Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A bench for All Seasons

Winter: I stamped the bench from Whiff of Joy and colored it with Copic Markers. Then I added "snow" with the Snow Marker from Marvy. Add glitter while wet, then heat from the back side to dry and cause the snow to puff up. I used new Christmas paper from My Mind's Eye. The Layout was inspired from a Mojo Monday Sketch. The cardinal was cut out from the decorator paper.
Spring: Here I stamped the bench and colored it with Copics again. Then I used the Art Impressions grass to stamp around the bench. Then stamped the flowers on white cardstock. Masking the flowers, I then stamped the pot from Art Impressions to make it look like the flowers are in the pot. After coloring the flowers, I cut it out and popped it up. The Sentiment was stamped on white cardstock and then cut with a nestabilities die. Leaving the nesties on the paper, I sponged some pink Distress Ink over the center. After I removed the nesties, I stamped the sentiment on the oval.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A little birdie told me...

Christmas is coming! It is hard to believe that it is already September and Christmas will be here before we know it. With the cool and windy weather we had today, I actually had some christmas inspiration and got a few Christmas cards done.I stamped this Sugar Nellie stamp and colored her with Copic markers. I used a new nestabilities label die for the blue matting. This is a square and I wanted to use it for a rectangle shape, so I used it as a mat on the top of my image and then used an emboss strip of paper to cover the bottom. I used the poinsettia folder to emboss the green strip of paper. The red dot flurry paper is from Cloud 9. Then I punched out a Martha Stewart snowflake and used a white glitter dot in the center of the snowflake to add a little glitz. Keep warm!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Heartfelt Creations

Whew! The kids are back in school and summer vacation is over...now I may get back on schedule. Let's keep our fingers crossed. I want to show you what is new and HOT at The Stamp Shoppe! We just got in our Heartfelt Creations stamps that match some of the nestabilities and their own sets of dies. In this card below. I stamped the cardinal and colored it blue...now he's a blue jay! I cut out the "blue jay" with the matching die. I then stamped the flowered branch on white cardstock and colored it with Copic markers. It is hard to see on the picture, but two of the flowers are cut out with the flower die to 3-D some of the flowers. Next I popped the bird onto the branch. The decorative edge on the card is done with the Tim Holtz On the Edge die. How easy is that!! Next, I used another cardinal stamp from the stamp set and this time I colored him red. Now he's a cardinal! I stamped the pine branch from another stamp set onto cream cardstock and colored it with Copics. I then cut out the cardinal with the cardinal die set and popped him onto the branch. The sentiment, from the pine branch stamp set, was stamped onto the Cuttlebug Cut and Emboss Labels and sponged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The card was embossed with the holly cuttlebug folder. It is a 5 X 7 folder so it will cover the entire back of a A2 size card.
Here is one more sample of the holly leaves using the matching stamp and die sets. After the holly was stamped, I used an X-acto knife to cut around the holly leaves. Then I used the oval nestabilities to cut the opening. I used a spring green paper to mat and to show through the window. I then used my stamp-a-majig to line up the sentiment into the window. The sentiments that I used were from Printworks.

For those of you that are interested and are in the Wausau, WI area on Saturday, Sept. 11, we are doing a make and take saturday that will feature these Heartfelt Creations stamps and dies. Come in a make 1 to 4 cards anytime between the hours of 10:30 am - 2:00 pm. If you have any questions...please email us! Have a fabulous Labor Day Weekend!