Make an elegant wax seal card embellishment

Make an elegant wax seal card embellishment

I promised I’d be making some cards with wax seals…so here’s the first one! The good folks at Trinity blessed me with some treats from the new release….so here’s one of the stamp sets and two of the die sets…..with a seal for an embellishment!

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In the project I’ll show you the cardmaking part, then do a test of some golds and talk about the different types of wax I’ve tried thus far – then add seals to the two cards!

Video

Watch the video below or click HERE to go see it on YouTube.

These cards are so pretty whether they have a seal or not! I kept them as flat as I could since I’d have a nice big juicy stamp on it – that’ll help keep postage to a minimim. (Next video about wax seals will have the results of a test I’ve been running on seals and the postal system.)

For the record – I found (happily!) some very very old envelopes in StampinUp! packaging that are perfect for the mini slimline cards! They do NOT fit in an A2, if you’re wondering. Just a little too long. But Trinity makes a slimline envelope die!

The Gold Rich Superfine WOW powder matches the Artisaire gold pretty perfectly 🙂

Shiny shiny shiny!

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Stamped Quilted Hexagon Card – Distress Inks

Stamped Quilted Hexagon Card – Distress Inks

Happy Sunday! It’s my Monday video a day early….just so I can remind you of the project over at Ellen’s today too. Coz, I totally get it that I put out too much stuff and nobody can catch me with all my running around. Ha!

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You saw this project if you visited my new release post on Friday – just a peek at it but today you get to see how I made it. Including how my crooked stamping (which makes me incapable of getting an even outline with a die around a stamp) led to a solution for this card that made it BETTER. Don’t yell at your messups, they might find you new tricks to try!

Video

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I’m so excited to send this to a friend who’s starting a new biz….she lost her job during the pandemic and has been working behind the scenes to get started on sometehing new of her own, and I’m tickled for her!

And now, your reminder….

Go see the pretty tulips at Ellen’s!

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Simple stamp masking: a tree branch

Simple stamp masking: a tree branch

Today’s little video covers the masking portion of my watercolor pencil video over at MFT today…last month so many people loved that I showed the masking, so let’s do it again!

Video 1

Watch the masking video first below or click HERE to see it on YouTube.

Video 2

Be sure to check out the coloring on MFT’s blog and YT! Supplies for the whole card are listed below.

Facebook Live

You can grab the cute little bear below over on MFT’s blog – print it out on Neenah, grab your watercolor pencils (or regular colored pencils!) and check out the replay here on my Facebook page!

The coloring

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Crafty Hack: Mask Stamps for Complex Scenes

Crafty Hack: Mask Stamps for Complex Scenes

Hey there, new stampers! Or new”er” stampers. I’m guessing if you clicked on this post, you’re one who’d like some tips to make stamping complex scenes easier, right? Well let’s hope I can get you to try some scenes with lots of stamps!

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Over on MFT’s channel you’ll see the coloring – but let’s get right to the stamping here first, ok?

Setting up a card using the little masked pieces is super helpful – you can move them around like little paper dolls, until you’re happy with them! The Eclipse tape is a really easy way to accomplish it. After you use the masks, don’t toss them – tuck them into your stamp storage! (I use the Ellen Hutson envelopes – they come in Large , Medium , Small , and X-Small.)

The coloring of this card:

More help…

I mentioned you might want to see what different pen widths look like – I’d recommend for thicker lined stamps, a .5 would be most helpful, for thinner ones maybe a .3…..but as you see I bought a full set so I could play with a lot more widths! Click to see the video.

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A few favorites for different mediums:

Make a Retro Sleigh Ride Card – masking with inks!

Make a Retro Sleigh Ride Card – masking with inks!

When a stamp has a retro feel…it’s time to make a retro sleigh ride card! I looked up some old card designs on the interwebs and found some with simple colorways and lots of white outlines, and figured out a creative way to do some masking that you might like!

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Video

In the video I’ll show you how to do the crazy masking using Eclipse tape – it’s a little convoluted but makes a really nice flat card! (There are dies you can use to cut out the images to adhere – but I thought this was a fun option too!)

View on YouTube

The red card is so much fun – and with the chunky outlines it wasn’t so hard to trim out. (And FYI I finally did find my detail scissors!)

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How to make cards with Cute Cottonball Critters (easy!)

How to make cards with Cute Cottonball Critters (easy!)

Sometimes I see a stamp set and my brain goes immediately to a place other than what they were “built” for – and while it’s sometimes a weird place, I think you might like today’s cards! Here’s what they’re supposed to look like – and there’s a set of dies so you can cut out each critter:

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But I went another way, using *just* the shadow solid stamps! And cotton balls. And qtips! Check it out:

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The panda is so sweet – stamp the ears and eye spots, apply white pigment ink with a cotton ball, then re-stamp the eye spots. If you do the re-stamping while the white ink is wet you get a “grey” color so drawing the eyes on works well. OOOH I just thought of something else – tiny GOOGLIE EYES! 🙂

The kitties can be customized to match your kitty or your recipient’s! Make spots, or use the colors of the real cat’s fur.

And then there’s pups! Don’t forget to give them a collar with a qtip.

Bunnies were soo fun to play around with – ears up or ears down!

This little guy belongs in a cartoon!

Flip the ears down, and it becomes a flop-eared bunny!

I hope this gave you some bonus ideas to use along with the ‘regular’ intent of stamping with shadow stamps and the die set!

SUPPLIES

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