Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Silent Night

Good morning stampers!
I finally had a chance to play with some of my new toys from my pre-order of the upcoming SU Holiday mini catalog.  This catalog is a good one for sure, and I really had a hard time narrowing down my "wish list." 

Today's card was super simple and easily mass-produced.  I began by cutting all my layers of watercolor paper and washed them with water, an aqua painter, and Night of Navy ink.  This layer neeeded time to dry properly, so I prepared the rest of the layers during the drying time.

Card Base  Whisper White  4-1/4" x 11", scored at 5-1/2"
Night of Navy layer measures 4" x 5-1/4"
Whisper White strip measures about 3" x 3-3/4", cut with the new "Sleigh Ride" Edgelits Die then
                                                                               trimmed down
Stamp set "Jingle All The Way" which is sold as a bundle with the edgelit dies and I used Night of Navy ink for the sentiment.

After the watercolor layer was dry, I ran it through the Big Shot and the new "Softly Falling" embossing folder.  I sponged the edges of this layer with Night of Navy ink.  This layer was then glued to the Night of Navy layer, then to the card base using Tombow glue.  The die cut layer was then added using Tombow.  For a finishing touch, I added some dots of glue randomly over top of some of the raised circles from the embossing folder, and added Dazzling Diamond glitter.  So soft and pretty!
The picture really doesn't do it justice!
Have a great day!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

"No Bones About It"

Good morning stampers!
I never imagined purchasing the dinosaur set called "No Bones About It" as I only envisioned using it for cards for a young boy.  However, I sure changed my mind when I found it being used as a funny card for an older adult's birthday.  I just added the birthday hat to add an additional touch of whimsy to the card.  It makes me laugh every time I look at it!
The dinosaur bones image was stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 2" x 3" using Memento Black ink.  This layer was then added to a piece of Basic Black cardstock measuring 2-1/4" x 3-1/4".  The party hat was stamped on a scrap of Whisper White using Cherry Cobbler ink, fussy cut with paper snips, and added to the layer with small pieces of Stampin' Dimensionals.  I added a small rhinestone to the center for a touch of bling. 
The Basic Black layer measures 3-3/4" x 5", and the DSP layer measures 3-1/2" x 4-3/4". These layers were adhered directly to the front of the card base (Whisper White, 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" )   The dinosaur layer was popped up with dimensionals and centered on the front of the card. 
The sentiment is from a stamp set called "Age Awareness" and was stamped on a 1/2" strip of Whisper White cardstock.  I snipped the end to make a banner flag, and popped it up on the card front using dimensionals.  The finishing touch was a black dot added with a touch of Tombow glue. 
Have a great day!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

vintage masculine birthday card

Hello stampers!
Today's card is super simple, and features the stamp set called "Guy Greetings."  I'll admit when I first saw this set, I truly wasn't interested in buying it. I made this card for my girlfriend's son who is into body building and is in fantastic shape.
The DSP is a retired newsprint from SU, but we have similar paper in the current catalog that would work just as well.  (Typeset Specialty #133704 for $13.00)
The card base is Very Vanilla normal sized A2 card.  The black layer is 4" x 5-1/4".  The DSP layer measures 3-3/4" x 5".  The image was stamped in black ink on a piece of Very Vanilla measuring 2" x 3-1/4".  This piece was adhered to a piece of black cardstock measuring 2-1/4" x 3-1/2".  I attached this layer to the card front using foam dimensionals.  The banner was stamped on a scrap of vanilla cardstock and fussy cut out with paper snips.  I attached it to the card front with dimensionals.  Super simple, but I think he'll appreciate it!  
Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 7, 2015

Get Well Soup

Hello stampers!
Today's card features the "Get Well Soup" stamp in the main catalog.  It's a single stamp, and only comes in wood.  I knew as soon as I saw the stamp that it would be perfect for paper piecing....which is one of my favorite techniques to use in stamping.  Yay!

I stamped the image on the Whisper White layer, then stamped the bowl again on a small scrap of DSP.  Trim out the bowl.  I then added a 1" strip of Crumb Cake cardstock that was stamped with the "Hardwood" background stamp and Soft Suede ink.  This strip gets glued over top of the white bowl, then add the bowl cut out of DSP over top.  This effect grounds the bowl, making it look like it's sitting on a table.  I colored the soup with Hello Honey ink and a blender pen.  This layer was then added to a layer of black cardstock before attaching to the card front.

The heart was cut out of Real Red cardstock and cut out with a heart punch.  I added glitter for a little dazzle.

Hope you like it!  It's sure to give the receipient a little pick-me-up!
Have a super weekend!