Sunday, April 13, 2014

Coloring on Sahara Sand

This picture does not do this card justice. The white embossing detail doesn't show clearly, rest assured the embossing shows a nice clean intricate design. I had seen some cards where people colored a white embossed image with markers on Kraft card stock. The colors look very nice in contrast with the white line art. I decided to give it a try, I didn't want something as dark as Kraft, so I used Sahara Sand.
I used the flower from the Flower Shop stamp set, and the sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes. I simply stamped the flower multiple times on the Sahara Sand with Versamark ink and heat embossed white embossing powder. I colored in the images with Coastal Cabana and Calypso Coral. I repeated this color scheme on the sentiment, it is stamped in Calypso Coral and matted with Coastal Cabana.

Materials

Flower Shop stamp set (w.130939,c.130942)
Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set (w.128748, c.127802)
Sahara Sand card stock (121043)
Whisper White card stock (100730)
Coastal Cabana marker (in color set -131260)
Calypso Coral marker (subtles set - 131263)
Calypso Coral ink (126983)
Versamark Ink (102283)
White embossing powder (109132)
Word Window Punch (119857)
Modern Label Punch (119849)
Pearls (119247)

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Ten Minute Card - Hope

This card is a combination of inspiration from multiple cards I've seen in various places like the demonstrator website and on Pinterest. I'm using one of my favorite stamp sets again - Blooming with Kindness. As I look at it now, the one thing I would change is adding a Coastal Cabana mat around the embossed panel, and then mounting it on a white card base.

Instructions


  • Make card base out of Coastal Cabana card stock
  • Cut a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of Whisper White card stock
  • Emboss the Whisper White panel with the Framed Tulips Embossing folder, trim to the scallop design using trimmer
  • Cut a 3 1/8" x 4 3/8" piece of Coastal Cabana card stock to use as a mat inside the embossed design
  • Cut a 2 7/8 x 4 1/8" piece of Whisper White card stock to stamp on
  • Using the En Francais background stamp, ink with Coastal Cabana ink - Stamp off onto a scrap piece of paper, then stamp onto the white card stock
  • Ink the Bloom from the Blooming with Kindness stamp set, stamp on the upper right corner of the card stock
  • Ink the Hope sentiment with Coastal Cabana ink and stamp in the lower left corner
  • Adhere stamped panel onto the Coastal Cabana mat
  • Adhere mat inside the embossed panel design
  • Adhere embossed panel to the card base

Materials

All of these materials are available to purchase through my Stampin' Up! online store. Feel free to order there or to email me at stampingbandit@gmail.com.


  • Blooming with Kindess Stamp Set (c.126422 w.131961)
  • En Francais Stamp Set (c.127790, w.128562)
  • Coastal Cabana Ink Pad (131175)
  • Coastal Cabana Card Stock (131297)
  • Whisper White Card Stock (100730)
  • Framed Tulips Embossing Folder (121809)

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Elegant Birthday Wishes

Inspired by some cards on Pinterest I wanted to create a nice diamond pattern accented with pearls with my score board. The card layout is based on a sketch challenge on SplitCoastStampers.
Not very many materials went into this project, and it came together very quickly.

Materials:

  • Soft Sky card stock (131203)
  • Whisper White card stock (100730)
  • Soft Sky ink (131181)
  • Blooming with Kindness Stamp Set (c.126422 w.131961)
  • Simply Scored scoring board (122334)
  • Simply Scored Diagonal Plate (125586)
  • Pearls (119247)
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Saturday, March 8, 2014

See Ya Later Alligator

Getting motivated with a couple different challenges in one card. I participated in both the sketch and color challenges this week on Splitcoast Stampers. Here is the card:

Materials

Island Indigo card stock (122923)
Raspberry Ripple card stock (126842)
Old Olive card stock (100702)
Whisper White card stock (100730)
Raspberry Ripple ink pad (126859)
Old Olive ink pad (126953)
See Ya Later Stamp Set *sale-a-bration (c.133536, w.133533)
Banner Blast Stamp Set (heart) *sale-a-bration (c.133554, w.133551)
Decorative Dots embossing folder *sale-a-bration (133520)
Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon (retired)
Pearls (119247)

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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Dotted Thanks

SplitCoastStampers had a great sketch challenge this week. Here is my card.

Directions

  • Mark card base out of Island Indigo card stock
  • Cut green pattern from Gingham Garden patterned paper at 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" adhere to card base
  • Cut mat for right panel from Island Indigo cardstock 2 1/2" x 4 3/4"
  • Cut right panel floral design from Gingham Garden patterned paper at 2 3/8" x 4 11/16" adhere to right panel mat, align the top to be flush
  • Adhere right panel to card base, with the top of the panel flush to the pattern paper on card base
  • Cut mat for stamped panel from Island Indigo card stock at 2 5/8" x 3 5/8"
  • Cut panel for stamping from Whisper White card stock at 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
  • Color flower from Polka-Dot Pieces with the following Markers - Island Indigo, Night of Navy, Melon Mambo, and Daffodil Delight then stamp it on the panel
  • Color part of the stem from Polka-Dot Pieces with Pear Pizzazz marker and stamp on panel to create flower stem (using stamp-a-majig for placement)
  • Once more color part of the stem and leaves from Polka-Dot Pieces with Pear Pizzazz marker and stamp stem and leaves (using stamp-a-majig for placement)
  • Adhere stamped panel to mat, adhere to card base
  • Stamp Thanks So Much circle from A Fitting Occasion stamp set in Night of Navy Ink on Whisper White cardstock
  • Stamp Butterfly from A Fitting Occasion stamp set in Melon Mambo in the center of the circle sentiment (using stamp-a-majig for placement)
  • Punch sentiment with 1" circle punch
  • Die cut 1 1/8" circle using electronic die cut machine (I know, I know, I just don't think a 1 1/8" circle punch exists and I wanted my mats to be the same size)
  • Adhere circle sentiment on the die cut circle
  • Adhere to card base with Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Tie Island Indigo Twine with ribbon around card
  • Place a pearl in the center of the flower, butterfly and in the middle of the twine bow

Materials

  • Polka-Dot-Pieces Stamp Set (c.129708, w.129705)
  • A Fitting Occasion Stamp Set (c.127049, w. 131952)
  • Gingham Garden DSP (129310)
  • Island Indigo card stock (122923)
  • Whisper White card stock (100730)
  • Night of Navy Ink Pad (126970)
  • Night of Navy Marker (100069)
  • Melon Mambo Ink Pad (126948)
  • Melon Mambo Marker (collection 131259)
  • Island Indigo Marker (collection 131262)
  • Daffodil Delight Marker (119677)
  • Pear Pizzazz Marker (131266)
  • Island Indigo Twine (125575)
  • 1" circle punch (119868)
  • Pearls (119247)
  • Snail Adhesive (104332)
  • Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
  • Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049)

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

You Make Me Happy - and a couple of tips!

I finally had about an hour to dedicate to getting creative. I came up with a card that uses some of the Sale-A-Bration goodies available free for every $50 you spend. Here is the card:


Tip #1

I bought an extra See Ya Later stamp set in clear mount. I absolutely love the style of the sentiments, but may not always want the icon that goes with them. The icon and the sentiment are together on the same stamp. Masking is a pain and I wanted a better solution than resorting to using markers to color in only the parts that I wanted directly onto the stamp. So, in the end I turned my set of 4 into a set of 8 by cutting the stamp in two. I cut the icon loose from the sentiment! Because this set is an extra, I have the choice now to use the stamp as a whole or to use my separated set.

Tip #2

I needed to apply Dimensionals so I could mount my card elements around the twine. I only had a little space to work with, so I cut the edges off of the Dimensionals sheet for long and put the narrower pieces behind my elements.

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Materials

Pool Party Cardstock (122924)
Calypso Coral Cardstock (122925)
Sahara Sand Cardstock (121043)
Whisper White Cardstock (100730)
Calypso Coral Ink Pad (126983)
See Ya Later Stamp Set *Sale-A-Bration (c.133536, w.133533)
Pool Party Twine *Sale-A-Bration (133522)
Scalloped Hearts Embosslit (retired)
Cloudy Days Embossing Folder *Clearance Rack (127022)
Scallop Oval Punch (119856)
Ovals Collection Framelits (129381)
Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
Snail Adhesive (104332)

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Watercolor Dahlias

I keep seeing white mats on white cardstock and I like the look. Watercolor techniques also seem to be hot right now, so I thought I'd combine the two.

Instructions


  1. Create card base with Pool Party Cardstock
  2. Cut Whisper White cardstock mat at 5 1/4" x 4"
  3. Cut Whisper White cardstock stamping panel at 4 3/4" x 3 1/2"
  4. Rub stamping panel with Embossing Buddy
  5. Stamp Dahlia from Regarding Dahlias Stamp set in Versamark in the left hand corner of the stamping panel
  6. Add Pool Party embossing powder, heat emboss
  7. Squeeze Pool Party Ink pad, color the non-lined petals with the Aqua Painter, picking up ink from the lid of the ink pad
  8. Stamp sentiment from the Regarding Dahlias stamp set
  9. Add ribbon and knot, adhere with Sticky Strip
  10. Add Pearls
  11. Adhere Whisper White mat on the cardstock base
  12. Adhere stamped panel on the mat with dimensionals

Materials

  • Pool Party Cardstock (122924)
  • Whisper White Cardstock (100730)
  • Regarding Dahlias Stamp Set (c.130327,w.130324)
  • Pool Party Ink (126982)
  • Embossing Buddy (103083)
  • Heat Tool (129053)
  • Aqua Painter (103954)
  • Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon *retired
  • Pearls (119247)
  • Sticky Strip (104294)
  • Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
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