Thursday, August 27, 2020

Need a Hug?

 Hi Artzy friends -

There's so much going on in everyone's lives right now; I would like to take this time to send you a big hug! But only if you promise to send one to me in return!

This adorable teddy bear is from the Teddy Bear Hugs stamp set, and cut out with the coordinating die. 

After coloring the bear, I cut two concentric circle frames using the Double Dot Circle framelit dies.
I mounted the circles, the bear, and the stamped sentiment, on beautiful plaid paper from the Autumn Oasis collection. I just love the beautiful fall colors and patterns in this collection. 

I think this set would make a great card for a teacher in your life too!

Teddy Bear Hugs Stamp Set

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Thanks for visiting, and have a great day!


Thursday, August 13, 2020

A Peek of Fall

Hi Artzy friends! 

Here in Ohio we're back to the "dog days of summer," which is to be expected in mid August.  But over the past week we had a few days that actually felt a little fall like. The cooler temps briefly put me in the mood to make a fall card! (Don't worry, I'm not done with summer yet!)

Dare 2B Artzy has several fall themed stamps and dies, as well as papers featuring beautiful fall colors, and I've used a few of them here.

For this card I colored and die cut images from the Foxy Greetings stamp set and the Squirrel stamp set. The patterned paper is from the Autumn Oasis collection. 

I love these cute critters no matter what season it says on the calendar!

Be sure to take a look at all of the fall themed stamps and papers that Dare 2B Artzy has to offer! 

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Thanks for visiting, and have a great day!


Thursday, August 6, 2020

Background Bowl Games

Hi stamping friends!

Today I have something a little different for you! A friend in our Ohio Stamp Junkies group, Gale Thompson, presented us with a challenge. She asked for volunteers to create cards with backgrounds
she had piling up in her craftroom. How fun is that?

Here is the beautiful, sparkly blue background that Gale sent me. I never think to stencil glitter pastes and other mediums on colored cardstock, but I really love this look !

It immediately made me think of water and ocean waves so I was inspired to make a fun playful water themed card. Stay tuned, because I actually decided to cut up the background and make THREE cards!

For the first card, I created a sunny sky with a Catherine Pooler stencil and Distress Oxide inks. I cut a portion of the background along the "wave lines" and popped a cute Sugarpea Designs penguin on an action wobble to make it look like he is playing in the waves.

I had another penguin colored and ready to go so I added him to a card as well. This time, I used a sunray background paper from Sugarpea Designs, and popped him up using foam tape. It looks like he caught quite a big wave! 

Finally, I was able to incorporate a background piece that I had created and was waiting for the perfect card to use it on. This stretch of sandy beach was created with Brutus Monroe Sandcastle embossing powder, and was the perfect addition to this beach scene. The little Coastal Cuties are from Sunny Studio Stamps, and the beach umbrella is from Lawn Fawn. I stenciled the sunny sky with a Hero Arts cover die cut and Distress Oxide inks. 

This challenge was a lot of fun to participate in and it inspired me to look at the backgrounds and "leftover" images I have sitting around in MY craftroom and put some of them to good use!
Thank you, Gale!

Thanks for visiting and have a great day!