Friday, September 23, 2011

3D Tri Fold Birthday Card

I am so excited to share this one!  I have never made a tri-fold card before and am so pleased with the result.  I also love the bright patterned paper and fun circus theme.

Cardstock - Whisper White, Real Red, Daffodil Yellow
Stamps - On Your Birthday, Bring on the Cake
Patterned Paper - DSP Big Top Birthday
Inks - Real Red, Shimmer Paint Champagne Mist
Punches - Petite Pennants Builder, Modern Label, Word Window
Other - Brights Buttons, Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Rhinestone Brads Circle Fore, Square Fire

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Vintage Embossed Card

Another new technique I've recently discovered (thanks Boss) is to ink and/or brayer an Embossing Folder before embossing.  It makes a stunning background.

Cardstock - Very Vanilla, Night of Navy, Riding Hood Red
Stamps - Aviary, Teeny Tint Sentiments, Four Frames
Embossing Folder -  Petals-a-Plenty
Inks - Night of Navy, Riding Hood Red
Punches - Decorative Label
Ribbons - 1 1/4"" (3.2cm) Striped Grosgrain Ribbon Night of Navy
Other - twine from stash

Punch Art & Die Cut Christmas Card

Traditional Christmas colors will always be one of my favorite color combinations, but using different techniques, papers, punches etc. can add a fresh and new look.  I've used three different Punches and a Bigz Die to create this Card and I'm very happy with the result.

Cardstock - Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi, Riding Hood Red
Patterned Paper - Designer Series Patterned Paper Subtles
Stamps - Snow Swirled, Contempo Christmas
Ins - Wild Wasabi, Riding Hood Red, Shimmer Paint Champagne Mist, Early Espresso
Punches - Petite Pennants Builder, Lace Ribbon Border, Boho Blossoms, Scallop Oval
Die - Bigz Scallop Envelope
Ribbons - 1/8" (3.2mm) Taffeta Ribbon Real Red
Other - Regals Brad, Metallic Brad, Basic Jewels Rhinestones

Stamped and Embossed Christmas Card

Creating Christmas Cards in September seems a little weird to me, but since starting Stampin' Up!, so many people have asked to learn about how to make attractive and personalized Christmas Cards, I've started getting in the Christmas Spirit.  To create this Card I used two of the 'Brights' colors, embossed a background and stamped an image.  Quite simple to create, but very effective.

Cardstock - Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry
Stamps - Snow Swirled, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Inks - Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry
Punches - Modern Label, Word Window
Embossing Folder - Petals-a-Plenty
Other - Basic Jewels Rhinestone

Sponge Art Thank You Card

Discovering 'sponging' has added a new dimension to my craft projects.  I have created the background on this card using two different colors and this sponging technique.  I've also used heat embossing for the tree and altogether the impact can be quite stunning.

Cardstock - Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi, Naturals Ivory
Stamps - Lovely as a Tree, Three Little Words
Inks - Pacific Point, Old Olive, Wild Wasabi, Shimmer Paint Champagne Mist, Early Espresso, Sahara Sand
Ribbons - 3/8" (1cm) Twill Tape
Other - Stampin' Emboss Powder Clear

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Baby Girl Card

Once again, using the Baby Tees Jumbo Wheel, I made this Baby Girl Card.  I also used the new 'Letter It' alphabet Stamp Set.  I am very happy with the results.

Card Stock - Whisper White and Pink Pirouette
Patterned Paper - Designer Series Paper Subtles
Inks - Pink Pirouette
Stamps - Letter It and A Word for You
Punch - Decorative Label Punch

Fussy Cut and Embossed Birthday Card

Fussy cutting is a very effective way of creating a 3D image and adding texture to images.  Using one of my favorite Stamp Sets, I stamped and fussy cut the flower and embossed a strip of cardstock to provide a textured backdrop.

Cardstock - Very Vanilla, Garden Green and Always Artichoke
Stamps - Creative Elements and Short and Sweet
Inks - Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke
Punches - Bird Builder and Modern Label
Ribbons - Hemp Twine
Other - Cherry Cobbler Brad, Eyelet from stash, clear Stampin' Emboss Powder, Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter

Monday, September 19, 2011

Designer Series Paper Scrapbook Layout

My gorgeous (but cheeky) daughter, decided to dress up as 'the Devil' for a recent Costume Party.  The photo lends itself perfectly to the Designer Series Paper using a combination of Brights and Neutrals.

Cardstock - Basic Black, Whisper White and Red Riding Hood Red
Patterned Paper - Designer Series Paper Brights and Neutrals
Inks - Riding Hood Red and Basic Black
Ribbons - 1/8" (3.2mm) Taffeta Ribbon Real Red
Stamps - Enjoy Every Moment (retired)
Punches - Petite Pennants Builder and Decorative Label
Other - Neutrals Brads, Rhinestone Brads Square Fire, letters from stash

DSP Just Add Cake Scrapbook Layout

I admit to not being quite sure about the combination of yellow, orange and green, but when I used 'Just Add Cake' to do this Wedding Photo Layout, I just love it.  Combined with the new Lace Border and existing Heart Punch, I am very pleased with the result!

Cardstock - Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze
Patterned Paper - DSP Just Add Cake
Inks - Pumpkin Pie
Stamps - Vintage Vogue and Occasional Quotes (retired Hostess)
Ribbons - Crochet Trim Victoria 5/8" (1.6cm)
Punches - Lace Ribbon Border and Full Heart
Other - Basic Jewels Pearl and Buttons from stash

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Punch Art Card

This new Border Punch is quickly becoming my new obsession!  I just love the delicate 'lace-look' of it and it doesn't have to always be used just as a border!

Cardstock - Whisper White, Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Yellow, Garden Green, Tempting Turquoise and Pumpkin Pie
Patterned Paper - Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack Brights
Inks - Melon Mambo and Sahara Sand
Paints - Shimmer Paint - Champagne Mist
Punches - Bird Builder, Boho Blossoms, Circle and Lace Ribbon Border
Stamps - Punch Potpourri (retired Hostess Set) and Flight of the Butterfly
Ribbons - 1/2" (1.3cm) Scallop Dots Ribbon Melon Mambo
Other - Basic Jewels Pearl
From Stash - Black Pearl

Stamped and Water colored Card

Stampin' Up! Inks are perfect for water coloring.  The image on this Card was first stamped, then using an Aqua Painter Brush, colored in.

Cardstock - Lucky Limeade and Naturals Ivory
Stamps - Elements of Style and Flower Fancy
Inks - Early Esspresso, Lucky Limeade and Pumpkin Pie
Dies - Sizzlits Floral Fusion
Ribbons - Crochet Trim Victoria 5/8" (1.6cm)
Other - Basic Jewels Pearl

Vintage Distressed Card

One of my favorite techniques to create Vintage Cards is 'distressing' the edges.  It gives the paper a really 'old' and textured look.

Cardstock - Old Olive, Wisteria Wonder and Naturals Ivory
Inks - Old Olive and Wisteria Wonder
Stamps - Just Believe, On Your Birthday and Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel
Punches - Modern Label and Large Oval
3/8" (1cm) Taffeta Ribbon Certainly Celery

Stamping and Punch Art Card

Rich Razzleberry is a stunning red/purple color and looks great using white backgrounds.  This Card was made using stamping and punching and this one basic colour.  I really like the results!

Cardstock - Whisper White and Rich Razzleberry
Stamps - Vintage Vogue and Just Believe
Inks - Rich Razzleberry
Punches - Circle, Modern Label and Word Window
Ribbons - 1/4" (6.4mm) Grosgrain Rich Razzleberry

Embossed and Stamped Card

I am loving the Baby Tees Jumbo Wheel; it is just so gorgeous and I'm finding I'm using it for 'everything baby'.  

Cardstock - Whisper White and Marina Mist
Patterned Paper - Patterns Designer Series Paper Subtles (Marina Mist)
Stamps - Baby Tees Jumbo Wheel and A Word for You
Inks - Marina Mist
Punches - Scallop Edge Border
Ribbons - 1/8" (3.2mm) Taffeta Ribbon Marina Mist

Friday, September 16, 2011

Punch Art Flower Card

I'm very happy with how this Card turned out and it shows the versatility of the Bird Builder Punch, which is one of my favorites.

Card Stock - Lucky Limeade, Sahara Sand and Very Vanilla
Inks - Pumpkin Pie and Sahara Sand
Stamp Set - Bring On the Cake
Ribbons - Twill Tape and Hemp Twine
Punches - Round Tab and Circles
Embossing Folders - Perfect Polka Dots and Houndstooth

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Welcome to my blog!

This is a  brand new chapter in my life; my first blog!  I want to share what I love to create and help others find their creative mojo!  Follow me as I start my journey and share my creations and invite you to share yours!