Saturday, November 10, 2018

Warm Hearted Mistletoe

This card was made using a lot of green because I'm green with envy that many Stampin' Up! demonstrators are at On Stage in Orlando celebrating Stampin' Up!'s 30th Birthday! I just couldn't get away at this time of year, so some of us are making cards with green in them and posting them in our private Facebook Gallery. I'm sharing with all of you right here on my blog!

This card is original except for the sentiment tag, which was inspired by Sandi MacIver, a fellow demonstrator from Canada. I love how she added the frills around the "Thanks", all stamps from the Warm Hearted (Host) stamp set. Then she punched the corners ticket style using the Everyday Label Punch. Very clever, Sandi!

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Friday, November 9, 2018

Simple One Layer Thank You

I created this simple card because I wanted to try out a technique I haven't done before: Ombre effect using our sponge brayer. I punched out the leaf design and then used the leftover card stock as my template. I used Crushed Curry ink to place the ink, rolling my brayer over my ink pad, then over the template from bottom right corner to top left corner over and over until I liked the shading.

To be honest, the designer series paper was placed on the right side of the card to hide my inky fingerprints! Has that EVER happened to you? :-)  Then I stamped THANK YOU from Vertical Greetings and my card was ready to send.

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

First Frost with Vellum

I used to feel bad about copying a card from a catalog or other source, but honestly, why re-invent the wheel? There are gorgeous samples to be re-created! 

This one comes from the Holiday Catalog and uses the First Frost stamp set with the Frosted Bouquet Framelits Dies. I loved all the different colors I never would have put together myself: Night of Navy, Tranquil Tide, Blushing Bride. I changed out the ribbon for what I had on hand. (see page 36 of the Holiday Catalog)

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Gorgeous Christmas Colors With First Frost

See description below to see how I made the Copper Leaves

This card just happened so fast. I was trying out my Frosted Bouquet Framelits along with the First Frost Stamp set. I hadn't noticed that you can make the frame very thin (the Tranquil Tide die cut piece is not behind the white sentiment, but rather frames it) until I went to pick the die off of my magnet sheet. Essentially it still looks like you layered the two colors of card stock, but the option could help you frame any shape.

I love the colors Real Red and Tranquil Tide for Christmas. They are both bold colors.

For the gorgeous accents behind the framed sentiment, I used the Frosted Bouquet Framelits to cut Real Red card stock "berries." Next I used and Sponge Dauber and Bright Copper Shimmer Paint on Real Red card stock, let it dry and cut out the leaf shape. (Let it dry completely before cutting). It's like having instant shimmer paper. Stampin' Up! sells the Shimmer Paint in Bright Copper, Champagne Mist, Frost White and Vegas Gold. You can easily add the paint to Embossing Paste or use a few drops with some alcohol in a Stampin' Mister to add a sprayed shimmer to any project.

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