Monday, December 30, 2013

Chickadee-dee-dee

Hi creative Just For Fun bloggers. Linda here to share a StampTangle Chickadee card with you today. 



 This is a 5 x 7 card (A7). I started by stamping the chickadee onto white cs using black archival ink. Once this was dry, I used colored pencils to spruce him/her up :)  Well, any well-rounded chickadee cannot be seen in public unless he/she is sitting proudly on a branch. I cut several branches from light brown cs using a Memory Box die. Then I added a bit of marking with my trusty colored pencils. The branch the chickadee is standing on is doubled up and offset just slightly. After all, this is quite a plump little chickadee. Guess it takes after me ha,ha,ha.

I wanted the chickadee to look like it was a caged bird so decided to use a Spellbinders lattice die. I cut one from rust cs and grunged it up a bit with brown distress ink. I turned it over to the back and penciled a line to cut out of the center area. I attached the lattice piece onto muted blue cs and then added the branches. This was then popped up onto another cs mat and then onto pewter-colored mirri card to add more light and depth to the card. The chickadee was added last. It was first formed by pushing down into the middle from the back to give some dimension. I added some pop dots in the middle area to make sure the dimension stayed that way, then glued down the tail, beak and feet areas.  Here is a closer look ......




Thanks so much for stopping by today. 
I love feedback from creative artists, so leave any comments below.  

A quick note; this is my last post on the Just For Fun Rubber Stamps blog. I have enjoyed my design team experience with this company and have always enjoyed creating with their stamps.  Just For Fun does lots of shows and if they are ever in your area, don't miss stopping by their booth for great inspiration and great stamps. This was my first design team adventure and it MADE ME create a Blog. Yipppeeeeee! Blog On.... 

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Tis the Season

Hi Stampers!
Celine here, hoping you're able to find some time to relax and enjoy the Season.
Today, I'm sharing another offering from my daughter, Laurel.
We hope you like it!
Just For Fun Rubber Stamps Used:
Cardinal: F3417
4-sided Assorted Motifs: RB7003

Snowflakes, sentiment, holly: hand-drawn

Friday, December 13, 2013

Have a Wonderful Christmas!

Can you believe how quickly this year/month has passed...
only 12 more days till Christmas!
 
Hardly seems possible but it's approaching so fast.
I thought I'd share this card using one of my favorite stamps from JFF...
This cool retro bubble light stamp!
 
 
For this card I stamped the bubble lights on scrap paper, colored, trimmed then mounted over the pine bough which was stamped multiple times.  I added a bit of Stickles glitter to the tips of each candle and then covered each with a layer of Glossy Accents.
 
Finally I stamped the sentiment - Wonderful Christmas to finish it off.
 
Hope you're all enjoying the holiday season...
 
Ink Stained Roni

Friday, December 6, 2013

Joy!

Celine here, with another offering from my pinch-hitter daughter, Laurel.
She loves to stamp, and I'm proud of her for helping me out!
Just For Fun Rubber Stamps Used:
Stamp Tangle Joy Ornament: E3729
Stamp Tangle Border 1: E3706
Sentiment was hand-lettered

Monday, December 2, 2013

Peace

Hi Bloggers. Hope all is well with you and yours.

I have a holiday card to share with you today. This is a new Just For Fun stamp, and it carries on with their StampTangle theme. I hope you like it.

Hmmmm, the colors on the background are not very true. So sorry for this. They look on the orange side but are definitely reds and greens. I used an alcohol background from my stash and ran it through a holiday embossing folder. Then I sanded it a bit to bring out the white of the card stock. Since the background was created on glossy card I stamped the Peace ornament (G3728) on glossy also using Stazon ink. I added color with markers and when dry, added gem and pearl embellishments. 
The ornament is popped up on the background and a bow glue-dotted to the hanger. The strips are glitter tape in white that I went over with the distress tool with distress ink on it. 

This is a nice sized ornament, approx 3 3/4" x 3". 

Thanks for stopping by and "see" you soon.....Linda