Monday, February 28, 2011

February Stamp Club Card Part 1

Brick Wall Nature Walk


Run Very Vanilla card stock through the Big Shot with the Framed Tulips Embossing Folder

Adhere Botanical Gazette DSP pieces to Chocolate Chip card stock.

Sponge edge of small Very Vanilla card stock with Chocolate Chip ink and then adhere to small Chocolate Chip card stock.  (You may sponge large piece of Very Vanilla c.s. if you wish.)

Colour directly on the Nature Walk Plant with Cherry  Cobbler and Old Olive markers.  Spritz or mist with water from about 6" away.  Stamp on the water colour paper.  Stamp one or two more times without reinking.  Let dry.  HERE is a tutorial on Misting with Markers.

Follow THIS tutorial on the BRICK WALL TECHNIQUETIP:  Draw your lines at the back of the piece of card stock or water colour paper that has your stamped image.  Then number each brick so that it doesn't become a puzzle to put together later. )

Use Tombo Liquid Glue to glue on the bricks to the Vanilla card stock.

Tape a strip of Crochet Ribbon around one end of main image.  Use THIS tutorial to tie your bow.  Attach bow with a Glue Dot.

Add dimensionals to back of the small Chocolate Chip card stock.

Complete card.

Stamps:  Nature Walk
Paper:  Botanical Gazette DSP, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Water Colour Paper
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive Markers
Accessories:  Dimensionals, Ruler, Pencil, Scissors, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Sponge Dauber, Victoria 5/8" Crochet Ribbon, Brad


Chocolate Chip Card Base: 4-1/4 x 11
Very Vanilla:  4-1/8 x 5-3/8;  3-3/8 x 2-2/8
Chocolate Chip:  3-1/2 x 4-3/4;  2-1/2 x 3-1/2
Water Colour Paper:  2 x 3
Botanical Gazetter DSP:  1-3/4 x 4-5/8;  1-5/8 x 2-1/8;  1-3/4 x 2-3/8

4-1/4 x 5-1/2 card

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February Stamp Club Card Part 2

Black Magic Technique

I followed THIS TUTORIAL on Splitcoaststampers to use the Black Magic Technique. 

Just a few things to note when making the card:

Stampin' Up's Watercolour Pencils do not coincide with their Colour Collections.  I tried to pick the pencils that matched the best with the Designer Series Papers in the card.

I used Early Espresso card stock instead of black.  I felt that Early Espresso was dark enough to give the same effect as Black card stock.

On the photo, the Elegant Lines Embossing Folder is used on one of the Early Espresso squares.  At our stamp club workshop, most people ended up using the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder since it seemed to match well with the design of the Friends Never Fade image.

Dimensionals were stuck under the punched out sentiment and the coloured square image.

TIP:  If you find that your White Gel Pen isn't flowing properly, I often open the pen up, take out the inside ink holder and then blow on the top end to push the ink closer to the nib.  This usually gets the ink flowing again. 


Whisper White card base:  5-1/2 x 7-1/4
Early Espresso:  3-1/2 x 3-1/2;  Four 1-3/4 squares
Real Red:  3-1/2 strip for border
Whisper White:  Scrap for sentiment


Stamps:  Friends Never Fade, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper:  Greenhouse Gala DSP, Whisper White, Real Red, Early Espresso, 
Ink:  Real Red, Craft White
Accessories:  Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Modern Label Punch, Dimensionals, Watercolour Pencils, White Signo Gel Pen, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch

3-5/8 x 5-1/2 card

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Sweet Pea Cupcake

Just a quick cupcake card....


Stamps:  Create a Cupcake
Paper:  Sweet Pea  DSP (retired), Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Ink:  Sahara Sand, Early Espresso
Accessories:  Cupcake Punch, Dimensionals, Tombo Liquid Glue, Button, Hemp Twine, Glue Dot, Circle Cutter, Corner Rounder Punch

4-1/4 x 5-1/2 card

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Friday, February 18, 2011

Artistic Faux Tile

Just a few things to note about the making of the card.....

I made this card a while ago using the Faux Tile Technique.  Click HERE for a tutorial on how to use this technique. You do have to put quite a bit of Crystal Effects on each square to cover the area.  Plus I let it dry overnight.  I found that Tombo Liquid Glue worked best to adhere the tiles to the Chocolate Chip card stock background.

The ribbon is just pleated with a glue dot stuck behind each pleat.  I have also seen the ribbon without a glue dot but then each pleat sticks up a bit.  A different look, but looks good too.  

Also, to attach the brad, I used my crop-o-dile to punch through all the layers.


Stamps:  French Foliage, Artistic Etchings, Notably Ornate
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories:  Distressing Tool, Crystal Effects, Dimensionals, Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon, Victoria 5/8" Crochet Trim, Very Vanilla 5/8" Jumbo Brad, Glue Dots, Crop-o-dile, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Tombo Liquid Glue

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

I really like the Love Impressions DSP in the Occasions mini.  But you can't buy everything!!!  I saw a card with a similar layout online but it used the DSP.  Like I said, I don't have that paper so I created a similar look using the Timeless Type Junior Alphabet sizzlet dies.  It did take a while to glue those letters on.  But I think it was worth it in the end!  :)


Stamps:  none!!
Paper:  Basic Grey, Whisper White, Glimmer Paper
Accessories:  Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Sizzlet Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Love Impressions  Rub-Ons, Tombo White Liquid Glue, Scalloped Border Punch, 2-1/2" Circle Punch

5-1/2 x 4-1/4 card

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PS  A huge happy birthday to my friend Jen P.  In order of importance, it is always your birthday first and Valentine's Day second.  ;)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Valentine Petal Card Punch

Here is a more vintage-y Valentine's card for you.  I really roughed up the edges of the card stock, especially the DSP.  That I wanted to give a more ripped/very distressed look.  I used the Jolly Holiday DSP since I have quite a bit left over from Christmas projects and workshops.  There are a few sides of this paper that you can use for non-holiday projects which makes it quite versatile.


Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper:  Jolly Holiday DSP, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla, Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze Textured card stock
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Accessories:  Petal Card Punch, Staple, Distresser, Modern Label Punch, Dimensionals, Heart to Heart Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Victoria Crochet Trim, Glue Dots

4-1/4 x 5-1/2 card

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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Love Impressions

A very quick and simple card using the Love Impressions Rub-Ons.


Stamps:  None!!
Paper:  Basic Grey, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink:  None!!
Accessories:  Love Impressions Rub-Ons, Basic Grey Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensionals

4.25 x 5.5 card

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Friday, February 11, 2011

Take a Spin to Valentine's Day

Just a heads up that the next number of cards will be Valentine's Day cards.  Have you planned your V-Day yet?  We usually have a fondu that day for dinner.  Something to make it special for the whole family.  I think I'll go for a chocolate fondu this year!

On this card I inked up the Take a Spin stamp in Pink Pirouette ink and then used a Real Red marker to colour the Valentine's triangle.  I just coloured right over the pink ink since the red is a darker colour.

The pink scallop is not a border punch, but punched out circles.  The circles are then glued in place to look like a large scalloped border.


Stamps:  Take a Spin
Paper:  Basic Grey, Pink Pirouette, Playdate DSP, Whisper White,
Ink:  Pink Pirouette, Real Red Marker
Accessories:  Game Spinner Hands, Dimensionals, Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon, 1" Circle Punch, Pinking Hearts Border Punch

4.25 x 5.5 card

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Sweet & Sour Bird Cage

Have I told you that I love the Aviary stamp set?!?!  Yes, I think it's getting a bit redundant but I will not apologize and keep on using it!

For this card I got my inspiration from THIS card.  I love the doodling on the borders of the card.  I don't usually think to do that but it sure adds a nice effect.


Stamps:  Aviary, A Little Birthday Cheer
Paper:  Sweet and Sour DSP, Basic Black, Rose Red, Whisper White
Ink:  Black Marker, Rich Razzleberry,  Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black
Accessories:  Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Ribbon (retired), Dimensionals, Black Brads, Glue Dot

5.5 x 4.25 card

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Lotsa Bird Cages

Here is a card using the Aviary stamp set.  I got my inspiration from the Simply Stamped blog.  She made THIS card and I tried my own version using Stampin' Up stamps and products.  I was happy with how it turned out.


Stamps:  Aviary, So Many Sayings (retired)
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, More Mustard
Paper:  Early Espresso, More Mustard, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Dimensionals, 

4.25 x 5.5 card
You can see I added a little something inside the card.

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Take Two

Yesterday I posted a card I made using the idea from the Stampin' Success magazine.  Today I changed it up a little.  Different stamps, accessories and colours.  If you have a layout that really works for you, keep it.  Just change it up by using other products and it will look like a new card.  :)


Stamps:  Create a Cupcake (sentiment and hearts)
Paper:  Elegant Soiree DSP, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, Glimmer Paper
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede
Accessories:  Petal Card Punch, Staple, Small Heart Punch, Baja Breeze Seam Binding, 5/16" Vanilla Brad, Dimensional, Glue Dot, Tombo Liquid Glue

4-1/4 x 5-1/2 card

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Stampin' Success Card

Last week I received the February issue of the Stampin' Success magazine.  This is a magazine for Stampin' Up! demonstrators to use as a resource in their business. It comes with a lot of good ideas in regards to helping you in your business as well as some great project ideas.  This is the almost exact card pictured in the magazine.  Everything is the same except for the designer series paper, although it is a close match.


Stamps:  Create a Cupcake
Paper:  Elegant Soiree DSP, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede
Accessories:  Old Olive Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals

4-1/4 x 5-1/2 card

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