Friday, May 25, 2018

May Stamping Technique - Black Ice

The technique for May was Black Ice, what a fun technique!! A very unique technique, that you will want to make over and over again.

Using Silver Foil, drag Basic Black ink across the Foil creating black streaks. Stamp Image in Basic Black, dry with Heat Gun. Lightly drag Versamark Ink across card, apply Clear Embossing Powder, Heat.

Card #1 - Prayers
Stamp Sets -  Butterfly Basics, Thoughts & Prayers
Ink  Archival Basic Black, Versamark, Elegant Eggplant
Paper:  Wisteria Wonder Base, Elegant Eggplant Layer, Silver Foil, Black Layer
Accessories:  White Organza Ribbon Dimensionals, Clear Embossing Folder

Card #2 - Thinking of You
Stamp Sets:  Birthday Blossoms, Basket of Wishes, Heartfelt Sympathy
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Versamark
Paper:  Dapper Denim Base, Sweet Sugarplum Layer, Silver Foil, Whisper White, Black Layer
Accessories:  Petite Pair Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Card #3 - Fancy Fold, Steeple Card

Stamp Sets:  Big on Birthday
Ink:  Black, Peekaboo Peach, Tangerine Tango
Paper: Calypso Coral Base Whisper White,  Petal Passion DSP, Black Layers
Accessories:  Clear Enamel Jewel, Markers

Thank you so much for stopping in, I hope that the cards will inspire you to try this technique. If you have any questions or anything that I can help you with, please contact me.
Happy Stamping!
Cindy
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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Wednesday Wow - Best Mom Ever!

Best Mom Ever Apron
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Stampin’ Up! Supplies:
  • STAMPS – Apron of Love (145835, photopolymer),
  • PAPER – Petal Passion Designer Series Paper (145589), Thick Whisper White (140272), Real Red (102482), Whisper White (100730), Basic Black (121045), Silver Foil Sheets (132178)
  • INK – Real Red (126949), Momento Tuxedo Black (132708)
  • OTHER – Big Shot (143263), Apron Builder Framelits Dies (145661), Polka Dot Basics Embossing Folder (143709), Pearl Basic Jewels (144219), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)
Cutting & Scoring:
  • Thick Whisper White 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4”
  • Real Red 3-3/4” x 5”, scraps
  • Whisper White 3-5/8” x 4-7/8”, scraps
  • Petal Passion Designer Series Paper (DSP) 2-1/4” x 3-1/2”
  • Basic Black scraps
  • Silver Foil Sheets scraps
Instructions:
  • Using the Polka Dot Basics embossing folder, emboss the Whisper White layer and adhere to the Real Red layer and adhere this to the Thick Whisper White card base.
  • Die cut the apron from the DSP, the flowers, tie strings and neck loop from Basic Black scraps, the scalloped pocket from Real Red scraps, the bow and utensils from Silver Foil Sheets scraps and the plain pocket from Whisper White scraps.
  • Build the apron by adding the tie strings, neck loop and bow using Mini Glue Dots and adhere to the card on a slight angle.
  • Attach the utensils to the back of the Real Red pocket and adhere to the front of the apron.
  • Stamp the Best Ever stamp using Momento Tuxedo Black ink and the Mom with Real Red ink on the Whisper White pocket and adhere to the Real Red pocket.
  • Adhere the three Basic Black flowers to the corner of the Whisper White embossed layer.
  • Add Pearl Basic Jewels to the center of each of the flowers.
  • Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Wednesday Wow - You're Fabulous

You’re Fabulous
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Stampin’ Up! Supplies:
  • STAMPS – You’re Fabulous (143907 photopolymer)
  • PAPER - Whisper White Thick Cardstock (140272), Whisper White (100730), Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) (145564)
  • INK – Basic Gray (140932), Subtles Stampin’ Write Markers (131263), Brights Stampin’ Write Markers (131259)
  • OTHER – Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372), Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit (145578), Metallic Enamel Shapes (141678), SNAIL Adhesive (104332), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Paper Snips (103579)
Cutting & Scoring:
  • Whisper White Thick Cardstock 4 ¼” x 11” cut and scored at 5 ½”,
  • Whisper White Cardstock 5 ¼” x 4”, 3” x 3”
  • Sweet Soiree DSP - 3 ½” x 3/8”

Instructions:
  • Ink sentiment stamps in Basic Gray and stamp in the lower right corner of the white layer.
  • Angle the strip of DSP with snips and add it to the layer where shown.
  • Angle a 4” strip of the velvet ribbon with the snips and add it to the card where shown.
  • Take one of the vellum floral pieces from the embellishment kit and color the backside with the So Saffron, Marina Mist, Soft Sky and Old Olive Stampin’ Write Markers.
  • Crop the 2nd largest Stitched Circle from white and add the colored image with Mini Glue Dots. TIP: add the glue dots under the flower middles so they won’t be seen.
  • Add this piece to the card with dimensionals.
  • Add the Silver Metallic Enamel Shapes where shown.
  • Adhere the layer to the card base.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Wednesday Wow - You're the Best!

You’re the best
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Stampin’ Up! Supplies:
  • STAMPS – Watercolor Wordst (138702 photopolymer),
  • PAPER – Basic Black (121045), Whisper White (100730), Petal Passion Designer Series Paper (145589)
  • INK – Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad (122933), Pool Party Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (144605), Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (144604), Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (144597)
  • OTHER – Big Shot (143263), Lots of Labels Framelits (13/281), Pool Party 3/8” Shimmer Ribbon (144152), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Mini Glue Dots (103683)
Cutting & Scoring:
  • Basic Black 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4”
  • Petal Passion Designer Series Paper 5-1/4” x 4”
  • Basic Black for large label (use scraps if possible – must be at least 4-3/4” x 3”)
  • Whisper White for smaller label (use scraps if possible – must be at least 3-3/4” x 2-1/2”)
Instructions:
  • Color flowers on Petal Passion Designer Series Paper using Stampin’ Blends. (Choose different colors if desired and just color any way you wish.)
  • Stamp sentiment from Watercolor Words using Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad on scrap piece of Whisper White. Die cut the sentiment using the 2nd to largest label from Lots of Labels framelits.
  • Cut largest label from Lots of Label from the Basic Black scrap paper.
  • Adhere Designer Series paper to Basic Black card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  • Adhere smaller label (Whisper White with sentiment) to the larger label (Basic Black) using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  • Cut 8” Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon. Tie bow, trim ends (if needed) and attach to label sentiment using Mini Glue Dots.
  • Adhere Whisper White 5-1/4” x 4” paper to inside of card using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

April Stamp of the Month - Perennial Birthday

I didn't forget to post the April Stamp of the Month, it was just a matter of finding the time to do the post!  But without hesitation, here are the lovely cards that I came up with for the April Stamp of the Month.  The stamp set is Perennial Birthday and I am happy to report that it is being carried forward to the new catalog that will be coming out June 1st.

Here is the stamp set, Perennial Birthday, I am always looking for different Sentiments and Verses when I purchase a stamp set, I really like the font of this set.
 Card #1 - Birthday Blooms
Stamp Set:  Perennial Birthday
Ink:  Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder, Smokey Slate
Paper:  Wisteria Wonder Base, Elegant Eggplant Layer, Whisper White 3 3/4 x 5
Accessories:  Dimensionals, Enamel Shapes

By stamping the Happy Birthday in Smokey Slate and then stamping it again, I created some neat background design. I then stamped the leaves on the white and then adhered the flowers over the leaves with dimensionals.

Card #2 - Blooms in Denim
 Stamp Set:  Perennial Birthday
Ink:  Dapper Denim, Lemon Lime Twist
Paper:  Dapper Denim Base, Lemon Lime Twist Layer, Whisper White 3x3, Lemon Lime Glimmer Paper 1x3
Accessories:  Scattered Sequins Embossing Folder, Glitter Enamel Shapes, Dimensionals, Denim and Lemon Lime Markers, Aqua Painter, Lemon Lime Twist Stripped Ribbon

The banner in Lemon Lime Twist Glimmer really was the thing that set the WOW in this card. I then added Glitter Enamel Shapes in Denim to the flowers and as a highlight.

Card #3 - Here to Celebrate You!

Stamp Set:  Perennial Birthday
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi, Sweet Sugarplum
Paper:  Sweet Sugarplum base, Chocolate Chip Layer, Whisper White 3x3, Wild Wasabi 3 1/4 x 3 1/4
Accessories:  Petal Pair Embossing Folder, Starburst Punch, Rhinestone Jewels, Leaf Punch, Markers, Glue Dots, Metallic edged White Ribbon

This card popped for me when I added the Petal Pair Embossing Folder to the outside edge.

Card #4 - Double Point Birthday
Stamp Set:  Perennial Birthday
Ink:  Memento Black, Peekaboo Peach
Paper:  Marina Mist Base, Cake Soiree Designer Series Paper, Whisper White
Accessories:  Stampin Blends - Night of Navy Dark & Light and Old Olive, 2" Punch, Starburst Punch

I enjoyed making the Double Point Fancy Fold card so much for Technique Class that I decided to make it one more time.

Thank you for stopping in, I hope that you enjoyed the Stamp of the Month cards. The Stamp of the Month kit is available by mail, just send me a message to let me know that you are interested and I will get you set up.  Thanks!!

Happy Stamping!
Cindy
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Saturday, May 5, 2018

April Kit Class Cards

Last week was our kit class, I have some lovely cards to share with you.  I hope that you will find some inspiration and perhaps want to join us in class or by mail! 

Card #1 - Grad - It's Your Day!
Stamp Sets:  Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Ink:  Memento Black, Real Red
Paper:  Real Red Base, Whisper White Layer, Silver Foil, Black & Red Scraps
Accessories:  Balloon Framelits, Sparkle Embossing Folder, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, Large Letters Framelits, Mini Dimensions, Star Punch, Triple Banner Punch

It is so easy to come up with a graduation card when you have the Large Letters Framlits to help you out!  I just love how this card turned out.

Card #2 - Mother's Day
Stamp Sets:  You're Inspiring, Pursuit of Happiness, Cake Soiree
Ink:  Memento Black, Pool Party
Paper:  Pool Party Base, Soft Suede Layer, Whisper White, Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Tailored Tag Punch, Dimensions, Garden Trellis Embossing Folder

This very simple card has that WOW! look by just adding the Whole Lot of Lovely DSP. What a lovely Mother's Day or even Birthday card it made!

Card #3 - Life's a Journey
Stamp Sets:  One Wild Ride
Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Paper:  Chocolate Chip Base, Crumb Cake Layer, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  6" Burlap Ribbon, Dimensions

Coming up with a Masculine Card can sometimes be a challenge, but this stamp set makes it easy for the guy in your life that likes motorcycles.

Card #4 - For a Special Couple
Stamp Sets:  Cake Soiree, Special Celebrations
Ink:  Memento Black, Stampin Blends
Paper:  Piroquette Pink Base, Blushing Bride Layer, Very Vanilla, Champagne Foil
Accessories:  Sweet Cake Framelits, Dimensions, Clear Epoxy Shapes

I absolutely love how this card turned out, the Stampin Blends made the card stand out and is so vibrant!!

Card #5 - Sorry

Stamp Sets:  Sorry for Everything, Star of Light, Jar of Love
Ink:  Soft Sky, Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz
Paper:  Soft Sky Base, Melon Mambo Layer, Whisper White
Accessories:  Melon Mambo Twine

A beautiful spring Get Well card, one that is sure to make anyone feel a little bit better.

Thank you for taking time to look at our cards.

Happy Stamping!
Cindy
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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Wednesday Wow - May Thank You

Thank You
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