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Posted by on Aug 24, 2017 in Copper Embossing Powder, Embossing, Faux Batik, Feather Together, Heat Embossing | 0 comments

Feather Together

I loved yesterday’s Inking Royalty blog hop! It was so much fun hopping with my stamping friends.    If you would like to see the Fall Fav. Hop click here.   What awesome fall inspiration was shared!

My card for you today is a Faux Batik card using the Feather Together Stamp Set.  I love feather stamps. And have owned several over the years.  This one is just extra lovely to me!

Feather Together

This is a stamp layering set.  So you can layer the stamps to make a feather that looks like it has dimension.

Faux Batik is one of those techniques that I just can’t get enough of right now! I am just loving it!

  • The colors used are Always Artichoke, Bermuda Bay, and Crushed Curry
  • I picked three of the feather layers and heat embossed them onto tissue paper for the Faux Batik technique.
  • I taped a border using painters tape on shimmery white paper
  • After adding the embossing to the tissue, lay the tissue over your paper (shimmery White in this case)  and use a baby whips to add color to the tissue.  This will “transfer” the image to the card.
  • The sentiment is heat embossed with copper embossing powder
  • The copper foil and the Smoky Slate card base lightens up the card! This make the feathers pop!

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.

If you would like to know more about the Faux Batik  technique check out this post.

The Holiday Catalog goes live on September 1st!! If you would like a copy just let me know via email. I will be happy to send you one!

The Carols of Christmas Early Release is now available for you to purchase. You are going to love this set so much. It is my must have from the Holiday Catalog. It is amazing!!! So very easy to use and just simply perfect!!! It will remind you of why you love stamping in the first place. The stamp set pairs with the Card front builder dies! These dies rock!!!! They will make every Holiday Card sing in glory!!!!

There is a Paper Pumpkin sale going on and it is pretty sweet! This is definitely the time to join!!!

Here is the supply list.  If you have any questions about today’s card, products used, or Stampin’ Up! feel free to email me at [email protected]

 

Supply List

 I am so happy you stopped by on this beautiful Thursday! We just have today and tomorrow untill we get to another crafty Weekend! Yeppie.   Have a great day, be creative, spread kindness, and share your craft with others!!!
Peace my friends-

Jennifer

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Posted by on Aug 11, 2017 in Embossing, Faux Batik, Flirty Flowers, Heat Embossing, Silver Embossing Powder, Wood Plank Texture Impressions Embossing Folder | 48 comments

Faux Batik with the Flirty Flowers Stamp Set!

I have had so much fun playing with the Faux Batik technique over the past couple of weeks.  And,  I’m so very excited to show you how to achieve beautiful Batik with stamped images.  My friend, and Inking Royalty Team Leader, Brian King invited me to be a Guest Stamper on his blog.  Thank You Brian, for this awesome opportunity!!!   I am truly honored to be a Guest on your blog and apart of the Inking Royalty.  And Thank you to all of those who have hopped over from his blog to see more detail about the Faux Batik process.

Batik is a wax resist that is used for fabric dyeing.  The process of Batik can also be used in other mediums, such as rice paper watercolor.  I fallow a lot of artist on Instagram. It is one of the places that I go to for inspiration.  One of the artist, Emily Jeffords, that I fallow has been doing a lot with Batik and painting.  Her batiks are amazing.  And made me want to try to make something similar for cards.

For the Faux Batik technique, I have found that it works best with stamped images that are more solid.  Verses ones that have lots of details or are sketchy looking.   Batiking is a very organic looking process.  There for flowers and leaves are really beautiful with the Faux batik.  The Flirty Flowers stamp set is just perfect.

This stamp set is so happy and the flowers have such a fresh feel.

Today,  I am sharing details for the Faux Batik techniques with you.  Also, at the bottom of the post is a video if you would like to see the technique in action.  If you have any questions about the technique  feel free to email me at [email protected]  If you would like to see other cards featuring this technique click here and here

The first step is to gather up the supplies that you will need.   This includes tissue paper, shimmery white cardstock, versamark ink, embossing powder, embossing buddy, heat tool, inks of your choice, stamps, and baby wipes

After you have gathered up your supplies, the next step is to heat emboss a stamped image onto the tissue paper.  To do this you will need your versamark ink, embossing powder, embossing buddy,  and heat tool.  Be sure to use the embossing buddy first.  This will help keep stray embossing powder form sticking in unwanted areas.  After using the embossing buddy, you want to stamp the image with versamark, add the embossing powder, pour off any access powder, and heat set the image.

After you have the tissue paper embossed.  It is time to make a Batik image!! To do this you need to place the tissue paper over the  shimmery white card stock.

 

The next step is to start adding ink to the tissue paper with a baby wipe.  I work from lightest color to darkest color.  In this case Pool Party was the first color added .

This is what is should look simular to after adding the first color

Then, Pear Pizzazz

and Finally, Old Olive.

After adding the Old Olive ink.  You can go back to your lightest color and add more if you like.  The final step is to remove the tissue paper to reveal your Faux Batik

You can use your tissue paper more than once if you are using the same colors.  Also, do not throw your tissue paper away.  You can use this for another card showing off the pretty embossing.   I used silver embossing  powder for my card.  And I am planning a second card that uses the tissue paper layer.  I love the look of the metallic embossing powders with the ink around them.  Also, this technique works very well on Whisper White Card Stock.

When using a bold technique, like this Faux Batik, it is best to keep the rest of the card quite simple.  This allows for your handy work to shine.

 

  • After the Faux Batik has dried it is time to add a sentiment.  I chose one from the upcoming Holiday Catalog. This sentiment is in the Painted Harvest stamp set (available Sep 1) .  It is stamped in Early Espresso ink
  • The background is the pinewood Plank texture impression embossing folder.  Use the folder to emboss Early Espresso cardstock.  After embossing, I added some gold leafing to the texture.  This give it a shimmery weathered look.
  • The only thing left is to  put the card together and pop up the Faux Batik

This card is a standard A2 card (4 1/4 by 5 1/2) . The card base is made from a 8 1/2 by 11 Early Espresso cardstock cut in half at 5 1/2 inches on the 11 side and scored at 4 1/4 inches.  Each layer is as follows.   Pear Pizzazz 4 1/8 by 5 3/8 inches.  Early Espresso 4 by 5 1/4 inches and embossed with the pinewood planks embossing folder. Pear Pizzazz 3 1/4 by 4 5/8 inches .  Shimmery White with Faux Batik 3 1/8 by 4 1/2 inches

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.

The Carols of Christmas Early Release is now available for you to purchase. You are going to love this set so much. It is my must have from the Holiday Catalog. It is amazing!!! So very easy to use and just simply perfect!!! It will remind you of why you love stamping in the first place. The stamp set pairs with the Card front builder dies! These dies rock!!!! They will make every Holiday Card sing in glory!!!!

 

Price: $110.00

Thank you for stopping by!! I so enjoyed sharing this fun technique with you!! I hope each of you have a fablous Friday!! And that you have a moment to be creative and share your creative flow with others!!

Peace & Happiness-

Jennifer

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Posted by on Aug 8, 2017 in Faux Batik, Painted Harvest | 5 comments

Sneak Peek Painted Harvest

The Holiday Catalog is full of amazing stamp sets!  One of the must have stamp set is Painted Harvest.  This set is full of sunflowers and leaves that look painted.  What fun is that! This set is Beautiful and Stampin’ Up! has done a awesome job with the samples for this set.  I am just over the moon about using this set!

Painted Harvest

I just love everything about this stamp set.  The sentiments are amazing!  The stamp are beautiful.  What more could a girl ask for??? Stampin’ Up!  really knows how to make a stamping girl happy.

Everything about this picture speaks fall!  It is so very beautiful. I know we are all looking forward to Football, Pumpkins, and Crisp Air!  It will be here before we know it!!!

  • This card features a technique that is a Faux Batik.  The colors used to create the background are Pool Party, Pear Pazzaze, and Old Olive.  I will be sharing more details about this technique on Friday.
  • The card is kept simple to help the background shine.  The natural ribbon and the wood elements all play into the organic look of the card
  • The sentiment is layered with the Circle Layering Dies and the Stitched Shapes Dies.

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.

I am so looking forward to the Holiday Catalog!  It will be available on September 1st.  Yippee!!!   You are going to just love it!!! So many amazing Holiday Card and Crafting supplies!

And if you can’t wait

The Carols of Christmas Early Release is now available for you to purchase.  You are going to love this set so much.  It is my must have from the Holiday Catalog.  It is amazing!!!  So very easy to use and just simply perfect!!!  It will remind you of why you love stamping in the first place.  The stamp set pairs with the Card front builder dies!  These dies rock!!!! They will make every Holiday Card sing in glory!!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I am having so much fun sharing the Faux Batik technique.  And the Carols of Christmas stamp set is just amazing and you will love it!!!  It is awesome that Stampin’ Up! decided to release it early!  I hope each of you have a little time today to be creative and do something you love.  Let’s all share what we love with others.

Peace & Happiness-

Jennifer

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Posted by on Aug 3, 2017 in Faux Batik, Playful Backgrounds, So Many Shells | 1 comment

Sea Shells by the Sea Shore….

The Gulf Cost is one of the prettiest places I have ever been. I love the cost so very much. One of my absolute favorite things is to walk on the beach looking for Sea Shells. Seeing all the different colors, shapes, and sizes. Thinking about where they came from, how far the shells traveled. Who will they belong to next. Just so much glory in their being. This experience is just so very serial to me. Just being and enjoying the creation around us.

Stampin’ Up! has a great set that explores all the wonderfulness of Sea Shells called So Many Shells. This set is a two-step stamp set! But, I really think several of the shells would stand on their own perfectly!

This stamp is jam-packed with amazing sentiments! Witch gives you more bang for your buck. But, most of all it makes the set very vestal.

Stampin’ Up! has out done it’s self with the samples in the Annual catalog. This card is so beautiful. I love the embossing and the layering of textures.

CAS(E) this Sketch! has a fabulous clean and simple sketch that is AMAZING!!! Truly it is so very vestal! We all need to remember this sketch!!!!

This card features a technique that I have been working with for a few weeks.  It is a Faux Batik technique. Batik is a fabric dyeing technique that evolves wax to resist color during the dyeing process.  I will be sharing a video about this process in the near future.

  • For the Faux Batik layer I used the circles from the Playful Backgrounds Stamp Set with the colors Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, and Tranquil Tide
  • The round shell is stamped in Sahara Sand and Soft Suede.  The other shell is stamped in Powder Pink and Flirty Flamingo .  Each of the shells are fussy cut!  I love how easy these shells are to cut!!!!
  • What a fabulous sentiment Sea’s the Day is!  This sentiment is stamped in Soft Suede.
  • The card was brought together with a few glitter enamel dots and silver thread

I had so much fun making this card! And I am greatly looking forward to sharing more about this Faux Batik Technique with  you guys!  Make sure that you hop over to CAS(E) this Sketch!  to see all the beautiful samples the design team and those playing along have for you!

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.

The Carols of Christmas Early Release is now available for you to purchase.  You are going to love this set so much.  It is my must have from the Holiday Catalog.  It is amazing!!!  So very easy to use and just simply perfect!!!  It will remind you of why you love stamping in the first place.  The stamp set pairs with the Card front builder dies!  These dies rock!!!! They will make every Holiday Card sing in glory!!!!

Below is a list of products used.  I am more that happy to answer any questions about today’s card or Stampin’ Up! in general.   You can contact me at [email protected]

 

Supply List

 I hope each of you have an amazing day!!! Let’s all find a way to Seas the day!!!  Be creative in every way and love our lives!!!  Each day brings it own challenges to face.   I hope that your challenges are few and far between.  Have an awesome day!!
Peace and Happiness Loves-

Jennifer

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