Sunday, April 26, 2009

Flower Basket

I made this flower basket for a LateNightStampers challenge. It's just like the one we made at my stamp camp last week, only it's smaller and the flowers were made with the SU Simple Flower Embosslit Die (page 202) and Pixie Pink card stock. The basket was made using the SU Baskets & Blooms Die. I dyed the Whisper White Ribbon Pixie Pink using a sponge dauber. The only stamping involved with this card is the saying. Here's the details:

Stamp Set: Oval All (saying)
Markers: Basic Black, Pixie Pink
Paper: Pixie Pink, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Small Oval Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Simple Flower Embosslit Die, Baskets & Blooms Die, Texturz Plates, Big Shot, 3/4" Circle Punch, Whisper White Ribbon, Sponge Dauber, Stampin' Dimensionals, Scissors, White Gel Pen

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Mother's Day Card

I made this card for Richard's mother, and I like how it turned out. It was hard to take a good picture due to lack of sun today! I embossed the rose 3x using a white craft inkpad and clear embossing powder. I sponged Cameo Coral over each flower and then added some Ruby Red for contrast. I then cut different sections out and layered using stampin' dimensionals. I ran some vellum cardstock through the Big Shot using the Manhattan Die. I then sponged Cameo Coral over the back of the vellum, and cut along the image border. Stamped the background with Baroque Motifs. The ribbon is what I dyed earlier and have a post on how to die ribbon below. The saying is computer generated. Thanks for stopping by on this rainy Saturday!

Sets: Fifth Avenue Floral, Baroque Motifs
Inks: Cameo Coral, Ruby Red, White Craft Inkpad
Papers: Whisper White, Cameo Coral, Vellum Cardstock
Accessories: Clear EP, Heat Gun, Manhattan Die, Big Shot, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Sponge Dauber, Water Color Brush, Paper Piercing Tool, Scissors, Mini-Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals


Hi everyone! Have you ever wanted your ribbon to match your card stock, but you didn't have the right color? Here's a very easy way to this:

Supplies: Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Sponge Dauber, Classic Ink pad

Directions: Ink up your sponge dauber with the desired color and then gently rub it over the ribbon. If you think the color is too light, all you have to do is go back over the ribbon again with the sponge dauber. Easy, peasy! You need to make sure you have a piece of paper under your ribbon so you don't stain your work station. Let the ribbon dry, and add to your project!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

TU from Collette

Is not this card incredible? I received it in the mail today from my very talented stampin' friend, Collette! Love it; Collette you have an amazing gift of coloring and design - thank you!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

My "New" Stamping Room (Again)

Once again I have rearranged my stamping room! I think I like this layout. I can stamp if Ben is on the computer, and we won't be in each others way. I feel very blessed to have a space that I can hang in, stamp and sew! I made sure that the cats have a place to take their daily naps as well.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Ribbon Frame Card

I have seen cards made using a ribbon as a frame on the card, so I thought I would give it a try. Not as easy at it looks. But once I figured out how to do it, it was fairly easy. I punched out holes, using my CAD, on the corners and then threaded cut ribbon through the holes. I stamped the flower 3 times, and cut out the flower, the middle of the flower and the flower pot separate. I then colored them in, and then layered them on the sponged background. For the background of the flower pot, I simply used a sponge dauber and lightly sponged Bashful Blue and Kiwi Kiss on the card stock.

Stamp Set: Wagon Full of Fun
Inks: Basic Black, Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, Kiwi Kiss
Paper: Bella Rose DP, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Ribbon, CAD, Ticket Corner Punch, Watercolor Brush, Sponge Dauber, Scissors, Crystal Effects, Large White Brads, Stampin' Dimensionals

Manhattan Folder

I love, love the new Manhattan Textured Impressions Die Folder (page 202)! This folder makes doing an elegant, yet simple, card a breeze!! I ran the folder through my Big Shot using vellum cardstock, cut out the outline of the roses and layered on a card - easy peasy!! Details:

Stamp Set: Oval All
Papers: Pink Pirouette DP & Cardstock, Whisper White
Inks: Basic Black
Accessories: Manhattan Folder, Big Shot, Whisper White Ribbon, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Stick-On Pearls, Paper Piercing Tool, Mini-Glue Dot


Receiving a home made card is the best! I received this wonderful spring card from my dear friend, Kathy, yesterday. Thanks Kathy! `;-)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Spring Flower Basket

Spring Flower Basket! The LateNightStampers, a Yahoo group I just joined, has a current challenge to create a card using flowers. I saw a card on SCS, done by craftycaro ( I love how she used the basket from the SU Baskets & Bloom die for this project! I changed the layout by adding more layers and then drew a border design on the white c/s. It's hard to see, but I used the SU Backgrounds I Texturz Plates on the basket and white card stock. The flower image are from the set, Petal Pizzazz; stamped with Pixie Pink and punched out with the Scallop Circle Punch. The tricky part was figuring out how to layer the flowers in the basket. Thanks for taking a peek! Here's the scoop:

Sets: Petal Pizzazz, Great Friend (saying)
Inks: Pixie Pink, Black Marker
Papers: Whisper White, Pixie Pink, Basic Black
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, Small Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, White Brads, CAD, White Ribbon, White Gel Pen, Baskets & Blooms Die, SU Background I Texturz Plates, Big Shot, Mini-Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, Scissors

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Emboss Resist Card

I was on stampTV ( the other day and saw a card that the very talented Gina K did using the emboss resist technique. I have never tried this technique and loved how easy it was to do! This is one of the projects we will be doing at my stamp camp this Sunday!! I followed the layout that Gina did, but changed the colors and layout a little bit. I used the stamp set, Flowers in Silhouette for the focal point of the card. This stamp set is FREE (or any other item on page 208 of the Idea Book) when you order $40.00 worth of product from the Occasions Mini Catalog. I love the new oval scallop punch and the coordinating stamp set from the Occasions Mini as well - very versatile! Here's the details:

Stamp Set: Oval All, Flowers in Silhouette
Inks: Cameo Coral, So Saffron, VersaMark
Paper: Whisper White, So Saffron, Going Grey, Walk in the Park DP (from mini)
Accessories: Clear EP, Heat Gun, Silver Brads, Paper Piercing Tool, Scallop Oval Punch, Small Oval Punch, Photos Corner Punch, So Saffron Ribbon, Sponge Daubers, Stampin' Dimensionals

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Today's Challenge Card

I love doing the Sunday challenges from SCS. The idea is to case a card from the featured artist and change 2 things on the card. This is my version of the card I cased ( I used some retired designer paper, Enchante, that I thought worked well this the set I used, Wonderful Watercolors. Here's the details:

Stamp Set: Wonderful Watercolors
Inks: Basic Black, Perfect Plum, Sage Shadow, Barely Banana Marker
Papers: Enchante' DP, Very Vanilla, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Sage Shadow
Accessories: Watercolor Brush, Ticket Corner Punch, Small Circle Punch, Stick-On Pearls, Scissors, Sponge, Mini-Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Fifth Avenue Floral

Good morning - I just got the stamp set, Fifth Avenue Floral, and was wondering how the large flower image would look embossed on vellum paper. It's hard to see, but I embossed the large flower image 3 times, and then colored in on the back using a Pretty in Pink and Regal Rose marker. I then cut out 3 different parts of the flower and layered them using mini-glue dots. I used a piece of vellum paper and ran it through my Big Shot using the new Manhattan Flower Textured Die (page 202). The vellum cracked a little, but you really can't see it once I layered the vellum on a piece of card stock. Here's the details:

Stamp Set: Fifth Avenue Floral
Inks: VersaMark Inkpad, Pretty in Pink and Regal Rose Markers
Papers: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Patterned Vellum Paper
Accessories: Manhattan Flower Textured Die, Big Shot, White EP, Embossing Tool, Vanilla Ribbon, Stick-On Pearls, Scissors, Mini-Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Wagon Full of Fun

I made this card for today's SCS Sketch Challenge and for the LNS09 Challenge (a Yahoo group I recently joined). I love how bright and springy the Rainbow Sherbet paper is! I stamped the duck three times, and then water colored just the ribbon/bow and the wing on 2 of the images and then cut them all out. I dusted off my sewing machine and sewed a zig-zag border on the DP and white card stock. Thanks for takin' a peek!

Stamp Set: Wagon Full of Fun
Paper: Rainbow Sherbet DP, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Apricot Appeal
Inks: Basic Black, Not-Quite Navy, Tempting Turquoise, Apricot Appeal Marker
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Word Window Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, Paper Piercing Tool, Tempting Turquoise and Green Galore Brads, Scissors, Sewing Machine, Water Color Brush, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini-Glue Dots, Sponge