Jill Taylor

Jill Taylor
Jill Taylor

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Sending Loads of Hugs and Kisses from Three Room Studio (TRS)



Well, hello my friends!  I'm here on the TRS design team, sharing two Valentine's Day cards with you using current non-Valentine stamps from TRS.  The TRS weekly card challenges are starting off with of course a Valentine theme for February.  We are to make these cards using non-traditional stamps from TRS.  This challenge can be found on Instagram at #trscardchallenge.  It's not just for the Design Team either.  Play along with the TRS weekly card challenges by visiting their blog to see what the current challenge is and post your cards on Instagram.  New challenges will post every Saturday.  We'd love to see what you are making!  This first challenge wasn't hard at all, as you will see from not only the cards I made, but the ones made by the team as well (check out TRS Blog).  My first card is a rather CAS card (unusual for me), using stamps from three different sets (Let's Hygge, Skate Sleep Repeat, and Loads of Love.)
I first checked for sizing of the mug and hearts on the Avery Elle scalloped heart die cut I wanted to use.  Lucky me, it fit!  So I die cut the heart first, then stamped the mug (I removed the ink from the back of the mug where the cluster of hearts would be) inside my MISTI.  Next I stamped the cluster of hearts.  I decided to color the image with my Copics first, then finish the rest of the stamping (just in case I didn't like how I colored it).😁  Next I stamped the floating hearts, and the sentiment and heart on the mug using Catherine Pooler ink in Peppermint Scrub.  I colored a grey shadow at the base of the mug so that it didn't look like it was floating.  Next I used a finger sponge dauber to add color (Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink) to the edge of the scalloped heart, as it sort of disappeared when placed on the background panel.  That panel was die cut using a Hero Arts background die.  I wanted the background hearts to be translucent, so I adhered a panel of 30# Platinum Translucent Vellum from Grafix to the back side of the front panel.  I cut it about 1/2 inch long so that I could score it at the top and adhere it to the back panel at the top.  I did this to retain the translucent look to the background hearts.  Last I used some foam tape to adhere the scalloped heart to the card, for a little dimension.

My second card is a little more "typical me" with lots of coloring and scene building.  I first stamped the woman and cart in my MISTI, then added the cart contents, masking small areas where needed.  The stamps I used from TRS were:  Retail Therapy and Loads of Love.   I then masked that entire image so I could use my Copic airbrush to color the background.  I used Altenew and Honey Bee Stamps stencils on my background.
Once the background was dry (it didn't take long), I colored my stamped images with Copic markers in mostly reds, pinks, and blues since I felt the color palette would be too busy if I added more colors, since the background was so vibrant.  I drew in extra boxes inside the cart, and drew in a shadow of the cart on the ground as well.  I used clear Wink of Stella on the hearts and X's and O's.
Back to my MISTI I used my embossing buddy to remove static and any remaining stickiness from my Copic airbrushing.  I then stamped the sentiment in Gina K's Black Amalgam ink first, then in Versamark and then heat-embossed it using WOW's Black Glint embossing powder.  The sentiment stamps were from TRS, SSS, and Hero Arts.
Finally, I trimmed the card to 4 inches and mounted it onto some red card stock that had a strip of Adhesive Glitter Paper in pink from The Ton adhered to the right edge.

That concludes my February Valentine post for Three Room Studio.  I hope you can see how you can use non-traditional stamps for just about any occasion.  Save your money and stretch the stamps and supplies you have.  I bet you'll be surprised!

Thanks again for visiting my blog.  I hope you found it useful.  Please visit Three Room Studio to see not only the products but also their blog (which is linked to on the top of the Home page) which will show all the DT's Valentine's Day cards and everything TRS.  Enjoy!

Jill


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