Take 40% off any order of $50 or more with code SEP40 - sale ends 9/30
Grab Christmas in the Air Kit #2 and #3 at 34% off

NEW! Paper Goods Subscription - Get 4 paper goods products ($28 value) starting at just $17 + free shipping! 10% off your first month with code.

Enter the store giveaway for a chance to win a Mystery Product Bundle (4 new products with a combined value of $27)
Subscribe to our store's mailing list for a chance to win a $25 prize code
COFFEE AND MONDAYS 3X5 stamp set is free with every purchase of at least $21 (ends 9/30 or while supplies last)

Comment on all posts published in September for a chance to win one of ten (10) $7 prize codes. - comment by October 8

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

{Spotlight Project} Shirley Plays with Artsy Tribal Doodles Set

Have you seen the latest stamp club set, Artsy Tribal Doodles? Houses, that's what I saw. Chunky buildings with triangular roofs. Trees. Sunshine.

So I thought I'd make a new home card.  I couldn't decide whether to use coloured ink on the images, or whether to stamp the images in black and create a scenic background, so I did both!

I started off by inking the images with Distress Ink, spritzing lightly and stamping onto my card panel.

Then I combined two of the stamps for sunshine, used the dashed line triangles for trees and drew in tree trunks with Mowed Lawn Distress Marker. I also scribbled a grassy line, but I didn't like the effect, so I overstamped it with one of the Mixed Media Elements stamps and filled in any gaps with the marker. If you look closely you can make out some of the scribbles. The sentiment is from Sentiment Builders Christmas.

For my next trick, I created a scenic background with Distress Crayons before stamping the images in black.

Almost forgot to take a photo of the background!

I drew in the tree trunks with a fineliner pen. I almost drew dotted lines along the hills but then I thought they might make the whole scene look too busy. I trimmed both cards down and matted them onto some cork-style card that I found in my stash.

Remember, if you try out any of the techniques from our Spotlight posts and add your project to our Spotlight Project Showcase you have a chance to win a $15 gift certificate (random drawing) OR your choice of 5x7 stamp set + a Spotlight Project guest designer spot (randomly drawn from the Top 3 picks).



  1. Clever inspiration using the new stamp set, I really couldn't see the houses in them x I am now looking at them differently and thanks for the inspiration x

  2. Super cute cards! Love your creativity! Great colors on the second card!

  3. Very creative use of this fun stamp set! Great cards... love the one with the bright colors!

  4. How fun! Love your creative use of these stamps.

  5. What great cards and such an original use of the stamps!!

  6. Beautiful! and good way to show how it is made.

  7. Sooo creativeee!! :) Love the use of tribal set! :)
    Suchi xx


We're lifting comment moderation since the spammer appears to have left this blog alone for the time being. If he/she comes back, comment moderation goes back on. We love hearing from fellow crafters! Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts with us :o)