Showing posts with label Addicted to Stamps. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Addicted to Stamps. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Christmas Shaker Tags

I've been making lots of cards and crafts the past month, as I have a table at a craft sale this coming weekend.

Here are some fun shaker Christmas Tags I made using the new PTI Make It Market Kit: Fairy Tale Christmas.  
The kit includes dies for tags and little book/boxes, stamps, the clear bubbles, a packet of patterned papers and a downloadable booklet showing how to make all the things you can with the kit!
This tag has a lovely country home and trees die cut inside along with snow crystals and golden beads (a gift from my friend Loll - thanks Loll!).   The sentiment is die cut from the included papers and there is also a stamp for it in the kit.
I made 8 of these with two different patterns of paper.
I stamped To: and From: from the stamp set in the kit on the back
I made a few more shaker tags with a Santa and his sleigh flying over trees die cut inside - using papers from the kit for the framing.  I added snow crystals and silver sequin stars to these tags.  The sentiment is die cut from the patterned papers in the kit but there is also a stamp for it.
With the same thing stamped on the back.
These fun shaker tags are 2 1/2" diameter circles.

I'm linking my tags to:

 Loll's 12 Tags of Christmas found here.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

In the Shadow of the Trees

Here's another set of Halloween cards I made with some more of my new Tim Holtz purchases!
These cards all pretty much the same accept for variations in colors and the sentiment sticker used.

My cards were totally inspired by Richele Christensen's guest designer post over at the Sizzix Blog.

For my first card I used black card to cut the Tangled Twigs die. A much bolder spookier? look than the lighter paper used on the others.
For the next 3 cards I used a tan Core-dinations Distress Collection paper to cut the Tangled Twigs.
I colored all my backgrounds by smooshing a watercolor panel onto my craft mat that was rubbed with DOX inks in Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap and Black Soot and spritzed with water.  Doing one color at a time and drying between colors.  Then I stamped the text stamp from Entomology over the background using Black Soot .
I stamped and die cut the insects from Entomology and watercolored them using Ranger Distress Markers and a wet paint brush.  The insects and sentiments are popped up on foam dots.
I made these all just card fronts -  adding a die cut easel to the backs so they can be displayed on a shelf or side table.

I'm linking my Halloween cards to:

Stamps:  Entomology - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous
Ink:  Ranger Distress Oxide Black Soot, Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap.
Paper:  watercolor paper - Canson, True Black - PTI, Core-dinations Distress Collection.
Accessories:  Entomology Die, Tangled Twigs Die - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Idea-ology Clippings Stickers/Halloween, Ranger Distress Markers Salty Ocean, Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade, waterbrush, water, craft mat, water mister, foam dots, Tombow Glue.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The Heart of a Tree

I found this older tree stamp from Stamp Oasis (Rubbernecker used to sell them) in my 'tree' drawer and I just had to ink it up -   but I decided to do a watercolor technique of coloring the stamp with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers (I used a light green, a dark green and a brown), spritzing the stamp with water and then pressing the stamp onto watercolor paper -  and this is what happened!
TOTALLY love how it came out!  I die cut the panel and the card base using Noted: Scalloped A2 dies from PTI.  I stamped the Proverb from an old Stampendous set called Inspired Verses using Wendy Vecchi Archival Orange Blossom Ink.  
To balance off the card design - I added 2 mint green enamel dots in the left corner.  
(I know, I didn't follow the rule of 3, but there really wasn't room for 3 and I only had 2 dots this size!)

I'm linking my card to:

I inked my stamp with markers, stamped, used dies and enamel dots

Stamps:  3 Tree Group - Stamp Oasis, Inspired Verses - Stampendous
Paper:  Arches Watercolor paper, Vintage Cream - PTI
Ink:  Wendy Vecchi Archival Orange Blossom
Accessories:  Noted: Scalloped A2 dies - PTI, enamel dots, Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

September 2018 CAS Mix Up Challenge - Ink Your Stamps with Markers

Goodness - it's the end of summer already!  And kids are getting back to school.  It's also time for the September CAS Mix Up Challenge!   Bonnie is our hostess this month and she wants us to ink our stamps with markers!
For my card today - I placed my Effulgent Penny Black stamp in my Misti along with a panel of watercolor paper and lined up where I wanted the image to print.  I colored over the branch bit with  my Gathered Twigs Ranger Distress Marker, spritzed lightly with water and pressed the stamp into the paper.  (If you don't get enough color you can repeat the process.)  Then I cleaned off my stamp and colored over the flower bits with my Shaded Lilac Distress Marker, spritzed with water and pressed the stamp onto the paper again.  

When I was happy with how it all looked, I removed the watercolor panel from my Misti and dried it with my heat tool.
I stamped the sentiment from A Bit More: Butterfly Blooms Mini Set by PTI in black, added 3 tiny punched butterflies and some purple Tiny Twinkles.  I brushed over the butterfly wings with Clear Glitter Wink of Stella.

You will find several links to videos on inking your stamps with markers for your inspiration over at the CAS Mix Up blog - along with creative examples from the Design Team and our talented September Guest Designer - Chrissie (Simply One of a Kind)!  You have until 9/24 to link up your cards - remember to keep them CAS by leaving a lot of clear space!

I'm also linking my card to:

Addicted to Stamps and More
I colored my stamp with markers than spritzed with water and stamped.

Stamps:  Effulgent - Penny Black, A Bit More: Butterfly Blooms Mini Set - PTI
Paper:  Water color paper - Canson, Plum Pudding and Vintage Cream - PTI.
Ink:  Hero Hues Black
Accessories:  Ranger Distress Markers Shaded Lilac and Gathered Twigs, Misti, butterfly punch - Martha Stewart, Tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expressions, Clear Glitter Wink of Stella.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Spring Flowers with Eileen Hull's Sizzix Dies

This month Eileen Hull's Inspiration Team is bringing spring to life using Eileen Hull's Sizzix Dies.
I made a lovely decorated frame for my project.
The frame measures 5" x 4 1/4" (not counting the flowers sticking out!).
The opening measures 2" x 3".
Without the flowers, this frame will fit into a regular A2 envelope.
I used several of Eileen's Sizzix dies -  her Mailable Frame die, Pansy Flower die and Spring Leaves die.  For the front of the frame I embossed a piece of watercolor paper using her Eyelet Lace embossing folder and die cut it to fit the frame.  The patterned paper is from Eileen's Heartfelt Paper Pad.

I have a few photos showing how I put this together.
I die cut the Mailable Frame out of white mat board.  I embossed a panel of watercolor paper and embossed it with the Eyelet Lace folder, then die cut it laying it over the front of the frame die.
I die cut 3 large, 3 medium and 5 small petals from the Pansy Die and 3 stems from Spring Leaves.  I inked the petals using Tutu, Melon and Wildberry Color Box Blends Ink - so easy to use with their round foam applicators - just squeeze the ink out and rub on!
I didn't try to get full coverage on the petals as I then spritzed them with water.  They blend wonderfully with the water giving a great look of light and dark colors!
I dried them a bit with my heat tool and then crunched them up and let them dry for about 15 minutes.
I inked the petals with both Frog and Leaf Color Box Blends Ink and spritzed them with water.  I wanted some of the white to still show through.
I un-scrunched all the petals and took two wired stamens from Wiltons, folded them in half and pushed them through the layers of petals.  I bent the ends over on the back after I layered the amount I wanted and put a dot of glue to hold them.  I also put some dots of glue at the center of some of the petals so they wouldn't spin around.
I glued the stems to the backs of the blooms. 
I layered two of the smaller sets on the bottom right corner of the frame.
I used one medium petal and 2 small for the medium flower and 2 small petals for the small flower.
And attached the largest bloom in the top left corner.
I used 2 large, 2 medium and one small petal for the big flower.
Here's a view of the frame standing up.
I stamped a sentiment from Beautiful Blessings by PTI onto patterned paper and adhered it to the inside of the front piece and added 3 clear sequins to it. 
So if you'd like to welcome spring with lots of blooms - please check out Eileen's blog during the month of May to see all of the Inspiration Teams creations!

I'm linking my card to:
Cute Card Thursday

My card is clean and layered

Stamps:  Beautiful Blessings - Papertrey Ink.
Paper:  White Little Sizzles Matboard - Sizzix, Waercolor paper - Canson, Heart Felt Paper Pad - Eileen Hull/Sizzix.
Ink:  Color Box Blends Inks - Tutu, Melon, Wildberry, Frog and Leaf,  Hero Hues Black.
Accessories:  Mailable Frame Die, Pansy Flower Die, Spring Leaves Die, Eyelet Lace Embossing Folder- Eileen Hull/Sizzix, flower centers - Wilton, ScorTape, Tombow Glue, Winter Blend Sequins - Avery Elle.

Monday, February 12, 2018


There was a really fun New Techniques challenge over on Splitcoaststampers today.   Painting with Cardboard.  Judy shared a YouTube Video with us showing just what this was all about!
I'm already in Easter mode -  Easter is early this year, April 1 - and two friends and I make cards to sell at church.   
I made two cards using the technique - using different colors and I have a few photos to show how I made them.
You start out by taking an empty toilet paper roll and cutting a fringe on one end.  Bend the fringe back and pounce the fringe into the acrylic paint (lightest first) and press it onto your card panel.  You repeat the process with the same color until you have the look you want, then you go to the next darker color and finish with the darkest color.
For my blue card - I used PaperArtsy Haystack, Guacamole, and Sky.  This shows the panel after applying my first color.
And here is is with all 3 of the colors.
After I made the panel above,  I added a little water with my paintbrush to the ink circles on my nonstick sheet and was able to 'stamp' another panel - it came out a little lighter.
Then I cleaned up my mat, made a new toilet paper roll 'brush' and used two different paints to make another panel.  Here I used PaperArtsy Tango and Zesty Zing.
I made two panels of these colors as well - and here they are all done.
As soon as I saw the lovely 'bursts' this technique created I knew I wanted to use this He is Risen stamp on them.

I added 3 white sequins to each card and framed them in two of the colors used on the design and then adhered it all to a white card base.

I'm linking my card to:

Stamps:  Denami Designs 
Paper: white, Orange Zest, Bright Buttercup, Hawaiian Shores, Limeade Ice - PTI
Ink: Hero Hues Black
Accessories: empty toilet paper roll, Paper Artsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics Haystack, Guacamole, Sky, Tango and Zesty Zing, Winter Blend Sequins - Avery Elle