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My first post for Quick Quotes, On the Fence

Cards, Color, Diy, How to, Paper crafting, Quick Quotes, Supplies, TutorialGabriela SimsComment

Hello everyone Gabriela here with my first project for Quick Quotes. First let me say that I am delighted to be joining this talented group and I am really looking forward to the year!

This is a sweet card that could be a Valentine's Day card or just a card to say I love you.



I started with Farmhouse 104


I cut a piece to A2 size, 4.25" x 5.5" and then added the scallops to make a fence by tracing the bottom of a small container.




Then I used Powder Puff Inks on my craft mat with a water brush to add some aging to the fence. Shown here are Mahogany, Milk Chocolate, and Navy.

I pressed the ink pad onto my craft mat and then used a water brush to pick up color.




Then I cut out 3 small banners from a Words & Phrases sheet and inked the edges.


Then I punched holes in the tops and threaded them onto a piece of  ribbon. Then I applied double sided tape and cut a semi-circle out of one of the fence panels to make it look more real.


I decided to ink a background that would show behind the fence just a little. I used heavy weight white card stock for my base.  I wanted it to look like the sky, so I used Navy, Seabrook, and Aqua inks.





After seeing it, I decided it needed some grass, so I took a scrap piece of white card stock and inked it up using Green Leaf.


I drew some grass blades and then fussy cut the whole thing.




I attached the grass and that completed the card.


I hope this inspires you to have some fun with your supplies, happy crafting!

Quick Quotes Products Used:

Farmhouse 104
Cardstock Words & Phrases

Powder Puff Chalking Inks:
Aqua
Navy
Mahogany
Milk Chocolate
Seabrook
Green Leaf

10 Minute Monday - 1

How to, Paper crafting, Coloring, Cards, Color, Drawing, Diy, Wedding, Crafts, Tutorial, WatercolorGabriela SimsComment

This is the first in the 10 Minute Monday series and it's really like a 12 minute Monday because I did add some distress inks and a little Wink of Stella off camera, but I did it really fast, so it probably only added about 2 minutes, haha.  I will be posting these once a week and hopefully I will get down to 10 minutes total. You can see the video below!

Hope you enjoyed that and check back later this week for another tutorial that's a little more in depth with some techniques.  Happy crafting!

More lettering and #muglife

Crafts, Hand Lettering, Cards, Drawing, Color, Coloring, Graphic design, Graphic, Paper crafting, ToolsGabriela SimsComment

Hi everyone! This post just to capture the last of my cards and artwork for the week. I made this card for a challenge, the prompt was "Cup". 

 

#muglife  

#muglife  

This was done by drawing the cup on watercolor paper, using Tombow brush pens to color and then embossing the #muglife. 

i also found the time to do some more hand lettering. 

 

Market and pen on white Bristol

Market and pen on white Bristol

I used a mixture of Pitt artist pens, Sharpie Fine, Le Pen, and Copic markers for this one. Took about 2-2.5 hours from start to finish, hopefully I'll get faster. I'll be starting next week with a 10 minute card, until then Happy Crafting! 

Under the Sea Shaker Card

Crafts, How to, Graphic, Paper crafting, Color, Supplies, Tools, Tutorial, Diy, Drawing, Cards, Stamps, ColoringGabriela Sims2 Comments

This card was done using the "No lines" coloring technique. No video today, but here is a step out. 

 

Stamp your image in a soft, neutral color. 

Stamp your image in a soft, neutral color. 

This is one of my favorite stamps, a mermaid from Stampendous. 

 

Color your image, I used Copic Ciaos

Color your image, I used Copic Ciaos

I used a few Spectrum Noirs too.  

Cut out your image. 

Cut out your image. 

I used Distress ink in varying colors to make the "water", I used a torn paper masking technique. 

I used Distress ink in varying colors to make the "water", I used a torn paper masking technique. 

Rain stone application. 

Rain stone application. 

Shaker sequin selection! Those flowers are from a set I got at Target! 

Shaker sequin selection! Those flowers are from a set I got at Target! 

I made a foam tape barrier. 

I made a foam tape barrier. 

Adhered the front, and it's done! 

Adhered the front, and it's done! 

Under the sea! 

Under the sea! 

 

That's all, hope you're inspired to make something fun! Happy crafting! 

 

Shaker card for hope

Supplies, Tutorial, Stamps, How to, Paper crafting, Crafts, Cards, Diy, Tools, ColorGabriela SimsComment

I recently found out someone I know was battling a serious illness and they beat it. I immediately wanted to make them an extra special card, here it is! Start by cutting a 4 x 5.25 inch piece of card stock

4 x 5.25  

4 x 5.25  

and another at 4.25 x 5.5 inches.

4.25 x 5.5

4.25 x 5.5

Then cut a shape from the smaller block and a circle smaller than the shape you chose out of the larger block.  

 

Big shape small block, larger block smaller circle. 

Big shape small block, larger block smaller circle. 

Then mark the front of your notecard base and cut out the same circle. 

 

Mark the card.

Mark the card.

Also mark the inside of the card to line up with the opening.

Cut a piece of acetate the same size as the 4 x 5.25 block and attach it.

 

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Cut a piece of craft foam to 4 x 5.25 and cut a bigger circle out of it.

 

Foam piece. 

Foam piece. 

Cut this circle. 

Cut this circle. 

Attach the foam to the smaller block. 

 

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I decided to stamp a small flower on the front and added some rain stones.

Flower stamp. 

Flower stamp. 

I attached them with my Pick-me-up and some Glossy Accents. 

I attached them with my Pick-me-up and some Glossy Accents. 

Attach another small piece of acetate behind the circle opening on the bigger block. 

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Next, pick out what you want to put inside of your shaker and attach the layers.

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Finished card front. 

Finished card front. 

Now attach the front to the card base and line up the circle cut outs.

 

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Now you can stamp your sentiment where it will be visible through the front. 

 

You'll see the "hope" through the front. 

You'll see the "hope" through the front. 

Finished card! 

Finished card! 

I hope this inspires you to make a card and brighten someone's day! Happy crafting! !!