May 14, 2019

Picket Fence Studios First Anniversary Celebration

Hi there and wishing you a very Happy Tuesday! I am so excited to be a part of Picket Fence Studios First Anniversary Celebation! For the entire month of May they are celebrating their birthday and what a party they are having! 



ETA - Winner #61 (Miriam Prantner)




I am so honored to be one of their guest during the celebrations. Today is my day to post a project here on my blog and to offer a giveaway! More information about my special discount code and my giveaway later in the post! If you haven't heard about Picket Fence Studios or haven't seen their fun and unique designs you are in for a real treat today. Not only do they create that most fabulous stamps and dies but they are also the company that sells the Life Changing Blender Brushes that honestly will rock your world when it comes to ink blending! I have a card and video to share with you today so let's get started...

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I used the beautifully designed Peony Bouquet Stamp Set for the flowers on my card and the Thank You Stamp Set for my sentiment.


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I started out by masking, stamping and white embossing the blooms from the stamp set onto a panel a Bristol Smooth cardstock. I stamped and embossed each bloom one at a time. After the embossing was done I used the Life Changing Blender Brushes to sponge Distress Oxide Inks on to my panel overlapping the colours slightly to create a rainbow blend.

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 I flicked some clean water on to the panel and picked up some of the colour with a paper towel.  Once the panel was completely dried I stamped and clear embossed the 'thank you' sentiment using VersaFine Onyx Black ink.  The entire panel was popped up with foam tape and I finished it off with a few clear sparkling sequins!

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I also have a video to better show you how I created my card with multi-step embossing and ink blending with these amazing brushes here and on my YouTube channel. I would love it if you let me know if you enjoyed my video by giving it a thumbs up and while you are there.





DISCOUNT CODE

To celebrate Picket Fence Studio’s One Year Anniversary, Nicole and Matt have GENEROUSLY provided a 20% off code for my blog readers! Simply use code PFS20 (Case Sensitive) at checkout at the Picket Fence Store store to take 20% off of your entire purchase from May 14, 2019 - May 16, 2019.

GIVEAWAY

Picket Fence has also sponsored a giveaway! One of my lucky blog readers will win a ONE HUNDRED DOLLAR shopping spree over at the Picket Fence Studios Store! An absolutely amazing giveaway! To be entered to win, please leave a comment on this blog post telling me what is on your desk right now! Please leave your comment before Midnight EST on Sunday May 19th! I will draw a random winner on Monday May 20th! For more chances to win you can enter on on my Instagram account @traceymcneely and by subscribing and commenting on my YouTube channel! Three chanced for a fabulous price!

Please use an email address you check regularly because that is the one I will  use to contact you if you are a winner!

Thank you so much so stopping by today.
Good Luck!

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71 comments :

Donna said...

Love your card. I have my container of stamps and a mother’s day stamp on my desk right now. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Kristina H said...

A huge mess at the moment! The remnants of my latest project and all the supplies to create it. Thank you for the chance to win!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Your card is so sweet

Cat Craig said...

The white embossed flower looks so pretty on your inked background.

Mystique said...

lovely card Im still learning about blending... Stamps, embossing powder and my scan n cut

Wendy said...

I love the card Tracey. The colors you chose are brilliant and bright.
And I'm in love with anything floral.
What's on my desk right now: Mini Misti, all my adhesives-snail,glue dots in 3 sz, foam squares, liquid glues-, T-square ruler, Rose gold and silver flakes, 1st generation Cricut and Scan n' Cut -

ionabunny said...

Wow, gorgeous blending. What a fab card and a generous giveaway. What's on my desk right now?? Too much!!!!!! ROFL. But I am trying to finish a blue ballerina card. Hugz

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooooooooooo gorgeous! LOVING the flowers and the colors!!!!!

Jo Malicoat said...

I have those brushes, and I absolutely love them! My best friend gave them to me for my birthday this year, that's a good friend :-) Your cards are beautiful, love that stamp set!

Teresa Doyle said...

This is a gorgeous card Tracey and I would love to have the set of Life Changing brushes, they look so easy to use and blend with.
Right now on my desk is a "family celebrations board" that my DIL & I made for my parents a few years ago. If you are not familiar with this, it is a wooden board that reads "Family Celebrations" and below that has the first letters of the 12 months of the year. Under each month there is a disc with each family members name and day of their birth for each month. My parents had 8 children so including in laws, grandchildren and great grandchildren, there are about 75 dics hanging from the board (similar to charms). I also added red hearts for Anniversary dates and white hearts to remember the dates of the family members that have passed. Unfortunately, that is why it is on my desk as it needs to be updated for the latter...

Dee Earnshaw said...

love the color blending - great technique:)
I am currently working on my father's day card so I have my stamps and comic markers strewn across my desk - lol!!

Isabel Z said...

You are so talented--thank you for always inspiring me to create. My desk right now is a complete mess. I just finished making 14 boxes out of cardstock and stamping the images to decorate them for Teacher Appreciation Week which was last week. I need to clean it so that I can start making a batch of thank you cards.

Jeanne Beam said...

Such a beautiful card! My table (desk) is a mess... I have been working on my junk journal and artist trading coins.
Thanks for a chance to win such a great giveaway....

JJDet said...

My desk is covered with floral stamps and CP inks. I am busy making sympathy cards requested by my mom. I just started using the blending brushes and love them. They are truly life changing.

MadeByMeghanK said...

I currently have 3 sheets of LABELED ink swatches waiting to be INKED so that I finally have a chart of all the colors I have!
I love your card! The colors are soooo vivid! Love your blog! I'm subscribed by email! Thank you for all your inspiration and thank you to Picket Fence for the chance! (meghan.kennihan@gmail.com)

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card! I can't wait to try some of the Life Changing Blender Brushes! The Peony Bouquet image is gorgeous!
What's on my desk... a real mess! I have ink pads, paper, die cut machine, dies, die cuts, some cards I made and some I received, a stamp positioner, and lots of miscellaneous embellishments!

Greta said...

I never mask, but you've shown how effective it is, Tracey! Love the colors you used for the beautiful ink blending! My desk is covered with scraps & a card ready to sign & address.

Dotty Jo said...

Looks gorgeous, Jo x

Lisa Elton said...

Congratulations on guesting Tracey!! Your card is GORGEOUS. I love your blended background with the white blooms!

Sue D said...

Beautiful card! I have supplies to finish cards for our church card ministry on my desk right now. We made the fronts--not I just have to add inside sentiments.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Mary Holshouser said...

My desk is cluttered with the remnaants
of the class I taught last week. Need
to get in and put things away. The sun
is out so I'll be motivated.
thanks for sharing a beautiful card.
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

SHartl said...

My crafting table is a mess right now because I've been prepping for a presentation that I'm giving tonight. I have piles of tags and tiny gift bags, some nature themed stamps, and lot of ribbon. I love the heat embossing with ink blending on your beautiful card!

Kim Heggins said...

So beautiful...love your gorgeous background. those floral images are just perfect.

Sue McRae said...

Love your colourful card! I definitely need to try masking, it adds such depth to cards! On my desk is a huge crafty mess I need to clean up from my last project which was a birthday card.

Laraine R said...

Beautiful card! My desk is a hot mess! I have no room to stamp-so I better go clean it up!

Lindarub said...

I don’t have a desk I use the dinning room table and color on the couch.

cghundley said...

Beautiful inking, love
the colors! I am working
on Christmas gifts, so
hot glue, fabric, wood
and zippers.
Carla from Utah

Rosemary said...

Lovely card, Tracey! The brushes do make ink blending so easy. I'm working on watercoloring so my Kuretake Bandai Tambi watercolors, watercolor paper and brushes are out right now.

Dawn S. said...

What a beautiful card! The white flowers show up so nicely on the lovely blended background.

Art Conquers said...

Beautiful card .. loved your color blending.. looks amazing.. I’m designing a scrapbook layout for my little one, so my desk is full of patterned paper and photos of her..

wienerhoneymooners said...

I thought the Poppies set was my fave, NOPE, its now this one, WOW, what a lovely card!

roxej said...

Enjoyed your video,my desk has Ottlite ,Tim Holtz glass mat,some floral stamps, oxide inks in 3 shades of blue and two shades of green, adhesives,spritzer bottle, blending brushes, embossing powder, craft knife ,white pen and paper. I need a bigger desk -

Becca Yahrling said...

I love white embossing! Your card is gorgeous & love the pretty colors you used for the BG. I just cleared off my desk to start another challenge project so crafty wise, nothing. But I do have a beautiful red rose and a yellow hibiscus sitting on my desk.

sharon g said...

The white embossing is so subtle and pretty. I love your shading, too!

Shari Czerwinski said...

My desk is empty, but will soon be stacked with supplies as I start scrapbook #11! Thanks for a chance to win! Love your card!

StarSpry said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love the heat embossed peonies over your colorful background. :) My desk is pretty messy right now. I have a stamp set, inks and leftover die cuts from a birthday card I made for my mom.

Joyce said...

Your card is stunning, and I am going to watch your video at lunch time today, so I can pretend we are having lunch together. Can you say Turkey Sandwich??? On my desk...bills, yarn, hero arts montly kit, supplies that need to put away, and dog biscuits. (a pretty typical day pre-clean up.)

Kailash said...

Your card is so beautiful!
I have a few birthday cards that I’m working on for friends:-)

Kelsey Thomas said...

My desk is currently a mess! :) I was working on some birthday card packs and haven't cleaned up yet.

Cynthia Cole said...

Great ink blended background using those fabulous brushes! On my desk right now is a huge mess from stamps, ink, paper trimmings and glue.

Becca Yahrling said...

Love the white embossing - so pretty! And so are
the colors you used to ink blend. Lovely!

Kathy Dippner said...

Love your background. My desk has new dies on it that I just cut out to see how they look. Going to make a graduation card with it. Thanks for sharing.

Megan said...

Happy Birthday, Picket Fence! Such a generous giveaway. I have my glass media mat, and lots of random bits from recent projects. Copics, paper scraps, stamp blocks, all waiting to be put away!

Maureen said...

Absolutely gorgeous blending and card! What's NOT on my desk?! lol! It's a complete mess, as always!

Dhivya said...

Beautiful card! My desk is messy with cardstock and stamps

mandalj said...

Love the colours you've used on your beautiful card! I have too much on my desk - stuff I don't where to put it away!

Wendy Lambert said...

Beautiful card. I so need those brushes. I have been practicing my blending and it's just not working. I love the emboss resist technique..it just looks so pretty to me.

Jen P said...

Beautiful card! I loved seeing how you created the mask to form your beautiful flower image. On my desk right now is an old school wood block graduation stamp, gold embossing powder and versa mark ink plus LOTS of paper scraps :)

Ericka Strange said...

Mine is a mess too but I've been playing with the blending brushes and have started to love ink blending again. They are so great. Making all kinds of backgrounds and a unicorn card for my daughter's birthday.

Linnea S said...

I'm currently working on background rain for a rainboot image card panel...attempt #2!! :)

Mirella said...

Lovely card and colours! My craft desk is currently in a very unusual state - it's clean and tidy! But that's only because I have visitors staying with me, and my crafty space also happens to be the guest bedroom, LOL! Thanks for the chance to win!

Debbie Rumpza said...

Oh man... my desk is a mess! I have my coffee cup, my protein shake cup, a waterbottle, 5 (!) balls of yarn, half finished baby booties, a kleenex box, a half made card, a colored unicorn waiting to be put on a card, all my acrylic blocks. and two pairs of scissors. (I'm hanging my head in shame!)

Karenladd said...

My craft desk is so full of stuff right now that I don't even know what half of it is! I have cardstock and patterned papers, twine, stamps (at least 10 sets), my trimmer, embossing powder, seven ink pads...awk! Since I have my embossing powders and ink pads out already...I am inspired to do some embossed resist as well! Gorgeous card!

Dana M said...

Gorgeous card! Fabulous technique and beautiful colors!

Amy Martin said...

Such a beautiful card!! Its stunning! Right now, I have been wanting yp do something different atsy, so I have a fairy house I made out of cardbpard and clay on my desk. Next step is to finish the stairs and paint.

V. K. said...

Beautiful card. The bright background really makes the white embossed Peony
stand out. Right now on my desk is my Cuddlebug, dies, stamps and printed out instructions on making a heart card. It's a little complicated so wish me luck!!

Karen said...

Gorgeous card, and wonderful ink blending. The Life Changing Brushes really are life changing---so much better than any other tool for blending.

Art Conquers said...

Wow.. Beautiful card.. loved your color blended background.. Making a scrapbook album for my little one.. so mu desk is full of her photos and patterned paper..

starqueen said...

Hi Tracey,
What a lovely.card! I’m a fan of Picket Fence Designs and am very excited for their 1st year anniversary.👏🏻🥳 My desk is all about birthdays right now! Stamps and dies that have a birthday theme are everywhere...I’ve got a bunch to make!

TracyM #6773 said...

Beautiful card!
LOVE your flowers and design, LOVED watching as you created it too, the ink blending looked magical!
Thank you for sharing and INSPIRING ... I NEED to get some of these Life Changing Blender Brushes and Distress Oxides NOW :)
PS - my craft table is also our dining table, so one part has my craft mat, adhesives and essential tools and an easel birthday card that is nearly assembled (waiting to be moved away in time for dinner), the other part has a laptop (also waiting to be moved in time for dinner), a vase of flowers, some coasters and some salt & pepper :)

Miriam Prantner said...

This is so pretty Tracey! I love the detail in that image and emboss resist with inking is so perfectly blended!

Kelly said...

love those brushes so much. the white embossing is just gorgeous!!

Bev Karolak said...

Gorgeous card Tracey! I have a bit of a messy desk at the moment! Bits and pieces from my last card! Thanks so much for sharing! :-)

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Tracey!
What a lovely card. The white embossing is so stunning on that fab background. I need some "Life Changing" brushes and blending tools.
Thanks for sharing!

Deena C. said...

I love the name of your blog!! Thank you for the opportunity to win such a generous gc. I am new to Picket Fence but look forward to exploring their store more.

Rose Mary Smalley said...

Very pretty card. Love having a stack of thank you cards on hand...of course mine is not as pretty as yours...but I am learning...lol
Thank you so much for sharing.

JeffJustJeff said...

Too much stuff. I need to get it all sorted so I can create.

Laurie said...

Simply gorgeous card. Your video was awesome too!!

Echo said...

Love the colors in this ink blended card! Fabulous job!

Lisa Norstrom said...

Pretty card - what is on my desk right now is a pile of items I purchased at the Scrapbook Expo Orlando. Among those items are lots of Picket Fence Studios - including the fabulous life changing blending brushes!!! Sure could have used the certificate, but thanks for the chance to win because there is lots to love about this company!!!

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow what gorgeous blending...love the big floral image.