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Prism

You may remember seeing some “inchies” on here before – the little pieces of 1″x1″ art? Well, the cousin to “inchies” are “twinchies”. I bet you can guess what they are – yes, 2″x2″ pieces of art!

Indeed being double the size of inchies, twinches can accommodate a bit more “stuff”. These are rather simple, but I think would be very cute on a card with a little bit more embellishment by means of ribbon, more patterned paper or bling.

So, I view these as a great starting point!

There are 2 themes here. The green is a March/Clover/St. Patrick’s Day theme. The bunnies are Easter/Spring themed. All have either heat embossing or flocking on them for at least a bit of texture. They’re fun! Oh, you trade them like Artist Trading Cards. I made 3 of each one, so I’ll be receiving 9 back in each theme. Looking forward to it!

Supplies:
Stampin’ Up! stamps
Ranger and Tsukineko inks
P K Glitz embossing powder
Stampendous flocking
Spellbinders dies
Prism cardstock
Karen Foster patterned paper

Ok, I know that’s pretty dang weird, but surprisingly it was the theme for a card swap on Rubber Stamp Chat in February! It was harmless fun and got me to use a dog stamp that I had in my stash for years. It was an opportunity to use this week’s sketch from Card Positioning Systems too!

Supplies:
Prism cardstock
Around the Block patterned paper
Cat’s Pajamas rubber stamps
Ranger embossing ink
P K Glitz embossing powder
CPS sketch #156

I’ve been keeping up with the Monday H{ippity} Hops on my sister site, Andrea’s Stamps, which has been a lot of fun! It’s a great way to try the different sets and make Monday a fun day instead of a yucky back to work day!

All things Ippity happen that day! Below are some of my recent projects using solely Ippity Stamps. There are currently 8 sets available, but in a short 2 weeks, more sets will be revealed! I can’t whisper a peep about them, but they are GORGEOUS! Save some bucks from your tax return to try some Ippity! I’ll be starting all sorts of fun programs over there, so I’ll tune you in here to keep you in the loop.

Thanks for stopping by today! It’s almost the weekend, woohoo!!

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!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Nativity

Nativity

Nativity

Nativity

Nativity

Nativity

Supplies:
Prism cardstock
Ranger Adirondack inks
Judi-kins Duster brushes
Starving Artistamps stamps
P K Glitz Ritzy Ditzy Glitz
Uniball white gel pen
Stampendous white flocking

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!

Final Frontier

Final Frontier

Final Frontier

Final Frontier

Final Frontier

I just got this new sheet of stamps from Heather at Faerie Song Art Stamps. It’s called Mouser-kins! Aren’t they cute?? I’m part way through the sheet trying out each image, so here’s what I have so far.

All the cards use Prism Paper, Spellbinders dies, Copic markers, Ranger inks and P K Glitz Glitter. I’ve also used the CPS144 sketch and some Mojo Monday sketches as a starting point for the card designs.

Mouser-kins4

Glitter Glitz color is Eggplant

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Glitter Glitz color is Lemonade

Mouser-kins2

Glitter Glitz color is Crystal

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Glitter Glitz color is Pink

If you like the sheet as much as I do, Heather has it on special through Nov 30, so take advantage and order it now!

Did you know that October is Adopt a Shelter Dog month? In honor of that, I’m swapping cards with a group on Rubber Stamp Chat (RSC). I got this super cute doggie stamp from Debra at Custer’s Last Stamp and she has a whole bunch of cute brush stroke animals. Thanks Deb!

Shelter Dog Month

Supplies:
Prism cardstock
Around the Block patterned papers
Custer’s Last Stamp doggie
Tsukineko ink
ribbon

I made a fun Halloween card yesterday using the new sketch from Card Positioning Systems #137 AND my new Stamps of Life stamps! I love everything about this month’s stamp set – so versatile and FUN! Great job Stephanie!

Stamps of Life

Supplies:
Prism cardstock
Stamps of Life October set
Ranger embossing ink
PK Glitz embossing powder (Gilded Grape Leaf, Honeycomb & Black EP Max)
White pen, bling & wire

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