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Rustic Botanical Hello

Rustic botanical hello-je

feat. Rustic Botanicals, Rustic Botanicals DiesBrushstroke Hello Die; Modern Graphics Paper Pack; Altenew Cool Summer Nights Ink Cubes; NUVO Crystal Drops – Ebony Black

This week I’m posting a different design every day, featuring stamps and dies from the August 2017 Essentials by Ellen Release

 

I layered a piece of tiny confetti patterned paper from the Modern Graphics Pack onto this card so I could tuck some of the die cut flowers underneath.  The Modern Graphics Pack is something I’ve wished for, for a long, loooong time! When I thought about what I would want in a patterned paper, several things came to mind:

I reach reach/hunt for black and white patterned papers all.the.time. I can never get enough. They just compliment soooooo many of my projects!

I wanted them to be hand-drawn, somewhat modern and abstract, as well as non-gender and non-occasion specific–generic enough to be used for nearly anything, but with enough versatility that they could be “interpreted” in different ways.  For example:

  • The tiny confetti pattern could represent not just confetti, but also  falling snow, a starry sky, or tiny bubbles floating up.
  • The skinny strands could be balloon strings or woodgrain, and possibly ocean waves.
  • The scattered dots are perfect for when you just need a subtle random pattern to fill white space and create extra interest.
  • The abstract spots could be an animal print
  • The little rectangles could be windows in a skyscraper, sound bar lights on a stereo and even tho it isn’t, it reminds me of a print-out of binary code.

 

So, what can you do with these papers?  You can spritz them with color sprays, sponge dye or pigment inks over the top, you can stamp right onto them, and…

wait for it…

foil them using heat transfer foils and a laminator/MINC machine.

Oh, yes you can!

*fist pump*

 

Thanks for coming by today!

1Julie

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Birthday Botanical

Birthday botanicals-je

feat. Rustic Botanicals , Rustic Botanicals Dies (sentiment borrowed from Lovely)

This week I’m posting a different design every day, featuring stamps and dies from the August 2017 Essentials by Ellen Release

I’m still lovin’ the black and white with a pop of color trend.  Brilliance Graphite Black is the black ink I reach for most of the time–it’s so rich and deep.  The flower and leaves were inked up with Zig Art Graphic Twin Markers (water-based), spritzed with water and then stamped onto watercolor paper.  After they were dry, I just die cut them out and popped them onto the card front.

Over the last few years, I’ve gravitated to using Neenah Solar White #110 for my cards–that delicious heavy weight is a staple among my supplies.

1Julie

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Blue Botanicals

Blue botanicals-je

feat. Rustic Botanicals (sentiment borrowed from All Inside)

This week I’m posting a different design every day, featuring stamps and dies from the August 2017 Essentials by Ellen Release

 

I had seen some pretty Scandinavian prints and patterns on Pinterest and was struck by the bold, blue organic designs!  A little pop of red makes them all the bolder…  All of these were loaded onto the MISTI as a grouping, inked and stamped first with Bahama Blue Memento Luxe.  Then I cleaned off the stamps and reinked only the top and bottom edges of the stamps with Danube Blue, which is deeper and more of a cobalt blue and stamped again, right over the top.  I love the ombré effect…

With the MISTI, you could literally crank out a stack of two dozen of these in less than an hour!  It would make a lovely set of notecards to give!  I was really monkey-clappin’ over this one when I finished, LOL!

 

1Julie

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