Friday, June 29, 2018

My Inky Friends Design Challenge Sketch MIFDC7 Stampin' Up! Rooted in Nature

Design Challenge #7 was inspired by page 48 of the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  I think it is a fun way to use designer series paper for the designer series paper sale in July too, so I may have to make another card!

Please try the sketch, and if you do, post it here: to enter the contest!

For this card I wanted to try a masculine and cozy feel, so I used the Rooted in Nature set with the Wood Textures 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper and the Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  The Metallic Ribbon combo pack has a Shaded Spruce ribbon that I think adds a different texture.  I also used all the Stampin' Up! browns: Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Sahara Sand and Crumb Cake.

I used the ink to Textured Impressions Embossing Folder technique to highlight the Woodland folder and create texture and interest merely by putting the Soft Suede inkpad directly onto the folder and running it through the Big Shot. I cleaned the embossing folder immediately with first a dry paper towel and then soap and water. 

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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Stampin' Up! Waterfront Impossible Card

I used the Impossible Card tutorial by Dawn Griffith for the design of these cards.  The Waterfront set makes a great Tropical Beach Setting. I used a brand new pencil eraser for the sun, and then added extra sunbeams using a sponge dauber.  The Stamparatus was so helpful in stamping this scene for me and also for my class attendees at my last class on June 7th.

I created this card for a doctor of mine who is retiring.  I thought it was a fun design and sentiment.

I also used the star designer series paper from the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper.

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Best Bunny Stampin' Up! Rabbit in a Hat Card Tutorial

Here is my easy way to make the pocket for the bunny. It is so simple, but I didn't want a lot of mechanism on the card ruining the "magic".

 I used tear tape on the sides of the table/cake stand and folded a rectangular piece of cardstock in half. Then, I put tear tap on both sides of it.

Next, I adhered it to the bottom of the "table" and removed the backing from the next three pieces of tear tape.
Then, I adhered it to the card centered above the "table base".  The bunny looks like this before you add the magical hat.

 Because it is such a close fit, the hat is only adhered to the table, so it is really easy to remove the bunny. However, I can turn it upside down, and the bunny doesn't fall out.


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Tufted and Subtle Best Bunny Stampin' Up! card

I didn't post this little Birthday Bunny with the recent Inky Friends blog hop because my customers and downline made this card last weekend for my Hostess Appreciation Brunch, New Catalog Open House and Downline Meeting.  I wanted it to be a bit of a surprise. 

This card was quick to create because I positioned the stamps on the block using a punched shaped of the Bunny Punch. That made it so it would be stamped once and punched once. You just have to flip it--you'll see what I mean when you try it. Simple and quick! We did have to fussy cut the tiny hat and present, so I let everyone decide for themselves if they wanted to add those elements. I hope you can use this tip in your stamping!

The new Stitched Labels Framelits are so useful! I really like the added detail on the circle I used for the sentiment.  The Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder added just a bit of texture to the Crumb Cake layer, and the Tufted Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder added a cute design behind the punched bunny.

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