Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Masculine Card

After cleaning up my craft room a few weeks ago, I've been attempting to use up creative bits and pieces and here's another.

Some time ago, I dry embossed this eagle on 40# vellum.  On the reverse side of the stamped image, you rub the "white" spaces of the image with any tool you have in your stash to create this effect.  The designer paper is from SU.  The embossing folder, from Sizzix, was used on Coordination's card stock and then sanded.  The tree die is from Tim Holtz.  Another fun technique with vellum and the remainder of the card is easy, peasy.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Tag Card

I created the tag some time ago and finally got around to doing something with it!  The tag was created using the packing tape transfer technique with a magazine picture and layered over a plain tag that was stamped with a crackle background stamp.

The black card base was embossed with one of Tim Holtz's texture fades and rubbed with gold paste.  I free-hand cut a heart from gold metal and manipulated it with metal-working tools.  I layered it with some Martha Stewart metal wings.  I hand-dyed the silk ribbon with Smooch spray.  Many fun techniques used all in one card.

Friday, June 20, 2014

July Stamp Club Challenge

Our challenge for July is appropriately red, white and blue along with the flag and some sparkle but no glitter.

I had fun creating this challenge using a tag as my canvas.  I sprayed the large tag with red Smooch and then distressed with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  The stamps are from Tim Holtz.  I then used Memory Box's Starry Nights stencil over both corners and spread with white paste.  When dried, I added the Tim Holtz stars along with the Crafty Secrets ephemera also distressed with ink.  The tinsel is from Tim Holtz and the silk ribbon I colored myself with blue Smooch spray.  The Smooch sprays have some sparkle but do not show up in the photo.  A fun challenge to celebrate the 4th of July.

Monday, June 16, 2014

June Stamp Club Sketch Challenge

Margie provided our sketch challenge for this month and here's my take.

I used the Sizzix die set which cuts the entire card along with the circles and side pieces.  Always fun to see what everyone does with the monthly challenge.

Friday, June 13, 2014

June Shoe Box for Stamp Cub

My shoe box for June is an old stand-by technique which I have used many times in the past.

The main image is from Stampendous and the butterfly is from Impression Obsession.  Both images are stamped in Versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder onto white card stock.  Milled Lavender and Weathered Wood Distress Inks were blended over the images.  The word stamp is from Hero Arts and stamped in Memento London Fog.  Wipe off the image with a paper towel after the inks have been applied.  This technique can be used with just about any image or ink.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

May Stamp Club Challenge

Just realized it has been a long, long time since I posted a project!  We were travelling late winter/early spring, then spring projects around the house and most importantly - cleaning out my craft room!  

It was my turn in May to provide the challenge for our club and it was to create an altered object.  I felt it was time to change it up a bit in our club challenges.

My friend, Pat, and I are not thrilled with the green tissue on the bodice but it was all I could find in my stash or even at the local craft stores for what I had in mind.  The gals in our group were very creative and came up with some awesome altered objects.  I should have received their permission to photograph them and post on my blog!  I have a few more things to share with you in the next few days and then I need to get creating in my "cleaned up" space!