Friday, September 22, 2017

Fall Frenzy

I love fall - the cool, fresh air, the bluebird sky and the leaves... all the beautiful, colorful leaves. This card is full of fall color.

All stamps used on this card are from the very versatile Colorful Seasons stamp set.

 The cardbase is Old Olive, and the ink of the little maple leaves is OO as well, stamped on Pear Pizzazz.

 The words are Early Espresso on Very Vanilla on a Stitched Shape oval.

Now for the large, colorful maple leaves.  I sponged Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive ink on Crushed Curry paper.  Then I stamped the large leaf in Early Espresso onto that and cut them out using a thinlit from Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  This created three totally different colored leaves.  I spread them around the oval to look like their falling.  So pretty!

See what the other design team members think about fall by going to the SSINK blog.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Ink on Embossing Folder Technqiue

I bought this Seaside Embossing Folder a while back and totally forgot I had it.  So when I was looking around for an embossing folder for this project, I came across it and knew it was the right one to use.

This Ink on Embossing Folder technique is done by spreading ink on the inside of an embossing folder before your run it through a Big Shot.

With this card, I used Dapper Denim ink inside the Seaside Embossing Folder, then placed a piece of Soft Sky inside and ran it through the Big Shot.

I tore it along one of the "waves", and placed it onto Whisper White where I had stamped the boat from Swirly Bird stamp set.

See what the other design team members made with technique by going to our blog, SSINKpiration.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Favorite Holiday Catalog DSP

Anyone that sews and/or quilts will absolutely love the Quilted Christmas 6"x6" Designer Series paper in the new Holiday Catalog.


48 sheets; 4 each of 12 double-sided designs. 6"x6"

I love to quilt, so naturally this is my favorite DSP from the Holiday Catalog.

My card was fun to make.  I cut 1"x 1" squares from the different designs, then using a glue stick, I adhered them to a piece of Whisper White point to point, then trimmed the edges.  By using a gluestick, you have more "wiggle room" because it's flexible and doesn't dry as fast as other adhesives. After that, I ran the piece through the Quilt Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, layered it onto Real Red and Whisper White and then adhered it to the Garden Green cardbase.  I added a few unquilted squares to the bottom, wrapped red ribbon around it then added a few words.  This is going to make a nice holiday time notecard to send to someone special.

Most of my quilting projects are hung on the walls around my house.  Here are a few of my favorites.

To see what the other design team members made using their favorite Holiday Catalog DSP, go to our website, SSINKspiration.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Halloween Fun

I'm not a big fan of Halloween, but I do really like the cute new Spooky Cat stamp set in the new Holiday Catalog.  I can do cute!

This first card uses the Spooky Cat stamp set, Cat punch and Spooky Night Designer Series paper. 

First, I stamped the spooky cat on the right and left of the Very Vanilla strip, the punched one of the black cats out of the DSP and placed him between the two.  I cut the witch's hat from a piece of DSP and popped it up on top of the kitty's head.

The finishing touch are the mice running along the bottom of the card!

The second card is also made with the same stamp set and DSP.  The center piece with the owl opens up to reveal a hidden message!  Notice the owl's black eyes....I colored two tiny pearls with a permanent black marker to make them.

We will be making these cards plus a few more at September's stamp class Sunday, Sept. 10.

Monday, September 4, 2017

SSINK Color Challenge

I really like the colors in this color challenge - Flirty Flamingo is a lovely color that I don't use often, so it was fun to combine with the strong Black and Vanilla.

I've made many cards with this Ribbon of Courage stamp set, but I think this is my favorite one yet.  The ribbon is stamped on Very Vanilla and colored with just Flirty Flamingo, but I colored the background of the design instead of the main images.  I think it really makes everything stand out.

To see what the other SSINK design team members made for this color challenge, go to our blog.  I know you'll enjoy it!