Thursday, February 7, 2013

Brayered Card

Today's card is a case from one that I found online.  I will be glad to give credit if it is yours!  I went back to my emails to see where I had found it, but that email is gone.  I truly mean it as a sincere form of admiration.  I will say that the original was better done!  I need more practice.  Still, I love the look of the hills and the bright sky in the background.  In real life it has a luminescent look.  Thanks Wendy for requesting a brayered card--reminded me how much I do enjoy this technique.  What I like about it most is that it makes me look like I have a little talent.  Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Stamping.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Bloomin' Marvelous

Today's card is another one from this week's Technique Class.  We used the brayer to put color on the Argyle Embossing Folder.  You bray the Pretty in Pink on the concave side of the folder (the smaller side) The put your cardstock in the folder, close the folder and run it through the Big Shot.  WaLa!  It is just like magic!  The background has color, but the raised areaa remains white!!!  Such a simple thingn to be so impressive!  The flowers are from the Free SAB selection, Bloomin Marvelous!  the pearls was al it took to complete this card.  The Argyle reminds me of the lattice that mom's Clematis flowers used to grow on.  My mom would have enjoyed this card!  After Mom died, I was going through her things, and in the big Bible that she always kept in a cabinet in the living room, was every card that we had ever given her.  Even the ones, or maybe especially the ones, that my kids had made for her were all there!  This one is for you Mom!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Lace Tape Stencil

Today's card features the Delicate Details Lace tape.  And the cool part????  This isn't really the tape, but the image made when you use the tape as a stencil.  I applied the tape and then put a post it note along the right edge, near the edge of the paper tape.  I then used a sponge and Pretty in Pink ink to sponge the color on the card.  Once the color was on, I removed the tape, and this is what you get!!!  it really makes it look like the real deal!   I added the rhinestones to add a bit of Glitz!  The flower is from Love and Sympathy.  Such a quick and easy card--I love it!  Thanks for stopping by!   Stop by again tomorrow and see another card from my Technique class that we had tonight.  Again I will be using the Pretty in Pink and white combination!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Thank You Notes

Today's cards are 2 of the mini 3" x 3" cards that are a part of my monthly "Thnak You" notes that I put in customer orders each month.  .  I used the mittens one at the beginning of the month, because it was winter and II still thoguht that was a novelty.  I am sooooo over winter now, and am just ready for spring!  So the second one uses the Tea for Two designer paper.  I cut the DSP flower with our 1 3/4" circle punch(#119850, $16.95)  and adhered it to our 13/4" Scallop Circle (#119854, $16.95) punched Bashful Blue scallop circle.   You can punch 15 - 17 flower images from 1 sheet of the DSP!  The little butterfly was punched from the Yellow circles on the same sheet of DSP, using the blue side of the paper! 

This is another of my January mini thank  You notes.  I really liked this Polar Party stamp set, and I thought this little bear made an appropriate Thank you note for thanking folks for their Christmas Gifts!  And I loved using up some of the scraps from the Candlelight DSP.  Happy stamping, and hope that where ever you are that you are safe, dry and warm.  The rain is coming down in buckets here today!

Monday, January 28, 2013

"Don't Be Blue" Valentine

Today's sample is one of my favorite that I have made in a while.  I love the new pool party ribbon that is part of the free items you can get in the Saleabraton brochure.  There are actually 3 ribbons--Pool Party, Island Indigo, and Calypson Coral--plus 2 kinds of buttons!  The heart is from the set, You are Loved, and it is embossed with Pool Party Embossing powder.  Did you notice the pretty border at the bottom of the card???  I used a piece of the new Delicate Details Paper tape---are you ready for this???  I used it as a stencil!  I needed a piece for this card, but due to the snow on Friday, my order was taken back to the UPS terminal for delivery today!  (Not a lot of help for the classes I had on Saturday and Sunday!)  So, I had heard that it was removeable, but I hadn't tried that yet.  I had ONE card sample here with a piece of the tape on it--it was on a Night of Navy card stock.  I just hoped I would be able to get it off that card and use it as a stencil.  You can imagine my delight when I found that although the card had been made for 3 weeks, the tape came right off!!!!  We used it as a stencil by applying it to the above card, putting a post it note about 1/4" above the piece of tape and daubing the whole area with Pool Party ink.  Peeled off the tape, and the Very Vanilla Card stock shows through, looking like the lace tape!  We then used it 10 more times on everyone's cards, and I finally put it back on the original card, no worse for the added uses!  Isn't that sweet????  I originally thought the tape might be a bit pricey, but by using it as a stencil, there are unlimited uses!  (#130988  $9.95 for two 1-yard pieces.  The second variety is not used on this card.)  Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

By the Tide

Today's card uses the stamp set, By the Tide.  It was also on the display boards at Leadership.  I like this stamp set, and love the use of the Framed Tulip Embossing Folder as the base for the card.  Can't you just smelll the sea air??  And maybe feel the warm sun?  (I sure wish I were where it is warm.  I think it may be July before I thaw out!  However, I am grateful that at least we don't have snow today.)  This set is one I will be using in the By the Tide Stamp Set class on March 14th.  If you are interested in this class, click on the following link to sign up for the class.  My Stampin Up Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Stamping!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Oh Hello Meets The Big Shot!

Again today I am showcasing one of my favorite cards from the Leaderhsip Conference in Orlando, Florida earlier this month.  Did you note the beautiful Candlewick-like dots on the Pool Party Apothecary Framelits die cut?  Love that new Cloudy Day embossing folder.  The edging on this card is done with one of the Finishing Touches Embossing edgelits.  I love, love, love the new soft roses!!!  These are vintage dimentional flowers on strips of tulle, and come in approximately 2 yard lengths and are about 5/8" wide.  One of the things that I like about them is that you can color them with a dauber and your choice of ink!  So quick and easy, and they are resilent--they don't crush.
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