Saturday, December 27, 2008
INKS: Staz-On Jet Black, Versamark
SUPPLIES: Lyra watercolor crayons, Tim Holtz distressing tool, water mister, copper Twinkling H2O, copper Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
TECHNIQUE: Technique Junkies Twinkling Watercolors
NOTES: almost impossible to see but the background was stamped with the same flower and Versamark, and then spritzed with glimmer spray and has a pinkish red shimmer ~ the cardfront is shimmer blush
Be sure and click on these photos for lots more detail. See-D's stamps have a sticky side that will cling to your acyrlic blocks. Just use a dense foam mat under your cs when stamping for a perfect impression.
To give you an idea of size, the dragonfly in the first set measures 2" across, and in the second set, the diamond border is 4 1/2" long.
From Evelyn, this wonderful card featuring a whimsical winter tree in shades of blue from teal to lavender with glittery accents - hard to see in the scan but just the perfect amount of bling in real life. The card is actually on pure white cs but my scanner likes to make it a grey tone when blue is involved ;o) I always forget to do square cards but this reminds me again what an elegant look they give, as all of Evelyn's work is.
From Manna, an image stamped all in blue and highlighted with shimmery color, then sponged in blue around the edges. I would not have thought of this and look how awesome the effect is! The white cs layer is textured lightly with a pattern and has a shimmer to the finish.
From Trudy, who knows my love of mechanical cards, a super-fun card featuring a removable waterfall atc! Hard to see in a scan but the images are colored with a shimmer ink, and the pull-down tab reads Snow Flakes LOL And I can't believe it but even tiny this is the smoothest-functioning waterfall piece I've ever seen (including my own! LOL ;o)
Monday, December 22, 2008
This also features a faux brick technique from one of the Technique Junkie newsletters, perfect for a garden wall with morning glory.
The full card along with more sample cards will be posted starting the middle of January on the brand-new Rare Image blog. In the meantime, you can click the link at the top of the sidebar to go see a bunch of sample cards from the PETS sheet!
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Hope you enjoyed this - I had fun putting it together :o)
Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
- I've added some background wallpaper to the blog - if you have any trouble with the time it takes to download the page compared to before please please please let me know...
- You can get your choice of your own very cool bkgds for your blog by clicking on the turquoise box link about halfway down my sidebar!
- I've started a blog for all things Rare Image Rubber Stamps - click on the link at the very top of my sidebar...
- and I think the most exciting news - there is a new RIRS sheet available in January, titled Garden, and the most awesome stampers ~ Lisa S and Manna ~ will be doing some sample cards for you to enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Stay tuned - I'm hoping to get some more freebie vintage photos posted for you soon to print out and play with in your stamping :o)
Monday, December 15, 2008
STAMPS: cat - Rare Image (see my sidebar), greeting - Savvy, berry branch, pine bough, and pinecone - Stampin' Up!
TECHNIQUES: Painted Mesh and Masked Frames for the Technique Junkie 12/08newsletter
INKS: Staz-On Timber Brown, Stampin' Up Kiwi Kiss (I think!)
SUPPLIES: brass brads, grosgrain ribbon, brayer, SU slot punch, sponges, white acrylic, circle punch, colored pencils, mesh
NOTES: the wide ribbon is under the greeting ~ the brads are nice and shiny light brass irl ~ card is quite large to accomodate the cat head with as much extra around as possible
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
TECHNIQUE: Burnt Edges, Technique Junkies 02/07 newsletter
STAMPS: all I Brake For Stamps, a mix of the new Birds sheet, Foliage sheet and the Time To Stamp birds sheet
INKS: Distress Antique Linen, Tea Dye and Walnut Stain, Staz-On Jet Black
SUPPLIES: grosgrain ribbon, large flat top metal brad, newspaper, sponges
NOTES: the Staz-On works great for stamping the brads, but if you screw up and take the ink off with Staz-On cleaner it can remove the antique gold finish too LOL ~ I freehand cut the arch from newspaper after drawing it with pencil, then sponged it with Antique Linen ~ to age the large piece of newspaper I rubbed the Antique Linen on a non-stick pad, laid the paper on it and brayered over it to transfer the ink ~ for the cardfront I used the two darker Distress inks and just applied them lightly direct to paper from the pads