Saturday, September 29, 2012

Thumped Fall Leaves

For this card, I used a layout that I cased from Susan (aka LateBlossom).  Here is her original card.  I changed it up a little with the placement of the stamps and sentiment, and I used different colored inks on my leaves.

Thumping is a great way to give leaves a changing colors/fall look. To do this, I first inked them with the lightest color ink, then thumped them with different colored markers, using different color combinations for each leaf.

If you are looking for a great but often forgotten technique to try, get out your markers and start thumping away!

Supplies used;
Stamps - PTI Leaf Prints, Hero Arts Classic Messages
Paper - PTI
Ink - Memento Pear Tart, Rhubarb Stalk 
Accessories - Various Memento markers

Hope you're able to enjoy the fall weather this weekend!


Friday, September 28, 2012

Birthday Candles

I'm here today with a colorful and fun birthday card.  And thanks to a gridded block, it was a breeze to stamp.

Birthday Candles

The row of candles is actually a single candle stamped multiple times.  By positioning it on a clear gridded block, it was very easy to line up the image across the bottom.  This technique is fairly easy with a clear stamp, but it is possible to do this with a rubber stamp like this one if you line the block up in the same position with the same distance between images every time.

Happy birthday was strategically stamped in the sweet spot - about 1/3 of the way from the edge.

The photo doesn't show it very well, but the flames were outlined with a Spica glitter pen, and they are sparkly IRL.

Supplies used:
Stamps - Party This Way (SU!)
Paper - PTI
Ink - Memento rose bud, lady bug, tangelo, pear tart, bahama blue, grape jelly, lilac posies, dandelion
Accessories - Spica glitter pen


Thursday, September 27, 2012

Halloween Soap Dispenser

I'm back with a fun little project I made on a whim.

I love Trader Joe's liquid glycerin soap.  Just ask my Mom.  (That is another story for another time.)  I used to fill up a soap dispenser that matched the other bathroom accessories, but after our kitties knocked off and broke two of them, I decided to leave the soap in its original plastic bottle.  It turned out to be a blessing in disguise, because now I can decorate it with vinyl for each season or holiday.

Halloween Soap Dispenser

After removing the labels from the front and back, the dispenser was all ready to decorate.  I cut out the vinyl images on my Silhouette Cameo, and just stuck them on.  A pretty orange and yellow gingham ribbon is the perfect finishing touch.

Now we are all ready for Halloween.  (At least in our bathroom!)


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

It's Hip To Be A Square

Now that the kids have been back in school for a little over a month, it might be time for me to start posting some of my projects.  Doncha think?  I have wanted to blog a lot of different things over the summer, but just call me lazy.

I picked up this old Stampin' Up stamp set at a garage sale for just a few dollars, and it was just my style.  I love the simplicity of the images, and they are perfect to stand alone on a gorgeous white card base.

The last one is my favorite just because it has a little bit of bling on it.  I put a dab of Stickles on the other present image, but I always forget that Stickles dries flat.  So am going to put a rhinestone over the top of it, and then it will be pretty, too.

All of the sentiments were embossed with detail white embossing powder, so even the finest fonts came out really clear.  Gotta love those clear stamps for perfect placement!

Supplies used:
Stamps - Good Things Grow, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Mixed and Mega Mixed Messages (PTI)
Paper - PTI
Ink - Various Memento inks
Accessories - Stickles, rhinestone, dimensionals

I won't say that I am going to start posting regularly, because every time I do, I don't post for months on end.  But I'm gonna try.

Have a wonderful fall day!