Flower Challenge Summer/Winter

Happy 4th of July! I hope you are having a fun weekend. It’s time for another Flower Challenge and this month is all about:

Our guest designer this month is Mac Mable so go check out her beautiful creations!

I created two cards today – one for Summer and one for Winter.

foiltwocards

For the winter card I used a background I created with Distress Oxides and a gel press.

I applied Frayed Burlap and Peacock Feather on the the gel plate and used a brayer to spread the ink around. I spritzed a little water on the the gel press and pressed the paper down.

foilwinterclose

I love this color blend and thought that it would be perfect to use with the Heidi Swapp MINC Toner Ink and Picket Fence Barberton Daisy. I then used the toner ink on my craft mat and a brayer to apply it to my stamp. Tim Holtz has a bunch of awesome MINC hacks you can find here.

foilwinters

I then ran the image through foil machine with teal foil and was left with this beautiful image. I love the detail you can get with the MINC toner ink. You also get a beautiful image left behind on the foil so, yep you guessed it, I made another card.

foilsummermn

For my summer card I used a background I had blended with Distress Oxides and the Picket Fence blending brushes. I used Distress Oxides in Concord Grape, Picked Raspberry, and Scattered Straw. I then sprayed the background with Distress Resist Spray and set it aside to dry.

foilsummercloes

Once dry, the spray heats up to bond with the foil once it is ran through the foil machine or laminator. I love that I can now use these beautiful sheets on a card without having to worry about gluing them.

foilsummerside

That’s all for me today. Be sure to check out the rest of the gorgeous cards from the Design Team.

Also if you need a little crafty retail therapy, Picket Fence is having a great sale this weekend so stock up.

picketfence

 


Supplies

*Listed below are the products I used and contain affiliate links when possible at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! All products were personally purchased by me or provided by companies I design for.

Picket Fence - Barberton Daisy
Picket Fence – Barberton Daisy
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Simon Says Stamps - Tiny Words
Simon Says Stamps – Tiny Words
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WOW! Embossing - Bright White Ultra Fine
WOW! Embossing – Bright White Ultra Fine
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EH | WOW UK | WOW US | AZ
WOW! Embossing - Clear
WOW! Embossing – Clear
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EH | WOW UK | WOW US
WOW! Embossing - Clear Embossing Pad
WOW! Embossing – Clear Embossing Pad
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EH | WOW UK | WOW US | TP
Heidi Swapp - MINC Foil Applicator Machine
Heidi Swapp – MINC Foil Applicator Machine
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EH | SC | Blk | AZ
Heidi Swapp - Minc Toner Ink
Heidi Swapp – Minc Toner Ink
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EH | SC
Therm O Web - Deco Foil - Aqua
Therm O Web – Deco Foil – Aqua
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EH | SC | AZ | TW
Gina K Connect Glue
Gina K Connect Glue
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EH
Ranger - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pad Kit - 2018 Bundle Three
Ranger – Tim Holtz – Distress Oxides Ink Pad Kit – 2018 Bundle Three
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Tsukineko - VersaFine Pigment Ink Pad - Onyx Black
Tsukineko – VersaFine Pigment Ink Pad – Onyx Black
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Strathmore - Bristol Smooth
Strathmore – Bristol Smooth
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Ek Success Powder Tool Applicator
Ek Success Powder Tool Applicator
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Gel Press - Reusable Gel Printing Plate
Gel Press – Reusable Gel Printing Plate
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TP
Hero Arts - Wagner - HT400 Precision Heat Tool
Hero Arts – Wagner – HT400 Precision Heat Tool
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EH | SC | AZ
Picket Fence - Blending Brush
Picket Fence – Blending Brush
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Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Resist Spray
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Resist Spray
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EH | SC | RN
Speedball - 2
Speedball – 2″ Brayer
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TP
Tonic Studios - Tim Holtz - Glass Media Mat
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Glass Media Mat
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EH | SC | AZ

 

12 thoughts on “Flower Challenge Summer/Winter

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  1. What a gorgeous pair of cards, Ericka! The background in Frayed Burlap and Peacock Feather looks just gorgeous with the teal flower! And the technique to use the negative foil sheet on a card is so fun with an awesome result!

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  2. WOW!! I LOVE both of these cards!! Your use of the oxides, the Minc is just amazing. I think I like the winter card the best!!! GORGEOUS design!!

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  3. Ericka, I love, love the backgrounds you created for both cards, but my favorite is the Summer card, the colors are just glorious.
    Beautifully done!!
    XO
    Maria.

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  4. What fabulous techniques and what beautiful cards, both of them. Wonderful how you did the Summer and Winter cards and both equally amazing x.
    Thank you for the shout x.

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