Monday, February 28, 2011
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Monday, February 21, 2011
I designed this card for this week's Hand Stamped Sentiments. I hope that each of my followers and subscribers will join me this week in the challenge to create something using die cutouts. I decided to use the Beautiful Butterflies Sizzix Die by Stampin' Up!. I cut the butterfly out of whisper White CS and stamped images from the Clearly for You (Occasions Mini) and Bliss (Sale-a-Bration) Stamp Sets. The sentiment is from Word Play. I tried a new combination of colors, Concord Crush and Marina Mist. The top embossed piece was kinda a science experiment. I embossed it with the Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder, then sponged Concord Crush ink all over it. Then I took shimmer mist and sprayed they piece I had sponged and using the sponge smoothed out the shimmer mist and ink so that it didn't look blotchy. It really is a pretty look in real life. I hope you'll leave your thoughts in the comment area. If you'd like to get any of the supplies for this card, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'd love to help you out. Also if you are interested in becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, there is a great opportunity during Sal;e-A-Bration thru March 31st. Not only can you customize your starter kit, but you get a 15% discount and an additional $50 Bonus Bundle. That's $360.00 of product for only $148.75. I would really love for you to join my team. If you like my work, want to get a great discount on every order you place, make new friends and have an income to help you pay bills or support your stamping, then please let me email me.
email@example.com. I'd love to help you out. Also if you are interested in becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, there is a great opportunity during Sal;e-A-Bration thru March 31st. Not only can you customize your starter kit, but you get a 15% discount and an additional $50 Bonus Bundle. That's $360.00 of product for only $148.75. I would really love for you to join my team. If you like my work, want to get a great discount on every order you place, make new friends and have an income to help you pay bills or support your stamping, then please let me email me.
Friday, February 18, 2011
If you need any of the supplies to create this beautiful card, please email me. I'd love to be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
What a g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s bouquet! Wouldn't this make a beautiful wedding invitation/announcement or bridal shower invitation? These roses are what I call the MacIver Rose technique. You can check out Sandi MacIver's blog for additional information on how to make these roses, she has a tutorial. They are very easy and so much fun. I started with a 12 x 5.5" piece of paper. I scored it at 4" and 8.25 leaving folded panels of 4" and 3/75". I placed 3 roses on the front 4" panel and 2 roses are the panel that lies underneath., creating the look of a bouquet. I've had this design in my mind for a while, so I'm glad to be sharing it woth you. I used the Fifth Ave Floral rose and embossed it with white embossing powder. The roses are colored with So Saffron, Pink Pirouette, Peach Parfait and Cajun Craze re-inkers. Using the Big Shot, I embossed the base card with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder.
Monday, February 14, 2011
I wanted to wish my friends and family, followers and subscribers a very Happy Valentine's Day. This was a fun card to make. I hand cut a large heart, embossed it with the Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder in my Big Shot and sponged real red ink all over it. I put chunky clear glitter in the centers to add a little sparkle. The DSP I used is Filled with Love along with Blushing Bride CS. The sentiment is from the Filled with Love Stamp Set, stamped and punched out with the Modern Label punch. It's all tied off with a perfect bow of 1/2" Stitched Polly Ribbon in Blushing Bride.
Friday, February 11, 2011
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Thursday, February 10, 2011
If you are interested in amy of the materials I used for this project, please email me, I'd love to be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
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Monday, February 7, 2011
I hope you will join us in the Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge this week. And remember, if you need any of the the supplies I used to create this card, please email me and let me know. And don't forget the awesomeness of Sale-a-Bration (free product from the Sale-a-Bration Catalog for every $50 you spend) and the great offering that Stampin' Up! has on becoming a Demonstrator. The new Demonstrator kit is over $360.00 worth of products for $148.75 and you can even customize your kit. Please let me know if you have any questions about my card, Sale-a-Bration or becoming a demonstrator. I'd love for you to join my team. All materials (except the black lace) are by Stampin' Up!
Bev Watt's recent card was the inspiration for this card. Although I did change mine up a bit, sometimes a girl just needs a jump start with inspiration from someone. The trim was created using the Tasteful Trim Sizzix Die out of Basic Black and Red Glimmer Paper. The flourish from the Sale-a-Bration Stamp Set Bliss was stamped in VersaMark and embossed with black embossing powder. I wanted to make my card a Valentine card so instead of using the Butterfly from the Bliss set, I used the Scalloped Heart of Hearts Sizzlit with a Red Glimmer Heart punched with the large heart punch. Base card color is a favorite Blushing Bride accented with Riding Hood Red. I used the punch template from the Mat Pack to create a little interest in opposing corners. It's all topped off with my favorite Striped Grosgrain Ribbon in Black.
Friday, February 4, 2011
Lee Conrey inspired this card. This was actually a very fast card to make. The biggest challenge was deciding what size to cut the layers of Whisper white and Riding Hood Red CS. The Heart to Heart punch was used for the hearts out of Red Glimmer Paper. The scallop trim was cut using the Tasteful Trim Sizzix Die out of more Red Glimmer Paper. I tied it all off with 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon. All supplies by Stampin' Up! Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase the materials and supplies for this project.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
I want to thank Gretchen Barron for the inspiration for this card. I think it is such a different look for a Valentine card. Plus, I love the look of black with the other bright colors...it's kinda non-traditional. Although Gretchen didn't have the scallop envelope (Sizzix die) on her card, I thought it would be so cute to let the hearts look like they were escaping to find their true love. Ahhhhhh, such a romantic. Anyone have a spare Cupid laying around? I think I could definitely use one. The Sentiment is from Word Play stamp set. I used the Square Lattice Embossing Folder to inlay the hearts and envelope into the background black CS. This was an good way to use up a lot of scraps. If you's like to order the supplies for this card, just email me. I love to help you with your order.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
This card highlights the Be My Valentine 'a la carte stamp. I used the poppin' pastels technique for the focal image. This technique uses VersaMark to stamp the image, then you use Stampin' Up pastels to color the it. I used several shades of red on the interior of the image and black around the edge. Scrap strips of real red CS and Red Glimmer paper create a frame for the focal image and accent hearts punched with the small heart punch. To order the supplies used to create this card or others on my blog you can email me or shop here.