Thursday, August 6, 2020

Mirror Image Cards with Blue Knight Rubber Stamps

Hi guys!
I have a couple of cards to share using the mirror technique.
Lynn over at Blue Knight Rubber Stamps has a great video
on this.  All you need is a piece of acrylic to stamp the image
on and the flip it over to get the mirror image.

 The deer and the frogs are the stamps that I tried this technique
out on.  I wanted the deer facing each other, as well as the frogs.
The stag is the original stamp and the doe is the mirror image.  I stamped the
doe on acrylic then turned the acrylic image to my card front.  I repeated
the process until the image was good and dark. I used a black marker
to make the out line crisp.
The frog is one stamp.  The left one is the stamp and the right is the 
mirror image stamped on acrylic.  It is a little fuzzy but still looks
like a frog. I cleaned up the outline with a black marker. All the color is
added using PanPastels.
Products used:
Blue Knight Rubber Stamps: Momma Bear and Friends, The Dirt Road,
Lily Pond, Wetlands, Birds 2 and Happy Hedgehog.
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Runner Grand Refillable Dispenser,
3D Foam Squares Black Small and Crafty Foam Tape 108'
Thanks for stopping by~

Monday, August 3, 2020

A Composition Notebook re-make with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L~

Hi guys!
I have a really oldie but goodie to share.  Remember when composition
notebooks were all the rage to give the cover a re-make?  I did one.
I went old school with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

I used some much loved Jenni Bowlin products to create the cover.  Remember ?
The embellishments are made out of heavy cardstock so I needed strong
adhesive to adhere and stay put.  I used Extreme-Double Sided Tape 1/4" to adhere
the black cardstock to the front of the composition notebook.  The inside has
 Keepsake Envelopes to hold "stuff".

All the details are on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog ~ check it out!!!
Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer
Creative Time: 60 minutes
Skill Level: Intermediate
Other :
Darkroom Door, ephemera pack, JBS Mercantile,Tim Holtz (chipboard words), cardstock, trim, random embellishments
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Friday, July 31, 2020

Rubber Stamp Madness Magazine~

Hi guys!!
I have some really cool news to share~yes, I got published.
It never gets old and always fun!!
Rubber Stamp Madness
All of the current calls are listed ~ go for it!!!!
Ranch Fence by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps along with PanPastels.
Best New Stamper Award (new to Rubber Stamp Madness magazine).
I used Darkroom Door and Distress Oxide Ink.
I used Darkroom Door and Distress Oxide Inks in creating
 the background.
This card using Blue Knight Rubber Stamps was not selected.
Thanks for letting me gush!!!
See ya soon~

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Meadow & Mountain card with Blue Knight Rubber Stamps~

Hi guys!
I've got a really vintage looking card to share today.
I love the look and so easy to achieve.
The background is Distress Oxides watered down.
I lay the paper into the mixture and then heat dry.  I repeat
until I get the look I'm looking for.  I use my Misti to align my stamp up
and then I'm able to re-stamp after the color is added to the stamped
scene. The water and Sunflowers are colored with Distress Oxides.
They perform just like watercolors!!
Supplies used:
Blue Knight Rubber Stamps: Meadow & Mountain
Darkroom Door: Sympathy Sentiment
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: 3D White Foam Squares Small
E-Z Runner Grand Permanent Dispenser
3D Foam Tape 108'

Thanks for stopping by~

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Art Journal Pages with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L~

Hi guys!
It is my turn on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog.  Today
I'm sharing an Art Journal page using lots of inks, paint, stencils and
stamps and the best adhesive around!  So lets get started~

The background is created using art products and imagination!!!
So make it your own, when creating your own masterpiece.
I have all the details and step out photos on the
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog.  I hope you will take a look!!!

Thanks for stopping by~
Creative Time: 60 minutes
Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials Needed
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®

Adhesive Dots Medium
3D Foam Circles White Mix
Home Hobby by 3L®
Dual Tip Glue Pen
Extreme Double-Sided Tape 1/4″
Stamps: Darkroom Door (Bottles, Labels and stencils) and Gina K Designs (Gifts from the Sea); Ink: Ranger Ink (Distress Oxide and Archival Ink); Acrylic Paint
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Thursday, July 16, 2020

Creating backgrounds with inks~

Hi guys!
I have a couple cards to share using Distress Oxide inks and
Darkroom Door Stamps.  Creating interesting
backgrounds for cards is half the fun! The other half is
the stamping:):)
I used mixed media paper as the background paper.  I started
with two different colors of Distress Oxide ink and then
added a third color.  Water down the ink and run the paper through the
ink, dry with heat tool and then repeat until you get the look you want.
Tim Holtz has some really great tutorials on this technique on his
You Tube channel.

The stamped images are added next, colored (Distress Oxide Ink) and then
the background is stenciled. Easy technique!!!
The stamps (Darkroom Door) used in this card set is as follows:
Fine Flowers Vol.2
Lots of Labels
Fine Leaves
Warm Wishes

Brick Wall Stencil/ small
Adhesive used:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L:
E-Z Runner Grand Refillable Dispenser

Thanks for stopping by~

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Try It Tuesday~adding stamps in image!

Hi guys!
 I have a technique to share and it is a fun one!! It is addictive too!
I used the Path to the Barn stamp by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps 
and added smaller stamps to create more interest.  

Stamps used~
This card front involves many stamps~let me show you.
I added more fence with this set using the first fence ~

Beach Fence
I added the truck using this set~

Rear View Truck

The sentiments was taken from the Birthday Wishes set.

PanPastels were used to color images.  Green acrylic paint steepled on the
tree branches for added color.

Check out Blue Knight Rubber Stamps
Thanks for stopping by~