Thursday, March 31, 2011

BFF's Stampin' Corner Challenge 6

Welcome back to the BFF challenge.

Here are the rules that I decided on...

*  Emboss your card base
*  Choose a focal shape to adhere above this that is designed using the Tile Technique
*  The image must be stamped in black and white
* One and only one portion of the stamped image must be highlighted in color and double layered.
*  Any hardware or embellishments may be used

Here is the card that I designed for the challenge

Products used for this card were:
Nestabilities Labels Four
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Clear Embossing Powder over entire center sentiment
flower, ribbons, brad, ink

Here is Jennifer's Beautiful card!!!

Thank you for stopping by and if you have a second, check out the Lily Pad link to the right.  A new stamping challenge blog that is opening up tomorrow!!!

Happy Stamping :D

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Vintage Memories

I just found this stamp and it inspired me to make a vintage card.

Here is my card

Here is a sample card that I used for the background.  Mine is more difficult to see as I have covered it with "vintagness."   

Trapunto is a whole cloth quilting technique which produces a raised surface on the quilt.  As you can see here, it's also a very popular technique for  cards as well. 

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Once Upon A "Template" Time (Chickadee)

This month for our stamping club, I was asked to pick the template that each one of us would base our cards off of.
This is similar to the Bird On a Branch that I posted earlier, but the difference is that I made these to be stand-alone cards.  Also, the different embellishments of a pocket and hair-clip to meet the sketch requirements.
Here is the card that I designed for each member of the club.

The template that I used came from my Inspiration Sketch on this blog.

Once we exchange our cards, I will post their cards here as well!

Friday, March 25, 2011

BFF's Stampin' Corner Challenge 5

This weeks challenge was decided by Jennifer and she really put me to the test. :)

The rules for the BFF challenge are:
1.   Make your own flower
2. Use Spring colors
3.  Use ribbon and chipboard
4. Use only 1 tiny embellishment

My card...

I have no idea what this flower is.  It was my 4th attempt and it was based on pure luck and insanity at that point.
The chipboard is the heart with gold embossing powder that I filed down to look more rustic.
The tiny embellishment is the pearl inside the center of the heart.

Here is Jennifer's Card

The colors she used were Always Artichoke, Sahara Sand, and Pink Pirouette.  The happy birthday chipboard is from SU and is misted with smooch spray. She used the scallop circle punch and a rhinestone brad to create the flower and daubed cherry cobbler on the edges.

Check back next week when I give Jen a real doozy! ;)

Again, thank you for stopping by and best of luck with your creativity.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Eclectic Easter Eggs

I was looking at Faberge eggs this morning and decided to tinker around with some concept eggs.  I designed one egg by dry and powder embossing, then using an X-ACTO knife, cutting out pieces.  The blue egg was designed using the scored tile technique.  The pink egg is emboss resist and the green egg is woven with two colors of ribbon.
The card front is decorated with an actual envelope that is cut at the bottom and adhered then painted with pink Pearl X.  
The Happy Easter is embossed with white and the card is scored along the outside for depth.

Here is my rendition of eclectic Faberge Easter eggs.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tutorial Tuesday (Three Little Words)

Here is the card that I designed and tutorial to follow.

Here is the card template and link to what I used


Step:  Creating Card Base

1.  Cut base card  to 5 1/2" x 11"

2.  Line up the cardstock vertically at 1" and place the cutting blade at 1" cutting down to 6 1/2" and then flip to do the same on the other side.

3.  Place the cardstock on a scoring pad horizontally and score from the outer edge of card to the cut line at 1", 2", and 6 1/2" as shown below.  Then flip and do the other side.

The black lines indicate where to score to.

4.  Keeping the card horizontal, score again at 5 1/2" to create the half fold of card

Black line indicated the 5 1/2" score.

5. Folding the scores
- First score line mountain fold

-Second fold is a valley fold

- Third and Center scores are mountain folds

Step: Decorating Card Front

I took this picture and marked all the surface areas so that if you wanted to decorate inside each section you could access the dimensions quickly.

However, I am only doing the tutorial on the posted card.

1.  Cut out a piece of same cardstock that measures for the bottom piece at 5 1/4" x 3/4"
and then emboss with desired folder, like so.

2. Cut a piece of white cardstock at 3 3/4" x 3 1/4"
3.  Cut a piece of baby blue cardstock at 3 5/8" x 3 1/8"

Step: Applying Clouds

Here is what you will need for this

1.  I made my own "cloud" template and simply laid it on the cardstock and sponged over it and then rotated around for variation with the white ink.

2.  Then sponge in some Bordering Blue to add depth to the clouds

Note: I only went half way down the card

Step: Making Design

1. Choose desired image and stamp

2.  Color the image
(I chose to use the Stampin' Up Markers)

3.  Adhere to the ZigZag Card base

Step: Embellish and Stamp Sentiment

1.  Using the Stampin' Up set Three Little Words, I stamped this image above the cat.
2.  I placed a black picket fence for some depth.
3. I stamped a sentiment from Stampin' Up! Hang In There set 

4.  You're done!

I hope this tutorial was easy to follow, but if you have any questions, please comment and I will be sure to help answer your questions.

Thank you for visiting my blog and happy stamping!

Monday, March 21, 2011

You Made Me Ink Challenge 2

The You Made Me Ink Challenges are always based on my blog Inspiration Image (located to the right) and the Sketch Inspiration or the Mojo Monday Sketch.
The image this week is stained glass and so I used vellum or clear paper to stamp on with StazOn black ink and colored the image on the reverse side with the Stampin' Up! Markers.
The outcome...

Here is the image and the sketch that I used as well.


Instead of embellishing with a flower I used a tie.

Thank you for stopping by my blog.