Posts Tagged ‘stamp’

Have a Narwhal of a Time

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

The challenge this week over on the Lawnscaping Challenge blog is to use text.

Narwhal Card

I use two Lawn Fawn stamp sets, Critters in the Sea and Critters Ever After. I wanted to turn my cute whale into an even cuter Narwhal (If you don’t know these are whales that have one large spiral horn on the top of their head, I love them) so I added the horn from the unicorn stamp to turn him into one.

narwhal steps

I started by curving the text stamp into a wave shape, I love the flexibility of clear stamps! Then I stamped it repeatedly onto vellum paper and cut it out with a wave shape at the top.

narwhal steps

I then stamped my whale into polka dot pattern paper (My Mind’s Eye) cut it out and inked the edges using a sponge dauber.

narwhal steps

I stamped just the top of the unicorn onto scrap brown paper twice and cut out the horns, layering them to make one longer horn. And glued it to the whale’s head.

I adhered my vellum paper onto striped pattern paper (also My Mind’s Eye) and blue cardstock, putting the adhesive on the vellum where the ribbon would go so it wouldn’t show. Then wrapped the ribbon around adding a knot and button. I adhered those layers to my brown cardstock base.

narwhal closeup

Lastly I stamped stars and colored them with a glitter gel pen and tucked the Narwhal a little under the vellum. I think he turned out so cute!

challenge text logo


I’m Gearing Up!

Friday, September 21st, 2012

With the new Inkadinkado Stamping Gear tool. I recently did a review at Craft Gossip for this cool new stamping tool, click here to check it out.

Here’s a few of the projects I made with it:

Thinking of You Butterfly Card

Flower Thank You Card

Graduation Card

Halloween Night

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

This week over on Craft Gossip I did a review of Pentel art supplies.I really liked everything I tried especially the tube watercolors and the Hybrid technica pen. I used them to make a primitive witch collage for Halloween. I drew her in pencil on watercolor paper, used a Pentel water brush and watercolors to color her in then went over my pencil lines with the Hybrid pen, her hair was done with their Pocket Brush pen. I cut her dress, mask and hat from pattern paper.

Primitive Witch Collage

I also used some of their gel pens and markers for a couple of cards.
This card uses stamps from Lawn Fawn colored with markers.

Gnome Home Card

These stamps are from Inkadinkado and colored with gel pens.

Bugs Card

Here’s a link to my complete review over on Craft Gossip if you’d like to check it out.

I am so A Mused!

Friday, July 13th, 2012

A Muse Boat Card

I recently reviewed a wonderful group of products from A Muse Studio for my blog over at Craft Gossip. They generously sent me several stamp sets, a bunch of ink pads and pattern paper. I honestly loved everything and had a great time creating my cards. If you’d like to check out my review and see several more card ideas you can find it by clicking here and visiting Craft Gossip. We’re also sponsoring an amazing giveaway from A Muse starting on Monday the 16th, so you might want to check it out and enter to win a great prize package.


Just Some Cards

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Just wanted to share a couple of cards I made recently.

This one uses a stamp from the Character Construction’s Bird and Bee Paperie line. I adore how the bunny’s tale is poking out in the back! The paper I used is My Mind’s Eye.

Bunny in Apron Card

The next card uses stamps from Stampin’ Up’s set Just Buzzin’ By. I used a glitter pen on the bee’s wings and liquid dimensional adhesive (aka, liquid glass, crystal lacquer, etc) on the honey to give it some shine. I used Echo Park paper on this one.

Both cards were colored with Prisma Color Pencils and odorless mineral spirits (aka Gamsol)

Buzzin' By Card


Keep it Clean and Wipe Your Paws

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Lawnscaping CAS

The theme this go ’round over at the Lawnscaping Challenge blog is Clean and Simple. It’s truely a challenge for me since I love to layer, distress, etc. :) But I came up with this card using the dog from Critters in the ‘Burbs, adding some words from CTMH and a paw print punch. I colored the dog with Prisma pencils and added the lines with a thin marker. It’s going to be our Mother’s Day card for my mother in law (who loves dogs and is paws down the best mom in law around!)

Paws Down Card

And a little pixie dust…

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Wow, it’s been forever since my last post! Hubby and I have been sick with chest colds and bronchitis for a couple of weeks :( But I wanted to pop in and share a card I made this week for my sister in law’s birthday, she loves fairies too and I’d just gotten this wonderful stamp from Emerald Faeries.

Pixie Card

Have a Magical Day!

Monday, September 26th, 2011

I adore the Pure Innocence stamp line from My Favorite Things, it’s one of my faves, I’d love to own them all :)

Here’s a card I made for the MFT weekly sketch challenge. I took the little girl holding the pumpkin and drew a jack o’ lantern face on the pumpkin and added a witches hat to her to take it from being a more fall image to Halloween. The sentiment stamp is from the Pure Innocence Fairy stamp set. The papers are from Cosmo Cricket.

Little Witch Card


Friday, August 19th, 2011

This card is for the latest challenge over at Lawnscaping. This time around the challenge is a one layer card, wow, that’s a tough one :) I needed to make a card for my stepdad’s birthday so I thought I make this card for him.


I think masking is a good way to add depth without actually adding layers. For my card I used a craft cardstock base and stamped the owl and tree trunk from the Lawn Fawn Critters of the Forest set and colored them with Prismacolor pencils. I then used a masking material from Stampendous and die cut a circle and placed that over the owl and then stamped the wood stamp from Stampabilities over top. To add more depth and ground it a bit better I used a thin black marker to go around the opening and edges of the wood design. I also added the sentiment from the same set. It’s a little more clean and simple than I normally do but I think it’s fun and masculine too.


Yeah! This card won an Honorable Gnome mention!

A Glittery Hello!

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

This is my second card for the current Lawnscaping Challenge, it’s using a sketch from Jennifer R. This card uses the snail from the Critters in the ‘Burbs set (colored with Prismacolor pencils) and the “hello” from the “hello foxy” stamp from the Critters in the Forest set. Along with lots of glitter glue for the snails trail and patterned paper from Making Memories.