Saturday, April 29, 2017

Sketched Ranunculus


Happy Saturday!

Today, I have a couple cards using the Simon Says Stamp 
set Sketched Ranunculus.  I stamped a background of images on
watercolor paper, then painted with watercolors.
Lastly, I misted the image with water to blend.

Close Up:

Second card:

Inks: Memento Black
Watercolor paper and paints
Cardstock: PTI Plum Pudding, True Black, green leaf

Thanks for stopping by...
Blessings,
Deb

Saturday, April 22, 2017

On the Railroad

Happy Saturday!

Today, I have a masculine card using Tim Holtz set - On the Railroad.

I showed a tutorial using a cling mount 
rubber stamp a couple weeks ago, 
using the We R Memory Keepers Precision Press.

In case you missed it...


Since this stamp comes indexed with the image,  
I placed my cardstock on the base, then positioned the stamp on the paper.


Closed the acrylic cover...


now your stamp is ready for ink...


ink it up...

 Close the cover and press evenly.
So easy.


Now, here is the card I made.  I colored it with chalks and 
added some jute cord and a metal gear embellishment.

Cardstock: PTI Americana, True Black and Kraft

Thanks for stopping by...
Blessings,
Deb

Saturday, April 8, 2017

We R Precision Press Tutorial

Happy Saturday!

Today, I have a really simple 'Thinking of you' card 
using Just Rite Sentimental Damask.

I used this set last week, however since then I got a new tool !! 
So, I thought I would show 
the We R Memory Keepers Precision Press in use.

Background stamps are hard when you have short fingers.
I've always had trouble with larger stamps 
that requires gripping an acrylic block 5" or larger.


Where has this tool been all my life?!?


We R Memory Keepers Precision Press 
Inks: PTI Enchanted Evening, True Black
Cardstock: PTI White, Enchanted Evening
Just Rite Sentimental Damask


I positioned the 4.25" x 5.5" white cardstock, so the center of the width 
is on the 3" mark and the top edge against the straight edge.  
Then, secured it with low-tack painters tape.

The acrylic cover has a nice 1/8" square grid - so helpful.  
I positioned the upper stamp center on the 3" mark, 
down 1 square from the top.
The second stamp I positioned with a .25" gap for the sentiment.


I checked the position of the stamp on the cardstock.
Nicely centered.


Ink the stamp side.


Close the cover and press evenly, then open.
I have to say one of the nicest thing is being able to close
 the cover again if a spot didn't ink properly.  
The repeat-ability is perfect. Love that!

Make one or a stack of images. 


Then I picked out a sentiment.


Aligned the sentiment stamp in the stamped image.
Close the acrylic cover...


...and the sentiment sticks to the cover. 
Ink the sentiment.  I used black.


Close the cover and press evenly.


Finished stamped image.


Simple card - so easy.

There are several stamp presses out there, 
varying sizes, styles and cost $10-50.  
The expensive ones use magnets to hold the paper.  
I love magnets, but I chose this one because it was half the cost.

After some research, I liked the design of this one best.
One piece and the size is good for storage.  
The stamp area is 6x6", which is large enough for me 
and open on 2 sides in case I want to use a larger sheet of cardstock. 
I'm really happy with it.

I know your wondering...
It works with clear stamps, but does it work for thicker 
rubber mounted cling stamps too?

YES!  

The hinge is slotted vertically to handle thicker stamps too.

Here is my 1st try with a cling mount rubber stamp.
This is a Tim Holtz set - On the Railroad


Since this stamp comes indexed with the image,  
I placed my cardstock on the base, then positioned the stamp on the paper.


Closed the acrylic cover...


now your stamp is ready for ink...


ink it up...

 Close the cover and press evenly.
So easy.

Now, to make a card with this image.

Thanks for stopping by...
Blessings,
Deb

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Just Rite - Sentimental Damask


Happy Saturday!

Today I have a couple simple Sympathy cards 


Inks: PTI Kraft, True Black
Cardstock: PTI Vintage Cream, True Black, Kraft
PTI banner and Lil' Inkers Design stitched rectangle dies 
Black gems

Thanks for stopping by...
Blessings,
Deb

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Penny Black - Blooming Garden


Happy Saturday!

Today, I have a birthday card.  I'm thinking Spring.
The stamp set is Penny Black - Blooming Garden.  
There are several great flowers in this set.
I stamped the flowers in soft stone on white cardstock,
then added the 2 colored flowers, the banner and sequins.
The Happy Birthday stamp is from Just Rite Sentimental Damask.  

Close Up:

Copic Colors: V06, V12, V15, V17, YG93, YG95, YG97
Inks: PTI Soft Stone, Memento Black
Cardstock: PTI White, Ripe Avocado, Lavendar Moon, Plum Pudding
PTI banner and Lil' Inkers Design stitched rectangle dies 

Thanks for stopping by...
Blessings,
Deb

Saturday, March 4, 2017

PaperTrey Ink - Sweet Life

Happy Saturday!

Today, I have a feminine card for any occasion.

I used PaperTrey Ink Sweet Life stamp set.  The roses 
are 2 and 3 step stamps, which creates such a vibrant flower.
The script background is from A|Muse studios.


Inks: PTI Soft Stone, Sweet Blush, Autumn Rose, Scarlet Jewel,
Chartruece and Ripe Avocado
Cardstock: PTI White, Ripe Avacado, Sweet Blush, Scarlet Jewel
Lil' Inkers Design stitched rectangle dies 

Challenges:
Crafty Calendar - Female
Crafty Friends - All that glitters
Sweet Stamper - Stamping & no designer papers
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Dragon's Lair - Anything Goes + flowers
Fussy & Fancy - Anything Goes

Polkadoodles - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by...
Blessings,
Deb

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Masculine Birthday - Air Travel


Happy Saturday!

Today, I have a masculine birthday card. 
I used Stampers Anonymous "Air Travel".  There are great
stamps in this set and I used 3 images, the plane, compass and 
boarding ticket stamps.  The 'happy birthday' is 
from a Simon Says Stamp set.

This card was inspired by one I saw one Pinterest. 
It was nautical theme with ombre background.

The background is a painters tape technique, where 
you ink the sticky side of the painters tape and 
press the tape on your paper.  I repeated with 3 inks. 
The inks are PTI Ocean Tides, Aqua Mist, Classic Kraft
and True Black.  Papers are PTI Ocean Tides, Aqua Mist, 
Vintage Cream and True Black.

Challenges:
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Masculine with sentiment

Thanks for stopping by...
Blessings,
Deb