If you've ever had ink on your fingers, glitter on your face, glue on the side of your hand, and paper scraps in your lap, you're in the right place! This is going to be my haven from the other clutter of our world...the place God gives me to chillax, and play. My stamping, card making hideaway! This is where ideas, photos, and info sharing is the norm. And yes, ink on the pinkies is a given for me!!
I love living just blocks from the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan, in WI. I am a wife to Greg(for 40 yrs in 2012), mother to Heather and Amber (love my girls), daughter to Marion (deceased in 2012 at 88 y/o, lived a life glorifying the Lord), sister to Paul and Samantha, aunt to Paula, Shelley (and fam) and Jeremy (and fam), owner of Whisper (the cat) and most of all...a child of God, saved by grace through Christ Jesus. Life is a gift! Eternal life, a BLESSING!!!
I found it very easy to make a Christmas card using
the greens. I used a green ink in an embossing folder
to make the pine background paper. That was placed on
top of a sparkly silver then on a green snowflake
background piece. I edged the white with green
ink sponging. I used a sparkle glitter gel pen to highlight
the snow on the trees. A snowflake charm was added
in the corner for some dimension to complete the card.
I stamped the image on a piece of white using daubers
to add some grey to the sky and brown to the ground and
I edged black all the way around. Copic Markers were used to color the rest of the image. I wrapped some black twine around it a few times and raised the image using
mounting tape. Add a black button and twine and you
have a great guy card! Thanks for stopping by!
I stamped my poinsettias, using VersaMark, on vellum
and embossed in white. Using Copic markers I colored
on the back side. Once I cut them out I attached the
flowers to my pattern paper. A few brads were added
to the corners and then put on my white cardfront.
I stamped Noel three times to finish the card.
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For this card I used a VersaMark pad and stamps my tree
background and clear embossed it. I stamped my cutie
moose, colored it using Copic markers and cut him out.
I assembled my card, adding some wrapped brown twine.
My moose was mounted up using some mounting tape.
Stamped sentiment and DONE!
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Following the directions didn't work out for me
the first time I gave them a shot. I followed them as
directed but results weren't to my liking. First of all it
seemed that my sponged colors should be a bit more to
the dark side, as in my card now. Also I got much better
results by misting the water right on my brass/metal
stencil and then placing it directly on my prepared
cardstock instead of laying the stencil on card then
misting. I would suggest trying some different ways
before preparing your actual card.
I picked out the main color I wanted to work with and then began
the process of creating. I took a white piece and stamped a
background in the lightest shade. I used the same stamp, and going
in the opposite direction, stamped using a darker shade of the same
color. On a separate piece of white I stamped my main image in
the darkest ink color. Using that same ink I also stamped the
sentiment, added some pearls, yes, they are a very dark red,
and finished! Easy Peasy! Thanks for looking!!