Friday, September 30, 2011

Pumpkins Again!

I have been in a Halloween kick the last couple of MONTHS!  Yes, I guess it might seem crazy, but I love Halloween. I love seeing kids dress up in costumes, the candy, oh yes, especially the candy corn, and pumpkins.

So, to help with my pumpkin/Halloween mood, I played around with Pumpkin Stack.

Also check out some of the other fabulous Halloween stamps available at QKD!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Thursday Thoughts

September is a busy month, but it is amazing how much can be put into 30 days; here is a card that I made using Meadow Pixie Arts Chibi Mermaid Stamp. I wanted it to look like she was "swimming" on the card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Thursday Thoughts

Today, I woke up to an overcast sky, a cool breeze, and a hint of fall in the air. Wow! It was so nice to have a brief look at what I am desperately waiting for -- fall! But, along with fall comes a little bit brisker pace as we get ready for Halloween, birthdays, and such. Of course, one of the best things about Halloween is candy corn (sshh, I have already had one bag!)

But, we also love carving pumpkins and as such, I love the new stamp that was released at Queen Kat Designs - Pumpkin Stack.

Here's my card using Pumpkin Stack.

See you next week!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Versamark Resist Technique

Supplies: black cardstock, 3 brads, adhesive, Versamark ink, Barn Door Distress Ink, soft cloth or towel, card base, and of course some stamps! I used a sentiment from Queen Kat Designs and a background stamp that will be released soon from QKD as well, Scissors, Black India Ink and an ink blending tool.

1. Ink the background stamp with versamark ink. I used Champagne in VM ink. Next lay your stamp face up on your craft mat or work surface. Lay your glossy cardstock face down onto the stamp and gently rub all over it with your hands to transfer your ink onto your cardstock. Heat dry with your heat tool.

2. Using barn door ink and a blending tool, apply the ink onto your glossy cardstock. I find you get a much richer color if you use a blending tool and rub it into the cardstock vs. the pad to paper method because unless you press your ink pad into your paper and rub the heck out of it you will not acheive the bright colors. and this way you won't have to do layer after layer as if you were using the direct to paper technique. ps.. moral of the story, using an ink blending tool will save ink in your ink pad and you won't be rubbing it off of the paper onto a towel. :) That's the cheap-o in me! After you have inked it, gently rub the excess ink off with your towel to help the resist show through.

3. Mat the resisted background onto black cardstock and then adhere to the front of your card. Set aside.

4. Stamp the sentiment on white cardstock with black india ink and using your ink blending tool, color the cardstock with Barn Door ink. Cut right edge into a "v" and mat onto black cardstock, add brads and adhere to the card.

How simple was that?? Have a fabulous day!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Thursday Thoughts

I made a couple of cards this past weekend since we were hunkered down because of all of the rain from Tropical Storm/Depression Lee. Since it was raining, I thought it was appropriate to use a mermaid stamp! This card features the Chibi Mermaid Stamp by Meadow Pixie Arts!

Such a fun stamp!!


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