Wednesday, February 24, 2016

March Stamp Club Challenge

My fellow club member, Gail, gave our group a tri-fold window card as our challenge.  At first, it stumped me since the window was on the middle panel....hmm.  I knew I wanted to use a new Art Impressions stamp I bought at the Madison stamp show last November.....but how to design the remainder of the card???  I stamped the image on water color paper with black archival ink and water colored the image with Tim Holtz's new Distress Crayons.  Let me tell you, the crayons are awesome!  I colored the crayons on an acrylic block and then picked up the colors with a water brush since this was a small image.  It would have been too difficult to color with the crayons directly onto the stamped image and then move around with water.

Next, I adhered designer paper to the back panel and then adhered the water color piece.  I also added the same designer paper on the outside of the middle panel, cutting an opening for the window prior to adhering.

The front was cut with a border die from Our Daily Bread Designs (Spellbinders).  The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn.  I added sequins from Pretty Pink Posh around the sentiment.  Once I figured out how I wanted this designed, it was a piece of cake.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Happy Valentine's Birthday, Pat!

I created this card for my friend, Pat and also as a shoe box project for our stamp club.

The stamps are from Stamplistic.  I embossed the squares with black embossing powder.  Then the squares were outlined with a Quickie Glue Pen and sprinkled with glitter.  Swarovski crystals were added to bring out more sparkles.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

February Stamp Club Challenge

It was my turn to provide the sketch and theme for February.  Of course, I had to ask the club to make Valentine cards.

The heart was die cut from a larger Color Burst piece with a Spellbinder's Nestability die.  The card stock is from Stampin' Up and the designer paper is from Martha Stewart.  The sentiment is from Memory Box and the sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh.  The Japanese cording is called mizuhiki.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Snowy Day in the Northwoods!

An appropriate posting for our weather in Northcentral Wisconsin on Groundhogs Day!

One of my favorite stamp companies from the UK is IndigoBlu.  Sometimes hard to find to purchase in the US.   This stamp is called "Winter Wonderland".  The image was stamped with Versamark ink and embossed with green embossing powder.  The image was die cut with a Spellbinder's die then layered onto Memory Box designer paper.  I sprayed the entire front of the card with silver glitter.  Sequins and silver Wink of Stella were added to the image to enhance the snowflakes.  Most of the shiny does not show up in the photograph.