Friday, October 29, 2010

More Stampscapes!

Still playing with my Stampscapes stamps. I was practicing doing backgrounds by dragging my Clearsnap Stylus wand across the paper. I'm pretty happy with how this one turned out. I do have a few backgrounds destined for the recycling bin however! :)
I used lots of inks for this background. From Ranger (dye) Denim, Stonewashed, Sailboat, Raspberry, Cloudy Blue & Cool Peri. From Hero Arts: Shadow Ink Soft Pool. From Tsukineko: Versamagic Cloud White.
The scene is done on white glossy cardstock, mounting cardstock is by Bazzill.
Stamps by Stampscapes (lakeside cove & pine tree).
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sometimes the best cards...

come out of the funniest places! I did an alcohol ink demo for a couple of customers last weekend. After they left I saw the inked piece of glossy cardstock sitting on the table and figured I should do something with it. A few customers have been asking if alcohol inks can be used with Stampscapes stamps. I have heard they can be but had not done it myself. I figured I might as well give it a try. Here is the result! I'm very pleased with it and it took me all of 15 minutes to make. Gotta love that!
I used my Ranger Non-stick craft sheet with Pesto and Stonewash alcohol inks along with Ranger's blending solution. If you see the card in person you will see there seems to have been a bit of gold and butterscotch alcohol inks left on my craft sheet from a previous project that also got blended in.
Stamps by Stampscapes and Impression Obsession (sentiment).
Papers: White glossy cardstock and Bazzil.
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

My fav holly chickadee again

I believe I have used this stamp a few years ago on this blog and in fact I sold this stamp at the Crafty Capers garage sale! I was rooting around my scrap bin and found a few of the chickadees leftover from whichever year it was I sent this image out.

I just received some Impression Obsession Shake It pouches and wanted to try them out. The premise of the pouches is to make shaker cards easier to make by giving you, the cardmaker a premade shape to put your beads, glitter etc in. I like shaker cards but they can be a pain if you make your own shape especially if you are using very tiny beads. Speaking from experience here!!

So I laid the plastic square on my colored image and traced out the shape on the cardstock then cut it out. I laid the pouch on my table added some mini beads into the shape then pulled the protective backing off the back of the pouch and adhered my image on the back of the pouch. I used a square Spellbinder to cut a window in my decorative cardstock and put the pouch in behind the decorative paper. I've taken 2 photos of the card so hopefully you can see what I am talking about. It is difficult to photograph with the plastic on the front.
I made a cool shaker card with a Stampscape stamp as well today but you will have to come into the store to see that one!
Thanks for looking!
Stamp: Impression Obsession Holly Chickadee
Paper: My Mind's Eye and Bazzill
Other: mini beads and pencil crayons