Thursday, October 9, 2008

CPS#85 and a Card and some CUTE pics

For Card Positioning Systems blog this week, we again had a sponsor. This time it was Artistic Outpost stamps. Can I say the set I picked was just plain FUN! The theme as you can see from my resulting card is Route 66 and that makes these the best for creating a masculine theme card, among other things. Be sure to check out the cards the rest of the team made and check out the other stamps that Artistic Outpost offers.
I embossed the bike with black ink and black embossing powder just so that the image would be a little stronger. I stamped the "Route 66" stamp and then "colored" that in with a spray or two of my Memories Mists spray.
I wanted my background to be a little different and unique so I used my brayer. I inked it with a Distress Ink pad and spritzed it with water before I ran it across my plain white cardstock. After I stamped the motorcyle, I stamped the map stamp repeatedly over the entire piece with a brown ink.
And, I picked the Bonus sketch at 2 Sketches 4 You for this week to create the card above. I LOVE this sketch! Most of my elements to the card are stamped.
The flourish is stamped and then accented with black Stickles. The butterflies are stamped and embossed with a NEW yellow embossing powder from Clearsnap.
AND how does it get ANY CUTER!!!!!
These are our two youngest grandkids. Riley was just so excited when he learned that his new cousin was a boy and can you just see how excited they are to be able to spend time together. It will be no time whatsoever when they are running around the yard together.

Thank You for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Materials: Route 66 - Stamps courtesy of Artistic Outpost
Patterned paper – Basic Grey
Black ColorBox stamp pad – Clearsnap
Black embossing powder – Top Boss/Clearsnap
Tie Dye Distress Ink – Ranger
Yellow Memories Mists/Stewart Superior

Materials list:
Cardstock – Prism
Patterned paper – My Mind’s Eye and October Afternoon
Martha Stewart border punch
Cuttlebug vine die
Rhinestones – Michaels
Flourish and stitched circle stamp – Autumn Leaves
Abc stamp – Stampin’ Up
Butterfly stamp – Inkadinkado
Black Stickles
Yellow embossing powder and ColorBox stamp pads - Clearsnap


  1. fabulous cards Linda!!! always love your creations :)

  2. Awww, your grandkids are darling!
    Great take on Carla's sketch she will love it!

  3. Great cards! LOVE the 2s4u one. And your grandboys are adorable.

  4. The grandkids are adorable and I love the cards.

  5. Love that motorcycle stamp!!! Awesome cards!

  6. Great use of the Artistic Outpost Route 66 set!

  7. Cute little boys. And wow! that motorcycle card is stunning!

  8. Linda! What cute grand-boys you have! Love that photo! Thanks for sharing all your amazing creations!

  9. Very sweet cards. I love them both. And those photo's are the cutest!

  10. Great cards and totally adorable grandkids!!

  11. Your grandsons are so adorable, Linda! You're right...they'll be running around together in no time! :)

    I love your cards! I rarely make masculine cards, and yours is so inspiring! I love the map stamp you used for the background.

    The card you created using the 2S4Y bonus sketch is beautiful! I love the swirl stamps, and the color combo is lovely! Beautiful work!

  12. I love both of these cards Linda! But the baby pics TAKE THE CAKE~!!! Your grandsons are ADORABLE!!! I just want to kiss that sweet baby on his plump little cheeks!!!

  13. beautiful cards!!! thanks for visiting my blog and for the nice comments.

  14. This is fabulous!!! You are amazing with stamps.. me.. not so much! LOL! You did an amazing job on my sketch though, thanks for trying it out! :)

  15. You do really nice work. I love how you made your background paper and you grandbabies are adorable!!