4.22.2013

Lisa Spangler is in the house!

When I squeal, you squeal too, okay?

Lisa Spangler is in the house!

*Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeal!!!*

I have the biggest fan girl crafty crush on Lisa. The love affair started when I was just a beginner stamper that curiously participated in the Hero flickr group (I still got mad love for Hero Arts.) She had selected me as her pick for the Win-a-Day contest and gave me a huge boost in confidence and really propelled me headfirst into this stamping world. I'm really not sure if I'd be here today if it weren't for that experience.  She is, in short, my stamping idol and I just could not be happier that she is here today to share her creations using ME stamps, MY stamps! Not only is Lisa so, so nice, but she is one of the most creative stampers out there! Her cards are always so fun and vibrant!

To see more, be sure to visit her blog HERE!

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Hi there! It's Lisa Spangler here, and it was a huge honor when Kryssi asked me to be an April guest designer! I couldn't wait to see the stamps for the release, and when they arrived the first thing I just HAD to stamp was this cute skunk from the Tree Friends set. Love him so much!

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I had a little trick I wanted to try -- adding white enamel accents for his eyes and nose and coloring them with Copics. Happy to say that it worked great! I colored his nose with a light pink, and added a black pupil in his eye with a Copic multiliner.

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Another thing I played around with on this card was mixing stamping with black and gray (Hero Arts soft granite) ink. I think they give a neato contrast. So I stamped some of the flowers in soft granite and some in black.

Then for my finishing touch I couldn't resist adding a little glitter! I added some to all the flower centers -- even the patterned paper -- and the jumping trail too. :)

For my second card I wanted to play with the buildings in the Bling set, but in a different way! I thought they would make a fun pattern, kinda like washi tape. So I went to town stamping them in neon pink, orange soda, butterbar, pale tomato, tide pool, and soft granite.

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Then I wanted to play around with shades of gray again, so this time I added a charcoal strip and stamped the Oh. Em. Gee message from Good Times in charcoal too. This just has to be one of my favorite messages of all time!

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I added a few sequins to the card, tucking some under the stamped piece and some on top. Love doing that.

Thanks so much again to Kryssi for having me -- can't wait to share my other projects with you!

xx, Lisa

11 comments:

  1. I really like the fun pattern you made with the buildings in different ink colors! It almost looks like a trendy patterned paper instead of a stamping. I'm convinced more and more I NEED the Bling set! :)

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  2. Gorgegous cards Lisa! I really love the color combo on inks on the 2nd one..just beautiful.

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  3. Thanks so much for having me, Kryssi! I had a blast!!! xx

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  4. Lisa's cards are super fun! gotta love the little skunk and the clever added details.

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  5. that skunk is so stinkin' cute! (pun intended :) )

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  6. That skunk is so cute and just leave it to Lisa to turn my head topsy-turby on the buildings. WOW!

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  7. The first card is just so stinkin cute!! :) And awesome use of the buildings stamp on the second!!

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  8. Lisa is awesome! Love her, love her cards!

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  9. Squeaaaaaaaaal :) Fabulous cards!!

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  10. Oh. Em. Gee. is right! Lisa is such a talented stamper and her cards are ALWAYS fun, bright and whimsical! Love both cards with all the wonderful details!

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  11. I am a fan of Lisa's also! Love the cards she shared today!

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