Sunday, February 23, 2014
My friend Justine shared a pin that she found on Pinterest and sent to me, so I couldn't wait to use my new Fringed Scissors to make a card very similar to the one she sent me. The base of my card is Real Red. At the bottom of my card, I used Elegant Eggplant, Pacific Point, Garden Green, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tangle, Daffodil Delight and Real Red. The stamp set is from the Sale-a-Bration brochure called See Ya Later which can be earned FREE with $50 in net sales. I stamped "You Make Me Happy" stamp on Whisper White and punched it out with the Decorative Label punch and also added some Daffodil Delight Stitched 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon.
This is a card idea that I cased from Angie Leach which she cased from a Leadership card.
This is another card made with the You've Lovely stamp set. This was not my first choice of stamp sets that I wanted to earn free, but now it is my favorite as well as the Decorative Dots Texture Impressions Folder. Both are available for FREE in the Sale-a-Bration brochure. You spend $50 each to earn each item. The technique is from a favorite trend right now called ombre which you will see in cards as well as fashion. The base of my card is Raspberry Ripple cardstock. Then a layer of Whisper White cardstock. The panels are Raspberry Ripple, Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe and Primrose Petals. I colored the flowers with Strawberry Slush ink and stems and leaves with Pistachio Pudding ink and Blender Pens. The ribbon is the Primrose Petals Stitched Satin Ribbon. I also used Rhinestone Jewels for the centers of the flowers, but I also added a butterfly from the Beautiful Wings Embosslits
The card below is the same style, but using colors of Island Indigo, Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana and Pistachio Pudding. The ribbon is 1/8" Bermuda Bay Taffeta Ribbon.
This card was inspired by Nicole Tugrul and since I loved the colors Island Indigo and Greenball Green she used as well as the Watercolor DSP, I knew I had to make one of my own. The base of my card is Gumball Green, but I made another one with Whisper White, which I liked better, but forgot to scan it before I mailed it. The stamp set is You're Lovely from the Sale-a-bration catalog and Petite Pairs from the catalog. The ribbon is the Gumball Green Stitched Satin, and I also used the Pearl Basic Jewels and the Deco Labels Collection.
Sunday, February 9, 2014
This idea was cased by Brenda Quintana's tutorial. It was such a fun card to make and her instructions were easy to follow. I made mine into a full card with the mouth of the alligator inside the card. The colors I used are Always Artichoke, Summer Starfruit, and Pistachio Pudding. The stamp set is called See Ya Later which is a free Sale-a-Bration set if you spend $50. Another Sale-a-Bration item used is the Decorative Dots Embossing folder.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
This idea was cased from Michelle Reynolds, only I don't have the Starburst Framelit Dies yet that she had. I used the Circle Collection Framelits instead. I just love theFold Decorative Dots Embossing Folder that can be earned FREE by purchasing $50 in net sales from Stampin' Up! It was one of my first purchases. I also used the small heart punch on Real Red card stock. The card is Garden Green with a layer of Whisper White and embossed Pear Pizzazz and Garden Green.
This is a special card that I made for a club member of mine who has been battling cancer for over a year. She is in the hospital, so I wanted to make a special card for her to let her know I am thinking and praying for her. This card is made with the colors Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz and In-Color Coastal Cabana. I used the new Banners Framelit Dies #132173 in the Occasions Catalog. The stamp set is called Perfect Pennants also in the Occasions Catalog and both can be purchased as a bundle on page 27. I used the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder which can be earned FREE if you spend $50 in net sales during Sale-a-Bration. The ink is Island Indigo.
This is another Blessed Easter card I made using the white crayon resist technique again. This time I used the Windows Frame Collection Framelit #129021. I used the same colors Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive. I used the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder ##133520 from the Sale-a-Bration catalog that can be earned FREE with the purchase of $50 in net sales.
Snow day today with 6 inches of snow in Indiana. Time to start thinking about Spring and no more snow! I designed this card using the Blessed Easter stamp set in the Occasions Catalog 2014. The set reminded me of the retired set called Early Spring of which I made a crayon-resist card.
So, I decided I wanted to purchase this set so I could do this same technique and this is my final results. I used the colors Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive for this card stamping the tulips on the Whisper White card stock and then sponging the edges. Next I inked up the stamp with Black Stazon and stamped it on Whisper White card stock. I used white crayons to highlight areas where the ink would not adhere and then sponged it with Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive. After I stamped it, I used a tissue to wipe off the crayon. I used the Oval Collections Die Framelits to cut out my ovals.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
The stamp sets is Field Flowers and the background stamp is En Francais #128562 (w) and #127790 (c). I inked the En Francais background stamp in the Silver Metallic Encore Pad for the background. It looks gorgeous on the Night of Blue card stock. I used layered the Silver Foil Sheet #132178. The other ink colors I used for the stem and leaves is Old Olive. I used the Decorative Label Punch #120907 for the verse and punched out a Silver Foil Sheet and cut it in half for a layered look.
I used Decorative Dots Embossing Folder on the Whisper White cardstock and ran through the Big Shot. I stamped the banners on Whisper White using Versamark ink pad and used Basic Black Embossing Powder. Then used the Banner Punch to punch them out. I put Dimensionals behind them to attach to the front of my card. The middle banner was made by punching with the Banner Punch on Basic Black card stock and then trimming around the edges and punching out a Real Red heart using the Small Heart punch. I tied the 1/8" Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon in a bow and attached above the heart banner.
Finally able to post some cards I've been making now that I have a new computer.
My old computer "bit the dust" and I just got a new one Friday night and it is Windows 8, so it is taking a bit to adjust to it. This is a card that I just made for a monthly swap group I was in.
It is made with the Sale-a-Bration set Banner Blast in wood mount #133551 or clear mount #133554. It is one of stamp set one of the sets you can earn FREE by spending $50 in net sales. It also be coordinated with the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch in Catalog on page 180. There is also a Banner Blast Punch #133551 in the SAB catalog that coordinates with the Banner Blast set. All SAB items are earned Free with every $50 spent. The colors I used are Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla and I used two new embossing folders. The one I did with the Cherry Cobbler card stock is called Decorative Dots #133520 and is an item you can also earn FREE during Sale-a-Bration. The other embossing folder is called Scallops Textured Impressions #132971 which I used on the Very Vanilla card stock and it can be purchased in the 2014 Occasions catalog. The "Happy Heart Day" is from the stamp set Tags 4 You Wood #131820 or clear #131823 from the Carryover List from the Holiday Catalog and I used the Label Bracket Punch #132153 which is also on the Carryover List.
I placed a Cherry Cobbler Candy Dot #130932 from the Regals, on one of the banners.