ATSM Challenge # 266

Hi everyone, it's a new challenge on the ATSM blog.

This stamp is from Joy Clair and is perfect for creating any types of cards from birthday to congrats and more.  Keep it masculine with shades of black and brown or add a feminine touch with pink and green.

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Trick or Treat with Sunsational Stamps

Happy Halloween everyone.  Steph Ackerman here with a cute card using the Trick or Treat Set.  This stamp set has 11 stamps for you to create a nice variety of Halloween cards.

I used a masking technique to create my design so it appears the ghosts are hovering over the pumpkin.
The pumpkin was colored with Copic Markers and the image was die cut with Spellbinders dies.

Using an assortment of Halloween papers, I created the card, then added the image on a larger circle before placing it on the card.  Trick or Treat was stamped and added to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.
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Thanks with Crafty Individuals

Hi everyone, I'm on the Topflight blog today using a fun stamp by Crafty Individuals - Inky Borders.  This stamp comes from England.  Looking at this stamps you can easily stamp it as one image as I have done, or stamp the strips individually.

I created a background for the image with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists.

Then I stamped the Inky Borders stamp in black ink directly on the background.

The panel was matted with orange cardstock, placed on 2 additional layers then added to the card.

A flourish was die cut from green cardstock and lightly inked and adhered to a strip of corrugated cardstock.  This was placed across the card and Thanks was placed on top.

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Hello with Skipping Stones Stamps

Hi everyone, it's my turn on the Skipping Stones blog and I've used the Best of Birds stamp set.

I fussy cut around the bird on the branch creating a corner element for my card with Hello just below.  Next, I matted this corner element with black cardstock.  I added a little color to the bird.

The background was embossed with a music folder and lightly inked it to coordinate with the bird.  After matting the panel with cardstock, I wrapped it with Whisker Graphics twine, then added it to the card with foam adhesives.

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Hi everyone, some times you just need to play with your supplies and see what happens.

Using Makin's Clay you can create any size or type of embellishments that add no weight to your card, but add a lot of dimension.

I used white clay in a mod podge mold to create an assortment of elements.  I now have some extra molded pieces that can be used for other projects.

I painted 2 of the frames with Prima Metallique Paints.  While waiting for them to dry, I created my card, inking the top layer before adding it to the card.

I grouped the flower and leaves in the center of the card and added the frames as embellishments.

Congrats was die cut using Spellbinders dies and Whisker Graphics twine was tied around the flower to finish off the card.

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Sweet Baby Cards

I'm on the Rubber Buggy blog today with a pair of Baby Cards. 

I've used the same image from Penny Black stamps and the same papers from the Rossi Belle collection from Prima Marketing - to create both cards.

This baby girl card has shades of pink and red Copic Markers on a pink card.

This baby boy card has shades of blue and yellow Copic Markers on a black card.
Aren't they sweet?

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Happy Thanksgiving

Hi everyone, I'm on the Just For Fun Rubber Stamps Blog today with a Thanksgiving card.

I used one of the newest released stamps - Harvest Bounty.  Love the detailing.  I fussy cut around the image then die cut it, matting it with a larger die. 

The sentiment is from Sentiments 1 and I stamped it on a felt tag which I placed behind the image.

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Love and Friendship

Hi everyone, I'm on the Topflight blog today with a friendship card using stamps from Rubber Dance.

I've been sewing since I was a child and this So Sweet stamp set is so much fun.  I began by creating a card from pink cardstock and tying Whisker Graphics twine around the card.

Then I stamped the pattern randomly about white cardstock.

Next, I inked the panel with varying shades of brown inks to give the panel a vintage look.  For a more vintage appeal, I frayed the edges and matted the panel with brown cardstock.

I stamped the ruler and place it across a large oval and then fussy cut the dress makers dummy, placing it on top with foam adhesives.  The phrase was then added.

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Proxxon Leaves

Hi everyone, I'm on the Proxxon blog today with a new home sign.   It was easily created with the help of some amazing Proxxon Tools.

Using a Walnut Hollow bark edged panel, I sanded it with the Delta Sander.  Then I painted it with Folk Art Color Shift Acrylic Paint  - Yellow Flash.  Once dry, I added streaks of Folk Art Brushed Metal Paint - Silver.

I placed a Plaid Folk Art Stencil - Tropical Leaf Stencil - on the wood then painted leaves in assorted colors of  Folk Art Color Shift Acrylic Paint - Red Flash and Green Flash.

I moved the Leaf Stencil around the wood adding 3 leaves.

Once the sign dried, I used the Bench Drill Press to drill holes in the top edge. 

Using some left over numbers, I painted them with Folk Art Color Shift Paints in Green Flash and Red Flash and glued them to the sign.  Finally, I added some fuzzy trim and hung my sign.

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Joy Clair New Releases

I'm on the Joy Clair blog today using 2 of the newest stamp sets.


I used Faith Quotes and Be Brave for my first card.  Using the MISTI I stamped the feather from the Be Brave stamp set in several colors of ink.  The MISTI makes it easy to stamp several colors and keep the feather aligned at all times.

I matted the feather panel with black cardstock, then wrapped Whisker Graphics twine around the panel.  The panel was then added to a green card with foam adhesives for dimension.  I added a phrase from Faith Quotes   which I stamped in black ink and matted with black cardstock before adding to the card with foam adhesives.

Shine Bright is from the  Salt and the Light stamp set.


I began by cutting strips of cardstock on an angle, then placed them on a cardstock panel so they radiated from one corner.  Each strip was inked before adhering to the panel.  Once adhered, I added embossing powder and heat set.


Using foam adhesives, I added the panel to a black card.  Shine Bright was stamped and die cut, then added to yellow and black die cut circles.  It was also added to the corner of the card with foam adhesives.


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Happy BIrthday with Amazing Cast Products

Hi everyone, I am participating in the Designers Craft Connection blog hop this month and this month we are working with products from Amazing Casting Products and the theme is jewelry.

I had fun working with Amazing Clear Cast Resin and  Alumidust in Deep Purple and Gold.  Alumidust is a fine powder in amazing colors which can be mixed with resin or lightly brushed into molds as I have done.

Next, I poured the resin into the molds and allowed them to cure for approximately 24 hours.  Once cured, the pieces easily popped out of the molds.

I have 2 young ladies with birthdays this month, each with very different tastes.  One loves angels so I created an angel brooch.  The Alumidust is gorgeous on this piece and really brings out the details of the molded angel.

The other loves very simple designs so I created a simple necklace with Whisker Graphics twine and added jump rings to the purple bow.

Please stop by the Designers Craft Connection blog to see all the projects created.

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Happy Thanksgiving

Hi everyone, I'm excited to share that Rinea has paired with Pink and Main this month.  Pink and Main offers amazing products including stamps and coordinating dies.

I have paired Rinea's Ebony/Ebony Star Struck Foiled Paper and Marigold/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper with Pink and Main's Autumn Blessings stamp set and coordinating dies.

I stamped this cute couple and die cut them with the coordinating dies and then colored them with Copic Markers. They are just too cute!

I stamped the pumpkins on the Marigold/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper then die cut them.  Using a Fantastik stick with Ghost Ink, I ran it over the pumpkins to remove some of the color.

The couple was added to an oval die cut from Marigold/Gold Foiled paper and Happy Thanksgiving was stamped on a scrap of foil. 

I loved this set so I decided to make some Thanksgiving place cards.  I stamped Happy Thanksgiving on Gold/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper.

Be sure to stop by the Rinea Blog as well as the Pink and Main Blog to see some amazing creations from the design teams.

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Creating Backgrounds with Rinea Ghost Ink

Hi everyone, I'm on the Rinea Blog today creating some fun backgrounds with Rinea Ghost Ink and Rinea Foiled Papers

I experimented with assorted foiled papers and Joy Clair stamps to create a variety of different backgrounds.  I began by first creating a birthday card.

I stamped the background images with Ghost Ink on Saphire/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper.  Once stamped, I used a baby wipe to remove the color and had this amazing background.

I matted this panel with cardstock, wrapping it with Whisker Graphics twine before adding it to the card.  I added a stamped and colored party girl on top to create a fun birthday card.

For my first Christmas card, I stamped reindeer images on Blush/Blush Star Struck Foiled Paper

Again, I used a baby wipe to remove the color.

I created a top fold card and die cut a circle in the front.  The panel was placed behind the opening which was enhanced with a scalloped border using Silver/Silver Star Struck Foiled Paper.  A sentiment was popped on top.

My next Christmas card uses a pointsettia stamp on Ruby/Ruby Star Struck Foiled Paper.

Again, I used a baby wipe to remove the color and love the effect.

I matted the panel with cardstock and added it to the card with pop dots.  Pearls were placed in the center of each pointsettia and the phrase added between the stamped images.

Ghost Ink has a different effect on the foils, so experiment and see what fun effects you can get.

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