Tuesday, 22 July 2014

SS Xmas tag

Hello our dear crafty friends and welcome to Sweet Stamps Xmas in JULY month.
Today we are going to show you our Xmas tags and here is mine. The delicious Snowflake was stamped on the background and over the  upper smaller tag. I also made the vellum stamped border with Lace border stamp and layered it over the inner tag. The tag was finished with PHP few 3d stickers: easy and fast way to get this " professional"  look with less work. Fancy trims were the  last touch on this tag.

 And now it's your turn: enter to our  SS challenge and you have a fair chance to win!

Monday, 21 July 2014

SS MONTHLY challenge : Anything goes with Parchment

Hello my dear crafty friends! 
Irit is here again and this is my Anything goes with parchment project.
I know that it's not a regular parchment, but kind of a stamped one, but this is the beauty of Sweet Stamps! You can make a faux parchment using SS most gorgeous White Dye ink and any of those deep etched stamps, even acrylic ones.
So here is my card, all made from vellum with cardstock base only.

The new June released  ATC Backgrounds #3  were stamped with white ink over the vellum and heat embossed with Fine white Embossing powder.
Then I cut this background piece and layered it over red cardstock.
Then I stamped one single border from new June released  Sketched Floral borders  set  several times , again  with white ink and white powder  and punched a circle of those flowers to become my focal stamped point.

Everything else are just a die cut sentiment and some small embellishments: red pearls, a sticker and three real head pins  in great pink colors.

I hope you like my faux parchment card and our SS new release. Please join us in this month Parchment challenge and you can win some great goodies too.
See you in two weeks with more SS inspiration.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Love you tag

Made with Tando Creative flowers, Die Versions background, border  and words  die, MME papers and Faber Castell DMC Gelatos- this tag was already web published in SG Create web magazine .

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

CHF XMAS in July challenge

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to our new Cornish Heritage Farms challenge. This time  the challenge is to make Xmas  project with Thomas Kinkade stamps from CHF.  Hard one as I really don't have any Xmas supplies in July and can't buy any here in Israel (usually I order some to make cards for my friends around the world, but not in July...). So I decided to move to Winter Holidays general card and made
this " It's cold outside" winter card with TK gorgeous stamp  Streams of Living Water, stamped with blue distress ink with a touch of outer water coloring with Gelatos and a touch of stickles over the stamped image. It screams winter and I really like the outcome. Hope you like it too. So easy and fast and fancy: just one stamp, one ink and a good pressure. Nothing more.

Now it's your turn to show us your skills with big scene stamps from TK at CHF.http://cornishheritagefarms.blogspot.co.il/

 And now you are invited to visit all other CHF designers blogs with much more gorgeous inspiration
Cornish Heritage Farms Blog - http://cornishheritagefarms.blogspot.com
Frances Byrne (Design Team Co-ordinator) - http://stampowl.blogspot.com
Kristine Reynolds - http://stampingandscrapingincalifornia.blogspot.com
Steph Ackerman - http://stephaniescraps.blogspot.com/ 
Amber Hillman - http://ambersantics.blogspot.com
Ann Marie Saunders - http://cre8nart.blogspot.com
Irit Shalom - http://iritshalom.blogspot.co.il
Kelly Santi - http://sandcastlestamper.blogspot.com
Maureen Russell - http://maureensmagic.blogspot.com

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Oak House Studio One stamp event

Hello my dear crafty friends!
Today I want to share  something totally different from my usual design work: 3 cards made for an event I was invited to take a part.
Oak  House Studio is an UK based stamp company and  sometimes they have this One stamp event. Everyone is invited to get a same stamp and to show the different ways of using this stamp.
I was sent this lovely heart shaped Walesby Heart small   stamp and to take part it this event.
My first thought was to make 3d embellishments such as flowers or  butterflies using the hear shape. But due the  late shipping and the massive rockets  attack in our country I just had time to make a card.
But then I decided to make a few of them and to show you how the very same stamp can be used in 3 different styles.
The first card was made with my usual resist emboss and watercolor love: the stamp was stamped with white ink, heat embossed with white powder and painted with a mix of rainbow Gelatos.The central piece is a same stamp , stamped over vellum three times and made to this 3d heart embellishment.

 After cutting the piece to a card shape I had a leftover piece and had a blast: make another card and this time make it clean and simple one layer card. This is how the second card was born.

But then I still had some spare, between attacks and running to the shelter room, time and made another card and this time  in black and white elegant style with one single heart stamped and heat embossed in gold.

As you can see this lovely stamp works great in all possible style (sorry I don't have time to make it in shabby/vintage or dark industrial style, but it's sure possible). And who knows- as the event is for 2 whole days I maybe can do something more with the same stamp.
You are invited to see what we created for the event and even to take part in the next event with a different stamp.
 I enter those firswt 2 projects to Craft stamper emboss resist challenge

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Happy Birthday with Inspired by Stamping

Hello my dear crafty friends! Today I am going to show you a fast , but lovely Birthday card made with 2 distress inks,  two stamps and a lot of inky fingers.
I made a die cut chipboard base for this card with a die and inked it with just 2 distress ink colors(the greens are from mixing blue and yellow). Then I stamped this gorgeous IBS flowers image with black permanent ink and inked the stamped image above with the same inks.

The sentiment was stamped  over IBS die cut banner and I just added a few crystals and pearls to make it glorious. As the last touch  some glitter glue was added over the  flower images to add some texture.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Mixed Media card tutorial with Inspired by Stamping

Hello my dear crafty friends ! Today I am going to show you a fast and trendy Mixed Media card tutorial.
 As most of you know lately I am deep into this Mixed Media techniques and  Mixed Media cards are no the exception. You don't need to be afraid of those " Mixed Media" words. It's just some different from  inks and  markers , but not so much different after all.
Sometimes I  get those delicious sentiment stamps with words like sunshine, stars etc, but don''t have any  image stamps that fit the subject. As I do own some stencils that fit the subjects I would use them here and will show you how easy  Mixed Media card can be done.

1. Step one : make flat and free of mediums space for the sentiment die cut.
Die cut the shape you want to use for your sentiment and adhere it with some non permanent glue on the place you want it to be on your card.

2. Step two:make your textured background
Now  adhere your stencil over the glued sentiment spot.

Mix a bit of texture paste with s bit of mist or any other fluid paint and add it over your stencil. Peel the stencil off and let it dry. Peel the sentiment spot off when it's totally dry.

Actually your backgound is done, but you can add some more interest to this background with a few modifications.
a. Mist your dry background with a light mist in the close to basic colors.
b. Add some embossing powder in the close to basic colors to the wet paste  and heat emboss the wet paste to get this lovely and interesting texture I got on my final project.

Step three and final:
Die cut another sentiment spot (oval in my case) , stamp the sentiment and ink the edges. Glue the  sentiment die cut in the flat space left with 3d glue foam . Make the basic card and glue the front panel over it.

And just to show you how easy and versatile this technique is I made another card, this time using this lovely " Stars" sentiment and  using star pattern stencil. This time I used another IBS die, but it is just the same technique (this time with a lot of misting over the dry background)

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