Sunday, July 20, 2008

103- Sweet Treat

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

102- Sliding Here Kitty Kitty

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

101- Blue Blooms Card

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

100- Faux Tile Baroque

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

99- HipHippo Ray

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

98- Emboss Resist Butterflies

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

97- Emboss Resist Thank You

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

96- Emboss Resist Love Card

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

95- Dry Embossed Hello Card

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

94- Soft Subtles Diamond Card

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

93- Cat Surprise Pop-Up

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

92- Wonderful You Full Size Card

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

91- Chalk Pouncing Thank You

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

90- Chalk Welcome Card

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

89- Cherish Baroque Card

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

88- Surprise Pop-up Card

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

87- Sweet Shapes Criss Cross Card

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

86- Iridescent Ice Card

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

85- Magic Card

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

84- Baroque Glossy Card

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

83- Wonderful You Chocolate Card

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

82- Baby Shaker Card

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

81- Adorable Fruit Card

Here is my adorable fruit card- I love the tart and tangy set so much. I also bought the white gel pen specifically to do this card. I also used the sponge to put the yellow on the oranges.