I love this Stampin’ Up “Dove of Peace” rubber stamp! For the past holiday season, this was my “go-to” stamp that I just couldn’t resist using. I primarily stamped on white cardstock using either Ranger silver tinsel embossing powder or Recollections gold embossing powder. I think using the metallic is what made the image really come to life. This stamp is so versatile – it looks great using white ink on colored paper or stamping with black ink and coloring it up. After stamping and embossing, I fussy cut the doves out to attach to cards and tags. Silver and gold foil cardstock were used for matting. Although the stamp has a verse on it underneath the dove, which I love, I thought I would keep it simple and just use the image. For the first time in a long time, I didn’t use any Stickles, which is a rare thing for me since I am obsessed with that glitter glue! Here are a few pictures to share with you that I took with my phone. I thought it was best not to take out my 35mm camera since my crafting space was sprinkled with glitter of some sort throughout the holiday season…I hope you’re a having a great new year – Cheers to 2016!
Here is my latest design team project for Eat Cake Graphics. When I first saw this haunted house stamp, I wanted to color the “stripes” on the house the colors of a candy corn…but I decided to go with a violet color instead. It was a simple card, I just stamped, embossed, colored, matted, and attached with pop dots to a card base. I added an orange moon above the roof by punching out a 1″ circle and using the negative paper as a moon “template”. A sponge was used to swirl in the ink color inside the circle. I have a sentiment stamp “Jeepers Creepers” that I think fits the card perfectly. I stamped the sentiment, cut it to size and stapled it on. Stardust Stickles was added for a little bling on the rooftop. And there you have it!
A few years ago a friend of mine gave me a big bag of pinecones. I have been using them to fill a jar at Christmas time since pinecones and poinsettias are my usual decorating theme in December. This year I thought I would change it up by using some of the pinecones as Autumn decor. I have some really pretty, fine, Martha Stewart glitter and glittering glue that I used to add some sparkle to my plain jane bag of pinecones. I’ve glittered a few and I am loving the way it looks!
I came across these pictures that I took last year, and thought I would post them since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. This Stampin’Up stamp set is one of my favorites. It’s called “Greeting Card Kids” and I love that the stamps have a nostalgic look of early twentieth century children’s book illustrations. I think the set is now retired, but it contains back-to-school, Halloween, Valentine’s Day, and Christmas themes. I’m always looking for an excuse to create something with these cute stamps. I have used this stamp for Valentine’s, thank you notes, and thinking of you cards and tags. Have a Happy Valentine’s Day and send someone you love a card!
Yes, I know it’s December and I should be posting some pretty Christmas cards, but I couldn’t resist showing you this fun wicked witch! I made a few Halloween cards using the “Wicked” stamp set from Close to my Heart. I stamped the witch on solid paper, on vintage sheet music, and on patterned paper and I loved the way she turned out on all of them. And… I love the sentiment too! Stay tuned for some holiday cards & tags to be posted soon. Thanks for looking!