Have you ever been to Viva Las Vegastamps?  What a fun store.  On my last trip to Vegas to see my granddaughters, one of my sons took me downtown to shop for a few of their unique sometimes quirky sometimes beautiful always fabulous stamps!  I came away with some WONDERFUL images.  Here is one of them.


This large palm tree image makes creating so quick and easy.  For these scenes I first inked the trees with Memento’s Tuxedo Black Ink and VersaMark together.  More embossing powder sticks to the image when VersaMark is added before stamping.  I have two VersaMark pads, a clean one and an inky one.  After putting the black ink on the stamp, I pressed it onto the inky VersaMark pad and then stamped the image out onto card stock.  I then embossed with a black embossing powder, masked the moon or sky area with a punched circle and brayered away.  A few highlights were added to the trees and “water” with a white gel pen on the night scene.


If you have never brayered before and would like to give this technique a try, visit Michelle Zindorf’s blog, “Freedom in Creating”.  She is most definitely the QUEEN of brayering and has many tutorials and endless inspiration there.

Happy Crafting!


Stamps: Viva Las Vegastamps “Palm Forest”; SU! “Thoughts & Prayers”

Papers for Sunset Card: SU! Summer Sun and Basic Black
Papers for Moonlight Card
: SU! Whisper White and Basic Black

Inks for Sunset Card: SU! Yoyo Yellow, More Mustard, Pumpking Pie, Really Rust, Basic Black and VersaMark
Inks for Moonlight Card
: SU! Bordering Blue, Not Quite Navy, Night of Navy, Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black and VersaMark

Accessories for Sunset Card: SU! Black Embossing Powder, GG Ribbon, Grommet and 1-3/4″ Circle Punch
Accessories for Moonlight Card: SU Black Embossing Powder, Hemp and 1-3/4″ Circle Punch; White Gel Pen

20 Responses to “Viva Las Vegastamps!”

  1. I love that you enjoyed our store and I LOVE the cards you did with our palm trees… I’d love to put them in the Viva Las Vegastamps! art gallery and your comments on my blog with the card… what do you think? Thanks.

  2. Fabulous cards and a great stamp. Both scenes are so well done, I love the sunset colours and the moonlit one with white highlights.

  3. ok WOW!!! They aer both gorgeous but I really love the moonlight shining on the trees! WOW!

  4. Wow, what a fabulous stamp. You really brought it to life with your wonderful backgrounds and colors! Gorgeous cards, Susan!

  5. Aren’t their stamps so cool? I have a couple of them too and they’re a blast. These cards are fantastic Susan. I totally love them.

  6. Ooooh, Susan, I LOVE your cards!!! That stamp is wonderful and I love the backgrounds you created!!! I have got to check out their site…that stamp is a must have, for sure!!!!

  7. Oh Wow Wow WOWWWWW…what GORGEOUS cards!! Fantastic colors. 🙂

  8. Susan! What stunning cards! They look like a picture, your detailing is amazing! The highlights on the palms are wonderful! I have a brayer, but have never used it, now I will. Thanks for all the inspiration you provide…you’re incredible!


  9. Wow…both of your cards are just gorgeous, Susan!! Love that image, and what you’ve done with it!!

  10. How fun that your son would take you shopping at a stamp store!! I love what you did with your new palm trees image, and thanks for the showing us how you created your latest masterpieces. 😉 Your brayering and highlights look very realistic. Beautiful job, as always, Susan. tfs

  11. WOW! These are beautiful projects. I love them!!!!

  12. Oh, they are gorgeous! Love the beautiful palms stamp!!!

  13. GASP!!! These are just totally dreamy and stunning!!! LOVE your tropical sunset and moonrise!! WOW!!

  14. These are beautiful, Susan!

  15. Wow these are gorgeous. I love the palm tree images. Living in a warm climate now makes me really look at these types of stamps differently. Thanks for the link.. I am not friends with my brayer at all…

  16. WOW! You made a wonderful stunning card with the Palm Forest!Fantastic summer holiday feeling:-))
    Hugs and a nice weekend,


  17. Susan, these are stunning! You really rock the brayer! Beautiful backgrounds. The multi colours are stunning.

  18. Wonderful as always and the palms are fantastic.

  19. Gorgeous Miss Susan, this makes the same image look so different. Awesome cards!

  20. FANTASTIC!!! I probably wouldn’t have picked up this stamp but I’m sure glad you did and you’ve used it perfectly!!! Love both cards … your brayering is awesome!! Thanks for inspiring me to blow the dust off my brayer and give it another try!!

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