Random Acts of Stamping

Oh, boy, is my desk a mess. It’s time to clean up and make a fresh start. For a cardmaker, cleaning means using up all those bits and pieces left over from other paper projects. What a great way to clean! Here are some Random Acts of Stamping:

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Buried among other bits and pieces was this cool background piece made by rubbing Gelatos (see this post and this post for more info on Gelatos) on water color paper. The big fish is from Rubber Stamp Plantation.

Here’s another card made using random pieces found on my desk.
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The birdcage (a stamp and die set) is from Prickley Pear; the quote is from Hero Arts; the die cut border is a Spellbinders die; the gold paper is, I think, Die Cuts With a View.

There is so much more to clean! Stay tuned….

Aloha! Exotic Images from Rubber Stamp Plantation

I swear I can feel the tropical breeze and smell the pineapples every time I use these stamps from Rubber Stamp Plantation, located in beautiful Hawai’i. I recently received some new images from Plantation owner Debra and have been having a grand time playing. In this post I showed some of the pieces I impatiently stamped. This week I put them together.

This paper, from the Basic Grey Soleil set, fit perfectly with the RSP stamps! The images were both embossed with black. The fruit bowl was colored using Ranger Distress Markers. I added some Liquid Pearl gold dimensional paint to the hearts in the aloha.

Again, the paper is from Basic Grey Soleil; the sentiment from Hero Arts, white embossed on black and cut out with a rectangular die from Lifestyle Crafts. The RSP image was black embossed on a scrap of background paper I made a while ago using Distress Stains on my craft sheet.

Here’s one more (using the same background paper for the RSP image):

And one more….

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Sweet little tags. The food tray (RS Plantation) was embossed in black on a red scrap, cut out, then run through my Xyron “baby X” adhesive machine. I used a stylus to burnish around the edges of the cut out image to avoid getting extra hanging adhesive strings. (All stamped images from Hero Arts; black/white tape from Elmer’s.)

Thanks for stopping by!

Fabulous Finds Friday — Neon Brights

OK, I give up. I tried to resist the neon trend, but I was mesmerized by the brightness, by the sheer joy of the  color. I succumbed… they were too bright and happy to ignore.

As you have probably figured out by now, neons are big. I’m dazzled by the Neon inks from Hero Arts, the neon Zing! embossing powder from American Crafts and neon washi tape.

Don’t they just glow?

So I got some ink pads… and then was too intimidated to use them! After a few attempts to make cards (no, I will not show them. They are now in my scrap pile to be recycled.) I decided to start small, with some gift tags:

(Flower is part of a Hero Arts cling set)

(Chevron stamp from a delicious set by Lawn Fawn. The flowers are by Prima. I bought these a year or so ago because they were on sale. But I rarely used them because the colors were so bright!)

I finally moved on to a card:

Since neons scream tropical, I went to these fun images from Rubber Stamp Plantation. I found that I like using a neutral, especially grey, with the brights. The smiley face was embossed with Zing! orange. (The orange flowers didn’t photograph very well … they are much brighter in reality.)

More during the week. Thanks for coming by!