Saturday, March 30, 2013

Spring Bike Ride

Karen here today with a fun springtime card!  Lets take a bike ride in the park on this fine Spring day.  My card is made with Bikes Border (which measures 8" long).  This card uses a combination of shadow stamping and heat embossing.

If you would like to take a look at the step by step instructions and more pics, head over to my blog, Dreaming and Creating.  Hope you have a great weekend!
Karen McAlpine

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Dreamy Garden Wall Hanging

Hope everyone is having a great week.  Karen here again to bring you a  project I made with the Lost Coast Design stamp called, Dreamer Collage, which can be found on the New Images page.  This gorgeous dreamy stamp  measures 5.75" square.  I used three colors of pigment ink and clear embossing powder to make this dreamy garden wall hanging.

For more photos and instructions, click over to my blog, Dreaming and Creating.   Take care, and see you soon.
Karen McAlpine

Friday, March 15, 2013

Sitting Harlequin in Two Poses

Karen McAlpine here today with a bit of whimsy!  I have been working with the Lost Coast Designs stamp called "Sitting Harlequin" and really having fun.  On the first card, I added lots of color and visual texture by stamping the background stamp "Yourba Adire" twice, slicing and layering.

The second Harlequin card is a bit different.  I used pigment inks, shadow stamping, and a more serene color palette.  I added some bakers twine and rhinestones to finish off the card.

For more pics and instructions, pop over to my blog, Dreaming and Creating.  I hope you are having a great day and find some time to stamp this weekend.
Karen McAlpine

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Projects with Shrubbery Stamps

Karen McAlpine here on the Lost Coast Design blog with you today.  I have been working with Linda to make lots of samples using the fabulous line of LCD stamps.  I have two projects today that I created with the new stamp "Shrubbery".  This luscious large stamp is perfect for decorating large surfaces.  Take a look at how I used the stamp on a page from a mixed media paper pad ( 5.5" x 8.5 ").

I stamped on a background made with spray inks.  I used a little gold spray to add some glitter.
I made a second project that was cropped to make a smaller card
(5" x 6").


This stamp makes it easy to create an intricate looking project with minimal time.  The stamp would look great stamped on Kraft CS too.  Fun, fun, fun!  If you would like more pics and instructions, head over to my blog, Dreaming and Creating here:  Page; Card.
Glad you stopped by today.  I will be back later in the week with more projects! Take care.
Karen McAlpine