Wednesday, March 22, 2023

 Hello all, I'm here with a card for you using Lost Coast stamps. 

Stamps Used:

I started off with some white cardstock and some black ink. I stamped the one of the stamps from the Victoriana across the bottom of the paper and that left a open area on the top so a stamped a stamp from Pieces of Calligraphy on the top. I rounded the edges and added to a black card base. 

I hope you can join the challenge here. 

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Off to work

                                                      Hello everyone. 

Today I have a vintage, grungy postcard for you today using Viva Las VegaStamps.

I started off with some watercolor paper and 2 brown distress inks. I put some inks on the glass mat and I smooshed the watercolor paper into it. I dried it with a heat gun and repeated it till I got my postcard looking like this. 
I then stamped vintage tobacco advertisement and writing background randomly over the background with the darker of the brown inks. I edged the sides of the postcard with the same ink
Next, I used some Kraft cardstock and stamped the businessman with black ink and I made it into a tag. I also edged this with the brown ink.
After I added the tag to the center of the postcard, I then added some of Time Holtz snippets around. 

Stamped Used:

20669 shadowgraphs tobacco 

17545 grunge writing background

19418 businessman silhouette

Other supplies:

Ground espresso, vintage photo distress ink

Versafine Clair Nocturne ink

Watercolor paper

Kraft paper

Tim Holtz snippets

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Forest God Card

 Hello, I'm here with a card for you today using Lost Coast stamps.

Stamps Used:

I started out with some watercolor paper. I stamped Forest God Square in the middle of the paper and I did try to heat emboss it with black embossing power but I was to slow, so only some of it got embossed.
I then stamped randomly a stamp from the Pieces of Calligraphy around the Forest God Square.  
To color it in I used the new Tim Holtz watercolor pencils. It was my first time using them. The are fun to use and easy. I just colored the paper and used a water brush to blend the colors. 
Mounted it on some orange cardstock because I splattered some orange in the background. Added some white highlights around the Forest God Square stamp and last I added it to a black card base.

You can join the challenge here

Friday, March 3, 2023

 Hello, I'm one of the new Design Team members at Viva Las VegaStamps. I'm so happy. To start off my first post I have a card for you all.

I stared out with a tag and some purple Distress ink. I did the smooching technique with the ink and a glass mat.  

After I got the tag where I liked the color, I then die cut 3 feathers from it.

I then stamped grunge 1787 writing background on the feathers. For the card background I did the say smooching technique but with gray Distress ink.  I stamped the waybill with black soot Distress ink on the background and inked the edges of the card panel. 

Lastly, I glued 2 feathers down and I tied a bow on the 3rd one and added foam tape and placed it in the middle. 
                                                                 Stamped Used:
                                                  17545: grunge 1787 writing background
                                                  19416: waybill/invoice background

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Sketch Challenge

 Hello and good morning. Today we have a new challenge over at The Male Room blog. It is a sketch challenge. 

I started off with one of Tim Holtz's die. I didn't know what one I was going to use of the paper, so I decided to use both. I stamped the Kraft inside design with a word stamp from Lost Coast design. I then took the black cardstock and glued it to the top of the white card base. I then filled in with the Kraft. 

Next, I stamped the croc man also from Lost Coast design on the bottom and colored him with copic markers.  I then added a sentiment sticker next to him.

You can join here.