Saturday, January 31, 2015

Stamp Layering Technique Cards

Good morning.  It's bitter cold here, so I thought I would make a few cards with a twist on an old technique, which I found here on Hero Arts website.  They call it stamp layering.  The basic idea is to stamp a background stamp with white embossing powder and emboss it, then, using inks (I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks, ink over the background.  Finally, stamp an image over this background.  There are a few steps, which are wonderfully shown in the tutorial on the Hero Arts website link above.
Here is my take on the technique.....
 This first card I entered in the Mojo Monday Tall & Skinny challenge HERE.  I used the free stamp set I won from last week's challenge (see previous post for details).  Here is the sketch that I used for this challenge card....
These are the other two cards I made with this technique....

 Thank you for stopping by today....hope you are staying warm!  I'd love to see what you're working on in your craft room, if you'd like to share in the comments below!  I love to hear from you!


Thursday, January 29, 2015

Cards With Color Panels

I know, not a very flashy name, but it does say what these cards I made today are.  I received a free stamp set called Wonderfully Made from Verve Stamps for winning the Mojo Monday challenge last week, so, of course, I had to break it open and ink it up.  These verses are beautifully scripted, and a nice mix of scripture and useful phrases!  Thank you, Verve Stamps!  You can check them out at  The branch stamp is from Magenta, C48011-L.  Here are the cards, followed by the technique...

I love the striking color and simple design of these cards.  
I took a 4" by 5.25" white card stock panel and used repositionable tape to tape it to my table so it would not move.  Next, tear an 8.5 by 11" piece of paper in half.  Place one half over the card panel, with the torn edge inward, about an inch or so in from the left side; the other of the torn paper over the right side of the panel, with the torn side facing in, leaving a two inch or so space between the torn edges.  Secure the paper with painters tape.  Use Tim Holtz distress inks and with the dauber, apply ink into the open area, blending from light to dark. The distress inks blend beautifully from one color to the other.  With the hombre look so popular now these cards are fun to make, work up quickly, and will have everyone wondering how you did them!  Try different color won't want to stop!  Here is the link to the Ranger site where this technique is demonstrated with color pictures and step-by-step directions .
Thanks for stopping by today.  Tomorrow I have a couple of cards with an entirely different technique to share.  I just want to be sure the friends I sent them to received them before they see them on my blog.  Hope to see you back here tomorrow.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Mojo Monday Card Challenge

Just getting in with an hour to spare for the deadline for the Mojo Monday card challenge.  Here is the sketch for the challenge
Here are the two cards I am entering....

I used Darcie's stamps,  and Copic markers.  I'll be back soon, but have to run over to the Mojo Monday blog to enter these.  Hope you're all enjoying your Sunday.