Monday, April 18, 2011

ISC April Release - Artful Decor

Hello fellow bloggers and visitors! A long time with no blogging from me - life got in the way in a MAJOR way. My Mom had a stroke in the beginning of January so I've been taking time off to help her recooperate.

So I've picked my rubber and inks back up and I am trying to "get back in the saddle again"! I've discovered it takes a while to get my creative juices flowing! I am glad Innovative Stamp Creations has a new line of images that are butterflies - one of my favorite images to work with!

Artful D├ęcor Stamp Line:

These small-dainty images add a lovely touch to your creation! Here are a few tips to consider:

Ÿ Use a 1 ¼” or 1” circle or square punch

Ÿ Use glossy accents on top of punched image and let dry. Punch holes before you apply the dimensional glue to give them a button effect - then affix on your card

Ÿ Create your own bauble!

Ÿ These images fit nicely in Memory Frames by Ranger

Ÿ Affix with glue on top of flat brads to give your artwork a final touch

Ÿ Affix with glue on a paper clip

My card I used a 1" and 1 1/8" punches to create my Dreams in Black and Cream patchwork card:

All the images are stamped on black and cream patterned paper. The background cream paper was created using Antique Linen Distress Stain.

Here's another angle:

Be sure to visit the other Architect’s blog/gallery:

Kathy Tucker
Julie Warner
Karen Dunbrook

Happy Creating!!!


The Stuff:

All Stamps by Innovative Stamp Creations


Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Welcome back, a fabulous striking piece. I always love this colour combination and great images too which work fabulously with the distressing. Tracy

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Oh sorry, hope your mum is recovering too. Tracy x

Sandra said...

sorry to hear about your mom, hope all is going well.

Love your art - this new line looks fun!
Sandra ltb

Kathy Eddy said...

Glad you are back and hope Mom is doing well. Gorgeous art! Love the coloring!

Hels Sheridan said...

Hey Kat, so sorry to hear about your Mum, hoping that she is getting better... have missed you!! Lovely to see you back making your GORGEOUS creations again ... all the best x

TwoHeartsPath said...

Kat, so sorry to hear about your Mom. I do hope she is recovering day by day. Your work is as awesome as ever!!
Hugs Patti

Lori said...

Sorry to hear about your Mom, and glad to hear she is recuperating. Hope things continue to go well... this is a really striking piece, that color combo is fantastic. Love the details! Welcome back!

Nancy said...

Good to see you back here! I hope your mom's doing much better!!

This piece is wonderful, as always!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is wonderful, Kat! Love the grid design and great colors. I hope your mom is doing better.

Anonymous said...

Like the card and you're juices seem to doing well. Sorry to hear about your Mom and hope she's back doing all the things she wants to do.
Edna B.

Anonymous said...

Great to see you back. Just by chance I checked the blog today and, look, it's something new. As you know I love the black and cream color combo. I also love butterflies. Have a great day - Suz