Monday, July 30, 2012

In Color Dahlias

I copied this idea from the display board at the Stampin' Up! Convention and made a Get Well card for my sister.  The dahlias are very easy to apply with a glue dot and make some fun flowers!

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Triple the Layer

I used Dawn Olchefske's Triple Time Stamping Technique to create this fun card.  See a video of how it was done at Dawn Olchefske's Triple Time Stamping Tutorial.

The World's Spectacular DSP was used for the background and then the balloons were stamped with Early Espresso using the triple time stamping technique.    The measurements for the paper are:

Designer Series Paper:
Small panel: 2 x 3 1/4 inches
Medium panel:  3 x 4 1/4 inches
Large panel:  4 x 5 1/4 inches

Early Espresso:
Small:  2  1/4 x 3 1/2 inches
Medium:  3 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches
Card Base:  8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches

This was very simple and quick to make!  Try it with different stamps and backgrounds!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

I love background stamps!

My favorite new 2012-2014 'In Color' is Midnight Muse.  It is a little darker than Not Quite Navy, but not too dark.  I have used up the last my Midnight Muse paper with this all occasion card using the Stamp Background Ex Libris from Stampin' Up! This card is a thank-you card for my boss as today was my last day at work in my current management position, and I am very thankful for all the mentoring she has given me.

This background stamp has many uses, and I chose to use Versamark ink and emboss with Pewter embossing powder.  It gives it a very elegant look!  I die cut the flowers using the Fun Flowers die, ran them through the crimper several times and crumpled them to give some texture.

More details:

Stamps:   Ex Libris
Paper:  Midnight Muse, Rich Razzleberry, More Mustard, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Versamark and Midnight Muse
Other Accessories:   Pewter embossing powder, heat tool, Antique brads, Fun Flowers die

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Come see my 3x3!

Today's card is from my 3x3 Convention Swap contribution at the 2012 Stampin' Up! Convention.  I love watercoloring the flowers from the Bordering on Romance set by Stampin' Up!  The ribbon was created using Designer Series paper that was folded ribbon-like across a piece of sticky tape.

Paper:  Summer Starfruit, Real Red, Marina Mist DSP
I used a unusual color combination, and it worked well to make the flowers really pop!

Stamps:  Bordering on Romance and A Word for You

Ink:  Calypso coral marker, Real Red Marker, Cherry Cobbler marker for flowers, and Lucky Limeade marker for leaves - all layered and blended with blender pen.  So Fun!

See below for a step-by-step how-to!

Thanks for looking and keep checking back for more fun ideas with stamps and paper!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Back From Convention 2012!

I had a great time in Salt Lake City this past week making new friends and learning the latest in stamping techniques and designs.  I am planning on incorporating some of the new ideas from convention into upcoming classes and Stamp Club events this year.