Monday, August 29, 2011

Reinker Spread Lattice Butterflies

This was the third card we made in our Heat Embossing class this month. Adriel created this elegant card using the Lattice Bigz die and the Reinker Spread technique (click to see technique video) over gold embossed Shimmery White CS. This was another card in which everyone's Reinker Spread turned out so differently.
I think we all loved how our beautiful butterflies turned out, I know that I loved mine! Thanks, Adriel, for a beautiful card!
Supplies Used
Cardstock: Rose Red, Brushed Gold, Concord Crush, Shimmery White, Whisper White
Punches: Word Window, Butterfly
Stamp Set:  Just Believe, Elements of Style
Ink: Versamark, Basic Black; Reinkers: Concord Crush, Rose Red, Daffodil Delight
Big Shot: Lattice Bigz die
Accessories: Jewels-pearls, aqua painter, gold EB powder,

Friday, August 26, 2011

Fifth Avenue Reinker

 This card features one of the new 2011-2013 In-Colors, Calypso Coral, which looks great paired with Crumb Cake and Early Espresso. This card uses heat embossed images which we sponged Calypso Coral to the EB florals on the Crumb Cake panel, and used the Reinker Spread technique for the embossed florals on the Shimmery White CS. It was fun to see how everyone's reinker florals turned out, they all looked beautiful!
Thanks for stopping by!
Supplies Used
Cardstock: Whisper White, Shimmery White,Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Berry Blossoms DSP

Punches: Scallop Edge border, Corner Rounder Itty Bitty scallop
Stamp Set: Fifth Avenue, Bring on the Cake
Ink: Classic Reinkers: Calypso Coral and Soft Suede; Classic Ink: Early Espresso, Calypso Coral; Versamark
Accessories: Jewels-Pearls, sponge dauber, White EB powder, Aqua Painter

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Faux Leather Card

Here's one of the cards we made in our Heat Embossing class this month. This card features the Faux Leather technique, which I thought created a wonderful texture and rustic look. One of the things I loved about this month's cards is how unique everyone's cards turned out, especially on the Emboss Resist cards which I'll share later this week. 
This is a great technique to use if you're creating masculine or rustic type cards.
Supplies Used
Cardstock: Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, Not quite Navy, Crumb Cake, Very Vanillal
Punches: Corner rounder, Jewelry Tag, (1", 2", 2-1/2") circle punches, Crimper, hole punch
Stamp Set:  Tiny Tags, Circle Circus
Ink: Versamark, Not Quite Navy, Cajun Craze, Chocolate Chip
Big Shot: Finial Press Textured Impressions folder
Accessories: brad, Baker's twine, clear EB powder

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Scallop Circle Card

I hope that you're enjoying your Saturday. I'm hoping to squeeze in a little time to today to create some cards and projects for upcoming classes. I have a ton of ideas, now I just need the time :-) I made this little Scallop Circle card to pair with the Summer Basket I shared with you earlier this week. If you missed the FREE tutorial for the basket you can Click Here for the Basket post, which includes the links to the Basket Tutorial and Template. I'm also sharing the tutorial for the coordinating Scallop Circle card, just Click Here (lots of clicking, huh?). I hope you have fun!!

Have a great Saturday and weekend!!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Summer Basket Tutorial Share

I created this Summer Basket awhile back using the Paisley Petals DSP. I love this's soft and looks great with Marina Mist. I gave this basket to a friend of mine filling it with a couple of Bath & Body Works lotions along with See's Candy suckers and a gift card. It made such a pretty way to give a gift. You could fill it with a set of cards, candy, whatever else you can think of that will fit inside the basket.
I'd love to share the tutorial for this basket with you. For your free PDF's, you'll need to click on both the Summer Basket Tutorial and the Basket Templates! I also made a Scallop Circle card to coordinate with it, which I'll share later this week. Until then, I hope that you have fun creating!
Also, if you're looking for a great designer paper deal, Stampin Up is offering a "Buy 3, Get 1 Free" deal through August.

See you next time :-)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Grandson, Baseball and Birthday

My grandson, Jacob, just celebrated his "9th" birthday. Right now he loves baseball. He and his dad have been able to make it to a lot of the Diamondback games this season, so he knows all the players and all the baseball news.
I was going to give him one of the Build-A-Bear birthday cards from my card stash, but this year the bear thing just doesn't quite fit him, so I made him a "sports" card...sort of! This is a hybrid card since I used My Digital Studio to print the "Sunny Day" DSP and also the "#1 Champ" sentiment from the digital stamp set "Sporting". I do love this program...I say it everytime I use it, but it's true. I wanted my "#1 Champ" to fit inside a 1-3/4" circle punch, so I was able to make the #1 larger while shrinking the Champ (I love digital stamping). I rotated the Champ sentiment slightly upward, coloring the #1 in Tangerine Tango and the Champ in Pacific Point. After printing out my digital elements came punching: 1-3/4" circle punch - digital sentiment; 2" circle - Basic Gray. I snailed the digital sentiment onto the Basic Gray circle and used the Inlaid Embossing technique (See Video Tutorial) using the Big Shot and Square Lattice EB folder.
I did do some stamping using the Bring On the Cake stamp set, stamping the sentiment in Basic Black; I colored in the letters for "c-a-k-e" using Pacific Point and Tangerine Tango markers. The Tempting Turquoise DSP panel is 3x4, Tangerine Tango panel is 3-1/4x4-1/4, and the Basic Gray panel is 3-1/2x4-1/2.

I hope that you're having a great day. Thanks for stopping by :-)

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Wobble Spring Card Tutorial

I haven't had much time to be "creative" lately, but that doesn't mean that there isn't a lot of creativity out in the stamping world to share with you. I saw this cute punched elephant that Kim Score created and thought that I'd pass it along your way. She has a tutorial showing you how to make this fun card on her blog. Check it out if you have time!

I hope that you are all enjoying your weekend.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Beyond the Garden Flip-Flops

What would Summer be without gardens and flip-flops? This was such a fun card to design. The Beyond the Garden DSP helps to create that summer garden look. After making this card in one of my classes this month, we all imagined a trip to the beach or Hawaii.
The Inlaid Embossing technique (click on link to watch my How-To video) creates a great textured sole for the flip-flops and the Blossom Bouquet punch adds an airy embellishment to the card. I really like this punch...if you like scallops, this punch is very versatile!

I know I've mentioned this before, but I have to toot my husband's horn...being the graphic designer that he is, he's always so sweet to create PDF templates for me when I need something special for a class and he was kind enough to create the PDF template for the flip-flops on this card...thanks a bunch, Phil...and thank YOU for visiting. I hope that you're all having a great summer!

My Summer-Themed PDF Tutorial and a few extra Card Kits for this class are available for purchase. You can Click Here for more information.