I’m so sorry I haven’t been posting lately. I’ve been creating just not taking pictures and actually blogging them. 🙂 I hope this is worth the wait.
I’ve been playing with the new 2016-2018 Stampin’ Up! In Colors creating some cards to showcase them and here is what I’ve come up with. I got the initial idea from a photo Cecelia Nardus Erasmus posted in a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator group.
I started by putting a piece of painters tape across the Hardwood stamp. Then I inked the stamp, removed the tape (I almost forgot this a couple of times), put the paper on the stamp and rub the back of it with your hand. My first attempt I used some older washi tape that I have laying around to mask off the white strip but the ink went through it.
I have a sick little boy home with me this week and he always wants me to craft while he plays video games or watches TV. It’s a good excuse for me to get some projects done, I need to make some Mother’s Day cards for the upcoming craft fair. 🙂
I really like the Butterfly Basics stamp set. I think I need to get some more texture stamps for backgrounds because these are fun! I’m playing along with the Global Design Project Sketch Challenge today.
Here’s my card:
and here is the sketch:
Cut the Whisper White heavy cardstock to 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″, scoring at 5 1/2″.
Stamp the dashed line in Pool Party.
Using the honeycomb stamp and Pool Party, stamp off once before stamping below the dashed line. Repeat next to it.
Stamp Happy Birthday in Rose Red.
Using the Elegant Butterfly Punch and the Rose Red patterned paper from the Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack, punch out a butterfly and attach next to the sentiment with the Fine Tip Glue Pen.
Using the small flower stamp and Blushing Bride, stamp a few flowers.
We’re replacing Weekly Deals with a less frequent but better promotion called Special Offers. These Special Offers will occur every few months with more products and discount tiers than Weekly Deals. The last sets of Weekly Deals will be April 5-18.
I can’t believe it’s April already! Where has the time gone? I’m not complaining though, good-bye Winter, hello Spring!
Here is my entry for the Mojo Monday sketch challenge.
Here is the sketch:
All of the patterned paper is from the Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack. I cut the Old Olive background to 4″ x 5 1/4″. The flowers paper is a 2 3/4″ square with a 1/16″ mat of Basic Black. The Calypso Coral is 1 3/4″ x 3″ with a 1/16″ Basic Black mat. The medium butterflies thinlet and the small butterfly framelit were cut from Very Vanilla. The small butterfly was from Butterfly Basics and stamped with Calypso coral ink before die-cutting. The banner is a 3/4″ x 4″ finished size piece of Basic Black that I punched with the Banner Triple Punch.
I’m playing along with the Mojo Monday blog challenge again.
Here is my card:
It took me a while to decide which papers to combine with this sketch, my craft table is a mess. My first version just didn’t have enough contrast for me so I tried again. For the flower, I stamped off the base flower once before stamping on the piece of Whisper White.
I’m playing along with the Mojo Monday sketch challenge today.
Here’s my take on it:
and here’s the sketch:
I used the Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack for the three patterned papers on the card. The Old Olive one is cut at 4″ x 4″, the flowers at 2″ x 2″ and the Calypso Coral pattern is cut at 3 1/2″ x 3/4″. I layered each piece with Basic Black using a 1/16″ border and adhered the panel to a 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Very Vanilla. The sentiment comes from Suite Sayings and I used the 1 3/4″ circle punch for both of the circle. I finished it off with the Bitty Butterfly punch and the Rhinestones Basic Jewels.
I’m playing along with two challenges today. The Paper Players sketch challenge and Pals Paper Arts color challenge.
I used this to make my cards for a shoe-box swap coming up this weekend. I didn’t have enough of the English Garden Designer Series Paper left for all of the cards I need to have so I made two versions.