Thursday, July 30, 2015

Christmas in the Summer 2

I didn`t post this card I had made for an Inky Divas challenge back in May.  The challenge was to use products from the 2015 Occasions Catalogue that would be included in the 2015-2016 Annual Catalogue.  I saw a card on Pinterest using the Celebrate Today stamp set and coordinating framelits to make a Christmas card and decided to make one myself.  You can see the original card HERE.

I thought it was so clever to cut out the balloons and mount them to the card upside down to make the ornaments.  I was also particularly happy to see that Lovely as a Tree made into the new catalogue.

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps - Celebrate Today; Lovely as a Tree; Holiday Home (retired); Endless Wishes (retired)
Ink - Mossy Meadow; Cherry Cobbler
Card Stock - Cherry Cobbler; Crumb Cake; Whisper White; Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Other - Balloon Framelits; Pearls; Stampin' Dimensionals

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Using an Acrylic Block as a Stamp

The challenge posted for this week's Inky Divas challenge was to use one of our clear acrylic blocks as a stamp.
For my entry I used block E and inked it up with Soft Sky and "stamped" it on a Whisper White panel.

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps - Summer Silhouettes; Remembering Your Birthday
Ink - Soft Sky; Mossy Meadow; BlackBerry Bliss
Card Stock - Whisper White; Lost Lagoon; BlackBerry Bliss
Other - Itty Bitty Accents Punch; Triple Banner Punch; Petite Butterfly Punch; Rhinestones; Dazzling Details - Dazzling Diamonds 

Monday, July 27, 2015

Christmas In the Summer

Last week's Inky Diva challenge put me in the mood to start making Christmas cards.  I went to Pinterest and searched for cards using the Festival of Trees stamp set.  I pinned a lot of them but decided to make this one:

You can see the original HERE.  It`s too bad the Designer Series Paper is retired and no longer on the Clearance Rack.  I still have enough to make several of these cards though.

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps - Festival of Trees
Ink - Old Olive
Card Stock - Cherry Cobbler; Whisper White; Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper; Under The Tree Specialty DSP (retired)
Other - Wonderful Wreath Framelits; Tree Punch; Rhinestones

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Inky Divas Challenge - Week of July 19

The challenge for this week was to create a Christmas themed card using only current Stampin' Up! supplies.  I was happy to see that because I had made a Christmas Card on Sunday - I used it for my entry to the challenge.

I was fortunate to win the stamp set Lots of Joy and had seen a card posted by Diana Gibbs using that set.  You can see Diana's post HERE.

There were no measurements posted so I was just guessing - ended up that my banners were too short and/or my focal piece was too big.  I am really happy with the look and I will be making more of these.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Lots of Joy
Ink - Cherry Cobbler
Card Stock - Whisper White; Smoky Slate; Merry Moments DSP
Other - Tree Punch; Cherry Cobbler Thick Baker's Twine; Stars Embossing Folder; Hand Held Stapler; Rhinestones; Stampin' Dimensionals; Triple Banner Punch

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Birthday Card

I know that over the next two months I am going to need a lot of birthday cards and many of them will have to be masculine.  I saw a card on Dawn Griffith's site and knew that with a small adjustment it would make a great masculine birthday card.

You can see Dawn's card HERE.  The only thing I changed was to replace the little flowers with stars.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Endless Birthday Wishes; Gorgeous Grunge
Ink - Crumb Cake; Memento Black
Card Stock - Crumb Cake; Rich Razzleberry; Bermuda Bay; Bohemian DSP; Iridescent Ice Glimmer Paper; Hello You Thinlits; Handheld Stapler; Rhinestones; Silver Sequins; Mini Glue Dots

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Another Window Card

I entered a second card for last week's Inky Divas Challenge.  I had been wanting to make a card using a technique Dawn Olchefske demonstrated using the Note Tag punch.  You can see some of her cards HERE and her video HERE.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Sassy Salutations
Ink - Blackberry Bliss
Card Stock - Blackberry Bliss; Whisper White; Bohemian DSP
Other - Note Tag punch; Linen Thread; Gold Metallic Buttons; Stampin' Dimensionals

Friday, July 17, 2015

Inky Divas Challenge Week of July 12

The challenge for the week was to create a card with a window and use only current Stampin' Up! products.

This example was posted with the challenge.

I had seen a card posted by Kimberly Van Diepen when the 2014 Holiday Catalogue was released that I had wanted to make and never did.  I thought it might work well as a window card.  Click HERE to see Kimberly's post.  

Festival of Trees, Stampin' Up!

This is my interpretation of the card placing the embossed Kraft panel behind a window cut out with the Circles Collection Framelits.

I still have some of the snowflakes that Kimberly used but they are retired so I punched out some stars using glimmer paper.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Festival of Trees
Ink - Lost Lagoon; Whisper White
Card Stock - Lost Lagoon; Crumb Cake; Kraft
Other - Decorative Mask (Stars and Hearts set); Linen Thread; Silver Sequins; Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper; Bitty Accents Punch set.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Decorative Masks

 In May one of the challenges on the Inky Divas Facebook page was to create a card using a decorative mask.  I had bought the Hearts and Stars set a while ago and never used them so I pulled them out to create a couple of birthday cards.

Both cards use the Happy Birthday Everyone stamp set as well as the Hearts mask.  I used my Melon Mambo ink pad along with a sponge dauber and sponged on the colour.  The card stock used for both cards is Whisper White and Blackberry Bliss.

Card 1:

Stampin' Supplies (Card 1)
Stamp - Happy Birthday Everyone; Four Feathers (now retired)
Ink - Melon Mambo; Blackberry Bliss
Card Stock - \Whisper White; Blackberry Bliss
Other - In Colour Sequins and Stars (retired); White Baker's Twine; Hearts Decorative Mask; Feathers Framelits (retired); Stampin' Dimensionals

Card 2:

Stampin' Supplies (Card 2)
Stamp - Happy Birthday Everyone; Crazy for You
Ink - Melon Mambo; Daffodil Delight; Tempting Turquoise; Blackberry Bliss
Card Stock - \Whisper White; Blackberry Bliss; Old Olive; Basic Black
Other - Scallop Circle Punch; White Baker's Twine; Hearts Decorative Mask; Dazzling Details; Stampn' Dimensionals; Two Step Bird Punch

Monday, July 13, 2015

Another Card for the Inky Diva's Challenges

The challenge posted for the week of May 17th was to use the "Rock and Roll" technique.  I still had the Four Feathers stamp set and coordinating framelits on my desk from the previous week's challenge so I decided to use them again for this challenge.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Four Feathers (retired); Four You (retired); Gorgeous Grunge
Ink - Blackberry Bliss; Old Olive; Tip Top Taupe; Soft Sky
Card Stock - Whisper White; Soft Sky
Other - Metallic Button (gold); Linen Thread; Feathers Framelits (retired); Large Polka Dot embossing folder; Stampin' Dimensionals; Mini Glue Dots

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Inky Divas Challenge - Week of July 5

The challenge for this week was to use three shades of a colour or tone.  Although yellow is not one of my favourite colours I have seen several cards posted using yellow and black and wanted to make one.  So for this challenge I used Hello Honey, Crushed Curry and So Saffron.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Happy Birthday Everyone; Work of Art
Ink - Hello Honey; Crushed Curry; So Saffron
Card Stock - Whisper White; Basic Black; So Saffron
Other - Butterfly Framelits; Rhinestones; Daffodil Delight Blendabilities Marker (retired)

Friday, July 10, 2015

Inky Divas Challenge - Week of June 28

The challenge posted for the week of June 28 was to use a technique called Rolling Marbles and/or the posted sketch.  Not having any marbles (I lost mine a long time ago) I decided to follow the sketch.

Julie Olivier posted the challenge - you can see her card and instructions for the technique HERE.

This is the sketch Julie posted;

and here is my card

I decided to make it a file folder card and use some of the Bohemian DSP I received as part of a product share from Sandi MacIver.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Endless Birthday Wishes
Ink - Blackberry Bliss; Jet Black StazOn; Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry and Blackberry Bliss Markers
Card Stock - Very Vanilla; Blackberry Bliss; Bohemian DSP
Other - Circles Collection; Framelits; Envelope Punch Board

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Congrats Card

A friend is expecting her second child in October - another boy - so I wanted to make a card for her.  I saw several cards on Pinterest but the design I chose to CASE was one where I could also use my eCutter that (along with my stamping supplies) has been quite neglected recently.

The stamp used is from Sassy Salutations.  Using my Marina Mist Marker I coloured the "Congrat" part of the Congratulations stamp and stamped my paper.  After cleaning the stamp I coloured in only the "s" and using my Stamp a ma jig (positioner) stamped it at the end of the word.

I created the shape in my Silhouette Studio program using a couple of ovals, sent it to the cutter and then added texture using the Polka Dots embossing folder.  Applied it to the card and added a bit of ribbon.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamp Set - Sassy Salutations
Ink - Marina Mist
Card Stock - Whisper White; Marina Mist
Tools - Silhouette Cameo eCutter
Other - 1/8" Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon (retired); Polka Dot Textured Embossing Folder (retired)