Friday, August 7, 2020

Teach love inspire sunflower jars ~ soft colors tutorial

 Hello.  This is a card to acknowledge and show appreciation for teachers and families, in the classroom, online or at home.  This has certainly been a challenging time for teaching and learning, as the navigation continues through it all.

Sentiment:  Teach.  Love.  Inspire.

This card was simple to make.  To begin, simply stamp onto a pre-trimmed piece of cardstock, using alcohol friendly ink or ink for use with your particular markers.  Next, add color in light shades.  I used light Copic marker shades first, then accented with darker tones.  Then, trim a background accent panel.  Finally, layer and assemble the card 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. Beautiful Like That; digital teacher sentiment by Lea Keisling, My Creative Time Thank You And Frame Dies, Simon Says Stamp smoke cardstock and intense black ink, Copic markers BG10, G0000, BG32, G21, B0000, C1, Y15, Y11, YR14, YR04, 0; double-sided flat and foam clear tape, cardstock.

Thank you for visiting.  Enjoy your day.
Gaylynn

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Watercolor succulents bouquet birthday card & tutorial

Hello.  Here is my watercolor succulent bouquet birthday card in blue for today.  This one was relaxing to make, adding the soft colors.


Sentiment:  Wishing you a happy birthday!  And many more!

Today, for this big succulent bouquet, I added layers of watercolor to the stamping.  It took a while to add the details in watercolor, but that is the relaxing part.  Also, I used colors inspired by my daughter's upcoming wedding.  She wants succulents with a blue hue to be part of it.  So, I used stamps from three different kits for the outside and for the inside of the card.

Helpful tips:
Here are helpful tips for creating this.  To begin, stamp the succulents onto watercolor paper with waterproof ink.  Also, stamp and trim the sentiment and the inside sentiment.  Next, trim or die-cut the succulent panel to fit the card base.  Then, make a watercolor palette by mixing color and water together in different hues.  Next, using a damp watercolor brush or a water brush, add color to the inner petals or creases in the darkest hues.  Then, pull out the color from that hue outward to the petal tips, for each color and section.  Finally, once dried, assemble the card and accents, to finish.

I made a quick video tutorial showing the process for this project.
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Here is another look.


Supplies: Unity Stamp Co. Succ-y Without You {August 2020 Whit Kit}, Aging Gorgeously {July 2020 Sentiment Kit} and Flutter Away (inside sentiment); Altenew watercolor half pans and palette mat; clear double-sided flat and foam tape, My Creative Time Rectangle Frame Die Layers, Pink Fresh Studio slim ornate banner dies, Ranger watercolor paper and jet black archival ink; watercolor brush, adhesive gems and craft tweezers.


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.

Thanks for visiting.  Have a fabulous day.
Gaylynn

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Floral Tag Card ~ MCT Tag It Tuesday

Hello.  Today, the My Creative Time team is sharing tag projects.  Here is my floral all occasion card using a tag as the card accent.


Sentiment:  Hi

This was quick and easy to make.  I first stamped the florals directly onto the card base using two ink shades for the stamping.  Next, I die-cut the tag, bow and letter layers using different colors of cardstock.  I used the smaller parts of the tall frame dies to create the main tag layers, which fit nicely onto the A2 sized card base.  For color, I added colored pencils to the flowers, the bow and to the letters.  Then, I punched a hole into the tag and added twine plus adhesive gems for the flowers.  Finally, everything as layered and assembled, to finish.

Here is another look.


Supplies:  My Creative Time ABC DiesTall Frame DiesTall Frame Die LayersHearts & Flowers, and Fun Size Holiday Bow Die; Prismacolor colored pencils PC906, PC1006, PC992, PC928; twine cording, Ranger archival ink in aquamarine and cobalt, Ranger multi medium matte glue; double-sided clear flat and foam tape.

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

Enjoy your day.
Gaylynn

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Glitz glitter & ink blending slimline succulent card.

Hello.  For Technique Time at Unity, I share a glitz glitter slim card with succulents using stamping, stenciling and different color mediums. 


Sentiment:  Grow, bloom, thrive always.

Making a glitz glitter slim card background with sparkle pairs nicely with the succulent stamping.

Helpful tips:
Here are helpful tips to create this glitz glitter slim card.  To begin, pre-trim the card base and all of the card layers.  Die-cuts were used here, but are not necessary.  Next, stamp, color and cut out (fussy cut) the succulent potted plants and the sentiment.  Then, add ink blending of choice to the bottom front panel.  Next, add a thin layer of glitz glitter gel along with a stencil and a spatula in random sections where you want background interest.  Then, allow the gel to dry at least 30 minutes.  Finally, assemble the card front, to finish.

Card base cut approximately 9" x 7 1/2"
Card front approximately 9" x 3 3/4"
Envelope #9 or #10



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


Here is another look.


This project is included in the 

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Thrive Always; distress oxide ink in walnut stain and worn lipstick, blending brush, Gina K. Designs bubblegum glitz glitter gel, Simon Says Stamp intense black ink, Faber-Castell spatula, Tim Holtz herringbone stencil, original Misti, flat and foam double-sided clear tape, Fiskars paper trimmer, scoring board, Pink Fresh Studio slim ornate edges and slim diagonal stitched rectangles, Copic markers R02, R20, E33, E13, YR24, B34, B01, G21, G28, G99.

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.


Thanks for visiting.
Gaylynn

Monday, July 27, 2020

Masculine Tall or Slim Watercolor Card ~ MCT Manly Monday

Hello.  Today, the My Creative Time team is sharing masculine themed projects.  Here is my tall or slim style card for Pop.


Sentiment:  You'll always be my hero!

For this tall or slim style card, I die-cut the layers from the tall dies using mint cardstock and watercolor paper.  I then trimmed and scored my card base to fit, slightly larger than the inner layers.  Using the original Misti stamp positioning tool, I stamped the sentiment onto the watercolor panel then stamped the newspaper print onto the tag.  The letters were die-cut and placed over the tag.  Watercolor was added to the watercolor paper layer and then heat set.  Everything was assembled and layered onto the trimmed card base, to finish.

Here is another look.


Supplies:  My Creative Time ABC Dies, Tall Frame Dies, Tall Frame Die Layers, Tag Dies, Tag Die Layers, Newspaper Background, Have A Super DayTall Kraft Envelope; Prima Art Philosophy watercolor tubes, cording, Ranger archival ink and multi medium matte glue; Canson watercolor paper, water brush, heat tool, PTI cardstock, paper trimmer, tweezers, original Misti, score tape or extra tacky tape, double-sided clear flat tape.

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

Enjoy your day.
Gaylynn

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Rustic masculine beard card & video tutorial.

Hi there.  This is a masculine style card featuring rustic accents with beard stamping.  With a bit of ink blending and patterned paper, this card came to life.  It makes a great birthday or celebration card for the guys.


Sentiment:  Man of the moment.

This card was simple to make.  To begin, I simply added the stamping over patterned paper and then die-cut the accent layers.  Then, for rustic accents, I added brown ink blending to the paper and to the stamping with two different blending tools.  The imperfect distressed look was what I was going for.  Finally, all of the layers were added to 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. The Fan{tache}tic Bearded Man and Krafty Season {paper pack}; My Creative Time Etched Edge Frame Dies, ink blending brush, Imagine Crafts sponge dauber, Ranger walnut stain distress oxide ink and jet black archival ink; double-sided flat and foam clear tape, cardstock.

Thank you for visiting.  Enjoy your day.
Gaylynn

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Flamingo tropical card ~ foiling without a laminator.

Hello.  Here is a bright and cheerful tropical themed card with confetti foil accents.  I use a mix of stamping, patterned paper, Copics and foiling for this flamingo card.


Sentiment:
Stand tall, stand out, stay balanced, dream big.

This card was fun to make.  To begin, I simply die-cut the background from Unity paper.  Then, I stamped the sentiment and the flamingo with Copic friendly ink and added color to the flamingo.  Next, foil accents were added using a stencil along with deco foil transfer gel duo, without using a laminator.  Finally, everything was attached to 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. Be A Flamingo, Heart Confetti Stencil and Island Bliss {paper pack}; Deco Foil transfer gel duo, gold Deco Foil, My Creative Time Thank You & Frame Dies, Simon Says Stamp intense black ink pad, painter's tape, Ranger plastic craft mat, spatula, double-sided flat and foam clear tape, Copic markers R20, R02, YR14, C7.

Thank you for stopping by.  Enjoy your day.
Gaylynn