Thursday, July 19

cozy Christmas...

One of my favorite techniques is making scenes from stamp sets.
In this case I used one Lawn Fawn “Christmas Dreams”.
The base card is green card stock that I folded in half and then half again on the front for a “fun fold”.
Using Sizzix “snowflake” embossing folder and white card stock cut to fit I embossed them before attaching to the card.
The main image piece is water color paper that I stamped and masked...
Please note i am keeping these masks to make more of the same cards.
I used StazOn jet black ink for the stamping and Derwent Inktense pencils with a water color brush.
I backed the main piece with green card stock and attached half of the piece to the folded front piece.

masculine Halloween...

As Followers of my blog will know my youngest is a Halloween and gore fan, not my taste but I try and make him cards for his.
This is such a card.
The base card is black card stock that I stenciled skulls from Tim Holtz “MM12” stamp/stencil set, using Colorbox frost white ink.
Using a piece of white card stock I ripped along the edge to go on the top of the card front.
Next I stamped the images, both from the same Tim Holtz set, using StazOn jet black ink and my Tim Holtz platform.
Back to stenciling with the other end of the stencil that comes with the set, blood splatters, using Distress candied apple ink.
I added some color around the man image with Distress markers and finished with sponging Distress black soot ink over the white piece before attaching it to the card front.


I love putting two or more stamp sets together to make a scene.
The base card is white card stock with a layer of patterned aper by Lawn Fawn.
On another piece of white card stock I stamped images from Lawn FAwn’s “Aloha” and “Happy Trails” masking using my Distress black marker to choose only the bits of images that I wanted.
To finish I used Prisma pencils to color the piece before layering it to the card.

spooky simplicity...

Isn’t is funny how a card can come together so easily but they you get stumped on one last detail.
Loved the sketch and using orange card stock Impression Obsession’s “Happy Halloween”, Stampin’ Up’s “Tee-Hee-Hee” bat and StazOn jet black ink I completed the card super quick.
But then the eyes drove me nuts.
Stickles in green...too clear
Google eyes...too unclean
Green enamel dots...too big
Then I though of my white gel pen!

cloudy sunshine...

Sunshine and hot temperatures seem to be the only thing we are having this summer.
I wanted to make a large cloud to cover the suns rays.
The base card is white card stock that I die cut using MFT Die-namics “Stitched Cloud Edges” on the front.
On another piece of white card stock I stenciled the MFT Mix-ables stencil “Sun Ray” and taped it under the cloud.
On the cloud I stamped the verse from MFT Stamps “Cup Of Tea” using MFT hybrid ink “black licorice”.