Friday, April 29, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Here is the same card done in Pumpkin Pie and Cherry Cobbler. Love these rich, striking colors. I used the Early Esspresso marker with the color spritzer tool on this card.
Another etsy request for some custom letters to match a Safari theme. I think they turned out really cute! Used some retired SU designer papers, corduroy buttons, and stamped the little giraffe (from "Wild About You") and the little mommy/baby elephant in Chocolate craft ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. Enjoy!
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
I also used the new "sneak peak" set -- "Four Frames" -- that is available to purchase during the month of April -- see the promotion on the sidebar of my blog. I always have to buy any set that matches a punch, because,.... I HATE to cut stuff out by hand! -- and, the Decorative Label punch is one of my faves, so this set was an absolute for me! :)
The colors used in this design, is Early Espresso, Whisper White, and Marina Mist. Not your traditional Easter colors, but I liked how these colors work together.
Monday, April 18, 2011
Card stock: Rose Red, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Rose Red, Certainly Celery, Basic Black
Stamps: Vintage Vogue, Oval All
Accessories: Big Shot, Finial Press embossing folder, Scallop #2 die, clear circle die, large oval and scallop oval punches
Retired Certainly Celery ribbon
The polka dotted butterfly adds a bit of dimension -- just stamp it on Vellum card stock, then punch it out with the butterfly punch and adhere to the card -- complete with some little pearls for it's body!
The ribbon and designer paper used here, are retired, but the rest of the supplies are current.
To make this, start out by stamping the Ornate Blossom stamp in Cherry Cobbler ink on white gift wrapping tissue.
Trim around image
Lay image on candle in the location you want it to be
Take a sheet of waxed paper -- large enough to wrap to the back of the candle with room to grab the "tails" firmly in your hand on the back side of the candle
Make sure there are no wrinkles in the waxed paper covering the image, and that it is holding the image firmly in place.
Heat image with heat gun until you start to see it melting into the candle -- it will go from looking white and tissue paper like, to more shiny and darker in color
Continue heating until entire image is melted into the candle.
Peel away the waxed paper and embellish image with Pearl accents.
To make the bottom look more decorative, I punched the edge of a 1 1/2 x 8 1/2" strip of Cherry Cobbler card stock, and adhered it around the candle with Mono Multi glue -- the stuff with the green lid, making sure my "seam" was in the back. I then tied a sash of white organy ribbon around, and embellished it with a monogram letter -- from the "Lovely Letters" alphabet. Put it in a pretty little organza bag, and Ooh La La! what a lovely gift for your mom this Mother's Day!
I will post the details separately for each of these projects.
Thanks for stopping by!
Posted by Beth at 8:24 PM
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Here are some of the beautiful journals created at my chipboard journals class several weeks ago. This first journal, was made by a 10 year old -- didn't she do a fantastic job??? She was so very proud of her creation -- a gift for her teacher. Of course, she used the Blossom Petals punch and Build a Blossom stamp set to make that stunning flower for the front.
|A sixteen year old girl made this one. She wanted lots of color, textures, and her own flair. I think she accomplished her goal!:)|
|This journal was created as a baby shower gift. I liked the modern/artsy feeling she created -- as opposed to the traditional "baby boy blue". What a unique gift for the mother-to-be -- a one of a kind baby book!|
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Platform on Tab 2 (i.e. no tabs extended)
embossing folder with cardstock inside it
chipboard frame centered over top of embossing folder
cutting pad on top
The sandwich may be a little tight, but should go through just fine. I then stamped the cherry blossom sprigs from the Easter Blossoms stamp set in Basic Black, and colored them in with the water color crayons and aqua painters. To make the frame stand out more, I sponged it with crumb cake ink and then used a sponge dauber to apply White Frost shimmer paint. In real life, it is a shiny pearly frame. Added a little croquet trim to finish off the Vintage look.
Hope you'll feel inspired to try this yourself! My next idea is to do some reverse masking to make the embossed frame stand out even more. Next time! :)