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Sunday, June 30, 2019

I haven't used my Coffee Makes Me stamp, by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps, in a while.  I made this for a featured stamper challenge on Splitcoast.   I stamped the image on white card stock.  I then stamped the cup,  colored it with Copics and fussy cut it.   I had a random coffee bean stamp, I stamped and fussy cut it.  I used a coffee ring stencil to put the rings to my card.   I added the cup, the coffee beans and sequins to the card using art glitter adhesive.

Thanks, so much, for coming by to take a look at my card.  Have a wonderful Sunday afternoon day.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Stars Or Stripes Challenge

I am hosting the Splitcoast Stampers Free 4 All challenge this week.  Since we are almost to the Fourth of July,  I decided to go with a Stars or Stripes or Both challenge.   I let the Graphic 45 By The Sea Paper Pad the focal point of my card instead of stamping.   My Spellbinders die is just too large in my opinion.  I do not use it for that reason.  I cut this one down a little and I like it better.  It still makes a large card, but it helps.  I fussy cut the shells from the paper and popped them up.  It needed something else so I decided to post the beach rules just so everyone remembers what to do when they get to the beach.  I punched out some stars and added them to the corners.  The lighthouse has stripes so it look like I did both stars and stripes. 

It was fun to make a card adding anything I wanted with no rules.  Sometimes rules takes away from ones creativity.    The Beach Rules are an exception, those sound fun.  ~grin~

I hope you will come over to Splitcoast and join me for the challenge.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Happy Father's Day Coaster

Today, I am the designer up on the Blue Knight Rubber Stamps blog for "Anything But A Card".
I chose to make a coaster.  In the past I have always seen coasters where someone stamped directly on a tile.  I wanted to give it a whirl to put a whole scene on this coaster.   I stamped my
"Wooded Farmlands" image on copy paper and colored it with Copic Markers.   I used the
Mini Greeting 2 Stamp Set to stamp on the Happy Father's Day sentiment.   I applied Modge Podge to my coaster.  I put my image over it and applied Modge Podge over the image.  I allowed it to dry.  I put a total of four coats on the coaster.  Once this was done, I applied to coats of spray adhesive to seal it.

I hope you liked the coaster.  Have a great week.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Autumn Squirrel for the 4th of July

I have been trying to use my stamps differently than they were intended this month to show you how to stretch your stamps and have some fun.  I made this card using the Blue Knight Autumn Squirrel stamp.   There are no rules that says we cannot use just part of a stamp so I just fussy cut my little squirrel and colored him blue with Prisma Pencils.  I went online and found this a coloring page so Mr. Squirrel would have a 4th of July hat.  I had this flag stamp laying around so I thought it would be perfect for this card.  The sentiment is from Blue Knight's God Bless America stamp set.  My background was made using acrylic paints and a toilet paper roll.

 Here is a picture I took of the actual picture on the stamp to show you what it looked like before I cut the little squirrel from the image.  Who would have thought you could make a 4th of July card with an Autumn stamp?  I didn't until I started thinking about new ways to use stamps that I have.

Thank you, for coming by today to take a look at my card.  I appreciate your visits and input.  

Monday, June 10, 2019

Fall Birthday - Wooded Farmlands

Last week I had a Summer card made with  Blue Knight 's Wooded Farmlands stamp.   I had mentioned that I would show you how to use this stamp  in different ways this month.  Today you are seeing a Fall card I made with it.   I really like the way it looks with these colors.  I colored the image using Copics and the sky was made with Pan Pastels. 

Thank you,  for coming by today.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Scenic Overlook with Pan Pastels

I made this card using Blue Knight Rubber Stamps Scenic Overlook and also added the
Beach Chairs & Accessories  set for the sailboats.  I haven't had much time to play with my Pan Pastels so instead of cleaning this morning,  I went to my craft table to have a little fun.  I do not have a lot of colors of the Pan Pastels so my water and sky seem to blend together.  I need a turquoise which happens to be in one of  the special sets that were made especially for Blue Knight.   They should be in the their store by tomorrow so I will be making an order.  I colored the bank with Prisma Pencils, the boats were colored with Copics and the sky, water and ground were colored using Pan Pastels.  I still need lots of practice, but I was happy with the way the sky turned out.

Well, folks, it is time for me to get back to that boring cleaning.  You all enjoy what is left of the day.  I appreciate you stopping in today.  Come back soon.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Wooded Farmlands - Blue Knight

This card is up on the Blue Knight Rubber Stamps Blog today.  I have used the Wooded Farmlands
stamp and I will be using it each week for the remainder of the month to show different ways to use it.  I colored my image using Copics.  I created the sky using Pan Pastels.   (Pan Pastels will soon be in the Blue Knight Store and packaged much differently than the ones you have seen in stores)  I added a verse from the Bible Verse 2 Set.  I thought my card needed a little color, you know I like color, so I added a little red tractor.

Be sure to check each week this month to see how I have used this stamp differently.  I am having fun creating with it.  I am amazed at how this stamp can be used so many different ways.

Have a wonderful and blessed day.