here's how I got started...

here's how I got started...
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Tuesday, July 8, 2008 490 style...

Thanks from the bottom of my heart for all the wonderful comments about my stamps. I am totally thrilled with how they turned out.

Special THANKS to Ted & Michelle for this wonderful opportunity~!

Ok...let's finish yesterday first... I forgot to say that the base of the project is a 8 x 8 larger than a card.

the 5 studio 490 stamps I used are...

The ticket... a dusty flea market find...

The leaves...a favorite of mine's a great size for cards, but stamp 2 and make it larger for layouts like I did in yesterdays canvas. Here's what the stamp looks like.

The screen...can be used as a's huge...or stamped over something that's been cut out.

The saying

The fly speck dots in the background...this too can be stamped over anything. I've been using the background stamps with Ranger's Jet Black Archival ink, then using Coffee Archival ink for the dots. The change in color adds another layer and more interest to the background. And...the best part...quick & easy.

Now...on to Christmas... studio 490 style...

There are 8 stamps total on this card...

The tree is designed the same way as the leaves...It's used 3 times on the card, twice on cardstock and once on grungeboard. After cutting them out, each was stamped with a different background stamp. Once again...easy to cut, as are the other designs. Another option is to stamp it over patterned paper.

It's easy to make the tree the focal point, by curling the edges of the grungeboard and layering it.

Now on to a Maya Road update...
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Any questions??

Did you find the 8 studio 490 stamps??

Remember..I LOVE comments!


Scrapthat said...

Very nice Wendy!!
I'm so glad that ticket was one of the stamps! I'll be chasing that baby down...the one you called fly specks LOL is cool a nice distressed look!
TFS!! Love the Christmas ones too!

Stephanie said...

Fly specks!! Too funny. Can't wait to get my hands on these. Stephanie

Linda Cain said...

You know I love it! Terrific work again!

Elaine said...

The stamps are harmonious and just great! I love how they work together so perfectly! Rock on!

Margie H said...

Hey, lady! Just got back from a family trip to LA and I see you have your sneeks up! YEAH!!!!

Love both samples and cannot wait to see them IRL! More stinkin' excited to finally meet you face-to-face @ CHA!!

Keep 'em coming!

Valonda L. said...

so great! Is the Polka Dot background on of them? Great sentiment, and, well, it's all great. Good job!

becky said...

8 this time...hmmmm

the tree (1)
2 different sizes of "mesh" background (2 & 3)
2 sizes of flower (4 & 5)
leaves behind the flowers (6)
text background on flowers (7)
sentiment (8)

do i have them all??

Erin Glee said...

It's Christmas in July! Thank you for making me this nice Holiday card, Wendy!
I'm guessing:
1) tree
2) screen
3) sentiment
4) large red heart
5) large flower
6) small flower
7) text on flowers & tab at top
8) design on green cardstock tree on right
Nice stamp set!
P.S.~ You can use my name of "distress spatter" if "fly specks" doesn't "fly"!

Debby said...

Well, done again Wendy. I'm glad I figured the "fly specks." I really liked that one alot. I see many many possiblities.

Okay today:
1. trees
2. large grid
3. small grid
4. What I call tree wiggles
5. lines (stitching)
6. flower
7. words on the flowers
8. background dots.

That's my guess and I'm sticking to it.

I hope your day is going well.

Rachel Greig said...

It's great to finally see some of your stamps! Well done!

KAT said...

Love how your new stamps work with the plain Grungeboard... I heart plain grungeboard!!!

Venkat said...

Ok lemme see if I got your 8:
Tree, mesh background- small and large, flower- small and large, script- small and large (i think the large script is what is on the tree behind the flower)and the sentiment. Beautiful card Wendy. Priya

liannallama said...

oh, I love all the texture and detail you put on a card! yummy!

Sudie said...

so great to see your stamps! I love how they build texture and interest. I cannot wait for cha!

sherri (Tied Up In Ribbons) said...

I loved those leaves on the tag you did before, AND now I know where to get them!