Sunday, January 20, 2013

You are Special!

This card is for the sketch challenge #419.

The images are from Starving Artistamps. This cute little bear is by DoodleFactory and is a part of the newest DoodleFactory release: Animals II

Thanks Korin for a GREAT sketch!

Stamps: "Bo" by DoodleFactory from Starving Artistamps
Paper: MME, Tim Holtz, Cosmo Cricket; Kraft and Vanilla Carstock
Ink: Fluid Chalk Ink (chestnut roan) and Tim Holtz Distress Ink (antique linen & old paper)
Accessories: crocheted flower, button, foam tape, Spellbinders dies

Saturday, January 19, 2013

A little extra

When I am stamping a group of cards like I did on yesterday's post, I usually stamp some extra.

 I do this because this blog is not called "Stampin' With Inky Fingers" for nothing.  I often ruin (or create an opportunity to embellish ;) ) an image with a stray thumbprint--no matter how careful I am.

So if I am aiming for a group of 8 cards, I stamp 10.

Well, by some miracle I was able to have an extra main image yesterday.  So I made another card.

If you caught yesterday's post, it is not too terribly exciting, but I sure like the way it turned out.
Thanks for stopping by!  I will have a new card with new images next post!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Amazing Grace

I first held respect for this hymn when my Great Grandmother was alive (she lived to be 102) and she claimed it as her favorite.  As I grew, I became amazed at the depth of its meaning.

This is a set of cards I made for my husband's office manager. Since she actually sends cards, I made them thin and sendable by keeping most of the stamping on one layer.
I used these steps to do this:

  • The butterfly is a negative mask made by die cutting a piece of office paper.  
  • I used office paper since it is thin and would allow the music stamp to fill the details.  
  • I then lined up another negative mask, this one cut into cardstock so it would be sturdy. I sponged ink to further emphasize the butterfly shape.
  • The colorful flourish is stamped using reinkers and custom stamp pad technique. You can see this technique HERE.
  • The second step of the flourish (it is a 2-step stamp) I inked it with VersaMark Ink (embossing ink will do) then clear embossed it.  
  • I didn't have clear/glitter embossing powder so I sprinkled the embossed area with fine clear glitter and heated the card from underneath.  This re-melted the embossing powder sticking the glitter to the powder.
So that it like three layers on one piece of cardstock!  Lots of visual dimension but very light weight!


  • Stamps: two part flourish 01; music background; amazing grace; All from Rubbernecker Stamp Co.
  • Ink: StazOn Jet black; Tim Holtz distress ink: Antique Linen, Faded Lipstick; Peeled Paint; Scattered Straw, Peacock Feathers, Faded Jeans; Dusty Concord; VersaMark;
  • Paper: Cardstock (white, black and kiwi)
  • Accessories: Cut-n-dry Stamp pad; foam tape, Spellbinders dies; clear embossing powder, fine/clear glitter, foam tape;
I hope Melissa likes these!
Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Just a little more...


With all the Christmas chaos around my home (not that I would have it any other way) I didn't get a could of Christmas projects posted.  The first of which is actually Christmas themed.

This card features two DoodleFactory Sets: Animals II and Santa's Sweet Shoppe.


  • Stamps: Sentiment, Christmas Tree Set, and Sprig; all from Starving Artistamps; 
  • Paper: Memory Box dp; Cardstock From Bazzill; Images stamped on Bristol Smooth paper;
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black;
  • Accessories: Judikins Diamond glaze; Stickles; Copic markers; Tim Holtz Sizzix Dies; Spellbinder die; ribbon; foam tape
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!