… in sort of non-traditional colours……

Today’s card is one we created in our Crafty Creations Class early last month.  One of the ladies brought in a photo & asked if we could do something like it.  So I sat myself down & proceeded to recreate it using all Stampin’ Up! products.

There is lots of cutting, embossing, sponging & fun.

I am really happy with the way this card turned out & everyone was happy with their card.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Short & Sweet, Barquoe Motifs (Both Retired)
Ink – Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery, Versamark
Cardstock – Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip
Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots
Punches – Oval, Scallop Oval
Sizzlits – Top Note
Accessories – Embossing Powder – White, Sponge Daubers, Snail Adhesive, Tombow Multipurpose Glue, Rhinestones, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Heat Tool

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Faux Leather…

…  What a fun technique & one we did a couple of weeks ago in our Technique Class.

Not only did we get to make a big mess with Embossing Powder, but we got to play with the Stampin’ Up! Wheels, which a couple of the ladies had not used previously. 

I did do a similar car to the one here sometime ago, so decided to step it up a bit using new products.  Of course, we had to create it using “girly” colours.  The best part is I think this colour – “Melon Mambo” really showcases the Faux Leather Technique to perfection.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


I’m finally back…….  It has been a couple of weeks since my last post.

I’ve created this card for my groups challenge – Patriotric Theme.  Without doing the colours of the flag or the Southern Cross, I decided to go with Black, Yellow & Red.  I only hope my trees look a little like the gums out home!  See what you think?

Base Card – Daffodil Delight – 5 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ or 15cm x 10cm
Layer 1 – Real Red – 5 3/4″ x 4″ or 14.5cm x 9.5cm
Layer 2 – Basic Black – 5″ x 3 1/8″ or 13cm x 9.5cm
Layer 3 – Whisper White – 4 7/8″ x 3″ or 12.5cm x 9cm
I stamped the tree image directly onto the Whisper White Card using Versamark Ink.  I then heat embossed the image using Black Embossing Powder
I punched the moon from a scrap of Whisper White Card & adhered it to the Whisper White Card.  Using my SU Sponges & Basic Black Ink, I sponged the bottom half, ensuring that the horizon wasn’t in a straight line.
I sponged the next layer using Daffodil Yellow, followed by Real Red Inks.  Once sponging was completed, I carefully removed the moon & rubbed a little White Shimmer Paint on the moon to make it look like there was a “man on the moon.”
I adhered the Real Red Card to the Base Card – Daffodil Yellow.  I then adhered the image piece of card to Basic Black Card & adhered it to the Base Card.  I coloured the Rhinestones using Basic Black Ink & applied a little Crystal Effects on top.
For my sentiment, I stamped it in Basic Black onto Whisper White Card, punched it out using my Oval Punch & then punched a piece of Daffodil Yellow with the Scallop Oval Punch and adhered to the base card.
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Lovely as a Tree, Short & Sweet
Ink – Basic Black, Real Red, Daffodil Yellow, Versamark
Cardstock – Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red, Daffodil Yellow
Punches – 1 1/4″ Circle, Large Oval, Scallop Oval
Accessories – Multipurpose Glue, Rhinestones, SU Sponge, Heat Tool, Crystal Effects
Until next time, Enjoy!

Black Bird…

Today’s card is another from Mary Jo but this time it is a Blogger’s Challenge.  It is another Blog Hop, so be sure to visit all the cards below to see all their wonderful work.

I’ve also incorporated our group’s challenge into the sketch & that is to create a Sympathy Card.  This can be a challenging time for any family & a special handmade card can do a lot to let the person know you are thinking of them. 

Base Card – Basic Black Cardstock – Cut, Score & Fold
Layer 1 – Very Vanilla Cardstock – 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ or 14.5cm x 10cm
Adhere to base card
Layer 2 – DSP – 5 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ x 14cm x 9.5cm
Adhere to Very Vanilla Cardstock
Layer 3 – Very Vanilla Cardstock – 3″ x 3″ or 7.5cm x 7.5cm
Using Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots, run through Bigshot
Adhere to DSP – RHS
Layer 4 – Basic Black Cardstock – 5 3/4″ x 1″ or 14.5cm x 2.5cm
Layer 5 – Ribbon & adhere to Basic Black Cardstock & adhere across middle of card
Layer 6 – Basic Black Cardstock – 2″ x 2″ or 5.5cm x 5.5cm
Using SU Dimensionals, adhere to card
Layer 7 – Very Vanilla Cardstock – 1 7/8″ x 1 7/8″ or 5cm x 5cm
Using Versamark, EP – Black & Heat Tool, stamp image onto Very Vanilla Cardstock, heat until EP is set.  Let cool
Adhere to Basic Black Cardstock

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Notably Ornate
Inks – Versamark
Cardstock – Basic Black, Very Vanilla
DSP – Love Letter
RibbonCrochet Trim – Chantilly*
Accessories – Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Snail Adhesive, Heat Tool,
Embossing Buddy, EP – Black
*Summer Mini-Catalogue

Here for You…

Today’s card is for a Sketch Challenge from Clean and Simple Stamping  Now with this sketch, I did think a little about it, while at the same time wanting to use the DSP – Sweet & Sour Speciality from SU®.  If you haven’t used this paper, you should, as it is so lovely to work with, not to mention the gloss on one side.
After wiping Shimmer Paint onto my Very Vanilla Cardstock with a plastic bag & allowing to dry, I punched a 1 1/4″ circle & lightly adhered to the cardstock.  I then proceeded to sponge/daub Pumpkin Pie Pastel over the top.  Once satisfied with the chalk, I wiped my Embossing Buddy over the top, stamped my image with Versamark & Basic Black and stamped directly over the sponged area. I then heat set it using my Heat Tool.
Using Shimmer Paint gives the background a very rich look, don’t you think?
As you can see, I have really gone against the grain & used Basic Black Cardstock with the DSP.  I think it gives it a really striking finish.  Not only that, I love Blacks & Oranges together, much like Pinks & Blacks.
Close-Up –
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Friends 24-7
Ink – Basic Black, Versamark
Cardstock – Basic Black, Very Vanilla
DSP – Sweet & Sour Speciality
Punches – 1 1/4″ Circle, Scallop Oval, Large Oval, Extra-Large Oval
Accessories – Shimmer Paint, Grosgrain Ribbon – Pumpkin Pie, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Pretties Kit, Sponge, Heat Tool, Stamping’ Pastels, Embossing Buddy, Paper Daisies
Until next time, Enjoy!