Sunday, July 27, 2014

Studio Calico Sandlot Reveal!

It's the 27th of the month and that means reveal day at Studio Calico!!!   The new release is available to subscribers right now, and will be available to everyone at midnight tonight.  I'm so excited to show you my cards from the main card kit Sandlot and the Squints add-on:)  If you're wondering, the names of the kits refer to the movie Sandlot.  It's a movie about kids and summer, so I'd say it's appropriate for these fun, bright kits, right?  Let's get to the cards!

My first card uses the main card kit...


How could I not make a shaker card from the gum ball machine stamp?  I stamped it and then used an Xacto knife to cut out the center.  I backed with acetate and filled it with sequin gum balls!  I layered my shaker over a thin border of teal and then over this fabulous paper!  I just love the paper in this kit!  I even added a little enamel dot for the turn handle.  


My next card uses another one of the fabulous papers in the kit. I fussy the pattern in this awesome paper and then applied it over a watercolor-painted card base.  I love the contrast of the black/white with the soft blue/green color.  The arrow strips are popped up on foam tape.  


Here's a closer look at that...


This next card also uses a bit of watercoloring with the stamps from the Squints add-on!  I heat embossed the small flower bud stamps in clear powder.  Then I watercolored over each one for a more abstract look.    


I love the softness of the stamps and the watercoloring!  


This last card is probably one of the favorites:)  The flower stamps in the Squints set has multi-step images.  That means you stamp the background and then stamp over the highlights.  I love, love, love these kinds of stamps!  For my card, I stamped the flowers in yellow and emerald.  The colors just pop over the black and white stripes, don't they?


Here's a tip for using multi-step stamps with only one color.  To get 2 versions of one color ink, stamp one image at full strength and one stamped off.  For my flowers, I used the stamped off version for the base and stamped over the highlights full-strength.  (Stamped off just means stamping your image on another piece of paper before stamping your image).  


That's it for me for today!  I hope you check out the entire release over at Studio Calico!  And stop in to the gallery to see all the goodies the Creative Team have put together!  The gals in the CT amaze me every single time!

Mahalo and aloha,
jj



9 comments:

  1. super love, especially the gumball machine :)

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  2. What fun cards!! I love the gum ball machine and then how you embossed and used watercolor over the roses.

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  3. I really love these, such a great range! I think my favorite is the second one, I love those fussy cut arrow strips, so graphic!

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  4. amazing cards! I agree with Miriam, I love the fussy cut arrow strips - I thought it was a new die at first!

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  5. I love love love your gumball shaker!!!

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  6. These are totally AWESOME!!! Love!

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  7. Oh so great creations!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  8. I can't believe how late I am for this party! Your cards are absolutely amazing, JJ! Your gumball machine shaker is so fun, and I love how you played with your water colors on your 2nd and 3rd cards...so pretty! I also love how you stamped your flowers on the last one! Thank you for the tip about stamping multi-step images, and for enabling me with all these beauties!

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