Friday, 26 January 2018

No-line Colouring ft. Altenew

Hi there!

Today I have two cards and a video of one card to share with you using the no-line colouring technique. First of all you might be thinking..."What on earth is no-line colouring?" Well, here is my best explanation:

The no-line technique is colouring a stamped image so that the finished product appears to have no stamped line, i.e. no black (or other coloured) outline.  The finished image should appear as if you drew it yourself, i.e. not appear to be stamped. 

With the technique now explained, here are the two cards that I created.

Below is the process video I made for the purple/pink floral card.  The yellow floral card was coloured in exactly the same way, only using yellow pencils rather than purples and pinks.  You can find the exact colours I used in the Supplies list at the end of this post.

To create both of the cards I started out by stamping all of my images from the Altenew Spring Daisy stamp set using Distress Ink in Antique linen onto some Neenah Solar White cardstock 110lb.  I stamped the images using this light coloured ink so that once I start to colour using pencils, you wont be able to see the lines anymore.  

I then used my Prismacolor pencils to colour all of the images.  For the yellow flowers I started by using PC918 which is the lightest of the 3 shades I chose.  I concentrated this colour from the centre of the flower toward the middle of each petal and then also on the outer edges of each petal.  Next I used the medium shade (PC917) to blend out toward the centre from both the flower centre and from the outer edge of the petals.  Lastly, I used the lightest shade of yellow (PC916) to blend over each petal.  I did the same shading for each flower that I coloured. 

Then for the centre of each flower I used browns to draw small 'c' shapes with the dark (PC946) and medium (PC945) shades and then filled over the whole centre with the lightest shade (PC941).

To give the flowers a more realistic look I took the PC941 brown pencil to add some shading to each petal. I then blended all of my pencil work using the Prismacolor colorless pencil (PC1077).

For the purple/pink flowers I did the same technique, just using different colours. The darkest shade was PC931, medium PC995, light PC994.  For the shading on these flowers I also added some shading using PC947 as well as the PC946.

For the leaves I used greens PC911 (dark), PC1005 (medium), PC989 (light) and PC941 to dull some of the brightness from the green. I started with the dark colour and drew in the veins of the leaves and then blended out using the medium and lightest greens. 

I then fussy cut all of the flowers and the leaves and added 3M mounting tape to the backs of each piece. 

For my background I took some more Neenah Solar White cardstock 110lb and die cut out the words 'thank' and 'you' from the Altenew Majestic Blossom die set using my Big Shot die cutting machine.  I cut each word approximately 14 times. 

Once cut, I adhered the words onto another sheet of Neenah paper cut to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".  I knew that I wanted my floral bouquet to be toward the top middle of my finished card so I wanted the final "main" sentiment to be centred toward the bottom of the card, which I adhered first to to the panel using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  I used this adhesive as it has a matte finish, as the name suggests, therefore it is not visible should I get any on the card where I didn't want it.  After adhering the first 'thank you' I then adhered the rest in a nice pattern (which is easy to see in the pictures and the video).

To finish the card I arranged the flowers onto the card panel first, then tucked the leaves in behind the flowers until I had an arrangement that I liked (I did a few trial bouquets first and took photos on my phone until I was happy with the arrangement). Once adhered to my panel, I attached the whole panel to a top-folding standard cardbase (4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and it was finished.

I hope that you like my cards and the video. Please leave me a comment below, I love reading the comments!

 If you like the video, I would love for you to subscribe to my Youtube channel so that you can see further projects like this one from me.

Have an awesome day,

Jodie xx

Supplies List

  1. Altenew Spring Daisy stamp
  2. Distress Ink in Antique linen
  3. Neenah Solar White cardstock 110lb
  4. Prismacolor pencils in PC918, PC917, PC916, PC946, PC945, PC941, PC1077, PC931, PC995, PC994, PC947, PC911, PC1005, PC989
  5. 3M mounting tape
  6. Altenew Majestic Blossom die set
  7. Sizzix Big Shot die cutting machine
  8. Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  9. EK Success Cutterbee scissors
  10. Prismacolor sharpener

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Watercoloured Altenew Card

Hi there!

I have been having fun lately playing with different colouring mediums.  Today I played with my new Daniel Smith Watercolours and did some no-line watercolouring.

First I stamped the largest flower from the Altenew Beautiful Day stamp set using Tim Holtz Distress ink in Antique Linen onto some Tim Holtz Watercolor cardstock.  I then made a mask for the same flower using a full adhesive post-it note and put this right over my stamped flower.  I then added leave and spray flowers in an arrangement that I liked using the same Antique Linen ink pad. 

Once my stamping was complete, I chose some watercolours to use for the images.  For the flowers I used Daniel Smith Quinacridone Pink, Quinacridone coral and Cadmium Red medium hue.  I also added a small amount of Graphite grey for some darker areas. For the leaves I used Sap Green and 
Graphite Grey. 

For the background I used the Indigo colour and make stripes using a 1/2" flat brush on another piece of Watercolour cardstock.  

Once the floral piece was complete, I fussy cut it out using my Cutter Bee scissors, leaving a small white border around the images.  

With my floral piece temporarily in place on my background piece I stamped the sentiment from the Altenew Painted Greetings stamp set using Catherine Pooler Midnight Ink pad. 

Lastly, I adhered my floral watercoloured piece to the striped background using 3M Mounting tape to give the finished card some dimension. Then I added the whole panel to a top folding standard cardbase (4 1/4" x 5 1/2").

I hope that you like my card, I am so so happy with how it turned out.  I think I now need to focus on adding more detailed shading to make the flowers look more realistic.

If you like this card, or have any tips to give me, please leave me a comment below, I love to read the comments!


Jodie xx

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Happy Birthday Card ft Altenew

Hi There!

I hope you are well! Are you one of the lucky ducks that is at Creativation this weekend? I wish I was there.  It is such an amazing trade show! I have been watching all the Instagram posts and Facebook lives etc. to keep up with it all. 

Today I am sharing a fun Birthday card I made using Altenew stamps and dies mixed with some Catherine Pooler Inks and a watercoloured background. I also have a video to show you how I created it. 

To create the card, I started out by making the watercoloured background panel.  I used Daniel Smith watercolours in Indigo, Cobalt Blue and Cerulean Blue.  I added the colours quite randomly, but focused the colour toward the bottom left side of my card (and tried to have the colour be lighter toward the top right hand side). To add a little something extra, I added some Perfect Pearls in Interference Blue using a small spray bottle. I love the way it looked at the end, but the shine is quite hard to capture in photos. 

Next I worked on the stamping.  To choose the ink colours I wanted to use I did some test stamping.  The colour combos I tried out are pictured above.  The colour combo that I decided was best for my card has a tick on it. This was the combo that I felt worked best with my watercoloured background. I used the Altenew Vintage Roses set for the flowers and leave and used the Altenew Label Love set for the sentiment. 

I stamped more flowers and leaves than I knew I would need so that I could play around with different arrangements.  Each time I tried a different arrangement, I took a picture on my phone and then picked one I was happy with.  Once I was happy with the placement, I then added 3M Mounting tape to the backs of all my diecut pieces and copied the picture on my phone to attach all the pieces to my card just the way I wanted them to be. 

To finish the card I diecut the watercolour panel as well as a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock using the largest dies of both the Lawn Fawn Large and Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables. I then adhered each panel to a standard size top folding cardbase.  I then added some Pretty Pink Posh clear droplets in 4mm and 6mm sizes.

Supplies used:

  1. Daniel Smith Watercolors in Indigo, Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Blue
  2. 3/4" flat brush
  3. 12 round brush
  4. 3M Painter's Tape
  5. MDF board (cut down)
  6. Meeden Watercolor tin 48 pan
  7. Tim Holtz Watercolor paper
  8. Altenew Vintage Roses stamp set an dies
  9. Altenew Label Love stamp set
  10. Catherine Pooler Designs Ink in It's a Boy, Something Borrowed, Juniper Mist, Melon Ice, Green Tea, Eucalyptus and Midnight
  11. MISTI Stamping Tool
  12. Neenah Solar White Cardstock 110lb
  13. Ranger Perfect Pearls Interference Blue
  14. Lawn Fawn Large & Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables dies
  15. Washi Tape
  16. 3M Mounting Tape
  17. Tombow Mono Multi glue
  18. EK Success Honey Bee Scissors
  19. Ranger Multi Matte Medium
  20. Pretty Pink Posh Clear Droplets in 4mm & 6mm sizes
Thank you so much for stopping by.  If you like my card please leave me a comment below and be sure to watch my Youtube video and leave me a thumbs up.

If you'd like to see more cardmaking videos from me, please subscribe to my Youtube channel so you see my new videos as soon as I post them.

I hope you have a wonderful day!

Jodie xx

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Cheese & Whiskers! Belated Birthday card ft Lawn Fawn

Hello there!

Today I have a belated Birthday card to share with you.  I got the idea for this card after watching "Bananas in Pyjamas" with my son.  Rat in the Hat on this children's show has the catch phrase "Cheese and Whiskers!", which I thought would be perfect for a cheeky belated Birthday.  I also wanted to enter a card into the  Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 20: Fun With Food

For this card I combined some older sets from Lawn Fawn with some newer ones.  I just love how the little mice turned out with their added whiskers. 

Below is a few pictures of my finished card as well as a video showing how I made the card.

The finished card:outside

 The finished card: inside

Supplies used:

Lawn Fawn Best Pun Ever stamps & dies
Lawn Fawn/Simon Says Stamp Merry Christmouse stamps & dies
Lawn Fawn Wild for you stamps & dies
Lawn Fawn Elphie Selfie stamps & dies
Lawn Fawn Milo's ABC's stamps
Lawn Fawn Watercolor Wishes 6 x 6 paper pad
Lawn Fawn Sunflower Ink pad
Lawn Fawn Carrot Ink pad
Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables dies
Lawn Fawn Large & Small Stitched Circle Stackables dies
Lawn Fawn Sunflower cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink pad
Versafine Onyx Black Ink pad
WOW! Neutral Ultra Shimmer Embossing Glitter
Heat Tool
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
EK Success Honeybee scissors
Craft knife
Cutting mat
3M Mounting tape
Craft foam
Post-it notes
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Washi tape
Big Shot die cutting machine
Copic Sketch Markers in : Y11, Y15, Y19, Y38, W0, W2, W4, C1, C3, C5, N1, N3, N5, R20
Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock
Copic Multiliner 0.3

Thank you for stopping by!

I love reading comments, so please leave me one if you like my card today.

Have a great day, 

Jodie xx

Thursday, 11 January 2018

It's Your Day!

Hi everyone!

I've been on a bit of a roll this week... hittin' them New Years Resolutions like BAM! (LOL).... So I have another card to share with you.

I am going to be attending watercolour classes starting in February and for Christmas hubby got me some new Daniel Smith watercolour paints. I decided I would have a play with them before I start, and I am loving the results that they give!!! They look so great on cards! I will definitely be using them more in the future!

It was quite hard to take a great photo of this card.  In real life it is super sparkly, as it has heaps of embossing glitter and one of the watercolour paints is shimmery.

To make the watercolour panel I used piece of Tim Holtz distress watercolor cardstock taped to a board.  I wet the whole panel and then applied 3 different colours of Daniel Smith watercolours in a random pattern, much like when you create a galaxy background.  The colours I used were Indigo, Duochrome Green Pearl and Cobalt Blue.  Once I was happy with how the piece looked I set it aside to dry.  

Whilst the panel was drying I did some die cutting from a piece of 110lb Neenah Solar White cardstock.  I die cut the Catherine Pooler designs spiro doily, a small circle from Lawn Fawn's stitched circle dies and slightly larger circle from Lawn Fawn scalloped circle dies.  I left the spiro doily as is.  To the stitched circle I applied Catherine Pooler Juniper Mist ink direct to paper and then stamped a sentiment from the Concord & 9th Flower Turnabout stamp set using Versamark ink and added some WOW! embossing powder in Opaque Bright White and heat set it to melt the embossing powder.  To the scalloped circle I applied Versamark ink direct to paper and then used WOW! Fools Gold embossing glitter to coat the whole circle.  I then heat set it using my heat tool.  

Once my watercolour panel was dry, I removed it from the board and wiped over the whole piece using my embossing powder anti-static tool. Using the Papertrey ink Mehndi Medallion coverplate I  applied Versamark onto to the whole plate. Next I embossed the design onto the watercolour piece using my Big shot set to the appropriate setting for embossing and used my embossing mat underneath the watercolour panel and placed the coverplate carefully on top. Once I had run this through my Big Shot machine I poured over some WOW! Fools Gold embossing glitter, shook off the excess and then heat set the whole panel with my heat tool.  The end result of this panel is so so pretty! I cut this panel down to 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 inches. 

To a standard size top folding cardbase I added Juniper Mist ink direct to paper, just around the edges, as the rest will be covered up.  I then cut a piece of Neenah Solar white cardstock to 4 x 5 1/4 inches and adhered it to the card base using Tombow Mono Multi glue.  

I added 3M mounting tape to the back of the watercolour panel and adhered it on top of the white piece (already on the card base).

To finish the card I adhered the white spiro doily to the top centre of the card and then glued the Fools Gold scalloped circle on top of that.  Lastly I added the sentiment circle using 3M mounting tape. 

Supplied used:

1. 3M mounting tape
2. Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock
3. Concord & 9th flower turnabout stamp set
4. Catherine Pooler spiro doily
5. Lawn Fawn stitched circle stackables dies
6. Lawn Fawn scalloped circle stackables dies
7. Papertrey Ink Mehndi Medallion coverplate
8. Embossing mat 
9. Big Shot die cutting machine
10. Tombow mono multi glue
11. Heat tool
12. WOW! Fools Gold embossing glitter
13. WOW! Opaque Bright white embossing powder
14. Paintbrush
15. Daniel Smith watercolour Indigo
16. Daniel Smith watercolour Duochrome Green Pearl
17. Daniel Smith watercolour Cobalt Blue
18. EK Success Embossing powder Tool
19. Catherine Pooler Designs Juniper Mist ink pad
20. Versmark Ink pad

Thankyou so much for stopping by to see how I made this card.  Please leave me a comment if you liked the card.

Have a great day!

Jodie xx

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

If you can dream

Hi there,

Today I have an encouragement card to share with you.  This card uses some old stamp and die sets.  I just love re visiting stamps and dies that are in my stash and bringing them to life again, often using new techniques and/or colours.

Here is my card:

To create this card I started out by die-cutting a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock using the largest of the Lawn Fawn cross stitched rectangle dies.  Next I added paint splatters using a round paintbrush, water and my Gansai Tambi watercolours in the two gold tones.  I tried to concentrate the paint to be toward the top left hand corner of the card panel.

Next I worked on the dream catcher.  I used the WPLUS9 Dream catcher die to cut the ring out of some gold glitter cardstock and twice more out of Neenah Solar White cardstock. I used the same set of dies to cut 2 of the "string" pieces out of some vellum.  I then used some Catherine Pooler ink in Juniper Mist and a blending tool to apply some colour to both pieces.  I concentrated the colour in the middle of both pieces and blended the colour toward the outer edge to give an ombre look.

To complete the feathers I used the stamps and dies from the WPLUS9 Dream Believer set.  I stamped all the feathers in Catherine Pooler Inks.  The colours I used were Juniper Mist, Daydream and Aquatini. Once I had stamped the base layer of each feather I used my embossing tool to remove any static from the paper and then used Versamark ink to stamp the coordinating top layers of each feather.  To this I added WOW! Fools Gold Embossing Glitter and heat set it using my heat tool.

I cut out the little string and bead pieces from the Dream catcher die set and then stamped the beads from the Dream Believer stamp set using the Juniper Mist ink once again. I also added string details by just drawing a line using a fine liner.

My background panel was then dry, So I stamped the sentiment, also from the WPLUS9 Dream Believer stamp set, using Versamark ink and applied embossing powder in gold. Then I glued the panel to a top folding cardbase (finished size 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches).

To assemble the dream catcher I used Ranger Multi Medium Matte to the end pieces of the "string" pieces and added them to the gold glitter ring.  I arranged the pieces so that they overlapped in a nice pattern.  I then glued on the small "beaded" pieces and glued on the feathers in an arrangement I was happy with.  Lastly, I glued the whole piece onto my cardbase. To add a little more detail, I used some sequins and seed beads from my stash and placed these onto the dream catcher and the beads near the feathers.

Supplies used:

1.Lawn Fawn cross stitch large dies
2.Gansai Tambi watercolours 36 set
3. Gold Embossing Powder (from stash)
4. Sequins & seed beads (from stash)
5. Gold glitter cardstock & vellum (from stash)
6. Versamark Ink pad
7. EK Success embossing powder tool
8. Lawn Fawn Stamp shammy
9. WPLUS9 Dream Beliver stamps and dies
10. WPLUS9 Dream catcher die

Thank you so much for stopping by to check out my cards.  Please leave me a comment if you liked my card.  I love reading comments :)

Have a lovely day,

Jodie xx

Friday, 5 January 2018

Valentine's Day Cards ft. Catherine Pooler Designs

Hi Everyone,

This is my first post for the year, and my first post on my blog.  Today I want to share with you two cards that I made for Valentine's Day (or indeed any other love related occasion) featuring Catherine Pooler Designs stamps, dies and ink.

For my first card I used the CP Plaid Background stamp for the background panel of the card.  I inked it up using the CP Rockin' Red ink pad.  I stamped this onto a panel of 110lb Neenah Solar White cardstock cut to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. I then adhered this panel to a standard top folding card base (11 x 4 1/4 inch piece of card stock scored at 5 1/2 inches)

Next I cut out the CP Large Doily die as well as the CP Small doily die from some more Neenah cardstock using my Sizzix Big Shot Machine.  I used two 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch panels and cut each doily from a separate piece of cardstock so that I could use each of the negative die cut pieces in the second card.

I left the Large Doily as is, but for the Small Doily I covered it in Versamark ink and then added WOW! Embossing Powder in Red Glitz Embossing Glitter. I shook off the excess powder and then heat set the Doily with my heat tool.  Once I had embossed the Doily, I decided to cut out a heart from the middle.  To do this, I took the larger heart from the CP Tags etc. dies and adhered it to the centre of the doily with low tack tape before running it through my Big Shot machine.

For the sentiment I used the CP Hello World stamp and die set.  I stamped the word "Bonjour" in CP Rockin' Red ink and used the coordinating die to cut it out. At the same time I also used the small tag piece from CP Tags etc. dies to cut out a tag from Neenah Solar White cardstock. I then stamped the sentiment "chere amie" onto it using CP Rockin' Red ink once more.

To complete the card I adhered the white Large Doily die cut to the plaid panel toward the middle top of the card using Tombow Mono Multi glue. I also adhered the small white sentiment tag to the bottom centre of the card.  Next I used 3M mounting tape to adhere the embossed Small Doily die and the "Bonjour" sentiment to the card.  I placed the small doily in the centre of the large one and the "bonjour" sentiment just above the little tag.

For the second card I used the negative die cuts from the first to create a flower like shape for my card.  I took the piece that I cut the Small Doily from and inked it up using the CP Rockin' Red ink pad and applied it direct to paper.  

Next I added foam tape to the back of each of the two panels and adhered the white piece on top of the red piece.  I then temporarily adhered this piece to the standard top folding card base using low tack tape (I did this in case I made a mistake with the stamping so that I wouldn't waste my die cut piece).  I then stamped three different stamps from the CP Medallion Mix Up stamp set using CP Rockin' Red ink.  I also the stamped the "with love" sentiment in the same colour onto the top piece as shown. 

To finish the card I adhered the die cut piece to the card base using Tombow Mono Multi glue and added a finishing touch by using my Wink of Stella Brush Pen in clear to the centre flower and the small love heart.

Supplies used:

From Catherine Pooler Designs:

Plaid Background Stamp

Large Doily Die

Small Doily Die

Tags Etc Dies

Hello World Stamps and coordinating dies

Rockin' Red Ink Pad

Medallion Mix Up Stamps

Other Products:

Tombow Mono Multi Glue

3M Mounting Tape

110lb Neenah Solar White Cardstock

Thank you so much for visiting my blog! I hope that you liked my cards  and my video. I hope that you come by again to get more inspiration.

Jodie xx