My stamping adventures

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

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Gotta love old cars

 Two more cards with '57 chevy.  the grey card on the left was stamped and embossed then colored in with Ranger Perfect Pearls paint and color pencils.  the blue card on the right was also stamped and embossed then painted with pp with the added gems to resemble the road...o.k. I'm stretching it a bit for the road but it's stamping with embellishments.  to make pp paints all you do is mix a little water with the pp.
stamps - JFF '57 Chevy, The fifties
Go to JFF blog for 50's Flashback challenge to enter to win prize.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

50's people

Still have my Ranger Perfect Pearls out on my table so why not use them.  the colors on this card may or may not be 50's but the stamps are!  just had fun using different colors of Perfect Pearls on my card after I stamped the image with VersaMark ink.  the VersaMark ink is sticky so it holds the Perfect Pearls which also have a binder built into them but to make the pp stick even more all you need to do is spritz with a little water.
stamps - JFF 3D viewers, The fifties
don't forget to go to JFF 50's challenge to enter for your chance to win prize.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Let the good times roll

Yes, the good times are rolling here!  This is a pull up slider card ..... so easy to make and fun to slide ... up and down to reveal and hide the message.  An old time juke box with vinyl record which I'm sure the younger generation doesn't even know about but back in my day they were all the rage.  I can remember putting a record on my record player ... blasting it (well as loud as it went in those old days, teeheehee) and having my dad come in and say, "lower that thing down!"  fun times and memories.
Please go to Just For Fun Rubber Stamps blog for stamp details and don't forget about  JFF 50's flashback challenge ... enter to win prize.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

More split negative

Two more samples of the split negative technique.  This is a fun and easy technique ..... dramatic effect!  The sample on top has a glitter paper background and the bottom card has a Bokeh technique background.  see more of the Bokeh technique here and here. 
'57 chevy image from Just For Fun stamps
JFF 50's Flashback challenge  is still going on over at Just For Fun blog.  remember if you join in you are automatically included in the drawing for prize.

Sunday, June 12, 2016


 Still making tags.  on these two tags I got out my VersaMark ink pad and Perfect Pearls.  Haven't done this technique in years ... it was fun to do this again.  These tags also fit the bill for JFF 50's flashback challenge so if you haven't joined, yet ... go for it!  you never know you might even win a prize.  all stamps on my tags are from Just For Fun stamps. 

Friday, June 10, 2016

butterflies a flying

yes, the butterflies are flying on this tag.  easy peasy tag because the background is another napkin that was adhered with a permanent glue stick.  next I added a butterfly that I stamped and punched out.  the saying is stamped and mounted on the tag with some gold metallic thread behind it plus some gold glittered washi tape.
going to post this to one little tag facebook challenge.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

thank you tag

The background for this tag is a napkin...just peel the napkin apart, glue it to tag (I used a permanent glue stick) and you are basically done.  Added a stamped bird to top and an extra thank you saying.  thank you to my friend Josette for the napkin.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Split negative

Split negative technique is a fun and easy technique but depending on the colors you use a little hard on the eyes.  It's like matching up a checkerboard piece.  You eyes go back and forth to the different sizes and colors.  clear as mud, right? check out the picture (click on pic to enlarge) of my cards and you will understand what I'm saying.  Anyway it's a fun technique with dramatic effect.  Oh, yeah I forgot to tell you this is a two for one technique!  another words you make two cards at a time but they are opposite in color.
Check out Just For Fun Rubber Stamps blog for stamp details
This month over at JFF blog the theme for our challenge is 50's Flashback  go check it out and try your luck.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

JFF June challenge - Flashback 50's

It's the first of the month again so that means it challenge time and the month of June challenge theme is 50's Flashback!  I thought this would be a fun theme and I sure hope you do, too!  The background on these two cards is the bokeh technique .... check out my instructions here.
Please go over to Just For Fun blog for all the details on the challenge.  hope you decide join in the fun.

Monday, May 30, 2016

napkin tag

here is a tag I made this weekend using a napkin for the background.  easy peasy!  just separate the napkin.  used a permanent glue stick to adhere the napkin design to tag, added some music washi tape to go along with the theme on the napkin.  stamped bird, die cut into circle and taped to bottom of tag.  adding this tag to one little tag challenge over on facebook.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

more paper scraps

Yes, I'm using up more paper scraps ... because I have so many!  this time around I'm doing the herribone technique ... it's a great technique to use up a lot of those strips of decorative papers you have left over.  You can see this technique where I used ribbon here and here  is a page out of my Background Sketchbook.  It's a fun technique where you first place a strip horizonal but on a diagonal then vertical.
stamp credits:  Just For Fun stamps