Friday, October 20, 2017

Happy Birthday

Hi there!

I miscalculated this summer when making birthday cards, I had one more that I needed.  This is my last made card from California - tomorrow I hop on the plane to return to  Maryland.


The roses are from Altenew, the greeting from Simon Says Stamp and the background script is from Hero arts. I used altenew inks in the yellow tones and PPP sequins in the fall mix.

As far as crafting goes I learned something about my tools on this trip.

I brought along a stamp platform from WRM. That platform is going to be downgraded to envelope stamping use - for my return address and any decorations I might add.  The lid is thicker and doesn't give in to finger tip pressure on photo-polymer stamps.

I have found for me the tonic platform is best for rubber; because, not all photo-polymer stamps are the same thickness and with a sturdier lid there sometimes is a pressing issue for me. 

I also own the mini misti and the original size.  I have been using my mini for envelopes, but after these two months...that mini is going in my travel bin. 

Because I use mostly the clear photo-polymer stamps I so missed my misti's.  Their lids are the perfect thickness to add a little extra pressure and that foam insert makes for a clean stamping.  When I need to replace a stamping platform -- its going to be another misti...I am just not in love with the other options mostly because I prefer clear stamps.  For rubber stamps any of them works well for me.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Masculine Fall Cards

Hi there -

A couple more cards from a marathon card making session in California while visiting my Dad.  That diagonal stripe frame came from Greta, and I love it embossed.



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Monday, October 16, 2017

Autumn Blessings

Hi All!

Since I don't make a lot of Halloween or Thanksgiving cards anymore and I still want to keep in touch with friends I love the idea of fall cards. They can be mailed from September to November here in the northern hemisphere and its not so much pressure to meet a calendar deadline.

My friend Greta sent me these coverplate cutouts and I added some brown glittery embossing powder to make a nice frame.  The under panel was sponged with some ranger inks.  I added a brown ink over all the colors to give it a more autumnal feel--left alone the colors were too bright.




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