Friday, December 27, 2013

For All You Do

Hi creative Just For Fun bloggers. Linda here today to share another StampTangle card with you.

I stamped the pear with archival black ink on brown cs. I wanted to see how colored pencils looked on brown compared to black and I really liked the outcome. I used pink and light green pencils. To coordinate I used pink and green cs for the background. I divided the background by drawing a line in the center from top to bottom and then from side to side just above center. I took my quilting ruler and drew 45 degree lines. I cut the cs pieces and adhered to a piece of computer copy paper to eliminate bulk. Then it was run through my Cuttlebug with an embossing folder from Stampin' Up! and edged using a gold calligraphy marker. I wrapped the ribbon around this, tied knot and trimmed.
The sentiment was stamped on white cs and punched out with a decorative label punch, edged in light pink and attached over the ribbon. This entire piece was attached to a brown mat and then a pink mat. The pear was popped up onto the finished card.

Thanks so much for stopping by.
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Friday, December 20, 2013


Hi creative Just For Fun bloggers. Linda here to share a StampTangle Chickadee card with you today. 

 This is a 5 x 7 card (A7). I started by stamping the chickadee onto white cs using black archival ink. Once this was dry, I used colored pencils to spruce him/her up :)  Well, any well-rounded chickadee cannot be seen in public unless he/she is sitting proudly on a branch. I cut several branches from light brown cs using a Memory Box die. Then I added a bit of marking with my trusty colored pencils. The branch the chickadee is standing on is doubled up and offset just slightly. After all, this is quite a plump little chickadee. Guess it takes after me ha,ha,ha.

I wanted the chickadee to look like it was a caged bird so decided to use a Spellbinders lattice die. I cut one from rust cs and grunged it up a bit with brown distress ink. I turned it over to the back and penciled a line to cut out of the center area. I attached the lattice piece onto muted blue cs and then added the branches. This was then popped up onto another cs mat and then onto pewter-colored mirri card to add more light and depth to the card. The chickadee was added last. It was first formed by pushing down into the middle from the back to give some dimension. I added some pop dots in the middle area to make sure the dimension stayed that way, then glued down the tail, beak and feet areas.  Here is a closer look ......

Thanks so much for stopping by today. 
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Friday, December 6, 2013


Hi Bloggers. Hope all is well with you and yours.

I have a holiday card to share with you today. This is a new Just For Fun stamp, and it carries on with their StampTangle theme. I hope you like it.

Hmmmm, the colors on the background are not very true. So sorry for this. They look on the orange side but are definitely reds and greens. I used an alcohol background from my stash and ran it through a holiday embossing folder. Then I sanded it a bit to bring out the white of the card stock. Since the background was created on glossy card I stamped the Peace ornament (G3728) on glossy also using Stazon ink. I added color with markers and when dry, added gem and pearl embellishments. 
The ornament is popped up on the background and a bow glue-dotted to the hanger. The strips are glitter tape in white that I went over with the distress tool with distress ink on it. 

This is a nice sized ornament, approx 3 3/4" x 3". 

Thanks for stopping by and "see" you soon.....Linda