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I love crafting, especially rubber stamping. Most weekends I can be found surrounded by paper, rubber stamps and ink.

Thursday, April 20, 2017



It's been a gorgeous day here in San Diego, but unfortunately, I had to be in a big laboratory with no windows all day. I think that the inland areas will be super warm this weekend, but here at the coast, it should be perfect. I'm really looking forward to the weekend!

Until then, I have this week's card for The Paper Players. LeAnne is hosting this week with a fun CAS theme challenge called "On the Go." I thought of the perfect stamp set in my collection to use, called Feelin' Groovy.

Since this is a CAS challenge, I kept layers and embellishments to the minimum. Just the card base in Lovely Lilac and the image panel of water color paper. I stamped the bug in SU archival black ink then masked it with a post-it. I made a few masks of the flower and went about stamping it behind the car and out to the sides of the card. Everything is colored with Zig Real Brush Markers and a paint brush.  The sentiment is stamped with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink. It gives such a great solid image. The little daisy flower is from the set, stamped in the same Oxide ink, allowed to dry and fussy cut out. I placed a very small yellow enamel dot in the center. After the stamping and painting were completely dry, I washed the back ground very lightly with distress blue ink and water.

The set also has another bug image and I've used it on the inside of the card. Since the license plate had room to personalize it, I used a Copic Multiliner pen and wrote PLH (peace, love, happiness).

I had a 1967 VW Bug that I drove in college. It was baby blue and I loved it! My dad and I bought it used from an older lady who must have been a prolific smoker because the inside was stained with smoke and tar. I spend days scrubbing everything and when I got done it looked new. My grandmother recommended a mixture of vinegar and some thing else to get the odor out and it worked too. Other than having to clean the smoke stains from the inside, the rest of the car was spotless and not one scratch! I thought my little car was super cool!

That's all from me tonight. Our good friend, from college days, is coming over for dinner tonight. Should be fun. Mr Personal Chef is making grilled salmon.

Thanks for looking in,

Stamps: Feelin' Groovy by Taylored Expressions
Paper: SU Lovely Lilac card stock and Strathmore water color paper
Ink: Su Archival black, Tim Holts Distress Ink and Distress Oxide Ink, Zig Real Brush Markers
Other: Paint brushes, enamel dot

1 comment:

  1. LOVE it! We are showing our age, aren't we? Brings back such fun memories....I first tried to learn to drive a stick shift in a VW bug! FINALLY about 35 years later, I mastered it and still am doing it today, LOL! Cute, fun card! Thanks for playing with my challenge this week!♥


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