Author Archives: diane (cookiestamper)

goofy things

Hello friends and happy Monday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using a few “oldies but goodies” Ai stamps… 1933- Lillie, 1266- Falling Leaves, and 2637- Goofy Things. I’ve had this card in mind for a while and wanted to create it last fall but time slipped away so I was sure to make it this year!

Who can resist jumping in a pile of leaves?

Lillie leaves diane zechman

To make it even more fun, I adhered Lillie with a Mini Action Wobble!  Her skirt was paper pieced with a scrap from Echo Park’s – The Story of Fall pad.

Lillie leaves 2 diane zechman

The spring brings Lillie to life! lol.

Lillie leaves 3 diane zechman

Have a great Monday and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 1933- Lillie, 1266- Falling Leaves, and 2637- Goofy Things; paper- white, SU! Cajun Craze, Echo Park- The Story of Fall; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, Misti, Mini Action Wobble, gold rhinestones.

autumn anniversary

Hello friends and happy Monday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using two Ai stamps from Hobby Lobby… 4920- Filled with Thanks (a new wood block) and a sentiment from AiCS27- Love Birds (clear set).

autumn anniversary diane zechman

This fall image is part of the Windows to the World Collection and actually has some lovely words written around it.  I wanted to use it for an anniversary card, though, rather than a Thanksgiving one so I trimmed the words off.  This was colored with Copic markers and a few simple buttons finished it off.

Have a great Monday and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions/ Hobby Lobby… 4920- Filled with Thanks and AiCS27- Love Birds; paper- white, brown, SU! Pear Pizzazz, scrap patterned papers; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Archival Black; accessories- Copics, buttons, foam tape, glue dots..

autumn thanks

Good morning!

Today I am sharing these cards on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog using the So Grateful, Autumn Leaves, and Skeleton Leaf Background stamp sets.  They are 4 1/4″ square, perfect for a little note of thanks.

autumn thanks diane zechman

I inked the leaf background image with 2 colors before stamping, a yellow and a peach.  Then I swiped the same inkpads over a scrap of white cardstock to stamp the Autumn Leaves on.  Although they look black, the leaves and sentiment are a dark brown.  The cards were simply finished with a few orange sequins.

autumn thanks 2 diane zechman

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy So Grateful, Autumn Leaves, and Skeleton Leaf Background; paper- white, SU! Early Espresso; ink- SU! Crushed Curry, Peach Parfait, Early Espresso; accessories- sequins.

kick up your heels!

Hello friends!  The current Ai Challenge is “Jiggle a Little” and we are featuring the FUN new Art Impressions line called Wiggle Wobbles! Here I used 4956- Cowboy Wiggle Wobble.  I also used the new 4967- WC Fence Dies and an old stamp from my collection… E1506- Haybale.

cowboy wiggle wobble diane zechman

How fun is this cowboy image? He makes a great masculine card. Each Wiggle Wobble stamp set comes with matching dies (they even cut the little holes for brads!), a few mini brads, and an Action Wobble to get you started.  You can see below how I mounted the cowboy onto the card with an Action Wobble behind his back.  Not only does he wiggle, but his legs “jiggle” too!

cowboy wiggle wobble side diane zechman

Now it’s your turn to break out your favorite stamps, make a card, and join us in the “Jiggle a Little” Challenge!

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4956- Cowboy Wiggle Wobble and E1506- Haybale; paper- white, SU! Crumb Cake and (retired) Outlaw dsp; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Art Impressions 4967- WC Fence Dies, Mini Action Wobble, mini brads, Copics, MFT Wonky Stitched Ovals.

watercolor hello

Hello friends and happy Monday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using the Ai 4867- WC Foliage Set 2 and 4052- WC Flower Set.  Is it October already? Fall is in the air but last week we still had 90° temps in NE PA!  I pulled out some summery inks, but wouldn’t this also be pretty in fall colors?

WC wreath diane zechman

I borrowed this layout from a card I saw quite some time ago but there was no info to give credit to.  I loved the simplicity of it!  Instead of using the watercolor images on watercolor paper, I stamped them onto white cardstock and skipped the water!  😉  I saw that Bonnie posted a video last week, also making a wreath!  How funny!  If you missed it, you can check out how Bonnie created hers here!

To get a nice shaped wreath, I traced two circles (using circle dies) onto scrap cardstock in the place I wanted the wreath to go. With the MISTI tool I aligned the stamps with the circles which made this super easy!

WC wreath 2 diane zechman

Have a great Monday and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4867- WC Foliage Set 2 and 4052- WC Flower Set; paper- white, SU! Early Espresso; ink- Memento New Sprout, SU! Pool Party; accessories- ribbon, MISTI, Scor-Tape, SU! Hello You Thinlits dies, Circle Nestabilities, rhinestones.

floral anniversary

Good morning!

Just popping in with an anniversary card using some Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps.  Here I used Floral Greetings.

floral greetings anniv diane zechman

The edge of the watercolor paper panel was wet with water and torn away.  Then I colored with Inktense pencils and blended with water and a brush. Some wink of Stella was added to the flower centers and butterflies. The sentiment strip is popped on foam tape.

floral greetings anniv 2 diane zechman

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Floral Greetings; paper- watercolor, SU! Lemon Lime Twist and Flirty Flamingo; ink- Archival Black; accessories- Inktense pencils, clear Wink of Stella, Nuvo drops- Wedgewood Blue.

very merry Christmas

Hello friends and happy Monday!

Last week I shared a Halloween card with this same house image but today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a Christmas card using the Ai 4926- Holiday Mansion Set and 4927- HM Accessory Set.  If you haven’t started your holiday cards, it’s a good time to start thinking about them!  I like to make a few here and there, all year long, but this year I haven’t followed that plan very well. lol.  I did create this sweet holiday house, though.

CHA 7b diane zechman

Here’s a little tip…if you stamp an extra house and trim it a bit smaller (cutting off the chimney), then flip it over and use the backside, you can place it behind your finished house image so the background paper doesn’t show through.

CHA 7c diane zechman

The little Christmas images from the 4927- HM Accessory Set were added in the windows and doors.  I decided to place the tree in the yard instead of a window.  You can move the pieces to wherever you want!

CHA 7 diane zechman

Have a great Monday and… happy stamping!

stamps- Art Impressions 4926- Holiday Mansion Set and 4927- HM Accessory Set; paper- white, MME- Merry Little Christmas; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Homespun Stitched Lines and Blueprints 20, Scor-Tape, foam dots, Stickles.

to perfection

Hello!  Art Impressions teamed up again this year with Simon Says Stamp for the SSS Stamptember celebration.  Bonnie came up with another great set and it’s only available for a limited time on the SSS website, beginning today!

to perfection diane zechman

This is a really nice size image and I had a busy background so I kept layers/embellishments minimal. I just stamped the sentiment and added a little wood flower to accent.

stamptember 2017

This set is called “4970E- To Perfection”.

Perfection 1

Have a blessed Sunday!

stamps- Art Impressions/SSS Exclusive 4970E- To Perfection; paper- white, doodlebug- Take Note; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, wood flower accent.

peace on earth

Good morning!

Today I am sharing this card on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog using the Peace on Earth and Christmas Botanicals stamp sets.  I think they coordinate together nicely.

peach on earth diane zechman

My plan was to stamp the dove to show through the oval cutout (as in the photo) but to emboss the words in white on the blackberry panel.  I just couldn’t envision how to complete it and I really wanted to also emboss the panel with this pretty embossing folder, so I decided to skip the embossed words and add a sentiment strip instead.  The flower and leaves were popped with foam tape and I added some pearls to finish.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Peace on Earth and Christmas Botanicals; paper- white, SU! Blackberry Bliss and Soft Sky; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Blackberry Bliss; accessories- Copics, oval Nestabilities, foam tape, SU! Elegant Lines embossing folder, adhesive pearls.

rustic cabin

Hello friends!  The current Ai Challenge is “Flowers & Foliage” and we are featuring the new Art Impressions Watercolor Release (all 10)! Here I used the following Art Impressions watercolor sets…

4962- WC Rustic Cabins Set, 4960- WC Fir Trees Set, 4966- WC Bird Bath Set, and 4051- WC Foliage Set.

rustic cabin diane zechman

I created this as a masculine card and even though that tiny dotted stripe in the background is pink, I think it still works!

Now it’s your turn to break out your favorite stamps, make a card, and join us in the “Flowers & Foliage” Challenge!

Happy stamping!

stamps- Art Impressions 4962- WC Rustic Cabins Set, 4960- WC Fir Trees Set, 4966- WC Bird Bath Set, and 4051- WC Foliage Set; paper- white, SU! Pistachio Pudding, MME- Quite Contrary pre-made cards; ink- SU! markers- Really Rust, Soft Suede, Close to Cocoa, Handsome Hunter, Midnight Muse, Sahara Sand, Bashful Blue, Sage Shadow, Certainly Celery; accessories- Circle Nestabilities, Nuvo Buttermilk drops.