Thursday, January 31, 2013

Triple Stamping

The other day I looked at a tutorial from Split Coast Stampers called Triple Stamping.  I really like the idea and tried it out today.

It is a fun technique and you should really try it.  I do recommend you mark which side goes with which side.  I did get confused once I mounted my pieces on the dark matting but I think I got them all matching up.

This will be it for the month of January.  I made a total of 11 cards.  Used at least 9 of my stamps or stamp sets, some punches, different inks, jewels, embossing powder, glitter, a rub-on and other embellishments.  I did not have to go out and buy anything so I am pretty proud of myself.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Butterfly! Butterfly! Butterfly!

Wonder why they call them butterflies!  Here is another one of my water stamping backgrounds.  This time I did not waterstamp the back ground but splattered some distress ink with a toothbrush.

I then VersaMark stamped it with my new KicoStamp butterfly, heat and stick embossed and then put on some fine gold glitter.  De-bossed part with a Darice embossing folder and used the Inspire Rub-On to finish the card.

and this is a close up.

Another tissue paper background card

I made enough of the tissue paper background to do more than one card and this is my second one.  My challenge here was colouring the daffodils and not having the ink of the stamp run.  I finally found on how to do this and this is the result.

After I took a picture of the card I did move the Happy Birthday saying down to almost on top of the lace.  This looked much better, it did not seem to be floating in the air any more.

And this is a close up of the daffodils.  I used stickles to bring on some bling.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Tissue Paper Re-do.

 Today I worked on another card but mainly the background.  I got the idea from Inkstains.  It was fun today and I will certainly use it again.   I used TH distress stains as the ink and SU gold metallic ink to make the background.  The Cloisonne Hummingbird is Michael Strong stamp covered with SU heat and stick and glitter.

and a close up of the hummingbird.

Again I used two of my stamps. 

Friday, January 25, 2013

Another Water Stamp Card

When I made my background for the first water stamping card I made enough to do more than one card.  So today I decided to use another piece and stamp on it with water.  It did not work the same way as the first time and this may be because 1) the stamp was too detailed or 2) the paper had dried too much.  But I really did like the effect it gave so this is my end result.

I used the silk flowers from SU and coloured them with the same distress inks I used for the background.  Mounted on a black card and another nice card done.  Not only that I used another stamp out of my collection of stamps.

A New Technique

A new technique for me at least.   Water Stamping!!!

With this method you colour the background with several colours of dye ink.  After it is dry you use a background stamp dipped in water and stamp on the inked paper.  I love the result of this.  I also water stamped the sentiment 'card' making it so look like the stamp continues on both pieces of paper.  The tutorial on how to do this can be found on Splitcoaststampers.

On to my next card trying a technique I have never done before and . . . .  using another one of my stamps.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Two more cards!!!

Well here are two more cards I made this week. One is for a challenge and the other one is a Thank You card.

This is a card where I first worked the background with colour wash inks and then sprayed it with Gesso.  

This is the inside of the card.  Same background but no Gesso this time.

This card is a Faux Bleach Technique.  Hard to see but I think it is because of the colours I used.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

I am on a roll . . .

or is it too early to say.  I just joined a challenge to use at least one stamp from every stamp set or single stamp I own.  I doubt that I will be able to use all of them this year but I will try to use a lot of them.
This would be my first try at it.  I did not only use a stamp but also a Spellbinder die, inks and a couple of  punches I own.
I got this idea from Bonnie Mountford's blog -

My butterflies are a bit bigger but I could not find any small ones in a hurry.   On to the next 'stamped' card.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

My first card of the year!

I joint a Hybrid Challenge on Design House Digital as I have so much paper and stuff that I just cannot do everything digital.  And I do feel that I like to make my cards the old fashion way but I may just do this hybrid stuff more in the future.

It is not the best picture but I also took the challenge of using Lightroom to process this photo.  I use a banner from Audrey Neal's tribal elements and printed Happy Birthday on it.  Next I used some design paper and printed the flowers from Karla Dudley's Taupa collection on it and then put it all together.  I sponged the butterflies and masked the banner.  A bit of baker's twine and done was the card.

Certainly not difficult and a good way to use up some of my paper and embellishments.

On to my next project.

Happy New Year!!!

Yes it has been a long time since I posted so now is as good a time as any.

First my Christmas cards I made for different people.  As you can see same style of cards for the first 4 and then I made a couple of different ones. Of course I made more than one of each card.

Now on to 2013.