Friday, January 27, 2017

Stamp Off Beautiful You Tic Tac Toe

Hey friends, it's Stamp Off Friday with Susan, Buffy
and Jackie.  Despite cloudy skies here in Dayton,
we are rocking a good one!

Today is a tic tac toe challenge.  You draw a line;
horizontal, vertical or diagonal and use those products
on your card.   Of course here on Stamp Off Island,
we are flexible, so no one is "kicked off the island" 
for wiggling the rules a bit. 

 For my project, I drew a horizontal line across the middle
and used In Color (Watermelon Wonder and Delightful Dijon), Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (new Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions) and an SAB item (3/8" Metalic Ribbon Combo Pack on p 11).

I used the ever popular Beautiful You set on page 24 of the
Occasions catalog.  The focal image was cut out with the
Stitched Framelits and layered on a black oval cut out with
 the Layering Ovals Framelits on page 193.

  Many people are stamping the women from Beautiful You on to Designer Series Paper and then cut out the patterned dress, attaching it on to the focal image.  I didn't use this technique, 
because I'm too lazy to keep cutting out dresses.  Instead, 
I stamped the dress pattern.  So how did I stamp the dress
pattern?   I made the negative template, shown above.
I stamped the girl on scrap printer paper, 
cut out the dress portion and then laid
this over my focal image.  This allows you to use your stamps
to create whatever dress pattern and color scheme you want.
I need to make more samples, using this strategy, and
will share them when I get the time.  I envision checks using
Awesomely Artistic (p 144) or stripes produced with
Gorgeous Grunge on page 123.  The zig zag from 
Work of Art (p 122) might also be fun!

Now please click on over to see what Susan and Buffy 
have done with their Tic Tac Toe projects.

Lastly, please say some prayers for a stamping friend,
Christine, who is in the midst of a medical crisis.
Prayers heal and would be appreciated.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Tasty Trucks with Work of Art

I was going to use this card for the Stamp Off challenge
last week and then switched it up.  This Tasty Trucks card
features the FREE SAB set and the FREE Carried Away
Designer Series Paper.  I was too lazy to watercolor,
and used the Work of Art set instead.  It's nice to have
so many options!!  I like this as a quick masculine card
that goes with the current food truck trend.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Any Occasion SAB Stamp Set

Enjoy this video on the Any Occasion Stamp Set!
You can select this FREE stamp set with a $50 merchandise purchase!

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Timeless Tags Thinlits Dies

This is another look at the Timeless Tags Thinlits Dies
on page 23 of the Occasions catalog.  They work well
 used as tags, or integrated into cards.  

 They include a
number of elements that can be layered, or used as 
negative features.  This set of thinlits dies coordinates
with the That's the Tag set, also on page 24.
The That's the Tag bundle saves you 10% off
the individual price of these two products.