Monday, October 24, 2016

Seahorses In Seaweed

Yes, I know it is fall and the cooler weather has finally arrived where I live.  However, this is the time of year that my family loves to visit the beach.  October isn’t usually as humid and definitely less crowded.  This explains the card I am sharing today.

I love seahorses and the Seahorses In Seaweed from Just For Fun is such a great image.  Light blue was added to a piece of watercolor paper.  Watercolor markers were used to paint directly to the rubber stamp, then it was lightly spritzed with water and stamped.  Layers of copper and blue green were added.

The Memory Box die, Deep Sea Corner, was cut from copper and tucked under the image on the right side.  I even found some background paper with lovely fall colors.

There is nothing like a visit to the ocean, even in Fall.

Hope you have a wonderful week,

E. Marie

Monday, October 10, 2016

Spiders and Cats, Oh My!!


I have enjoyed having my youngest home for a few days, due to Hurricane Matthew.  So glad she could be home safe and hope those of you affected by this major storm have not suffered too much damage or loss.  Praying for everyone as the east coast tries to recover.

Halloween is on its way and these sweet little black kitties can’t wait.  These are some of the new Just For Fun Stamptangle images that can be seen in their online store here.

The “happy halloween” sentiment is from JFF's Sentiments 1 Unmounted Sheet.  It was stamped at the top of this die cut window, which was layered on orange decorative cardstock, edged with dark grey ink.  This was added to layers of black, orange designer cardstock, and green on the white card base.

The Stamptangle Cats were heat embossed in black and and fussy cut.  After coloring them with shades of grey, these cuties were layered onto the card front.  They are totally enthralled with that little black spider.

Have a great week.

E. Marie

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Just For Fun October Monthly Challenge

Fall has arrived and with the beginning of October there is a new challenge at the Just For Fun Rubber Stamps blog.  It is all about “Halloween”.  Just For Fun has just released some great new images perfect for this spooky season that can be seen by clicking here.

Since I work with kindergarten children, when it comes to Halloween I immediately think of spiders and bats.  

I started by creating a background using a template created with a Spellbinder die.  I sponged Distress Ink on the inside and outside.

The Just for Fun Spider with Web and the Mummy were embossed in white on the card front.


The sentiment from JFF’s Sentiments 1 Unmounted Sheet is stamped in black along the bottom

and the Small Hanging Bat was fussy cut and added to the top.


The little embellishments were created by melting pearler beads in the oven. 

Head on over to the JFF Blog for more details on the challenge and enjoy the amazing cards created by my fellow designers.

E. Marie