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Unity Stamps Photo Challenge April 7 – 14.

Since I didn’t have to make a project for this week’s Life Book 2016, I spent my time making cards for a couple of challenges.   I hope you read my previous post about the projects I created for Club Scrap.

This week’s photo is open to interpretation as you can see by the image.  I’ve seen a few of the cards people have made for this challenge and many involve rain drops.


I chose to concentrate on the colors instead of the raindrops.

I went to Hobby Lobby and found a Spellbinders Stained Glass die cut on clearance.  I think this was an excellent purchase and will make great use of it.

I used the You do This stamp which has several words you can insert in the banner.  I chose “amaze.”  I then cut out the letters and the banner individually so the “stained glass” wouldn’t be obscured.  I used silver cardstock and ran it through the Big Shot.

I die cut another piece using white cardstock and used it as a mask, then used inks, colored pencils, and markers to add the colors on the photo.


Here’s a close-up


I really enjoyed making this card although had to take my time to color each segment of the “stained glass” and fuzzy-cut each letter.

I hope you enjoyed your visit here, and until next time,

make some art!


Day Three – Stretch Your Stamps 2

I got a little behind making the cards for day three, but I rushed a bit this afternoon to finish them up.

Today I will Sing

I took the Tim Holtz Caged Bird and stamped the word sing all over then I used a feather stencil and used two different colors for it.  The Sentiment is from Unity Stamps.




A New Baby To Love

I stamped baby girl on the die cut heart in a very light pink then using a stencil, I molding paste and spray some pink ink on it.  The sentiment, “a new baby to love” is Unity Stamps.

Reach for the Stars

For this card, I first arranged my alphabet stamps to spell out “Reach For The Stars” then added more letters in lighter ink then I used a bit of watercolor on the top.  The arrow is wood with enamel gloss on top.


Using a stencil I made myself, I typed the words “you are so kind” tinside the stencil area then inked around it.  Nice technique – I’m going to use it more often.

Be Original

This was a scary task.  I cut apart the word “Beautiful” and used it for the beginning of the sentence.  I cut out some stars with a die and used enamel dots on some and on the star next to the title, I added a rhinestone to make it different from the rest.