My stamping adventures

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

day dream

Took a little break from posting and stamping but now it is time to return so here is a fun fold ... gate fold style card......a peek-a-boo gate fold card.  basically you make it the same as a gate fold except you fold it so there is a gap which is the peek-a-boo.  my card is simple...some pattern paper and a little stamping.  thanks for stopping by my blog.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Tag 2017

stamps - Stampers Anonymous
TH washi tape
distress inks
TH paint dabbers
Did a paint resist technique on these two with black paint and other with white paint. I think the white paint worked best for me because for some reason my black dabber paint just soaked into tag.  the white dabber dried with a bit of texture which worked better for this technique.  dabbed paint onto background images and stamped on tag then allowed them to air dry...I left them for a few hours so I knew they would be fully dried.  got out my blending tool and distress inks to blend color all over tags.  wiped off painted images with damp paper towel to remove any excess paint and make that image pop a little more.  next I stenciled with white paint dabber on tag with black image and the same distress green ink on the white painted image.  over stamped the row of birds with black ink on the one tag but the tag with the black painted background image ... well ... that one didn't need anymore black so left it alone.  added some washi tape for some dimension to break up the stamping...after that I stamped the rainman on separate cardstock....fussy cut....and mounted to tag.  done! except for cleaning stamps...remember to always wash stamps off that you used paint or the paint will dry into the crevasses forever.  thanks for stopping by...leave me a comment and let me know what you think...does it need more or less?

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!
I wish everyone a happy fun filled and creative year!
here's a "stamped" toast to all!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas

stamp - Just For Fun
pattern papers - SU
 Ornaments - Sizzix die cut
I call this a patchwork card.  first I die cut the ornament die out of white I just scotched taped strips of pattern papers behind the cut outs...flipped it over to the good side added silver thread and saying.....layered it onto red card and white greeting size card.  A little bigger than I normally do but sometimes you just have to go out of your comfort zone. 
have a wonderful holiday with your family and friends!

Friday, December 23, 2016

another easel holiday card

stamps - Unity stamp co.
pattern papers - SU
Prisma color pencils
This year I am having fun making different style of easel cards and here is another center fold easel.  It is decorated with pattern papers and a fun ugly sweater stamp set which is colored in with Prisma color pencils, of course.  My favorite coloring medium.  I did a video that you can see on Sue Wisniewski - YouTube channel or in this post.  

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

cards from stamp class

On Sunday I went to a stamp class and made six cards. It was a lot of fun stamping with friends.

The star Happy Anniversary cards went out in the mail, already.  One to a couple that got married two years ago on Christmas day and my other friend got married over 50 years ago.  Hope they both like their cards celebrating their anniversaries.  all stamps are Stampin' Up

Friday, December 16, 2016

Christmas cards are being sent...

Yes, I finally started sending out my Christmas cards last night and will address more tonight to go out in tomorrow's mail.  I'm a bit late this year but hopefully all my cards will make it to their homes soon.
one sheet wonder cards with a little HouseMouse character.
used a pattern paper from my stash
HouseMouse - Stampa Rosa (but you can now get these little critters from Stampendous)
Tis the Season - MFP stamps
colored with Prisma color pencils.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

center easel card with video

Here is another style of easel cards...this is called a center fold easel card which is a great fun fold card.  I used up some pattern papers I had in my stash which is a good thing.  I picked up this ugly sweater stamp set and just had to use it!  what fun!  for this card you can write on the inside under the easel fold or on the back of the card if you have a lot to say but for me a little is good.  
please watch video here in this post or at Sue Wisniewski - YouTube  this video is a little longer than my usual videos because I made a mistake and left it in to show you how to fix it.  Also I'm still learning how to do things with this new camera so please be patient with me.
base - 5 1/2 x 8 1/2  
  score at 4 1/4" to make note card
white layer - 3 x 4 1/4
pattern papers - (2) 1 1/4 x 4 and (2) 2 1/4 x 1 7/8
stamps - Unity stamp co.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Basic easel card with video

basic easel card
stamps - Unity stamp co.
Sizzix carved ornaments die
Ranger distress inks
base - 4 1/4 x 11
score and fold at 5 1/2 & 2 3/4
front and inside layer - 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
The easel card has been around for years, and has stood the test of time.  This is a card that is just a little more than an ordinary card.  A couple of folds adds that extra touch to make this an extra ordinary card.
watch my video at the end of this post or at Sue Wisniewski - YouTube 
like and share this video with your friends.  you can also give it a thumbs up if you like it.  
thanks,  see you next time.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Audition post for Sin City stamps

I'm applying for a spot on Sin City stamps co.  They want to see at least five examples of my work/art past and present so I'm going to show my favorites over the past year with links to original posts.
shaving cream technique uses foam shaving cream, re-inkers, combs for stirring and a lot of imagination.
this is a fun technique with everyday supplies.  you can see more here on this post and here including a video showing and explaining how I created these fun backgrounds.

stamping on kraft cardstock and coloring with Prisma color pencils.  I like to use lots of colors when coloring with my Prisma color pencils to create a feeling in the card.
see examples of my coloring on this post , here, and here.
pop-up card - there are all kinds of pop up cards and I like to try them all.
check out this simple pop up  I did a few years ago.  another ice day pop up card.
using stipple brushes or blending tools make beautiful backgrounds.  stipple brushes and blending tools are "tools" to make all kinds of different backgrounds and manipulate all types of inks.
In the seahorse card I used stipple brushes for the blue watery background.  You can see more on this card here.   check these Halloween cards in this post to see how I blended all the colors in the background and please watch the video.
shaker cards are fun and interactive cards.  you can fill them with just about anything from glitter, sequins, charms and even candy!
see more shakers here
there are so many styles of sliders as in this example, it uses pennies for weight to make the image spin.  there is also what I call the old fashion slider in which you use a ribbon to pull the image across the card.
more sliders here  
I hope these examples show my talents in stamping so I may be considered to be on the Sin City stamps design team.  good luck to all that apply.

Twisted triple time stamping with video

stamps - MFP stamps
inks - Ranger and SU
I thought it would be fun to bring back the technique Triple time stamping with a twist.  The twist is just that ... the cards are placed in a twisted fashion on the card.  I think it is a fun change on this technique that has been around for a few years.  what do you think?  
please watch video at the bottom of this post or at Sue Wisniewski - YouTube
cream cardstock layers - 2 x 3 1/4, 3 x 4 1/4, 4 x 5 1/4
goldenrod layer - 2 1/4 x 3 1/2
purple layer - 3 1/4 x 4 1/2
base card (before folding) - 8 1/2 x 5 1/2

Saturday, November 26, 2016

One more Thanksgiving wish

Here's another fun Thanksgiving card I made to wish:  pumpkin spice and everything nice!  I do like that fun owl with blue bird on his head for good luck but that saying is the best.  ☺
card details:
stamps - Unity stamp co.
prisma color pencils