Monday, March 23, 2015

Lost Coast Designs 50 Shades of Green!

I discovered Lost Coast Designs at a Stamp/Scrapbook show in Syracuse, NY some years ago. I didn't buy anything that first time as I was scrapbooking at the time and wasn't doing much with rubber stamps. But I loved the look of them. Next time I saw them, I bought a dragon. Next time a bubble background that I couldn't resist, then a crow. My collection was slowly but surely expanding and it has almost doubled with my recent order. Because NOW I'm rubber stamping!

If you check out the blog, you'll find they have a challenge/blog hop going on dedicated to green.

Now would be a great time to pull out those Lost Coast Designs (LCD) stamps and play with them!

Here's the card I made with my NEW Favorite stamp:

Green Window:  This lovely window was too detailed and marvelous to muck up with a lot of embellishment. So I went simple. I stamped the image onto glossy cardstock and embossed it with black sparkle embossing powder (Ranger). I applied Distress ink (Crushed Olive and Peeled Paint) around the outside of the image. I colored in the window with Distress markers (Mowed Lawn, Shabby Shutters) as well as one from Stampin Up (Mossy Meadow?). Cut it out and mounted it on a A2 size dark green card.

Here's a close-up photo where I hope you can see the embossing sparkle a bit more.

Super excited about this stamp. I plan to do a stained glass window next as well as find a texture background that works with it.

So if you want some more inspiration or to join up, check out the blog and the inlinks below!


  1. a cool image and card.
    stamping sue

  2. So beautiful and serene! Thanks for playing in our Lost Coast Designs 50 Shades of Green blog hop! Don't forget to leave comments on all the blogs in the hop to qualify for the prize!

  3. Beautiful in its simplicity !
    Corrie x

  4. Simple yet so effective! Saw your card at the 50 Shades of Green blog hop!

  5. Love how you have done this - it looks 3D - beautiful & effective!

  6. A lovely card! ...... On behalf of Pat C.

  7. Love the window stamp, the greens look great too makes the window pop out!

  8. Beautiful done! Thank you for playing along with us at Lost Coast Designs :)

  9. this gate is fabulous one of my very first stamps from Lost Coast designs!
    warm hello from California
    (DT lost coast)

  10. Oh, this is just stunning, Wyvern! So simple with the arched window, seemingly open to opportunities! Very cool! OH--I'd like to look at your Poe tag book, but I don't know where to find it (I clicked on the picture, but nothing happened). I love EAP, too (did you see the new Carmen's Veranda EAP image?)You'll love it :) I'm so glad that I'm hopping along with LCD--I'm meeting so many people with the same likes as me :) Hope to hear from you :) XOXO-Shari

    1. Thanks so much, Shari! I've been very inspired by this blog hop as well!.
      You can find my Poe Tag book here
      Or you can check the blog archive on the right for October 2014.
      I am a big EA Poe fan so I'm very interested in stamps of his likeness!
      Thanks for stopping in! --Wy

  11. Beautiful card ! This stamp need no more!

  12. I love how the light seems to radiate from the window - gorgeous. Thanks for joining us in our 50 shades of green challenge