Wednesday, March 29, 2017

SDC #270 Text Background

So, as if Stampotique didn't already have a ton of good sentiments and words, they now have this sweet script stamp and I thought it was perfect for this week's challenge theme which just happens to be Text Background!

I know you have seen all of our wonderful new releases for March. This uses two of our newbies. I decided to go with mail art because it just made sense to me with the text background.

I stamped Elaine  onto some label  paper that you would normally put through your printer and heat set the ink (colorbox works awesome for this). I watercolored her and heat set her again and then she was ready to go.
As for the text, I realized I had some fucia embossing powder in my stash so the words got the embossing treatment. I don't think it will be a problem for the mail service....I hope....You can tell I was having some problems as, I didn't realize until too late, that the envelope was not 100% dry yet so the powder wanted to stick where it didn't belong. MY BAD....
I also created a label out of the label paper and distressed it a bit with some doodles and ink.  Viola! Text background! Boom! Be sure to check out our other DT members (left sidebar) because they are even more amazing!! Also be sure to link up your text background projects so we can see!!


Elaine: Stampotique
Text Background: Stampotique
Hanging Hearts: Stampotique
Dylusions Sprays
Heidi Swapp Color Shine Spray
Color Box Black Ink
Label Paper
Manila Envelope
Acrylic Gesso: Master's Touch

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Word Up!!

I am here again to showcase one of our MANY, many sentiments from Stampotique. This week I jumped back in time just a bit to an older release and played with our Happy Camper sentiment along with our Tee Pee. It always makes me smile.

Of course, I used teals, pinks and purples since they are my favorite and they really feel whimsical. I decided to mirror stamp the tee pee and create a spinner card. Lately, I have really enjoyed creating interactive cards so this was just one more that I was inspired to make. I even broke out my cuddle bug and my spellbinders!

Be sure to check out our Facebook group for many more fun sentiment creations this weekend!!


Tee Pee: Stampotique
Happy Camper Text
Spellbinders Circle Die
Speelbinders Scallop Die
Dylusions Ink Sprays
Colorbox Ink
Colored Pencils
Dove Blender Pen
Adhesive Gems
Enamel Dots

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Messy Evening

My friend Kristy and I haven't gotten together in WAY too long to craft so we did last night. We got SO messy...and it was wonderful. 

We played with spray inks as well as alcohol inks and Yupo paper. 

I actually pulled out some stamps that have been gathering dust for quite some time My Dina Wakely stamps were calling to me!!

I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and created gorgeous paper and then stamped and water-colored Dina's stamp. I also used one of her sentiments. I got this set at Hobby Lobby on clearance. The font and the sentiments are wonderful.
As for the Yupo paper, I really love it and it is so neat how you can continue layering the colors. Kind of mesmerizing. I probably won't buy any more tho. I feel like I can't control the outcome as well as I would like. It IS pretty, though! Can't wait to find a good use for them! 

This post is short and sweet. Hope you enjoy the colors and all! Have a wonderful day!

Word Up Weekend Ya'LL!

So, even though I may be from the south, when I speak most people think I am from the North. Always makes me giggle. So, there. Some South for Ya'LL Haha.

So this weekend I am back for Word Up Weekend with another fun and interactive ATC. This time, a slide pop up card. When I first started making cards I had an entire notebook filled with card instructions for things like this. It is fun to go back to my roots to create some fun ATCs.

The trouble I had with this one as well as a few others was that the instructions are for gigantic cards! So what's a card maker to do? Scale it down, of course!

Here is what you will need to create this card in ATC size:

2.5 x 3.5 in pieces of card-stock (you will need 2) Base pieces
1 7/8 x 3 in piece of card-stock Pull Slide
1 5/8 x 2 1/8 piece of card-stock Pop Up Front Base
1/2 x 2.0 in piece of card-stock Pop Up Front Image Piece

Take one of your 2 pieces of ATC sized card-stock and mark 3/8 in from all 4 edges. Cut 3 of the 4 sides (2 long and one short) leaving the 4th to be scored. The 4th will be the top of your card.
You will also score 1/4 inch from the bottom cut and 1 1/8 inches from the top score. Your 1/4 inch score will be valley, center will be peak and top will be valley. I have shown all of this in the above photo.

This next piece is the pull tab piece. You will attach the bottom portion of this piece to the bottom score portion of the piece you just cut and scored from the back. Once attached you can pull this tab and the front piece slides and pops up! (see top photo)
This image below is flipped because of how I wrote the numbers so, think upside-down, but the top will be even with the front and the bottom of the pull tab will be attached as shown here. 
These last two pieces will be the portion you attach to the front of the card that, when slid up, will pop up. I have created these to be nesting so that you have a frame.
The piece with this adorable kitty and polka dots is what is created just above. And, of course, lastly attach the two base pieces, only adhering the long sides. Leave the short sides open. Esp the top so that you can pull the tab, creating the pop up slide. Also be sure not to overlap your adhesive with the pull tab.
 I decided to use two sentiments: One on the top portion of the pull tab and one sentiment inside the bottom frame inside when revealed. I loved these two sentiments with the look on this kitten's face. Thought it matched up pretty well and it made me smile.

This is such a fun little card and once I figured out how to downsize it it went fairly quickly.. I have several more ideas so, be sure to check back for new and exciting ATCs!


Line Up: Stampotique
Phrase Cube: Stampotique (2 of the 4 used)
Dylusions Sprays
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
Color Box Black Ink
Strathmore Bristol Smooth Surface

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

SDC268 Ribbon and Lace

Welcome to week 2 of our Ribbon and Lace challenge. This one was a bit of a challenge for a moment for me, only because I have moved away from using ribbon, tho in the past I used it for EVERYTHING!!! Thankfully, I found this wonderful ribbon with pom poms and it was perfect for the project I had in mind.

So, it being March, did you know we had a brand new stamp release over at Stampotique? Some really neat images this time!!

So, for this card I tried to color with copics first and after 2 failed attempts I figured it was time to scratch and go a different route. Enter, Faber Castell Gelatos and a watercolor brush pen. WOW, what a difference. I was able to really let go and just create! I was originally going to find some designer papers to go with this delightful image and then I had a thought, what if I just go crazy with my gelatos! MAN, I am in love with the outcome!
For the ribbon aspect I, of course, used the same pom pom ribbon, cut off the pom poms and then used it for a scarf and it made the image come to life for me. Made it even more delightful, if that is even possible.
 Not sure about you but I kind of want to go flying with these guys!

Be sure to check out to see our entire release for this month! Betting you will find more fun items to put on your wish list! Happy shopping, and we can't wait to see your projects using ribbon or lace!


All Aboard! (Stampotique)
Faber Castell Gelatos
Watercolor Brush Pen
Target Pom Trim
Ranger Archival Black Ink
3L Adhesive Squares

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Back For Word Up Weekend!

Over at Stampotique we have so many wonderful sentiments and they don't always get their due, so we have started doing what we call Word Up Weekend so that we can showcase our sentiments!

This week I have another new release for the month of March. CUPCAKES! Seriously! Delish, right? Not only do we have a cupcake, we also have a baby cupcake AND a cupcake SENTIMENT! Kind of perfect!

I don't use designer paper early as often as I used to, tho, my love for it has not lessened. When I saw this new cupcake set of stamps, however, I knew I had to use my designer papers to make them pop.I decided to stamp the wee cupcake all over the designer paper background to add some more flair and think it turned out great.
I water-colored and splattered the image and the sentiment. I love that you can color in this sentiment. It makes it that much more delightful. I really liked how this project turned out in the end. I also love the shimmery gelatos! Yum!

Be sure to hop over to to see all of our new releases for the month of March.


Cupcake (Stampotique)
Cupcake Text (Stampotique
My Mind's Eye Jubilee "Sherbert" paper stack
Pink Paislee Citrus Bliss Paper Stack
Paper Studio Doily
Faber Castell Gelato
Water Color Brush Pen
3L Adhesive Squares
Bakers Twine
Adhesive Pearls
Ranger Archival Ink

Friday, March 3, 2017

Under The Sea

No, no....this is not a story about a mermaid and a singing crab...this is the story of 2 really fun ATC cards for the latest ATC swap over on the Stampotique FaceBook page.

So, I was talking with another of the design team members about interactive cards so I decided to get started on creating some!!

This month our theme for the ATC swap is, "under the sea".  My first thought was to use our latest mer-creature again but both mer creatures were a bit large for what I was doing, though, now that I think about it....hmmm....I love it when ideas pop into your head at the most random moments.

ANYway....I decided to use a couple of sentiments coupled with our sea creatures. We have so many, but these are the two are the ones I own so these are the guys ready to pee their pants with happiness.

I am really happy with the outcome. I can't wait to create some more and maybe try some other interactive cards.

So the center/outside ATC is one of my favorite Stampotique quotes. Not sure why but it makes me want to giggle. Love the way the squiggle arms and the  bling play with the words of the sentiment.

The second part of the project continues the theme of under the sea as well as peeing your pants. .lol Apparently, we at Stampotique like potty humor...and I approve. If happiness is like peeing then, couldn't YOU just pee your pants? I sure could. Love this seahorse. There are actually more than just this guy. You should check out our shop. 
 And, of course, adorable Octopet fits right in. Also, the squggle arms remind me of sea weed so I keep using it with my sea creatures. Really excited to share these with whomever my partners end up being in the swap. Might even be YOU if you join the swap so head over to FaceBook and join!!

Octopet: Stampotique
Rudy: Stampotique
Couldn't You Just...: Stampotique
Happiness: Stampotique
Circles Cube: Stampotique
Dylusions Sprays
Colorbox Black Ink
Faber Castell Gelatos
Marvy Watercolor Pen
Tim Holtz Twine