Split Coast Stamper Joins Challenge

I started posting in the gallery at Split Coast Stampers back when I made my Architectural Pineapple for Kelleigh Raztlaff’s blog hop.

After looking around for a while I finally spoke up and introduced myself in the forums. The welcome has been lovely and I have a great thread going where I am asking all sorts of questions about inks to try and get myself educated on all the different ones.

During the conversation in my intro thread I realised I am a Split Coast stamper. When we go home to Australia I have to go to Perth and Sydney with both of them being “home to my family.

I also live on the Gulf Coast in the Middle East. So you can truly call me split coast..LOL

Anyway – this week I decided to jump in and join one of their challenges. A card sketch challenge! Note to self – think about running an occasional challenge here with my templates?

This is the result. I have used the very beautiful kit Where the Heart Is from Jennifer Labre designs at The Digi Chick.

Papers were printed out after I made myself a template. 🙂

Those questions I have been asking are paying off and I broke out my new stamps and inks for this one. Versacolour was applied to all edges. The stamp and sentiment are from Close to my Heart and were applied using Versacolour and Stazon inks. The brad and brown twill are CTMH as well.

Anyhow I enjoyed it and I am off to post!

Creative Cards

This week I got to play with a couple of new kits from designers over at The Digi Chick.

The first is After the Rain from Jennifer Labre Designs.

Then just because I liked it so much I made one as a traditonal paper card. Turning it hybrid is always fun. You get to play with scissors and glue and add some other elements too.

They are both gorgeous in real life and it just goes to show how digital or real these papers print up perfectly.

The next kit is called Buggy Summer and is from Nikki Epperson. It has the cutest little lady birds in it too! The perfect summers days kit.

Yes, another card. 🙂 You’ll be seeing a lot more of them from me too.

After printing it was mounted on a co-ordinating green then the coloured background card.

Here I have printed it out on 62lb Green Pix which is a 100% recycled paper from Red River Paper. Usually recycled paper comes out a bit washed out and drab but I have to say this is perfection. The card is so clear and it has a nice feel to it as well. You can print on the other side for text and such so if you were really creative you could print the inside of your card too.

Now you are probably wondering why all the cards? You’ll want to check back tomorrow for the answer to that. 🙂