Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Birthday card

Do you stamp alone or with others?  Or do you do both?  I'm getting together today with a group of ladies that meet once a week to stamp together.  I try to join them as often as I can.  I mostly stamp by myself, but I really enjoy getting together with others.  I have found that if I am traveling with my stamping, it's best to pick an activity to work on so I don't take too many supplies.  Today I'm working on birthday cards.  What is it about November that there are so many birthdays this month?

Monday, November 23, 2015

Impression Obsession

We took a walk yesterday around the nearby lake.  It was crisp and cool.  Most of the leaves are off the trees, but there were still a few gloriously colored that really stood out in the sunlight.  This card is a reflection of what we saw.  It was done with colored chalks which I always love because it's so quick, easy, and forgiving.  Chalks also blend well as you can see here.  Hope it's been a lovely a fall where you are as it has been here.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Gelli Print

After printing on a gelli plate, I took some pieces and cut them up and used them on this card.  The stamp was inked with a Versafine pad and showed up nicely as you can see.  Black gems are used in the corner.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Hero Arts Thanksgiving Card

I really like how this card reflects the up coming holiday.  Plain and simple yet nice.  The words and image are all one stamp.  This card shows how much a nice ribbon can add to a card.  The button was glued onto the knot after some waxed thread was added.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Mini Gellis Prints

After class yesterday, Angela was demo-ing how to use the new mini Gelli plates with dye ink pads.  We inked up the round plate with three colors and then stamped it onto the white paper.  Then we took the tree stamp and inked it and stamped over the round image.  Loved it!  I love my Gelli plates and am so happy to know that inks work just as well as paints.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

A friend is coming to visit over the weekend.  It's her birthday and we'll get to help her celebrate.  We have known each other since our youth, so this quote seemed very appropriate.  The white part of this card was embossed with an embossing folder and then a dark pad was rubbed over the raised surface.  I thought the colors worked well for a November birthday.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Art Journaling

Got a new set I've been waiting on at the store yesterday.  Can't wait to use it, but first I need to get ready for my Art Journaling class at the store on Tuesday.  If you haven't signed up, there is still room.  Just call the store (Angela's Happy Stamper).  This page was fun to make and there is lots of textures.