ink, pad, poppin' pink premium dye inkcement gray and princess pink prestige cardstock, slimline slide-in and slimline starter die-namicsflat and foam double-sided tape. 
 
Thank you for visiting. 
Gaylynn



Cardinal bird glitter tag card ~ MCT Tag It Tuesday

 Hello.  The My Creative Time design team is sharing tag projects for Tag It Tuesday on our blogs.  My card today features layers of tags as a backdrop for the cardinal bird.  I love adding tags for card making.


Sentiment:  Just a note.

This bright and cheerful card features tag layers as the background and a bird on a branch.  I used bright colors for the trim and tiny red hearts to match the sentiment.  A bit of glitter paper was added for sparkle.  This was fun to make.

Here is another look at the card.


Also, flat and foam double-sided tape, mini Misti, cardstock, cording, rose gold glitter cardstock, gold shimmer paper.

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

Thank you for visiting.

Gaylynn

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Slanted diagonal hand cut card tutorial + watercolor floral trim

 Hand cut card detail adds interest and a different look.  Today, on the Unity blog, I am sharing a way to hand cut a card front to be used as a dimensional card border.


Sentiment:  Hey girl!

This is a hand cut card with an added watercolor floral border.  It offers a clean and simple look plus a peek at the inside sentiment.


Helpful tips:

Here are helpful tips for making this slanted diagonal hand cut card.  To begin, cut and score an A2 card base.  Also, cut an inside panel using color cardstock.  Next, stamp the sentiment in the top right order of the inside panel.  Also, using waterproof ink, stamp the flowers and the leaves onto watercolor paper.  Then, watercolor the flowers and leaves.  Next, once dry, fussy cut (cut out) the flowers and the leaves and add foam tape to the back of each.  Now, using a paper trimmer or scissors, cut a diagonal from the card front, horizontally.  For this example, I cut at about 1" from the bottom right up to 1" from the top left score line.  Finally, assemble the floral border to the edge of the white diagonal flap and then add the inside panel to finish the card. 

Here is another look.


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



 Supplies:
Unity Stamp Co. In My Thoughts, Girl. 
Also, Fiskars paper trimmer, scissors, Ranger watercolor paper, Altenew watercolor half pans, watercolor brush, Copic marker 100, Gelly Roll white pen, original Misti, MFT extreme black hybrid ink padamarena cherry ink cube and cement gray prestige cardstockflat and foam double-sided tape.

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.

    Thank you for visiting.
   Gaylynn
         

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Flower mini slimline card & envelope ~ MCT Birthday Palooza

 Hello.  The My Creative Time design team is sharing birthday projects for Birthday Palooza on our blogs.  I decided to make a cute mini slimline card with the bubble cover die and the flower.


Sentiment:  Happy birthday.

This card and envelope were assembled from the die-cuts and then stamped and embossed with the sentiment.  I used Copic markers for the flower coloring and then popped that up onto the card front.  I really love the cute card size or mini slimline size of these dies.  Making a matching card and envelope set is a bonus.  

Here is another look at the card.


Also, flat and foam double-sided tape, mini Misti, cardstock, Wow embossing pad, white embossing powder, EK powder tool, heat tool, Copic markers V06, V04, V01, BV0000.

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

Thank you for visiting.

Gaylynn