Saturday, October 4, 2014

Sweet Posies Cling Stamps

So excited that I got to play again in the October Release Blog Hop! Here are the two projects I made with the JustRite® Sweet Posies Cling Stamps and the Sweet Vines Cling Background Stamp.

For this project I used the Exact cut SVG file from the Sweet Posies SVG Digital Downloads file. It made this project so easy. Of course I cut enough images to fill an entire 8 1/2" x 11" sheet. I even stamped more than enough so I can have a few handy images of another project. After stamping the flowers and butterfly in black ink I colored the images with my markers.


For the background I inked it with two ink pads. It gave it a mixed ink look in some spots. I wanted something with texture for the insert. I grabbed a piece of burlap and glued it to the underside of the Spellbinders Die Template (S5-147 Resplendent Rectangles). Then I used even the negative space around the pop up dots to adhere the piece to my card background. (I can't stand to throw craft supplies away.)

I tied a big deep purple ribbon for an anchor spot on the card front. The thin white string was pulled from the burlap. I need a bit of glitter on the card. I may go back and add that before I send this on.

Here is the second project I made with the Sweet Vines Cling Background Stamp. I used the Shabby Chic Autumn Leaves SVG Digital Download Exact Cut file to cut the leaves. Then I inked the Sweet Vines stamp with multiple ink pads to get some interesting colors. Then all that was left was to glue them down. I added the copper swirls (leftover Christmas Ornament hooks) to add a bit of whimsy.

Hope you enjoyed your stop along the hop. I can't wait for you to see what the other designers have created. They are beautiful!

Don't forget the JustRite® Christmas Sale is still going on! You can save 20-40% on all JustRite® Christmas stamps!

Happy Stamping!
Grace & Peace,

Friday, October 3, 2014

Mums Cling Stamps

Mums are some of my favorite flowers. They are such sunny spots of color amid the beautiful fall colors. I am excited to introduce two of my new stamp sets from the October Release. Mums Cling Stamps and Crackle Cling Background Stamp.

Before we get into the card I just have to share with you the Christmas Sale going on at JustRite®! All of the Christmas stamps are 20-40% off! This is a great time to start making Christmas cards for your family and friends. 

Here are the JustRite® Stamps that I used to create this card. Mums Cling Stamps and Crackle Cling Background Stamp are part of the October Release. The other sets are some of my favorites. The canning jar from the Baking Antique Tags One made the perfect vase for the mums. Of course I needed a ribbon banner to wrap around the jar! The Timely Banners Clear Stamps were perfect for this. I also wanted a doily under the jar. The JustRite® Doily One Cling stamp was just the right touch.



My super power is NOT fussy cutting! So to speed things up I used the SVG Digital Downloads for the stamps. 

For the Jar I used the offset SVG Baking Antique Tags One Digital Download cut and stamped it with the London Fog ink. I shaded it with Copic markers to look like tinted glass. The banner was stamped with brown. I sliced the banner along the line to allow for part of the banner to look like it sat behind the jar. The doily was stamped on the SVG Doily One Digital Download exact cut in brown.

For the background I used the Crackle Cling Background Stamp. I stamped it in orange and also in brown. 

To color the mums I left them whole. Then after coloring I cut the flower tops off. Then the leaves to give me tiny bunches of leaves to insert in the bouquet.

Thanks for sopping by. Hope you enjoy the rest of the hop!

Happy stamping!
Grace & Peace,

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Bokeh Time Clear Stamps

Have you been wondering what "bokeh" is?

Here is an edited definite from wikipedia: In photography, the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens.

I have been seeing the bokeh technique all over. We thought it would be fun to bring it to stamping too! Here are my Bokeh Time Clear Stamp cards. Both cards use the same techniques. 

These cards were so easy to make. I used three Memento ink colors. My desire was to have it look very out of focus so the emphasis could be on the words and the hearts. To achieve this I started with the Bokeh Polka Dots Cling Background Stamp. I used an ink dauber and a cotton ball to apply the ink to the stamp. I then used the dauber and the cotton ball to apply more ink to the outer edges of the stamped area. Below is what the entire sheet looked like before I trimmed it.



To stamp the words and the hearts I again used the 2 inks. I inked the lighter green color first then added a bit of blue to get a mix of colors. I liked it that the inks had the same bokeh feel. After I stamped the words in blue I stamped it a second time in the green. It was easy to align the clear stamp with the first stamped image. 

The gems and sequence were used to make it look like bright spots of light.

Here are some other color combinations that I played with. Each one looked so different. Love the Bokeh stamps. I stamped in one color. Then re-inked with a second color and rotated the stamp. I love the depth it gives.

I can't wait for you to see what the other gals have made too! They have such beautiful projects.

Amy Tedder   <--You are here!

Hope you enjoyed the cards. Happy stamping!

Grace & Peace,