I was having a little BLUE inspiration! Snow Swirled is the stamp set that was able to fulfil my chilly dream. The snowflakes are stamped in Brilliant Blue, Bashful Blue, and Bordering Blue. The card base is Brocade Blue. The mat is Brilliant Blue. I tried to incorporate the other three Stampin' UP! blues but just couldn't find any more space :) The sentiment is stamped with Whisper White Craft Ink. To finish it off, I created a "cheater bow" out of the 5/8" Whisper White Satin Ribbon. Remember, you can always click on the image for a larger view!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
I've been on a Basic Black/Real Red kick lately. So I used that combination to show this quick and easy Cracked Glass card. Each of the flowers was stamped in Basic Black on Whisper White cardstock and punched with my 1-3/8" circle punch. The middle flower was highlighted in the middle of each blossom with a touch from my Real Red Marvelous Marker. Each piece was then embossed with three layers of Glassy Glaze and cracked to perfection!
While I was cracking things, I wanted to get in another project with one of my absolute favorite stamp sets, The Free and the Brave. I'm very sad to see it retire this year but I know that it is being replaced with an equally beautiful Patrioitic set that I'm so excited to get! For this fairly simple card, I colored the stamp using Chocolate Chip, Real Red, and Brilliant Blue Marvelous Markers. After I stamped on some Whisper White cardstock, I colored in the body of the eagle with Creamy Caramel and the beak with Almost Apricot. Then, it was off to emboss and crack. I really like the way he turned out. The card was finished off by stamping the stars on the base of the card with Versamark and adding the sentiment, colored with Chocolate Chip and Brilliant Blue Marvelous Markers.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
I was playing around and ended up with this particular card. It definitely didn't start out looking like this but I'm very happy with the way it ended up. The stamps used on this card came from the Upsy Daisy set.
The background for the card was made by brayering a strip of Summer Sun and a strip of More Mustard onto some Whisper White CS. I filled in some lighter and darker areas by sponging with matching ink. I hid their joining point by sponging on a layer of Rich Razzelberry between the two. I added a very faint layer of Mambo Melon to the top of the "sky" to give a more sunrise vs. sunset look to the background. I stamped the daisy's in Versamark and covered them with Heat and Stick Powder. I just LOVE that stuff! After heating it, I added some Chocolate glitter, assembled the card and tied it off with a piece of Rich Razzelberry ribbon. The sentiment is stamped on the CS using Versamark.
Supplies for this card:
Inks: Classic Inks in Mambo Mellon, Rich Razzelberry, Summer Sun, and More Mustard; Versamark
Card Stock: Rich Razzelberry - 8.5" x 5.5"; Whisper White - 5" x 3.5"
Accessories: Heat and Stick Powder; Chocolate Glitter; Rich Razzelberry 5/8" Polkadot Ribbon; Stamping Sponges; SNAIL adhesive; Heat Gun
Sponging is a wonderful way to get beautiful multicolored backgrounds and create some very unique works of heart. Don't be afraid to pick up a sponge and just start dabbing. You never know what you'll end up creating. I'll share a couple tips with you that I've found helpful when using my sponges. First, don't be afraid to cut apart your Stamping Sponges. I cut mine into quarters. This gives me more surface area to use to ink up my paper. It also gives me a flat edge and a round edge to work with when creating different textures. Second, be sure to pay attention when you go back to grab a sponge. I'm pretty sure my fingers will be stained Rich Razzelberry for a long time to come! At least it's a wonderful color! I will share a sponged vellum overlay tomorrow! Until then, happy stamping!!
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
This card is a great "quickie". The materials used for this card:
Kraft Card Stock - Base
Real Red Card Stock - Flower Matting
Very Vanilla Card Stock - Stamp Foundation
Bella Bleu Designer Series Paper
Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon
Kraft Corduroy Button
Natural Hemp Twine
Enjoy these Echoes of Kindness for today! Be sure to get your own Echoes before it is gone forever! Email me and I'll happily show you how you can get Echoes of Kindness plus at least $55 in your choice of Stampin' Up! merchandise for FREE in June!
Monday, June 1, 2009
This card is made using the Damask texture plate for the Big Shot, a piece of white 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, two flowers and a half back pearl from the Pretties Kit.
This card took such a short time to make but leaves a big impression on this beautiful spring day. I just love how the flecks of color in the Confetti CS gives a little treat to the eye.
Always be sure to look around you. You never know what kind of creativity nature can inspire!
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