A Manly Birthday Card for my Husband Ted, “Countryside”
I love to water color, and this is a great set to do exactly that. The Countryside Stamp Set has 5 images, all wanting to be water colored. In this card I started out with a Chocolate Chip Card, added a layer of Very Vanilla which I roughed up using the Distressing Tool on our Cutter Kit. I then used a Dauber rubbed in the Chocolate Chip Ink Pad to make the edges look aged. I must admit, the Distressing Tool & Dauber are two of my favorite tools. I love the shabby chic look and these do the trick. As you can see, I did this same technique on the next two layers, Woodland Walk & Newsprint Designer Series Paper. The next three layers are Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi & Very Vanilla. Using our Black Staz-on Ink Pad I stamped the image and then continued coloring it in with the Aqua Painters and a palete of our Re-Inkers. I love our retired Hodgepodge Hardware and couldn’t resist using several of the Aged Brass Pieces. The i love you is from the stamp set Three Little Words. Also used was 1/4″ Chocolate Chip Grosgrain ribbon and the 1 3/8 X 5/8″ Oval Punch. All products used are exclusively Stampin’ Up! products and can all be purchased from me directly or from my Stampin’ Up! website, Margie.stampinup.net
Thinking of You ~ Elements of Style
One of my favorite card techniques that I show & have customers make at a Stampin’ Up! party is a one-color schemed card. It’s very easy and is basically a card made with a neutral color of cardstock and one additional color. In this card using a favorite stamp set, Elements of Style I used Whisper White & Riding Hood Red cardstock. Using the main image, I stamped on white using Riding Hood Red Classic Ink pad as a background, continued layering and then stamped the main image in the center. Before layering the saying I added the 1/8″ Real Red Tafetta Ribbon. There is a slight color difference, but not enough to make it stand out. When doing the saying, I used the Scallop Oval Punch and made it into a square by slipping the punched image back into the punch and cutting off the ends. I finished up using the 1″ Circle Punch.
Amy’s Card, Just Beautiful
Linda’s Card, How Sweet is This?
Laura’s Card, Simply Elegant
These are just a few of the Hand Stamped Christmas Cards I received this past Christmas, 2010. I’ll try and post some more later in the month.
Evelyn’s Birthday Card
I have 12 grandchildren, and 8 of them are girls. When it comes to getting inspiration for birthday cards I sometimes turn to Stampin’ Up’s exclusive website for demonstrators. It is a place where demonstrators share their creativity with other demonstrators. Well when I saw a cute Princess card made by fellow demonstrator, Brenda Ballesteros, I couldn’t resist making it for my granddaughter. This card uses Stampin’ Up! Punches. Those used to make the princess were the 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle, Boho Blossom, 5 Petal Flower, Word Window, 1-3/4″ x 7/8″ Oval, 1-1/4″ Circle & 1/2″ Circle Punches. Also used in this card is the Eyelet Border Punch, 2 Way Glue Pen, Glitter & Whisper White cardstock. Retired Stampin’ Up! products are Melon Mambo 1/2″ Polka Dot Ribbon, Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper & Crushed Curry cardstock.
Thanks for looking, Margie
Be My Valentine
This is my third card made with the new à la CARTE set, Be My Valentine. It’s featured in Stampin’ Up!’s limited edition Occasions Mini Catalog. Making hand stamped Valentines are always fun and using this set makes crafting them a joy. On this card I started out with our Blushing Bride cardstock and dry embossed using the new Framed Tulips Embossing Folder. I then added a layer of Early Espresso then Whisper White cardstock which I stamped using our Blushing Bride ink and Teahouse background stamp. On a scrap of Blushing Bride & Early Espresso I used our Versamark ink to stamp the heart image, covered it with our White Embossing powder and then used our Heat Gun to emboss. Yes, I then cut out the heart and saying. I added Early Espresso 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon and then mounted the heart using our Stampin Dimentionals. Voila, another beautiful card.
Thanks for looking,
Be My Valentine
I just love this à la CARTE set Be My Valentine from Stampin’ Up!’s Occasions Mini Catalog. On this card I used our Early Espresso cardstock for the card and then layered with Very Vanilla, which I embossed by running it through our Big Shot using Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I stamped the heart on Very Vanilla cardstock using Baja Breeze ink and again stamped it with Early Espresso ink and cut both the heart & saying out. I again layered the heart onto Early Espresso and cut again. I embellished the heart using our Basic Pearl Jewels. I again added a layer of Early Espresso cardstock with Baja Breeze cardstock that I stamped with Baja Breeze ink using the XOXO stamp from the XOXO Stamp Set also in the Occasions Mini Catalog. I Embossed that piece with the Finial Press Embossing Folder. Adding a piece of our Victoria 5/8″ Crochet Trim & an Antique Brad gives this card that vintage look.
Be My Valentine
This valentine card uses one of the new à la CARTE stamps Be My Valentine from Stampin’ Up!’s Occasions Mini Catalog. To make this card I used our Cherry Cobbler cardstock for the card base, layered with Whisper White that I put through the Big Shot using the new Framed Tulips Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. After stamping the Heart image with Cherry Cobbler, I added the Silver Glass Glitter with our Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I then inked the saying with Basic Black, cut out and layered onto the heart. I added Cherry Cobbler 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon to finish the card.
Here is a card I made for my niece’s Birthday. It includes a bracelet that I gave her in a matching gift box. Also shown is the inside of the card. Products used to make this gift include Stampin’ Up!’s matchbox die, Scallop Envelope, Flower Daisies #2 die and Stampin Up! cardstock, ink, ribbon, buttons, punches, texture plate, & the Big Shot. Many of these Sizzix dies are exclusive to Stampin’ Up!