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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Fusion Card Challenge - April 10th

To see my eclectic Paperie blog post - please scroll down

Well, stamping friends - it's Thursday and there's a new Fusion Challenge! We are SO HAPPY to welcome Jeanne Jachna to the Design Team with this weeks challenge!  And at the same time so sorry to be saying goodbye to Geri - we'll miss your wonderful creations and wish you the best!
With spring upon us we'll be getting our gardens cleaned up and ready for planting - and today's photo inspiration puts us right in that mood!  Aren't these rose backed chairs gorgeous?! Can you imagine walking into a wedding reception or shower and seeing these?!  Or maybe you're not a flower person and you'll be inspired by something else in the photo - or just the sketch?
I found inspiration in both for my card today.  I used watercolor paper for the oval and top panels.  My card base is Vintage Cream card stock.  The inked flowers look softer as the watercolor paper absorbs the ink a bit more, a nice look for a sympathy card I think.  The stamps are Petals and Posies from Reverse Confetti.
I scored lines on the panel under the lower half of the oval to represent the lines on the base of the chair in the photo.  You can see them much better IRL!
What inspires you most -  the photo or the sketch?  Or will you do both like I did this week?  Can't wait to see what you link up over at the Fusion Challenge Blog!

You'll find lots of inspiration from the other Fusion Design Team Members linked below:

Stephanie Severin

Stamps:  Petals and Posies - Reverse Confetti
Paper:  Water color paper - Canson Paper Pad, Vintage Cream - PTI
Ink:  Archival Watering Can and Leaf Green, Adirondack Mountain Rose and Lemonade.
Accessories:  lucky blend sequins - Avery Elle, foam dots, oval die - Alterations Movers and Shapers, ScorPal.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

A Simple Ornament

Well - here we are at the end of the weekend (again!)  how does the weekend go by so quickly:??!!!
I made this card for today's Featured Stamper Challenge over at Split Coast.  GailNM was the FS and after looking through her lovely gallery - I decided to CASE her Christmas Ornament card 

I'm trying to use all of the 'stuff' I've been purchasing and then never using (!) - and Gail used a Memory Box Snowflake ornament die on her card that I have and have not used.  I used different colors than Gail, framed my ornament on a panel and used glitter yarn instead of ribbon on my ornament.  I did make score lines on my card as Gail did.

I'm also entering this in this weeks CAS-ual Fridays challenge - To use scoring on your CAS card.

I will probably use this as a Thank You card after the holidays - or as a Christmas card for next year!

Stamps: none
Paper: white, Blueberry Sky - PTI
Ink: none
Accessories: foam tape, ScorPal, snowflake ornament die - Memory Box, glitter eyelash yarn - Martha Stewart

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Let It Snow!!! (well, maybe not quite yet!!)

Today I have a little wintertime Snowwoman card to share.  I made this for two challenges over on Split Coast -  the Queen for the Day challenge and the Free For All Challenge.

After looking through Queen Sue's (Mrs Noofy) gallery of lovely creations I decided to CASE her Frosty Card  Things I changed: I didn't dry emboss (accept for scoring a frame) and I used a snow woman ( Miranda is her name!) and snow flake stamps from Rubbernecker instead.

I used Stickles for the snow beneath Miranda and embossed my snowflake with a shimmery Moon Glow EP that  qualified my card for the Free for All challenge to add some glitter.

I popped up the snow flake and sentiment on foam tape and used a few Copics to color up Miranda a little bit.

I love seeing all the sweet snowmen and women on the wintery cards people are posting - but I'm happy to keep the snow on the cards for a while!  We haven't even gotten all the leaves raked up around our house yet!

Stamps: Rubbernecker - Miranda, Snow Flake, Let It Snow
Paper: white - PTI
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Versamark
Accessories: Copics: BG10, B45, YR04, E31, Moon Glow Embossing Powder Angel Wing/Sapphire, Stickles - Crystal Ice, Scor Pal, small oval punch - SU, foam tape

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Let's Eat !

Every Tuesday one of the Design Team of TCP (The Cat's Pajamas) issues a challenge and this week Amy Rohl's challenge was to use paper piecing on your card.

I don't have my newly won A Beary Good Year set yet (see yesterday's post!) - so I used this cute dining penquin from the Gobble it Up set, paperpiecing the table cloth.

I used Labels Eight Nestabilities to frame him and my Top Note by SU (cut in half) for the background piece. The designer paper is Cosmo Cricket/Earth Notes. I used my Scor Pal to make a double frame around the edge and sponged it with Ranger Tea Dye Distress ink. Then I just stamped my sentiment and added the button knotted with twine!

Check out the challenge and load up yours here before the end of Feb. Maybe you'll be chosen the Swanky Stamper of the month - uh -- oh no - I'm going to be chosen Swanky Stamper of the month - forget I mentioned the contest ! LOL!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Stamps: Gobble it Up - The Cat's Pajamas
Paper: Vintage cream, dark chocolate - PTI, DP Cosmo Cricket/Earth Love
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Tea Dye Distress ink
Accessories: sponge, top note die - SU, Labels Eight Nestabilities, Copics - Y38, E19k, R08, 0, Silver pen, Scor pal, twine & vintage button - PTI

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Be Mine

Today I was inspired by this lovely pink glass tile bracelet to create this pretty little pink Valentine.

Our inspiration on Split Coast for this challenge was the Design Spirit Studio web site.

I embossed the heart with black EP and adhered it to a scalloped nestability. Then I layered some flowers and held them together with a Basic Grey glazed brad. I scored the edges to look like the beveled edges on the glass tile.

My heart is from the Seasons of Love set by Waltzingmouse, the sentiment is from a new Valentine set that will be available on January 4th.

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps - Seasons of Love, sentiment from Valentine set to be released 1/4/10
Paper: white - PTI, Pink Pirouette - SU
Ink: Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Heart Nestabilities, black EP, hot gun, basic grey glazed brad, flowers - Taylored Expressions & Michaels, scor pal, foam dimensionals, glue dots

I made this CAS card for the Limited Supplies Challenge on SCS - to make a quick card using a new supply and celebrating a yearly event.

I bought myself this new Flourished Frame Cuttlebug folder just before Christmas and this challenge was the perfect opportunity to open it up!

My stamp set is also new - a sneak peek at the Valentine/Anniversary set being released on Jan 4th from Waltzingmouse Stamps (yes - the very same set that the sentiment on the pink Valentine above is from!!)

And the yearly event is an anniversary (my sentiment inside says Happy Anniversary) I created this card in under 15 minutes - just embossed, stamped inside the frame added a little bling and corner punched the corners!

You can find more great sneak peeks at the blogs of these other DT members - Anya, Belinda, Bonnie, Jennifer, and Laurie

I'm also very excited to welcome Lynn Mercurio to our team as announced by our Claire over the weekend!

Thanks for coming by today!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps - Valentines/Anniversary Set
Paper: White, Ocean tides - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Flourised Frame Cuttlebug Folder, Rhinestones - PTI, Zutter corner rounder 1/2"

Friday, December 4, 2009

Little Box Labels - New Waltzingmouse Set!

I am so excited to show you my project made with some of the stamps in Claire's new set being released this weekend called Little Box Labels from Waltzingmouse Stamps! I used the label, two of the words, and the great jug of cooking utensils on this fun recipe box. The little mit and cup are chipboard shapes from The What's Cookin set by Maya Road that I covered with designer paper (the back side of Basic Grey/Nook & Pantry/Teapots) .

I inherited my mother's recipe box when she passed 7 years ago and I thought it would be nice to have a special place to put my favorite ones so I could find them easily.
I am just so thrilled that Claire, who's from Ireland, spelled Mum with a 'u'. Even though we live in the US - my family always spelled 'mum' this way - (it wasn't until I was older that I realized it was because of our English/Irish/Scotish heritage!) And, of course, most published stuff in the US spells it 'Mom' so I would always be crossing out the 'o' and inserting a 'u' when I gave anything to my Mum! (this was in my pre-card making days!)

I found the instructions for this little box over on Sharon's No Time to Stamp blog over a year ago. I had printed it out then knowing that SOME DAY I'd want to make one! It's really simple to put together.
You start with a 10 1/4" x 7 1/2" piece of cardstock. Holding the short edge against the top ruler on your Scor Pal, move the left edge of the cardstock over to the 1/4" mark, then score at 3" and 5".

Turn the paper so the long side is against the top ruler and score at 2". Slide the cardstock to the right so the right edge is all the way over at 12 and score at 10".

Cut on the score lines as shown below and trim a little bit off of the center pieces so it folds up easier.

Attach Scor Tape to the edges and fold up your box!

I used this wonderful Designer Paper from Basic Grey called Nook and Pantry/Beaters for the fronts and sides. I think it gives the perfect nostalgic look for these old, well used recipes! The front & back panels are 2 1/2" x 6" and the side panels are 1 3/4" x 2 1/2". Be sure you are holding the DP the correct way when you cut if the pattern has directionality to it's design!

I made my cards by cutting white card stock into 4"x6" pieces. (you could also use 4x6 index cards) The DP border is 1 1/4" x 6". After I attached the DP - I cut the corners with my Zutter corner rounder. I'm not sure yet if I will use these tabbed cards as dividers for all the recipes - or if I will attach the recipe right to them and put the name of the recipe on the tag.

Below you see the box from the back - I used a 24" piece of saddlestitched ribbon and knotted it in the back so even the back looks pretty!

I used the Round Top Tab punch from SU for the tabs and I just stapled them onto the cards.

So be sure to hop over to Waltzingmouse Stamps to check out this set as well as her new Labels set (they fit the Labels Five Nestabilities as does the label in the set I used today!) - Claire's stamps seem to sell out quickly so if you like it - be sure to put it in your cart!!
She's posting the new sets either Friday or Saturday - so if they aren't there when you look - be sure to check back!

And also take a peek at the other Design Team members listed on my side bar - we'll all be showing projects using the new stamp sets over the next week or two! (as well as Claire herself!)

Thanks so much for coming by - I'd love to hear what you think of the recipe box as well as the stamps!
ETA: please go and check out Anya's gorgeous card using this new set!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Little Box Labels
Paper: Terracotta Tile - PTI, Wild Wasabi - SU, DP Basic Grey/Nook & Pantry - Beaters, Nook & Pantry Tea Pots (the back side)
Ink: Chai, Terracotta Tile - PTI, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Terracotta tile ribbons - PTI, Scor Tape, Scor Pal, Cropadile, big eyelet - SU, What's Cookin Mini Chipboard Set - Maya Road, Labels Eight Nestability, paper piercer, Zutter Corner Rounder, Copics: E11, E13, E33, E40, YG03, Stapler, Round Tab punch - SU, glue dots, foam dimensionals, silver spica.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thanks for Your Hospitality

The web site for the Inspiration Challenge on Split Coast today was Oliebollen - I was inspired by these fun Euro Play Cases

I used the Home Made Template from PTI for my cute house as well as the Home Made stamp set for the windows and doors. The colors are those of my BIL's house as I will be giving this to them as a thank you for having us over for Thanksgiving this year.

The house is about 4.5 x 3.5 x 5.5 and the roof comes off so you can put cookies, candies, candles or any treat inside. I included home made spiced nuts in mine!

Here's a view of the side and back of the house. I put this bicycle here because SIL Carol has her childhood bike (that looks very similar to this stamped one) on her front porch decorated with flowers in it's basket.

I made the Thanksgiving 2009 label with my label maker to remind them of when they received it - and below you can see the other side of the house with it's windows.

It's good to be back to stamping after a few days off for the holidays! I'm also glad all the "eating till you're completely stuffed" is over with!

I appreciate your stopping by today!

Stamps: Home Made, Everyday Button Bits - Papertrey ink
Paper: Basic Grey, Handsome Hunter - SU
Ink: Versamark Embossing Ink pad, Adirondack - Butterscotch
Accessories: scor pal, scor tape, white embossing powder, hot gun, foam dimensionals, gold spica pen

Monday, November 9, 2009

A Thank You In One Color

Today's CAS (Clean and Simple) challenge on Split Coast was to make a card using white and only one color.

I used Enchanted Evening as my color (it's a dark navy blueish - not black if that's what it looks like in the pic!)

The only embelishment I used was two scored lines above and below the damask and the sentiment. I also stamped a smaller damask on the envelope for a little extra fun!

Really clean - really simple! And I've got another 'Thank You' card done for my friend. (see yesterdays post)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stamps: Damask Designs - PTI
Paper: White - PTI
Ink: Enchanted Evening - PTI
Accessories: scor pal

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Ghostie Peep Treat Box & a Skull Jar !

Ok, so I lied - I'm not quite done with Halloween projects!

My church fair is this weekend and I've been madly making little last minute crafts after work to sell at our stamping table where two friends and I (Hi - Elizabeth and Jeannine!) make cards and stamped crafts to sell.

The sentiments I used on these spooky treat boxes are from the Halloween Party stamp set by Waltzingmouse Stamps. I punched them with the Designer Label punch by SU.

These fun little box/stands are designed by Ana Wohlfahart but I think her scoring measurements were a bit off on her instructions.

Here is how I made mine: Basically the box is a 3" x 11" piece of cardstock. I scored along the 11" side at 1 1/2", 3", 4 1/2", 6" and then cut an oval (smallest petite oval nestability) on the section between the 1 1/2" and 3" score (2nd panel in). Next fold on all score lines, fold up the box part and adhere it with Scor tape to the back panel. Cut a piece of designer paper for the back panel - decorate as desired. I tied a ribbon around the base and sponged a little white ink around it.

Here's my little army of ghosts! I wrapped up the ghost Peeps individually in Saran Wrap and placed them inside the oval cutouts- I think they look so cute peeking out here! I adhered some fabric bats, ghosts and pumpkins in the corners - they were left over from the supply Joanne (sleepyinseattle) had given the Doubledog Dare challenge team this week to use to make a Halloween card.

So here's my little bucket of 12 treats ready to go home to some little trick or treater for Halloween - don't they look spooky/cute!?!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Halloween Party
Paper: Basic Black, DP - SU
Ink: Memento tuxedo Black, Smokey Shadow, Fresh Snow
Accessories: sponge, zesty orange twill ribbon: PTI, petite oval nestability, designer label punch: SU, glue dots, foam dimensionals, punched witch (unknown), fabric bat, ghost, pumpkin (unknown), Scor pal, Scor Tape
I made these cute jars the night before the fair - I just happened to stop into Michael's and they had this Martha Stewart Skull punch on sale ($9.99 marked down from $17.99!) So I brought it into my craft room and saw these 5 little jars sitting on the floor - left over from an Easter project last spring!
I just happened to also have a bag of this chocolate candy corn and the whole design came to mind. Here's a close up of the front view. I sponged the skull with Smokey Shadow Ink.

After I punched the skull, I realized that I needed something behind the eyes and mouth to make them stand out - so I punched an orange circle - then the base needed to be bigger to cover the jar top - so I tried the scalloped edge circle with black card stock. Then I just had to cover the rim with a coordinating ribbon and fill the jar with the candy! Another cute little treat!

Paper: White, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black: SU

Ink: Smokey Shadow: PTI

Accessories: ribbon - PTI, glue dots, skull punch- Martha Stewart, circle punch, scallop circle punch: SU

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

A Simple Welcome for Baby

The Clean and Simple challenge on Split Coast this week was to use Bling on your card.

I decided to make a new baby girl card using these wonderful Celtic Birds from the Celtic Heritage Set by Waltzingmouse Stamps . I used silver sticky rhinestones on their eyes for the bling. The ink and ribbon are Habiscus Burst from PTI. I scored some lines with my ScorPal to give the card a little depth and knoted the Satin ribbon around the top between two of the scores.

Here's a close up of these wonderful Celtic Design birds. I wanted to color them in - but this IS a CAS card after all - so I left them plain this time! I just love this Hibiscus color - it's the first time I've used it.

Thanks so much for coming by today!!

Stamps: Celtic Heritage: Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper: White: PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Hibiscus PTI
Accessories: Hibiscus Burst Satin Ribbon: PTI, Rhinestone Stickers, Scor Pal

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A Summer Tweet

The Clean and Simple challenge on Split Coast this week was to use the summer colors of turquoise, orange and blue. And as luck would have it - the DoubleDog Dare Challenge a few weeks ago made by Joanne (Sleepyinseattle) (which I hadn't gotten to yet!) - was to use orange, yellow and blue - so I'm hitting two birds with one card so to speak!!

The bird is cut from the small and medium Shapeability Nested Birds and mounted with foam dimensionals on the card. I scored three lines above and below for a little depth on the card. Pretty clean and simple! The sentiment is from the Amuse stamp set called Nature.

We'd love to have you join along with the weekly Doubledog Dare challenges - just load your challenge card in your SCS gallery and use the keyword DDC - you can see all the DDC cards here.

Reminder: check here for info on winning my blog candy!

Stamps: Amuse: Nature Set
Paper: Tempting Turquoise: SU, Lemon Tart: PTI, DP Little Yellow Bicycle Geometric Orange
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: brad: Making Memories, foam dimensionals, shapeabilities: Nested Birds, ScorPal

Monday, May 11, 2009

A Clean and Simple Miss You

This weeks CAS challenge on Split Coast (Clean and Simple) was to use the rock and roll technique - I inked my flowers with the lighter Lavender Moon PTI ink - then rolled the edges of the stamp over the darker Plum Pudding PTI ink. Then stamped it - this technique gives a two color image with the darker on the outside and the lighter on the inside of the image.

This Eastern Bloom flower is my absolute favorite flower to stamp - I love the lines in it and how great it looks cut out and curled. The stem is a sizzix die and I scored the edges of the card. I put some stickles in the centers of the flowers. Two of the flowers are cut out and popped up on thick foam dimensionals - the third one is stamped right on the card.
Thought I'd leave you with this picture from church on Mother's Day - this is Eden, my 3 year old God Child, and she gave me the pretty bouquet of flowers in front of me in the white box. They are in a round glass vase and are carnations, baby's breath and roses. She, of course, was more interested in her white grape juice and cookie! Don't you love her curls?!

Thanks for coming by today!
Stamps: Flower: Eastern Blooms: SU, Sentiment: Simple Little Things: PTI
Paper: white, ripe avocado: PTI
Ink: Lavender Moon, Plum Pudding: PTI
Accessories: sizzix die - leaf stem, cuttlebug, scor pal, stickles, thick foam dimensionals

Monday, May 4, 2009

Prehistoric Birthday Bash

I used this fun new dinosaur stamp set just released by H&M Stamps for the Clean and Simple challenge on Split Coast. Today we were to follow the sketch on this card.

First I stamped the images and then punched out what would fit inside a 1 1/4" circle punch and layered them on 1 1/2" chocolate chip circles. I stamped the cake again on a scrap - cut out the cake part and layered it over the cake stamping. The cake and hat are popped up with foam dimensionals. I scored a few lines along the top and bottom with my Scor Pal added a knot of hemp to the gift and yellow stickles to the hat and flames for a little sparkle. Clean and Simple!

Thanks for coming by today - I appreciate your comments so much!

Stamps: Prehistoric Birthday: H&M Stamps
Paper: Naturals Ivory, Choc Chip: SU, Vintage Cream: PTI
Ink: Dark Chocolate, New Leaf, Ripe Avocado: PTI
Accessories: circle punches: SU, yellow stickles, Scor Pal, form dimensionals, hemp twine: SU

Monday, February 16, 2009

A Bride, A Blessing and A Button

My good blogging friend, Julie (juliemlacey) was the Featured Stamper this week over on Split Coast. Her gallery is just chock full of clean crisp GIANT cards! and talk about layers!! Can you count them all on her card below??!!For my CASE (copy and share with everyone) I changed the colors and the stamps - I didn't use as many layers - but kept the wonderful layout and I used her idea of not coloring in the image - just leaving the stamped outline. Sometimes coloring just makes things look too busy - an outline can be more elegant for certain cards as was the case here (IMHO).

The pretty bride and sentiment are from the H&M stamp set called Just Married. I added a pearl to her hair and a tiny gem (Amuse) necklace. My card is 5x5 so Julie's must be even bigger than that to fit on all those layers! Congratulations Julie on being the featured stamper!!
Stamps: Just Married: H&M Stamps
Paper: River Rock, Cranberry Crisp: SU, Vintage Cream: PTI, DSP: SU
Ink: Ripe Avocado, True Black: PTI
Accessories: foam dimensioinals, labels Two: Nestabilities, Vintage cream and Ripe avocado Twill: PTI, Little Gems: Amuse, pearls: Crystal Stickers

I made an Irish Blessing round top box for today's Try a New Technique challenge on Split Coast. You can see the challenge and the template for the box here (adobe file at end of challenge posting) I love this door stamp from River City Rubber Works and it seems like the only time I use it is with this Irish Blessing stamp for St. Patrick's Day! I stamped the door frame - then stamped the blessing inside (both are clear stamps). I just love this little treat box (will fill it with some St. Pat's Chocolate later!) I'll be using this for my craft sales at church - that's for sure!
Stamps: Door: River City Rubber Works, Sentiments: My Sentiments Exactly - Irish Blessings
Paper: Ribe avocado, Vintage Cream: PTI
Ink: True Black, Ripe Avocado: PTI
Accessories: tacky tape, narrow scalloped rectangle nestability, circle punch, scalloped circle punch, green basket filler, ripe avocado swiss dot satin ribbon: PTI, foam dimensionals. box template
Last but not least - is this card that I made for the 2nd CAS (clean and simple) Monday challenge on Split Coast - to use One Button and to limit your layers and other supplies.There is no stamping on this card! I used white rub-ons, one button on the flower and I did 4 score lines around the border. The paper is the retired Vintage violet - which I just love! It's such a great color - I'll be sorry when my supply is gone! Here's another example of keeping my New Year's resolution - I've had these rub on's for months - and just opened them for today's card!
Hope everyone had a good President's Day off - back to the grind tomorrow!!
Stamps: none
Paper: VIntage Violet: SU
Ink: None
Accessories: SU Rub-Ons - Love & Happiness, button, glue dot, scor pal

Sunday, December 28, 2008

A Butterfly Birthday

Barbara (stampedfilled dreams) was the Featured stamper over on Split Coast today. I chose this beautiful butterfly card of hers to case.
We are supposed to change at least 2 things - I used a different butterfly stamp (by Artful INKables), moved the sentiment (by papertrey Ink) and omitted the ribbon but I used her colors and basic design.I clear embossed the butterfly and watercolored it using reinkers and my aquapainter. I scored a frame around the edge with my Scorpal and then distressed the edges. I love how this butterfly also looks like a leaf.
I sell some of my cards to a couple of gift shops and I try to design them flat for mailing - so I don't use a lot of ribbon unless it's just wrapped around the card with no knots or bows. I did add 3 little half pearls in the bottom left corner to balance the sentiment in the top right.
Stamps: Artful INKables: Butterfly Blessings, Sentiment: Birthday Basics: PTI
Paper: watercolor paper, plum pudding: PTI, basic black: SU
Ink: onyx black versafine, plum pudding: PTI, reinkers - Lavender Lace, Lovely lilca: SU
Accessories: foma dimensionals, word window punch: SU, aquapainter, sticky pearls, clear embossing powder, hot gun, distresser
My niece, Christie, took this family picture on Christmas day at her lovely home using a tripod and timer so we could all be in the picture.

From the back left to right, Nate, Kent & Julia, Josh, Marcia & Bob and Greg. Front Row left to right: April (engaged to Josh), Christie (my niece, married Nate) and Katie (my other niece, engaged to Greg). Kent is my DH, Josh is my DS, and Marcia is my sister (Bob is her DH) - got all that??!!

And these are my canine grandchildren - Roscoe and Daisy Mae - the basset hound children of Josh and April!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend - thanks for dropping by today!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

A Simple Inspiration

Here is my card for Sharon's DTGD challenge over on Split Coast to make a simple card. It is also for Kristina's Inspiration #17 challenge that you can see here and above. I scored a border on my white card. Then I stamped my tulip on a white piece that I cut with my petite rectangle nestability. I then mounted that to a sage shadow panel and a cameo coral panel (I don't have Regal Rose). That is mounted to the card with foam dimensionals. I used my horizontal punch to make two slots on either side of the stem and tied my ribbon through it.
A short post tonight - I'm going to try and get some more challenges done and get to bed early! See you tomorrow!
Stamps: Terrific Tulips: SU
Paper: White: PTI, Cameo Coral, Sage Shadow: SU
Ink: Sage Shadow, cameo Coral, rose red
Accessories: horizontal slot punch, ribbon: PTI Aqua Mist Twill, petite rectangle nestabilities, scor pal, foam dimensionals

Monday, July 14, 2008

Scoring the Moon

Here is my card for the Ways to Use it - Got Grid? challenge over at Split Coast. I used my Scor Pal to make the grid on my white panel scoring on the diagonal every 1/2 inch and I used Michele Zindorf's tutorial for my stamping method. Note: I sponged my ink on as I have not had much success in brayering on color smoothly the way Michele does!

I used 2 floral stamps from the Pressed Petals set from Artful INKables and the sentiment is from the Basic Salutations set. (Both on sale for 10% off during July so check it out!)

After scoring the panel - I masked the moon shape using a 1 3/8 inch punched circle. Then I sponged Soft Sky ink on top and bottom and then Not Quite Navy ink in certain areas as per the tutorial. I removed the mask - stamped the flowers with black Versafine ink - then sponged some Basic Black ink along the left bottom corner.

I added the metal frame and stamped sentiment attaching it with 2 blue brads. I tied black gingham ribbon around the top. To finish it off I layered the panel to a black panel using foam dimensionals - then attached it all to the white card.
I hope you will try scoring a grid on a card - if you don't have a scor pal - some paper cutters (like Fiskars) come with a scoring blade - or you can just use a ruler and your bone folder if it has a fairly pointed end - just don't push it through the paper! I've also scored card stock with a letter opener. Try it out on a scrap first!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Stamps: Artful Inkables: Pressed Petals & Basic Salutations
Paper: WHite: PTI, Basic Black: SU
Ink: Basic Black, Soft Sky, Not quite navy: SU, Onyx Black Versafine
Accessories: scor pal, black gingham ribbon : SU, 1 3/8 inch circle punch: SU, metal frame: SU, blue brads, foam dimensionals, sponges

Saturday, July 5, 2008

A Patriotic Challenge and a Macintosh Tile

I made this card for the Limited Supplies challenge on Split Coast - the rules were: only 4 layers -only red, white & Blue colors - only 4 embellies or tools - any theme. I used my new Artful INKables stamp set Sunburst Dandies - for the flower on this card. I inked it with blue and red chalk inks then layered it on scalloped nestabilities.

I made a banner for my sentiment by making 2 score lines on each end of the white strip - 1/4 inch apart - and then folding - in and out - to make it 3D. I put 2 foam dimensionals under the word to hold it up off the card as well as using runner adhesive on the ends
I may have one too many layers on this card so don't count them ok???!!!

By the way - Kristin is offering 10% off all her stamp sets over at Artful INKables for the month of July - so go on over and take advantage of this great sale!

You can see all the cards I've made using Artful INKable stamps here.
Stamps: Artful INKables Sunburst Dandies Basic Salutations
Paper: White: PTI, night of navy, real red - SU
Ink: Color Box Chalk Inks - Warm Red & Blue Iris
Accessories: foam dimensionals, nestabilities, cuttlebug, scor pal

My next card was made for the Inspiration challenge over at Split Coast - a set of Macintosh Enamel Tiles - I chose one of the round ones seen here:
First I cut 2 circles with my Nestability dies- moving the top edge of the larger one above the fold in the card before I cut it so it would leave the fold intact. I used the fern stamp from the new Plant Prints stamp set by Artful INKables .
I'm on vacation with limited supplies but just happened to have Blue Bayou and Sage Shadow card stock that worked out perfectly for this inspiration piece. I stamped the sentiment, punched it out, sponged it and popped it up with foam dimensionals. I added the brads for a little interest. I sponged all the edges with Blue Bayou ink. I had to put this together quickly as we are going off to a craft sale at Gunstock Mountain! Maybe I'll get some pictures and post them here tomorrow.

Stamps: Artful INKables: Plant Prints, Basic Salutations
Paper: Blue Bayou, Sage Shadow: SU
Ink: Blue Bayou - SU
Accessories: brads: making memories, foam dimensionals, oval punch, sponge
Techniques: round card, dry embossing

Friday, July 4, 2008

Two A-muse-ing Cards - Scores & Dots

My first card was made for the Ways to Use It Challenge on Split Coast- to score something on your card - and for the A-muse-a-palalooza challenge to use black & white and a touch of pink on your card. I made 2 score lines 1/4 inch apart on the black scalloped canopy and folded it so it stuck out over the card. I also made 2 score lines on the white panel on the canopy just to give the look of canvas.

I stamped the lanterns on a white scrap and then cut it out with a scalloped circle nestability and cut off the top along the rope line. Then I attached it to the card with foam dimensionals. I cut the sentiment with my Spellbinder ribbon tag die and wove the pink ribbon through it attaching the ends under the tag so it looked nice on the inside of the card where it wrapped around.

Stamps: Amuse: Party Lanterns, Luck and Fortune
Paper: Basic Black: SU, white: PTI
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine
Accessories: Scor-Pal, prismacolor marker: Blush Pink, foam dimensionals, sweet blush twill ribbon: PTI

I made my second card for the Amuse Apalooza challenge to use dots on your card.

As you know if you've been looking at my blog this past week - I am on vacation and don't have a lot of supplies with me (tons but not quite enough it seems!) - so I used the eraser on the end of a pencil to make my dots! (where there's a will, there's a way!) I embossed the square on the white panel - then cut 2 more squares, one rust and one white, with my nestabilities and layered it over the embossed square. I popped up the computer panel on foam dimensionals.

For a little touch of humor I cut out a weather screen from a magazine my DH brought to camp and attached it over the computer screen. I thought that it came out really cute! Guys are always checking the weather right?!?!

The sentiment is cut using a spell binder tag die. Inside I stamped the sentiment 'that bytes!'. I used these colors and no ribbon so it could be used as a masculine card.
Have a safe and Happy 4th of July everyone! We'll be watching fireworks shot off over the lake tonight - can't wait!
Stamps: Amuse: Mainly Men Clear Stamp set
Paper: really rust:: SU, white PTI
Ink: Really Rust: SU
Accessories: pencil eraser, foam dimensionals, spellbinders tag trio, cuttlebug, nestability square