Set of Humorous Art Impressions ICU Step Cards

Greetings, crafty peeps! Unfortunately, it’s that time of the year when folks are getting sick and ending up in the hospital. I started this set a while back and kept needing to send off a card, so I couldn’t get the complete finished set in a picture. Here are most of them… almost finished… right before I sent off the second one:

They just make me smile!! Hope they do the same for the recipients!

First, I colored the couples up, wanting to be able to choose from a rainbow of ladies with different colored hair. Next time I want to add in some olive and dark skinned ladies, too.

Then I added some glossy accents to the eyes, lips & earrings, and to the purse and shoes for a patent leather look.

Next, I matched each lady up with a matching cardstock for the step card base and found some decorative paper to match for the background. Then I sewed the ‘curtain’ to a piece of cardstock and attached everything to the card, added the heartbeat cutout and sentiment and the front of the card was done:

Here’s a side view:

On the back, where the heart is (on this particular step card die), I added the sentiment: “Hope you’ll soon be fully re-covered!” and one of the left-over hearts from the heartbeat die cut. The envelope says: “Sending a little laughter… it’s the BEST medicine!”

So here are the rest of them – just variations on a theme:

Materials used:

  • Art Impressions Get Well stamp set
  • Sizzix Card, Hearts Step-Up die
  • SugarPea Designs Heart Beat SugarCut die
  • My Sentiments Exactly Back of Card stamp set
  • Tsukineko Versamark Ink
  • Inkadinkado embossing powder – black
  • Memento dye ink – Tuxedo Black
  • Copic Markers: B05, 21,29; BG13,15; C3; E000,00,02; R24,29
  • Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents
  • Kuretake Zig Wink of Stella clear
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L tape runner
  • Simply Defined ‘Stay Put’ Glue
  • Misc. Seafoam gauze material (Hobby Lobby), thread
    • Red card:
      • Core’dinations cardstock – red, white
      • Basic Grey Blush-Admire paper
      • Copic Markers:  B05, 21; BG13,15; C1, 3; E02, 51; R24, 29
    • Yellow card:
      • Core’dinations cardstock – red, white, yellow
      • K & Company Contemporary Papers
      • Copic Markers:  BG13,15; C1, 3; E00, 02, 23, 33, 51; R35; Y06, 08, 13
    • Green card:
      • Core’dinations cardstock – green, red, white
      • Frances Meyer Diva Stripes paper
      • Copic Markers: B02; BG13,15; C1, 3; E02, 51; G02, 05, 09; R29
    • Blue card:
      • Core’dinations cardstock – blue, red, white
      • Basic Grey Blush-Admire paper
      • Copic Markers: B02, 05, 24; BG13,15; C1, 3; E02, 51; R29
    • Purple card:
      • Spellbinders Conversation Bubble 1 die
      • Core’dinations cardstock – lilac, pale green, red, white
      • Recollections Blue Ditsy Floral paper
      • Copic Markers: B21; BG13,15; C1, 3; E00, 02, 71; R29
      • Sakura Micron pen 05 black
    • Pink card:
      • Spellbinders Conversation Bubble 1 die
      • Core’dinations cardstock – pale green, pink, red, white
      • DCWV Butterfly stack
      • Copic Markers: BG13,15; C3, 5, 7; E02, 11; RV02, 04, 17; V15, 17, 25
    • Orange card:
      • Core’dinations cardstock – orange, red, white
      • Frances Meyer Diva Stripes paper
      • Copic Markers:  BG13,15; C1, 3, 5, 7; E00, 02, 51; R29; YR 02, 04, 07

I’m entering this card in the following fun challenges… click on any of them for more information on how you can play along:

Thanks for stopping by! I hope YOU stay healthy and no-one else ends up in the ICU!!

~D.Ann

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A Special Girl Feeding Her Beloved Giraffe – Baby Card

Have you recuperated from your safari yet? : ) I needed a baby card and wanted to use the darling Petite Pinafore dress die and decided to put the Wild Thing stamp on, but I added some Romaine lettuce leaves to have the girl feeding the giraffe! (If you’re wondering why, see my last post HERE to find out!) You don’t have to have hearts to know that love is in the air with this darling duo! (SSS Monday Challenge)

So darling! With The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge going I, I thought I’d experiment with ‘no line’ coloring. The SSS Barely Beige ink I stamped in was so light I could barely see to color it! I even stamped it twice. (if you look close you can see the lines from using too much pressure under the feet… they totally disappeared in the coloring, too!)

Once I outlined each part in its corresponding color, It gave me a little more freedom and I got a more natural look with the Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils.

I added some of the cutout flowers to her shoes, then covered them in Glossy accents to give them a patent leather look.

I put the pretty white layer on the inside and left it plain for writing a message.

Supplies:

  • LDRS Creative (Little Darling Rubber Stamps) Build a Card Petite Penafore die
  • LDRS Creative Wild Thing and Celebrate stamp sets
    • Enabler alert: these stamps and dies are still in the clearance bin (as of 2/3/19) at an amazing price (30-90% off!) at LDRS Creative! Just sayin’! (and no, this is not a share sale link)
  • Core’dinations pink and white cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp Barely Beige dye ink
  • Tsukineko Memento Rose Bud dye ink
  • Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils:Light Flesh; Pompeian Red, Ivory, Light Yellow Ochre, Burnt Umber, Warm Grey1; Green Gold; Cream, Gold, Permanent Green; Earth Green Yellowish; May Green; Light Cobalt Turquoise
  • Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents
  • Scotch adhesive tape runner
  • Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue

I’m playing along with the following challenges – click on any one of them for more information on how you can join the fun:

Thanks for stopping by and for sharing your comments!

~D.Ann

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Stamp-a-Faire 2016 – Color Blocking – ‘Stay Crazy’ Andy Warhol Style Card

Well, it’s the final wrap-up for Papertrey Ink’s Stamp-a-Faire 2016.

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After this you’ll have a bit of a break from me. Now that I’m starting to feel better, I’ve got to catch up on everything I’ve let go this past week. At least I had some fun crafting to distract me!

The final session was on Color Blocking – Andy Warhol Style.

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I had to step WAY out of my comfort zone for this, but I did give it a go. By the way, a helpful tip: When you’re using masking tape to block off already colored sections, don’t just move it over the next section as some of the ink will stick to it and be transferred to the next block. Ask me how I know! Lol!

Unfortunately I didn’t have the shades of red and green that I wanted, but it still turned out Warhol-esque. I cut up the sentiments and merged them together to get this saying which seemed so apropos to both this crazy style and the implied crazy-like-a-fox. I placed everything off-kilter to match this chaotic style.

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Supplies:

  • Papertrey Ink Love You To Pieces: Fox stamp set
  • Papertrey Ink dye inks: Hibiscus Burst & Orange Zest
  • Memento dye inks: Bahama Blue, Bamboo Leaves, Dandelion, Nautical Blue
  • ColorBox Archival dye ink Beach Towels set: Red Devil
  • Copic Markers: B05, 29; G02; R39; RV02; Y13; YR04
  • Recollections white and creamcardstock
  • DCWV card
  • Tombow mono adhesive
  • Misc. washi tape

I’m playing along with the following challenges – click on any one if you’d like more details as to how to play along:

Well, that was the last session from Stamp-a-Faire 2016. I enjoyed learning about some of the Masters of Art and using their works as springboards for new cards. I learned some new techniques and now have a nice set of cards ready to use! I’m already looking forward to next year’s Stamp-a-Faire! Hope to see you there!!

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As I take my leave, I wish you a all well and thank you for your support!

~D.Ann

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Stamp-a-Faire 2016 – Watercolor Like a Master – Thinking of You Card

Hello, again! I’m back with another card from Papertrey Ink’s Stamp-a-Faire 2016.

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This lovely session was titled Watercolor Like a Master. My inks didn’t want to move as much as hers did, but I was able to bring in extra from a palette. Here’s how it turned out:

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Supplies:

  • Papertrey Ink Spiral Bouquet and We Go Together stamp sets
  • Papertrey Ink dye inks: Hibiscus Burst & Ocean Tides
  • Memento dye inks: Bamboo Leaves & Dandelion
  • DCWV card
  • Sequins: Verve, Neat & Tangled (Tangerine), and Craftin’ Desert Diva’s Pretty Petals
  • Tombow Xtreme permanent adhesive
  • Aleene’s Tacky Glue

I’m playing along with the following challenges – click on any one if you’d like more details as to how to play along:

I’ll be back later with the final card from the Stamp-a-Faire, and then I’ll leave you alone for the rest of the day. Promise. : )

~D.Ann

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Stamp-a-Faire 2016 – Pointillism Play – ‘You’re Awesome’ Card

Welcome back to yet another session of Papertrey Ink’s Stamp-a-Faire 2016.

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This session’s theme was Pointillism Play, with an interesting video on Georges Seurat’s works, which you can see HERE.

At first, I was going to cut out my flower, but I really wasn’t happy with how it turned out. Then I decided to continue dotting around it until I came up with soft background that I was happy with, but it still lacked something. Then I added some texture with twine string and I like the result.

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Supplies:

  • Papertrey Ink Floral Sketches and We Go Together stamp sets
  • Papertrey Ink dye inks: Aqua Mist, Hibiscus Burst, Lovely Lady, Raspberry Fizz, Tropical Teal
  • Memento dye ink: Dandelion
  • Recollections white cardstock and shimmer card.
  • Tombow Xtreme permanent adhesive
  • Misc. twine

I’m playing along with the following challenges – click on any one if you’d like more details as to how to play along:

Hopefully, I’ll be back again real soon.

~D.Ann

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Stamp-a-Faire 2016 – Mastering Drips & Splatters – Jackson Pollock Inspired Card

Welcome back!

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Continuing with Papertrey Ink’s Stamp-a-Faire 2016, the next lesson was on Mastering Drips & Splatters, Jackson Pollock style.

I decided to pull out my Americana Neons Fluorescent Acrylics for an extra pop-art look.20160725_151009

I added some neon washi and embossing for texture and raised the sentiment up. I ended up with something WAY out of my normal comfort zone:

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However, the coolest part about this car is seeing it with a black light! A long time ago I bought a bunch of little black light pens to give to kids when I make them fluorescent cards. You can find them cheap on Amazon… it’s well worth it for the exclamations when you turn out the lights!

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Supplies:

  • Papertrey Ink Big & Bold Wishes stamp set
  • Recollections black cardstock
  • Versamark Ink
  • Recollections Neon Rose embossing powder
  • Americana Neons Fluorescent Acrylics: Fiery Red, Scorching Yellow, Sizzling Pink, Thermal Green
  • DCWV Card
  • Tombow Xtreme permanent adhesive
  • Misc. washi tape

I’m playing along with the following challenges – click on any one if you’d like more details as to how to play along:

I’ll be back in a jiff!

~D.Ann

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Stamp-a-Faire 2016 – Masterpiece Inspirations – Monet ‘Note for You’ Card

Goood morning peeps! Can you tell I’m finally feeling a little better?!! What a nasty virus!! Hopefully, now I can get these last few cards posted. So brace yourselves for a deluge of posts today. : )

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The next session of Papertrey Ink’s Stamp-a-Faire 2016 was Masterpiece Inspirations with the Team. There’s an interesting clip of part of the commencement speech Neil Gaiman gave to the Pennsylvania University of the Arts 2012 graduating class (here). Each of the designers did a fab and inspiring job of taking a masterpiece as inspiration for their projects!

I’ve always been fond of Monet’s works, especially his water lilies, which is probably why I also love the McKee Botanical Garden, as areas of it remind me of his pond:

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So, I chose to use Dawn McVey’s inspiration of Calude Monet’s Waterlilies as a springboard for my card.

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Here is what I came up with:

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I watercolored the background and, to add dimension and texture, I cut out the Garden Gild cover plate die and watercolored it, too. Then, like the true blonde that I am, I discovered my watercolored background was too small for the cover plate die cut. Argh! But with a little snipping, it was easily sized down and barely noticeable.

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Supplies:

  • Papertrey Ink Make it Market Mini: Garden Gild cover plate die
  • Papertrey Ink Floral Sketches stamp set
  • Canson cold press watercolor paper
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Distress inks: Dusty Concord, Mermaid Lagoon, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers, Peeled Paint, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Shabby Shutters, Spun Sugar, Squeezed Lemonade, Wilted Violet
  • Versamark ink
  • Recollections Neon Rose embossing powder
  • Recollections shimmer card
  • Tombow Xtreme permanent adhesive
  • Aleene’s Tacky Glue

I’m playing along with the following challenges – click on any one if you’d like more details as to how to play along:

I’ll be back soon! Thanks for stopping by and for all your encouraging comments!

~D.Ann

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Stamp-a-Faire 2016 – Floral Impressionism – ‘I Should Write’ Card

I’m back again with a card from the next session of Papertrey Ink’s Stamp-a-Faire 2016.

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This time the focus was on Floral Impressionism. There are some interesting video clips of Monet on the post HERE.

Here is my take on the session:

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It was a very time-consuming technique, but I really love how it turned out!

I was also influenced by Virginia’s View All About Color Challenge

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Supplies:

  • Papertrey Ink Floral Sketches stamp set
  • Papertrey Ink Boutique Borders: Friends die
  • Papertrey Ink dye inks: Aqua Mist, Hibiscus Burst, Lovely Lady, Orange Zest, Raspberry Fizz, Summer Sunrise
  • Memento dye Inks: Bamboo Leaves, Dandelion, Lulu Lavender, Pear Tart, Summer Sky, Sweet Plum
  • Versamark Ink
  • Inkadinkado Linen White embossing powder
  • Canson cold press watercolor paper
  • Recollections shimmer card
  • Tombow Xtreme permanent adhesive
  • E.K. Success corner rounder

I’m playing along with the following challenges… click on each one to find out more info:

I’m going to take a break and hope to be back soon with the next post.

~D.Ann

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Stamp-a-Faire 2016 – Gilded in Gold – With Gratitude Card

Hello, and welcome back to another fun project from Papertrey Ink’s Stamp-a-Faire 2016.

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It’s been fun taking inspiration from the masters, and learning about some that I wasn’t familiar with… like Gustav Klimt, who is featured in the Gilded in Gold session. There is an interesting video on his work on the post for this session that you can find HERE.

Here is my finished card:

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I had fun with the gilding! I took a cereal box and cut out the frame, then just dabbed on the Liquid Leaf. (Warning: FYI, if you have any kind of chemical sensitivity, this stuff is strong… right up there with paint and nail polish remover.)

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It was SO EASY and I got a little on my hands which made me immediately want to play, so I gilded my nail. If this stuff wasn’t carcinogenic, I’d consider it for party nails. : )

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Of course, I immediately removed it – while humming ‘Goldfinger.’ Lol!.

Tip: If you don’t have gold cardstock, you can easily make your own… either gilding with liquid leaf, or dragging a gold ink pad across the edges of white cardstock.

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I used Delicata ink, which has an amazing shine. It provides an interesting contrast to the classic gold of the gilding.

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Materials used:

  • Papertrey Ink Spiral Bouquet stamp set
  • Papertrey Ink Stamp-a-Faire 2014: Renaissace stamp & die set
  • Plaid Liquid Leaf – classic gold
  • Tsukineko Delicata Golden Glitz pigment ink
  • Recollections cardstock – white and black
  • Misc. adhesives and cereal box.

I’m playing along with the following challenges – click on them you want more information:

I’ll be back shortly with the next session’s card. See you soon!

~D.Ann

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Stamp-a-Faire 2016 – Starry Night Card

Welcome back for the second session of Papertrey Ink’s Stamp-a-Faire 2016.20160723_SAF

In this session, we were shown a cool way to do a Starry Night scene by blending dye inks, then using water and acrylics:

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I like the blotchy nature of the shadows… they don’t require real drawing skills, so I threw in a couple and their puppy dog, too. I dropped my brush resulting in a blob that serendipitously turned into the moon. Which called for a few moon beams dancing through the shadows. : )

This is quite a different method than the one I used previously HERE and HERE. I have some others bookmarked to try. Some day I’ll have to take time to compare them all and see which I like best.

There are some great videos on the instruction post, which you can see HERE, and this interesting and true quote:

It’s hard to catch the shimmery look the Mica Spray gave the sky, but here’s my best shot:

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Materials Used:

  • Papertrey Ink Big Hugs die
  • Papertrey Ink dye inks: Aqua Mist, Lovely Lady, Ocean Tides
  • Memento dye inks: Elderberry, Nautical Blue, Summer Sky
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Mica Spray – brushed pewter
  • Plaid Apple Barrel acrylic paint – Jet Black
  • Plaid My Studio acrylic paint – White
    • I used my Kemper spatter brush for the first time and I found the splatters were much more controlled than using a toothbrush or paintbrush. (I think I got it elsewhere cheaper, but can’t think right now)
  • Recollections white cardstock, silver glitter cardstock & shimmer card
  • Artistic Wire
  • Misc adhesives

I’m playing along with the following challenge – click on it if you want more information:

There are 8 more sessions to the Stamp-a-Fair fun, but since I have a raging fever, I doubt if I get any more done today. Perhaps I’ll see you tomorrow… Stay tuned…

~D.Ann

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