Sunday, August 22, 2010

Elegant Lines - II

Ok.. the first time I used my Elegant Lines embossing folder, I spritz the cardstock with the Frost White shimmer paint, and put it in the embossing folder on the wrong side!! ...  After I tossed that aside and made this last card, I re-thought the error, and decided to use it anyway!  This card uses the negative impressions of the embossing lines.  If you look closely, you can see that the line images are indented instead of raised.  But, what an awesome look!!

The stamp set is called Sihouette Sentiments and is another Level 1 Hostess set.  You can get this set, or any of the other Level 1 sets for FREE just by placing a $150 order. Click HERE to visit my on-line store!!

This card uses the same basic layout as a previous post.  I finally broke the wrapper on my Woodland Walk DSP.  This is such gorgeous paper and it matches the Growing Green stamp set. (one that I don't have... YET!)

You just can't go wrong when you pair up the Wild Wasbi Textured cardstock up with this DSP.  It matches perfectly... like ALL Stampin' Up! products!

And just how about that GOJUS 1/8 inch ribbon!  SWEEEET!  Speaking of ribbons, don't miss out on my ribbon shares!  Check that out here!

Supplies used in this card:
#120127 Sihouette Sentiments
#101406 Black Stazon
#121075 Wild Wasabi classic ink
#119277 Elegant Lines embossing folder
#117389 Woodlandp Walk DSP
#118402 Scallop Edge Punch
#119859 Wide Oval Punch
#119856 Large Scallop Oval
#119959 1/8 inch Early Espresso Ribbon
#104430 Dimensionals
#116631 Paper Piercer & #105826 Mat Pack
#112533 Jumbo Brads

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Simple... yet... Elegant

Elegant simplicity!

I was playing around with the Elegant Lines embossing folder and the etchings in the folder are SO deep that it kept giving me crease lines across my cardstock.  So, I figured if I sprayed the cardstock to moisten it that I wouldn't get those ugly crease lines.  I sprayed my cardstock with a mixture of rubbing alcohol and the Frost White shimmer paint and the results were impressive!

I simply LOVE these half-pearl embellishments. They have adhesive on the back so they can be easily placed anywhere on your artwork!
Here's my card (if you want, you can click on the picture for a closer view).

The Rich Razzleberry DSP was created using the Presto specialty paper and sponged with Rich Razzleberry.  This cardstock is awesome!  You can spritz it, sponge it, smooch it, and the designs on the cardstock just POP! Smiley from I just LOVE IT!

Don't forget, You can shop in your Jammies!!
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Supplies used are:
#119277 Elegants Lines embossing folder
#100730 Whisper White Cardstock
#115316 Rich Razzleberry Cardstock
#117175 Presto Patterns Specialty DSP
#120516 Perfect Punches
#119247 Basic Pearls Accent Jewels
#119856 Scallop Oval Extra Large Punch
#119859 Extra-Large Oval Punch
#116854 Frost White Shimmer Paint
#101610 Stamping Sponges

Sooo.. until next time!!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Time for......

a little MOJO!!

It's always a GREAT design... and even BETTER when an idea pops into your head the moment you see the sketch!  The second I looked at the sketch I realized that I NEEDED to use the Because I Care stamp set!

This was the VERRRRY first time that I've inked this stamp, and it certainly won't be the last!  This image is so realistic that I could almost smell the hydranga flower..  ...oooohh kayyyy... maybe not THAT realistic.  But it IS beautiful!!

Here's the MOJO sketch: 

And here's my take on the sketch:

There are LOTS of cool elements going on here.. first of all, Let me tell you that this idea was cased from my very close friend and downline, Nance Clugh.  She's an awesome stamper!  And it was HER idea to punch out the little flowers and add dimenstional!  

So... what I did was stamped a number of small flowers with the single flower stamp, and then punched them out using the flower punch in the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack trio set. (noooo.. I didn't cut them out by hand!!)  Then they are all raised up on dimensionals to give it an illusion of depth. The Scallop Edge Border punch gives the Lap of Luxury DSP a nice edge.  I matched the DSP up against some Concord Crush cardstock to make it pop!  The 1/2 inch stitched poly ribbon finishes it off nicely!!  What a GREAT ribbon to work with!  Easy peasey to tie bows!!

Here are the supplies used:

Annnnndddd... that's all for tonight, folks!!
Until next time!!


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

August Class....

August card class was a lot of fun..  It's a shame if you missed it, because in this class we made some really awesome cards. Smiley from    
One was a slider card, and the other was a Marquee card!

This first card was shamelessly stolen from Jan Tink!  If you have never read her blog called Stamps, Paper, Scissors... please do yourself a favor and read it!!  I read it from beginning to end once and HONESTLY.. I laughed Smiley from for hours!!  Her creativity and sense of humor astound me!!  It cracks me up how whenever she mentions our CEO of Stampin' Up! Shelli Gardner.. she always follows with... (may she live forever!).   I oogle and Ahhh over Jan's artwork as well as getting side-stitches Smiley from from her comic relief!  Jan also provides a video on how she makes her Marvelous Magical Marquee card, so I won't go into construction details... so.. here's the card!

The center of the card opens like a camera shutter Smiley from ... to reveal.......

TOTALLY AWESOME????.... I think so too!!

The next card is a slider card... and it's actually quite simple:

Here is the inside when the top tab is pulled up..


Now.. the other thing I like to do is give the class attendees a treat!!

soooo... here's the special treat!!

The flower close up....

I just Smiley from my Big Shot!!  I use it just about every single time I sit down to stamp!  If you don't have one.. think about getting one because there is SOOOoooo much stuff you can do with it!!  I absolutely can't get enough of the Big Shot dies and Embossing folders! 

This basket was done using the following supplies:
Cardstock:  Riding Hood Red; Tangerine Tango; Daffodil Delight; Old Olive

Remember.. you can always shop at my on-line store 24/7.
   (even in your jammies!!)

Until next time!!