Sunday, April 28, 2013

Simple Spring Flowers!

Hope you are having a great weekend! Today I wanted to share a simple card using just 3 colors, black, white and daffodil delight. I love how the yellow pops off! This layout is really simple to do and you could easily switch out the stamp set or try a different color. Just cut 3 rectangles, randomly stamp and frame them with black. Easy Peasy!

stamps: fabulous phrases, Mixed Bunch
ink: black, daffodil delight
paper: black, daffodil delight, whisper white

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Spring Dress Card

Here is another pretty Spring Card - this card would be perfect for any shower, wedding, or even just for fun. It uses the Scallop circle die in the Big Shot, which I cut out of Yellow first to make a template. Here's how I cut it-- The pencil lines were just my guide to make sure it was even on both sides. 

I cut another circle out of white and traced my template and cut it out. After the dress shape was cut I ran it through the big shot again, this time with the Manhattan Floral Embossing folder. Pretty easy, overall but looks so pretty! 

by the way - both the manhattan floral embossing folder and the friendly phrases stamp set are on the retiring list! Get them while you can!

stamps: Friendly Phrases
ink:early espresso
paper: pool party, crumb cake, whisper white
big shot: Scallop Circle Die, Manhattan Floral Embossing folder, perfect polka dots embossing folder
other: oval punch, seam binding ribbon

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Is it Spring yet?

Where has the time gone? It's been over two weeks since my last post! Life has been busy but I have some fun "springy" cards to share. I keep hoping for it to be spring out but it's still pretty cold here...  So while I wait for it to warm up outside, I've been making some pretty spring cards to cheer me up!

This one is really simple - it uses the beautiful butterfly Bigz die and some patterned paper!  then some ribbon and a sentiment! I love how easy this was and how pretty it looks!  That sentiment is from the set Friendly Phrases, which is one of the stamp sets on the retiring list... yep, it was released today, so if you want to check out which sets are going away, you can view them on my website here

stamps: Friendly Phrases
ink: Rose Red
paper: Rose Red, Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, Floral District Designer Series Paper
other: Daffodil delight seam binding ribbon

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Friday, April 5, 2013

More Mosaics

One more mosaic card to share - this was the other technique card from class. Have you ever used the double sided multipurpose adhesive sheets by sizzix? They're kind of hidden in the back of the Stampin' up catalog by the other specialty papers... they are super awesome because they work for so many different techniques. For this technique you cut up lots of little paper scraps and stick them to the sheet, then dump embossing powder over the whole thing and emboss it -- it will stick to the sticky spots and emboss--- cool, right?

Plus - it's a great way to use up scraps!

stamps: friendly phrases
ink: gumball green, primrose petals, Print Poetry Designer Series paper stack, 
big shot: apothery accents framelits die (for sentiment)
other: multipurpose adhesive sheets, stitched ribbon - midnight muse, silver embossing powder, embossing heat gun and tray.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Mosiac Technique

Where does time go? I haven't had a chance to share these cards yet from last week! We made this card at my Technique class - this technique is stamped mosaic! I Love how cool it looks with the boat from the Open Sea stamp set! I also used a nautical color scheme of not quite navy, crumb cake, white and cherry cobbler. 

To make the "mosaic effect" I cut up some of the extra rubber that comes around your stamp sets when you get them (I had some old ones I had saved) and stuck it onto a wood block (scrap from hubbys wood shop). THis gives you a "mosaic" background stamp. You stamp this over your image with Versamark ink and emboss with clear ink -- then fill in between the spaces by sponging (I used crumb cake but I've seen this technique done with a darker color too). 

stamps: Open Sea, Essentials
ink:Night of Navy, crumb cake, cherry cobbler, versamark inkpaper:Night of Navy, crumb cake, cherry cobbler, whisper white
big shot: chevron embossing folder, 
3" and 3 1/2" circle bigz dies
other: 2 1/2" Circle punch, sponge, clear embossing powder, bakers twine, rubber scraps, wood block, 1 1/4" circle punch 


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