Spellbinders August Blog Hop

Spellbinbers Inked Messages bu Stephanie Low. Cards by Svitlana Shayevich

Hi friends,

Today I’m honored to join Spellbinders August Blog Hop featuring two amazing collections: Inked Messages By Stephanie Low and Special Moments By Marisa Job.

You probably came from Desiree Kuemmerle blog. If not – you may consider starting from the beginning at Spellbinders and see what other designers have created. There are so many beautiful projects from talented designers. Also you on each stop you you have a chance to win a prize.

MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE

I had a blast playing with stamps from the Inked Messages Collection. Stephanie Low, the designer of this collection is an tattoo artist and the stamps are designed it tattoo style.

I don’t have any tattoos and don’t plan to have, but apparently Pinterest thinks opposite. At it keeps showing me tattoo designs in my feed lol. So I’m kind of familiar with the style, or trends if you will, of tattoo designs. One thing that I noticed is that it’s very common to add flowers behind …. well, behind literally everything. So did I for my first card.

Spellbinbers Inked Messages by Stephanie Low. Message in a Bottle, A Rose Any Other Name Stamp and Die Sets. Chalkboard, coloring with polychromos pencils on black. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

First I made the bottle using Message In A Bottle Stamp And Die Set. I started by stamping the bottle parts using White Pigment Ink onto a SSS Black Cardstock. There are two stamps to stamp this bottle. The outer (the bottle itself) part and its “filing”. I planned to do white embossing on top later so needed to keep my stamps mounted onto my MISTI lid, which I used for stamping.

Spellbinbers Inked Messages by Stephanie Low. Message in a Bottle, A Rose Any Other Name Stamp and Die Sets. Chalkboard, coloring with polychromos pencils on black. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

So I first placed my black panel into one corner on the MISTI and stamped the bottle. In this position of the MISTI it’s lid/door was opening to the left. And I left the stamp onto its lid. Then I turned and MISTI over (so the lid/door opened to the right) and stamped the inside part. Also leaving the stamp mounted after stamping. The A2 side of the MISTI allowed me to keep both stamps on the opposite edges.

With a mini stamp positioning tool you can do the same by working in “album” orientation, so the lid opens away from you. And shift a paper from one corner to another for each stamp.

Spellbinbers Inked Messages by Stephanie Low. Message in a Bottle, A Rose Any Other Name Stamp and Die Sets. Chalkboard, coloring with polychromos pencils on black. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

Next I colored the inside part of the bottle using Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils. Let me tell you … there are so great! It took me a while to splurge on them, mainly because I already had another pencils. And didn’t use them much. And after I finally got them it was I believe like half a year ago and I hadn’t opened them since then. For this card pencils were the only option and it was a great opportunity to try “new” babies. It was a live from the first stroke! They ARE as good as they’re being faced about.

So after I colored the bottle I placed my black piece back into the MISTI, stamped over with clear embossing ink and white embossed. Next I die-cut the bottle using the matching die.

I did all the same for the flowers, for which was used A Rose Any Other Name Stamp And Die Set.

Spellbinbers Inked Messages by Stephanie Low. Message in a Bottle, A Rose Any Other Name Stamp and Die Sets. Chalkboard, coloring with polychromos pencils on black. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

Then I adhered the flowers behind the bottle and foam mounted the whole piece onto a Bazzill Licorice Twist Cardstock panel. Black adhesive foam squares were used for foam mounting to match the black elements.

Spellbinbers Inked Messages by Stephanie Low. Message in a Bottle, A Rose Any Other Name Stamp and Die Sets. Chalkboard, coloring with polychromos pencils on black. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

Now, the question has to be asked why did I used two different black cardstock for different purposes. Well, I’m one of those people who like having different supplies for different purposes. Not even “like” rather – have to lol. Like I have separate tools for heat embossing and drying out a wet paper, I have a wide range of adhesives each dedicated to a specific role. The same with the black cardstock.

When it comes to coloring with pencils it’s better to use a cardstock that has some tooth to it. In other word  – the rougher the cardstock the better. I really love Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, it’s probably one one my favorite ones. I’m very picky when it come to cardstock, I love when it’s thick, as I use it for often for card bases and thinner cardstock bothers me in this role. So Bazzill totally fits the bill in this matter. But it’s smooth! Extremely smooth. And I like its quality too, in any other situation other than coloring with pencils. It’s next to impossible to color with pencils on it, as pencil pigment literally has nothing to hold on to. It isn’t completely impossible, but it will take you a lot of effort and pencil lead to do.

Why didn’t I used the SSS cardstock for both coloring and the panel? Well, definitely not because it wasn’t suitable for a card panel. This cardstock has tooth to it, so it’s very nice and easy to color on with pencils. And It’s quite thick (100lb actually) so totally works for both panels and card bases. I didn’t use it in this role I don’t have a lot of it lol. So I basically cherish it and save specifically for coloring. I probably need to go and get some more.

Ok, another question has to be asked – ain’t I’m talking too much about cardstock lol?

Spellbinbers Inked Messages by Stephanie Low. Message in a Bottle, A Rose Any Other Name Stamp and Die Sets. Chalkboard, coloring with polychromos pencils on black. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

To finish off my card I foam mounted the black panel onto a white card base, popped a sentiment and added several white sequins to accentuate the card.

Spellbinbers Inked Messages by Stephanie Low. Message in a Bottle, A Rose Any Other Name Stamp and Die Sets. Chalkboard, coloring with polychromos pencils on black. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

I like this kind of chalkboard (ish) look this card has. Not speaking of it’s boldness and drama which I love in cards.

WANDERLUST

For my next card I used Wanderlust Stamp And Die Set. It has two stamps which can be used not only on a card, but in a travel book too. Or any other travel related project.

Spellbinbers Inked Messages by Stephanie Low. Wanderlust. Oxide Background. Chalkboard, coloring with polychromos pencils on black. Card by Svitlana Shayevich
I started making my card by stamping in black the globe with flowers onto a white cardstock, colored with COPICs and die-cut with the matching die.
Spellbinbers Inked Messages by Stephanie Low. Wanderlust. Oxide Background. Chalkboard, coloring with polychromos pencils on black. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

Then I made a “galaxy slash night sky” panel by blending Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet and Black Soot Oxides onto a white panel. Which I then sprinkled with water using my trusty Ranger Distress Sprayer. I blotted off the ink after it reacted with water and added tiny white paint splatters with a small brush.

Spellbinbers Inked Messages by Stephanie Low. Wanderlust. Oxide Background. Chalkboard, coloring with polychromos pencils on black. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

I foam mounted the panel onto a rustic white card base and popped up the globe onto it. Next I white embossed the sentiment on a black stripe and also popped it up onto the card.

Spellbinbers Inked Messages by Stephanie Low. Wanderlust. Oxide Background. Chalkboard, coloring with polychromos pencils on black. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

Several sequins added finished off my card.

PRIZES

To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to a lucky winner. Please leave a comment on Spellbinders blog by Sunday, August 19th 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winner will be announced in the blog hop post the following Tuesday. Winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

I will also randomly choose a winner from comments left on this post and the prize will be $25 gift certificate to Spellbinders storePlease leave a comment on this post by Sunday, August 19th at 11:59 PM EST for a chance to win. I will announce the winner here in this post on Monday, August 20th.

WINNER

The winner of $25 Gift Certificate is Lagene.

Congratulations!

I will be e-mailing you instuctions of how to claim your prize.

Thank you everyone for your lovely comments! I really appreciate your attention to my works!

GET HOPPING!

The next stop in the blog hop will be amazing Brenda Noelke. If you got lost, please go back to Spellbinders.

BLOG HOP

Spellbinders

Hussena Calcuttawala

Tina Smith

Melissa Phillips

Enza Gudor

Sandra Nagel

Olga Direktorenko

Elena Salo

Nina-Marie Trapani

Desiree Kuemmerle

Svitlana Shayevich

Brenda Noelke

Heather Hoffman

Rubeena Ianigro

Amy Kolling

Clare Prezzia

SUPPLIES

If you’re interested in the supplies I’ve used – they’re listed below. Where available I use compensated affiliate links (which means if you make a purchase I will get a small commission with no additional cost for you). Click on the letters below to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Studio Katia (SK), Altenew (AN), Ellen Hutson (EH), Scrapbook.com (SC), Amazon (AZ), Spellbinders (SB), etc.
I truly appreciate your support!

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52 Comments

  1. Reply

    BECCA YAHRLING

    August 15, 2018

    I noticed the Inked Messages set right away and just love it! AND your
    card! Your cards are always so beautiful and I love them.

  2. Reply

    Lynn Harrell

    August 15, 2018

    OMG these cards are drop dead gorgeous. You have went over the top with the techniques you shared. Can’t wait to get these dies/stamps and get to work. Thank you for sharing your talents with all of us.

  3. Reply

    Lynne Wilcox

    August 15, 2018

    Now I know I need to start using black paper more. Stunning

  4. Reply

    Sharon Gullikson

    August 15, 2018

    The message in a bottle is wonderful. Who hasn’t imagined finding one—with a map in it, or a special old message. COOL!!!!!!!

  5. Reply

    Birgit Norton

    August 15, 2018

    Your cards are amazing! I love the message in a bottle!!! Thanks so much for the chance to win

  6. Reply

    bev p

    August 15, 2018

    Boldness and drama are certainly good words for today’s post! Both cards are just amazing and I am ooohing and aaaahing over the depth of color. (and I totally understand about hoarding that special paper that you love. I actually have lots of different ones that I can’t “waste” using it for some other purpose that the one that I love that paper for.) Thank you.

  7. Reply

    joy meadows

    August 15, 2018

    Love these cards! And, thank you for reminding me that there are differences in cardstocks!! I just purchased these pencils and I also got some Bazzill black cardstock. Now I need to get some of the SSS black cardstock to use for the pencils.

  8. Reply

    Lisa Byers

    August 15, 2018

    I absolutely love the ship in the bottle. What an interesting card!! Especially with it being on black cardstock. Wonderful card!! Great job!!

  9. Reply

    Brenda N

    August 15, 2018

    Oh my. Love your cards! What a great job.

  10. Reply

    Carol Rossouw

    August 15, 2018

    There are some lovely stamps and dies in these collections. That Oval trellis die from Marisa is particularly beautiful! And your card inspiration is wonderful!

  11. Reply

    Dana M

    August 15, 2018

    Wonderfully striking cards! So beautifully designed and wonderful colors.

  12. Reply

    cyndi morris

    August 15, 2018

    Love these. Your cards are always so unique. Beautiful backgrounds.

  13. Reply

    Mary Holshouser

    August 15, 2018

    Love the flowers peeking from behind the bottle.
    I would love to get a tattoo but I’m chicken when
    it comes to needles so I guess these designs
    will have to substitute for my tattoo.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  14. Reply

    Mindy Drummond

    August 15, 2018

    Both cards are stunning! I enjoyed your extra commentary on the cardstock LOL, I’m new to papercrafting so all the info I can get is good – anywhere, anytime hehe. I have been looking at colored pencils and was really liking the Polychromos but the price…… well you know LOL. Thanks to this post I know I need to keep saving and get them instead of going with something “lesser” lol. Thanks for the inspiration.

    • Reply

      Svitlana Shayevich

      August 15, 2018

      Thank you, Mindy! I was hunting the pencils on Amazon for several months. I’m using Honey service which notifies when a certain product I’m interested in goes down. Usually this down time is a couple of hours and decision needs to be made quickly. But I was able to get them much cheaper than regular price (still a bit pricey though). But now I wish I never bought my other pencils, as loving Polychromos so much.

      • Reply

        Mindy Drummond

        August 15, 2018

        Thank you, I am definitely going to check out the Honey service!! I’m just starting out in papercrafting so all the other mediums are keeping me busy LOL. This gives me time to look until I find a good price on the Polychromos. I’m glad you mentioned it in your post so I didn’t waste money or time learning them on any of the others. From what I’ve seen here and from some of the other bloggers the Polychromos put all others to shame hehe.

  15. Reply

    Amanda Townsend

    August 15, 2018

    Love Love Love the ship in a bottle project. Beautiful job.

  16. Reply

    Charlotte Deerborn

    August 15, 2018

    Your cards are very beautiful. Love your coloring.

  17. Reply

    Laurie Black

    August 15, 2018

    Beautiful cards. I love the dark, rich colors. Thank you for sharing the process and tips.

  18. Reply

    Jeanne Beam

    August 15, 2018

    Beautiful cards. Love the msg in a bottle. Colors and designs are amazing.
    Thanks for sharing…

  19. Reply

    Susan Gosman

    August 15, 2018

    Your colors are mesmerizing! The cards are truly inspiring.

  20. Reply

    Cynthia Cole

    August 15, 2018

    Your cards are amazing!

  21. Reply

    Cindy Thick

    August 15, 2018

    Beautiful cards. Love the color pencil coloring on the first card.

  22. Reply

    Lynda J

    August 15, 2018

    Love the colors of the background, and love the ship in the bottle.

  23. Reply

    Meghan Kennihan

    August 15, 2018

    What cools stamp sets! So UNIQUE! I Love your ink background and the dark colors on both cards!

  24. Reply

    Diane Hassler

    August 15, 2018

    Love these cards.

  25. Reply

    Cynthia Johnson

    August 15, 2018

    I love tattoos and I love these stamp sets! You have done a fabulous job coloring them and the Polychromos are definitely a win on the black cardstock.

  26. Reply

    Frances Bartholomew

    August 15, 2018

    Your cards are unique. Thanks for sharing.

  27. Reply

    Gilda

    August 16, 2018

    Love your fabulous cards. The dark background with the bottle is beautiful and your coloring is awesome.

  28. Reply

    Наташа-GOLD

    August 16, 2018

    Света, чудесные открытки! Волшебная бутылочка:))

  29. Reply

    Kari Treddenbarger

    August 16, 2018

    Love how these cards
    Pop on the black background! Nice work!

  30. Reply

    shartl

    August 16, 2018

    The white embossing on black card stock is stunning!! Your cards are so bold and beautifully done.

  31. Reply

    Nandini Karmarkar

    August 16, 2018

    I love the new release. And the inspiration cards are absolutely gorgeous!

  32. Reply

    Tara Prince

    August 16, 2018

    Gorgeous cards! I love the bottle!

  33. Reply

    Dilia Ramirez

    August 16, 2018

    Wow, both of these cards are gorgeous. The colors are powerful and stunning. Those stamps and diecuts on the message in a bottle cards are really cool. Love those color combos and composition of this card. 😍💕

  34. Reply

    Dilia Ramirez

    August 16, 2018

    💙 —- Wow, both of these cards are gorgeous. The colors are powerful and stunning. Those stamps and diecuts on the message in a bottle cards are really cool. Love those color combos and composition of this card. 😍💕

  35. Reply

    Dj

    August 16, 2018

    I’m so happy to see the message in a bottle used on a card on this hop. I am in love with that image and you’ve made it really pop on the black background. It’s my favorite but the adventure card is also quite lovely. Beautiful job! TFS!

  36. Reply

    Sherri

    August 16, 2018

    Love the white embossed bottle on black cardstock.

  37. Reply

    Jean Marmo

    August 16, 2018

    Simply stunning!

  38. Reply

    Tracey Magner

    August 16, 2018

    Hi, Thanks What a funny post today, you had me laughing so much as I was reading it and believe me I needed it today, extremely horrible day today for me. Your two cards are just AMAZING, I LOVE them, I would of never guessed you knew nothing about tattoo’s, you nailed it girl!! I just loved hearing you talk about your cardstock, embossing tool etc, that made me laugh so hard because it reminded me of myself, I am SO like that!! I am NOT saying your are, but I am OCD, I have been since I was a little girl, I drove my family crazy and now I drive my husband crazy, no actually he has learned to have extreme patience with my OCD, especially since our bulldog has seem to picked it up from me so he has to deal with the two of us, lol. Back to your beautiful cards, I always love when you use the black cardstock or color in the darker colors, those seem to be my favorite cards, you really put so much work into these cards and they came out beautiful. I do love the stamps you used they were very unique, I liked that about them. Thanks for a GREAT Funny post today, you made my day today and I really needed that.

  39. Reply

    Karen Hale

    August 16, 2018

    Oh my goodness, both gorgeous cards. I must say the Message in a Bottle card is my fave.

  40. Reply

    Kirsty Vittetoe

    August 16, 2018

    What an awesome display of Spellbinder’s products, your work always makes me smile.

  41. Reply

    Sue D

    August 16, 2018

    So pretty. I like the vibrant colors.

  42. Reply

    Lagene

    August 16, 2018

    Awesome release, awesome projects! I especially love the message in a bottle, it is quite striking against the black

  43. Reply

    Christine Johnson

    August 17, 2018

    Beautiful cards! Love the background! My favorite is the message in a bottle! tfs Hugs, Christine

  44. Reply

    Karthikha Uday

    August 17, 2018

    Wonderful cards! I love the bold background! :)

  45. Reply

    D.Ann C

    August 17, 2018

    Your ship in a bottle is absolutely amazing and I love the background you did for that wonderful Wanderlust set!!

  46. Reply

    Linda K. Jones

    August 17, 2018

    I really liked your bottle card. Striking!! Unique. Impressive. Thanks for sharing how and why you made your cards this way. Great inspiration. Love the technique.

  47. Reply

    Denise Bryant

    August 18, 2018

    Fabulous cards! The Message in a Bottle really knocked my socks off!

  48. Reply

    Carol Jones

    August 18, 2018

    Your cards are gorgeous, love them all! Your coloring is great and I’m so impressed that you used black! I’m going to have to try that!

  49. Reply

    BrendaLea Abbott

    August 18, 2018

    Your card is awesome! I love the bottle and flowers on the black background. They really stand out and the color pops. And I appreciate you explaining why you used two different black cardstocks.

  50. Reply

    Diana B

    August 19, 2018

    I love the rich intense colors in these cards – lovely!

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