Friday, September 17, 2021

Purple aster flowers card + Copic markers & pretty layers

  Today, I am sharing a purple layered card featuring beautiful aster flowers for sending love.  This works for get well, support, thinking of you or many occasions to show you care.


Sentiment:  Sending love.

I took some time adding color to each amazing aster flower.  A mix of colors were used to get the look.  The stamp is large and includes all three flowers in one Unity stamp.  Background panels were layered to frame the pretty bouquet of purple asters.  To top off the card, I added a sentiment panel over the flowers and a layered flag embellishment at the top.


Helpful tips:

To create this, begin by stamping the large aster bouquet and the sentiment with Copic friendly ink onto white cardstock.  For background panels, trim or die-cut them.  Also, trim or die-cut a card base in dark purple and a layer for the light purple background panel.  Next, make little flags by trimming pieces of the same cardstock colors.  Then, begin adding color to the flowers.  I used Copic markers, but any medium will work with ink for use with your color medium.  Finally, layer it all and embellish, to finish.


 Supplies:

Unity Stamp Co. September Aster. 
Also, flat and foam double-sided tape, adhesive pearls, My Favorite Things grapesicle and grape jelly card stock, My Creative Time Rectangle Frame Die Layers and Rectangle Frame Dies; Copic markers V04, V06, V01, V0000, BV0000, Y13, YR23, Y21, YG95, YG03. 
 
Thank you for visiting. 
Gaylynn

 

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Yellow rose vase card ~ My Creative Time Just Cards

Hello.  The My Creative Time design team is sharing card projects.  Here is my rose vase card using a yellow rose with turquoise accents.


Sentiment:  Sending well wishes.

To create this card, begin by stamping the rose and the sentiment using Copic friendly ink.  Then add color to the rose.  Using MCT dies, cut out the rose, vase and the background layers.  Layer all of the pieces onto the card base using flat and foam tape.  Finally, add a bit of sparkle using assorted gems, to finish.

Here is another look.

Also, gelly roll pen, adhesive gems, flat and foam double-sided tape, MFT extreme black hybrid ink pad and summer splash prestige card stock; Copic markers YR23, Y15, Y11, G0000, BG10, BG32.

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

Thank you for visiting.

Gaylynn

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Heat emboss on vellum & brick stenciling slimline card tutorial.

    Here is a tutorial on how to heat emboss on vellum & brick stenciling.  Today on the Unity blog, I am sharing one way to mix vellum cardstock embossing, sunflowers and brick background stenciling.

Sentiment:  Beyond grateful for you.

I will show my process to heat emboss on vellum & brick stenciling below.  It provides a pretty alternative to coloring the stamping.

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

These are helpful tips to heat emboss on vellum & brick stenciling in Autumn colors.  To begin, stamp the sunflower three times using embossing ink and then heat emboss them in white.  Also, fussy cut (cut out) each sunflower.  Then, die-cut a slimline card base and a background panel.  Next, make a background using a stencil along with ink blending.  I used a brick stencil with ink in Fall shades.  Then, stamp and trim a sentiment panel and the tiny bees.  Also, add a bit of color in yellow and orange to the bees.  Finally, layer the sunflowers, embellishments and panels, to finish.  
This slimline card base is 7" x 8 1/2" and scored at 3 1/2".

Here is another look.


Supplies:

Also, flat and foam double-sided tape, white embossing powder, ink blending brushes, heat tool, Wow embossing ink pad, Original Misti, My Favorite Things slimline starter die-namics, slimline English brick wall stencil, extreme black hybrid ink pad, premium dye ink cubes in kraft, candied yam and lemon drop; purple tape, Gina K. Designs connect glue, adhesive gems, EK powder tool, Papertrey Ink vellum cardstock, Copic markers orange and yellow. 

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, September 14, 2021

Sending Sunshine Girl Card ~ MFT Slimline Challenge Feeling Fall

 Hello.  Gaylynn here.  Today's card has an Autumn seasonal theme.  I am participating in the MFT Stamps slimline challenge with the theme "Feeling Fall".  Here is my contribution using stamps and dies that I have been wanting to use.


Sentiment:
Sending sunshine and happiness.

Here are tips for making this card.  To begin, die-cut a slimline card base and two background layers using Copic friendly ink.  Next, add ink blending using ink pads and blending brushes onto the white background panel.  Also, stamp layered trees onto the background panel, using Autumn ink colors.  Then, stamp the sentiment, girl and elements.  Next, color in the girl, fence and birds and then die-cut those.  Finally, layered it all onto the slimline card base, to finish. 
The slimline card base for this project:  Cut 7" x 8 1/2" and score at 3 1/2"


Here is another look.


Supplies:
My Favorite Things Slimline StarterSlimline Slide-InDeluxe White Slimline EnvelopeSunflower Sweetheart stamps, Sunflower Sweetheart die-namics, Wonderful Woods, Candied Yam prestige card stock, premium dye ink cubes in candied yam, lemon drop, vintage timber, jalapeno popper, Moroccan spice, summer splash and prickly pearExtreme Black hybrid ink pad.
Also, Copic markers E11, E02, E00, E30, E81, E42, YR02, YR14, YR27, G07, G12, YR12, Y08, BG45, B00, E35, E13, E31, E43; ink blending brushes, original Misti, flat and foam double-sided tape, Gelly Roll pen.

Thank you for visiting.

Gaylynn

Winter holiday snowman tag card ~ clean and simple

 Today, I am sharing a clean and simple tag card, perfect for winter time or for a holiday greeting card.


Sentiment:
It's a wonderful time of year!

This sweet snowman is a cutie, holding a banner.  I placed some hearts near him and the sentiment above.  I made the scene to fit a large tag which is the top card layer.  It is sure to bring smiles.


Helpful tips:

To create this, begin by stamping the snowman, hearts and sentiment onto a pre-cut tag layer using Copic friendly ink.  Then, make a light blue background panel.  Next, color in parts of the snowman.  I used Copic markers.  Then, add twine to match some of the accents.  Finally, layer and embellish it all onto the card base, to finish.


 Supplies:

Unity Stamp Co. Snow Day Like Today. 
Also, flat and foam double-sided tape, adhesive pearls, My Favorite Things sno cone card stock, twine, My Creative Time Tall Tag Frame Dies, Rectangle Frame Die Layers, Copic markers BG15, BG32, BG10, C00, C1, YR14, YR23. 
 
Thank you for visiting. 
Gaylynn

 

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Watercolor wash embossed gnome card tutorial ~ Unity Stamp Co.

   The watercolor wash technique makes for an easy card background.  Today on the Unity blog, I am sharing one way to incorporate this watercolor effect in teal shades and swatches for a card background.



Sentiment:  Rest & recover.

Making this watercolor wash background is an easy way to create your own paper design.  I used coordinating teal, green and blue colors, matching the stamped gnome colors.  

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

Here are helpful tips for getting this watercolor wash effect.  To begin, stamp and color the gnome onto white cardstock.  Also, stamp and trim the sentiment label.  Next, stamp and heat emboss the chicken wire onto the smooth side of watercolor paper.  Then, using a wide brush, add watercolor in strips or swatches using coordinating teal, blue and green layers.  Allow dry time or heat set.  Trim or die-cut the dried watercolor panel.  Also, die-cut or trim a corner window onto the watercolor panel and around the gnome.  To finish, layer it all with a pop-up of the gnome and sentiment panels.

Here is another look.


Supplies:

Also, score tape, foam double-sided tape, Ranger gold embossing powder & watercolor paper; Altenew watercolor half pans, paint brush, heat tool, Wow embossing pad, Original Misti, Nuvo crystal drops in bright gold, My Creative Time rectangle frame dies and 4" circle card dies; Copic markers 

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.

Included in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Sparkle Shine. 

Thank you for visiting.

   Gaylynn
         

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Birthday Rose Square Card ~ MCT Birthday Palooza

 Hello.  The My Creative Time design team is sharing birthday projects.  This 4x4 square shape birthday card was perfect for the rose and sentiment labels.


Sentiment:  Happy Birthday.  Sparkle & Shine.

To create this card, begin by stamping the rose and the sentiments using Copic friendly ink.  Then add color to the rose.  Also, add background ink blending onto the front layer.  I used both a yellow distress ink pad and a coral ink pad for the blending.  Next, die-cut the rose and the sentiment layers.  Then, die-cut and score the card base and an inside layer.  Finally, layer it all with added gems, to finish.

Here is another look.


Also, distress ink in mustard seed, ink blending brushes, gelly roll pen, adhesive gems, flat and foam double-sided tape, Gina K. Designs connect glue, MFT extreme black hybrid ink pad, fire coral prestige card stock & fire coral premium dye ink pad; Copic markers R35, R24, R20, RY02,0, G85, YG67, YG17, YG61, Y00.

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

Thank you for visiting.

Gaylynn