Saturday, August 22, 2015

August 21, 2015

Hi all.  I have a few cards to show you and one for the Imagine That Digi Stamps design team inspiration.  The first card is just that.  The set is called Chef Freddy.  I colored the image with alcohol markers but put him on the inside of the card.  For the outside of the card, I cut some circles and framed him so his face showed through the frame.  I used some of the designer paper from the set and added a die cut happy birthday and a bow on the top.  The sentiment on the inside is from the set.

My next card is an Oriental one that I did with embossing paste and a brass stencil.  I used white paste and Inktense blocks to scrape some black and some red color so that I could emboss with 2 different colors.   This was one of my first attempts at stencil embossing.  I am really pleased  with  the way it turned out.  The Kanji symbol means love.  For the background, I did another new technique where I dry embossed the black background with an Oriental design and covered the debossed side with silver Gelato and got the great metal effect.  I used red embroidery thread to finish it off.

The last card that I am showcasing is made from a Zentangle Inspired Art (ZIA) piece that I did.  I tangled in the digi image, cut out the larger heart shape and mounted it on a black tile (card stock).  I punched the design and added some black paper behind the punched front and the black bow on top.   I realized that I have so many Zentangle projects that I really didn't know what to do with so I thought I would make some of them in to cards.

Be sure to check out the Imagine That Digi Stamps Designers Choice Awards.  We have our first winner!

Till next time...


  1. Hi Barb,

    I love all your Cards. They are so beautiful designed. The Mouse and the hearts are my ablolutly favorites. Hugs Silvi

  2. Love your cards barb!! Especially the first one. It totally makes me think of a 50's diner with a jukebox and your card kinda looks like a record with the circle. The colors kinda retro too... love love!!