Saturday, January 26, 2013

Puzzle Piece Resist Technique

We may not make this card this month because I have a lot of Birthday cards planned, but we will definitely make this one in class soon.  The Puzzle Piece Resist Technique was in an SCS newsletter from Beate, and the technique was invented by Jennifer McGuire.

I just used the netting background after I stamped the flowers and leaves from the Secret Garden set. Then you emboss with versamark and clear embossing powder, punch the butterflies and sponge on your color choices for a very cool texture.  The original tutorial used die cuts, but it works for punches too, I think.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Stampin' Addicts Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop 2013

Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop. Join us as we focus on the new items and catalog items that you may choose for free with a $50 purchase from January 22 to March 22 as shown in the Sale-A-Brations flyer.

If you are hopping in order, you've arrived from Tanya's blog, Tinkerin In Ink with Tanya on which she featured the Madison Avenue Stamp Set with a gorgeous variety of colors and projects. I love her gorgeous honeycomb swap card and also that she incorporated the MDS content on one of her cards! Should you get lost (or want to chat), go to the Chat Thread on Stampin' Addicts to find a list of hop stops.

I chose to highlight the Vine Street Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I like how it gives a leafy garden feel to projects, so I thought it gave a great texture to this card I made using another Sale-A-Bration  offering, the Bloomin' Marvelous set.  The Sale-A-Bration Sycamore Street satin Ribbons and Buttons Pack were so easy to incorporate on this card in rich Tangerine Tango.  The Pack consists of three 5 yard long rolls of ribbons in Island Indigo, Pool Party and Tangerine Tango. The 36 buttons consist of 12 each Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango and Pool Party.  These products work so well together!

You can't fully cover a card front vertically with this embossing folder.  You can however emboss half of the card and then strategically place the spot where you have the edge of the embossing folder at the place you'd like some ribbon.  The ribbon will then cover the unfortunate line created by the edge of the folder. (The Pool Party ribbon would have covered the line on its own...I just wanted a little more white on the card.) You'll be surprised how easily this folder fits into the grooves made by the first embossing-it makes it really simple to line them up. 

You could also choose the Itty Bitty Banners stamp set with your Sale-A-Bration reward.  The set has matching framelits too for ease of use. The "Thank you" banner below and four other cutie pie banners definitely make it a "go to" stamp set for me.  I admit I'm not sure what I was thinking with this card design, and I can't decide if I like it or not. :)

Finally, I wanted to show the folder with the matching paper sheet from the Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper, Sycamore Street.  I had to include the Madison Avenue stamp set to repeat it that third time...just couldn't hold back. The MOJO176 MOJO Monday sketch was great to meld these papers together, and TLC412 from Splitcoaststampers was a fun way to let designer series paper on the inside of the card show through the front by cutting off the front of the card a bit.  (The Tangerine Tango edgelit piece is the edge of the front of the card.)

They combined so easily with the folder....the paper isn't exactly the same size, but I still think it fools the eye a little. (~And~ I used Summer Starfruit-it is such a challenge for me. :))  The shiny satin Sale-A-Bration  Sycamore Street Island Indigo satin ribbon created the strip dictated by the sketch across the bottom of the card.

Next, will be Cindy's blog, Hearts Delight Cards, with the Bloomin' Wonderful set.  Her out of the box technique card is those flowing leaves!  And you've got to see her gorgeous nosegay card for your self!  Happy blog hopping and Happy Sale-A-Bration!


Thursday, January 17, 2013

Border framelit waves and Oh, Whale! couple...

First, I apologize, this should have posted right after the other Oh, Whale! card, but I see now that I messed up the date (since it wasn't there).  Since it didn't post, I'm going to post it today-right before the Sale-A-Bration Stampin' Addicts blog hop.  Please come back tomorrow at noon and see our various creations with the Sale-A-Bration offerings.

I think the Happy Whale Clearlit is plenty cute even without he stamp set, so I wanted to make the whales "kiss" by just flipping one of them over.  Easy as pie and fun too.  Our girl has lipstick and a bow too.

For the waves, I used Bashful Blue and Whisper White cut with the Large Scallop Edgelit and used the negative obviously.  They create cartoon-like white caps.  For the Cloudy Day embossing folder, I simply added White Craft ink to the clouds with a sponge dauber and heated to dry the ink. Whale you be mine?

Then, it occurred to me that adding a heart would make the card better, but sadly, the pictures I took next were a little dark.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Red Heart Valentine Hearts a Flutter

I wanted to make a bright Valentine, so I used Real Red and White...The outer heart is from the More Amore dsp sheet, and the white heart was stamped using Hearts a Flutter Stamp set. The white heart, red and white striped paper ribbons and smaller red heart were cut using the Hearts a Flutter Framlits. I used the heart embossing border and the Itty Bitty Borders framelit as well.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Oh, Whale! Whale you be mine? Valentine card....

I had originally intended to make a card with two whales kissing (check back tomorrow for that), but since I forgot (woe is me!) to order the framelits to match this set on my first order, I had to cut out this little guy.  He's still a sweetie, and I do enjoy cutting out the clouds from the Cloudy Day embossing folder and popping them up on dimensionals in the sky...I drew his mouth and added a googlie eye too.  Simple and Sweet, I think.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

MOJO275 sketch More Amore

So, I'm the last person to make a card with the More Amore Designer Series Paper color scheme, but the MOJO Monday (MOJO275) sketch really helped me decide how to use these pretty papers. I do have a difficult time trying to make a card with "stuff" on it, but I tried.  I need a class to teach me to attach more things to my cards!

The small center heart design was done with a bit of baby wipe ink pad technique...using Pool Party, Riding Hood Red and Pretty in Pink reinkers. ( looks fine with the Real? Red and Primrose Petals in the dsp.) I love the flower from the new flower trim and the Primrose Petals lace from the Artisan Embellishments Kit. Locals, I hope you'll enjoy making this card at class next week!