Friday, October 23, 2020

Hi again with another project for the month long Halloween celebration at The Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.  And right now, as part of that celebration, they are featuring your favorite Halloween furry friends.

I made a tag for this project featuring one of the stamps from the Party Cat stamp set from Lost Coast Designs.  I stamped my cat onto a piece of coffee dyed paper using black ink.  Before I cut him out, I used a black marker to completely color in his party hat and added a brim on either side to make it look like a witch's hat.  Then I fussy cut him out.  

I restamped the part of his face where his eyes are onto a white paper scrap and cut that out, superimposing it over his originally stamped eyes.  I colored those eyes with a bright green marker then glued a little kitty Halloween mask over his eyes.  I hope you can see that color in his eyes on the attached photo.  

For my background, I used a Gelli print I had on hand using some orange acrylic paint and a stencil that looks a bit like a starburst.  I cut that into a tag shape and edged it with Distress Ink.  I glued my kitty witch as shown and added a gold star to his pointy hat.  

Next I used a banner die and black paper to cut a little party banner.  Using letter stickers, I spelled the word MAGIC on the banner and attached it to the upper part of my tag.  Some orange ribbon and a bunch of stars and sequins in gold and orange complete the tag.

So get out your rubber stamps and enter your Furry Friend Halloween projects for a chance to win some free stamps!  

Monday, October 19, 2020

Furry Friends Halloween

This project was made for the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Furry Friends Halloween challenge and features the Circus Dog Stamp Set from Lost Coast Designs.

I stamped four of the circus dogs with black ink onto white card stock and fussy cut them out.  I have a fun collage sheet with lots of different size and shapes of witches hats so cut out four of them.
My background is a piece of Halloween scrapbook paper edged with black ink and layered with a white panel.  I glued a witch hat to each of my circus dogs and then affixed them with foam tape to my card front.  I added a bit of black trim to the top border, the word "boo" and some bats scattered about.  That's it!  Easy peasy but lots of fun.

Try you hand at entering this fun challenge for a chance to win some free stamps from Lost Coast Designs and/or Carmen's Veranda!


Monday, October 12, 2020

Edgar Allen Poe

Hi again from Laurie with another Halloween project as part of the month long Halloween extravaganza over at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.  Every day a new post from one of the Design Team Members, and I'm up for today, the 12th of October.

This little card was made with the Edgar Allen Poe stamp from Carmen's Veranda and the Spiderweb Background stamp from Lost Coast Designs.

I started with a Gelli print in my box of prints that features turquoise and orange acrylic paints.  Using StazOn black ink, I stamped the spider web background and cut out my front piece. I layered this with white and turquoise panels.

Next I stamped Edgar with black ink onto white card stock and cut him out.  I colored his face with some flesh toned Copic markers and attached him to the bottom of my card front.  I looked up some Poe quotes online and found this one, which seemed to fit his melancholy expression.  I printed it, cut it out, edged in in black and affixed it as shown.

Please join us with your rubber stamped creations during this fun, fun month of October!

Saturday, October 10, 2020

 These photos are of my monthly project for Ephemoire using the products list. This is a tag booklet the pages of which are envelopes made using my envelope punch board. The top flap of each envelope is cut off to create a pocket, and each pocket holds a tag. Front and back covers are made with chipboard covered in paper.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Hi again, and here is a card I made for the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity newest challenge: Man Cave.  This challenge runs until the end of September, so you still have lots of time to enter.  Just one rule:  your entry must include some rubber-stamping.

For this card I used the Waltzing Cowboys stamp from Lost Coast Designs and the All Together clear stamp from Carmen's Veranda.  Be sure to check out the newest clear stamps at Carmen's Veranda - they will for sure put a smile on your face!

This was so simple.  I stamped my cowboys using black ink onto a piece of coffee dyed paper.  I tore around the edges and used some Vintage Photo Distress Ink to age the edges.  My background is a piece of map of Yellowstone Park, and I cut that to fit my central image and inked the edges of this as well.

I used my sewing machine and black thread to stitch around the edges of my stamped panel, stitching it in place to the center of the card front.  Next I stamped my sentiment onto a scrap of coffee stained paper and stitched it with black thread as well.  I positioned it at the bottom of the card and fastened it with foam tape.

That's it!  I love the vintage-y look that coffee stained paper gives to any project, and it's so easy to do.  If you haven't tried it yet, you will love the results!

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Coat Lady

 Hi again with a project for the "Ladies' Night" challenge going at the  Lost Coast Portal to Creativity through the 14th of September.  I have made a card for this one using the  Coat Lady stamp from Lost Coast Designs and the Bottom of Wine Bottle clear stamp from Carmen's Veranda.

I have had this Gelli print in my box of prints for a long time and have never used it.  I never seemed to find the right project - until today!  I made this during a day long class I took, and I know it was an example of letting paints build up on your plate and not cleaning after each print.  

I stamped my Coat Lady with black ink onto white paper and cut her out.  I added a little color to her face, hat and clothing with some Copic Sketch Markers.  I cut my background piece into a 
long-ish shape and layered it with a white panel.  Coat Lady got attached at the bottom of the panel, and my stamped sentiment at the top, using foam tape for both.

Easy and fun!!

Monday, August 24, 2020

Anything Goes: Silhouette

For the latest Lost Coast Designs challenge, I have created this simple card using the Grunge Flower Profile stamp from Lost Coast Designs.

I created a collage master board a few weeks ago on an 8 1/2" by 11" piece of white card stock and like to keep these on hand as you can cut out sections to make backgrounds for smaller projects.  So this background is from that master board.  I stamped my image with black ink onto a piece of a manilla file folder and cut it out.  I attached it as shown to my background and layered that with a piece of black card stock.  Very simple but I think this stamp is so elegant that it speaks for itself.