Friday, October 29, 2010

Vintage Boughs

These Poinsettias were colored in with Moonlight Smooch, the centers are Gold Smooch and the foliage is Old olive, Artichoke and Garden Green Markers & aqua painter.The images are highlighted using Vanilla and Bashful Blue Crayons.  I stamped the images on River Rock CS which I cut out using my circle cutter. I cut out the Scallop Circle using the Big Shot and Scallop die #2 using Soft Suede CS and then dotted each scallop w/ Gold Smooch! Also used: Deck the Halls DS paper, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding (Love this seam binding!!) , Lace Ribbon, Antique brads, Rhinstones and Modern Label punched greeting using the Teeny Tiny Wishes set and sponge.....everything sponged with Suede ink!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Silent Night Technique #2

This is the second card I made using the Silent Night Technique from Technique Junkies. This uses the same layout as the last card, I just used different inks and stamps! I love to show this and how versitile it is because we all have so many stamps! ~Stamps: Artistic Etchings. ~Paper: card base Textured Vanilla CS, Vanilla CS, Confetti wt. CS, Newsprint DS paper, Love Letter DS paper. ~Inks: Razzleberry, Real red and Pumpkin refills, Basic Black Pad. ~Accessories: Rhinestones, Pearls, sponge.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Silent Night Technique

This Technique comes from Technique Junkies and I really enjoyed playing around with it, in fact i'm using it for my November class card! I CASED this card layout in the technique gallery by Ali Manning. I really liked the way the square card with just a small square center focal point shows off the technique so well!
~Stamps: Countryside, Woodgrain, Sanded. ~Paper: Vanilla CS, Confetti Wt. CS. ~Inks: Sahara, Pear, Bashful Blue, Suede and Crumb Cake markers, Suede, River Rock and Crumb Cake refill inks. Soft Suede and Basic Black Pads. ~ Accessories: Neutral Brads, sponge.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Glitter & Bling

This Super fun glittery card uses the glitter background technique from the August/September issue of Technique Junkies called Glitter Ribbons! This card uses Come to Bethlehem Stamp set, Brushed Gold CS, Black CS, Sticky Sheet, Basic Black Craft ink, Cutter Kit, Iridescent Ice EP. Fine Glitter, Rhinestones, Black Taffeta Ribbon, Big Shot and Scallop Oval die.

I used four different glitter colors for this background. SU Fine Cosmo-Celery, SU Fine Galaxy-Black, Gold and Champagne. This glitter is so rich and eye catching! Double-click on the pictures to see a close up view!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Snowglobe Snowflakes

This card uses the Northern Flurry Impressions Folder with the Big Shot using Shimmery Wt. CS. I then sponged over the raised snowflakes with Baja Breeze ink. The Snowglobe was stamped on a scrap of Shimmery using Baja, Old Olive and Suede Markers. I stamped just the bottom of the globe on Candy Cane DS paper and cut it out and placed it on the bottom of the globe. The embossed snowflakes and Snowglobe snowflakes also have Dazzling diamonds glitter with Crystal Effects. The Scallop Oval punched greeting is from the Bells and Boughs set. Organza ribbon and pearls complete the card.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Pumpkins and Benches

I love to create scenes and this bench is so cute with pumpkins all around it! Very simple card, I was looking through my catalog looking for other sets that would work with this Have A Seat Stamp Set and came across the Fall Harvest Wheel! The bench has to be masked but it turned out better then I thought! LOL
~Stamps: Have A Seat, Fall Harvest Wheel. ~ Paper: Shimmery CS,  Tangerine CS, Suede CS. ~Ink: Baja, Pumpkin Pie, Mustard, Old Olive, Pear, Peach, Crumb Cake, Saffron and Chocolate Chip Pads and Markers. ~Accessories: Dimensionals, Fine tip Black marker, aqua painter. The sign post was drawn and colored on the panel. The Sign was cut out of Shimmery CS and hand written.
I Stamped the Bench First!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Sponged Collage

On this card I embossed the Christmas Collage on Shimmery CS using Artichoke Craft ink and clear powder. I watercolored the foliage and used markers as well to color a few things. I then sponged Crumb Cake ink randomly over areas of the collage. I sponged Cherry ink around the circle and Crumb Cake inside the circle and then embossed the circle again on Shimmery CS and punched it out using the 1-3/4" circle and layered it over the top with rhinestones. I stamped the Merry Christmas on Shimmery CS with Cherry Cobbler ink and cut it out and sponged it then placed it across the blank space at the top. Lace ribbon and Smooch Gold Accents added with a lavish hand complete the card!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Smooch Collage

This card was actually pretty simple to make, I stamped the Christmas Collage using Artichoke ink on the center oval cut out with the Big Shot and Scallop Oval die. I stamped the frame separate using the Bells and Boughs stamp set with the same ink. I lightly watercolored the foliage with an aqua painter and ink from the same stamp pad. The center circle of the collage stamp was stamped separately on Shimmery CS using Cherry Cobbler ink and then punched out using the 2-1/2" circle punch and layering on top. I added the Glass Glitter and layered the scallop oval on Deck The Halls DS paper background.

As I sat down to watch TV with my husband, I grabbed the Smooch accent ink in Gold and Top Coat and this card along with another one. As I added some accents in Gold I got kinda carried away....that and the lighting was not the best so probably if I was to duplicate this..I might use a lighter hand with the accents! LOL

Monday, October 11, 2010

Shabby Holiday

Love these colors together: Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red or Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive!
This image from Greeting Card Kids Stamp set just looks like she belongs on an old fashioned card.
I was able to borrow an old bound album from a friend who purchased the album in an antique store. This album was filled with greeting cards that were recieved from whomever made the album and the cards were also all dated between 1920 to 1950! A life time of cards preserved in an album! How fun was that to look at!! The little girl pulling the sled above would have just fit right in with all those wonderful images from the 20's to 50's!

~Paper: Whisper White CS, Shimmery CS, Baja CS, Love Letter DS Paper and Candy Cane DS paper, ~Inks: Stazon Blk, Suede, markers; Baja, Blushing bride, Cherry, Garden Green, Suede.~ Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Circle #2 die, Decorative Label Punch, Regal Brads, Circle Cutter and Glass Mat, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds glitter. ~ Stamps: Greeting Card Kids, All Holidays, Serene Snowflakes.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Paper Crafters Sampler-October Sneak Peek

October's Issue of the Paper Crafters Sampler is chalk full of Halloween paper crafting ideas!
Banners, cards, candy holders, decorative paper crafting ideas for a delightful display of October's "The Witching Hour"
To sign up for this fantastic newsletter with step by step instructions to make each project featured-Click on link below and be sure to mention me-Stampcrave or type in code PCSCF anywhere on your newsletter subscription form.

This is a Sneak Peek look at my project for this month! This banner decorative candy holder was so fun to make! This could also be made to grace a table as party favors for any Holiday or hold a small gift, just change up the stamps and Designer Paper to match the Holiday!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Fall Swap Card

For this card, I stamped the clear-mount block using Crumb Cake ink on White CS. I then masked off the stamped edge with post-it notes and stamped the leaves using Pear, More Mustard, Suede and Riding Hood Red inks. I trimmed the panel to 1/4" around the stamped edge and sponged the edges with Suede ink. For the Background I stamped Sanded background using Crumb Cake ink on White CS and then sponged lightly over the panel with Peach and Pear inks. The greeting is from last years hostess set. Certainly Celery Satin Ribbon, Decorative Label Punch, Wide Oval Punch and Rhinestones.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Clear Acrylic Block Stamping

This is a sweet and simple card which uses the Clear-Mount Block-E (3-7/16" x 4-7/16") by Stampin'Up!
I placed the Crumb Cake stamp pad directly on the clear block, making sure to rub it around to get an even coating of ink on the clear block and then stamped it directly on the Vanilla card front. I then masked off the edges of the solid stamped area with post-it notes and stamped the script from French Foliage set using Peach ink stamped off first. This gave just a hint of color to the background but no more then that! I stamped the bench (Have a Seat set) with Espresso ink and the greeting and foliage (Pocket Silhouettes set) with Basic Black ink! The little pot is cut from Deck the Halls DS paper which was handy! LOL- I cut around the swirl in the design and placed it on the bench with dimensionals when I was happy with the size! The panel is framed on Soft Suede base card complete with Vanilla Taffeta ribbon and Basic Brads for the Modern Label greeting!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Z-Fold Accordion Card

This Z-fold card idea came from Technique Junkies! It's an accordion base with a card front attached to the back fold. I used The Newsprint DS paper, Vanilla CS along with paper flowers, ribbon and rhinestone accents! Kinda abstract but I liked it!

I used the new Paper Daisies (pg.188), cut them in half and stamped on them using the Artistic Etchings Stamp set and Black Stazon ink. I then attached them to wire using dimensionals and attached the wire under the second fold. I punched out a couple of stems from the Two-step Bird punch using the Newsprint DS paper and added those to the base of the wire.

I stamped the Create from Define your life set and punched it out using the Decorative Label punch, The little chair sits on the front fold with a tiny flower and the card front has DS paper along with the Striped ribbon, lace ribbon and linen thread!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Simple Nativity

A simple card using the Come to Bethlehem set, Deck the Halls DS paper, Top Note Die and Early Espresso ink. I used Whisper White CS, Espresso Taffteta ribbon, Decorative Label punch, En Francia background on the top note and a rhinestone on the star.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Aged Poinsettia

I stamped the image from the Bells and Boughs stamp set on Shimmery White CS, cut out the image as close to the sides as I could and then sponged around the image on the white areas with Espresso ink after I watercolored it! I sponged all the edges of the Deck The Halls DS paper used on the background, framed it on Espresso CS and then on Burgundy base card. The Scallop oval which frames the greeting has the Champagne Glass glitter on it which matches the waffle ruffle in the middle. ~ Ink Colors: Old Olive, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Riding Hood Red and Bravo Burgundy.
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