Saturday, September 28, 2013

Stamp Club Challenge

Our challenge for this month was to create a card using triangles.  This is a new die from Taylored Expressions.

  The main die cut was adhered to SU's crumb cake card stock which had been cut with two sided-paper.  Then the pieces were alternately adhered to create the pattern.  Just added the bling to the center and done.  Very clean and simple card.
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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Birds on a Wire

I had an "arty" time creating this card.

I took a piece of watercolor paper and smooshed it into several different colors of distress stain I had spread on my craft sheet.  Once dried, I stamped several different images onto the water colored piece with vintage photo and tumbled glass distress inks.  The bird on the wire die is new from Penny Black.  I colored it with distress markers and then spritzed with water.  The flower is made from SU's tissue paper cut with the Rose die from Spellbinders.  I distressed the tissue flower with several colors of distress stains and mounted onto the card front along with the lace.
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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Friend's Retirement

My friend, Phyllis, semi-retired this summer and this is the card I created for her.  I somewhat case'd this card from an old Stamper's Sampler magazine. 

The main image is a Spellbinder's die which was die cut from cork paper.  The green card stock underneath was die cut with the same die by using the No More Shims pad so the image did not cut through the paper but rather embossed the image.  I embellished the designer paper with various collage and sentiment stamps.  The edges were distressed with Distress Ink. 
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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Memory Box Grand Madison Window Die

I recently gave in to purchasing the Grand Madison Window die from Memory Box and have been having fun playing with it.  I will only post this one...for now:)

I layered the window over a transparency scene and then mounted on cardstock which has been embossed with the Sizzix brick embossing folder.  The branch is also from Window Box and the small branch on the bottom is a Martha Stewart punch and an oak leaf button.  There is shimmer paper behind the transparency which does not show in the photo.  Quite often I do not put any sentiment on the front of the card.  I add it later when I know what the card is going to be used for.
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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

White Wash Card 3

This is the last white wash technique card I created recently.  I used the Inkadinkado butterfly stamp and once again colored over the white embossing ink with Distress Markers and then blended with a blender pen.

As you can see with all three of my white wash technique cards, I used kraft cardstock but any darker cardstock would work well.  I just happen to be stuck in a kraft cardstock mode this year! 
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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Another White Wash Example

The pansy stamp is from PSX.  I never part with my PSX stamps since they are no longer available from any other company.  You can find used PSX stamps on Ebay.

The sentiment is from Inky Antics.  I will have another white wash technique card to share tomorrow.
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Monday, September 9, 2013

White Wash Technique

I'm really liking the white wash technique showed to me by friend Phyllis. 

Shame on me for not writing down which stamp company this beautiful flower stamp belongs to and now I can't find it amongst my other flower stamps.  Surprise!  Surprise!  Begin by stamping the flower in Versamark and emboss with white embossing powder. 

Then with white embossing reinker, paint the image.  When the ink dries, color the flower with Distress Markers and blend with a blender pen.  The designer paper is from Docrafts Papermania Capsule Collection along with matching ribbon.  Beautiful soft, elegant paper!  The inside of the flower was dotted with Bronze Pearl Pen.  This is a fun technique to use on open stamped images.
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Sunday, September 8, 2013

I'm Back! And playing with distress markers.

It's been a long time since I posted on my blog.  I've been waiting for my camera to be repaired and then decided to redesign my blog.  I still may make some changes to the blog but will take any and all suggestions.

This cute little butterfly is from Inkadinkado which was stamped several times with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto watercolor paper.  I applied several layers of coordinating distress markers and then used a water brush to blend the colors.  The sentiment is from an unknown source.  Good to be back to blog-land and hope you had a great summer!
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