Thursday, July 7, 2016

Fine Art Stamp and Handmade Background with Lost Coast Designs

Hello Everyone,
Super busy here with all those things were call, "Life".  Taking a few moments to post a card made with a art/collage type stamp from Lost Coast Designs.  I made a background with spray inks and stamped with Distress inks.  Have a look.


Materials List:
Stamps: Patricia Collage from Lost Coast Designs
Ink: Peacock Feathers and Bundled Sage Distress ink
Spray inks
Stencil
CS: white, aqua, and dark aqua
Wide Satin Aqua Ribbon
Peacock Blue Tulle
Small Pearls


Make It:

  • Make a base card from Aqua CS
  • On white CS, use stencils and spray ink to create background paper--I spray the stencil and then turn it over and spray again to get the diffused look.  Cut a piece to size
  • Stamp Patricia Collage with Bundled Sage on the outside edges of the stamp and Peacock Feathers on the inside area
  • Stamp on White CS
  • Add a layer of dark CS and add to card
  • Wrap tulle around card
  • Tie ribbon in knot and wrap around card
  • Add small pearls


I just love these fine art inspired stamps.  They are so dramatic and make such a nice project. Of course, I love it paired with my favorite color - aqua.  Thanks for dropping in today.  I hope you have a super day.
Karen

CAS Card with Technique Junkies Art Stamp

Hello Dreamers!
Back again today with more fine art inspired stamps.  This whimsical stamp is from Technique Junkies!  It is available in the Spring Stamp Clearance for only $2!! (You will find some real bargains on beautiful stamps in this Clearance!!  I just had to pick up few myself!!)  And, don't forget to check out the July New Releases!! 

Let's check out My fine art inspired CAS card!!


Materials List:
Stamps: Van Gogh's Woman in Checked Dress;  Waves and Dots Panel both from Technique Junkies
Ink: Teal Zeal Memento
CS: White and teal







Very quick card but with really striking results.   When you have such a lovely stamp, you don't need lots of extras.  Great card for a special someone.  So glad you stop in today.  Hope you enjoyed my fine art inspired project.  See you next time.  Love ya
Karen

Friday, July 1, 2016

Technique Junkies July New Release Blog Hop

Hello Everyone!
Welcome to the second stop on the Technique Junkies July New Release Blog Hop.  You should be arriving from the Design Junkies blog. The Design Team is celebrating the July New Release with this fun blog hop.  I have used two of the new stamps.  Check them out and pick your favs!  The July New Releases will be on sale---15% off through July 8th,
Now, on to my Girly Road Trip card with a handmade background paper.





Materials List:
Stamps: Chick Car and Road Trip ( sentiment set of 6) both  from Technique Junkies
Ink:Black
CS: White and pink
Velum
Memento Fireworks Lilac Posies spray ink
Pink Ribbon
Cotton Twill Ribbon



Make It:

  • Make a card base from pink CS
  • Stamp Chick Car on Velum - let ink dry and cut to size
  • Make the background - This background was one of those "oops" moments that turned out really nice -  I was spraying the cotton twill ribbon with the spray ink to color it.  The over spray got on a plastic bag.  I pressed the bag onto white cardstock and the effect was really dramatic.  So, I repeated until the sheet was covered.
  • Cut a piece of the background slightly larger than the stamped image on the velum
  • Glue velum to background paper
  • Wrap ribbon around this piece
  • Glue to pink CS


  • Stamp the Road Trip sentiment on pink CS with black ink
  • Add to card with dimensional adhesive
  • Tie ribbon around twill ribbon and glue to card



So cool!!  What girlfriend would not love to receive this card in the mail??!!  I think it just really conjures up  fun memories. Now, it is time to head off into the sunset and check out the next step on the blog hop ---


She has fabulous projects for your enjoyment!!  Have fun on the hop and don't forget to take advantage of the 15% off sale!!  Hope you have a super day and so happy you stopped by!
Karen McAlpine

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Pebble Beach with Technique Junkies

Hello Everyone,
Popping in to share two beach themed projects made with stamps from the Technique Junkies June Release.  I am still working full out on my landscaping project.  The beds are starting to look good.  The new sod looks really great. Have to water a lot right now though.  We have not had any rain in two weeks!

On to the cards:
I used the large background stamp on cream and pink CS.  I added a little color on the first card and fun beachy sentiments to both.


Materials List:
Ink: Rich Cocoa Memento/ Blushing Bride (Stampin' Up) and Rhubarb Stalk Memento
CS: Cream, rose, and Cocoa/ White and Blushing Bride (Stampin' Up)
Wink of Stella Brush Pen
Ribbon
Shell Charm
Pink Twine


 Make It
  • Stamp Pebble Beach on cream CS with Rich Cocoa Ink
  • Add to a cocoa CS card base


  • Color a few of the shells with the Wink of Stella pen
  • On rose CS stamp the sentiment and add to the card
  • Tie pink ribbon in bow and add to card

 Make it:

  • Make a card base from Blushing Bride CS
  • Stamp Pebble Beach with Blushing Bride ink on white CS


  • Wrap the pink twine around card and tie
  • Tie a shell charm to the twine
  • Stamp the sentiment with Rhubarb Stalk ink on Blushing Bride CS 
  • Cut into shape of tag and add behind the shell charm
  • Add stamped piece to card with dimensional adhesive



Great new stamps from Technique Junkies!!  Friday is the July New Release Blog Hop!!  Lots of fab new stamps!!  Stop back Friday to check out my first project of the month.  Wow!  Can't believe we are half way through the year already!! Time sure flies when you are having fun.  I will also have some pics of the landscaping project.  So happy you stopped by today!
Karen

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Keep Sailing Along with Technique Junkies

Hello Everyone!
I am still very busy working on my landscaping project.  But, I just had to take some time out to work with another of the Technique Junkies June New Releases!  I made a nautical themed card in white and shades of blue.





Make It: 

  • Make a card base from medium blue texture CS
  • Cut the white CS larger than the image and stamp Keep Sailing with navy ink
  • Layer with navy CS and add to card base


  • Wrap two blue ribbons around bottom of card
Super cute!!  I think this would be a sweet birthday or encouragement card.  And, what about a card for a baby boy??  Hmmm. I think so..... Darling!
Thanks for stopping by today.  I will have two more beach/ocean themed projects next week! So, stop by for that.  Hope your day is super nice.   Love ya
Karen  

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Masculine Nostalgic Card with Lost Coast Design

Hello Everyone,
In honor of Father's Day this weekend, Lost Coast Design Team is showcasing masculine projects.  For all the info on this special event, check out the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Blog.  You can  see all the design team projects there.
For my masculine nostalgic project, I used two stamps and a gray/black color pallet.


Materials List:
Stamps: Milo and Raphael from Lost Coast Designs; Argyle Background from Carmen's Veranda
Ink: Black and Gray Flannel Memento
CS: white, white textured, gray, and black
Gray ribbon



Make It:

  • Make a card base from gray CS and add a layer of black CS
  • On white textured CS, stamp the Argyle Background with Gray Flannel ink and add to card
  • Wrap gray ribbon around card and tie in bow
  • On white CS, stamp Milo and Raphael with black ink
  • Add a layer of black CS and add to card with dimensional adhesive


Thanks for dropping in!  I am working away on my huge landscaping projects.  I will have pictures at some point.  So, pretty busy here!  Landscapers brought in dirt and laid sod this week.  Now, time for me to get the shrubs in.  Hope you are having a great weekend!!  Love ya
Karen

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Skellie Fest -Post #2

Hello Everyone!
Welcome to my second post for the Lost Coast Designs Skellie Fest and Skull Appreciation Event on the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Blog-- check out the blog for all the details.
For today's project, I have stamped a winged skeleton from Carmen's Veranda Stamps and added some stenciled accents.


Materials List:
Stamp: Winged Skeleton from Carmen's Veranda
Ink:Blackberry Bliss Stampin Up; Milled Lavender and Seedless Preserves Distress
CS: Gray, rose, burgundy
Stencil: Mini Damask from Crafter's Workshop

Make It:

  • Make a card base from burgundy CS
  • Add a layer of rose CS
  • On gray CS, stamp the winged skeleton with Blackberry ink-let ink dry



  • Place stencil over stamped gray CS and add lavender ink with Tim Holtz application tool--move the stencil around as necessary to add the swirll elements
  • Remove the stencil
  • Distress edges with Seedless Preserves
  • Add to card base
Note: I  picked a stencil that mimicked the flourish design in the stamp.  


Be sure to check out the Portal to Creativity for the event info and link up a project (using skulls or skeletons-any stamp company allowed)  There is a gift certificate for one winner!!  Check out all the DT"s projects too.  Who knew you could do so much with a skull.  LOL


The Landscapers are finally coming next week!!!  The patio is in!!  I will get to start planting on Tuesday!!  Yea!!  I am so happy to get to the fun part!!  Well, have a super day!! Love ya
Karen