Monday, March 17, 2014

The Stamps of Life crazy4daisies

crazy4daises is another cute little stamp from the stamps of life I am not sure if I had mentioned this, but Stephanie now has matching dies. So of course I now belong to "the die hard" club which means I get a stamp and matching dies set sent to me each month :)

I wanted to make a simple card and I think I achieved it. I love how this card turned out.

 I hope you can see the embossing around the petals of the flower. I achieved this by using the die!
 The ink I used on the flower and the "hello" was the archival Chrome Yellow I then used the distress inks and markers on the stem and leaves peeled paint and forest moss. For the center I used the new distress glitter. I love this new glitter!

That is it for now
Take care

12 tags of 2014 March

I know I wasn't faithful last year in keeping up with the 12 tags of 2013, but this year I am hoping to regulate my time better and join in on the fun !
Here is my first tag of the year and I am currently working on the Jan and Feb tags of 2014 so watch for those post.

The technique for this month was "smudge stamping" there are actually two ways of doing this.  You can check it out here

and my results

I used the Tim Holtz stamp set called Spring Sprung.
This stamp set seems to be one of my favorites :)
I used the new Tim Holtz stencil called "Bubble" along with my marker spritzer which I had picked up from Stampin' Up online clearance sale :)  The distress inks that I used were dusty concord, peeled paint, rusty hinge, frayed burlap, pumice stone, and walnut stain.
I had some natural heavy jute that I stained using the Lindys stamp gang " mango mania".  Seam binding trim was tied at the top which I had stained  one with peeled paint distress stain and the other was stained with dusty concord distress stain.

I am not sure if I like the results, I need to play with this technique more before deciding if I will use it in a project.
I am always a willing student who wants to learn new things  :)

Saturday, March 15, 2014

The Stamps of LIfe spinner2stamp

What a cute little stamp set from The {Stamps} of life

This card was fun to make.
I used Stampin' up paper, Kiwi lane templates and some of Tim Holtz distress glitter!

Stampin' Up February 2014 club cards

I have a bunch of cards to post so this will be short and sweet :)
 Our first card idea comes from StampingT!
Scalloped Tag Topper Punch Card Base
we used the word window punch to create the closure.

Our second card was CASE'd from Kate Benade
Banner Blast and Banner Punch Card

and our third and last card is inspired by Gina K
You're Lovely Panel Card
There you go. Our three beautiful cards that Charlene guided us through in making. Thanks Charlene!