Saturday, July 11, 2009


This cute little guy's name is Alex. He's another retired stamp from The Angel Company. I have a TON of stamps and finally decided that I need to get over m hangup of only using current sets. I can't part with any of my stamps but yet I don't use them because they are retired. Crazy. Since I finally decided to return to the stamps I love I've found I'm making more cards.
Anyways back to the card, the background is made using a Cuttlebug embossing folder. I inks the folder using my Kaleidascope pad and a brayer, placed the paper inside then ran it through my Big Shot. I still need to perfect the technique because there is ink in the raised sections which should be completely white. The buttons are a sizzix die that I applied Crystal effects over to make it look like a glossy button. Alex is colored in with watercolor pencils.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Monkey business

This cute little monkey was a stamp of the month at one point. I finally inked him up and this is the card I came up with. The background is a free download from The Angel Company, I loaded the paperi into Photoshop and changed the color from black to brown.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

oriental card

I"m still not completly happy with this card. I like all my elements I'm just not sure they look good together.

This card used a retired TAC set called The Arts and a current set Asian art. I embossed the flowers and hte butterfly then used my Twinkling H2O'sto color in the image.