Thursday, October 28, 2010

French Foliage Thanks

I thought I had better post another autumn looking card before it begins to snow here in Winnipeg.  I think winter is just around the corner with the temperature only reaching 1 degree celius today.  Brrrr.  Chicken Soup is on the menu for tonight.

This was a quick card.  Love those!


Stamps:  French Foliage, Thank You Kindly
Paper:  Crumb Cake (Kraft), Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Crumb Cake
Accessories:  Dimensionals, 1/4" Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon

4.25 x 5.5 card

Mmmm.  I am beginning to smell that soup.

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

October Stamp Club

French Foliage
Rock & Roll and Collage Techniques


Collage Background:

Randomly stamp French Foliage images over Very Vanilla card stock in the following inks:
  • Poplar leaf in Cajun Craze ink
  • Oak leaf in Cajun Craze ink.  Stamp- off once on scrap paper before stamping on card stock. This gives it a lighter colour
  • Script in Rich Razzleberry ink
  • Paris Circle in Rich Razzleberry ink
  • Ink up an Acrylic Block in More Mustard ink
Small Square Image:

1.  Sponge edges of Very Vanilla square with More Mustard ink.

2.  Stamp Script in Rich Razzleberry ink in center of Very Vanilla square.

3.  Ink Poplar Leaf in More Mustard ink.  Roll the edges in Cajun Craze ink.  Stamp on Very Vanilla square.

Complete card:

1.  Adhere layers together.

2.  Add dimensionals to the back of the Collage image and the small square Leaf image.

3.  Add ribbon to collage image.

4.  Finish card.


Cajun Craze Card Base:  5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Rich Razzleberry:  3 3/8 x 4 5/8
Very Vanilla:  3 1/4 x 4 1/2
Cajun Craze:  2 x 2 1/4
Rich Razzleberry:  1 7/8 x 2 1/8
Very Vanilla:  1 3/4 x 2


Stamps:  French Foliage, Acrylic Block
Paper:  Cajun Craze, Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla,
Ink:  Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories:  Rich Razzleberry Ribbon, Dimensionals, Sponge

4.25 x 5.5 card

Baroque Motifs and Big Beautiful Butterfly


1.  Stamp Baroque Motifs flourish, small flower and sentiment in Soft Suede ink on Soft Suede card stock. 

2.  Use Scallop Trim Border Punch to punch both edges of Newsprint DSP.  Adhere to Cherry Cobbler strip.

3.  Add Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding and then Lace to the strip.

4.  Use Bigshot to cut out small butterflies (Beautiful Wings Embosslit).  Glue to background with a Two-way Glue Pen.

5.  Fold Naturals Ivory square in half and place over the "half butterfly" on the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die.  Run through Bigshot.  TIP:  When placing your folded card stock over the half butterfly, make sure that your see the ends of the lines of the middle part of the butterfly.  Doing this will ensure that you cut your butterfly completely.

6.  With a clean Baroque Motifs flourish stamp, stamp on butterfly with VersaMark.  Emboss with Clear Embossing Powder.

7.  Sponge over butterfly with Cherry Cobbler and Soft Suede ink.  (If you would like your butterfly multicoloured, add more ink colours as suggested in the Supply List.  The example that was followed is on page 133 in the Stampin' Up Idea Book & Catalogue).  Once you are done sponging, take a tissue or baby wipe and gently wipe the ink off the embossed flourish.

8.  Punch a 1/8" hole with Hand Held Punch.  Add brad.  Add dimensionals to back of butterfly.

9.  Complete card.


Natural Ivory Card Base:  5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Soft Suede:  4 1/8 x 5 3/8
Cherry Cobbler Strip:  1 7/8 x 5 1/4
Newsprint Designer Series Paper:  2 1/8 x 5 1/4
Butterfly Square:  3 1/4 x 4 1/4 
Natural Ivory Scrap:  for Beautiful Wings Embosslit


Stamps:  Baroque Motifs
Paper:  Naturals Ivory, Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler, Newsprint DSP
Ink:  Soft Suede, VersaMark, Cherry Cobbler (Multicoloured Option:  Elegant Eggplant, Not Quite Navy, More Mustard)
Accessories:    Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die, Bigshot, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Seam Binding, Vanilla Lace Trim (from the dollar store??), Brad, Dimensionals, Two-way Glue Pen, Clear Embossing Powder, Sponge, 1/8" Hand Held Punch

4 25 x 5 5 card

The club had the option to make a multicoloured butterly.  Just like in the Stampin' Up Idea Book & Catologue (p.132)

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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Watercolor Trio Thanks

This card falls under the Clean and Simple category.  I made this card when Stampin' Up's new colours came out.  That was a while ago so I don't remember whether or not I followed the sketch challange on the Clean and Simple Blog.  If you want great sketches for quick cards check out that blog HERE.


Stamps:  Watercolor Trio, Great Friend, Thank You Kindly
Paper:  Whisper White, Marina Mist, Basic Black
Ink:  Whisper White Craft, Basic Black
Accessories:  White Embossing Powder, Black Gingham Ribbon, Dimensionals

4.25 x 5.5 card

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