Tuesday, December 23, 2014
I recently received my first order of yummy smelling rubber from Lost Coast Designs! It was right about the time they announced a holiday card contest using one of their stamps. I instantly knew I wanted to use something a bit eccentric which is way more me that a traditional holiday card. I finally decided on just the right one. The stamp I used is called White Nose Sugar Skull and comes in unmounted, cling mounted and a mounted version. I am in love with cling stamps these days so I order only those, but I am glad the other options are there. I embossed the background and lightly swooshed a little black over the raised portions. Next I found some awesome little ribbon from The Paper Studio for the side and some sparkly Santa hats for the top and taaa daaaaa....a merry skullmas card was born.
Monday, December 22, 2014
Ooh la la...I love these new Lost Coast Designs stamps I am using today! I used the starburst dies from Stampin' Up to die cut their faces and raise them with a 3-D glue dot. I just love this color blue ink pad as well. It's the color manganese blue from Ranger!
I love creating art with something other than a regular shaped card. I have recently discovered a stamp company called Lost Coast Designs and am not slightly obsessed with these awesome stamps. I think the stamp designer there does a fantastic job. I have been stamping for years so I get a little hard to impress I suppose, but these stamps are very artsy and odd, which I think is a PERFECT combination. I have been ordering from Lost Coast for the last few weeks now, and they have excellent customer service and quick shipping time. Today is the first day I have inked up my new stamps, but I am in love with them, and can't wait to get more. The main stamp image I used is called Feather Diva with Face, combined with the Small Doodle Alphabet for my wording, a little Dylusions spray ink and some inspiration.... I love it.
Here are my two card designs for Halloween this year. The well dressed skeleton lady is from Cherry Pie Art Stamps. The second card here was a blast to make. I used the Tim Holtz bottle dies, covered the bottles with Diamond Glaze and dripped in a deep red re-inker to have the bottles all oooey and gooey! I loved the 3-D blood goo feel of it all, and I got a great response on all I sent these out too.