Hello everyone! Join me over on the myStamp BOX blog today. Today I'm featuring the "Floating Leaves" stamp set! This will be LAST official post with the mSB team as I leaving the team to pursue other creating adventures!
Here's a little sneak peek of my creations showcasing this wonderful stamp set...
So come on over to the myStamp BOXblog today and check out my final post!!!
Howdy everyone! Tuesday again and time to play with more Flourishes stamps! Time for another fabulous FlourishesTimeless Tuesday Challenge.
For this week's challenge Maki has challenged us to create a project that is fall themed (FTTC188)! I have to tell you... fall is my favourite time of the year and I'm always inspired by its beautiful colour palette of brilliant reds, lush oranges, sunny yellows and rich browns! So today I thought I'd share something other than a card... it's a magic box (just like a mini Explosion box!)!!!
Inside I tried to create a little autumn garden oasis. For my garden plants, I used ferns from the "Ferns & Fiddles" stamp set and other greenery from the retired "Herbs" stamp collection. I used both Memento "Rich Cocoa" ink and "Desert Sand" ink to create a feeling of depth in my little garden.
To make it look as though my beautiful butterflies were in mid air, I glued them to narrow strips of Flourishes Clear Cover Cardstock. Voila! Three fluttering beauties!
Bottom Box Detail
And for the final panel at the bottom of my box, I used the "Medallion Motif" stamp set - which included the decorative medallion and the central sentiment as well.
Take a peek at what my fellow Timeless Tuesday designers have created
for today's fall themed challenge…
Hello everyone! Hope your week is going great. Today over on the myStamp BOXblog, the Design Team and I are all talking about...
For my project this month, I wanted to showcase one of my favourite mSB stamp sets, Tall Outlines I & II. One of the reasons why I love these stamps sets, is that they are LARGE and empty (in other words... you can stamp inside them)!
Here is a close up of the inside of my alpha detail. I used the tiny snowflake stamp from the "Let It Snow!" stamp set. And those pretty little boughs are from the "Holiday Monkey" stamp set.
I added a little bit of Glossy Accents to the odd embossed holly berry and some glitter to the boughs.
Come on out and check out the BLOG what the rest of my fellow Design Team members have created using ALPHABETS.
Supplies: stamps: myStamp BOX cardstock: Flourishes Classic White die cut shapes: Spellbinders inks: Memento, Copic, Ranger, Stampin' Up! accessories: Martha Stewart glitter
Happy Tuesday everyone!!! Welcome to the this week's Timeless Tuesday challenge! It's my turn to post the challenge over on the Flourishes blog and so I had to go with my favourite kind of challenge... it's a SKETCH challenge! WOOHOO!
I chose to rotate the sketch and use it on it's side. You can also choose to rotate or flip-flop this week's sketch. Here is my card creation using my sketch this week... JOY by Allison Cope
For my card this week I used the amazing "Rejoice" 123 Create Kit.
This kit is jammed packed full of gorgeous card making items; stunning
6x6 patterned papers, 3 types of coordinating ribbons, some wonderful
silver twine, some super cute banner pins and some stunning snowflake
charms! This kit is a MUST HAVE everyone!!!
I wanted to share with you today how I created my focal image. Here's a step by step tutorial on how I created it.
Creating a Cracked Glass Effect
I stamped my "JOY" image on FlourishesClassic Ivory Cardstock using Memento "Rich Cocoa" ink. Then I coloured my image with Copics and added Ranger Distress inks along the edge of my image.
I then inked up the entire image with Versamark ink and covered it in UTEE (ultra thick embossing enamel). I set the UTEE with a heat gun. I added a bit of clear glitter to the hot, wet UTEE so it would embed it's self into the layer.
Repeat step 2 twice more to achieve a thick layer of UTEE. Allow to cool and harden.
Once the UTEE has hardened, I bent the image to create cracks. Try and bend it in multiple directions to get cracks running in all different directions.
I then wiped dark ink across the UTEE layer to get ink to drop into the cracks. Once you are happy with the level of ink in the cracks, wipe any access ink off of the surface of your image with a paper towel.
I hope this inspires you to pull out your UTEE and create!
Thanks for joining us this week! Make sure to check out all of our fabulous designers and also Guest Designer for September:
are looking for new Designers to join our team. If you are enthusiastic
about our stamps, love to stamp, are a good team player, and know a
thing or two about blogging, you are the right match for us! We are
interested in designers with a variety of styles who can creatively
showcase myStamp BOX designs in their layouts, cards, altered art and
other projects. No previous design team experience is necessary.
International applicants are welcome to apply. Our Term is 6 months from November 1st, 2012 to April 30th, 2013.
* 4 projects per month
* 1 blog entry per month including good quality photos of a project and instructions/tutorial
* Upload all projects to the myStamp BOX website gallery and other online galleries
* Submit at least 2 projects per term for submission to print magazines of your choice
* Occasionally help with additional design opportunities – new stamp sets, classes, etc.
* make myStamp BOX the only stamping company you design for during this term
*bio and picture on the website, with links to your blog
*a starter kit of stamp sets and additional stamp sets throughout your term
*other free scrapbooking supplies from product partners as they become available
*30% discount on purchased myStamp BOX stamps during your term Please include in your application:
*personal information (your name, address)
*a short paragraph about yourself and why you think you’d be a good fit for myStamp BOX.
*link to your blog and gallery
*3-5 examples of your work showcasing your stamping ability and style
call ends Friday, September 28, 2012. Our new team of designers will
be announced here on the blog on Monday, October 1, 2012.
For this last noon-time challenge, your card just has to be a little on the rugged side. Use faux leather, "lasso" in some fun trim or give your creation a distressed look -- you choose. Just make sure your card is worthy of the wild west!
Here's my wild-side card...
For my card today, I used the amazing September "Rejoice" 123 Create Kit! Look at all those glorious papers and embellishments! Make sure you get your hands on one of these as I know they'll go FAST!
Here's a little close up of my horseshoe detail. The image is from the newest release, "Cowboy Christmas". I used a variety of grey, brown and light green Copic markers to achieve the "rusty metal" look.
Make sure you check out the Senior Design team and their "Cowboy Christmas" creations. Click HERE for all the links!
Supplies: stamps: Flourishes (Cowboy Christmas) cardstock: Flourishes Classic White patterned papers: Flourishes 123 Create Kit inks: Memento, Ranger, Copic accessories: Flourishes 123 Create Kit, plus a wooden button.
Howdy everyone! Welcome to the first of 2 noontime challenges for Flourishes! Check out the Flourishes blog tomorrow for the second and final challenge.
Today's challenge is...
You've heard the popular Christmas song lyrics -
"Tiny tots, with their eyes all aglow will find it hard to sleep tonight!"
So, get those tykes in the Christmas spirit with a card... just for them! That's right, make this creation all about the children in your lives!
So for my first card, I wanted to create an interactive card. I mean what child wouldn't appreciate a card that has moving parts!?! So I created this spinner card...
Supplies: stamps, Flourishes (Sweets of the Season); cardstock, Flourishes Classic Ivory cardstock, Bazzill; patterned papers, ribbons, gems, Flourishes 123 Create Kit; inks, Copic, Memento; die cut shapes, Spellbinders.
As you can see from the image above, my 2 little gingerbread people from the "Sweets of the Season" stamp set can actually move. The can move freely around the central greeting of my card.
Here's a close up of the penny mechanism that allows the gingerbread people to move and rotate. If you'd like to make a spinner card, you visit Splitcoaststampers for their spinner card tutorial HERE. I used the basic concept but made my spinner opening an endless circle.
For both of card creations today I have used the newly released September 123 Create Kit! This month's kit is packed full of amazing papers, cool embellishments and fabulous ribbons! Why not check it out!
For my final card I thought going with a traditional shape on a card might be perfect for a child. So I die cut a star shape from my Flourishes Classic White cardstock and backed it with strips of the many beautiful patterned papers in the 123 Create Kit. I added a bow and frills using the luscious red ribbon from the kit along with one of the snowflake charms. A few of pretty green gems and my card was complete! My sentiment is from the "Sentimental Christmas" stamp collection and the teeny, tiny subtle snowflakes around the star are from the "Warm Winter Wishes" stamp set.
Bright with Hope
Supplies: stamps, Flourishes (Sentimental Christmas, Warm Winter Wishes, Sweets of the Season); cardstock, Flourishes Classic White Cardstock; patterned papers, ribbons, snowflake charm, gems, Flourishes 123 Create Kit; inks, Versamark, Ranger; die cut shapes, Spellbinders; embossing powder, Stampendous!; other, vellum, thread.
Now's it time to check out what my fellow Design Team members have created for this noon-time challenge..