Saturday, October 31, 2015

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Inky Divas Weekly Challenge - Week of October 26

This week's challenge was to create a winter themed card using vellum and at least one of the colours Lost Lagoon, Smoky Slate and Cherry Cobbler.

My card uses Lost Lagoon and Smoky Slate with a little Basic Black card stock and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper.

I stamped the trees onto the vellum panel using Versamark Ink and heat embossed it using white embossing powder.  I then ran it through the Softly Falling embossing folder to add a little texture. Behind the vellum is a Smoky Slate panel.  I stamped the single pine tree using Lost Lagoon ink. The vellum panel was adhered with glue dots.  They do show through so I added some rhinestones and snowflakes to cover them.

Using the Sleigh Ride edgelits I cut the houses from Lost Lagoon card stock and the horse and sleigh from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Lovely as a Tree, Happy Scenes
Ink - Lost Lagoon, Versamark
Card Stock - Smoky Slate, Lost Lagoon, Basic Black, Vellum, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, Whisper White
Other - Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Sleigh Ride Edgelits, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, Word Window Punch, Candy Dots (Neutrals Collection), Rhinestones, White Embossing Powder,  Modern Label Punch (retired), Snowflake Embellishments (retired), Lost Lagoon 3/8" Silky Taffeta Ribbon (retired but on Clearance Rack)

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Christmas Treat Holders 2

This is a second pillowbox I amde using my eCutter.  I do like the snowman but I think he may be a bit big for a table favour.

Stampin' Supplies
Ink - Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker
Card Stock - Whisper White, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie
Other - Silhouette Cameo eCutter, Itty Bitty Accent Punches (Hearts), Star Punch (retired); Real Red 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (retired), Iced Rhinestones, Google Eyes, Poinsettia Embellishment (non SU)

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Christmas Treat Holders

I have started playing with ideas for treat holders to use as table favours and to have on hand for little gifts.  In the 2015 Holiday Catalogue Stampin' Up! included a square pillowbox die.  Although I didn't buy it, I was intrigued with it.  The finished box is about 4" square and the package of dies includes several dies to cut out embellishments.

I thought a pillowbox would be a great treat holder but a 4" square box would be too big for what I wanted so I decided to see if I could create my own using my Silhouette Cameo eCutter.  I did have a pillowbox in my downloads but it was not a square but I was able to resize it to create a box with a finished size of 3" x 3" - a perfect size to hold two Ghiradelli Chocolate Squares.  I was able to cut three boxes from one sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" card stock.

The first one I made is a "Santa".  Pretty quick to make and I think it will make a great little gift or table favour.

Stampin' Supplies
Card Stock - Real Red, Black Glimmer Paper, Silver Glimmer Paper
Other - Silhouette Cameo eCutter, 1 1/4" Square Punch, 7/8" Square Punch (nonSU), Owl Builder Punch (buttons)

Note - when I make more of these Santa boxes I will probably reduce the size of the belly band to 3/4"; the silver buckle will be punched with the 1" square punch and the black insert will be 3/4" square.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Inky Divas Weekly Challenge - Week of October 19

This week's challenge was to create Fall or Halloween Card Candy.  For those of you who aren't familiar with Card Candy - it is simply elements that can be attached when making cards.

I decided on a Halloween theme for my entry.  There were no restrictions on what Stampin' Up! products could be used - current/retired.  I used a combination of current and retired products including My Digital Studio.  All of the elements have been attached with repositionable adhesive so could be easily removed to add to a card front.

Once all of the elements had been adhered to the background piece I packaged it in a cellophane bag and attached a topper.  Sorry for the glare - no matter what I did I couldn't get a good photo.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Teeny Tiny Wishes, Merry Everything, Mingle All The Way (retired), Fall Fest (retired)
Ink - Memento Black, Pumpkin Pie
Card Stock - Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Basic Black, Black Glimmer
Other - Spider Web Doilies, Tag Punch, Owl Punch, Oval Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch (retired), Fun Fall Framelits (retired), My Digital Studio (retired), Silhouette Cameo eCutter

Monday, October 19, 2015

Sheltering Tree

This is another card I on World Card Making Day.  I wanted to see if I could create an Autumn card using the Sheltering Tree stamp set.  Overall I am happy with the card but there are a few things I might change if I were to make it again - for sure I would not smudge the ink!

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Sheltering Tree
Ink - Early Espresso, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Pear Pizzazz, Gold Glimmer
Card Stock - Whisper White, Early Espresso
Other - Confetti Hearts Border Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack

Friday, October 16, 2015

Inky Divas Challenge - Week of October 12

This week's challenge was to create a card using one of Stampin' Up's decorative masks and to include punch art.  I had seen THIS card on Pinterest and decided to recreate it using punches for the pumpkins rather than stamps and framelits.

I am quite happy with my little ghost in the pumpkin patch!

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Tags 4 You (retired)
Ink - Basic Grey, Memento Black, Pumpkin Pie
Card Stock - Basic Grey, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip
Other - Large Oval Punch, Oval Punch, Small Oval Punch (retired), Tag Punch (Retired); Fun Fall Framelits (retired), Circles Decorative Mask, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Black Baker's Twine, Black Chevron Ribbon (retired), Pumpkin Pie Button (retired)

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Time to Chill

I love the little penguin in the Snow Place stamp set.  I have borrowed that set along with the coordinating framelits from Judy for a little bit.  When I saw Connie Babbert's card a few days ago I knew that I would be CASEing it.  You can see Connie's card HERE.

I totally copied Connie's card except for the "iceberg" the penguin is standing on.  Rather than using Whisper White card stock,  I used Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper.  Love it!  I don't have the Washi Label punch so I improvised the look by using a deckle edge blade in my rotary cutter.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Snow Place
Ink - Memento Black, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie Marker
Card Stock - Whisper White, Real Red, Smoky Slate, Merry Moments DSP, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Other - Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Snow Friends Framelits, Silver Mini Brad, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

Friday, October 9, 2015

Inky Divas Weekly Challenge

Crystal's challenge for the week of October 5 was to create a tag with either a Halloween or Autumn theme.  I decided to use the Wondrous Wreath stamp set and coordinating framelits to create my tag,

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Wondrous Wreath, Another Thank You
Ink - Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke, Elegant Eggplant
Card Stock - Very Vanilla
Other - Burlap Ribbon, Linen Thread

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Merry Moments

Some of my most favourite cards are clean and simple.  I saw THIS card posted by Brian King and knew right away that I wanted to copy it.  I had the card stock, the DSP and the Enamel Dot embellishments but I didn't have the stamp set.  I looked through the sets I do have and although there were many that might have worked I decided to create the greeting in My Digital Studio (retired).  I used the Alphabet Soup punches and then resized the phrase to fit the card.  Although I selected Real Red as the colour, it looks more like Cherry Cobbler.

Stampin' Supplies
Card Stock - Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, Whisper White, Merry Moments DSP
Other - Home for Christmas Enamel Dots; Banner Punch, My Digital Studio (retired)

Monday, October 5, 2015

Watercolour Wings

I wanted to make a card using some of the DSP I received in the product share I purchased.  I saw THIS card when I was searching for cards using the Go wild DSP.  I did like it a lot with that choice but I wanted to use a piece of DSP from the Everyday Chic papers.  In the photo the doily does not show up as well as it does in person.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Watercolor Wings; Express Yourself (retired)
Ink - Watermelon Wonder; Tip Top Taupe; Memento Black
Card Stock - Whisper White; Tip Top Taupe; Cardstock Vellum; Everyday Chic DSP
Other - Bold Butterfly Framelits; Tea Lace Doilies; Large Pearl (retired); Mini Glue Dots

Sunday, October 4, 2015

World Card Making Day - October 3

Yesterday was World Card Making Day and although I did make a card but forgot to post it.  So here it is:

While tidying up in my craft room I found a partially made card featuring the Bokeh technique.  I decided to use that for my card. Using VersaMark Ink I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of vellum and heat embossed it using white embossing powder.  I then adhered it to my bokeh panel with mini glue dots and covered those up with rhinestones.  The whole panel was then added to the Blackberry Bliss card base.  I wish I had done a Lost Lagoon layer between the focal panel and the card base but I am pretty happy with it.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Happy Birthday Everyone
Ink - VersaMark, Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon, Whisper White
Card Stock - Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White, Vellum
Other - Sponge Daubers, White Embossing Powder, Rhinestones, Mini Glue Dots

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Lots of Joy

This card is one I saw a week or so ago while browsing the internet.  I forgot to make a note of where I found it - as soon as I find it I will amend this post to add the link.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Lots of Joy
Ink - Old Olive, Black Memento
Card Stock - Whisper White, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Real Red, Gold Glimmer
Other - Circles Collection Framelits, Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack