Monday, July 24, 2017

Vintage Women

Hi everyone and happy Monday! I am here using one of my newest stamps, which is quickly becoming a favorite, from I Brake for Stamps.  When I first saw this image, it reminded me of a Vintage Class photograph. One you would find in a year book.



It is a great image and one that brings so many creative ideas to mind.  I am sharing this one with you today along with a shadowing technique using Jet Black Archival ink and Iced Spruce Distress Oxides ink. 

If you want to see how I created this shadow affect, you can click on the video below. 



This technique works great when working with silhouette stamps. By stamping the image with the Distress Oxide ink first, then moving the paper over an inch and re stamping the image with the Jet Black Archival ink, you create a shadow affect.



I did this technique with the All Women stamp above, but also did it with a sentiment stamp as well to show you the different effects. 



After both inks were dry, I used a background stamp to create some interest.  I then framed the image with the rectangular stitched die, frayed the edges and matted it onto some black card stock.

I added film strip ribbon and lace ribbon around the black card stock and matted it on to two more designer pieces of paper. As a finishing touch, I added two vintage buttons.

Thanks so much for stopping by!






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Tim Holtz Film Strip Ribbon
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I Brake For Stamps All Women
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Friday, July 21, 2017

STAMPlorations - Explore Your Creativity!

Hey friends! I am here today to share with you my mid month inspirational post for the Sketch/theme challenge over at STAMPlorations.


Today I am using the stamp sent BOLD SENTIMENT: Explore.  I have several of these Bold Sentiments sets and they are great! There are so many combinations you can get with these sets making them a great price point!



To create the background, I used 3 Distress Oxides and a stencil. 


The sentiment was stamped using archival Jet Black ink.


I used some designer cardstock from DCWV called Mariposa. The butterflies were a final addition from Tim Holtz' Botanical Layers collections.


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Stamplorations - Bold Sentiments Explore
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Monday, July 17, 2017

Fish Food!

Hi everyone!  I am here today to share with you a fun card using the stamp Luncheon Meat from I Brake for stamps and a background technique using Distress inks.


To create this background, I smeared some distress inks and oxides onto a craft sheet and spritzed it with some water.  Using a small acetate sheet, I dabbed up the water and dabbed the sheet onto some white card stock.  Once I was happy with the look, I used my blending tool and faded jeans distress ink to add blue tones to the background where white was showing through.

To see the process, click on the video listed below.





I stamped the image onto the distress inked card stock then again onto some white card stock.  I used copic colors to color up the fish images and fussy cut them using my tonic scissors.


I popped up the fish using some foam dots and added some clear nuvo drops where the bubbles were stamped.


This is a really easy technique and makes for a great background. 
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Adhesive Applicator Gun - Pink
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