There was a Mini Virtual Stamp Night at Splitcoaststampers Friday night, so I made this card for one of the challenges.
This DoodleFactory Tropics set is just too funny and it fit perfectly for the Pirate theme of the VSN!
MAY11VSNMINI2 challenge at Splitcoaststampers
I just had to ink up this recent DoodleFactory set “Arctic” from Starving Artistamps for a couple reasons.
1. It’s been flippin’ cold out and even though it hasn’t snowed, it sure has been colder for a longer period of time since I moved here.
2. The Winter Olympics are on in Vancouver!
3. I wanted to join a card swap on FL Stampers where the theme was “winter scene”. Do you think this qualifies??
I’ve had this stamp from Starving Artistamps for maybe a year now and I just LOVE coloring it with Copic markers! The image is a great size – perfect for the face of a card. I needed a card for a 1:1 swap on Florida Stampers, so this is it!
I stamped the image with Memento Black ink then proceeded to color with R85, Rose Red. The center was done using YG00, Mimosa Yellow and the outline was W3 Warm Gray. The stamens were detailed with Brown Flower Soft. The yellow was then finished off with a glue pen and Crystal glitter from P K Glitz.
One of my goals for the year is to stockpile cards to use throughout the whole year. Soooooo, I’ve been using different sketches here and there to use to create these cards. Oh, I’m trying to also use some scraps and other tools that I may have not used yet. This card uses both scraps from a BasicGrey Indian Summer collection card class and some Spellbinders dies that I hadn’t used yet. I was also able to use some stitch stamps that I hadn’t used in awhile, remember those??
For this card, I die cut the bird out of P K Glitz‘ Sticky Paper and glittered it with different colors. I like the soft feel to the card and can’t wait to use it!
BasicGrey Indian Summer Collection patterned paper
P K Glitz Sticky Paper, Glitter Glitz and sketch
Ippity sentiment stamp and Starving Artistamps stitch stamps
I wanted to give a big shout-out to Tracey at Starving Artistamps. If you ever need DoodleFactory, horse, nature, flower, ocean, background or practically any kinds of red rubber unmounted stamps, check out
for great quality and great deals. You’ve seen many of my stamped projects include her images and you’ll continue to see them since I love them so much!
Thank you Tracey!
A couple weeks ago or so, I posted some cards using the Starving Artistamps Nativity set. I was playing with the set again this weekend and had a lot of fun!
One thing I really wanted to bring into the cards was color. The images on this sheet really lend themselves to making a scene – basically bringing the individual images together so they look like they make one. I was really amazed at the different stamps and how well they mixed and matched – totally fun!
Each card used only Ranger’s Adirondack Dye Inks with just a little Copic coloring on the faces and some Ritzy Ditzy Glitz Spray as a final touch. Here’s how I made the cards below:
1. Stamp the image using dye ink.
2. Using a water-filled brush, pick up ink from the dye ink pad and color the image.
3. After the coloring is complete, use a Duster Brush (similar to a stipple brush but much looser. A stipple brush will work, just watch the amount of ink you pick up with it) to add ink to the large areas around the stamped images.
4. Spray with Ritzy Ditzy Glitz.
5. Trim if needed and adhere to mat and card front. Voila!
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I couldn’t resist working more with those cute robots and aliens from the DoodleFactory’s Final Frontier available at Starving Artistamps. I pulled out some Tinkering Ink Blur paper which just seemed to work so well with this set. Bright colors, funky patterns and a of bit techno twist = perfecto!
The ATC that I did a week or so ago turned into the first card. BasicGrey’s Skate shoppe was the background serving Mr. Roboto quite well!
The rest of the cards used Tinkering Ink’s Blur line (boohoo that Tinkering Ink is no longer) and Prism cardstock for the card bases. Their cardstock colors always matched TI’s paper patterns SO well!!
I hope you like them!
Do you remember that song from Styx? Ok, maybe I’m dating myself, but it was such a catchy song in a sort of mechanical way?? 😀
Here’s a simple ATC using all metallic embossing powders from P K Glitz – Gold, Silver Max and Not So Rusted Penny to be exact. All gorgeous colors and too cute for my Mr. Roboto.
Imaginisce patterned paper
Starving Artistamps DoodleFactory Final Frontier
P K Glitz embossing powder