Monday, July 24, 2017

Miss You!

Hey friends, I am back sharing another card using the Hero Arts set Woof!  This is such a fun set and has the cutest little dogs. 


Now the set does not say these are Dachshunds, but they sure look like Dachshunds to me. Perhaps because i have two little dottsies of my own and that is all i see! I colored the little pup in using Copic Colors E35 & E37. The heart was colored with R27.

The set has some great sentiments, but I thought this "miss you" sentiment said it all for this little critter.

He just looks so sad, but I am sure this card will put a smile on someone's face. This set is available over at A2Zscrapbooking.  If you spend $25 or more, you can use my discount code 

Thanks for stopping by.


Links to products in this blog post may be affiliate links. This means that when you click and shop, I make a small commission at no cost to you that goes towards the upkeep of this blog and my YouTube channel.~  






Hero Arts - Instense Black Ink
Hero Arts 
 Intense Black Ink
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Gina K - 8.5 x 11 - Heavy White Card Stock
Gina K - 8.5 x 11  Heavy White Card Stock
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Adhesive Refill for the Pink ATG Applicator Gun
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Adhesive Applicator Gun - Pink
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Tonic Studios - Tim Holtz - Serrated Scissors
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 Scissors
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MISTI - Stamping Tool
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Tim Holtz - Tonic Studios - 8.5 Paper trimmer
Tim Holtz - Tonic Studios - 8.5 Paper trimmer
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Hero Arts - Woof
Hero Arts - Woof
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 Crazy Double Running Stitch Die
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Copic Marker - R27
Copic Marker - R27
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Copic Marker - E35
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Copic Marker - E37
Copic Marker - E37
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Vintage Women

Hi everyone and happy Monday! I am here using one of my newest stamps, which is quickly becoming a favorite, from I Brake for Stamps.  When I first saw this image, it reminded me of a Vintage Class photograph. One you would find in a year book.



It is a great image and one that brings so many creative ideas to mind.  I am sharing this one with you today along with a shadowing technique using Jet Black Archival ink and Iced Spruce Distress Oxides ink. 

If you want to see how I created this shadow affect, you can click on the video below. 



This technique works great when working with silhouette stamps. By stamping the image with the Distress Oxide ink first, then moving the paper over an inch and re stamping the image with the Jet Black Archival ink, you create a shadow affect.



I did this technique with the All Women stamp above, but also did it with a sentiment stamp as well to show you the different effects. 



After both inks were dry, I used a background stamp to create some interest.  I then framed the image with the rectangular stitched die, frayed the edges and matted it onto some black card stock.

I added film strip ribbon and lace ribbon around the black card stock and matted it on to two more designer pieces of paper. As a finishing touch, I added two vintage buttons.

Thanks so much for stopping by!






Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Iced Spruce
Ranger Ink
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 Distress Oxides 
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Lawn Fawn - Lawn Cuts - Dies - Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables
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Sizzix - Big Shot Machine for Die Cutting - White & Gray
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Gina K - 8.5 x 11 - Heavy White Card Stock
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Ranger Ink - Archival Ink Pad - Jet Black
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Adhesive Refill for the Pink ATG Applicator Gun
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Tonic Studios - Tim Holtz - Mini-Snips
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MISTI - Stamping Tool
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Tonic Studios - Nuvo Collection - Crystal Drops - Morning Dew
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Tim Holtz - Tonic Studios - 8.5 Paper trimmer
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Distress Oxided - Bundle 2
Distress Oxided  Bundle 2
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Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Twisted Citron
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Tonic Tim Holtz Paper distresser
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Tim Holtz Film Strip Ribbon
Tim Holtz 
Film Strip Ribbon
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Tim Holtz metalic stickers Quotations
Tim Holtz metalic stickers Quotations
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I Brake For Stamps All Women
I Brake For Stamps 
All Women
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Distress Oxides Peacock Feathers
Distress Oxides 
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Distress Oxides Black Soot
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Friday, July 21, 2017

STAMPlorations - Explore Your Creativity!

Hey friends! I am here today to share with you my mid month inspirational post for the Sketch/theme challenge over at STAMPlorations.


Today I am using the stamp sent BOLD SENTIMENT: Explore.  I have several of these Bold Sentiments sets and they are great! There are so many combinations you can get with these sets making them a great price point!



To create the background, I used 3 Distress Oxides and a stencil. 


The sentiment was stamped using archival Jet Black ink.


I used some designer cardstock from DCWV called Mariposa. The butterflies were a final addition from Tim Holtz' Botanical Layers collections.


Don't forget, f you use Coupon Code: STAMPGIRLMONICA you will get an additional 20% off your purchase.

Thanks for stopping by.





Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Fossilized amber
Tim Holtz
 Distress Oxides Ink  Fossilized Amber
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Tim Holtz  Distress Oxides Ink Pads  Cracked Pistachio
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 Distress Oxides Ink Cracked Pistachio
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Tim Holtz  Distress Oxides Ink Pads Vintage Photo
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 Distress Oxides Ink Vintage Photo
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Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - Round
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 Tim Holtz 
 Mini Ink 
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Tonic Studios - Nuvo Collection - Crystal Drops - Ebony Black
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 Nuvo Crystal Drops 
 Ebony Black
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Sizzix - Big Shot Machine for Die Cutting - White & Gray
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 Big Shot
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Gina K - 8.5 x 11 - Heavy White Card Stock
Gina K - 8.5 x 11 
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Ranger Ink - Archival Ink Pad - Jet Black
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 Archival Ink Pad
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Adhesive Refill for the Pink ATG Applicator Gun
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Adhesive Applicator Gun - Pink
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MISTI - Stamping Tool
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 Stamping Tool
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Tim Holtz - Tonic Studios - 8.5 Paper trimmer
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 Tonic Studios 
 8.5 Paper trimmer
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Bazzill Card Stock - Peacock
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Card Stock
 Peacock
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Stamplorations - Bold Sentiments Explore
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 Bold Sentiments Explore
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Bazzill Card Stock - Black Tie
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 Black Tie
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Tim Holtz Ideaology Botanical Layers
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Ideaology 
Botanical Layers
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Foam 
Mounting Tape
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