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Wetlands Through the Brick Wall

igrets through the wallThe beautiful fall colors of Daffodil Delight, Dijon Mustard, Tangelo Twist, Cajun Craze, and Soft Suede highlight this card that uses an old  favorite Stamp Set of mine . . .The Wetlands! The wetlands two years later still is one fo my favorite stampsets. Using the brayer or sponging technique adds  such a statement  on a card and brings out the richness  of the colors used. To begin the process, use the Lovely Labels on Crumb Cake Card Stock and run through the Big Shot to cut out a section of the paper. Run this piece of paper cut to 5″ X 3 3/4″ and emboss in the new Brick embossing folder. Then take an Aqua Painter and place Cajun Craze ink onto the brush and carefully color the bricks. Let  them dry and then and add more color where needed. On a piece of Vanilla Card Stock cut at  4″x 3″ and place behind opening of wall and lightly pencil mark boundaries of opening. Now you are ready to begin your stamping, sponging and or brayering.

You can also use the Brayer Method if you choose. See Below!

  1. Creating the beautiful background is easy if you do it one color at a time.
  2.  
Cut circle for the moon and for the ground from Eclipse™ paper and adhere to white cardstock to mask the Marsh area.
  3.  Ink brayer with the lightest color of dye ink by rolling it across the ink pad. Using a back and forth motion, roll inked brayer across the sky area of the masked cardstock until all of the ink is off the roller. You can also use a sponging method for each step.
  4. Roll some more to blend it further.
  5.  
Repeat previous step using the second lightest color of dye ink.
  6. Repeat previous step with the darkest color dye and covering only part of the previously inked area.
  7. Sponge along the Post-It™ Note horizon line with the darkest colored dye ink.
  8.  
Remove Eclipse™ Paper.

   

  9. Stamp images with our new Basic  Black ink pad.

 This new pad is crisp and beautiful when used. Add white highlights to the Igrets with a gel pen and finish the card by wrapping linen or gold thread  vertically on the left side and secure with an antique brad

Supplies:

Brayered Haunted Holiday Home

By using the Bundle of Holiday Home and the Homemade  Holiday Framelits, I was able to create this vinette of a haunted home on a brayered background.brayered Holiday Home

  1. Creating the beautiful background is easy if you do it one color at a time.
  2.  
Cut circle for the moon and for the ground from Eclipse™ paper and adhere to white cardstock to mask the Marsh area.
  3.  Ink brayer with the lightest color of  ink Daffodil delight by rolling it across the ink pad. Using a back and forth motion, roll inked brayer across the sky area of the masked cardstock until all of the ink is off the roller.
  4. Roll some more to blend it further.
  5.  
Repeat previous step using the second lightest color of ink Tangerine Twist.
  6. Repeat previous step with the darkest color Cajun Craze  covering only part of the previously inked area.
  7. Tear a Post It Note for the bottom  meadow and Sponge along the Post-It™ Note horizon line with Mossy Meadow ink.
  8.  
Remove Eclipse™ Paper.

   

  9. Stamp images with Black ink.

 Cut out the holiday home and add some spookyness to it using your imagination and stamps from Holiday Cheer and Gratitude for Days. Add some linen thread and a piece of grosgrain ribbon and finish the card.

Thanks for stopping by,

Making an impression one stamp at a time!

Gail_Sig

 

Halloween Colors in the Wetlands – Throw Back Thursday

The beautiful fall colors of Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze, and Soft Suede highlight this card that uses a new favorite Stampset of mine . . .The Wetlands! The wetlands one year later still is one fo my favorite stampsets. Using the brayer Technique is such a statemen  on a card and brings out the richness  of thecolors used

Image

  1. Creating the beautiful background is easy if you do it one color at a time , Step-by-Step.
  2.  
Cut circle for the moon and for the ground from Eclipse™ paper and adhere to white cardstock to mask the Marsh area.
  3.  Ink brayer with the lightest color of dye ink by rolling it across the ink pad. Using a back and forth motion, roll inked brayer across the sky area of the masked cardstock until all of the ink is off the roller.
  4. Roll some more to blend it further.
  5.  
Repeat previous step using the second lightest color of dye ink.
  6. Repeat previous step with the darkest color dye and covering only part of the previously inked area.
  7. Sponge along the Post-It™ Note horizon line with the darkest colored dye ink.
  8.  
Remove Eclipse™ Paper.

   

  9. Stamp images with Black ink.

 finish the card

Supplies:

  1. Whisper White Cardstock
  2. Embossing folder of choice
  3. Sticky paper
  4. Rubber Brayer
  5. Sponge
  6. Several Coordinating Dye Inks (here Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede)
  7. Black Stazon Ink
  8. Stamp Set Wetlands
  9. White Gel Pen
  10. Additional Card Stock for layering
  11. Linen thread
  12. Anitque Brad

Thanks for stopping by,

Make an impression one stamp at a time!

Gail_Sig

 

 

Thankful For . . . The Holiday Sale

The Stampin’ Up Holiday Sale is Just Around the Corner!

This year’s online holiday sale (formerly known as Online Extravaganza) will be November 20-December 2. That’s just around the corner.  Get ready for all of your holiday shopping! I’ll  be able to post all the info on November 19 or 20, so make sure to check back then. Also, we’ll be starting it off with a 24-hour doorbuster sale you won’t want to miss so make sure to check it out on November 20.  This is going to be HUGE!  At least this is what I have been told!

In the meantime, here is another card to celebrate the fall. I have used one of my favorite stamp sets, The Wetlands.  The funny thing about this set is that when first looking through the catalog, I always passed it over. Then one afternoon, my downline did a card with it and I just thought  . . . What a perfect stamp set. I have used it ever since for all occasions.wertlandswatermarked-truly-grateful

Supplies for this card:

Papers:
Basic Black (121045),  Very Vanilla (101650), Soft Suede (115318), Brushed Gold (102935)

Inks:
Early Espresso (126974), Crushed Curry (131173), Black Stazon Ink (101406)

Stamps:
Truly Grateful (131733), Wetlands (126697)

Accessories:
Wood Grained Embossing Folder (127821),  Candy Dots, Neutrals (130934) Modern Label Punch (119849), Bakers Twine (125573) Blender Pen (102845) Aqua Painter (103954) White Gel Pen (105121),  Big Shoot Die-Cutting Machine (113439)

Make an Impression One Stamp at a Time!

Thanks for stopping by!

Gail