Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A Photo Shoot and some sketch cards

We tried for a little "Santa" themed photo shoot with my youngest grandson on Sunday! It was interesting to say the least but we did come up with a few really cute pics. Can you read his shirt? Just perfect for a Grandma who loves Starbucks!!!
For Card Positioning Systems Blog this week, Kandi Corp was our sponsor. What you maybe didn't know was that Kandi Corp markets a wonderful heat tool for adding crystals and gems to creations but they also sell stamps! I picked out some wonderful, vintage-feeling stamps for my cards.
If you look closely, you can see how I used a Glimmer Mist spray to "fill in" the white space between my stamped images.
For my second card, I reversed how I used the same stamps and added yellow crystals with the Kandi Corp heat tool.
I stamped the snowflakes with the brown ink and you can hardly see it here, but I "stamped off" the stamp all over the background. "Stamping Off" means that you stamp the stamp one time with new ink and then you keep stamping the image without reinking. There is less ink on the stamp at that time, so you only get partial images. The partial brown snowflakes just gave a fuzzy look to the background and I finished the look off with stamp pads rubbed over the edges and the card.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)
Stamps courtesy of Kandi Corp
Circle punches – McGill
Ribbon and rhinestone brad
Stamp pads – Marvy
Glimmer Mist – Tattered Angels

Stamps courtesy of Kandi Corp
Crystals courtesy of Kandi Corp
Scallop oval punch – Marvy
Stamp pads – Ancient page/Clearsnap and Powder Puffs Chalk/Quick Quotes


Keri Lee Sereika said...

Ok that is the cutest santa I have seen this year!!! He is adorable Linda!!!

I loved BOTH of your cards this week...esp the red one..it was sooo vintage to me!

~amy~ said...

Your little grandbaby is absolutely a-dorable!!!

FABulous cards...as always...

Sherry Wright said...

Love your CPS cards, you did an amazing job with those stamps! Your grandson is oh so adorable!!

lizness said...

He's adorable and I love those cards! Beautiful!

Marci Knecht said...

Oh my goodness, he's just adorable!

Beautiful cards too. :)

NancyJones said...

omg he is sooo dadgum cuteeeeeeeee! your cards are gorgeous also!!

Amy Adams (aka Scrapitgal) said...

Linda, your cards are gorgeous, as is your little grandbaby!! Love that t-shirt!!

Suzanne Webb said...

Your cards are gorgeous (so is your granson, BTW :), love the vintage stamp!

Cindy Haffner said...

Very elegant, so pretty, TFS.

~Sasha Farina~ said...

your stamping is sooooooo out of this world. absolutely gorgeous!

Lulu said...

Awww... what a sweet little boy!!! :)

Those cards are so pretty and elegant too :)

Lori Craig said...

Love the stamps you chose! Wonderful vintage images!