Monday, November 22, 2010

Voting and Stamping

As for the voting, will you vote for me at Sketchy Thursday if you have a minute? The voting goes until Wednesday and it is for being the December Guest Designer which I think would be so fun.
Now for the stamping part of my post.
The sponsor this week at Card Positioning Systems blog is Kitchen Sink stamps. Her stamps are always some of my favorites to work with.  And to make the stamps that I used this week even more fun, I was on the lookout this fall for some great, "go to" leaf stamps and I found them!!! LOVE this set, it includes a number of leaves all in the 3-4 step process that makes Kitchen Sink stamps popular.
The Kitchen Sink stamps are designed to use in her 3-4 step process but what I discovered about these leaf stamps if that you don't always have to use all of the layers.  The golden yellow stamps that created my background here are only one of the layers.  Another interesting thing about these leaves is that for the orange/brown ones, I used the second leaf in the set and the third and I used the same color ink for each layer. They are designed to use all three or four layers and to use different shades of ink for each layer to create the finished image. 
Another interesting accent to this card is that I used a piece of Core'dinations from The Chocolate Box collection. That means it is brown on the top side and the core and reverse side is red.  I used my Martha Stewart score board to score the lines in the bottom portion of the card and then sanded them to expose the red core.  A fun, easy and inexpensive technique. 
Now for a more Christmasy style of card, I used another leaf in the same set. 
This time I used all three layers and a different shade of ink for each layer.  I then sprayed over the piece with a green Glimmer Mist. 
 A close-up of the three layers. 
Gotta share a few photos too...
We pulled out the Halloween costume again to get some photos of the costume in the daylight.  This is the famous Dino-Bubbles slayer!!! He was very specific that he wanted to be a dinosaur with a sword.  His big sister pulled out the bubbles to help keep his attention while Grandma snapped the camera.
It is pretty funny too because our puppy dog thinks she is part of the action!!!

Our fearless Bubble Slayer!!!
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

SKETCH 194 – THANK YOU card

Materials:
Stamps – Courtesy of Kitchen Sink stamps
Cardstock – The Chocolate Box/Core’dinations
Memento and Distress stamp pads
Martha Stewart Score Board
Corner rounder punch – Fiskars
Self adhesive rhinestones - Recollections
Sandpaper
Foam tape

SKETCH 195 – HOLLY JOLLY CHRISTMAS card
Materials:
Stamps – Courtesy of The Stamps of Life
Cardstock – Core Essentials/Core’dinations
Patterned paper – Winter Wonderland/Echo Park Paper Co. (both sides)
Black Versafine stamp pad
Clear embossing powder - Stampendous
Copic markers
White pen
Foam tape

10 comments:

karen In Houston said...

Voted and love your post today with the leaves and the process your used. What great pics of the dinosaur.....

Cheryl Nelson said...

Gorgeous cards!! cute, cute pics!!

Samantha said...

voted for you !! love those cards, the techniques are amazing!!! and that costume is awesome, he is such a cutie!!

Sarah Mullanix said...

I voted for your too and these cards are awesome, I LOVE the fern looking leaves on the Christmas card....that costume has to be the cutest thing! :)

Connie said...

Love your card and are you the same Linda that is in Scrap Trends this month? cm

BabyBokChoy said...

Voted for you!! :) good luck!!

Marlene said...

Such a pretty card...and your photos are so much fun, too. Ok, will go check out this voting thing now for you.

Lea said...

Great pictures!
And beautiful cards!

Hugs Lea

sam said...

beautiful cards! and the photo's are so fun!

dstandard said...

Voted for you - cards and photos are awesome as always!