Showing posts with label Gather Together Stamp Set. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gather Together Stamp Set. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Fall Leaves with Stampin' Blends - Gather Together Stamp Set

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I have a super pretty Fall card for you, feathering some Fall leaves and Stampin' Blend coloring.  I used the Gather together Stamp Set for my card today.  Which features a large leaf that's a line art image perfect for coloring with any media you pick.  I went with Stampin' Blends to have some wonderful vivid color.  Using the Stampin' Blends to color with helped to achieve the Fall colors I was going for.  Here's a look at my card.  

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To start my card I took a piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock and and stamped the large leaf image from the Gather Together Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black ink.  I let the ink dry completely before I started coloring.  
Once the ink was completely dry it was time to start coloring.  For each leaf I did a four color blend; by that I mean I used four different stampin' blends to color each one.  I started off by coloring the bottom leaf with Mango Melody light and dark with Daffodil Delight light and dark.  For the red leaf I used Cherry Cobbler light and dark with a little Real Red and Rich Razzleberry.  On the third leaf I used Mango Melody Pumpkin pie and a just a little Soft Suede.  By using the four colors I was able to give the leaves a more realistic look.  
Once all the leaves where colored I used the matching dies to cut them out.  It was time to put everything together.  I used a Thick Whisper White Card base cut at 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2.  Before putting all the leaves on the card base I flicked on a little Basic Black ink to tie in the tuxedo black that I stamped with.  Once the ink dried I stamped a sentiment and cut it out with my paper snips.  I then started arranging everything on the card base.  
Once I had everything arranged the way I wanted; it was time to start attaching everything to the card.  I attached some of the leaves with liquid glue (the pumpkin pie leaf).  For the more yellow leaf I used both liquid glue and a couple stampin' dimensionals.  By doing this it allows for more dimensionals to the card but allows the eye to be drawn to the leaf that's completely popped up (Cherry Cobbler leaf) as well as the sentiment.  
To finish off the card I added the sentiment with a few mini dimensionals and added some gold sequins to add a little bling to the card.  I hope that you have enjoyed my little Fall card today; sadly Fall will be over soon and we will not get to see all the beautiful colors that comes with this time of year again until next year.  But, there is another way to keep seeing these colors all year long, how you may be asking?   Well, that's if you have the Gather Together stamp and die set along with stampin' blends.  Thanks for dropping by, I will see you again tomorrow, remember that today kicks off this years Online Extravaganza sale in my online store.  This sale only last for three days and you can stock up on some great products at a discount.  
Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 


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Sunday, October 6, 2019

Color Inspiration: Joseph's Halloween Coat

Hello and welcome to my blog today I am going to share another place to find color inspiration for your projects and the card that I created from this week's inspiration piece.  The Color Inspiration is a bi-weekly series that I share with you places and ideas to find color inspiration.  Here's a look at my project this week.

I found my color inspiration piece this week from Dollar General in the card section of the store.  I was so surprised at how many beautiful cards where there that you could draw inspiration from.  For this weeks card I did the Joseph's Coat Technique.  If you don't know what that is I will try and do a video coming up on how to do that.  But, here's the inspiration piece for this week's card.  
I found a couple cards in the card section of the store that caught my eye so you will be seeing some more inspiration from those later on in this series.  I love the use of Coastal Cabana, Mango Melody, Terracotta Tile, and Basic Black on this card, plus a little Very Vanilla as well.  Which are all the colors that I used on my card.  I am not a big fan of glitter but I will use it every once and awhile, I didn't use it on today's project.  

As I mentioned I used the Joseph's Coat Technique to create today's card.  Basically all that is is you color an area with ink and trap it under clear embossing powder and then cover over it in black or another dark ink color.  For my version I inked up my stamps in versamark first then inked it up in the color ink I wanted to use and then stamped it down.  After I did a few images I would cover it in clear embossing powder and heat set it.  I repeated this until I had the entire card covered.  Then I inked over everything with Tuxedo Black ink.  And, then buffed it off with a paper towel.  What you are left with is this wonderful multicolored card that pops.
You can save this image to your color inspiration board over on Pinterest.  Thanks for dropping by today, I hope that you have a wonderful Sunday.  If you need any of the products you have seen on my card you can pick them up in my online store from the Stamping Up! Shopping List below.
Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 


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Monday, September 23, 2019

Fall Leaves Thank You Card


Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a thank you card I made using the large leaf stamp from the Gather Together Stamp Set from the 2019 Holiday Catalog, and my Stampin' Blends.  This card take you to the essence of fall with the feel of the cool crisp air and the crinkling of leaves under your feet when you look at it.  This one image is just one of my favorites from the stamp set and I just love using it.  You will see a card later this week where I use it again in a different way.  Here's a look at my card.
You may be asking how I got all those leaves on this piece of cardstock.  Well I just did a little planning and a little simple masking.  I started out by using the matching die for this image and some post it notes and just cut out some very simple masks to use.  I cut out about five or so.  If you have the full sticky backed post it notes it would be much easier, The die no matter how you lay it on the regular post it notes doesn't cut a lot of the sticky on the edge no matter where you place it.  It cuts just enough to hold it in place but I think the full sticky backed post its would work so much better.  Just a little tip there.  I started out by stamping my leaves that I wanted to be on top first.  Each leaf was stamped in the color I was going to color them in.  Then I placed my simple mask on top of that and stamped again.  I would stamp a few and remove the masks and move to another section masking and then stamping.   I repeated this process until I had the entire 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 piece of thick whisper white cardstock covered with leaves.
Now it was time to start coloring.  I pulled out the colors I thought or knew I wanted to use for the coloring.  I used the following Combo Packs of both light and dark Stampin' Blends; Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, and Soft Suede.  I then added a few additional colors where needed.  I added a little Mango Melody and Calypso Coral Dark blends to the mix every little bit to add in a little visual interest and to add in to the blending section.  For some of the shadows on the yellow leaves I used a little Highland Heather Dark; since yellow and violet are complementary colors they create a natural that's perfect for adding a little shading to each other.  If you look at the the yellow leaf on the very top left of the image above you can see the shadow between the brown leaf and the yellow one.
To finish off the card I die cut the Thank You Die about five times from white cardstock.  Four of those were from scrap cardstock that had things stamped on them  that had been missed up.  And the top layer was just plain new Whisper White Cardstock.  I then glued all these together one on top of the other using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Once I had that I glued together I laid it on my card to look at it and see what I thought.  It needed something to help it pop just a little more so I cut another Thank You from Basic Black Cardstock and used it as a drop Shadow.  Meaning I off set it just a little to the left when I glued it to the other stacked die cuts.   This added just the right amount of pop to the simple card, and allowed the sentiment to stand off the page a little more.  I then attached the finished die cut sentiment to the card front and trimmed it down to 4 x 5 1/4.  When I am coloring a background or a scene I will often start out with a quarter sheet of cardstock knowing I am going to cut it down.
Once I had the sentiment glued down I added it to a Whisper White mat cut at 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 and attached it to my Crumb Cake Card base (4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2).  To finish off the card I came back in with a white gel pen and added just a few highlights here and there on the leaves to make them stand out a little bit more.  And that my friends finishes my card.  Thanks for dropping by today for a quick little look at how to color Fall leaves with your Stampin' Blends. 

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