Thursday, 26 January 2017

Crazy Dogs, birthday card with a mirror stamped technique


Today I have another card to show you - where I used one of the Crazy Dog stamps by Tim Holtz.
I created this by stamping an image, then reversing the stamp to give a mirror image.

I think this technique will extend the versatility of these lovely stamps.

I simply inked up the stamp, ran a brayer roller across it (which picked up the ink), then ran the brayer across my paper giving a reversed image.  Then I stamped the image next to it.

After several attempts at this I found it easier to brayer the mirror image first then it was easy to stamp in the right place for the second image.

The sentiment was produced on my printer.

I really will have to make an effort to make my next card using something different!  I love these stamps and dies.

All for now


Wednesday, 18 January 2017

A Valentine Card using Tim Holtz Crazy Dog stamps

Hello everyone

Today I used Tim's stamps, by Stampers Anoymous,  to make a valentine card.

I wanted to have two dogs facing each other, and rather than use two different dogs, from the crazy dog set of stamps, I wanted to try to use one stamp and stamp a mirror image using the same stamp.

It took me a couple of attempts before I was happy with the result, what do you think?

I am happy with it, and it makes an ideal subject for this valentine card.  I hope you like it

All for now


Thursday, 12 January 2017

Congratulations - an engagement card


Today's card is a congratulations card which I made for a friend's engagement.

I was inspired by a card that I saw on Pinterest,  and just made a few changes here and there, but kept it quite plain. 

I think it looks very classy, and I am very pleased with it, hope you like it

All for now


Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Crazy Dog birthday card

Hello, and a Happy New Year, I hope you had a good one.

Today's card is a birthday card I made for a dear friend.

I stamped the central image, then masked it off before stamping the other dogs.

I decided to colour in the one central image only, adhered this onto a spotted brown mat with a scalloped brown edge, then added several clear sequins .

I finished it with an organza ribbon.

Hope you like it