Monday, June 22, 2009

Color Challenge 1

Isn't this little guy cute? I just love this bird. He's so adorable! This is another card for a color challenge on Stampin' Addicts. This time we were given Kiwi Kiss, Cameo Coral, Basic Gray, So Saffron, and Baja Breeze. Kiwi Kiss and Baja Breeze are on the last chance list. Don't miss out on these fantastic In colors!
Stamps: Good Friend
Ink: So Saffron, Baja Breeze, Cameo Coral, Basic Gray, Kiwi Kiss
Card stock: Kiwi Kiss, Cameo Coral, Whisper White
Accessories: Two-way glue, dazzling diamonds, ticket corner punch, Old Olive ribbon, hobby blade

Sunday, June 21, 2009

I've been RAKed!

I received this beautiful card from another demonstrator! Isn't it beautiful? She picked my name from a list and just mailed it to me. It was such a wonderful surprise to receive such a fantastic card in the mail. This Random Act of Kindness (or RAK) was truly appreciated! Thank you Debbie!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Color Challenge 4

Here's another card that I made for Stampin' Addicts color challenges. It also qualifies for a technique challenge too!
The technique challenge was to make something look like it is in motion. You can almost feel my butterfly flying by us! I don't know if you can see it but there is some paper piercing in the upper left and lower right corners of the butterfly panel.
Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly
Ink: Baja Breeze, Basic Gray, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose
Card stock: Baja Breeze, Basic Gray, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose
Accessories: Rhinestone brad, Pink Pirouette ribbon, white gel pen, crafter's tool kit, sponges

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Color Challenge 18

This is a card that I made for a color challenge on Stampin' Addicts. We were given the colors of Kraft, Perfect Plum, More Mustard and Baja Breeze. This is what I came up with! I struggled with these colors. They just didn't seem to work for me but I'm really happy with the end result! I bet you are wondering where that punch and words came from. Well they are going to be in the new catalog! It's the modern label punch and Teeny Tiny Wishes. The new catalog is AWESOME! Just wait until you see it!

Stamps: Itty Bitty Buds, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Baja Breeze, More Mustard, Perfect Plum
Card stock: Baja Breeze, More Mustard, Perfect Plum, Kraft, Whisper White
Accessories: Earth Elements brads, scallop edge punch, modern label punch, 1/16" handheld punch

Monday, June 15, 2009

May Stamp Camp

May stamp camp was focused on how to use Reinkers. There are so many uses for these wonderful little bottles of ink! We did 4 different techniques in class but there is so much more to do with them! The first project we did was using baby wipes. Place a couple of baby wipes on a plastic plate. Place drops of the colors you are using onto the baby wipe. Use the baby wipe as your ink pad! This is a really neat look!

Stamps: Petal Pizzazz, Short and Sweet
Ink: Basic Gray, Rose Red, Garden Green
Card stock: Whisper White, Rose Red, Garden Green
Accessories: Baby wipes, Rose Red reinker, Garden Green reinker, Pretty in Pink reinker, Texture plates for the Big Shot, Scallop die, Rhinestone brads, dimensionals

The next project was shaving cream! This is messy technique but it is SO worth the trouble. The wonderful marbled look to the card stock is just beautiful! Use the cheapest shaving cream you can find, it works the best. Fill a shallow container with shaving cream. Place drops of your reinker in the shaving cream. Swirl with a knife. Place card stock in the shaving cream. Clean off card stock. The longer the shaving cream sits the darker the color will be. You can get several pieces done with one set up before the colors become too muddy to use.

Stamps: Cheers to You
Ink: Basic Gray, Pumpkin Pie, Regal Rose, Summer Sun
Card stock: Pumpkin Pie, Regal Rose, Summer Sun, Whisper White
Accessories: Shaving cream, Pumpkin Pie reinker, Summer Sun reinker, Regal Rose reinker, scallop edge punch, white gel pen, aqua painter, crystal effects, dazzling diamonds

The third project is done with marbles. This one is really quite easy! Place several marbles in a container with a lid. I like to use the clam shell boxes that Stampin' Up! stamps come in. Place a couple of drops of ink into the box. Close the lid and roll the marbles through the ink. Open up and place card stock on the lid of the box. Close and roll the marbles over the card stock to make the streaks of ink across the card stock.
Stamps: And Any Mower
Ink: Bordering Blue, Barely Banana, Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Certainly Celery
Card stock: Bordering Blue, Barely Banana, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Accessories: Marbles, Bordering Blue reinker, Barely Banana reinker, 1/8" circle punch, crystal effects, aqua painters

The last card is my favorite! I LOVE the way this one turned out. This doing polished stone. For polished stone you take a cotton ball and put some rubbing alcohol on it. Place a couple of drops of reinker onto the cotton ball. Pounce the cotton ball all over the glossy card stock until you achieve the desired effect! With this card, we heat embossed the daisies before we did the polished stone.
Stamps: Upsy Daisy
Ink: White Craft ink
Card stock: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Glossy white
Accessories: cotton ball, alcohol, Bashful Blue reinker, Night of Navy reinker, White embossing powder, heat tool, large oval punch, scallop oval punch, Bashful Blue grosgrain ribbon, silver brads, 1/16" handheld punch

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

April Mighty Stampers Cards!

This cute little Sock Monkey is one of the cards that we created at April's Mighty Stampers meeting. This card is a hinge card with the hinge on the left side of the card. We also did a technique called gun metal on the chipboard frame. The ribbon is dyed with Taken with Teal.

Stamps: Sock Monkey, Smarty Pants
Cardstock: Taken with Teal, Basic Black, Whisper WhiteInk: Going Gray, Taken with Teal, Basic Black, Pretty in Pink, Silver Encore
Accessories: Chipboard, white grosgrain ribbon, silver brads, Glassy Glaze embossing powder, white gel pen, Crafter's tool kit, aquapainter, heat tool

This is another type of hinge card. This one was featured in Stampin' Success (a magazine that Stampin' Up! sends to the demonstrators). Isn't this adorable? The colors are from a color challenge on Stampin' Addicts. This card also uses a technique of rubber band stamping. Check out the top portion of this card. Do you see the rubber band stamping? Cool, right? There's even a little rock and roll happening!

Stamps: Good Friend
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Almost Amethyst, Barely Banana, Whisper White
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Almost Amethyst, Barely Banana, Whisper White
Accessories: Pretty in Pink grosgrain ribbon, Soft Subtle brads, Scallop edge punch, White embossing powder, sponges, dimensionals, 1/16" circle punch, heat tool

This one in my favorite! I just love the way this card turned out. The faux alligator panel and the "chomp" out of the right corner are the best!

Stamps: Wild about You
Cardstock: Garden Green, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ink: Garden Green, Certainly Celery, Versa Mark
Accessories: Scallop Circle punch, Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon, Glassy Glaze embossing powder, bone folder, heat tool

Mighty Stampers is a technique class that I teach every 2nd Tuesday of the month. We learn 5 techniques and make 3 cards. I also give out the directions to each technique so that you can have a refresher once you get home. Email me for more information or to reserve your spot in the next class!