Thursday, June 28, 2012

Vellum Flowers

 Here is a card we made a couple of months ago at stamp club (see what you are missing?). The flowers are from the Stampin' Up! Mixed Bunch stamp set. I stamped them with Versamark™ and embossed them with Tangerine Tango and Melon Mambo embossing powder. They were punched out with the coordinating Blossom Punch.  I paper pierced around the edge of the Whisper White card stock and used a Stampin' Write marker to make the faux stitching. 

  Vellum is so fun to work with! I like card stock vellum for embossing as it is thicker and doesn't wrinkle as much. 


Papaya Collage Meets Riding Hood Red

The main image is the rose stamp from the Stampin' Up!™ set called Papaya Collage. It was colored with Riding Hood Red and Gumball Green Stampin' Write markers and stamped on Naturals Vanilla paper. The little flowers were punched with the Boho Blossoms punch (such a handy punch!) The doily was cut with the Paper Doily Sizzlet Die. I know lots of crafters have had trouble with this die because there are lots of little "hanging chads" and it does take a little bit of effort. However, it is called crafting and should require a little effort on our part, I mean remember the days when we folded our paper and cut out hand-made snowflakes??? 
I put packing tape across the face of my die, (yep, packing tape across the foam side of the sizzlet) sticky side down and that helps the doily come off the die more easily. Anyway, I like doilies and I like being able to make a doily out of whatever paper I choose!

  I spritzed the entire card with some Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz™.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Daffodil Delight Daisy card

Yellow is such a happy color! Daffodil Delight is a great shade of yellow! 

   I've had this lovely flower sitting in my leftover-card-parts- pile for quite some time. Because of the already made embellishment this card came together quickly. The flower was made by layering several different sized daisies cut with the now retired Sizzix Daisy #2 die. I used Daffodil Delight paper and sponged the outside of the petals for a little depth. The middle of the flower was made by trimming a small Chocolate Chip daisy and then adding a corduroy button. I bought a bunch of these when they went clearance! The card base is Wild Wasabi layered with a panel of Daffodil Delight embossed with the Framed Tulips embossing folder.  No stamping on this card until I decide on a sentiment!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Faux Patina

  I can't believe I have never done this technique before! It is called Faux Patina and the tutorial by Angie Leach can be found here on Splitcoaststampers. It is very, very easy and you probably have the supplies on hand! 
 Basically it involves lots of sponging and a little gold embossing. I used Crumb Cake as my base, then added some Not Quite Navy, Always Artichoke and Early Espresso. The last step is to lightly ink with Versamark™ and emboss with gold embossing powder. You must have a light touch or the gold will cover up the sponged on color.  I am hoping to experiment with some different color combinations, maybe something with Cherry Cobbler!

Monday, June 4, 2012

 Yummy! New stamps, new colors, new toys!!! This is my newest stamp set called Papaya Collage from the new 2012-2013 Stampin' Up!™ catalog. I used Stampin' Write markers to ink the rose stamp, cut it out and used Dimensionals™ to pop it up. There are three of the new In-Colors on this card, Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit and Raspberry Ripple. Here is my inspiration card, made by Sandy Mathis.

 I can't wait to emboss the frame stamp-I'm thinking Pewter embossing...
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