Saturday, June 11, 2011

Catalog 2011-2012 Sneak Peek + A couple New Emboss Resist Cards

The cardstock and the corners are Island Indigo - in Color for 2011-2013!  Corners were stamped using the decorative circle stamp from Artistic Etchings set.

Colored the Hydrangea Stamp with Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive with Markers
Used a Circle mask - sponged in River Rock, Early Espresso
Sponged the negative space of the circle with Baja Breeze
The Hydrangea is a soon to be retired hostess set - free with a $150 order or party - this will be gone forever July 1!

The next card is using the Just Believe Set - stamped in Versamark and embossed in black embossing powder. Sponged with Certainly Celery and Bashful Blue.

The green patterned background was using the Fancy Fan Letterpress - another sneak peek into the 2011-2012 catalog! Available July 1st.  I used Certainly Celery craft stampin' spot on Very Vanilla CS.  Embellished with Bashful Blue Ribbon and an Antique Brad (hole for brad made by Crop-a-dile)

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Teacher Thank You Cards

Needed something simple, yet elegant to give to the boys' teachers for the end of the year.  Only 3 days left of school!  Husband bought each of them an Olive Garden giftcard which I'm sure will be well received!

Stamp Sets: Fine Flourish (#115709), Thank You Kindly (#111700)
Ink: River Rock and Early Espresso (#119695)
Cardstock: Very Vanilla (#101605), Regal Rose (#105130), Early Espresso (#119686)
Designer Series Paper: Paisley Petals -- available again July 1st! (#122367)
Elements: Pearls (#119247), 1/4" Early Espresso Grosgrain Ribbon (#120931)
Tools: Big Shot (#113439), Square Lattice Embossing Folder (#119976)

Friday, June 3, 2011

More Post-It Stamping Techniques - Ripped Post-It's

This is a simple 3x3 card, it is accomplished by ripping Post-It's and using it as a mask!  The ink for the sunset and the hills are all sponged on.  Once the landscape is in place, the greeting and the flowers were stamped on in black ink.
Stamp Sets: Silhouette Sentiments (Hostess Set), Just Believe (#120453)

More Inspiration! Because I Care and Elements of Style Thank You

I made this card quite a while ago, but thought I'd share!  This one was inspired by a card that I saw on the Stampin' Up! Demonstrator site.  It is a "Floating Frame" optical illusion.  The layers in the image of this card are only sponged ink!  One of the most useful tools you can use... Post It's (and many were used!) were used to mask off sections while inking.

The flower image was stamped with Marker on Stamp technique using Elegant Eggplant and Old Olive Markers.  The flower was then colored using only a Blender Pen!  No other ink was added to that image!  I then covered the image with Versamarker and heat embossed clear embossing powder overtop - it formed an emboss resist and made the colors pop again (which were faded to a chalk-like finish with the blender pen before the versamark).

Cardstock: Whisper White (#100730)
Designer Series Paper:  Subtles Paper Stack (#117152)
Markers: Elegant Eggplant (#105110) , Old Olive(#100079)
Ink: Multiple from the Neutrals Collection (#119695), Elegant Eggplant (#105210)
Elements: White Embossing Powder (#109132), Clear Embossing Powder (#109130)
Tools: Stampin' Sponge (#101610), Blender Pen (#102845), Versamarker (#100901), Oval Punch Scallop(#119856), Oval Punch(#119855), Heat Tool (#100005)
Stamp Sets: Because I Care (Level 1 Hostess Set), Elements of Style (#120045)

The Open Sea - Thank You Card

The sketch used is Mojo Monday 193.  This card is 5x5.
Cardstock: Not Quite Navy and Cajun Craze (#119705), Naturals Ivory (#101849)
Ink: Not Quite Navy and Cajun Craze (#119693)
Designer Series Paper: Newsprint (#117166)
Elements: Rhinestones (#119246), Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine (#123125)
Stamp Sets: The Open Sea (#123032), Thank You Kindly (#111700)
Tools: Stampin' Sponge (#101610), Blender Pen (#102845)