Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Another funky cat

Hi! I'm back this morning to share another card made using the wonderful Indigo Cats stamps by Stampendous. There's a fabulous selection of Stampendous stamps in the store, but I have a huge fondess for these querky cats:

Thanks - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

I had so much fun getting inky making this card. The background paper is a sheet that comes from Kaisercraft's new Bombay Sunset. It started off as a white page with tiny green pattern. I added lots of colour using Tim Holtz's lovely Distress Oxide inks. The joy of these inks - all available in the shop - is that you can layer different colours. I've added a video of Tim demonstrating some techniques at the end of the post.  On the inside I used the left over strip of design paper and adhered that on the middle of the card. On the white panel I finished off the thanks greeting and added a gorgeous flower and another butterfly. Both were coloured with an aquabrush using distress oxide inks.

Thanks inside  - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

One of the things that I enjoy doing when I make cards is combining stamps from different companies. It's a way of getting more use from them and it gives different looks too. The bold sentiment on the front is from a new Altenew set called Enchanted Iris. The set includes two beautiful iris images along with some leaves, as well as the "thanks" word and 11 phrases to complete the greeting. There is a matching set of dies that goes with the stamps. There's a fabulous selection of multi-step flower stamps sets, many with matching dies, available at the store.

Full details of the card can be found on my blog - Deborah's Gems.

Now, here's that video from Tim Holtz. Enjoy!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Funky Cats

I am so sorry not to have been around for a while - I was having huge Internet issues and just wasn't able to post anything, however, I think it's all fixed now. I've got a really fun card to show you this morning:

Dreams - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

A few weeks ago I told you that there were some wonderful new stamps from Stampendous available in the shop. Well, I got these fun and funky cats to play with. The cling set includes three cats of varying size along with three butterflies, there is also a stencil included in the set. You can also get the matching dies (which I did).

I stamped the cats on water colour card, embossed them with clear powder and cut them out with the matching dies. I used Tim Holtz's wonderful Distress Oxide inks to colour them. The design paper is from a new pack called Bombay Sunset - also available in the store. I finished the front of the card with a bold, inspirational sentiment from Thoughts & Reminders, a set produced by Altenew. Here's the inside of the card:

Dreams inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

I used another sheet of paper from the Bombay Sunset as well as one of the pre-printed sentiments from the pack. These are a couple of the butterflies from Indigo Cats.

Full details of this card can be found on my blog - Deborah's Gems. I had such fun making this card, and you'll be seeing more of them soon.

All these products are available in store.