The Alphabet

The Alphabet

Friday, March 18, 2011

Stamps: From Tim Holtz Visual Artistry Collection, clear acrylic stamps
Ink: Black Stazon
Stamp old car and make a mask
Stamp old PU and make a mask
Stamp arrow and make a mask
Stamp train schedule and make a mask
Stamp clock, then stamp Enjoy the Journey
making sure the Y in Jouorney is
partially on the train schedule mask so it
looks like the schedule is laying on top. Part of the E
can be on top of clock. No mask needed.
Put spinners in for clock hands with brad.
The images are stamped on a tan cardstock,
and mounted, the card is dark brown.

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Flying Softly

I used Tim Holtz's Nature's Discovery stamp set for this card. I stamped the foilage with black stazon and then moved the stamp over a bit and pressed lightly to get the shadow effect. Then I stamped the floral and swirls in the corner. The butterflies were inked with clear resist and embossed with a very light lavendar from Stampin-Up. Taped ribbon on back, put on buckle and taped ribbon again. I had to put a glue dot under the buckle to make it stay in one place.
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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Stamps: Artistic Outpost (Steampunk)
Stampers Anonymous: Tim Holtz Collection.
Stamp train on cream with vintage sepia. Stamp man with umbrella and
cut off umbrella. Mount w 3D dots.
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Stamps: Stampers Anonymous (Tim Holtz Collection)
Birds & Clock & Pen & Pencil
I had a lot of fun with this card. Basically I
just started stamping away. The background
is done with the alcohol inks on glossy paper.
All images are stamped with stazon.
Just start stamping and have fun. No worries.
Sometimes things just turn out.
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Stamps: Artistic Outpost (Steampunk)
Image stamped on cream mounted on green, then cream, then green and mounted to card. Glue to card. The Minneapolis and St. Paul is mounted with 3D dots. Stamp hand, cut out and glue to bottom of card, with Gentle thought of you.
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Stamps: The Stampsmith
I did this card last year and for the life of me
I cannot remember how I did the
background on this card. It makes me sick too,
as I really like it and would like to do it
over again. I think it is caryons heated on a
warming plate.
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Stamp: Oxford Impressions 901-06 (2001)
Stamp Image on white with stazon. Mount on coral, then white, then coral.
Stamp Embrace life with Distress tattered Rose.
Mount on Coral. Glue image to card (4 /14" x 5 1/2")
Using 3D dots mount Embrace Life.
Using border punch, punch along edge of card.
Punch a piece of coral longer than card and trim
edge. Glue behind card using a shadow effect and
glue. Trim top and bottom.
This is a very quick and beautiful card.
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Nothing is More Important Than This Day
Stamp: Paula Best
Stamp image on white. Stipple edges with Distress chipped sapphire. Color image with colored pencils.
Stamp image two more times and color with colored pencils. Cut torso out and head out and mount with 3D dots. Cut head out of next image and mount with 3d dots.
Mount on white with a 1/8" border, then on blue/grey with a 1/4" border. then mount to card.
Stamped image: 2 1/2" x 4 7/8"
White border: 2 5/8"x 5"
Blue Grey: 2 7/8" x 5 1/4"
Card: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Punch side of card with border punch. Punch a piece of blue-grey with border punch longer than
card. Slide blue behind white using a shadow effect and glue into place. Trim top & bottom.
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Stamp: Susanna--Stampington & Company R3156
Background: Distress inks
Image and words stamped with Stazon
on Glossy cardstock.
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Purple Passion Flower
Stamp: Outline Rubber Stamps

Deboss background using Swiss Dots inked with Dusty Concord
Distress Ink. Using same paper as background (lavendar) stamp
the image 2 times with versamark. Emboss large flower and large
circle with black fine detail embossing powder. Emboss other 2
images with ultra-fine sliver. Stipple black embossed images with
Dusty Concord using a heavy touch. Stipple other 2 images with
same ink using a very light touch. Tie ribbon around card. Glue
large flower to background and mount all other images with 3D dots.
Glue to card.
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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

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Background: Large Fern stamp, inked with versamark and embossed with clear ink. I used a lavendar pearl paper for the card and also to stamp the image.
Embellishments: Photo turns, pearls and border stickers from Ecstacy Crafts
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Sunday, February 13, 2011

I made this card using a technique from Crafts & Things Magazine (Dec 2010). Put pearl-ex on craft mat. Add a bit of water and mix well. Repeat with 2 more colors. Using glossy cardstock, put cardstock glossy side down in to pearl-ex. Twist and lift up. Heat with heat gun, and repeat layering as many times as you want until you get the look you like, making sure to heat in between. Once in a while the pearl-ex mixture will kind of bubble up. Personally I like the texture.
Then I cut a piece of acetate and stamped Passion from Hampton Art with staz-on. I then painted the flowers and lips with Smooch. Make sure this is dry before going to the next step. I glued the glossy cardstock onto the layers of other cardstock and then the card. I put a tiny bit of dimensional magic behind some of the dark layers on the acetate so it would not show through, the I put the acetate on top and put theClass A Peels from Stampendous arond the acetate. WaaLaa it's done. Yeah
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This is a card I made my husband for Valentine's day.
Just used stickers and a Martha Stewart punch.
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