Friday, September 27, 2013

Turned Blackbird

Hi Everyone and happy Friday to you. 

I have a card for you today that hints of fall. The stamps I've used are from Just For Fun Rubber Stamps. 

The background stamp (J3713) was inked with white ink and stamped on black card stock. I cut 1/2" out of the background and then mounted it onto mustard cs, leaving the same amount of border all around. 

Next I punched a circle out of masking material, placed it onto white cs and rubbed over it with distress inks in honey and broken china. I then stamped the bird (D3703) image in black onto the distressed piece. I trimmed it to the size wanted, leaving just the tiny bit of branch in tact. I trimmed around this with my scissors. I mounted this completed piece onto gold mirri card. This was then popped up onto the card. 

I stamped the message (A3601) onto white cs and cut out using a Spellbinders tag die and inked with distress ink. It was popped up and natural twine was used to secure. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to visit for more inspiration   

Friday, September 13, 2013

Where life is a little easier......

I'm wishing you a great Friday the 13th!  Don't know about you but I'm going to be thinking even MORE positive, happy thoughts all day!

I'm sharing a card with you today using another Stamptangle from Just For Fun Rubber Stamps. I'm having fun making cards with these stamps and hope to give you inspiration to try them for yourself. 

Everyone who knows me is familiar with my love of the ocean and anything that lives in it. I was thrilled to have this sea turtle to create a card. Actually, there are two sea turtles and I will do another card later using the other stamp. 

 I created the background using a technique from Vivian Keh at . I love the way she creates art and thought I would give it a try. I like the texture and look of it but it is not anywhere close to the exquisite work that Vivian does. 

 Here is a closeup of the sea turtle and a little closer look at the texture of the background.

Love this saying....and it is so very true. I stamped the top line onto the twill tape using archival ink before attaching onto the card.

Here is a little cluster of treasures from the ocean which I collected. They are adhered onto the card with glossy accents and then covered with tiny gold, no-hole beads.

I hope I have given you some joy today and a bit of inspiration. 

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Thank you so much for taking time to stop by! 

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Flip Flop, Flip, Flip, Fold

Hi Bloggers!

I want to show you a card I made for a stamping friend living in North Carolina. 

I love cards that are interactive in any way and was thrilled to finally purchase a couple of Karen Burniston's dies. She is the QUEEN pop-up card designer and I can't get enough of her creations.  Anyway, here is my first decent card I felt I could send to someone.
 The sun was so bright the day I took these pictures there are shadows across the insides..sorry but sure like the sun. This is the opened card......

 The is the back of the opened card.

 A closer look at the inside panels. When the card is closed, you see this as the first "page".

This is the very last "page". 

This is called the Accordian Flip Die, 3D and can be found here

Thanks for stopping by.....Linda K

Friday, September 6, 2013


Happy first Friday in September to all of you out there in Bloggerland. 

Since all the school children out there are rising earlier now, I thought it appropriate to feature a rooster on today's card. He comes to us from Just For Fun Rubber Stamps and is called a Stamptangle.  I colored him using colored pencils and popped him up onto a multicolored background that I had in my stash of backgrounds. The piece even had the punched edge already done :)  I stamped a drapery onto it and laid down a "wooden" washi tape runway for him to strut his stuff. I think he's doing a fine job of it too...

The colors are a bit faded in the photo; I had a hard time with my camera getting it to show the nice vibrant colors. 
 This shows a closer shot of the wooden button and star tied on with a small piece of string.

Shake your tail feathers...

Stamps Used:

Thanks for stopping by!