Tuesday, October 21, 2014

SUO108 Bag in A Box for A Birthday Treat :-)

Hi Stampers! 

This card was created for the new SUO108 “The Treats The Thing”Challenge (create a treat holder) and I decided to create a gift bag versus a small treat container and used the Splitcoaststampers Box in a Bag tutorial found here

The only thing I changed was the paper used for the bag itself- instead of Designer Series Paper (DSP) I used Very Vanilla cardstock and I also used a current punch (versus the retired Tab Punch) :-)

I hope that you will visit us at SUO-Challenges to check out the rest of the Design Team projects and join in on in on the fun with your Stampin’ Up! Only creations!

To create this project:
Using the Simply Scored™ Tool,  score your 4 ½” x 4 ½” cardstock (you cannot see it but I used Always Artichoke)  at 1” on all four sides and assemble the box per the tutorial.
Ink the branch stamp from An Open Heart using Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink and stamp repeatedly onto the 5 ½” x 11” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  Color the images using Stampin’ Blendabilities™- Old Olive and Wisteria Wonder Collections.
Add distressing with Gorgeous Grunge and Baked Brown Sugar Classic Ink and sponge Baked Brown Sugar Classic Ink over the Very Vanilla to “age” the paper.
Use Sticky Strip along the bottom of the prepared box (from the step above) and add the stamped cardstock panel to create the “bag”.
Add the strip over the bottom of the panel along with the Decorative Label Punch pieces at the top (for the tabs).  Punch a hole into the “tabs” to insert the ½” Early Espresso Seam Binding Ribbon bow.
Add the rolled Wisteria Wonder flowers along with the Early Espresso leaves from the Bird Builder Punch (create the rolled flower using the 1 ¼” Scallop Circle Punch, cutting a spiral toward the center starting at the outside edge and rolling up- see the basic Splitcoaststampers tutorial here).
Ink the sentiment from Blooming with Kindness using Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink and stamp onto Very Vanilla cardstock.  Create the banner using the Hexagon Punch and add the distressing with the Baked Brown Sugar Classic Ink with the same steps taken on the bag portion.
Add the fussy-cut bird image along with a few Pe
Another View of the front :-)
arls to finish off the bag (I had this image in my stash already colored with Stampin’ Write Markers- Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Sahara Sand, So Saffron and “fussy-cut” and ready to go).
Stamp Sets: An Open Heart, Blooming with Kindness, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink, Baked Brown Sugar, Early Espresso;  Stampin’ Blendabilities™- Light and Medium Old Olive and Wisteria Wonder; Stampin’ Write Markers- Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Sahara Sand, So Saffron; White Gel Pen
Paper/Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White
Accessories:  Simply Scored™ Tool, Sponge Daubers, Punches- Decorative Label, Scallop Edge Border, 1 ¼” Scallop Circle, Bird Builder, Hexagon Punch; ½” Early Espresso Seam Binding Ribbon, Pearls

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by – you are such an encouragement to me!  I hope you have a chance to join in on our “TheTreats The Thing” Challenge- have a wonderful week!!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Festive Pines- Christmas Wishes to You and Yours :-)



Hi Stampers!

I still had the Ornamental Pine set on my desk (and decided to create one more card using the Pals PaperArts PPA224 Sketch along with the Festive Friday FFC42 Inspiration Photo and another October design for the CCC14 Christmas Card Challenge at Splitcoaststampers.  Hopefully you  are not tired of this set yet- I love it! :-) 

If you have not already visited the challenge sites, I encourage you to do so- fantastic Design Team samples as well as their galleries!

To create this card:

Using the large branch stamp from Ornamental Pine, ink the image using Always Artichoke Classic Ink.  Wipe the branch portion off with a baby wipe and color the branch with the Early Espresso Stampin’ Write marker and stamp the image onto Whisper White cardstock. 

Re-ink the needle area and stamp at the lower corner of the panel.

Add a few highlights with the White Gel Pen, trim the stamped panel and mount onto Cherry Cobbler cardstock, trim again and mount onto Early Espresso cardstock.

Ink the pine cones using Early Espresso Classic Ink (or the Stampin’ Write marker) and stamp onto Whisper White cardstock.  If needed, darken some of the areas with the marker and carefully cut out my hand (“fussy-cut”) and add the pine cones to the focal image panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.

Use the Big Shot™ with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of Whisper White cardstock, trim to approx. 3 ¾” x 5 ¼” and mount onto a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock, trim and mount onto the Early Espresso card base.

Adhere the strips of Trim the Tree Designer Series Pack (DSP) onto Early Espresso cardstock and add to the card front per the sketch.
Mount the focal image panel onto the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.

Ink the sentiment using Early Espresso Classic Ink (or the Stampin’ Write Early Espresso marker as I did) and stamp onto Whisper White cardstock.  

Punch the sentiment out using the Ticket Duo Punch and mount onto a ticket punched from Cherry Cobbler and another one from Early Espresso (cut the Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso tickets in half vertically and adhere behind the sentiment so you can see the layers).

Mount the sentiment onto the card front directly onto the panel and using a Stampin’ Dimensional® on the right hand side to attach to the card front.

Add the ½” Always Artichoke Triple Seam Ribbon bow with the Antique Brad along with a few Pearls to finish the card.

Stamp Sets: Ornamental Pine, That’s The Ticket

Ink:  Always Artichoke, Early Espresso; Stampin’ Write Marker- Early Espresso, White Gel Pen

Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Trim the Tree DSP Pack    
    
Accessories: Big Shot™, Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Ticket Duo Punch,  Pearls, ½” Always Artichoke Seam Binding Ribbon, Antique Brad


Thanks again for stopping by- I will be sharing the new SU-Only Challenge early Tuesday morning…hope you can visit again soon!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Joy to the World- A Vintage Easel Christmas Card :-)

Hi Stampers! 

Here is another card that I created this week for the Our Daily Bread DesignsODBDSLC215 Anything Goes Challenge (have to use at least one ODBD stamp set) along with another CCC14 Christmas Challenge card for October.

I hope you will have the time to check out both sites linked above- gorgeous cards from all!

To create this card:

Using Midnight Muse Classic Ink , stamp the Wisemen Ornament onto Very Vanilla cardstock.  Mask the wisemen area and sponge Baked Brown Sugar over the edges, remove the mask and add a bit to the wisemen. 

Cut the circle out using the Big Shot™ with the Circle Collection Framelits™ and cut another circle from Midnight Muse cardstock with a large framelit™ from the Sizzix Circle Collection.  

Mount the wisemen image onto the Midnight Muse circle and add the Spellbinders Flourish die cut (split into two) at the top and bottom to create the ornament.

Wrap the Gold Cord around the top of the die cut and set aside.
Stamp the Joy to the World
Side View of easel 
background stamp onto a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using Midnight Muse Classic Ink.

Stamp the retired Christmas Collage background (onto another piece of Very Vanilla cardstock) also using Midnight Muse Classic Ink.

Distress the background panels using a Sponge Dauber with Baked Brown Sugar Classic Ink.  Trim the Joy to the World panel and mount onto Midnight Muse cardstock.

Cut the Christmas College panel in half and mount onto Midnight Muse cardstock. 

Create the 5.5” x 5.5” easel card using this tutorial from Very Vanilla cardstock. 

Emboss a 5” square piece of Baked Brown Sugar cardstock using the Big Shot™ with the Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder and mount onto a piece of Midnight Muse cardstock.

Add the background panels, the crocheted lace trim, scrap piece of Midnight Muse cardstock, 3/8” Midnight Muse Stitched Satin Ribbon (“antique” with Baked Brown Sugar Classic Ink), sentiment banner panel and ornament to the card front. 

Mount the entire panel onto a 5.5” x 5.5” Very Vanilla card front.

Stamp the Joy and sentiment image onto Very Vanilla cardstock, distress with Baked Brown Sugar Classic Ink and mount onto Midnight Muse cardstock.

Add the panel onto a piece of Midnight Muse cardstock (embossed with the Lacy Brocade EF) and add a few highlights with the White Gel Pen.

Add the Joy panel to the lower part of the easel card and finish off the card with Pearls and a Rhinestone for the star :-)

Stamp Sets: Joy, Bells and Boughs, Christmas College (retired), ODBD Joy to the World and Wisemen Ornament

Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Midnight Muse

Paper:  Very Vanilla, Midnight Muse, Baked Brown Sugar

Accessories: Big Shot™, Circle Collection Framelits™, Sizzix Circle Framelits™, Spellbinders Flourish Die, Sponge Daubers, Pearls, Rhinestone, retired 3/8” Midnight Muse Stitched Satin Ribbon, Hexagon Punch, lace from my stash


Thanks again for visiting- have a wonderful weekend, my friends!!

IC463 Ornamental Pine #3- A Vintage Masculine Style :-)

Hi Stampers! 

Here is the third card that I created this weekend using the new Ornamental Pine set from the 2014 Holiday Mini Catalog.  

This card was created for the IC463 Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoaststampers (see the details of the challenge here, the gallery is located at this link and the inspiration for the card is pictured at the right and is located at the Vietri site here), plus it is another one of my October designs for the CCC14 Splitcoaststampers Christmas Card Challenge (see the entire CCC14 gallery here). 

To create this card:

Ink the branch image from Ornamental Pine using Mossy Meadow Classic Ink (remove the ink from the branches using a baby wipe) and color the branch area with an Early Espresso Stampin’ Write marker.
Stamp the image onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock and stamp the pine needles again in the upper and lower right hand corners (re-inking with Mossy Meadow Classic Ink each time before stamping).
Add the vintage touches using a Sponge Dauber with Crumb Cake Classic Ink followed with Baked Brown Sugar Classic Ink.
Trim the panel and mount onto a piece of Early Espresso cardstock and onto the Cherry Cobbler card base. 
Add the vertical strip of Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper (DSP) and distress the paper with a Sponge Dauber using Baked Brown Sugar.   Mount onto a piece of Early Espresso cardstock and again onto Cherry Cobbler cardstock.   Mount the DSP layered panel onto the card front. 
Stamp the sentiment onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock with Early Espresso Classic Ink and cut the square out using the Big Shot™ with the Square Framelits™.  Add the pine needles in the corner (I added additional smaller needles by hand with the Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write marker) and mount onto the Early Espresso scrap (a bit smaller than the sentiment square) and again onto the Cherry Cobbler scrap. 
Add the sentiment to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals™.
Stamp the pine cone images (four total images) onto Whisper White cardstock using Early Espresso Classic Ink, “fussy-cut” the images out and add to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals®. 
Add the snowflakes using a White Gel Pen and a few Pearls to the sentiment layer to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: Ornamental Pine
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Mossy Meadow; Stampin’ Write Markers- Early Espresso, Mossy Meadow; White Gel Pen
Paper/Cardstock:  Whisper White, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler; Trim the Tree DSP Pack
Accessories: Big Shot™, Square Collection Framelits™, Sponge Daubers, Pearls

Thanks again for stopping by! I had a great time designing with this Ornamental Pine set and can see so many other possibilities- this one is definitely a “keeper” 

Ornamental Pine #2- Joy for Two Challenges :-)

Hi Stampers!

Here is the second card I created using the Ornamental Pine set from the 2014 Holiday Mini catalog.  

This card was created for the Creative Challenge Club #17 Sketch Challenge along with another Christmas card for the CCC14 Christmas Card Challenge atSplitcoaststampers.

As always, if you have not already visited the challenge sites, I hope you will find the time to do so- there are so many wonderful examples from the Design Teams and the galleries!

To create this card:

Using the large branch stamp from Ornamental Pine, ink the image using Garden Green Classic Ink.  Wipe the branch portion off using a baby wipe and color the branch with the Early Espresso Stampin’ Write marker.

Use the Big Shot™ with the Circle Collection Framelits™ to cut out the image along with another circle from Early Espresso cardstock.
Carefully cut along the branch to allow an opening for the Silver Cord (retired) used on the ornament.

Ink the sentiment from Endless Wishes using Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink and stamp onto the circle under the branches.

Stamp the ornaments using Blackberry Bliss and Cajun Craze Classic Ink onto Whisper White cardstock.  Carefully cut out (“fussy-cut”) each ornament and wrap the retired Silver Cord around the top of the ornaments.

Adhere the Cajun Craze ornament directly onto the pine branch image and insert the silver cord into the opening cut around the branch.

Mount the Early Espresso cardstock circle behind the pine branch circle.

Mount a piece of Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper (DSP) to a piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock, trim and mount onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock. 

Add the paper lace (created using the Big Shot™ along with the Large Scallop Edgelit™ and embossed with the Delicate Designs Lace Framelit™) and top with the 3/8’ Blackberry Bliss triple ribbon bow.

Mount the Blackberry Bliss ornament image onto the pine branch circle using Stampin’ Dimensionals® , tuck the silver cord behind the circle and add the circle to the card front. 

Trim the edge of the circle on the card front per the sketch and mount the entire panel onto the Early Espresso card base.

Add a few Pearls to the upper left hand corner to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Ornamental Pine, Endless Wishes

Ink:  Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze, Garden Green; Stampin’ Write Marker- Early Espresso

Paper: Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Early Espresso, Trim the Tree DSP Pack  
     
Accessories: Big Shot™, Circle Collection Framelits™, Large Scallop Edgelit™, Delicate Designs Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Pearls, retired Silver Cord


Thanks again fortaking the time to visit :-) I have one more card to share using this stamp set- I am having so much fun with this one!  

Have a great weekend, my friends!!

Peace On Earth- Two Challenges in One!

Hi Stampers! 

I just love the Ornamental Pine stamp set in the Holiday Mini and decided to take some time to create a few cards and projects to show the versatility of this stamp set.

The first card I created uses a masked background for the Merry Monday #130 Silent Night Challenge as well as one of my Christmas cards for the CCC14 Splitcoaststampers 2014 Christmas Card Challenge.  

I hope you will have the time to check out both challenge sites- great designs and inspiration from all!

To create this card:

Use the 1 3/8” Circle Punch to punch out a circle from a piece of scrap paper and place the actual circle onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock for the moon.

Create a torn mask for the horizon line (to mimic the snowbanks).   Keep the circle mask over the moon area and using a Sponge Dauber, apply Pool Party Classic Ink, followed by Coastal Cabana Classic Ink and lastly by Pacific Point Classic Ink.

 Remove the mask for the moon and sponge a bit of the Coastal Cabana and Pacific Point Classic Inks onto the moon area.

Keep the mask in place for the snowbanks and stamp the tree line images from Lovely As A Tree using Pacific Point Classic Ink.

Remove all masks and place another for the snow banks in the center of the card and apply ink from the Sponge Daubers used on the sky area.

Ink the leaves on the Ornamental Pine branch stamp using Mossy Meadow Classic Ink and use a baby wipe to remove the ink from the branch area.   Use an Early Espresso Stampin’ Write marker to color the branch area and stamp onto the card front and repeat these steps to stamp the second branch.   

Stamp the sentiment using Pacific Point Classic Ink and trim the panel.  

Sponge additional Pacific Point Classic Ink around the edges and mount onto Coastal Cabana cardstock and again onto the Early Espresso card base.

Add the white highlights to the branches and snowflakes using the White Gel Pen.

Ink the pine cone image using Early Espresso Classic Ink (or the Stampin’ Write marker used for the branches) and stamp three pine cones onto Whisper White cardstock.  Carefully cut out each pine cone (“fussy-cut”) and mount onto the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.

Add the Rhinestones under the sentiment to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Ornamental Pine, Lovely As A Tree, Greetings of the Season (retired)
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Early Espresso, Mossy Meadow, Pacific Point, Pool Party; Stampin’ Write Marker- Early Espresso, White Gel Pen
 Paper/Cardstock:  Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Early Espresso

Accessories: Sponge Daubers, scrap paper for masking, Rhinestones


Thanks again for stopping by- I had so much fun playing around with the Ornamental Pine stamp set and wiill share a few more cards during the next few days :-)  Have a great weekend!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

CAS Bloom with Hope- Two Challenges in One



Hi Again Stampers!

I hope all of you are having a great week so far!  I decided to take a break from the craft room organization project and create a card using the FabFri52 Color Challenge along with the #95 CAS Colours and Sketches Challenge.

Again, I hope you have the time to stop by both sites to check out the great inspiration from the Design Teams as well as the other entries!

To create this card:

Ink the Bloom with Hope stamp using Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink and stamp onto Whisper White cardstock.  Create a mask from scrap paper or from repositionable note paper, mask the image and stamp again- repeat to stamp the line of flowers.

Use an AquaPainter™ with Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink for the blossoms and Tangelo Twist Classic Ink for the background.  Use a Stampin’ Write Basic Black marker to add lines to the stem images and a retired White Watercolor Pencil to add a few highlights to the petals.

Ink the retired En Francais background stamp with Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink and stamp off onto scrap paper. Position the floral image over the background stamp and use your fingers to apply portions of the stamp to the image.

Use the Big Shot™ with the Window Frames Collection Framelits™ to cut out the image as well as another frame from Basic Black cardstock.   Mount the focal image onto the Basic Black frame and trim the top portion off.  Add the scrap piece of Back to Black Designer Series Paper (DSP) along with a strip of Basic Black cardstock.

Place a piece of Whisper White cardstock over the En Francais background stamp (do not re-ink) and again, lightly press certain areas with your fingers to randomly stamp the background image onto the Whisper White cardstock.   Trim the panel and mount onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock.

Add the strip of Basic Black cardstock to the top area,  add the scrap strip of Blackberry Bliss cardstock to the center and add the small strip of Basic Black to finish off the vertical element of the sketch (I flipped the sketch to a landscape orientation). 

Use an AquaPainter™ along with a Sponge Dauber to apply Tangelo Twist Classic Ink over the edges of the Whisper White card base.

Add the layered background panel and mount the floral focal image.

Stamp the sentiment from the retired Express Yourself hostess set onto Whisper White cardstock and cut the banner points using the Hexagon Punch.  Mount onto Basic Black cardstock (creating the banner points as well with the Hexagon Punch) and mount onto the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.
 
Add Pearls to the sentiment layer to finish off the card.  

Stamp Sets:  Bloom with Hope (2014-2015 Hostess Set), Express Yourself (retired 2013-2014 Hostess Set), retired En Francais

Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink, Blackberry Bliss, Tangelo Twist

Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Back to Black DSP

Accessories:  Big Shot™, Window Frames Collection Framelits™, AquaPainter™,  Sponge Dauber, Pearls


Thanks again for stopping by- I hope you have a great Tuesday!

Monday, October 13, 2014

ODBDSLC215 Gratitude Can Transform Common Days

Hi Stampers!


 If you have not had a chance to visit the ODBD site yet, I hope you will find the time to do so- as always, wonderful Design Team samples as well as tremendous inspiration from the gallery of submissions!!

To create this card:

Stamp the Cornucopia image from Our Daily Bread Designs using Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink onto Whisper White cardstock.  Color the image using Stampin’ Blendabilities™ Collections (Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Wisteria Wonder and Neutrals) and carefully cut out the image.  

Use the Big Shot™ with the Vintage Flourish Pattern Die (ODBD) and cut the frame out of Very Vanilla cardstock. 

Ink the sentiment from Day of Gratitude using Chocolate Chip Classic Ink and stamp onto the frame.   Distress a bit using Ranger© Tim Holtz® Old Paper Distress Ink and the Color Spritzer Tool with a Stampin’ Write Chocolate Chip marker to add a bit of splatter.

Mount the frame onto a piece of retired Apple Cider Designer Series Paper (DSP).  Add the 1” Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon strip and mount the frame onto the Chocolate Chip card base.

Repeatedly stamp the leaf image from Day of Gratitude using Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink onto Whisper White cardstock and color using the Light and Medium Old Olive Stampin’ Blendabilities™ markers.  Carefully cut out the images and mount onto the card front. 

Add the Cornucopia image using Stampin’ Dimensionals® and add the retired Bronze button along with Hemp Twine to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  Day of Gratitude, Cornucopia (ODBD)

Ink:  Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink, Stampin’ Blendabilties™- Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Wisteria Wonder; Stampin’ Write Marker- Chocolate Chip, Ranger© Tim Holtz® Old Paper Distress Ink

Paper: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, retired Apple Cider DSP

Accessories: Big Shot™, Vintage Flourish Pattern Die (ODBD), Color Spritzer Tool, 1” Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon, Bronze Button, Hemp Twine


 Thanks again for visiting- have a wonderful evening!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

C is for Cat- A Color and Sketch Challenge :-)

Hi Stampers!   

Last night I had a chance to play in my craft room and decided to create a card using the CC499 Splitcoaststampers’ Color Challenge- "Saffron Pumpkins in the Meadow" with the dessert option of using something gold and do not make a Halloween card along with the MoJo366 Sketch Challenge.

I could not add Gold to this card without distracting from the image (but it is not Halloween) :-)

If you have not visited either challenge site yet, I encourage you to do so- marvelous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

The main focal panel is from Graphic 45’s Raining Cats and Dogs series (I love animals especially cats and just had to have this paper- lol!) - I decided to use a Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write marker too darken the leaves a bit on her dress but all of the other colors matched perfectly.

Once the coloring was finished, apply Ranger© Tim Holtz® Old Paper Distress Stain to “antique” the paper.

Mount the panel onto a piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock, trim and mount onto Basic Black cardstock.

Use the Big Shot™ along with the Alpabet Press Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of retired Pumpkin Pie Designer Series Paper (DSP).  Lightly sand the embossed panel using a Sanding Block, trim and mount onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock.

Also mount a piece of retired I Am Me DSP to a piece of Basic Black cardstock for the additional vertical part of the sketch challenge.

Mount a piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock to a piece of Basic Black cardstock.

Add the I Am Me DSP panel first, then add the strip of ¾” Black Satin Ribbon over the panel, securing the ends behind the panel.  Add the distressed Pumpkin Pie layer and mount the focal image using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.

Stamp the sentiment tags using the retired Tiny Tag stamp set onto Very Vanilla cardstock and punch out using the retired Jewelry Tag Punch.  Antique the paper using Ranger© Tim Holtz® Old Paper Distress Stain.  Insert a Mini Black Brad at the top of the two tags and mount onto the card panel.

Use the Big Shot™ to cut out the cat (Impression Obsession die?) from Basic Black cardstock and mount onto the front of the focal image panel.

Mount the entire focal image panel onto the So Saffron card front, add the triple ¾” Black Satin Ribbon bow along with Pearls to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: Tiny Tags
Ink:  Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink, Stampin’ Write Mossy Meadow marker, Ranger© Tim Holtz® Old Paper Distress Stain
Paper/Cardstock:  Basic Black, Mossy Meadow, So Saffron, Very Vanilla; retired Pumpkin Pie DSP, retired I Am Me DSP; Raining Cats and Dogs (Graphic 45)
Accessories:  Big Shot™, Alphabet Press Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Cat Die (non-SU!), retired Jewelry Tag Punch, ¾” Black Satin Ribbon (from my stash), Pearls

Thanks again for stopping by- I hope all of you have a great Thursday!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

SUO107 Truly Grateful to be "Out in the Woods"

Hi Stampers! 


I hope that you will visit us at SUO-Challenges to check out the rest of the Design Team projects and join in on in on the fun with your Stampin’ Up! Only creations as well as visit the CCMC site and check out all of their fantastic designs and gallery!

To create this project:
Ink the moose image from Walk in the Wild using Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink and stamp onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock. 
Create a mask for the moose using a sticky note and also create a mask for the moon with the 1 ¼” Circle Punch.
Mask the moose and moon image and using a Sponge Dauber with Marina Mist Classic Ink, sponge the ink onto the sky in a horizontal pattern to mimic woodgrain.
Color the moose using Stampin’ Blendabilities- Light and Medium Crumb Cake and the grassy area with the Light and Medium Old Olive markers.
Cut the image out using the Big Shot™ with the Ovals Collection Framelits™ (also cut an oval of the same size from Early Espresso cardstock).  Hand-cut the Early Espresso oval in half horizontally and mount behind the focal image.
Use a Sponge Dauber to apply Baked Brown Sugar Classic Ink to the edges and use the retired Color Spritzer Tool with the Early Espresso Stampin’ Write marker to add a bit more distressing..
Use the Big Shot™ with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock.  Trim and mount onto a panel of Early Espresso cardstock, trim again and mount onto another panel of Crumb Cake cardstock, trim once more and mount onto the Early Espresso card base.
Cut the angled piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the Trim the Tree DSP Paper Stack, mount onto a piece of Early Espresso cardstock and adhere this panel to the card front per the card sketch.
Ink the woodgrain background stamp from Truly Grateful using Baked Brown Sugar Classic Ink and stamp onto a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock.   Trim a piece to use as one of the vertical banners, cut the banner points by hand using the image as a guide, use the Distressing Tool to distress the edges and use a Sponge Dauber with Early Espresso Classic Ink to add a bit more distressing and definition along the edges.
Trim a piece of Early Espresso cardstock (I had a piece already embossed with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder in my stash)- cut the banner points with the Hexagon Punch and distress the edges using the Distressing Tool. 
Adhere both banners to the card front, add the strands of Burlap Ribbon and mount the moose oval using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.
Stamp the sentiment using Early Espresso Classic Ink onto another portion of the previously stamped woodgrain background (in the step above) and hand cut the banner points on both ends using the image as a guide.  Mount onto a piece of Early Espresso cardstock (cutting the banner points by hand as well).
Adhere to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals® and add the retired Bronze Button with the Burlap Ribbon tied in the center to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: Walk in the Wild, Truly Grateful
Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink, Baked Brown Sugar, Early Espresso, Marina Mist;  Stampin’ Blendabilities™- Light and Medium Crumb Cake, Light and Medium Old Olive; Stampin’ Write Markers- Early Espresso
Paper/Cardstock:  Whisper White, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Trim the Tree DSP Stack
Accessories:  Big Shot™, Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Ovals Collection Framelits™, Sponge Daubers, Distressing Tool, Burlap Ribbon, Hexagon Punch, retired Color Spritzer Tool, retired Bronze Button, paper for masking

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by – you are such an encouragement to me!  I hope you have a chance to join in on our “Outin the Woods” Challenge- have a wonderful week!!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Hope- A Color Challenge with a Technique "Twist"


Hi Stampers!

I wanted to create a card using the CQC261 ColourQ Challenge and decided to incorporate a version of the Alcohol Marker Marbling Technique (hence, the "Technique Twist", using Stampin’ Write Markers versus the alcohol markers).  

Also, you would normally use glossy cardstock for this technique, but since the challenge needed Very Vanilla cardstock, I decided to go ahead and give it a try :-)   One thing I noticed is that the regular cardstock soaks up most of the ink so you do not have the ability to allow the ink to spread (nor the chance for a second print) as you do with the glossy cardstock.  

If you have not had a chance to visit the ColourQ Challenge site yet, I hope you will find the time to do so- as always, great Design Team samples as well as tremendous inspiration from the gallery of submissions!!

To create this card:

Using the same steps as the technique for alcohol markers (see tutorial here), apply the Stampin’ Write markers directly onto the plastic bag- Island Indigo and retired Dusty Durango and use a Sponge Dauber to apply retired Kiwi Kiss Classic Ink.

Mist the ink on the plastic bag with Rubbing Alcohol and lay the piece of Very Vanilla cardstock over the moistened ink.

Repeatedly stamp the sentiment image using Chocolate Chip Classic Ink over the newly created background (re-inking after each stamping) and using Island Indigo Classic Ink, add a bit of additional distressing using the splatter stamp from Gorgeous Grunge.

Carefully cut the sections apart, use a Sponge Dauber with Chocolate Chip Classic Ink to apply ink over the edges and adhere to a piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock. 

Mount a piece of Island Indigo cardstock to the Chocolate Chip card base.

Ink the Gorgeous Grunge stamps using retired Dusty Durango , Kiwi Kiss and Island Indigo Classic Ink. 

Mount the two sentiment panels flush with the card front and add the third panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.   
Create the rolled roses from Island Indigo and Dusty Durango cardstock (use the 2 ⅜” , 1 ¾” and 1 ¼” Scallop Circle Punches- punch the scallop circles, hand cut a wavy spiral from the outside of the scallop circle toward the center, use the Bone Folder to curl the edges of the petals a bit, roll up from the outside edge and adhere using Tombow Multi-Purpose Adhesive or a Hot Glue Gun).
Add the rolled flowers to the card front along with the Chocolate Chip leaves to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  Gorgeous  Grunge, Natural Beauty (retired)

Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Island Indigo, retired Dusty Durango and Kiwi Kiss; Stampin’ Write Markers- Island Indigo, retired Dusty Durango

Paper: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Island Indigo , retired Dusty Durango

Accessories: Sponge Daubers, Punches- 2 ⅜”, 1 ¾” and 1 ¼” Scallop Circle, Bird Builder; Plastic Bag, Rubbing Alcohol  

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