Sunday, August 15, 2010
Happy Sunday Everyone,
I received my "Holiday Mini" pre-order this week! I can't wait until September 1st, you are gonna love this catalog. The images are from the Stamp Set "Bells & Boughs." The sentiment is very vintage looking so I thought I would continue with the vintage theme and distress everything. The sentiment fit perfectly into the Scallop Oval Punch and layered onto the "New" Extra Large Decorative Label Punch.
The paper is also from the Mini called Deck the Halls. I sponged Always Artichoke around the edges and then sprayed it with the Log Cabin Smooch Spritz, the Very Vanilla under it was also sponged with Always Artichoke. Hard to photograph, but if you click on the photo you can see some shimmer on the Poinsettia's. This look was achieved by mixing a drop of Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint with one drop of Real Red ink refill and then applied with a paint brush on Watercolor Paper. The pine boughs look like I used some Chocolate Chip but I did not. I painted an area too dark and so I added water to remove some of it with a paper towel and that is the result got. That was easy :-)
Enjoy, stay cool and thanks for stopping by,
Stamps: Bells & Boughs
Paper: Watercolor, Very Vanilla, Real Red, Deck the Halls DSP
Ink: Real Red, Black Stazon, Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Garden Green
Accessories: Coluzzle Oval, Scallop Oval & Decorative Label Punch, Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Sponges, Paint Brushes, Dimensionals
Sunday, August 8, 2010
I can't wait to get my "Holiday Mini" pre-order from Stampin' Up! OMG I think they out did themselves this year!!! In the mean time I have been making cards to sell at work. My co-workers are already bugging me for sets of cards. I found this easy box to make on Paula's Blog "Inking Addict Designs".
This box will hold 6 cards with envelopes. Trying to keep cards simple for easy mass production. The Christmas tree looks like it has garland on it as I used the Two-way Glue Pen and Dazzling Diamonds glitter. I used a piece of Sticky Strip on the Eyelet Border on the card box and then applied the Fine Galaxy Gold Glitter, what's Christmas without a little bling! It is not visible in the photo but the Holiday Treasures DSP has been sprayed with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint. My recipe, fine mist spray bottle, add shimmer paint (more for lots of sparkle or less, depends on your own taste) then add Rubbing Alcohol and shake well. Then spray first to make sure you don't get globs then apply to paper. I use Rubbing Alcohol as it drys faster and does not warp the paper.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week :-)
Stamps: Heard From The Heart, Patterned Pines, Deer Friends
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Ruby Red, Whisper White Holiday Treasures DSP
Ink: Baja Breeze, Old Olive, Ruby Red
Accessories: Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, 13/4", 2" & 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punches, Eyelet Border Punch, 1" & 1 3/8" Circle Punches, Sticky Strip, Fine Galaxy Gold Glitter, Two-Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Dimensionals
Monday, August 2, 2010
I found this wonderful video tutorial at Julie Buhler's Blog - Paper Pleasing Ideas and just had to try it.
The best feature of this 3-D card is that you can fold it and put it in a regular size envelope! A friend a work wanted a birthday card for her daughter who loves shades of purple. So I used Almost Amethyst.
Thanks for stopping by :-)
Stamps: Well Scripted & Pretty Petals
Paper: Almost Amethyst, Old Olive, Whisper White, Tea Party DSP
Ink: Almost Amethyst, Certainly Celery, Orchid Opulence
Accessories: Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Little Leaves Sizzlit, Circle Scissor Plus, Dimensionals, Sponge Dauber