Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Spotlight that bear!

I got the idea for this card over at Paper Craft Planet. It was quick and easy to do. And I do like the spotlight technique. I apology that it isn't very clear. . .something happened when I uploaded it :-( Here is the link, where I found it. http://www.papercraftplanet.com/group/sketchchallenge/forum/topics/sketch-challenge-july-25-2009

I hope you are all enjoying the summer, which is quickly coming to a close. If you must return to school, for work or learning, I hope you get some extra stamping time in the next couple of weeks and that you continue to make some time on the week-ends, even if only for a few minutes here and there.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Hey Stampers,
Just thought of a GREAT idea, and Thanks to Inkyhive for the card posting of the 3 outlined flowerpots. Order the stamp from AJ's Country Stampns for $2.00 um or $4.00 mounted. Thats .50 off the um and $1.00 off mounted! Just go to this link
for the stamp and after placing it in the cart, there will be a Promo Code, just enter BlogFriend.
Have a Great Day!

Monday, August 10, 2009

it's August 10th, already

Whoa! Can you believe it is already August?!?! Time really seems to have gone by very fast this summer season. I thought I would share this card today. I've had this stamp for awhile and I apologize for not having the name. I am hoping to get a catalog from Amy soon, so that I can help you identify the name or the number of the stamp. In the meantime, just e-mail Amy or leave a comment and tell her you are interested. The stamp has 3 flowers, so I stamped the one flower twice. After coloring in the image, I used my versamark pen to go over the entire image and then embossed with clear embossing powder. I then punched out a circle. First, I used the paper that had the circle punched from placed it on the paper where I wanted the sun and then sponged in some yellow and orange ink. I then removed the reverse mask and place the punched circle on top of the sun and then used several different blues to get the sky effect. I also sponged a little gray over the sun to give the effect of clouds. The dirt or sand, I used embossing paste mixed with pearl-ex and applied. I hope this gives you some ideas and maybe motivate you to make a card. Remember, even if you only stamp 15 minutes a day or so, you will get cards made. AND, every one enjoys getting fun mail.
hugs and Prayers,