Monday, August 31, 2009

Masked Frame

This is for today's Technique Lover's
challenge on SCS... Masked Frame.
I just love these new stamps from Stampin' Up!...Extreme Guitar and Extreme Elements! Very cool, and such a change from the flowery & cutesy stuff! For this card I used Soft Suede, Always Artichoke, Real Red and Very Vanilla cs; Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Real Red and Basic Black classic ink; Real Red marker; Notebook & Corner Rounder punches; sponged the edges; and used a Top Note die cut to mask & create the frame. Original challenge and directions to make the masked frame can be found on here:

TLC236 Masked Frame


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Late Night Inspiration

Ok, so the title comes from the fact that the idea for this card just "popped" into my head last night as I was laying in bed...I couldn't sleep until I got up & pulled out all the supplies I'd need to make it this morning! Here's the details: Carstock & ink colors are Sage Shadow, Soft Suede, Blush Blossom, and Very Vanilla. I used Extreme Elements, Snow Swirled and All Holidays Stamp sets...Top Note die for Big Shot and Eyelet Border Punch. Snowflakes were stamped w/Versamark, then embossed with white ep, ribbon is white grograin colored with Sage Shadow ink, and all edges are sponged with corresponding ink color. I think that's it...TFL!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Pleated Flower

This card is for today's Ways To Use It challenge on SCS...the challenge today was to use pleats on a card. I decided to try making a pleated 3-d took a few tries to get it right! The flower is a 1 1/4" x 12" strip of dp, then punched with the scallop edge punch, scored between each "hump" of the scallops, accordion folded, ends attached w/sticky strip, then "squashed" into flower shape...easy as that! The leaves are small oval punched, then run through the crimper. Stamps used are Pocket Silhouettes, and colors are Old Olive, Rose Red, Regal Rose. TFL!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Today's Sketch Challenge

For sketch challenge 240 on SCS... I used Punch Pals stamp set; Garden Green, Real Red, Mellow Moss and Whisper White cardstock & ink; Word Window, Scallop Circle, 1 3/8 Circle, and Eyelet Border punches; highlighted images with Dazzling Diamonds. Original sketch challenge can be seen here: