When I first saw the Star of Light (142110) stamp set and Starlight thinlets (141840). I purchased the bundle (143508 which saves you 10%) in the 2016 holiday catalog, I knew I had to have it and it needed to be paired with a retired stamp set from the 2015 holiday catalog, All Ye Faithful. The two seemed perfect for each other. Although you can't get the nativity image I used any longer, you could use the nativity image from Joyful Nativity which can be found in the 2016-2017 annual catalog on page 35 (141565) and get similar results. The base of my card is a standard A2 card size cut at 8 1/2" by 5 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4". I used a piece of whisper white cardstock as the base layer cut at 5 x 3 3/4". To this I stamped the sun image from Kinda Eclectic (135350) in So Saffron ink. I then stamped the star swirl image From the Star of Light in Versa Mark ink and embossed it with silver embossing powder (109131). To this I added the star which was cut from gold glimmer paper (133719). I then stamped the nativity on a piece of shimmery white cardstock (101910) with basic black archival ink and watercolored the image with an aqua painter (103954). The shimmery white cardstock is a great alternative to watercolor paper when you don't need to put a lot of water on your paper. It holds up much better than the whisper white cardstock and doesn't pill. I stamped the sentiment from the Star of Light stamp set in Versa Mark ink and embossed with gold embossing powder (109129). I love how this card turned out. It is every bit as beautiful as I had initially imagined it would be. I hope you think so as well.
Friday, September 30, 2016
Friday, September 23, 2016
When I saw the mummy image in the Jar of Haunts (142247) stamp set, I just knew I had to turn it into a treat holder. It turned out so cute. I first stamped the mummy image twice on whisper white cardstock and cut out with the coordinating die from the Everyday Jar (141490) framelits. I then used a little smoky slate ink with an aqua painter to very lightly distress the "cloth" to give it a little dimension. I then inked up two hats from the Snow Place (139738) stamp set and cut them out with the coordinating snow friends(139664) framelits. I used a 3" x 3 1/2 " piece of whisper white cardstock to form the treat holder. It is scored on the 3" side at 1" and 2" and on the 3 1/2" side at 1" and 2 1/2". Then adhered to the base of the mummy on the longer sides. It will hold two Hershey nuggets. I then tied a piece of Halloween Night Baker's Twine in the black and pumpkin pie to the brim of the top hat to close the top. Google eyes were added to finish off his look. I hope you like him. This will be my make-n-take at an upcoming workshop.
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Friday, September 16, 2016
I fell in love with the little ladybugs in the new Stampin' Up! 2016-2017 annual catalog. I saw a card on Pinterest where someone had stamped a lot of ladybugs for a card. I then came up with this thank you card. It showcases the Love You Lots stamp set (141801) which is available to anyone placing a workshop or personal order of $150 or more. The base card is mint macaron with layers of Designer Series Paper from the Blooms & Bliss DSP (141654) . I embossed the mint macaron card base with the large polka dot embossing folder (133739). The focal image is stamped on whisper white cardstock (100730) and mounted on sweet sugarplum cardstock (141418). I used blushing bride (131263), rich razzleberry (131259), sweet sugarplum (141818) and mint macaron (142234) Stampin' Write markers to color in the ladybugs which were stamped repeatedly in Momento tuxedo black ink (132708). The sentiment is stamped on whisper white and punched using retired oval and scalloped oval punches. You could use the new layering ovals collection frame lit (141706) to get the same results.
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Friday, September 9, 2016
My granddaughter absolutely loves dogs so when she saw Bella & Friends (141870) in the new 2016-2017 annual catalog by Stampin' Up!, it was on her must have list. I love this stamp set, it's so cute and the says are so uplifting. The card base is in Island Indigo (122923) cardstock. The Designer Series Paper layer comes from the Blooms & Bliss DSP (141654) DSP pack. I stamped the images in Momento tuxedo black ink ((132708) and then colored Bella and the parrot using the retired Stampin' Blendabilities markers, but you could use regular Stampin' Write markers. The focal image is stamped on Whisper White cardstock. I love how cute this card turned out. I hope you agree.
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Friday, September 2, 2016
Anyone who really knows me knows I am a HUGE m&m fan. So when I saw where someone had used the Jar of Love stamp set to make an m&m shaker card, I had to make my own version. I started with a patriotic card and moved on to a Christmas card. I plan to make one for fall and for the spring as well. This card features the Jar of Love stamp 141587 set and Everyday Jar (141490) framelits which can be purchased either separately or as a bundle (142342) to save 10%. The background is stamped using the Touches of Texture stamp set (141934). I used Real Red, Dapper Denim and Whisper White cardstock along with Real Red (126949) and Dapper Denim (141394) ink. The jar was stamped on window sheet (114323) with Stazon black ink (101406) and cut using the Everyday Jar framelits. The jar lit was embossed on whisper white cardstock with gold embossing powder as well as the ribbon and bow. They are also cut with the matching framelits from the Everyday Jar framelits. The banner was created with the Thoughtful Banners stamp (141614) set which has a matching punch called the Duet Banner punch (141483) and can also be purchased in a bundle (142330) to save 10%. The shaker frame was made using the new foal adhesive strips (141825) which make shaker cards so much easier. The m&ms were made utilizing a punch I had purchased from the m&m store in Las Vegas, Nevada.
This is the Christmas version of the card. It uses Real Red, Emerald Envy (141415 cardstock and 141396 ink pad) and Whisper White. The sentiment for this card is from the Oh, What Fun stamp set (140386). I used markers directly on the stamp to create the multi colored look.