Let it Be

Cornelia Wenokor Blog 2 Comments

Hi Everyone,

Cornelia here today with a card, using this beautiful set called  Let it Be

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This is the set:

Don’t you love the chevron butterfly? I sure do!

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I first heat embossed it in gold and then stamped it in black and fuzzy cut it.

I water colored around the edges of the butterfly. Let it dry and added black splatters. Wrapped gold embroidery thread around the black butterflies waist and mounted it with a thin strip of foam tape for extra dimension.

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I hope you liked this! Thanks for visiting!

Happy Stamping!

Oh Hello

Debra Davison Blog 1 Comment

Deb here with my June card. Summery weather makes me think of bright colors and that is what inspired this card.

 

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  • All paper is from the Everyday paper pad by American Crafts. It is a 6×6 pad and one of the pages has cool squares of florals and words that match the other papers in the pad.
  •  Memories India Black Ink was used to stamp the coffee cup on a piece of patterned paper, which I then fussy-cut. The bird was stamped on a piece of wood grain paper to be used as the background of the card.
  • I positioned and adhered the coffee cup at the bottom of the twig/bird image.
  • 3 small square images were adhered with foam dimensionals,
  • A strip of pink glitter washi was placed on the lower right side of the card.
  • Several colorful Basic Grey Candy Buttons were placed in the top right corner to complete the card.
  • Stamp sets used were Best of Birds and Funny Coffee .

Funny Coffee              Best of birds web

Thank you for visiting the SSD blog. I hope my card has brightened your day..

 

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Debra Davison/ Stamp Tramp

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Funny Coffee

Cornelia Wenokor Blog 1 Comment

Hi Everyone,

Cornelia here today with my card for May, using this fun set called Funny Coffee

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There is a lot of great images in this set and really fun sentiments:

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I colored the coffee cup with water brush pens and fuzzy cut it. The sentiment on the second cup is from Dandelions Dreams. I stamped the coffee rings.  I then repeatedly stamped the “Happy Birthday” as background in Versamark ink and heat embossed it. Added the “spills” with a Tim Holtz stencil.  Added a thin strip of PP on the bottom.

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I hope you liked this! Thanks for visiting!

Happy Stamping!

Elephant ATC

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Hi there,

it’s Tanja here and I created this fun ATC for you:

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  • in one of my previous posts I explained how I created the background for several ATCs
  • choose one of them
  • stamp the fabulous elephant from the Skipping Stones Design Elephant End set with Black India Ink onto a book page and mute the letters with some gesso
  • outline the image with a black PITT Artist Pen
  • color the image with Distress Markers (Hickory Smoke, Tattered Rose) and a damp watercolor brush
  • add some scribbly circles to the right side of the ATC with the Pico Embellisher (Electric Pink)
  • color the edges with Distress Crayon (Picked Raspberry)
  • add the sentiment using stickers

If you want to share your SSD creations with us on social media, use #skippingstonesdesign and if you upload to Splitcoaststampers use the key words SSD and skippingstonedesign.

I hope you got inspired.

Yours,

 

Hope Happens

Debra Davison Blog 2 Comments

Deb Davison with my SSD post for May :

HOPE is the feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen. It could be something as simple as hoping that the cafeteria is serving taco salad for lunch today. Or it could be hoping for strength when waiting for test results, facing an illness or dealing with a struggle in your life. I am involved in several letter writing / postcard groups and I send large amounts of mail to friends far and wide. The stamp set that I used for these clean and simple cards is one of my favorites. It only takes a moment to send a few words of hope to a friend or co-worker or acquaintance.  Hope happens when you reach out to someone and let them know that they are not alone.

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  • I started with a Project Life “Charming” edition Core Kit that I found on clearance at Hobby Lobby. I love to use journaling cards as background paper for stamped images. These cards have enough blank space for either a note or inspirational quote, if you would like to add one.
  • I used several different card bases – some were Ombre, others were embossed or wood-grain. Several of the journaling cards were placed at an angle and others centered on the cards.
  • A butterfly was stapled to the upper right corner of one of the cards before it was adhered to the base.
  • All Cancer Schmancer images were stamped with Memories India Black Ink . My Bazzill Marathon Tape Runner was used to adhere the journaling cards to the card bases.

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I hope that you enjoyed my cards for today. These are an easy way to create a quick card for any occasion and this Journaling card kit that I used today has 576 cards included. I usually place a coordinating blank card inside to write a note on. The options are endless. Send a little bit of hope in an envelope today !!

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Cancer Schmancer

Debra Davison/ Stamp Tramp

Debra Davison/ Stamp Tramp

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IMAGINE A WORD OF POSSIBILITIES

IMAGINE A WORD OF POSSIBILITIES

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Hello crafty friends, Martha Lucia here to share with you a card that I made just for you!!!

Imagine Stamp Set from Skipping Stones is one of my favorites and I decided to use it for my today’s card. It is a CAS model but I love this combination of colors and style. Take a look at my card:

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  • The base of my card is Whisper White card stock and I created an inked or masking area using post it. I used classic ink and not distress inks as usual to have other option of colors. I used Melon Mambo, Rich Razzeberry and Elegant Eggplant and applied the ink with a sponge to obtain a perfect blending of colors. IMAGINE A WORD OF POSSIBILITIES
  • Then in a separate piece of card stock Whisper White, I stamped the Imagine of one of the beautiful birds included on the stamp set Imagine using Versafine Onix and fussy cut with my scissors.
  • Using the MISTI, I stamped the sentiment along of the border using Versafine Onix .
  • I decorated the border with a black and white designer paper and pasted the bird with dimensionals.
  • As final touch, I added two drops next to the sentiment using Novu Crystal Drosp Gloss – Crushed Grape.

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Easy and beautiful, don’t you think?

Skipping Stones has a lot of stamp sets that can be used to re-create this idea, just Imagine different colors or different events and you will happy to take a moment to make your card!!!

See you soon!!!!

Martha Lucia

A Dog’s Philosophy

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Hi Everyone,

Cornelia here today with a card, using this fun set called Dogs Volume #1

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There is a lot of great images in this set and really fun sentiments:

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I colored the images with water brush pens and added some “ground” to the dog and hydrant. Added a thin strip of PP on the left side.

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I hope you liked this! Thanks for visiting!

Happy Stamping!

Easter Cup

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Hi there,

it’s Tanja here and I would like to show you this Easter Card:

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  • stamp the cup without the flowers from the Skipping Stones Design Coffee Volume #2 stamp set with Versafine (Vintage Sepia) onto a stitched panel of watercolor paper
  • stamp the bunny from the Skipping Stones Design Gray Hares set onto the cup and add some dots with a dark sepia PITT Artist Pen
  • stamp the sentiment from the same stamp set with the same brown ink
  • color the image with Daniel Smith watercolors
  • add turquoise splatters
  • add a strip of brown and turquoise cardstock to the left side of the panel before adhering it to a white cardbase

If you want to share your SSD creations with us on social media, use #skippingstonesdesign and if you upload to Splitcoaststampers use the key words SSD and skippingstonedesign.

Thanks for stopping by.

Yours,

Thanks For Your Support

Debra Davison Blog 4 Comments

It’s Debra here with  my post for April and I’m using a stamp set that I have been wanting to ink up for quite awhile. I made a card to thank everyone for their support this past week after the loss of my beloved cat, Anna. We had her for 13 years and lost her after a sudden illness. I have always loved cat images, coffee cups, stamp sets, etc.. Now I will just be the crazy cat lady without any cats.. My friends have been amazing and this card is for all of them. I could never thank them enough for their kind words, cards and support. And that’s where this card comes in. I hope you all like it.

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  • I started with a “sprinkle” background card base by Paperlove and adhered a strip of Hazel & Ruby scalloped washi tape along the top edge.
  • The 2 images from Bras #1 were stamped with Memories India Black Ink. The bra/hanger was stamped on Kraft and the sentiment on Neenah Stardust White cardstock . This is my favorite cardstock – it has small colored flecks in the paper and I just love it !!
  • I also stamped the bra on a scrap of pink paper and cut the image out. It was mounted on top of the kraft image using Tombow MONO Aqua Liquid Glue. I used a White PITT Big Brush Pen to highlight the “lace” on the bra, then added a heart-shaped rhinestone. Other coloring was done with a combo of Distress markers and PITT Artist Pens.
  • The sentiment was mounted on a scrap of gold glitter paper, then adhered to the bottom of the card. I popped up the bra image above the sentiment using foam dots.

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Thank you for visiting the SSD blog. I hope you are inspired by my card to create something yourself. Make a card to thank a friend for being there for you. I would need to quit my day job in order to make as many cards as I need to thank ALL of my friends.. I am one lucky gal to have each and every one of them.

 

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Bras #1

Debra Davison/ Stamp Tramp

Debra Davison/ Stamp Tramp

 

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My sweet Anna / 2014-2017

Imagine and Hearty Hello

Imagine and Hearty Hello

Martha Lucia Gomez Blog, Inspiration, Martha Lucia Gomez Hernandez, Stamping Tips Leave a Comment

Hello crafty friends, Martha Lucia here to share with you a technique that I love: Sponging with classic ink. I made this card using two stamp sets from Skipping Stones Designs: Imagine and Hearty Hello. Take a look at my card:

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To create the background of this card I used four different colors of Classic Ink that I applied with jumbo daubers.

First I created a masking area to concentrate the color. I first applied Sky Blue Classic Ink on the left side, then I continued with Marina Mist, Wisteria Wonder and Elegant Eggplant. I applied the ink in circular form with jumbo daubers, just like we would with a blending tools or sponges. Sponging with classic ink is a very fun and simple technique.

Then I stamped at the same time the butterfly from the Imagine stamp set and the Hello word from the Hearty Hello stamp set, both from Skipping Stones, using Versafine Imperial Purple and my Mini Misti.

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With the cross stitched border from Stitched Bordes from Lawn Fawn I cut the top and bottom borders and I pasted the layer directly over the card base. As a final touch I added some tiny dots created with Silver Moondust Glitter Drops from Nuvo Crystal Drops.

This is a very clear and beautiful card and you can change the colors of classic ink and find beautiful combinations that you will love! These two stamp sets come with different images and words that are perfect for this purpose.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope my project inspired you! Sponging with classic Ink is really fun!

See you soon!

Martha Lucia