Monday, October 31, 2016

Rubber Moon

It's the big day but I have already sent out all my Halloween cards.  Hope you all have a fun and safe night.  Here is another card I have made as I look towards November.  Coloring was done with Copic pens. 

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Taylor Expressions


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

Thanksgiving Card

This card is a perfect example for my phrase, "Simple is good".  It was quick, fast, and easy, and simple without being plain.  It's also a great way to use up scraps!

Friday, October 28, 2016

Ferro Paste and Feather Stencil

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

Honey Bee Stamps

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

Dry Embossing Birthday

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

Canvas with Ferro Paste

Did this canvas painting a while ago.  I liked how it came out, but it felt incomplete.  I added a bird with the use of a stencil and now it feels done to me.  Am really liking how it turned out.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Mirror paper and Paste

Pictures with mirror paper is always a challenge.  Trust me when I tell you the color of this mirror paper is a shinny gold.  Onto the paper is orange Ferro paste done over this leaf stencil.  Another November card ready to go.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Abstract Canvas

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

Viva Decor Pastes

Pulled out a Shimmer sheet for this card.  Then used three different Viva D├ęcor pastes to do the feather.  Once again I will use this as a Thanksgiving card. 

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Gelli Print and Dreamweaver

On top of this Gelli print are two different pastes blended together over a Dreamweaver stencil.  Think this will make a good Thanksgiving card.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Ferro Paste by Viva Decor

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

Art Journal

Art Journaling will be offered as a class at Angela's Happy Stamper store this Tuesday.  Please contact the store if you are interested in joining us.  We will be doing this scene.  There is a day and a night class offered.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Whipper Snapper

Most of my Halloween cards have been made and sent.  Now it's time to move on to the next holiday.  This one made a good start.  The words are actually a second stamp.  All coloring was done with copics.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Die Cut Card

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

Die and Stamp set

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

Whipper Snapper Card

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

Whipper Snapper Halloween Card

Enjoyed trying out this new stamp.  It went really well with the Doddle Bug paper set I had.  The circles are by My Favorite Things.  The image was colored with copics. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Die Cut Card

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

Bo Bunny Halloween Card

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

Bo Bunny Halloween Card

This line has a much more old fashion, sort of funky feel to it.  Not "cute" but more like a Graphic 45 sense.  Here is another card using all papers from this line of Halloween .

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Bo Bunny Paper Card

Back to more fun cards!  Bo Bunny has brought out a new line of seasonal paper.  Here is the first of three cards done with the papers. 

Monday, October 3, 2016

Sympathy Card

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

Sympathy Card

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.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Sympathy Card

Unfortunately, I'm finding myself in need of yet another batch of sympathy cards.  I came across my bag of papers embossed by embossing folders.  A blue pad was rubbed over the raised part.  A hole was punched out and the words were placed under the white piece.  A darker blue paper that matched the color of the words was put on the side and a piece of blue velvet ribbon was attached over the dark blue paper.