Thursday, May 20, 2010

Mostly Vintage Stencil

OK, don't fall out of your chair in surprise that I'm posting again.  I'm procrastinating on some chores (shhh, don't tell my kids that or they'll know I'm the biggest hypocrite in the world).  One chore I've been putting off is cleaning my stamp room, thus, the same colors on this project that I used yesterday and a few days ago.  I only had one clean sponge and still had the Sahara Sand one that I'd used yesterday.

This card features the Mostly Vintage stencils in the summer mini. I thought they were supposed to layer over each other, but now I think they just intended them to be a positive and negative image.  It would have been cool if they layered better though.  Hey, SU, are you listening? 

Colors are Sahara Sand and Soft Suede, which I keep calling Sable and you've all been kind enough to let me get away with it.  Thanks!  The "thank you" is the Elegant Thank You stamp. 

That's it for now. Have a fabulous day.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Sketch Challenge

Wow, two posts in one day.  Don't expect that too often!  Anyway, this card is for today's sketch challenge on Splitcoast Stampers. 

I used the Elements of Style stamp set. Colors are Suede, Razzleberry and Sahara Sand.  I colored the flowers with a fancy-shmancy tool called a q-tip :-)  I wanted the color to be subtle, so I rubbed the q-tip on the lid of the ink pads to pick up the color.  Worked like a charm.

Wish I Was There

Can you guess where I'd rather be?  The new Tropical Party set in the summer mini is perfect for summer scrapbook pages, party invitations, or assorted cards.  

For both of these cards I used shimmery white paper and the watercolor wash technique.  For the left card, I rubbed a damp sponge in the lid of my inkpad and then rubbed the ink on the cardstock.  For the right one, I used my Watercolor Wonder Crayons and scribbled on an old plastic lid and then picked up the color with damp sponges. 

Well, if I can't be on a tropical beach somewhere, I can at least imagine that I am. 


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Summer Mini Catalog Rocks!

I love this stamp set. Don't you think that if women were in charge, the world would be much better off?  There wouldn't be any wars, just talking about each other behind their backs :-)  All international negotiations would involve chocolate and shopping.

But, I digress.  Can you digress before you even begin? I don't know. Anyhoo....I made this card for a swap I'm in. It uses the Favorite Thoughts stamp set from the Summer Mini catalog for the sentiment.  The flower is from the Island Floral die in the mini, and the vertical flower border is Posy Party, a cool new wheel in the mini. 

 You can kind of see that the white layer is textured using the Square Lattice embossing folder from, you guessed it, the Summer Mini :-)

To see more fantabulous Summer Mini products and projects, check out the Stampin' Up! video on You Tube.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Elements of Style

This card uses the new Elements of Style stamp set in Stampin' Up!'s Summer Mini catalog.

Colors are Rich Razzleberry, Orchid Opulence, Old Olive and Certainly Celery. I used my markers directly on the large stamp so I could get multiple colors on the same stamp.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Sweet Scoops

Yahoo, the Summer Mini is now available.  This adorable set is called Sweet Scoops and it is perfect for birthdays and other occasions. 

These cards are for a swap I'm in.

The paper in the second card is also from the Summer Mini. Cute, huh?

This is what the set looks like.

I have a few ideas for some demented cards using this set that I may create and post. We'll see if I have the nerve.  Can you guess which stamp from this set will be used in a demented way? Keep in mind that I'm surrounded by males.