Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Distress Inking and Copic Coloring for Some Challenges

Happy Tuesday everyone!! I hope you all had a fabulous holiday weekend. 

Chris and I are in full fledged empty nest and we actually were social for a change. We had my Dad and Stepmother over for a cookout on Sunday and went to a friend's house to spend time with my girls on Monday. We hadn't been all together for over a year. It was so refreshing!!

That said, I know we probably should have not gone anywhere. However, I am tired of being the only one staying home and socially distancing. I am vaccinated, I have been masking EVERYWHERE for months, and I needed these visits for my mental health.

I also had some fun making a couple cards for some challenges. 

I created my first card for the Color Hues Challenge #TCH #25, Sunday Stamps #265, a color challenge,  Addicted to CAS #205-Nature and The Four Seasons Challenge.

I started off my card using a rectangle die to die cut a mask. I placed the mask over an A2, top folding, white card base. 

I then blended Ranger Distress Ink in Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Dried Marigold and Carved Pumpkin through the mask. I then used Tim Holtz Distressed Mica Stain-Set 1, over the top.

While the stain was drying, I die cut Prima Moroccan Foliage Dies out of white cardstock and used the same colored Distress Ink blend over the top. 

I tied the three leaves together with 49 and Market Jute and adhered them to my card front.

My next card I created using this weeks Color Throwdown #658 and Freshly Made Sketches #501 as my inspiration. However, I missed the deadline for both. I am also going to enter this into the Inspired By Card Challenge #IB185, which is to use scraps on a card. I used PLENTY of scraps on this card!!

I started off using the Hero Arts Bold Script Prints background stamp using Hero Arts Charcoal Dye Ink on a Neenah White card base. I then stamped it again using Hero Arts Navy ink.

I then a scrap of light gray cardstock over the top. I then adhered a light blue rectangle scrap that I embossed with a polka dot embossing folder and a strip of blue pattern paper. I stamped a sentiment from MFT at the bottom of the blue rectangle.

I die cut some Pink Fresh Curvy Leaves out of vellum and Neenah White cardstock and layered it over the top of the card.

I then used a Pink Fresh butterfly from Little Butterflies that I had stamped with Tuxedo Black ink. I colored in the image with Copic Markers and then heat embossed with Ranger Super Fine Gold embossing powder. I die cut it using the matching Small Butterflies die. 

I adhered it to my card front using foam adhesive. My last step was to use some SB.com Clear Shimmer Pen.

Well that is all from me today. I want to thank you all for taking the time to stop by. Have a FABULOUS day!!


Karen said...

Both cards are beautiful! I love the background you created for the Moroccan Foliage dies. It's just gorgeous! Thank you for joining Color Hues for our first birthday celebration! Hope you'll be back again!

Lisa Elton said...

Two pretty cards, Nora! The warm colors on the first are wonderful and you rocked the sketch with your lovely butterfly card. So happy you could join us at IB!

Nancy said...

Nora, I just love your gorgeous fall card! The heavy background in the corner and the splatters and twine look wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Color Hues for our 1 year Anniversary! As for your second card...it is stunning too! Such a great layout and colors! As for getting out and socializing...you have to do a bit to stay sane in these crazy times! Take care!

Heather said...

So gorgeous, Nora! LOVE the distress inking, especially in these sunny colors! The spatter is perfect! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

Vicky Hayes said...

Such pretty cards Nora! I particularly like the orange and yellow leaves with their glowing background. Vicky x

Stef Perry said...

Beautiful CAS fall card Nora! Love the mix of Distress ink colors and the sparkle from the mica spray. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Sunday Stamps!

Danni Reid said...

Oh WOW, two beautiful cards! I am in LOVE with your butterfly card, your use of the vellum, and the use of the dry and gold embossing, it adds so much texture, so beautiful! Thank you for sharing and inspiring us this week @ IB!

Cindy Beach said...

I love both cards, Nora, but the fall card is especially gorgeous! I love those colors blended and spattered so perfectly. The masking really makes it elegant. Thanks for playing at Color Hues!
And I am so happy you got to be together with your loved ones.

stampwithamyk said...

Wow! Just beautiful! Love the fall colors and pretty die cut leaves. Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps, hope to see you again soon!

Witchcrafted Life said...

Tremendously pretty cards, Nora. The elegant scripty font on the second partners so well with that sophisticated (and entirely beautiful) butterfly.

Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

foleysfriend said...

Love the beautiful fall colors of your first card. The white frame is beautiful and helps to make your card clean and simple! The leaves are so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to CAS.

sue n.

Hannelie said...

I just LOVE the way the yellow and orange glows to highlight those pretty leaves!
Thanks for playing at Color Hues!

Oh and wow ... the second card is also a beauty!