Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Snowflakes in Neutral

Good Tuesday morning.  On my card today I used two challenges:  Pals Paper Arts Challenge #225 and Merry Monday Challenge #132 - snowflakes, dry embossing, use neutral colors.  This would also be a great card for a winter birthday.

Card Base:  Whisper White card stock.
Embossed Layer:  Whisper White card stock embossed using the Northern Flurry embossing folder.  Added VersaMark and Iridescent Ice and heat embossed it for some sparkle.  Matted with Basic Gray card stock.
Additional Layers:  Heat embossed a piece of Smoky Slate card stock the same as I did the embossed layer.  It was matted with Basic Gray
card stock and attached to the card.  Matted a piece of All is Calm designer paper with Basic Gray and added it to the card.  Cut some snowflakes from Whisper White using the retired Northern Frost Decorative Strip die.  Dimensionals were used to attach them to the card.
Finishing Touches:  Added some Dazzling Details to the three snowflakes as well as Rhinestones to the center.
Hopefully these are the only snowflakes that are around here for a while but you never know.  Enjoy a wonderful day.

Stampin' Up! Products Used


 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

A Touch of Gold

Creating Pretty Cards Challenge #40 was used as the basis for this birthday card.

Card Base:  Garden Green card stock
Designer Paper Layer:  Wrapped Pistachio Pudding Baker's Twine twice around piece of Gold Soiree designer paper.  Made a double bow from the baker's twine and attached with a Glue Dot.  Strip of Gold Foil sheet was added on each side.  Retired Crisp Cantaloupe ribbon then added and layer attached to the card.
Image:  Stamped image from Bloom with Hope stamp set on Whisper White card stock using Black StazOn ink.  Colored it using Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe and Garden Green inks and an Aqua Painter.  Punched out with Scallop Circle Punch and matted with a Garden Green circle.  Gold Glitz Dazzling Details was used on the center of the flowers and in each scallop.  Popped up on card with Dimensionals.
Sentiment:  Heat embossed sentiment from the same stamp set using VersaMark and Gold Embossing Powder.  Punched out with Modern Label Punch.  Using same punch, punched one each out of Gold Foil, Crisp Cantaloupe and Garden Green card stocks.  Cut off ends to use to mat sentiment.  Attached sentiment with a Dimensional and Glue Dots.


This will going in the mail today.  Again, I'm late mailing a card.  I hope you've been having better weather than we are.  It's been raining and windy here for three days so far.  Lost power last night but thankfully it was on by morning.  A little sunshine would be nice though.  I guess it's better than snow, right?

Stampin' Up! Products Used 

 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Sunny Anniversary Wishes

Hello to all.  For this anniversary card, I was inspired by three challenges:  The Paper Players Challenge #217, the Try Stampin' On Tuesday Challenge #189 and The Card Concept Challenge #21 - country and sunflowers (I probably would choose the style shabby chic for this one).

Card Base:  Naturals White card stock.  I attached a piece of Moonlight designer paper after adding some jumbo brass eyelets.
Sunflower Mat:  Stamped the Hardwood stamp on Naturals White card stock with Mossy Meadow ink.  It was matted with Tangelo Twist card stock and attached to the card.
Sunflower:  Using the retired daisies die, I cut two large and one medium daisy from Hello Honey card stock.  The petals were sponged with Hello Honey ink.  I attached the three together with liquid glue.  The smallest daisy was cut twice from Tangelo Twist card stock, petals sponged, 
attached together and then added to the large daisy.  I used the distressing tool on some Mossy Meadow card stock.  I punched out a circle from Mossy Meadow, added some glue and attached my scrapings from the distressing.  I thought it would add a little dimension to the flower.  This was attached to the center of the flower.  The flower was then added to the card with Glue Dots.
Finishing Touch:  The sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set was stamped on Naturals White with Mossy Meadow ink and cut out with one of the Bitty Banners Framelits.  Cut another from Tangelo Twist to use as a mat.  It was curled a little with the bone folder and adhered using Glue Dots.
This card will be going out to our niece and her husband; unfortunately, it will arrive late.  It is the thought, right?  Thanks for stopping by.

Stampin' Up! Products Used


Saturday, October 11, 2014

Card #3 - CASEing Myself

Today's card is the last one from my recent class.  I actually CASE'd myself (see this card here).  I was very happy with the way that card turned out I decided to recreate it.

Card Base:  Pistachio Pudding card stock used.  Added a piece of Gold Soiree designer paper to the bottom.  Love this designer paper's colors and patterns.
Sentiment Layer:  Cut one edge of Crisp Cantaloupe card stock with the Large Scallop Edgelit.  I then lined it up with the Delicate Designs embossing folder and ran it through the Big Shot.  Cut along the edge of a strip of Calypso Coral card stock with the same edgelit and attached it to the back of the embossed layer.  I then heat embossed the sentiment from the Blooming with Kindness stamp set using VersaMark and Calypso Coral embossing powder.  Before adding it to the card I added a piece of Whisper White 1/4" Cotton Ribbon and then tied a knot using another piece of the same ribbon.
The Finishing Touch:  Three Pearls were added in the upper corner.

Thank you for coming by.  I hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Stampin' Up! Products Used


  

Thursday, October 9, 2014

BOO!! - Card #2

This is sort of the second card from my class on Saturday.  When I saw the Stampin' Celebration Challenge #88 and hadn't come up with my cards for class (yes, I am a last-minute person), I decided to use the beautiful inspration picture to make a halloween card.  My original card is shown below but I wanted to step it up a bit to make it a special one for my granddaughter.  I am also adding this to the Paper Players Challenge #216 - Halloween.

Card Base:  Basic Black card stock cut 4-1/4" x 11"; score at 5-1/2.
Layers:  Emboss Basic Black CS with Chevron embossing folder.  Mat with Pumpkin Pie CS.  Attach to card.
Grass:  Cut one edge of Old Olive CS with Fringe Scissors.  Sponge edges with Old Olive ink.  Add to card using adhesive along the bottom edge only.

Pumpkins:  Cut out of Pumpkin Pie Textured CS using the Fun Fall Framelits.  Trim off the stems and sponge around them with Pumpkin Pie CS.  Cut three new stems from Old Olive CS using just the stem parts of the dies.  Attach the new stems to back of pumpkins.  Add "grooves" with Pumpkin Pie Marker.  Attach them to card.
Ghosts:  Cut out of Whisper White CS using the Fun Fall Framelits.  I added Dazzling Details around the edge of each ghost.  Add one ghost behind the grass.  Attach the other ghost using an Action Wobble.  Googlies were also added.
The Finishing Touch - B O O:  Cut the letters out of retired Polka Dot Parade designer paper using the Little Letter Thinlits.  Attach to card.  Crystal Effects was added to give them some dimension.

Class Card
This is the card we made in class.  Pumpkins were stamped before being cut out.  No Dazzling Details, Crystal Effects or sponging.  The one ghost did have the Action Wobble attached.  Either way, I think the card makes for a cute halloween card.  If you have any questions about either card, please feel free to contact me.  I hope you're having a great day.  I still have one more card from the class and will be sharing it soon.  Thanks for stopping by.

Stampin' Up! Products Used 
     

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Class Card #1

I forgot today was World Card Making Day but since I had a class scheduled, it turned out we participated anyway.  My first card from the class is Christmas themed and based on the Merry Monday Challenge #128 - add stripes and/or polka dots and the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #365.  Again, I turned the layout 90 degrees.  Plus the sketch was supposed to be "tall and skinny" but I made mine "long and skinny".

Card Base:  Used Whisper White card stock for the card base.  Added a layer of Cherry Cobbler card stock.  The card size is 3-1/4" x 6-1/2".
Layers:  Heat embossed the sentiment from the retired Greetings of the Season stamp set with Gold embossing powder.  Ran it through the Big Shot with the Stylish Stripes embossing folder and attached it to the card.  Next to that I added a piece of Trim the Tree designer paper
Banners:  Added three banners - one from Gold Glimmer Paper, one from Cherry Cobbler card stock and one from another piece of Trim the Tree
paper.  When I use glimmer paper, I usually peel off the backing.  It doesn't seem to adhere too well with it and it also makes it thinner and easier to work with.  I punched out a white star and attached it to the banners with a gold brad.  They were then added to the card.
The Finishing Touch:  Sequins from the Gold Sequin Trim were randomly added for a little more glitz.
Thank you for taking a look at today's card.  I will share the other cards we made in the near future.  Enjoy the weekend.  It's a bit rainy here today but hopefully tomorrow will bring some sunshine.

Stampin' Up! Products Used
  

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Purple Anyone

Today my card was made with no purpose in mind so it can be used for a variety of occasions.  Two challenges helped stimulate my mojo:  Techno Stamper Sketch Challenge #333 and Sunday Stamps Challenge #85.  

THE BEGINNING:  Card base is Whisper White card stock.  Layer of Rich Razzleberry card stock is next.  Matted pieces of Park Lane and Trim the Tree designer papers with Brushed Gold card stock and added to the card.
RIBBON STRIP:  Attached Gold Satin Ribbon to Whisper White card stock.  Layered a piece of Blackberry Bliss ribbon over that.  Added to card.
IMAGE LAYER:  Stamped two flowers from the Flower Patch stamp set on Whisper White card stock with Rich Razzleberry and Blackberry Bliss inks.  Cut them out with the Flower Fair Framelits as well as two leaves cut from Garden Green card stock.  The flower center (same stamp set) was stamped using Garden Green ink.  The center center (same stamp set) was heat embossed using VersaMark and Gold embossing powder.  The flowers were attached; the leaves added to the back; whole thing added to Brushed Gold card stock cut using the Circles Framelits.  Used Dimensionals to attach to the card.
FINAL TOUCH:  Three Pearls were added to the ribbon and one to the center of the flower.
I hope you enjoyed todays "purple confection".  And I certainly hope you are having a fabulous weekend.  Weather is perfect here today.

Stampin' Up! Products Used