Thursday, June 29, 2017

June 29, 2017

There is something very magical about this lovely foil embossed Penny Black background paper. The Tim Holtz flowers were inked with Wendy Vecchi's mini archival pads and stamped directly to the paper. I choice the archival inks because these oil based dies remain more vibrant on the printed paper than the markers would.  The flowers will appear as if they are under the gold foil script.  To continue, I die cut some of the wild flowers from the set shown out of white cardstock and used Tombow markers to colour.  The final touches were a bit of chunky clear glitter on the die cut flower heads and a "Happy Birthday" sticker from Starform.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

June 22, 2017

Although there have been a number of dragonfly dies previous to this one, I love the size and shape of this new die from Impression Obsession.  The background paper is double sided from Magenta. We added Stick-It tape to the top of white card stock before we cut the dragonfly.  Once cut, you can peel off the backing and simply dip the dragonfly into the Seahorse glitter from WOW. The rounded rectangle pierced label is from a set of nesting dies from Nellie.  I think you'll have a lot of fun with tape and glitter technique.  It lends itself to so many varied die cuts; there are no limits.  This technique makes for quick and snazzy cards.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

I know it's been a while, but we're going to get back at it.  Things have been going very well at the store; at times too well. When you own a small business, wearing so many different hats can allow for time restraints.  We are presently working a new web page and hope to have that up and running soon. Also, check out our facebook posts at stampart london.

The die set featured is a fun grouping of flowers, stems and a mason jar from Ken Oliver.  Using your Ken Oliver Color Bursts or Magenta's Nuances, you are going to add bright colours to your water colour paper. This colourful background allows for great colour combinations when you die-cut the flower heads.  In this card sample, the white layer has been lifted with foam tape to create a shaker opening in the mason jar.  There is a piece of acetate attached behind the mason jar cut out to hold the glitter, sequins or micro-beads.  If you find that the die-cut stems are too difficult to work with, you might want to just stamp some stem lines in your mason jar instead.