Sunday, August 14, 2016

Distress Ink Panels Made into Cards :)

Hi There!

I sat down yesterday to make some cards from the Distress Ink panels I created the other day. 

This first one is a gatefold card inspired by cards made by Jennifer McGuire here. The idea of gatefold cards is inspired, but my execution of it leaves a little to be desired. 

I got the idea to add the distress ink panel after I cut the gate-fold with an MFT Dienamics border die. Of course, when I cut it, I was off just slightly. I probably should have been a wee bit more careful. So I cut the sides trying to make the edges line up. It definitely took some doing and trimming to get it right. 
I thought the black butterflies looked really pretty against those ink colors(Paper Smooches Graceful Beauties and Hero Arts Butterflies Stamp and Cuts). The hello is a die set from Penny Black called Doodles. I cut part of the doodly part off and glued it with my Quickie Glue pen. Thought about adding some black Wink of Stella on the butterflies, but decided against it. What do you think?

Here's what I did with one of the striped panels I created with the Post It tape. 
 The colors reminded me of an ice-cream parlor, so that's where I went with it. I stamped the images from Lawn Fawn's Here's the Scoop stamp set onto watercolor paper with black pigment ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Then I watercolored with the same color Distress Inks and fussy cut them out. I added some Clear Wink of Stella to the topping and CTMH Liquid Glass(same type of product as Glossy Accents) to the cherries on top.  I cut the journal card and the banner from Lawn Fawn's Journaling Die Set. The banner has again, the same ink colors as the rest of the card.

My friend Becky gave me an early birthday present in the dotted stamp. It's called Charming Cascades and is from Close To My Heart. She has made a few cards with that set and I really liked the look. My birthday isn't until the end of the month, but she wasn't sure when we'd get together again and she wanted to give me a chance to play it with before school/work got in the way. 
Thanks so much, Becky. :) I stamped the cascading circles stamp in each of the colors of Distress Inks I used on the stripes, too. I inked the stamp more toward the middle and bottom of the stamp so the dots wouldn't overwhelm my background.  For Picked Raspberries, I stamped off once to get a lighter version of the color. In the end I covered just those circles with some Stickles to add a little sparkle because the stamping didn't look that great. Sparkles fix a  lot of boo-boos. :)

That's it from me for now. 
Thanks so very much for stopping by.
I appreciate the visit.
Hope you have a wonderful day.


Loll said...

Great job with your blending Jeanne. The colours are so pretty, especially with the black butterflies that just pop off the colours. I have not tried a gate fold card, but it seems like it might be tricky with layered panels. It looks great, so all your patience and trimming paid off. :)

The ice cream card is so sweet. Perfect for a hot summer day. Another great technique with masking. And the dotty stamp is awesome ... bet you'll get a lot of use out of it. xx

Sharli Schaitberger said...

Your gatefold card looks great - I would never have guessed you had any issues getting it right! I love the butterflies on your awesome blended color panel!

The second card is simply WOW! It looks good enough to eat - I love that the cascades seem to be pinker on the left and I saw more green and blue on the right hand side of the focal images. It creates nice balance on the card! Excellent work, as usual, Jeanne!


Barb said...

Two very sweet and pretty cards! The butterflies were the perfect choice for the ink blended background. It looks great! And you're right about the second panel looking like an ice cream parlor. VERY sweet card! LOVE that dotted background stamp! Your watercoloring is looking really good, too, Jeanne! Awesome stuff here!

Barb :)

Patti said...

Oh! happy early birthday!! when is it?? Maybe you should send me your address so I can send you a stationeryStyles original!! giggles Come on! it's a good idea.

I think your gatefold card is clever and absolutely beautiful! The black butterflies on that stunning colored paper just really POP!!

I need to CASE your idea for the background of your sweets because you are right it reminds me of an ice cream parlor as well! ; )


cm said...

What a dazzling, dynamite duo you've shared with us, my sweet friend! From where I'm sitting, your gatefold card is flawless: A++++! The blended background is a wonderful canvas for the beautiful silhoutte butterflies! Swooning! Now that ice cream parlour: LOVE! The frozen treats, the've made the perfect panel to pair with your striped background! Talk about creativity!! The Charming Cascades stamp appears to be wonderfully versatile (I took a peek); isn't it great to have ways to "control" splatter!
I'm at my mom's right now, having arrived yesterday. Great to spend time with her and, of course, my darling niece and nephew! Can't believe how much they've grown since my last visit...need to talk to them about slowing down!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Beautiful blending, Jeanne! I think your gate card turned out very well! (Boy, have I ever done a lot of that trimming just a smidge here which required a smidge on this side and then the next side ...!) I also think your delicious ice cream idea with sparkles was brilliant for the ombre pink and green stripes!! Hugs, Darnell

Kay Miller said...

I'm so sorry I'm so late commenting, I'm having my computer break right now :) heheh! These are really stunning though! You have turned your blended backgrounds into masterpieces! That first one with the gatefold cut is really unique and fun! I need to give that a try one day! The second one is my favorite! I just love those pretty colors and that adorable and delicious looking ice-cream! Amazing work my friend!

Anita in France said...

Oh my, Jeanne ... I just had a delicious wander through your posts over the last couple of weeks ... what a delight! Fantastic blending, whether with stripes or without, they're delicious ... and your tree house colouring ... wow ... such attention to detail, it's fantastic, such a gorgeous piece! Wishing you a happy weekend, my friend! Hugs, Anita :)

Craftelier said...

Wow stunning use of the distress inks!

Aileen Ryan said...

Love your gate fold card and laughed when I read your comments about taking a bit more time in the first place. That is soon me, I always go near enough is good enough and then end up having to work so long over corrections it would have been better to do it properly the first time.
But that said it looks wonderful and now I need to have a go too. The colours you used are so pretty.
Love how you used that other panel you had made and ice-cream colour it is.

I ended up ordering tape for blending that is not quite an inch wide from England 6 rolls for $8 plus $3 postage. then I saw some thinner ones but want to see what they are like first. Will let you know. Looked on eBay for post it repetitional tape and they even had tape the width of the space between two lines on a note pad. xx Aileen

Pop's Cards said...

Absolutley stunning sweetie :0) hugs Pops x

cm said...

JEANNE!! I was just over at Patti's site and didn't realize that today is you birthday! What a naughty friend I am (I'll blame returning to work as my excuse!). HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you, one of the sweetest, most awesome people I've met in blogland! Your avid, sweet, fantastic 'cheer-leading' of my creations have brightened more of my days than you can possibly know! Wishing you a day filled to bursting with celebration and may the year about to unfold be blessed with incredible amounts of joy and love (and, of course, more crafting time!). Hugs and love coming your way!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

WOW Jeanne - the blending on the first card is Amazing! Love your designs! So inspiring!!!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

Just wanted to come and say thank you! Your support means so much to me! Hugs!