Thursday, May 31, 2012

myStampBOX Design Team: Embossing

Today the designers at myStampBOX are sharing projects featuring embossing of all sorts. I made a layout using six different myStampBOX stamp sets.

Here's where I used each stamp set:

Faux tape and large camera: Pixel Perfect
Title letters: Letterboxes
Photo corners in bottom border: Snapshot
Arrow: Road Trip
Again? word block: Review Time
Words in bottom border: Passport to Adventure

It was really fun to create my own embellishment using Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE). I heat embossed eight layers of UTEE, creating a thick, glossy surface for my embellishment. When heated the final time, I pressed an inked stamp right into the melted UTEE to create the impression. After it fully cooled, I gently peeled off the stamp to create this unique embellishment.

Be sure to visit the myStampBOX blog
to check out all the other embossed projects!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Scrapbook Express: Sketch Challenge

I'm hosting a sketch challenge on the Scrapbook Express blog. Come play along for a chance to win our $25 monthly prize!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

myStampBOX: Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day! Here's a quick and easy card to make for someone special. Stamp the scribbled square from Back to the Basics on white cardstock for a cool background paper. I used chalk ink from our product partner Clearsnap. The sentiment from Straightforward is stamped onto a subtle honeycomb paper. By keeping the color palette cool and calm, I was able to use several different patterns on the same card. This set is a must-have for any cardmaker. Have an inky day!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Karen Foster Design: Mother's Day Card

Here's my first post of the week with ideas for making Mother's Day cards. I used paper and stickers from Karen Foster Design's new Mother collection. And yes, I DID use glittery fibers wrapped around my sentiment sticker just like a feather boa. What mom wouldn't deserve that?

myStampBOX: Gift Wrappings

Out of gift wrap supplies? Turn a scrap of cardstock and some plain tissue paper into snazzy wrappings! I used many colors of Distress Ink with the Funky Circles set to create my custom items. The sentiment is from Small Greetings. You always have time to jazz up a gift!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012