Thursday, September 21, 2017

Musical Season

This bundle caught my eye the first time I saw the Holiday Catalog. There is some beautiful musical designer series paper in the catalog as well, however, I chose to get the Sheet Music background stamp from the main catalog instead. Here, I tore one side and then sponged the edges with Soft Suede ink. After using all the red dots I had, I realized that I could simply use a hole punch to create dots from red glimmer paper! I'll make of this style card with that in mind:)

Musical Season, Sheet Music
Card Stock
Garden Green, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Gold Foil
Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMark
Enamel Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals
Pretty Pines Thinlits, Musical Instruments Framelits

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Christmas Offerings

This design is from fellow Demo, Anna Smith. I've always wet the watercolor paper and then dropped reinkers or paint onto it to get a washed background. Anna applied ink from an ink pad to a clear block, then spritzed it with water, and "stamped" onto watercolor paper. I've often sprinkled salt, but loved how much better the affect was when you Spritz a bit more water on top of the salt. The colors used were: Marina Mist, Island Indigo, and Night of Navy.

Both the village scenes where die cut from glimmer paper and adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals.

The At Home With You stamp set was used on the following card. I love how the door looks when stamped on the Wood Grain designer series paper. The little wreath is available as one of the embellishments in the main catalog.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Monthly Stamp Class

Graveyard Gate
Card Stock
Basic Black, Very Vanilla, SpCut Basic Black to 4" x 7-7/8"
Score at 3", 3-5/8", and 4-1/4" on the horizontal (long) side
On the vertical (short) side, cut between score lines at 1-5/8" and 2-3/8"
Add adhesive to back score line
3 pieces DSP 2-3/4" x 3-3/4" for front, both inside panels
Very Vanilla for the inside, 2-1/2" x 2-1/2"
Very Vanilla for the outside, 2-1/2" x 3-1/2"
umpkin Pie, So Saffron Smoky Slate
Test Tubes, Black Vintage Crochet Trim
1-1/4" Circle Punch, Sponges

  1. Cut Basic Black to 4" x 7-/8"
  2. Score at 3", 3-5/8", and 4-1/4" on the horizontal (long) side
  3. On the vertical (short) side, cut between score lines at 1-5/8" and 2-3/8"
  4. Add adhesive to back score line
  5. 3 pieces DSP 2-3/4" x 3-3/4" for front, both inside panels
  6. Very Vanilla for the inside, 2-1/2" x 2-1/2"
  7. Very Vanilla for the outside, 2-1/2" x 3-1/2"

At Home With You, Painted Harvest
Cajun Craze, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Wood Textures DSP
Memento Tuxedo Black, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight,
Stampin' Dimensionals
At Home Thinlits, Brick Wall emb. folder, Watercolor Pencils, Aqua Painter, Clear Wink of Stella
  1. Card base: Cajun Craze 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 scored at 4-1/4
  2. Emboss Sahara Sand 4" x 5-1/4" with brick wall emb. folder
  3. Whisper White for the inside 4" x 5-1/4" Stamp sunflower in Tangerine Tango and Daffodil Delight.
  4. All stamping done with Memento Tuxedo Black: door on wood DSP, wreath, light, mat and flowers on 3-1/2" x 4" Whisper White
  5. Color wreath, light, mat and flowers with watercolor pencils and Aqua Painters.
  6. Cut door with Thinlit and adhere to card with glue.
  7. Adhere light, wreath, and flowers with dimensionals (glue mat flat)

Stamps Night in Bethlehem
Card Stock Extra Thick Very Vanilla, Gold Foil
Ink Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Peekaboo Peach, Calypso Coral, Gold Metallic

Tools Bethlehem Thinlits, MISTI

Very Vanilla card base 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 scored at 4-1/4.
Center mask on card front and temporarily adhere with painter's tape. Be sure to place tape just inside the mask on the top so that ink won't seep through
Beginning at the top sponge Calypso Coral in circular motions, then Peekaboo Peach, making sure to overlap colors to blend.
Use MISTI to stamp Bethlehem village in Crushed Curry
Use MISTI to stamp Mary, Joseph and greeting in Black (use lots of ink)
Stamp stars in gold metallic, don't press hard when stamping so you won't get an ugly line.

Cut large star from gold foil using Thinlit

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

More Painted Harvest

For Card Ministry yesterday, I wanted to use some retired cardstock and ink. Watermelon Wonder is so pretty, and I love this shape of cut on the card. I saw it on Pinterest and decided it would be perfect for this card. The Petals embossing folder and Soft Suede ribbon complete the look.
 I told you there would be more non traditional color schemes and uses for this stamp set. How about a wreath?  The designer series paper I used is from last year, and I LOVE it still! Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler are lovely traditional Christmas colors.

Painted Harvest

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Painted Harvest

I am a little surprised at how versatile this stamp set has proved to be! When I ordered it I was in love because the sunflower was so pretty and who doesn't like coordinating punches? This is not sunflower colors, but it's gorgeous!

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Sunday, September 3, 2017

Eclipse Card

I want to share a new technique with you. This card technique uses Alphabet Thinlits and is called an "eclipse card." It sure makes me wish I had a set of alphabet dies!
This video was done by British Demo, Gaynor Boyce. Here is her blog: Gaynor Boyce

Friday, September 1, 2017

Holiday Catalog is Here!!

Today you may begin ordering from the holiday catalog. Here is another sample. Don't you just love the Detailed Gate thinlit? I called the design straight from the catalog.