Saturday, January 30, 2016

Silent, Soft and Slow

I've been experimenting with Stampendous's Melt Media Magic technique.  Isn't it nice when your craftiness turns into something you like!  The die is from Memory Box called Flurry Snowflake Frame.

Lay the die cut on a craft mat onto a heated griddle (300 degrees) and then sprinkle Stampendous's Frantage Shabby Blue Embossing Enamel around the inside edge of the frame until it melts.  Pull off the griddle and cool.  Here is a close-up so you can see the embossing enamel.

The die cut was then mounted onto coordinating card stock.  I have some more experimenting to do!

Monday, January 18, 2016

Wintry Day

I found these screen door die cuts from Rubber Cottage at a stamp show recently along with this similar design.  I do not know the name of the company where I bought this rubber, unfortunately.  I've had it for many years.  

I inked the door with Versafine Olympia green ink.  It is very difficult to see in the photo, but it is a square card and the front is trimmed shorter on the side.

I stamped the main image with the green ink again onto a smooth card stock.  This type of card stock works much better when stamping photo stamps.  I then "painted" Nuvo glitter paste from Tonic Gold onto the trees and buildings.  This card looks much better in person than it photographed!  Once again, no sentiment until I decide what I want to do with the card.

I'm going to share this card at Artistic Stamper and Stempelgarten.

Monday, January 11, 2016

January 2016 Stamp Club Challenge

Our challenge for this month was to use the colors pink and black along with an art deco theme.

I had the perfect stamp for this challenge!  Anyone remember the bolio stamps from Judikins way back when?  Well, I own everyone she released:)  They hang on the wall in my craft room as decor but every once in a while, I use them to actually stamp!  Imagine that!  This particular bolio is called Art Deco:)  I stamped with Versmark ink onto 40# vellum and embossed with black detail embossing powder from Stampamania.  I colored the back side of the images with one of the pink Copics.  I fussy cut all three images and layered onto pink card stock and then onto a black card folded to approximately a #10 size.  A bookmark ribbon was added to the top also from Judikins.  I purposely did not stamp a sentiment until I know what I want to use this card for.  Stay warm on this very cold winter day in Central Wisconsin.