Thursday, April 16, 2015

Meow for Hello

Hi Crafty Friends -

You know I’m a fan a chubby cats and this charmer from the My Lucky Charm (Lawn Fawn) set just had to be added to my collection. I love the little smile on his face.

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I stamped the cat in black, as well as a few stars, and then colored with Copic markers. I coated the stars with a Wink of Stella Glitter pen and then coated with Glossy Accents. For the background layer I splattered a piece of white watercolor paper with Peacock Feathers Distress Spray Stain.

I added a couple of coordinating pieces of designer paper and a strip of washi tape. Finished with a few black enamel dots and diecut letters that spell “hi”.

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So what do you think? I’d be delighted to hear!

PS: if you are shopping at the Inspiration Emporium you can use coupon code fatcatstamper for 10% off your order. Pictured below are links to some of the products I used to create this card.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Thanks a bunch!

Hello friends -

What have you been doing? I found some time to *hang out* in the craft room and make a couple of cards using new Lawn Fawn stamps.

This little cutie uses the Critters in the Jungle stamp set for the main images and coordinating sentiment.

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For the background I used one of the recently released Tim Holtz stencils, Tiles Stencil, Sakura Koi Watercolors, and watercolor paper to make a green tiled background. I do love this technique since it is a great way to make your own designer paper. And speaking of designer paper, I did use a polka dot patterned piece from the Let’s Polka – Mon Amie paper pad (Lawn Fawn) along the left side.

For a final touch I added a few sequins here and there.

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PS: if you are shopping at the Inspiration Emporium you can use coupon code fatcatstamper for 10% off your order. Pictured below are links to some of the products I used to create this card.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

C4C281: Pet Inspired

Hello, my crafty friends!

This week the crazies are challenging you to create a project inspired by a pet or pets. You can find all of the details and more great inspiration on the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog.

In other news, Taylored Expressions just had a new release on Thursday and I have illustrations in two of the new sets: Mama & Me (that I used on my sample today) and the World is Waiting. I didn’t have time to participate in the release so I was excited that the new Mama & Me set would work for this week’s crazy challenge. :)

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I stamped the big and little kitty image on white cardstock and colored with Copic markers. I stamped a coordinating sentiment form the set in Leaf Green Archival Ink (Ranger). I diecut the main panel and then added a diecut tab. Finally was able to add a doily to a project and actually like how it turned out. Ha! Some washi tape, coordinating designer paper, and enamel dots were added to give the project more texture.

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Thanks for stopping by! Hopefully I’ll be back later this weekend with more crafty goodness.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

C4C280: Daisies

Hello! I have a lot to accomplish this weekend but I’m excited to say that there should be some time to get crafty! And maybe even sleep in. Woot! ;)

I used a bit of my crafty time to create a card for this week’s challenge from Crazy 4 Challenges: C4C280 to make a project that includes a daisy of some kind. I went simple and used a daisy image from the Oops a Daisy set from Taylored Expressions.

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I’m not sure I should admit this but it took me three attempts to get a look I liked. I wanted a white embossed daisy but wanted to color the background so it would pop a bit from the white cardstock. Simple ended up being the winner. I stamped the daisy on watercolor paper and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I then used Sakura Koi watercolors and a water brush to added a handful or so of swipes of color. Very quick to do. For just a bit more depth I spritzed the background with a Color Spritzer and the Tim Holtz Weathered Wood Distress Marker from Ranger. I used a baby wipe and gently removed any color that was still on the embossed portion of the image.

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A coordinating sentiment and some enamel dots added some additional color to the card. I kept the rest of the elements and cardstock in neutral colors.

Thanks for stopping by – if you have any questions just let me know.