Persian Motifs Stamp Set by Altenew

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! Just a quick post today. It’s Sunday morning and I’m trying to regain some order in my house. Next month we’re having built in cabinetry and closets installed in our second bedroom so this house will finally have some storage and THREE new closets. Woo-hoo!

But in the meantime, we need to pare down our belongings, paint the room, break down and move out the existing wardrobes and all the other stuff that you do to prepare for home renovations. Luckily, there will be a craft yard sale at Photo Scraps on Sunday, October 18 from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM where yours truly will have a table. I’ll be selling gently loved stamps, dies, storage containers and my spare IKEA Raskog cart. The yard sale will be held out in the parking lot so bring your mask and hand sanitizer. And shop early for the best deals!

So back to the project at hand! When I was looking through my stamps, I came across the Altenew Persian Motif stamp set that has been languishing in my stash. So I pulled out a water brush and some distress inks and got to work.

Today’s project features:

  • Persian Motifs by Altenew [SC | AN]
  • Good Wishes by Penny Black [SC]
  • Heat embossing and water coloring with Distress Inks
  • Additional basic supplies linked in thumbnails below

Step by Step for Persian Motifs

  • Cut card base from heavy weight white cardstock to 4.25″ x 11″ and score at 5.5″ for a top fold card.
  • Cut dark gray card stock to 4.25″ x 5.5″
  • Trim watercolor paper to 4″ x 5.25″
  • Stamp image on watercolor paper using clear embossing ink.
  • Immediately cover with clear embossing powder and heat set.
  • Smoosh each color of Distress Ink — Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick, and Picked Raspberry — on craft mat.
  • For leaves, pick up a small amount of Twisted Citron on a water brush and base coat stems and leaves. Allow ink to dry.
  • Pick up a small amount of Peeled Paint on brush and apply to deepen base of leaves and stems.
  • Reapply both colors as necessary to achieve the desired shades.
  • For petals, pick up a small amount of Tattered Rose to base coat petals.
  • Pick up a small amount of Worn Lipstick on brush and apply to deepen base of petals and areas where petals overlap.
  • Pick up a small amount of Picked Raspberry on brush and apply to the deepest areas of petals.
  • Reapply colors as necessary to achieve desired shades.
  • Allow ink to dry.
  • Stamp sentiment with gray pigment ink and immediately cover with clear embossing powder. Heat set sentiment.
  • Apply craft foam to back of image with a strong craft glue.
  • Glue gray card stock to card base.
  • Glue image to center of card as show.
  • Add dewdrops, sequins or other embellishments as desired using a clear drying craft glue.
Rowhouse Greetings | Persian Motifs by Altenew

That’s all for me today! See you soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

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!

Geometric Mandala by The Hedgehog Hollow

HEY FRIENDS! I’m back today with my second project as a guest designer today over at The Hedgehog Hollow.  My project features the Geometric Mandala stamp from the June 2020 subscription box. When I first saw it, I immediately thought of a color wheel so I pulled out my Copic markers and got to work.


I selected one of the 6×6 design papers included in the subscription box and stamped the image with Copic friendly ink using my MISTI stamping tool. I’m going to be stamping this image twice — once before coloring and a second time after — so a stamping tool is really a necessity here. 

Now I’ll admit up front that I used a lot of markers – after all, there are 13 circles to color. But this is also a great image to practice your Copic blending so just pick marker combinations from your collection and have some fun. New to Copic blending? Never fear! I’ll show you in the video below.

When you finish coloring the image, you could just select a sentiment and assemble the card, but I wanted my stamped lines to be bolder. So I placed the image back in my MISTI, stamped the image with Versafine Ink (Nocturne) and immediately covered the wet ink with clear embossing powder. Once I heat set the image, the lines were more prominent and I was happier with the results. 

I was in need of a birthday card so I selected one of the sentiments in the Simple Strips – Birthday stamp from Taylored Expressions. I stamped the image with Versafine ink. Once again, I covered the wet ink with clear embossing powder and heat set the sentiment. I used the coordinating Simple Strips Die to create the banner. I adhered the image to the card base and used the Foam Sticky Strips from Taylored Expressions to add to the sentiment.

Hope you enjoyed today’s project! 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.

Go Wild by Power Poppy for Inspire Me Monday!

Rowhouse Greetings | Go Wild by Power Poppy

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’m over on the Power Poppy blog today for Inspire Me Monday with a new card featuring the Go Wild clear stamp set by Power Poppy. So hop on over to the Power Poppy blog to see the full tutorial.

Full supply list for today’s project is shown below. 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#; One Fine Day 6×6 paper pad by My Mind’s Eye
Stamp: Go Wild Stamp Set by Power Poppy
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Obsidian by Gina K. Designs; Versafine Clare in Nocturne by Tsukineko
Die: A2 Matting Basics A by Spellbinders
Stencil: Flourish Layering Stenci by Stampers Anonymous – Tim Holtz
Embellishments: Dreamweaver Embossing Paste by Stampendous; Sequin Mix in Silver Bells [RETIRED] by Honey Bee Stamps
Copics:

Tall Cake by Mo’s Digital Pencil

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! Another short and sweet post because today is my mother’s 92nd birthday. And if there was ever an occasion that requires a card then this is it! My husband and I will take her out to lunch later today and my niece will take her out tomorrow so she’ll have a weekend of celebrations.

For today’s card, I used Tall Cake Digital Stamp by Mo’s Digital Pencil. This image is also available as a cling stamp from Penny Black (see supply list below).

Rowhouse Greetings | Tall Cake by Mo's Digital Pencil

To be honest, the image kind of reminded me of myself. Many years ago, my grandmother spent her 89th birthday in the hospital so I decided that she had to have a homemade birthday cake to celebrate the day. I used a boxed cake mix so in theory nothing much could go wrong, but I got distracted and forgot to add one of the required ingredients before I baked the cake. The cake never rose while baking so each layer was barely 3/4 inch when done. To add insult to injury, the cake actually sunk further while cooling so the layers looked like pancakes. My grandmother was a fabulous cook, so needless to say that cake was trashed and I started over again. Even with a boxed mix, anything that can go wrong will go wrong.

Rowhouse Greetings | Tall Cake by Mo's Digital Pencil

The image was colored with Copic markers – all the colors including the combinations for the rainbow frosting are given below. For the background I used the City Buildings stencil from The Crafters Workshop with Distress Ink in Antique Linen, Tattered Rose, and Tea Dye. The sentiment was stamped using VersaFine Clair Ink followed by heat embossing with clear embossing powder. A few enamel dots finished it off!

On that note – I’m running off to start my day!

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.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Hammermill Color Copy Cover 100#
Stamps: Tall Cake Digital Stamp by Mo’s Digital Pencil (also available at a cling stamp – Tall Cake by Penny Black); Uplifting Wishes by Newton’s Nook Designs
Inks: VeraFine Clair in Nocturne by Tsukineko; Distress Inks in Antique Linen, Tattered Rose, and Tea Dye
Stencil: City Buildings by The Crafters Workshop
Embellishments: Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder in Clear by Ranger; Enamel Dots – Once Upon a Time by Echo Park Paper Co.
Copics: BV00, E11, E51, E93 (skin); E50, E53, E55, E57 (hair); B000, B93, B95, B97, B99 (dress); C0, C1, BV000, BV00 (hat & apron); E51, E53, E55 (cake); RV10, R83 (pink icing); Y19, YR04 (orange icing); Y11, Y19 (yellow icing); YG01, YG03, YG17 (green icing); B000, B21 (blue icing); BG10, BG13 (teal icing); BV02, BV20 (purple icing); V01, V12, V15 (violet icing)

Vital Rose by Power Poppy

Vital Rose by Power Poppy

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’m back today with another card featuring the Vital Rose digital stamp by Power Poppy. I’ve been playing with no-line coloring and thought that this would be a great image to use.

The Vital Rose image comes with a no line version where the usual black lines are considerably lighter. I lightened them further (because apparently I like a good challenge). I kept a reference copy of the image nearby to help.

There is a fabulous video by Cindy Lawrence in which she colors this same image in shades of blue. She started by determining the darkest areas of each petal across the entire rose. I couldn’t visualize that, so I started from the center of the rose and worked petal by petal. It took awhile to complete and was pretty painstaking, but the end result was worthwhile.

Rowhouse Greetings | Vital Rose (Color Map) by Power Poppy

Once I was finished coloring the image, I stamped a sentiment from the Floribunda stamp set by Power Poppy in Versafine ink and then embossed it with clear embossing powder. I trimmed the image using the Nordic Frame die set by The Greetery. I layered the image with a gingham paper from the Tiny Check 6×6 paper pack by My Favorite Things.

Rowhouse Greetings | Vital Rose by Power Poppy

It’s important to remember that sometimes Copic coloring has an ugly stage. I’ve learned that I just have to keep going and work past it. After all, it’s only ink and paper. If it’s still ugly in the end, then I can just throw it away.

I won’t say that it was quick and easy, but I am pleased with the results.

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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.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Hammermill Color Copy Digital 100#; Tiny Check 6×6 Paper Pack by My Favorite Things
Stamp: Vital Rose (*) by Power Poppy; Floribunda (*) by Power Poppy
Ink: Versafine in Onyz Black by Tsukineko
Die: Nordic Frame by The Greetery
Embellishments: Embossing Powder in Clear by Ranger
Copics: R24, R35, R37, R59 (rose); YG03, G24, G46 (leaves & stem)