Circle of Hope Rachel Vass Release

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Today I am sharing a card I created using Rachel Vass release called circle of hope.

For this card I had this idea with a Lot of layers and lot of dimension.

The Focus

For the Main focus of the card the floral image was one layer matted with a golden card-stock layered with slightly bigger than the floral image itself.

I colored the flower with Coppic markers in the warm grays. The darkest shade was double five then W2 and then blended with W00. I wanted the flower to be a neutral shade because there was a lot going on on this card design already.

The center of the flower was colored using the COPIC marker that matches the background and dotted the stamen with a gel pen and embossed with gold embossing powder.

The Sentiment

The sentiment on this card was another layer again baked with a layer of golden card stock. The sentiment that says life is tough but so are you is converted into white on back black.

I have a video explaining how I do that.

The Background

For the background of this card I decided do use a stencil with distressed oxide ink. The stencil I picked for this was from Altenew and the ink I used was tumbled glass. My stencil had a little yellow from the last time I used which I forgot to clean. That made the stenciling a little bit greenish shade. Then I sprinkled some embossing powder with the help of my fingers. The embossing powder I used was Seaglass from Wow embossing.

The background piece was again layered with a gold card stock.

I usually design my card layout silhouette studio. That makes it easier for me to size the image perfectly and create cutlines around the images and matting layers which are slightly bigger than the images.

I then adhered everything on a top folding landscape A2 card base.

This completed my card. Hope this inspires you.

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Simple Copic Coloring and Rachel Vass Release

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Today I am sharing a trio of cards I created featuring the new release by Rachel Vass. This stamp set is a digital stamp called Glorious Geometry.

Coloring digital images are my favorite. I usually color them using Copic Markers. But to be able to use the digital images on your cards you don’t have to be perfect at using coloring mediums. Sometimes simple coloring can make beautiful cards.

First Card

My first card using the rachel vass Glorious geometry stamp set

For my first card I didn’t even use the image as it was supposed to be. The beauty of digital image is that you can modify the way you like. Almost like masking off the part of the physical stamp.

the simple copic coloring on digital stamp

On this card I only used the large cluster of floral image and quick colored them with Copics. With not much blending or shading it took me no time to color those.

digital stamp sentiments printed in white on black

I then foam mounted this image cut with the help of a pair of scissors on a black background I had created a couple of weeks ago. This background was created using the Nuvo Crackle Mousse in black on a black cardstock. The sentiment is from this same stamp set. Printed on white on black .

That finished my first card.

Second Card

second card using the glorious geometry stamo

Here this is how this image was supposed to be printed and used. So for my second card I kept it as is and colored with copics again. Simple coloring,nothing fancy.

rachel vass designs release June 20, 20

For this card, I printed the sentiment in white and filled the triangle with black before printing. That’s how I got the white on black sentiment in the middle.

A lot of people ask me how I change the digital sentiment from black in white to white on black. Here I am sharing a video explaining the technique .

You Tube Video explaining how to change the digital sentiment into white on black.
I admire your strength digital sentiment

I cut the printed and colored panel to slightly smaller than an A2 base, matted it with black cardstock and finally foam mounted on a card base. This finishes my second card.

The Third Card

card made using rachel vass release and alcohol ink background

My third card is even more simpler. As I just cut out some of the flowers in the design. Just gave it a hint of color.

sentiment strip on alcohol ink background

Then I foam mounted the flowers in an arrangement on an alcohol ink background I created a few weeks ago.

Again the sentiment is from this stamp set. Which I created in white on black, cut in a strip and added across the card.

Then the panel was added to an A2 base.

The versatility of digital stamp is endless. You don’t have to be an artist to color the images. Digital images can be resized and flipped. You can add images on top of each other or remove a part of the image.

Rachel Vass release her new stamps ever week. Her designs are one of a kind and beautifully drawn. I have been spending money on physical stamp less ever since I started using Digital Stamps.

Hopefully this will inspire you to create beautiful card like these with simple copic coloring and premade backgrounds.

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Floral Burst Cards with sparkly doodles.

Today I am sharing this fun and sparkly cards featuring Floral Burst Digital stamp release by Rachel Vass.

I have made two cards using this latest release called Floral Burst.

The First Card

Here is my first card.

Floral Burst digital stamp release by Rachel vass

We’re used to making the standard A2 size cards and lately the slimline size is getting so popular. Since this image was somewhat more square I wanted to create a 6 by 6 card with it.

The Technique

Like my previous card I used the digital background for this card too. I really loved this pastel green background for my card. Rachel’s images has white fill to them so it’s nice to print over the digital pattern paper and still have some white space inside the image for coloring.

One of these days I will learn how to color the image digitally. I do not have softwares like Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator. I use my Sillhoutte cameo software to design my digital images and print them.

Rachel Vass Floral Burst

The Focus

After I printed the floral image along with the background, all I had left was to color the image. I chose Copic Color for my image. Reds I thought would compliment the pastel green background. The images don’t really show the true color of the background.

The flowers were colored with R24, R37, and R39. These colors blend so well. That’s my favorite red combination. I only colored the open spaces on the flowers with Copics, because I had this sparkly idea in my head.

Rachel Vass Floral Burst

The Accent

This picture may not be very good, but I wanted to capture the sparkle. Hope you can see them. I drew lines with a sparkly gel pen and filled some of the leaves with the sparkly pen too.

Then I cut this panel and matted with a red card-stock that matched with my Copic coloring perfectly. Then added that one a 6 by 6 top folding card base using foam tapes.

Rachel Vass Floral Burst

The Sentiment

I printed the sentiment that came with the Floral Burst stamp set. If you guys know how to do the reverse color with the sentiment, I did white on black. All I did was traced the sentiment, and changed the color of the sentiment to white then created a black background around it and printed. I love the look of the white on black sentiment better than black on white. The sentiment is cut in a strip and adhered with another layer of foam tape behind it.

The Second Card

Rachel Vass Floral Burst

This one I created an A2 card but with the split image. Looks like I printed one image and cut it in half. But in fact I printed it that way. I left the background plain this time.

The Focus

copic coloring on digital image

For this one I colored in two colors. Yellow and blue has been one of my favorite combo.The open petals I colored in shades of yellow but the lined petals was only one shade of blue.

I used Y08, YR12, Y17 and YR15. I know it sounds like a weird combination but it gave me the look that I was going for. The blue I used is B04.

The Accent

Doodle design on digital image

I colored the open spaces in the smaller flowers with the sparkly gel pen. The yellow petals were a little too big to just fill with the gel pen so I doodled some swirly circles on them to fill the space. I loved how this one turned out.

In fact this is my favorite among these two cards.

The Sentiment

Reverse print sentiment

Again for this card too I created the white on black thank you sentiment and cut that in a strip and adhered with foam tape.

I then matted this panel on a slightly bigger blue card-stock panel that matched with my coloring to make a 4 and a quarter by 5 and a half card front. This was added on a A2 size card-base using foam tape.

Finally added some blue Nuvo Jewel Drops to fill the empty white space and complete the card.

I hope this inspires you to use whatever you have in your stash to create this fun sparkly effect on your card.

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Sunshine Daisies Against Black Background

Today I am sharing this blank card I made using the Sunshine Daisies digital stamp released today by Rachel Vass Designs. These are white Sunshine Daisies against black background. This stamp set is available to purchase at her Etsy store.

Sunshine Daisies by Rachel Vass Designs White daisies against black background

I wanted these daisies to be white but even white flowers have shadows and highlights and some shades of purples and yellows in them.

I sat down with some Prismacolor pencils and some Polychromos to color these beautiful flowers. I used warm grey for the shadow and some light yellow, purple, and green on the highlighted areas of the petals.

Sunshine Daisies by Rachel Vass Designs pencil colored with black background

For the centers of the flowers I picked some yellows, oranges, and browns. I added some texture using the little strokes of Prismacolor pencils in the darker shade all over these center.

Sunshine Daisies by Rachel Vass Designs pencil coloring

After I finished coloring with the pencil colors, I decided to go for really dark background. Started tracing the outlines with Micron Pen and also filling the small areas between the petals with the same pen. The rest of the background I colored with black Copic marker.

Sunshine Daisies by Rachel Vass Designs handmade blank card

I cut the colored panel with the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die and attached it to a white card-base made with Neenah Solar White Card-stock.

I hope this will inspire you to create projects like this with dark background.

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Vibrant Watercolor Card

Hello there, friends! Welcome to my blog.

I have a fun vibrant watercolor card to share with you today. This card features the latest release by Rachel Vass.

Watercolors are supposed to be soft and delicate, but I like to exaggerate them to make the colors more vibrant. That really satisfies my taste.

The Card

Vibrant Watercolor card using summer blood stamp by Rachel Vass Designs

This is what I’m talking about. This card features the latest release by Rachel Vass Designs called Summer Bloom. I printed this beautiful flower image on a Mixed Media Paper in light cream ink because I was going for a no-line watercoloring.

No line vibrant watercolor card featuring summer bloom by rachel vass designs

Watercoloring Process

I picked up my beloved Peerless Watercolor Sheets for this project. I’ve painted watercolored flowers with just one color, darker tone for the shadows and pale tone for the highlighted areas in the past. For this particular project, I wanted the red to fade into yellow.

vibrant summer blood watercolor card

I used Royal Crimson and Deep Yellow for the petals. I started with one petal at a time using these two colors trying to blend the colors in the middle of the petals. Then, I added a little bit of Sepia Brown to my Royal Crimson for the darkest corners of the petals. After the first layer was dry, I went with the second more intense coloring. There I achieved my vibrant watercolor card look i was going for.

watercolor card featuring rachel vass release

Background

Finally, for the background I used a light wash of clean water first and then picked up Pearl Gray and painted the area concentrating more towards the flowers and fading away from the flowers.

Once the painting was dry, I used white and black gouache and spattered it all over the painting. How fun!

celebrating you today watercolor card

Sentiment

The sentiment “Celebrating You Today” felt like a perfect match for this card. I stamped this Versamark Watermark Ink and embossed using white embossing powder.

handmade card using no-line watercolor technique.

Diecutting the watercolor piece using the stitched rectangle from Mama Elephant was the next step which then was adhered on to a top folding landscape card made out of Recollections Heavy Wight Cardstock in white.

Final Touch

For embellishment I used some sequins from my stash in silver and clear.

I hope this inspires you to go bold with watercolors and play around to get a vibrant look like this one.

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Thank You Teacher Card And RV Release

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Today I am sharing this Thank You Teacher card featuring Rachel Vass Designs release called Piglets in School.

Schools are almost over for a long summer break here in United States. Due to the Covid19 kids here in New York are doing online classes. Amidst all these uncertainties and chaos we still need to be thankful to all the teachers that have dedicated their lives to these little kids.

This card is to express gratitude to those teachers.

Here’s my card for today

This is a handmade card made using Rachel Vass digital stamp called Piglets in school. This stamp is printed and colored in copic markers

This release consists of these cute piglets and some beautiful sentiments unlike the usual floral stamp releases. I have always loved coloring floral images and making cards with them but these piglets are so adorable. I enjoyed coloring them with Copic Markers.

girl piglet from the digital stamp by Rachel Vass colored in copic marker

The girl piglet I colored with a lighter skin color and a little blush on her cheeks.

The boy had a little darker skin. I colored their clothes in colors that match with this polka dot patter paper I picked for the background.

polka dot pattern paper and thank you teacher card.

The piglets are adhered on the background with foam tapes for dimension.

The sentiment ‘Thank You Teacher’ is also from the same digital stamp which is printed and cut in a strip.

This kind of brings some of the memories of my elemnetary school days with me and my twin brother going to shcool .

I hope you liked this cute and colorful card I made. Hope this will enspire you.

Here is another cards featuring releases by Rachel vass.

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You Are In My Prayers Card and Rachel Vass Release

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Weclcome to my blog. Today I am sharing this card I made featuring Rachel Vass latest release digital stamp called Mock Orange Blossom. This is a beautiful flower cluster with some wonderful Sentiments.

Here’s My card

I printed this stamp with one of the sentiment on Mixed media paper in light beige ink thinking about watercoloring them. But I don’t know why I wanted to color these with Copic color instead.

I started coloring the flowers with Copics in light red shades. It looks orange in the photos but its pale reds. The colors I used for the flowers are:

R00 RV42 R32 and R24

I then colored the leaves and the stem in shades of green:

G99 G69 G17 and YG17

Then for the stamens of the flower I used Yellow Gelly Roll pen.

The sentiment for this specific card I picked “You are in my prayers” which is included in this digital stamp set. I thought this sentiment goes perfectly well with the soft florals.

Hope you get inspired by this card.

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Romantic Ruffle Card and Rachel Vass Release

Card made using Rachel Vass release called Romantic Ruffle

Hello Everyone!

Today I have a beautiful floral card to share with you. I created this card featuring Rachel Vass latest release called Romantic Ruffle. This digital stamp consists of a beautiful loose peony flower and a few sentiments.

Here’s my card for today:

Card made using Rachel Vass release called Romantic Ruffle

For the main focus of this card I layered the flower one on top of another slightly in an angle so it looks like two flowers facing away from each other.

I printed it on a mixed media paper. Because I wanted to watercolor these flowers using distressed inks. Unfortunately my printer doesn’t feed heavyweight watercolor card-stock so I have to compromise and use mixed media paper which is a 95lb weight.

I taped the panel on a hard board using some washi tapes on all sides and started coloring it using Tim Holtz’s Distressed Inks in color Worn Lipstick and Peacock Feathers.

For the center of the flower I used some gold metallic watercolor for extra interest.

Once my watercolor painting was dry, I cut the panel using a stitched rectangle die from Mama Elephant. This die is exactly the size of an A2 card front. I use this die a lot.

Then I adhered this panel on a top folding landscape A2 card base made of Recollection Heavy weight card base in white.

I hope you get inspired by this and will create something similar.

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