Monday, September 18, 2017

Happy Holidays!




The bodies and wings of both of the cardinals included in the Modern Cardinals die set were die-cut from red and white patterned paper from the Jovial collection (Basic Grey). They were then colored with Copic markers. Black, white, and gold cardstock were die-cut with the mask and beak dies from Modern Cardinals die set. The cardinals were pieced together and set aside.

Metallic gold cardstock was die-cut with the Autumn Scrolls and Stitched Double Fishtail Labels dies. A scrap of the same red patterned paper was also die-cut with one of the Fishtail Labels dies, then colored with Copic markers.

Patterned paper from the Jovial 6x6 pad was edged with a Copic marker, matted with gold metallic cardstock, then adhered to a red card.

The Autumn Scrolls die-cuts were adhered to the bottom of the card front. The two Modern Cardinals were adhered atop the Autumn Scrolls.

A sentiment from the Seasonal Chit-Chat sticker book (Idea-ology) was adhered to red Fishtail Label, matted with the gold Fishtail Label, then adhered to the card to finish it.

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Christmas Greetings

Both Halloween and Christmas stuff is in the stores right now, so I guess it's time to start making holiday cards. Frantic Stamper's September release is all about winter and the holidays.

Here's my card with Sweet Holly Penguin (FRA-DIE-10309)the Belly Band (FRA-DIE-10300), and the Stitched Scene Builder Edgers (FRA-DIE-09403) dies.


Sweet Holly Penguin and the Belly Band were die-cut from white cardstock and colored with Copic markers. Several layers of Clear Gelly Glaze pen (Sakura) were added to the Sweet Holly Penguin's holly berries to make 'em dimensional and shiny.

Grey cardstock was die-cut with the Stitched Scene Builder Edgers, then layered over patterned paper. Clear Stardust Glitter pen (Sakura) was used to add a touch of glitter to the Stitched Scene Builder Edgers  and the Belly Band

Christmastime Remnant Rubs (Idea-ology) were used to add the sentiment to the Belly Band, which was then adhered to the card front. The Sweet Holly Penguin was adhered to the scene to finish the card.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Happy Halloween!

Here's my card featuring Tworki, one of the Rick St. Dennis rubber stamps that is exclusively available at I Brake for Stamps.


I decided that Tworki would make a fabulous ghost, so he was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Imagine Crafts) onto a piece of very old patterned paper from a 6x6 pad, then colored with Copic markers. When Tworki was fully colored, the patterned paper was sponged with Wild Honey Distress ink (Ranger), then edged with Black Soot Distress ink

The image panel was matted with green cardstock, which was then adhered to a black card. A scrap of the leftover green cardstock was die-cut with one of the dies from the A Birdie Told Me die set (Lawn Fawn). "Happy Halloween" from the Gothic Remnant Rubs (Idea-ology) was added to the speech bubble to finish the card.

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Floral Sugar Skull

The weather has been cool lately, which makes me think of Autumn, which makes me think of Halloween and the Day of the Dead.



The Sugar Floral Skull was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Imagine Crafts) onto Neenah cardstock, fussy-cut, colored with Copic markers, then edged with a black marker. 

Patterned papers from an old 6x6 pad by Authentique were layered, then matted with yellow-orange cardstock. The Sugar Floral Skull was adhered and the card front was mounted onto a square black card.

I Brake for Stamps has a huge and varied collection of rubber stamps that you ought to check out right now. Just so you know, I Brake for Stamps ships internationally!

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Savor Life's Magic!

It's the end of August, the weather here in New Jersey has been wonderfully cool, squirrels have been very busy gathering acorns, and some leaves are beginning to fall. All this means is that Autumn will be here soon, which means that Halloween rapidly approacheth! Hurray!

Here's my card featuring Mardi Gras Beads, one of the Rick St. Dennis rubber stamps that is exclusively available at I Brake for Stamps.


I know the stamp's name is Mardi Gras Beads, but I think she's perfect for Halloween too! Mardi Gras Beads was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Imagine Crafts) onto Neenah cardstock. The image panel was die-cut with one of the dies from the Card Creator Nestabilities die set (Spellbinders) then colored with Copic markers to match the wonderful Midnight Masquerade 8x8 patterned paper pad (Graphic 45).

Three different papers from the pad were layered, then the edges were distressed to reveal the white core. The card front was adhered to an off-white card and the image panel was adhered.

I Brake for Stamps has a huge and varied collection of rubber stamps that you ought to check out right now. Just so you know, I Brake for Stamps ships internationally!

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Friday, August 25, 2017

Autumn Greetings

Frantic Stamper's August release of stamps and dies is called Fall GreetingsBe sure to hop over there to check out the new release,  their wonderful line of precision cutting dies and clear stamps, and other crafting goodies.

Today's card features Autumn from the Fall Words (FRA-DIE-10271) die set, the Autumn Scrolls die (FRA-DIE-10281), and the Leaf Vignettes Squares die set (FRA-DIE-10288).


This card was fairly quick, easy, and fun to create with these fabulous new Frantic Stamper diesDistress Oxide inks (Ranger), and Distress inks. Thus ends my shortest blog post ever. Tah-dah!

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Love Bird ATC

I was feeling rather birdbrained, so I decided to create an ATC featuring the Love Bird ATC rubber stamp available at I Brake for Stamps.

Here it is!

My single Love Bird was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Imagine Crafts) onto Neenah cardstock. After googling Love Bird images, I decided on my Love Bird's coloration and colored him with the appropriate Copic markers. The lonely Love Bird's eye, beak, and talons were coated with several layers of Clear Gelly Glaze pen (Sakura) to add dimension and shine to them.

The image panel was matted with black cardstock, adhered to patterned paper from the Nature's Sketchbook 8x8 pad (Graphic 45), then matted again with black cardstock.

I Brake for Stamps has a huge and varied collection of rubber stamps that you ought to check out right now. Just so you know, I Brake for Stamps ships internationally!

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