Saturday, September 23, 2017

Wood Textures - Again

Another masculine card, another CASE from Pinterest and more Wood Textures Designer Series Paper.

You can find the original card HERE.   I changed it a tiny bit but pretty much a direct copy.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink - Early Espresso
Card Stock - Kraft (retired), Basic Black, Whisper White, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, Gold Glimmer
Other - Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini glue Dots, Thin Wood (retired), Starbutst Framelits (retired), retired Star punch

Friday, September 22, 2017

Inky Divas Challenge - Week of September 18

This week the challenge was to use the colours Garden Green, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze and Soft Suede.

The first project uses one of the Mini Pizza Boxes from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue.  I added two panels to the top - the larger one in Cajun Craze and the next using Soft Suede.  I dry embossed that piece using the Woodlands embossing folder.

The oak and maple leaves are from the Vintage Leaves stamp set.  They were stamped onto white cardstock using Soft Suede ink.  I then sponged on Crushed Curry, Cajun and Garden Green inks and die cut them using the Leaflets framelits.  Once those were adhered to the box I added a couple of the leaves from my September Paper Pumpkin kit  I brushed one of those with Gold Wink of Stella (retired).  The little round label and sentiment are also from the same Paper Pumpkin kit,  Before adhering the label I wrapped linen thread around the box several times and tied it in a knot.  I then made the bow by wrapping linen thread around my fingers and tied it in the middle.  It is attached to the label with a glue dot and I added a retired Candy Dot to the middle.  Now I just have to figure out what to put in the box.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Vintage Leave, Paper Pumpkin September 2017
Ink - Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Garden Green
Card Stock - Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Other - Mini Pizza Box, Leaflet dies, Linen Thread, September 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit

I did a second project for the challenge.  I had seen a card using the "baby wipe" technique that also used the "eclipse" technique.  I have never done the baby wipe technique so thought I would give it a try.

I  used the solid image leaf from the Colorful Seasons stamp set.  For the baby wipe technique I folded a wipe in four and then added drops of ink (using reinkers) in the challenge colours.  I then used it as my stamp pad and inked up my leaf and stamped it on the Very Vanilla cardstock.  I then stamped the open leaf from the same stamp set using Soft Suede ink.

The second technique on this card is the eclipse technique - I am obsessed with this technique.  I used the Large Letters dies to cut out the word Fall from my stamped card stock.  I set the letters aside and adhered the stamped panel to a panel of basic black card stock.  Once that was done I laid the letter A back into it's spot.  I then took the little "triangular" piece, added adhesive on the back and glued it down and removed the letter A.  I added dimensionals to the back of each letter (I used the Stampin' Up! Foam Adhesive Strips for this), removed the backing and stuck the letters to the card.  I added a few rhinestones and wrapped linen thread around the panel before adhering the whole panel to the Cajun Craze card base and then added the bow and another rhinestone.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Colorful Seasons
Ink - Garden Green, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede
Card Stock - Cajun Craze, Basic Black, Very Vanilla
Other - Large Letters dies, Foam Adhesive Strips, Linen Thread, Rhinestones

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Wood Textures - Birthday

Another birthday card using the Wood Textures DSP stack.  I saw THIS card on Pinterest and knew it would be perfect for my brother's birthday card.

The only changes I made from the original were the greeting (I don't have the set the stamper used so I pulled out the retired Four You stamp set) and I used linen thread rather than baker's twine.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Four You (retired)
Ink - Basic Black
Card Stock - Basic Black, Whisper White, Wood Textures DSP
Other - Banner Triple Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Linen Thread

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Another Card Using The Eclipse Technique

The day I realised that I had not sent a birthday card to a friend I saw a card online using the Eclipse technique that I thought would fit the occasion.  It was not a birthday card but could be adapted.  I didn't have any stamps to fit the occasion so I created the sentiment using a digital program.  The only stamping on the card is the butterflies.  They were stamped using the Butterfly Basics set and then punched out with a retired butterfly punch.  The background is from the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper.  The letters are raised using dimensionals - I used some from on of my Paper Pumpkin kits because they are a little bit thicker than the ones in the catalogue.

I popped the card in the mail and now I have noticed that Birthday is spelled wrong!  I have a sticky "T" on my keyboard but I was sure I had proofread before I printed.  Apparently not!

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Butterfly Basics
Ink - Wisteria Wonder
Card Stock - Calypso Coral, Basic Black, Delightful Daisy DSP, Whisper White
Other - Large Letters Framelits, Butterfly Punch (retired), Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Black Ribbon (retired)

Monday, September 18, 2017

Eclipse Technique

Lately I have been seeing many cards using the "Eclipse" technique.  Sandi MacIver posted a card using this technique HERE that I really liked so I decided to give it a try.  I don't have some of the Stampin' Up! products Sandi used so I substituted with things from my stash.  Not too bad for a first try but I may try raising the letters with two layers of Stampin' Dimensionals.

Most of the cards I have seen using this technique stamp the image first (as I have done on this one) and then cut out the letters using the Stampin' Up! Large Letters cutting dies.  There were a few that cut the letters out, left them in place and then stamped the images over top.  I have seen others where the letters were cut from the stamped card stock and then several other layers of the letters were cut from plain cardstock.  All of the layers were then carefully glued together for thicker letters and placed on the card front.  

Here's my version of Sandi's card.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Ink - Rich Razzleberry, Rose Red, Old Olive, Versamark
Card Stock - Rose Red, Basic Black, Whisper White
Other - Large Letters dies, Stampin' Dimensionals, Rhinestones, Rose Red Seam Binding (retired)