New Class! Celestial Celebrations – Tuesday, October 16th at The Queen’s Ink

Join me at the The Queen’s Ink on Tuesday, October 16th for a new Copic marker class featuring the Laurel Burch Celestial themed stamp sets from Stampendous.  We’ll make two cards in this class, with emphasis on basic Copic skills such as ink blending. Details are below. All necessary techniques are taught in class. Seats are limited, so sign up today!  CLASS FEE: $25

The Queen’s Ink
Savage Mill Box 2048 | 8600 Foundry Street | Savage, Maryland 20763
phone: (301) 497-9449 | website: https://queensink.com
Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Register online or call the Queen’s Ink at (301) 497-9449

Rowhouse Greetings | Laurel Burch Celestial by Stampendous

Rowhouse Greetings | Laurel Burch Sun Chase by Stampendous

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.

  • RV13: Tender Pink
  • RV14: Begonia Pink
  • RV17: Deep Magenta
  • RV19: Red Violet
  • YR04: Chrome Orange
  • Y02: Canary Yellow
  • Y15: Cadmium Yellow
  • Y19: Napoli Yellow
  • YG07: Acid Green
  • BG02: New Blue
  • B24: Sky
  • B66: Clematis
  • B69: Stratospheric Blue
  • E000: Pale Fruit Pink
  • E00: Cotton Pearl (formerly Skin White)
  • 0: Colorless blender

OTHER SUPPLIES:  Please bring

  • Scissors suitable for fussy cutting
  • Foam adhesive squares
  • Tape runner adhesive or double-sided tape.

 

 

Just So Happy for You featuring Altenew

Altenew Educator Certification ProgramI’m back today with my latest project for the Altenew Educator Certification Program to complete the Impressive Heat Embossing Class.

I usually make a big mess when I add embossing powder to my cards. I often forget to use an anti-static tool before stamping the embossing ink so I usually end up with stray bits of embossing powder all over my image. I’ve been experimenting more and more with using clear embossing powder over colored ink to get the crisp and clean results that I prefer. The added benefit is that it extends the use of my growing collection of inks.

For this card, I used a scallop die to cut a piece of 80# Neenah card stock. I placed the shaped card stock in my Misti and arranged several stamps from the Persian Motifs stamp set along the edge. I stamped the image several times using Delicata Ink in Golden Glitz, covered the stamped image with clear embossing powder, and heat set the powder. Delicata is one of my favorite inks and the result is a crisp outline when combined with heat embossing. Any stray bits of embossing powder disappear on the white background so I can look like an embossing pro instead of the usual klutz that I am with colored embossing powder.

Rowhouse Greetings | Persian Motifs by Altenew

I cut the sentiment three times from 80# Neenah card stock, stacking and gluing two of the pieces together. For the third, I blended the die cut with Altenew Crisp Die Ink. Then I stamped the sentiment with my embossing ink pad and covered it with clear embossing powder. After heat setting the sentiment, I glued it to the previous stack, offsetting it slightly to add dimension. I stamped the remaining sentiments in black ink and glued the die cut sentiment in place. It still felt like something was missing so I added a few colored dew drops to complete my card.

So that’s all from me for now. What’s on your craft table today?

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. Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Neenah Solar White 80#
Stamps: Persian Motifs by Altenew; Halftone Happy by Altenew
Dies: Happy Die by Altenew; Scalloped Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Inks: Altenew Crisp Dye Ink in Caribbean Sky; Delicata in Golden Glitz, Verafine in Onyx Black, Versamark, all by Tsukineko
Embellishments: Nuvo Embossing Powder in Clear; Honey Dew Drops by Honey Bee Stamps

2018 Card Design Superstar – Clean and Simple

Good afternoon! I had a design idea bouncing around in my head this morning so I decided to create a second card for the 2018 Card Design Superstar Contest at My Favorite Things. I’m posting this project in the category for Clean and Simple Genius.

Rowhouse Greetings | Gnome Me by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

For this project, I chose one of the images from the Gnome Me stamp set which I paired with a retired MFT die and a sentiment from MFT’s Aim for the Clouds stamps set. The second die used for the yellow strip is one that I received as a free gift from MFT for placing an order last month. I added a few dew drops from Honey Bee Stamps – this is my new favorite embellishment!

This will be my last post of the day (promise!). There’s a basket of laundry calling my name and I have to get ready for my class tomorrow at Queen’s Ink so time to put crafting aside for now.

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. Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Bazzill Basics in Mexican Poppy and Devil Red; X-Press It Blending Card by Copics
Stamps: You Gnome Me by My Favorite Things; Aim for the Clouds by My Favorite Things
Inks: Black Amalgam by Gina K. Designs; Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black
Dies: Die-namics You Gnome Me by My Favorite Things; Die-namics Friend [retired] by My Favorite Things; Essential Slanted Sentiment Strips Die-namics by My Favorite Things
Embellishments: Honey Dew Drops by Honey Bee Stamps
Copics: E000, E00, E11, E21, E97, BV20 (skin); C00, C1 C3 (beard); R32, R35, R39, R46 (hat); B18, B24, (pants); V20, 0 (shirt); Y19 (buttons); T6 (suspenders & boots); B18, B21, B24 (flower pot); B01, BV01, YG07, YG09, RV63, Y19 (flowers)

2018 Card Design Superstar – Coloring Virtuoso

Happy Monday! Today I’m posting my entry for the 2018 Card Design Superstar Contest at My Favorite Things. I’m entering this project in the category for Coloring Virtuoso.

Over the past few months, I’ve been incorporating stencils into my card designs. The Cloud Stencil from MFT Stamps is one of my favorites and I’ve used it in other projects. To create the background, I blended Distress Oxide Inks in Peeled Paint and Twisted Citron, adding  a little Antique Linen to help make the transition between the land and sky. I stenciled the clouds with Tumbled Glass, turning the stencil to add variety to the cloud formations. When I got to the top of the card, I lightly blended Faded Jeans over the top clouds to make the sky appear a bit stormy.

Rowhouse Greetings | BB Puddle Jumper by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

I decided to use BB Puddle Jumper as the main image. I’ve colored this one before so I felt confident that I could pull the central image together quickly. For the sentiment, I grabbed a retired stamp set out of my stash – I Love You More by MFT Stamps. I wanted a sentiment that had some impact, but would not cover up the stenciled clouds. I used Brutus Monroe embossing ink and Gilded embossing powder to add a little sunshine to my design. I added one of the ducklings from BB Rain or Shine to balance out the design.

That’s all for now! Hope I’ve inspired you to pick up your markers and color today. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

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. Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copics
Stamps: BB Puddle Jumper by My Favorite Things; BB Rain or Shine by My Favorite Things; I Love You More [retired] by My Favorite Things
Dies: Die-namics BB Puddle Jumper by My Favorite Things
Inks: Black Amalgam by Gina K. Designs; Brutus Monroe Embossing Ink; Ranger Distress Oxides in Peeled Paint, Twisted Citron, Antique Linen, Tumbled Glass, and Faded Jeans
Stencil: Cloud Stencil by My Favorite Things
Embellishments: Ultra Fine Embossing Powder in Gilded by Brutus Monroe; Fairy Sparkle Sequins by 28 Lilac Lane
Copics: E000, E00, E11, E21, E93, V20 (skin); E50, E55, E57 (hair); B91, B93, B95, B97 (jacket & boots); Y11, YG01, YG03, YG06, YG07 (umbrella); Y02, Y15, Y19, Y38, YR04 (duckling)

Game Day by House Mouse Designs

Football season is underway here in the United States. Although I live near the stadium, I can’t say that I follow the game. At best, I can tell you the name of the home team and that they wear purple. My dad at age ninety is still a big football fan and when I was a child, all of us would sitting around the TV on Sunday afternoons to watch the game. This was in the days before televisions had remotes so one of us kids was usually charged with the task of flipping the channels and adjusting the rabbit ears to get the best reception.

Rowhouse Greetings | Game Day by House Mouse Designs

In the House Mouse world, Maxwell and Amanda have it a little easier. And their game day even includes snacks!

This card was created as a store model for Photo Scraps. Stop by the store and see it in person!

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. Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White #110; Bazzill Cardstock in Mexican Poppy; X-Press It Blending Card by Copics; Apricot Dot by American Crafts
Stamp: Game Day (*) by House Mouse Designs
Embellishments: April Showers Dew Drops by Honey Bee Stamps
Copics: E000, E00, E11, E30, E33, E35, BV20 (mice); Y02, Y15, Y19, BG000, BG01, BG02, N0, N1 (popcorn box); E30, E31 (popcorn); E33, E35, E37, E39, BV20, BV23 (football); W1, W4, W5, BV20 (shoe); YG03, YG17 (grass); C3, C5, C7, C9, 100, BG72, BV20 (television); C0, BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG10 (television screen); BV20, BV23, C5, E00 (remote); Y15, Y19, YR04, YG00, YG01, YG03, BV20 (soda can); Y02, Y15, Y19, BG000, BG01, BG02 BV20 (straws); W1, W2 (wall); E20, W2, W4, W5 (carpet)