Friday, May 26, 2023

Happy Memorial Day!

 The Funkie Junkie Inspiration Ave is focused this time on celebrating Americana.  I used this as an opportunity to say a thank you to all our veterans and active United States Military personnel. 

The new Stampers Anonymous stamp set The Inspector has an image that reminded me of a uniform and I  used it to inspire my card.  

To create my background I started with stamping the border with the long stamp that had stripes and a star.  It fit perfectly along the sides. 

Next I sponged some stripes using the stencil and red dye ink across the top.  I came back over the red ink and added a soft sponging of brown dye ink.  

Then the stars were sponged over the background using the blue dye ink and then another coat of brown dye ink.  I repeated this process on a die cut star to add to the front of the rosette. 

The inspector was stamped twice in blue ink and the goggles and hat were fussy cut and layered over the bottom image.  

I typed up the words and printed them out to cut up and place on the card.  I used the rosette die cut and Idea-Ology Tim Holtz backdrop paper.  I sponged the surface with red and brown dye ink after assembling the rosette.

I stamped and tried the inspector with different colored inks and a different background while exploring the Americana ideas.

A big thank you to our veterans and active and serving Military Forces! 



Friday, May 12, 2023

We love you Mom!

Hi!  The Funkie Junkie Inspiration Ave is highlighting the love of our mothers, mother figures or other mentors who have inspired us. 

I wanted to do a monochromatic card using the brushstrokes die flower.  I tried it with just plain white but I wanted it to have more depth and decided that the soft lavender would help to give it a softness but highlight the shadows. 


The dies were cut from white cardstock and then sprayed with the distress oxide ink.  Then they were sponged with paper towel to dab off the excess color.  This gave a lovely speckled effect. 

The background was stamped using the same distress oxide stain spray on the rubber stamp and pressed onto the white cardstock.  This created a soft background that coordinated with the flowers.  

The layers of the flower were attached using a small thin foam dot.  This gave the flower some depth without too much height.   

The leaves were sponged with a dye ink over the sprayed background and tucked into the flowers.  The sentiment was cut up from multiple theories blocks and placed across the cardfront.

This is to celebrate all the strong women who care for others every day!