Friday, January 25, 2013

Oh Hello swing card

 Not quite what I had in mind but it worked ok.  I wanted to do a swing card using the oval framelets but in order to make it swing I forgot that I would lose part of the front of the oval  so I had to crunch the image a little more to the right.  Take a base Crumbcake card.  I embossed the chevron- I cut the bottom so it would fit sideways into my bigshot.  (This -"it's to big to fit sideways with the new embossing folders" drove me crazy!)

I used the nesting oval framelets using selective cutting to make the swing.

Front of the card is made with a white oval stamped with Oh Hello in crumbcake lightly then Oh, Hello with Cherry Cobbler then used marker- more mustard and old olive to make the flower.  I used another white oval- same size as the front and stamped the Hearts a Flutter in crumbcake, the sentiment from You are Loved in Cherry and punched a heart with the Silver Glimmer paper.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Oh, whale case

I cased this card from the Stampin Up website January 2nd. They changed the look of the website and I had some mixed feelings about it at the beginning but I like it.  My only thing is that it is pinned from somewhere and I could not find out from the picture who originally made the card.
I changed up the color and added the sentiment and the hears but I think it is sweet.  Take a white cardstock, slight smaller than the base card.  Diecut the large oval as shown using the Oval framelets.  Emboss with the Needlepoint border embossing folder as shown.  Stamp the waves on the base cardstock with pool party -using stamp off technique to get various shades.  I used a post it on the right side to make sure it was not going to show when the top cardstock was mounted.   Stamp the whale and diecut with the Happy Whale clearlit.  Stamp the sentiment and the hearts with pool party and mount using dimensionals.  Mount the whale and add the tiniest pearl for the eye.  Easy peasy card.  Credits to Stampin Up for posting such a cute card and credits to original creator!


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Wine or champagne bottle label

 This was one of my projects last month - I just didn't have time to post it 'til now.  But it is usable for any time- just change the color and sentiment.

 Take a cardstock 8 1/2 inches x 3 inches and score from the top 2 3/4" and punch the large oval as shown- here I used wild wasabi cardstock and stamped the sentiment in expresso.    I added the piercing to add some interest.  I embossed the bottom 1/3 again to add some interest and then layered some coordinating paper.  Stamp the drink of your choice and decorate it however you want. Punched it out using a circle punch but you could use any shape that fits your event, layer it if you want too.

Monday, January 21, 2013

rain or shine make and take

This was my favorite of the cards I had at my stamping party this month.  I love the Rain or Shine set- although I wish they had a matching framelet or die to go with it.  I thought it would go well with the Cloudy Day embossing and so it does.

For some reason I have been gravitating toward Pool party these last few months.  I don't know what I am going to do when it and Lucky Limeade retires this summer.    Anyhow, I took a white CS and embossed it with cloudy days folder and then layered the Sycamore street DSP from Sale-a-bration (which you can earn for free for any $50 purchase- starts Jan 22, 2013)  I took the color lead from the DSP and tried the raspberry and the other colors but tangerine tango just was the thing- gave a just the right bit of cheeriness the card needed.  Stamp the umbrella in tangerine tango and the stem with crumbcake (tried black and grey and chocolate and they were all too dark and did not look right) and the sentiment in island indigo.  Layered the whole thing in tangerine and a simple card that did not need to have the umbrella cut out!  Looooove It!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Sweet thread simply sent bundle

 I've been a fan of cross stitch for many years having made several pillows and eyeglass cases even.  So when I saw this it peaked my curiosity as to how I could incorporate it into cardmaking which I never tried.  It is usually a bit of effort to do it and I was concerned it would take too much time but these went in no time at all.  You can do both of these while watching an hour long show.  I stamped the sentiment first in case I screwed up; I did not want to waste the stitchwork.   I did have to be careful to not pull too hard as in certain areas the hole could rip. I used the entire strand but it was a bit thick and next time I may take a strand or two out.  I love the simplicity of it but of course I had to embellish it a bit.  On the first one, I just added a
little seambinding ribbon and on the limeaid one, a layer of raspberry ripple cardstock and used dimensionals to pop it up a bit and I think it is really sweet.  I may even try it around some other paper pierced images. So simple, cute and easy!  It's just my style.



Saturday, January 19, 2013

Victorian Dress Up

 I was gone for several weeks with no access to my stamping supplies so I took my catalogues and I sketched what I thought I wanted to do and this is one of those sketches come to life.  
I do have a thing for mannequin dies and stamps.  When I saw this die I really liked it and the sweet heart neck line dress die.  Not so sure about the stampset but as a bundle it was too good a deal to pass up so I bought the bundle anyway.  I love the die but I wanted a longer dress with a wedding dress /victorian dress feel so I diecut the dress in vanilla and then the bottom layer a bunch more times to the desired length, embossed the whole thing all at once with the lacy brocade embossing folder (although I did fussy emboss the bodice part to mimic a collar).  I diecut the mannequin just waist up since it was going to be hidden anyway in expresso.
This was one of the projects for the class I had and I just gave people a quarter sheet of vanilla cardstock and this is what it looked like after they were all done.

I put a small piece of 1/8 inch taffeta ribbon in vanilla and then added a piece of 5/8 inch vanilla flower trim and small pearl trim on the mannequin neck.
The dress seemed to get lost on the background when I did the pool party or some other color. So took pool party cardstock and die cut with apothecary accents and then pierced it with coordinating paper piercing pack, stamped the celebrate in expresso on the scrap piece of vanilla, then diecut using bitty banner framelet and slid it under the dress as shown.
Now that I am home, I just have to put the rest of my ideas into action. More to come....