Friday, September 19, 2008
Seriously though, I really like how this card turned out. After layering and sponging and watercoloring, I added some paper piercing in the corners of the stamped image and some Jumbo Eyelets and ribbon for detail. I don't know yet who, if anyone, will receive this card! I just may keep it for myself!
Recipe.... all Stampin' UP!
Stamps: For Father (retired)
Cardstock and designer series paper: chocolate chip, riding hood red, Bella Rose dsp, watercolor paper
Ink: Black stazon, chocolate chip, riding hood red, kiwi green, close to cocoa and creamy caramel
Accessories: Jumbo Eyelets, chocolate taffeta ribbon, paper piercer and mat, aquapainter, sponge
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Well this card was alot more work than I anticipated! I got the color combination from my favorite stamping website Splitcoast Stampers. Every day they offer a challenge - color combo or layout, inspiration, technique, etc. I may have seen this layout over there but I can't be sure. The color combo challenge was Black, Kraft, and Rose Red.
I chose to make it a 5 1/4" square card. Yes it costs more to mail, but add any embellishments and it will cost more to mail!! Can I just say I LOVE Stampin' Up's designer paper! For this card I used current Kraft dsp and retired Rose Red paper from the Spring Mini catalog.
Make the circles with a coluzzle - adding paper pierced holes and sponge the edges.
I stamped all of the flowers with Rose Red and cut/punched and sponged them. HOWEVER, the two flowers in the corners were stamped with the 5 petal flower stamp from Ginormous Flowers. I then used the Boho Blossoms punch and with a simple rotation of the punch, I punched out the flowers! Too cute!! I added a 1/2" punched circle and a brad for a different take for a stamped flower!
So when the card was all stamped and assembled, I was thrilled with the way it turned out. Yes it was worth all of the work!
Stamps: Ginormous Flowers
Cardstock and Paper: Rose Red cardstock and paper, Basic Black, Kraft cardstock and paper, White
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Rose Red
Accessories: Coluzzle, Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, Paper Piercer and mat
Dimensions, Boho Blossom, 1/2 inch punches, 5 petal punch, brads
Hope you enjoy it.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
I used a stamp set from the Spring '08 Mini catalog. It is really a Father's Day stamp set but I used it for a masculine birthday card and I think it came out pretty good if I do say so myself!
What I think makes this card so unique is: the hardware on the side which is supposed to emulate the eyelets on the boots and the saying is a rubon. Love how they can be added to twill and ribbon! Try it, it is very cool.
Recipe.... all products are Stampin' UP!
Stamps: For Father (retired)
Cardstock and Designer Series Paper: Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Not Quite Navy, and Watercolor Paper
Ink: Black Stazon, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Close to Cocoa, Baja Breeze, Creamy Caramel
Accessories: Twill, Hodgepodge Hardware (retired), Photo Corner Punch, Chit Chat Rub-ons
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
I added Stampin' Up!s designer paper, some stamped images, clips, brads and ribbon and voila! The saying says "you make my life a beautiful thing." and they sure do - my daughters, not the memo holders. The paper was lifting a little from the clip as you can see by the picture. If I were to do it again, I would lightly sand the paint on the memo clips before adding the ds paper.
Recipe....(all products are Stampin' Up, except the memo clip)
Stamps: A Beautiful Thing
Designer series paper:Afternoon Tea, Bali Breeze (both retired)
Ink and Markers: Rose Red, Soft Sky (retired) and Cool Caribbean (retired), Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Hodgebodge hardware, various ribbons, and mini glue dots
Hope this inspires you to reach out to someone you love.
Friday, September 12, 2008
I love violets - all kinds of violets but especially the purple ones that bloom in our lawn in the spring. David, my husband and official lawn caretaker, does NOT like them. See opposites do attract! And boy do I digress - must be the coffee I had.
Anyway - as I was saying - I love violets and when I saw this Stampin' Up! stamp set I just had to have it. That was all there was to it! So here is a card I made. I wanted it to look like it was on a table in front of a wallpapered wall. And if you look very closely, some of the flowers are "popped up". I did this by stamping and coloring the image twice and then cutting out the flowers on one image and adhereing them to the other. Lots of work?? Not really and I love how it came out!
The Recipe.... (all products are Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: Bloomin' Beautiful
Cardstock and Designer Paper: Orchid Opulence, Certainly Celery and Watercolor Paper
Ink: Black Stazon, Orchid Opulence, Lovely Lilac, Old Olive, Close to Cocoa and Really Rust
Accessories: Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamond Glitter, Aquapainter, Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, Circle Fire Rhinestone Brads, Ticket Corner Punch, Dimensionals
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