Thursday, October 8, 2015

Sangria Cards

My goodness, it's been a long time since I posted! But I've been busy behind the scenes with lots of design team duties for Close To My Heart Consultant Mary Brooks

As some of you may remember, I took a vow to forgo buying stamps and supplies for twelve months back in June--not a good idea when my favorite stamp company released their annual catalog in August. I wrote down two pages full of things I want. TWO PAGES!

Something had to be done.

What a thrill to connect with Mary.  She sent me three Workshop on the Go (WOTG) sets: Sangria (Scrapbooking), White Pines (Card Making), and Kaleidoscope (Card Making).  She also sent a few other goodies I'll be showing you in the next three months.  Every post will include a supply list with embedded shopping links at the end. 

This month I'm featuring the Sangria WOTG.  If you aren't familiar with this set, I encourage you to go here and see the stamp set before proceeding.  This kit is designed for scrapbooking, so my job is to show you some cards made with the same supplies.  Today's cards use only the supplies that come in the WOTG plus some coordinating ink colors, Foam Tape, the wonder-working Liquid Glass, and oh-so-necessary Sponge Daubers.

There are no coordinating Cricut cuts for what you see here.  I hand cut all of them. It's a little fussy, but so worth it. (And easily done while watching football or Chick Flicks.)  The edges of that gorgeous frame were sponged lightly with Eggplant Ink.  Notice the center in the larger of the two Eggplant flowers.  I used a pencil eraser to stamp the Poppy color.

This one is as straight-forward as you can get.  It's a little difficult to see, but the centers of the flowers have Liquid Glass dots added for sparkle and texture.  I also used Liquid Glass to adhere the flowers and Poppy Twine bow.  That duality is what makes Liquid Glass a must-have accessory!  I also notched the edges where my Poppy Twine wraps around the top panel.  I used a small hole punch, but you can also do this by snipping a small V-shaped notch.  I make notches because they hold the twine in place and keep the very clean, straight line of my top panel from bulging at the sides.

The first two cards didn't have a sentiment.  For this one, I created "fall" by masking off parts of the "family" stamp. To create the wreath, I started by drawing circle with a pencil. I stamped the long, thin leaf border in Cocoa--but only the top inch or so--then worked my way around the circle.  I stamped the larger leaves in Cocoa over top of the smidgen of paper left after I made the first two cards.  Notice that some of them are on the pattern and some appear to be two-toned.  I got that two-toned effect by "watercoloring" one side of the leaf with watered down ink.  (I'll be showing you how I did that in more detail later this month.)  Remember that Poppy colored center on the first card?  I stamped the flower in Eggplant, cut out the centers, and covered them with Liquid Glass to create the berries.  (Note: I've found it's better to adhere my berries to the card before adding the decorative Liquid Glass, or to stamp and cover the centers then let them dry for a long, long, long time before cutting them out.)  Finally, I used Sponge Daubers with Eggplant and Poppy ink to mimic the multi-color effect of the Sangria paper on the matte beneath my top panel.

Here's the supply list (with embedded links for your shopping convenience):
Next week, I'll be adding the October Stamp of the Month "Twinkle" to my supply list. 

Until next time,

1 comment:

  1. These cards are so elegant, Becca. Thank you for sharing! Every time I see a post using Sangria, I love it even more.


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