Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Distressed Oxide Ink

Background Tutorial
Use the new Distressed Oxide Inks to make some fun backgrounds for a Christmas Nativity Scene. There are 14 colors top choose from in our new Ink collection. I used the blending technique for the background on the card. The ink colors are Antique Linen, Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, and Chipped Sapphire. You will need the ink blending tool with the foam applicators for this technique.
Step 1. Apply the first coat of color with the blending tool using a circular motion on your white cardstock.
Step 2. Apply a second color next to the first color using the circular motion to blend the two colors together. You can see where the Picked Raspberry on the Mustard Seed made a shade of orange.
Step 3. Apply the third color using the circular motion blending the Chipped Sapphire with the Picked Raspberry to make a little shade of purple.
Step 4. Apply a spatter of glittery drops for the night sky with your clear shimmer brush.
Stamp your selection of images on your blended background with your Black Ink pad. 
Add a sentiment of your choice. Soften the edges of the Mustard Seed with the Antique Linen Ink using a circular motion to blend the two colors.

Friday, September 25, 2020

Join the March

For Prayer
Saturday on the National Mall was the Prayer March 
for our country. Thousands of people gather with each 
other to pray for our nation. Even if we couldn't
 be there we can join our hearts in prayer for our 
nation as we face these uncertain days.
We pray that God will heal our nation and believe that He is making 
all things new as His Word tells us. Only God can heal a broken heart
 and make it new. Only God can win against the turmoil that seems 
to be raging across our great cities. Pray for peace to fill the hearts 
of those who need peace. Calm the winds of turmoil and set 
our country on a new path of hope and peace. 

I used this sketch from Atlantic Hearts for my card

I used the colors Avocado, Nectarine and Sundance from Color My Heart for my card.

Thank you Atlantic Hearts and Color My Heart for the inspiration.

Monday, September 21, 2020

Tic Tac Toe Time

At Color My Heart
My color choices are from the top row on the Tic Tac Toe board below: 
Eggplant, Saffron, and Pixie with an accent base of Thistle.
I colored the Christmas Ball in the center with Saffron, Shaded around the gold with Pixie and edged it with Eggplant. I used Eggplant to stamp the word background on Thistle cardstock. The slim line card pattern is a copy right released pattern from the Wishes Card program Top Band. There is a Silver glitter star on the top of the manger.

Come play Tic Tac Toe with us at Color My Heart.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

For the Boys

Celebrate A Birthday
Making cards for guys involve simple colors and simple layouts.
The card colors for this card come from Color My Heart challenge
Red White and Blue. I used two blues, Carolina and Sapphire 
for more visual fun and Candy Apple with White Daisy.

Join the fun at Color My Heart 
with your Red White and Blue project.


Monday, September 14, 2020

Waterfall Card Tutorial

Easy to Make with the Waterfall Thin Cut
Cut the pieces of the card from the Waterfall Thin Cut

Assemble the four squares as desired

Fold slider on the center scored line
Fold bottom section with flaps up toward the top

Fold flaps around the slider and glue ends only together.

Adhere the bottom square to the scored section of the slider

Adhere second square to the next scored section on slider.

Adhere third square to the next scored section on the slider.

Attach last square at the top of the slider.
Decorate the inside of slider as desired (see photo below)

Attach slider to the card. Put adhesive on folded over flaps only

Pull tab down to make the waterfall flow.

Keep pulling to reveal the message on the inside.

Completed card.

This card makes great specialty card for holidays, celebrations, and everyday encouragement cards.

 View this card in motion 


Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Begin Each Day

 With a Thankful Heart
Sketch #384 from Atlantic Hearts is the inspiration for this card.
The colors come to you from the color challenge at Color My Heart.
Made with the new Mix-in paper pack and 
With a Thankful Heart stamp set.

I used the colors in row 3, Toffee, Glacier, and Espresso
from   the Tic Tac Toe color board at Color My Heart.
Be sure to check out the color challenges at Color my Heart 
and the Sketch challenges at Atlantic Hearts each week.


Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Operation Smile

Technique Tutorial
Water Color with Shimmer Brush

Stamp Image with Intense Black Ink on White Daisy Card Stock

Color image with water color pencils. (Water color pencils give you 24 fabulous colors that co-ordinate with all our papers).  Brush the colored image with your clear shimmer brush. The clear shimmer brush acts like a water brush but it leave a shimmer to your finished image.
Use colors to coordinate with your papers.
I used Canary, Avacado, and Glacier water colored pencils. 
The papers are from the new Mix-in paper pack. 
Cut out image and add to your card. My card pattern is # 20 from Make It From Your Heart IV.
If you don't like to fussy cut your image, choose a pattern that you can stamp the image on part of the pattern. I used pattern # 15 from Make It From Your Heart IV pattern book.

Stamp the image on the card part, color with water color pencils, and brush with your clear shimmer brush. Add to your finished card.

Recipe for this project:
D1977 Every Bit of Wonderful (Operation Smile Stamp Set)
9044 Make It From Your Heart IV (card Patterns)
Z4189 Intense Black Ink (Archival Black will work also)
Z3630 Water Color Pencils
Z3293 Clear Shimmer Brush
X9019 Mix-in Paper Pack