My stamping adventures

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Faux tearing with video

Faux tearing is an easy and dramatic looking card.  for this card I used purple color distress inks for a calming effect on this card.  please give video a thumbs up if you like it and tell your friends to stop by my  you tube channel to see other videos.  thank you visiting.

card details:
stamps - Just For Fun
inks - Ranger distress inks, black archival jet black ink
base card - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"  (A2 note card)
purple layer - 4" x 5 1/4"
stamped layer 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"

Sunday, August 21, 2016

tag times two

Made two tags.
first has an alcohol ink background with a flower theme.

second is dylusions sprays and stencil with a halloween theme.

all stamps by Unity stamps
inks - Ranger AI, Ranger dylusion sprays, Ranger archival black ink pad

entering in following challenge:
1.  Unity show and tell on facebook
2.  Tag you're it - #54 - color or flowers inspiration

Saturday, August 20, 2016


Seahorses look graceful ... don't know if they are or not but they are unique creatures of the sea.  for this card ... no you're not see double there are two cards but both the same ... I did a reverse mask ... sponge in some colors.  you are asking why those colors ... well ... these colors came to me while I was having dental work done.  at the dentist she gives me "shades" to wear so the over head light isn't so bright ... during the procedure my eyes teared a little and when I looked at the light these are the colors I saw ... purple, orange and yellow so I thought why not make a card so I did a couple of days later.  now back to the card, after sponging the colors I did a little stamping with the same color inks inside the circle.  also stamped the seahorse with black ink inside the circle with the mask in place then removed the mask and stamped more seahorses.  stamped the sea kelp ... added a few crystals for bubbles ... layered stamped piece on lavender note card.
visit Just For Fun Rubber Stamps blog for stamp details and don't forget to enter JFF August beach challenge to win gift certificate.

Friday, August 19, 2016

blending colors

These two cards are the same but different.  can you see the differences?  I'll tell you first the sayings second the size of the jar but and this is a big BUT the jars are the same stamp.  the thank you card is the jar as it is supposed to be stamped.  the hello card is where it is different ... I only inked the top of the jar then stamped it and connected the bottom with a pen to make a stubby or shorted version of the same jar.
I also added some wink of stellar to the inside of the jars but as you can see had a bit of an explosion on the taller jar with my wink pen so the glitter kinda looks gold-ish but it is a clear pen.  also added a thin layer of glossy accents for a more crystal clear water effect.
card details:
stamps - Repeat Impressions
inks for blending - Ranger distress inks
VersaFine black ink pad
Ranger glossy accents
entering in following challenges:
1.  The house that stamps built - WIW photo inspiration A1716
2.  Addicted to stamps and more - make your mark - blended colors with distress inks
3.  AAA cards - #71 - blending colors

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

little fish, BIG wish

Hello, yes I'm back again with another post....I think this might be a first for me.  I made this fish in a bowl circle card.  I learned this circle card trick from Jennifer McGuire Ink years ago in one of her classes I attended.  let's see if I can explain it for you ... die cut circle then score across the circle about a 1/4" to 1/2" from the top of the circle.  think I might do a little video to show it soon. leave a comment and let me know if you want a video.  anyway back to the card...after you score the top of the circle...fold it back and forth to work it out then add tape/glue to the section above the score line and adhere to a second die cut circle and you are done.
all stamps by Repeat Impressions

entering in following challenge:
1.  The House that stamps built - circle cards
2.  Simon says wednesday - let's go wild


Tried out TH August re-mix tag idea.  not quite sure it is exactly like TH but came out my way with the supplies I have on hand.  basically you lightly in up a brayer and lightly run it over the tag.  now if you look at the green/yellow tag I pressed down with the brayer more and so I got more splotches then the stripes like on the blue/brown tag.  I do like the umbrella man tag best because it looks like it is raining ... even if it is brown rain.  lol!  the brayer technique was the first re-mix brayer stain now the second re-mix is frameworks.  I don't have any of the actual frameworks dies so I just used my caged bird die.  so what you are supposed to do is die cut the "frameworks" die with grunge board or whatever you want the base to be in my case I used burlap paper that a friend gave to me...thanks friend.  then you die cut a second time with pattern paper and piece the pattern paper pieces into the base die.
entering in the following challenge:
1.  Tim Holtz blog - TH August re-mix tag

Sunday, August 14, 2016

shake your bootie

Just a quick post and video to show off this dancing ghost.  put action wobble behind him.
stamps by Unity stamps

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Dust away

 I'm still having fun dusting ... with ink that is.  I did the rose and blue card first then decided to do a video and changed up the color scheme a little.  Took out the rose color and add a turquoise blue instead and liked it much better.  After you watch the video (like and give a thumbs of) let me know which is your favorite color scheme.  These are birthday cards but since I already sent out all my summer birthday cards I just might carefully remove the birthday sayings on these cards and make them thinking of you or just a note cards .... we'll see but for now they are birthday cards.  check out the video here in this post or at Sue Wisniewski - YouTube channel.
white layer - 2 7/7" x 5"
dk blue - 3" x 5 1/8"
turquoise - 3 1/8" x 5 1/4"
strip - 3/4" x 4 1/4"
stamps by Just For Fun

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

collar fold

This is an easy, fun and creative fun fold.  for this particular card I used a one-sided pattern paper only because of the theme of the card otherwise this is a great card to show off double-sided pattern papers. But I just stamped a little image on the folded part and that solved the problem of the one-sided pattern paper.  the theme for these cards is nautical or I'm going to stretch it to include beach so I can promote the design team I'm on which is for JFF stamps and they have a challenge this month for sand in your toes challenge . you can either use the theme or sketch provided for your inspiration so enter for your chance to win a JFF G.C.  Now if you want you can check out my video how I did this fun fold here or on my you tube channel.
base card = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" (A2 note card)
collar layer = 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"

Monday, August 8, 2016

Put a bird on it!

Yes, I put three birds on it!  here are two postcards I stamped with Ranger dylusions Put a bird on it stamp set.  guess I'm a little bird crazy lately with either TH crazy birds or now with this new set I bought a couple of weeks ago.  basically I stamped the birds with a waterproof black ink then went to town water coloring with my distress pads that I just smooshed on craft sheet then picked up the color with a waterbrush.
entering in following challenge:
1.  Curtain Call: snowcone - inspiration challenge - inspired by the colors

Sunday, August 7, 2016

fun tag?

fun tag ... you tell me ... do you think this is a fun tag?  this tag is full of sprays, stencils, rub-ons, stamps and ribbon.  I got my hands all inky with this tag spraying ink all over it.
tip:  when I was a kid my father worked for a construction crew (Dan Deering co.-wow, can you believe I remember the name of the company), anyway he would come home full of dirt, grime and tar because he ran the big roller that flattened the tar...and the only thing that would clean his hands was a soap called LAVA.  I discovered that it is also great for getting inky/painted hands clean.
now back to my tag and what I did to it ..... I sprayed it with dylusion sprays, let that dry.  got out dylusion stencil (have a theme going here-dylusions) and sprayed through the stencil ... let that dry ... yes, a lot of drying time here.  added a rub-on in the bottom corner then stamped skeleton head and flowers.  highlighted with white pen ... did what I call faux bleaching that is where you paint with water and let it "bleach" out the color.  this only works with certain inks and sprays like dylusions products or distress products ... others may work you just need to experiment.  last I added ribbon ... first I threaded a piece of fiber through the hole ... next wrapped variegated ribbon around my hand which made loops ... took the wrapped ribbon placed it between the fiber threaded through the hole and tied a knot then separated the loops for a fun loopy bow.
entering the following challenges:
1.  Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings! - anything but a card
2.  Addicted to stamps and more - #205 photo inspiration
3.  Tag You're it! challenge - #53 - I used the colors

Saturday, August 6, 2016

can you resist the beach?

 Play on words here because I did a resist technique on these two cards.  they look much better in real life.  the same technique except one is just brown ink and the other is three different color inks.  so let's get started with this resist technique:  1.  ink card with whatever color (dye ink pads) or colors you want.  2.  stamp images with VersaMark ink.  allow to dry on it's own or use a heat gun.  3.  over stamp a couple of the images with white pigment ink.  4.  brush on perfect pearls to a couple of the white pigment images.  5.  heat emboss the sentiment and you are done.
visit Just For Fun Rubber Stamps blog for stamp details.  thanks for visiting here and don't forget about JFF August beach challenge ... you need to enter to win.