Monday, October 31, 2011

Vintage Fashion

Vintage style stamping is one of the styles I most admire...and I am cautious to attempt myself.  Well, I gotta tell you, this frame stamp made it easy peasy!

I stamped the frame stamp (French Script Frame SKU:583 ) with Chalk Ink-Chestnut Roan on some patterned paper, and inked the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Victorian Velvet and Tattered Rose).  The main image was inked with Artprint Brown.  I cropped that to fit in the frame and inked that piece as well.  I also used a distress tool to rough up the edges.

The sentiment (Fashion Fades Text SKU:235-07) was also stamped with the chalk ink, then die cut and inked.

My paper roses (Martha Stewart brand) were a bit too bright--so they got a touch of ink, too!

Foam tape, a dark brown mat, and a ribbon bow (May Arts Ribbon) were used to tie this card together.

 I really think you should try this!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Spooky Birds

Are the "Goblins" around you getting restless??? Thankfully, the littlest goblin at my house has done her "trick or treating" last weekend at the Toledo Zoo!

We have been having some spectacular sunrises and sunsets around here!  They have provided some WONDERFUL inspiration for me!

Like this:
The sky was created by adhering a die cut circle on top of my image with a TEMPORARY adhesive.  I then sponged ink using Ranger's Ink Blending tool around the circle and the edges of the image.  Then I used a diecut scalloped circle to make the clouds (some before and some after the die cut circle was removed.

The technique for the bow is one that I have not used in YEARS!!  I thought it was perfect for this card, though--a little feathery!  It is called "frayed ribbon".  I first became familiar with this technique with the "Technique Lovers Challenge #106".  The originator, Chris Smith, of this has a step by step of this on SplitCoastStampers  and her blog "From My Ink Pad to Yours".

  • Stamp: Birds in Trees SKU:589 by Rubbernecker Stamp Co.;
  • Ink: StazOn Jet Black; Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Broken China, Chipped Sapphire; Dusty Concord, and Milled Lavender; 
  • Paper: white, light plum, and black cardstock
  • Accessories: Ribbon (May Arts Ribbon), Spellbinders dies for masks; Ink Blending Tool, Chipboard Stickers (American Crafts);

Thank you for stopping to look, today!  I hope the little goblins in your area are appeased with candy! ;)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

A little spooky...A little late...

We have been having some drama around here.  We were without power for the majority of this past weekend, and now I am just getting caught up!

 One thing that I missed was the Rubbernecker Fall Blog Hop!  The card was 99% ready, when the power went out...and that is where the drama began.   I say drama, because there was no loss of property, no health endangerment, and it was only light raining outside (no snow, hail, tornadoes or freezing rain).

Here is my late contribution to the hop:
What I used:
  • Stamps: Sleepy Hollow Tree SKU:590; and sentiment; all from Rubbernecker;
  • Ink: Dark Brown Fluid Chalk Ink; Tim Holtz Distress ink (in order from bottom to top) Chipped Sapphire, Dusty Concord, Aged Mahogany, Barn Door; 
  • Paper: white, brown, dark and light purple cardstocks;
  • Accessories: Spellbinder's dies; ticket corner punch, edge distress tool, Stickles glitter glue;

How I did it: 
I stamped the tree image with the Fluid Chalk Ink (it is waterproof and will not smear; Dark Brown).  I punched a circle from a scrap and applied removable adhesive to the back and placed it on the image.  This will become the moon.  

Using a scalloped circle for a template (experiment with different sizes for different effects)I started at the bottom and worked my way to the top of the image (see product list for colors and order) with an ink blending tool.

I then removed the punched circle.  I added Stickles glitter glue and smeared it to become fog.  I cropped and mounted the image and distressed and inked the edges.  The sentiment was inked and mounted as well.

Want some more inspiration??? Check out my other team members who were able to participate in the hop!
 Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, October 14, 2011