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k dunbrook 08-28-2016 05:06 PM

TLC601 ~ All Natural Impressions {08/29/2016}
 
Hello stamping friends and welcome to another TLC Challenge. It's my turn to host the challenge this week and I have an easy one for you today called:


>TLC601; ALL NATURAL<



My challenge for you today is to use things found in nature!

You can use leaves, flowers, weeds; anything you would find outside and use it to press and transfer an impression onto your card.


For my card I used some geraniums from my garden and pressed them onto watercolor paper by running them through my Cuttlebug. I was left with a lovely impression.


Helpful hints: if your impression is too wet, dry with your heat gun a bit and press again.

If your natural element won't press because it's too dry, give it a light spray of water to help transfer the color.


*If you don't own a die-cutting machine, try placing the natural piece under a piece of paper and hit it with a hammer to transfer the image onto your paper.*




My sample: All Natural


Remember to add TLC601 to your keyword line so it will show up in the gallery.

k dunbrook 08-28-2016 05:17 PM

So sorry everyone...I put my date title in wrong!!

Cook22 08-28-2016 09:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by k dunbrook (Post 21309483)
So sorry everyone...I put my date title in wrong!!

Fixed...I always have to remember that too as we always put the day and then the month.

Biggan 08-29-2016 12:06 AM

Thanks! Here´s mine;



TLC601 All Natural by Biggan - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Cook22 08-29-2016 03:29 AM

LOL, there is not much in my garden just now other then nasturtiums which, I discovered recently are way, way too wet. I'll see what I can gather on the way home; worst case, I can sprinkle marigold petals, I think there are still some of those that I haven't yet dead-headed.

hobbydujour 08-29-2016 03:48 AM

Your challenge certainly enticed me to create a card, Karen. Fun to see what works....and what doesn't work. I had no luck "smashing" my ferns, but stamping worked beautifully. Thanks for the inspiration, mf

FERN THANK YOU

LeeBeth 08-29-2016 05:09 AM

People have dried things for centuries! How old is the oldest die cut kit? I automatically pick up natural items and have siince I could walk. At first Mother dried them, then taught me to. You open many books in my house to find a dried iterm.
Thank you for acknowledging that it can be done that way!

Cook22 08-29-2016 05:55 AM

Here's mine! I realised that the nasturtium flowers wouldn't be anything like as juicy as the leaves. Man, you should have seen the mess after those, they oozed right out the sides of the plate and onto the floor and the whole house smelled of them - but luckily I keep the BG on a plastic mat.

TLC601 Rejoice

bubblestx4 08-29-2016 05:57 AM

Love - LOVE today's challenge - Since I STILL don't have a Big Shot or cuttlebug ( on my christmas wish list) I transfer my flowers to cardstock the old-fashioned way - By WHACKING the heck out of them with a Hammer!! Here's today's card using a Stargazer lily I received from a friend last week - TFL -
Stargazer Thoughts by bubblestx4 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

bubblestx4 08-29-2016 06:23 AM

A tip for those of you using a machine to press your flowers and ending up with alot of green slime on your plates ( Sabrina & Calex) Try putting a layer or two of paper towel over your "natural" and then your top plate. It should help to absorb the liquid released by pressing - this works well for me with the hammer method and worth a try with the machines!

tessaduck 08-29-2016 06:40 AM

I should have known that pigment from a leaf, which had already turned for fall, wouldn't transfer. At least, there's natural stuff in the handmade paper, and a shadow of a leaf imprint.

TLC601 thanks so much

Vickie Y 08-29-2016 08:21 AM

I used a couple of leaves as stamps. Love this kind of natural technique. Here's my card:

TLC601 Autumn Leaves vky by Vickie Y - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Precious Kitty 08-29-2016 09:13 AM

My choice of nature today was a sunflower and butterfly. Great challenge!

TLC601 Sunflower

Cook22 08-29-2016 10:55 AM

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Originally Posted by bubblestx4 (Post 21309749)
A tip for those of you using a machine to press your flowers and ending up with alot of green slime on your plates ( Sabrina & Calex) Try putting a layer or two of paper towel over your "natural" and then your top plate. It should help to absorb the liquid released by pressing - this works well for me with the hammer method and worth a try with the machines!

Grins - that's exactly what I did today, after my experience a couple of weeks back with the nasturtium leaves. I used thinnish card today, so I was able to have two sheets with the petals sandwiched between them (so I have another sheet waiting to use), and have kitchen towel on both sides of that and still run it through the Big Shot with no mess.

DCinkit 08-29-2016 11:15 AM

Awesome technique. I've seen it many times and this is my first time to try it. I love the effect. Thanks for the nudge to do it today!

TLC601 Peaceful Imprint by DCinkit - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers


Thank you for looking!

lacyquilter 08-29-2016 11:24 AM

Here's my card: marigold mash.

tessaduck 08-29-2016 11:37 AM

Here's a juicier effort: CAS392 happy birthday

smadson 08-29-2016 12:22 PM

Here is mine! Live With Passion!

Thank you! :)

justwritedesigns 08-29-2016 03:25 PM

Thanks for the fun challenge, mf! I had a (messy) blast! Here's my Pressed Maple Leaves. Thanks so much for looking.

susanbri 08-29-2016 04:53 PM

I tried several different flowers and a few leaves and this one using some faded hydrangea blossoms is my favourite:

TLC601 Faded Hydrangea

asweetjewel 08-29-2016 05:08 PM

Thank you Karen for this fun but appropriately challenging technique; it took 6 tries to get a good press. My card

Margscardcrazy 08-30-2016 01:57 AM

Here's my card for the challenge All the Flowers, loved doing this cheers Marg

BobbiesGirl 08-30-2016 09:59 AM

Here's mine. Turned out to be fun.

smadson 08-30-2016 10:25 AM

Gomphrena flowers
 
For those whoasked what they were, that I had used on my card. My DH plants them in pots on deck. Here is photo fron online.

http://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.spli...9746a1fdb.jpeg

annsforte3 08-30-2016 04:12 PM

Ok, Karen you made me make several cards! LOL! Too much fun to only due one!

Here is Marigold Mess


Birthday Pansies


and


Pansy Wishes

susanbri 08-30-2016 04:48 PM

Saw some wild cornflowers today and decided to give them a try. Here's the result:

TLC601 Impressed Cornflowers

floridaperson 08-31-2016 08:37 AM

Thank you for this challenge, Karen. It worked out perfectly with my gardening this morning. I was doubtful at first but was richly rewarded. Purple Rain by floridaperson - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers


Please visit my blog for further details. karenscardkorner: Watercolor Roses

pvilbaum 08-31-2016 05:13 PM

Well I have a lot of pressed flower backgrounds to play with for a while. Here is the one I liked the best.
Plant Care? or Cruelty by pvilbaum - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

scrapgranny 09-01-2016 06:34 AM

Here is my entry for the Natural Impressions challenge...
Natural Blessings by scrapgranny - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

maria116 09-01-2016 12:43 PM

OK, HELP! I'm not sure just how I'm supposed to do this. I used watercolor paper and sprayed it with water before putting the flowers on it. When I ran it through my big shot I mostly had an oozy mess. Some of the flowers and leaves I tried worked a little better than others, but I'm not very excited about any of my results. I couldn't find a tutorial on this technique, unless I wasn't searching correctly. Should I be using watercolor or regular cardstock? Should I not wet the paper first?

scrapgranny 09-01-2016 02:12 PM

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Originally Posted by maria116 (Post 21312241)
OK, HELP! I'm not sure just how I'm supposed to do this. I used watercolor paper and sprayed it with water before putting the flowers on it. When I ran it through my big shot I mostly had an oozy mess. Some of the flowers and leaves I tried worked a little better than others, but I'm not very excited about any of my results. I couldn't find a tutorial on this technique, unless I wasn't searching correctly. Should I be using watercolor or regular cardstock? Should I not wet the paper first?

I don't think you need the added water...most flowers have plenty of moisture. If you put a paper towel below your paper when you run it through the die-cutting machine, it should absorb a lot of the moisture and give you a better impression. Because of the moisture, it's probably best to use water-color paper.

Margscardcrazy 09-01-2016 04:58 PM

Here's another card for the challenge, Autumn Birthday Wishes, love doing this challenge and I think the secret is the heavy grade watercolor paper.

k dunbrook 09-03-2016 04:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by maria116 (Post 21312241)
OK, HELP! I'm not sure just how I'm supposed to do this. I used watercolor paper and sprayed it with water before putting the flowers on it. When I ran it through my big shot I mostly had an oozy mess. Some of the flowers and leaves I tried worked a little better than others, but I'm not very excited about any of my results. I couldn't find a tutorial on this technique, unless I wasn't searching correctly. Should I be using watercolor or regular cardstock? Should I not wet the paper first?

yes, most plants are wet enough already.....try it with no water and you will most likely get a better impression.

bubblestx4 09-03-2016 06:15 AM

Maria - I only use regualr cardstock & get good results altho I use a hammer to pound mine instead of the machine. Several people said they got an OOzy mess with the Big Shot but try putting a layer of paper towel over your leaves in your "sandwich" - that should help absorb the extra moisture.

cheermom 09-03-2016 10:09 AM

Here's mine. I know it has been tough but I'm still cheering for you by cheermom - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers


I first tried it with water and it was a big mess. Then, no water and just ink and the leaves came out much better!!

cheermom 09-03-2016 11:41 AM

I tried it again this time using my big shot

Sometimes I wonder how you got to be so great. by cheermom - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

gg nurse 09-05-2016 08:19 PM

Gave it a try--thanks, Karen!Hydrangea Card From Real Hydrangea Blooms by gg nurse - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

bubblestx4 09-11-2016 07:42 PM

At LONG last, I got a Big Shot machine so I had to try actually pressing leaves & flowers instead of my tried & true hammer method - here is my card:

Pressed Ornamental Plum by bubblestx4 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers


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