Monday, December 15, 2014

Merry & Bright

Only 10 more days until Christmas, so we wish you a Christmas that is Merry and Bright!  Today, I am using the Lamp Post from Prickley Pear.  I stamped it with the VersaFine ink pad to give it a more solid, and dark impression.  Then I added a bit of yellow glitter in the lamp for the warm glow.  I then used my removeable tape to mask a frame around the image as I sponged distress ink.  The mini Poinsettias are cut with the Poinsettia leaf die and the Holly vines are dies from Cheery Lynn Designs.  Finally, I made a banner after I stamped the Merry & Bright sentiment.  You will find more holiday inspiration on the PPRS blog!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Border Die Scraps Tutorial

Have you ever cut out paper from dies, then when you look at the scraps think..."That looks like..."? Well that's what happened to me when I was cutting out some barbed wire borders from the Cheery Lynn die.  I saw the scraps and thought they could be tree trunks.  So here is a winter scene that I created with my scraps. I added the Pine Branch Die and the Deer stamp from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps to complete the scene.

 Here is what the paper looked like once I cut out the borders:
I used the barbed wire on my original cards, then used the scraps to create my winter scene above!
Another example of paper scraps is in this card sample...
These fancy rick rack borders were the scraps from the lacy border die that I cut out for another card.  These looked too nice to throw away, so I used them on this card.  I then used Effie as my main image and the Many Thanks for the sentiment.  Both stamps are also from Prickley Pear.

Below is the borders and scraps that were created when cutting out the lacy border.
Actually...this would even make a neat background using all the pieces and scraps!  So next time you are busy cutting out borders with dies, see what your scraps look like.  They may just make a really cool accent on your next card!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Pure Innocence

It's hard to believe we are into December and Christmas is just around the corner.  Today, I am using the Child with Lamb stamp from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.  I color him with Copic Markers.  Then I used the removeable masking tape to frame the image. Then I sponged around the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  I cut out the poinsettias with the Poinsettia Leaf die and then stamped the Poinsettia onto the cut flowers with Aged Mahogany Distress Ink.  The leafy die is from Cherry Lynn.  The Let Heaven and Nature Sing sentiment is also from Prickley Pear.  There are more beautiful cards on the PPRS blog, so be sure to check them out!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Prickley Pear Holiday Sale

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are recoving from you turkey dinners!  Black Friday and Cyber Monday are finishing up...but we have a sale for you for two full weeks!  It's the perfect time to get your holiday images and images for all the stamping occations in the new year!

You can take advantage of the sale at The Stamp Shoppe or order online.  We have lots of stamps available in the store.  Come in soon for the best selection!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Autumn Days

Wishing for a few of those Autumn days along with the Thanksgiving holiday, caused me to make a card with the chipmunks at play.  This is an adorable stamp from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.  I colored it with Copic Markers.  Then I used the small Chipmunk with Acorn and the Fall Leaves as accents for the card.  These Fall Leaves have a matching die to make it easy and quick to cut out.  Then the saying about the Dancing Leaves was the perfect sentiment for this image.  For more Holiday inspriration, check out the PPRS blog!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Winter's Scenery

Saturday we had Make and Takes featuring Prickley Pear Christmas stamps.  Here is one of the cards we made with the Reindeer Kisses stamp.  I colored the deer with Copic Markers, then cut it out with an oval die.  Finally I sponged around it with Stormy Sky Distress Ink.  The Bare Tree is a die cut from Prickley Pear and the sentiment is from the Snowflake Inserts Stamp set.  Don't forget, there are more inspiration to be found on the PPRS blog too.  Happy Winter!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Winter's Reflection

With our first snowfall of the winter season yesterday, I thought that this Winter's Reflection image is perfect for today.  This stamp is a new from the Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps Holiday release.  I love the images of other deer stamps that they carry and would be perfect along with it.  The papers are from Paper Loft and have the woodsy, masculine mood to them...perfect for this forest scene.  The sentiment was from a clear set and was cut out with an oval die.  The small pieces of holly were cut from a larger holly leaf die from Cheery Lynn.  Check out more holiday samples on the PPRS blog.  Keep warm and drive's that time of year!