Tuesday, March 26, 2013

By The Tide - Triple Time Stamping

This was a really fun card to make!  I wanted some color for the background so I started off by using Ranger Distress Inks and sponges to build up color.   I splashed on a little water to give it a spotted underwater look.  When the water dried, it looked pretty cool.  Then I stamped the plant with more Distress Inks and the fish with black.  I didn't like how the fish kind of blended into the background, so I used Stamping Up markers and a paint brush to add a little more color.  I liked that, too!  Some YoYo Yellow made the fish eyes come alive! Thanks for visiting!! 

Stamps:  Stampin' Up - By the Tide
Inks: Ranger Distress Inks
     Background: Scattered Straw, Shabby Shutters, Broken China, Faded Jeans
     Stamped images:  Aged Mahogany & Chipped Sapphire and Memories Black
Cardstock:  Cougar Opaque White, Stampin' Up Black

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Memory Box Vintage Bicycle Die

What a lovely day I had today!  My friend, Judy invited me to go to Violette's in Lakeland, FL to attend their monthly Stamp Club event with her!! It was great to see Diana and Linda and they had two great cards for us to do using the Memory Box Vintage Bicycle Die!  Aren't they adorable?  It was a no brainer...I had to add the bicycle die and the little birds die to my collection!  I found lots of other things, too.  If you are ever in Lakeland, you need to make a stop at Violette's.  You'll be glad you did!  

Thursday, March 7, 2013

By the Tide - Tamp-a-Tile Technique

Here's another Tamp-a-Tile technique card.  For this one I wanted it to have a more collage feel so I used the Stampin' Up By the Tide set that is in the spring 2013 mini catalog.  It's a gorgeous set.  I HAD to have it because I NEEDED the feathery underwater plant!!  I realized that I didn't give any directions on how to do this technique in my post yesterday.  All you do is mask off the 4 corners with post-its and stamp the middle.  Then reverse the post-its to cover the center and stamp the corners.  Then do the same process again and apply ink with a sponge or a stipple brush to add color where you want!  Beware, it's really fun.  You will want to make more than one!  

Stamps:  Stampin' Up By the Tide, assorted texture stamps
Inks:  Momento Tuxedo Black, SU Brilliant Blue, Lovely Lilac, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red
Cardstock: White, Tempting Turquoise, Brilliant Blue
Copic Markers: R05, R17, R29
Dies: My Favorite Things Sea Charms
Miscellaneous:  Post-it notes, hemp twine, sponges


Wednesday, March 6, 2013

My Favorite Things - Tamp-A-Tile Technique

I made this card for the monthly technique challenge on KCUK that required us to use the Tamp-A-Tile technique.  It is a very fun and simple technique that gives a great result!  Most people I've shown this card to think that I used decorative paper on the corners but it's only 1 piece of white card stock!  The only thing added was the sentiment and the little goldfish!

Stamps:  My Favorite Things - Goldfish Girl, Rosie's Roadshow - Goldie, Hero Arts Circle stamps, the tiny green fish are from an old Stampin' Up set.  I think I got it in the 90's
Ink Pads:  Ranger Distress Inks -  Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Faded Jeans
Copics:  Skin: E50, E00, E11  Hair: E33, E93, E 37  Pants/Shoes:  B91, B93, B95, B97
Fish Bowl: B91, B93, YG 25  Goldfish:  Y17, Y38, Y26
White Cardstock, Decorative paper, Stampin' Up: Old Olive & Night of Navy
Button, twine, chalk for the cheeks and black pepper for the fish food!

Thanks for looking!  I'll post another Tamp-A-Tile card tomorrow!!