Glittering Snowflake

After seeing a card made by Susan Campfield, I had to finally pull out my embossing paste and give it a try.  I also had to dig through my not often used glitter to find my Dazzling Diamonds from likely 15 years ago.  It seems to last forever.  I used a Foil Snowflake as a stencil for the embossing paste and then covered it with the Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  It’s so sparkly!  (I also added a layer of polyurethane spray to keep the glitter in place, fingers crossed.)

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Embossing Paste, Star of Light, Dazzling Diamonds

Supplies:

142110 Star of Light Photopolymer Stamp Set
140931 Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad
121045 Basic Black 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
140272 Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock
144642 Foil Snowflakes
141979 Embossing Paste
133751 Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter
144159 Whisper White 3/8″ Classic Weave Ribbon
142808 Palette Knives
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals
129026 Fuse Fast Adhesive

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November 10th is the last day to sign up for Paper Pumpkin before the November kit ships!

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Rose Wonder with Stampin’ Blends

I thought I would play with my new Stampin’ Blends a little for today.  I really need to practice and learn how to shade.  🙂

The clear bubbles on the rose are White Perfect Accents with the white backing removed.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Rose Wonder, Stampin' Blends

Supplies:

140697 Rose Wonder Photopolymer Stamp Set
132708 Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
126966 Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Pad
144575 Stampin’ Blends Cherry Cobbler Dark
144576 Stampin’ Blends Cherry Cobbler Light
144608 Stampin’ Blends Color Lifter
144573 Stampin’ Blends Old Olive Dark
144574 Stampin’ Blends Old Olive Light
119685 Cherry Cobbler 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
140272 Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock
138292 Banner Triple Punch
138416 White Perfect Accents
103683 Mini Glue Dots
104332 Snail Adhesive

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Stampers with Art projects

Each month Rachel Tessman holds an event with her group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators usually on Facebook but a few time a year in person.  These are the projects we created for the October Facebook gathering.  These are such fun events!

We created a bendy card (I used the Stampin’ Blends on the rhinestones, pearls and white perfect accents)

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Fabulous Flamingo, Stampin' BlendsJ. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Fabulous Flamingo, Stampin' Blends

and a treat topper.  (The candy wrappers are saved from last year.  My kids ate the left overs and saved all the candy wrappers for me to use again.)

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Seasonal Chums, Stampin' BlendsJ. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Seasonal Chums, Stampin' Blends

Supplies:

144948 Seasonal Chums Clear-Mount Stamp Set
143758 Fabulous Flamingo Photopolymer Stamp Set
132708 Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
131171 Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Pad
126953 Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad
131197 Bermuda Bay 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
144245 Lemon Lime Twist 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
131203 Soft Sky 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
100730 Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
140272 Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock
144353 Pool Party Solid Baker’S Twine
138416 White Perfect Accents
144220 Rhinestone Basic Jewels
144219 Pearl Basic Jewels
141703 2″ X 8″ Celllophane Bags
144579 Stampin’ Blends Bermuda Bay Dark
144580 Stampin’ Blends Bermuda Bay Light
144044 Stampin’ Blends Calypso Coral Dark
144042 Stampin’ Blends Calypso Coral Light
144575 Stampin’ Blends Cherry Cobbler Dark
144576 Stampin’ Blends Cherry Cobbler Light
144608 Stampin’ Blends Color Lifter
144582 Stampin’ Blends Crumb Cake Light
144573 Stampin’ Blends Old Olive Dark
144574 Stampin’ Blends Old Olive Light
144595 Stampin’ Blends Pool Party Light
144577 Stampin’ Blends Pumpkin Pie Dark
145055 Stampin’ Blends Smoky Slate Dark
145054 Stampin’ Blends Smoky Slate Light

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Paper Pumpkin Extra for October

I love getting my Paper Pumpkin kits in the mail each month.  It’s fun to have a box of crafty goodness to play with that I didn’t design.  This month it was a box of 10 shaker cards with leftover pieces!  I can’t wait to see what November’s kit brings!  If you want to join in the fun, just visit PaperPumpkin.com.

Here’s a card I created using some of the leftover pieces from the October kit.  The snow at the bottom is just an edge I cut.  I would have made a hat for the snowman but the card ran out of room.  🙂

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Paper Pumpkin October 2017

This is what I created with the kit…

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Paper Pumpkin October 2017

and this is what I had leftover!

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Paper Pumpkin October 2017

Look at all those dimensional circles left, I need to make a few more shaker cards!

Supplies:

142043 Cookie Cutter Christmas
126979 Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin’ Pad
126949 Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad
102128 Chocolate Chip 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
102482 Real Red 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
140272 Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock
144629 Christmas Around The World Designer Series Paper
119850 1-3/4″ Circle Punch
143720 2-1/4″  Circle Punch
138295 Tree Builder Punch

 

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In case you haven’t heard yet, Stampin’ Up! has alcohol markers and they are available starting on November 1st!  Get your order ready!

Star of Light Shadow Box Card

Here is the second card from my last Cookies & Cards class.  I just love how it looks with the “candle” in it.

Supplies:

142110 Star of Light Photopolymer Stamp Set
141840 Starlight Thinlits Dies
140932 Basic Gray Archival Stampin’ Pad
102283 Versamark Pad
100730 Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
121044 Basic Gray 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
144629 Christmas Around The World Designer Series Paper
132178 Silver Foil Sheets
141483 Duet Banner Punch
141706 Layering Ovals Framelits Dies
103083 Embossing Buddy
109132 White Stampin’ Emboss Powder
143263 Big Shot
140603 Big Shot Die Brush
102300 Bone Folder
122334 Simply Scored
129053 Heat Tool
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals
110755 Multipurpose Liquid Glue
138309 Fine-Tip Glue Pen
129026 Fuse Fast Adhesive

Measurements:

Whisper White (2) 5 ½” x 8 ¼”, scored at 1” & 2” from each side
Basic Gray 4 1/8” x 5 3/8”
Designer Series Paper 7/8” x 5 3/8”
Silver Foil 2” x 2”

Instructions:

  1. Using one of the Whisper White pieces, fold along the score lines and then die cut the oval and star shapes. Keep the oval piece.
  2. Using Basic Gray, stamp sentiment on the front of the card under and to the left of the oval. Stamp the inside sentiment on the saved oval piece and punch out banner.
  3. Die cut the star out of the silver foil.
  4. Rub the Basic Gray cardstock with the Embossing Buddy. Using Versamark ink, stamp the star on the Basic Gray and then sprinkle with white embossing powder.  Tap off any excess and heat with the heat tool.  Attach to the back piece of whisper white.
  5. Attach the silver star next to the oval using the fine tip glue pen.
  6. Attach the pieces of DSP to the front of the card.
  7. Using the multipurpose liquid glue, attach front and back whisper white pieces along the 1” fold.

Inspired by Cheryl Lee.

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Merry Little Christmas Memories & More, Day 8

Here is the card I demo’ed at Demos Galore way back on September 30th.    I made a few versions of the same card because there are only two identical cards per pack.  I started out with 2 packs of cards.  Half of one pack I put in a 6 x 8 pocket page album so all of the cards could be seen and the others I used to make samples.  The patterned paper in the background is a 4 x 6 card.  I cut it to 3 x 5 1/2 and used the extra 1″ piece for the banner peeking out from behind the sentiment card.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Merry Little Christmas Memories & More

Here are close ups of the different variations.

Supplies:

144638 Merry Little Christmas Memories & More Card Pack
146030 Merry Little Labels Bundle
126966 Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Pad
121045 Basic Black 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
119685 Cherry Cobbler 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
144245 Lemon Lime Twist 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
100702 Old Olive 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
140272 Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock
138292 Banner Triple Punch
144220 Rhinestone Basic Jewels
144219 Pearl Basic Jewels
129026 Fuse Fast Adhesive

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Merry Little Labels

Here is the first card we made at my last Cookies & Cards class.  I think I edited the photo more toward white, oops, it’s Very Vanilla.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Merry Little Labels

I also decided to create the card with gold foil and gold embossing.  I love how this turned out.J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Merry Little Labels

Supplies:

146030 Merry Little Labels Bundle
140931 Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad
121045 Basic Black 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
101650 Very Vanilla 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
144237 Very Vanilla 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock
144219 Pearl Basic Jewels
144642 Foil Snowflakes
141672 Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim
129026 Fuse Fast Adhesive

Measurements:

Very Vanilla Thick 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, scrap for stamping
Very Vanilla 3 ¾” x 5”
Basic Black 4” x 5 ¼” (punch from the middle for extra piece)

Instructions:

  1. Using the Everyday Label punch, punch a label out of the middle of the Basic Black layer.
  2. Using Basic Black, stamp image on piece of Very Vanilla Thick cardstock. Punch out using the Everyday Label punch.
  3. Attach Very Vanilla Layer to Basic Black Layer.
  4. Attach snowflake to the center of the Very Vanilla layer, Vanilla side up. Be gentle to not tear the snowflake.
  5. Attach “Let it snow” label to the black label as shown. Attach to the snowflake.
  6. Wrap 13” piece of Very Vanilla Lace Trim around Basic Black and Very Vanilla panels.
  7. Attach panels to card base.
  8. Add pearls to Basic Black Label.

Inspired by Sue Campfield.

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