Sunday, February 28, 2010

Satin Ribbon Share


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352- Bold Bright Floral Card


I used the simply sunday sketch challenge #2 for this layout. I wanted to use this flower set and I thought it would have more impact if I made it all red and white. I definitely think it worked- it's a nice bold card.

I am still using my coluzzle when making the circles because I still feel more secure with it as compared to my circle scissor plus. I am still not stable with it and it is always moving around. If you have any tips please let me know- I definitely need help with it!!

I always use crystal effects when adhering buttons and other heavy objects to my cards- it is a definite stamping must have!

Recipe:

Stamps: Petal Pizzazz, Short and Sweet

Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Real Red DSP

Ink: Real Red

Accessories: Rhinestone brad, playground buttons, crystal effects, modern label punch, word window punch, coluzzle



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Saturday, February 27, 2010

351- Bridal Shower Card


I loved that this splitcoast colour challenge (CC258) used both plums as I have never used them together before but using the soft suede proved to be a challenge. I chose to use it as an anchor for the card and I think it worked.

One of the themes I decided to use in this card was paisley. In the stamp image itself there are small paisleys so I decided to use the paisley texturz plate on the Perfect Plum cardstock.

I embossed the cake with clear embossing powder and then sponged the pale plum around it to bring out the image.

Recipe:

Stamps: For the Bride

Paper: Soft Suede, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Whisper White, Perfect Plum DSP

Ink: Pale Plum, Perfect Plum

Accessories: Pretties kit, big shot, texturz plate, scallop edge punch, crystal effects, clear embossing, sponging, corner rounder

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

350- Happy St. Patrick's Day Card


This is my St Patrick's Day card for this year. I love how great the shamrock looks using the heart punch. I made a similar card last year but this one was definitely a 2.0 version. I used on of the a la carte layouts from the Stampin Success magazine.

I wanted there to be a pattern on the three strips of glorious green. I used the whisper white craft ink and wheeled on a pattern because I don't have any DSP in that colour. I then embossed the same pattern in white on textured Glorious Green cardstock so it would really pop.

Unfortunately I don't have a St. Patrick's day stamp but I thought that celebrate was appropriate as that's what we all do on this day!!! You could also use an invitation stamp as this would be perfect as an invitation to a St. Patty's day party.

I rarely seem to use the bold brights and have hardly used the greens from the series. I'm happy I used it and really have to try to not always stamp in the same colours.

Recipe:

Stamps: Fundamental Phrases, Sweet Stems Wheel

Paper: Glorious Green, Whisper White, Glorious Green textured paper

Ink: Glorious Green, Whisper White

Accessories: Heart Punch, modern label punch, word window punch, 1/4" whisper white taffeta ribbon, build a brad, 1/2" and 3/4" circle punch, white embossing, ticket corner punch

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Monday, February 22, 2010

349- Copper Sympathy Card


I have seen many cards with this nice simple layout and I definitely wanted to make one. I always tend to keep adding and adding- sometimes less is more!

This is the first time that I've used the brushed copper paper- I've been hoarding it like its gold. It looks just gorgeous dry embossed with my big shot. I think the silver and gold would look just as good.

Recipe:

Stamps: Close as a Memory

Paper: Basic Black, Copper

Ink: Basic Black

Accessories: Big shot, texturz plate, brad punch, vintage brads, 5/8" basic black

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

348- Dragonfly Mosaic Card


This might just be the most time consuming card I've ever done but the end product was great. I used the sketch form MOJO125, the stained mosaic technique for the dragonfly and the faux mosaic technique for the rest of the card.

The techniques are described in the links above. I would definitely do the stained mosaic one again- it was super easy. The next time I do the faux mosaic I would use those sticky pages- I don't have any so tried to use heat and stick powder. Didn't really work for me so I had to use my versamarker in all the cracks and it took a LONG time. And I would probably do even pieces because it would be easier to put them all together!

Recipe:

Stamps: Bugs and Kisses, All Holidays

Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue, Ballet Blue

Ink: Night of Navy, Silver

Accessories: Clear embossing, silver embossing, sponging, coluzzle, 5/8" bashful blue satin ribbon, curly label punch

Saturday, February 20, 2010

347- Frosted Rose Window Card


These two challenges (TLC259 and CC257) allowed me to use products which I rarely use- vellum and Sage Shadow. That's why I adore these splitcoast challenges- it makes you go outside of your comfort zone and try new things

The frosted window technique is a fun idea. You stamp an image on both a piece of whisper white cardstock and on a piece of vellum with a dark ink. You then colour in the image on the whisper white but colour on the BACK of the vellum. You then line up the two images and attach them with dimensionals so there is some space between them. It gives you this frosted image which just looks really pretty.

I also used the circle scissors plus for the window. I have to admit I'm still not that adept with it but keep practising. I have removed the sponge feet off of it so it isn't so slippery but it still tends to move when I'm cutting out the image. I prefer my coluzzle but now that I have to keep at it because it has so much potential

I have been wanting to finish off a bow with a corduroy brad for a while- I've seen many people do it and just love how it looks.

Recipe:

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Florals, Fundamental Phrases

Paper: Sage Shadows, Dusty Durango, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Vellum

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Dusty Durango, Sage Shadows

Accessories: 5/8" chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon, 1/2" dusty durango grosgrain ribbon, chocolate chip corduroy buttons, brad punch, big shot, Manhattan Flower embossing flower, word window punch, modern label punch, circle scissors plus

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Friday, February 19, 2010

346- Baby Shower Card


This is a 5 1/2" by 8 1/2" card that I made for a coworker's baby shower. This is the perfect stamp set for this type of card- the elephants on parade are adorable

I decided to use my stamp a ma jig and clear emboss over the elephants to give them some shine.

Recipe:

Stamps: Animal Stories, For the Bride

Paper: Bashful Blue, Barely Banana, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Delicate Dots DSP

Ink: Bashful Blue

Accessories: Clear Embossing, 1 3/4" circle punch, 1/2" bashful blue striped grosgrain ribbon

Monday, February 15, 2010

345- Upsy Daisy Brick Wall Card


While I love the finished product of this card I'm not sure if I would do this again- all the little pieces kept flying everywhere! But the end product is really nice. This is the brick wall technique from splitcoast challenge TLC256.

The Stampin' Up! paper cutter was really useful when making this card because it has all of the grids on it.

Recipe:

Stamps: Upsy Daisy, So Swirly Wheel

Paper: Soft suede, dusty durango, very vanilla

Ink: Soft suede, dusty durango

Accessories: 1/2" dusty durango grosgrain ribbon, big shot, polka dot embossing folder, 1 3/8" circle punch, designer label

Sunday, February 14, 2010

344- Cherish Valentine


Happy Valentine's Day!! I have been seeing many cards with this layout using butterflies and hearts. This is the card that inspired mine- I love the white background. The colours are from the CC255 splitcoast colour challenge.

I decided the only additional cardstock that I wanted on the card were the hearts. So to give the sentiment some pop I punched out an oval and used it as a template to sponge in some blush blossom. The end product looks really great- I think I will do this more often.

To adhere the chunky sprinkles glitter I used the tombow- I find it really makes the glitter stick

Recipe:

Stamps: Baroque Motifs, So Swirly Wheel

Paper: Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, Blush Blossom, Whisper White

Ink: Melon Mambo, Blush Blossom, Whisper White

Accessories: Large oval punch, heart to heart punch, elegant bouquet embossing folder, big shot, sponge, chunky sprinkles glitter

Monday, February 8, 2010

343- FS156 Manhatten Easel Card


This card was based on this featured stamper card in this week's challenge. Love this card- it is simple yet super pretty. And I love how easy the easel cards are to make- will definitely be doing more of these in the near future

The central image was super easy to make. I dry embossed a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock with the Manhatten Flower embossing folder and used the underside. I then rubbed ink pad of the lightest colour (creamy caramel) to the darkest colour around the images- the finished product is fantastic and it was super simple to do.

Recipe:

Stamps: Sincere Salutations

Paper: Really Rust, Very Vanilla

Ink: Creamy Caramel, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust

Accessories: Manhatten flower and elegant bouquet embossing folder, eyelet border punch, large oval punch, scallop oval punch, big shot

Sunday, February 7, 2010

342- Tag Card


I haven't been stamping as much recently so I definitely have been needing some inspiration. The featured stamper challenge is perfect- you get to CASE some beautiful cards by incredible stampers. This is my first one cased from this card

Recipe:

Stamps: En Francais, Eastern Blooms

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black

Ink: Basic Black, Bermuda Bay

Accessories: Tag punches, brad punch, vintage brads, 1/2" bermuda bay grosgrain ribbon, big shot, texturz plate