Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Stamptoberfest and inky fun!

The last two weeks I have been busy playing the challenges at 2 peas's Stamptoberfests and at the same time getting a start on my seasonal cards. It is an annual event in which I host a challenge and I spend many hours getting my stamps inky. At the being of the event our weather turned abruptly to winter...a tad later than usual but nonetheless winter is here and my spirit quickly turns from fall card making to winter too. Let me show you a sampling of what I worked on:

This first card is an inspiration card for the challenge I hosted. Acetate Kissing is creating a polished stone background with alcohol inks. They stamping an image with alcohol inks and removing the ink quickly resulting in a clear image.

Another more tradition kissing challenge involved inking up a large foam stamp, stamping with an inked background stamp and putting it on paper. Here I edged the card with the new Fiskar's border punch.

Quirkiness card challenge: This card called for some serious fun! I added some dimension with the Fiskar's paper crimper as I did some paper piecing.

Jennifer McGuire began her Holiday Thinking Inking classes at 2 Peas during this same time.

Here I did some kissing and shading with distress inks.

Just do it...I tried a technique I had on my to do list for a very long time-watercolor pens on the back of cut n dry foam, misting and stamping.

Watercolor ATC

Burnished background-embossing a background image and adding multiple layers of ink tone on tone. Resist technique completed the main image.

A clean and simple look was created with a new stamp.

Stamping a background with a misting acrylic ink block- another Holiday Thinking Inking technique.

Another burnished background with a vintage look.

A Christmas hanger made with a center of a recylced soda can....alcohol ink base, crimped and embossed then image is added wit final detail of hanger and snow and sitting it in a mini real pile for the photo. Yes, it is winter here :-)


  1. Your cards are each unique and fabulous. However I am most intrigued with the soda can hanging as it is super beautiful and one of a kind. Happy creating...

  2. Jan these cards are wonderful!! I love them all. The pumpkin Birthday card is beautiful. They are all beautiful! TFS Jan

  3. Hi, Jan! I really enjoyed seeing all of your creations during Stamptoberfest! I truly love your Holiday Kissing sample card! And you made so many wonderful cards and projects! It was a treat seeing them all!! :-)

  4. All your cards are wonderful!!!

  5. LOVE THESE! Where oh where did you find that Eskimo stamp? I HAVE to get it to make Christmas cards for my Alaskan family members!!!


  6. Excuse me while I pick my jaw up off the floor...These cards are GORGEOUS!

  7. Hi Jan! Thanks for following my blog, had to hop on over and check your bloggy home out too!!

    I really do admire your cards, they are all so beautiful and have gorgeous detail in the techniques.

    Thanks again for being so welcoming over at TwoPeas, I had so much fun playing with you all during Stamptoberfest- looking forward to next year already!

  8. WOW! You have some amazing cards!

  9. I've said it before and I'll repeat again...you are the Queen of techniques! All of your cards are wonderful. Such a lovely variety of technique and images and style. The one that grabs my attention the most is the GORGEOUS birthday card with the pumpkin. Oh my...I love the card!

  10. stunning cards. Thanks for sharing. New holiday cards on my blog! www.thestudio56.blogspot.com

  11. Hi, Jan! Congratulations on being named one of this week's Holiday Thinking Inking winners! :-)


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