TIME | make every moment count

Hello! We are back with another dose of awesome inspiration today! Ericka has teamed up our SOMEWHERE IN TIME SET with our SQUARE ROUTE STENCIL to create a fantastic card…



Happy Thursday! Today I’m playing with the Visible Image Somewhere in Time set along with my gel plate and the Visible Image Square Route stencil.



I started by making the background using my gel press and brayer with acrylic inks in my stash. I used a variety of yellow colors first. I used the Square Route stencil on another pull and then pressed the stencil onto my paper.



I then used the number stamp and gears in the set and stamped them around my page.



I used white ink and stamped the background for the watch and then stamped the watch image on top in black Versafine ink. I clear heat embossed the image to help it pop from my busy background.



I cut my panel down to 5 1/4″ x 4″ and glued it to the black card base. I then used the included sentiments on black cardstock and white heat embossed them.



I added the sentiments to my card with foam tape to pop them up.


I love this great set and the sentiments included.


Time themed card | smashed clock stamp



Supplies


time stamps | smashed clock | cogs | numbers



squares stencil | entwined



Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful week!




This is brilliant! We love the look of the ink splat stamp in white behind the smashed clock and those citrus colours are gorgeous! Thank you Ericka 

 

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Moth Stamp On Fishnet Stencil

Hello and Happy Friday to you! Today’s inspiration comes from stempelfrida who has made a fantastic mixed media card featuring our moth stamp and ripped fishnet stencil, with some elements from our ‘Somewhere in Time’ stamp set…



You cannot turn back the clock and change the past. That’s the way it is, and I think it’s also pointless to think about “what would have happened if…” because who knows if things would have turned out differently again.

With this attitude I managed my life well so far. It has helped me a lot to take decisions. In this moment, in this situation, with this mood and at this point in time you made your decision. And that is good. Fate contributes its part.  This situation will never come back. It is about standing by your decision and moving on. Do not look back, but enjoy the moment and look ahead. If it is intended differently for you, something will happen to you again, someone will meet you, something will happen…



moth stamp | fishnet stencil | handmade card | alcohol inks



For this collage I used a special technique to transfer an alcohol ink background from Yupo paper to normal paper. You use Alcohol Lift Ink Reinker. From this you put some drops on the background, spread them with a brayer, put a paper over it and smooth it with your hand.


The wonderful thing is that you can stamp and emboss on the “normal paper” this way. On the three photos you can see it well:

1. alcohol ink background on Yupo paper



2. transfer on normal paper



3. stamped background



On the background I applied colorless embossing paste through the ripped fishnet stencil. When it was firm in consistency but not yet completely dry, I applied Perfect Pearls in gold. So you can see through the structure, but it has a nice golden shimmer.

I also added Nuvo Drop pearls.




I stamped the moth with Ink on 3 and fussy cut it. I then coloured it with Copics. I shaped it and glued it to the background with distance pads.

I rounded off the corners of my card and the base and knotted some bast around the text.



 

Supplies




Stamps:


Somewhere in Time


Time stamps | smashed clock | cogs | Visible Image



Glimmer of Light


moth stamp | lightbulb | inspiring quote | Glimmer of Light | Visible Image



Stencil:


Ripped Fishnet


ripped fishnet stencil | Visible Image



Stamp pads: Ink on 3; Distress Oxides – wild honey, brushed corduroy, aged mahogany
Copics E53, E19, E97, YR14, R11, R22, R46, R59
Alcohol Ink Ranger cranberry, sunset orange, lemonade
Alcohol Lift Ink Refiller
Perfect Pearls sunflower sparkle
Nuvo Crystal Drops Metallic auburn pearl
Sakura 08
Polychromos 101, 177, 199
Dreamweaver Embossing paste translucent



moth stamp | fishnet stencil | handmade card | alcohol inks





Wow what an amazing card! These colours are stunning together and the background is so atmospheric! Our moth looks wonderful too.  Thank you stempelfrida ♡

You can find more of Stempelfrida’s gorgeous inspiration on her blog.

 

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