Sunday, September 15, 2013

My Cards and Tags: More from 100 Proof Press

I recently blogged about one of my favorite online stamp stores, 100 Proof Press, and included a link to their website which featured a tutorial for a card I made (you can click here if you missed that post). 

But they have so many great images that I couldn't stop with just one card!  Here are two others I made with another few of my 100 Proof Press favorites:

This card was made with 100 Proof Press's Little Squirrel Girl stamp.  This image is so versatile!  And see the white embossed reversed polka dots on the side of the house?  That's another one of my 100 Proof Press faves: Honeycomb Texture.

For this card, I cut out a house shape from some text paper by 7 Gypsies.  I drew a door on the house and filled it in with acrylic paint.  I inked around the edges of the house with Tim Holtz Black Soot distress ink and heat embossed the honeycomb texture to the house using Tim Holtz Embossing Ink and Recollections Opaque White embossing powder.  I also smudged on some Tim Holtz Distress ink in Walnut Stain and Peacock Feathers.

To add some dimension, I cut around the door and folded it open a bit, then stuck some dimension foam squares behind it.  I stamped the Squirrel Girl image and colored it in with Spectrum Noir markers and added some pink chalk to her cheeks.  I cut here out and adhered her to the door.

I added a "Welcome Home" sign made with a piece of My Mind's Eye paper and some alphabet letter stamps from Recollections.

The background of this card is from a picture I took of an adorable house in a forest that I saw on vacation on year.  I love how it turned out!  I'd never thought to combine stamped images with real photography before, but I'm definitely going to employ this technique more heavily in the future.

As I've said before, one thing that I love about 100 Proof Press is their variety of stamps.  Here's another amazing image: Queen of Tea and Cake.  I decided to make it into a Tea Party tag.

I thought the pastels made for a nice party atmosphere and I built up the background with strips of Washi tape and acrylic paint.  I stamped our royal lady with some Ranger Jet Black Archival ink.  And what's a party without some cake?  So I image-transferred a cupcake onto a piece of fabric and stuck it on.

I added a tag at the top and tied on some fabric strips and yarn.  A flower by Petaloo gives it even more oomph!

This lady is such a stunner and she's a great image to work with!  

All in all, it has been a true honor to be a Guest Designer for 100 Proof Press and I highly recommend stopping by their shop if you're needing some truly unique images!


  1. You've sold me on squirrel girl.
    I love this! She is cute enough to be adored, yet I am generally wary of anything with a tail, and am reminded of the darkness of the Grimms fairytales. I like that she has a bit of a dark side too. :)
    And your teaparty is loaded with luscious layers. YUM!
    Fabulous, Andrea!

  2. Hi Andrea, I was on the 100 Proof Press DT for a long time and I love their stamps and I absolutely love what you have created. Great ideas and designs . Tracy x

  3. OMG! They're both so gorgeous! I love the way the photo and stamping worlds have collided. I must try the same. You've inspired.

  4. your projects are beautiful!!! great stamps!