Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Artistic Etchings Eiffel Tower...
This card is Very Vanilla and Basic Black. I sponged around the top layer as well as the Newsprint layer, and added a piece of Basic Black card stock that'd been punched with the Eyelet Border Punch.
The two jumbo brads were smooshed into my Jet Black StazOn pad (keeping with the black and vanilla palette), and a photo corner added from that punch (with dimensionals).
The "just for you" is from Teeny, Tiny Wishes.
Artistic Etchings in Newsprint...
For this Whisper White card, I used a 3" x 3" piece of Newsprint, a 5/8" Basic Black grosgrain knot, and the round stamp from Artistic Etchings punched with the Scallop Circle with a jumbo eyelet in the center.
"I'm here for you..." is from a new Level 3 hostess set called Occasional Quotes.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Apple Blossoms on Greenhouse Gala paper...
The paper is from the Greenhouse Gala pack, and the sentiment is from a Level 2 hostess set called Apple Blossoms.
Behind the designer paper is a new In Color called Cherry Cobbler. There's so much fun stuff to play with in the new catalog!
If you'd like to get one, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me.
Herb Expressions embossed card...
The card base is Old Olive that's been run through a texture plate in the Big Shot. Then there's a layer of Close to Cocoa on top of that with a small chocolate epoxy brad that was in the last mini catalog.
The top layer has been pierced as well as distressed.
Monday, June 28, 2010
Happy Grad and Watercolor Trio card...
The card is Bermuda Bay, as is the polka-dot ribbon (retiring June 30!). This card has texture (Polka Dot embossing folder, small punched stars adhered with dimensionals), an Eyelet Border Punch, and Watercolor Trio flowers stamped in Bermuda Bay ink on the card front and the top layer.
Pun Fun embossed Top Note...
The Top Note die is so great to use on cards, scrapbook pages, with fabric and more! This one was also put through the Big Shot inside the Polka Dot embossing folder.
This cat is from Pun Fun.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Square lattice embossed Motorcycle card...
This card features Crushed Curry, Basic Gray and Basic Black card stocks. The Square Lattice Embossing Folder (in the Summer Mini) adds terrific texture to this card.
I love the smaller cogs (from that punch), as well as the Word Window and Modern Label punches.
Friday, June 25, 2010
All Holidays man card...
This uses the All Holidays sentiment and several layers. I think it's a nice touch to insert the jumbo eyelet in the 5/8" grosgrain ribbon.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Printed Petals happy card...
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
New Digital Downloads for My Digital Studio...
Item 122147 Striped Grograin Ribbon $3.95
Item 122148 Narrow Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon $3.95
Item 122149 Wide Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon $0.95
You need to order digital downloads for My Digital Studio online via my online store. To see other downloads, use the search keyword DWNLDA in the Online Store. Thanks!
Sponged Flutter card...
I stamped the butterfly in Basic Black ink on glossy white card stock, then sponged on Apricot Appeal, Not Quite Navy and Almost Amethyst inks.
It's hard to see the Dazzling Diamonds glitter on the body of each butterfly, but it really adds to it, as does the Not Quite Navy oval scallop with the jumbo silver brad.
The sentiment is from the In A Word stamp set (Summer Mini).
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Tropical Party and Island Oasis paper...
Foliage from the Tropical Party stamp set was stamped on the Old Olive layer, then the umbrella paper from the Island Oasis pack was layered on Tempting Turquoise and placed over that.
The top layer was stamped, colored with markers, and watercolored.
I know my dad would love getting a card like this! (He loves receiving cards anytime!)
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Vintage Wallpaper meets Because I Care...
This Pretty in Pink card has another layer that's been run through the Big Shot with the new embossing folder and adhered with dimensionals after knotting white organza around it.
We used the Pretty in Pink pad to ink up the hydrangea, then an Old Olive marker for the stem and leaves. The Ticket Corner Punch notched out the corners of the Whisper White and Old Olive layers. Those were also adhered with dimensionals to the front of the card after adding the sentiment (punched with the Curly Label Punch).
This card was CASE'd from Ruth Norton.
Star punches and Inspired by Nature recent CASE cards...
This first card is Very Vanilla with a variety of punched stars in Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip, Only Orange and Ballet Blue card stocks. We wrapped the gold cord around the card front three times before knotting it.
These cards were both featured at my recent Man Card Stamp-a-Stack. The star card is easy to change for any male relative using the Wonderful Favorites stamp set.
This Soft Suede card uses the Inspired by Nature stamp set, with a dragonfly from Nature's Nest. We stamped the dragonfly on the card and on a piece of vellum, then just cut out and adhered the vellum wings with Mini Glue Dots.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Voila easel card...
We did paper piecing with Pawsitively Prints designer paper - stamping the chef on the paper, as well as the Very Vanilla square.
We used markers, along with an aqua painter and Not Quite Navy pad, to color in the images.
It's a fun card to make!
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Kim's Because I Care swap...
This one uses the new Because I Care Level 1 hostess set (when the new catalog debuts July 1).
Kim used the Cutter Kit to distress the top two layers, and added more texture with the embossing folder on the card base.
The sentiment was punched using the oval scallop punch, sponged, and adhered to the card with dimensionals.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Pearl's Fourth of July card...
Pearl created this patriotic swap for our recent demo meeting. It uses the July Fourth stamp set in the Summer Mini.
Dazzling Diamonds glitter was added to the red star (popped up with dimensionals), as well as the numeral 4.
New digital downloads for My Digital Studio...
Item 121072 July Fourth stamp brush set $3.95
Item 122146 Round Tab Punch 0.95
Item 123174 King of the Grill stamp brush set 3.95
Use the search keyword DWNLDA in the Online Store to see these new images.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Brandy's Bitty Box make & take...
We used a 1-1/4" circle punch to make the window (easiest done before assembling the box!), then adhered a window sheet over the opening. We used SNAIL on the top of the words and stuck it to the underside of the window.
The flowers are from the Boho Blossoms punch. We punched a couple out of Old Olive card stock and adhered those to the box lid, then punched more flowers out of Razzleberry Lemonade paper, adding a brad to hold them together.
A strip of Tall Tales dsp is wrapped around the box with a knot of 1/4" grosgrain over that.
Best of all? Inside there are two chocolate Hershey's squares. Yum!
Monday, June 14, 2010
Bea's Herb Expressions make & take...
It's a Barely Banana card with the En Francais background in coordinating ink.
The main stamp image is from Herb Expressions. Once it was colored in, we added Dazzling Diamonds glitter.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Paula's Animal Stories swap...
It's a Whisper White card with Bravo Burgundy and Cameo Coral (retiring at the end of this month).
The giraffe is from the Animal Stories stamp set. We used the 1-1/4" punch for the circles, adhering them with SNAIL.
The sentiment is from the retiring stamp set Way To Go.
If you'd like to order any retiring items, please visit my website and click on SHOP. Thanks!
Frankie's Because I Care swap...
Frankie created this beautiful Pink Pirouette card (an old In Color coming back as a core color). The Whisper White taffeta ribbon and Scallop Trim Border punch add to the softness.
Paula's Three Little Words swap...
Paula said she got the magnifying glass at the Dollar Store. It's a Whisper White card with 1/4" Basic Black grosgrain, layers of card stock and then that cute little magnifying glass.
Friends Never Fade and Greenhouse Gala dsp...
If you haven't heard, Baja Breeze is coming back as part of a color collection. And this Greenhouse Gala paper is gorgeous. I particular like this color combination.
When I stamped the sentiment, the brown wasn't as deep as what you see on the paper, so after I colored the flower, I covered the entire layer with VersaMark and then clear embossed it. That helped a lot, and made it glossy to boot! The sentiment is adhered with dimensionals.
Vintage Vogue and Great Friend swap...
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Motorcycle Father's Day card...
It had been awhile since I'd seen some of the ladies and there was just good mojo.
I had to use the Motorcycle stamp for one of the projects last night. We used a Sage Shadow marker to add color to it.
Another new Summer Mini item - the Extra-Large Cogs Double Punch - was used with Basic Gray card stock. And the sentiment was from the King of the Grill set.
Man shirt card...
It uses a 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" piece of Old Olive card stock, along with some Island Oasis for the tie and tie knot.
I added a sentiment from the FYI stamp set and punched it out with the large oval punch.
What I forgot - I took this photo before adding two gold brads on the points of the collar. Try this - it's fun!
Jumbo builder wheel birthday greetings...
The front of the card was put through the Polka Dots embossing folder for the Big Shot.
The 2" x 5-1/2" Whisper White strip was wheeled with the Candle Crazy and Birthday builder wheels (with a spacer in the middle). We just rolled the wheels over a Basic Gray pad.
We used markers to color in the candles - Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery and So Saffron. And to finish the card, we knotted Real Red satin ribbon over the middle "blank" space.
I CASE'd this card from http://www.SoShelli.com.
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Josh's Go Graduate card...
The feet were stamped in a White Craft Pad on the Basic Black layer, then embossed using Irridescent Ice for a little glitz.
I used a bone folder and my paper trimmer to score the grid lines on the brushed silver layer to add texture.
Finally, I added three stamped and colored circles layered on black and adhered with dimensionals. I don't think I can stamp this owl without adding googly eyes!
Friday, June 4, 2010
Le Jardin Botanique card...
The card base and ink is Handsome Hunter, which is also retiring, along with all of the corduroy buttons.
You may order all of the items used to make this card (and any other on this blog) via our websites - http://TheRubberRoom.stampinup.net and http://kbstamps.stampinup.net.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Wanted motion technique card...
This Dusty Durango card features a designer star brad, Modern Label Punch, 1/2" circle and scallop circle punches, and Dusty Durango polka-dotted ribbon.
You may order all of these items at http://kbstamps.stampinup.net. Wanted is $23.95 (item 115106).
A Rose is a Rose window sheet card...
The stamp set is retiring at the end of the month. If you'd like to order it, please visit http://kbstamps.stampinup.net and click on SHOP NOW. The item number is 111560, and the set is $37.95.