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GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! Just a quick note to let you know that I will be offering my stencil techniques class one more time at Photo Scraps on Wednesday, August 21st from 1:00 PM to 3:00PM. If you missed this class earlier in the month, now is your last chance to get in on the fun! In this class, you will create seven stenciled backgrounds using various techniques and gel mediums that you can transform into lovely greeting cards with the addition of sentiments and die cuts from Honey Bee Stamps.

CLASS FEE $35 (includes stencil from Echo Park Paper Co. to add to your personal stash).

Photo Scraps
1213 Liberty Road | Eldersburg, MD 21784
phone: 410-549-5187 | web: http://photoscraps.blogspot.com
Wednesday, August 21st from 1:00 PM to 3:00PM
Please call Photo Scraps at 410-549-5187 to register.

NOTE: You will be able to assemble at least two cards in class. However, since gel mediums have varying dry times, you may need to complete the assembly of some of your cards at home.

BRING TO CLASS

You will need the following supplies for class. Please contact Photo Scraps in advance of class if you need any of the craft supplies on the list. If you wait until class time, you may not be able to purchase the supplies you’ll need to participate in class.

  • Distress Oxide ink pads in Worn Lipstick and Scattered Straw (you can substitute Squeezed Lemonade for Scattered Straw if necessary)
  • Versamark Ink Pad (either a regular sized pad or mini)
  • Three ink blenders (such as Ranger Ink Blending Tools, Nuvo Blending Sponges, Picket Fence Blending Brushes, etc.)
  • Paper trimmer
  • iCraft Purple Tape 
  • Paper towels
  • Baby wipes  
  • Scissors
  • Foam Squares (such as Gina K. Designs Foam Squares or Scrapbook Adhesives 3-D Squares)
  • Tape runner
  • Liquid glue that dries clear (such as Connect Glue by Gina K. Designs or Ranger Multi Medium Matte)

Fun with Stencils: Class Wrap Up

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! Just finished up another class at Photo Scraps yesterday featuring different techniques and products to use with stencils. Everyone had a good time and hopefully will be inspired to incorporate stencils into their projects.

Since I ran out of paper AND printer ink when I was preparing the card kits, I wasn’t able to give everyone my usual handout listing all of the products. So as promised I am following up today with the product information. Tracy and Lisa asked that I offer another stencil class later in the year. Stay tuned! I’m thinking about ways to incorporate stencils into holiday cards!

And be sure to join me TODAY from noon to 3:00PM at the Photo Scraps Yard Sale. Arrive early for the best deals!

Supplies

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Stamp: Smile by Honey Bee Stamps
Ink: Distress Inks in Worn Lipstick and Scattered Straw by Ranger – Tim Holtz
Stencil: Summertime Bloom by Echo Park Paper Co.
Embellishments: Sequins by 28 Lilac Lane in Heavy Metal

Rowhouse Greetings | Thanks by Honey Bee Stamps | Summertime Bloom by Echo Park Paper Co.

Ink: Distress Inks in Worn Lipstick and Scattered Straw by Ranger – Tim Holtz; Versamark by Tsukineko
Stencil: Summertime Bloom by Echo Park Paper Co.
Die: Large Thanks by Honey Bee Stamps
Embellishments: Embossing Powder in Marigold by Ranger; Sequins by 28 Lilac Lane in Heavy Metal

Rowhouse Greetings | Thanks A Bunch by Honey Bee Stamps | Summertime Bloom by Echo Park Paper Co.

Stamp: Thanks A Bunch by Honey Bee Stamps
Ink: Archival Ink in Jet Black by Ranger
Stencil: Summertime Bloom by Echo Park Paper Co.
Die: Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Custard Cream

Rowhouse Greetings | Bloom by Honey Bee Stamps | Summertime Bloom by Echo Park Paper Co.

Stamp: Bloom by Honey Bee Stamps
Ink: Archival Ink in Jet Black by Ranger
Die: Bloom by Honey Bee Stamps
Stencil: Summertime Bloom by Echo Park Paper Co.
Embellishments: Dreamweaver Embossing Paste by Stampendous

Rowhouse Greetings | Thanks A Bunch by Honey Bee Stamps | Summertime Bloom by Echo Park Paper Co.

Stamp: Thanks A Bunch by Honey Bee Stamps
Ink: Archival Ink in Jet Black by Ranger; Distress Inks in Worn Lipstick and Scattered Straw by Ranger – Tim Holtz
Stencil: Summertime Bloom by Echo Park Paper Co.
Embellishments: Dreamweaver Embossing Paste by Stampendous; Sequins in Heavy Metal by 28 Lilac Lane

Rowhouse Greetings | Smile by Honey Bee Stamps | Summertime Bloom by Echo Park Paper Co.

Stamp: Smile by Honey Bee Stamps
Die: Smile by Honey Bee Stamps
Stencil: Summertime Bloom by Echo Park Paper Co.
Ink: Distress Inks in Worn Lipstick and Scattered Straw by Ranger – Tim Holtz
Embellishments: Texture Paste in Transparent Gloss by Ranger; Sequins in Heavy Metal by 28 Lilac Lane

Rowhouse Greetings | Hello by Honey Bee Stamps | Summertime Bloom by Echo Park Paper Co.

Ink: Distress Inks in Worn Lipstick and Scattered Straw by Ranger – Tim Holtz
Die: Hello by Honey Bee Stamps
Stencil: Summertime Bloom by Echo Park Paper Co.
Embellishments: Glitz Glitter Gel in White by Gina K. Designs

New Class! Copic/Mixed Media – July 30, 2019 – Queen’s Ink

Join me for a new Copic markers class featuring quirky, eclectic and always fun images from RubberMoon Stamps. In this class, you will make three cards with emphasis on basic Copic techniques. The coloring has been kept simple in order to spend more time creating mixed media backgrounds with stencils, washi tape, embellishment mousse, and more. Be prepared to get your fingers inky! All necessary techniques are taught in class. Seats are limited, so sign up today! 

The Queen’s Ink
Savage Mill Box 2048 | 8600 Foundry Street | Savage, Maryland 20763
phone: (301) 497-9449 | website: https://queensink.com
Tuesday, July 30, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM 
Register online or call the Queen’s Ink at (301) 497-9449

Copic Markers to Bring to Class

BRING TO CLASS: The list below reflects the Copic markers that I will use in class. You can follow along using the same colors OR substitute colors based upon your personal Copic collection. Please bring all your markers to class and make sure your Copics are marked with Washi tape or some other means of identification. Markers are available for purchase at The Queen’s Ink. Students will receive a 10% discount on Copic markers. I will be available prior to class to help with selection.

PLEASE NOTE: You must bring your own markers to participate in class. If you need markers, please contact The Queen’s Ink in advance of class. If you wait until class time, you may not be able to purchase the markers you need.

  • E000: Pale Fruit Pink
  • E01: Pink Flamingo
  • E04: Lipstick Natural
  • E11: Barley Beige
  • BV00: Mauve Shadow
  • BV01: Viola
  • B00: Frost Blue
  • B02: Robin’s Egg Blue
  • YG13: Chartreuse
  • YG17: Grass Green
  • R24: Prawn

Other Supplies

Please bring:

  • 12×12 glass media mat (such as the one by Tonic Studios or We R Memory Keepers) OR a non-stick craft sheet
  • Distress Inks in Twisted Citron, Evergreen Bough and Broken China
  • Three ink blending tools – one for each color for stenciling (can be brushes, sponges, etc.) 
  • Scissors suitable for fussy cutting
  • Foam adhesive squares
  • Tape runner adhesive or double-sided tape

Class Cards

Rowhouse Greetings | Squidbrella by RubberMoon Stamps
Rowhouse Greetings | Funbrella by RubberMoon Stamps
Rowhouse Greetings | BFFs by RubberMoon Stamps

Enchanted Garden by Power Poppy – Day 2

WELCOME TO DAY 2 OF THE POWER POPPY ENCHANTED GARDEN RELEASE! Today we’re previewing the new Woodland Carpet clear stamp set. Flora, fauna, fungi and other treasures of the forest floor are celebrated in this unique new 4″ x 8″ clear stamp set. Five images and five sentiments provide cardmakers opportunities to make both masculine and feminine cards. The vignettes are large enough to be a generous focal image. Available Monday, July 1st!

Drumroll please!

So here is my first creation! I stamped the image on to white cardstock and then colored it with Copic markers (colors shown below). I thought I was taking a little artistic license with the red mushroom caps only to find that it’s an actual type of toadstool. I underpainted part of the cap with C5 to deepened the color and colored over it with R46 and R24.

Rowhouse Greetings | Woodland Carpet by Power Poppy

After coloring the remainder of the image, I inked the sentiment with Versamark and covered it with copper embossing powder from Ranger.

And then I was on a roll so I created a much simpler card with minimal coloring. I used one of the smaller images in the set and stamped it and the sentiment on watercolor paper with Versafine ink. I stamped the image one more time with a Copic safe ink and colored it. I fussy cut the image (i.e. Scan and Cut) and popped it up with foam squares for dimension. Here’s the end result.

Rowhouse Greetings | Woodland Carpet by Power Poppy

Time to blog hop and see what the Bloomies and Instant Gardeners have in store for you. As always, be sure you stop by the Power Poppy blog.

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Stacy Morgan
Jennifer Dove
Barbara Walker
Leslie Miller
Rhea Weigand

Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much! Read more.

Supplies

CARD 1
Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Hammermill Color Copy Digital 100#; Bazzill Smoothies Cardstock in Easter Grass
Stamp: Woodland Carpet (*) by Power Poppy
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs; Versamark by Tsukineko
Dies: Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: Nuvo Embossing Powder in Copper Blush by Tonic Studios
Copics: R24, R46, C3, C5, E70, E71, E74, E79 (mushrooms); B60, B63, B66 (violets); B63, B66, R24, YR23, C5 (butterfly); YG03, YG21, BG72 (ferns); YG03, YG21, BG72, BG75 (); YG03, YG17 (grass); YR23, E71, E74 (snail)

CARD 2
Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Hammermill Color Copy Digital 100#; Bazzill Smoothies Cardstock in Easter Grass; Distress Watercolor Paper by Ranger – Tim Holtz
Stamp: Woodland Carpet (*) by Power Poppy; Summer Berries (*) by Power Poppy
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Copics: B60, B63, B66 (flowers); YG03, YG17, YG21, YG67 (leaves)

Enchanted Garden by Power Poppy – Day 1

Enchanted Garden Clear Stamp Collection | Big Sexy Blooms | Power Poppy

GOOD MORNING POWER POPPY FANS! I have big news today! On Monday, Marcella will release her Enchanted Garden clear stamp collection – five stamp sets packed full of jubilant blossoms and uplifting sentiments! The Bloomies and Instant Gardeners have teamed up with daily blog hops over the next five days to show some sneak peaks before the big release on July 1st so mark your calendars and join in on the fun!

I’m here today with three (yes – three!) cards with the first stamp set in the Enchanted Garden collection – Big Sexy Blooms. With this stamp, you can create a garden of Gerberas in seconds with Power Poppy’s very first flower-filled background stamp. Hand-drawn details indicate where to place your shadows, midtones, and highlights — so you can make a masterpiece with every impression. Stamp is nearly 5″ x 6″ to cover an A2 card front.

When I saw this stamp set, I envisioned numerous possibilities. So to get focused, I decided to challenge myself and create cards with anything but Copics. I pulled out my inks, embossing powders, and blenders and got to work.

CARD 1

I kept my first card simple – no coloring or blending. Just a little ink and clear embossing powder. I’m notoriously messy with embossing powder so using clear powder over a pigment ink like Versafine is usually my go-to method. Any random bits of stray embossing powder remain pretty much hidden after heating. The white, black and red color combination is crisp, clean, and classic.

Rowhouse Greetings | Enchanted Garden Collection | Big Sexy Blooms | Power Poppy

CARD 2

For my second card, I was inspired by this card by Jean Manis and wanted to give her background technique a try. To be honest, I originally intended to change up the Distress Ink color combination, but it was late at night, so I went with Jean’s choices.

On a piece of Stonehenge White card stock, I ink blended Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry and Wild Honey using a medium blending brush from Picket Fence Studios. Then I stamped the daisy patterned with Ranger Archival Ink in Picked Raspberry (Jean used regular Distress Ink) and cut it out with the Lawn Fawn stitched die. I stamped the image a second time on white cardstock and lined up the two layers.

If I had planned this out better, I would have stamped first, die cut the center and then ink blended, but my original design failed and this was my second attempt.

Rowhouse Greetings | Enchanted Garden Collection | Big Sexy Blooms | Power Poppy

CARD 3

Does this card look familiar? Yep – you got a glimpse of it in the preview graphic. Here I used white embossing powder for the image and then ink blended the flowers with layers of distress inks. Add a fancy border die and a sentiment and you have a cheery card in no time!

Rowhouse Greetings | Enchanted Garden Collection | Big Sexy Blooms | Power Poppy

Finally…

That’s all for me today! Be sure you stop by the rest of the Bloomies and Instant Gardeners and see the beautiful projects they’ve made from the Enchanted Garden Collection for today’s blog hop.

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Stacy Morgan
Barbara Walker
Broni Holcombe
Jennifer Dove
Leslie Miller

Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much! Read more.

CARD 1
Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Hammermill Color Copy Cover 100#
Stamp: Big Sexy Blooms (*) by Power Poppy; Floribunda (*) by Power Poppy
Inks: Versafine in Onyx Black and Satin Red by Tsukineko
Dies: Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Zig Zag Square Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder in White by Ranger

CARD 2
Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Stonehenge White by Legion
Stamps: Big Sexy Blooms (*) by Power Poppy; Strong and Beautiful (*) by Power Poppy
Inks: Distress Archival Ink in Picked Raspberry by Ranger / Tim Holtz; Distress Oxides in Picked Raspberry and Wild Honey by Ranger / Tim Holtz
Dies: Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Skinny Strips Die-namic by My Favorite Things
Embellishments: Dew Drops in Dahlia (retired) by Honey Bee Stamps

CARD 3
Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# & 110#; Bazzill Cardstock in Candy Hearts
Stamp: Big Sexy Blooms (*) by Power Poppy; Summer Berries (*) by Power Poppy
Inks: Versamark by Tsukineko; Distress Inks in Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, and Fossilized Amber by Ranger / Tim Holtz
Dies: Stitched Basic Edges Die-namics by My Favorite Things
Embellishments: Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder in White by Ranger ; Sparkling Clear Jewels by Pretty Pink Posh