Combining fine art rubber stamping, mixed media techniques and paper crafting,these are art forms that I love to share. I like the idea of learning together -- sharing what I learn and learning from what others share.
I think I've been in a time warp. Where did the last half of the year go? A lot happened in the last 4 months with trips to Las Vegas, London, Hawaii and Orlando; and oral surgery that required 24 stitches on the roof of my mouth accompanied with a soft food diet for 5 weeks. Now it's the new year and a new decade. Happy New Year! Birthdays happen quite often in December thru February. Here we go . . . "Partners" Hero Arts and Gina K Designs Clear Stamp Set (floral design and
I love the look of words intertwined with flowers. Rather than use my usual two stamps that incorporate this kind of design, I decided to branch out and combine the two designs onto one card on my own. I stamped the floral image from Magenta with VersaFine in Onyx Black onto smooth white card stock. After heat setting it, The sentiment was then stamped over the floral image with VersaFine Clair in Nocturne (hello) and Morning Mist (a warm). By using the MISTI for the stamping
A friend celebrated her repeated 29th birthday last night and it called for a quick but special card. Thanks to Birch Press Designs, voile`! This shows an up-close look of the Swarovski crystals; it's difficult to photograph just how brilliant these crystals shine. Using an A-2 card base with Tsumugi, a Japanese linen card stock from Hanko Designs, in yellow, I also made a score line down the front of the card (left center) just to add a little interest. From the 3-layer die
My grandniece turns 18 tomorrow and we enjoyed a family celebration. Her gift money was enclosed in her birthday card. It's been a while since I've used the Zig Clean Real Color Brush Markers, by Kuretake. They're water-based and very nice to color with. After heat embossing with gold embossing powder, the floral image was colored with the brush markers. The stamped panel was then cut down to fit onto a 6.5" x 5" white rectangular card base. The "18!" was die cut out of the s
Where does the time fly to? What seems like a nano-second, an adopted "niece and nephew" of ours celebrated their daughter's 21st birthday yesterday, unbeknownst to me. She has excelled and is due to graduate from college this spring with amazing grades each year. A quick and last-minute birthday card was in order and I just happened to have this stamp on my work desk. I love Laurel Burch and her colorful designs; I have for over 30 years! I stamped with VersaMark onto white