Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Halloween Card and Candles

Here are some more candles as well as a matching card.  My neighbor found a whole bunch of candles on clearece at Walmart a couple of years ago, she bought them and gave them to me, in return she wanted me to make her a couple stamped on.  Good deal for me!

For the candles:
  • I used "Haunting" Stampin' around wheel on the orange candle and "Haunting and "House of Haunts" on the purple candle.
  • I stamped on white tissue paper using stazon, I ran the wheel across the paper a couple of times. stamped the tree a couple of times and the house once.
  • I attached the tissue in the manner I described in yesterday's post.
  • For the purple candle I started with the house after that I added trees to each side of the house, by simply turning one of the images over my trees are facing different directions. I cut the trick or treaters out individually so that I could space them in the remaining space.
  • For the orange candle I cut out the strip and attached it to the candle.
For the card:
  • The card base is Pumpkin Pie.
  • The front is Night of Navy that I ran through the Big Shot with the Spider Web folder that is in the Holiday Mini Catalog. I used a sponge dauber with White craft ink to lightly color the web. I tied a piece of Pumpkin Pie ribbon around the card front and attached it to the base.
  • I embossed the tree on watercolor paper using black embossing paper.  I masked a 3/4" circle for my moon and colored my sky using Markers and an Aqua Painter, for the night sky I combined Not Quite Navy, Night of Navy and Elegant Eggplant. the Moon is So Saffron and Daffodil Delight.
  • I layered the image on Pumpkin Pie attached it to the card with Dimensionals.
I hope you have a wonderful day! Go stamp something ;).

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Autumn Harvest

The colors for my card are a little off, I'm not sure why. . . For the card
  • Card base is So Saffron(see what I mean about the color being off), With a front of Pear Pizzazz, and a layer of Cherry Cobbler.
  • I stamped my images onto a piece of Confetti White, this paper is a little heavier and not as smooth as Whisper White and has lovely little speckles already on it. I started by stamping the smaller pumpkin first, I stamped it on the Pumpkin Pie stamp pad, used a blender pen to remove ink from the stem and then used a marker to color the stem, I also used markers directly on the stamp to give it a little depth. After stamping the image I mask it and stamped the squash, masked and larger pumpkin, I did this with the leaves as well.
  • I then added this to the layers on my card base.
  • I didn't add a sentiment, I figured I wait until I decided who and for what I am sending this card.
Stamping on candles is really easy!  All you need is a candle, stamp set of choice, ink, white tissue paper, wax paper and a heat gun.
  • for this candle I stamped the images on tissue roughly cut them out.
  • starting with the pumpkin, I laid the stamped tissue on the candle, laid a piece of wax paper over the image, you want the wax paper larger then the image and if you make the wax paper long enough to wrap around the candle with extra so that you can grip the wax paper as it holds the image tight to the candle.
  • Using your heat gun, melt the image into the candle, you will no it is done when the white tissue has turned clear and the image looks like it was stamped on the candle.
  • I started layering leaves in the same manner as the pumpkin, instead of masking I just cut away where they would over lap.
I hope you have a wonderful day and find some time to stamp.

Monday, September 27, 2010

In Wilderness- Wolf

I realized I had never posted this card from my masculine card class from a few months ago.
  • Card base is always Artichoke
  • I cut Always Artichoke into 3 pieces so that when layered onto a front (4"x5 1/4") their was the same amount of Early Espresso showing(because I made this card months ago I don't have the measurements). I ran the pieces of Always Artichoke through the Big Shot in the Square Lattice folder.  After layering the Always Artichoke onto the card front I attached 3 Jumbo Eyelets with the Crop-a-dile.  I added this to the card base.
  • On a square of Watercolor paper I stamped the Wolf head with stazon and colored it with Watercolor Wonder Crayons and an Aqua Painter.  I then layered it on Always Artichoke and again on Early Espresso and centering it on the card.
I hope you have a wonderful day and find time to do a little stamping.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Dreams du Jour

I have a confession, I have a hard time getting the corner and edge punches to line up. My solution. . . I don't use them together.
  • I started this card with a piece of Very Vanilla CS cut 4 1/4" x 11" with the ends folded to the middle. On the two front sides I layered a piece of Early Espresso on each side.  On top of the Early Espresso pieces I added a piece of DSP in Pear Pizzazz.
  • On a square of Very Vanilla I stamped the Dream image from "Dreams du Jour" using Early Espresso.  Using a Blender Pen I colored the leaves and flowers using Pear Pizzazz and Regal Rose.
  • The image was layered 4 times. 1st- Regal Rose, 2nd- Early Espresso, 3rd- Pear Pizzazz, 4th- Early Espresso.
  • I cut the last Early Espresso square at 4" punching the corners with the Scallop Edge Corner punch.  To the straight sides I added a strip of the Pearl Jewels.
  • The image was attached to only the left side of the card so that it could still open.
I was surprised when my husband came into my stamp room and saw this card he actually said he liked it.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Serene Snowflakes- Sept Stamp a Stack

This card is so pretty in real life!  This is the card that was meant to be the "Wow" costing a little more to make then the others.
  • The card base is Very Vanilla sprayed with Champagne Shimmer paint spray. 
  • I sprayed a second piece of Very Vanilla with the spray and after it dried I stamped the snow flakes on it using Soft Suede for the Large, Crumb Cake for the medium and Early Espresso for the small cluster. I sponged the edges with Soft Suede. I layered this on a piece of Soft Suede that was also sprayed with the shimmer paint.
  • I colored the Organza ribbon with Soft Suede and wrapped it around the layered image piece.
  • Using the Soft Suede marker I colored the word Peace from the stamp in the All Holidays set, stamped it on a scrap of Very Vanilla(sprayed with shimmer spray) and punch it with the Designer Label punch, sponged the edges with Soft Suede, inserting it in a Raised Dots Designer Label Holder in Styled Vanilla. I added this over the ribbon. Then added a Pearl under the "Peace".
  • I centered the image on the card base and was finished.
The card is very shimmery!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Lovely as a Tree- Stamp a Stack

This is the second card we made in September's Stamp a Stack.  I have seen many similar cards in many galleries and on blogs.  So while this isn't a direct CASE it might still be considered a CASE.
  • Card base is Always Artichoke with a layer of Cherry Cobbler and a front of Whisper White.
  • Using an oval mask I stamped the line of trees from "Lovely as a Tree" with Stazon, then I lightly sponged Marina Mist inside of the oval. I sprayed Shimmer paint spray made from Frost White on the inside of the oval.
  • After removing the mask I stamped the pine from the same set in Always Artichoke and Chocolate Chip Over lapping the oval.
  • With a two way glue pen I added Dazzling Diamond to the bare trees within the oval.
  • I stamped Merry Christmas  from "Four the Holidays" in Cherry Cobbler.
So I hope you like this card and decided to have a little fun making Christmas cards yourself.  Have a great week end and be safe.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Card #1 from September's Stamp a Stack- Come to Bethlehem

From September until December  I will beholding a Stamp a Stack each month (yesterday was the first one)3 designs, 4 cards each.  Some of the cards will end up in my Tuesday Open Studio Stamping selections, this one will be available.
  • Card base for this card is Crumb Cake.
  • With Early Espresso ink I stamped the image towards the top of the card base.
  • I added a medium Rhinestone Jewel to the middle of the star.
  • On a 1 3/4" x 4 1/4" of Garden Green, I stamped the phrase in Early Espresso. I layered it on a piece of Cherry Cobbler with the edges punched with the Scallop Trim Border.
  • The buttons are Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake CS made using the Sizzlits Button's #5 layered with a Dimensional and threaded with Linen Thread.
Hoping you all have a wonderful day!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Just Believe/Newlyweds

Yes another fast and easy card!
  • Card base is Very Vanilla with a front of Soft suede ran through the Big Shot using the Vintage Wallpaper folder, I decided to use the debossed side for a different look.
  • I sprayed the piece of Very Vanilla CS with Champagne Shimmer Paint Spray then I stamped the image using Soft Suede ink.
  • I layered the image on Early Espresso and mounted it with Dimensionals.
  • On a scrap of Very Vanilla CS Istamped a phrase from Teeny Tiny Wishes in Soft Suede, punching it out with the Word Window punch.  I layered the phrase on a piece of Early Espresso punched with the Modern Label punch. This was mounted overlapping the image on one side and with a Dimensional on the other.  I added two of the smallest Pearls to the ends of the Modern Label.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Animal Stories/So Worth the wait

I seem to be on a kick of fast and easy cards right now.  This card is the one I mentioned in my So worth the wait post a few days ago.
  • Card base is Whisper White with a front of DSP in Blushing Bride.
  • The elephant is stamped on Whisper White with Blushing Bride, under that I used so worth the wait in Blushing Bride using the black marker to color the word "so"
  • I layered the Whisper White on Basic Black and again on Blushing Bride, then centered it on the card.
Pretty easy. I hope you have a great day and can find some time to stamp!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Happy I Do Day

This was a very fast and simple card!
  • The card base is Basic Black
  • I ran a piece of Whisper White through the Big Shot with the Elegant Lines folder
  • I punch a heart from Basic Black and one from Whisper White
  • I ran the black heart through the Big Shot in the Square Lattice folder and the white heart I sprayed with shimmer paint spray and added the tiniest pearls to the front
  • I stamped the phrase from Word Play on the Whisper White card front with stazon, I added a rhinestone on the ring that the O makes
  • I popped the hearts up on the card with Dimensionals
Fast and easy!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

So Worth the Wait

This is a baby card I do like, I hope you like it too!
  • The card base is Whisper White, after folding it in half I cut a 1/2" off the front and added a 1" strip of the DSP in Peach Parfait.
  • On a piece of Whisper White I stamped the giraffe from Animal Stories in Peach Parfait.  I sponged the edges with Pumpkin Pie.  I mounted it on a piece of Pumpkin Pie CS that I wrapped a pie of Whisper White Taffeta ribbon around.
  • On the card front I stamp So Worth the Wait from Word Play in Peach Parfait, then I mounted the image with Dimensionals above the word Wait.
  • I stamped Hello Baby from Teeny Tiny Wishes on Whisper White using Pumpkin Pie (stamped the words separately) I punched the words out using the Jewelry Tag punch. I used crochet thread to tie the tags to the ribbon.
I hope you like this card I have one more card made using the Animal Stories stamp set, I'll post it soon.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Hello Baby

This is an easy baby card, problem is I can't decide if I like it.  Does that ever happen to you?

  • The card base is Whisper White.
  • I stamped the whale from Animal Stories in Tempting Turquoise on Whisper White.  I also stamped "Hello Baby" from Teeny Tiny Wishes in Tempting Turquoise. 
  • I mounted the image on a piece of Tempting Turquoise that I punched opposite corners with the Scallop Edge Corner punch. I mounted it again on Pacific Point.  All was centered on the card base.
So this week I have canned 54 pints of Plum Jam!  Anyone want to trade Plum Jam for any home canned Blackberry or Raspberry Jam.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Upcoming Christmas Stamp a Stack

These 3 cards will be in my first Christmas Stamp a Stack
Christmas Stamp A Stack I

Come get a start on your Christmas cards!

12 cards- 3 designs- 4 of each

Please bring your own adhesive

Prepay $18 and if you order $40 or more at the class I will deduct $10 from your order total!

Sept 15, 2010

10 a.m. or 6:30 p.m.