Black Bunny

Susan Robinson
March 30, 2018

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Happy Easter everyone! Hope you have a safe and enjoyable long weekend.

Finally got time to play with my new Kaszazz stamps! This is the larger bunny in the set of 2 (4970J). I morphed him slightly by opening his eye and giving him whiskers. I used a scrap of Japanese paper for inside his ear and a white Sharpie pen to add accents. The flowers and butterflies are from a clear unmounted garden set I got with a magazine some years back. I highlighted the flowers etc… with Liquid Pearls, Stickles and gold Fab Foils.

I made the bunny black as it signified my mood yesterday after discovering that my much anticipated parcel of 2nd hand stamps I bought on-line had been delivered ‘apparently’ to my address the day before!! This is the 2nd parcel that has gone ‘missing’ in as many months, so now I have a suspicious feeling that perhaps there is someone hitching them. There has been a bit of nefarious activity in the area this year. It just makes me hopping mad, as a bunch of dirty rubbers is going to be of no interest or use to them and they’ll probably just throw them away!! AAaagh!

I just need to take a deep breathe, put my big girl panties on and put things back into perspective. And move on..

It certainly crushes your confidence in ordering on-line though. So many pitfalls every step of the way (even up to your front door).

 

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Retreat

Susan Robinson
March 16, 2018

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I went on a girls retreat last weekend to Gumnut House in Carmel. I was part of a group of 6 card makers, but there were a few other ladies there doing scrapbooking. It was lovely to get away and just relax and be able to play all day without the normal distractions of everyday life. Zena, the lady who ran it is a Kaszazz consultant, and kindly allowed us to try out all her stamps and inks etc… I fell in love with a few.

This card I copied straight from the Kaszazz catalogue. The dog reminds me so much of our little staffy Bo. It was one in a set of 4 dogs though and the others didn’t appeal to me, so I didn’t order it. The background was created with Distress Oxide inks.

I fell in love with these little turtles from the ‘Coastal’ set and did order them, so you will be seeing more of them in the future I’m sure.

 

 

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Tutu Pig

Susan Robinson
January 1, 2018

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Hope the New Year brings with it all things glorious!!

stamps: Ballerina Pig P-1185 by Art Impressions; Hope Your Day S143-N by Wordsworth

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You’re How Old?

Susan Robinson
October 20, 2017

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To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone, and a funny bone.   -Reba McEntire

stamps: Laughing Animals 16268 by Paper Roses; You’re how old? by Stamp-it; Haha  I-1642 by Art Impressions

I have been busy cataloging all my stamps & dies etc the last few months. It has taken me foreeever! It’s been all work, work, and no play 🙁

I will hopefully have it all sorted in time for my huge GARAGE SALE in November.  I did manage to get away with a few girlfriends for some creative time at ‘stamp camp’ last weekend though and so have quite a few cards now that just need finishing off.

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Zebra Music

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March 25, 2017

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20170316_173137Like with stamps, I try to get the most out of my embossing folders. Using the same Diamond pattern embossing folder from Kaisercraft, I created 2 different looking backgrounds for the following 2 cards:

 

 

 

 

The backgrou20170106_090226nd for the Zebra card was done by using the folder like a stamp. First spritz the folder with black ink, placing the white card inside, then close it up and push down to imprint the pattern onto the white card.

Zebra stamp 4×502013 is by Deep Red. It is only a single zebra which I masked off and stamped out twice. Wording is from Stamp-it set047.

 

 

20170316_181056For this background I first sponged Distress inks over white card to cover, then embossed it with folder through Big Shot machine. I then poured clear embossing powder over and heatset. Next I sanded raised areas, then sponged black ink over.

The drums are made with black clay which has been cooked in the oven, then coloured with dry Perfect Pearl Powders.

African Drums 1962D by Stamp-it; Spirit F612 by Collections

 

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Rhinoceros

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March 21, 2017

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20170321_10440920170321_104446Deep Red’s Rhinoceros stamp (SKU3x400116) is featured in both the following cards.

Sorry for lack of instructions, but my students have advised me not to put them up for cards from classes. I am more than happy to answer any queries personally though:)Africa cards-06

 

 

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Elephants

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March 13, 2017

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Here are 2 cards made using Stamp-it’s ‘Elephants’ 4215D woodmount stamp designed by Micky Choo. In the card on the left, I have also used ‘Weathered Clock’ 657190 Sizzix die and the tree from ‘African Savannah Scene’ 724821 die by Couture Creations, plus ‘Limited Cog’ stamp 4906C by Stamp-it. The wording I did on the computer, then cut out.20161231_165258

20170313_144036The card on the right I used the direct to rubber technique to colour as the elephants are solid rubber (as in not an outline design). I used Distress Pens directly onto the rubber, then spritzed the stamp lightly with water and stamped it out. This creates a soft watercolour effect.

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Giraffes

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March 7, 2017

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Shown is my new giraffe die from Couture Creations, which I made 3 different cards from. I hope they provide you with some inspiration.

 

 

 

 

The backgrou20161222_101724nd for this card was made by swiping alcohol inks across some gloss card, then the giraffes lifted out and used individually on the card.

 

 

 

 

 

20170101_135548For this card I used the silhouettes of the entire tower of giraffes. The background was again made with alcohol inks (using the marbling technique) which was then placed behind the black card cut out.

 

 

20161230_17504620170101_140153When I was cutting out the die for this card, the giraffe legs got stuck and wouldn’t cut out properly, so I left them in and slid a piece of patterned paper behind their heads.

 

 

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Cats

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September 14, 2015

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moon catbutterfly cat For all you cat lovers out there, a couple of cards using Stamp-it’s “Cats Meow”  2272E stamp.

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