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3 posts categorized "Tiffany Pryce"

Rainbow Thank You
by Tiffany Pryce

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Hey crafters! Tiffany here with a challenge inspired card for you. This month is all about rainbows, which I love, so I'm showcasing two colorful rainbow cards using only a few products. What’s not to love about an impactful, unique card that you can make with only a handful of my supplies?! Disclaimer, I am an alcohol ink newbie. These cards are probably the third time I’ve ever pulled out my alcohol inks, and I love it. If I can do it, I know you can too!

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On two pieces of 5×7 inch yupo paper, I worked one color at a time. I dropped 3 to 4 drops of 99% isopropyl alcohol and then 2 to 3 drops of ink. I used the Ranger air blower to move the ink back and forth until dry. Moving the ink back and forth with the blower helps to create texture and wispy-like edges. Usually, when working with alcohol ink, people use isopropyl alcohol and alcohol blending solution together. In general, the isopropyl alcohol lifts the ink and softens the color, and the blending solution helps mix the colors together. I did not want the colors to blend so I could keep the integrity and full value of each color in my rainbow. Once a color was dry, I added another 3 drops of isopropyl alcohol on the edge of that color and then 3 drops of the next color in the rainbow. I continued in a diagonal direction with all seven colors.

For finishing touches, I splattered isopropyl alcohol with a synthetic watercolor brush. Because it lifts ink, it made those tiny bubbles on top of the color. I loved the added texture. I also added isopropyl alcohol to the edges to help fade out and soften the outer edges. See the picture below for an example of both techniques. You can see the top left corner to see how I faded out the orange and yellow inks around the edge.

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On one background, I added an extra step of adding foil on top of the alcohol ink. Ideally, with the foil side up, you lay the foil on top of a semi dry panel, smooth it, and peel back the foil to reveal a pretty marbling effect. I waited too long with my second panel (it was too dry) so it did not foil very well, but I wanted to share in case you would like to try this technique. I used rainbow foil below, but any color of foil will work the same way. Silver or gold foil would look pretty with the rainbow inks.

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The last step to completing my card was die cutting the sentiment. I die cut the shadow layer from vellum and the ‘thanks’ die twice from heavyweight, white cardstock, and once from silver foil cardstock. I popped both the panel and the sentiment with foam tape for dimension, and that’s it! Each time you make this card, it will be unique so a set of cards would make a very nice gift.

I hope you enjoyed my rainbow, alcohol ink cards and are inspired to try something new! Please don’t forget to check out the Poppystamps Instagram for a reel I created with this card. Happy crafting!

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Tiffany Floral Signature copy

 

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Hedgehog Hello
by Tiffany Pryce

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Happy Monday, friends! Spring is finally here so I wanted to use our changing season as inspiration for this easy critter card. Aren't the Whittle critters adorable?!

To start, I die cut the second to largest Floral Bloom die from the top-center of my card front. I trimmed the card front down to 5.5 x 4 inches. I like using non-traditional shapes for die cut windows, especially if it coordinates with the theme of the card. Next, I die cut all my card pieces - the grass and leaves from the Woven Basket Pop Up die, the Whittle Clouds, the flowers from the Fern and Daisy Pop Up die, and the Whittle Papa Hedgehog. Poppystamps products coordinate well together so mixing and matching is easy to do.

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On each of my die cut pieces, I added texture, depth, and detail with a variety of Copic markers and a white gel pen. I also added crystal glaze to the center of each flower for extra shine. Adding these little details brings die cuts to life and adds a unique touch to your handmade cards.

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After coloring the die cut pieces, I created my card base. On an A2-sized, side folding notecard of heavyweight white cardstock, I adhered a piece of pattern paper from the Cottage Stripes and Dots paper pad. I thought the blue stripes mimicked a bright, clear sky. I arranged and adhered all of my die cut pieces with liquid glue and added extra dimension by backing the card front with foam tape and stacking three hedgehogs together.

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Finally, I die cut the Hello Folksy Script die four times from heavyweight, white cardstock and once from light pink cardstock. I adhered the layers together with liquid glue and added some liquid shimmer on top. Thanks so much for visiting!

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Tiffany Floral Signature copy

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Easter Shaker Card
by Tiffany Pryce

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Hello, crafty friends! I decided to play along with this month's challenge theme - Shake it Up - and create some Easter inspiration featuring products from the newest release! I knew I wanted the shaker element to stand out the most, so I decided to create a textured, white on white background.

Card panel. To start my card, I began creating the front panel. With the Pinpoint Half Ring Plate, I die cut a 4.25 x 5.5 inch piece of heavyweight, white cardstock. I trimmed this panel down to 3.75 x 5 inch to allow for a border. The pierced texture provides subtle detail and interest to the background.

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To build up the background detail, I decided to create my own scattered pattern of "decorated Easter eggs". I die cut several eggs from the Half A Dozen Eggs die set using the second smallest egg. To "decorate" my eggs, I used the Wave Trio die set to cut several strips of white paper in various shapes and widths. I adhered the strips onto each egg with liquid glue and then arranged and glued my eggs randomly on the panel. I trimmed any pieces of the egg that were hanging over. I backed the panel with a foam sheet for added dimension.

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Shaker. Next, I created my shaker element. I cut the base of the shaker with the second largest egg die from light blue paper from the Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad. This shimmering cardstock is so pretty and has a beautiful rainbow of pastel colors perfect for spring cards. Using the same paper, I made a frame for my shaker from the second largest egg die and one size smaller. Behind my frame, I glued a piece of acetate and a double layer of thin foam tape for the shaker walls. I piled on some shaker bits in the middle of my base, and then adhered the top portion ensuring the eggs were aligned perfectly. I used strong liquid adhesive to glue the shaker to my card front. For some extra Easter embellishment, I die cut the rabbits from Spring Bunnies. I splattered the bunnies with a little silver, metallic watercolor, and glued one to the front and one inside the card. I added a small bow with string from my stash to the bunny on the front.

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Sentiment. To create my sentiment, I die cut the Splendid Happy Easter die out of heavyweight white card stock four times and once from light teal paper from the Fresh Aqua Collection paper pad. I used liquid glue to adhere the layers together. Liquid glue allows me wiggle room to ensure the letters are lined up perfectly. I love dimensional sentiments because it helps the sentiment pop on the card and adds stability to withstand going through the mail.

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Card base. For my card base, I cut and folded an A2 sized, side-folding card base from heavyweight white cardstock. On top of my card base, I layered a piece of 4.25 x 5.5 inch piece of pattern paper from the Garden Folly paper pack. Finally, I adhered all of my card pieces together, gluing the sentiment at the bottom on the card. Hope you're inspired to make your own Easter cards using the new spring release from Poppystamps! Happy crafting!

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Tiffany Floral Signature copy

 

 

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