Tuesday, April 28, 2015

By The Tide...........Embossing Resist, Sponging and Watercolor Techniques




Hi Stampers!

I absolutely had so much fun creating this card. I couldn't wait to share it with all of you! This card uses several techniques---Emboss Resist, Sponging with ink, and Water coloring. I've been beginning to miss our Hawaiian ocean lately and so it was easy for me to get into oceanography frame of mind.

I created the ocean scenery by taking a piece of Whisper White card stock and die cut it with the third largest oval from Stampin' Up!'s Ovals Collection. Once that is cut, stamp the coral image using Versa Mark and heat emboss it using Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder. Wipe the image over with a napkin to complete the process. To create the ocean background, start with sponging Sahara Sand keeping the color on a slight diagonal on the paper. Next, I sponged Pool Party, then, Bermuda Bay and finally Island Indigo. Once your piece is all inked up, layer it on a piece of Pool Party card stock cut with the second largest oval from the collection. Now, to create the fish.....I stamped the image using Stazon On Black Ink of a piece of Water Color paper. I used So Saffron and Marina Mist colored ink and colored it using my Aqua Painter. Once it was all colored I just cut the image out with my paper snips and attached it to my ocean scene using a Stampin' Dimensional. The background is done with Island Indigo embossed with the Argyle embossing folder layerd on to Bermuda Bay.

Hope you enjoyed this card share. Here is the full list of all the supplies used to create this card.:






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Monday, April 27, 2015

2015 Last Chance List (Retiring List)....Blooming With Kindness and Stampin' Up!'s 2013-2015 In Colors




Hi Stampers!

The Last Chance aka the Retiring List is out and many of my favorites are on that list. I am so sad to see them go, but before they do I want to give them one final share....

Today's share is the Blooming With Kindness Stamp Set. I decided to use this stamp set along with the 2013 - 2015 In Colors and the Argyle Embossing Folder  that will also be retiring.

Here you can view a card done in Crisp Cantaloupe. I stamped the image on a piece of 3" X 3" Whisper White card stock using Crisp Cantaloupe. I then stamped the image over using Versa Mark and heat embossed with Iridescent Ice.

Crisp Cantaloupe

Here you can see the same card using the remaining Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush and Pistachio Pudding.


Baked Brown Sugar



Coastal Cobana


Strawberry Slush


Pistachio Pudding



Here is the full supply list used to create these cards:







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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Team Stamp It Mother's Day Blog Hop


Hi Stampers!

Need some inspiration for Mother's Day?...Well, I'm glad that you stopped by. Why not honor that someone special that we call "Mom" with a hand made item that she can always treasure? Some of Team Stamp It group members have some amazing projects that we would like to share with you. If you are already on our tour, you have just come from Lori Mueller's Stampin Dreams blog. I just love her ideas. If you have just arrived here, not to worry....you can easily stroll along through our hop by navigating using the "next" and "previous" buttons below.


Now on to my share:





I used Stampin' Up!'s Mother's Love stamp set and combined several techniques to create my card share. In addition, I decided to create my own background for this card. First, I created the background by randomly stamping the flower image using Crisp Cantaloupe on a piece of 4" x 5 1/4" Whisper White card stock. Secondly, I embossed a strip of Crisp Cantaloupe using Decorative Dots Embossing Folder. Finally, for the focal point - I heat embossed the greeting using Calypso Coral embossing powder and used the "Two Step" Technique for the flower. For the "Two Step" technique, I used the Garden Green and Calyps Coral Stampin' Write Markers to ink up the outline images. Then I used Wild Wasabi and Crisp Cantaloupe on the solid image and stamped over.

I have to admit that Calypso Coral and Crisp Cantaloupe is one of my favorite color combinations.










Here is the complete list of the supplies I used:










Now, lets head on over to Liz Miller's Stampin With Liz blog and see her awesome project.

                                               


                                                             





Monday, March 23, 2015

Sew You.....Paper Pumpkin March 2015




Hi Stampers!

I love when I see a little red box in my Post Office Box......It's my monthly Paper Pumpkin Kit!!!

I just loved March's Paper Pumpkin Kit which used stitching as it's core technique---just absolutely loved how the cards came out!

The Kit Includes:

  • Sew You Photoploymer Stamp Set
  • 9 Black and white card bases in 3 different designs
  • 9 Die - Cut word bubbles
  • 9 Blue Envelopes
  • 12 Epoxy stickers in 4 designs
  • 10 yards of Yellow Thread
  • 50 Dimensionals
  • Needle
  • Black Stampin Spot





Here is your March Video Tutorial on how to make this month's Paper Pumpkin Project:






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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Team Stamp It Easter Blog Hop



Hi Stampers!!!!

Welcome and Thank you for joining us in Team Stamp It's Easter Blog Hop! If you are already hoping along, you just came from Liz Miller's Stamping With Liz blog. If you just landed here, you can navigate through our hop by clicking on the "Next" and "Previous" Buttons to view the different Easter projects that our team has created.

I've got a treat for you......meet Bo Bunny and Bonnie Bunny! Cute little Easter treat holders using Stampin' Up!'s French Fry Box Die and some Bunny Punch Art.






Are they adorable????.......I enjoyed playing and putting them together!!


Here are the punch pieces that you will need to make your own Bunnies:







Here's a closer look at Bo Bunny:






For Bonnie the bunny I just added a Pink Ribbon:





Here is the complete list of all the products that you will need to create your very own Bo and Bonnie Bunny Treat Boxes just in time for Easter!








Hope you enjoyed my Easter project.....now it's time to hop on over to Elizabeth Thatcher's Craft's by Happy Stamper blog. Have fun hopping and hop.......oh, I mean hope you come back to visit again soon!









                                                                                                                           




Sunday, March 1, 2015

Japanese Origami Paper Doll




Happy Sunday!!

Here is another Girls Day Card that I made using the Japanese Origami Paper Folding Technique.  In this card I used the Painted Bloom Designers Series Paper to make her kimono (Japanese Robe). The background is using Stampin' Up!'s Flourishing Flowers Stamp Set and embossed with Gold Embossing Powder. I found that the secret to paper folding is to make sure that folds are creased really good use a bone folder.

Here you can follow along and make your own Japanese Paper Doll and card:





Base of Card - Mossy Meadow Card Stock cut at 4 1/4" x 11"

Layer 1 - Basic Black Card Stock cut at 4" x 5 1/4"

Layer 2 - Mossy Meadow Card Stock cut at 3 3/4" x 5"

(2) Painted Bloom Designer Series Paper cut at 4 1/2" x 4 1/2"

(1) Pacific Blue Card Stock cut at 3" x 3"

(1) Whisper White Card Stock cut at 1/2" x 2"

(1) Pacific Blue Card Stock    1" x 3"

(1) Whisper White Card Stock 1" Circle

(1) Basic Black Card Stock 1" Circle

(1) Pacific Blue Card Stock Petite Petals

(1) Daffodil Delight Card Stock  Itty Bitty Punch

(1) Basic Black Card Stock   Note Tag Punch

(1) Basic Black Card Stock Artisan Label Punch


Directions:

Score Pacific Blue at 1/2" and fold.




Take Whisper White and fold the Pacific Blue over the Whisper White creating a "V" for the neckline. You can secure the flaps down with adhesive and trim off any excess. Set aside.




Score DSP at 1/4" and 1/2" and alternate folds.





Fold DSP into thirds.



Fold top of DSP towards the middle in a diagonal. Straighten and even out kimono and crease.





Repeat to other side.






Score Pacific Point at 3/4" and 2 1/4" and fold.







Fold around doll and adhere




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Using the Circle thinlits, use the 2nd largest circle and cut out circle.





Fold in half.



Create the sleeves by bring town the tips towards the middle and adhere with adhesive.





Adhere the face of the doll.



Trim off some of the Basic Black circle.




Adhere to the Whisper White circle.



Adhere the Basic Black Note Tap punch to the back of the doll.



Adorn your doll with flowers and rhinestones. I made the greeting on my computer and ran my Whisper White Card Stock through the printer. I punched the greeting out with 1 3/8" Circle Punch. Adhere the circle to the Artisan label and glue to your card.





Hope you enjoyed this paper folding tutorial. Make sure to visit often to get more fun paper crafting ideas. Subscribe to my blog so you don't miss out and don't forget to stop by and like my Facebook Page





Saturday, February 28, 2015

Simply Stamp It Color Challenge - Happy Girls Day!



Hi Stampers!


Today, we are playing along with Simply Stamp It's Color Challenge.



Melon Mambo, Crumb Cake & Blackberry Bliss


Today's card is just in time for Hina Matsuri or otherwise know as Happy Girl's Day! I was raised with my Japanese Grandparent whose parents migrated to Hawaii from Japan. As a child, we celebrated every March 3rd as Girl's Day. It was a celebration filled with delicious Japanese cuisine and a gift of a new Japanese Doll.

Today, I'm sharing with you a Happy Girl's Day card using Japanese Origami (Paper Folding) technique. Make sure you come back to visit me tomorrow and I will have the instructions on making the paper doll used in my card,

I wanted to create a oriental feel to the background. I decided to use Stampin' Up!'s  Flowering Flourishes Stamp Set to help create a Cherry Blossom look for my background. I stamped it using Versa NMark and embossing it with Gold embossing powder.

I didn't have a "Happy Girl's Day" stamp, so I just printed it on my computer and ran my crumb cake paper through the printer.








Here is the supply list you need to make this card.






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Don't forget to stop by tomorrow to get directions on making your very own Origami Doll.