Showing posts with label Theme - Masculine / Father's Day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Theme - Masculine / Father's Day. Show all posts

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Pink Persimmon's "Fine and Dandy"

Hello stampers!  Tonight I'm sharing a card is designed using one of the Antiquated sets "Fine and Dandy" by Lisa M. Pace for Pink Persimmon.  I just love the Antiquities line!  I hope you are all having a fabulous New Year so far!!

Still lots of challenges for us and certainly not sure what 2013 will bring.  It's a little scarry, because my mother still has no place to live and it's not looking like that problem will be solved anytime soon.  It is very difficult to have her living with us.  I grew up with no father and an alcoholic mother.  It wasn't the best of situations and there is soooo much hurt, anger, resentment in our relationship.  So to now have someone who has damaged you emotionally live with you .....  well it's one of the most difficult situations I have been in for quite some time.  I am trusting that God has a fabulous plan.  Even when my prayers are not answered like I think they should be ... or when they should be .... I know that He loves me and I trust that He will not put more on me than I can handle as long as I lean on Him.  I pray that the way that I handle this very difficult and emotional situation will only bring honor and glory to Him!  Because trust me ... there is no way that I could show love, kindness, forgiveness, or patience to the one person who has hurt me so deeply in my life without God.  Everyday has become a struggle but I know that I will be stronger  when it's all said and done!

As a result ... I am struggling with be creative as well.  I did work on a set of 4 coordinating 8 x 8 canvas's recently and need to get them photographed.  Hope to share more soon!!



Project Details

Stamps : Pink Persimmon "Fine and Dandy", "Carnival Alpha Set", "Mini Silhouettes and Monograms"
Check out Pink Persimmon stamps HERE.
Patterned Paper : DCWV "Linen Closet" (Joanns)
Markers : Copic B93, B95, E000, E00, R00, E23, E25
Border Punch : Fiskars
Embossing Folder : The Paper Studio "Musical Flourish"
Die : Spellbinders "Labels Eight"

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

4 Ways to use masking with your stamps

Hello Stampers.  I haven't blogged in several month's and I'm trying to get back into the swing of it.  Today I'm sharing some cards I whipped up using some of my newest stamps.  I love the vintage / collage look of these images.  They are from Red Rubber Designs.  Red Rubber Designs is owned by a very sweet lady I met when I was a The Angel Company Demonstrator.  After I heard that The Angel Company had closed it's doors I was so excited to here that Pam had decided to continue sharing some of there wonderful images but in the retail market now.  You can read more about Pam HERE.  The stamps are sold as rubber sheets, so don't forget to purchase a sheet of cling mount with your order.

You can read more about mounting your rubber stamps using cling mount a hot knife / scissors at the bottom of the post.

I used 2 sets, "Just Bee-Cuz" and "Background Soup".  My favorite section is the "Vintage" sets.  LOVE the collage look and these images make it so easy to whip up a quick collage looking card.  The first card was designed using "masking".  You can read more about "masking" at the bottom of the post.

I used several very basic stamp techniques on the following.

On this one I stamped the image repeatedly to create a background.

On this one I stamped the image twice.  Once on the patterned paper (because I didn't want to try and trim all the little fuzzy details or antennas.  I stamped the image again on cream cardstock, trimmed and then adhered over the image stamped on the patterned paper.

On this one I stamped directly on the patterned paper.

You can view all my Red Rubber Designs projects HERE.

More about masking :
1.  The polka dot stamp image was a little longer than I needed, so I used a post-it note to mask off the left side of the card on this one and the lower part of the card on the 2nd one.  You can just use a regular piece of paper if you don't have a post-it.  The post-it works great because it has just enough adhesive to hold it in place.

2.  On card #1, I cut a window (2.5" x 3") out of a piece of light weight cardstock.   Regular paper works fine, but the light weight cardstock will hold up better and now I can use it repeatedly.  I placed the window over the front of the card.

3.  I stamped the baby carriage once in the center of the window and again on Eclipse Masking tape.  I cut the image from the masking paper and covered the image on the front of the card.

With the window mask still in place, I started stamping from right to left, the alphabet image, and then the polka dots x2.

4.  Masking Fluid -  Brush it over the area you want to mask.  After you are finished with your technique, peel the mask off by gently rubbing with your finger.

More about mounting your stamps :
I love to purchase my stamps as plain red rubber if they are not available already mounted on cling.  That's because store all my stamps in notebooks by either manufacturer or catagory.  So, if my stamps are own blocks, I have to remove the rubber, put them on cling mount and then cut them out with my hot knife / or rubber cutting scissors.  So I love buying just the red rubber, it saves me a step.  The hardest part of converting from wood to cling is sometimes getting them off the block.  If they are resistant, I put them in the microwave for 20-30 seconds to soften the adhesive.  Most of them come off pretty easily after that, but then I sometimes have to rub my thumb back and forth over the back of them to remove some of the adhesive.  You can view a video on how to mount your rubber stamps using "Easy Mount and a Hot Knife"  HERE.  I purchased my hot knife years ago in the woodburning section at Joann's Crafts.  If you have a pair of the Tonic Scissors, then just lay the "full" sheet of rubber over a sheet of cling mount.  Then just cut through the rubber and cling all at once and your scissors stay pretty clean.  If the stamps do not have any rubber space around them or are already trimmed close to the image, then you place it on the cling mount and use a hot knife.  You do not want to use your scissors to trim in this instance because the adhesive is going to stick to the scissors as you cut through the cling mount.  In the video she demonstrates how to use the hot knife with a glass mat.  I have never done it this way.  The knife is really hot and cuts through the cling mount like butter.  I just hold the stamp / cling mount up in the air / off the table and glide the hot knife blade around the edge of the rubber.  I have never had any burning accidents doing it that way, but of course you should do whatever is safest for you.  This is the way I do it most of the time instead of the scissors.  Why?? I'm cheap and I don't want to waste any of the cling mount.  So I cut the images out first, as close to the image as I can, and the place it on the cling mount.  Then trim with the hot knife.



Woowhoooo!!!  I won $30 free Denami stamps for playing along with the SSIC challenge!!

Card #1
CPS - Sketch
SSIC - baby or pastels
The Crazy Challenge - Black and White plus one other color
The Ribbon Carousel - stitching
Crafty Catz - pink

Card #2
Creative Inspirations - anything goes
Simon Says - BINGO (ribbon, free, blooms(patterned paper)
Fussy and Fancy  - Vintage distressing (torn paper) and lace

Card #3
 CAS-ual Fridays - things you would see in the sky (bee)
Sweet Stampin' - book or book text

Card #4
Tuesday Throwdown - on the move
No Matter Which - anything goes


Project Details

You're the best
Stamps : Red Rubber Designs "Just Bee-Cuz" and "Background Soup"
Patterned Paper : Colorbok (yellow), Jennie Bowlin (book paper)
Ink : Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black

Mask off left side of card and stamp polka dot strip twice.  Adhere torn book paper.  Adhere patterned paper strip.  Stamp sentiment and car.  Embellish with lace scrap.

Just Bee-cuz #1

Stamps : Red Rubber Designs "Just Bee-Cuz"
Patterned Paper and tag : Colorbok "Antique Paperie"
Ink : Tsukineko VersaFine Onyz Black

Stamp bee repeatedly on top 1/2 of cream card.  Cover lower 1/2 with patterned paper.  Adhere lace across seam.  Adhere paper tag, stamp sentiment and bee on tag.  Stamp bee again on cream cardstock, trim and adhere over bee on tag.  Embellish with ribbon / bow.

Just Bee-cuz #2
Stamps : Red Rubber Designs "Just Bee-Cuz" and "Background Soup"
Patterned Paper : Colorbok (yellow), Jennie Bowlin (book paper)
Ink : Tsukineko VersaFine Onyz Black

Mask off lower part of card and stamp polka dot strip twice.  Adhere torn book paper.  Adhere patterned paper strip.  Stamp bee and sentiment.  Stamp bee on cream cardstock, trim and adhere over bee on patterned paper.  Embellish with lace scrap.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Fun Fold Card

Hello everyone.  I hope you have all had a great week so far.  We had another beautiful day wit 71 degree weather, so I got out and pulled some weeds.  No fun there, but I had fun after I finished.  I created this fun / fancy fold card.  It was created for this week's challenge over at SpeedyTV.  We would love to have you join us.   I used "Big Boy Toys" by Mark's Finest Papers.  It's a really cute set with another truck and cute sentiments like "keep on truckin" and "Boys never grow up ... their toys just get bigger and more expensive! ".

I started with a 4.25" x 11" piece of cardstock.  I scored at 3.5" from the top and then again at 2.5" from the bottom.  The rest is obvious.  The buttons are paper.  I didn't have real ones.  Real ones would have been sturdier.  I only glued them on one side so that I could wrap the twine around them.  I left a really long piece after tying the knot in the middle of the top button, and then used that to wrap it up.

I was trying to go for a masculine look.  So I didn't want to do bows, or flowers.  It was hard to come up with embellishments that are masculine.  I guess less is more in this circumstance.

Before I let you go tonight I want to make sure you know about the Layers of Colors HUGE SALE! 
50% OFF !!  and free stamps as well ....  read all about in HERE.

Thanks for stopping by and please stop by and see us over at SpeedyTV!
hug, Melisa

You can view all of my Fun Fold Cards HERE
You can view more of my Masculine / Father's Day cards HERE.

You can view more of my Mark's Finest Papers projects HERE.

Project Details
Stamps : Mark's Finest Papers "Big Boy Toys"
Cream Cardstock : Papertrey Ink
Blue Cardstock : Bazzill
Ink : Tsukineko VersaMagic "Night Sky"
Border Punch : Fiskars
Embossing Folder :  Cuttlebug "Swiss Dots"
Button Die : Memory Box "Scalloped Buttons"  ( I purchased mine from Frantic Stamper)
Twine : Papertrey Ink

Thursday, October 6, 2011

NEW Challenges over at SpeedyTV

Hello Paper Crafters. Today I'm sharing a card that is a gift card holder as well. Hopefully you can see the pocket I created.  I used a credit card as a guide to create the area that is cut in.  This one was created for the very first SpeedyTV challenge!  There will be weekly challenges (monday) and we would love to have you join us.  The theme this week is masculine, and you can check it out HERE.

And if you haven't done so, don't forget to friend me HERE.
I'm drawing 3 names for all my new friends to receive gifts on Oct. 25th!
You can check out my page HERE.


Project Details

Stamps : Mark's Finest Papers "Here Comes the Grad"
Patterned Paper : My Mind's Eye "Lush"
Ribbon : Offray
Copic Markers : E23, E35, E37, E99, Y06, B97, B99, N1

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Pink Persimmon Birthday Card using an Owl

Good Morning Paper Crafters.  I have a fun card to share with you today using "Wise Old Owl" by Pink Persimmon.  Isn't he seriously cute!  What's so much fun about this set is that all the parts of his body are separate.  So, you can stamp the body, head, and wings different colors.  I paper peiced the eyes.

One of the reason's that this old owl is so wise is because he wears so many hats!  teehee.  You can add a crown, a party hat, or a graduates cap.  So this set would be great for a birthday card, Father's Day card (with the crown and sentiment "dad you rule" or maybe "king for a day"), or graduation card. 

It also comes with a variety of sentiments :
"What a hoot"
"Whoo loves you?"
"Thank whoo?"
"Guess whoo's a wise old owl?"
and "See you later owl-igator!"

You can check out more inspiring projects by the PP design team over on the PP Blog HERE

I told you it was a cute set!
Have a great day!

You can view more of my Masculine / Father's Day cards HERE.
You can view more of my Pink Persimmon projects HERE.
You can view more of my Owl projects HERE.
You can view more of my Birthday projects HERE.


Project Details

Stamps : "Wise Old Owl" by Pink Persimmon
Patterned Paper : Teresa Collins "Celebrate" line (back side of "Stars" for the verbage paper)
Cut out 3 stars from one side and then use the verbage side for your background
Ink : Distress Ink Broken China, VersaFine Crimson Red
Border Punch : Fiskars
Deckled Scissors : Fiskars

I stamped the body first, then the wings, on white cardstock.  I had to practice a couple of times to get used to how to line the wings up with the body.  Then I added the head, paper peiced the eyes and hat.  You have to stamp the branch on the patterned paper first, then the owl body with branch on white cardstock, then trim the owl body and line it up over the branch you stamped on the patterned paper.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Father's Day Inspiration

Good Morning.  Father's Day is just a month away so I wanted to share a little inspiration with you.  I think the Warbler cling art stamp by Layers of Color makes a perfect Father's Day card.  One of the things I like about this stamp is the size!  This card is 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" and the Warbler is still the center of attention.

I also want to take a moment to give you a head's up on an upcoming blog hop / challenge over at the Christian Paper Crafts Creative Blog HERE.  You can click on the banner on my side bar to check out all the rules for playing along.  Last month I won a free stamp set, so it's definitely worth checking out.  The theme this month is "For the man in your life".  So get busy creating and be prepared to link your project by midnight May 23rd.  Mr. Linky will be live on May 22nd on the Christian Paper Craft Blog.

I hope you will join us!

Project Details

Stamp : Layers of Color Warbler cling art stamp and
Ink : Tsuikineko VersaMagic Tea Leaves and
VersaFine Onyx Black
Patterned Paper : My Mind’s Eye Meadowlark
My Mind’s Meadowlark “cards” sheet
Deckled Scissors : Fiskars
Glitter Glue : Stickles Lime Green

Trim green cardstock 5 ¼” x 5 ¼” and adhere to front of card. Trim swirly patterned paper (My Minds Eye Meadowlark) 2 ¼” x 5”. Trim striped pattern paper (My Minds Eye Meadowlark) 3” x 5 ¼”. Distress the edges of both strips with black ink and adhere to front of card as shown. Adhere black lace across card. Trim one of the “cards” from the Meadowlark 12x12 “cards” paper, ink edges and adhere to green cardstock. Trim around edges with deckled scissors (Fiskars). Adhere to front of card. Stamp bird (Layers of Color Warbler cling art stamp) with green ink (Tsukineko VersaMagic Tea Leaves) on white cardstock and trim image. Adhere to front of card. Trim /emboss white cardstock with Nestibilities Labels Four (Spellbinders) using Grand Calibur(Spellbinders). Stamp sentiment (Layers of Color Happy Wishes) with black ink (VersaFine Onyx Black). Ink edges with green ink and adhere to front of card. Embellish bird with glitter glue (Stickles Lime Green).
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