Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Club Scrap: May Blog Hop

Well this month we are off to the Adirondacks, perfect for Father's Day Cards!!  But first, you should have arrived from Jennifer or to start at the beginning Click here.

Ok, lets start with Card 1.  This is my Fathers Day card.  One of my girls will give it to their Dad.  I decided I wanted it to look like we were looking through a boat window at the scene.  So.. . . . . . . .

Not the best photo.  The glare from the acetate window messes with my focus.  The blue front is a rich denim, but the overall design is pleasing.

So first I need to make the Window Rim.

Layered several together to get the right look.  Then using the smaller die, cut the card and the mat to create the window.  cut a piece of acetate with the larger circle, and sandwiched them onto the from tot eh card.  Used embellishments from a different kit to create the "window" screws.

Took a piece of white card stock and lightly sketched the circle.  I used the cutout from from dies as a template.

  Then I stamped and colored the image.

I used several stamps and using a lighter grey ink, stamped them on to the background.  Then using a black ink, stamped the bird and heat embossed in clear.  Colored the whole scene with copics.  Added some black inking to give definition.  
Here is the final, with inking and a sentiment.  Signed my name under the bank with the year.  
This panel is then adhered to the inside of the card.  
Strong and masculine!!  

Card 2:

Time to play with those Oxides.  It is a love hate relationship, but the more I play the better I like them.  They have some properties that make them a challenge as well as fun.  

I started by inking a 110# piece of card stock.  

The oxides blend very well.  This is the background for Card 2, used the same technique for Card 3 but with different colors.  I taped this down.  I did not want any movement. 

sprayed the backside of the stencil with water.  until wet, but not dripping and placed over the inked paper.  Payed a paper towel on top to catch any extra water and . . . . . . . . Drum Roll!!!!!

Words in the background.  Amazing!!!

Mounted on a white mat, a green card base.  Added some gold thread, an embellishment. Finished off with a sentiment stamped and embossed in gold.  Simple but stunning!!

Ok Card 3:

Having so much fun with the Oxides, I pressed on.  

Stamped the tree image in Versamark and embossed in white.  Inked and blended with idea of hills, water and sky.  

I used water to distress, tried to run it through my MINC to remove embossing powder and made a mess.  Ok, redo, no water, just a slight mist (2 feet away) to set the ink and no MINC.  I am thinking the ink causes the paper to stick, probably wasn't dry, I must remember this ink takes forever to get completely dry.  Will try again with this thought another time!!.  All that was left was to trim it down to A2 mat size.  
Lastly, I die cut a thanks from white card stock  added ribbon and rhinestones, Perfect!!!   Unisex thank you card. 

Thats it for me.  Your next stop is Cheryl

Happy Crafting,

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  1. Great Father's Day card and thanks for the tutorial.

  2. Great cards Josette! Love all of looks you achieved.

  3. Absolutely stunning cards with such great techniques, Josette! I love the misted stenciling over the oxide inks! Well, I adore 'em all...

  4. Fantastic cards, Josette! Your outdoor scene for the window card is amazing. Great coloring!

  5. Terrific cards Josette, love the inking and landscapes!!

  6. Super techniques Josettte and lovely cards.

  7. Um, yeah, why didn't I think to ink that mountain range in white? What a great assortment of cards! That first one is my favorite; it's magnificent!

  8. Every card is simply stunning, I want to re-create them all!! Just beautiful, so thanks so much for posting!

  9. I love 'em all, so many different techniques here! BUT your window card is pretty fabulous. Thanks for sharing all the details, I may have to break down and get some of the oxide inks. Gosh you ladies are such enablers!

  10. The window card was stunning! Loved the watercolor look you achieved with the stamps and copics! Have a great day!

  11. Stunning card - good luck with the oxides!

  12. A very beautiful card and thank you for the step by step directions

  13. Such a lovely selection of beautiful cards. TFS
    Helen -- Firenze Cards

  14. Gorgeous cards. I especially LOVE the "window" card. So many great techniques shared here. TFS!

  15. Such fun and gorgeous cards. Fabulous coloring!

  16. Beautiful cards! Don't you just love those oxides?! Love all your details!

  17. Great ideas here, josette! Must try the stencil/oxide trick.