Friday, May 27, 2011

Flower Garden Embossing Folder

This card was one of this month's Hostess Club projects. It highlights another way to use our Embossing Folders. After embossing Vellum card stock, turn it over so the indented side is up. Color the images with Stampin' Write markers (you can also use Watercolor Wonder crayons). Adhere it with the raised side up on a piece of Whisper White card stock cut the same size as the Vellum card stock. (hint: to keep adhesive from showing through the Vellum, place mini glue dots in the center of the flowers to adhere it to the Whisper White card stock)

Supplies: Pretty in Pink card stock & marker; Daffodil Delight card stock, marker & 1/8 Taffeta Ribbon; Wild Wasabi card stock, marker and Classic Ink; 1 3/4 x 7/8" Oval Large & Designer Label punches; Whisper White & Vellum card stock (not Vellum paper)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Plaid Technique

I wish I could say that I came up with this great technique, but the credit goes to demonstrator Dawn Olshefske ( It's so easy! You will need a solid image stamp and 3 colors of ink (light, medium and dark).
  • Ink your stamp with the lightest color.
  • Holding the medium color ink pad at about a 30 degree angle, touch the edge of the ink pad to the stamp every 1/4 inch or so.
  • Turn your stamp 90 degrees. Repeat the second step with the darkest color ink
  • Stamp image on cardstock
It may take a little practice to get the feel of it but once you do, it's lots of fun! Enjoy!

Supplies: I {Heart}Hearts & Heard From the Heart stamp sets; Pink Pirouette card stock and Classic Ink; Rose Red card stock, Classic Ink & Seam Binding; Pretty in Pink Classic Ink; Scallop Ribbon Border punch and Paper Crimper

Supplies: Animal Stories stamp set; So Saffron card stock & Classic Ink; Pumpkin Pie card stock & Classic Ink; Early Espresso card stock, Classic Ink & Marker

Supplies: Paper Daisy dyed with Pretty in Pink Classic Ink Refill; Tangerine Tango card stock, Classic Ink and Big Button; Always Artichoke card stock, Classic Ink & Seam Binding

Monday, May 23, 2011

The Open Sea...again!

The Open Sea is perfect for a masculine Vintage look. I love the collage technique! Here are a few tips creating a collage:
  • Start with your largest image. For this card, I used Basic Gray Classic Ink on the Captain's Log and stamped off once before stamping on the card stock.
  • Proceed with the next largest stamp working your way down to the smallest stamp to fill in the white spaces.
  • Overlap some of your images to create some dimension - don't be afraid to stamp off of the edges
Supplies used: The Open Sea & Travel Log (greeting) stamp sets; Basic Gray, Not Quite Navy, Cherry Cobbler; Naturals White Card Stock; Basic Gray, Chery Cobbler Not Quite Navy & Basic Gray Classic Ink; Wide Oval Punch; Cherry Cobbler/White Bakers Twine; Metallic Brads; Stampin' Dimensionals

Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Open Sea

I'm really trying to create more masculine cards and this new stamp set from the Summer Mini sure makes it easy! My Dad's birthday falls on Memorial Day this year and this is his card.

Supplies: The Open Sea & Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp sets; Nautical Expedition DSP; Sahara Sand, Early Espresso & Naturals White card stock; Early Espresso Classic Ink; Early Espresso/White Bakers Twine; Ticket Corner Punch; Metallic Brads