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Artistic Stamper Challenge…….Travel

Published March 4, 2012 by isisimaginings

 Good Sunday morning to you, thanks for stopping by.  I’m watching Barbara Grey of Clarity Stamps on Create & Craft at the moment – she is a genius with a brayer! – and thought I’d post the card I made for the Artistic Stamper challenge for March at the same time.  I cannot craft AND watch Barbara at the same time. 🙂

So, the theme for this week’s AS challenge is travel.  I have Jennie Artistic Stamper’s Inspiration Jars stamps, so I immediately thought of a ship in a bottle.  I don’t have any ship stamps, so I used the car from a TH set.
  •  Stamps: Artistic Stamper Inspiration Jars. Tim Holtz Lost & Found, QVCUK set from 2010, Artemio postmark & Kanban gears stamps
  • Black & coffee Archival inks, Versamark
  • Distress inks – Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire, Broken China, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Antique Linen
  • Distress embossing powder – Weathered Wood
  • Kraft Resist card
  • Kraft card
  • Blue ribbed card from Limetree Crafts
  • Idea-ology brads & clock hand

The Recipe:

  • Stamped the jars onto white card with Versamark, covered with Weathered Wood & heat set & cut them out.
  • Stamped the car onto white card with Gathered Twigs, put Versamark & clear EP on the windows & heat set, blended Weathered Wood & Antique Linen over the car, covered with clear EP, heat set & cut out.
  • Blended blue DIs over the patterned jar, & covered the ‘glass’ part both jars with clear EP & heat set.  Blended a little Gathered Twigs over the lids.
  • Blended Stormy Sky & Chipped Sapphire over the embossed clear jar, to get the colour into the gaps in the EP. Attached the car to the jar using copper brads – I bent the car slightly so that it wouldn’t be completely flat.
  • Stamped the gears onto white car with coffee Archival, stamping 2/3 times to get fainter images. Dried with heat tool & blended over DIs as above.  Also blended Chipped Sapphire around the edges of the Kraft Resist card.
  • Made the postage stamp by stamping onto white card with Chipped Sapphire & punching out a section.
  • Stamped the postmarks with black Archival & the birds with coffee.
  • Stamped the quote with coffee Archival, blended Antique Linen & gathered Twigs on top & added the clock hand with another brad.
  • Assembled the card, added string coloured with Gathered Twigs.

Thank you for looking.  I’m off to try to get another challenge completed today.  Until next time,

Love & light


Birthday Bingo

Published January 31, 2012 by isisimaginings

Happy Tuesday to one & all. Today’s card went to another of the Grand Cinema team, in Tacoma, WA.  My brief was “she likes Disney & casinos”.  Okaaaay………:)  My first thought was Disney as I knew I had a pack of Disney themed bottlecaps in my stash.  So I went looking.  And couldn’t find them anywhere.  They were nowhere to be found.  After a few whispered “oh dears” & “what a shame” I decided it would have to be casinos.  Or something in that vein. 


  • Tim Holtz Bingo texture fade embossing folder
  • Tim Holtz Kraft Resist
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology Wordstick
  • Distress inks – Evergreen Bough, Seedless Preserves
  • Perfect Pearls mist Heirloom Gold
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities labels
  • Sizzix Broadway Melody alphabet dies

I started with the Bingo texture fade, using it to emboss a piece of Core’dinations Whitewash card stock, which I tore & distressed with some sandpaper.  I chose the ledger page of the Kraft Resist paper stash because of the numbers.  I blended the DIs over it, then sprayed it with the Heirloom Gold PP.

My initial thought was to use a word ticket with a memo pin, but I prefer the wordstick.  I put a few drops of alcohol inks on to it.  If you put another colour of AI on to another, the first colour disappears.  Cool!

That’s pretty much it.  Hope the birthday girl liked it.  Thanks for looking.  Until next time,

Love & light.

PS Remember the Disney bottlecaps?  I found them a few days after I’d mailed the card.  They were under the printer.  No, I have no idea how they got there.