Monday, October 31, 2016
Sunday, October 30, 2016
There was a sample using this set that I saw last year. I loved it so much I ordered it knowing it wasn't going to come until after the season. Was so glad to pull it out and get to use it this fall. This card is going to my brother-in-law who has an up coming birthday. Inside it says, "You are the pick of the patch". I combined the Taylor Expression pumpkins with a sun and hillside dies from other sets.
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Friday, October 28, 2016
The mail brought a pleasant surprise for me the other day. A friend sent me an unexpected gift. I used this large tag as a thank you card. Ferro paste was placed over the stencil and allowed to dry. The paste was done on printed paper so, before doing the paste, an extra layer of heavy paper was attached to the underside of the printed paper so it wouldn't curl from the paste. As you can see, it worked quite well. Once the paste was dry, the silk ribbon was added. Because the tag is so large, I was able to write the note on the back. Then "Thank You" was stamped on the front with Versafine black. I like using Versafine black when stamping on a printed paper. I find it is more opaque and distinct than using a dye ink pad.
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Angela's Happy Stamper store is carrying a new stamp company called Honey Bee. They are clear stamps that come in sets. This one makes several phrases and has other elements. For this card, though, I thought the paint splatter worked well with the saying.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Today the card shows a different type of embossing NOT using paste! Both embossed pieces were done with embossing folders that you run through a machine which presses and dry embosses the paper. The card was done with scraps of paper and a few embellishments.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Sunday, October 23, 2016
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Ever surprise yourself? One of my greatest surprises is how much I enjoy doing abstracts. It's not a style I have ever been drawn towards. However, the process of making an abstract has turned out to be quite an enjoyable experience for me. I started this one a while ago but it didn't feel complete. Then the other day when I was working with pastes, I added the orange triangles. Then the black circles, and then the white lines. It all seemed to finish it off for me. Had lots of fun!
Friday, October 21, 2016
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Michaels craft store has these little frames in a multitude of colors. I like getting some and grouping images together. I started with a piece of cardboard that was painted with Dyan Reavley's paint. Once dry, some Granite Ferro paste was applied over this stencil and allowed to dry. Simple yet nice.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Monday, October 17, 2016
Sunday, October 16, 2016
This was made with the same die that I did on the "Blessing" card a few days ago. The great thing about the set and die is that you can create different words with the one die (or stamp) and the set has lots of small words to help you create a whole phrase. I used it here to create this well know southern phrase. The heart was punched out using an embossed red paper.
Saturday, October 15, 2016
This is part of a set of stamps that also has a die with it. Today I did without the die and kept to just stamping. The stamping was done on a page sprayed with Dylusion sprays. The paper was then torn before placing it on the card. Come see more great uses with stamps sets like these today at Angela's Happy Stamper store in Herdon, VA. We are celebrating our Open House and will have free demos, MITI's, and new stamp companies to the store. Oh, food and free stuff as well! Open 10-5.
Friday, October 14, 2016
Another card by Whipper Snapper. These images are great for folks who like to color. The stamps come in packets with color images on the fronts of the bags. Great for someone like me who is still learning how to shade and blend colors. It made coloring the glasses much easier.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Well, this is a little late in posting. I got sick while away so spent a couple of days recovering. Good news is I doubled down today and got a bunch of samples done for the Open House at Angela's Happy Stamper store this Saturday. It will run all day so I hope you can come. This card is from a stamp and die set. Dylusion sprayed paper was run through the die cut machine for all the die. Since the stamp set is clear, I could bend the words to fit the curve of the My Favorite Things dies.
Friday, October 7, 2016
We are off treasure hunting this weekend so no time to stamp. Will be back next week making things furiously for the Open House at Angela's Happy Stamper store next Saturday. Will post items as I get them done. Hope you will mark your calendars and come join us for food and fun on Saturday. Prizes and freebies as well. Hope you have a great weekend.
Thursday, October 6, 2016
What you can't see in this picture is the layered effect done with foam tape. There are two layers that were popped up. The bottom layer of printed paper is hard to see here, but in person it shows up better because of the space between the layers. Two gems were also added to the card. These last three cards were fun and quick to make. All the papers are double sided so except for the gems, nothing else was needed.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Monday, October 3, 2016
Paper Smooches has a nice solid set of leaves. This leaf was stamped on the two circles and the words fit on the third circle. The edges of each circle were edged with the same ink that was used to stamp the images. Before putting the circles on the card, a splatter effect was done on the base card. Then the white strip and circles were added. Hoping this will be my last sympathy card for a while.
Sunday, October 2, 2016
Seemed a shame to waste the circle punched out of yesterday's card. So, I used it on this card. The design was stamped first in a lighter blue. Then the words were added in a darker blue. The embossed piece was mounted onto a dark blue paper to match the words.