Thursday, October 28, 2010

Pumpkins Made with Vellum C/S

I was going through some of my projects that I made over the years and found these pumpkins that I made from a stencil and vellum card stock many years ago!  The leaves were stamped on Glorious Green, cut out and attached at the top. I think I remember this being a stamp camp project - anyone remember this??  Anyway, I added a few more eyelets so it could stand up better and put a candle in the middle.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pink LNS Card

The LNS challenge this week was to use pink in your card in honor on Breast Cancer Month.  This is a card that I actually cased out of the catalog (page 122); I changed up the colors and added another dimension to the butterfly.  I'm participating in the Royal Blog hop this weekend; so be sure to stop on by!

Stamps: Great Friend
Inks: Early Espresso, Pretty in Pink. VersaMark Pad
Papers: So Saffron, Pretty in Pink, Early Espresso, Certainly Celery
Accessories: White EP, Heat Gun, Big Shot, Little Leaves Sizzlits Die, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Paper Piercing Tool, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Mini Silver Library Clip, 1/8" Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Mini-Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Scissors

Sunday, October 24, 2010

LNS Challenge - Square Card

Wow!  What a busy week!  Last week of football and it was senior night on Friday.  I woke up Saturday morning with a really bad head cold that has been kickin' my bootee all weekend long.  So I thought I would try my hand at this week's challenge - which was to make a square shaped card.  I wanted to see how an image would come out using the Square Lattice embossing folder - I colored in the image first with markers, stamped it, then ran it through the Big Shot/EF.  I think it gives a kind of textured look. I used Old Olive c/s and the clear square die for the card front and my base was a piece of 4" x 8" white card stock folded in half.   Got to love the versatility of the dies and my Big Shot!!  Anyway, have a good one - I need to go take more cold meds and go to bed...........

Stamps: Just Believe
Inks: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry
Papers: Whisper White, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories:  Big Shot, Square Clear Die, Square Lattice EF, Whisper White Ribbon, Rich Razzleberry Brads, Paper Piercing Tool, Small Oval Punch, Small Basic Pearls, Dimensionals, Sponge

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Second Challenge Card

I decided to make another challenge card using the same layout and products, but changed up the ribbon and added a champagne glitter brad from the new holiday mini.  It was hard to get a good shot of this card because of the sun.  Below is a pic of both cards - which one do you like the best??

Just Believe With In-Colors

This week's LNS stamping challenge is to make a card using the new In-Colors.  This card was pretty simple to make.  I inked up the flower image using Peach Parfait ink, then swiped some Poppy Parade over certain parts of the inked image.  I spritzed some water on the ink and stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I distressed and ripped the edges using my distressing tool; tied the Poppy Parade ribbon on and mounted.  Very quick and easy.  Here's what I used:

Stamps: Just Believe
Inks: Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait
Papers: Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, Whisper White
Accessories for both cards: Poppy Parade 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon, Modern Label Punch, Color Spritzer Tool, Dimensionals, CAD, Champagne Glimmer Brad, Mini-Glue Dots, Sewing Machine, Thread

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Metal Contact Paper

Mary Director posted an interesting project on YouTube (Here) about a card that she made using Faux Metal Contact Paper.  I called Lowe's and they had 5 rolls left, so I hopped in my car and went and bought 3!  I made a votive holder and had to attach the contact paper with some retired scrap cardstock before I could run it through my Big Shot.  The contact paper is pretty thin and that's why you need to pull the backing off and attach it to cardstock.  After I cut the images out I ran them through the Big Shot again and used the new, Northern Flurry EF, found on page 26 of the winter mini.  I found a small glass container that fix the center and wrapped some Silver Tinsel Trim around the bottom, securing the tinsel with mini-glue dots. Here's what I used:

Supplies:  Big Shot, Flower Folds Bigz xl Die, Northern Flurry embossing folder, white cardstock, Faux Metal Contact Paper (by Duck), adhesive, candle, Silver Tinsel Trim (page 21), mini-glue dots