Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I've been a bad blogger!!

It's been a crazy couple of weeks.  I spent LOTS of time preparing for a craft show.  I've been making LOTS of cards for birthdays, anniversaries, and thank you's.  I've been working on some of my fabulous gift classes, coaster class, and extreme Christmas cards.  Mix that with my regular daily life and you've got one tired stamper...and a very empty blog!  Lucky for me, things slow down this week so I'll be able to share some fun stuff with you!

One of the cool projects I've been working on is a set of magnetic stones.  These are the stones you get in the flower decorating section of the craft store.  They're about 1-1/4" round with a flat back.  To create this great gift, I pulled out my 1" circle punch and my Play Date Designer Series Paper and started punching.  The numbers on the DSP are just the perfect size to create a set of 0-9 stones with two little flower add ons.   Add a magnet button to the back of each one and you've got a super fun and easy set of magnets that you can give as a gift or keep for your own fridge!  This project will be featured in an upcoming class.  Which one??  Stay tuned!!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Korner Challenge - Polished Stone

Inspiration comes from a variety of places.  So often, my inspiration comes from YOU!!  During a Hostess Club swap this past Wednesday, one of my incredibly talented downline created this gorgeous Halloween card using the Polished Stone Technique.  Tell  me that's not just killer??  Patty inspires me with so many different ideas with her swap cards and this one is no different.  As soon as I saw it, I knew today's challenge was going to be Polished Stone!

Polished Stone is a technique created using glossy card stock, a cotton ball, rubbing alcohol and reinkers.  The link above will take you to a wonderful tutorial in Split Coast Stampers if you're new to this particular technique.  For my card, I'm still working on fall colors.  the leaves in my yard are starting to turn and pretty soon, I'll have enough of them on the ground to fill a couple dozen lawn bags.  While I'm not a big fan of raking, I love the blanket of color it gives.

Now it's your turn!  Grab some glossy paper and your favorite reinkers and make try this fun technique.  I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Kelli's Card Recipe
Stamp Set - Upsy Daisy
Card Stock - More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Basic Black, Glossy White
Ink - Versamark Pad, Daffodil Delight Classic Reinker, More Mustard Classic Reinker, Cajun Craze Classic Reinker
Accessories - 5/8" Basic Black Satin Ribbon, Black Stampin Emboss Powder, Cotton Balls, Rubbing Alcohol, Heat Tool