Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Gelli Plate!

 Hello everyone!  Last week, on zoom, my craft group got together and April from Stampwilly Designs taught us some techniques using our gelli plates.  I have to say, this was a little tricky and I wasn’t sure about my results at first, but the next day when I looked through them, I wanted to keep almost all of the prints to use for cards!  

I wanted to find some bold, but pretty stamps to use over top.  The stamps in the I Brake for Stamps Old and New set were perfect for this!

Thanks for visiting and keep on stamping!

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Coffee Is My Blood Type

Hello All!  Long time, no see!  I have been feeling very low-energy lately, so I decided to make a card with one of my favorite, most energizing themes.  Coffee!

I started with a background created with Colorburst powders.  This background is really pretty in person.  It is gloomy today so my camera just didn’t capture the depth of the colors.  I stamped over the background with dark brown Versafine ink with the coffee cup image.  

The focal image is one of my favorite stamps.  It just makes me laugh.  This was stamped on a kraft cardstock with brown ink, and then I sponged color around the edge of my oval die.  

These stamps are part of I Brake for Stamps Coffee Rubber Sheet.

Thanks for visiting and keep on stamping!

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Aster Friendship Card

Hello and Happy Wednesday!  We are having lovely fall weather here.  How about you? I have a friendship card to share with you today.  

I first colored the September Aster stamp with markers.  I cut it out with scissors.  I put this over top of a pastel vellum circle and then popped it up over the card front.  The background paper is actually one I made using the Faux Linen technique.  It is hard to see the texture in the photo, but you first sand glossy paper in both directions and then just add ink over top.  

On the inside, I stamped the same image again in light tan ink, and stamped my message from Inspirational Plate #2 over top.  I know just the friend I want to send this to! (As always, save 10% off your order at the I Brake for Stamps store by using my code SAVE10HEIDI.)

Thanks for visiting today and keep on stamping!

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Halloween Sky

 Hello!  Happy October!  I am not very into Halloween, but I do like to give out candy to trick or treaters. I don’t feel as safe doing that this year, so I wanted to send out cards and maybe a little candy money to some of the special kids in my life.  

I used an all-purpose Trees Background stamp here and made it Halloween by using those colors in the sky.  I first punched a circle from masking paper, then sponged my inks on the paper till I got the blend I wanted.  I removed that mask to reveal a moon, and then stamped over top with the Tree stamp.  The sentiment was created with dies.  

I have previously used this stamp with blues to create a wintery sky.  As always, save 10% on your entire order at the I Brake for Stamps store using my code SAVE10HEIDI.

Thanks for visiting and keep on stamping!

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Clean and Simple Fall

 Hello!  I feel like I am mostly making clean and simple cards recently, and I think that is the time crunch I am constantly feeling.  It’s funny because other times I have really struggle if I tried to make one C&S.

 I am enjoying the lovely season of Autumn!  The weather is so nice this year.  

This card was created by first using gold texture paste through a stencil. I just eyeballed that it was a rough circle.  

Then I heat embossed my Stamptangle leaf from Just for Fun onto watercolor paper. I used water based markers to randomly add fall colors, then I used a water brush to blend.  I fussy cut this out and popped it up over the embossing.

I would love to enter this in ModSquad Autumn Foliage Challenge, Retro Rubber’s Anything Goes challenge (this stamp is a couple years old, and the company is out of business), and WordArtWednesday’s Anything Goes challenge.

Thank you for visiting today!  

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Outdoorsy Dog Scene Card

Hello everyone! I hope you are doing well this week!  We are having such wonderful fall weather!

I have been making a bit of an effort to collect more masculine stamps.  This stamp is called Asleep on the Deck.  I have several recipients in mind who are going to love this scene!  

I made a bit of an abstract background for this scene.  I used glossy paper and swiped my inkpads randomly across the paper.  When you wipe the excess ink off, it blends them just so.  You can always repeat the process if you want to add a little more here or there.  Then I stamped right over top with black Memento ink.  

I am not sure what occasion I am sending this for, so I left the sentiment off for now. I do think I it could work well for a dog sympathy card.  

Thanks for visiting!  Keep on stamping!

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Sympathy Cards

 Hello!  It is a lovely Sunday morning here, a bit chilly, but I kind of like it that way! I created a couple Sympathy cards with my glossy cardstock backgrounds.  

I kept them Clean and Simple, and I like how both turned out.  

Supplies: Gina K Painted Autumn and Wild Flowers stamp sets, Unity Life Touches stamp set, Tim Holtz die cuts. 

I would love to enter Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge.

Have a great day!