Saturday, September 30, 2023

Birdy Sings

 It's the last day of the Birds Challenge over on the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity so if you have not entered your bird projects on the Portal, please do before the challenge ends.

It's Laurie here with a tag made for this challenge using the Cracked Bird on Wheels stamp from Lost Coast Designs and the Sing clear stamp from Carmen's Veranda.

The background for this tag is made using Distress spray inks and ink pads and a stencil.  I sprayed my stencil with dark blue Distress Spray ink then turned it over and pressed it onto a piece of white card stock, patting with a paper towel to pick up the excess ink.  Once that was completely dry, I placed the stencil back atop the paper, lining it up exactly.  I then took a sponge dauber and a pink Distress ink pad and dabbed the pink ink into the white spaces.  I edged the tag with the same blue ink.

I stamped my Crazy Critter Bird with black into onto white paper and fussy cut it out.  I colored it with Copic Sketch markers and added some Glossy Accents to the bird's eye and a gold ball to the wheel on the end of the bird's front leg.  The bird was attached to the tag as shown with foam tape.  

"Sing" was stamped with black ink onto a white scrap and cut out, then affixed with foam tape.  Final touch was to tie a piece of pink seam binding to the top of the tag.

We look forward to seeing your Bird-y projects on the Portal and hope you are the lucky winner of some free stamps!

Saturday, September 16, 2023

Hokey Pokey Bird Clinic

 Hi again with a post for the newest challenge on The Lost Coast Portal to Creativity:  Birds!  This one features the  Grumpy Penguins stamp from Lost Coast Designs and the Hokey Pokey Clinic clear stamp from Carmen's Veranda.

My background is a collage of black and white papers that I put together in a sort of patchwork design.  I layered them atop a piece of black card stock then machine stitched around each of the pieces to really make it look like patchwork.

I stamped the penguins onto white paper with black ink and fussy cut them out.  I added some yellow marker to their beaks and cut out some funny hats for each of them to wear.  They were then mounted atop my card front with foam tape.

The sentiment was stamped with black ink onto a white rectangle, edged with black ink.  It was affixed as shown with foam tape, and this card is complete!

Be sure to post your bird-y makes here on the Portal.  You just might win some free stamps!!

Friday, September 1, 2023

Steampunk Heart

 So glad to share this first day of September and the first day of the new challenge over on the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity:  Bling It Up!  Who doesn't love some bling, and when we say "Bling It Up", that gives you permission to use all the bling you want.

It's Laurie here with a little card made using the Steampunk Heart stamp from Lost Coast Designs and the Teri Sherman collection of stamps.  

The background for this is a piece of a gel print I made using orange and red paints and a stencil.  I bought some Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Flakes recently and have been playing with them, and this is one of my results.   I used the suggested tacky glue and brushed it through a stencil onto the surface of my gel print.  After letting it dry (although it will still be tacky), and using my fingers, I rubbed some gilding flakes over the stenciled areas.  Wherever there was tacky glue, the flakes stuck.  I absolutely love the way these gilding flakes add so much to whatever I have used them on.

I stamped my heart onto some orange/red scrapbook paper and heat embossed it with some gold embossing powder.  I fussy cut it out and got out my drawer of "bling", adding some lovely "jewels" to my heart and the four corners of the card front.  I mounted it with foam tape and layered it to a white piece of card stock.

So get out you sparkly, bling-y goodies and show us how you can "Bling It Up".  Be sure to feature some rubber stamping in your creations for a chance to win some free stamps!