Whiskers by Laurel Burch

I’ve always loved the Laurel Burch feline images – colorful, quirky – just like most of the cats in my life. So when I saw that Stampendous released Whiskers as a stamp, I had to have it. While the image would be beautiful in all sorts of bright Copic inks, today I just didn’t feel like figuring out all of those colors.

Sometimes I’m a lazy colorist. There, I’ve said it.

So instead, I pulled out six shades of Distress Inks in rainbow hues to form a colorful background. I heat embossed the image, added a bit of vellum and attached a die cut “hello” cut from gold foil. And with little effort, I have a card ready to pop in the mail to brighten a friend’s day.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Bazzill Basics in Black; Arches Hot Press Watercolor Paper; Gold Foil by Bazzill
Stamp: Laurel Burch Whiskers (*) by Stampendous!
Inks: Versamark Watermark Ink by Tsukineko; Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Blueprint Sketch, Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Maralade and Mustard Seed
Embellishments: Black Detail Embossing Powder by Stampendous
Die: Scripty Hello by Lawn Fawn

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer for free or at a discount. All other items were personally purchased.

Journey of a Thousand Steps

Welcome back to Rowhouse Greetings! On this crisp, autumn day, I have another project featuring one of the stamp sheets from Red Castle Stamps. I’m back today with another project using the Leaves No. 4 stamp sheet by Red Castle Stamps. This time, I colored the image with Copic markers and paired the image with a sentiment from Penny Black.

Since the image was larger in scale, I created this card in 5×7 format. As with my previous Red Castle Stamp project, I used the new Tim Holtz Stamping Platform to stamp the image on X-Press It Blending Card with Memento ink. Since the stamps are unmounted, I set up the stamping plate as if I were using a clear stamp and adhered the stamp to the plate with a low-tack double-sided tape.

Don’t forget – these Red Castle stamp sheets are only available at The Queen’s Ink and when they’re gone, they’re gone! You don’t want to miss out on a quality stamping product.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copics; Bountiful Seven (*) by Authentic; Bazzill Basics in Yam
Stamps: 42031 – Leaves Plate 4 (*) by Red Castle Stamps; Heartfelt by Penny Black
Dies: 5×7 Matting Basics A by Spellbinders; 5×7 Matting Basics B by Spellbinders
Copics: G20, G21, G24, G28

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer for free or at a discount. All other items were personally purchased.

Joy to the World by Penny Black

As hard as it is to believe that summer is actually over, it’s even harder to believe that Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner. I swore that I would start making holiday cards earlier in the year so that it wouldn’t feel like such a rush as the days grew near, but here I am – October – and I’m just now focusing on it. Luckily, I have a stash of stamps (from all the holiday cards I didn’t have time to make last year) to help get me started.

Living in a household of cats, it seems only natural that I gravitate towards the adorable felines from Penny Black. Although we currently have a clowder of tuxedo cats, I find that I often color the Penny Black cats as calicos. The images reminded me of a fluffy calico named Emma who adopted me many years ago. And although she’s long since passed on, I’m reminded of her good-natured, quirky spirit and outgoing personality when I color these stamps.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copics; Devil Red by Bazzill; Vintage Christmas Four (*) by Authentique
Stamps: Joy to the World by Penny Black; Believe by Penny Black; Joyful Wishes (*) by Penny Black
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black by Tsukineko; Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Dies: A2 Matting Basics A by Spellbinders; A2 Matting Basics B by Spellbinders
Copics: E00, E02, C3, C5, RV10 (cat); R35, R46, R59, YG03, YG67 (gift); E30, E31 (shadow)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer for free or at a discount. All other items were personally purchased.

October Demo Day at Photo Scraps featuring MFT Stamps and Avery Elle

I’m at Photo Scraps today from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM for their monthly Demo Day with three cards featuring stamps and dies from My Favorite Things and Avery Elle. Stop by and join in on the fun!

CARD 1
Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copic; Bazzill Basics in Patina (*)
Stamps: Magical Dragons by MFT Stamps; Cakes & Candles by Avery Elle
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black by Tsukineko; Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Dies: Magical Dragons Coordinating Dies by MFT Stamps; Diagonal Stripes Elle-Ments by Avery Elle; Simple Puffy Cloud Frames by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: Wink of Stella in Clear
Copics: B000, B00, B01, B02, BG10, B04, V04, C0, C1, C3 (dragon); B0000, B00 (clouds)

CARD 2
Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copic; Bazzill Basics in Smoke (*)
Stamps: Magical Dragons by MFT Stamps; Handwritten Happiness by MFT Stamps
Dies: Magical Dragons Coordinating Dies by MFT Stamps; Horizontal Stripes Elle-Ments by Avery Elle; Simple Puffy Cloud Frames by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: Festival of Lights (stars & sequins) by 28 Lilac Lane; Wink of Stella in Clear
Copics: YG03, YG17, YG21, YG67, Y02, Y15, Y19 (dragon); B0000, B00 (clouds)

CARD 3
Paper:
 Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copic; Boardwalk Seaside (*) by Bo Bunny; Bazzill Basics in Admiral (*)
Stamps: Magical Dragons by MFT Stamps; Sentiment Stampler by Paper Smooches; Cakes & Candles by Avery Elle
Dies: Magical Dragons Coordinating Dies by MFT Stamps; Simple Puffy Cloud Frames by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: Wink of Stella in Clear
Copics: RV52, RV55, RV63, RV66, Y02, Y15, Y19 (dragon); B0000, B00 (clouds)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer for free or at a discount. All other items were personally purchased.

Hops and Barley by Power Poppy

Welcome back to Rowhouse Greetings! Today I’m back with a new project featuring the new digital release from Power Poppy called Hops and Barley. Everywhere you turn these days, there seems to be an upstart craft brewery opening its doors, or a new “IPA” or “Seasonal Ale” to sample at the local pub. In the spirit of this beloved spirit, Marcella designed a botanical stamp set that celebrates two of the essential used in the brewing of beer: Hops and Barley. A few “hoppy” sentiments and a wise saying from Benjamin Franklin round out this set, a must-have for beer aficionados.

In lieu of the “hoppy” sentiments, I used one of sentiments from the recent Autumn’s Opulence digital stamp set. Be sure to stop by the Power Poppy blog for more inspiration and be sure to stop by and see what the Instant Gardeners have put together for you.

Broni
Barbara
Elizabeth

While you at it TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT IS COMING SOON FROM POWER POPPY! Take a look at that Floral Santa <swoon>! Sneak peaks from the Bloomies begin this week. Don’t miss it!

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Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Bazzill Basics in Quicksand and Patch
Stamp: Hops and Barley (*) by Power Poppy; Autumn’s Opulence (*) by Power Poppy (sentiment)
Dies: A2 Matting Basics B by Spellbinders
Copics: E30, E31, E3, E35, YG03, Y02, BV20 (barley); G21, G24, G28, Y02, Y15, B00, R20 (hops); YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97 (stems)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer for free or at a discount. All other items were personally purchased.