Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Masked Floral Stamping

Just a quick card share today using some of the new Stampin' Up In Colors and stamps from Gina K. Designs.  Can you believe this is the first time I've tried Gina K.'s stamps...they are truly great quality and take ink like a champ.

I used the masking technique that Yana used in Day 9 of Stretch Your Stamps 2 to create my floral clusters on either corner of my Neenah Desert Storm cardstock.  All images are from the "Flower Builder" set from Gina K. Designs and stamped using Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, Lost Lagoon, and Night of Navy inks from Stampin' Up.

The sentiment (from the same stamp set) was stamped in Vintage Sepia Versafine ink, covered in clear embossing powder, and heat set.  I finished the card off with a little bit of yellow jute from American Crafts and a mat made from Night of Navy cardstock (SU). 

I'd love to hear what you think!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Summertime Beverage Serving Set

I've got a death grip on summer while the rest of you celebrate back-to-school time...I hope you'll head on over to the Silhouette blog to see how I made these layered vinyl decals for my beverage serving set.

Thanks for stopping by and I'd love to hear what you have to say!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Ikat Hello Card

So I'm a bit behind on my homework for class...but I wanted to share the card I made using Debby's random pattern stamping technique from Day 7 of Stretch Your Stamps 2.  I don't have a ton of graphic stamps because they generally don't appeal to me, but I did pull out my "Eye Catching Ikat" set from Stampin' Up to make this card:

After "randomly" stamping two of the patterns from the set in five different inks (Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar, Pink Pirouette, and Smoky Slate - all SU), I stamped the sentiment from the "Hello There" set in Versafine Onyx Black ink.  The panel was then mounted on a Basic Black mat and adhered to a white cardbase.

I added a little Wink of Stella Black Glitter Brush Pen to the sentiment to help emphasize it, since my random stamping underneath actually ended up a little darker than I really wanted...and also to cover up some incomplete stamping.  Sequins are from the 2013-2015 In Color Sequin Assortment (SU).

Thanks for stopping by and I'd love to hear your comments!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Sending Cool Thoughts

One more quick post today...I'm trying to catch up on my homework from Stretch Your Stamps 2!  Here I watercolored some of the ice cream images from the "Ice Cream Dream" set from Simon Says Stamp using Peerless Watercolors and attached them to a "parachute" made from the top of an umbrella ("Sunnier Days" from SSS).

After piercing some holes in the patterned paper ("Lemonade Stand" from Bo Bunny - cut using the "Stitched Rectangle" dies from Lil' Inker), I threaded some embroidery floss through to make the ice creams look like they were attached to my little parachute.  

The sentiment was pieced together from several SSS stamp sets including "Love This", "Ice Cream Dream", and "Sending Happy Thoughts".  I stamped these onto a banner cut using the Stitched Banner die from Lil' Inker and added a few mini opalescent sequins to finish off the card.  I also added a dimensional under one end of  the ice creams and the banner to make it look like they were floating a bit.

Thanks for stopping by and I'd love to hear your thoughts!