This week's challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments is to make a Shadow Box Card. Below I'll give you the link to the instructions I used so you can go make your own card for our challenge. On this card I used my new favorite color Pink Pirouette. I don't know why I hadn't used this color much before, but now that I have, expect to see a lot of it. I can only imagine how luscious it will look paired with Early Espresso or Chocolate Chip. But I digress, on to this card....I used the Happiness Shared Stamp Set for this gorgeous Wild Rose design. I just LOVE using this set. It give me the opportunity to "think" I am a watercolorist! Is that a word? Anyway I love to watercolor and the Stampin' write Makers and the Blender Pen make it so easy to create beautiful cards like this. This was a kind of tricky card to cut in the middle, it took a little while to figure out...I didn't want to cut the entire circle as I wanted some of the flower to edge over into the center of the circle so I could cut around it. Make sense? Kinda hard for me to put into words, but maybe you can see what I am talking about. On the back of the shadow box I stamped a sentiment form Occasional Quotes (a Sale-a-Bration set from last yr....bad Sherry, I know) and the single rose and leaf from the Happiness Shared set. Then I sponged certainly Celery and Pink Pirouette in the opening. I think it makes it look like light is shining in form above because of the light green tint at the top. To finish off I stamped the Baroque Motif flourish in VersaMark ink and coated it with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder and heat set to give the backgrounds some interest. I added a little dazzling diamonds to the roses and strategically placed some pearls around to add a little more glamour. The beauty of this card really doesn't show through in this picture. You've really gotta see it in person to enjoy its outstanding beauty. Here is the link I used for instructions. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/shadow_box_card/ This is a great tutorial by the awesome Dawn Griffith check it out. It is super easy to do. If you'd like any of the supplies I used to make this card, please let me know (firstname.lastname@example.org), I'd love to be your Stampin' Up Demonstrator.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
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Thursday, March 24, 2011
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Monday, March 21, 2011
This is by far one of my favorite stamp sets, Elements of Style and one of my favorite techniques using Frost Shimmer Paint. It is really hard to capture the beauty of the Shimmer Paint, so you will just have to take my word for it that it is just G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!!!!! I used Night of Navy to a\sponge around the inside of the Sizzix 3.5" circle, then leaving the mask in place I stamped the Elements of Style Rose and colored it with my Stampin' Write Markers (Pink Pirouette, Pretty in PInk, a touch of Melon Mambo, Bashful Blue, So Safforn, Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz.) The Hummingbird is colored with the Markers also. On this card you're getting a SNEAK PEEK of the Four Frames stamp set that will soon be available in the Summer Mini Catalog. If you want to be among the first to get the new Four Frames Stamp Set, please let me know. I would love to be your Demonstrator, so emal me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
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Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Hand Stamped Sentiments is "Inspired by Nature" showing an outdoor Spring photo. I actually joined two photos together that I took last May in Sequim, Wa. I'm not sure what the beautiful flowers are, but they were stunning in real life. The seagull was also taken on the same trip to Sandi MacIver's Spring Card Event in Sequim. I thought it would be nice to add the blue flowers to the seagull picture because the sky was such a gorgeous blue color. I used Night of Navy and Bashful Blue CS to mount the pics with. I added a little fun by using the Scallop Trim Border punch along the edge. I hope each of you will join me in the challenge this week. Hop on over to Hand Stamped Sentiments and give it a go! If you need any supplies from Stampin' Up!, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, I'd love to be your demonstrator.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
This was such an easy card to make. I'm really into easy these days. Life is just passing me by way to fast recently. Hence, this is going to be my only post this week. I am at a conference for my day J-O-B and will be extremely busy. Luckily the conference is in town, so at least I get to sleep in my own bed each night. Yea! This is the card I created for the Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge this week. The DSP on the card base is the new Springtime Vintage in the Occasions Mini. For the Shamrock, I took some VersaMark re-inker and painted it onto a piece of Old Olive CS, sprinkled it with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder and heat set it with the SU Heat Tool to create the awesome glittery Shamrock. I made the Shamrock by using the Large Heart Punch to punch the Shamrock leaves out of the glittery CS. Then I freehand cut the stems for the Shamrock. After asesembling the Shamrock onto the Very Vanilla and Old Olive CS I pierced a hole in the middle for a large Rhinestone brad. The Sentiment is from the Afterthoughts Hostess Stamp Set. Ribbon is Poly Ribbon in Pear Pizzazz. Please take time to joum over to the Hand Stamped Sentiments blog (link above) and join us this week for the challenge.
The Springtime Vintage DSP is only available until April 30th, so if you would like to purchase some, please email me at email@example.com. I'd love to become your SU Demonstrator.