Posted on October 30, 2009 by creativeunblock
These birds aren’t very scary, but they sure are cute! I love this Halloween stamp from Inkadinkado. I got it last year, but it was too late for Halloween cards. So today I am putting it up right on time!
(Tree branch by Stampscapes; flower by Prima; gem by Hero Arts.)
And because one card is just not enough to make a decent post, here is a simple Thanksgiving effort:
This pretty stamp (Hero Arts — I think it is discontinued) was stamped and embossed in black. I stamped it on a panel that was already dry embossed (see the pretty edge?) I used Sparkling H2O in gold and copper on the wheat. Too bad you can’t see the subtle shine. I edged the white section in copper metallic marker and mounted it on dark green then peach.
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Posted on October 20, 2009 by creativeunblock
I think it’s time to splurge and get a new embossing pad:
This pad must be 15 years old. It was one of the first ink pads I bought when I started stamping. It has finally started to deteriorate.
I finally broke down and bought a new pad — a VersaMark pad this time. A new pad for a Fabulous Finds Friday! Let’s break in the new pad with a quick card:
This is recycled card stock — it’s a piece I saved from …. uh, something! Found it on my (messy) desk, along with green and pink scraps. I stamped and embossed the flower (Hero Arts) on the pink, cut the leaves using a Sizzix die and stamped and embossed Enjoy (Hero Arts). Wow, so quick!
Now I must force myself to throw away the old pad….
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Posted on October 16, 2009 by creativeunblock
Cleaning off my desk is a good thing! I found a few random images and decided it was easier to put them on a card than to try to find a place to store them.
To make a suitable resting place for the two butterflies (which were cut and embossed using a Cuttlebug set), I simply ran my plain white card through the Cuttlebug text embossing folder, attached the butterflies with dimensional foam, stuck on a sentiment (Hero Arts) and … done!
I had already layered the four pretty birds (Crafty Individuals) on a piece of black scrap cardstock, so all I needed to do here was stamp a quick background (flourish by Hero Arts) and add the sentiment (discontinued Hero Arts stamp, but I love it!).
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Posted on October 9, 2009 by creativeunblock
Borders add such a nice touch to a card — especially when they are already cut for you. I’ve been a big fan of Bazzill Paper’s “Just the Edge” cardstock strips, and now they’ve gotten even better by using a dotted swiss cardstock.
Here’s a card made using the flower border:
(Dotted swiss background stamp, gemstones by Hero Arts; ruffled butterfly by Stampendous! Bit of glitter on wings is diamond Ice Stickles by Ranger.)
More Bazzill borders:
(images by Artistic Outpost)
For more info, go to www.bazzillbasics.com
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