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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Painted Harvest Thank You Card

I'm still trying not to post too many Christmas cards until after Thanksgiving, so here is what I found that I just had to make.  I don't use the wood background paper as much as I would like to. It's great paper for masculine cards.  I found this one on Pinterest.  You can see the original here.  I pretty much copied it as I saw it.  The center of my flower is a bit lighter but this is how it came out when I stamped it.  For the most part it's pretty similar to the one I found. 

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Early Espresso.  I cut it on the short side so this card opens from the bottom.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of the decorative wood paper. I used snail to set it in place. 

I added a half a paper doily, it's centered from top to bottom on the left side.  Next I stamped the leaves using Pear Pizzazz ink.  Then I stamped the flower using Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie.  The center of the flower is Chocolate Chip.  I stamped the flower on Very Vanilla card stock. 

I wrapped a Crushed Curry ribbon around to the back side and taped the edges down using Scotch tape.  I made a bow and set it aside.

I took a 1" strip of Very Vanilla and punched the end to give it that ribbon look.  I stamped the words using Chocolate Chip ink.  I taped it in place along the top of the ribbon edge.  

Next I set the flower in place using Dimensionals.  I taped the leaves in place and then the ribbon and that was it.  It's a pretty simple card to make and the fussy cutting of the flower (not one of my favorite things to do) didn't take all that long.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

   

Monday, November 20, 2017

Pop-up Surprise Technique, Snowflake Embossing Folder, Christmas Card

 I kind of gave in and am posting a Christmas card.  I gave in for a couple of reasons. One, this is also a technique and two, our furnace went out and it's SO cold in my workroom that I needed to post something that was quick to do so I could go back upstairs where the space heater is keeping us warm.

This is a very simple technique.  You can find the directions on how to make this by clicking here.   These are fun and easy to make too.  Sorry this isn't a long post.  I'm freezing.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda


Sunday, November 19, 2017

Sheltering Tree, Colorful Season, Butterfly Thinlits, Thinking of You Card

I found a fun card on Pinterest and thought I would work with what I had to try to create what I really wanted to make!  The original card can be found here.  I did have the "Timeless Textures" set and the "Sheltering Tree" set and I just winged it with the rest of the card.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White.  I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Crushed Curry card stock.  On top of that is a piece of Whisper White cut 3-7/8" x 5-1/8".  

I began with the butterfly.  I used the Butterfly Thinlits die and cut it out of Whisper White card stock.  I set it on top of the card stock to see where I should start stamping the "Thinking of you" from the "Sheltering Tree" set.  I used Crushed Curry ink.  I stamped several rows of words, ending with the "thinking of you" completely visible, like it is on the top.

I set the butterfly back on top to see where to stamp the flourish images.  I used Sahara Sand for those.  I added the coffee ring images using Smoky Slate.  And I added some dots using Sahara Sand ink but I stamped off once before stamping on the card stock.  

I stamped the flowers from the "Colorful Season" set.  I stamped them using Crushed Curry ink.  I sponged the edges because I didn't like the white showing.  I should have just die cut them from Crushed Curry card stock and it would have been a lot quicker and easier!!! My "duh" moment!  

I wrapped some gold thread around the top of the card and taped the ends on the back.  Then I taped the Whisper White piece to the Crushed Curry piece.  I set those two layers on top of the card base using Dimensionals.  Then I added the butterfly using a Dimensional.  I set the flower in place using a glue dot.  I added a pearl to the center and the card was done.  It looks somewhat like the original card I had found but there are some differences, including the orientation.  I do like how it turned out though.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Secret Pocket Technique, Birthday Card, Happy Birthday Thinlits

I received this card from my sweet friend Colleen.  It's was made using last months stamping technique "Secret Pocket".  You open the card and on the left is a little secret pocket to slip in a gift card.  What a wonderful idea.  A gift card holder and greeting card all in one!!

This card was made using Daffodil Delight for the base. I do not know what pack the Decorative Series Paper is from.  

The words are die cut from the "Happy Birthday" Thinlits die.  I found that if you add some of the "Fine Tip Glue Pen" glue to a mister bottle, you can spray on the glue and set your piece in place.  Very quick and simple, neat, clean and super easy!!!

You can see how to do this "Secret Pocket" Technique by clicking here.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda


Friday, November 17, 2017

October 2017 Paper Pumpkin, Christmas Cards


 Today I'm going to share with you my October 2017 Paper Pumpkin cards.  I hadn't played with them much because I was waiting until after my outpatient surgery so I would have something to do that didn't require a lot of movement.  Not that I couldn't move around but I just didn't feel much like moving around the first day.  I did sleep a lot.  

Apparently the November Paper Pumpkin is tied in with the October one.  I don't know what that means at all, but it's on it's way and I'll fill you in on that mystery at a later date!!!

These were very fun to make.  I'm not a big fan of making shaker cards but the kit had the foam circles to make it easier.  I did my card a little backwards.  I put the foam circle on the background piece and set the front of the card over it.  I found it easier to get the card centered and I wasn't working blindly.  

I love the look of these cards. I did an alternative card that I thought was stunning and I'm hoping to give it a try on Sunday. 

The card with the trees has a big space at the bottom so I added a die cut snowflake and I also added a light blue sequin from the kit to the center of it.  It gave it a nice finishing touch.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda


Thursday, November 16, 2017

Thoughts and Prayers, Thinking of You Card

Here's a stamp set that I don't use too often but am SO glad it's not retired.  This is one of the nicest sympathy sets.  "Thoughts & Prayers" is a super easy to use set with great wording.  I found the card on Pinterest and felt the need to make it. You can see the card here.  I didn't need a sympathy card but my stash was low in that category.

To make this card I used a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is piece of Wisteria Wonder cut 4" x 5-1/4". On top of that is the focal piece of Whisper White cut 3-7/8" x 5-1/8".  

I stamped the flower part using Whisper White. I lined it up at the top edge of the card and tried to balance the sides and then I stamped it. I turned it around and did the same to the bottom. 

The stitched oval was die cut from the Wisteria Wonder piece before I attached it to the Whisper White piece.  I used a scrap piece of Whisper White for the wording.  I taped those two pieces together.

The Wisteria Wonder and Whisper White focal piece were taped together and then set in place on the card base using Dimensionals.   And that was it.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Stylized Birthday, Birthday Card

I need to start a 5 minute card category, that is about how long it took to make this card.  I was amazed at how quickly it went together.  I love those larger stamps that take up a lot of real estate on a card.

To make this fun and super quick card I used a folded half sheet of Whisper White card stock.  I cut it on the long side.  This card opens at the the bottom and folds at the top.

First I stamped the words using Soft Suede ink. The words are from the  "Stylized Birthday" set. 

Next I cut a 2-3/4" x 4-1/4" piece of the daisy design from the "Painted Autumn" Designer Series Paper (DSP). I taped it in place at the bottom and then tied a piece of Crushed Curry Mini Chevron ribbon around the front and tied a knot.  I trimmed the knot and that was it.  I told you it was super quick.  This is a fun layout.  I can see making LOTS of cards using this layout and those larger "Happy Birthday" words!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Swirly Bird, Seasonal Chums, Oh What Fun, Christmas Card

I was going to try to not make Christmas cards until after Thanksgiving but this one was in my head and I had to get it out on paper.  I didn't have enough time to make another one (non-Christmas) to post today so it's going to have to be a Christmas card.

This was a VERY fun card to make. 

I knew I wanted Crumb Cake for the base. And I new I needed a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White for the top.  I wanted some fun Christmas Decorative Series Paper (DSP) and I found the paper used here in the "Christmas Around the World" 12" x 12" pack.  I used a 2" x 4" piece.  I taped it to the bottom of the Whisper White piece.  But before I did that I had taken a mister bottle and added 6 drops of Pool Party inker in it and filled it with rubbing alcohol, 91%.  I sprayed the paper and it now has a soft pool party look to it.  When it dried (which didn't take very long) I taped the DSP to the bottom.  

Then I took the "Swirly Bird" bundle and die cut the top circle "thing" using Whisper White card stock.  Because it's white I really wanted the background to have some color, that is why I misted the paper.  I set the swirl in place to see where the words would go.  I stamped the words from the "Oh What Fun" set using Dapper Denim ink. I cut my Dimensional in thin pieces and attached it to the swirl and set it in place on the top part of the card.  

I die both sizes of snowflakes from the "Seasonal Chums" bundle using the Dazzling Diamonds glitter paper.  I used glues dot to set the snowflakes in place.  I also glued to the center of the larger snowflake a sequin from the October Paper Pumpkin kit. 

I took a piece of white "Classic Weave" ribbon and wrapped it around the front of the card and taped it in the back.  I taped the panel to the card base and the card was done. 

Super easy and sweet looking.

Thank you SO much for visiting today, 
Wanda

Monday, November 13, 2017

Flourishing Phrases, Thank You Card

I can not even begin to tell you how difficult it is for me to try to stay away from making and posting Christmas cards.  One slips through now and then but I'm trying to wait until after Thanksgiving.  Just a little over a week and then the greens and reds can come pouring out!!

So in trying to stay away from Christmas cards, I thought I would make a fall thank you card. I used the "Flourishing Phrases" set for the image and the words.

I stamped the image using Memento ink on a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White card stock.  Under that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Old Olive card stock and the base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Pumpkin Pie card stock.  

I colored the flowers in using the Pumpkin Pie alcohol pen, the leaves with the Old Olive alcohol pen and a little Daffodil Delight on that weird part of the image that I really think is a leaf and not a flower. But I've seen it colored in as a flower so I went with it, plus the card needed a little more color to it.  

The words were stamped using Soft Suede ink.  And that was it.  Easy peasy!!!  I LOVE the alcohol markers.  You can color over the area a couple of times and not get demarcation.  It's quick and vibrant.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda
 

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Hometown Greetings, Merry Patterns, Christmas Card

I found a card on Pinterest that piques my interest.  I liked the look of the card but didn't have the materials.  You can see the card I am referring to here. I was so enthralled with the card that I wanted to make one.  So I looked through my stamp sets to see what would work. I found the "Hometown Greetings" Edgelits dies would be something I could work with. And this is what I ended up with.

I took some of the Dazzling Diamonds glitter paper and I die cut the three long strips of houses and the church strip as well.  The star one also fit on the piece of glitter paper I was using.  After I got them cut I did die cut 4 circles using some scrap copier paper.  I needed to cut my pieces out of something that didn't matter before I cut the glitter paper.  After finding the shapes of the snow I was looking for I traced them on the back of the glitter paper and cut them out. Then I glued the images to the shape.  I did that for a total of three shapes.  Each shape got taller than the last to it would give the circle a bit more dimension.  I used double Dimensionals.  Just one wasn't thick enough to give it the depth that I was looking for.  I used strong tape to tape the circle image to the card.  But before I did that I embossed the words using white embossing enamel.  The words are from the "Merry Patterns" set.  The words are not cut off on the top, they are fully legible, it's just the way the photo was taken being the circle is actually 6 Dimensionals thick, plus the glitter paper!  

I punched a 1" circle and used just a single layer of Dimensionals to set it in place.  I glued the stars in the sky and it was done!  

It was fun. It's not like the original card but I do like it.  And now I'm off to clean up all the glitter on my worktable!!

Thank you ever SO much for stopping by,
Wanda

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Year of Cheer, Winter Wonder, Christmas Card

Today I am going to share with you a card I received from my friend Mary.  This was from a swap she attended and she gave me one of her extra cards. Such a sweetie!  Thank you Mary!

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Crumb Cake.  On top of that is a 5" x 3-3/4" piece of "Year of Cheer" Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP), the special is that there is foil on the images.  There's some fun "Year of Cheer" Washi tape on the 4-1/2" x 3-1/2" Whisper White piece that was embossed using the "Winter Wonder" texture embossing folder.  I did get this folder but I don't know where it is right now.  If you saw my worktable you would understand.  There's a HUGE mess and I'm guessing it's at the bottom of it. I need to get it cleaned up this weekend, I have stampers coming over next week.  I just don't understand why I can't keep my tables neat and tidy!  Oh well, it is what it is (right now!)

Oh and Mary added a gold faceted  gem to the center of the snowflake.  Such a simple and sweet card.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Friday, November 10, 2017

Oh What Fun, Secret Pocket Technique Christmas Card

Well, I couldn't wait to try out the technique I shared with you yesterday using a Christmas theme.  What do you think?  Pretty cute huh?  It looks like a regular card when it's closed and when you open it, it is a regular card with a pocket on the left to slip in a gift card.  Look at yesterday's post for the instructions and measurements on how to do this "Secret Pocket" technique.  I know a few people that I give gift cards to for Christmas and now I won't need to go shopping for a gift holder card.  Yay me!!!  When I made this one, I made 3 more so I have a total of 4 duplicate cards for this Christmas.  Now I just need to get the gift cards!  These are fun and quick to make and you don't need a lot of the Decorative Series Paper (DSP) to finish off the front.  I didn't add a ribbon on this one, the DSP was busy enough to not need anything more.  Plus it won't cost extra to mail this without a bow!  The stamp set I used here is "Oh What Fun".  It's from last year and it was carried over into the 2017-2018 catalog.  I bought it because it had a lot of fun wording. I really wanted just a plain "Merry Christmas" but the only one I had included the words "from our house to yours".  I could have masked it off but then the wording would have been kind of small for the space I had to fill.  This worked out fine.  Give this technique a try.  It's pretty quick to do too!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Stylized Birthday Card, Special Celebrations, Secret Pocket Gift Card Holder

Here is a fun card but it's not just a card, it's a gift card holder too!! Such a deal!

This was from Terri's Technique Tuesday night last month.  I needed to make birthday cards for my twin sister-in-laws and this card had an extra bonus for me.  Because I had to make two, I was able to show you the front and inside in one picture.

For my card I used a half-sheet of Wisteria Wonder.  My card stock was cut 4-1/4" x 11".  Score it at 5-1/2" (as usual) and at 8-3/4".  Next take a 1-1/4" circle punch and punch a half circle on the end with the 8-3/4" score, not the larger 5-1/2" side.  Fold the small panel inward and fold your card in half like you normally would.  Use some really strong tape to tape the sides of the pocket down.  You can glue them too, it just takes longer to dry.  Add a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White to the inside of the card for writing your sentiment on.

On the front I used a 4" x 3" piece of the "Delightful Daisy" Decorative Series Paper (DSP).

The Happy Birthday is from the "Stylized Birthday" stamp.  The 2-5/8" Stitched Square Framelit was used to cut out the words.  Layered behind that is the largest scalloped square in the Squares package.  The word layers were set in place using Dimensionals.  Be careful not to add Dimensionals all over the back.  Only add them to the part of the card that is going to be on top of the DSP.  

Write your sentiment on the inside, add your gift card, pop it in an envelop and you are ready to give it!  Yup, as simple as that.  You can also add some DSP to the inside left where the gift card is but I thought it was too much work to get the half circle punched just right, especially after it's been assembled.  You could cut the piece of DSP and line it up on the end and punch the two out together, then they would look perfect!  But I left it plain. 

These are fun to make.  I want to make a few for Christmas.  I may do that tomorrow. I was trying not to do too many Christmas items before Thanksgiving, but this will give you time to order what you need (if you need anything) and you can get started on them before the holidays get away from you.

Have a wonderful day and thank you for stopping by,
Wanda

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Painted Harvest, Better Together, Sympathy Card, Recessed Panel Stamping Technique

Now this is what happens when I don't put things away on my worktable. Other than making a mess, it doesn't allow me to venture out beyond what is in front of me.  I really needed to make 2 birthday cards for my twin sister-in-law's birthdays tomorrow.  I will have to work on them in the morning, maybe!

This was an easy card to make and I really like the "Recessed Panel" stamping technique.  It's pretty and fun.  Plus it's a great way to use those strips of Decorative Series Paper (DSP) you have left.  When I first made it I think I used a much larger piece, almost the same size as the card front.  Such a waste.  If you cut a piece of card stock 4" x 5-1/4" and use that to add your layers to then you don't need a full sheet of the DSP!

I used the "Painted Harvest" set for the flower.  I did fussy cut it out.  I stamped it using Peekaboo Peach and Pumpkin Pie ink.  I do prefer a much darker contrast but this is still pretty.  The leaves are punched from Pear Pizzazz card stock and added before the flower we set in place.  

The DSP is from the "Painted Autumn" pack.  My piece was a little less than 3" wide and 4" long.  Perfect for this technique.  The words are from the "Better Together" set and I used Chocolate Chip ink to stamp them.  It's such a fun and different technique. You can find the instructions for this technique here.  

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Painted Harvest, Layered Leaves Folder, Better Together, Sympathy Card

I had taken a photo of this card at a stamping event.  I really liked the card and wanted to make one.  Well, today is the day I finally got around to making it.  I've had it on my list to make for a couple of months now. 

It's a pretty simple card to make.  First I took a folded half sheet of Crumb Cake card stock for the base.  Then I took a 1/4 sheet of Crumb Cake card stock and textured it with the "Layered Leaves Dynamic Textures" folder.  This folder leaves deep and light impressions at the same time.  How cool is that?  After I textured it I cut 1/8" inch off all sides so it now measures 4" x 5-1/4". I set it aside while I worked on the focal piece.

I took a piece of Whisper White card stock 2-5/8" x 3-7/8".  I stamped the larger flower image using Tempting Turquoise. I stamped the detailed image using Marina Mist.  The center of the flower is Crumb Cake ink but inked up and stamped twice.  The leaves are Pear Pizzazz and stamped off once before I stamped them on the card stock. I also stamped it again for a "Third Generation" image.  I don't think a 4th one would show up, by then all the ink is pretty much gone.  

The words are from the "Better Together" set and I used Crumb Cake ink to stamp them.  I taped all the layers together and added a knotted piece of the burlap ribbon and I set that in place using a glue dot.  And that was it.  It actually was a pretty quick card to make.  And I do like how it turned out.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, November 06, 2017

Daisy Delight, Thank You Card, 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

I have had a lot of fun with this "Daisy Delight" stamp set.  Though daisies are mostly a summer flower, it's got to be summer somewhere, right? I live in Minnesota. Our flowers are all gone until spring.  So for me it's odd to make cards with flowers on them this time of the year.  Though I have given it a lot of thought and I decided that I don't care what time of the year it is, people give flowers all year long so why not make cards with flowers anytime I wish!  

SO, here is a flower card.  I'm not too thrilled with it.  Maybe it's that stigma of not making flowers this time of year that had a hand in this card.  It's not one of my favorites is what I'm really saying!!! LOL  The more I tried with it the worse it got!!  I stamped the flowers using Calypso Coral ink and then I also sponged them with that ink.  They were too white for the background.  I used the "Delightful Daisy" Designer Series Paper (DSP).  I thought it would be fun to put the DSP on the sides instead of just one side, or just the top or bottom.  Mix it up a bit.  Now that I look at it closer I think the flowers should have been a different color and maybe the card may have looked better.  But it is what it is and today I share it with you!!  Sorry!  LOL

It was still fun to play with the stamp set and just to stamp. I LOVE stamping and there are times that the card in my head does not look like the finished card.  This is one of those times!  

I did fussy cut the Pear Pizzaz leaves.  There were only three so it wasn't too bad.

Thank you so much for looking. I promise tomorrow's card will be SO much better.

Have a wonderful day and than you for stopping by,
Wanda

Sunday, November 05, 2017

Painted Harvest, Sincere Salutations, Get Well Card

I found this fun card while surfing the net. You can see original card here.  I did change a few things on it.  I needed to make a get well card and I couldn't find any "get well" words in the stamp sets that were current so I dug out my most favorite word set "Sincere Salutations" and used the "get well" from there.  If you find some get well wording in the current sets, please let me know.  

So, onto this card.  The base is a folded half-sheet of Tangerine Tango card stock. On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Pear Pizzazz.  And on top of that is a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White.  

First I stamped the ferny leaf using Pear Pizzazz ink.  You can't see much of it but if you click on the photo you can see a lot of it between the leaves.  It kind of fills in the white spots.  Next I taped a 3/4" piece of the "Wood Texture" Decorative Series Paper (DSP) in the 6" x 6" pack.  I used the Ribbon punch to do the ends but you can clip them yourself.  I wished I would have made that strip a bit longer.  I set this aside while I worked on the flower and leaves.  I stamped the leaves using Pear Pizzazz ink for both the solid part and the leaf veins.  Then I used the punch and punched them out.  I didn't like how there was white card stock showing around the edges, so I took a sponge and sponged them until I thought it blended in.  

I stamped the flower using Pumpkin Pie ink on the larger image first.  Then I stamped Tangerine Tango on the smaller image. I did stamp the images twice so they were darker.  I am not fond of these two colors together, there isn't a lot of contrast like you get with some other colors.  Perhaps Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie would give more contrast.  Anyway, this is what I did.  The center of the flower is stamped using Soft Suede ink.  Once that was stamped I used the "Stitched Circles" framelits to cut it out.  I added Dimensionals to the back. I added an extra one where the leaves would be attached underneath.  Before I set the flower and leaves in place, I taped on two strips of the burlap ribbon.  After the flower was set in place I stamped the five little dots in 3 places.  Then I stamped the words using Soft Suede ink.  I added 3 of the "Gold Faceted Gems" and the card was done.

I thought it was a very fun card to make.  It's a great guy card too because of the burlap ribbon.

Thank you SO very much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Wild About Flowers, Sheltering Tree, Thank You Card

I have not played with the "Wild about Flowers" set in a long time.  I know it's because I have so many other new stamp sets to play with. This one is easy to work with and quick, if you don't do any fussy cutting like I did. But the fussy cutting added a lot to the card, so I just HAD to!!!

The base of my card is a folded half sheet of Berry Burst.  A color I don't use very often either. On top of that is a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Always Artichoke. And on top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock. I taped those layers together and set them aside.

Next I cut a 2" x 3-1/8" piece of the new Berry Burst Decorative Series Paper (DSP).  I layered it with a 2-1/8" x 3-1/4" piece of Always Artichoke.  I taped those layers together and then taped them on the card front.

Then I stamped the flowers on a piece of Whisper White card stock using Berry Burst ink.  I set them aside to dry. In the meantime I stamped the leaves and stem piece on Whisper White card stock and die cut them out using the circle framelits. I die cut an Always Artichoke scalloped circle for the layer.  Then I stamped the flowers directly onto that piece using Berry Burst ink.

I set the circle on top of the card to see where the wording should go.  The words are from the "Sheltering Tree" set and I used Always Artichoke ink.  Once that was stamped, I cut out three of the flowers and set them in place using Dimensionals.  I was going to add tiny pearls to the center before I took the photo but I forgot.  So, imagine the tiny pearls in the center of each flower!!  Thank you!!!
And that was it.  It really was a very easy card to make, and even with the fussy cutting.  

Stamping Tip:  Here's very helpful tip for you when you are fussy cutting.  You don't have to get exactly on the line when you are cutting.  Sometimes I have a bit of white showing.  What I will often do is take a sponge and sponge the edges with the main color and it looks like I cut the piece out perfectly!!!  Seriously, it looks perfectly cut!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, November 03, 2017

Painted Harvest, Daisy Delight, 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog, Polaroid Technique

I've always wanted to try the Polaroid Technique. It's pretty easy to do once you know the dimensions of the Polaroid piece, and I will share that info with you so you can have some fun with this technique.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Tangerine Tango.  I stamped the leaf images on it using VersaMark. I set it aside to dry.

Next I cut a piece of Whisper White card stock 3" x 3-3/4".  I  used the 2-1/2" square die to cut out the upper part.  Make sure your edges, top and sides are even.

Then I stamped the image. Mine is from the "Painted Harvest "set. I used Cajun Craze and Pumpkin Pie for the sunflower colors. I used Chocolate Chip ink for the flower center.

The words are from the "Daisy Delight" set and I stamped them using Chocolate Chip ink.

I stamped the leaf using Pear Pizzazz ink for both the solid part and the veins.  I punched the leaves out and I set them aside.

To assemble the card, you put the frame and square on the card front and see how you like it to line up.  Make sure the top part of the Polaroid part will not hang over the edge of the card base.  Once you find where you'd like the stamped square to be, tape it down.  Then add Dimensionals to the back of the framed Polaroid piece and set that in place lining it up with the square. 

Next I taped the leaf in place and I called the card done. I thought I was going to add at least 3 leaf sets but one was just enough!

This is a very fun technique and I can see myself attempting it again.  Once you have the measurements for the Polaroid piece you can just have a great time making them!!!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Flower Shop, Thank You Card, Emerging Color Technique

I have tried this "Emerging Color Technique before.  You can see how to do it here.  

For my card I used a folded half sheet of Whisper White card stock.  I added a 1-1/4" x 5-1/2" strip of "Whole Lot of Lovely" Decorative Series Paper (DSP).  I layered a 1-1/2" x 5-1/2" piece of Pear Pizzazz behind the DSP. I taped it in place on the card base.  You don't need to make sure it's centered, it's a forgiving card.  And a little off center looks better anyway.  The important part is to get the strip straight!

I used a piece of the flowered paper from the ""Whole Lot of Lovely" DSP.  I stamped the flower from the "Flower Shop" set using VersaMark.  I embossed clear embossing powder on top.  Then I used Dapper Denim ink and sponged on the ink over the image.  I used the Stitched Circle die to cut out the circle.  I added a Pool Party Scalloped circle to layer it.  I set the circles in place using Dimensionals and I added a "Clear Faceted Gem" to the center of the flower.

The words are from the "Background Bits" set and they were stamped using Dapper Denim ink.  And that was it.  It's a fun and simple card to make.  And the technique is very fun to play with too.  It works SO much better with a solid image.  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Autumn Harvest, Painted Autumn, Thank You Card, Stampin' Up! 2017 Holiday Catalog

I found this fun card on Split Coast Stampers.  I loved the colors used here.  My image panel is much larger than the original card, which is kind of sad because you can't see as much of the VersaMark background on the Cajun Craze card stock. But it's still a pretty card.  Had I moved the acorns a bit more under the sunflower, more around the 5:30 position I think it would have narrowed the panel a bit.  But like I said, I still think it's pretty.

It's easy enough to make.  The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Very Vanilla card stock.  I added a 5-1/4" x 4" piece of Cajun Craze card stock that was stamped using the leaf veins images and VersaMark.  You can cut your Cajun Craze piece narrower, I just used this size because it was what was sitting around.  If I trimmed it, it would just be a waste of time and the strip of paper would go in recycling, so I just left it as it was and I had covered it with a piece of the "Painted Autumn" Decorative Series Paper (DSP).  I had a strip that was 1-1/2" wide and 6" long, so I trimmed it to be 5-1/4" long.  I taped the DSP in place over the card stock.  Then I added a 1/4" strip of Soft Sky to cover the seams.  My Very Vanilla image panel was cut 3-1/4" x 4" and the Early Espresso layer cut 3-1/2" x 4-1/4".  I should maybe have cut the Very Vanilla the size I thought it should be and tried to work in the images.  It's bugging me that it's not narrower, can you tell?  LOL

I stamped the more solid part of the flower Daffodil Delight and the detail part of the flower Peekaboo Peach.  The center of the flower is Early Espresso and it was stamped twice to make it darker.  

I never thought I would be using the acorn images in this set, I just didn't see where they would fit in.  Maybe that is what drew me to this card more than any of the others I had been looking at.  The acorns were stamped using Cajun Craze ink and the acorn caps were stamped using Soft Suede.  I did mask the acorns before I stamped the leaves. Plus I put down a piece of Post it Note to where the stems of the leaves are so it didn't cross over on top of the flower.  I used Pear Pizzazz to do the leaves and veins in the leaves.  I stamped the words using Early Espresso and I tied a double bow of Linen and used a small glue dot to affix it to the card front.  The image panel was set in place using Dimensionals.  And that was it.  I still like the looks of it in spite of it not being narrower!!!

Thank you ever SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Birthday Card

I loved the look of this "Happy Birthday" Thinlit but pieces were not getting cut out nicely until I discovered to put waxed paper between the card stock and the die.  Then I liked it more.  But I didn't like trying to get it to stick to the paper. I find that the double sided sticky sheets are a bit expensive so I shelved the words for a while.  Then the other day it dawned on me (did you see it get brighter in the north?  That was me with my bright idea!!! LOL).  I poured some of the fine tip pen glue in a mister bottle and thought I would give it a try. All would be out would be some words, a bit of glue, maybe a mister bottle and a little bit of my time.  I thought it was worth a try.  

The base of this card is a folded half sheet of Whisper White card stock.  Then I cut a 3-1/2" x 4-1/4" piece of Tangerine Tango card stock.  On top of that I taped a piece of 3-1/4" x 4-1/4" piece of Whisper White.  I set the two layers in place but I didn't tape them down.  I wanted to see where to put the flowers.  

The flowers are from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set.  I used Pumpkin Pie for the solid part of the flower and Tangerine Tango for the outline.  I used Pear Pizzazz for the leaves.  After I stamped those I taped the word panel in place.  Then I took a piece of Tangerine Tango card stock and die cut the words.  I sprayed the back of them with the mister bottle of glue and set them in place.  I set something heavy on top for a few minutes for the glue to set up.  Now I'm THRILLED with this die.  I can not only cut it cleanly but I can glue it all down in a very short time and have all surfaces covered!!!  Give it a try and let me know what you think.

I didn't come up with this layout, I found it on the net, it was made by Conibaer. The site is in German and so was the video on how to make the card.  I don't understand German but it was easy to follow. You can see that video here.

Thank you SO very much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, October 30, 2017

Rose Wonder, Painted Autumn, Fall Birthday Card

I was thinking of making a masculine birthday card but as hard as I tried, these sunflowers still screamed "female".  So it's a female birthday card!  It's also a super simple card to make.  The Decorative Series Paper (DSP) carried the card.  Not a lot of stamping here.

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Chocolate Chip card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Tangerine Tango card stock.  And on top of that is a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of the "Painted Autumn" DSP.  The DSP was taped to the Tangerine Tango and then a piece of Crushed Curry Mini Chevron ribbon was taped to the back of the card.  There's about 1-1/2" folded over to the back and taped in place. I also taped it down with some Scotch tape as well.  Then I taped those layers to the card base.  

The words are from the "Rose Wonder" set and I stamped them using Tangerine Tango ink.  I stamped the border around them using Soft Suede ink. That border is also from the "Rose Wonder" set.  I die cut it out using the die from the "Rose Garden" Thinlits.  I set the words in place using Dimensionals. 

I cut a 3" piece of ribbon and tied a knot on the left side of the words.  I trimmed them up and the card was done! Super fast and easy, plus it's SO pretty!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Painted Harvest, Hershey Bar Holder, Weekend Project

It's been a while since I've done a "Weekend Project".  I was going to make something fun for Halloween, but with it only a couple of days away I thought I would look towards November stamping instead.  SO while I was trying to decide on what kind of card I wanted to make, I thought it would be fun to do a project.  Yup, a fairly quick project.  SO I decided on a candy bar holder for fall.  

These are easy to make and if you cut the card stock a certain way, you won't have to measure for the belly band unless you want a wider one.  When I cut my card stock 7-1/4" x 7-1/2", I cut my card stock on the long (11") side.  Then when I turned it to cut the 7-1/2", I had a 1" strip to use for the belly band.  I did not measure the score lines on the belly band.  I just wrapped it around the finished holder and then used those marks to make my fold lines.  It's an easier way to "mark" the fold lines.  Why not save yourself some time?  It still looks great because you do make the fold lines nice and sharp.  I also like to keep the seam of my belly band in the front.  Whatever you are putting on the front will hide it.  That allows the back of the band to look and feel smooth. It just gives it a more professional look.  Plus you don't have to worry about the back seam getting caught on anything and pulling open.  Oh, and I always glue my belly bands.  I do NOT trust tape. 

For my holder I used Cajun Craze card stock.  I used the Painted Autumn" Decorative Series Paper (DSP).  I used the "Painted Harvest" stamp set for the words.  I stamped them using Soft Suede ink.  The leaves are from the same set and I stamped them using Pear Pizzazz ink.  I did find it easier to stamp the leaf vein image first and then the solid leaf image second.  I don't know if it is easier, I thought it was for me.  I thought it felt less stressful to get it right!!

To make this fun candy bar holder, just click here.  It will take you to my Halloween candy bar holder from a couple of years back and there's a link in there that will take you to a more female orientated holder.  There's a link on that one that will take you directly to the Score Pal instructions.  I just thought you might like to see a couple of other ones I've done so you get an idea of how much or how little you want to decorate them!

Have fun making them.  Wouldn't they make a great teacher gift?  And it's not very expensive to make either, depending on how much embellishing you do.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Creep it Real, Halloween Card, 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

Mindful stamping is the key here.  And on 2 elements of this card.  First I was stamping the little candies from the "Creep it Real" set. I knew I had to make sure I stamped on the ink pad straight on or I would catch an edge.  Thinking that I was doing pretty well, I became sloppy for a few images and you can see the lines on the card.  On a few of the stampings, I took a baby wipe and gently wiped the edges before I stamped.  I had made enough mistakes.  I had made too many candy images to redo the whole card. Plus I was hoping that I'd catch a break and one of the images or the words "Creep it Real" would cover it.  The Frankenstein did cover one of the marks but another still shows.  And the "Real" didn't cover the one I was hoping it would.

PLUS, the background should have just gone around the words.  I should have stamped the words first and then the candies.  I just thought the words were thick enough to carry the card, but they weren't.  Close but not close enough!!!  But it is what it is.

I stamped the images using colored card stock, Elegant Eggplant, Pumpkin Pie and Wild Wasabi.  I colored in the candies with a marker. It's a pretty simple card to make and the coloring didn't take all that long to do.  I'd like it much more if the candies weren't all over the words.  But....  oh well!  You get what you see today!! Plus now you know what not to do!!

Thank you SO very much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, October 27, 2017

Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Birthday Card

It's not that I'm into super quick cards but lately I've been finding them or creating them.  This one I actually created! I had a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock sitting on my worktable.  I was actually going to put it away and I thought I would see what I could come up with.

I had the "Whole Lot of Lovely" Decorative Series Paper (DSP) sitting on edge on the floor, but it was crooked and some of the pre-cut pieces were hanging out. I was going to put them back in and this one was sticking out the most, so I grabbed it. I did trim off 3/4" from it and I taped that strip inside the card on the right edge.  The front piece of DSP measures 2-1/2".  I cut a 3/4" strip of Pool Party card stock and taped it to the edge of the DSP.  I taped the two pieces on top of the Whisper White card base.

Next I taped on a paper doily.  I die cut a Pool Party scalloped circle measuring 2-9/16".  I die cut a Basic Black circle measuring 2-7/16" and the Whisper White circle was cut 2-1/8".  I cut the Whisper White circle after I stamped the "Happy Birthday" on it.  Those words are from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set and I used black Memento ink to stamp it.  I taped the circle layers together and set them in place with Dimensionals.  And that was it.  I told you it was super quick!!!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Creep it Real, Halloween Card, Tri-fold Technique, 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

I found a fun and easy "Tri-fold Technique" while looking at some "Creep it Real" samples on Pinterest.  You can see the original card here.  I did change it a bit, but the concept is still the same.   

For my card I used a folded half-sheet of Elegant Eggplant.  On the front I used a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Old Olive card stock. On top of that I used a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of the "Painted Autumn" Decorative Series Paper (DSP).  I didn't have any Hallowee DSP, so this was close enough.  It worked so I ran with it!

The words are from the "Creep it Real" set, I stamped them on Whisper White card stock using black Memento ink.  The scalloped layer is Elegant Eggplant.  I set the words layer in place using Dimensionals. 

On the inside is where the fun is!!  I used the 1-7/16" square die for the faces.  The 1-5/8" square die for the Basic Black squares.  And for the Old Olive squares I used the 1-15/16" square die.  I was able to cut each layer of squares out in one round through the Big Shot, so I only had to do it 4 times. I was hoping that my card stock would fit in there so I didn't have to run it more than 4 times.  And it worked!!  Not that it was a big deal to just cut them out with only 2 squares on the cutting pad, but I had other things I needed to do and this sped things up!

Once the squares were cut, I colored them in with markers. I did use the Smoky Slate marker and a blender pen on the skull, I wanted it to have a little color, after all rest of the characters are colored.

I cut a 1" x 8-1/2" piece of DSP and folded it in half.  Then I folded the two ends towards the center fold of the strip so I had a valley, mountain and valley fold.  I taped the ends of the strip in place using strong tape. Snail is not strong enough to hold.  Then I taped the characters layers together and taped them in place with snail.  And that was it.  I thought it was a fun and simple technique to do.  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Basics 3 Washi Tape, Daisy Punch, Birthday Card

I was SO thrilled to get the new Washi Tape.  The tape here is from the Basic 3 collection. I LOVED the blues and I figured I would get more use out of them than the other colors. But the trick there is, you have to use them!  Mine got lost on my worktable and while trying to straighten it up I saw it and thought I would play with it before I misplace it or forget!  And this is what I came up with.

I LOVE Washi tape because you can just add a few strips and the background is done!  Such a deal. I used three strips for my card.  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is a piece of Dapper Denim card stock cut 4" x 5-1/4".  And on top of that is a piece of Whisper White cut 3-3/4" x 5".  

I started in the middle with the Washi tape.  The small thin strip first and I set the other two on either side of it.  Then I punched out two flowers and taped them together.  I curled the edges up just a little with my thumb and forefinger.  Then I set it in place using a Dimensional. I added the Clear Faceted Gem to the center of the flower and stamped the words from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set using Dapper Denim ink.  I taped it to the Dapper Denim layer and taped those two layers to the card base and it was done!!  SO super easy and quick.  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Happy Birthday Thinlits, Iridescent Sequins, Inker Misting Technique

I found a card on Pinterest that I just HAD to make, but as I was doing the sponging, it wasn't turning out the way the original card was.  You can see the original card here.  I wasn't getting the blend, I had distinct lines between my colors and it just wasn't working right.  SO, I thougth, "what if I use the mister bottles and spray on my color"?  It didn't turn out as dark as the original and it may have if I would have used more ink and less water? Maybe!  But I'm guessing that was the issue with mine.  Though I do like the softness of the colors so I decided to keep it and die cut the words.  Next time I will know to use more inker and less water.  But that is how we learn right, by making some mistakes.  Though I do like my mistake, so does that make it a mistake????

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Bermuda Bay.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Lemon Lime Twist.  And on top of that is a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White that was textured using the "Falling Snow" embossing folder.  

Once I got the words from the "Happy Birthday" Thinlits die cut, I glued them in place.  I know, I hate gluing things like this just as much as you do, BUT I did figure out an easy way to do it.  It's a little messy but SO worth it to me.  I took one of the misting bottles and I filled it about half way with the "Fine-Tip Glue Pen" glue.  I sprayed the back of the letters and set them in place. Now because they were on a textured surface, they didn't want to stick very well, so I just put them under something heavy to set up.  It was about 10 minutes before I got back to them and they were stuck.  As simple as that.  While they were setting up, I took my mister and a small cup of water and stuck the "straw" part of the mister in the water to rinse out the piece.  I didn't want the nozzle to be clogged up the next time I come to use it.  Now I don't just plan to use this mister on only these words, I plan to use it on anything that I need to glue in place and don't want to use the "Fine-Tip Glue Pen" or glue and a toothpick.  This was SO much quicker than drawing over each letter with that wonderful time saving glue pen, but I saved even more time this way!  So there you have it, a technique and a great tip, all in one post!!!  Lucky you!!! LOL

When the glued piece was set, I taped it to the Lemon Lime Twist piece and then added Dimensionals to the back and set it in place on top of the card base.  I did use the "Fine-Tip Glue Pen" to add the sequins.  I have a feeling I will be buying another one of those glue pens soon!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, October 23, 2017

Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Happy Birthday Thinlits, Wood Textures Paper

This was a fun, quick and simple find.  I was looking for an easy masculine card on Pinterest and my clicking and clicking and getting stuck in a loop finally landed me to the post where I found this card.  So, after all that clicking I decided that I was going to make this card.  My time for stamping was running out from all the hunting of the one card I REALLY wanted to make, but oh well, this is what I ended up with today. You can see the original card here.

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Basic Black card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of the "Wood Textures" Decorative Series Paper in the 6" x 6" stack.  

The words are from the "Happy Birthday" Thinlits and were die cut using Basic Black card stock.  They were glue din place.

The "it's your day" words are from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set and I stamped them on a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock using Memento black ink.  I should have used Very Vanilla card stock, the white is kind of bright for the wood background.  But is a guy really going to notice that?  I doubt it!  I set the word in place using Dimensionals and the card was done.  I told you it was quick!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Painted Harvest, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Fall Birthday Card, 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

I found this fun card on Pinterest. It caught my eye because of the background, which mine turned out darker than the one posted.  I was tempted to use Soft Smoke instead of Early Espresso stamped off twice.  But it's still pretty.  You can see the original card here.  

This was very easy to make.  The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Early Espresso card stock. On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Early Espresso card stock cut 5" x 3-3/4". Yup, you read that right, Early Espresso on top of Early Espresso.  I think I would have chosen Cajun Craze for the base instead, but I was just going by what I saw, because what I saw I did like.  And the top layer is Very Vanilla.

I stamped the flowers on the Very Vanilla using Early Espresso ink and stamping off twice before I stamped on the card stock.  Then I added a 1-1/2" x 3-3/4"piece of "Painted Autumn" Decorative Series Paper (DSP).  I stamped the words from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set using Early Espresso ink.  I taped it to the Early Espresso piece of card stock and then tied some jute around it and knotted it.  

I stamped another flower using Crushed Curry first and then Tangerine Tango on top of that.  The center of the flower is Early Espresso.  Then the flower was die cut using the stitched circle die.

Next I stamped the leaves and the leaf veins using Lemon Line Twist.  I punched them out and set them on the back of the die cut circle using Dimensionals.  The Dimensionals were on double duty.  There were to raise the flower up and at the same time the stems caught a little of it and it held them in place as well.  And for the final step, I added Dimensionals to the back of the front panel and set it in place and the card was done. 

I still like how this card looks, even though my background is a little darker.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Seasonal Layers from the Colorful Season Bundle, Fall Masculine Card, Polished Stone Technique

Here is another "Polished Stone" technique sample.  With the return of the glossy card stock, it's fun to play with some of these old techniques.  Though Stampin' Up! does not carry the gold or silver inkers anymore, the technique had to be modified.  Water was used instead of rubbing alcohol and Wink of Stella was used instead of the gold or silver inkers.  And as usual, other colors of inkers were used.

This card was from the latest swap I attended at Terri's Technique night.  Tanya was the designer of this fun card. The base of her card is Crushed Curry, then the glossy card stock that was colored using the new technique. She added a strip of Pumpkin Pie and on top of that is a piece of the burlap ribbon.  She die cut three leaves, one of Crushed Curry, one of Cajun Craze and one of Pumpkin Pie.  She tied a linen bow at the end of the leaf stems.  It's a pretty simple card to make.  You can see my swap card here.  I used a strip of the technique card stock on my card. 

The original "Polished Stone" technique instructions can be found here.  

This is a fun and effective technique to play with.  Give it a try.  I do highly recommend rubber gloves or your fingers could get just as colorful as the glossy card stock!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Friday, October 20, 2017

Hometown Greetings, Oh What Fun, Christmas Card, Polished Stone Technique

I'm trying not to make too many Christmas cards right now. It's still Halloween and fall, so I want to concentrate more on those two themes for now.  I have a few fun sets to use and I want to make sure I play with them enough because more than likely they will not find their way to the new 2018-2019 Catalog.

This is a very simple card to make.  Once the Polished Stone Technique is dry then you can cut the circle. You can see how to do the Polished Stone technique by clicking here. What I did here was I die cut the house line from the "Hometown Greetings" Edgelets set using Whisper White card stock.  The Dazzling Diamonds glitter paper would be pretty too, but you can't stamp the words on the bottom part.  If I would have opted to go that way, I would have moved the house line down so more of the sky was visible and then I would have just stamped the words on the card base.

So, after I got the house line die cut, I used a large round die and cut the sky piece and the edgelet images at the same time. I stamped the words from the "Oh, What Fun" set using Night of Navy ink and then I taped those two pieces together.

I added Dimensionals to the back and taped it to a half sheet of Whisper White that was cut on the short side at 4-1/4".  This card opens from the bottom. And that was it.  Why didn't I think of this card earlier?  I could be done with my Christmas cards by now!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Guy Greetings, Masculine Birthday Card, Tarnished Foil Technique

I saw this "Tarnished Foil" technique and had to give it a try. I found a card on Pinterest showing the beautiful image and I wondered how the background was done and what it was called. You can see that card I found here. And P.S., I didn't copy that card, I created my own. Mostly because the images used in the linked card are retired. 

There's several steps to creating this technique.  First I took a piece of the silver foil card stock. I cut it 4" x 5-1/4".  I should not have cut it at all.  That way you can trim up the edges nicer. 

Next I ran it through the Big Shot using the wood grain embossing folder.

Then you take your StazOn black pad and run it over the surface. I did press harder on the wider areas of the embossed piece.  Then you take your embossing buddy and wipe it over the whole card.

Next you take your Versa Mark pad and tap it all over the place.  I think it would look better if you swirled it instead of tapped it, then you don't get those sharp corner edges from the pad.  Now sprinkle it with silver embossing powder and heat it up.

Take your StazOn pad and go over it again, followed by the stamping buddy.  Then you take the Versa Mark pad again and tap around the front.  This time you will be adding copper embossing powder.  I had to take my fingers and rub some off where it was looking like there were sharp corners.  You can rub off as little or as much as you want.  Then use your embossing heat tool and melt the powder.  I found the copper to be thicker than the silver, so I stopped and brushed off more of the powder before I continued.  And your final step is to go over the top with the black StazOn again.  And you are done. It's not hard to do, just a lot of steps to get there!

The base of my card is a folded half sheet of Cajun Craze.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic Black.  On top of that is a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of the finished Silver Foil card stock.  I taped the foil piece to the black and I added the black glitter ribbon. Then I wrapped and tied the copper thread. I ran the thread around the card about 6 or 7 times and tied it in a knot on the front.

I decided to use the "Guy Greetings" set.  I stamped the car and words using Early Espresso ink on Very Vanilla card stock.  Then I die cut them with the oval Framelits.  And I die cut scalloped ovals for the layer.  I set those in place using Dimensionals and my card was done!!!  I LOVE the look of this technique and it is SO much prettier in person.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Colorful Season, Seasonal Layers, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Masculine Birthday Card, Marbling Technique

Well, if this wasn't a fun and simple looking card.  It actually wasn't that bad to make either.  It's done kind of like you would with polished stone, except you use water on the cotton ball with the ink refills. I used the heat tool to dry the card stock faster.  Yes, card stock, not glossy paper, just regular Whisper White card stock.

After the paper was dry I stamped the skeleton leaf image from the "Colorful Season" set, using Cajun Craze ink.  Then I die cut it out using "Seasonal Layers" Thinlits die. 

I set the leaf in place but didn't affix it. I wanted to see where it should go so I could stamp the words.  I stamped the words using Cajun Craze ink and they were from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set.  I used Dimensionals behind the leaf and set it in place above the words.  And that was it.

The colors I used on the leaf were Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip and Tangerine Tango.  My cotton ball was pretty wet (with water). I did use a rubber glove.  If you don't have any, grab a sandwich bag or some other type of plastic bag and use it to pick up the cotton ball.  

This was very fun to make.  I wish I would have colored a larger piece of card stock.  My piece was only 2-1/8" x 2-3/4".  I was going to use that as a background layer.  Don't add any green to your inks. I thought it would look great, boy was I wrong. I tossed it and started over.  More yellows could be added, but stay away from the greens.  Have fun with this.  

Thank you SO very much for visiting today,
Wanda

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Colorful Season, Seasonal Layers, Rose Wonder, Masculine Birthday Card, Polishes Stone Technique

This was a fun card to make.  It's my swap card for tonight. It has lots of pieces.  I suppose if you were only making one it wouldn't seem like lots, but I had a number of them to make and I thought it was a lot of die cut work.  But I also thought it was SO worth it!!  I do like how the card turned out.

First I did the "Polished Stone" technique.  And you can see how to do the polished stone technique by clicking here.  I set them aside to dry while I worked on the other elements of the card.

First I stamped the leaves and then die cut them out.  Then I sponged the edges.  You can see how I did the leaves by clicking here.  

The words are from the "Rose Wonder" set and I used the oval die to cut them out and the scalloped oval for the Cajun Craze layer behind it.

I cut a 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" square of Chocolate Chip card stock to go under the leaves.  I worked off that square to assemble the leaves.  The first two leaves were just taped on, the third one was set in place with a Dimensional. The Copper Foil leaf frame was set in place with a glue dot and the little Garden Green leaf was glued in place.

I added the word layers.  I used Dimensionals only at the bottom of the oval.  Assembling them was fun, not to mention it was the last thing you do before the card is finished!! LOL

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda