Saturday, May 28, 2016

Birthday Flight

Hello!  The Crafty Nurse here with another card for our Tone on Tone Challenge here at A Blog Named Hero.

For this card I used the gorgeous stamp by Gina K Designs called, "Birthday Blessings" using a technique called Tone on Tone Embossing I learned on StampTV, Gina K's video tutorial site.


I hope you'll join us at A Blog Named Hero for our May Tone on Tone Card Challenge! Thanks again to Gina K for her collaboration this month.  See you in June!


Thursday, May 26, 2016

Coral Flower

Jennifer McGuire calls it distress ink lifting and Kelly Latevola calls it watercolor bleaching - and I call it lots of fun!!

Both techniques add color back to the image - Jennifer uses more distress ink and Kelly used Copics and I basically followed her technique.  Either way you can get a lovely tone on tone look which is our challenge for May.

I cut a piece of watercolor paper to 4x6 and stamped the flower from the April Hero Arts My Monthly Kit  with Versamark.  I heat embossed it with Hero Arts white embossing powder and then masked it to stamp the leaves.  Then I sponged spun sugar and abandoned coral distress ink over the whole piece.  Now came the fun part  - removing the color from the flower and leaves with a small brush and water.  I used Copics to shade around the flower and to add a bit of color back into the flower and leaves.  The sentiment (also from the HA kit) was stamped in Hero Arts black ink(masked off the "wishing" from the stamp) and then added the "wishing" die cut.  Finally I die cut the piece with the frame die - popped up the frame part with foam tape on a white card base and put the center back, added a few sequins  - and done!

This is just such a gorgeous flower stamp set - maybe if lots of people who didn't get this kit before it sold out whine and cry and stamp their feet, HA might reissue it.  The sentiments in the set are great too.  Worth a try:-)

There is still time to enter our challenge this month - click on the icon on the upper right of this post or also hereGina K Designs has a great prize for the winner!

Thanks for stopping by today and have some fun creating a tone on tone card!!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

CAS Tone-on-Tone

Hi friends - welcome back to another fun tone-on-tone post for a couple totally CAS (clean and simple) cards! This month we are collaborating with Gina K Designs and I adore these scripty sayings so I easily incorporated one.

I also used some card stock from Gina K, stamped the gorgeous flower from Hero Arts in Versamark and used Hero Arts white embossing powder. This particular floral set was in Hero Arts April monthly card kit and is no longer available, but they have TONS of other options you could use - or ANY floral image will work! Here are a few great options:
Classic Bloom
Antique Rose
Night Flower
Etched Flower

I used distress inks and water to add some shading and even though this isn't watercolor paper, it did FANTABULOUS with absolutely no warping. Of course, I didn't use much water either. :D 

Look closely, you can see the stencil dots; they faded and are super soft IRL!

On the yellow card I embossed one of the scripty sentiments from Gina K Designs and on the pink card, I used a stencil and Hero Arts Ombre ink to sponge through the stencil - very subtle. I finished the cards off with sprinkles and sequins.

Thanks for stopping by; you have a few more days to join us for our tone-on-tone celebration; link 'em up HERE