Saturday, December 8, 2012

Saturday with The Alley Way Stamps

Hi everyone!  I have another pair of cards made with the new The Alley Way Stamps:)  My first card today features stamps from Petal Pushers and Trees Company.  I was trying to achieve a look similar to the bokeh effect in photography.  {Bokeh refers to a photography technique where the lights in the background are out of focus and look like glowing orbs.  Take a look at these pics on Google for examples.}  To get a more layered look, I did some generational stamping (stamping off and restamping) as well as light pressure stamping.  Fun and easy!


This second card is something totally different!  I used stamps from the holiday set No Peeking to make a Santa going down the chimney:)  


Going, going, gone!  The chimney was embossed with an distressed brick embossing folder.


Here's a picture of the back side of the Santa to show you how the moving Santa was put together.  


Thanks so much for stopping by!  And go check out the The Alley Ways Stamps blog!  They're always hosting all kinds of fun over there!

Mahalo and Aloha,
jj

19 comments:

  1. Love both these cards, but this santa going down is so fun.

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  2. Your cards are always super creative. The bokeh effect is gorgeous, the sliding Santa is genius.

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  3. Gorgeous on the top, and cute and clever for the next one. I can always count on something to make me smile, take my breath away, or both, when I come to visit your blog.

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  4. Now that peeking Santa is way to cute!! You're a master of the interactive card :0)
    Jenny x

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  5. That second card is adorable! Love the interactive element, but I LOVE the bubble card. So fun!

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  6. Girl you do the most incredible cards. That color and the way the spots come ogether on the first card is perfect. The interactive Santa is just amazing I need a step-by-step tutorial for that one I'm unbelievable!!!! I am in aww each time I see your creations.. I can't wait to see waht you make next week..
    Hugs

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  7. Wow, so clever, JJ. I love Santa going down the chimney. You are just so creative.

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  8. You are just brilliant! I love your cards in motion... So clever. And your 'bubble' card is so fun and happy.

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  9. Hahaha, I would be playing with that Santa many times ... he cracks me up going up and down that chimney! Fantastic idea, JJ! Love the wood grain on your roof too. The bokeh card looks like it was really fun to make.

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  10. Your interactive cards are the best, JJ! Love that peekin' Santa! And your first card definitely has a Bokeh feel to it! So cool!

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  11. That amazing photography technique has a NAME? Of course it does. AMAZING card & technique :) And that Santa card just makes my little kid self happy. We saw Santa sitting in a truck parked at the mall today, and he was waving & smiling to everyone who passed him & did a double-take ;)

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  12. These are amazing! Love them both!

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  13. Fantastic cards JJ - very different but equally fabulous!!

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  14. Eeek! That pop up Santa is too cool! It just stole the show from the pretty colorful card you showed first (NO FAIR)! because that was a beauty all it's own JJ!

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  15. Ack! The slider is sheer brilliance! I LOVE the coloring and embossing on the front of the card,too. The bokeh card is super cool and fun!

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  16. These are amazing! Love that slider card! Too cute!

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