Sunday, June 13, 2010
Stamp Sets: Awash With Flowers, Occassional Quotes, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Rich Razzleberry Textured CS, Basic Gray CS, Sahara Sand CS, Whisper White CS
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Dusty Durango, Basic Gray, Versamarker
Accessories: 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Extra-Large Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Buttons Latte, Linen Thread, Rich Razzleberry 1/2" Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, White Embossing Powder, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Distressing Tool, Sponges, Stampin' Dimensionals
Saturday, June 12, 2010
My upline, Stacey, found this challenge...using ribbon!!! I love ribbon, so to have a challenge dedicated to the use of ribbon is fantastic. The first challenge was to create a masculine project using ribbon. June is a busy month for birthdays and anniversaries in my family, so I took this opportunity to make a card for one of my male cousins. I also used some new DSP that will be available in the new catty beginning on July 1!! The base of this card is very vanilla and then cutout a recessed window...it's really easy to do (if you want instructions, please email me). I used the new Newsprint DSP to cover the outer edges, except for the top edge which is done in basic black and then the greating is embossed in gold embossing powder. The main image was embossed again with gold embossing powder on very vanilla. I then tied that all important ribbon around the top using the black satin ribbon. I don't think it looks too girly and I hope my cousin likes it. Let me know what you think!
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
This is the first time I've ever participated in the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge...so here goes nothing. I had a friend who's brother died suddenly and decided to make the sympathy card using this sketch. I started with Not Quite Navy as the base of the card. I then ran a piece of Barely Banana through the big shot using the polka-dot embossing folder and layered that with a piece of Crumb Cake (AKA Kraft) after I'd distressed the edges a little. I added a piece of whisper white satin ribbon down the center and ran some Bella Blue DSP (which will be retiring at the end of June...I'm depressed!!!) through the big shot using the Island Floral Die. The sentiment was stamped using the Thoughts & Prayers stamp set on whisper white and was sponged with Crumb Cake Ink and then distressed, and then layered with Barely Banana, Crumb Cake, and Not Quite Navy...distressed (of course). I love how it turned out and hope it brings my friend some comfort during her difficult time. Let me know what you think!!!
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Stamp Set: King of the Grill
Paper: Certain Celery CS, Bashful Blue CS, Night of Navy CS, Whisper White CS
Ink: Versamark; Certain Celery, Bashful Blue, Night of Navy
Accessories: 3/16" Corner Rounder Punch, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, White Embossing Powder, Black Embossing Powder, Soft Subtle Brads, Button Latte, Linen Thread, Bashful Blue 1" Double-Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
My mom was over this morning while I was making this card and she sat down at my stamping table and made a birthday card for my sister. I wanted to show it off because it is the first card she has every stamped by herself. I thought she did a fantastic job and she said it wasn't as hard as she thought!!! Maybe another stamper in the family??? She used some of the new In-Colors...peach parfait and pear pizzazz...along with not quite navy card stock and also new DSP from the new catalog called Greenhouse Gala. She used the Flight of the Butterfly stamp set and stamped the butterfly images on shimmery white paper (she even used the stamp-a-ma-jig for the butterflies!!) and then punched them out with the butterfly punch. I'm so proud of her!! Let me know what you think of her first card.