Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Regional Cards

These are a couple of the projects we did at the StampinUp! Regional in Minneapolis this Spring. I have been meaning to upload them to share. We didn't use any new techniques with them so they are pretty self explanatory on how they were made. I liked the neat color combinations and really liked the stamp set we used to make them! The stamp set is Soft Summer and can be found in the Occasions Mini.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Stationary Gift Set

First off, I want to give a shout out to Kris for this wonderful idea she found. You can see the cute sets she made at her blog in the March archives She also has a link to where you can view the easy to follow directions to make your own.
I have been busy making these for graduations!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Marker Thumping Card!

One more Mother's Day idea!!!
Supplies: Thoughts & Prayers Stamp Set, Wonderful Favorites Stamp Set, Pac. bl, Pink Piro., Baja Breeze inks and cardstock, Pretty in Pink-Glorious Green-Certainly Celery Markers, White cardstock, Scallop punch
1. To get the different colors on the tree stamp I used the Thumping technique. I used the long, flat side of the markers and thumped onto the rubber stamp. Begin with the lightest color (in this case pink and work to the darker colors) I finished with the Glorious Gr. marker and colored the trunk and branches with it. REMEMBER to huff (a warm breath) onto the stamp to re moisten before stamping it onto the white cardstock.
2. I stamped the tree again in Pink Piroutte ink to give a background to the pink cardstock.
3. Layer white cardstock with Baja and Pacific cardstocks and adhere onto pink cardstock.
4. Use scallop punch to add detail to the bottom of the card.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Smoosh Technique!

An early Happy Mother's Day to all of you wonderful mothers out there!!!

Supplies: Reinkers (in this card I used Baja Bl, Pacific Pt, and Kiwi Kiss, with matching cardstock and ribbon, black ink, glossy white cardstock, brayer, Page protector, water bottle

1. First, cut your page protector so that it can open like a book. (these are protectors that we use in our scrapbooks)

2. Dribble some reinkers onto your protector and spray with water.

3. Place your glossy cardstock on top of the ink and water, closing the protector over it.

4. Brayer over and remove cardstock, you will get a unique background design to use on your card. A Note: You can place a new piece of cardstock into the protector and brayer again there will still be enough ink to give you a background although it will be a bit lighter. You can repeat this a few times, each time with a lighter effect before needing to wipe you protector down and beginning again!

5. After allowing time to dry, stamp your image in black over your background. Adhere, tie on a ribbon and stamp your saying in black.


Friday, May 1, 2009

Mosaic Card

Supplies: Leftover scraps of your favorite patterned paper! Stampin' Up! is great for this project with its double sided patterns-here I used Washington Apple, Sticky sheet, Silver embossing powder, So Saffron Cardstk & Grosgrain ribbon, Hodge Podge Hardware, Red Riding Hood ink & Cardstk

I love this card!!! It is one of those easy cards that looks really special and difficult! I also love how this technique uses up my scraps! Stampin Up sells sheets of the sticky paper and it comes in 12 x 12 sheets. I cut mine down to 3x3 for a square and this uses all of the sticky sheet so I don't have any leftovers!!
I cut my red cardstk to 3.25 x 3.25 and placed my sticky square on top of it by peeling the white paper from the sticky sheet.
Next, I peeled off the orange paper and began placing my scraps down any which way on top of the stickiness!
Once you have placed all of your paper down go ahead and sprinkle your embossing powder (I used silver) over the exposed sticky square. Shake off excess and heat to melt the powder! How awesome is that?!!
I finished by stamping a saying on the bottom with red riding hood ink, add the ribbon and hodge podge and you are all set with a beautiful card! This would be a beautiful card for Mother's Day wouldn't it? That reminds me, I will have a Mother's Day card posted soon!!!

**One tip to remember with this particular card is that I cut the cardstock lengthwise at 4.25 so it opens up instead of out. So you have two cards cut at 4.25 x 11 instead of the standard 5.5 X 8.5.

Texture Plate Card

Supplies: Tart & Tangy Stamp Set, Brad & hole punch, White Gel Pen, flower and square punches, Pumpkin pie cardstock & ink and grosgrain ribbon, Tempting Turquoise cardstk & ink, Green galore cardstk, Texture Plate and Big shot, adhesive, wh cardstk, and scissors

Run the pumpkin pie cardstock through your big shot with a texture plate. (I used the friend background to go with my saying).
Cut the turquoise cardstk to 2.5 x 3.5, wrap pumpkin pie ribbon around the middle and tie off.
Punch layered squares in white and green and stamp the orange on the white square and stamp the orange on scratch white cardstk. Cut the orange out of the cardstock and half it.
I stamped friend at the bottom of my turquoise cardstk and added white gel pen dots.
I punched a flower out of scratch pumpkin cardstk and adhered with a brad.
next adhere everything. (I did use a stampin dimensional for my half orange for it to "pop".)