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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Creative Card Group Stitched Stocking

At Creative Card Group this Friday and next Tuesday we will be using the Stitched Stocking Stamp Set and the coordinating punch.

This first card is using cherry cobbler as the base with a layer of wild wasabi run through the bigshot in the petals a plenty textured impressions embossing folder. I have used the alphabet dies to cut out the letters JOY. I love the look of this card, it's a fun bright card.

I love this card too. It's on a base of wild wasabi, with the images attached using dimensionals.
This is my take on CASING the card from the new mini (pg 9). Base is cherry cobbler (my new favourite red) on a layer of whisper white. The tag is punched out using wild wasabi. The scallop circle is baja breeze. and the stitched stocking is stamped on whisper white.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Dasher Meets Lovely as a Tree Reflection Technique

This coming Tuesday night at Bel Air Baptist Church "Creative Card Group" we will be using the Dasher stamp. I just love using glossy carstock. I decided to try a technique that I haven't done before but have seen it alot on the blogs that I visit. It's called "Reflection Technique".
Cut glossy card in quarters. Punch out a circle using a post it note, making sure that you cover the sticky part, place on your card. Ink up brayer in pool party and run this over the glossy card, covering it completely. Next ink brayer in baja breeze and run this over the glossy card horizontally, covering about 3/4 of it. Now ink brayer with marina mist and run over 1/2 the card horizontally. Run through bigshot with the topnote die. Stamp the large tree image from "lovely as a tree" set over the top portion of the card. Rub the anti static pillow over your card. Stamp "Dasher" using versamark watermark. Pour "cherry cobler" embossing powder over the image. Heat set. Stamp the large image from the "lovely as a tree" set on a large acrylic block, if you haven't got a large acrylic block use acetate with the marina mist ink. Turn the glossy card upside down and now match the image so it is next to the first stamped image. This gives you the "reflection".

For the background layer, I have used the vintage wallpaper folder and rolled this with the brayer inked in whisper white craft ink. Place a piece of island indigo cardstock in the folder and run through the bigshot. It gives a beautiful two toned effect.

Here is a closeup of the reflection.

Stamp Set: Dasher, lovely as a tree, contempo Christmas
Card: Cherry Cobbler, island indigo, glossy white
Ink: pool party, baja breeze, marina mist, versamark, whisper white craft ink
Accessories: top note die, vintage wallpaper textured impressions embossing folder, cherry cobler embossing powder, brayer, post it notes, clear acrylic block or acetateThis is a variation of the above card, This time I have stamped the dasher in stazon and used the square lattice textured embossing folder instead of vintage vogue.

Stamp Set: lovely as a tree, dasher, contempo Christmas
Card: Whisper white, island indigo, glossy cardstock
Ink: pool party, baja breeze, marina mist, whisper white craft ink,
Accessories: square lattice embossing folder, top note die, brayer, post it notes, clear acrylic block or acetate

Technique: Reflection - you can see the technique here from Splitcoast.

Triple Treat flower

Here are my workshop projects that I did last weekend. I have used the "triple treat flower" stamp. It's an amazing stamp. It coordinates with the fancy flower punch, the 5 petal flower punch and 1/2" circle punch.
With this card I have stamped the "triple treat flower" in calypso coral then used the fancy flower punch. I then stamped again in lucky limeade and punched with the 5 petal flower punch and lastly stamped in wisteria wonder and punched out the centre with a 1/2" circle punch.

Stamp Set: triple treat flower, curly cute
card: Whisper white, pool party, wisteria wonder
Ink: Greeting is island indigo, calypso coral, lucky limeade and wisteria wonder
Accessories: houndstooth textured impressions folder, petal cone die, 5 petal flower punch, fancy flower punch, dimensionals

This next project is a little pocket I have made with the petal cone die.

Stamp Set: triple treat flower
Card: wisteria wonder, lucky limeade
Accessories: Wisteria Wonder Stampin Write Marker, Lucky Limeade Stampin write marker and Island indigo Stampin Write Marker, petal cone die, 5 petal fower punch, dimensionals

Telescoping Cards Part 2

Here is another telescoping card. You can see the other cards that we did at Bel Air Baptist Church Creative Card Group here from my previous post.

Stamp Set: cottage garden, happiest birthday wishes
Card: melon mambo, regal rose, whisper white
Ink: regal rose, melon mambo, pretty in pink, real red
Accessories: scallop circle die, ShapeabilitiesPendants (Non SU die), Scissor Circle Plus

Telescoping Cards Part 1

Here are the cards we made at Bel Air Baptist Church Creative Card Group for the Thursday class in September.

We tried the Telescoping technique. This is where you have 3 varied sizes of circles and place them on top of each other in size order. You use plain circles or scalloped, plain cardstock or designer series paper (dsp). You can even use square shapes.

With the main image, I have used the rock n roll technique.

There are many tutorials on the net. The one I found helpful was from Dawn Olchefske.

Stamp Set: Vintage Vogue, happiest birthday wishes
Card: melon mambo, regal rose, whisper white
Ink: melon mambo, regal rose, pretty in pink
Accessories: scallop circle die, circle scissor plus, perfect pennants die

Stamp Set: printed Petals
Card: marina mist, baja breeze, whisper white
Ink: Island indigo, baja breeze, pool party
Technique: Telescoping card, rock and roll technique.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Snow swirled

This set is so cool, you can get so many different combinations with the snow swirls.

Stamp Set: Snow swirled
Card: old olive, whisper white
Ink: real red, old olive

Stamp Set: Snow swirled
Card: pacific point, whisper white
Ink: baja breeze, pacific point

Embossing folder "Resist" technique

Stamp Sets : Contempo Christmas, teeny tiny sentiments

Ink: riding hood red, old olive

Paper: riding hood red, whisper white

Accessories: big shot, petals a plenty emboss folder, word window punch, modern label punch, Stampin Write Markers.

Use the markers to highlight different parts of the stamp

.Technique: I have found that this technique has a few different names, the first one I came across was "embossing folder resist technique", you can find it here on youtube. I have also discovered it on Splitcoast, you can view their tutorial here.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Tree Trimmings meets lovely as a tree

Stamp Sets : tree trimmings, lovely as a tree

Ink: old olive, not quite navy

Paper: chocolate chip, whisper white, not quite navy, old olive

Accessories: scallop oval punch, large oval punch, stamp-a-ma-jig, choc chip grosgrain ribbon (retired)

Comments I CASED this card from Ariane.

Pennant Parade Christmas Trees

Stamp Sets: Perfect Punches, pennant parade
Card: Island Indigo, Baja Breeze, wild wasabi, whisper white
Ink: Wild Wasabi, early expresso
Accessories: elegant bouquet textured impressions folder, Petite Pennants Builder Punch, eyelet border punch

See my previous post here for the for the pleating instructions.

Manhattan Flower

Stamp Set: Cottage Garden
Card: Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, tempting turquoise
Ink: Cajun Craze
Accessories: Manhattan flower textured impressions folder, lots of tags sizzlit die

Medallion and Vintage vogue

Stamp Set: Medallion, vintage vogue
Card: Sahara Sand, not quite navy, whisper white
Ink: sahara sand, not quite navy
Accessories: sizzix original oval die, polka dots textured impressions

Monday, October 3, 2011

Baroque Motifs Baby Wipe technique

A while ago we did the babywipe technique at Bel Air Creative Card Group.

Card Recipe:
Stamp Set: Baroque Motifs
Card: Real Red, tempting turquoise, whisper white
Accessories: Reinkers - tempting turquoise, real red, summer sun, brad, ribbon

Stamp Set: Baroque Motifs
Card: tempting turquoise, whisper white, taken with teal
Ink: tempting turquoise, taken with teal
Accessories: scallop circle punch

Birthday card for Stuart

I thought I would show you the card I made for Stuart for his birthday.

Stamp Set: Motorcycle (retired)
card: island indigo, just add cake dsp, whisper white, wild wasabi dsp
ink: island indigo
Accessories: eyelet border punch

The wild wasabi has been punched with the eyelet border punch. To pleat the strip, you need to separate the layers of the card by running your fingernails over the strip, this breaks down the fibres.

Friends never fade

Stamp Sets: friends never fade, punch potpouri

: not quite navy, whisper white, baja breeze, pool party

: not quite navy, baja breeze, certainly celery

: lace ribbon border punch, sizzix oval dies, boho blossoms punch

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Delicate Doilies inlaid technique

Stamp Sets: delicate doilies, punch bunch
Card: baja breeze, whisper white, pumpkin pie
Ink: indigo island,
Accessories: 1 1/4", 1 3/4" circle punch, circle sizzix die, houndstooth textured impressions embossing folder

Delightful Decorations, Contempo Christmas

Stamp Set: delightful decorations, contempo Christmas
Card: old olive, riding hood red, whisper white
Ink: old olive, riding hood red
Accessories: ornament punch, lots of tags sizzlits die, elegant bouquet textured impressions embossing folder

Stamp Set: delightful decorations, contempo Christmas
Card: wild wasabi, riding hood red, whisper white
Ink: wild wasabi, riding hood red
Accessories: ornament punch, lots of tags sizzlits die, elegant bouquet textured impressions embossing folder


Poppin Pastels / Chalk Popping Technique.
1. Ink up Medallion stamp with versamark.
2. place glossy white card over inked stamp.
3. Roll brayer over cardstock. This ensures even distribution of ink transfer. Lift whisper white off stamp.
4. Apply pastels/chalks by using sponge daubers. I have used pretty in rose red in centre, not quite navy around the spots, rose red and then on the outer layer pretty in pink.

Stamps Used: Medallion, Heard from the Heart
Card: not quite navy, glossy white
Ink: versamark watermark, not quite navy
Accessories: scallop edge border punch, brayer

Quick easy Christmas Card

Ink Up Medallion stamp in riding hood red, place whisper white cardstock over the top, use brayer to roll over top of card. Stamp greeting from Heard from the Heart towards the bottom of card, apply a strip of ribbon as trim. Layer on a base of riding hood red cardstock.

Stamp sets: Medallion, Heard from the Heart
Card: riding hood red, whisper white
Ink: riding hood red
Accessories: riding hood red ribbon (retired), brayer

Grunge Rock

Stamp Set: Grunge Rock
Card: basic black, riding hood red, whisper white
Ink: sahara sand, basic black, riding hood red
Accessories: square lattice embossing folder

Watermark resist technique Lovely As A tree

I just love using glossy cardstock. I have stamped the main image from Lovely as a tree in versamark watermark and then I have brayered over the top half of the card using tempting turquoise. I then have blended with a sponge certainly celery and river rock. I have then stamped the truck from loads of love in black stazon and used a aqua painter to colour in with not quite navy. To finish off the card I have stamped the large tree from lovely as a tree and the greeting in black stazon ink.

Fond Farewell Beware Pirates and Extreme Guitar

These cards are from Bel Air Baptist Church Creative Card Group T

The recipe for this card is the same as the above card except I have used whisper white instead of glossy white.

Stamp Set: Beware Pirates, extreme elements
Card: Whisper white
Ink: black stazon, pool party, pear pizzazz, cajun craze, daffodil delight

Stamp Set: Beware Pirates, extreme elements
Card: island indigo, basic black, whisper white
ink: island indigo, baja breeze, black stazon

Brocade Basics

I've been using up lots of scraps recently. I'm sure you have stamped something in the past and not know what to do with it, you have trouble coordinating it with stuff, so you put it away for a while. A long time later you get it out and it coordinates well with product that you are using now.
Stamp Set: brocade basics, 2011 SAB punch bunch
Card: baja breeze, basic gray, whisper white
Ink: soft sky, not quite navy
Accessories: vintage wallpaper textured impressions folder, scallop circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch

Blossom party

These cards we made at A Creative Card Group class last year. We have used the blossom party die to make the flowers.

This first card uses:
Stamp Set: perfect punches
Card: bashful blue, baja breeze, marina mist, wild wasabi
ink: wild wasabi
Accessories: blossom party die, beautiful wings embosslit die, extra large oval punc, scallop trim border punch

Stamp Set: perfect punches
Card: pale plum (retired), rose red, almost amethyst, lovely lilac
Ink: rose red
Accessories: blossom party die, extra large oval punch, scallop trim border punch

Saturday, October 1, 2011

2 step bird punch

Here are some cards using the bird punch. The first card is on sahara sand, with a layer of crumb cake. The ovals are cut using the ovals die, colours are not quite navy, garden green and very vanilla. The bird is punched from not quite navy, garden green and crumb cake.

The card's above and below use the 2 step bird punch to make the rose bud, the one above the wing and the one below uses the body.

This card I cased from Rhonda Statham here. Check out her blog, she has some awesome work.

Sweetest Stem Pink Pirouette

This card is a really cute card to make. It uses the Sweetest stem embosslit die and the 5 petal flower punch.

Stamp Set: Well Scripted (retired)
card: whisper white, regal rose, pink pirouette, not quite navy, sage shadow (retired), rose red
ink: rose red
Accessories: perfect polka dots textured impressions embossing folder, ovals die, sweetest stem embosslit die, 5 petal flower punch

Inspired by Nature CASE

Easy Sunset by Julie Buhler - See her tutorial here. Great card - fun technique to do.

This card I cased from Lisa Ryder.
Stamp Set: insipired by nature, a little birthday cheer (retired)
Ink: so saffron, kiwi kiss (retired) pumpkin pie, tangerine tango and riding hood red
paper: gloss card, basic black, kiwi kiss
Accessories: 1 3/4" circle punch, brayer, 2 way glue, dazzling diamonds glitter, post it notes.

Vintage Vogue case

I cased this card from Debbies Designs blog, but changed the colour theme.

Stamp Sets: vintage vogue, cottage garden
Ink: brocade blue(retired), really rust (retired), chocolate chip
card: brocade blue, really rust, whisper white, sahara sand, chocolate chip
Accessories: bigshot, top note die,

Just Believe part 2

Stamp Set: Just believe, teeny tiny sentiments
Card: crumb cake, whisper white, baja breeze, chocolate chip
Ink: chocolate chip
Accessories: scallop trim border, modern label punch, rhinestone pearls

Just Believe

I love these cards. This technique is Acetate & Tissue. I saw this on Michelle Zindorf's blog It is such a fun technique to do. We made these cards on our Tuesday / Friday classes at Bel Air Baptist's Church Creative Card Group.

Stamp Set: Just believe, party this way
Card; Baja Breeze, basic black, whisper white
Ink: pacific point, black stazon,
Reinkers: baja breeze and pool party
Accessories: acetate, tissue paper, crystal effects, white gel pen