Wednesday, July 4, 2012

July's Technique - Polished Stone

July Stamping Technique

Polished Stone

We created a unique background called Polished Stone, once again you can also re-create this look by looking around your house!  Rubbing Alcohol and Cotton Balls and your Stampin' Up! ink pad re-inkers.

Our first card was a sympathy card,

Stamps: Love & Sympathy

Ink: Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals; Bashful Blue Re-Inker, Pretty in Pink Re-Inker

Cardstock: Primrose Petals, Midnight Muse, Bashful Blue, Glossy Cardstock

Accessories: 1-Dimension, Midnight Muse Satin Stitched Ribbon, Sponging, Tulip Embossing Folder

Primrose Petals 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Midnight Muse 3 1/8 x 4 1/4
Bashful Blue 4 x 5
Glossy Cardstock 2 7/8 x 4

This is the second card, a summer Wedding card!

Stamps: Reason to Smile, One in a Million

Ink: Soft Suede

Cardstock: Summer Starfruit, Soft Suede, Glossy Cardstock, Cajun Craze, Comfort Cafe DS Paper

Accessories: 1-Dimension, Jewel Brad, Pearl Jewel, Chevron Embossing Folder, Daffodile Delight Seam Binding Ribbon

Soft Suede 2 1/2 x 5 1/2
Glossy Cardstock 3 1/4 x 3 1/2
Summer Starfruit 4 1/4 x 11
Comfort Cafe DS paper 3 5/8 x 5 1/2

I just love how this card turned out, the flowers remind me of sunflowers!

 And this is our fancy fold card, its a box top card as it folds in just like when you fold a box!  Above is the outside and below is the card unfolded.

Stamps: Party This Way

Ink: Pool Party, Chocolate Chip, Island Indigo

Cardstock: Pool Party, Comfort Cafe DS Paper, Very Vanilla

Accessories: Pool Party Twine for the Inside, Penant Punch

Very Vanilla 8x8"
Comfort Cafe DS paper 4 pieces measuring 1 7/8 x 4
Pool Party 4 1/4 x 4 1/2

(This is a original design that I came up with, the fold I got from my friend Janet Forton)

And that takes care of our class for July, 2012!  I always am amazed how much I am enjoying the techniques and folds, it really takes me out of my "comfort zone" but I love it!!

As always take care, stay cool (we are having hot and humid this week)

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