Thursday, February 21, 2019

layered distress oxide resist

I love a good embossed resist stamping technique, especially a layered Distress Oxide one! 

In case you haven't used Distress Oxide inks yet (and I highly recommend you do), here's a quick bit about them...

  • they are a hybrid of pigment & dye inks
  • they are water-reactive, creating a "oxidized" effect when you add water
  • they blend beautifully
  • they are fun to watercolor with
  • and because they are part pigment, you can layer colors without getting "mud"

And I love this layered resist technique! You create a background with inks & water. Stamp & emboss an image in clear. Then finish by adding another color! Here's a quick video of the process:





Thanks so much for stopping by!!!
Carly


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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

action wobbles...

I'm over on the Neat & Tangled blog today with a few tips for using mini action wobbles. 

Come visit! XO!
Carly

Friday, February 15, 2019

brayered backgrounds with honey bee stamps

Have you used a brayer to create backgrounds for your cards? I'm sharing a little bit about it today over on the Honey Bee blog!
Come on over!!!
Carly

Thursday, February 14, 2019

diy background stamp

I'm sharing a little crafty hack for when you can't find the right background stamp over on the Trinity Stamps blog today!
Please come by and say hello!
Carly

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

adding a little fringe...

Fringe is a big fashion trend for spring but I think it is also a great addition to cardmaking! I'm over on The Stamp Market blog today with a few fringe-y cards.

Come on by!
Carly

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

no line coloring with copic markers

No line coloring is a stamping technique that I have found really intimidating but here a few tips that have helped me!

A few tips...
  • find an ink pad that works for you! I have tried light browns, light grays, light pinks...all with so-so results. The Ink On 3 Fadeout is by far my favorite and has been a game changer!
  • Keep the stamp close to use as a reference.
  • Start small! A small image is far less intimidating when those lines start to disappear. Or start with an image that you can take some artistic license with like a floral! My first real no line success was with a flower (and you can see that HERE).
Wanna see my no line coloring in action? Here's a quick video...


Thanks so much for stopping by!
Carly

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Friday, February 8, 2019

shaped floral cards with new essentials by ellen

Floral shaped cards make adorable bits of happy mail and are so easy to create with Essentials by Ellen Mondo Gerbera Daisy and Mondo Hydrangea stamps & dies!
Today is the release day for a fabulous collection of new Essentials by Ellen, including a really stunning daisy! 

I've been having so much watercoloring the daisy that I had to get the hydrangea out too and make some shaped cards!

Here's a quick video...





Here are the color combos...





Thanks so much for stopping by and you can check out the whole Essentials by Ellen release HERE!

Happy Friday Hugs!
Carly

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