Wednesday, February 25, 2015

No Coloring Christmas Card

If you are not going to color an image, I think it often looks nice stamped in navy blue.  I used distress ink, then spritzed the stamp very lightly with water and stamped onto regular ivory cardstock.  

This one will probably get duplicated with different bows and papers.  


Stampendous Fireside Ivy Stamp
Distress ink Chipped Sapphire
My Mind's Eye Signature Christmas Paper
Bow and twine from my stash

This project will be entered into the following challenge(s):

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Paper Tole and Watercolor Embossed Background

Updated: I was so pleased that this card was chosen as a Top 3 card at ModSquad Challenge blog!  Thank you!

The embossed panel was created using the Watercolor Dry Embossing technique as part of a Winterfest 2015 Challenge.  Usually, this is done with an image type embossing folder, but I wanted to try it with my tiled folder. I think it is pretty.

The flower was stamped three times as per the Paper Tole technique, colored with purple and blue metallic cream chalks and cut in various sizes.  This is the first time I have tried it! I love the look!  I used Glue Dots new clear pop up dots so they are pretty invisible from the side.

Thanks for looking!


GKD Birthday Essentials Stamp TV kit (flower image and blue card base)
GKD Stenciled Spring (sentiment)
Memento Black ink
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Cuttlebug Decorative Tiles Embossing Folder
Distress inks - Dusty Concord, Broken China, Tumbled Glass

This card is submitted to the following challenge(s):

WinterFest 2015 Watercolor Dry Embossing
ModSquad Challenge - Paper Takes its Tole
StampTV Mix and Color Challenge
SimonSaysStamp Monday Challenge No Rules
SimonSaysStamp Wednesday Add a Little Texture

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Flower Wreath Easter Card

First things first -an invitation to Winterfest!  Winterfest is going to start this Saturday at Artsy Inkers Stamping Forum!  You might remember Winterfest or other stamping Fests that happened in the Stamping Forum at TwoPeas In A Bucket -- where there were quite a few challenges run by members and some offer RAKs.   When TwoPeas closed, a lot of the stampers moved over to Artsy Inkers, where we continue this fun tradition!  Please consider joining the forum and joining in! 

I am working on Easter cards so I took this pretty wreath stamp, added the tiny bird and greeting, colored and done!   

Hero Arts Flower Wreath stamp
Hero Arts Celebrate Everyday set (little bird and sentiment)
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Tombow water based markers
Uniball Signo Broad white gel pen
My Mind's Eye - The Sweetest Thing - Bluebell paper pack and brad
Distress ink - Tea dye (to distress edges of paper)

This card will be submitted to the following challenge(s):

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Easter Bunny Card

Craftsmart woodmount stamp from Michaels
Hero Arts Shadow ink in Soft Pool and Tidepool
Tombow grey marker
My Mind's Eye - Stella & Rose - Mabel 6x6 paper pad
My Mind's Eye - The Sweetest Thing - Brad
American Crafts Ribbon

This card will be submitted the the following challenge(s):

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Farm Life Pop-Up Card

Bear with me as I share my very first pop-up card!  I had a lot of fun making this! I watched a couple tutorials on youtube and then just gave it a try.  I found that it is easy to create a simple pop-up --and even multiples in one card, but then started thinking of ways to make it more stable, and decided dies designed for this are probably a good thing.

                        The cow has a 1.25 inch pop-out and the duck has a 0.5 inch pop-out.

The stamp set was a lot of fun to work with, as it just seemed perfect to create a scene where some things were near and some far.   

The images were stamped on regular cardstock and colored with Tombow water based markers and the blender pen, and the background was sponged with Distress Inks.

Stampendous Farm Life stamp set
Memento Black Ink
Tombow water-based markers
Distress Inks in Mowed Lawn, Broken China
October Afternoon Sasparilla 8x8 inch paper pad
Scor Tape

This card will be submitted to the following Challenge(s):

ModSquad Pop-Up Challenge
SimonSaysStamp Wednesday Challenge - All Creatures Great and Small

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Lily of the Valley Valentine

I still need just a few more Valentines to send out to family.  Many people do not love love Valentine's Day, but I still like to send them a card.  Those people are who I am thinking of when I use non-traditional colors or images. However, this card could have easily been a wedding, anniversary or even Easter card.

I stamped the flower with green ink.  I colored the leaves with water-based markers then added a liberal amount of glitter to each flower.  I fussy cut the image.  I really love the look.


Our Daily Bread Lily of the Valley stamp
Gina K Stately Flowers 5 stamp set (sentiment)
Hero Arts Shadow ink Field Greens 
Tombow water-based markers
Spellbinders Nestabilities Lattice Rectangles die
Spellbinders Shapeabilities Fancy Frame Tags Two
American Crafts Ribbon

This card is being submitted to the following challenge(s):

Our Daily Bread Stamps - Anything Goes

SimonSaysStamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes