Thursday, July 24, 2014

Inspired Stamps Christmas in July Blog Hop

 
 
Hello and welcome to the Inspired Stamps Christmas in July Blog Hop.  You should have arrived from Deneen's blog, if not you can start from the beginning by clicking on the Inspired Stamps Blog link.

 Today the Inspired Stamps DT is making Christmas cards using one or two Inspired Stamps stamp sets to inspire you to get started on those cards that you will need to send to those special people in your life.  I used the 1.5 inch circle Christmas and the words on the tree in the circle card are from Perfect Christmas sentiments.  I used the same basic elements in each card but changed the layout: portrait, landscape and circular. I used a combination of Spellbinder dies: pennants and scalloped pennants, Sizzix die: postage rectangle, circle dies and scallop circle dies.

 I embossed snowflakes on the white card background and added the 1.5 inch circle Christmas sentiment.  I tied a bow with cream organza ribbon around the scalloped tree.
I used the same elements as the first card but changed the layout, added patterned paper for background (hand cut the snow) and added a third tree.  This time I embossed two of the three trees and added sequins and button embellishments.

The third card I made a round card base and added patterned paper.  I stamped words from Perfect Christmas sentiments on the largest tree and added tiny star sequins to the smallest scalloped tree.
The 1.5 inch circle Christmas set has six different sentiments, I have used 3 of the 6 in my cards today.
As you can see this is a very versatile set and a perfect addition to your Christmas stamps.



All the Christmas stamps are on sale (no code or coupon required) for the next week only (July 31), so head on over to the Inspired Stamps Online store and add these sets.

 
I hope you are enjoying the hop so far next stop is the very talented Kary.  Thank you for hopping with us today and remember to take advantage of the sale and start making your Christmas cards.   I have over 40 Christmas cards made so far about 40 more to go.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Inspired Stamps DT Thursday

 Hello Everyone and Happy Thursday.  We are having awesome weather for summer.  It is mostly sunny in the low 70s.  Today the Inspired Stamps DT could choose any of the stamps released in the past 3 months.  I chose Genesis 1:1 and paired it up with Hymn: Earth and Weather (the stars come from a set called Psalm 91: Protection).
I used water color paper (smooth side) and stamped all the stars with Squeezed Lemonade Distress ink, then I stamped the moon and the earth with Ranger Archival black ink (this is a nice ink to use with water coloring).  I then started layering the colors.  I added mustard  seed to the stars to give more depth of color.  I painted around the stars with tumbled glass, broken china and stormy sky.  I painted the earth with salty ocean and added black soot around the edges of piece and around the edges of scripture piece.  I popped up the scripture piece with foam adhesive.  I matted the piece on black cardstock and then on a white card base.
I added glitter pen to the stars, I like how the piece turned out.  Let me know what you think.
Attention:  Inspired Stamps is having a one week contest
Leave a comment stating what kind of fall or Christmas stamps you would like to have made into a stamp set and at least one commenter will be chosen to have their idea turned into a stamp set and they will receive two of this set (one for them and one for a friend).  So if you have any ideas, please leave a comment on the Inspired Stamps Blog or FB page by this time next week.  Only one comment per household will be considered be sure to comment before post next week to be eligible.  The winner will be announced on the Inspired Stamps blog so be sure to check back there.  Check out  the currently available stamps and sets at the Inspired Stamps Online Store.  Check out the Inspired Stamps Blog for more details and to see the other beautiful artwork by the talented DT.
 Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Unity Friday Friends with Flair

Hello Friends with Flair,
Today I have a card that I made for my husband.  He loves the Lord, He loves giraffes and he wears bowties.  What a great combination huh?  Well I think so!
I used this beautiful giraffe from the Phyllis Harris set "Big Time Special".  I colored him with my copic markers and cut him out and added a bowtie to his very long neck.  The scripture stamp is from Hobby Lobby and the die cut is from the Spellbinders A2 card making kit.
Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Inspired Stamps July New Release

 Hello Everyone.  Today is the Inspired Stamps July Release.  We have several of individual stamps to be released, available for purchase in the Inspired Stamps Online store Friday at noon.
Today I used the new "Praying for you" it might be called "I am praying" in the online store.  I used Bazzill cardstock and Vintage Marketplace paper (also available in the Inspired Stamps online store).  The papers coordinate well with each other.  I love green, so I could not resist the green gingham checked paper with the beautiful roses.  I embossed the pink cardstock and inked with Vintage Photo distress ink.  I used Spellbinder dies to cut label shape and circle. I hand cut the tails on banners.  As a finishing touch,  I added a bow and some pearls that I colored with a Copic marker to match.
Please check out the other released stamps and the other DT members beautiful work.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Unity Friday Friends with Flair

Hello Friends with Flair.  Happy 4th.  No red, white and blue in my card today, sorry.  I used that color scheme in yesterday's post.  Today I am using the Itty Bitty set that was free with purchase a while back.  I colored a watercolor background and then stamped image in Ranger archival ink.  I even stamped the sentiment and punched it out with the SU window punch.  I then added a bit more color to the actual butterfly for an added punch.  I attached the dp at an angle with a scallop border strip and I backed the image with a scallop circle to make it pop more.  Clean and simple card with a lot of impact.  Have a safe weekend and thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Inspired Stamps Thursday DT


Hello Everyone.  Today in honor of the 4th of July we are designing projects with the Hymn line and Red, White and Blue.
I used February Hymn Girl (she has a heart that she can hold up or to me she is blowing it, like a kiss).  I replaced the heart with star punch outs in red, white and blue.  I used a Paper Studio embossing folder that made the flag banner, but to make it stand out a bit more I added the red twine (Martha Stewart) and added white stitch lines around the outside of each flag.  I punched a zigzag border from same cardstock I used for the stars to add more visual interest.  The Hymn girl was colored with Copic markers.

Thank you for stopping by, please be sure to check out all the other beautiful projects by the DT. This stamp set and many more in the Hymn line can be purchased in the Inspired Stamps online store, so be sure to pop over and check them out, who knows you might even find a sale.  Have a happy and safe Fourth.
Entered in Twisted Tuesday challenge:  red, white and blue with the twist to use stars

Friday, June 20, 2014

Unity Friends With Flair

Hello Friends with Flair.  I have been playing with some "new to me" Unity Stamps and some card sketches.  I used the Itty Bitty- Summertime Bouquet by Angie Blom with the Sweet and Sassy SSS04 card sketch.  I have been pinning card sketches on Pinterest so that I can refer to them when I am card making for inspiration.  This sketch I believe I followed fairly closely. 
I stamped the image with Archival ink from Ranger so I could watercolor with Tim Holtz Distress markers.  I scribbled some ink on an acrylic block and then used water brush to apply color to the image.  I used Spellbinder dies to cut out image and matte.  I stamped the sentiment from the kit directly to dp.  I love how it turned out.  Let me know what you think.