Posts Tagged ‘stamps’

You Can’t Put the Fire Out in My Heart

Friday, January 24th, 2014

The challenge over at the Lawnscaping blog is to make a card inspired by one of the design team members, I chose Audrey, I love her use of pattern papers, making cute scenes and she uses grass a lot, which I like to do too.

For my card I used the Critters at the Dog Park stamp set from Lawn Fawn, this cute little pooch is in love with the fire hydrant :)

Doggie Valentine Card

LFinspired

Hearts and Love and Magazines

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Metal Love Card

One of the few remaining magazine devoted completely to rubber stamping is The Stamper’s Sampler. I recently posted a review of their latest Winter issue along with a card inspired by Tim Holtz, who is the featured artist. Click here to read my review over on Craft Gossip, including how to make my Tim inspired Valentine card, this is a great masculine style, perfect to give to the man in your life.

-Heather

Too early??

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Is it too early for holiday projects? I just did a review over on Craft Gossip for the Silhouette Printable Canvas and thought it would be perfect for a tree ornament. I printed a digital stamp onto the canvas, coloring it with markers and adding some white puffy paint to his hat. I die cut the canvas twice with a label shape, since the canvas is sticky I was able to sandwich the pieces together with some batting in the middle to make a cute puffy fabric ornament.

snowman canvas ornament

Cast a Spell………….Expecto Patronum!

Monday, September 30th, 2013

Aren’t these black kitties adorable?! They look like they are such good helpers for their witches and wizards!

Black Cat ACEO set

I made these two ACEO/ Artist Trading cards (3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″)using stamps from C.C. Designs. I stamped each kitty onto white cardstock with Memento Black ink and use Spectrum Noir markers to color them. It’s so easy to add shadowing, shading and depth with these markers! I love them! I’m not sure if you can tell but I also added touches of glitter using a Stardust Gell Roll, to the potion bottles and the hat band. I then cut each image out and mounted them using foam tape onto an orange harlequin pattern paper. Onto the pattern papers I stamped some fun text and a spider web or stars. Then mounted the pattern paper onto cardstock. I think they turned out so cute! These cards are currently available in my Etsy shop.

Black Cat ACEO 2

Black Cat ACEO

I’ve entered these in the C C Designs Monthly challenge.

Into the Woods

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Sorry it’s been so long between posts, hubby got a great new job and things have been hectic!

Woodland Critters Silhouette Card

I recently got the chance to try out the new Stamping Material made for the Silhouette electronic die cutting machine. This thin clear material allows you to die cut images and then stamp with them, very cool! The material cuts really nicely but I must admit I did have some trouble getting the stamps inked up well. Chalk and pigment inks seemed to work the best but dye ink puddled up on the stamps. I did try using a small sponge dauber to apply the dye ink to the stamps (instead of inking directly on the ink pad) and got better results that way. I love the idea of cutting my own stamp designs but I do wish the material gave a better image when stamped.

For my card I used a cute die cut set of woodland critters (I added extra details to them with black and white pens). Here are the stamps themselves. I’ll probably be storing them on acetate sheets in plastic sleeves.

Silhouette Die Cut Stamps

Everything is a Buzzzzzz….

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Over at the C. C. Designs blog they are having a summertime challenge. I have so many bees buzzing around my garden this time of year, I especially love the big, fat bumblebees! Since bees make me think of summer I made this cute card using a Sweet November fairy with her little bee friend.

Fairy and Bee Card

It was a Dark and Stormy Night…

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Halloween Shadowbox

This time around on the Lawnscaping Challenge blog it’s paper piecing. For me it’s never too early to start thinking about Halloween so I decided to make a Halloween Shadow box using 3 different Lawn Fawn sets, Hebbie Jebbies, Critters in the ‘Burbs and Harvest Season. I can’t wait until Halloween so I can put it on my mantle!

paperpiecing

Halloween Shadowbox 2

It’s bird, it’s a plane, it’s………

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Super Dog! Able to leap fire hydrants in a single bound!

Hot Dog Card

This time for the Lawnscaping Challenge it’s coloring. I used the new “Critters at the Dog Park” Lawn Fawn stamp set and colored my dog and fire hydrant with Spectrum Noir markers. I also sponged the background with inks and sponge daubers. The die cut shape is from Lifestyle Crafts and the washi tape came from EK Success.

lawnscapecolor

Tweet Tweet, A Little Bird Told Me….

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

that my next stamping card class at the Raintree Gallery in Versailles KY is coming up on Sat Feb 9th from 10-12 am. Cost is $15 for 4 cards. Bring scissors, adhesive and a bone folder, all other supplies are provided. Call the gallery at (859) 873-8822 to sign up.
Here’s one of the cards we’ll be making:

Birdie Banner Card

Trick or Treat

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

For me it’s never too early for Halloween! Last week a got a big box of amazing new Halloween stamps from Inkadinkado to review for Craft Gossip. I love every stamp I got, lots of creepy, spooky images! Here’s a couple of my first projects, I’ll have more in the upcoming weeks.

For this ATC I stamped the image twice, once in black and one in red, cutting out the words and apple from the red and layering on top of the black. I colored my witch green and added some glaze to the apple to make it shiny.

Green Witch Art Card

For this card I wanted to make my tarantula fuzzy so I used brown flocking powder. So I could get the stamped image and the flocking at the same time I first inked up the stamp with brown ink then inked it again with a glue pad and then stamped it. I then poured on the flocking, tapped it down then tapped off the excess. If you do this be sure to quickly wipe the colored ink from your glue pad so it won’t stain it.

Tarantula Card