Sunday, September 30, 2012

Perfectly preserved Jar Vase with pink pirouette flowers

Just playing around with variations in the colors and the vase shape.  The Jar was actually diecut first then die cut again to trim the top using the bottom of the jar die to create the perfect curve.  Using versamarker added some white lines then embossed with clear EP to make it look like a different vase.  I added some flowers using pink pirouette inkpad then use the melon mambo pen to accent.  Stamp some on the white CS base and some on the scrap, cut it out then mount using dimensionals after stamping the stems in limeade on the vase and the base card.  Used crumbcake and a dauber to create a shadow where the vase is resting.  Enjoy!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Banner for Gabrielle

My sister came to visit with her stepdaughter Gabrielle and we planned a day of crafting that included making 3D cards using honeycomb paper and then we made a banner of rainbow colors (die cut with Pennant die- retired SU)  and floret using the Designer Rosette die and diecut her name using silver glimmer paper (retired SU die also) to spell her name, tied it all with a green grosgrain ribbon so she could pack it up and take it home to hang it in her room to remind her of her visit.

I couldn't ge the pictures ot line up side by side but it was really cute!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Ghoulish Googlies Designer kit extras

The Ghoulish Googlies designer kit comes with 10 glassine bags and twines but 20 yes, 20! preprinted tags.  Umm.  What to do with the extra tags?  Why of course make some cards.  Is this not the cutest?

Take a basic black CS and emboss with spider web folder. All the color inspiration came from the tag.   Take (I think this is pear DSP- retired) but any green would work.  Cut the corner on the green strip using the square punch to make it look like a banner or ribbon.  Diecut the zigzag from finishing touches edgelets- fast becoming my go to die for borders- so fast and you get two pieces with one cut! LOOOOVE IT! 

Versamark the mummy and the bat using a scrap piece of white CS and heat emboss using black EP and cut out.  Mount with dimensionals.  Stamp Boooo with versamark and emboss with black EP and color in the eyes with signo gel white pen then die cut with banner die.  Add googly eye. 

Mount it all as shown.  I am having so much fun with this set! Easy card- hardest part is hand cutting the bat and the mummy- you know how much I hate cutting with scissors!  When I did it flat against the tag it looked a bit boring.  It is worth the 1 minute of effort to cut it out I think.   Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Perfectly Preserved Jar Vase in wisteria and eggplant

 Playing around with the Jar as vase idea. Stamp the jar on scrap piece of white with versamark then emboss with clear embossing powder.  heat set.  color the water with a duaber and bashful blue.  Stamp stems to match flower arrangement.  Stamp the flowers with wisteria inkpad then use eggplant marker to spot color. Use a mask to avoid overlap (don't do it like me!)  Stamp some extra on scrap pieces of white and cut it out. (Sorry folks, no die for this one)  stamp one on the base of the card to look like you are going to put it in the vase and stamp the stems to match.  Add flowers you cut out to the arragement to add some dimension. Stamp sentiment from lovely little labels and punch it out using matching punch.  Tie linen thread around jar and add label using dimensional.    I cleaned the stamp really well and used a marker to stamp a few of the flowers to stamp it on the side to look like some petals fell off.  also daubered some bashful blue below the vase to ground it before I attached the jar.  I use the scoring tool to add 2 score lines to the edge as shown.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

SCS challenge: perfectly preserved vase jar in navy and pacific blue

I have been experimenting with the perfectly preserved set's jar as a vase and I have been just loving it. The splitcoast color challenge this week is Navy Pacific and Sand and thought it would be fun to try it with tthat color combo and I think it works.

Take a base Sahara Sand card.  I polka dot stamped Borderlines (SU retired) for TLC396 and the Chevron from Border Banter (from the holiday catalogue) with versamark then embossed it with white embossing powder.  This was for the sketch challenge CAS189.  Stamp the jar onto white with versamark and emboss in white or clear. Diecut it out.  Stamp some stems in Limeade.  Stamp some flowers with Pacific Blue pad then use a Night of Navy marker to color in some of the flowers to accent.  Do this 4-5 times on the base card where you want the flowers to go and then 3 more times on a scrap piece of white CS.  Cut out the white ones and mount with dimensionals.  Stamp the sentiment from Lovely Little Labels with navy pad.
Punch it out.  Wrap linen thread around the jar and then tie off.  Mount the little sentiment with dimensionals to make it look like a tag.  I just fried up some green tomatoes that one of my friends gave me and it tastes just like autumn.  Enjoy!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Batty Purse

Stampin Up used to have a contest in their monthly magazine and this was one of several entries that was made by Missy Roeber from Utah that won.  Because there were no directions, this is what I did.

Take a black purse diecut and emboss with the spider web embossing folder once- not embossing the top part. Use the left over paper from the purse to punch out 2 large ovals about 2/3 of the oval. I then used a 1/2 inch circle punch punched out scallop bottoms of the wings.   Using the petite pennent builder punch
out 2 black pennants for the ears.  Cirlc punch 3/4 inch white carstock for the eye and 2 more 1/2 inch circles in black for the pupils.  Pennant punch 2 more to make the fangs- with enough room on the triangle to tape it under the ourse cover. Add the handles with the mini brads and it is all done.  Add some sparkle to the eye with the uniball Signo gel pen.

Fill with candy of your choice and give it to someone you like to say a Batty Hello!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Ornament Keepsakes for splitcoast challenge

 Recent splitcoast challenge was for colors Lucky limeade, primrose and pink pirouette which I thought was interesting for a Christmas challenge- not typical holiday colors so I thought it would be fun to try it. The sketch is from the SC403 challenge and you know I love limitations- it forces me to narrow things down which helps me focus.

Took Primrose base card and stamped the sentiment from Greeting of the Season in same color, added a strip of pink pirouette corner rounded and another layer of lucky limeade, embossed then corner rounded.  Stamped the ornament in Primrose and accent in what else but limeade from Ornament Keepsakes set and diecut it out, added some dazzling diamonds glitter and then mounted with a dimensional and tied it off with a silver cord (retired SU).  Definitely a easy 10 minute card. 
Glitter is hard to see but it is there - cute when you see it in person.  You could whip a bunch of these out in no time for the holidays!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Perfectly Preserved Make and take

I was perusing through  our demonstrator only website for ideas for my workshop I was holding the next day and came across a card by Mindy Bingamon and it fit the bill perfectly!  I changed the colors and DSP used but the layout is the same.  Base card is Raspberry Ripple, the Layer of Orchard harvest DSP lined with little zigzag diecut with Finishing Touches edgelits in Island Indigo paper, and tied it off with island indigo ruffled ribbon.  Diecut windows frames from a lucky limeade CS, pierce with Festive Paper piecing pack then use scrap whisper white to stamp and diecut the images as shown.  Tie a Cherry Cobbler bakers twine to the lid before adhering with a dimensional. 
Don't you just love these matching stamps and diecut bundles? 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Sharleen's Ornament Keepsakes variation

Sharleen who has been coming to my parties for couple of years and she would either like something or not and when she saw the Holiday catalogue, she said "I love that and I want to make it but I want to use the champagne glimmer paper".  So I had a special class and we spent this past Saturday morning making Ornaments - just like the one in the catalogue cover and then some but this one was our favorite.  We made it double sided so it was really gorgeous.  To make a one sided ornament diecut 20 larger ornament shapes using the champagne glimmer paper and 20 small ornaments in real red on vanilla cardstock.  Cut 2 strips of 1 inch Candlelight Christmas DSP, diecut it using Designer Rosette die. Hot glue the Vintage facet button on the front and then a pearl on top.   

 Now this was really pretty on its own but Sharleen was not satisfied.  She wanted another layer of the the scalloped tulle.
So we used a long wooden skewer to poke the pieces of the tulle into the hot glue that we squeezed in between the leaves and it really did make it.

So pretty! 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Perfectly Preserved CASE

Mary Brown aka stampercamper had this adorable card in a square but I like my cards A2 size so here is my CASE. Take a summer starfruit basecard. The wood grain embossing folder goes vertical perfect but I wanted this card on its side. For some reason, the folders are now longer that it does not fit sideways into the bigshot so I embossed one side, then embossed the the other side overlapping the middle section and embossing it twice but it worked fine.   Square of Orchard Harvest DSP layered with Raspberry Ripple CS diecut with a scallop square (not SU) then stamped the jar, lid, apples and flower with expresso, summer starfruit and raspberry and leaves in limeade and expresso as shown.  Make sure to use the expresso marker to color the seed of the apple after stamping - Love this set!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Googly Ghouls trifold

I thought my camera died.  It's really old and then one of the screws fell off the side and the side panel kept falling off, I used some packing tape to keep it on for a while now but last week the lens cover would not open all the way and kept taking pictures with shadows all around so I could not post any pictures.  But yesterday, as I was showing someone how it stopped working, it started opening up all the way- what do you know? But guess what is on my list for my birthday?

Anyhow, is this not the cutest fold?  I saw a trifold card like this while visiting amazingly talented Elizabeth Price and had to make one for myself using the design.

The basecard is basic black- I took a 4 1/4 x 11 cardstock and scored it at 4 1/8 then 8 1/2 then punched a 1 3/4 inch hole centered on the 8 1/2 score line as shown.
 I stamped the BOOOO and the bat from the same set with versamark and embossed it using black EP (but you could use clear).  Kyle told me I needed to put some white on the eyes of the bat so I did do that after which I thought was cute.
I punched dotted scallop ribbon in pumpkin pie and attached it to the back of the front flap to add a skinnhy scallop.
 Attach a 1 3/8 inch pumpkin pie circle - centering it on the punched out circle. Make sure to put tape only on the bottom half of the circle.  Stamp the mummy on a scrap piece of white CS then punch out with 1 1/4 inch circle punch.  Add  googly eye as shown. 
I took a piece of bold brights DSP in pumpkin, stamped spider webs from wicked cool then stamped the sentiment from Border Banter in versamark and then embossed with black embossing powder.  I took the little spider from the witch in the Googly Ghoul set and colored it with the black marker and stamped it  below the spiderweb on the left. It just adds that little something that makes me smile.

You could stamp a message under the cover and then add another message on the inside. 
Enjoy! Lynda

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Perfectly Preserved

 Splitcoast this weekend had a SC401 challenge and the color challenge CC391 was for Basic Gray, chocolate chip and Gumbo green - not my typical go-to colors but nevertheless intriguing so I had to give it a try. I give myself 10 minutes for a card if I have the idea of what I want but this unfortunately took a little bit of working it.

Take a base of basic gray, then layer a chocolate chip embossed with woodgrain.  I then took  white CS diecut with with framelets from Stampin Up and poked holes to match using the stencil.  Then I cut another framelet one size
 smaller and diecut a scrap piece of paper then used it as a negative stencil to dauber some gumball green on the white sheet to add some interest (see left).  I stamped the jar from Perfectly Preserved on a piece of acetate then die cut it and another piece of white CS.  Stamp 2 pears and stemps using gumball green and chocolate chip (I did use blender pen to remove the ink from the seed section and used a real red marker to add some color to the seeds) then die cut them out and attached them using gluedots over the seeds to stick the acetate.

The sentiment is from Pursuit of happiness set inked with gumball green then using blender pen remove the ink over the heart and used chocolate chip marker to highlight the heart.  I layered it over a gumball CS diecut and punched a hole using my cropadile and wrapped some linene thread to add some interest.

So it was more of a 30 minute card but then who's counting?