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Apr 24, 2015

In the Mountains and By the Sea

Happy Friday! I have two cards to share today, using stamps from Just For Fun Rubber Stamps, that I received in my latest Design Team packet.

First up, I created a mountain scenery card. Although I love the look of this card, I am not in love with the way my ink pads stamped. I don't know why I couldn't get a good solid impression...if anyone has any good ink recommendations for solid stamps, please let me know!

Product List:
(stamps above all by JFF)
SU and distress ink, 
torn paper mask,  sequins
SU and Neenah card stock

I used more stamps from my last DT packet for the card above. Loved that large background stamp so I had to add it to my design team choices, and the boat is just great to use for masculine cards, so I had to have that one too :-) 

Product List:
(all by JFF)
turquoise ink, black ink
SU card stock

And that would be all for today. Thanks so much for visiting!
Have a great weekend!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow!!! These are gorgeous! LOVING the scene you created on the first one!!!!!!!!!!

Stamping Smiles Designs said...

Ellie, both of your cards are gorgeous! I absolutely love the scene you created on your first card. Great sentiment and a great reminder.

As far as ink goes, I wouldn't be able to help you as I am struggling with the same thing too. If you figured it out, let me know too! Have a wonderful weekend!

susiestacey said...

Lovely cards Ellie x Susan x

Jennifer Scull said...

both of these cards are fabulous! looks as if you had a great time playing with your new toys! :)

enjoy your weekend!

Tracy Welham said...

Both fab cards, that little scene just makes you want to slow down, and the other makes a great masculine card.

With regards to inks I use a premium pigment ink (great for embossing) from Dovecraft. StazOn solvent which is quick drying and works on most surfaces but you need to clean your stamps afterwards, and finally Memento. This is also quick drying and fade resistant, I particularly love the Rich Cocoa colour as it can give a softer appearance especially on vintage/shabby chic style.

Creative Blessings, Tracy x


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kiwimeskreations said...

Awesome cards Ellie - love them both, and both are so different.

Marilyn said...

Awesome cards!!

Amy Johnson said...

What fabulous masculine cards! I don't have any suggestions with stamping solid images, I have the same problem. Most of the time, I just take a marker to the solid image after I stamped it.

Brenda in IN said...

These are both great cards. I love the background on the second card so much and I needed to see the sentiment you used on the first card. From the internet I have heard - leave your stamp on the paper for a bit to let the ink soak in and also it helps with intricate stamps to put your paper on a foam pad. That way you can push better. Hope this helps, not that I always get a clean image either! Don't push too hard tho or you will have lines.

Mervi said...

Fabulous cards, beautiful stamping;-))m