Stamp Ink Paper #126-Grateful, Thankful, Blessed

Hello sweet friends!
I am back again for another challenge with Stamp Ink Paper! Our theme is Grateful, Thankful, Blessed - perfect for the US Thanksgiving holiday season! 

The image I inked up is from one of my FAVE stamp sets  from Unity called Everything - I used Versamark and heated white embossing powder for it to really stand out on the vellum. I also dug in to my Unity goodies for the sentiment (which actually fits the theme of our challenge this week) - and it can be found in the September Sentiment Kit called Abundant Blessings. I used Early Espresso ink from SU, and heat-set it.

A quick stitch or two with my vellum, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso and Kraft cardstock and this clean & simple little thank-you card was ready to hit the mail for someone special!

 Check out all of the Design Team blogs  this week for our challenge - they have been busy creating some fabulous projects for inspiration.
 Don't forget to play along with us - you have until Sunday 8pm Nov 26th to…

Scrap n' Stamp Distress to Impress Blog Hop

Welcome back, everyone!
It feels like forEVAAaa... but I am back with the Scrap n' Stamp girls for another Blog Hop!

This is where it all begins this month - we are designing some fab projects featuring Tim Holtz Distress Crayons - and ....ENABLER ALERT:  until Nov 30th they are 25% off over at Scrap n' Stamp!!! You might want to check that out! 
Here is what I designed!

I kept it super simple - and... while I don't have a large selection of the crayons - I have been playing with these water-reactive goodies for awhile - and I love 'em! 
I wanted to design something "winter" - but I didn't want to cram Christmas down your throat *just yet* (haha - don't worry, it is coming!) 😂
Stamp: (Taylored Expressions) Holiday Grumplings with dies Ink: Staz-On  Tim Holtz Distress Crayon in Faded Jeans  Zig Real Color markers Paper:(Tim Holtz) Watercolor, (SU) Vellum, (Recollections) Silver Foil,  Cardstock  Embellishment: (SU) silver cording trim
My "…

Stamp, Ink, Paper #125- A Color Challenge!

Hi, everyone!
I have another card to share with you today for Stamp, Ink, Paper! For this week's challenge we have a fun fall color combo for you!

Stamp: (Unity) Abundant Blessings, Love Never Leaves Ink: (SU) Early Espresso, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie (Tim Holtz Distress) Fossilized Amber, Walnut Stain, Spiced Marmalade, (Oxides) Wild Honey Paper: (SU Cardstock) Early Espresso, Kraft, Whisper White, Watercolor (Hero Arts) Woodgrain Vellum (FSJ) Copper Silks Sequins, Gold cord Woodgrain Embossing Folder
I rubbed a bit of the Walnut Stain and the Copper Silk on to the woodgrain folder before putting it through the big shot - it gave it a bit of shine and dimension. I stamped my gorgeous fall leaves on watercolored paper by rocking a bit of the Fossilized Amber, Marmalade and Walnut Stain and then giving them a shot of water - I LOVE those leaves! I put my Brother Scan n' Cut to work to cut them out - but fussy-cutting works too!  I put my layers together and stamped my se…

Girls Night Out with Stamp, Ink, Paper #124

Hello everyone! 
For those of you who have never been over to my blog - welcome! My name is Amber and I am super excited to be a Guest Designer for Stamp, Ink Paper this month! 
This week, we are celebrating Girls Night Out! Now who doesn't like the sound of that?!

Check out my project!

I was thrilled to make a lil "somethin-somethin" for gift exchange - this was PERFECT!  Here are the details:

Wine Tag: Stamp: (Unity) Let's Get Sip Faced Ink: (SU) Black Archival Paper:(SU) Silver Foil, Basic Black CS, Shimmer CS Ken Oliver Colorburst in Merlot  (SU) Tag thinlit die Blackberry Bliss ribbon 
This tag was a breeze with the die! I ran everything through my Big Shot, and then stamped by image with Black archival ink. I gave the paper just a very small blast of water and hit it with some of the Colorburst, blotting up a  bit of the excess.  I used my Tom Bow adhesive and moved on to my card!

Card: Stamp: (Unity) Friends I Can't Forget (SU) Gorgeous Grunge Ink: (SU) Bla…

Merry Christmas Challenge

Welcome back!! 
I am back with another challenge this week with the Merry Christmas Design Team!

Over on the Challenge blog it's always anything goes! This week, I have another clean and simple Christmas card for you! 

Here are the details!
Stamp: (SU) Playful Backgrounds Ink: (SU) Old Olive Paper: (SU) Smoky Slate, Old Olive, Gold Foil, Real Red Extras: Gold embellishments,
I used a sweet little star punch with a scrap of gold foil to make that sweet little topper for the tree. The "Joy" was created using framelit dies from Stampin' Up called Wonderful Wreath. 

You can play along with our anything goes challenge by clicking on  this link!
Join me 2 weeks from now when I will have another design for the Merry Christmas Challenge Design Team! Thanks for stopping by!
Love, Peace n' Ink  Amber

Mixed Media / Mica Madness!

I am Amber and I am SO excited to be sharing a project with you on the Mixed Media Blog!
I used some fantastic supplies that I will explain - first.... take a look!

Supplies used:
Stamp: Unity (Layers of Life-Create Beauty), SU - Gorgeous Grunge Ink: Versamark, Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Fossilized Amber, Peacock Feathers, Blackened Soot,  (SU)Black Archival Paper: (SU) Basic Black base (4.25 x 5.5), Vellum, Smoky Slate (3.75 x 4.75),  Whisper White (3.5 x 4.5), Silver Foil Dies: (SU) Stars Embellishments: SU - Silver elastic cord, Silver Thread Embossing Powder: Black  Mica Powder: Silver  Fun Stampers Journey Silks: Silver 

I began by stamping my black base in Versamark with a stamp from Gorgeous Grunge - it is just a random "splatter" stamp. I added black embossing powder and heated it, then set it aside.  I went to work on my white layer, adding layer upon layer of beautiful distress ink - to give that "night sky look" - I also gave my layer a "s…

Freaky Friday at Scrap n' Stamp!

Hello, everyone!
It is Friday the 13th - and there is no bad luck happening here! It is Freaky Friday over at Scrap n' Stamp - I have  a GREAT project I designed for the Scrap n' Stamp Blog Hop!  You likely arrived via Karla's blog! Her project was WICKED! 
Here is what I came up with!

 Aren't  the Tim Holtz Ancestors Paper Dolls PERFECT for a Halloween project?? There are so many options; from scrapbook pages... to multi-media projects... to tags... and everything in between!  You can find them over at the Scrap n' Stamp store here. :)  Scrap n' Stamp has an awesome sale going on - Lucky 13 :) there are loads of goodies on SALE! Be sure to check it out! 

 For my tag, I dipped in to my Distress Ink collection, and used one of my Tim Holtz stencils to layer Fossilized Amber, Fired Brick, Vintage Photo, and Black Soot. I then took a brown Distress Crayon and rubbed it through the stencil and used a baby wipe to give it a quick rub - that is how I achieved the lo…