Jun 30, 2023

Tracy Evan’s AALL & Create Stenciled Cards

Hi friends!  I have another batch of Tracy Evans cards to share with you today that I made hanging out with my mom.  If you missed my last post where I shared a fun video tutorial on using pigment powders with stencils, hop on over HERE.  For this card I just used ink blending brushes with Distress Inks in Lucky Clover and Salty Ocean.  I didn't blend in the center so I could put my focal stamp there.  I spritzed the ink with water and blotted for a more mottled look.

I used a pretty coral pink for the tips of this flower because it reminded me of a succulent.  :)

I tried to get a good print from the ink left on the stencil by spritzing it with water.  The result was very faded, but pretty.  I added some light ink blending along the edges for more contrast.  

This time I colored the tips with a pretty orchid color of ink - fun!

Next, I made a couple of cards for Tracy's FB challenge for June/July, themed Heartfelt.  I used Distress Inks in Wilted Violet and Picked Raspberry.

I used my label tape maker to fill in the sentiment.  The three birds represent my girl gang at work.  I wanted to give the girls these cards to express my gratitude to them for joining me in a beautiful Bible study last month.

For the second card I used repeat stamping with my stamp platform to stamp some background stamps in multiple colors.  I used Distress Oxides in Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry and Cracked Pistachio.

I fussy cut the center flower for dimension and left it more white.

I moved onto a couple of CAS cards in a more shabby look.

This flower by Tracy is one of my absolute favorites.  I fussy cut a second flower and offset it for a fuller flower.  I used Spun Sugar and Evergreen Bough.

And for the last card I fussy cut several of those blossoms for extra dimension.  The colors are prettier IRL on this one.  I used Spun Sugar and Vintage Photo.  I hope these cards inspire you today!  xx, Autumn

Jun 28, 2023

Studio Light Fall Grunge Collection Cards

Hi friends!  I'm sooooo excited today to share some samples for the latest Studio Light Grunge Collection.  This entire range features gorgeous fall inspired images, and you know by my name I do love fall!  ;0  I did try to show the stamps in a more "everyday" usage to show you how versatile they can be.  

First up, I've used the beautiful Poppy Flower stamp (SL-GR-STAMP443).  It is truly the perfect image for Memorial Day and beyond. I made a bookmark using the new Slimline & Ticket cutting dies (SL-GR-CD533) and finished with some sari ribbon.

Up next, I had a a relaxing coloring session with the Thistle Flower stamp (SL-GR-STAMP450). What a beautiful image and a favorite flower of mine! I took pieces of the Leaves Card Shape cutting die set (SL-GR-CD532) to make the postal edge. I love how versatile this die set is!

I took this pic in the field by my mom's house last spring.  I just love it!

I really liked the repeat circles in the background and how it allows for contrast when coloring this stamp.

I'm a huge owl lover!  My jaw dropped when I saw the Owl In Tree stamp (SL-GR-STAMP447)!  I colored it with the new Watercolor Paint Tin (SL-ES-WC02) and framed it with the new Slimline & Ticket cutting dies (SL-GR-CD533).  I thought the rings mimicked tree rings.  

I paired with a line from the Sentiments & Wishes stamp set (JMA-ES-STAMP340) from JMA.  Can you tell I love these label wishes?

For my next card I used the Sunflowers stamp (SL-GR-STAMP448) and my stamp press to repeat stamp the background using Distress Inks in Fossilized Amber, Vintage Photo and Peeled Paint.

I fussy cut the focal images from the same stamp and detail colored them with the same inks.  I used another sentiment from Sentiments & Wishes stamp set (JMA-ES-STAMP340) by JMA.  I just love this beautiful stamp!

For my final card today, I used the  Mushrooms stamp (SL-GR-STAMP446), stamping it in the background and again fussy cutting part of the image for dimension.  I colored with deep colors for a moody effect.  I used Distress Inks in Peeled Paint, Seedless Preserves, Black Soot and Mermaid Lagoon.  I added a bit of mica spray for a metallic effect over the colored panel.

I hope all of these cards have inspired you today and you'll take a moment to check out the new Grunge release by Studio Light from your favorite retailer.  xx, Autumn

Jun 22, 2023

Studio Light Fall Grunge Stamps Tag Book


I just love using the Art by Marlene Ini Mini Zig Zag Journal cutting dies (ABM-MUC-CD417) and have created yet another little tag book!  This time I cut each tag apart.  Each of the tags features a gorgeous new image from the Studio Light Grunge collection.  What a fabulous new range this is!  I'm totally smitten.  

I dipped the tags in a combination of Distress Inks: Peeled Paint, Fossilized Amber, Rusty Hinge and Walnut Stain.  This tag features the Autumn Stamps set (SL-GR-STAMP451) and one leaf from the Autumn Elements cutting dies (SL-GR-CD534). 

This sunflower is from the Flower Elements set (SL-GR-STAMP452).  

The bottom section of each tag is perforated to have a tearaway or folding element.  I used this section to stamp little ticket images from the new Jenine's Mindful Art (JMA) Ticket to Happiness stamp & cutting dies set (JMA-RM-SCD62).  In the background on this tag I used the Lines and Dots mask (SL-GR-MASK206).  

On the background of this tag I used the Grungy Bits mask (SL-GR-MASK204) and used Studio Light Structure Paste with the Lines and Dots mask.  

I used the Autumn Branches set (SL-GR-STAMP449) here with some layered, dyed cheesecloth.  

I sponged the backs of the tags with more Walnut Stain and then stenciled with Ground Espresso Distress Oxide.  I tied them all together with a piece of sari ribbon.  It was so much fun getting grungy with these new stamps!  Make sure to check out the entire release from your favorite stockist.  xx, Autumn

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