Thursday, July 7, 2016

Fine Art Stamp and Handmade Background with Lost Coast Designs

Hello Everyone,
Super busy here with all those things were call, "Life".  Taking a few moments to post a card made with a art/collage type stamp from Lost Coast Designs.  I made a background with spray inks and stamped with Distress inks.  Have a look.

Materials List:
Stamps: Patricia Collage from Lost Coast Designs
Ink: Peacock Feathers and Bundled Sage Distress ink
Spray inks
CS: white, aqua, and dark aqua
Wide Satin Aqua Ribbon
Peacock Blue Tulle
Small Pearls

Make It:

  • Make a base card from Aqua CS
  • On white CS, use stencils and spray ink to create background paper--I spray the stencil and then turn it over and spray again to get the diffused look.  Cut a piece to size
  • Stamp Patricia Collage with Bundled Sage on the outside edges of the stamp and Peacock Feathers on the inside area
  • Stamp on White CS
  • Add a layer of dark CS and add to card
  • Wrap tulle around card
  • Tie ribbon in knot and wrap around card
  • Add small pearls

I just love these fine art inspired stamps.  They are so dramatic and make such a nice project. Of course, I love it paired with my favorite color - aqua.  Thanks for dropping in today.  I hope you have a super day.

CAS Card with Technique Junkies Art Stamp

Hello Dreamers!
Back again today with more fine art inspired stamps.  This whimsical stamp is from Technique Junkies!  It is available in the Spring Stamp Clearance for only $2!! (You will find some real bargains on beautiful stamps in this Clearance!!  I just had to pick up few myself!!)  And, don't forget to check out the July New Releases!! 

Let's check out My fine art inspired CAS card!!

Materials List:
Stamps: Van Gogh's Woman in Checked Dress;  Waves and Dots Panel both from Technique Junkies
Ink: Teal Zeal Memento
CS: White and teal

Very quick card but with really striking results.   When you have such a lovely stamp, you don't need lots of extras.  Great card for a special someone.  So glad you stop in today.  Hope you enjoyed my fine art inspired project.  See you next time.  Love ya

Friday, July 1, 2016

Technique Junkies July New Release Blog Hop

Hello Everyone!
Welcome to the second stop on the Technique Junkies July New Release Blog Hop.  You should be arriving from the Design Junkies blog. The Design Team is celebrating the July New Release with this fun blog hop.  I have used two of the new stamps.  Check them out and pick your favs!  The July New Releases will be on sale---15% off through July 8th,
Now, on to my Girly Road Trip card with a handmade background paper.

Materials List:
Stamps: Chick Car and Road Trip ( sentiment set of 6) both  from Technique Junkies
CS: White and pink
Memento Fireworks Lilac Posies spray ink
Pink Ribbon
Cotton Twill Ribbon

Make It:

  • Make a card base from pink CS
  • Stamp Chick Car on Velum - let ink dry and cut to size
  • Make the background - This background was one of those "oops" moments that turned out really nice -  I was spraying the cotton twill ribbon with the spray ink to color it.  The over spray got on a plastic bag.  I pressed the bag onto white cardstock and the effect was really dramatic.  So, I repeated until the sheet was covered.
  • Cut a piece of the background slightly larger than the stamped image on the velum
  • Glue velum to background paper
  • Wrap ribbon around this piece
  • Glue to pink CS

  • Stamp the Road Trip sentiment on pink CS with black ink
  • Add to card with dimensional adhesive
  • Tie ribbon around twill ribbon and glue to card

So cool!!  What girlfriend would not love to receive this card in the mail??!!  I think it just really conjures up  fun memories. Now, it is time to head off into the sunset and check out the next step on the blog hop ---

She has fabulous projects for your enjoyment!!  Have fun on the hop and don't forget to take advantage of the 15% off sale!!  Hope you have a super day and so happy you stopped by!
Karen McAlpine