Tuesday, 28 February 2012

SUO #39 Happy Birthday 2nd entry

Hi All,

I entered two cards at one of the recent SUO challenges so I figure that it must be okay! Last night, I started making a wonderful card at my friend Beth's house. I borrowed her SU bird punch and began punching out birds on some Spice Cake DSP in my scrap pile. It feel great to use up some more of my scraps. Instead of giving you a long blow by blow of how I made the card. I will just put the supplies down and the pic and give a fuller description later as my hubby is coming home soon from facilitating a small group and I do want to get at least a little cleaning done! SO here are the pics. One pic was done closer up and in better light than the other pic and you can see the purple SU DSP better behind the bird. I smudged the edges on the purple background with bravo burgundy so if you look close you will see the color difference on the close up of the card.


Crimper to crimp black cardstock and Eyelet Border Punch
 1 Mini Library Clip
3/8 inch Very Vanilla Taffeta RibboPaper:
Black & Vanilla Cardstock (Vanilla was sprayed with log cabin smooch spritz)
Spice Cake SU DSP (Designer Series Paper
1  purple sheet from a small stack of demo paper I got from my demo. Used part of one of the green pages for the leaves.
Used Bird punch to punch out the bird and leaves

Stamp Set: Something to Celebrate. Used the "Happy Birthday" in classic black ink.

Hope you love this card as much as I do. Happy Stampin~

Monday, 27 February 2012

SUO Challenge #39 Happy Birthday!

Hi All,

I gave away a birthday card on saturday so I went about making a new one! Wouldn't want to be without a card! Anyways, I decided to enter it into the SUO #39 Challenge.

 I used a cool technique with my SU medallion stamp. I scored my white cardstock with my SU Simply Scored Scoring tool at 1 inch intervals and then inked up my stamp with Always Artichole and then stamped. After that I brayered over with versamark and heated it and finally used my clear powder on it and then heated it with my heat tool! I saw this technique at a SU workshop and on split coast stampers so I thought I might try it. Really loving my brayer lately! I popped a green glimmer brad in the middle and stamped Happy Birthday from the "Something to Celebrate" set in the lower right corner of the medallion image. On the left side I used rich razzleberry ribbon from my old stash of SU ribbon and popped up that new blushing bride ribbon from the mini catty. After I made the main panel I popped it up on the green DSP with dimensionals The green DSP in the background is from a SU assorted paper stack and the DSP on the right side just under the edge is from the Spice Cake DSP. I punched the scallop border with my punchand created a little peak through window as I didn't punch all the way. Wanted to layer some beautiful SU cardstock underneath to balance off the pink ribbon on the other side. All of this was mounted on black cardstock and the base of the card is white cardstock. I enjoyed making this card and hope you enjoy it too! ~Happy Stampin!~

Friday, 17 February 2012

SUO #38 Valentine with Two Colours Card #2

Hi All,
I was just playing in my home studio tonight and made a card that I realized would work for the SUO #38 challenge this week. I have already entered one card and am not sure if it is ok to enter a second card, but who goes....I guess I will find out!  My two colours and Regal Rose and Blushing Bride.

Anyways, I pressed out the Manhattan Flower on more leftover shimmer paper from christmas and then flipped it over and brayered it with Regal Rose classic ink. Then I cut out the flower and popped it up on dimensionals on blushing bride paper. I had some leftover white cardstock that I had brayed over using the fancy fan plate so I used the Boho Punch to punch out the little flowers and put a pearl in the middle. The white scalloped edged heart was pressed out a while ago (another leftover). I stamped the sentiment "Key to my Heart" in cherry cobbler from the You're a Gem set and brushed the sides with the blender pen like I did with the cupid heart in my first card for this challenge. The cute ribbon is Very Vanilla Seam binding. I hope you enjoy this card that just happened from the various leftovers in the tray on my desk! I just love it!

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

SUO #38 Challenge: Valentine's Day Card with Two Colours

Hi All,
After my challenge last friday/saturday in posting a card to the SUO #37 Challenge, I decided to make my card earlier and submit it earlier so that I won't have any last minute linky tool frustration! I love the SUO challenge blog! I did mange to submit my card to the Stamping Royalty #109 challenge so that was awesome.

The card I made today for the SUO #38 challenge was such fun to make. My new stuff from the mini catty came in so I immediately went to PLAY! I decided my two colours would be cherry cobbler and blushing bride and went to work. On white cardstock, I took the larger doily from the "Delicate Doily" set and stamped it in classic black in the middle of the cardstock. Since my black classic ink was out already, I stamped the "love you" in the corner of the cardstock from my new "ps. I love you set". I stamped my cupid from that set on the shimmery white SU cardstock I had left over from my Christmas cards, and covered it in dazzling details. When dry I punched it with my heart shaped SU punch. I took out my cherry cobbler ink pad and one of my blender pens and coloured in the edges of the heart with more cherry cobbler ink. I pressed out the large paper doily with my new large doily die I ordered from the mini, and spent some time punching out all the little bits. When done, I placed an antique brad in the middle, and twisted some cherry cobbler twine around the brad and left the twine long. I stamped out the "I love the u in us" in cherry cobbler on more left over shimmery cardstock then punched it out on the large oval, took my cropadile and set a small eyelet and then took the long ends of the twine through and tied them. Then I cut off the excess twine, and placed a stamping dimensional on the back of the large doily and gently placed it over the centre of the Delicate Doily I stamped in the middle of the card. I took my border punch and punched out the lacy detail on the bottom of the card. After that I used some snail and stuck on some 5/8 victoria lace ribbon and on top of that some of that fabulous blushing bride pleated satin ribbon! I cut out a cherry cobbler piece to go behind my card front and then adhered it using dimensionals, and then placed it on the card backing also using dimensionals. I think this card has flair, pop, fun and colour even if I only used two colours. Hope you enjoy my latest creation! Happy Stampin~

Saturday, 4 February 2012

SUO #37 & Stamping Royalty #109 Challenge Entries

Hi Everyone,

Valentines' Day is approaching so I made a funky, vintage V-Day card for my hubby. I mainly made the card for the SUO #37 Challenge but had trouble linking it to the collection so I looked around and saw that Stampin Royalty had a Valentine's Day Card Challenge too so I entered that one as well. Still hoping that I can enter the SUO #37 challenge though but it looks like the collection is closed.

Anyways, let me tell you more about my cool card! One of my favourite items from the new mini is the new ribbon so I am showcasing a piece of that wonderful Blushing Bride Ribbon over the cherry cobbler seam ribbon.  My other favourite is the Blushing Bride smooch spritz but you can't see it well because I sprayed it onto the vellum flowers I cut with my 1 3/4 circle punch. I made six layers and was going to use crystal effects on them but then realized I had run out! :(

Anyways, I crinkled up the vellum cut outs and then pressed them onto a cherry cobbler ink pad and then sprayed them with blushing bride and then log cabin smooch spritz. I left it to dry while I was at work....A red glimmer brad from the brights collection fit nicely in the middle! On the Velum layer I used some snail and put on a layer with a cherry cobbler border pressed out with my SU scallop border punch with red dazzling details on the scallop parts...not sure if it shows up well in the pics though!

There are 3 layers to this card: my main layer spritzed with log cabin spritz. The second layer is one of torn vellum sponged with cherry cobbler ink and the last layer is torn with the tearing edge, sponged with cherry cobbler ink on the ragged edges and then spritzed with blushing bride spritz.

In the top left hand corner I stamped the "hugs and kisses" from the All Holidays SU set and then highlighted it with a beveled window pain held on by cherry cobbler seam binding and held together with adorable SU brads, but I forget if they were the ice set or the fire one...anyways I just LOVE them! I used the Valentine stamp from the "Holiday Best" stamp and masked off the "(please be mine)" part of the stamp. I used dazzling details on the thick side of the V in valentine and then coloured in the flowers with a marker. I am waiting for the "ps I love You" stamp set to arrive and was going to stamp in that adorable "Love you" stamp but since I it hasn't arrived I went with the Valentine greeting instead! The cherry cobbler butterfly, filled with red dazzling details and the black pearl set off the card so nicely in the corner! (Not sure if the black pearl is SU or not though...) The inside of the card is spritzed with log cabin smooch spritz and has the V from the Serif Alphabet set. I hope you enjoy looking at this card. I had SO much fun making this card and I think it will amaze my hubby on V-Day!! 

Happy Stampin'