Pictures do not do this card justice. I received this card from Mary Booker as a swap card. The stamp sets used are Field Flowers (one of my personal favorites) and So Sorry.
Mother of Pearl technique uses shimmer paint and a crumpled ball of waxed paper to smoosh on the shimmer paint onto the cardstock. The result is just like Mother of Pearl, a beautiful soft shimmer as you catch the light.
It is a hybrid card- My Digital Studio and punch art! I was asked to make a birthday card for a 1 year old and he apparently loves tractors, so it had to have a tractor on it. So I went onto SCS and searched for a punch art tractor and really liked this one by LeeAnn Greff. I started with MDS and Bashful Blue background and then added a Scalloped Circle filled with Daffodil Delight. The number is from Lauren's Letters and the "st" from Timeless Type Junior Letters and filled with Real Red. Add the words, outline the scallop, drop shadow and print. That is so easy. The tractor had to be a John Deere, and I only know that it is green and yellow so Gumball Green and Daffodil Delight. Punches used, Word Window for the exhaust, 1 3/4" and 1 1/4" Scallop Circles for the tires (attach to a sticky note, turn in the punch and get the cool tractor look), 1 3/8" and 3/4" circles, 1 3/8" square for the seat, corner rounder and our Small Oval for the steering wheel.
Masking can take a basic card to the next level with very little work. For today's card, I simply use a post it note, punched a 1" circle in it and there I have a mask. I stamped my image in Versamark and heat embossed with Black embossing powder. The embossing will resist the ink.
Using So Saffron ink and a sponge dauber I swirl on the ink. Remove the mask and then use the punched circle to cover the So Saffron circle,don't worry if it is off a little,
Now using Bashful Blue ink and a sponge I apply ink to the entire image. Remove the circle and voila,
This beautiful card is one that I received from Cherie Hunt of Urbana Ohio at convention. Cherie used one of my favorite sets, Serene Silhouettes and used her markers to ink up the stamp.
Stampin' Up!'s Stampin' Write Markers act just like an ink pad, simply use the brush end to colour right on the rubber, huff onto the stamp (moist hot air will reactivate any dry ink) and stamp. Voila, multicoloured images, with just one stamp.
No bows, no flowers, no frills, no fun? Well, even though we get all these limitations, we still make them! And we can have fun making them, just like this card,
That background is a quick and easy technique using your ink pads, a sponge dauber and a sheet of acetate. The background really makes the whole card pop. I used Whisper White cardstock and Crumb Cake ink for the technique and then Soft Suede the card base and image. The trees from Serene Silhouettes are perfect for a guy card and the simple sentiment is from Petite Pairs.
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The inspiration that one gets at a Stampin' Up convention is not only from the presentations on the stage, the classes, Make & Takes and the swaps but from the incredible displays that Stampin' Up does.
There were several hanging displays like this one, decorated front and back. This one is from the Product Suite, Be of Good Cheer. The display shows the paper, the stamps, and some things one can do with the items. Gorgeous bows, paper chain, scrapbook pages, and cards
And what about our punches,
So many ideas, now to get busy and make something!
So easy to add to any project with our Basic Rhinestones and Pearls.
Our Rhinestones are flat backed and self adhesive and with 50 rhinestones in each , you will certainly have the right size for any project. You also get three 2 5/8" strips of 3MM rhinestones, perfect for those butterfly bodies or a straight line of bling. And for a more elegant touch, how about our Pearls
Our pearls are also half backed and self adhesive.150 total pearls, 50 each in 3 sizes 5mm, 3mm, 2mm as well as three strips of connected 3mm pearls 2 5/8" long. Now if you need larger pearls, we have you covered
Half backed and self adhesive these pearls are 8mm and come 40 to a pack.
and we are "not" talking about putting the birds in a tree. Lana Raptoplous traded a beautiful card with me at Conveniton, and it is another one of those cards that makes one step back and think, wow, I would never have thought of that. I had the set Aviary, don't use it much, but I have it. I have Lovely as a Tree, had it for years and use it regularly, put the two sets together-how?
Just like a interior designer would do, put a plant in the old fashioned bird cage! Lana used just the top of the old Oak tree, and stamped it in Old Olive and then used Basic Black to stamp the Birdcage. The image is matted with Basic Black and attached to a piece of Old Olive that has been ran through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice die. I am starting to feel that I am not the only one that loves that folder.
This little guy is from Tricky Treats and I stamped him in Black Stazon onto Whisper White and punched him out with our 1 1/4" punch. Yes we do loose a little bit of his wings, but I think it is fine. I then layered him onto a piece of Basic Black punched out with our 1 3/8" circle punch. I also stamped him again in Lucky Limeade and cut out his party hat and glued it on his little head. The background paper is from Howlstooth and Scaringbone(instead that a great name for a DSP pack) from the "not so mini" Holiday Mini and is attached to a Basic Grey card base. The Lucky Limeade strip is ran through the Big Shot with the Chevron Impressions folder to give a little added interest. Quick and easy with layers, just the way I like my cards.
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