Wednesday, January 16, 2013

I brake for paris

Hello everyone!

as much as we have adored having little Fred to foster I am happy to say he is going to be adopted into a permanent home tomorrow!  Bubba will miss him desperately and will have to go back to tormenting me for attention!

Isn't he a cutie pie!  and so lovey-dovey!

Have you checked out the large array of collage stamps at IBFS?  They are jaw dropping gorgeous and I have quite a few.  These images are put together in such an amazing way - little treasures for beautiful cards in minutes.  Here I have used one of my favorites - the large Paris Balloon Collage:

I stamped the image on cream cardstock using brown ink to keep with the vintage feel of the image.  I paired it up with more cream, brown and blue papers and gave it a bit of glitz with the blingy flower!

YEP that is from the acrylic skins we have been making  (see next post for the full tutorial!)  they work PERFECTLY with dies - in this case a sizzix original type die.  they also work perfectly with craft punches - woohoo!  here you can get a better feel for not just the color but the shimmer and the slight texture too.

i am entering this card in several challenges:

We have been having so much fun with this i actually had to order more gel medium!  wondering where to get it for the best price?  i shop at dick blick and use their brand - their gel medium, gesso and matte medium - all are awesome!

Which collage stamp is YOUR favorite?  Head over to I Brake For Stamps and pick some out - and don't forget to use the code SAVE10MARTI and save 10% on your whole order!  happy shopping!


  1. Yeah for Fred! And I love how you're using the skins. I'm anxious to go home and make some.
    Deb M

  2. Gorgeous card and love the image. Thanks for sharing with us at Card Makin' Mamas hugs Susan x

  3. Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for playing with us in the Paper Crafting Journey Anything Goes Challenge!
    Leslie, DT