Local King Rubber Stamp Under the Sea

How about some fish for today? I made two Father’s Day Cards with the great looking fish from Local King Rubber Stamp.

Tim Holtz Bubbles Stencil

Entered over at Love Handmade Cards in Flickr for the July Challenge.

I made this card for my Dad for Fathers Day. I love all the fish, octopus and jelly fish in this set and there are matching dies. I colored the stamps with water based pens and then stamped them on glossy paper. I used the matching dies to cut them out.

The background – I smooshed both Distress and Distress Oxide inks on the panel. I used an embossing ink dauber to apply the embossing ink thru a stencil and then sprinkled with Broken China embossing glaze. Then heat embossed.

Here is a look at the panel before I added the fish. I like the look a lot.

Distress Oxide ink

Now for the one I made for my hubby for Fathers Day.

Tim Holtz Bubbles Stencil

This is close to the same as above but I used a little bit different color combo on the background but I did use Distress and Distress Oxide inks. For the stenciling I used an ink blending tool to apply the embossing ink and then also used Broken China Embossing Glaze.

The fish are the same as above.

The sentiment is stamped on the background.

A look at this panel before the fish were added.

Tim Holtz Bubbles Stencil


  • Local King Rubber Stamp Under the Sea stamps and dies
  • Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Bubbles stencil
  • Distress Inks
  • Distress Oxide Inks
  • Ranger Embossing Dauber
  • Versamark Embossing Ink
  • Distress Embossing Glaze – Broken China
  • Hero Arts Celebrate Everyday stamp set
  • Local King Rubber Stamp markers
  • Glossy Paper

Hero Arts Lisa’s Painted Maple Leaf

Howdy! I got a little bogged down posting so now it is catch up time. Here is a card I made as a thank you to someone who did a really nice favor that made my husband very happy on his birthday.

Hero Arts Lisa's Painted Maple Leaf stamp

This is one of those wood block stamps from way back in 2013. Ha. What I did with this is I colored the stamp using Local King Rubber Stamp water based markers. I just used a couple different colors and did a very light mist of water and then stamped on off white Neenah cardstock. After stamping all the leaves I notice a little bit of ink got somewhere I did not want it. So because of that and the fact I am not crazy about a lot of “white” space I decided to fix it. The way I fixed it was color on the stamp but stamp it over on scratch paper until there wasn’t much ink left on the stamp. I ended up really liking the look.

The main panel I think is embossed brown paper and I ran a little ink over the grain to highlight it. The sentiment I die cut using a wood grain patterned paper.

It went to a male and he lives on a ranch so I think it worked well for that. Also the colors on it look nicer in person. I am really happy with the way these leaves turned out.

Even though I only used their markers I wanted to add a note about Local King Rubber Stamp company. They go around to a lot of the conventions. They are at many of the Stamp and Scrapbook Expo events. The owner does a lot of the demo’s and she is great at what she does. They have many interesting images, tons of tutorial videos and some techniques that are a little different and look great. Let me know if you have heard of Local King Rubber Stamp. I have nothing to gain by mentioning this but I really like the company and wanted to spread the word.


Blue Bird Birthday

Blue Bird Birthday

This card is made with a fun stamp and die from Local King Rubber Stamp. The number for this set is 2017A1Combo. If you have not seen a demo by them or their stamps check them out at a show sometime. What I like is they are just a bit different. They have really great images for starters. But.. they work a lot on glossy paper and color their images with water based pens. They sell some pens that are nice sturdy pens for coloring on red rubber stamps. Obviously you can use the stamps any way you want but their technique is pretty cool. The owner does a ton of videos for ideas so you can also check those out.

Now on to my card. I colored the stamp with the Local King pens. I stamped on regular paper (Neenah). I then put the die over the stamped image and embossed instead of cutting out the image. It is hard to see in the photo but it came out pretty good.

The greeting is from Hero Arts from the Many Brithday Messages (CL611) set. I heat embossed with some sparkly clear powder.

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