Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Show us Your Stamps

The current Frilly and Funkie Challenge is "Show us Your Stamps" hosted by the super creative and talented Autumn.  She describes the challenge as:

"Our challenge this round can be summed up with one word - STAMPS! We want to see you break out those stamps and get inky. There are so many ways to use stamps, and you probably have a few you have never even used - so come play along! We cannot wait to see your stamped vintage or shabby chic creations."

I was thrilled as my favorite part of crafting is the stamps!  I love images and layering them together and this gave me a chance to ink it up!

 I created two projects with the same concept. I started playing around with the fall leaves and created a tag.  The tag inspired a card using the same elements.

I started with a mix of distress oxides on my craft mat spritzed with water.  I then dragged a few pieces of cardstock through the colors.

Next I dried the cardstock to make sure I could stamp my leaves and heat emboss them.  I stamped the leaves using brown ink and sprinkled them with gold embossing powder.  Some of the leaves dried a bit which I liked as it gave a partially embossed effect.

After that was complete I used gold embossing paste and a stencil to add a smattering of small dots of gold.  I let that dry completely.

I then took a scrap of tissue paper with a gold spray over top and used it to stamp the sentiment with brown ink and heat embossed with brown embossing powder.  I then decoupaged it over the top half of the tag.

I needed one more touch and found the charming dragonflies in a gray metal and I inked them up with versamark and and sprinkled them with the same gold embossing powder and heated them up.

The card was a variation of the tag but I swapped out stencils and the bird stamped with some text.

Come join in and share your stamping with us!

The team will choose their top four picks with the winner being invited to join us in a Guest DT spot here at Frilly and Funkie and the next three will receive badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Get inky!



  1. They're both beautiful - the leaf prints on the tag are so fragile and delicate, perfect with the gentle colour palette, and I love the card. The raven die-cuts are fast becoming some of my favourites - and I love how this one looks with that touch of text stamping.
    Alison x

  2. Oh my goodness Suzz, all that stamping has combined beautifully on both the card and tag. I love the colour combo and the end results are stunning xx

  3. Suzz, your creations always scream out how much fun you have making them! These are amazing!!! The sentiment is pure perfection. I love how you used the bird die in a fresh (not spooky) way. Such a gorgeous use of these products, and a true inspiration. Hugs, Autumn

  4. These are both delicate beauties, Suzz! Your inking and layering are exquisite. I love the sentiment you chose, too. You never fail to inspire me with your beautiful artwork. xo

  5. Suzz, I'm always impressed with the light and fresh colors and details that are part of your trademark style. This tag and card are so beautiful and inspiring! Those leaf stamps have been tugging at me, and I think now they must move to the top of my list. They look great embossed here, and I love the unexpected way you've use the bird die cut. Well done, you! Hugs!

  6. So beautiful and full of lovely colors! I am loving the textures and gold accents.

  7. What a beautiful blog to visit!!! I really like your fabulous creation!!! Amazing textures and colors!!!

  8. I'm catching up on blog reading and I just found this you colors are so perfect for the sentiment. Beautiful.


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