Monday, July 24, 2017

Colorful Seasons

Today's card is using the chair from the Colorful Seasons stamp set (pg. 147 AC). I saw a similar card on Pinterest, but don't recall the individual that made it. I see the example in the Stampin' Up catalog is somewhat like this card idea.
The background paper is from the Color Theory DSP stack (pg. 147 AC). The ribbon is from my supplies that is no longer available, but there are a lot of options that Stampin' Up has to offer on pgs. 198-199 of the annual catalog. The front panel of white card stock has the chair stamped from the Colorful Seasons stamp set (used memento ink and crushed curry ink). The ground image is using Archival Basic Gray ink and the stamp is from the Sheltering Tree stamp set (pg. 151 AC). The sun is a stamp from the Swirly Bird stamp set (pg. 171 AC), and I used Crushed Curry ink for that. I decided to wait on a sentiment, but thought the card would work perfectly for a thinking of you card idea.
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Jane

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Mixed Drinks Wedding Card

Another wedding card, since I have so many weddings I will be attending within the next 4-5 months.


I used the Gorgeous Grunge (retired) stamp in the background using Crushed Curry ink stamped off once and then stamped several times on the front of the card. The Kinda Eclectic stamp set (retired) was used for the sun burst. I used silver embossing for the sun burst stamp. The wine glasses are from the Mixed Drinks stamp set (pg. 60 AC), stamped using Memento black and Crushed Curry for the wine. I fussy cut the glasses out and attached using mini glue dots. The sentiment is from Better Together stamp set (pg. 51 AC). I used Memento black ink for that. Added some Baker's twine around the front of the base card.
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Jane

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Gerbera Daisies

Had to experiment with the daisy punch (pg. 206 AC) on these gerbera daisies.
I've attached these paper flowers to wire so now I'm not sure what to do with them. For each flower, I stamped the daisy four times from the Daisy Delight stamp set (pg. 127 AC) with the same ink as the card stock paper color. I used real red, rich razzleberry, and pumpkin pie (?). The flower centers are made from four of the old Sizzix Flower Daisies #2 die (the smallest daisy) and then trimmed down to about a 1" circle. They are made from so saffron card stock and sweet sugarplum card stock. The very centers are stamped using the center stamp from the Daisy Delight stamp set and punched out using the 1/2" circle punch. I used early espresso and more mustard card stock. If you have any questions on the assembling of the flower, just let me know. Need to find a place for these paper flowers. I was pleased with the way they turned out.
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Jane

Friday, July 21, 2017

Simple Wedding Card

Today's card was very simple and easy to make. Don't you need one of those kinds of cards once-in-a-while? This card was CASEd from Connie Stewart. She actually has a four part series of these simple cards, each made a little differently, but with the same idea.
If you have any of the Falling in Love designer series paper (retired) left, that is what I used for the background. A good substitute might be the Bundle of Love Specialty DSP (pg. 189 AC) in the current catalog. I wrapped lace (retired) around the DSP, a good substitute would be the Very Vanilla 1/2" lace trim (pg. 199 AC). Added a strip of Berry Burst, 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon (pg 198 AC) next to the lace and slightly overlapping. Stamped the sentiment in Archival Black ink, from Better Together stamp set (pg. 51 AC) on the DSP and that is it. The paper does it all.
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Jane

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Movable Little Piggy

I made a card with the flying piggy awhile ago using the embossing paste for the clouds. This little piggy can move around the card because of a magnet that is attached to the back of the pig and another magnet on the inside, front piece of card stock.
I CASEd this card from another Stampin' Up demonstrator and just sized it down to an A2 card. For those of you that like interactive cards, you might want to give this one a try. I used the old style cloud making by taking a stencil and sponging Pacific Point ink over the stencil. Stamped the pig on watercolor paper and colored it using Pink Pirouette ink and an aqua painter. The ribbon is retired, but any ribbon would work by gathering one side to form the tutu. The front panel card stock is raised by Foam Adhesive Strips (pg 203 AC) so the magnet can move freely between this panel and the base card.
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Jane

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Coffee Cafe Thanks a Latte

This card was CASEd from Connie Stewart. It is part of her simply simple flash card idea. Her Youtube videos are wonderful. I really like the Coffee Cafe stamp set (pg. 31 AC) and it comes in a bundle with coordinating dies.
I used Crumb cake card stock for the base of the card (5 1/2 x 8 1/2 in.) It is scored at 1 1/2 and 4 1/4". The 1 1/2 inch part is folded back creating a Z fold type card. The coffee beans are stamped down the sides using early espresso ink. I stamped the cup lid and the stirring stick with elegant envy ink, stamped the Thanks a Latte using early espresso, and then die cut all the pieces. You might see that the cup sleeve is corrugated. The die cuts the sleeve and embosses the lines.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.
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Jane

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

A Little Wild Thinking of You

Getting good use out of the back side of the bear in the A Little Wild stamp set (pg. 108 AC). Stamped the bear image in Archival Black ink on crumb cake card stock.
I did glue the front of the bear to the back so his face can be seen when the card is open. I gave the bear a little shadowing using the soft suede watercolor pencil (pg. 201 AC). I used the coordinating dies to cut out the bear (Bundle offer saves you 10%), but cut off the string hole that is cut with the die. Used a circle die to cut the front of the base card and added watercolor paper to the inside of the card. Ink up a small clear block with Pacific Point ink, wet the watercolor paper, and smoosh the inked block onto the wet watercolor paper. I intended for it to create a sky effect. Using a white gel pen, I drew in some stars and added a little wink-of-stella (pg. 200 AC). The sentiment is from the Sheltering Tree stamp set (pg. 151 AC). I wrapped some ribbon (retired) around the top, front of the base card and just tied a knot.
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Jane