Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Here is another sample I created using Razzle Dazzle, the new Bermuda Blue card stock and ribbon and Melon Mambo. This card is so simple and I really like the way it turned out...such a simple layout and would be perfect for virtually anything! I used the large polka dot Texture Plate for the Melon panel, stamped the simple flower in Black Staz On. A little bit of faux stitching and a silver brad in the center of one of the flowers and we are done!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Ahhh, I found time to stamp last night! I had the house ALL TO MYSELF for about an hour and I REFUSED to clean! I placed a small pre-order of new products a few weeks ago and the arrived and sat on my counter. I just have been to busy to stamp but recently I organized a small swap with some stampin friends so I had to sit down and start creating. I think this will be one of the cards that I do for the swap. I really like how it turned out. I used new stamps, ribbon and colors.
The base of the card is Soft Suede, a wonderful brown really does look like suede. The pinkish layer is the much underused color, Blush Bloosom. I ran this panel through my Big Shot with one of Stampin' Up!'s texture plates (it is hard to see it in the photo). The blue layer is Bordering Blue,which I haven't dragged out in ages! I stamped an image from the new set, Razzle Dazzle, that is a series of lines and swirls, using VersaMark. Finally, I stamped the floral image from Razzle Dazzle in Soft Suede on white card stock and then used the Soft Suede ink to distress the edges of the square. I did the Cracked Glass technique on this panel but stamping VersaMark all over the square and then covered it with Glassy Glaze powder. After I heated the powder I did the same thing 3 times and placed the image in the freezer for about 10 min. I pulled it out and bent the square causing the glaze to crack. This image is adhered with dimensionals. I added the new Soft Suede polka dot grosgrain ribbon and considered this one finished!
Thursday, June 04, 2009
I haven't had much of a chance to stamp lately except for the 2 stamp clubs that met over the last 2 weeks. Homeschooling has really taken over my life, I love it and we plan on doing it again next year (even keeping our youngest home and doing Kindergarten here - talk about pressure - teaching a child to read?!?! YIKES!!) however, now that the new Stampin' Up! catalog is starting to ship to demonstrators, I'm getting the stamping bug again. I just placed a pre-order for new products...I can't show you photos but I can tell you that I purchased 3 of the new In Colors - a pink, blue and brown, some matching POLKA DOT GROSGRAIN!!!!!, and a stamp set....are you getting excited?
Monday, June 01, 2009
Yes, I'm still around...no, I haven't stamped much. Life has been busy and I've been to exhausted to even spend time in my stamp room - sigh.... However, I had a stamp club that met this past week so I needed some projects for them. This is one of the projects that we did to showcase the spotlighting technique. I have always loved red and yellow together, it is so fresh. I can't take complete credit for this card as I started out being inspired by a project I saw at my pal Emma's blog, Lady & the Stamp. Of course it was just inspiration since my finished card really doesn't look a lot like hers! I used Stampin Up Texture Plates to do the swiss dot background on the Saffron piece. The Saffron grosgrain ribbon is from the Sale-a-bration Ribbon Bundle (here I am keeping my fingers crossed that they will make this available for purchase in the new catty.) We colored the flowers from the Simply Said image with our Stampin Write Markers. The floral image was stamped twice...on the largest one we colored the flowers Saffron and then on the other we colored them Real Red. Grab yourself some circle punches, punch the red ones out and mount the circle on top of the larger image with dimensionals, and bammmmm...a sweet card with the spotlighting technique.