Love Paris

The minute I saw the Love Paris stamp set (BD-0040), I fell in love with it.  There was just something about it that drew me in!!!

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Love Paris

I used the marbling technique for the background.  To get the marbling technique, you take your Media Tray (TO-0122) and add some water (enough to cover the bottom of the tray).  Then take any of our silks, in this case I used Turbo Teal Silk (IP-0119) and add a few flicks into the water.  You then take your card front, I used Banana Cream card stock (CS-0087) for my card front and gently lay it on top of the water.  You are just laying it on top of the water to pick up the color, you should not submerse it.  Lift it up and move the card stock around to move around the color.  Be sure to let it completely dry.  If you are impatient like me, you can use your Heat Gun (TO-0083) to speed up the drying process.

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Be sure to stamp off when stamping the Postage Stamp in River Stone Ink

Once completely dry, I ran it through my Amaze Machine (TO-0134) to help flatten it out a bit.  After I stamped the Eiffel Tower in River Stone Ink (IP-0053).  I then pulled out my Postage Stamps ATS (AT-0056) and stamped it using the stamp off technique.  To get the stamp off technique you stamp your image in your ink, in this case I used River Stone Ink, then stamped it off on a scrap piece of paper and then stamped it onto the card front.  (Note:  I used the same process to stamp the Postage Stamp  on the inside piece of Banana Cream cardstock) – see the photo below.

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It is a nice touch to continue the theme on the inside of the card as well.

The word Paris was stamped using Black Licorice Ink (IP-0041).

I used the Postage Stamps ATS again, to stamp on Bubble Gum card stock using River Stone Ink and die cut that out using the smallest detail butterfly from Artful Butterfly (DI-0007).  I used the smallest outline butterfly from the same die set and cut that out using Journey Brushed Silver cardstock (CS-0135).

I flicked some Gold Silk (IP-0096) and Sparkle Silk (IP-0126) to both the card front and the bubble gum butterfly.

The card front was adhered using our White Liner tape (AD-0001) to a piece of Cool Pool card stock (CS-0018) which was then popped up using Medium Foam Squares (AD-0085) to a River Stone card base.

Before applying the butterflies, I curved the wings using my Crease Tool (TO-0040).  The butterfly was adhered together using Glue Dots (AD-0083).  I finished off the card with some Pearls ( AC-0024).

I hope you give the marbling technique a try.  It is really a great way to change up your card front without taking away from the stamp images.

May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.

And I hope you Love Paris!!!!


Click here Love Paris SupplyList for a downloadable supply list.

Price: $3.95

You Fill My Days with Joy

From the first moment I saw the Peach Blossom set, I knew I had to emboss it in gold!!!!

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Peach Blossom Stamp set embossed in gold

I used the reinkers with our Fusion Blender to color in the flower.  You can come up with some fantastic color combinations.  You can either put the fusion blender in one of the blender brushes or put it on an acrylic block.   Then put a couple drops of the reinker on another acrylic block.  You would just keep picking up a little of the fusion blender and some of the color depending on how deep you want the color.  It is a nice alternative to color pencils.

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Sparkle Silk added to the pedals/Journey Glaze added to the center

I added some Sparkle Silk to the pedals of the flowers and then added some Journey Glaze in the middle of the flower.  Journey Glaze was added to random spots on the cardstock just to give it some added dimension.Days with Joy 2 copy

You can’t tell from the photo but I used one of the stamps from the Brushstroke stamp set to stamp the Buttercream card base.  I used Buttercream ink.  I wanted to add a little something to the cardstock but didn’t want it to over power the card.

I finished the card off with some Gold and Dark Roast silks.  Added Olive Green Satin Ribbon and was done.

I really like how the gold embossing really gives detail to the flower.

May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.

Happy Crafting!!