Sunday, September 27, 2009

Bundle of Joy Shower Card

Hi All,

A girl at work asked me if I would make her a card for a baby shower she had to go to, and her friend was having a boy. I went over all of my baby stamp sets in my head, and decided on Bundle of Joy. Note: another cloudy day in Toronto, so the pics aren't very good.

My card base is Whisper White, then layered with Kraft, then with a piece of retired DSP from the Spring Showers pack. The last 2 layers were punched with my Ticket Corner Punch, and I tied a piece of striped Bashful Blue ribbon around them.

At the bottom, I decided to go with a button overload - I tied Linen Thread through the holes of 6 buttons, and stuck them at the bottom in a row with Mini Glue Dots. I thought it added a cute childish look.

For the main panel, I took a piece of Whisper White CS, and stamped the bear from Bundle of Joy in Memento ink. Then, I masked that bear, and stamped the giraffe in the same ink, so it looks like the giraffe is behind the bear.

I coloured them both with my Copic markers. I sponged some Bashful Blue and Certainly Celery inks around the outside of the panel, and attached it to a piece of Chocolate Chip CS.

The sentiment is from the By Ones & By Twos stamp set (the original sentiment is Congratulations "squared", but I rubbed the ink off of the number 2). It was stamped in Chocolate Chip ink on white CS, and punched out with my Word Window Punch. I smeared some brown ink around the outside of that to make it stand out a bit more as well.

Hope you enjoyed, and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Another Unlikely Christmas Card

Hi All,

I really wanted to use my Season of Joy stamp set, so when I saw THIS card on SplitCoast, I wanted to CASE it. I didn't add ribbon, but the rest of it is similar.
I used markers for the main stamp on Very Vanilla CS, and put a Vintage brad through the letter "O". I matted that onto Pumpkin Pie, and then Close to Cocoa CS.
The card base is Close to Cocoa, then mounted with a Very Vanilla piece of CS, which was sponged with Pumpkin Pie ink. I stamped the swirls on top of that.

On the bottom half, I used up some retired DSP called Apple Cider.

Otherwise, it's pretty simple! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Silver Treat Cup Christmas

Hello All,

The next card is another one we did at my September stamp camp. I wanted to use the treat cups and the Sweet Centers stamp set.
So, the clear choice was to use the stamp that will end up as an ornament, right?

I chose the base to be Whisper White CS, then a layer of Basic Black, and a layer of Brushed Silver (LOVE that paper!). Around the last 2 layers, I tied a heap of the black & white striped ribbon in a knot, and attached to the base with Dimensionals. I don't know about you, but I feel like this ribbon is STUNNING.

Anyway, the main panel is the same 3 colours of CS. On the white layer, I stamped the ornament top in Silver Encore ink. Then, the hole was made with the 1 3/4" circle punch. Inside the treat cup, I decided not to put treats at all! I filled it with faux snow, sparkley stuff, and little silver stars.

I realy want to put treats inside the cups, but I just don't like the idea of someone having to rip apart your card so they can get at it - has anyone found a solution to this problem? Otherwise, I think it is a really cute idea.
Hope you enjoyed, and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Colour of Christmas?...Suede!

Hi All,

I decided to get out my new Rub-Ons from the Holiday Mini catalogue and play. For some reason, lately, I am into doing Christmas cards that aren't the norm. For this card, it was all about neutral, and I got to throw in one of the new In Colors for this year: Soft Suede.
Surprisingly, not much stamping on this card. My card base is Soft Suede CS, then layered with Whisper White CS, then layered with Kraft CS. Then, there is a piece of Whisper White at the bottom that I punched with one of the Martha Stewart edge punches (LOVE those). It ended up being mostly covered because the main panel was so big, but I left it there anyway. I sponged the Kraft layer and the white layer with Soft Suede ink.

I then tied some Soft Suede Polka Dot ribbon in a knot around that base panel. It adds a cute little touch.

The sentiment is actually from a Verve Christmas set I have, punched out of white CS with my Word Window Punch. That was layered onto Kraft CS which was punched out using the Large Oval punch, then layered onto a piece of Soft Suede CS, which was made using my Big Shot and one of my tags Sizzlet dies.
For the main panel, I used the big snowflake from the Icicles Rub-Ons pack from the Holiday Mini in silver. That was stuck onto a piece of Kraft CS and sponged with Soft Suede ink. I coloured some parts of the snowflake in with my Versamarker, and also outlined the snowflake with that (that is why some parts are darker).
That panel was layered onto a white piece, then onto a Suede piece. Almost everything was put onto Dimensionals to adhere.

I really liked how this one turned out. I hope you enjoyed and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 21, 2009

My Take on the Tri Shutter

Hi All,

I just had my Holiday stamp camp for September. For the first card, I decided on the Tri-Shutter Card because it's a cute project, and I could use some Designer papers as well.

I used a retired Simply Scrappin' Kit for all of the cardstock and papers. My card base is a 5 1/2" x 12" piece of textured Bashful Blue CS.

The stamps are from the Delightful Decorations set, cut out with the Ornament Punch. I also used the smaller stamps from that set with Bashful Blue ink to fill in some other spaces.
I also used Real Red and Wild Wasabi (retired, woops!) inks. You can find the tutorial for the Tri-Shutter card on SplitCoast HERE.
I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Razzleberry Blossom

Hi All,

Unity Stamp Co. has some really great sentiments, and I decided to use one for the focal point of my card. See my sidebar for the link to the Unity website - this stamp is called "Blossom".

This is also my first time using the Rich Razzleberry colour from SU.

The base is Very Vanilla, then a layer of Almost Amethyst, and a layer of Rich Razzleberry, which was run through the Big Shot with the Swiss Dots embossing folder.

SU's black wide striped grosgrain ribbon was tied in a knot around the bottom layer.

I coloured the sentiment stamp with Basic Black, Almost Amethyst, and Rich Razzleberry markers, then stamped onto Very Vanilla CS. It was cut out with my Label Nestabilities, and I sponged Rich Razzleberry around the edges with a sponge dauber.
I added 2 "Sparkles" from Close to My Heart - those are the little rhinestones in the middles of the flowers.
I punched out 4 leaves with my Leaves Sizzlet die and my Big Shot out of Basic Black CS, and stuck them around the main panel with my 2-Way Glue Pen.

Hope you enjoyed and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Unlikely Christmas Colours

Hi All,

I received my order from the Holiday Mini catalogue, so I thought I'd better break some of the products in!

I chose a very unlikely set of holiday colours for this: Bermuda Bay, More Mustard, and Sahara Sand. I actually really like the finished product!

My card base is a half sheet of Sahara Sand CS folded in half. The next layer is Bermuda Bay CS, punched with a snowflake edge punch from Martha Stewart. It partially embosses too, but it doesn't show up quite as well on the cardstock because it is thicker than regular paper.

My main layer starts out with a piece of Whisper White CS. The flourish from Season of Joy was stamped in the top right corner with More Mustard ink, and that corner was paper pierced.

At the bottom, a strip of Sahara Sand was added, and below that, a strip of More Mustard, which was rolled with the Jolly wheel in More Mustard ink.

The polka-dot Bermuda Bay ribbon was tied around the main panel.
I used the new Ornament Punch from SU's Holiday Mini catty for the 3 ornaments. The 2 ornaments on the outside are stamps from the new Delightful Decorations stamp set, both on Whisper White CS. The left one was stamped in More Mustard ink and punched out. The right one was inked up with Versamark, and Sahara Sand ink, then stamped, and embossed with Clear EP, and punched out. The middle ornament is a rub-on from the Merry & Bright pack on Bermuda Bay CS, and punched out.

Almost all of the layers were mounted with Dimensionals.
Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!