Monday, January 28, 2013
Happy Monday!! Mondays are a stressful day for me in the office so I wanted to relax and unwind this evening in my “sanity” (I mean craft room:-)).
I originally had a sepia tone card in mind for the DD37 Dynamic Duos neutral color challenge this week and opted originally for a CAS Vintage card (see my last post) so while I still had all of the supplies out, I decided to create another card with these colors and use the Splitcoaststampers' CAS204 sketch. Not sure if this card would qualify for as Clean and Simple (CAS) to some artists but to me it is:-)
This card really is quite simple:
On Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp the flowers using Soft Suede Classic Ink (stamping some of the flowers off to lighten the ink). Using a Sponge Dauber with Crumb Cake Classic Ink and Soft Suede, sponge the edges and center of the card (Crumb Cake in the center and Soft Suede along the edges) to create a sepia tone. Add a bit more interest with the Color Spritzer Tool and Soft Suede Stampin’ Write marker.
Stamp the butterflies using Soft Suede Classic Ink onto Crumb Cake and punch out with the Elegant Butterfly Punch. Using the Sponge Dauber, apply Crumb Cake ink over the butterfly and around the edges of the wings. Use the Aqua Painter with Frost White Shimmer Paint and apply thinned paint to the butterfly wings and highlight some of the flowers on the main panel.
Mount the floral panel onto Crumb Cake and again onto Very Vanilla cardstock. Use the Big Shot™ with the Finishing Touches Edgelits™ to cut the edge of a piece of Soft Suede, adhere the layered focal panel and add the ½” Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon bow and Antique Brad.
Add the sentiment to the lower portion of the main panel and mount the entire panel using SU! Dimensionals to an embossed background panel of Very Vanilla. Add the butterflies with Mini Glue Dots and Pearls to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: Stippled Blossoms, Papillon Potpourri, Short and Sweet
Ink: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Stampin’ Write Marker- Soft Suede
Paper: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Accessories: Big Shot™, Finishing Touches Edgelits™, Fancy Fan Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Medium Oval Punch, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Sponge Daubers, Aqua Painter, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Color Spritzer Tool, ½” Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon, Antique, Brad, Pearls, SU! Dimensionals
Thanks again for visiting- I hope you have fun and find your "sanity" this week- God Bless!
Sunday, January 27, 2013
I wanted to share with you a card that I created using the neutral colors from this week’s DD37Dynamic Duos and a sketch from a new challenge blog for me- CAS(E) this Sketch#12.
Clean and Simple (CAS) is a style that I love but it is not my normal style so this was definitely a challenge for me :-)).
Again, if you have not had the time to visit either one of these sites yet, the Design Team samples as well as the other entries are gorgeous!!
Stamp the bicycle using Soft Suede Classic Ink onto the Very Vanilla card base.
Add the vertical panel (background stamp with Soft Suede Classic Ink onto Crumb Cake cardstock and layered onto Soft Suede).
Add the sentiment banner layer along with the postage stamp accent to finish off this quick, easy CAS card.
Love how fast this one came together-will have to make a few more!!
Stamp Sets: Feeling Sentimental, French Foliage, Postage Due
Ink: Soft Suede
Paper: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Accessories: 1” Square Punch, Postage Stamp Punch, SU! Dimensionals
Thanks again for visiting- I hope you have fun this week in your craft room!
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Another week has passed and time for another ColourQ Challenge. I love the colors for the CQC173 Challenge- they are soft and a bit on the pastel side so while I had them out, I decided to make three cards using these fabulous colors plus for the first card I used the FMS70 Freshly Made Sketch. Again, both sites have wonderful examples – if you have a chance, check them out!!
All three cards incorporate embossing, die cuts and a little bit of stamping (plus I was able to use scraps from the first card to create the second and third).
To create the first CAS card with the FMS70Sketch:
Ink the interior of the Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder with Dusty Durango Classic Ink. Emboss a piece of Apricot Appeal, Crumb Cake, Blush Blossom and a small piece of Very Vanilla cardstock (in that order- the more you emboss the lighter the ink will appear on the background).
Layer the Blush Blossom embossed panel onto Dusty Durango cardstock. Layer a small piece of Apricot Appeal onto Dusty Durango and a larger piece of Crumb Cake onto Dusty Durango as well for the vertical piece of the sketch. Add the ½” Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon along with the Pearls.
Ink the Paisley Background stamp using Dusty Durango Classic Ink and stamp this image onto Blush Blossom cardstock. Cut the flower using the Blossom Punch from the stamped piece of Blush Blossom and another flower from Dusty Durango cardstock. Cut the Dusty Durango flower into pieces (each petal towards the center) and mount the Dusty Durango behind the flower petals of the stamped flower.
Using the 1 ¼” Scallop Circle Punch to cut out the flower center from the embossed Very Vanilla cardstock. Add the Antique Brad to complete the flower.
Use the Bird Builder Punch to punch out the leaves from Dusty Durango cardstock. Add the stamped sentiment with the lace from the Artisan Embellishment Kit and leaves to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: Feeling Sentimental, Paisley Print (background)
Ink: Dusty Durango
Paper: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, retired- Apricot Appeal, Blush Blossom, Dusty Durango
Accessories: Big Shot™, Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Punches- Blossom, 1 ¼” Scallop Circle, Bird Builder; Artisan Embellishments Kit (18” Scalloped Lace) , Antique Brad, Pearls
To create the second card:
Use the Blossom Punch to punch out a flower from the embossed Apricot Appeal (scrap from the first card). Using the medallion circle stamp from Madison Avenue, stamp using Dusty Durango onto Blush Blossom cardstock and punch out using the 1 ¼” Circle Punch. Punch out another circle using the 1 3/8” Dusty Durango cardstock, layer and add the Antique Brad in the center.
With the Big Shot™ and the Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, emboss the die cut that the lace was wrapped around in the Artisan Embellishments Kit (love being able to re-purpose items:-)). Also emboss a piece of Blush Blossom with the Square Lattice EF and a piece of Apricot Appeal Designer Series Paper (DSP) with the Fancy Fan EF.
Add the 5/8” Satin Ribbon to the embossed layer of Blush Blossom. Also add the ribbon to the tag along with pieces of the 18” Scalloped Lace from the Artisan Embellishments kit. Stamp the Tiny Tag sentiment and background, punch out with the Jewelry Tag Punch and attach to the tag using a Vintage Trinket pin.
Layer all of the embossed panels onto the Blush Blossom card front, add the tag and flower to finish off the card. I need to order some more Pearls to add a few strands of the pearl ropes- what do you think- would pearls make a difference?
Stamp Sets: Madison Avenue, Tiny Tags
Ink: Dusty Durango
Paper: Blush Blossom, Dusty Durango, Apricot Appeal DSP (all retired)
Accessories: Big Shot™, Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folders- Fancy Fan, Lacy Brocade, Square Lattice; Punches- Blossom, 1 ¼” and 1 3/8” Circle, Jewelry Tag; Artisan Embellishments Kit (18” Scalloped Lace) and tag die cut, Antique Brad, Vintage Trinkets, 5/8" Satin Ribbon (from my stash)
To create the third card:
With the Big Shot™ and the Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, emboss a piece of Crumb Cake and Dusty Durango cardstock and a piece of retired Apricot Appeal DSP. Also emboss a piece of Blush Blossom with the Needlepoint Border EF and a piece of Very Vanilla using the Delicate Designs (Lace) EF.
Layer the embossed Dusty Durango cardstock, Blush Blossom embossed panel and Very Vanilla embossed lace panel. Add the embossed Apricot Appeal DSP layer and add two circles from the Crumb Cake embossed cardstock (using the 2 ½ Circle Punch and layered to form a modified oval).
Stamp the bee image using Early Espresso Classic Ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock and color using the Blush Blossom, Apricot Appeal and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write markers, lightly sponge Crumb Cake ink along the edges.
Cut the stamped image out using the Big Shot™ and the Apothecary Accents Framelits™ die, cutting a second die cut for layering from Dusty Durango cardstock. Once layered with the Dusty Durango (cut the die cut in half lengthwise to layer), add the Antique Brads, 18” Scalloped Lace from the Artisans Embellishments Kit and center to adhere to the Crumb Cake circle panel.
Add the stamped sentiment, 5/8 “Satin Ribbon bow and pearls to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: Nature’s Pace, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Early Espresso, Stampin’ Write Markers- Apricot Appeal, Blush Blossom, Crumb Cake
Paper: Very Vanilla, retired Blush Blossom, Dusty Durango, Apricot Appeal DSP
Accessories: Big Shot™, Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folders- Lacy Brocade, Needlepoint Border, Delicate Designs (Lace) ; Apothecary Accents Framelits™ Die, Sponge Daubers, Punches- 2 ½” Circle, Word Window, Modern Label, Artisan Embellishments Kit (18” Scalloped Lace) , Antique Brads, Pearls, 5/8" Satin Ribbon (from my stash)
Thanks again for stopping by and if you have the time, let me know which card you prefer (I was surprised that my husband likes card #2 the best- I thought he would choose #3 since it had a bee :-)).
Have a wonderful week stamping and creating- God Bless!
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
So far I am staying "on target" with my commitment to the CCC13 Splitcoaststampers 2013 Christmas Card Challenge- my goal is at least twenty cards per month and here is the first one for the month of February (a few days early but I still need to make the additional five cards). I have found that making sets of 5 to 6 per design is working well for me so far and hopefully, I will be able to mail my cards this year :-)
I decided to incorporate a few other challenges – the PP129 CAS Sketch Challenge at The Paper Players as well as the Splitcoaststampers CC407 Color Challenge- Silver, White and Gold and used a two-tone embossing technique that I have not tried in a while....
Again, if you have not visited any of these sites yet, check out the Design Team Samples and the other entries at both- more inspiration than you can imagine!!
Use the Big Shot™ with the Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of Silver Metallic cardstock. Layer this onto Whisper White and again onto More Mustard cardstock.
Use the Embossing Buddy® to de-static a piece of Whisper White cardstock and stamp the tree image using Versamark™ ink. Apply Silver Stampin’ Emboss® Embossing Powder ( I used a plastis spoon to apply the silver to the star areas), then gently tap off the silver embossing powder. Do the same thiung with the Gold Stampin’ Emboss® Embossing Powder- apply this to the rest of the image and gently tap off the embossing powder (the gold will not adhere to the silver areas). Viola! Two Tone Embossing :-)
Heat with the Heat Tool and once cooled, mount onto More Mustard cardstock.
Add the Gold Satin Bow to finish off the card- now that's fast and easy compared to most of my cards- now off to make the other five :-)
Stamp Sets: Snow Swirled
Paper: Whisper White, More Mustard, Silver Metallic
Accessories: Big Shot™, Lacy BrocadeTextured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Embossing Buddy®, Heat Tool, Silver and Gold Stampin’ Emboss® Embossing Powder, Gold Satin Ribbon (from my stash)
Thanks again for stopping by- have fun this week stamping and creating!!
Monday, January 21, 2013
Hi Again Stampers!
I had a wonderful Sunday and wanted to take a moment to share one more card with you. I created this one for my nephew’s 13th Birthday- he is definitely growing up too fast!!
For this card, I chose a Western theme since he has decorated his bedroom in a Country/Western flair and I utilized The Friday Mashup FM93 Make A Wish Challenge along with the PPA151 Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge.
Again, I hope you will take the time to visit each site and check out their great Design Team projects as well as all of other Challenge entries.
To create this card:
Use the Big Shot™ with the Square Lattice and Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder to emboss two pieces of of Well Worn Designer Series Paper (DSP- retired). Very lightly sand the Woodgrain embossed piece and adhere both to the Early Espresso card front.
Use the Big Shot™ and the 3 ½” Circle Originals™ Die to cut a circle from River Rock cardstock and another circle from Early Espresso cardstock. Cut the Early Espresso cardstock circle in half and set aside.
Stamp the cowboy image and the sentiment using Early Espresso Classic Ink onto River Rock. Use The Aqua Painter and watercolor with Bravo Burgundy, Marina Mist and Soft Suede Classic Ink. Use the Color Spritzer Tool with the Soft Suede Stampin’ Write marker to “distress” the cardstock. Sponge the edges using a Sponge Dauber with Soft Suede Classic Ink.
Punch out the sentiment using the XL Oval Punch Stamp and two other ovals from Early Espresso cardstock. Layer the two Early Espresso cardstock ovals behind the sentiment oval to create the border.
Punch out four stars using the retired Small Star Punch – add the Aged Copper Hodgepodge Hardware Brads (retired) . Attach three to the knotted Hemp Twine to create a “banner”.
Layer the pieces per the sketch using Stampin’ Dimensionals® to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: Feeling Sentimental, Out West (retired)
Cardstock: Early Espresso, River Rock, Well Worn DSP (retired)
Ink: Early Espresso, Bravo Burgundy, Marina Mist, Soft Suede
Accessories: Big Shot™, Square Lattice and Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, 3 ½” Originals™ Die, Color Spritzer Tool, Aqua Painter, XL Oval Punch, Small Star Punch (retired), Antique Copper Hodgepodge Hardware Brads (retired), Hemp Twine (retired)
Thanks again for visiting- my nephew seemed to enjoy this card and of course, the cash that was within made it a bit sweeter :-)
Have a great week stamping and creating- God Bless!!
Sunday, January 20, 2013
This week has been hectic (as usual) but I needed to create a few cards for family and a dear friend.
I decided to use the bright cheerful colors of this week’s CQC172 ColourQ Challenge along with the Freshly Made FMS69 sketch to create a fun thank you card for a great friend of mine who loves pink and “cute” cards.
I know I have said it many times, but it is truly amazing how so many artists can use one color combination (and/or a sketch) and interpret it in so many different ways. If you have not had a chance to stop by the ColourQ or the Freshly Made Sketches site yet, check them out and you will see so many different cards and samples -they are fabulous!!
This card is very easy Clean and Simple (CAS) card to create (a few punches, embossing and only one stamp):
Cut a piece of Summer Starfruit cardstock on the diagonal and emboss using the Big Shot™ and the Sale-A-Bration (SAB) Vine Street Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder. Also emboss a piece of Whisper White cardstock using the new Needlepoint Border (cross-stitch) Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder. Trim a bit off the ends of the Summer Starfruit layer and adhere to the Whisper White layer per the sketch.
Add a strip of Basic Gray Designer Series Paper (DSP) – again trimming the edges to the angle needed to match the diagonal layer.
Use the 1” Circle Punch to cut the Summer Starfruit “medallions” from the Sycamore Street DSP (another SAB item) and mount onto 1 ¼” Circles punched from Basic Gray and 1 3/8” Circles punched from Poppy Parade cardstock.
Use the 1 ¾” Scallop Circle Punch and the Blossom Punch to punch out flowers from Melon Mambo cardstock – add the round “centers” created in the step above and add to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.
Stamp the sentiment and add pearls to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: All Cheer I (retired)
Ink: Poppy Parade (retired)
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Melon Mambo, Poppy Parade, Scyamore Street DSP (SAB 2013), Basic Gray DSP (retired Hostess Level I Pack)
Accessories: Big Shot™, Vine Street and Needlepoint Border (cross-stitch) Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folders, Punches-Circle- 1”, 1 ¼”, 1 3/8”, 1 ¾” Scallop Circle, Blossom, Pearls
Thanks again for stopping by- if you have the time to stop back again later, I will be posting another card shortly!
Monday, January 14, 2013
Hi Again, Stampers!
I took some time to unwind this evening in my craft room to create a card and decided to use the colors from this week’s CQC171 ColourQ Challenge- if you have not had a chance to visit their site yet, take some time and check them out :-)!! Each week they provide such inspiration from their talented Design Team and all of the entries- love their site!
This week’s colors were somewhat masculine but I decided to go with a Vintage theme featuring one of my favorite subjects in stamps, bees. I am allergic to their sting but for some reason, my husband and I love the antique honey dishes and the bee images .
To create this card:
On Whisper White cardstock, use a sticky note to create a frame and with a Sponge Dauber, apply Daffodil Delight Classic Ink in a spiral motion.
Repeatedly stamp the bee image using Night of Navy Classic Ink and color the leaves with a Stampin’ Write Basic Gray and Crumb Cake marker. Use the Color Spritzer Tool with the Crumb Cake marker to add a bit of distressing to the sponged image. Remove the sticky notes and trim the white edge and mount onto Basic Gray cardstock.
On a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock, use the Color Spritzer Tool with the Night of Navy marker to add a bit of interest to the background layer and emboss using the Big Shot™ with the Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder to emboss (ink the interior of the Lacy Brocade EF with Crumb Cake Classic Ink to give a bit of dimension).
Emboss a small piece of Night of Navy cardstock using the Big Shot™ with the Square Lattice Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder. Layer a small piece of the 18” Scalloped Lace from new Artisan’s Embellishment kit behind the embossed Night of Navy strip- adhere to the Crumb Cake background layer.
Mount the entire background panel onto Basic Gray and add the 5/8” Basic Gray Satin Ribbon over the Night of Navy strip. Add the focal panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals and mount entire card onto the Whisper White card base.
Stamp the sentiment using Night of Navy Classic Ink onto Vellum- trim and create the banner points with the 1 3/8” Square Punch. Add to the card with Two-Way Glue and cover the interior points of the banner using pearls from the retired Pretties kit.
Stamp Sets: Nature’s Pace, Blessings from Heaven
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Stampin’ Write marker- Basic Gray, Night of Navy, Crumb Cake
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Night of Navy, Vellum
Accessories: Big Shot™, Lacy Brocade and Square Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folders, Sponge Dauber, Color Spritzer Tool, 1 3/8” Square Punch, 18” Scalloped Lace (from Artisan Embellishments), Pearls (retired Pretties kit), 5/8” Basic Gray Satin Ribbon (retired)
Thanks again for your visit – I hope all of you have a wonderful week and are able to take some time to stamp and relax!
I hope all of you had a wonderful week! I decided to create a card featuring some of the 2013 Spring/Summer Mini Catalog items along with a new stamp set from the upcoming 2013 Sale-A-Bration (SAB). Plus, I am so thankful that I was able to use scraps for all of the layers- love going "green"!!
This card incorporates three Challenges- TheFriday Mashup FM92 Challenge, the SR158 Stampin’ Royalty Inspiration Photo and the Freshly Made FMS68 Sketch.
If you have the time, check out each site for wonderful inspiration and see how creative all of the Design Team members were this week!
Use the Big Shot™ with the Fancy Fan Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of the Very Vanilla cardstock. Mount this onto a piece of Early Espresso cardstock, add the Tangerine Tango DSP and s strip of Early Espresso cardstock to cover the cut edge.
Stamp the bicycle image from the new SAB Feeling Sentimental stamp set using Early Espresso Classic Ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock. Adhere to Early Espresso cardstock and again onto a “frame” created with Pool Party DSP (from retired Just Eat Cake) and Early Espresso cardstock.
Create the lower strip at the bottom of the card using another strip of DSP from Summer Smooches (featuring Island Indigo), scrap strip of the DSP from the lower half of the card, mount onto Early Espresso cardstock and add the 18” Scalloped Lace Trim from the new Spring/Summer Mini Artisan Embellishment kit (I cut the lace in half so I can use the other half for another card).
Add the banner sentiment (points created with the 1 3/8" Square Punch), the 5/16” Neutral Brads along with Pearls to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: Feeling Sentimental
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, DSP from Summer Smooches and Just Eat Cake (retired)
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories: Big Shot™, Fancy Fan Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, 1 3/8” Square Punch, 18” Scalloped Lace Trim Lace , Pearls, 5/16” Neutrals Brads (retired)
Thanks again for stopping by- I hope all of you find a chance to stamp and have fun this week- go ahead and celebrate in your craft room (I know I will)!!
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
This week , my husband and I will be celebrating our 30th Anniversary!! It seems just like yesterday that we met, but then again, it seems like I have known him forever! I am so thankful that we have the opportunity to be husband and wife here on earth and that we will spend eternity together in Heaven with the Lord!! He is the best husband ever and very supportive of my stamping :-)
I decided to create another “bird” card in honor of one of our favorite hobbies, watching birds :-) We have been blessed to see over 140 species of birds from our own sunroom and love to scan the tops of the trees with our binoculars in search of a new species or for the chance to see some of our favorites return each year.
I decided to use the beautiful set, Nature Walk along with the CCCMC233 Sketch and the colors of this week’s Stampin’ Royalty SR157 Color Challenge (I completed the card too late to join in the SR157 Challenge but love the color palette). If you have the time, check out their sites to see all of the amazing entries!
To create this card:
Using Soft Suede and Crumb Cake Classic Ink, stamp the images onto Very Vanilla cardstock and cut into panels.
Sponge the edges and lightly in the center with Crumb Cake and Soft Suede to “distress” the images and add more distressing with the Color Spritzer Tool and a Soft Suede marker.
Mount all of the panels onto Crumb Cake and Soft Suede cardstock and watercolor the egg images using an Aqua Painter with Not Quite Navy (NQN) Classic Ink.
Use the Big Shot™ with the Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder (ink the interior of the folder first with Crumb Cake Classic Ink) to emboss a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. Adhere this background onto NQN and Crumb Cake cardstock and then onto the Very Vanilla cardbase.
Add the banner created from NQN Designer Series Pack (do not look too close- I accidentally created the banner with the words upside down- oops! :-)) Add the panels using Stampin' Dimensionals.
Add the ½” Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon Bow accented with an Antique Brad and the sentiment to finish off the card.
I hope my darling husband does not mind the bow- "real" men like bows, right?
Stamp Sets: Nature Walk, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy, Soft Suede, Stampin’ Write markers- Crumb Cake and Soft Suede
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy, Soft Suede, Not Quite Navy Designer Series Pack
Accessories: Big Shot™, Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Sponge Daubers, Color Spritzer Tool, Punches- 1 3/8” Square Punch (for banner points), Word Window and Modern Label; ½” Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon, Antique Brad
Thanks again for stopping by- have a blessed week!
Monday, January 7, 2013
I wanted to share with you a card that I designed using the bright colors from this week’s DD34Dynamic Duos and the FM91 Sketch from the Friday Mashup!
Again, if you have not had the time to visit their sites yet, you are in for a treat! The Design Team's ideas are wonderful as well as all of the other entries - so much talent!!
This card incorporates one of the new Sale-A-Bration (SAB) sets that will be available after January 22nd along with some of the new SAB Designer Paper and Ribbon- stay tuned for more details in January regarding how you can earn these items free!
To create this card:
Use Stampin’ Write markers in Island Indigo and Melon Mambo to color the leaves and flowers from Bloomin’ Marvelous and stamp onto Whisper White cardstock to create your focal image.
"Stamp off" a few of the images to leave a lighter impression and ink the sentiment stamp the Stampin' Write Island Indigo marker as well :-)
When you have the desired effect with the flowers and leaves, use a Sponge Dauber to lightly sponge Island Indigo around the edges.
Mount the focal image onto Island Indigo and again onto Melon Mambo (leaving a bit of Melon Mambo at the bottom for the Finishing Touches Edgelit™ border and the new 1/4" Island Indigo Satin Ribbon).
Emboss a piece of Whisper White cardstock using the Big Shot™ with the Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder and adhere this background to a layer of Island Indigo and Melon Mambo.
Create the banner using DSP mounted onto Melon Mambo cardstock - use a 1” Square Punch to create the banner “points” .
Assemble the card per the sketch- add the banner, mount the focal image using Stampin’ Dimensionals, adhere the butterflies, leaves and rolled flowers (tutorial here) with Mini Glue Dots and finally the pearls to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: Bloomin’ Marvelous
Ink: Stampin’ Write Markers- Island Indigo, Melon Mambo
Paper: Whisper White, Island Indigo, Melon Mambo, Sycamore Street DSP (2013 SAB), Melon Mambo (Brights Designer Series Pack)
Accessories: Big Shot™, Lacy BrocadeTextured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Finishing Touches Edgelit™ Die, Punches- 1" Square Punch, 1 3/8” and 1 ¼” Circle (for the rolled flowers), Bird Builder, Elegant Butterfly; Pearls, Sponge Dauber, ¼” Island Indigo Satin Ribbon (2013 SAB Bundle)
Thanks again for stopping by - I hope you have a great time this week creating something fun with paper!!
I have been busy at work again this week and wanted to take time this weekend to create the remaining six cards for my January “commitment” for the SplitcoaststampersCCC13 Christmas Card Challenge ( I have committed to 20 per month:-)).
After I had already created my first two Christmas cards for the Splitcoaststampers CCC13 Challenge, I realized that the theme for January is to use non-traditional colors. With that in mind for my last set for January, I decided to use the colors from this week’s Pals Paper Arts PPA150 Color Challenge long with the Freshly Made FMS67 Sketch Challenge. I love both of these challenge sites and the Design Team Samples along with all of the other submissions show how many interpretations can be made with a specified challenge
To create this card:
Print the images from Beautiful Season and More Merry Messages using My Digital Studio (MDS) onto Whisper White cardstock (I mirrored the image to reverse the chickadee). I love using MDS to create "hybrid" cards :-)
Color the berries using a Stampin’ Write Melon Mambo marker and the chickadee and leaves using the Gray Watercolor Pencil.
Use the Big Shot™ with the Oval Framelits™ to cut out the chickadee image and also cut an oval from Basic Black and Melon Mambo cardstock (cutting these two in half lengthwise to layer behind the focal image).
Use the Big Shot™ with the Fancy Fan Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of Basic Gray cardstock . Also with the Big Shot™, cut pieces of Whisper White cardstock with the Large Scallop Edgelit™ and Northern Frost Decorative Strip. Emboss the scalloped pieces with the Delicate Designs Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder (2 pieces per card) and “pop” out two snowflakes per card.
|Added a third snowflake to cover up the sentiment "error" :-)|
Layer the embossed Basic Gray with a strip of Melon Mambo Designer Series Paper (from the DSP Stack) along with the two lace borders onto Basic Black cardstock.
** HINT** I cut the ovals from the Basic Black background layer and covered it with Basic Gray, Melon Mambo and embossed lace panels (no one will be the wiser plus it helps eliminate some of the weight of the card).
Add the two strips of 5/8” Basic Black Satin Ribbon. Adhere the Oval focal image and sentiment using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Stamp Sets: None- MDS Beautiful Season, MDS More Merry Messages
Ink: Printer Ink-Black, Stampin’ Write Markers- Melon Mambo, Watercolor Pencil- Gray
Accessories: Big Shot™, Fancy Fan and Delicate Designs (Lace)Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folders, Oval Framelits™, Northern Frost Decorative Trim, Large Scallop Edgelit™, 1” Square Punch (for banner points), Pearls, 5/8” Basic Black Satin Ribbon (retired)
Thanks again for stopping by- I hope you like this non-traditional color Christmas card!
Have a wonderful Monday and stop back soon- I will be posting another card using an upcoming Sale-A-Bration set!