Monday, October 05, 2009

Thomas Kinkade and a Ghost....

It's Mojo Madness #107 and here is my entry for the contest! You can find out more on the Mojo Monday blog! I used a Thomas Kinkade stamp (Cornish Heritage Farms) called "The Open Gate" for this card.

I stamped my image twice on glossy paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then heat set it. I cut a scalloped circle out of one image using a Nestabilities Die. I colored that image with dye based inks and a paintbrush. I cut the ends off of the second image, attached them to cardstock, and mounted them to a coordinating designer paper with two punched corners. I found a pretty white satin ribbon and put it over the bottom portions of the black/white images, then mounted the scalloped circle with pot dots in the center. I placed the circle carefully to align the image so that it fit on top of the other images and looked seamless. I finished the card off with rhinestones (according to the Mojo Madness sketch provided) and adhered it to a sky blue card. Card size 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches.

This second Kinkade card uses the "spotlight" effect and I used "It Doesn't Get Much Better" and "It Doesn't Get Much Better Vignette" stamps from Cornish Heritage Farms. I stamped both images onto glossy paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I punched two corners of the full scene, stamped "Peace in the lower right corner, and dusted a bit of color in two corners with the Colorbox Stylus. I then mounted the image to sky blue cardstock, then to a teal card. I colored the vignette with Memento inks and a paintbrush, then adhered it to the black/white scene with pop dots. I added rhinestones to finish the card. Card size 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches.

Here's my card for the Crazy 4 Challenges Week 5 Sew Happy Challenge! How cute is this card? I have a darling quilted Halloween Banner kit using fabric, and thought that I could use the pattern for a great card! I scanned the pattern into my computer, resized it to fit a card, then cut out the pieces using patterned paper. I then put the pieces together onto a glittered black cardstock. With a black pen, I added the tiny "stitches", then mounted it to an orange card. His eyes are black rhinestones. Card size 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches.


  1. WOW! I can't believe those are stamps.What a wonderful job! WOW!!!

  2. Beautiful work, as always, Darsie. I particularly like the spot lighted fisherman, I find those stamps so hard to work with. This is a brilliant way to use them. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Glad I finally found my way to your blog! Wow! Glad I get to see more than the Stampscapes art even though those are to die for! Really love your fisherman perfect for this technique! Thanks for your kind comments on my tags. You have been sooooo inspirational to my work, & I hope to keep growing thanks to you & so many others.
    THANKS! Lee

  4. Darsie! WOWIE!! I received those stamps awhile back as a gift and couldn't figure them out, you are amazing!!! beautiful cards! and the ghost is so cute, made me smile, what a fun idea to use hte flag pattern, you always amaze me!!


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