Watercolouring with Ranger Distress Oxide Reinkers

Thanks so much for stopping by! Today’s post is part of the Watercolour Wishes blog hop for Scrap’N Stamp.

I wanted to think outside the watercolour pan (if you will) to see what other types of mediums I could use to create a watercolour look with supplies that you might have already in your stash. I opened my ink drawer and spotted my Distress Oxide Reinkers and wondered what would happen if I used those like liquid watercolours….Then I remembered a fun technique I used to use when I was an Educational Assistant at a special needs school. I ran up to my kitchen and found some disposable cups that were left over from our block party, grabbed my dish soap and my reusable Starbucks straw and well…..you will have to watch the video to see this crazy process unfold! I will tell you the results were unexpectedly cool! I will link to all the materials used below as well as a complete list with links to all the Design Team Members participating in this hop.

Remember for your chance to win $50 Gift Certificate you need to comment on each blog. We also check our social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram and YouTube so like and share as well!

Next up on the blog is Nancy E.

If these watercolour projects have inspired you, take advantage of Scrap’N Stamp’s 20% off watercolour products sale happening this weekend (September 6 -8, 2019)!

Here is a slideshow of the finished results from the techniques used. Enjoy!

Blog Hop:

Tara (Scrap’N Stamp)

Chala – You are Here

Nancy E.

Laurie

Nancy F.

Sandy

Kia

Deb

Susan

Materials:

Ranger Distress Oxide Reinkers:  Aged Mahogany, Forest Moss, Carved Pumpkin & Squeezed Lemonade

Ranger Distress Oxide Ink:  Wild Honey

Concord & 9th:  City Stacks Stamp Set

Tim Holtz / Stampers Anonymous:  Flower Garden Stamp Set

Simon Says Stamp:  Tiny Words Stamp Set

Stampendous:  Daisy Thanks Stamp Set

Life is Beautiful / Thank you Sentiments

Lawn Fawn 8” x 11” Cardstock:  Pixie Dust

Lawn Fawn Cardstock 8” x 11”  White (80lb)

Lawn Fawn Cardstock 8” x 11” Sunflower

Lawn Fawn Carstock 8” x 11” Chocolate Bar

Canson 90lb Cold Press Watercolour Paper

Versaclaire Nocturne Ink

Wow Clear Gloss Embossing Powder Super Fine

Recollections (Signature) Gold Detail Embossing Powder

Ranger Anti-Static Pouch

Nuvo:  Aqua Flow Water Brushes

Fiskars Sure Cut Paper Trimmer 12”

American Crafts Heat Tool

Tim Holtz Glass media Mat

Tim Holtz Craft Pick

Cord/Twine

Gina K Connect Glue

Ad Tech Crafter’s Tape Permanent

Be Creative Scor-Tape 7mm

Foam Squares

Dishsoap

Straw

Papertowel

Disclosure:  Please note that some of the links on this site and in my blog posts contain affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase I will earn a very small commission at no extra cost to you.  This assists me in purchasing new products to try and share with you in future blogs and videos.  Keep in mind that I link these companies and their products because of their quality and customer service and not because of the commission I receive from your purchases. The decision is yours, and whether or not you decide to buy something is completely up to you. 

 I truly appreciate all the support I receive!

~Chala, xoxoxo

Lawn Fawn / Chibitronics – Hope Your Day Glows Light Up Card

Hey Guys! I am over at the Scrap’N Stamp Blog today! Head on over there to see the post and list of materials used to create this cool light up card!

Disclosure:  Please note that some of the links on this site and in my blog posts contain affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase I will earn a very small commission at no extra cost to you.  This assists me in purchasing new products to try and share with you in future blogs and videos.  Keep in mind that I link these companies and their products because of their quality and customer service and not because of the commission I receive from your purchases. The decision is yours, and whether or not you decide to buy something is completely up to you. 

 I truly appreciate all the support I receive!

~Chala, xoxoxo

Lawn Fawn – Keep Swimming Reveal Wheel Card

Lawn Fawn / Chibitronics Keep Swimming Reveal Wheel Card

I am creating for Stamp’N Scrap today! Head on over to their blog to see the list of materials used and check out some great deals!

Disclosure:  Please note that some of the links on this site and in my blog posts contain affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase I will earn a very small commission at no extra cost to you.  This assists me in purchasing new products to try and share with you in future blogs and videos.  Keep in mind that I link these companies and their products because of their quality and customer service and not because of the commission I receive from your purchases. The decision is yours, and whether or not you decide to buy something is completely up to you. 

 I truly appreciate all the support I receive!

~Chala, xoxoxo

Pop’N Hop with Scrap’N Stamp Blog Hop

67296428_10156203217355474_5452352796340781056_nHey guys! I am so excited to share these fun pop-up cards for the August Scrap’N Stamp Blog Hop.  Be sure that you comment on each blog for your chance to win a $50 Gift Certificate!

These precut card kits are a fantastic way to make a big impression with your cards. They are simple to use and come in two different sizes. The A2 size pop-up card measures 4.25″ x 5.5″ and the Square pop-up card is 5.75″ x 5.75″. Both cards fold flat for mailing.  You can also use the Lawn Fawn Scalloped Box Card Pop-Up Die set or if you have a Silhouette machine you can easily find cut files online.

I ended up creating 3 cards. Two are the A2 size box cards which works well for smaller stamp images and one is the larger square size which gives you a bit more room horizontally to create your scene. The first stamp set I used was the Holiday Helpers from Lawn Fawn. This set is adorable and the perfect size to create this scene. For all the images I am using today I will stamp them with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Crafter’s Companion Ultra Smooth White Cardstock as I will be doing Copic Colouring.

I then will use my Silhouette machine to create custom pattern paper panels.  If you don’t have a Silhouette machine you can just measure the panels and cut any pattern paper down to size.  I cut six panels measuring 2.5″ x 2″ and one panel measuring 5″ x 2″.  You will want to place the longer panel on the unscored panel of the card base.  This part is the back of the card.  I adhered this down with liquid adesive.

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I then went ahead and adhered the other panels, 3 on the top and then I flipped the card over and adhered 3 down onto the bottom portion of the card.

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I flip the card back over so that the tab is on the bottom left. I will then fold the tab inwards and apply Scor-Tape onto the tab and fold over the right side of the card towards the tab adhering the two pieces together. This sounds a bit tricky…if you get stuck, you can head over to the YouTube video to watch how it works.Screen Shot 2019-07-27 at 9.20.20 PM.pngI can now fold the upper flaps down and begin decorating the back panel. I will also insert the tabs into the box portion of the card. I again use Scor-Tape to ensure a strong hold. the kit comes with 3 tabs, however, you don’t have to use all three if you don’t want to.Screen Shot 2019-07-27 at 9.25.14 PM.pngIt is now time to create the scene and add your embelishments. I cut some thing strips of acetate and adhered the images onto the tabs. The tree is from Simon Says Stamp Christmas Squad and the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Christmas. Here is a look at the first finished card.

 

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For my second card I used the larger rectangle card. I decided instead of adding patterned paper on the panels I would ink blend with Distress Inks. The colours I used are Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Chipped Sapphire, Dusty Concord and Black Soot. I then sprayed it with some Iridescent Shimmer Spray to help give the galaxy and star look. I assembled the card as above, this time only using two of the tabs. (If I was to do this card again, I would make sure I ink blende both sides of the tabs). I then stamp and colour some cute monster images from Clearly Besotted’s Out of this World set and stamp the sentiment with Versamark ink and emboss with white embossing powder. I attach the critters in the same fashion as I did on the first card and added some Wink of Stella to the star, rocket ship, ring on the planet and the spaceship. Here is a look at that finished card.

 

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For my last card I used the Keep on Swimming and Say What? Pets set from Lawn Fawn and completed the exact same steps as in the first card. The sentiment was stamped using the Versaclaire Nocturne Ink. Here is the finished looked.

 

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I hope you enjoyed today’s cards! Remember you can head on over to watch the YouTube here:

Next up on the hop is the Fabulous Nancy E!

If you have missed the previous blogs you can click on any of the links below. Remember to comment and share for your chance to win a $50 Gift Certificate!

Tara – S’NS Blog

Susan

Chala – You are here!

Nancy E.

Laurie

Nancy F.

Sandi

Kia

Deborah


Wishing you a fantastic weekend!

Disclosure: Please note that some of the links on this site and in my blog posts contain affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase I will earn a very small commission at no extra cost to you. This assists me in purchasing new products to try and share with you in future blogs and videos. Keep in mind that I link these companies and their products because of their quality and customer service and not because of the commission I receive from your purchases. The decision is yours, and whether or not you decide to buy something is completely up to you. I truly appreciate all the support I receive!

~ Chala, xoxoxo

Moody Unicorns – Gerda Steiner

Hey guys! I am back to share a stamp set that I am absolutely in love with! The Moody Unicorns stamp set from Gerda Steiner is SO much fun to colour and is perfect for any unicorn lover! I just had to use all three images to create this custom trifold card!

I start this card out by using an A2 size white cardstock panel. I will be using Distress Inks in the colours Spun Sugar, Shabby Shutters, Shaded Lilac and Tumbled Glass to create these whimsical clouds with the Clouds Stencil from My Favorite Things. I am also using the Life Changing Blending Brushes from Picket Fence as I want a light and smooth colour blend.

I am also using another really cool tool to keep my cardstock in place while I am blending. It is the Wendy Vecchi Make Art Stay-tion and this tool is fabulous when you are trying to keep your paper from straying across your desk! I love that it comes with 4 heavy duty round magnets as well as this magnetic ruler with the “centre 0” to help you easily find the centre of your cardstock piece!

Once I have all the ink blended cloudes done I will set that piece aside so the ink can set up a bit. I will move on to die cutting and ink blending the trifold card pieces.

I am taking one of my A2 card panels and having it so the card opens up backwards. I will then use the Meadow Border from Lawn Fawn, however you could also use the Grassy Hillside Border and partial die cut the border onto the left side panel of the card base using Removable Purple Thermo-Web tape to secure the die to the cardstock and then will run it through my Gemini Jr.

Now….I probably should have done my ink blending first…..but, I will remember that for the other side! I will then use this piece to gage where I want to cut the other grassy hill on the other A2 Card base (the one that opens like a card usually does). But before I die cut…..I will do my ink blending! The colours for the grass are Pine Needles and Mowed Lawn. I did get a bit of ink transfer from my finger to my cardstock and I just used my Tombow Mono Sand Eraser and it works like a charm to remove that ink.

I also need to make sure I leave enough room on the bottom for my stamped sentiment. Using my Fiskars Sure Cut Trimmer I will cut off the portion of the card that is not ink blended, this will form one of the trifold portions of the card.

I will go ahead and ink blend on the first portion that we die cut and use the trimmer again to cut off the top portion that we don’t need.

Once both card bases have been inked up and blended I am going to take the card that opens up backwards and adhere our stenciled cloud piece onto the left side of the card and then trim a VERY tiny bit from the left side of the card so that when I lay them together the cards can fold over eachother easily. This might be a bit hard to understand so I encourage you to watch my YouTube video to see how that comes together. I will then adhere the two pieces together using my tape runner.

Now we have the trifold portion of our card complete and we can close up the “flaps” making sure the taller one is closed first so that the smaller grass portion lays on top.

I will set this card base aside and work on my cute little Moody Unicorns. I pull out my stamp perfect and using Memento Tuxedo Black  ink I will stamp these unicorns onto some Crafter’s Companion Ultra Smooth White Cardstock as I will be Copic colouring. The colours I am using are C0, C1, C8, YG01, YG03, YR02, B01, BV00, RV02, W0 and W1. I will link here to a great Copic set if you are just starting out. This set has a great variety of colours for you to start with and once you decide the shades and colour families you like you can add individual makers to fill in your set.

Once these cute unicorns are all coloured in I will fussy cut them out. However, you can get the coordinating dies by clicking here. Now it is time to stamp our sentiments onto the folding grass pieces. Again, I am using sentiments that come with the Moody Unicorn stamp set. I will stamp the sentiments using my favourite ink for sentiments, the VersaClair Nocturne Ink. If you want to emboss your sentiment, make sure I use an embossing powder tool!

I will stamp the “Seriously” sentiment on the front flap. The second flap is stamped with the sentiment “Did you think I would forget?” and then for the inside I went with a big and bold “Happy Birthday” from the Hero Arts – Snarky Mix & Match Sentiment stamp set.

I will then adhere my cute little unicorns to the card, and for a final touch I will add Clear Wink of Stella to the bold Happy Birthday sentiment as well as the hair on the unicorns.

Here is a look at each of the finished parts of the tri fold card.

Thank you so much for spending time with me today! Remember to check out the YouTube video for this card! I appreciate all your comments, likes and remember to subscribe so you don’t miss a crafty thing!

Disclosure:  Please note that some of the links on this site and in my blog posts contain affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase I will earn a very small commission at no extra cost to you.  This assists me in purchasing new products to try and share with you in future blogs and videos.  Keep in mind that I link these companies and their products because of their quality and customer service and not because of the commission I receive from your purchases. The decision is yours, and whether or not you decide to buy something is completely up to you. 

 I truly appreciate all the support I receive!

~Chala, xoxoxo

Warm & Feathered Hugs – Freezin’ Season

Hello Again! I am back over that the Scrap’N Stamp Blog today sharing another cute card for the Christmas in July Challenge. Remember to head on over to that challenge page to share your Christmas in July cards for a chance to win a $50 Scrap’N Stamp Gift Certificate. You’ve got until July 31st to post and make sure to hashtag it for another chance to win #SNSChristmasinJuly. Winner chosen by random draw. *One entry per day.

The stamp set I am working with today is from My Favorite Things and is called Warm & Feathered Hugs. I love everything about this set. It is perfect for Christmas and Winter themed cards…which is nice, because I have friends who don’t celebrate Christmas, but I still like to send them a card!

I am really happy with the way this card turned out! For the list of all the supplies I used head on over to the Scrap’N Stamp Blog post and don’t forget to check out my video on YouTube! (I even made a fun new intro just for this challenge!)

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fantastic day!

~Chala, xoxoxo

Disclosure:  Please note that some of the links on this site and in my blog posts contain affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase I will earn a very small commission at no extra cost to you.  This assists me in purchasing new products to try and share with you in future blogs and videos.  Keep in mind that I link these companies and their products because of their quality and customer service and not because of the commission I receive from your purchases. The decision is yours and whether or not you decide to buy something is completely up to you. 

 I truly appreciate all the support I receive!

Puppy Play Waterfall Card

Happy Friday!! As promised from my June 30, 2019 post….I am sharing another waterfall card! This time I am using the Puppy Play stamp and die set. This set is ADORABLE! The small images worked perfect for this card! I am also switching things up and showing you how you can use the waterfall template with a landscape card! *At the time of this post there are some great sales on at Scrap’N Stamp and Scrapbook.com including most of the supplies used in this card!! Make sure you check them out!!

Check out my video below and remember to share your waterfall card creations on social media by using the #snsblogwaterfallcards.

Disclosure:  Please note that some of the links on this site and in my blog posts contain affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase I will earn a very small commission at no extra cost to you.  This assists me in purchasing new products to try and share with you in future blogs and videos.  Keep in mind that I link these companies and their products because of their quality and customer service and not because of the commission I receive from your purchases. The decision is yours and whether or not you decide to buy something is completely up to you. 

 I truly appreciate all the support I receive!

~Chala, xoxoxo

Materials:

Playful Pups @ Scrap'N Stamp Canada
Puppy Play @ Scrap’N Stamp Canada
Echo Park – A Dog’s Tail Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Border Strips @ Scrapbook.com
Creative Impressions – Brads – Dog Paw and Bone – Antique @ Scrapbook.com

Zig – Wink Of Stella – Clear @ Scrap’N Stamp Canada
Hampton Arts Stamp Perfect Tool @ Scrap’N Stamp Canada
VersaFine Clair – Nocturne @ Scrap’N Stamp Canada
Lawn Fawn Double Slider Die Set @ Scrapbook.com
Be Creative Scor-Tape (5mm) @ Scrap’N Stamp Canada
Memento Tuxedo Black (Copic Safe Ink) @ Scrap’N Stamp Canada
Copic Ciao Marker Set @ Scrapbook.com
Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat @ Scrapbook.com