Monday, June 25, 2012

Together Forever Wedding Card

Good Morning everyone.  Hope you had a great weekend.  This week at Heart 2 Heart blog they are looking for wedding creations.  Summer is the time of year most weddings are held, we were married in June just celebrated our 17th as a matter of fact - wow, time flies.
Anyway, here is my card.

I used the retired paper pack Sweetheart for the black background paper and the small floral paper with little hearts on it.  The stamp set I used is the Pemberley Workshop on the Go set.  I just love that set.  It is still available through the end of July.  I used Cotton Candy Pink paper for the mat. and I used my Waterbrush pen with cotton candy and baby pink inks to color in the flower.  The sentiment "Together Forever" is from a retired set called Unity.   It is hard to see in the picture, but I added Bitty Pearls to the flowers.
Here is a close up of the flower:

I don't know of anyone getting married this year, but congrats to everyone that is!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Life is Tweet

I just love the June Stamp of the month "Life is Tweet" set.  The large bird is so cute, I had to use it for this month's club.  I also wanted to use the new Color ready ribbon Close To My Heart offers.  It just so happens that Ribbon is the theme for this weeks challenge at Heart 2 Heart blog this week.
Here is my card front:

Here is the inside of the card...

For the Ribbon, I used the Waterbrush to wet the ribbon, then I dragged it through the Creme Brulee stamp pad using a sponge to hold it down.  Then I crumpled it up and used a heat gun to dry it.  Then adhered it to the front of the card using Tombow adhesive, wrapping the end under the Lagoon colored paper.

The technique I used to color the bird is called Reverse Masking.  Here is a step by step of how to do that.
First stamp your image on white card stock using regular black ink.
Then I made two reverse mask stencils by stamping the bird on scrap pieces of cardstock.  Then cutting out one so that the belly is exposed.  On the second one I cut it out so that the rest of the upper body is exposed but not the belly.  I used my scissors to cut or you can use an exacto knife.  See the pictures below (by the time I took the picture my templates were well used)
These are the ink pad colors I used with matching sponges.  Creme Brulee, Smoothie, Sweet Leaf and Lagoon.
 Start with the belly mask and line it up.  Using the sponge add Creme Brulee ink until you like how it looks.  I used a blotting motion at first and then a light scrubbing motion to get it to the edges.
Then add some Smoothie ink I just blotted it on where the three black dots are.
This is what it looks like when you remove the mask.
Next you want to put the upper body mask on.  I started with Sweet leaf green and just put it on the lower part of the template.
Then I added the Lagoon ink to the top part of the bird.
This is what it looks like when you remove the mask.
The last thing I did was use a Creme Brulee marker to color in the beak and the feet.
I hope that description was helpful and you can creat your own stencils using the reverse masking technique.  Thanks and have a great day!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Father's Day Card

Here is my father's day card for my dad.  Check out Heart 2 Heart Blog for more wonderful Father's Day ideas for this weeks challenge.  Post your ideas too!

I used Cruisin' Paper Pack X7154B and the stamp set that comes with the WOTG.
Happy Father's Day sentiment is from Say it in Style D1283
Cranberry, Honey and Versamark inks
Black embossing powder Z670
Neutral Baker's twine in Black Z1701
I stamped the car on a scrap piece of whte cardstock and embossed it with the black embossing powder, then cut it out and used 3-D foam tap to pop it up.

Happy Father's Day to all!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Graduation Card

This week on Heart 2 Heart Challenges Blog they are looking for Black and White with any additional color.  I wanted to make my half-sister a graduation card and I found a cute cap shaped card on Pinterest and had to make her one.
Here is my card:

I used black cardstock, white daisy cardstock.  Black and Cranberry ink.  I used four different stamp sets.  "Follow your dreams"  is from a special stamp set that is no longer available.  The music notes (my sister will be going to college to be a music teacher) are from A1116 A Melody, The Congratulations circle is from the Cricut stamp set, and Imagine the Possiblities is from the July 2012 stamp of the month Live Out Loud.  I made a tassle using white embroidery thread and a bigger brad in black is holding it on the front of the card.
Here is a link to the Pinterest card.  Do Stamping with Dawn
Have a great day!