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Archive for August, 2014

Northern Lights City Silhouette



Distress inks then used a stencil on top and sponged water through.

Greetings from Quietfire Designs

Shari Carroll Inspired



Shari showed this idea in Stretch Your Stamps 2  (online card classes)

I had the pleasure of meeting her at Simon Says Create in Ohio in the spring. She really is very sweet

Distress Ink on Glossy Cardstock



Usually I use my Distress Inks on regular cardstock or water-colour cardstock .

Today I stamped on glossy cardstock , and really like the vibrant colours


Faux Tile Technique

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I found this idea on Pinterest from Lynn Pratt at http://stampndesign.blogspot.ca.

It looks quite cool in real life. Cardstock is scored every 1/2″ in both directions then stamp a background script and floral design. Once dry swipe a versa mark pad over top and clear heat emboss

Snowflake Shimmer



It was only 2 degrees this morning! Time to get started on Christmas cards.

Perfect medium with PearlEx Antique Silver on the Hero Arts Stunning Snowflake background stamp.

Memory Box Bianca Snowflake die cut from silver paper

Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad



My parents’ anniversary is today…56 years!

Inspired by Stampnation and Bokeh photography



Heather on Stampnation (www.thestampnation.com) showed a video on replicating the look of Bokeh photography where you get those halos of light behind the main image. I don’t think I quite got it but it makes for an interesting background

Making a scene with alcohol inks



Using alcohol inks and Stampscapes stamps,created a nature scene

Online Card Class



Taking another online class from my favourite Online card classes with Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner. They focused on getting more out of background stamps. This card made with Perfect Medium and Perfect Pearls for background




Doesn’t this remind you of the kaleidoscopes that we had when we were kids?

I got the inking idea from my sister (thanks Sherri!)  Multiple colours of Distress Inks  blended on cardstock then stencil placed on top and black soot Distress ink applied through

I am entering this in Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday Blue challenge