Sunday, July 31, 2011
Remember to start with you lightest color, add the next color over that, then add a dot of the deepest color. For this card I found it easier to color the leaves first so I knew which ones they were. The ground is a bit of of celery and wasabi markers with sahara around it. For the water I used the white gel pen and scribbled back and forth over bashful blue where the water should be then I colored over the gel pen with bashful blue.
Sets: on the grow, sincere salutations
Cardstock: whisper white, marina mist
Ink: black stazon, marina mist
Accessories: big shot, lattice embossing folder, scallop square duo die, 21/2 circle punch, neutral brads, mat pack and poker, white ribbon, marina mist designer paper (subtles collection), sponge, dimensionals, white gel pen, markers in pink pirouette, pretty in pink, melon mambo, certainly celery, wild wasabi, bashful blue, marina mist, and saharah sand
This card is for SU Only Challenges. Come and play along!
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Sets: raining flowers, a word for you
Cardstock: melon mambo, whisper white
Ink: black stazon, melon mambo, pear pizzazz
Accessories: scallop edge punch, white brads, red sticky tape, big shot, tulip embossing folder, pear pizzazz dsp (designer series paper)
Sets: raining flowers, short and sweet
Cardstock: daffodil delight, whisper white, marina mist, melon mambo, pear pizzazz
Ink: melon mambo, marina mist, basic gray, daffodil delight
Accessories: big shot, dotted embossing folder, beautiful wings die, pearls, circle brads, little leaves die, dimensionals, scallop oval punch, medium oval punch
Friday, July 29, 2011
Sets: sunny fun, happiest birthday wishes
Ink: black stazon, tempting turquoise, pumpkin pie, daffodil delight
Cardstock: tempting turquoise, whisper white, melon mambo, daffodil delight, pumpkin pie
Accessories: bright brads, big shot, striped embossing folder, large scallop punch, large oval punch, scallop oval punch, circle from the big shot, markers in card colors plus pear pizazz (I think), dimensionals
Sets: contempo christmas
Card Stock: whisper white
Ink: black craft
Accessories: black embossing powder, Big Shot, northern flurry embossing folder, rhinestones, white satin ribbon, scallop square duo die, dimensionals, swirls scribbles die, northern frost die
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Sets: Love and Care, Petite Pairs
Cardstock: whisper white, pacific point, old olive,m chocolate chip
Ink: black stazon, chocolate chip
Accessories: big shot, striped embossing folder, pacific point marker, old olive marker, retired ribbon, olive striped ribbon, brights button, linen thread, glue dots, sponge
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
color everything in with bashful blue and wild wasabi markers
add marina mist marker on the bottom half of the flowers, add touches of garden green marker over the wasabi to highlight
add a little dot with a pacific point marker at the very bottom of the flowers
the white gel pen adds highlights on the flowers and the greenery
sahara sand marker around everything adds shadow and depth
swirls with a sponge in bashful blue then sahara sand makes things pop even more
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Sets: every moment, curly cute
Cardstock: crumb cake, pool party, watercolor paper (31/2x21/2)
Ink: crumb cake. pool party, old olive, chocolate chip, black stazon
Accessories: big shot, designer frames embossing folder, dotted embossing folder, vanilla taffeta ribbon, crumb cake marker, sponge, aqua painter
Merry Christmas! Just kidding, but it is time to start thinking about your Christmas cards. This one takes some time but it really is a great card. I tried stamping the tree bottoms on the circle but in the end it was easier to cut them out so I could place them exactly where I wanted them. If you want to do multiples of this card I would use the jig. Do you see the new lace punch? I cut the circles out and mounted them around the white circle just to be different. The white circle is a 3 inch circle. I used the new striped embossing folder on the bottom of the card (just taped it right over the dotted part). The trees are all on with dimensionals, so is the entire big circle area. You need to stamp Merry Christmas before you run the paper through your Big Shot. I colored the triangles with a versamark pen then embossed them with iridescent ice before I cut them out. They really sparkle. I got to use the new ruffled ribbon. Love it!!
Sets: pennant parade, christmas greetings
Cardstock: lucky limeade, melon mambo, whisper white
Ink: melon mambo, chocolate chip, black stazon
Accessories: tag punch, pennant punch, dimensionals, iridescent ice, white bakers twine, ruffled lucky limeade ribbon, big shot, 3 inch circle die, dotted embossing folder, striped embossing folder, versamark pen, lace ribbon border punch
I am finally using the new pennant punch. I love how it makes the scallop edges. I wonder how long it will be before someone comes up with a unique way to use it. Who looked at the ornament punch and saw a polar bear head???? Who ever thought of putting reinkers in shaving cream to make a background? People who think out of the box amaze me. This card was pretty straight forward. I punched the red pennants then the stamped red triangles. The triangles are mounted with dimensionals. I love the red striped bakers twine. It just adds more dimension to the card. Happy birthday is embossed with white craft ink and white embossing powder.
Sets: pennant parade, happiest birthday wishes
Cardstock: daffodil delight, real red, tempting turquoise, whisper white
Ink: white craft, real read, tempting turquoise
Accessories: bakers twine (red striped), dimensionals, white embossing powder, 1/4 and 1/2 circle punches, pennant punch, scallop edge punch, big shot, lattice embossing folder, glue dots
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
I think this is my favorite set ever. I am so glad it is in the new catalog! This time I cut the paper at 61/2x9. I scored it at 3 and 6. To get the diagonal line I put the top right corner on the cutting line of my fiscars cutter. I put the opposite corner pointing at 41/4 then made the diagonal cut. I stamped the flower heads then the stems. Some stems are stamped off. I also stamped on the back because you can see the back when the card is folded. I colored the flowers with a dauber and real red ink. Then I used a dauber and calypso coral ink over the red. It gave it a really neat effect. I put crystal effects over the centers. The front could use a butterfly but after the butterfly class I am a little tired of cutting them. Maybe later, lol!
Sets: fabulous florets, on your birthday
Cardstock: confetti white, lucky limeade
Ink: black stazon, real red, calypso coral, lucky limeade
Accessories: dotted scallop ribbon border punch, scallop trim border punch, long open ended envelope
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
I tried my hand at vintage. It was a challenge but I really do like the end results. I used very vanilla which I rarely do. I crumpled the flowers and sponged around the edges of everything in soft suede. I even sponged the ribbon to make it looked aged. The flowers, bird, and tag are on dimensionals. I punched the Thanks again and mounted it over the original stamped Thanks also with a dimensional.
Sets: Elements of Style, Perfect Punches
Cardstock: very vanilla, blushing bride, old olive, crumb cake
Ink: crumb cake, soft suede
Accessories: scallop edge punch, scallop oval punch, big shot, little leaves die, 5 petal punch, boho blossoms punch, sponge, dimensionals, metallic brads, vanilla ribbon
Monday, July 11, 2011
Sets: touch of kindness
Cardstock: indigo island, whisper white, certainly celery, daffodil delight
Ink: black stazon, indigo island
Accessories: blender pen, triple layer flower punch, dimensionals, big shot, dotted embossing folder, little leaves die, markers in sahara sand, bashful blue, daffodil delight, certainly celery, crystal effects. circle ice brad, poker, scallop square duo
Loving those new in colors! This time I used three out of the five. If you buy this set Stampin' Up! will donated $2 to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. This card goes with our long envelopes. You need to cut your cardstock at 61/2x61/2 and score it at 31/4. I used two layers of white. The butterfly layer is up on dimensionals. Easy!!
Sets: strength and hope. teeny tiny wishes
Cardstock: pool party, whisper white
Ink: pool party, calypso coral, wisteria wonder
Accessories: white ribbon, rhinestones, scallop oval punch, medium oval punch, dimensionals
I made this the same way the previous scallop circle was made (melon mambo, flower fest). I did have to dig up some old ribbon. I needed it to match his earmuffs. I used the paper crimper on a thin piece of black cardstock so I could scrunch and mold it around the top of his head to connect the muffs. The carrot was hand cut. I sponged around everything that isn't black. I added highlights with a white gel pen. I am just trying to beat the Memphis heat. I don't think it has ever been this bad. 109 heat index. I'm melting!!!!
Cardstock: whisper white, basic black, tangerine tango, bashful blue
Ink: pretty in pink, bashful blue, tangerine tango
Accessories: big shot, scallop circle, scallop oval punch, paper crimper, 1/2 and 3/4 circle punches, sponge, dauber (cheeks)blue ribbon, circle ice brad
Sets: bring on the cake
Cardstock: whisper white, wisteria wonder, certainly celery
Ink: wisteria wonder, black stazon
Accessories: rhinestones, big shot, dotted embossing folder, beautiful wings die, little leaves die, simple flower die, scallop square duo die, sponge
Monday, July 4, 2011
Sets: heard from the heart
Cardstock: whisper white, melon mambo
Ink: black stazon
Accessories: big shot texturz plate- swirls, rhinestones, beautiful wings die
Look what I found to make my butterfly antenna. It is an old heart shaped paper clip! I cut it in half, flipped the pieces around and voila! Look closely above the card and you will see one uncut. I bet you have these in with your supplies someplace!! The rest of the card was a snap to put together. I stamped the flower stamp in pear pizzazz then colored over the flowers with a marina mist marker. I did this twice on the butterfly.
Sets: word play, charming
Cardstock: whisper white, marina mist
Ink: marina mist, pear pizzazz
Accessories: big shot, beautiful butterflies die, elegant bouquet embossing folder, marina mist ribbon, marina mist marker, heart shaped paper clip, rhinestones, mono glue
This little guy wandered into my daughter's friend's house. They couldn't keep him so she brought him over here knowing her dad is allergic to cats. Two weeks later the dad and the cat are still here. Isn't he adorable? Who could. have abandoned something so cute and lovable?
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Sets: fabulous florets, sincere salutations
Cardstock: melon mambo, basic black, whisper white
The flowers are cut with the circle punch then trimmed the rest of the way. The leaves are cut from the five star flower with the punch then cut apart. The butterfly body is hand cut, but his wings are punched out. To add color over the embossed areas simply use your dauber and swirl the color on. Color out of the lines so when you punch you don't get stark white edges.
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Very simple! I used the leaves from fabulous florets then added some butterflies sponged in red. I used a maker to add the antenna and bodies. We will be making this one in the Beautiful Butterflies class on Tuesday, July 5th. There are still spots available if you would like to come. See my calendar above for details.
Sets: fabulous florets, curly cute
Cardstock: whisper white, real red
Ink: pear pizzazz
Accessories: beautiful wings die, big shot, soft suede marker, red narrow grosgrain, mono glue.
These started out as one card. I was trying to put the lattice cross over the swirls. It was way to overpowering. So, I had to start over but I didn't want to throw out the pieces. I really like both cards. The swirls cards was super simple. I just stamped with baroque motifs, added the boho flowers, layered butterflies, pearls, sponged around the edges, and added the words. The lattice cross is made from the lattice die. I just cut out the middle that forms a cross. This takes a bit of time because you have to cut carefully. I sponged around the edges then used a sponge to paint on frost white shimmer paint. I layered the top note on the razzleberry then ran both pieces through the big shot together. The cross is taped on the circle then that is mounted on the white with dimensionsals. The saying is also mounted on with dimensionals.
Sets: baroque motifs, retired sympathy words
Cardstock: whisper white, rich razzleberry, old olive
Ink: rich razzleberry
Accessories: sponge, pearls, dimensionals, boho blossom punch, beautiful wings die, big shot, scallop oval punch, medium oval punch, silver cord, vintage wallpaper embossing folder, top note die, little leaves die, 13/8 circle punch
The shimmer on these cards really makes them wonderful. I used a sponge and painted Stampin' Up! frost white shimmer paint over the large flowers. I also did it on the butterfly on the top card. I can't believe I never use that paint. I will now! It dried it a flash with the heat gun. The little flowers have blushing bride centers. I used a pencil (eraser end) and pressed the punched flowers into the palm of my hand to get them to bend out. The butterflies are sponged around the edges in blushing bride. The saying is from a retired set, but I don't know which one. It is on a white base but their is a second layer of embossed white held on with dimensionals. Every little thing you do like this just makes your cards more spectacular.
Sets: retired word set
Cardstock: whisper white, blushing bride
Ink: blushing bride, silver craft
Accessories: big shot, beautiful wings, sponge, pearls or rhinestones, boho blossom punch, 1/4 circle punch, silver embossing power, silver cord, frost white shimmer paint, simple flower die, framed tulips embossing folder, mono glue, dimensionals