Sunday, August 28, 2022

Cards made with Stencil Spritz Layers

I made these cards using the two Stencil Spritz panels from the Aug. 23 Stampfest at Lynette's. You can find more info on our Stampfest is HERE. Both of  my panels had problems. I had a black smudge on this panel. Covered it with a die cut butterfly from Momenta.

Stamp: Gina K Friendly Silhouettes

To make this card I used parts of my second Stampfest Stencil Spritz panel. I did not get a clean impression when I stamped my panel with black ink. I was using Lynette's Tim Holtz platform. When I tried to re-stamp the image, my paper had shifted on the platform. So I just took the panel home with me. Later on, I decided to punch 2 hearts and cut a 1 rectangle for this card. The love text background layer was made with Stampin Up's Love by Definition background stamp (from 2003). To that I added burlap and a bow made from ribbon.  

Sentiment stamp from Gina K Stippled Flowers

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Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Stampfest at Lynette's, August 23, 2022

Lynette and I spent the day together yesterday to visit and do a little stamping! We were inspired by this pretty card on Instagram by cutcolorandcreate. We did not have the beautiful Gina K Zinnia stencil, so we ended up changing the style quite a bit.  We always seem to start out with a sample card as a source of ideas.

I messed up with the green leaves. Lynette did a much better job of placing the green leaved AND not getting green splotches where they should not be!

We used Gina K's flower stencil from Gina's A little love kit, blending brushes and Gina K inkpads:
wild dandelion, bubblegum pink, sweet mango, ocean mist and key lime; jelly bean green for the leaves.We trimmed the panel to 3-1/2 x 4-3/4 inches.

Happy Birthday from GK Stippled Flowers set
OH HAPPY DAY! from GK Flower Builders

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We tried out Gina K's Stencil Spritz Technique found on YouTube. We used Gina's Water Droplets stencil with Turquoise Sea and Key Lime inks. Lynette's result was better--as you can see on her panels, the top two. We used Lynette's Tim Holtz Stamping platform. I messed up on both of mine!

Stamps: Stampin Up Serene Silhouettes, Gina K Friendly Silhouettes, Tim HoltzVisual Artistry Flights of Fancy using Versafine Onyx Black ink

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Monday, August 22, 2022

More Fluttering Fall Butterfly Cards

Variations on a theme, butterfly and flower cards... Enjoying my Gina K Fluttering Fall Layering Stencil Bundle along with some other stencils and embossing folders for backgrounds. 

NOTE: I started blogging these card in spring 2022. I am going to post these remind me of the fun I had with Gina K's wonderful stamps and stencils!

The two backgrounds above were made with stencils, ink and blending brushes. 

I enjoy making backgrounds with the Embossing Folder Stamping technique. I dabbed the inkpad directly onto the raised side of the embossing folder, then spritzed with water. Placed a piece of white cardstock on it, closed the embossing folder and pressed down on it with my hands. I sometimes use a brayer to press down.

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Friday, August 5, 2022

Drawstring Bag Sewing with Grace


My sister Grace came over yesterday with some orange fabric. She wanted some cloth bags for her fancy kites and also for her 3D printed NAF-style flute. She took some photos of the process. I should have asked my husband to take a photo of the two of us! 

We had fun playing with my new Juki F-600 sewing machine's alphabet and numbers.  We encountered a problem with the period/decimal point on the flute bag. When we added that character, it automatically added a space afterward. We could not figure out how to get 48.5 cm. So we chose to add a dot which was centered higher that a period would be. Anyone out there with a Juki F-600 who can show me how to add decimal point?

We always have a great time when we're together!

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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Stampfest at Lynette's May 4, 2022

Lynette and I had a great time stamping and visiting on Wednesday, May 4, 2022. 

Our inspiration for this card was Ceal Pritchett's card made with Gina K's Cake Toppers stamp set. Click here to see Ceal's card on her Simply Beautiful Creations blog.

We used a top folding card, cutting our cardstock in half lengthwise at the 4-1/4 inch mark. We then created the "table" using another piece of cardstock and a stencil from Lynette's stash. We used a blending brush and Gina K's sea glass ink to add color. Then cut it with Gina K's scalloped rectangle from Master Layouts 4. We placed that on our white card base on an angle, like Ceal's card.

Lynette stamped the cake layers with distress antique linen, stacking them like Ceal did. Then she fussy cut the cakes. Lynette used gold embossing powder on the cake plate and fussy cut that too. 

The flowers are from Gina K's Stippled flowers set. I colored them with colored pencils and fussy cut. The Mr & Mrs and Congratulations are from the Cake Toppers set and were both stamped in Versafine onyx black and fussy cut. 

Our birthday and anniversary cards were inspired by Debbie Cole Gustafson's card shared on the Gina K Designs & StampTV Friends Facebook Group on April 23, 2022. I am so grateful to her for sharing because I was never sure where to add the flowers! Thanks so much Debbie!  I love your arrangement and I hope you don't mind that we CASED your wonderful card!

Lynette stamped the happy birthday sentiment from Gina K's Sketched Flowers stamp set.

I stamped the happy anniversary sentiment from Gina K's Stippled Flowers stamp set.

 Using a stamping platform, we arranged the Wild Blossoms leaves stamp and used Gina K jelly bean green ink. We place the flowers stamps on a small acrylic block and stamped with Gina K turquoise sea for the larger flower and Gina K blue lagoon for the smaller flower buds. Again, we used the same placement that Debbie Cole Gustafson used on her card. 

Lynette, Don and I had a very nice walk to a local restaurant for lunch. On the way home we walked through a park and enjoyed the tulips and other spring flowers and tree blossoms! Thanks, Lynette for a wonderful day!