8.18.2006

just playing

the blogger site has eaten the first cards photo and refuses to upload it... i have been fighting with this off and on for days now... and it will also not allow me to copy and paste these words to a new post either... have you noticed that when you are composing you cannot "copy" if you highlight and right click in here?? very annoying... will try to upload more cards in there own post later... the first two cards are from this evening and i had picked up a castaway re-inker and a ranger cut it your self foam stamp pad the last time i was in the stamp store. { they can't keep the pads instock} So today i forced my self to cut up that foam pad. and then i used my heat gun on the images on the solid cardstock to activate the ink to make it look bleached. ( somewhere i read that you are supposed to use an Iron on it not your heat gun) mostly because of a time factor i think? but, these took about the same amount of time as melting embossing powder so thats not too bad i guess. they are not quite as "white" looking as i had thought they would be so now i am wondering if you are supposed to stamp only one image and heat it then do the next. ( I stamped about 10 snowflakes randomly on a blue scrap then stamped 3 flowers on a plum scrap then heated the flowers then the snowflakes... so what i am wondering is if i had heated them faster if they would look a little lighter as the ink had started to dry on the cardstock as i was heating them.? this one is all Angel Company stamps I think i picked up this set because it reminds me so much of the JustJohanna stamps. :) stamps are stamped with vintage sepia versafine then colored with tombo markers and stickles glitter glue. the pp was from a dcwv mat pack at Jo's recently. I have made a decision yesterday as i worked on this card. I had spent the previous two hours cutting out this (blue) rubber and attaching it to the cling foam ) these are unmounted stamps) and the thing is i have decided i really really do not like umounted stamps. I spent some time last month mounting my Mavinci's stamps onto wood and i find i am using them alot more now that they are permanently mounted. and it seems like the glue on the mounting cushions foam is much easier to deal with on the stuff made for mounting them to wood then to the cling foam. and hours and hours later i laugh at my self and say you know you now have no time to stamp since you spent all this time dealing with the rubber. ( if Time is equal to $$ then it doesn't save anything for me to buy just the rubbers instead of a real stamp i think when i have a choice from now on I will just gulp and pay for them ready to use.)

3 comments:

J@cqueline's craft nest said...

I love that whimsical card with the birds Stacey - it's so rich!

Godelieve said...

Oh yes, the bird card is really gorgeous!!

BTW, I have the same opinion about UM stamps, I prefer them on wood too, ready to use, no fuss...

Anonymous said...

wonderful!

leni from TP