Monday, April 6, 2015

Lost Coast Design Spring Challenge

Hello Everyone,
It is a busy day here in Dreamland!  Lost Coast Design's April Challenge starts today!  The theme for the month of April is:


Make a project using at least one Lost Coast Design or Carmen's Veranda stamp and link up on the Lost Coast Blog for a chance to win a gift certificate from Lost Coast Designs.

I used a new stamp from Carmen's Veranda to make a group of Spring cards.  I am sharing two of the cards today, and the rest a little later in the week.

Stamp: Bird Square from Carmen's Veranda Stamps
Ink: Aged Mahogany Distress ink and black ink
CS: White; Gray; Cherry Cobbler (Stampin' Up) 
DP: Cosmo Cricket
Small spray bottle with water


  • Make card from gray CS 
  • On white CS, spray a very small amount of water
  • Note: Actually, the mixed media paper works better than regular CS and I used that on the other cards
  • Ink the stamp with Aged Mahogany distress ink and stamp into the water
  • Heat dry the card stock--make sure it is very dry before proceeding--I had to blot a little with a rag
  • Ink the stamp again with black ink and stamp directly over the fist stamping
  • Layer with Cherry CS and add to decorative paper
  • Tie ribbon and add to card base

The Second Card--

Stamp: Bird Square from Carmen's Veranda Stamps
Ink: Aged Mahogany and Spun Sugar Distress ink
Paper: Mixed Media pad from Strathmore
CS: Kraft, tan, Cherry Cobbler
Bakers Twine


  • Make a card from tan CS and layer with Cherry Cobbler and Kraft
  • Stamp the Bird Square with Aged Mahogany ink--NO Water this time
  • Distress edges with Spun Sugar Distress ink
  • Wrap twine around and add to card base

Two fairly different looks with one pretty Stamp.  Check out all the "squares" from Carmen's Veranda here.  They are sooo cool.  Lots of wish list items!!
Can't wait to see your project!!
Hope you had a great weekend and check back for the other two Bird Square cards later in the week.  See you soon!  Love ya.

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