Thursday, February 28, 2013

Inspired Stamps-Thursday DT post

 Hello Everyone, Today at Inspired Stamps is doing Easter projects.  We were asked to do three cards.  I chose to use His Cross, Flower Buds and Perfect Sentiments, Inspired Stamps.  I used similar colors in each card but chose different designs.
I used different sized punches to for circles.  I stamped the flower buds on white circles and colored with Copic markers.  I used the sentiment from Perfect Sentiments to stamp Happy Easter.  I attached all the circles and embossed with Cuttlebug folder.

The purple background was embossed with same folder, but used the debossed side for the background and flower buds colored with Copics.
The white panel I used Bind and Stitch for stitching lines and His Cross for scripture and nail cross, then flower buds are on card base itself.  For this card I used Prismacolor pencils and attached the top panel after I tied a knot with yellow organza ribbon.

So here are my three versions of my Easter cards.  Let me know which is your favorite.  If you love these stamp sets visit the Inspired Stamps online store.  If you want to see more ideas visit the Inspired Stamps blog to see the other beautiful DT designs.  Have a great day.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Inspired Stamps- DT Thursday Post

Hello everyone.  This week the Inspired Stamps DT was to make projects using scripture stamps.  Inspired Stamps is an online company that specializes in scripture stamps, but also has image stamps, such as the His Little Ones (HLO) stamps.
Today I made this gorgeous card from one of the scripture stamps in the stamp set His Word.  I cut the scripture out with a Spellbinder oval die and the matte with Spellbinders beaded oval die.  I cut and embossed a banner and a white strip of paper that I then colored with distress markers and spritzed with water for the blended effect.  I just thought the white strip helped to balance out the card.  I added the flowers cut with Tim Holtz distress flowers and leaves Sizzlet strip.  I added some glittered circle stickers to the beaded circle for some punch.  A simple yet beautiful card to help encourage someone who is one of our bible teachers or someone who has taken on the commitment of studying the word daily.  We all know that that can be tough with our busy lives, but it is what we should do and encourage one another in this endeavor and what better way than with a beautiful, handmade card.  Please be sure to check out the Inspired Stamps online store and the Inspired Stamps blog for more ideas.  Have a great day.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Inspired Stamps- DT Thursday

 Love is in the air here at Inspired Stamps.  Today the DT is posting "love projects".  I have chosen to make a double easel card with Lovely lace, set and Fall Gratitude set, Inspired Stamps.
I saw a tutorial on the blog-o-sphere on using Framelet dies to make the double easel and I have a video tutorial for a triple easel in my video bar.  I do not own any framelets, so I used my Sizzix original dies (Heart no.1(large heart) and Hearts (set of 4) I used the largest heart on the die for inside heart.
I folded a piece of white cardstock in half and placed folded edge just inside the cut line and taped cardstock to die to run through the BigShot.  I then cut a piece of dp with same die to adhere to the outside of the card.  I repeated the steps for the largest heart on the hearts (set of 4) die and cut pink piece of cardstock for outside of that  mini card.  Before adhering the dp to outside of the card fold up the point of heart until it is in the center of the cut out opening (roughly half way up) then attach the dp to only the lower half of white cardstock.  This will allow for the movement to create the easel. Repeat the steps for the smaller heart.  I stamped the sentiment to the pink piece before adhering to white easel base.  I cut two hearts from my dp to adhere to bottom of pink heart for  continuity.  I stamped " I count you twice" on white cardstock and used window punch and foam adhesive to attach to inside of small heart cardbase.  This would allow a "stop"" for inside easel when open.  The little heart acts as a "stop" for the bigger heart when opened.  See pictures below of the entire card opened. This was a fun card to make with a lot of impact to the recipient.

Inside heart easel, opened to the "stop".

Card fully opened so that large heart is "stopped" at smaller heart and smaller heart is "stopped" at the raised sentiment.
Enjoy your Valentine's Day.  Make sure the people in your life know how much you love them today.
Make sure to check out the other beautiful creations by the DT and make sure to stop by the Inspired Stamps blog tomorrow for a new release of 2 X 3 scripture stamps.  Check out Inspired Stamps store for these and other beautiful, made in the USA stamp sets and singles.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Sweet Thank you

 I love this sweet image by Gillian Roberts of this little girl.  I colored her with Copic markers.  I rarely color hair blond, but the recipient of the card is blond so I made my girl to match.  I use a pre-made cardbase by DCWV and some oval shapes with my Spellbinders and the tag die.  The card came together pretty quickly but how sweet.  With Valentine's Day coming up I thought I would share this sweet image as inspiration.  Have a great day!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Inspired Stamps- DT Thursday

 Hello Everyone!  Today the Inspired Stamps DT will be showing their scripture projects.  Inspired Stamps has a great variety of scripture verses to choose from in their online store.  You are sure to find some of your favorite verses to use in your art projects.

I made this card to encourage those who are going through a rough patch in life, when things don't seem to make sense.  These are the times that we rely on God and put our hope in Him.  I used the Thinking of You set and dp from My Minds Eye, girly girl collection.  I added a little glitter to my flowers in the corner after I colored them with my Copic markers.
I cut  three different sized banners and overlapped.  I found a great tip for cutting the tails somewhere in the blog-o-sphere.  (The amount of info is great, but I can't remember where I find tips sometimes because I have visited so many sites, sorry:)).  If you have different sized square punches, cut your strips to those sizes and then insert the strip into the punch to cut out the triangle piece.  The tails will be even on both sides of the strip.  I know some of you are successful using your scissors and eyeballing it, but sometimes mine come out lopsided, so this tip is great for me.  I do have many different sized square punches in my toolkit.
I hope you put your hope in the Lord today and have a great day.  Be sure to check out the wonderful designs by the other DT members and to check out the Inspired Stamps blog to see all the projects, including the 52 Weeks of Gratitude projects.