Thursday, August 30, 2012

Franken 6X6 page....

This is the final Frank for my Frankenflowers technique class which I have moved to September. This 6X6 page uses the Basic Gray and Basic Black striped ribbon which I love.   I think it looks cute on a plate holder for the season. I will put a Halloween picture from a previous year in it to display. (Frank isn't glued so that he can be moved in relation to the picture.)

I've already created this 12X12 layout on which to place the page after I'm finished displaying it. For class though, we'll only make the 6X6 decor page.

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Monday, August 27, 2012

Frank the treat holder...CASE of Missi Roeber

This little treat holder is made with the purse Big Shot die by Stampin' Up!  I love my friend Missi's awesome idea which was featured in this month's Stampin' Success magazine.  She also created a pumpkin and bat which are also adorable.  We'll make this treat holder at Franken Flowers/October technique class and stamp club, and I know you'll enjoy it!

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Telescoping Beautiful Season Christmas Card

I love the look of telescoping cards, but they seemed impractical for Technique Classes due to the potential for error ~after~ coloring, but I decided to try just stamping the image first and running the StazOn only image through the Big Shot.  (Here is a link to Holly McMillen's telescoping card tutorial on SCS.)

So in my version....I layered the images together and began coloring AFTER they were all set up. That way I'm sure I saved a bit of coloring/only colored the image once, and there was no danger of a mistake ruining an image that had been colored.  If a customer makes a mistake on the Big Shot, she'll only need to re-stamp the image and try again!  I think it looks okay done this way.... :)

The first and third layers of framelits.
The second and fourth layers of framelits.
I sponged all the edges and open space in Pool Party before I began markering the image.

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Friday, August 17, 2012

Stampin' Addicts 2012 Holiday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts 2012 Holiday Blog Hop....Join us as we meander through our favorite sets in this huge supplemental catalog!  Should you get lost along your way or if you'd like to chat, you can jump in on this thread on Stampin' Addicts.  If you're following in order, you've seen lovely creations with the Joyous Celebrations set on Sharon's Created by You blog.
I chose the Watercolor Winter stamp set (page 14 of the Holiday Catalog) because I haven't worked with a two step stampin' set much lately. I hope I can show you at least a few of the great things you can do with this elegant rendering!
Stamping was made easier because I mounted the 2 step stamps so that they were lined up with the StampAMaJig.  This way I did not use an image sheet...I merely placed the SAMJ around the first stamp block after I stamped it and used the SAMJ to place the second stamp in the same position as the first for stamping. My SAMJ may have slipped a tiny bit at times, but I like the look I have.

I just markered the stamps, stamped them twice and then embossed using the Poinsettia embossing folder, Petals a Plenty.  I 2-Step Stamped the Poinsettia, and then I cut it out and added the gold pen and Dazzling Details glitter glue to the center dots...The lovely sentiment is from the Greetings of the Season Stamp Set found on page 8 of the Holiday Catalog.  I colored the SU! rhinestone bling with a Green Sharpie for each corner. (The earliest post I could find was by Mary Fish.)

Next, I think this simple card is perfect for a man's birthday...A change of sentiment and an extra layer of red would make it the perfect Christmas card of course!  The white core Core-dinations Early Espresso cardstock embossed and sanded with the Woodgrain embossing folder give it an outdoorsy feel.  I went Old School and rolled up one corner and sponged the main image and sentiment from the Family Reunion set.

Then, this pearl-bedecked blast of color allowed me to use the Labels Collection framelits and the Argyle embossing folder with Real Red and Always Artichoke.  I only stamped the sketch layer after inking in Real Red and Always Artichoke rather than adding the filler stamp on this one. Then I colored it with a Real Read marker (layered over with Crystal Effects) and Old Olive marker. The Peace on Earth Sentiment is from the Greetings of the Season set.
Finally, this tissue-stamped vanilla candle...I like having a candle option at Christmas gift class, and this set is perfect for an all over design.  I'll probably do a little bit of tweaking to the layout of the images before class, but this one does look better irl. The Holly is Always Artichoke and the Pine is Garden Green-they look the same to me in the picture. The Merry Christmas from the Greetings of the Season set made a nice focal point heat embossed with Gold.

Now, I hope you'll enjoy Sara's cutie pie creations with the Scentsational Season stamp set on her Lily's Ink Pad blog.

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Frank and Spider

Frank has googlie eyes and green clammy skin, but he's still pretty cute.  I think the staples give it a creepy touch too. We'll make this Googly Ghouls set card at October Technique class/Frank and Flowers night....I hope everyone will be able to make it!  (Stay tuned for more Frank and Flowers.)

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