Thursday, July 21, 2011

Punched Poinsettia

Another Christmas card! To create the poinsettia, I used Build-a-Blossom stamp set and Blossom Builders punch, along wit Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, and So Saffron ink and cardstock. For the card base, I used Very Vanilla cs, embossed with Framed Tulips embossing folder, then stamped with En Francais in Crumb Cake. Finally, I stamped "Season's Greetings" from Snow Swirled in Versamark then embossed with Gold ep. TFL!

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Christmas Rose

I'm on a Christmas kick lately - it's July, time to get started on Christmas cards!

To make this card, I embossed Very Vanilla cs with the Manhattan Flowers embossing folder and Big Shot machine. Next, I watercolored the roses using my Aquapainter and Cherry Cobbler ink. I then sponged Old Olive on the background around the roses. The tag is a stamp from Four Frames stamp set, watercolored with Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive, and the "Merry Christmas" sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes. I matted the image panel with Crumb Cake cs before mounting it on a Cherry Cobbler card base. I added Victorian Crochet Lace and Hemp Twine, then spritzed the whold card with Vanilla Smooch Spritz to give it some shimmer. Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Calypso Christmas!

I made this card for today's sketch challenge on The base of the card is Calypso Coral, one of the new In Colors, and embossed with Framed Tulips embossing folder and Big Shot machine. The blue background is Pool Party cs, stamped with snowflakes from Snow Swirled in Island Indigo and Frost White Shimmer Paint. The main image panel and poinsettia border are images from Punch Pals, stamped in Basic Black, then colored with Stampin' Write markers. I also highlighted the snowman with Frost White Shimmer Paint, and stamped snowflakes in the background in Pool Party. Merry Christmas!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Love Tied With Twine

Seems I am stuck on yesterday's collage theme! This card is for today's Free For All challenge on SCS - F4A73 Twine!
The challenge was to use twine on a card, and anything else goes. I used En Francais and Love & Care stamp sets, and the colors are Soft Suede, Tangerine Tango, and Wild Wasabi. I stamped the En Francais BG in Basic Gray, then stamped the flowers & leaves from Love & Care in Versamark, then I heat embossed the flowers & leaves with the new Tangerine Tango and Wild Wasabi embossing powders from the Summer Mini Catalog, and embossed the flower centers with black ep. I then spritzed the image with Log Cabin Smooch Spritz. The green strip behind the main image is Wild Wasabi, embossed with Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder and the Big Shot. The card base is Soft Suede, embossed with Framed Tulips embossing powder. Oh, and I used some Hemp Twine to tie on the tag! TFL!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Collage with Love

This is for today's challenge on SCS - Ways to Use It 331 - Crazy Collage . I created a collage background by stamping En Francais in Crumb Cake on Whisper White cs, then I stamped the script image from Flores Suaves in Soft Suede, then the "splat" image from Extreme Elements in Early Espresso, then the "dots" image from Extreme Elements in Tangerine Tango. Finally, I stamped the flower image from Love & Care with Versamark and embossed with Tangerine Tango embossing powder. I used Four Frames to stamp the frame around the "with Love" sentiment, then punched with Decorative Label punch. The ribbon is a piece of white grosgrain, colored with Crumb Cake Stampin' Write marker. The rest of the card is finished out with the same colors and stamps as the background. TFL!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Hello, Bird

This is for Tuesday's color challenge on The challenge was Not Quite Breezy Cobbler - in other words, using Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, and Cherry Cobbler. I used the Medallion stamp, sponge with all 3 colors, for the background. The frame & bird are from the new Four Frames set, and the "Hello" is from Swirls & Curls Verses hostess set, all stamped with Early Espresso & watercolored with my aquapainter & all 3 challenge colors. Everything is stamped on Very Vanilla, and all the edges are sponged with Crumb Cake. The base layer is Not Quite Navy. I added a little bling with the victorian crocheted lace trim and a sparkly pink brad from the Square Fire brads. TFL!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Sand & Surf Swaps

This was my swap card for my Stampin' Up! demo meeting in June. I used the Summer Splash stamp set from the Summer Mini Catalog. Everything is stamped in Early Espresso, and colored with Stampin' Write markers in several of the new 2011-2012 In Colors - Pool Party, Island Indigo, Calypso Coral, and Lucky Limeade. I used cardstock in Whisper White, Early Espresso, and Calypso Coral. And, the "sand" below the surfboards is an equal mixture of Dazzling Diamonds and beach sand, attached using Heat N Stick powder and Versamark. You can't really see it in the picture, but the sand is very sparkly IRL. Thanks for looking!

Loads of Love Thank You's for Tony

I made a stack of these cards for my son Tony to send out thank you notes for graduation gifts. The card base is Basic Gray, the layer behind the image is half of a Top Note die cut in Concord Crush. The image layer is Loads of Love stamped on Whisper White, then colored with Stampin' Write markers. TFL!

Flores Suaves Make-N-Take

I created this card to share as a Make-N-Take at my demo camp in June. I used "Flores Suaves", a beautiful set from our Spanish-language catalog, Celebrando Creatividad. The card base is Very Vanilla, emossed with Framed Tulips embossing folder using my big shot, then sponged with Calypso Coral, one of the brand new 2011-2013 In Colors. The script background behind the butterfly is stamped with Crumb Cake, and the butterfly & flower are stamped with Early Espresso. I colored the butterfly & flower with Stampin' Write markers in Calypso Coral, Baha Breeze, and Lucky Limeade (another new In Color). TFL!