Monday, October 30, 2017

Stampin' Up! Teeny Tiny Wishes

My "masculine" card was inspired by the sketch challenge at Sunday Stamps #164.

My card base is 4 1/4" x 11, scored and folded at 5 1/2" in Whisper White. The Old Olive mat is 4" x 5 1/4". I had scraps of Early Espresso so I taped the pieces together with Tear & Tape, then adhered a piece of washi tape from Basics 2 to cover the seams. Then with another scrap of Early Espresso, I made a little swallowtail strip and glued it to the washi tape. My sentiment was stamped with Early Espresso ink on a scrap of Whisper White using the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set. (I was feeling very scrappy today!) I tied a piece of Old Olive Baker's Twine around the mat and adhered everything to my card base. The enamel dots are Old Olive. 

The inside is just an Early Espresso mat and another Old Olive mat. The sentiment is from Guy Greetings. Easy peasy!

I always think olive and brown are masculine for some reason. Why is that?

Thanks for looking!

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Stampin' Up! Delicate Details

The above image is the foreshadowing of my card that I am entering in Just Us Girls Photo Week Challenge #417.

The stamp set I used is retired, but I love it and the quote I was able to use fits it perfectly. It is also perfect for the Alphabet Challenge "Q" for Quote.

The stamp set is Delicate Details, which was offered during the 2017 Sale-a-Bration at Stampin' Up. The 2018 promotion will be upcoming and you will see posts about it on my blog...stay tuned!

My card base is Thick Whisper White cardstock cut at 4 1/4" x 11, scored and folded at 5 1/2". I used my MISTI to stamp the lace three times in Memento Tuxedo Black.

Starting from the bottom, I sponged Wisteria Wonder onto the base. Next level up, I sponged Tranquil Tide. Third level was both of those inks. The top portion was sponged in Sahara Sand.

On white cardstock, I printed out the quote by Coco Chanel, "I consider lace to be one of the prettiest imitations ever made of the fantasy of nature." I sponged that with all three inks.

I used my Deco Labels Framelits (retired) to cut out the quote and the Wisteria Wonder mat.

Quick and easy card for this morning! Thanks for looking!

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Stampin' Up! Marbled Background

Orange and rusts are not my favorite colors. BUT, when it comes to fall, I make an exception!

We made this card at our card group Thursday. Carole was our hostess. She made a delicious lunch and then we made luscious cards! 

We inked up the Marbled Background Stamp with retired Baked Brown Sugar ink and stamped it on a piece of retired Baked Brown Sugar card stock. What a sweetie...she had all the leaves cut for us! We adhered them to a strip of vellum and then adhered that to a strip of orange. We added copper dots and we were done! How easy but how pretty!

I do beleave (see what I did there?!) that this card is good for Inkspirational Challenge #146 - Autumn Photo

I'm also entering it in 'Leave' It to Me Challenge at Double D. The prize, I beleaf, (I did it again!) is the die set used here. Oh, how sweet that would be to have the random picker pick me!

Why yes, yes it is the same! Well, if I don't win, I can always borrow Carole's!

Thanks for looking!!

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Stampin' Up! Christmas Happiness

My upline, Mary Deatherage, creates beautiful cards and today I decided to CASE one of hers. Here's Mary's...

and here's mine...

If you would like to order the supplies I used for this card they are listed below the instructions and measurements for my card.

I used Real Red card stock for my base measuring 4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2" and folded. I cut an Old Olive mat 4" x 5 1/4" and adhered it to the base. I cut two pieces of the plaid DSP from Christmas Around the World measuring 1/4" x 5" and adhered them equidistant from top and bottom of the Old Olive mat.

Now for the easy cut a piece of Very Vanilla card stock 3" x 5". I laid out my letters from the Large Letters dies on that piece and ran them through my Big Shot. 

It helps if you have Misti for the next step! I laid the panel and letters on two large post it notes so the sticky portions were able to hold the letters in place while I stamped the entire piece. I stamped two boughs and two pine cones from the Christmas Happiness stamp set using the inks listed below. I also cut out the same letters in Early Espresso (twice) and glued them together, then glued the stamped letters on top. When that was done, I adhered the stamped panel without the letters onto the Old Olive mat with one exception. The flat stamped cut out center of the "O" gets adhered before the raised letters. Then I put the raised letters back into the stamped panel using mini dimensionals. I glued a Real Red metallic enamel dot from the Brights collection to each corner. Now it's a done deal with the exception of the innards. I haven't decided what to do for that yet.

There are many You Tube videos showing various methods for the Eclipse technique and those would help you more than my written instructions probably.  However, I would be happy to answer any questions you have.

You can see more cards using this technique by visiting the challenge at TGIFC #131 - Eclipse Technique.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Stampin' Up! Feeling of Christmas

Are you wondering why the title of my post is about Christmas, while my colors and sentiment are definitely Thanksgiving related? Well, it's because I  saw a card on Pinterest that used the current stamp set Feeling of Christmas. Unfortunately, there was no name associated with it so I can't give that person credit for inspiring me. Again, I am entering the circle challenge at Try It on Tuesday (TIOT).

Here's the recipe:

Cajun Craze card base - 4 1/4" x 11" - scored and folded at 5 1/2" 

Early Espresso mat 4" x 5 1/4" embossed with a hardwood Darice folder

Old Olive mat 3 3/4" x 3 3/4"

Very Vanilla for art piece 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"

Banner - Very Vanilla 3 1/2" x 1"

The wreath from Feeling of Christmas is a two-step stamp. I stamped the bottom wreath shape in Crushed Curry. The top wreath was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I then colored the wreath with Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive from the Watercolor Pencils set and used a Blender Pen to soften the coloring.  I love using these two items together. I adhered it to the Old Olive mat with Tombow glue and then adhered that to the Early Espresso embossed panel. Tombow glue or Fast Fuse Adhesive is necessary because there are so many raised grooves made by the embossing folder thus the glue needs to be strong.

The sentiment is from the Painted Harvest stamp set and is stamped in Old Olive. I hand cut the tail, sponged it with Pumpkin Pie ink and adhered it to the bottom of the card front using Tombow glue.

In between the top and bottom pieces, I wrapped a 16" piece of Jute Twine around the card front and tied a small bow. I then adhered the finished front to the card base.  

I hope you enjoyed my card with more detailed instructions than what I normally provide. Again, thanks for looking!

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Stampin' Up! Christmas Around the World

Today I am fairly ambitious and my card was fairly easy after a first MAJOR fail. My first attempt ended up in the circular file! 

Speaking of circles, Try It On Tuesday has a circle challenge this week. Word Art Wednesday #306 - #307 has an "anything goes" challenge, and Watercooler Wednesday #142 is Charlotte's "All About Christmas" challenge. I hope you have the time to visit these fabulous challenge sites. Now, for my card...

I think I succeeded in meeting the qualifications for the three challenges, don't you? That's a rhetorical question, because I certainly don't want to hear a "no"!

My card base is actually off white but it doesn't appear that way in the photos. I had a piece of scrap Gold Glimmer Paper on my desk so I just round the corners and adhered it to my card base. The cut out circles measure 1 1/4" diameter.

The DSP is my least favorite sheet from Christmas Around the World. I ordered the pack because I HAD to have the plaid that is in it! Check out the plaid by clicking on the blue link. 

My mats and ink are Real Red. The front sentiment is from Christmas Pines Photopolymer Stamp Set, adhered to the glimmer paper with Stampin' Dimensionals. The inside sentiment is from the retired Stitched With Cheer stamp set.

This seems like an abrupt stopping point, but I have to go make meatballs!

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Stampin' Up! Monochrome Melon Mambo

My card today uses Melon Mambo cardstock for the base with a mat of Whisper White. The art piece is die cut with the largest square of the Stitched Shape Framelits and stamped with the retired stamp from Avant Garden. The mat behind the flowers also uses the same die and is stamped with the dots from Sheltering Tree. I die cut a decorative strip with the Flourish Thinlits Dies, along with the leaves from that set. I used 3 enamel dots from the Brights Enamel Shapes. The sentiment is from Birthday Blossoms. The ink used is Melon Mambo. This is one of my favorite colors! Since I only used this color with white, I think it fits the Simon Says: Monochrome challenge.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Stampin' Up! Love Blossoms

We made this card at card group the other day and I am just getting around to posting it for Craftyhazelnut's October 2017 Patterned Paper Challenge once again.

I do know the patterned paper is from SU's retired Love Blossoms paper stack. I'm not sure about the rest of the ingredients but it was fun to make.

Thanks for looking!

Stampin' Up! Boughs of Holly Fun Fold

Welcome to my Monday Morning Makeover Madness. If you follow me, you will recognize this fun fold! I made it here , and  here . So, the meas...