Tuesday, January 27, 2015

So Sweet Valentine Card & Split Negative Technique

Here's one of the Valentine Cards I made for my clubs this month.  It could also be for a baby shower.

Colors: Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, and Strawberry Slush

My technique this month was Split Negative.  This is a new twist on getting this effect from how I was taught about 10 years ago.  I ran across it while searching for techniques to share.





Colors: Calypso Coral, Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White

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Both of these cards were inspired from similar cards shared on our demonstrator site.  January is almost over!  Thank goodness...year end accounting close seemed extra challenging this year.  It's so nice to have breaks from all that overtime to enjoy sharing stamp projects with my club friends.

Happy Stampin'



Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Lotus Blossom - My Favorite Sale-a-Bration Stamp Set...So Far

I'm back to a semi-regular schedule after the holidays.  I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday with family and friends!

This is one of my club cards using the amazing Lotus Blossom set in the Sale-a-Bration catalog.


Colors: Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Lost Lagoon, Whisper White

It's a 3 step stamp, so you need 3 shades to keep all the detail of each stamp.  Experiment on scraps to make sure your color choices make the flower you envisioned.

For this one, I used:
Step 1 - Elegant Eggplant full strength
Step 2 - Elegant Eggplant stamped off once
Step 3 - Perfect Plum stamped off once

Stamp each image with the arrow included on the stamp in roughly the same direction to help you line it up as you look through the photopolymer.


Happy Stampin'


Sunday, December 14, 2014

Bearing Gifts of Christmas Cheer

I just realized I haven't posted my 3rd design from my Stamp-a-Stack.  I've been busy making up all my extra Christmas cards from classes, and I almost sealed them all in the envelopes without snapping a photo!

I've been trying to line all my Christmas cards with Whisper White inside for the greeting.  It's just so much nicer to stamp on then competing with the card base color...plus the extra layer makes it feel great.

Colors:  Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Marina Mist, Momento Black


Happy Christmas,




Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack Cards

Two of the designs from my stamp-a-stack in October.  I'll post the 3rd one next.  These are both inspired by other cards I've seen.  The snowflake card was inspired by the one featured in our holiday catalog.  I am in love with this Lost Lagoon color!

The Ornamental Pine card is a great one to mail since other than 4 dimensionals, it's flat.  Don't want to anger the postal machines :)

Colors:
Endless Wishes Card: Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky, Lost Lagoon, Whisper White
Ornamental Pine Card: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Gold

Here are the stamps and accessories:

Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Wishing You a "Stache" of Cheer

I love the nutcracker and Santa in the Santa Stache set.  So, they are the focus of my December 7th Christmas tags class.  I did this class last year and the girls loved it, so I thought I'd do it again.  Here's the project...it's 4 of each tag plus a decorated tin to hold them all.  And, we get to play with the Blendabilities!


You can't see it, but the large To & From stamp is also on the back of all these tags.  The girls laughed at me while I was stamping the To & From because every time I stamped it, I said how much I loved that stamp.  We've never had a large To & From like this, and I know I'm never putting that one on my sale table...I'm in love with it!  Maybe I should buy two just in case I lose it...lol
I still have a few spots left for this class if you live nearby.

Happy Stampin'