Monday, October 25, 2010

Southwest cards from Outlines stamps

Here are the pictures of the cards I am presenting at a class at Stamp Antonio on Tuesday, Nov. 9 from 10:30 -12:30.  We will be using two Outlines stamps:  I1060 and H1061.  They are both Southwest Collage stamps, and I used only a portion of each collage.  Each stamp has innumerable possibilities of combinations for collage orientation.  Here is the link to the stamps:
You can see where I got my ideas from!  Stamp Antonio will have the stamps available the day of the class.  Of course, while the Basic Grey paper is fabulous, I had to change papers for my cards.  I also used fibers I got from Stitches from the Heart.  These cards are really fun to make, and I hope I can make some additional cards from the stamps to show on the day of the class.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Note Card Set

I just finished this beautiful notecard set as a sample for our October Hero Arts club meeting at Stamp Antonio.  I got the idea from an out of print book featuring PSX stamps.  Each card features a stamped vellum overlay and the card holder is folded corrugated cardstock held together with ribbon.  These stamps are all from Hero Arts--wood -mount "Real Blossom" K5414 and the clear stamp set "Just Find Me" CL 434.  I love the beautiful script of the sentiments on that set.  I used Pink Pizazz and Lavender Ancient Page inks on the vellum.  You can see the lavender ribbon on the original notecard I made, but I ran out of lavender ribbon and had to use a silver one on the remaining cards.  This set would make a lovely gift and could be adapted to any occasion.  Our monthly theme for October is "Botanical" and I made several examples using other flower/plant stamps from Hero Arts using not only Ancient Page dye ink but also chalk inks and Tombow markers.  I hope you will be able to come to the event this coming Thursday or Friday, where you, too, can create this lovely set.  See you there!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Retro Witch

Check out this cool tag I made at Totally Tim Tags today!  This is Carrie's design, but my witch!  (Well, with a little help from Tim Holtz!)  We did a Studio Canvas transfer--I used the stripe paper.  I stamped some spiral circles around the edge of the tag before laying down the striped transferred canvas.  I spread some gesso onto the central part of another piece of studio canvas, let it dry, inked the edges with green Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint, then stamped the witch from the Tim Holtz Retro Halloween stamp set.  You can't really see it in the picture, but I painted the witch's face with pigment inks and added definition to her hair with a black fabric pen.  What a way to start thinking about Halloween!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Dancing Skeletons

This fun little card is the "take home" card from my Card Factory class this morning.  The little dancing skeletons (Deadbeat Designs) are heat embossed with white ink and white powder on BoBunny dot paper.  The little pumpkins they are juggling are from an Inkadinkado stamp, stamped in orange on black paper and heat embossed with Judikins orange sparkle powder.  The top of the card is a 2" strip of BoBunny orange dot paper, stamped with a Hero Arts circle border stamp in black and decorated with dots of Stickles and the new Ranger Enamel accents in both black and white.  I love how the new Enamel accents come out slick as glass, and easy to apply, just like Glossy Accents.  I added a strip of Bazzill black pom pom ribbon at the top.  Stamp Antonio promises to get pom pom ribbon in green and white as well.  I hope the participants in Card Factory enjoyed putting this card together as much as I enjoyed designing it!  It's that time of the year when we all find ourselves "dancing as fast as we can" as fall marches toward Halloween, then Thanksgiving, and before we know it, Christmas is almost upon us!  I hope more treats than tricks come your way as you fill your autumn days with family and fellowship.