Monday, April 21, 2014

myStampBOX: Collage Cards

Today the designers at myStamp BOX are sharing projects using collage stamping. I used a piece of coral paper from Bo Bunny's Baby Bump collection that had subtle flower outlines in the background. I used Ornamental Flowers and Pumice Stone Distress Ink to create more layers of flowers. I was totally confused by grey ink when it was released (why on earth would they make that?) As soon as I used it I was a complete convert! For this background I stamped the flowers once then immediately stamped again without reinking to get the second set of shadow images. Layers, people, layers!

I added a black border across the center using Decorative Strips. The flower shape was similar to the background, and the deeper color helped the pattern stand out. The sentiment from Whatever says exactly what it means - this card is for no reason at all except to say hi. I stamped the sentiment twice, once in teal and again in black to create a shadow effect.

Stop by the myStamp BOX blog today
for more collage stamping projects!

Monday, March 31, 2014

myStampBOX: With Sympathy

Sometimes the simplest gestures mean the most. Today I'm sharing a card I made for a friend who lost someone dear. The mesh border is from Repeat After Me, the sentiment from Everyday Lines, and the butterfly from Colorful Companions. The butterfly was stamped onto patterned paper and embellished with a gentle touch of glitter pen and pearls. All stamps are available in the myStamp BOX online store.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Design Team Feature: Inks

Designers from myStamp BOX joined creative forces today to share projects featuring VersaColor Inks from product partner Tsukineko Co, Ltd. Here's what I made.

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I received Cardinal and Turquoise inks and loved the color combo. I found a piece of school-themed paper from My Mind's Eye with handwriting lines in the same colors, so that started as the perfect base for my stamped panel. I used the coffee swirl stamp from Enjoy Your Latte! along the top and bottom of the panel to create a graphic border. Thanks was stamped across the center using Lots of Dots - Sentiments.

This super cute nerdy bird comes from Warm Tweets. I stamped him in black and colored in all the details using Marvy le Plume II markers. I raised him up on dimensional adhesive to give some lift to the card and focal point image. I plan to use this card as a teacher thank you at the end of school this year.

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for more inky inspiration!

Friday, February 21, 2014

myStamp BOX Feature: Celebrate!

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Today some of the designers at myStamp BOX are sharing projects that celebrate special events. With all the hashtag craze in social media, I decided to use that symbol from Oversized and letters from Friday Night Stencil to create my card sentiment. I stamped the hashtag twice with two different colors of ink to give a shadow effect.

Layered underneath the sentiment panel is a border made with washi tape and a month/date strip stamped from Timelines. This set of stamps is particularly helpful for creating projects with exact months, dates, or days of the week.

Be sure to check out the other
celebration projects
today at myStamp BOX!

Monday, January 20, 2014

myStamp BOX ALL PLAY: Sparkle

The Design Team members at myStampBOX are sharing projects that sparkle and shine today. Here's what I made.

My style can usually be described much like my life - grungy and a little bit distressed around the edges. This year I am stretching out of my comfort zone in an effort to try new things. For my "sparkle" card today I did not ink the edges of anything or distress any elements. I aimed for a clean, graphic design with bold designs. I think I got it!

I stamped the square image from Back to the Basics many times on black cardstock using silver embossing powder, then punched circles randomly from the embossed pattern. I layered them onto a premade blue card, making sure the black lines on the cardstock were "pointed" in different directions. I liked the look of this, especially with the zigzag lines of the patterned embossing. The sentiment from Small Greetings was punched and layered onto black cardstock so it would stand out from the background. The final design touch was adding small, blue rhinestones in a floating pattern up the center of the card. I even attached one rhinestone in the middle of the sentiment.

Be sure to see all the designer projects at the
myStamp BOX blog today!

Friday, December 20, 2013


Today at myStamp BOX we are sharing projects featuring tags. Tags are especially helpful at this time of year and can be a decorative addition to gifts. I used a strip cut from a paint sample from the home improvement store as an embellishment down the side. I stamped sentiments from Santa's Tags directly onto the tag, overlapping the paint strip. Click on the project photo for a closer view.

The stocking was also stamped directly onto the tag using the Dotty Christmas set of stamps. I stamped the top of the stocking onto white cardstock, cut it out, and adhered it to the tag. The entire stocking image was covered with Stickles glitter glue for a little extra sparkle.

Be sure to check out the myStamp BOX store for these and other great stamp sets!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Scrapbook Express: Ninja

I'm sharing this layout at the Scrapbook {Express}ions blog today using our single page sketch this month. Come check it out!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Karen Foster Design: Halloween Letters

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I have been having a ton of fun decorating these letters for one of my very favorite places to shop in Fishers, Best of What's Around. This set features papers from Karen Foster Design and some adorable stickers I found in a local supercenter. I love that every set of letters I make is unique!

While the first set of letters was whimsical and juvenile, this set definitely has that retro flair! They also feature papers and stickers from Karen Foster Design in a horror movie poster theme. I added little touches such as filmstrip ribbon and tiny tickets to carry through the theme.

Please send me a message if you'd like to own your very own set of decorated letters. I can create them for most holidays, sports, hobbies, or themes.

Friday, August 16, 2013

myStampBOX: Design Team Call

It's time for a new Design Team Call at myStamp BOX! Go check out all the details to find out how you can join our creative team of designers.