Sunday, March 30, 2014

Heads In Hands

Hi everyone! Leslie here, sharing a pair of note cards I created with several Lost Coast Designs stamps. I used the Head In Hands stamp for the focal image, and created the background with the Joy background stamp and a butterfly stamp from the Butterflies set. I also used a pretty Parisian Motifs die cut along with some gorgeous ribbon and some flat-back pearls. Doesn't get much easier than this! ;)

For more details on these note cards, please see my blog post at Love To Scrap!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Cherri is now an author for LCD blog!

Yeah, thank you Leigh!

"Cats Are Enigmas" Lost Coast Designs + StencilGirl Blog Hop card #1

Howzit Everyone!
 On Monday March 24 the Lost Coast Designs DT teamed up with the StencilGirl DT for a one day blog hop giveaway but you have ONE WEEK to hop to each blog and leave us some love to be eligible for the prize!  The more blogs you visit and leave comments on the better your chances are at winning it!  One lucky winner will receive Two 9" x 12" stencils from StencilGirl and a $25 gift certificate to Lost Coast Designs!  The giveaway will close on Sunday March 30 at 11:59pm Central Time so you've got plenty of time to join the fun ;0)  The winner will be announced soon after so stay tuned!

I shared 4 projects during the hop, 3 at LeighSBDesigns and 1 at DominoART and I will be blogging about each project in more detail here at Lost Coaster's Review and I'm starting with


I used Lost Coast Designs Devil in Disguise kitty and StencilGirl's 6 x 6 Jigsaw Puzzle stencil.
I stamped the kitty onto Neenah Solar White cardstock with Tuxedo Black Momento Ink and subtly coloured with Copic markers in warm greys and red detailing.  I fussy cut kitty out and applied Fired Brick Distress Ink to the edges before applying a coat of Judikins Diamond Glaze to the horns, wings and pitch fork and put aside to dry while I created the jigsaw background.  This is such a fun and easy effect to create simply by mixing Perfect Gold Perfect Pearls powder into white craft glue to make a paste.  I taped the stencil down over my cut to size 6 x 6 inch red cardstock and gently applied the paste with a junk mail credit card.  Once completely covered I peeled away the stencil and immediately washed it with soap and warm water.  The background dried completely in a few hours but you'll have to test your dry time based on your weather conditions.  You'll notice that my background mat also has a gold edge, that's because I spread the paste right up to the stencil edge and my mat was the same size as the stencil.  The red border between the puzzle design and edge of the mat is part of the stencil.

click for a closer look at all the details!
 While that was drying I worked on my sentiment which is one of my own digi designs.  I printed it out, die cut with a Spellbinders Deckle die, edged it with Fired Brick Distress Ink and matted it onto black cardstock using my Perfect Layers Mini tool to cut the 1/16" border.  I punched a 1/16" hole into the bottom edge and attached the cat paw dangle charm I made with seed beads and brass wire.  The red mat was adhered to black cardstock with Scotch Quick Dry adhesive and I used my Perfect Layers mini tool to cut the 1/8" border.  The kitty and the sentiment were added to the background with pop dots.  Stop by LeighSBDesigns March 31 for a Perfect Paper Crafting Blog Hop + prizes for the scoop on the new Perfect Layers Minis!  In the meanwhile click HERE for tutorials and use my special code Leigh5% to get 5% off your entire order
Thanks for visiting and I'll see you again soon! 
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Mix Media Art Frame for the Blog Hop

Hello Ladies:

Here Bibiana...

The "Lost Coast Designs" and The "Stencil Girl Products" Blog Hop is still running!

You will have until Sunday March 30, 2014 to comment for the chance to win the giveaway! Just leave a comment on each of the 16 blogs that you hop to. The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to be the winner!

The first STOP is at the "Stencil Girl Talk" and from there keep on hoping!

Here it is my contribution for this hop:  a Mix Media Art Frame...

"LCD" stamps used: Dancer Silhouette; Door and window set;

Details at my blog: "Stamping with Bibiana"

Thanks for visiting us today 
and for joining us in this fun blog hop!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Lost Coast Design and Stencil Girl Blog Hop Project

The Lost Coast Design and Stencil Girl Blog Hop is currently running.  There are prizes!!  Stop by the blogs and leave comments for a chance to win.
The first stop on the blog is:

Stencil Girl Talk

Check out all the details of the hop there.

For my Blog Hop project, I combined Lost Coast stamps and  a Stencil Girl stencil to create a mini accordion book and tag.

Cover unfolded-showing front and back

Click over to my blog, Dreaming and Creating for a full tutorial on making the background papers with a mono printing Plate and instructions to make the mini book.
Check out all the projects on the hop---They will knock your socks off!!
Karen McAlpine

Friday, March 21, 2014

Color Washed Angel

Hi everyone! Leslie here, sharing a pair of color washed angel cards I created a few weeks back with the Lost Coast Designs Silhouette Angel and Corner Swirl stamps. I've fallen a little behind in posting some samples I've created, so stay tuned... you'll be seeing more of me than usual over the next few weeks! ;)

For more details on these color washed angel cards, please see my blog post at Love To Scrap! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Silhouette Angel Mini Card

Hello Coasties!
Today, I have a pretty mini card I made to attach to a gift bag.   The card is made with Silhouette Angel and Iron Works Border.  I used stains to stamp the background and Liquid Perfect Pearls to outline the layers.

For more pics and instructions, see the full post on my blog, Dreaming and Creating.  Hope you are having a great day!   Happy First Day of Spring!
Karen McAlpine

Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Hello My Stamper Friends; HERE Bibiana....
Today I am bringing to you, to commemorate the death of this Christian saint and the arrival of Christianity to Ireland this card made in green, which is the traditional color for this day!

I embellished the card of course with some shamrock leaves, symbol of Ireland and believed to be the symbol that St. Patrick used to teach the Holy Trinity to the Irish people...

I used two main stamps from  of the many and so fabulous "vintage" stamps from "Lost Coast Designs".

The sentiment (embossed in silver EP*) comes in a set of stamps Called "Labels Set", which depicts the "Belle époque" period (AKA in the USA as the  "Gilded age"), which occurred in France and Belgium in the middle of the 19th and begenning of the 20th century...
and "Art Nouveau" is the most popularly recognized art movement to emerge from THIS period.

The second image, the focal point of the card, uses a stamp from a set called "Hat Ladies", which is the reproduction of hats wore during the "Victorian era" , which was the period of Queen Victoria's reign from 1837 until her death, on 1901.

Even though this 2 sets represent different eras in History, The "Victorian era" and the "Belle époque" ...these 2 periods in history overlap a little so I thought that they could go along very well in my card.... 

I added a "bouquet" of Clovers wrapped in a silver paper doily, and sprinkle the card with silver glitter here and there...

If you happen to be in one of the rubber stamps conventions in the USA or abroad, do not forget to stop to the "Lost Coast booth"
I am sure  you will find something of your liking, their stamps are  unique reproductions of eras and various styles in Art...

Next stop is in April in the Netherlands!!!

Click here For their 2014 schedule!
If you would like to visit my blog here it is  "stamping with bibiana"

Thanks for the Visit


Lost Coast Designs stamps: hat ladies; labels set

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Got Layers?

Cherri’s March Project … you just can’t have too many layers!  Follow these layers on the photo below … (1) outside folded card, (2) black mat sized 1/16th inch larger than, (3) custom background, (4) steampunk pony raised image, and (5) embellishments – ribbon and two brads.  See how easy that was!  As always, my thanks to Linda Malcom of Lost Coast Designs for the use of her stamps. Directions and another layered design using the steampunk grasshopper train  are shown below.

Now let’s create the custom background for the steampunk pony design.  Using the perspective floor stamp, mounted on a Tim Holtz 9 GRID ACRYLIC BLOCK for cling stamps inked with Memento tuxedo black, stamp the image onto to cardstock with a smooth surface*.  Next using the numbers border stamp, inked with Ranger Tim Holtz Distress ink in mustard seed, stamp the border aligned just above the previously stamped perspective floor stamp — using the grid of the acrylic block helps with alignment.  Repeat three more times — you may notice that one time I stamped the numbers upside down …oops, that actually added character and interest that I liked!
The background was then distressed using these Distress ink pad colors:  scattered straw, wild honey, mustard seed, rusty hinge, spiced marmalade and fired brick (refer to the Tim Holtz book “A Compendium of Curiosities” for distressing technique instructions).  If you single click the card image above, you can see the detail where I applied the ink pad directly the outside edges of the background (holding pad at a slight angle), as well as very lightly swiping the ink pad across the background.  It’s always best to practice this application on a scrap first.
Primary image and assembly.  Stamp the steampunk pony, again onto a smooth surfaced cardstock, using fired brick distress ink.  I almost always use off white cardstock for a softer appearance.  Cut out the image approximately 1/16th to 1/8th outside the image lines.  Lightly distress the cutout image using only a couple of the ink colors listed above.
Punch holes in the wheels and add brads.  Glue on the ribbon to the custom background and wrap it around to the backside.  Assemble all the pieces … background to black mat to folded card and finish by mounting the pony using glue dots or foam tape,  Enjoy and have a great day ... artfully yours, Cherri Robb!
*  Using MEMENTO INK PADS and a SMOOTH SURFACED CARDSTOCK allows for a better stamped imprint of the image, especially when there is a “solid” portion of the stamp.
Lost Coast Design stamps:

Friday, March 7, 2014

Center Step Card Tutorial

Have you ever made a step card? It is fun, easy and uses no more suplies then a normal fold in half card and gives you great dimension:

I used the new Birds in Trees and Murder of Crows stamps from Lost Coast Designs. I really wanted to make the background stamp stand out and use all 4 crows from the stamp set so I thought a center step card would allow that and add interesting dimension…almost a shadow-box look, to this card. What’s more it’s easy and uses no more cardstock then a normal card. Want to see how it is done? Watch the video:

And that is all there is to it! Til next time happy crafting!