Sunday, May 31, 2020

While waiting for new stamps

While I'm waiting for some new stamps from Rubber Moon I had a play with a stamp from them. I had the background already done. Thanks to Tim Holtz saying about having a bunch of backgrounds ready to use.
I used squidbrealla  

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

I'm over at Lost Coast Blog today with a slimline card for you. 
Stamps used:
For you today I have a slimline card. It's the new 'it' thing. Everyone is making them. It's a card that can fit in a business size envelope. 
I started out with some watercolor paper and some distress spray and distress oxide spray. I made a few backgrounds with this. I used one of them for the first card I shared with you. 

I then took the writing from the  Asian set and some water and stamped it on the background.  It took some of the background away and gave a ghost print. 
Next I took the Cherry blossom stamp and some black ink and stamped it on top. 

 I heat set that and mad sure everything was dry before I went on to the next step. I stamped the Buddha from the Asian set with some Versa mark ink and embossed it with gold embossing power. 
When that was done I made a card base and added the watercolor piece to it .

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Cathy here with a card I made trying a new technique.
Stamps used:

I was watching one of Tim's demo video from Facebook and he did a technique called smudging. So I wanted to try it. 
I stamped with Distress Oxide the Asian set and tried to smudge it and it didn't work out the way I wanted to. I wanted more smudge. So I took some of the ink off the stamp and blended it over the card. Then I took one of the postage stamps from the Mail Art set and did the same thing. 
From the Asian set  I took the lady and stamped her in archival ink to stand out. I made water marks on it and then I layered it on some handmade watercolor background paper. Then set it on some black cardstock.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Color Challenge

Stamps used:

I started off with some white cardstock and some Distress paints. I still have to old kind with the dopers on the them. That just worked out for me. So I just smooched some of the 'terracotta' color in circles over the front then I took the 'turquoise' color and put it all around the other color. Next I took a baby wipe and smeared it all around.  There is my background. 

 Next I stamped the  Large Chicken wire background randomly on the background. So it would give a honeycomb feel. Then I took the  Bee  and some white paint and stamped it 3 times on the background. 
Make sure when you are stamping with paint you wash your stamps of right a way because it could ruin the stamps.
Lastly I stamped the  Bee  on white cardstock and die cut it out. Then I die cut out a larger shape from black cardstock to make a mat for the first die cut. 
Stuck it all together and  mounted it all on black cardstock. 

 I hope you will play along with the color challenge.

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Friday, May 1, 2020

Color combo challenge

Here is a card I did for the start of the color combo challenge over at Lost Coast Design blog. I used Tim Holtz paints and his white paint resist technique that I saw on one of his Saturday demos.
All stamps are from Lost Coast Designs

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