Stamped on the Envelope

The card was a combination of several projects over the past two weeks. The bg was stamping with my new Christmas stamp with boughs and smooched in yellow and red oxide spray with sun masked then removed and sponged in yellow ink. Splatters in gold and white. Butterfly is a colored pencil class I took, fussy cut and wings rolled around paint brush handle and attached at body. Rubbed edges of piece in black ink and attached to white cs base. Envelope was masked then sponged in orange and yellow ink then stamped in black small boughs and butterfly. Wings of envelope butterfly were watercolor with oxide spray.

I purposely did not add sentiment. This is for my niece and she will love the hand written note on the inside wishing her the happiest birthday.

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Christmas in July

This is a A2 size with tubes built into the sides that lay flat for mailing. I started with white cs cut to 5 1/2 x 7 1/4. Scored 3/8″ four times on each side and folded each score line towards the center. Glued the outside edge to the inside of the card on each side to create the tubes. My bg piece is a left over red and pink smooched piece trimmed then added pine bough stamped in black and green. This was attached to the back and left side. Added clear acetate with gold dots to top then gold and white ribbon along right side. Die cut the sentiment twice, once in gold once in white that were then stacked and attached to the acetate. The piece is blank on the back for hand written note and it stands on its own with the tubes.

I got the idea to make this from a demonstrator that made a huge card with separate tubes that were 1/2″ squares that were then attached. This smaller version with smaller tubes is very cute. The glue I used to attach the sentiment to the acetate and the acetate to the card is Smart Craft Glue. It is super strong and totally clear.

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Horseback in the mountains

I had watched this video and was inspired. The bg is copy paper used to mop up oxide spray in yellow and red off of the glass mat. The circle stencil had red ink from previous project so I sprayed it with alcohol and placed ink side down on this piece and pressed. Sponged more of the red ink to create contrast to the yellow. Then I followed the video to sponge the dark gray hills using stencil. Masked the moon and sponged black along skyline. My horse riders are a stencil I made and the color is black ink and a bristle ink dauber (I must say I love these things). Stamped trees in black ink then added black colored pencil under horses then water brush to create shadows and grass. I even used quikie glue pen and gold glitter around the moon. Trimmed to fit white cs base and attached.

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Cherry Red

This bg is a pull off of the gel press of white copy paper with red oxide spray on mat then used brayer to get first layer. Using brayer again to add acrylic Dragonfly Glaze then took this lift. Sprinkled on color burst direct to paper in a bright red and spritzed with water and allowed to dry. Using circular stencil and brush dauber with cherry red ink pad for the next layer. Added thin coat of clear gesso to lock in everything thus far. Die cut was created on Silhouette as was the greenery in white cs. Sentiment is stamped in cherry red then heat set in clear gloss embossing powder. Rubbed edges with cherry red ink pad and attached to white cs base. The left of the piece was too boring and I was pretty sure I was not going to splatter or add black of any kind. So I placed a leaf stencil on top, daubed on clear embossing pad then heat set white gloss embossing powder. Now it is complete.

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A Day at the Beach

Because I don’t have much beach stuff, I searched digis and found these images at Vera Lane Etsy shop. Each image is a png so I layered up a few and colored with colored pencils and water brush on white text vellum. Hand drew frame around sentiment. Made the eyes shimmer with Dragonfly Glaze. Trimmed to fit white cs base, mounted then added b&w stripe strips.

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