Wednesday, April 10, 2019

OCC-Stamp Happy Day 3

Hi, today's class lesson was background stamps.   Today, I  created a card inspired by Jennifer McGuire's lesson.  She created beautiful backgrounds and then made them into 'floating window cards'.  I loved this idea so I made one.

This is Hero Arts Florentine Pattern block background stamp.  I stamped light blue cardstock using SSS Steel Blue ink.  This, to me, was a different way of using background stamps.   I think it is a beautiful effect.  I am going to make more cards using this technique and try to improve my skill. I loved all the cards today and want to try all the techniques demonstrated.

See you soon...

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

OCC-Stamp Happy-Day 2

Day 2 of class, the emphasis was on clear stamps and layering.  I have just gotten over my fear of layering stamps, lol!  That doesn't mean I know what the heck I am doing, I have just been practicing.  Today I did a card with layering sunflowers.  This stamp was part of a Hero Arts card kit a couple of years ago. 

I layered using Hero Arts inks and it always takes me a long time to get the layers just right and I still feel that the layers are off kilter. I stenciled a pattern in the background and used a frame to enclose the card. 

All in all I like the look but I think I need way more practice.

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Monday, April 8, 2019

OCC-Stamp Happy- Day 1

I am taking the Online Card Class called Stamp Happy, this week.  The first day demonstration was the use of wooden stamps.  I'll confess, I haven't used wooden stamps in quite awhile, in fact I don't know when was the last time I purchased a wooden stamp.  I do have plenty to use though, and since this class is in coordination with Hero Arts, I chose a Hero Arts wooden stamp to use.  The class recommendation was to use a stamp positioner, I have the Inkadinkadoo Stamp-a-ma-jig.  I love the impression you get from red rubber, it is so crisp.

I stamped the image and colored with Copic markers. I used an embossing folder for the woodgrain look, and shaded it with Distress Oxide Ink.  The background is also colored with Distress Oxide ink. I stamped a simple sentiment and hand cut it out and used foam tape to mount it on the card front.

Be back soon....

Image: Hero Arts Bird
Embossing Folder: Tim Holtz Woodgrain
Distress Inks: Frayed Burlap for woodgrain, and Tumbled Glass for background. 
Sentiment: Flora and Fauna
Dies: SSS Stitched Ovals, SSS Stitched Rectangles

Friday, March 29, 2019


I have a a few Easter cards to share with you.  Sorry I haven't been posting lately but I recently had gallbladder surgery and recovery has been slow.  Anyway I have done some cards and wanted to share.

This is a Gerda Steiner stamp set, I copic colored the cute baby animals.  I also used a Simon Says Stamp die to cut the squares from the card front.  The sentiment is a die from Lawn Fawn. After coloring the animals, I fussy cut them and placed them in the squares on the card front. Most of the images are designed to peek around corners :). I used some patterned paper to back the squares. The stitched border outline is  Avery Elle Wonky Stitches die. .  I also added a few enamel dots. I love the way it turned out. :)

 I got the idea for this card from Nicole Spohr, she did a version awhile ago but I just got the chance to experiment with the stamp set.  On this card I used Mama Elephant's Wild Meadow stamp set.  I colored it using Zig Brush Pens.  I love using Zig Brush Pens to watercolor.  Their colors are so vibrant.  The best paper, after experimenting with a few papers, I liked Bristol the best. The colors spread and cover so well on Bristol. I stamped the image twice, rotating the paper stamping top and bottom, leaving a space in the center to stamp my sentiment.  I adhered the finished piece to a pink cardstock base.

I'll be back soon, hopefully :) and thanks for coming by. 

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Valentine Cards


I wanted to share a few valentines I made recently.

Sorry it has been awhile, I have been having a few medical issues, hopefully it will be straightened out soon.

I created a background from alcohol ink that I used behind this die cut from Lil' Inkers. I also used a scalloped border die from Simon Says Stamp on the card front. I then put everything on a red card base.  I embellished it with a few sequins.  This took very little time and I love the way it turned out.

This card was  created from the Simon Says Stamp February card kit.  I stamped the heart from the stamp set included in the kit, colored it with copics and fussy cut it out.  I white heat embossed a few of the musical notes from the border stamp in the kit, and then I blended Distress Oxides to color the piece.  I used a piece of patterned paper from the kit for the front and then layered everything else on the patterned paper.  This just kind of came together without a lot of thought, I love when that happens. :)

Thanks for stopping by.....

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Christmas Card 12-13-18

I am sharing another Christmas card I made for this year.

I made this for my granddaughter.  This is the Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel die.  There are a couple of steps to the process, but it is easy once you have made one.  All the images are from Lawn Fawn and colored with copics.  I also cut some snow drifts from Lawn Fawn dies.  The snowflake that rotates does have shimmer on the wheel colors, but it really doesn't show up in the picture.  I added some extra die cut snowflakes on the front.  I think she will like this. :)

Thanks for stopping by, see you soon.....

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Christmas Treat Bags

Hi,  I have been super busy and I am sure you have been.  I wanted to share a little treat bag I made for my granddaughter's class.

I made 18 of these bags!  I had a sort of assembly line going  and once all the die cutting and coloring was done, it went quickly. :)  This treat bag die is from Lawn Fawn and it is super easy to use and put together.  You need to cut two of the die to assemble the bag.  I used some buffalo check patterned paper cut to fit the front of the bag.  I used a paper punch to cut the scalloped circles, because I just couldn't face any more die cutting. lol  The image is from Mama Elephant and colored with copics. I fit 5 candy treats in each bag and then tied a piece of bakers twine to close the bag.

I am also going to share a few Christmas cards today and more soon.

These images are all from Purple Onion Designs, from the collection by Stacy Yakula.  I love her images so much.  This little scene is colored with copics and some of the images are fussy cut and adhered to the scene.  Mounted on patterned paper and then red card stock base.  This is one of my favorite cards I made this year.

These images are also from Purple Onion Design, also from Stacy Yakula.  All colored with copics. The caroling bear and rabbit are so cute! I added some snow at the bottom of the tree with a snow pen.  The sentiment is from Power Poppy Bottlebrush Tree stamp set.  Mounted on patterned paper and then a red card stock base. 

See you soon, thanks for stopping by