Saturday, September 25, 2010

Fall Anniversary

I finally got around to stamping again. I have some special occasions coming up. One of them is my anniversary. I do not believe my husband will see this card because he doesn't have facebook and he doesn't go to my blog. At least, I hope he doesn't.
Since we were married in the fall, I decided to make a fall card. I used the same colors that were in the fall cards in the previous post. I was even going to use some of the DSP, but I ended up changing my mind and didn't. You can't tell all of the detail that is in this card very easily. I cut out the leaf, pumpkins, acorn, and squash, individually. I put dimensionals behind them to make them stand out. Guess what? Then I wasn't happy with the trees. I had already stamped them twice, just a little off from each other to add dimension. I thought it would bring it out more if I used crystal effects. I did not want them to be solid though. Instead, I dabbed the tip of the bottle up and down all over the trees making clear dots all over. The other thing I did was I sprayed champagne mist on the cut-outs I had made too. I am pleased with the end result. I guess in a few days I will find out if my husband is.

Just in case you wonder what stamp sets and tools I used, here they are. As always, Stampin' Up! products are used.

Stamps: lovely as a tree and autumn harvest; Cardstock: more mustard and naturals ivory; Tools: big shot, embossing folder square lattice, bigz top note die, champagne mist all purpose ink, crystal effects, and watercolor crayons.

Thanks for looking! If you have a minute, please leave a comment and tell me what you think.

Have a great day. Now it is your turn to go-n-stamp!!


Saturday, September 11, 2010

Autumn Spice Card Class

These are the cards I designed for my next card class. I had to postpone the class for a week. I will be having it next week, instead. The nice thing about it is I can tell the ladies that are coming they can see what they will be making if they visit my blog. I usually don't have the cards done before I have the class. I do think it would be great if I did have them prepared ahead of time. I do believe it helps people decide easier if they would want to attend the class or not.

I still think it is funny, how a card that I think I am not going to like, ends up being my favorite. With that said, that is exactly how I felt about the very first card you see in this post. I just wasn't sure how I was going to get it to all go together. The other thing I was concerned about was the stamped image. I knew there wouldn't be a lot of time for the ladies to color it in. After I stamped the image I used the spritzer tool all over the image. Lastly, I used a stampin' sponge and went around the edge of the top note. I am happy with the end result.

I have seen some other demonstrators criss cross their ribbon on their cards. I wanted to try it sometime. That is exactly what I did on this card.

For this card, the Autumn Spice DSP is the main focus. I just added a few things to it to embellish it and make it into a Fall card.

Last, but not least, I tried to make it look like the stamped image is on a placemat. The new embossing folder "Square Lattice" gave it the textured look it needed, as well as, cutting the edges and making them look frayed.

This should be a fun class. As long as my class attendees are happy, that is what counts. As always, all supplies are Stampin' Up! except this time I used color pencils to color in the image on the last card.

Thanks for looking, leave a comment, and it is your turn to...........Go-n-stamp!!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Blake's First Birthday Card

Finally, I am posting my grandson's first birthday card. I have been saving my cards and not posting them as soon as I am done, just for the sake of having something new to post each week. This card was made with the DSP Greenhouse Gala. I thought that the colors were great for a birthday card, especially for a one year old.

As usual when I am done I can think of other things I could have done to it to make it stand out more. For instance, I could have used crystal effects on the frosting of the cupcake. I could have used dazzling diamonds ep too. What is done is done though. I did give the letters and saying some dimension by adding two colors and making them just a little off centered to each other. I really like the look it leaves.

Just in case you are wondering.......I used crazy for cupcakes and the defining alphabet stamp sets. The cardstock colors used are real red, pear pizzazz, whisper white, baja breeze, and pumpkin pie.

I wanted this card to be a keepsake that his mommy will keep for him until he gets older. I am not sure if she did keep it, but that was up to her.

Thanks for stopping by, leave a comment, and it is your turn to.............Go-n-stamp!!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Island Oasis Butterfly

Happy Labor Day! I hope you get to spend this day with family and friends. Some of us have to work on this day. I happen to be one of them. A special "thank you" to our health care workers though. I know they have to work a lot of the holidays. It is a very important line of work.

Well, on to my card. This is the 4th butterfly card I created. When I first began working on it I was not sure if I was even going to like it. To tell you the truth, it became my favorite of the 4 cards. I love the colors in this one. The butterfly is very pretty. No, I am not bragging about it either. I never know what a card is going to look like until it is finished. Even I am surprised with the finished look a lot of the times.

These are the Stampin' Up! supplies I used to make this card.

Cardstock: pumpkin pie, rose red, whisper white, so saffron, and island oasis DSP; Stamp set: teeny tiny wishes; Ink: pumpkin pie, rose red, so saffron; Tools: big shot, beautiful butterflies bigz die, backgrounds 1 texturz plate, and the scallop circle #2 bigz die, stamping sponge, word window punch, and the butterfly extra large punch; Accessories: pretty in pink 3/8" taffeta ribbon.

Now you know what you need to recreate this card, if you would like. I would love it if you would take the time to leave me a comment and tell me what you think.

Now go-n-stamp!!