Saturday, August 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop August 2012

This month's Papertrey challenge is to make a card that was inspired by this picture..
I got my order in time to use my new herrigbone stamps and created these...
For the first card, I used several colors of distress inks and stamped the 2 smaller herrigbone stamps randomly for the background onto Rustic Cream cardstock. I took a smaller piece and ran it through my BigShot with the herringbone impression plate. I stamped the tree from the Teach and Inspire set and outlined the edge with a copic marker.
This next card was fun to make. I always have fun playing with embossing powder! It may be silly, but I just love watching it melt and turn shiny! Every time I am amazed! haha. I stamped the large herringbone onto another sheet of Rustic Cream cardstock with clear embossing powder. Then I rubbed some distress ink onto it. You might not be able to tell from the picture, but I used several different shades of brown. One for each stripe. I like how rustic this card turned out. I needed a manly focal point so I used the deer from In the Meadow. (he seems manly to me)
Here is a closeup of Mr.Manly Deer...
I have a busy busy day ahead of me, so I better get off here quick. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Tuesday Trigger/ Type Hype

The Tuesday Trigger on the Moxie Fab Blog was this cool typewriter and I thought I would make a little card inspired by it's awesomeness!
I bought these little type key stamps from Michael's last week from their dollar bins. I know dollar stamps are not all that great quality but I thought they were so cute and picked em up anyway! I thought they went well with this snazzy little typewriter stamp from Hero Arts. I just used a marker to write "Missing U" and plan to send this to my daughter who is far away at grad school just to let her know that I am thinking of her...always.. :-) I added some Glossy Accents to the hearts. The typewriter and hearts are popped up with foam tape.
I have a bunch of other cards to make. I am sooo behind. I should just make a bunch of belated cards! I am pretty sure not a whole lotta people visit this blog, but if you did happen upon it, I wish you a happy day! Thanks for stopping by!