Poppy Red on White Gesso

Challenges
Sunday Stampers: Poppy Love
CAS Mix Up: Gesso Resist

I made a resist spray out of half clear gesso and water then spritzed a strip of Text Vellum. Once dry I placed a leaf stencil and added white gesso. When that was dry I sprayed shimmer sprays in red, pink and purple. The shimmer sprays made a nice bg but the leaves were lost, so I went with poppy red ink pad straight to strip. While ink was wet I heat set clear embossing powder. Stamped the sentiment strip and added feathers from my hens. The side red strips are double sided tape with red embossing powder heat set. Probably not the smartest thing to do these last but it did work.

The resist spray did work to create a splattered bg with the shimmer sprays and the white gesso was a color magnet but somehow the bg resisted the ink.

CAS that My Guy Likes

Challenges
The Paper Players: CAS + Men in Mind
Inkspirational: Shake

Shaker cards are not usually my cup of tea so this was a stretch for me. Especailly considering I was attempting to keep it CAS. Not sure it qualifies for that.

To make the sandwich, I cut to the same size and then die cut the dragon fly on color washed photo paper and blue fun foam. Taped acetate to the back of the color piece and stamped the dragonfly on the white cs base. Added double sided tape to both sides of fun foam and attached all the layers, with crystals in the window. Sentiments was created and cut on Silhouette.

Thanks on Vellum

Challenge
Sweet Stampin: Thank You
Addicted to Stamps: CAS

After dry embossing vellum I hit it with several shades of shimmer spray, then ran through Xyron and adhered to copy paper. Then swiped black ink across top and even stamped grasses in black. Painted a few highlights with the shimmer spray direct from the bottle. Panel was attached to white cs base. Sentiment was cut three times on Silhouette and stacked then adhered to top of panel and card.

Thanks so much to Sweet Stampin for selecting my dog and the hot wire as one of your Top Three last week!

You are Enough

Challenge
Fusion: Enough

I was playing around with vellum and dry embossing and this happened. I used Xyron to attach dry embossed vellum to copy paper then swiped black ink pad across highlights. Used gold water color on a brush to color flower then mounted on white cs base. Stamped sentiments and butterfly on card in black.

Tip: DO NOT be afraid to cut your polymer stamps into what you want them to be. The sentiments in the new to me (purchased from stamp buddy on Ebay) stamp set were not my style. Once I cut them apart and selectively edited, I now like them and will use them.

Bouquet Shape

Challenges
Simon Says Wednesday: Animal Fun
Little Red Wagon: Shape Up
Just Add Ink: Thinking of You

This stamp is one very large image that I put into the Silhouette and created this hinged cut out. Stamped in black then water colored. Added stamped sentiment strip in dark red and stamped ladybug in black. Stamped another ladybug on copy paper, colored body with red copic then fussy cut just the body and rounded body with ball tool. Used thick glue to keep rounded shape and put glossy accents on body. Added a few white gel pen accents.

It was by shear grace that the card actually stands on it own. I did print out one of the complete stamp image and glued on the top of the hinged card so that my colored image is complete. Over at Silhouette School is a very good tutorial on creating shaped cards.