Monday, September 19, 2011

Just a quick tip and Hubby's Pick!

Hey ya'll!! Good Monday morning! It is a good morning because we finally got some much needed rain here in my part of TX...it even settled the dust this time, lol! And the temp is a bit cooler too, so I am tickled! Makes me happy to know that Fall is on the horizon!!

I thought I'd show you a quick tip of how I stamp those long skinny sentiments, and make them more stable, to try to keep them from 'rocking' I call it. This is in the Gina K Design's stamps, which are the red rubber foam backed stamps. When the stamps arrive, (pre-cut now!) I don't throw away the extra red rubber you have after punching out all the images and sentiments. I trim off a long section of it like this:



Then I cut that long section into approximately 1.5 -- 2.0 inches long pieces:



I then place my sentiment on the acrylic block, ink it, then place the scrap pieces of red rubber beside the sentiment like this:



Tada! More stability when stamping those long skinny sentiments! :D

And I haven't done this in awhile. a Hubby's Pick I call it. I show him all my cards made with the most recent release from Gina K, and he picks his favorite. This is the card he picked, which I don't think I showed on my blog yet, but did at the release party:



I know, I know...!! Those scrabble tiles AGAIN!! ROFL!! I'll get tired of them soon enough, I'm sure, but for now, yea, I'm loving them! I got these off of Ebay, and they came with some epoxy stickers that go over the top, it just gives them a really cool look when added to them to me! Here is a close up of the boo words:



This was a super quick and easy card too. I did use some distress ink stains, peeled paint, on the tiles, so they would match the green cardstock more...loving that distress stain too! I purchased these at Stampers Dream Store, Michelle's online store. Michelle lives over around Shreveport, which is only a hop, skip and jump away and I have actually met her in person, she is so awesome! She always ships THAT day, and being so close, I get it the very next day! Got to love THAT! :D

Ok, that's all for now! I'm sure I will be back with another post soon! Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Card Details:
Stamps: Celebrate the Season by Theresa Momber from Gina K Designs
Papers: Echo Park dp the Apotheoary Emporium, Gina K cardstocks
Accessories: scrabble tiles, epoxy stickers, Tim Holtz on the edge dies, black craft thread, peeled paint distress stain, scor-tape.

8 comments:

Lynn B. said...

What a wonderful idea to prevent rocking when using a long, skinny sentiment. Thanks!!!

Donna Phelan said...

Gosh Cat I just love your cards. This one is no exception! Well as soon as you're tired of those letters, I think I will start using them! Super tip about the rubber buffers! TFS!

Olga said...

well aren't you clever!!!! Super sute card too!

Melanie said...

now that is a great idea! Now I just need Gina to send me some new sets since i pitched my scraps!)

mudmaven said...

Cat you are a genius! Gotta start saving those scraps I guess. Love the Boo card too. Glad to hear that you finally got some rain. YAY! ~chris

Leslie Turner said...

Awesome idea to keep the extra rubber pieces! Thanks for sharing that little tidbit of info! :D

Shirley said...

Now that is just too cute, Cat, and fun too!

Shirley said...

A really fun card and what a great tip~!!! Now why didn't I think of that? LOLOL

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I'm a 47 yr. old stay at home grandma! I do not work so always doing something to occupy my time, some kind of crafty thing usually.