Monday, September 30, 2013
Sunday, September 29, 2013
It was a grand time at Angela's Happy Stamper Store yesterday celebrating our 10th anniversary. Lots of fun, food, free give aways, and two new stamp companies to our store. Here is a sample I made with one of the stamps from Deep Red. She's paired with Graphic 45 paper and some gears by Tim Holtz. Some Pearlescent Beige Brillance was sponged over the card.
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Embossing rocks! Had lots of fun combining colors here. Our big day is here and I'm off to show all the wonders of embossing. Hope to see you at Angela's Happy Stamper between 10 and 5 today. We're celebrating 10 years! Time flies when you're having fun!
The embossing parts were layered onto a Gelli print done on printed paper.
Friday, September 27, 2013
I'm finishing up my last samples for the demo on embossing powders at Angela's Happy Stamper store on Saturday. It's a free demo along with three other demos happening in the morning. Hope you can come join us if you're in the area. Wow embossing powder was used on this solid stamp. Come see how this card was made!
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Besides doing fun projects provided by Donna, my emphasis at the retreat was on getting Halloween cards done. Got off to a good start by combining some Graphic 45 papers and added a fence by Memory Box done with a die. Inside the stamp says, "Passing by to wish you a Happy Halloween" by Northern Woods.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Had a great time last weekend at a crafting retreat in VA. It rained the whole time-no problem! More time for stamping! Besides working on lots of our own projects, we got a chance to do some fun projects by our fearless leader, Donna Kauffman. A woman of many talents ( yes, she's the same Donna K who writes romance novels-check and see if you have one of her books) she created this card for us to do. It was so nice to have a chance to do some fun projects that someone else prepared! All I had to do is color and tape it together. Ok, I did add the ribbon!
Monday, September 23, 2013
Sunday, September 22, 2013
How's this for bright and cheery? It's actually not as sparkely here as it is in person-seriously. The words are by Verses and stamped on white metallic paper. The background was sprayed with Dylusion sprays and a Crafters Workshop star stencil was laid over the sprayed area and misted with water. Once dry, it was mounted onto the holographic metallic paper. Last, a glue pen was traced around the stars and the words. Then loose glitter was poured over the card.
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Isn't this a great stamp? It puts a smile on my face. What a great one for any celebratory occasion! The white paper is actually a metallic paper. So is the gray for the champagne glasses. The glasses were done on the Accu-cut machine. It's hard to see in the picture here, but a few small dots of iridescent glitter glue were dotted above the glasses to look like bubbles.
Friday, September 20, 2013
We just got in a shipment of stamps from Verses. They focus on message stamps only. I really like their sayings and can't seem to resist a few more when ever we get some in. I've seen this message before so it was a thrill to see it in stamp form. The large heart was punched out. A white pen added the designs.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Know how you have an idea for a card in your head and when you go to do it, something completely different comes out? Well, you are looking at one here. Sometimes you just have to go with the flow. What doesn't show up well is the design stamp on the left that was Versamarked onto the red paper. What also didn't show up well, is that there is a mix of iridescent glitter mixed in with the white embossing powder. But, I'm in the flow so we're just going with it!
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Found this card I did last year. Am posting it again because it's one of my favorite fall card. The pumpkins are free hand drawn. Color was added with Copic markers. Each pumpkin was cut out and then all placed together on this card. Words are by Rubbermoon.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Got lots of metallic going on in this card. The wheat shafts were inked with a gold metallic pad. The words were embossed with gold embossing powder. The card the words are on was outlined with a gold Krylon pen. All of this is mounted onto a metallic gold paper and wrapped with gold thread. Guess you could say this card is golden!
Monday, September 16, 2013
A customer was looking through the Rubber Moon catalog the other day. I love their images so I was "back seat" looking with her doing a good job of distracting her as I pointed out all the images I love. This card has one of my favorites. She was inked with a black ink and then colored in with water base markers.
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Friday, September 13, 2013
September makes me always think of apples. So, I went looking for this stamp when September rolled around. The image was inked with a black dye ink and stamped. Then everything was colored in with Copic markers. Some extra sponging of color was added around the image and also on the printed paper.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
This is a collaborative piece. Got together with some folks last night and one of the ladies was doing lots of backgrounds with the Impression Obsession "wall" stamps. She used several Color Box Chalk colors on the leafy background. I have been wanting to try this tree for a while. Thought I could make it look fit for fall with the use of embossing powders. The bottom of the tree was inked with dye black. The top was inked with Versamark and then various colors of Zing embossing powders were sprinkled over the ink. So the powder wouldn't fly away, it was heated from underneath the paper. After die cutting the paper and layering it on to the card, a ribbon was added last.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Made a great mess when doing this card, but did like the outcome. It started with a Cuttle Bug folder. One side was Versamarked and then the paper was run through the machine. Then Wow embossing powder was poured over the paper and heat set. The leaves were die cut and covered with Versamark as well. Three different Wow embossing powders were interspersed on the leaves. The embossed paper was layered onto to metallic papers. The leaves were attached with foam tape to the card.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Graphic 45 is coming out with another get set of new papers. We are having a Graphic 45 week at the store to celebrate. On Thursday, we will be doing this Halloween card using paper and stamps by Graphic 45 as our Make It Take It. One of the many things I like about this paper company is that the prints mix and match so well. As you can see, I love to layer up my cards.
Monday, September 9, 2013
Sunday, September 8, 2013
Here is the second card for my October Master Board class. Used more of the die cuts and also sponged some red and brown inks onto the edges of the pumkins with a sponge tool. Used one of Tim Holtz's new stencils as well as stencils from Crafters Workshop.
Saturday, September 7, 2013
Have been trying to decide what to do for the Master Board class for October. Wasn't too hard to figure out when I have all my prints sitting around me from doing Gelli prints. As you can see, I paired the prints up with some pumpkin die cuts. Added some raffia which was glued on.
Friday, September 6, 2013
Here is another Gelli print. There are several layers of paint and stencils to the background. Then the 12X12 stencil of the ginkgo leaves was placed on top of the background and Versamark was pressed through the stencil. Black embossing powder was poured over the ink and heat set. The words (by Impression Obsession) were inked with Versafine black. The paper was then mounted into this shadow box frame which I got on sale at our local box craft store. Am hoping to make more framed prints to give as gifts this coming Christmas.
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Was messing around with my Gelli plate today. Took some paper I had already done a few layers on with stencils and paint and added a few more today. Once the background was dry, I put down the leaves and flower stencils and traced them with a Sharpie. Extra color was added to the leaves and the flower with Copic pens. But, I was very careful with the coloring since they are alcohol based. I knew this didn't mix well with the Sharpie and if the markers touched the black, it would smear the color. Wanted something to cover the stems at the bottom. I found this cloth sticker in my stash that seems to work with the colors of the card.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
We normally do a double page when doing an art journal entry, so here is the other side. Since we'll be doing this entry in October, I wanted to give those folks who love Halloween the option to do Halloween paper rather than just fall paper. That's why I did one page as fall, and the other as Halloween. They stand alone ok, but I think the effect will be more dramatic if both sides were done in one theme.
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
I try to get a head in my Art Journal, so when we get together for class, I can show what the next project will be. I love all things fall, so my printed paper stash for autumn papers never seems to go down. I just can't resist all those pretty papers! So, I put them to good use in this fall college. Once the papers were in, stamps were added. Felt they needed to "pop" a bit, so the images were embossed with some clear embossing powder.