Oh my, I so had to share these with you! I just got these new papers and products in and HAD to play with them 🙂
I’ve been mucking around with ‘mixed media’, which is messy and a lot of fun!
The white print was made with a hessian stencil and white dylusions spray. I sprayed the stencil and laid the paper on top, and rolled over it with a brayer, so the impression was left on the paper.
I stamped a stain stamp (which as the name suggests, looks like a stain – like the mark your coffee cup leaves on the table…), and some cogs.
I added some different washi tape to the cards, as well as some metal cog embellishments.
I stamped a clock and cut this out, and spritzed it with slate grey dylusions ink. Then I added metal clock hand embellishments, and attached these with brads.
This white hessian background was done with gesso, but I need more practice at it. I think I prefer the dylusions ink.
Hopefully you will see more mixed media stuff from me! It really is a lot of fun 🙂
Okay, I’m trying a little something different at the moment. My husband asked me a while ago to make a welcome back card for a colleague and friend (I wasn’t allowed to post this until he actually received the card). I had just bought a whole heap of stuff from Kaszazz’s new January range release Carpe Diem, which has a lot of Steampunk-style products in there. Given my husband and his colleague work in the Engineering/Computer sector, I thought this style would fit very nicely.
The background is stamped using the Chevron stamp and various distress inks (Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain, Old Paper). The train is from the Carpe Diem stamp set. The cogs were cut using the Cogs die-cuts. The sentiment was made using the Alphabet die. This took a lot of negotiating with my husband, as he wanted Welcome Back, however I did not have such a stamp and he needed it made that weekend. We settled for the die-cuts, although the font type perhaps doesn’t match the steampunk theme as well as I would have liked. These were mounted with mounting tape (I hope it has survived the post…)
To keep with the industrial theme, I painted the letters with Antiqued Bronze distress stain, which has given it an aged but metallic look.
The shaded cog in the top left corner was made by dry-embossing this corner and then rubbing ink over the raised edges with a sponge. I then tied on a fob watch with some twine, and stuck it in place with a glue dot. The edges of the cog die-cuts have been inked around the edges also.
Everything is from Kaszazz except for the Cogs embossing folder.
Paper: Chocolate, White card
Stamps: Carpe Diem, Chevron
Die-cuts: Cogs, Alphabet Fonts Delight Roman
Tools: Cogs Embossing folder, embossing machine, paper trimmer, ink blending tool and sponge
Embellishments: fob-watch from Atlas embellishment pack, twine,
Inks: Antiqued Bronze distress stain, Distress Inks (Walnut Stain, Old Paper, Vintage Photo and Gathered Twigs)
Adhesives: Double-sided tape, mounting tape, glue dots
Hi. Here’s something a little different for you today:
These cards were made using a stamped resist technique (The one on the left I made for my Dad). I stamped the image with Snow Cap Adirondack Paint Dabber (directly to the stamp) and then onto the paper. After this was dry, I inked the card with various blue distress inks using a blending tool. I then lightly wet a paper towel with water (so it was damp), and wiped this over the image to remove the excess ink from the painted areas. This takes away the blue ink from the white paint, allowing the white to show through.
You can see the paper creased when I was inking the paper (see the line in the middle?). This was not intended, however gives me an idea for another card in the future with creases…)
All products are from Kaszazz
Papers: Pomegranate, Vanilla, White
Inks: Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky and Evergreen Bough Distress inks, Adirondack Paint Dabber in Snow Cap
Stamps: Moment by Moment, Schooner, Vintage Travel set, Express Yourself – Occasions
Embellishments: Atlas, white twine
Tools: Ink blending tool, blending sponge
Adhesives: Double-sided tape, mounting tape, glue dots
Well hello there!
Okay, I know – another male card! And here I am making more masculine cards then feminine cards, when I used to fear them! I guess the more you practice and give things a go, you get used to it, and who knows, may even like it!
Don’t you just love the fob watch hanging on the ribbon??! It’s a new embellishment pack from Kaszazz called Atlas. It also comes with 2 other charms of the world and a compass style map marker (compass rose); 2 sets of wings (small and large); and 4 glass vials.
I tied the charm onto the ribbon using black bakers twine.
The paper is from the Rustic’s Scrapbooking paper pack – Map Chocolate (I used the map side) with Coffee as the card base. The paper background was matted onto Chocolate card, which was distressed with the Paper Distresser to make it look more worn and old.
All products/supplies used are from Kaszazz
Papers: Rustic paper pack (Map Chocolate), Chocolate, Coffee and White card
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Gathered Twigs, Vintage Photo,
Stamps: Moment by Moment
Embellishments: Atlas (fob watch), Chestnut/Vanilla 1″ Striped ribbon,
Tools: Paper Distresser
Adhesives: Double-sided tape, mounting tape
It was my husband’s 40th in January, and this is the card I made for him:
On the Map Chocolate paper, I stamped a net on the top left, and bottom right in Gathered Twigs. I distressed the edges of the Olive card to make it look a bit more rustic and worn. I inked the chipboard numbers with Vintage Photo.
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Embellishments: chipboard numbers, Chestnut/Vanilla 1″ Striped ribbon
Adhesives: Mounting tape, Double-sided tape
I thought I’d show you 2 cards today. They are very similar, and use the same product lines (and again, for some reason I have used all Kaszazz products)
I’m not sure if you can see the background, but I have stamped some clocks in Old Paper Distress Ink.
I wrapped some organza ribbon over the join of the papers and adhered the ends around the back. This was tricky, and did take me a little while, as the papers were not joined together yet. I did learn, however, that sticking the paper together makes it easier to stick the ribbon on. I then stamped the sentiment, and lastly added 3 buttons in a coordinating chocolate tone.
Very simple don’t you think? And quick too 🙂
Here’s the other card:
The majority of the same steps as above were used for this card. This time, the sentiment was stamped onto Vanilla card with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, and cut using the Shield die and my Ezy-Press Machine. This was then inked around the edges with the same colour as the sentiment.
I must say, the ribbon was easier this time knowing I had to stick the pieces of paper together first. Last but nbot least, I added the buttons (in increasing size) to the card with glue dots (these are dots of adhesive that stick to almost anything and are very sticky!)
Papers: Funky Forest paper pack – Lagoon Flourish Stripes; Vanilla and Chocolate Card
Stamps: Vintage Clock Small, Greetings Birthday Uncut set
Inks: Old Paper and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink; Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Buttons: Earth and Funky Tones
Tools: Shield Die Cut, Corner Rounder, Ezy-Press machine
Embellishments: 1/4″ Organdy ribbon – Chocolate
Adhesives: Glue Dots, double-sided tape
It’s gotten so hectic with work and life, I have been remiss in posting another card! After finishing the card, I realsied I used all Kaszazz products. Here it is:
The clocks were stamped onto the background with pumice stone (this was acheived by what I call 2-step stamping – by inking the stamp once and stamping onto the paper once, and then a second time, to create a lighter effect. Let me know if there is a proper name for this technique 🙂 ). I then spritzed the background paper with the 3 coloured markers. It gives it a little bit of a grungey, old feel. The sentiment is stamped with Memento and this (as well as background image) is inked around the edges with Stormy Sky.
The clock was stamped and then cut out. It was inked with Pumice Stone, concentrating around the outer edges to create a darker shaded look. A brad was added in the centre and then mounted.
Stamps: Moment by Moment, Vintage Clock Small
Inks: Pumice Stone and Stormy Sky Distress Ink; Weathered Wood, Pumice Stone and Storym Sky Distress markers; Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Paper: White, Vanilla, Blue Jay card
Embellishments: Brads – Mini Round Pewter
Adhesives: Mounting tape, double-sided tape
It was my Father In Law’s birthday recently, and this is the card I made:
He used to be in the Navy, so my husband tied a reef knot out of white twine. I sprayed Vanilla card with Wild Honey, Tea Dye and Vintage Photo after stamping the clocks in Gathered Twigs. I frayed the edges of the ribbon for a more floaty and distressed look. If you look closely, you can see the stamped image is distressed around the edges – you can do this with a specific ‘paper distresser’ tool, or you can use the back of a pair of scissors or even your finger nail.
Paper: Vanilla, Marine
Ink: Walnut Stain (around the edges), Gathered Twigs (for the clocks), Memento Tuxedo Black (for the sentiment), Vintage Photo, Wild Honey, Tea Dye
Embellishments: 1″ striped Denim White ribbon