White Gel Pen for Christmas (in July)



We have a couple different angel stamps in our Christmas collection of stamps.  The above project features Angel with Flute and Angels Sing Rubber Stamp.  The color of the paper is a light purple which allowed for the use of a white gel pen and light blue marker to color in the wings and robes.  More gel markers were used to color in the flowing ribbons.  The contrast color of the background is gold to match the gold flute that the angel is playing.
  
The card size is an A2, in pearl white.  I added a punched lace design along the bottom and a stamp from the Holiday Grunge Seal Rubber Stamp Set.

The Santa Portrait Rubber Stamp was another excuse to use a white gel pen!  He was stamped on a lime green colored paper and vintage sepia ink was daubed around the edges.  Tis the Season Tickets are the 2 tickets along the side stamped on a beige paper and also daubed with vintage sepia ink.

Why I love creating these projects?
I love how gel pens work so well on dark colored papers to block out the color and make the stamped design stand out.  I purchased a pack of gel pens that include green, blue, red, pink, and purple.  I also (separately) bought a 3-pack of white gel pens and am using them so much that I will be buying more soon!

Christmas Tag

Our Vintage Santa Rubber Stamp turned sideways on a No. 8 tag is featured on the top portion of this project.  I stamped him twice, once onto white paper and filled in his coat using Mod Podge Dimensional Magic (it has a fine tip).  I then sprinkled red embossing powder and air dryed (no heat was used).

The bottom of the tag features one of the Holiday Grunge Seals stamps. The base of the tag is a red/beige paper (Recollections) and our Music Flourish Rubber Stamp is stamped onto red paper with white ink.

Creating Christmas projects in July is awesome.  It is 90 degrees here in Florida, so staying indoors in the a/c and dreaming of Christmastime is the perfect thing to do!

Vintage County Fair

This is an 8.5" x 11" layout page featuring a black and white, vintage photo of a ferris wheel and a couple on a date going to the state fair in the 1950's. 
Rubber Stamps used in this layout:
Ferris Wheel Rubber Stamp
Grunge Ticket Rubber Stamp
Kiss Me Sentiment Rubber Stamp
Other products used:
white gel pen (even on the photo, hearts are hand drawn)
copper embossing powder
metal embellishment 'lucky"
rainbow, chevron pattern paper by Recollections

Butterfly Jar Journal Page, Summer Project V

I love to buy notebooks/journals/sketch books.  I recently purchased a sketch book to use as a 'practice' for creating journal pages.  Each page is  5.5" x 8.5" in size.  For this page, I took our Mason Jar Rubber Stamp, embossed it with a brown powder and used a light blue copic marker to color in the glass.  I then took a white gel pen over the blue.  (I'm always looking for an excuse to use the white pen!)  The butterfly is from our Butterflies Rubber Stamp Collection and is embossed with a turquoise, glitter embossing powder and colored in with glitter markers, copics, and colored pencils.  The little border butterflies (from Dragonflies and More Rubber Stamp Set) next to the jar are also embossed with the same turquoise, glitter powder and trimmed down to just 3 from the border line containing seven.
Since it's our Independence Holiday is soon, I printed some text onto vellum paper and glue stick'ed the three sayings to the page.  Blue washi tape and another butterfly (from the collection) is stamped in turquoise ink.  I look forward to creating more journal pages and hope you will also start (or continue) creating pages in one of your journal books!

Vintage Transportation

Featured above on an A2 card: Indian Motorcycle Motorcycle Hardtail Motorcycle View all of our motorcycle rubber stamps here .  Fe...