Thursday, March 10, 2011

Stamps, embossing and punches

Gotta love tools! Can us crafters ever have too many?

I say NOT! My first card shows off some pretty cute stamps by My Favorite Things and an embossed background thanks to a PaperTrey, Inc. texture plate. 
The circle background piece was created with a circle design background stamp stamped with green embossing powder and then sprayed with color sprays.  The little raindrops are created with Glitter 3-D Fashion paint by Tulip, just the right amount of glitter to make them fun.

My second card shows off my very first blog post at Just Imagine Crafts as part of the Kreaxions punches design team. Go on over there for the close-ups and the how-tos. I show some photos of punching the borders. 
One thing I do want to point out though is a new product find for me. We all struggle with attaching rather bulky elements to our cards and I grabbed a little bottle of Aleene's Fast Grab Tacky Glue. I was at my Joann craft store and I found this glue in a little trial size. I think this might be one of my new most favorite products since it does grab fast. 
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Materials list:
Cardstock – Core Essentials/Core’dinations
Versafine Black stamp pad
Clear embossing powder – Stampendous
Glimmer Mist – Tattered Angels
Stamps – My Favorite Things and She Created Art/Studio 490/Stampers Anonymous
Texture plate – PaperTrey, Inc.
Copic markers
Glitter 3-D Fashion Paint – Tulip
Self Adhesive rhinestones – Mark Richards, Inc.
Scallop scissors
Foam tape – 3M


Materials list:
Black Magic Core'dinations Cardstock
Kreaxions circle cutter
Kreaxions 4-in-1 922 Fountain punch
Sentiment clear stickers – SRM
Resin flower – Pink Paislee
Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue
Sanding block - Core'dinations


  1. Both of your cards are wonderful. But the 1st one is my fav. I love all the details that went into creating it.

  2. hi there Linda- LOVE that 2nd card- that blue with the black is beautiful- :)

  3. Lovely cards Linda. The colors and images are awesome and I love the circle elements. I LOVE tools... I am a tool-girl... have to have all those punches and dies. :o)

  4. Linda, both of these creations are beautiful!! I LOVE that embossing on the top card!! I love the circle theme too!! :) TFS!! Have a great weekend!!HUGS

  5. These are BEAUTIFUL! I love love love all the circles in the first one .... and loving that flower in the second one! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  6. Now I need that embossing plate too, lol. Love love LOVE that MFT pure innocence gal. Just this morning I was telling Kim that I haven't stamped for two months now! lol. You so inspire me to!!!

  7. Gosh I love your cards! Especially that first one. That texture looks perfect with the circle stamped. And I might try those rain drops with some glossy accents!

  8. I am in complete AWE!!! Wow!! I could not LOVE either one of these more!! WOW!!

  9. Love the cards Linda, and you're so right, we crafty gals do love our tools :)