G'Day to you! Today I am over at the Inspired by Stamping Blog showing a CAS kid's card. I am still in love with those Australian Bird Stamps. And what could be funnier to a kid (especially boys) than a bird named "Kookaburro"? So here's my idea for a boy's birthday.
Don't you hate it when you can't find something in your craft room? I was totally frustrated because I purchased some enamel dots just for this challenge. I know they made it to my craft room. When it was time to make the card do you think I could find them? I didn't want to make any enamel dots since I rarely use them. They are too thick for Operation Write Home cards (or for any mailing in a regular envelope). So I used my candy dots instead. Here's my card - just pretend those are enamel dots on it (LOL)!
With all the snow we are having here in Colorado I needed something bright and cheery!
I get my digital kit on the first day of the month. Here's a page I did with one of the Quick Drop Digital Layouts (QDDLs). It just so happened I have photos from my trip to Europe in the summer of 1972 that had never been scrapbooked! Here's my visit to the Tower of London. I had to scan my photos and touch them up as they were fading badly. I used Panstoria's Historian program to edit them.
I have so few pictures of that trip compared to how many pictures I would take now with my digital camera. When we were using film we took pictures sparingly. I did keep a journal during that summer so the memories are still there in my writings and the pictures are in my mind.
When my Club Stamp kit came I had fun creating this card.
The bowler hat and mustache were just too cute. The Union Jack print ribbon really brightened it up!
Today I tried a little different technique. It's called newsprint stamping. The results give your card a vintage look. I used an old paperback book that was falling apart. I stamped the Flower of the Month Pansy onto the page. The pages are thin like newsprint. You could also use your local newspaper for some interesting backgrounds. (Crossword puzzel anyone?) I colored my pansies with Derwent Inktense Watercolor pencils.
When gluing your newsprint down use Beacon 3 in 1 glue. It dries clear. Other glues might soak through the newsprint and ruin your stamping. Hope you give this a try. Be sure to post it in our customer gallery.
Today I am over on the Inspired by Stamping Blog with a 3D Project. This project could be for a woman or a man. It is a Screen Divider Card. I though it would be pefect to showcase our Australian Birds.
It makes a beautiful display piece! I love how all the birds face to the center!
Here it is flat so you can see the details of the birds a little better.
The tutorial is over at Splitcoast Stampers with all the measurements. The best part is that this folds up and can be mailed in an A2 envelope!
I stayed with the car design but switched out the colors and the theme. It's fun to do non-traditional Christmas Colors such as pink and blue. The image is from Cricut Celebrate with a Flourish. I cut it out of blue, pink, silver and white shimmer cardstock. The sentiment on the tag is Hero Arts.
My blogger friend Leslie Hannah over the The Crooked Stamper has initiated her first sketch challenge. If you haven't been to Leslie's blog you are missing some great cards and some fun blogging. Here's my take on the sketch (inspired by a pin from Pinterest). This is 2014's Sale-A-Bration You're Lovely Stamp set and Sweet Sorbet DP. I am happy to use up some more of my schtuff!
Today I am over on the Inspired by Stamping blog with a Valentine. As I was digging through some of my embellishments I came across this tall skinny card, a cute envelope, and some blank tickets. Here's what I put together.
When the envelope is opened some cute tickets come out!
Here's the cute tickets out of the envelope.
I used masking to stamp the big tickets in two colors (red & black).
You could write a special message on the back of each ticket.
This card will be going to my daughter for Valentine's Day.
I used several different stamp sets to make this card. The large tickets are from the Vintage Tickets.
The tan tickets are stamped on with sentiments from Teeny Tiny Greetings as well as the tiny hearts.