CPS #192

CPS #192




My Card:

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This week’s prize is sponsored by Paper Pretties.

This week’s sketch was a little harder for me than previous sketches. I worked quite a while trying to get a combination of papers and such that I liked, but I am really happy with what I wound up making. I saw the “Santa’s Toy Co” stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms and the idea for a Naughty/Nice list popped into my head. I used the Ledger paper from Cosmo Cricket’s “The Boyfriend” DP stack. I added tons of Distress Ink, wrote the list, then distressed more. I pop dotted the tag over the list, and love the overall effect.

Thanks for looking!

Cardstock: The Paper Company (Kraft); American Crafts (Black)
DP: Basic Grey (Boxer/Hipster); Cosmo Cricket (They Boyfriend); K & Company (unknown name)
Stamps: Cornish Heritage Farms (Winter Vintage Signage)
Ink: Memento (Rich Cocoa); VersaFine (Onyx Black); American Crafts Pigment (Cranberry); Ranger Distress Ink (Peeled Paint, Old Paper, Tea Dye)
Punch: EK Success (Scalloped Circle, Circle)
Misc: Bazzill Basics Ribbon, Pop Dots, ScorTape


CPS #179

CPS #179

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This week’s prize is sponsored by The {Stamps} of Life by Stephanie Barnard! The winner of this week’s challenge receives two sets of THEIR CHOICE from The {Stamps} of Life!

I just received my final order from Cornish Heritage Farms on Tuesday. I am still very sad that the company is closing down–their stamps are so amazing! I hope another buyer comes along and keeps it all going. Anyway, my card today features stamps from the “Primitive Beginnings” set. The sentiment is Hero Arts.

I stamped the background with Distress Ink (Barn Door), then sponged over it with Distress Ink (Tea Dye) to make it look aged. The sentiment was also stamped with Barn Door. I distressed the edges of both the sentiment rectangle and its background with the edge of my scissors. The sentiment rectangle was further distressed with Tea Dye. I separated one strand from my baker’s twine (which I stole from the kitchen), and colored it with Copic E35. I wrapped that around the red background cardstock. I used dimensionals to adhere the sentiment to the red cardstock, then pop dots to adhere all of that to the card.

For the house I sponged Peeled Paint (Distress Ink) onto white cardstock, then stamped the image with Tuxedo Black (Memento). I also stamped the tree with distress inks, then sponged Tea Dye over it to tone down the white cardstock. I wrapped more Copic-colored baker’s twine around the paper and added some buttons that I airbrushed with my new Copic ABS.

Thanks for looking! I hope you enjoyed my primitive card.

Cardstock: The Paper Company (Natural); Georgia Pacific (white); Bazzil (red)
Stamps: Cornish Heritage Farms (Primitive Beginnings, Fine Gingham Backgrounder); Hero Arts (Just Find Me–sentiment)
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black); Ranger Distress Ink (Tea Dye, Barn Door, Peeled Paint)
Punch: EK Success (corner rounder)
Copic AirBrush System with E35 and R46 to color the buttons
Misc: craft buttons, baker’s twine (colored with E35), pop dots

New Stuff

I just had to share some new things I received in the mail this week. The first order I received was stamps I bought from Cornish Heritage Farms. I was so bummed when I heard they were closing up shop. After I told my husband,  he said that I should order some of the things I wanted from them before it was too late (isn’t he great?).  Here is what I ordered:

Stamps: TK Skater’s Pond, TK The Night Before Christmas, Fine Gingham Backgrounder, and Winter Vintage Signage.

I love the image quality of the Tomas Kinkade stamps . There is so much detail, but not enough that the image is muddied. Beautiful stamps. I am also a big fan of gingham, and am very happy that I can now stamp backgrounds with any color gingham I want. I have a feeling you will see a lot of gingham here in the upcoming weeks! I couldn’t resist coloring the Skater’s Pond stamp:

Today I received my order from Two Peas in a Bucket. I had never ordered from them before, but I am sure I will again in the future. I ordered 4 of the new American Crafts pigment ink pads.

These photos are from my phone, so they are a bit had to see. The colors I ordered are Powder (blue), Wave (blue), Cricket (yellow-green), and Leaf (green):

I also ordered a Hero Arts stamp (Simply Handmade) I’ve been eying since I saw it in their idea book:

I also received two (surprise) free items in my order! American Crafts adhesive layered embellishments (Luggage), and Kelly Panacci clear stamps (calendar). These will be fun to play with:

I am off now to try out my new stuff! Have a great weekend.