Monday, January 26, 2015

Cowboy Love


Here is a couple of cards using the Bobby Bronco stamp from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.  I like the versatility of this image.  Just change the colors and add some different embellishment and you can use it for a little boy or a little girl.  On both of the cards, I used the barbed wire die from Cheery Lynn on both of the cards to add the Western feel.  With the rope in a heart shape, it works good for Valentine's day too!  Check out more card creations on the PPRS blog!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Babies make...

New Year's makes me think of new beginnings.  Today I am using the Welcome Stork from Prickley Pear Rubber stamps.  I colored the image with Copic Markers.  Then I cut it into a rectangular shape allowing the baby bundle to be cut out to add an extra dimension.  Then I used the removeable masking tape around the edges and sponged it with Spun Sugar Distress Ink.  The Baby sentiment was stamped onto decorator paper and made into a banner.  I cut out the flourish with the die from Pricley Pear.  Then I faux stitched the banner using the ScorBuddy and ScorBug.  Finally I added some Cando to finish the card.  The PPRS blog has lots of neat cards, so check them out!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Happy 2015!

It's hard to believe another year has gone by...how time flies.  Today I am using more of a winter stamp.  This cardinal flourish stamp is from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamp.  I used a cuttlebug embossing folder to make the embossed frame on decorator paper.  Then I sanded the design to make it pop.  Then I used the Poinsettia Leaf die and Leaf set die to make the embellishing folliage.  Finally I stamped the sentiment onto a white strip and popped it onto the card.  There are more gorgeous cards on the PPRS blog, so check them out!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Happy Holidays

I hope you all had a nice Christmas and warm holiday with friends and family!  Today I am using an ornament from the Victorian Ornaments 3 set from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.  I cut out the ornament with the matching Ornament die.  I colored the ornament with Copic Markers.  Then I punched a small hole and treaded a gold cord to hang the ornement.  I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set on light decorator paper.  Die cut the lacy border from Cheery Lynn designs.  More inspiration can be found on the PPRS blog!  Wishing you a Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Jingle Bells

Wishing you a warm winter Holiday!  Here is the Winter sled from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.  I colored it with Copic Markers in the soft Pastel colors.  Then I used the Removeable Tape technique to add the sponging around the image with Distress Ink.  I adhered it over some festive, holiday paper.  Then I stamped the small Winters Lovebirds onto white card stock and cut them out.  I popped them up over the Washi tape strip.  Then I finished the card with the sentiment from the Snowflake Inserts stamp set and some Candi.  Hope you have a check to see the incredible cards the the Design Team created for you to enjoy on the PPRS blog!  Happy Holidays!!

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!