Floral Print Circle by Pinkfresh Studio

WELCOME BACK! I have something a little different today to show you. As many of you know, I love using stencils for my cards. Often, I incorporate them into the background of my card, but in this project they are front and center! I’ve been eyeing the various layering stencil sets from Pinkfresh Studio so I recently splurged on several sets, including the Floral Print Circle and Argyle stencils featured today. And while I’m a big fan of Tim Holtz’s Distress Inks, I pulled out my Catherine Pooler Ink pads for something a little different.

Today’s project features:

Rowhouse Greetings | Floral Circle Print by Pinkfresh Studio

Step by Step for Floral Circle

  • For the card base, cut a piece of Neenah Classic Crest 110# cardstock to 4.25″ x 11″ and score at 5.5″ for a top fold card.
  • Cut a piece of lavender cardstock to 4.25″ x 5.5″ (I used Grapesicle Card Stock by MFT Stamps).
  • Die cut lavender cardstock using the Stitches Die by Pinkfresh Studio. Trim piece to 3.5″ x 4.5″
  • Cut a piece of yellow cardstock to .25″ x 5.5″ (I used Lemon Drop Card Stock by MFT Stamps).
  • Cut two pieces of white cardstock to 4.25″ x 5.5″ and stencil designs as indicated below. NOTE: The Floral Print Circle and Argyle Stencils are both multi-part layered. To use, line up your cardstock with the guidelines on the stencil and ink blend the design. The stencils are numbered to indicate the order. I used the Catherine Pooler Designs ink listed below.
  • Trim floral print stenciled paper with a circle die (I used the largest in the Standard Circles Large set by Spellbinders). Apply craft foam or foam squares to back for dimension.
  • Trim the argyle stenciled paper to 1-5/8″ x 5.5″
  • Stamp sentiment on a scrap of white cardstock and trim to fit. I used a sentiment from the Celebrate Today stamp set by Pinkfresh Studio stamped with Versafine Claire ink in Nocturne. Apply craft foam or foam squares to back for dimension.
  • Assemble card elements as shown.

Floral Circle Stencil

  • Stencil 1: Limoncello by Catherine Pooler Designs
  • Stencil 2: Tiara by Catherine Pooler Designs
  • Stencil 3: Sweet Sixteen by Catherine Pooler Designs
  • Stencil 4: Garden Party by Catherine Pooler Designs
  • Stencil 5: Lime Rickey by Catherine Pooler Designs (leaves); Pixie Dust by Catherine Pooler Designs (flower detail)

Argyle Stencil

You could easily substitute Distress Ink for the Catherine Pooler inks in this project. I just liked the CP inks here because they are vibrant and the ink pads are really juicy, making them easy to blend.

Rowhouse Greetings | Floral Circle Print by Pinkfresh Studio

So that’s all for me today. Hope you enjoyed today’s project. See you again soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

Compensated affiliate links used when possible. In addition, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

Grandpa’s Ride for 100 Moons Creative

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! There’s definitely a chill in the air so with Halloween rapidly approaching, it’s time to sneak in a few autumn cards before I go back to my Christmas cards. When I saw today’s featured stamps by Barb Rogers for RubberMoon, I thought that those pumpkins would look perfect riding in the back of Grandpa’s truck. So I did a little stamping magic using masking paper so that I could combine the two images into one. I’ve linked the supplies for today’s project with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Today’s project features:

Rowhouse Greetings | Grandpa's Ride by Rubber Moon

Step by Step for Grandpa’s Ride

  • Trim a piece of white cardstock to 1.75″ x 5.5″ and ink blend from dark to light with Distress Oxide inks in Black Soot, Hickory Smoke, and Milled Lavender. Set aside and allow inks to thoroughly dry.
  • Stamp truck on white Copic friendly cardstock with Copic friendly black ink.
  • Stamp truck on stamping mask paper and fussy cut the image.
  • Remove backing from mask and place over original stamped image.
  • Stamp pumpkins so that they appear to sit in back of truck.
  • Remove masking paper from image.
  • Color image (Copic marker colors shown below).
  • Color centers of tires with a silver gel pen.
  • Fussy cut image. 
  • Apply foam adhesive squares to back of image and set aside.
  • Cut a piece of design paper to 2.5″ x 5.5″ and adhere to card base as shown.
  • Cut a piece of white cardstock to 1 7/8″ x 5.5″ and adhere to center of design paper as shown.
  • Orient ink blended strip so that the darkest area is on the bottom. With watermark ink, stamp Poppies across the width of the strip. Cover with silver embossing powder and heat set.
  • Glue ink blended strip to center of white cardstock.
  • Stamp sentiment as shown.
  • Adhere truck to front of card as shown.
Rowhouse Greetings | Grandpa's Ride by Rubber Moon

That’s it for me today! See you soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: BV25, V25, V28 (truck body); BV20, BV23 (chrome); BV0000, B0000, BG10 (windows); R05, R39, YR09, Y35, E35, E57 (pumpkins); E30, E35, E37 (sign)

Below I’ve listed the products used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you (see disclosure). I pay out of pocket for the majority of the products — papers, inks, dies, embellishments, etc. —  that you see in my projects with the exception of the handful of products that I receive for design team work or guest posts. I only use products that I love. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much!

New Class! Nordic Holiday at The Queen’s Ink – October 24, 2020

Join me for a holiday card workshop featuring the stamps and dies from Stampers Anonymous and Penny Black. In this class, you will make four nordic winter greeting cards featuring basic papercraft techniques such as ink blending and stamping. All necessary techniques are taught in class and all levels are welcome. Seats are limited, so sign up today!   CLASS FEE $28

CLASS LEVEL: Beginner

The Queen’s Ink
Savage Mill Box 2048 | 8600 Foundry Street | Savage, Maryland 20763
phone: (301) 497-9449 | website: https://queensink.com
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Register online or call the Queen’s Ink at (301) 497-9449

NOTE: We will be practicing social distancing protocol. Please wear a mask and bring your sanitizer. 

Class Project (see larger images below)

Bring to Class

Please bring:

  • DISTRESS OXIDE INK PADS: Chipped Sapphire, Peacock Feathers, Speckled Egg, Crackling Campfire, Candied Apple, Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar
  • BLENDING TOOLS: Bring your blending brushes, blending foams, or other suitable blending tool.
  • CRAFT MAT: Glass or non-stick mat.
  • ADHESIVES: We will use three types — Beacons 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue, Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive, and Coccoina Glue Stick
  • CRAFT PICK OR STYLUS
  • PAPER TOWELS
  • BABY WIPES
  • We will be practicing social distancing protocol. Please wear a MASK and bring your SANITIZER

Shop at The Queen’s Ink

PLEASE NOTE: If you need any of the listed supplies, you can either purchase online below or contact The Queen’s Ink in advance of class. Select PICK UP when you place your order and it will be ready when you arrive for class. If you wait until class time, you may not be able to purchase the supplies you need.

Class Cards

Rowhouse Greetings | Festive Overlay by Stampers Anonymous / Tim Holtz
Rowhouse Greetings | Festive Overlay by Stampers Anonymous / Tim Holtz
Rowhouse Greetings | Stampers Anonymous / Tim Holtz - Festive Overlay
Rowhouse Greetings | Festive Overlay by Stampers Anonymous / Tim Holtz
Rowhouse Greetings | Festive Overlay by Stampers Anonymous / Tim Holtz

Bad Influence by Honey Bee Stamps

HAPPY MONDAY FRIENDS! Hope your week is getting off to a good start. Just a quick post today showing a project featuring the stamp set Bad Influence by Honey Bee Stamps. I loved the quirky pig and all the fun sentiments. I’ve linked all supplies with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Today’s Project

Rowhouse Greetings | Bad Influence by Honey Bee Stamps

Selecting the Markers

To color the image, I started with BV31, adding an undertone to the areas that were either going to be shadowed or needed some contouring (ears, cheeks, area above the nose, etc.). From there I worked dark to light, starting with E21 to cover the BV31 and extending a little beyond. Next I added E00 and E000, each time extending out the previous color. Once I had a base of color, I adjusted the areas of dark and light as necessary to increase the contrast. Then I selectively added E93 to brighten areas on the face and body. Once the coloring was complete, the used the coordinating Bad Influence Honey Cuts to die cut the image.

I struggled initially to come up with a color combination to use for the pig. Initially, I tried various combinations of pale pink and pale red. Then it dawned on me that I was actually coloring skin — you know, pig skin (duh!) — so I experimented with skin tone colors until I found a combination that I liked.

To color the image, I started with BV31, adding an undertone to the areas that were either going to be shadowed or needed some contouring (ears, cheeks, area above the nose, etc.). From there I worked dark to light, starting with E21 to cover the BV31 and extending a little beyond. Next I added E00 and E000, each time extending out the previous color. Once I had a base of color, I adjusted the areas of dark and light as necessary to increase the contrast. Then I selectively added E93 to brighten areas on the face and body. Once the coloring was complete, the used the coordinating Bad Influence Honey Cuts to die cut the image.

Background

For the background, I used the Crimped Frame Die from The Greetery to die cut a piece of white cardstock. I used my MISTI stamping tool to stamp sentiments in the Bad Influence stamp set in Versafine Clare ink. I probably could have used the Hero Art’s Intense Black, but grabbing Versafine to stamp sentiments is just a habit. To break up the white background, I ink blended Distress Inks in Twisted Citron and Tumbled Glass to create a little grass and sky. The image die cut was mounted with foam adhesive squares to add dimension.

Rowhouse Greetings | Bad Influence by Honey Bee Stamps

Just A Note

For the past few weeks, I’ve been experimenting with other hybrid inks to find additional Copic compatible inks for stamping. Today I’m using Hero Art’s Intense Black which designed for use with alcohol markers. So far, I’m loving it – the image is dark, crisp and more importantly, the ink didn’t smear or transfer to my marker nib.

That’s it for today! See you back here soon!

Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) which were provided by a store or design team. 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.

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Hammermill Color Copy Cover 100#
Stamps: Bad Influence by Honey Bee Stamps
Inks: Intense Black by Hero Arts; Versafine Clare in Nocturne by Tsukineko; Distress Inks in Twisted Citron and Tumbled Glass by Ranger – Tim Holtz
Dies: Bad Influence Honey Cuts by Honey Bee Stamps; Crimped Frame Die by The Greetery
Copics: E000, E00, E21, E93, BV31

Aviator by Katzelkraft

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! Hope everyone is holding steady during these crazy, unsettling times. We’ve been working on the backyard, occasionally wandering out with our masks to local nurseries to pick up flowers. Our backyard is really coming along. A few days ago the weather was fabulous so I grabbed my ink pads and stencils to move my crafting outside.

I’ve been looking for new to me stamp companies to change things up a bit. I recently came across Kazelkraft Stamps and love the quirky images. I also stocked up on sentiment stamps from Impression Obsession to add a few tongue in cheek stamps to my stash.

Rowhouse Greetings | Aviator by Katzelkraft

For today’s project, I started by using the largest die in Lawn Fawn’s Large Stitched Rectangle die set to cut the cardstock. I stamped the sentiment along the bottom in Versafine Clare ink, added Nuvo Crystal Clear Embossing Powder, and heat set the image. I stamped the Aviator image in Gina K.’s Amagam Ink and colored it with Copic markers (see list below). Using Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, I stenciled the cloud background using the Cloud Stencil by My Favorite Things. Originally, I planned on using gold star shaped sequins but they stood out too much. So I used the Falling Stars Layering Stencil by Tim Holtz and Delicata Golden Glitz Ink to add the stars. After stenciling the stars, I added clear embossing powder and heat set the images. For an added touch, I applied Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the glass on the aviator googles to make them shine.

That’s it for today! Thanks for stopping by!

Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) which were provided by a store or design team. 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.

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Hammermill Color Copy Cover 100#
Stamps: Aviator by Katzelkraft; Possible by Impression Obsession
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Obsidian by Gina K. Designs; Versafine Clare in Nocturne by Tsukineko; Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass; Delicata in Golden Glitz by Tsukineko
Die: Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Stencil: Cloud Stencil by My Favorite Things; Falling Stars Layering Stencil by Stampers Anonymous – Tim Holtz
Embellishments: Nuvo Crystal Clear Embossing Powder by Tonic Studios
Copics: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21 (skin); BV0000, BV000, B0000 (eyes); E53, E55, E57 (collar strap); YG91, YG95, YG97 (jumpsuit, hat); N0, N1, N3 (goggles); YR27, E35 (buckle, controls)