My stamping adventures

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Faux tearing

Faux tearing is a an easy and fun technique where you ripped text weight paper (or post it notes) and place it on your card.  This is going to be your mask ...  blend color inside the masks you placed on your card ... before removing mask stamped image in this case the cattails ... remove mask to reveal the fun.  stamp the bird on separate piece of cardstock and die cut then mount to card with foam mounting tape ... tape stamped card to green note card.
stamps by Just For Fun

Monday, July 25, 2016

one more for the drapery fold

I do like this drapery fold.  here's a simple one in pastel type colors....melon and light olive green.  a flying bird (old stamp don't know company) and a fun Hello.  add some twine around it and you are done.  I like the different layers on this card.

enter in challenge:
1.  Simon Says monday - add some texture
2.  The Corrosive challenge - animals/nature
3.  Simon Says wednesday - wings

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Holiday at home

On my table I have left over pieces or background pieces I have created one time or another.  This is one of those pieces...the background piece is double embossed.  it's a diamond embossing folder that I added ink to then ran it thru my big kick...cleaned if off then add different color on opposite side and ran it thru big kick a second time.  viola ... double embossing folder.  stamped houses with trees in red ink on piece of white cardstock, cut it down and adhered it to embossed card.  stamped the image a second time and fussy cut the houses and mounted to card.  added silver washi tape, layered onto red note card to finish.
check out JFF Christmas in July challenge add your art for chance to win JFF g.c.
stamp by Just For Fun stamps

enter in challenge:
1.  Addicted to stamps and more - holiday
2.  AAA cards: game #69 - favorite stash - embossing folder

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Summer Flamingos

Summer time is for enjoying the outdoors and those wonderful Pink Flamingos.  this card is what I call a hidden message pull up because you pull on the string and up pops the hidden message along with the pink flamingos stretching their necks out of the cattails.  This card is easier than you think to make.  starts out with a note card ... stamp insert card then place it inside note card and add mounting tape along the two sides that is what guides the insert card inside the note card.  now tape the note card closed and decorate the front of the note card with sliding flamingos and cattails.
enjoy some time outside.
stamps by Just For Fun

Monday, July 18, 2016

one layer stocking

Yes, I have done a one layer card!  now for anyone who knows me .... I love my layers on cards but thought I would give a one layer card a try.  OMG, that is hard for me but here is another Christmas card with only one layer.  I did reverse masking with the circle, stamped the JFF stamptangle stocking in black ink, did some very easy select water coloring then added some glitter with a wink of stellar pen ... stamp JFF happy holiday with the same black ink and I'm done.  If you make a holiday card this month add it to JFF Christmas in July challenge for your chance to win G.C. from JFF stamps.

entering in following challenge:
1.  One-layer simplicity challenge - christmas in july
2.  Crafty creations challenge - #319 clean and simple
3.  Sweet Stamps July challenge - anything goes

Saturday, July 16, 2016

holiday faux ornaments

Check this out I made a holiday card without using any holiday/Christmas images.  first I stamped a background image with metallic inks (delicata gold and silver), stamped evergreen bough with green ink.  on separate piece of cardstock I add at least three layers of UTEE (ultra thick embossing powder) then pressed an inked swirl image into the thick hot embossing powder.  let it sit for about 10 seconds then pulled the stamped straight up out of the hot ep.  check it out it leaves a deep impression!  Oh yeah, forgot to tell you I die cut the circles first before all the UTEE.  after the circles are cooled I punched out a small rectangle from silver cardstock and adhered it to the back of the circles.  tape the "faux" ornaments to your stamped card with evergreen bough...hand draw a string with a bow then adhere to note card.
please visit Just For Fun Rubber Stamps blog for stamp credits.  Challenge this month at Just For Fun Rubber Stamps is Christmas in July.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

A little birdie told me.....

 I just like this saying unfortunately it belongs to a friend of mine but she let me borrow it so I could make a bunch of these cards.  I made a bunch of them for a local card swap I belong to but I did make a couple extra to send out to friends.  the little bird is colored with my favorite coloring medium ... Prisma color pencils.  inside the card is a honeycomb cupcake.  honeycomb paper and stamps are Inky Antics.
entering in the following challenge:
1.  The Daily Marker - 30 day color challenge
2.  Addicted to Stamps and more - make your mark
3.  Simon Says Monday challenge - flora and fauna (flowers/animals)
4.  Crafty creations challenge - clean and simple

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Dusting can be fun

You heard me dusting can be fun if it's with stipple brush dusters and ink.  lol!  got out my color duster stipple brushes ... just because I haven't used them in years and they were collecting dust so I dusted them off and did some ink dusting.  what do you think ..... enough with the word dust?  teeheehee   on with my card ...... I cut a piece of white cardstock, masked off a moon, then just dusted (sorry still with the dusting) the ink onto my card with a sweeping motion.  just can't get away with the cleaning references.  Ooops, forgot to mention I stamped the images first with Staz-on black ink.  remove the moon mask, added glitter for a sparkly moon and last but not least I added some highlights with white gel pen.  Taped the stamped piece to kraft and dark brown layer then onto another kraft layer that I embossed with a dots folder but only on the bottom half then layered that onto a dark brown note card.  inside has birthday saying and a little more dusting with the cattails in the corner.
stamps by Just For Fun
color dusters by Judi-Kins

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Dust away

Doing some holiday dusting here ... color dusting that is!  got out
my color dusters which are a type of stipple brushes ... just stubby with "lighter" bristles.  on a piece of white cardstock I first stamped my images with Staz-on black ink because it dries fast and wouldn't smear when I dusted on the color inks.  so I took the color duster and dusted or sweeped on the blue ink in the center of the card first, then the brown inks.  yes, there are three brown inks blended together on the top and bottom of the card.  next remove the moon mask and add glitter for a sparkly moon.  added highlights with white gel pen.  Last just layered onto cardstocks (you know I like my layers) that I cut out and embossed with dot folder.
stamps by Just For Fun
color dusters by Judi-Kins
There is a Christmas in July challenge over on Just For Fun Rubber Stamps blog this month.  Join in the fun for your chance to win prize.
entering in following challenge:
1.  The Daily Marker - color challenge
2.  Addicted to stamps and more - anything goes

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Christmas in July

Had fun stamping this cardinal from JFF stamps on these two cards.  top card is an easy peasy card ... first painted on some Ranger raspberry sparkle perfect pearls.  you know when you water down the pp to make a paint.  stamped the cardinal on a separate piece of cardstock, fussy cut him out and adhered to the center of watercolor swishes.  stamped saying on black cardstock, cut it out into a banner and mounted it on the card.  get out one of those corner punches (you know what I'm saying...admit it you have a drawer full of them) and cut out the corners.  adhere to red note card.
bottom card is my's a telescope pop out card.  did the same watercolor swishes as the top card, stamped bird over it with Staz-on black ink then added more color with my favorite color medium ... Prisma color pencils to make him pop a bit more.  to make the telescope pop up you just die cut him out with three die cuts (all at the same time)...mount each layer onto card adding an extra layer of foam mounting tape to make each layer a little higher than the next.  stamp saying on black cardstock and cut it out into a banner.  adhere to a red layer then to a white note card.
Please go to Just For Fun Rubber Stamps for stamp credits and don't forget to check out JFF Christmas in July challenge  for your chance to win a prize.

Friday, July 1, 2016

JFF Christmas in July

Challenge over at Just For Fun blog this month is Christmas in July.  So that means it is a good time to get a head start on making your Christmas cards and add a card to JFF challenge for a chance to win a prize.
For my card I stamped the cardinal on a piece of acetate with Staz-On black ink that I die cut into a circle.  next flip the stamped image over and pour on some Ranger (or any clear drying glue) Glossy accents to the bird.  sprinkle on colored glitters.  let dry preferable overnight.  after the bird is dry pour on some more of the Glossy accents, spread it out with your finger, sprinkle on some prisma glitter.  wrinkle up a piece of white tissue paper and place it on the wet Glossy accents...again let it dry completely.  when dry add a scallop circle and adhere it to striped stamped card with saying.  adhere the completed stamped card to a red note card.
all stamps by JFF stamps

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Painted butterflies

 Summer has finally arrived here on the east coast so the butterflies are flying free!  both these butterflies are stamped and embossed then painted with Ranger Perfect Pearls.  to make pp paint just mix them with a little water.  adds some gems for butterfly trail and some sparkly papers and you are done.
stamp - JFF butterfly stamps