Showing posts with label Stampin' Blend Coloring. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Stampin' Blend Coloring. Show all posts

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Rainbow Background Ornate Garden Thanks Card

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I have a fun rainbow background card for you.  I did a little heat embossing for a rainbow embossed resist background along with a little Stampin' Blend coloring.  But, the blend coloring wasn't with color I created a black and white image for the focal point of my card.  I wanted it to pop against the rainbow background.  Here's a look at today's card.  


Ornate Styles Stamp Set, Seriously the Best Stamp Set, All Wired Up Stamp Set, Ink Blending, Stampin' Blend Coloring, Rick Adkins Stampin' Up!

Tips & Tricks: 

I started out by taking a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of Whisper White Thick Cardstock and covered it with my Embossing Buddy (which is a anti static powder tool).  Next I stamped the All Wired Up Background Stamp in Versamark ink using the Stamparatus.  Once I had the stamped I then added White Stampin' Emboss Powder all over the entire image.  I then heat set it using my heat tool.  Once I had the entire image heat set I let it cool completely before moving on to the step.  

Ornate Styles Stamp Set, Seriously the Best Stamp Set, All Wired Up Stamp Set, Ink Blending, Stampin' Blend Coloring, Rick Adkins Stampin' Up!

I then took post it tape and my heat embossed cardstock and taped it down to my board.  I taped from one corner to the other corner Once I had two pieces of post it tape ran from the four corners I came back and started the ink blending process.  I started out with Poppy Parade Ink on one side of the triangle and ink blended to the middle letting it get lighter as I went.  Next I came in from the other side of the triangle and came in with Mango Melody and ink blended toward the center in the same manner.  I then moved the post it tape around to cover the triangle I just created to protect the color I just put down.  And, repeated the process each time with two new colors working around until I got all the way around.  My colors were as followed starting from the first triangle; Poppy Parade & Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight & Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana & Pacific Point, Gorgeous Grape & Melon Mambo.  

Ornate Styles Stamp Set, Seriously the Best Stamp Set, All Wired Up Stamp Set, Ink Blending, Stampin' Blend Coloring, Rick Adkins Stampin' Up!
 
Next I stamped the large flower bouquet from the Ornate Styles Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black ink using my Stamparatus.  I let the ink dry for a minute before I started the coloring process.  I used the following grays and black blends to color the image.  I used Gray Granite Light & Dark, Smoky Slate Light & Dark, and Basic Black Light Stampin' Blends to color the image.  I added in the warmer gray granite to add just a little warmth into the image compared to just using the color smoky slate and basic black.  I then cut the image out using my Paper Snips and a exacto knife for the inside part of the flowers.  

Ornate Styles Stamp Set, Seriously the Best Stamp Set, All Wired Up Stamp Set, Ink Blending, Stampin' Blend Coloring, Rick Adkins Stampin' Up!

I got the sentiment from the Seriously the Best Stamp Set which matches the Seriously the Best Kit from the January-June Mini Catalog.  I stamped the large thanks in versamark ink onto Basic Black Cardstock.  I added white stampin' emboss powder and heat set it.  Once cooled I used my paper snips and created a shadow around the word.  I then added some of the Basic Black Shimmery Ribbon to the card front, and placed the black and white bouquet over the ribbon with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I then added the thanks that I cut out over the bouquet with stampin' dimensionals.  

Ornate Styles Stamp Set, Seriously the Best Stamp Set, All Wired Up Stamp Set, Ink Blending, Stampin' Blend Coloring, Rick Adkins Stampin' Up!

I finished off the card by adding a few of the iridescent sequins from the Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins.  I then added the card front onto a Basic Black 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 basic black mat before adding it to my 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Thick Whisper White card base.  Thanks for dropping by today I hope that you have a wonderful day.  

Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Sending Flowers Little Ladybug - Hey Lady Card for #PCC371

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you may card that I designed based off of this week's Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge.  I decided to use the Sending Flowers Dies which are part of the Coordinating Product Release (while supplies last of until March 31, 2020) and the Little Ladybug Saleabration Host Stamp Set.  I used the two to create a super cute window card that I just love.  Here's a look at my card.  

Sending Flowers Dies, Little Lady bug stamp set, die cut window card, Stampin' Up!, Rick Adkins Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Here's a look at the sketch that inspired today's card.

Tips & Tricks:

I made my card by die cutting the large floral circle die cut from the center of a piece of Mossy Meadow Cardstock to make the card base (4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2).  Once the center of the card was cut out I needed to die cut all the flowers in from the different colors.  I cut them multiple times from Purple Posy, Calypso Color, Flirty Flamingo, and So Saffron Cardstocks.  This is a great way to use up some scraps, which is what I did.  I actually cut a few more than I needed.  I then attached each of the colored flowers to each flower.  I added each alternating the colors with a little Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Before gluing all the flowers down I placed my Silicone Craft Mat underneath the card front.  The silicon craft mat is a must have item since snail, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, tear & tape, and hot glue will not stick to it.  

Sending Flowers dies, Little Ladybug Stamp Set, Stampin' Blends, Window Card, Stampin' Up!, Rick Adkins Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Once I had all the flowers covered, I then stamped three of the ladybugs from the Little Ladybug Saleabration Host Stamp Set in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  Once the ink dried I colored each of them with my Stampin' Blends in the following colors; Flirty Flamingo & Petal Pink, Purple Posy & Gray Granite, Calypso Coral & Petal Pink Combo Packs.  The first color listed is the colors of the wings and the second color is the face and belly color.  Once they were colored I used the Ladybugs Dies (also part of the Coordinating Product Release) to cut them out.  Once I had them cut out I cut out two of the grass clumps from a scrap of Mossy Meadow Cardstock.  I then stamped a sentiment on a scrap of Whisper White Cardstock in Purple Posy Ink (Discontinued).  But, you could use the Purple Posy Stampin' Write Marker from the 2019-2020 In Color Stampin' Write Markers.  

Sending Flowers Dies, Little Ladybug Stamp Set, Ladybugs Dies, Stampin' Up!, Rick Adkins Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

I pulled up all the little flaps that the floral die made on the outside of the circle.  I then added a piece of the 2019-2021 In Colors Designer Series Paper (in Seaside Spray) behind the floral die cut with liquid glue.  I then added the flirty flamingo ladybug tucked into the top left corner secured with a little liquid glue.  I added one of the tulip die cut to her flower with a Mini Stampin' Dimensional.  I then added the Purple Posy ladybug at the top with a Stampin' Dimensional.  I then used the scalloped banner die from the Sending Flowers Dies and cut out the sentiment.  I added it to the card with a Dimensional and a little liquid glue.  I then popped the other ladybug on the card over the end of the sentiment strip with a dimensional.  The grass was added the same way.  I did take a little mossy meadow ink and did a little ink blending up to the grass clumps to have a little bit of a contrast.  


Thanks for dropping by today, I hope that you like this super cute little card and that you will play along with us this week.  You can click on the sketch image at the top and see what the other design team members came up with.  If you need any of the supplies I used today you can pick them up in my online store.  You will find everything that I used listed in the Stampin' Up! Shopping List below.  

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Happy Stampin'
Rick Adkins 




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