Tuesday, August 19, 2008

TJ Designs - yum rubber stamps

Yes, there are a whole lot of stamps companies offering LOTS of super cool designs but I want to tell you about a new one. TJ Designs, offered by Tweety Jill Publications. Now Tweety Jill has been around for quite some time offering great books loaded with ideas for crafting. Not too many months ago they revealed some stamp sets and I can tell you I was very excited when I received some in the mail. WHY? Cause the packaging ROCKS! These stamps are rubber with a cling backing. I always love stamps that are mounted on wood but the newer style of buying them with a cling backing makes for a great storage solution. Rubber with a cling back makes for a great combination. But like I said, they really outdid themselves with the packaging. The images come in some great themes and they come in a plastic case that is a little larger then your usual CD case. The outside of the paper lining is done very well with some examples of using the images but inside they included an idex of what stamps are in the set and I can say that this is just clever. Here's a little peek.
I love anything "Paris" related so I especially love this set. This set also gives you some "travel" and "postcard" related stamps.
This card represents some super simple stamping. I created a background first with some alchohol inks. I dropped them on a matte kind of paper. The most usual way to use alcohol inks is with a glossy paper because the inks "move" around a little better but I love the effect with a matte paper too, just a little different. It does make a great way to have a surface now ready for stamping on. After preparing that piece, my card was finished with a very simple white card with some extra stamping.
This card is created around a little library pocket and some amazing Pink Paislee papers. I stamped in a collage style on the library pocket making for a fun little scene.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (aka lbpost)

WISH YOU WERE HERE card
Materials: Solid cardstock
Alcohol Inks/Ranger
Rubber stamps – TJ Designs
Ancient Page stamp pad – Clearsnap

MOMENTS TO REMEMBER card
Materials: Solid cardstock
Patterned paper – Bird’s Nest, Green Lace/Spring Fling/Pink Paislee
Library Pocket – 7gypsies
Rubber Cling stamps – Song Birds set/TJ Designs
Black Ancient Page and Fluid Chalk stamp pad – Clearsnap
Spray Walnut Ink – Eucalyptus/Tsukineko
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10 comments:

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Oh my word I adore these images and the magic you have worked with them Linda!!!! thanks for the link...I think! LOL

Miki said...

Your cards are just beautiful Linda! I'm off to go check out these stamps now...should I thank you or be mad at you? LOL!!!

Suzanne Webb said...

Wow, that does look like a great storage solution.....something everyone is always looking for, thanks for sharing :)

Lisa Dorsey said...

Those really are pretty stamps Linda! Love your cards-simply gorgeous!

Jenn said...

You are such a talented card maker! Those stamps are beautiful!

Marlou said...

love these beautiful cards :)

Chris Millar said...

Hi Linda,
Thanks so much for dropping by my blog and for your lovely comment! It enabled me to find you also and come and drool over your creations! You do such beautiful work! Love this set of stamps too!

Lea L. said...

Those are gorgeous Linda!!

happydays525 said...

These stamps are just awesome, the cards and incredible! You did an amzing job on these, thanks for sharing!

jakey said...

This card is stunning!