Thursday, March 28, 2013

Thinking of you card set

Today the Design Team over at Inspired Stamps are showcasing Thinking of you card sets.For My cards I used the Tags  And Be still Silouttes To create the set of 8 cards.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Favorite Stamp to Color

This week for the Inspired Stamps Design Team we have been asked to show our favorite stamp to color.  Mine would definately have to be the His Little Ones stamps.  Coloring for me is something I don't do that often.  I actually stay away from it because I feel I am not that Good at it. I actually prefer paper piecing to coloring.  So when I saw this weeks assignment I groaned just a little.  For my card I stamped the HLO:Thankful Boy in Versa Mark and Black ink, then heat embossed it.  I did this to prevent my black from bleeding into my coloring when I used the waterbrush to blend my watercolor pencils.  To finish my card I used a scripture from the "His Plans for You" Stamp Set.

Friday, March 8, 2013

New Releases At Inspired Stamps

Today at Noon Inspired Stamps will have their New Releases in their online store. 
So Members of the Design Team have been asked to Feature some of the New Releases in their artwork.  All new release artwork can be found on the Inspired Stamps Blog
Today my Artwork features the "Names of Jesus" background stamp set.  I have used it as the background of my many projects today.  I had a lot of fun with this stamp set, for most of my cards I stamped on vellum, then heat embossed the whole sheet with either clear detail powder from CTMH, or Sparkle Powder by ala mode from JoAnn's.  I then adhered the vellum on cardstock and proceeded to tear around the edges until I acheived a size that would fit on my card base.  All cards are 5-1/2x4-1/4.  If you will notice the background of all my cards is pretty much the same, but I have acheived different looks with how I placed the sentiment and embellished the card.

For this card I used the Names of Jesus for the background on white cardstock, then I random stamped the big flower from the Flower set over it in Sunny Yellow, Holiday Red, and Star Spangled Blue. This is the only card that doesn't have the background stamped on vellum.
Materials Used: Inspired Stamps Names of Jesus, Flowers, Inspired Stampers Favorite Collection #2
CTMH: White Daisy and Holiday Red Cardstock, Slate, Sunny Yellow, Holiday Red, Star Spangled Blue and Black Ink. Black Sparkles
Black Background paper was from my scraps and I know I got it at JoAnn's

The rest of the cards were stamped on vellum then heat embossed, twice. I had a hard time getting good clear pictures because the embossing reflected the light. 
This card I after I torn around the edges I sponged the rough edges with Slate Ink. This one also uses a verse from the Inspired Stampers Favorite Colletion #2.  
Materials Used: Inspired Stamps Names of Jesus,  Inspired Stampers Favorite Colletion #2. 
CTMH: For Always B&T, Black and White Cardstock, Black & Slate Ink, Clear Detail embossing Powder, Black Sparkles
Vellum by The Paper Co

Close up of the embossed vellum with out a glare.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Scripture Card

This week on the Inspired Stamps blog the design team was asked to create a card using a scripture. 
I was feeling adventurous and stepped out of my box, and tried to create a little different card.  I used the Ephesians 5:20 verse from the Thankful Stampset to create this card.  I pulled out my vellum and inked it up with my red, purple and blue.  I then stamped my verse on the vellum.  Then I heat embossed the entire piece of vellum, using clear embossing powder.  I was going for a stained glass feel.  Once it was embossed I glued my vellum to a piece of white cardstock, and then tore both the vellum and cardstock to give it a distressed look.  I then used a rolled flower, ribbon and lace to finish my card.