Thursday, June 27, 2013

Happy Dirtday

This is my favorite card.  I love the color combination and the distressed coloring.  It's a perfect card for a boy or man.  I used the I Dig You stamp set from Stampin' Up!

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Sunday, June 23, 2013

ATV Birthday

For this card I used the Triple Stamping technique (can be seen in the previous post) again.  This time I created a background with Tim Holtz stains.  I then stamped and embossed the atv stamp from Stampin' Up's Need for Speed stamp set.  Add some ribbon and it's complete.  

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Speed Boat Birthday

For this card I used a technique called Triple Stamping.  The tutorial is on Splitcoaststampers.  Its a really easy and neat technique.  I decided to use the speed boat from Stampin' Up's Need for Speed stamp set.  I added some ribbon and a banner to complete the card.

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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Father's Day Tool Shed

This here is the final Father's Day card I've made.  For this card I decided to try the Tim Holtz distress stains  on Stampin' Up glossy cardstock.  It definitely has a different look.  The messy look works perfectly with the Tool Shed stamp set.  I don't know any man who has a clean and crisp tool shed.
I really love the simplicity of this card.  


I sure hope all the father's in my life enjoy their cards.
Happy Father's Day to all the fathers and grandfathers out there.  May your day be full of love and laughter and some good fishing.

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Father's Day part 2

This was the first card I created this month.  I decided I wanted to try a different fold and I chose the Lever Card.  You can view the tutorial for lever card at Splitcoaststampers.

I love the Tool Shed background stamp from Stampin' Up!  It's perfect for all masculine cards and an especially for the men in my family.  Pair it with some brads and distressed papers and you have the perfect card.

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Sunday, June 9, 2013

Father's Day

Here is another Father's Day card.  I love the distress look that Tim Holtz distress inks and stains create.  I find they're very masculine.  And since I have a bit of trouble creating masculine cards, I like the distress techniques.

For this card I also used the stains on the ribbon.  I didn't have any ribbons that worked well with these colors so I created my own ribbon.  Tim Holtz distress stains are perfect for that.

Happy Stamping and enjoy!!
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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Love Beyond Measure

I can't believe its been a year.  I have been extremely busy.  I never have time to play on the computer  (the little one likes to pound on the keys and hit the power button).  I have a few chances to play in my lovely craft room  (which is new and bigger and better).  
June is a card demanding month for my family.  So I have made several Father's Day, Birthday and Anniversary cards.  I will share a card at least once a week  (I will have them auto-post).  

Here is the first card:


Last fall I was introduced to Tim Holtz distress inks (about time, eh?)  And I love them.  So I decided to try the stains out.  At first I wasn't impressed because I couldn't get the same results that Tim Holtz does.  However, I have found that I can play with it and get different results.  Keep an eye out on the next few cards, and you will see the differences.

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