Friday, September 27, 2019

Geared Up Garage Birthday

I often pull out Geared Up Garage (page 154) with the 
coordinating Garage Gears (page 193), because it is
great for masculine cards.  I had a hard time taking 
a picture of this card, because of all that shiny,
masculine gear bling.  The car was created by stamping
Silver Foil with Stazon ink.

I combined the bling with Gray Granite, stamped with
lots of smoke.  I hope that you like this!

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Tropical Chic Background

Every once in a while I try to make some background
paper out of stamped images.  It's a productive technique,
when you want a background to have specific
colors.  In this example, I wanted some muted foliage.

I used the Tropical Chic Stamp set on page 93,
with the coordinating Tropical Dies on page 197.  I love
the sentiments in this set, and the way that they
go so well with the images.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Free Skate Wonderful Time of Year

There are some wonderful offerings in the Stampin' Up!
Holiday catalog.  I really like Free Skate, with the 
coordinating Detailed Skates Dies on page 44. 
What a nice, flexible set of dies!

For this card I cut the background layer out of 
See a Silhouette Designer Series Paper, and then added
the Noble Peacock Foil (page 167) layer over top.
I also perked the card up with some Sparkle Glimmer
Paper (page 169).

This card totally reminds me of my days in Wisconsin,
when they would flood the park, fire up the warming house
and turn skaters loose.  We spent hours going in
circles, or holding hockey sticks!