Sunday, February 17, 2019

Winter Cardinal using Faux Postage Grids

Hello from design team member, Heidi!  Do you know about Just for Fun’s Faux Postage stamps and stencils?  They are made to work together to make some unique stamping projects.  I love any kind of tool that helps me do something different with the stamps I already have, and this definitely is fun and different!

First, I stamped the grid stamp, then I placed the coordinating stencil over top. I sponged light blue distress ink over the stencil and then, with the stencil still in place, stamped a pine branch all around.  The final step for the background was flicking some Perfect Pearls mixed with water over top to add some shine and the idea of snow.

 I decided to use the grid as a representation of a window reflection, and popped my fussy cut cardinal over top.  

You can buy the stamps I used on my card today in the JFF store.  Most are available as Wood Mount, Cling Mount or Unmounted.  Just select your choice before you add it to your cart.  

Pine Branch Sketch Stamp

I hope you have a wonderful day!


Saturday, February 16, 2019

Warm Wishes

Hi! It is April here. I love a cup of hot tea in the evenings when it is frosty outside. So I have been enjoying tea quite a bit lately! I made a card using this neat stamp called Stamptangle Tea.

The cups were colored using Zig markers. The markers have a very pointed tip and are great for coloring the stamptangle stamps. I fussy cut the stamp, added stickles glitter to the "steam" and pop dotted it to the card. I cut a window using the Grand Madison Window die by Memory Box. I made "snow" by using a Versa Mark pen and adding white glitter embossing powder. The blue piece was adhered behind the window and also pop dotted to the card. For the background I ran white card stock through a Sizzix embossing folder. The saying is from the Sentiments 2 unmounted sheet.

Thanks so much for stopping by. We hope to see your wonderful creations in our challenge this month which is to use green, purple and gold on your card. You might even win a gift certificate to the store!

Warm Wishes!

Stampwilly Designs

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Floral Trio Cards

Hi everyone I'm sharing new cards using some great stamps available from the store to create my cards.  

Using one sheet of pattern paper and one sheet of cardstock, I created 3 different floral cards.

The floral paper is double sided with solid green on the reverse side.  To pick up the pink tones, I used a hot pink cardstock.  

I used the following stamps:  Single Flower, If Nothing Changed.., and May Flowers...

While they use the same papers, each card is very different.

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Mardi Gras Fusion!

It's my turn to host the JFF Rubber Stamps monthly challenge and I have a fusion theme for you!

My card features two JFF Stamp images, the Record Background and Music Men!

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Come and join the challenge for a chance to win a gift certificate to shop at JFF Stamps! Click HERE to see more inspiration from the Design Team and link up your Mardi Gras fusion project! I'll look for you at the linky party!

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Bicycle Valentine using Credit Card Swipe Technique and Distress Oxide Inks

Hello from design team member, Heidi!

I have been making some cards using the Credit Card Swipe Technique.  If you need a reminder how to do this, you just use Distress Oxide (or any ink that you can mix water with) and smoosh them on your craft sheet.  Spritz the ink with a touch of water and then pick up the ink with the side of an old credit card, and swipe across your paper. Repeat till you get the look you like.

  I used regular cardstock here and three colors of Distress Oxide inks (Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet).

I then die cut my background and simply stamped a bold Just for Fun silhouette Bicycle image over top with black Versafine Ink.  I added the die cut LOVE sentiment to make a sort of non-traditional Valentine. I like how it turned out!

Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, February 2, 2019

You're So Sweet

Hi! It is April here showing another Valentine card. This little jar stamp is great for making a shaker card! 

I used punched hearts and little red beads inside the shaker. The saying was stamped on a Spellbinders die and pop dotted to the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a very Happy Valentine's Day!