Wednesday, May 17, 2017

This week's challenge at Stampotique Designer's Challenges is "For the Boys!" Here's the blurb about the challenge!
"Sometimes it's so difficult to create a "guy" card or project so we want to challenge you to do just that this week."
If you'd like the chance to win your choice of $30 worth of Stampotique stamps, you should play along with this challenge. Visit Stampotique Designers Challenge blog and be sure to read the rules so that you'll have the chance to win that great prize!!! Remember to check to see the deadline for all of this month's Stampotique Designers Challenge blog!

Here's my card with Mokiwea (Daniel Torrente), Design Cube #2 (France Papillon), and Quotes #1 (Carol's Collection).


Mokiwea was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Imagine Crafts), colored with Copic markers, fussy-cut, and edged with black marker. A silver gel pen was used to add detail to the studs on Mokiwea's trousers. Mokiwea was set aside while I created a world for him.

A piece of Kraft Resist Paper Stash (Idea-ology) was sponged with Broken China and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide inks (Ranger), spritzed with water, and heat set. This was repeated until I was pleased with the look, though I then proceeded to cover up most of it. Poor planning on my part I suppose!

Black Shimmer Delicata ink (Imagine Crafts) was sponged over the New York City Skyline Stencil and Masks (Michelle Ward/The Ink Pad). Broken China and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide inks were sponged over the clock on the Made To Measure stencil (Andy Skinner/DecoArt). Black Soot Distress ink was sponged over the Mini Batground Layering stencil (Stampers Anonymous).

The hexagon pattern from the Design Cube #2 was randomly stamped with Faded Jeans Distress ink (Ranger). 

Ruler patterned Washi tape was adhered to the base of the background panel, then Mokiwea was positioned and adhered.

Pale purple vellum was die-cut with one of the dies from the Stitched Speech Bubble Edges die set (Die-Namics) and one of the sentiments from the was stamped onto it with Jet Black StazOn ink, then adhered to the top of the card.

The entire image panel was sponged with Black Soot Distress ink, then adhered to a black card.

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I shall enter this card into the following challenges:

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Sea You Soon?

I celebrated Mother's Day all weekend as my gifts started arriving on Thursday. I guess that put me in the mood to create this card!



Steampunk Sea Turtle and Steampunk Baby Sea Turtle were stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Imagine Crafts), colored with Copic markers, fussy cut, and edged with black markers. Steampunk Sea Turtle and Steampunk Baby Sea Turtle's eyes, beaks, the screws on their armor, and the lenses on Steampunk Sea Turtle's periscopes were coated with several layers of Clear Gelly Glaze pen (Sakura). Steampunk Sea Turtle and Steampunk Baby Sea Turtle were then set aside for some mother-child quality time while I created a scenic background for them.

I recently received my new Distress Oxide inks (Ranger) and have been having a blast experimenting with them. Vintage Photo, Cracked Pistachio, and Broken China Distress Oxide inks were applied in various ways to 140 lb. Mixed Media cardstock (Strathmore). When I was happy with the look, Peeled Paint Distress ink was sponged over the Moving Vines stencil (The Crafter's Workshop) and Broken China Distress ink was sponged over the Gears Mini Layering stencil (Stampers Anonymous).

Media Modeling Paste (DecoArt) was scraped across the netting on the Mini Nautical Chains stencil (The Crafter's Workshop) in three places and allowed to dry. When it was dry, Media Texture Sand Paste (DecoArt) was scraped along the bottom. Some tiny gears and an anchor charm were embedded in the wet paste. When the Media Texture Sand Paste was dry, Vintage Photo Distress ink was lightly sponged to highlight the texture and add a depth to the color. 

The netting was touched up with a White Gelly Roll gel pen (Sakura), then Steampunk Sea Turtle and Steampunk Baby Sea Turtle were adhered. The image panel was matted with metallic copper, then adhered to a green card.

I Brake for Stamps has a huge and varied collection of rubber stamps that you ought to check out right now. Click HERE to check out all of the goodies! Best of all, if you buy something, you can get a 10% discount off of your purchase if you use this code: SAVE10KATHI!


Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this card into the following challenges:
SanDee and amelie's Steampunk Challenges: Anything Goes
Let's Craft and Create Challenges: Create a Background

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Celebrate!


Here's a festive card featuring Good Morning Sunshine from the fabulous and funny Humorous Senior Collection of stamps (I Brake for Stamps)FYI, IBFS ships internationally!

Good Morning Sunshine was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Imagine Crafts) and colored with Copic markers, that were chosen to match the colors of the patterned papers from the Time to Celebrate collection (Graphic 45).

Patterned paper was die-cut with one of the dies from the Rectangle Frames die set (Die-Namics) and a nameplate die (Spellbinders). White cardstock was die-cut with a "celebrate" die from the Handwritten die set (Little B), then adhered atop the nameplate.

The image panel was adhered behind the frame die-cut. The patterned paper was layered, the image panel, and sentiment nameplate were adhered to the card front, the card front was adhered to a white card, and then white pearls were added to Good Morning Sunshine's ear and the die-cut to finish the card.

I Brake for Stamps is the home for the Humorous Senior Collection of stamps, which you ought to check out right now. IBFS also has a huge and varied collection of rubber stamps where you're sure to find something you like! Click HERE to check out all of the goodies! Best of all, if you buy something, you can get a 10% discount off of your purchase if you use this code: SAVE10KATHI!


Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this card into the following challenges:
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers: Y is for Yippee
Simon Says Monday Challenges: It's a Frame Up
Corrosive Challenges: Anything Goes

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Word-Up Weekend/One Layer Combo Card

I'm multi-tasking, combining this fortnight's challenge "One Layer" challenge at Stampotique Designer's Challenges  with Stampotique's Facebook Group's "Word-Up Weekends" where we share projects created with Stampotique's many Words, Phrases, Letters, and Numbers.

If you'd like the chance to win your choice of $30 worth of Stampotique stamps, you should play along with this month's challenges. Visit Stampotique Designers Challenge blog and be sure to read the rules so that you'll have the chance to win that great prize!!! Remember to check to see the deadline for all of this month's Stampotique Designers Challenges!

Here's a card with two of Stampotique's May release stamps, Isabelle (Tracy Scott) and one of the sentiments from Quotes #1 (Carol Ramsay).


Isabelle was stamped onto a 3.5" x 5" card with Jet Black Archival ink (Ranger) and colored with Zig Photo-Twin markers (EK Success). Purple Stardust Glitter Gel pen (Sakura) was used to make the baubles in Isabelle's crown sparkly. Red Stardust Glitter Gel pen added sparkle to the heart in her crown and the eyes of the skull. Orange Spica Glitter pen (Copic) was used to add glitter to the skull and crown. Clear Stardust Glitter Gel pen was used to outline the image.

The sentiment was stamped under the image with Jet Black Archival ink and the assistance of a stamp positioner. I decided that the card wasn't glittery enough so I used Clear Spectrum Noir Glitter Brush marker over the image and to underline the sentiment. Clear Gelly Glaze pen was used to add a touch of dimension and shine to the skull, heart, and baubles.

Thanks for visiting today!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Believe in Magic!

Here's a card with Hannah from the Mythical Reflections collection by Carmen Medlin Designs, available at I Brake for Stamps. You can buy separately or as part of the wonderful five stamp set. By the way, IBFS ships internationally!


Hannah was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Imagine Crafts) and colored with Copic markers. The image panel was die-cut with one of the dies from the 5x7 Card Creator Nestabilities die set (Spellbinders). The image panel was kept in the die while I added the grass underneath Hannah's feet and the sky around her.

Patterned paper from my stash was layered. Chipped Sapphire Distress ink (Ranger) was sponged over the word "Magic" on the Believe Dinky stencil (That's Crafty) and heat set. When dry, "believe in" from the Christmastime Remnant Rubs sheet (Idea-ology) was added above the stenciled word. The image panel was adhered, then the card front was added to a white card.

I Brake for Stamps has a huge and varied collection of rubber stamps that you ought to check out right now. Click HERE to check out all of the goodies! Best of all, if you buy something, you can get a 10% discount off of your purchase if you use this code: SAVE10KATHI!


Thanks for visiting today!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Coffee Enhances Everything!

Due to a bunch of stuff, I almost missed "Word-Up Weekends" where we share projects created with Stampotique's many Words, Phrases, Letters, and Numbers.



Baby Cakes was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Imagine Crafts) and colored with Copic markers. The image panel was die-cut with one of the dies from the Long Rectangles Nestabilities die set (Spellbinders), then matted onto pink cardstock sized slightly larger than the image panel.

"I'll Love You More After Coffee" from the Phrase Cube 2  was also stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink, then die-cut with one of the dies from the Birthday Speech Bubbles die set (Die-namics). Dotty colors were added with Copic markers.

Patterned paper from a seriously old 6x6 pad was cut to size, then the edges were distressed. The patterned paper was adhered to a pink card. The image panel was adhered, then the sentiment was popped up a bit and adhered as shown.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

A Time Tag!

This week's challenge at Stampotique Designer's Challenges is "One Layer" (#272). Here's the blurb about the challenge!
"You can only have one layer on your projects this week."
If you'd like the chance to win your choice of $30 worth of Stampotique stamps, you should play along with this challenge. Visit Stampotique Designers Challenge blog and be sure to read the rules so that you'll have the chance to win that great prize!!! Remember to check to see the deadline for all of this month's Stampotique Designers Challenges!

Here's my tag with Goth Grandfather Clock (Arwen McCullen), Design Cube 2 (France Papillon), and "One Second, One Minute, One Hour, One Day" (Janet Klein).


The Goth Grandfather Clock was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Imagine Crafts) onto a tag die-cut from 140 lb. Mixed Media cardstock (Strathmore) with my trust Tag Alterations die (Sizzix). Goth Grandfather Clock was colored with Copic markers. The was also stamped onto Eclipse Tape (Judikins) then fussy-cut to be used as a mask.

The mask was placed over its counterpart on the tag, a Post-It Note was used to cover the top part of the cardstock and Copic markers were used to add the floor. The Post-It Note was moved to cover the floor and Tattered Rose, Milled Lavender, and Blueprint Sketch Distress inks (Ranger) were sponged over the tag, spritzed with water, then heat set. The same colors of Distress ink were sponged over the Gothic and the Clockwork Layering stencils (Stampers Anonymous), then spritzed, and heat set repeatedly to knock the patterns way back.

The crackle pattern from the Design Cube 2 was repeatedly stamped using the same colors of Distress ink. Again, the tag was spritzed with water and heat set. This process was repeated several times until I was happy.

Post-It Notes were used to cover the One Second, One Minute, One Hour, One Day" stamp, one phrase at a time was inked, the Post-It Notes were removed, and each phrase was stamped with Distress ink. When all four time phrases were stamped, the tag was once again spritzed with water and heat set to make the sentiments fade into the background.

The entire One Second, One Minute, One Hour, One Day" sentiment was stamped at the top, the mask was removed, and clear polka-dotted ribbon was added to finish the tag.

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this card into the following challenges:
Dies R Us Challenges: Tags
Stamping Sensations Challenges: Anything Goes