You Octopi My Heart Triple Slider Card

20180211_181451So this little card looks simple but it has a few layers that make it fun to make. I started with some brand new Distress Oxide colors. I am just loving these inks! I am looking forward to more colors being available as the year progresses.

Ranger has announced that they will be finishing off the Oxide color pallet by the end of the year. So exciting!  

I used the more textured side of the water color paper for the background because I wanted to have a more dimension.

I layered color on until I had the hue I was looking for. With Oxide inks if you don't get the hue or depth that you are looking for right away you can always layer on more color.  Don't be afraid to keep applying color until you get the look you want. 

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The colors that I used for this one were Bundled Sage, Blueprint Sketch and my all time favorite blue, Mermaid Lagoon. 

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I stared out with wet watercolor cardstock but you could use less water for more intense colors. I finished off the background with some iridescent shimmer spray. 

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I stamped my little Octopi with Memento ink and did some quick Copic coloring. I did some finishing with a white Jelly Roll pen and added a little shimmer with my clear Wink of Stella pen. Finally I finished off the eyes with a black Tonic Nuvo drops just to make the eyes stand out a bit.  

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Then I went on to create the slider. I cut both my Octopi and my slider elements on my die cut machine. When figuring out where to put my sliders I made sure to hold up my Octopi on the cardstock so I would know the best configuration.  It's not a big deal if they slide past the card base but I wanted to be able to fit the card easily into a standard envelope. I also wanted my Octopi to blend with my background so I quickly colored the edges with a blue Copic. 

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The secret to a great slider is the anti-static tool and the foam tape. You need at least 2 layers of the tape on the backing of your card. I layered the foam tape and then tested to make sure that my pennies would slide. This is very important to check before you get your card assembled.  

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After I checked to make sure my pennies would slide I went over every section on the interior with the anti-static tool. This will prevent my pennies from sticking and my sliding elements will move without getting caught.

Then is was just a matter of attaching my Octopi to the pennies with 1 layer of foam tape. I again used the anti-static tool on the Octopi/penny elements. Finally I removed the guards from the foam tape and adhered it to my card base. 

I stamped the sentiment at each of the sliders and added some bubbles with some glossy accents. 

You could stop there but I wanted the background to bled so I took the little cutout pieces created when I die cut the sliders and glued them on the inside of the slider elements. This makes the look more seamless. And there you have it! A three slider card. 

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Supply List

Here is a list of the products I used. Everything that I use I have purchased myself and paid for unless otherwise disclosed. This post was not sponsored or paid for. The links are compensated affiliate links and have no cost to you. Thank you for your support! 

P.S. I use an older stamping tool because it is what I have. The links below are for comparable tools that are readily available. 

Markers - Blick Art Materials

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V01 V04 V06 V09

 

                 


Die'sire Edge'ables First Look

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I have been meaning to take a first look at this die for a while now. I have an older die cut machine so I was worried with how the intricate die would work.

I am looking seriously at purchasing the Gemini Junior as a replacement. I have heard it is great and works particularly well with intricate dies, but I am not ready to buy a new die cut machine just yet. 

So limited as I was to my old machine...I was very pleased with how it turned out. It took a little working to get the right combination of shims on my die cut machine, but once I did it the result was great.

I love the look of the hearts and the way the edges of the card meet and how the red of the interior of the card shows through. 

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I will definitely be taking a some time to work with this die in future projects.  

I hope you give dies like this a chance even if you have an older system. It may take a little adjusting but you can still get great results. 

I finished the inside of the card with some simple stamping and white embossing. I did add some foam backing to the red chardstock to make it pop a bit. 

I almost added a ribbon to hold the lace edges closed but in the end I decided to leave it off. I like the way it popped out a bit giving the card a bit of an interactive quality.

 

 

By: shannan@dorycreative.com

 Supply List 

Here is a list of the products I used. Everything that I use I have purchased myself and paid for unless otherwise disclosed. This post was not sponsored or paid for. The links are compensated affiliate links and have no cost to you. Thank you for your support! 

Hero Arts - You Are Loved Clear Stamps


    


Just for Ewe Mini Card

IMGA0565I love to make small cards. In addition to being super cute, they are also a great way to use scraps and irregular papers.

I have a hard time getting rid of scrap paper and so I am always looking for ways to use my leftovers. 

This card is small but mighty! It measures around 3 by 3 1/2 inches. I feel like every card, even a mini, needs an envelope. I find the envelope maker a must have when making cards of this kind. I can make my card any size without worrying about finding an envelope. I just make one to fit. 

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For this card I used basic white cardstock, shaded and stamped the background. The stamp I used is from  My Favorite Things (MFT). I could not resist adding the faintest of smiles on the little guy with a multi-liner. I had an older Sizzlet for the heart and lace die cut. I was so excited to use my brand new Distress Oxide color Aged Mahogany. I have to say it went well with the MFT Paver Red cardstock. I wanted a dark envelope so I went with black and white heat embossed a sentiment. Simple but fun!

Cards of this size are great to have. They can be used as a stand alone card or on a small gift. I hope you give tiny a try! 

By: shannan@dorycreative.com

 Supply List 

Here is a list of the products I used. Everything that I use I have purchased myself and paid for unless otherwise disclosed. This post was not sponsored or paid for. The links are compensated affiliate links and have no cost to you. Thank you for your support! 

Copic Markers

Multi-liner 0.03

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