Lydia threw out a fun Mix-Ability Challenge (MIX 178) this week on Splitcoaststampers this week. The challenge was to take some stamps and mix them together to make a new creature. Come and play along with us. You can see the challenge HERE.
Here is what I came up with (with a little help from my Mini MISTI). I combined the Crazy Cats and Bird Crazy to make my cat/bird.
I got my bird stamp in position on the Mini MISTI and inked the portion I needed.
Then I added the cat head. No masking! Super easy to do using the Mini MISTI because you can see where everything is going. I filled in the remaining neck area with a fine black pen.
Close up… just because I love the expression on the cat’s face… ha!
I have a nice “anytime” card to share today using dies and stamps from Taylored Expressions. Love the color combination (which I swiped from a sweet card from Amy Crockett on Pinterest – thanks Amy!).
here is a closer look:
here is Amy’s card:
I have a card to share today using a mix of embossing, die cutting glitter cardstock and a little painty fun with watercolors.
You can see the full product list below.
I broke out my trusty Sizzix Big Shot Machine for the embossing and die cutting.
I embossed using my Big Shot Machine and Dotted Squares Textured Impressions on White 100# cardstock.
Next I cut a panel from Prussion Aqua Blue Glitter 81# cardstock to use as a mat for my embossed panel. Oooh sparkly! The color is just yummy!
Once you have your panel together add it to a white card back. This is one of my favorite embossing folders. The simple pattern works well with about everything.
I die cut my Thinlits Celebration Words phrases from Prussion Aqua Blue Glitter 81# cardstock (same as I used for my mat). I used the Precision Base Plate for Thinlits Dies and it cut like butter through the Glitter cardstock. Don’t forget to use your Sizzix Die Brush for getting all the teeny paper pieces out of your dies.
Here is another look at my card. You can see I added some random paint splatters in springy colors. I did this before adding the sentiment die cuts. Don’t be afraid to play around adding color like this to a project.
Hope you enjoyed my project. It was a fun and easy one to make.
Here are the supplies I used for today’s project: