Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Merry Everything Bag

This a bag that I made using Tangelo Twist DSP.  It uses the new White and Tangerine Tango Two-Tone Trim from the Holiday Catalog.  The stamp came from the stamp set Merry Everything in the Holiday Catalog.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Lovely as a Tree - Reflection card

This is a card we did last month at my workshop to demonstrate how to do a reflection card. Lovely as a Tree stamp is perfect for this technique and here are my instructions:
Stamp Set:  Lovely as a Tree

Cardstock:  Old Olive, Marina Mist, Whisper White

Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Marina Mist

Other:  Window Sheets, Stamping Sponges, 1¼” Circle Punch, Recollections Repositionable tape (non-SU!), Adhesive Remover, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Brayer, Snail Adhesive


1.     Ink up Lovely as a Tree stamp with Chocolate Chip ink and stamp on upper layer of 3¾” x 5”Whisper White cardstock.

2.     Ink up Lovely as a Tree stamp with Chocolate Chip ink again and stamp on the Window Sheet. Turn Window Sheet over and upside down and align with the image on the Whisper White cardstock.  Press and rub with your fingers to transfer the reflection to the cardstock.

3.     Punch out two 1¼” Circle Punches for the moons to mask over the stamped images.  Use the Recollections Repositionable tape (non SU!) to hold them in place.

4.     Stamp the trees on a scrap of paper to make a mask for the bottom of the card so you can do the sky.  Cut it out and use repositionable tape to align at the bottom.

5.     Ink up the brayer with Marina Mist by taking the brayer and rolling it across the ink pad and then lift it up and reink again; repeat several times but not rolling brayer back and forth to ink it up. 

6.     Now, start rolling on the place mat back and forth before starting on your Whisper White cardstock for the sky (so that it doesn’t leave lines by starting on the cardstock first). Keep re-inking if you need to until you have the desired look for the sky.

7.     Use the sponge in Marina Mist to ink up the reflection in the water of the trees and the moon.

8.     Use a sponge in Old Olive to color in the grass area.

9.     Remove circles and remove residue with the Adhesive Remover.

10.   Layer stamped image on 4” x 5¼” Marina Mist cardstock and then again on the Old Olive card base with Snail Adhesive.

Freaky Friends

I've neglected my blog this month as it has many a very busy month for my family.  My son was married October 11 and he and his bride are on their honeymoon.  I've been taking care of their cats while they are away, but they will be back home tomorrow.  I have a Thanksgiving workshop tomorrow, so I wanted to post this card that I did for a swap last month.  I will write instructions later.

Stamp Sets:  Freaky Friends, Good Greetings

Cardstock:  Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla, Color Me Autumn DSP, Silver Glimmer Paper

Ink:  Memento Ink, Cajun Craze and Blendabilities

Other:  2½” Circle Punch, Deco Label Die, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Snail Adhesive, Bone Folder, Sponge, Paper Snips, Basic Black marker, Itty Bitty Star Punch, Rhinestones


1.      Cardstock is cut at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 2 ¾” and 5 ½”.

2.    Fold on score lines and crease with Bone Folder.  At the 2 ¾” mark, fold and turn it backwards to wards the left side of the card.

3.    With Snail Adhesive, attach the 2 ½” x 4” Color Me Autumn DSP to the right front section.

4.    Inside the card is 2½” x 4” Very Vanilla that is stamped “Boo to You” from Good Greetings in Cajun Craze.

5.    With the second from the smallest Deco Label Die, use the Big Shot to cut out from Basic Black cardstock.

6.    Cut out a Crushed Curry circle for the moon with the 2 ½” Circle Punch. Sponge edges with Crushed Curry ink.  Attach to Basic Black Deco Label.

7.    Stamp witch from Freaky Friends and color in with Blendabilities. Trim out with Paper Snips and attach to the moon with Snail Adhesive.  May have to color white that is showing with Blendability.  Attach to the card with Snail Adhesive on the left side.

8.    Stamp the bat from Freaky Friends with Memento ink and cut it out with Paper Snips and color in white spots with Basic Black marker.  Attach with a Dimensional as shown.

9.    Punch out three Itty Bitty Stars from the Silver Glimmer Paper and attach to inside of card with Glue Dots.