Saturday, June 13, 2020

Alcohol Ink Background

Hi, it's been awhile, lots of stuff that was going on, seeing the light at the end of the tunnel now. lol

I made an alcohol ink background and was able to use it on two cards.  I die cut using Simon Says Stamp Cosmo die, and just attached it to the background.  The sentiment is also from SSS. 

I colored the flower with copics, but you could leave it white if you desire.  Pretty clean and simple, it is a start. (-:

I really do hope to post more often, thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, October 5, 2019


Thought I would share what am working on currently.  I started to make treat holders for my grandchildren's school classes for their birthdays. Not done yet, hopefully I will finish today.  So I had idea and made this today for one of my grandchildren, and thought I would share what I made for WCMD.    It is a pop up card made with Lawn Fawn Toaster Pop Up die set.  The images are from a couple of sets: Ellen Hutson was used to stamp and die cut the pumpkins and Lil' Inker's Designs dies was used for the pumpkin faces.

The ghost pops up from behind the pumpkins. :-)  My grandson loves interactive cards.  The pumpkins were copic colored, and I added black cardstock to the backs to make the faces stand out.  I ink blended the background, with Tumbled Glass and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks.  Before ink blending, I heat embossed stars in white embossing powder on the background. I also used a white gel pen to add some more stars to the background.  And, the pumpkins are all popped up on foam adhesive, so the ghost can freely pop up.

I love how this turned out.  Thanks for coming by.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Freshly Made Sketch # 400

To celebrate their 400th sketch post, Freshly Made Sketches is holding a celebration!  If you want to participate, head on over to their website, just follow the link above.  This is what I made:

I used a Postage Stamp die cut and the SSS stamp set Look for the Rainbows.  I gold embossed the leaves, stem and flower, then colored with copics.  I white embossed the sentiment on black.  Both the sentiment and the flower are adhered with foam adhesives.  I added a few sequins to complete the card.

This is a copy of the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches #400:

Thanks for stopping by, I'll be back soon.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Lawn Fawn Pop Up Die

I wanted to post some cards I made with Lawn Fawn's Toaster pop up die.  I wanted to see if it would work with other stamp sets.  I thought it was such a cute die set, and couldn't wait to use it.  I made a couple of cards and plan to make more.

They are both birthday cards but with different messages.

I used Avery Elle stamp sets, That Bites and Shine Brite for the images.  The images are copic colored. The waves are made with Simon Says Stamp Border Waves.  I blended the background using Distress Oxide Inks-Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Twisted Citron. I added some sparkle to the waves, but it really doesn't show up in the photograph. I used foam tape to mount the waves to the front to allow for the sliding mechanism to slide freely and the fish are also popped up on some foam squares.  This die is really easy to use and I had no issues.

Here is the next:

Now this is the first card I made with the pop up die and I did make some mistakes on it.  Hopefully they don't show. lol These images are from Simon Says Stamp Birthday Farm Animals, the set is older but I just love it and use it a lot. I did use glossy accents on the balloon and the goats nose, but it doesn't show up.  Some sparkle was added too, but it doesn't show either. )-:  These images are also copic colored and the background is blended with the same Distress Oxides as my other card.    I used the same mounting process as I did for my other card, too.

I liked the way these turned out and will probably make more soon.  Thanks for stopping by.  See you soon.

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.

See you soon...

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