Monday, August 14, 2017

Love Anchors the Soul

One of my favorite things to do is to search out quotes. Something that will inspire me in my card making. I had a small anchor stamp from I Brake for Stamps that would not work well alone. I knew I had to use it as part of a design, a compliment if you will. 


While I am not an overly religious person, I do love some of the quotes and inspirations that come from the Bible. "Love Anchors the Soul" comes from Hebrew 6:19 which talks about Hope anchoring the Soul, but has been changed up just a bit.

The letters I used for the word Anchor comes from the half sheet Planes and Letters from I Brake for Stamps. I complimented this set with another letter set I had in my stash.  The anchor was a great compliment to go with this verse.

I also added some background stamping and finished off with some bakers twine.

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Creating Layered Stamps

I am here today to share with you some of my cards I made with my layered backgrounds. Tim Holtz does such an awesome job at this technique and has some great paper and stamp line called Components that follow this technique that have inspired me.


So I thought I would share with you some of the cards I have made and my process for this technique. I have created a video to walk you through the process as well, so feel free to check that out also.




If you do not have a lot of supplies, you can easily start out by using some card stock such as the Memoranda set from Tim Holtz. Alternatively, you could start out with a simple background such as I did in the card below and overlay the background with large number stamps and ephemera.


Adding color helps to create focal points on background stamps. You can easily emphasize some of the images on busy backgrounds by stamping overlays in black archival ink.  Ephemera, washi tape and word stickers are also a great way to add to the layered look. 


Thanks for stopping by!

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Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Fired Brick
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 Distress Oxides Ink  Fired Brick
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Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Peeled Paint
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 Distress Oxides Ink  Peeled Paint
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Gina K - 8.5 x 11 - Heavy White Card Stock
Gina K - 8.5 x 11  Heavy White 
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Ranger Ink - Archival Ink Pad - Jet Black
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 Archival Ink Pad 
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Adhesive Refill for the Pink ATG Applicator Gun
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 Pink ATG 
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Adhesive Applicator Gun - Pink
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Tonic Studios - Tim Holtz - Mini-Snips
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MISTI - Stamping Tool
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Tim Holtz - Tonic Studios - 8.5 Paper trimmer
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Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Seedless Preserve
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 Distress Oxides Seedless Preserve
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Docrafts Steampumk
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Tim Holtz Ideaology Botanical Layers
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Stampers Anonymous Etcetera
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Tim Holtz metalic stickers Quotations
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Tim Holtz Memoranda 12 x 12 Paper Stack
Tim Holtz Memoranda 12 x 12 Paper Stack
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Tim Holtz Memoranda 12 x 12 Paper Stack
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Stampers Anonymous Traveling Frienda
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Ranger Manila Tags
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Word Bands Observations
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Tim Holtz Ephemera Photo Booth
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Tim Holtz Merriment Red Tissue Tape
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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Hello!

Hi everyone! I decided to give you a little more inspiration for the challenge going on right now over at A2ZScrapbooking. The theme is Bright and Beautiful, so that is what I am bringing you today, a bright and beautiful HELLO!


I decided to bring out some of my texture paste and stencil to create a sunbeam background. 

To begin, I used some distress oxides to create my blue sky, then I used a Tim Holtz stencil and some texture paste to create some sunbeams.  I was able to outline the sunbeams and the outline of the card using a distress crayons.   I also used a clear stamp set from Finnabair to add some small words on the background.

Next I added some washi tape and a stamped sentiment that reads "hello...you brighten my day and finished it off with some black Nuvo drops.

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Lawn Fawn - Lawn Cuts - Dies - Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables
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Hero Arts - Die and Clear acrylic Stamp Set - Hello
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Gina K - 8.5 x 11 - Heavy White Card Stock
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Tim Holtz- Label Letters
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Ranger Ink - Archival Ink Pad - Jet Black
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Adhesive Refill for the Pink ATG Applicator Gun
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Adhesive Applicator Gun - Pink
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Tonic Studios - Tim Holtz - Mini-Snips
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Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Faded Jeans
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MISTI - Stamping Tool
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Tim Holtz - Tonic Studios - 8.5 Paper trimmer
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Die Pick
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Ranger - Distress Sprayer
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Tim Holtz Distress Crayon Set 3
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Finnabair Clear Acrylic Stamp - Read to me
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Bazzill Card Stock - Black Tie
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Foam Mounting Tape
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Tonic Studio Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
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Distress Crayon Set 1
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Tim Holtz Stencil - Rays
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