Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Blog Hop Recap:The Sounding Joy

I had planned to be here yesterday to give you this info but life just got in my way! You don't even want to know what I did! I was so busy I just fell into bed last night! It doesn't look like the next couple of days are going to be any better!

Creating this beautiful background was a lot of fun. First I took a little gold embossing powder and mixed it with Dazzling Diamonds. You can mix this using up to equal parts of each. For this card I mixed it in a 4 to 1 ratio. I didn't want a ton of sparkle, just a little! Hard to see in the picture but it's there! Then I inked up my Snow burst embossing folder with VersaMark ink on the side of the folder that has the Stampin' Up! logo on it, placed my Very Vanilla cardstock in the folder (don't forget to use your embossing buddy!) and ran it through the Big Shot. After removing the cardstock from the folder, sprinkle it with your embossing powder mixture. Then use your heat tool to emboss the powder.

Stamps: The Sounding Joy
Ink: VersaMark, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler
Cardstock: Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Snow Burst embossing folder, Ticket corner punch, Extra-Large oval punch, Decorative Label punch, sponges, Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon, dimensional, Gold embossing powder, Dazzling Diamonds

Here's another look at the ornament that I made. I started out with the top of a can of concentrated juice. Stampin' Up!'s 2 1/2" circle punch fits in these just perfectly! I punched Elegant Eggplant and then embossed the words with the new Pewter embossing powder. I adhered the cardstock to the juice lid and then filled the lid with Crystal Effects and sprinkled just a little Dazzling Diamonds on the wet Crystal Effects. After it dried, I added the ruffle on the edge. To create this I cut 1 1/2" of my DSP and punched both sides with the eyelet border punch and then cut it in half so that I had 2 long strips of punched DSP. Then I ran it through my crimper and adhered it to the back of the juice lid with Sticky Strip. To finish it off, I added the ribbon holder and another punched Elegant Eggplant circle to the back and the crown and pearls to the front!

Stamps: Artistic Etchings, The Sounding Joy
Ink: VersaMark
Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Basic Gray
Accessories: Neutral DSP, Pewter embossing powder, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds,
 Pearls, crimper, Basic Gray taffeta ribbon, 2 1/2" circle punch, sticky strip

Thanks so much for all the nice comments that I received due to the Blog Hop! I had lots of fun creating all the projects for it and I hope that you were inspired by everything that you saw on the hop! If you have any other questions about these or any projects, just ask! I'm happy to help!

Happy Stampin'!


Yapha said...

These are so gorgeous!! Love the technique on the top one, I have to try that!

Paula said...

Great techniques Shelley! Thanks for sharing them. They look great here and I'm sure they are just amazing IRL!