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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Masculine Tree

Over at the Simon Says blog they're having a Masculine card challenge. We all know just how difficult masculine cards can be to create (adding flowers, bows, and using colorful and femine paper is so much easier!) ...

...but I'm getting better at these masculine cards. It's a learning curve...

Today's card features another stamp from the "Thoughts and Prayers" stamp set by Stampin' Up. I absolutely love trees on masculine cards -- there's something about trees...



Sometimes the cards turn out to be monochromatic...when you truly didn't intend to create one! But shades of brown are so fun to work with...and calming... (I LOVE BROWNS!)



Here's a look at the full card:



The border punch is one of my favorite by Martha Stewart. The ribbon is from Simon Says store (I think)...and of course some pearls. :) You gotta love bling...of any kind! :)

So anyways, I'm off to get some other projects finished. Thanks for stopping by my blog...and have a great day! :)



Monday, January 12, 2015

Color Stamping Technique

I love trying new things. Not just when it comes to scrapping, but in general. Show me an idea...and if it's something I'm interested in, I'll no doubt try it myself...if I have the supplies. :)

I saw this stamping technique done by Gina K. on her video tutorials...and I absolutely loved it! But I just didn't have any stamps that would work for it. Today I borrowed this lovely Stampin' Up set (I absolutely love their stamps!) and finally tried it myself.

The technique is very simple.

Get a rubber stamp that requires no black lines to define it....


some Copic markers (or a similar type marker),


and some paper to apply it to. Then you color directing onto the rubber stamp with the Copic markers. Yes, I said the STAMP, not the stamped image. Color the stamp till it is completely covered with ink...



 and apply to the paper. You should get a perfect colored image...with no black lines. :)


Pretty cool! :)

So here's a look at my card:






Thanks for stopping by today. Have a good and crafty day! :)


Challenges:
 Ladybug crafts -- say it with flowers

tuesday throwdown -- fav embellishment ( ribbon)
RRR -- Use Ribbon
scribble and scrap crafts -- anything goes
Jan link challenge -- anything goes
nbus - never been used schtuff -- anything goes (ribbon is brand new)