Sunday, July 20, 2008
My first stampin up xmas card!! I decided to start early because last year I was stuck mass producing and didn't love them. I just got my new xmas set from the new catalogue and the new colours so I wanted to try them all out. I also wanted to try my new scallop edge punch- so pretty!! I really like how this turned out- simple and sweet- a sweet treat!
Stamp Set: Deer friends
Ink: Riding hood red, chocolate chip
Paper: Riding hood red, kiwi kiss, chocolate chip, whisper white
Accessories: scallop edge punch, 1/16" punch, 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" punch, dry embossing, sweet stars wheel
Kaarina got the Here Kitty Kitty set and I definitely needed to try it out. I have been waiting to make another slider card for a while and this seemed like the perfect opportunity. Both cats can slide back and forth- love it!
Stamp set: Here kitty kitty
Ink: Only orange, lovely lilac
Paper: only orange, lovely lilac, pink passion, whisper white
Saturday, July 19, 2008
This is my card for this weeks layout challenge. I also wanted to use the friendship blooms stamp set because I really haven't used it very often. I do like the colours- I just love brilliant blue. It is one of the main colours that I am using for my Greece scrapbook.
Stamp set: Friendship blooms
Ink: Brilliant blue, certainly celery, bashful blue
Paper: Bashful blue DSP, brilliant blue, certainly celery, whisper white
Accessories: It's beautiful wheel, versamark, blender pen
I love love love the final product for this card. This is my card for the technique challenge this week which was faux tiling. I'm not sure if you can tell from the picture that there is a quilted pattern on the white which I made with my scorer. I also used to of the new in colours which was exciting- I am completely in love with the new colours. When I first saw them I wasn't sure but in person they are fantastic- they are all nice and bright and happy as compared to last years which were muted.
Stamp Set: Baroque motifs
Ink: Chocolate chip, baha breeze, pacific point
Paper: Chocolate chip, baha breeze, close to cocoa, whisper white
Accessories: chocolate chip ribbon, scorer, paper tearing
This is my card for this weeks colour challenge. It was hard me to find a card that I wanted to do because I still don't have the rich regals ink- I definitely need to get those ASAP. I needed to use barely banana ink on the hippo because I don't have the so saffron. This card is cute- it'll make a good bday or congrats card
Stamp Set: Pun Fun
Ink: Basic black, barely banana, almost amethyst
Paper: Almost amethyst, so saffron, basic black, whisper white, wild wasabi DSP
Accessories: dazzling diamonds, blender pen
Sunday, July 13, 2008
This was me playing with my brayer and the emboss resist. As you can see I didn't fully emboss the entire image unfortunately- it was my first time and embossing clear on whisper white is a bit tricky. I don't mind this effect but the ink does go on thick. I am going to have to keep playing with this to perfect it
Stamp set: Time Well Spent
Ink: Only Orange, Yo-yo yellow
Accessory: clear embossing
This time I decided to emboss resist on white paper and then sponge on some colour so only the embossed images pop out. This is probably my favorite way of doing it because the colour isn't as thick as when you use the brayer. I also wanted to use the three greens from Bold Brights since I very rarely use them
Stamp Sets: En Francais, Much Appreciated, Stitched Exotics
Ink: Gable Green, Glorious Green
Paper: Whisper White, Glorious Green
Accessories: Ticket corner punch, clear embossing, dimensionals
Today was my day to practice the emboss resist technique and figure out how I liked to do it. In this case I clear embossed a background stamp. I like it- it just makes the background shine.
Stamp Sets: Swirls and Blossoms, Gently falling
Ink: Lavendar Lace
Paper: Lavendar Lace, Almost Amethyst, Whisper white
Accessories: clear embossing powder, ribbon
This card may look simple but it actually took me longer than most cards. I dry embossed the entire background with my dot template- I really like the effect it gave.
Stamp Set: Sweet Shapes
Ink: Chocolate chip, Mellow moss, Bashful blue
Paper: Very vanilla
Accessories: chocolate chip ribbon, empressor and dot template for dry embossing
This card is for both the layout challenge and the colour challenge from splitcoast this week. I really like this layout- I will definitely use it again. I'm also really enjoying the soft subtles. You'll notice that almost all of my new cards use soft subtles. When I first started with Stampin Up I didn't understand why anyone would use this colour set- now I absolutely love them!
Stamp Set: Artfully Asian
Ink: Apricot Appeal
Paper: Apricot Appeal, Barely Banana and Chocolate Chip
I needed to make a card for Kaarina's bday and really I couldn't think of a more perfect stamp than the cat from Pun Fun. I also wanted to make another surprise pop-up- they are so much fun!!
Stamp Sets: Pun Fun, It's Your Birthday, Swirls and Blossoms
Ink: Regal Rose, Only Orange
Paper: Regal Rose, Only Orange, Whisper White
Accessories: slit punch, sticky strip, pretty in pink ribbon, corner rounder
This is actually a full size card that I made for a woman at work. It is 8.5" by 5.5". I did some two step stamping and also used a wheel for the background.
Stamp Sets: Wonderful you, wonderful words
Ink: Mellow Moss, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Mellow Moss
Accessories: ticket corner punch, stems and silhouettes wheel
Sunday, July 6, 2008
This is my second time with the stamps- I wanted to do the technique challenge this week on splitcoast which was chalk pouncing. I first used a kleenex with the chalks to do the background. I then versamarked the images on then used a q-tip to put the chalk on the images. I do like the effect but I can acknowledge that I have to keep practising with the pastels to improve.
Stamp set: Artfully Asian
Paper: almost amethyst, whisper white
Accessories: stampin pastels, versamark, ribbon
After months and months of putting it off I finally broke out the stampin up pastels. I tried putting them on the stamp itself before stamping and I also tried to use them by stamping first with versamark then putting on the chalk with q-tips. I have to say the second way works best- if you put the chalks on the stamp before stamping it goes on pretty faint. This was also the colour challenge this week on splitcoast
Stamp sets: warm words, artfully asian
Ink: wild wasabi
Paper: Burgundy, real red and wild wasabi DSP, wild wasabi textured paper, whisper white
Accessories: versamark, stampin pastels, corner rounder
I haven't done a splitcoast challenge since before I left for Greece so I decided this was the weekend to get back into it. This was the layout challenge for this week. This might just be my favourite card that I've made in a while
Stamp set: Baroque motifs
Ink: Basic black, regal rose
Paper: Whisper white, basic black, regal rose
Accessories: black brads
I have been wanting to do one of these for ages and thought that the Sweet Shapes class was the perfect place to do it. It is actually not that hard- it just takes a bit of time to score and cut out the middle section.
Stamp sets: Sweet shapes, It's your birthday
Ink: Regal rose, pretty in pink
Paper: Regal rose, pretty in pink, whisper white, basic black
Accessories: Sticky strip, pretty in pink ribbon, slot punch
Here is the second card from the sweet shapes class. I wanted to show everyone how to do a criss cross card since they are super easy to make but are very impressive. I also wanted to try the kraft paper for the first time.
Stamp Set: Sweet Shapes
Ink: Basic black
Paper: kraft paper, basic black, bashful blue
Accessories: kraft ribbon, corner rounder, 1 3/8" square punch, slot punch
This was the first of the cards we did at the Sweet Shapes stamp class. I wanted everyone to do some two-step stamping and use the iridescent ice embossing powder. This is also the first chance I've had to use the textured wild wasabi paper- I definitely need more textured paper because I love the final effect.
Stamp set: Sweet Shapes
Ink: Wild Wasabi, basic black, cameo coral, barely banana, apricot appeal
Paper: textured Wild Wasabi, cameo coral, basic black, whisper white
Accessories: Iridescent ice embossing powder, versamark, black gingham ribbon
I learned how to do this magic card when I was at the conference in London. I made this for Becca's birthday because I wanted to make her a different type of card. It's actually pretty easy- you just have to have the scorer on your paper cutter
Stamp Set: Eat cake
Ink: Yo-yo yellow, pink passion
Paper: Tempting turquoise, whisper white, yo-yo yellow, pink passion
Accessories: wheel, versamark, corner rounder
This was my first time using the glossy white paper. While I liked it and will probably use it again it is important to note that it takes a long time for the ink to dry- I learned that the hard way!
Ink: elegant eggplant, certainly celery
Stamp set: baroque motifs
Paper: glossy white, certainly celery, elegant eggplant
Accessories: certainly celery ribbon, scallop punch, circle punch, double rectangle punch
This is a nice gender neutral card that I did at the demonstrator night.
Paper: Very vanilla, close to cocoa, chocolate chip
Ink: Close to cocoa, chocolate chip
Stamp set: Wonderful you
Accessories: wheel, ticket corner punch, chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon
I absolutely love this card- I've also made it in pink. It's just the perfect baby card.
Ink: Basic black, bashful blue, yo-yo yellow, only orange
Paper: Barely banana, bashful blue, whisper white
Accessories: Whimsy wheel, so saffron brad, duckie wheel, bashful blue ribbon, acetate, 1 3/4" square punch, corner rounder punch, blue glitter, sticky strip