My stamping adventures

Monday, November 30, 2015

Oak leaf circle closure card

stamps used:  stamptangle elm leaf, stamptangle oak leaf,

This card is what I call a circle closure card because you use circle and oval dies to hold the card closed.
I have a video here on this card.
You can see more details on this card over on Just For Fun Rubber Stamps blog.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!
This is what I call a circle closure card.  My friend found this fun turkey stamp in her stash so I had fun coloring this Thanksgiving card.  It's an old stamp but forgot the name of the company.  Oh, yeah I used my favorite coloring medium.....prisma color pencils. You can see close up of the leaf circle closure card that is in the video on a post next week. thanks for stopping by.
here's a video on how to put this card together.  If you like it please give it a thumbs up on my you-tube channel.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

masculine card

This is another of my go to style cards when I want to impress or just do a card that doesn't just sit there.  I think card would work well for a masculine card with the grays and blues on the pattern paper.  Also stamp using gray ink.  Oh, forget to mention this is what I call a message pull card.  check out my video on my you tube (click on tab above) and if you like it please give it a thumbs up.
card details:
stamps used:  Just For Fun house wren sm., sentiments 1 unmounted sheet
gold seam binding ribbon

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Christmas stocking

Got out my Big Kick to die cut a couple of tags to add to this card and use an embossing folder.
Check out Just For Fun Rubber Stamps blog for more details on this card.
Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Spot on - Ease in!

Do you see spots before your eyes...don't worry it's just the spotlight technique.  you can see another card using this technique here, and here.  Also did another of my favorite style cards and that is an easel card.  Easel cards are fun and can be just about any size you want to make them.  Check out another one here and here.  You are probably wondering why this unusual color scheme ..... well because I decided to pull out my bag of scraps and use them so that is what I did.  In my scrap bag I have pieces of cardstock as small as 1" to half sheet of cardstock which as you know when folded a note card size.  The funny thing about it is I also had distress inks that match the mint and yellow cardstocks.
spotlight card details:
stamp - Just For Fun flower balloon
sequins, seam binding ribbon
easel card details:
stamps - Just For Fun hot air balloon, sentiments 1 unmounted sheet

Friday, November 13, 2015

Thank you card swap

Just a quick post.  Check out these cards from my local card swap.  I think we are all talented stampers....lots of ideas for different cards.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Up up and away

Up, up and away in your Hot Air Balloon!  made a bunch of these cards for a local card swap.  did what is call the Northern Lights matter how you try each one will look a little different.  visit Just For Fun Rubber Stamps blog for more details.
stamps used:  flower balloon,  steam punk balloon,  sentiments 1 unmounted sheet

***have a video on my you tube channel on Northern Lights technique*** give a thumbs up on you tube if you like it.  thanks.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Big inky reference tags

I sent a total of 16 BIG inky reference tags to my S-I-L as a surprise.  She has recently discovered stamping inks, sprays and more when she visited me.  It was great to show her how to use all my stash and I have quite a stash.  lol!  she was like a sponge and couldn't get enough of all of it.  I taught a series of inky technique classes on BIG tags, so at each class I explained and demo-ed the techniques on a BIG tag which are for reference with instructions on the back of the tags.  I collected all the tags I created at the classes and put them together for my S-I-L.  unfortunately we live too far away from each other to play together so I thought this would be a fun surprise for her.....along with the tags in the package I sent her a box of one of her favorite teas that only come out at holiday time....sugar cookie tea.  that tea is a bit sweet for me but she likes it.  I knew I was going to do this for months but it works out that over on Jennifer McGuire Ink blog she is doing
SHK Badge to Share so I'm entering this in the challenge.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Leaf resist

Yes, back to an old favorite....resist.  started by embossing leaves with white pigment ink and heating white embossing powder on it.  next step is just sponge on colors....went with greens on this card.  after all color is on the card, buff it with soft towel and watch the magic.....the white leaves just seem to pop off the card.  add some ribbon, fussy cut another leaf and mount to card.  layer it to card.  viola!  you are done!
stamps used:  stamptangle elm leaf, stamptangle teardrop ornament

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving...already?

Guess I'm a little early just like the stores but when making cards you just go with what inspires you so here is a thanksgiving card.  This is a ribbon message pull card.....easy to make but impressive to receive.  you can see full instructions on this post.  on this card I used Hot Potato (no longer in production) single acorn and acorn branch with an old saying from Inkadinkado.  Sorry for the shine on the photo but that is from the Brilliance inks.

Friday, October 23, 2015

love notes postcards

For the past three weeks I've been doing a postcard swap with a group on facebook called LoveNotes.  the swap is for a period of three weeks (including this week) where the hostess sends out an email with a prompt for the participants to follow.  this is a not a stamping group but you all know me ..... I'm a die heart stamper so my three postcards have been stamped but the others they buy a postcard or computer generate one then write on them using the prompt as a guide.  the first prompt was SMILE...second HAPPINESS...and the third is TODAY.  I will be showing you my postcards and my S-I-L who is also participating in this group. I did some coloring with my prisma pencils, blending color with distress inks and even tried my hand at water coloring on my postcards. my S-I-L may not be a stamper but she is doing a great job/art with these postcards although her postcards are oversized so I need to fold them to fit into my spiral notebook where I am keeping my postcards.  haven't received TODAY postcard, yet from my S-I-L but I'm sure it will be wonderful.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Beware of bats

This is another card did in my private class last week.  used a reverse mask for the circle, colored it in with Ranger distress ink because it reacts with water for the spots.  To see how I made our own hand cut banners check out my you tube channel here  or click on tab up above or in left side bar here on my blog.  Please go to Just For Fun Rubber Stamps post for more details and there will be more samples, too.

stamps used:  beware, hanging bat, lg., hanging bat, sm.,