Thursday, August 22, 2013

Feeling Blue?

I have a family member recovering from illness so thought I'd send him this card with The Greeting Farm's Cheeky Nurse. MarkerPop is doing a Blue Challenge so thought I'd play along.

Copics Used:
Hair: E15, E17, E19
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20 (cheeks)
Shoes and stethoscope: C5
Nurse's uniform: BG000, BG13, BG49 [C1 for stockings]

Other Material Ingredients:
brads from my stash
yellow hearts from small Recollections heart punch (from Michael's)
Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Tropical Paisley
Sentiment stamp "Get Well Soon" from my wood-block stash
Tim Holtz Broken China Distress Ink Pad

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:

MarkerPop Challenge #29 - The Blues

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Labeling Distress Ink Pads

I have a quick SHOW AND TELL for you today on how I label my Distress Ink stamp pads. This ink is so great but I find that the pads work best when the stamp pad is stored upside down. This keeps all the inky goodness at the top of the pad. Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads are also super easy to stack; however, this leaves the small problem of not being able to tell what colors are in each stack. The sides of the Distress Ink pads are black. This is how I solved the issue:

Step 1: Using my Stampin' Up Word Window Punch, I punched out the word windows from an Avery label sheet (so the back side is already sticky). What worked best for me was pulling the label off the sheet first and then placing it in my punch. Trying to get the label backing off of the already-punched word window was not possible or extremely frustrating in the best situation.

Step 2: Place sticky word window on index finger (or any finger of choice depending on mood).  ;)

Step 3: Rub color onto the word window (note: you will get inky but that's part of the fun right?!).

Step 4: Place word window on the side of the Distress Ink pad (see how perfectly it fits!)

Step 5: Enjoy your crafty wonderfulness!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Manly Birthday Card Ingredients

Here's a quick card for you today.


The Greeting Farm's CC James
Tim Holtz Stamper's Anonymous "Stuff to Say" Stamp Set
"Boys Only" Doodlebug 6x6 Paper Pad
Tim Holtz Broken China Distress Ink
Tim Holtz Wild Honey Distress Ink
Tim Holtz Distresser & Sander
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Copic Markers: 
Hair: BG13, BG49, C1, C3, C5
Skin: E000, E00
Jacket: C1
Pants: B28 or B29 (sorry, don't remember)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge: