Friday, 22 April 2016

Work of art with a nice cuppa





Hello! Happy Friday! I thought I would make the card pictured above for both the Global Design Project and Crazy Crafters Team Project Highlights. This week's Global Design Project is "Case the Designer Challenge" - Copy And Selectively Edit - Krista Frattin. Her beautiful card is on the banner below. I admire Krista's work, she's on the Artisan Design Team and love her beautiful style. Please click on the banner below to see the many wonderful creations from around the world. Hopefully you'll also be inspired and join in the fun. :) 





I have taken the soft pastel colours and white space to create my whimsical style card inspired by Krista. I have used three stamp sets to achieve this look.  
• Nice Cuppa - tea cup framelit die, heart and sentiment inside card
• Butterfly Basics - Flower
• Work of Art - Just for You sentiment and brush strokes on the tea cup

It is with such regret that the Nice Cuppa set and Decorative Stripes mask are both retiring and thought I would showcase them before the final curtain falls. I have made a side folding landscape format and have carried the front design to the inside of the card showing the cute play on word sentiment "You're Tea-riffic" with a tea bag label silver heat embossed on vellum. 




Here's how the card looks inside: To add delicateness I have die cut  a doily trim on the side of the tea cup. :)




Here is how I made the card:



• Stamp the flower image from Butterfly Basics and I have used Molotow Art masking fluid it's in a pen form, to mask before stamping the image over it.


• When all the images have been stamped and masked with masking fluid, I have used the Stripes decorative mask over the top as pictured and taped it down.


• I have then used my blending applicator tool - sponge dauber to apply the ink colour. Start lightly and work from the centre out. You gradually spread the colour and lightly spreading it following the stencil.


• This is the finished application with stripe stencil/mask. I then rub out the masking fluid to reveal the stamped images.






 

Here is the finish card once again. I have silver heat embossed the hearts from the Nice cuppa set and embellished it with  some white and clear sequins. They're almost like miniature contact lenses and can be hard to see hehe, but having them placed randomly is in the style of Krista Frattin don't you think? :) It's sad that the nice cuppa set is retiring on 31st May, so don't forget to place your order before it's gone forever.

For more wonderful creations please click on the header below  to see our team's creations. You get to vote for your favourite cards. :) Thank you so much for the votes last week, as my card had the highest votes. It's greatly appreciated! Hope you like this card too. :)





Thank you so much for stopping by and hope to see you next time! Cheers :) 





Products Used:

• Work Of Art Clear-Mount Stamp Set • 134114
• Butterfly Basics Photopolymer Stamp Set • 137154
• Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Pad • 131181
• Sponge Daubers • 133773 
• Molotow Grafx Art Masking Fluid Pump Marker


Retiring Products - Watch out for the discounts!

• A Nice Cuppa Photopolymer Stamp Set • 140683
• Cups & Kettle Framelits DieS •140624
• Dots & Stripes Decorative Masks • 133775



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21 comments:

  1. Juan you astound me with your artistry! I adore this card - who wouldn't? It's a shame Stampin' Up! doesn't sell the art masking fluid you used; it looks like an excellent product. xoxo

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    1. Thank you so much Gail for your lovely compliments. I'm so glad you like it. GDP challenges are so inspirational. Yes it's a pity, as it's such a helpful tool in pen form, and time saving too. I got it from Ebay while searching for Art Masking Fluid. :)

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  2. Love, love this card. Also love the colour combo. Do you mind letting me know what colour ink you used to colour the flowers or did you use stampin markers?

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    1. Thanks so much Louise. Love these colours too. Yes certainly, I used the ink refill colours - Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Wisteria Wonder. Ink refills are very concentrated and it's best to use the tiniest amount and water it down a lot to get the lightest shade and gradually add more ink to build definition. I have used a watercolor brush for this look but you could use Aqua Painters too. Just make sure the brush tip is just damp and not too wet as I didn't use watercolor paper, it's the regular whisper white card stock. Use water on this paper sparingly and with the lightest touch as it's not designed to soak up lots of water. :)

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  3. Love, love this card. Also love the colour combo. Do you mind letting me know what colour ink you used to colour the flowers or did you use stampin markers?

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  4. Very pretty and a great masking technique! Love your take on Krista's card. I am sad that these and the Happy Patterns masks are retiring. I was going to pick them up on my next order... maybe they didn't sell very well but was it really too much space they were taking up in the warehouse that they couldn't keep them on? LOL! Oh well, maybe I will make my own masks out of Whisper White Thick Cardstock!

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    1. Thank you Julie - I appreciate your lovely compliments. I got too excited I think but I love tea hehe and yes I agree with you lol Why? No! It's out with old and in with the new sadly. You could do that, but the stencil is very good quality and will last a long time. It's a small investment and you're so lucky there in the US, it's only $3 for it and here it's $3.50 as it's on sale right now, normally it $5. Best time to get it when on sale, it will be like giving it away for free there compared to here when on sale lol. :)

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  5. I have to admit, I nearly cried at the loss of the masks!! One of my favourite techniques is the faded stencil background you have created here. Gorgeous card as always, Juana. Your colouring is lovely! Thanks for playing at Global Design Project with us.

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    1. Thank you so much Paula, always appreciate your lovely compliments. Yes it's sad as there's only one mask left. There's always DIY stencils to create a similar look or get creative with the new products hehe. It's a pleasure, I always get inspired by playing along with Global Design Project. :)

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  6. Wow, I've never thought of using a cup die and stamp on it like that.

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    1. Thank you Satomi - it's like something out of Alice in Wonderland the quirky yet creative hehe. :)

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  7. Yet again you've come up with something beautiful, individual and entirely you - I can't compliment you enough!

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    1. Thank you so much Stephanie - I truly appreciate it! :)

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  8. Stunning Juan I love the molotow 😏 have it myself.

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    1. Thank you Kim, that's great, it's so useful for crafting. :)

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  9. This card is SO BEAUTIFUL, Juan! I love what you've done with these flowers and teacup. Such beautiful colors. Thank you so much for playing along with this week's Global Design Project challenge!

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    1. Thank you so much Brian - I truly appreciate your lovely compliments. It's always a pleasure, Global Design Project challenges are such a great source of inspiration! :)

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  10. Beautiful card. Great just of the teacup die! Thanks for joining us this week at Global Design Project.

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    1. Thank you so much Connie. Love the teacup die, if there's a minimalist challenge, I'll feature it for sure. It's always a pleasure and inspiration to join in the fun. :)

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  11. So stunning Juana! I adore this. Thank you so much for playing along with the Global Design Project challenge and the Crazy Crafters highlights. You are so talented!

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    1. Thank you so much Kylie. So glad you adore it! I appreciate your lovely compliments. Just love playing along in both events, I gain so much inspiration from them. :)

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