Monthly Archives: February 2015

Two Amigos…

case112_1This is my second card challenge today.  As soon as I saw the sketch at CAS(E) this sketch I knew I wanted to do these little critters as a partial die cut.CTS_Sketch_112These little critters come from Mama Elephants new set called Three Amigos, however, I only used two of the Amigos…  I love how the set has some wonderful sentiments that can be used on the placards the critters hold.  You can make up your own combination…case112_2

I partially cut the die cuts, then stamped the images and colored them with copics.   I inked the background card with distress inks – red lipstick, dried marigold and squeezed lemonade.  These critters are just adorable and I think I’ll be using them a lot…case112_3

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Wings

wings1_1I thought I’d join in the fun at the Less is More “Wings” challenge this week.  I got this gorgeous “painted butterflies” stamp from Altenew – Love it…

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The border stamp came from a new Mama Elephant set called Zenith Borders.  I used my new MISTI tool to create a bunch of these butterfly cards…wings1_2The MISTI is a great tool.  It allows you to stamp an image in the same place every singe time, so it makes it easy to mass produce cards.  Check out the you tube videos – like this one here by the lady who makes them!!

Very cool product.  I made these butterfly cards and another set of 8 butterfly cards with a Lawn Fawn set.  I did not use the MISTI tool to stamp all the colors in the border – I just stamped those by hand.
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I made both these sets of cards (16 cards in total) in about 2 hours using my MISTI tool.  It probably would have been quicker, but I was helping my daughter make a card, fixing dinner and taking the kids to TaeKwonDo, so it was stop/start.  wings1_3

For the second set of cards I used a stampin’ up “Something Lacy” background stamp and stamped it in White pigment ink.  When you stamp over the top with a die ink, the white background shows up in the stamped pattern.  It’s a fun technique for a clean and simple card as there is still a lot of white space, but there is some great texture/pattern in the white space as well as the inked portion of the card.  The white background stamping looks better when you use dark ink – you can see how well the red ink shows the pattern rather than the light blue ink.

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