Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Open Sea Cards For Men

I have been so wanting to start being able to work with the stamp set "The Open Sea" and the designer series paper "Nautical Expedition." I have seen so many wonderful cards being made by fellow demonstrators using these Stampin' Up! products. Just in case you are wondering, they are found in the summer mini catalog.
Moving on, below are 2 sample cards that I have created using the stamp set and paper I mentioned above. They are also the first 2 cards I have made for "The Open Sea Cards For Men Class." I am very pleased with both of them. I truly do enjoy working with these products. They are worth the investment, if you ask me. There are not a lot of stamp sets for the masculine side. When I seen this set I knew right away I wanted it.

Not only do I like the stamp set and paper, I also love the colors! I think we are all drawn to certain colors. For me these colors are some that fall into that category. I can say since becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator my choice of colors has broadened greatly.

I will be posting the other 2 cards when I get them created. I have an idea already in mind for one of them. Please come back again to take a look at them, as well. Please leave a comment!

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Gift Bag Card

I wanted to try something different when I went to create this card. I had seen a demonstrator make her card look like a gift bag. Instead of creating a gift bag card, I decided to make a card that has a gift bag on it. I do believe it is possible to make this in such a way that you could put a gift card down inside of the bag or maybe something little like jewelry.
This is not one of my most favorite cards, but it works and is a little different.

Stampin' Up! supplies used to make this card.

Cardstock: baja breeze, soft suede, whisper white, elegant soiree' designer series paper, white vellum paper; Stamp set: birthday bakery; Classic ink: baja breeze, soft suede; Tools: itty bitty shapes punch pack, build-a-blossom punch, crop-o-dile; Accessories: bitty buttons, 3/8" taffeta ribbon kraft (retired).

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Fabulous Florets Mother Card

I wanted to get this posted pretty quickly. Mother's Day is over and this was the card I had made for my mom for that occasion. I did realize though by the saying it did not have to be categorized as a Mother's Day card only. It could be used for birthday or any other time for your mom.
I had a lot of fun with this card. I was very pleased with the end result too. I ended up using my watercolor crayons and blender pens for most of the flowers. The solid image flowers are stamped with classic ink. On the bashful blue flower I used a night of navy stampin' write marker to accent the petals. To be quite honest, I love this stamp set. It is very versatile. Many demonstrators are having a lot of fun using it. If you are interested in purchasing it the number is (123025 for wood) and (123027 for the clear mounted) set.

I wanted you to be able to see a close up of the flowers. I cut out everyone of the flowers by hand. It took some time to do, but it was not that long really. Like I said, I had a lot of fun with this card. Putting the pearls in the middle of the flowers added a lot too.

Items used to create this card. Stampin' Up! only.

Cardstock: naturals white

Ink: night of navy, bashful blue, and old olive

Stamp set: well scripted (retired)

Tools: watercolor wonder crayons and paper snips
Embellishments: basic pearl jewels

I thank you for stopping by my blog. It would be nice if you would take the time to leave a comment. I understand if you don't. I don't always leave comments either when I visit other blogs.

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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Beautiful Wings Mother's Day Card

Happy Mother's Day to anyone that is a mother! Being a mother is one of the greatest gifts God has given to us. I know how much I love my children and would not trade them for anything. Then to think that God loves our children even more than we do! Wow!
I have attached a picture of the card I made for my daughter. This is her 2nd year of being a mom. I know she liked butterflies at one time. I am not sure if she still likes them as much as she used to, but I took a chance on it anyhow. This was the final result. I played with the butterflies for a while as to where I wanted them placed on the card. I even played with the bow on the ribbon as to where I wanted it placed at. That is the fun thing about cards. You never know what it will look like until it is finished.

Here is a list of the things I used to create this card. All supplies are Stampin' Up!

Cardstock: blushing bride, pear pizzazz, peach parfait, in color designer series paper pack, and whisper white; Stamp set: retired well scripted; Stampin' write markers: pear pizzazz and blushing bride; Tools: big shot, perfect polka dots embossing folder, beautiful wings embosslits die, xl butterfly punch, 2"x 1 3/8" oval xl punch, and decorative label punch; Embellishments: circle rhinestone brad, basic pearls jewels, and 1/2" stitched poly-ribbon blushing bride.

Once again, Happy Mother's Day! Enjoy your day with your families. Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Leave a message if you have a minute.

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