Archive | December 2014

Squares with clear embossing powder and mica chips … looks like glass!

2-1/2 inch squares … there were so many nice choices it was hard to pick only two rubber stamps …  

square:  pear

square: pear

square: bird

square: bird


These are really pretty easy to do.  Stamp image with Momento ink.  Color image using Distress inks and the Cut & Dry pen nibs; heat set.  Rub Distress ink antique linen pad directly onto image; emboss with clear embossing powder/heat set.  While still hot, add more second layer embossing powder/heat.  While still hot, sprinkle mica chips; add more embossing power/heat tool. Really cool!


Van Gogh and Poe — two of my favorite guys

check out these stamps at:      I woke up designing these “postage stamp cards” … how appropriate is the Van Gogh quote:  ‘I dream my paintings, then I paint my dreams’.  Makes me smile!!!





Color-Me-Fun 30-Minute “Manga”Tags

These are the six Make-And-Take Tags that I taught at the Loveland, CO & Carson, CA for Linda’s Lost Coast Design booth.  Hope you “Color them Fun”!  Cherri

Rosie & Frenchie Mangas

Rosie & Frenchie Mangas

5 minutes: Stamp Manga girl on off-white smooth card stock with Momento Tuxedo Black ink. Stamp background on tag. All stamps are Lost Coast Designs – Mangas: Rosie, Harley, Frenchy and Socks; backgrounds: scarves, polka-dot-border, ruler cheesecloth.

10 minutes: Cut out girl image.

5 minutes: Color image with Prismacolor Watercolor pencils.


Socks & Boots Mangas

4 minutes: Using 2 inch square of Cut & Dry felt pick up Antique Linen Distress Ink . Smudge inside the lines to blend the color of her hair. Rub the felt square on newsprint paper to remove any pencil color. Repeat for face, dress, and so on.

2 minutes: Lightly distress outside edge of girl with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink; highlight the Manga outfit and accessories with Gelly-Roll and Wink-of-Stella pens.

2 minutes: Distress edges of tag and torn decorative paper with coordinating ink colors.

1 minute: Assemble using glue stick, 3D and mini glue dots.

1 minute: Punch hole and add brad.


Harlie & Princess Mangas

LCD designer … Cherri Robb, Loveland, CO