Acrylic stamps

We Won’t Forget You

by Lesley Oman on 16 September, 2010

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It doesn’t get much simpler than this, but you have to admit – he’s pretty cute!

The stamp is from an Artemio clear stamp set, stamped with black archival ink. This worked best as the card had a slight hammered texture. To add a bit more pizzazz, i’ve embossed lines to create a frame around the card, and hand written a little message.

The secret to this card is that there are a number of inserts in the card. This is a card for hubby’s workmates all to sign, and there are quite a few squiggles to go in there, so i cut down a few pieces of paper, and then stapled them to the inside. More room to write those miss you messages.

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Miss You Monday – A Froggy Friend

by Lesley Oman on 6 September, 2010

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I’d like to introduce you to my froggy friend! This green cutie was salvaged from a giftbag from years ago – seriously, it must be at least 5-6 years ago! The design is actually on printed plasma, so it is quite rigid, and i knew that one day he would find himself on a card or other craft project. And today was his day!

I thought he would make a super cute MYM card, and i’m sure Randolph will love it, not to mention his Mummy Sarah.

The background paper is from a sizzix little sizzles watercolour paper pack, and I loved the wavy design that gives a watery effect. The little dragonfly stamp is from a Studio G 99p pack – i think i must have dozens of these little gems- i love ‘em!

To make the lily pad, i used my We R Memory Keepers magnetic circle cutter to cut two arcs, then using scissors I cut out a triangle. Of course, I added a little Distress Ink for good measure – peeled paint worked a trick!

Best of all – the greeting is from one of the newest additions to my craft stash – the Hero Arts all occasion messages. I’ve been dreaming about these stamps for a while now – what a perfect birthday present!

To make it easy to write in the inside, I added a little label using petite ovals and Petite Scallop Ovals spellbinders dies, through my equally marvellously green Cuttlebug.

This card really does make me smile, i hope it has the same effect on you guys too!

Have a wonderful Monday, and I hope you get to have some crafty fun today!

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Happy Puppy ♥

by Lesley Oman on 19 June, 2010

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Everyone needs a little happy every now and again! And what says ‘happy’ like a little cute puppy-dog?!

This was a scrap-attack card (a quick card using my scrap stash), and despite its simplicity, I love its cuteness.

Why not use this as a sketch to create your own quick card?

As for me, I’m off to give Nick the guided tour of Guildford, eat krispy kreme donuts and return an iPhone that we found in an taxi to its rightful owner. :-)

Have a great day.
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Feeling Yellow! ♥

by Lesley Oman on 18 June, 2010

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Nothing quite like the colour yellow to get you into the summery mood! Its the colour of sunshine, sand and sunflowers, bananas and buttercups…oh, and this card! ♥

This stamp has been lurking in my stash untouched for quite nearly three years. Bought in a random toy shop on our honeymoon, i was so thrilled to find a shop that sold (a limited amount of) stamps that I simply couldn’t not buy this set of clear stamps of teddy bears. To be honest, some looked a little mis-shapen and odd, but this little dude (or dudette, i can’t quite tell) seemed to jump out at me when I was making this card.

The papers are from two different collections from two different manufacturers, lemonade by Basic Grey, and Bloom and Grow from MME, but i love the way they compliment each other. ♥

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