My stamping adventures

Friday, March 16, 2018

black ice technique

stamps used:  Unity stamp co.

 stamps used:  Penny Black stamps
There is a technique that is going around the web lately called "Black Ice".  I tried it and I'm still not sure if I like it or not but hey, had to try it.  hard to take photo with all the glare of metallic cardstock and shine from clear embossing but I did my best.
this is what I did:
1.  taped metallic silver/copper cardstock with repositional tape to my craft sheet.  this is just to hold the cardstock in place.
2.  did DTP (direct to paper tech.) with black archival ink on cardstock.
3.  stamp images with same black archival ink.
4.  allow to dry on its' own or with heat tool.
5.  DTP with versa mark ink over the stamped cardstock.
6.  sprinkle on clear embossing powder and heat set and done.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Caterpillar white out

stamps used:  Unity stamp co.
supplies used:  white pigment ink, white embossing powder, stencil
1.  on colored cardstock place stencil and ink with same color ink.  In this case I used purple and green inks a shade or so lighter than the cardstock.
2. rotate the stencil 180 degrees then ink through it with white pigment ink.  remove stencil and allow to dry.
3.  after stenciled piece is dry cut in any fashion you wish and adhere to note card.
4.  stamp and emboss caterpillar image with white pigment ink and white embossing powder.  
5.  color in the caterpillar with white pigment ink that I squeezed onto my craft mat from re-inker bottle.  add a little water to create a white wash then paint it onto the caterpillar image.
6.  fussy cut the caterpillar and mount onto note card.
7.  white emboss saying onto the note card to finish.

Monday, March 5, 2018

March card swap

here are cards from the local card swap I belong.
March theme is Masculine cards and I do like the way they all turned out.  Each one has it's own character ..... there are animals, tools, airplane, trucks and lighthouse that all scream masculine cards.  thank you to all the players in this group. 

Monday, February 26, 2018

Layers away...

Here are the last of my Layered background cards.
stamps used:  Unity stamp co.
I used my circle dies to cut out different size circles from the layered backgrounds I created.  The sloth card I chopped off a couple of sides of the circle then adhered to note card and stamped the sloth with brown ink that I embossed.  The squirrel card I die cut the background with three circle dies and mounted on the note card.  Ooops, forgot to mention before I mounted the circles I added some highlights with my white gel pen to the leaves.  I stamped and fussy cut the squirrel and mounted him on the card.
stamps used:  Unity stamp co. 
The camera gal was stamped, colored with Prisma color pencils and mounted over the background circle.  Next I white embossed the saying right onto the background circle then doodled lines around the circle die.  Poppy gal is gold embossed over the background circle onto the note card and embossed the saying on the bottom of the card.  This time I doodled dash lines around the background circle.
I think this is it for my layered backgrounds for now.  You can see more samples here, and on this post.
thank you for stopping by and please feel free to leave comment and visit again.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

More Crooked layered cards and video

stamps used:  gorilla by Stampers Anon., Some of us by Stampa Rosa, Be yourself by SU, all background images by various companies
I am having so much fun with these crooked layered cards I can't stop making them.  I still have another half dozen to make into cards which I will post after they are done.
You can see more here, and here.
watch video here on this post below or at my you-tube channel.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Crooked layered cards with video

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stamps used:  Rose bud/sayings by Altenew, background images by Hero Arts, Hot Potatoes, Magenta
This is my way of making what I like to call Crooked layered cards.  My way is just go for it and no measuring.  
If you would like to see how I created the layered backgrounds please go to this post with video or here to see another sample plus more links to yet more samples.
You can watch video below in this post or at my you-tube channel.

sorry for quick ending my battery ran out.  I will have another video with a little more information for these cards soon.
Thank you for stopping by and please come back again soon for more on this technique.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Layered backgrounds and video

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stamps used:  Map (blue) - unmounted unknown co., design images (green) - Unity stamp co.
I call this Layered background technique.  
1.  stamp image with white pigment ink.  allow to dry completely
2.  blend ink over white images.
3.  over stamp with white pigment ink and dye ink.
You can see how to do this technique in video in this post or at my you-tube channel.
if you like this video please give it a thumbs up.  I will be posting completed cards and more videos on how I created them very soon.  
thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day

stamps used:  Stamper's Anon., Starving Artiststamps, Stamps by Judith
supplies used:  SU falling heart embossing folder, vellum
For one of my Valentines I went a little quirky with the crazy birds.  The second card I went old school with what I call Charlie Brown's tree.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Marvelous whale

stamps used:  Unity stamps
Last card with this background technique (in shades of grey) which, you can see more information on my posts here here and here.  Basically I stamped and embossed the bubbles with white pigment ink and white embossing powder.  next I blended distress hickory smoke and black soot inks over the embossed bubbles.  After that I stamped the little cluster of flowers with white pigment ink for more interest on the background then I die cut it out with a circle die.  Adhered the background circle to white note card, stamped and fussy cut the whale then mounted to card.  stamped saying and punched out with a label punch and adhered to note card.  I like this technique!  will be doing it more but next time with colors ... colors soon to come.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

bowl of comfort

stamps used:  Unity stamps

Yet another blended black background with white pigment ink and over stamping.  This one is a get well card with the set of bowls stamped, fussy cut then adhered to note card.  I stamped bowls again and fussy cut the center bowls and mounted them on top of row of bowls.
see more about this technique on my posts here and here.  

Friday, February 9, 2018

beautiful flower

stamps used:  Unity stamps
For this card I made a background that I saw on Jennifer McGuire's post where you stamp an image or big background stamp with white pigment ink and let it dry.  I stamped the big dragonfly with white pigment ink and after it dried overnight I blended on distress black soot ink.  I over stamped the cloud with same white pigment ink (although in photo it looks blue) and flower burst with black ink.  I then die cut the background with circle die and adhered it to white note card.  stamped the stem with black ink on the note card over the circle background then stamped and fussy cut flowers out and adhered to note card.  used a embossing powder puff then stamped saying with white pigment ink then embossed with white embossing powder.
I like the way this card came out.
You can another sample of this technique using embossing ink and powder in this post.  please come back soon to see more with this technique.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Hello friend

stamps used:  Unity Stamps
I did a fun technique from Jennifer McGuire's post where you stamp in white ink, let it dry then over stamp with same white pigment ink and/or dye ink.  on my piece I stamped and white embossed the bubbles then blended distress hickory smoke ink ... after that I over stamped the little flower cluster with white pigment ink.  After all that I die cut out a circle cutting off the side and bottom just for fun.  adhered cut out circle shape onto white note card ... stamped mermaid on separate piece of white cardstock and fussy cut her out then mounted to card.  hard to see in photo but I added some shimmer with my shimmer pen then stamped saying with black ink.