Wednesday, 27 February 2013

SR #165 Sketch Challenge

Hi All,

Here is my entry for Stamping Royalty#165! Still rushed so I will post just the basics like on the entry for SUO #65!

Paper: Pear Pizza, Whisper White & SU DSP

Ink: Always Artichoke

Tools: Finishing Touches framelits
           SU Large Oval Punch
           Two SU Pearls
           Sentimental Stamp Set (Finally arrived yesterday!)
           SU Vanilla 5/8 flower trim

~Happy Stampin'~  Jenny G

Suo #65 Going Green

Hi All,

Here is my entry for the SUO #65 Going Green Challenge! Since I am a little rushed for time today I won't give the full description of how I made the card but just the items I used for this card! Here is the recipe! Everything is from Stampin' Up of course!

Whisper White (background paper & little doily under the buttons done with SU triple doily punch) Pear Pizzaz (large paper doily sizzlit & little leaves sizzlit & card back behind whisper white with fancy fan)
Patio Party DSP (flower made from SU Rosette Die)

Always Artichoke Classic Ink: edging around little doily, rolled with brayer over fancy fan, ink used for Apothcary Accents stamp.

Early Espresso Marker: I stamped the sentiment again and cut out the middle part to place over the rest of the stamp already stamped in Always Artichoke.

Fancy Fan Impressions Folder
Large Paper Doily Sizzlit
Little Leaves Sizzlit
Su Big Z Rosette Die
Triple Doily Punch
Apothcary Accents stamp set and matching framelit
Two SU Pearls
Two SU Buttons

Hope you enjoy! ~Happy Stampin' ~

Jenny G

Saturday, 16 February 2013

SUO #64 Sale-a-Bration Time

Hi All,

I had a wonderful time with my friends Heather and Sherry yesterday creating cards and it got my creativity flowing! When I got home I started a new card: the card you see today on my blog. I took some SU whisper white paper and ran it through the Big Shot with that wonderful edgelit from my "Finishing Touches" set and then I ran it through again with the lacy brocade folder. I thought I saw the lacy brocade folder used in the sale-a-bration catty so thus my entry fits the competition. If not, and it is disqualified then that's ok as I think it is a STUNNING card which I wanted to share with you all anyway! If any of you want to case it just reference me as the creator or direct people to my blog. After I embossed the lacy brocade image I used a product that Stampin' Up doesn't carry: INKA GOLD is much like a cream eye shadow and can be applied with one's own finger tips and it is such FUN stuff. I applied just a bit over all the surface of the card to get this wonderful shimmery silvery glow as I used the silver cream not the the gold cream. I then edged the edges with a fabulous SU soft suede ink spot to get a very vintage and distressed look! I was SO excited about the card backing and then I turned my thoughts to the sentiment. My Sale-a-Bration order is on it's way as we speak and in it I got for FREE the Sentiments stamp set with that fabulous sentiment " Celebrate". I looked through my massive collection of SU stamps and found the stamp I had that best captured the feel of the sentiment set! I decided to use the Thank You stamp from my wood mount "Fresh Cuts" which is an SU set from a few years back when wood mount was still a popular choice. I put aside for later and went to create my embellished sentiment piece.

I took my espressso SU marker and outlined the label image from the Layered Labels set 2/2. I left the  Congrats sentiment uncoloured as I wanted to stamp Thank You from fresh cuts in rose red from the subtles collection. After stamping the espresso frame, I cut it out using the framelit from Apothecary Accents. I then stamped the Thank You in rose red and a little off centre as true vintage things are never ever perfect. I used my soft suede ink spot to distress the edges of the label and then put two SU rinestones in the middle of the flourishes on the sides! I popped on this little piece with dimensionals! And Voila: a lovely card that captures the sale-a-bration stamp set, highlights the lacy brocade folder and uses one of the great framelits and one of the great edgelits that SU has for sale! I hope you love this card as much as I do and enjoyed learning how to make it!

~Happy Stampin'~    Jenny G