Friday, February 16, 2018

Winter Blues

I've had the winter blues since it started snowing in December!  And along with all the snow this year, we've had below normal temperatures.  Burr!




The blue background of this eclipse technique card is made by using a sponge brayer to spread the layers of ink over the cardstock.  Then the trees from Lovely as a Tree are stamped and heat embossed with white embossing powder. The words are cut out using the Large Letters Thinlits.  That layer is adhered to white glimmer paper and then onto an Island Indigo base. The letters are placed back in their "holes" and popped up.

Check out the SSINK blog and see how the other design team members are dealing with the Winter Blues!







Sunday, February 11, 2018

February Stamp Class coming soon

It seems like we just had a stamp class, but because of rescheduling, Jan and Feb's classes are closer together than normal.  But that's fine, because I've got lots to share!

The second release of Sale-A-Bration will be available February 16, and I have a few of the products from that release to share with you.

Here are four of the six cards we will make....


This cute birthday card is made using the We Must Celebrate stamp set from the Occasions Catalog.  I used Stampin' Blends to color the critters.




This pretty card is made with the stamp set from the Blossoming Baskets Bundle in the new SAB brochure.  Stampin' Blends were also used to color the basket and flowers.


                                                                          
These next two cards are made using the same stamp set, Beautiful Day from the Occasions Catalog.  We haven't done any heat embossing for a while, so I thought it would be fun to use two different colors and see how great they look.


This first card uses white embossing powder for the flowers that are cut out and adhered to a layer of Pear Pizzaz that has been embossed with the Garden Trellis Embossing Folder.








The second card uses the butterfly stamp from the Beautiful Day stamp set and is embossed with Gold Embossing powder on Island Indigo cardstock.

A strip of Gold Foil paper is layered under a piece of Pool Party with a Gold Embossed verse.


Thank you tags

I like to make fun tags for the bags of products my stampers order each month.  Usually I use leftover pieces from the cards we make.  This month I used products from the SAB brochure:  Party Pandas stamp set and Bubbles & Fizz DSP.


Friday, February 9, 2018

Stepped up Dragonflies

A few weeks ago I posted this pretty dragonfly card I made for a sparkle and shine card challenge.  It uses Gold Foil, Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper and the Detailed Dragonfly Framelits.


Here is the same card I used in another sparkly card challenge that includes a coordinating tag.

I "stepped up" the card by adding a banner with the words 'celebrate' heat embossed with gold embossing powder.

Then I made a coordinating tag from Basic Black cardstock with a little strip of the blue glimmer paper from Myths & Magic on the bottom.  I cut out the small dragonflies in Gold Foil and filled in their wings with the blue glimmer paper.  Wedding Wishes are heat embossed with gold embossing powder.

Pretty!




Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Another Hedgehug...hedgehog!

I can't get enough of these guys.  The Hedgehugs stamp set from the Occasions catalog is just adorable, and so much fun!

Here I gathered up a bunch of scraps from my scrap basket and put together this colorful, fun card.



The DSP and embossing folder I used are all retired (oops, sorry), but you could use any paper and folder to make a great card just like this.

The basic colors used are Crumb Cake and Calypso Coral.  So cute!