Monday, December 6, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
I made the strip on the tag by punching the bottom edge of the Always Artichoke piece with the Scallop Trim Border punch (p. 200). I then added the Cherry Cobbler strip and then the Victoria Crochet Trim (p. 190). I attached it to the bottom part of a piece of Very Vanilla card stock. I threaded a piece of Linen Thread (p. 190) into the Deck the Halls Big Designer Button (p. 17 in the Mini), and tied it in a knot. The button is attached to the strip with 2 Mini Glue Dots.
I inked Dasher with an Early Espresso ink pad and then removed the ink from the parts of the antlers that I wanted red using a Blender Pen. Once I got the ink off, I inked these parts with a Cherry Cobbler marker. Then, I stamped him above the card stock strip.
The "Merry Christmas" from the Christmas Greetings set (p. 44) is one long stamp. I wanted the Merry to be above Christmas, so I inked "Christmas" with the Cherry Cobbler marker and stamped it on a scrap of Very Vanilla. I cleaned the stamp, inked "Merry" with the marker and stamped it above "Christmas" using the Stamp-a-ma-jig (p. 198). I then punched it out with the 1-3/4" x 7/8" Oval L Punch (p. 202), layered onto an Always Artichoke oval punched out with the Scallop Oval XL punch (p. 200).
Have you ever tried to make a tag from a piece of card stock without a punch? It's so hard to get both corners even, isn't it? Here's a trick I learned a long time ago. The picture above shows you what I did. I first cut the top, left corner off. I then took the cut-off triangle, flipped it over, attached it to the top, right corner, and cut it off. I colored the edges of the triangle just so you could see it better in the picture.
I then attached the tag to the card, slanting it a bit. I added the Antique Brad (p. 187) after putting the tag on the card. I attached the oval greeting on with two Stampin' Dimensionals.
Ink: Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler Classic ink pads; Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Write Marker; VersaMark ink pad
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso, & Very Vanilla card stock
Accessories: Blender Pen, Deck the Halls Big Designer Buttons (Mini), Linen Thread, Scallop Trim Border Punch, 1-3/4" x 7/8" Oval L Punch, Scallop Oval XL Punch, Antique Brads, Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, Petals-A-Plenty Impressions Folder, Early Espresso 5/8" Satin Ribbon, Victoria Crochet Trim, Stampin' Dimensionals, & Mini Glue Dots.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
I stamped the Christmas Postcard stamp with Jet Black Stazon ink and water colored the images (except for the letters) with Classic ink pads and an aqua painter. I got the gold shimmer on the letters by painting them with Gold Lame Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink (p. 195). I really like the effect. It really brings out the vintage-look of the stamp. I also sponged Soft Suede ink around the stamped image to go along with the vintage-look. I then layered this piece with Early Espresso card stock and then onto Cherry Cobbler card stock. I then tilted the image, and attached it to the center of the card with Stampin' Dimensionals. I really like this card a lot. I like it so much that I might put it on a shelf in my living room as a Christmas decoration instead of using it as a card.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
I'm sorry that I haven't posted any projects for awhile. I'm doing some stamping today, so I should have something to show you tomorrow.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Get your Christmas shopping done early! Place your ORDER ONLINE, now! You'll need to hurry, though. The sale ends Nov. 30th!
Thursday, November 11, 2010
BECOME A STAMPIN' UP! DEMONSTRATOR
FROM NOVEMBER 15 - 30, 2010
If you would like to join my group, you can SIGN-UP ONLINE to take advantage of this great opportunity. Make sure you wait until November 15, and do it by November 30. You'll need my password when you sign-up, and it's Lovely Images.
Monday, November 8, 2010
Stamps: Greeting Card Kids, Bells & Boughs (Mini), & Many Merry Messages
Ink: Blushing Bride, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, & Marina Mist Classic ink pads; Jet Black Stazon ink pad
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Blushing Bride, & Very Vanilla card stock; Jolly Holiday DSP
Accessories: Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, Petals-A-Plenty Impressions Folder, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Decorative Label Punch (Mini), Glimmer Brights Brads (Mini), Very Vanilla 5/8" Satin Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Aqua Painter, Frost White Shimmer Paint, 5-Petal Flower XL Punch, & Basic Pearls Jewels.
Friday, November 5, 2010
I CASEd today's card from Connie Babbert. My card is pretty much the same as hers. I just changed the colors a little bit (very little), and made the leaves with the Leaves #2 Originals Die (p. 213) instead of the Wide Oval punch. I also dry embossed them with the Wallpaper Impressions folder (p. 214) instead of using designer paper. The sunflower was made with the Flower, Daisies #2 Bigz die (p. 207). I die-cut 2 each of the two larger daisies in the die. I sponged the sunflower layers with Peach Parfait ink. I thought I had picked up the Pumpkin Pie ink pad, but picked up Peach Parfait instead. I'm glad I did. I think Pumpkin Pie would have been a little too dark with the Certainly Celery card base. The center of the sunflower was made with the 1-3/4" Circle XL Punch (p. 202), and then dry embossed with the Perfect Polka Dot Impressions folder (p. 214). The border at the bottom of the card was made with the Curly Label XL Punch (p. 202).
Stamps: Thankful For set
Ink: Early Espresso and Peach Parfait Classic ink pads
Paper: Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, & Early Espresso card stock; Autumn Spice DSP (Mini-p. 13)
Accessories: Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, Flower, Daisies #2 Bigz Die, Leaves #2 Originals Die, SU! Wallpaper Impressions Folder, SU! Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder, 1-3/4" Circle XL Punch, Curly Label XL Punch, Old Olive 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, & Stamping Sponges
Monday, November 1, 2010
The Old Olive strip across the middle was punched out with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch (p. 200). I stamped the greeting from the Seasonal Sentiments (p. 15 of the Holiday Mini) set on the bottom of the Very Vanilla piece first. The ornament was stamped and then punched out with the Ornament XL Punch (p. 202). I stamped the ornament string from the Tree Trimmings (p. 44) set before attaching the ornament with Stampin' Dimensionals.
Stamps: Delightful Decorations, Tree Trimmings, & Seasonal Sentiments (Mini)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive Classic pads
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, & Very Vanilla card stock; Jolly Holiday DSP
Accessories: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Ornament XL Punch, & Stampin' Dimensionals
Below are all of the 5 card designs being made at my Christmas SAS-Take 2 next week. Everyone will make 4 of each design. To find out more about this event, please go to my EVENTS CALENDAR. You can see close-ups of each card in my 4 previous posts.
Friday, October 29, 2010
I really like the reverse masking technique with this set. I stamped the three wise men stamp onto the card stock first. I punched out a circle from a Post It note, and put the negative of the circle onto the stamped piece of card stock. Then, I sponged Marina Mist ink around the edges of the circle opening, leaving the center white, and took of the Post-It note off. I really like the look it gives Bethlehem on the card. The lines you see around the base of the card were made by brushing the Concord Crush ink pad on it (direct to paper technique).
Stamps: Come to Bethlehem Set
Ink: Concord Crush and Marina Mist Classic pads
Paper: Concord Crush, Marina Mist, & Naturals White card stock
Accessories: 1-3/4" Circle XL Punch, Pear Pizzazz 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon, Stamping Sponges, & Post-It Notes
Thursday, October 28, 2010
To find out more about my Christmas Stamp-A-Stack, please go to my EVENTS CALENDAR.
Stamps: Autumn Days, Pick a Petal, & Belles & Boughs (Mini)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, & More Mustard Classic pads; More Mustard & Early Espresso Stampin' Write Markers.
Paper: Garden Green & More Mustard card stock; Deck the Halls DSP (Mini)
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Seam Binding (Mini) & Paper Snips
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
I made the wreath with the medium-sized snowflake from the Serene Snowflakes stamp set (p. 42). The flower images are from the Season of Joy set (p. 33). The ribbon is actually just a single knot tied into a 4" strip of Real Red satin ribbon (p. 191) and attached with a Mini Glue Dot (p. 197). Another very pretty, simple card that is very easy to mass produce. I love that there isn't much card stock to cut, either. You only need the half piece of card stock for the card and one piece of white card stock for the card front. That's it!
Stamps: Serene Snowflakes, Season of Joy, & Many Merry Messages
Ink: Old Olive & Real Red Classic pads
Paper: Real Red & Whisper White card stock
Accessories: Real Red 5/8" Satin Ribbon & Mini Glue Dots
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
I love the new Northern Flurry Impressions Folder (p. 26) in the Holiday Mini. It's so pretty, and I really love it with the Basic Rhinestones Jewels (p. 188) on each snowflake. They don't show up too well in the pictures, but there is a close-up below so you can get a better idea. Just click on the picture to get a larger view. They sparkle a lot more in person. There are so many rhinestones in the pack that I can make quite a few of these cards without running out of them.
Stamps: Word Play
Ink: Soft Suede Classic pad & Baja Breeze Stampin' Write Marker
Paper: Naturals White, Baja Breeze, & Soft Suede card stock
Accessories: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Northern Flurry Impressions folder (Mini), Basic Rhinestones Jewels, Early Espresso 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, 1-3/4" Circle XL Punch, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle XL Punch, & Stampin' Dimensionals