Sunday, May 30, 2010

5/30 Heart2Heart Challenge - Stamp your own background

The challenge this week was to stamp your own background. I created this card in honor of Memorial Day and all the heroes and loved ones who have worked so hard to give us the freedom and opportunities we enjoy.

Here are a couple photos of this card's creation:
First the random stamping in Outdoor denim and Indian corn blue ink
Then I used a technique called "ghosting" sponging white ink around an shape, to create a negative image.

Finally the card assembled.

  • Cranberry Cardstock
  • Outdoor Denim Cardstock
  • Indian Corn Blue Cardstock
  • Indian Corn Blue Ink
  • Outdoor Denim Ink
  • White Daisy Ink
  • Twinkle brads
  • All Out Adventure Rubons
  • Dimensional Elements Stars
  • Intrinsic Backgrounds Stamp
  • Connections Stamp
  • Some random stars ribbon - don't know where I got it. :)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

5/13 Heart 2 Heart Challenge - Technique

The challenge this week was a technique challenge - use any technique you want!
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So.... I decided to try a new technique called Wrinkle-Free Distress. It's pretty easy and gives amazing results. Basically you swipe 3 colors of ink on a non-stick surface, mist with water and lay your cardstock in the ink. Use a craft heater to dry, then reapply and dry etc. until you have a look you like. It reminds me of easter eggs, water colors, and marbling.
I got the instructions from split coast stampers.
Here is a list of supplies I used:
  • New England Ivy Cardstock
  • Smoky Plum Cardstock
  • Textured Colonial White Cardstock
  • New England Ivy, Smoky Plum, Twilight Ink Pads
  • Key To My Heart Stamp Set
  • Childhood Portrait Stamp Set
  • For Every Occasion Stamp Set
  • Liquid Glass
  • New England Ivy brads
  • Smoky Plum Organdy Ribbon
  • New England Ivy Marker
  • Pop dots (the sentiment is 3D)
Thanks for looking! Please feel free to leave a comment.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

5/12 June Club Layouts

Here are the two beautiful layouts we will be making in June - using the elegant veranda paper pack. See below for details of the layouts. We will meet Friday June 11 at 6:30. Please contact me to place your order by June 5, so I have time to prepare your packets. Look below the photos for details on the products used.

  • Veranda Level 2 paper pack
  • Veranda My Stickease stickers
  • Metal Brad assortment
  • Filigree metal charms
  • Connections stamp set
  • Friendship alphabet stamps (upper and lowercase)
  • Cocoa stamp pad
  • Creme Brulee stamp pad

5/12 Happy Mother's Day!

Here's a sample of the tri-fold shutter cards I made for mother's day. They were so fun to make, and I hope were enjoyed by the Mom's who received them. They are all pretty special people. Hope you had a Happy Mother's Day!