I saw the dots and circle motif somewhere and decided that I wanted to replicate that look. I’m very please with my results. The paw prints are from a Darice embossing folder, I used the smallest Spellbinder circle die for to cut them out. The adorable lion is Lester, from Inky Antics.
Fourth graders create mailbox out of shoe boxes to collect and store their class Valentines. I asked my youngest daughter what theme she wanted, and she chose animals. Together we went though my paper stash and rubber stamp collection. She loves wolves and chose the stamps she wanted to use.
She made me cover the box and stamp the images, (made me, haha). She got to stamp the sentiments, place the images, and embellish with tiny hearts.
When looking for a Valentine nail design, I came across this enchanting design:
The image sparked an idea for a card. I’m quite pleased with the results.
I wanted to craft and so I decided to weed through my stock pile, use up stuff I’ve made extra of or experimented with. Following are the fruits of my labors.
“We have doomed the Wolf not for what it is, but for what we have deliberately and mistakenly perceived it to be..
The mythologized epitome of a savage, ruthless killer..
Which is, in reality no more than a reflexed images of ourself”
I like this wolf stamp. When I stumbled upon the triple layer technique, I thought this was the perfect image to use. I’m please with how it turned out.
I think it’s punny. I think I’ll be doing more like this, maybe Hidden Dragon will be next.
Oh, and I found the cool stamp at https://www.etsy.com/listing/118252595/dragon-chinese-character-stamp-deeply?ref=shop_home_active&ga_search_query=dragon
I’m thinking about getting the Tiger stamp next. ‘Cuz, you know, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. It could work.
I bought this really cool Chinese dragon stamp from ebay. I’m not exactly sure why I’m into dragons this year, but I am.
As soon as he arrived, I ripped open the package, inked him up, and stamped his image onto my favorite paper. I colored him using Copic markers, colored pencils, gel pens, and water colors. I had such fun coloring the image.
He’s quite intricate, so I kept the background simple. Yet, he needed something more. I thought that maybe I would I try my hand at writing the word Dragon in beautiful Chinese calligraphy, but I just couldn’t pull it off. Etsy came to my rescue and I found this gem from someone who creates stamps by hand. I LOVE it! I can’t wait to dream up more ways to showcase it.
One of my former coworkers is an avid fisherman. I’m wondering if he’s gotten any fishing in this summer, and if he has any fun stories.
Anyway, I though of him as I was putting together this card.
BTW: I made the hook from wire. I am so proud of it!
I was inspired by a Magenta trunk show hosted at The Stamp Addict. In particular, I was enchanted with the dragonfly card. Of course, I couldn’t take the class without purchasing the stamps used to make the card I liked best, now could I?
Of course not!
I gave into temptation . . . and took a Technique Tuesday class at a local stamp shop. Even though the shop is close to my house, I seldom get to indulge my craft addiction on Tuesdays because work interferes.
I know! That’s just wrong – work getting in the way of craft classes.
I felt sorry for the instructor, who is awesome, because many of the attendees had their cranky pants on. Rather than listen to the biddies bitch, I helped out the instructor. Despite the nattering, I had a good time and I learned something new.