Friday, October 20, 2017

Stamping Class

Great Fellowship and Fun today! I passed on some tips for getting blocks to cling and a few people asked me to post it.

  • To get stamps to cling better to acrylic blocks:
    • clean often with Windex or Novus #1 Polish (blue label) antifog, antistatic, dust repellent (excellent for Paper Trimmer and MISTI too)
    • press block down on stamp for a count of ten - this allows air to get pushed out

Stamps Painted Harvest, More Merry Messages, Santa's Sleigh, Merry Little Labels
Card Stock Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper
Ink Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Old Olive, Garden Green
Embellishments Linen Thread, Clear Wink of Stella, Stampin' Dimensionals

Country Livin,' Flourishing Phrases
Card Stock
Thick Very Vanilla, Reg Very Vanilla, Copper Foil, Whisper White, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper
Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMark, Soft Suede
Copper Thread, Copper Emboss Powder, Year of Cheer Washi Tape
2" Circle Punch, Hexagon Embossing Folder, Heat Tool, Emboss Buddy, Sponge Dauber

Musical Season, Sheet Music
Card Stock
Real Red, Whisper White, Gold Foil
Tranquil Tide, Real Red, Memento Tuxedo Black, Old Olive
1/8" Real Red Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals
Musical Instruments Thinlits

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Musical Christmas

I LOVE LOVE this stamp set!!!!

For the shadow effect behind the mandolin, use coordinating framelit to cut a mandolin out of Cherry Cobbler. Cut in half and adhere to back of stamped and cut mandolin. Leave a gap in the center. You will have no shadow in a small space at the top and bottom of your finished piece. It won't be noticeable to the overall design.

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

I have two cards to share with you today. The background on the Christmas card is a emboss resist. I stamped the stars in Versamark and clear embossed. Then I sponged Night of Navy over top for the night sky. I cut a window out, then adhered the Bethlehem town on to a piece of  Pool Party. That was then adhered to the back of the background piece. The ribbons are leftovers from SALE-A-BRA-TION. Any glittery ribbon would be pretty.
I colored the flowers with Copic markers. But GUESS WHAT???? Stampin' Up! has developed some new alcohol ink markers! They will be available soon. Demos are currently providing further product testing before they are released. They are half the price of Copics and the color blending system is much easier for stampers.
Christmas Card:

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Display Card

 This is a bridge fold card.  I got the directions from an Australian demo Bronwyn Eastley.

Aussie Adorables
Tesla stood like this intently studying something for several moments. When I walked over to see what she was studying I found it was an anole sunning himself on the deck. Tesla looked at me as if to say "Mom, I can get it just let me out."

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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Candle Screens

These flameless candle screens are very easy to make and are a great thing to use in your home decor for the holidays or to give as a gift.

For the Halloween screen, I used the gate diecut on two sides and stamped images on the other two sides. For the Christmas screen, I used the Bethlehem village scapes on all four sides.
  1. Cut two pieces of cardstock measuring 4 x 8-1/2 inches, then score at 4" and 1/2"
  2. Use Layering Circles Thinlits to cut out circles in each of the 4 panels
  3. Cut 4 pieces of vellum 3-3/4 x 3-3/4 inches and adhere on the inside of each circle cut out
  4. Adhere Detailed Gate Thinlit, or Bethlehem town strips over the vellum.
  5. Fold all score lines and adhere the 1/2 inch strip at the ends to form a box.

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Christmas Candle Screen

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