Corset Collage Card, French and Asian Fusion

I start each project with selecting my stamp. Then, I choose my color scheme for the papers. For this 5.5" x 5.5" (13,9 cm x 13,9 cm) card, I choose a beige, cream, and red mahogany scheme.  I start by cutting cream-white, glittery cardstock to 11" and folding it in half.  I wanted to create a romantic feel so I choose the Corset Collage Rubber Stamp as the focus.  The photo print of a vintage girl (unknown) is printed on glossy photo paper and is quite small in size, 1.5" x 2" (3,8 cm x 5 cm).

Additional papers used are a brown/beige textured paper, red shiny cardstock, matte red paper (printed with a distressed pattern and featuring script), and beige paper (featuring Asian character print that surprisingly matched beautifully).  Both printed papers are from an Asian themed 12 x 12 stack. The French toile paper is cream/yellow and the die cut lattice paper is a red matte textured cardstock. Hence, the Asian and French fusion!

To color in the corset and flowers, I used the Tombow markers (set of 72) which has many light, pastel colors.  The flowers are magnolias, so a white gel pen was used to highlight them, which showed up perfectly on the cream paper.  I love this stamp because it includes french text in the background and a butterfly.  When you give the corset and flowers a shadow with grey marker, it really make it stand out over the text. Stamp ink is a sepia brown on the same beige paper as the first matte layer (5.25" x 5.25").  The butterfly can be any color and look good.  If I had any real talent at coloring, my butterfly would look better :)

The lattice die cut in red was trimmed so that it became corners over the toile paper.  The vintage girl photo, matted 2 times, was placed at an angle on the side so that you could still see the toile paper underneath.

Old Friends Card

"Old Friends" card project by InkStains with Roni
I received such a nice email about a stamp in our catalog, 'Old Friends' and wanted to share it: 
"There are plenty of modern stuff on stamps in the market, however, Senior Citizens and elderly people are rarely celebrated on stamps. So THANK YOU FOR whoever drew the "Old FRIENDS" clingstamp. I absolutely love it! Perhaps a lot more than other customers because I work with Senior Citizens / the elderly community. Thank you for the design of the stamp and making them available. I really do love it!
Ivette C. from North Syracuse, New York

To make this 5" x 7"card, Roni begins with black, textured cardstock as the base. She then makes a red matte and a white matte.  She uses textured paper for all of the mattes and smooth paper for the white. Roni then stamps the 'Old and New Friends' rubber stamp on the large white card matte near the bottom (text stamp measuring 3.1" wide x 1.3" tall) or (7,8 cm x 3,3 cm).

For the top part of the card, she cuts a 4" x 4" black matte.  The 'Old Friends' rubber stamp and is stamped in black ink on white, smooth cardstock, (photo stamp) measures 3" wide x 2.8" tall (7,6 cm x 7,1 cm).  A red, textured cardstock is added and glued onto the black matte. Adding a glittered heart in the corner is Roni's touch of sparkle.

Thanks to Roni for creating this card, and a special thanks to Ivette for sending us such a great note!
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Old and New Friends Rubber Stamp (photo stamp)
Old Friends Rubber Stamp (text stamp)

Celebrating Our New Rubber Stamps with a Giveaway

Our new rubber stamps are in stock!  For this week (2/2 to 2/5) we are having giveaways on our Facebook page.  Please visit us there to participate! Simply leave a comment on our Facebook page and be entered to win a package featuring 12 of our New Releases.  We're so excited with this release... There's new "City Girls" and a special new "Color Me" Series. Another new series "Tuscan Collection" which are beautifully hand drawn rubber stamps.  And so many more. See them all at:

Zebra Bottle Cap Magnet Ring

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