Monday, September 26, 2016
I stamped just the outline flower and leaf from Beautiful Day in the lighter color of Altenew pink and green inks. Then I colored in the images with Copic markers.
The background is the Beautiful Day leaf gold embossed.
I used gold Stickles and gold twine to continue with the gold color on the card.
Sunday, September 25, 2016
It's been almost 6 weeks since my shoulder-replacement surgery. I have been so dependent and so indebted to my friends, my family and especially my husband for helping me through this. I can't drive or even fasten my own seat belt! I'm a one-armed disaster in the kitchen! I have cabin fever and need to be around people. So this card is for those who have driven me, given me food, come to help me with my stamp room, given me books, cards and called to check on me.
Pattern Paper and Dies by Lawn Fawn
Critters by Simon Says Stamp and MFT
Thursday, September 22, 2016
I could not have done this without the help of Jan Woods and her two good arms.
I hope to tackle my other stamps once I am totally healed and strong again. Both the healing and doing my other stamps will be a long, slow process!
I watched many YouTube videos and combined several different people's ideas to create my own storage solution.
1) First I organized my stamps in groups approximately the size of an Ellen Hutson Storage Envelope. They are 5 1/2 x 7 3/8. After doing some research I selected theses because they are of a nice heavy plastic and have a tuck flap.
2) I removed the rubber from the wood. Sometimes it pulls off very easily. Sometimes I put the stubborn ones in the microwave for 15 seconds then they pulled off easily. Occasionally the rubber pulled off the backing and I had to remount the bare rubber on Cling Foam from Crafters Companion. This can be cut with Tim Holtz Tonic Scissors or cut like butter with a HotKnife which is an electric Xacto knife.
Sometimes I needed to put a thin, smooth layer of Aleene's Tack-It Over & Over to the foam to reactive the stickiness on older stamps.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Explosion boxes were taught at my Paper Crafters' club. This was my first explosion box! I will be making many more, especially when I have two hands to work with!
Friday, August 12, 2016
Stamps from MFT are fussy cut and colored with Copics. The hill and grass dies are from Memory Box. The background is a technique taught in Creative Chemistry 103. The sky is inked in Distress ink. I made a stencil using Spellbinders dies which resemble clouds. I put it over the two layers of blue Distress Ink and wiped away the first layer of Distress Ink with Baby Wipes.