The first one is using the Congratulations Word Block Stamp:
To create the background I stamped the Congratulations wordblock stamp onto some bright orange and pink patterned paper with versamark ink and heat embossed using clear embossing powder. I then inked over the image using black ink, and removed the excess off the embossed areas with a cloth, allowing the colours of the patterned paper to show through in the letters.
I added a steampunk moustache man to the background for a bit of whimsy!
Next up we have a card using the Baby Word Block Stamp:
* Baby Wordblock stamp.
* Little Dreams stamp set.
* Steampunk stamp set (the top hat and the cogs).
* Scratches Background stamp.
* Alphabet Medley stamp set.
* Small & Large Buff Tag.
* Distress Ink -Tattered Rose, Victorian Velvet.
Details from Sarah:
I created the background by sanding gloss cardstock, sponging with Tattered Rose DIstress ink, and then stamping the scratches background stamp with Victorian VelvetDistress ink. I then stamped the baby wordblock stamp onto the background with Old Rose Versacolor ink, and added some vintage look lace.
I stamped "Girl" onto a small manila tag with the Alphabet stamps, and the "Little" and "Baby" comes from the wordblock stamp. To avoid getting the placement wrong, I actually cut those words out of the wordblock stamp and stamped them individually. Don't worry - I cut them with one line so that I can slot them back in when I need to use it as a full stamp again! The tag was then sponged with Tattered Rose distress ink and threaded with a dusty pink ribbon and mounted to the card with foam tape.
I stamped the lay and the hat onto a large manilla tag and sponged them with the tattered rose distress ink. They were cut out, and edged with Vintage Photo DIstress ink. I then stamped the cogs from the Steampunk stamp set onto the lady's body with Timber Brown Stazon. To finish, I added some raw chipboard cogs (Twiddleybitz).
Here's a card using the Christmas Word Block Stamp:
I wanted to do something different to the usual red and green colour combo for Christmas so I decided to go with a shabby chic colour scheme for my Christmas card.
I stamped the Wordblock stamp onto some cream coloured patterned paper with Versamark ink, and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. The patterned paper had some subtle text on it, and embossing in clear allowed for the colour and pattern of the paper to show through. Using my ink blending tool, I inked over the embossed image with Weathered Wood Distress ink. The embossed words resist the ink, which makes them really stand out. I then tore around the wordblock leaving a white edge around the image. It was then layered on top of some "My Mind's Eye" patterned papers which were also inked with Weathered Wood.
I stamped the Reindeer onto some cream paper and heat embossed it with Silver embossing powder. I cut around the reindeer and then mounted him onto the card with foam mounting tape for added dimension. A few shabby chic bits and bobs complete the card.
Aren't these cards fabulous!!! I love them :) Thanks so much for sharing these with us Sarah!