Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Real Leaves Buckle Card...Stampin' Addicts Fancy Fold #3 (FF3)

This card incorporates this week's Fancy Fold Technique Challenge on Stampin' Addicts...the Buckle Card as well as SACC68 last week's SA Color Challenge which was Rich Razzleberry, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight.  It also is a preview of next week's regular Technique Challenge which will be Stamping with Real/Fresh Leaves.  I'll have some tips on that next week, so you'll see this card again then.

There are variations of the buckle card, but my card measurements are as follows:

Pumpkin Pie Base Layer: 6-3/4 inches X 5-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 on the 6-3/4 inch side
Cherry Cobbler Layer: typical 4 inches X 5-14 inches
Very Vanilla Image Layer: typical 3-3/4 X 5 inches
Daffodil Delight Belt:  1-1/2 inches X 5 inches, scored at 1 inch on the 5 inch side

To properly place the word window, simply push the punch (assuming you have the old black style punch) in as far as you can and have about 1/4 inch showing on the outside/left side of the cardstock and punch.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Pumpkin Scratch N Sniff

This card uses two techniques and was my main swap at Stampin' Up! Fort Worth Regionals.

I really enjoy the look of this Paisley Prints set. The leaves were stamped using the marker accenting technique...You simply ink up the leaf in Peach Parfait and add some Cajun Craze randomly to highlight certain paisleys.

For the pumpkin, I inked the Old Olive stem in Classic ink and the Pumpkin Pie pumpkin in Craft ink. I mixed Clear Embossing Powder with Pumpkin Pie Spice and Cloves (they are really fragrant) and heat embossed to create a scented card.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Bollywood Technique from Stampin' Up!'s Fort Worth Regionals

This technique was presented by Shannon West at Stampin' Up!'s Fort Worth Regionals on the 10th-11th. It was so striking in the original deep red (Cherry Cobbler-I think). 

Gold Smooch Spritz
Clear Embossing Powder
Color Catcher
Q-Tip (perhaps)
Heat Tool
1. Choose a bright color of cardstock that will contrast nicely with gold.

2. Ink your stamp with Versamark

3. Spray your Smooch Spritz onto the STAMP itself. (It is difficult to get it on both sides of the stamp and not get too much, so I dabbed just a little off with a Q-Tip to control the drips.) Be quick though it dries so fast! ( I have a little too much gold on the example-it should be gold on the edges.)

4. Stamp your Versamark and Smooch onto the cardstock.

5. Cover with Clear Embossing Powder and heat emboss.

You might also try this with substituting shimmer mist (or using the paint direct?-I didn't write that down when we were shown it) for the smooch spritz...I don't think you have to emboss afterward, but it does push the shimmer paint to the edges when you stamp it I know.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Stamp A Stack Card with Bling added

This year I am suggesting that my customers consider a pack of the rhinestone brads to add some extra sparkle to their Stamp A Stack cards.  It is a quick way to make a plain cute card even better.  I'm not sure pictures on a blog are the best way to illustrate this, so you'll just have to trust me that the bling in the center of the snowflake in the picture at the bottom balance the card with their shine in real life. :)

Monday, September 13, 2010

Kick off your boots and stamp!

I just returned from Fort Worth Regionals, and it was great fun!  Stampin' Up! provided each of us with a regionals pin that says Fort Worth 2010 and the phrase in the title above with a boot in the middle.  It is really cute, and what fun to have a memento of the day.

There were fabulous swaps, make & takes and presentations. It was such a stamping joy!

I was able to see lots of great friends and meet several online friends as well.  Here we are at Gloria's Salvadoran fusion restaurant for the Stampin' Addicts dinner:

Happily Kris (my downline-on the left if you are new) and I were able to get a picture with Shelli Gardner, SU! co-founder and CEO in which I finally don't look strange! (I've tried many times and I usually look weird. Hmmm...I look pale, but I always look pale.)

Amazing gifts from Kris (since I drove to Fort Worth)....Maybe I'll drive to Salt Lake City for next convention...wonder what cool things Kris might make for me then????? :) j/k We fly to SLC!

On the gorgeous pin, Kris didn't add the back row of flowers so that it would be a nice medium size for me. Love it!

My gift for her was just a little "old school" tea bag holder that doubled as my 3D swap...One has the Christmas saying and the other has the every day saying inside-I was able to die cut around the printed image with the scalloped clearlit die. 

I'll post more later in the week...

Friday, September 10, 2010

Christmas gift class brooch

This is the brooch and candy wrapper die we'll be making at Christmas Gift Class.  I'm glad several of you are excited about it, and I think it will be a quick and fun project that allows you to check several people (teachers, bus drivers, etc.) off of your Christmas list. I can't wait for Thanksgiving to be over so I can put mine on my jacket for the Holiday Season! (Okay, I can wait-don't want to wish my life away!)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

The Joy of Sledding Stamp A Stack card

This card used Stampin' Addicts sketch challenge #62 (SASC62) and the Welcome Christmas set (with a snowflake and the holly oval from the Tags Til Christmas set) for a fun colorblocked design.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Christmas Cardinal Stamp A Stack

I love the dark, rich Cherry Cobbler tone with Stampin' Up!'s Christmas Cardinal set. I think I'll make a few of these for myself as well.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Poor unloved card...

Noone wants to make this card for Stamp A Stack...It uses the silver waffle paper and some blingy rhinestones with the Paisley Prints Christmas Tree.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Another Stamp A Stack option....

This one was most popular with the girls who came to class tonight....I love Baja Breeze!  The Welcome Christmas set lent itself to a CASE of a Season of Simple Grace card I made in 2008....Hopefully, it will be quick and fun for everyone.