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Fly Away, with Papertrey Ink Stamps

Hello! I sneaked in a few hours this weekend to create some cards with a few stamp set that I got for my birthday in August. The sets are from a company called Papertrey Ink. They have the cutest stamps sets and matching dies!

The set I am featuring in this post is called Fly Away and it is a mini set that sell for $5. I also purchased the matching die which was $7. Although the die cost more than the stamp set, it was worth it. Having the matching die means no “fussy cutting” which means no finger cramping or aggravation of my Carpal Tunnel.

hey buddy I made this first card for Operation Write Home. My intention was to create something for a soldier to send home to his/her little boy.  Both the banner and the airplane are stamped and die cut from the Fly Away set. I created the background paper by sponging over a cloud that I hand cut from cardboard. Once the sponging was finished I stamped the word hello with with Versamark Champagne ink. And lastly I stamped the border.

Fly Away Mini Stamp Set

CAS-ual Fridays has a challenge going on right now called She’s Krafty and She’s Just My Type.

I created this card to play along. The sentiment is from another Papertrey Ink stamp set called Whale Wishes.  In order to create a waving banner look I just bent the stamp as I placed it on my acrylic block. Next I sponged around my cloud die again but, this time with a coordinating color so that the whole card stayed neutral. I wanted the red of the airplane and the banner to really pop off the card.

Fly Away

For my last card I decided to cover the entire background of the card with the sentiment. It looks good but, I have to admit that it was quite a bit of repeat stamping!  I sponged on the clouds right over the background text.  Just like I did for the last card, I stamped the sentiment for the banner and then hand cut the banner.

I will be entering my Kraft paper card in to the CASual Fridays challenge CFC113 She’s Krafty and She’s Just My Type. You have until Sept 5 if you want to play along.

Krafty

 

Thanks for looking!

Happy Stamping,

MO

 

Get it in Gear

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Get It In Gear

Here is another card I made for James when he is in boot camp. I think I will send this one in the last week before he leaves for his AIT (Advanced Individual Training) at Fort Eustes in Virginia. He really will be gearing up for the second half of his training.

James will be training to become a Chinook Helicopter mechanic and his AIT will last 19 weeks! There will be a lot of class time to go along with his hands on training. Hopefully he will find it to be interesting work.

I will be playing along with the CAS-ual Friday Challenge: Over the Edge with this card. In order to make sure that the card will still fit in a traditional A2 envelope I cut down the width of the card first and the applied the gear over the edge.

over the edge

Patriotic Bee Card

This card is just a fun whimsical card to say “Hello” and let James know that we are thinking about him.

Patriotic Card

This card  is based on a sketch featured today on one of Operation Write Home’s blogs. The example card had patriotic colors and I figured I would run with that since I was creating cards for my future soldier.

Happy Stamping,

Mo

Don’t Go, by UFO!

I created a second card this morning using my new Rockets and Rayguns stamp set by TPC Studio. For this card I decided to feature one of the adorable aliens in the set along with the UFO that is included too.

Rockets and Rayguns

 

After I stamped the stars in Versamark ink and clear embossed them  I colored over the top of them with a yellow alcohol marker. Next I stamped the UFO and then the alien and clear embossed them as well. In order to create the tractor beam I masked off the area I wanted to be yellow with two strips of paper and releasable adhesive. Then I sponged it with my Distress Ink.  I used the reverse of that to sponge the purple and I just used caution when I sponged near the UFO since I hadn’t masked it off. The sentiment is stamped first with Hero Arts Neon Green ink and then stamped again in Staz On black.

Everything was looking pretty good but, the card just wasn’t as cute as I imagined it would be. But then, I added a heart shaped brad and googly eyes and I think that did the trick.

spaceship card

 

I doodled in a few aliens into the flight deck of the ship before covering it with Glossy Accents. 🙂

Happy Stamping,

Mo

TPC Studio Rockets and Rayguns

I finished my card that gave you a sneak peek on yesterday. It features a really cute rocket-ship from the  TPC Studio Rockets and Rayguns, stamp set. This set was a steal at Tuesday Morning. I paid $1.50 for the set and I will more than get my money’s worth out of it!

rockets and rayguns card

 

I wound up going back over the light blue background with some Concord Grape Distress Ink to make the sky appear more like space. Once the ink was dry I splattered it with water to create the lighter circles you see in the photo. And finally I stamped the sentiment and then mounted the image onto the card.

It was very hard to capture a photo that showed the true color of purple on this card. The color is brighter and lighter in person.

Happy Stamping,

Mo

TPC Studio Stamps, Jackpot!

TPC Studio

I had to take my daughter to the orthodontist yesterday for her to get braces on her top teeth.  The appointment was going to take an hour so I ran over to Tuesday Mornings to see if they had anything good.

And boy, did they have something good! I hit the TPC Studio jackpot! I bought 7 sets of stamps and it only cost $20.05

TPC Studio Stamps

I had a little time to play around with one of the sets called Rockets and Rayguns, this morning. My card isn’t finished but I thought I would show you what I had so far.

TPC Studio Rockets and Rayguns

I stamped the stars with ink and then stamped them again with Versamark Ink, so that I could clear emboss them.  I stamped the rocket and colored it with Copic Markers. Then I masked off the rocket ship and used my Distress Inks to create the blue background. After that I covered the rocket with Glossy Accents.

When I get home tonight I will flick some water onto the image to distress the sky and when it dries I will stamp the sentiment and mount the image onto a card.

If I have a chance I will post again with the finished card. Otherwise, I will post it tomorrow.

Happy Stamping,

Mo

Astro Boy

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I saw a card a few months back that had a moon similar to this. But because I do so much jumping around on the internet I can’t remember where I found it. Just suffice to say that the moon is CASE’d from someone else (thank you Jane Doe blogger).

The stamp is a Friday Freebie digital stamp from http://www.bugaboostamps.com/ I colored him with prisma color pencils and then used Ranger Glossy Accents to create the look of glass on his helmet. (My daughter Sam says I use the gloss on everything now and she is probably right.)The American Flag is a sticker mounted on a toothpick. I only wish I had some gray paper to make the moon instead of having to color the ivory paper. Maybe next time…

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