Saturday, November 23, 2013

Add a little color to your life TODAY

How much fun are these stamps!!!  The card below was my first attempt on regular cardstock.  I used the distress markers to color the sentiment stamp and colored the letters of TODAY with distress markers.  I wasn't crazy with it, so I tried blending the colors with water.  That's when I decided that I should have used watercolor paper.  I also knew that I should pull from my Creative Chemistry 101 class and create a custom stamp pad.
THCC 101 Day 4 Tag 3  Re-Inkers: Custom Stamp Pad Technique.  By using the custom stamp pad I was able to emboss with clear embossing powder to keep the ink from blending the words away.  I colored the large letters with distress ink and misted with water so that ink would blend on the watercolor paper.

Texana Designs Stamps:
Sentiment:  "add a little color to your life"
Watercolor paper
Distress Markers
Patterned Paper from Doodlebug - Halloween Parade

Texana Design Team

Friday, November 22, 2013

HAPPY everything

Here's a great word stack for every holiday.  I used the large "HAPPY" word with the script stacker "everything".  I embossed it with gold on a shaped tag from my stash.  I colored the inside of HAPPY with a detail waterbrush filled with dylusions.  And then dug into my paper stash to come up with something to stack it on.  In order to get the tag to really pop, I used my versamark pad around the edge and embossed it with the same gold embossing powder.  I attached the tag with a gold flower brad.  The patterned paper on the gold background was a little boring so I pulled out one of my all time favorite corner punch for a little pizzazz. 

Texana Designs Stamps:

Gold Embossing Powder

Dylusions Paint in Waterbrush

Patterned Paper from stash

EK Success Corner Adorner
Basketweave Punch

Texana Design Team

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Snowglobe - Many coloring options

 For the Texana Design Team sample using the snowglobe, I decided to  look at all the different coloring mediums I have.  Silly me, I thought I would find a favorite.  Instead, I love them all! I made two A2 cards and 12 ATCs.  I also created a reference sheet showing all of the products I used.  Maybe this will help me step out of my comfort zone and create with some of my many other products.

Products used:
Texana Designs Stamps:
Snowglobe (small) or (large)

Various coloring products

Distress Stickles
Clear Rock Candy

Petaloo Holiday Dazzlers

Sizzix Embossing Folder
Hero Arts Christmas Words & Dots

Whitecore Cardstock, sanded

Texana Design Team

Monday, November 18, 2013

Texana Angels

Texana Designs - Angel
Sentiment:  “Texas Angels”

BoBunny - Powdered Mountain
Core'dinations - Chipped Sapphire
Sparkle Black Embossing Powder
Distress Markers with Water Pen
Dry Glitter - Rock Candy Crystal

Texana Design Team

As the holidays approach, I'm trying to figure out what I want to do for Christmas cards this year.  I was looking back at previous Texana Design Team samples I've made.  This one was one I did last year, but it it so stinkin' cute that I might have to make some to send this year.