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Ringmaster Canvas

Thank you Canada Post!!!  On the day Calgary was flooding my new Ringmaster Blueprint stamps were delivered.  Naturally prior to the flood I had every intention to get right to crafting.  However, given the days events I wasn't interested in crafting.  Sunday afternoon as the waters were receeding I got to working making this canvas for my media room.  And a much needed break from the news and worrying!  My decor fits this set perfectly with my early 1900's vintage movie canvas paintings and big metal movie reels.  I grabbed this 8x10 canvas w/easel at the dollar store for $3.
I stained the easel with wood stain to match my decor. I stamped Archival Black onto watercolor paper.  I cut 2 1/2" strips of distress paper for the film strip die.  TIP; pre-sand the strips prior to cutting to avoid tearing.
I inked the #8 tags with walnut, vintage photo, tea dye and antique linen.
I used some metallic distress stains to add a little shimmer.
Drag through and make a mess.

Sprit…

Birthday Blueprint Card Set

We celebrated my sons 12th Birthday this week.  I just picked up the Birthday Blueprint stamp set and thought I would use them all!  These are easy cards that are bright and have a couple fun technique's.
I started by cutting my 5x5 cards with distress paper.  Then stamp onto watercolour paper with Archival Black.
I stamped again right onto the card with Versamark and clear embossed! 
 Then sand the edges of the card to expose the great colour:) Now that the card is stamped and embossed it's time to watercolour.  I used my Distress Inks with my Blender pens.  Works great!
Be sure to pick fun colours.  And add a little Stickles for some extra shine.
The embossed image is subtle and a great look.
Stamping a whole set of Birthday cards is a great way to build your stash.  Picking bright colours makes them fun.  And embossing makes the cards look layered without all the extra time to layer paper.

A Unique Graduation Gift

I made this Graduation Shadow Box for my niece whom graduates next week.  I thought it would be a fun way to present her graduation gift from my family!  Can you see it? I started out at my local $1 Store where I found these little pine boxes for $1.25.  I stained it with Walnut stain and sanded the edges for distressing.  I don't have a photo tutorial as I found these things evolve depending on your extra die cuts, findings and general stuff us crafter's hoard. If you look you may see what her grad gift is?  Leave me a comment if you know what it is!
I cut my mini jalopy in half and placed it in 2 boxes.  A great solution if your cuts don't fit!  The glass bottle has a message for her rolled up inside. 
If you keep stuff and scraps like me then you should have no problem filling one of these.
I used scrabble pieces to say "Live Life" using the "L" like you would in a game of scrabble.  I found this Coke cap in my stash;)
I've had this scrap of th…

Time Traveler Sympathy Card

I wanted to share with you a quick sympathy card I made using my new Time Traveler Gentleman.  I didn't think I would be stamping him the first time for this type of card.  But what an elegant statement he makes. 
I clear embossed my guy so he really is a subtle feature of this card.  I just love him this way! I stamped and embossed again Journey, my reminder I need detail white embossing powder and not pearl. 
I stamped the Compass Blueprint on to watercolour paper and blended stormy sky, iced spruce, black soot and frayed burlap.
I really had to make this card in a hurry.  It's my sons birthday party today and his friend just lost his grandpa.  So I spent the day running around getting ready for his part, decorated and I was hoping I would have time to make this for his family. This would make a great grad card too...