Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Color Challenge snow flakes

I can't believe I forgot to post this.  It was for a color challenge last week.  The colors were Blushing Bride, Pear Pizazz and Marina Mist with bonus points for making it a Christmas/winter card.  This makes yellow snow look mild.

I used the inlaid embossing technique where you glue your punched/die cut images to the larger piece and then run them all through the Big Shot with an embossing folder. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Sponged Glimmer Paper

I loved the look of the faux mother-of-pearl card that I did, but wanted to make a simpler card with similar bling.  So, the layout is the same, but the process is way easier. 
I punched an ornament out of the silver glimmer paper and then sponged it with Not Quite Navy.  It worked great and wasn't too messy.  The only tip I have is to not keep dipping your sponge in your ink pad or the pad will get glitter bits in it.  Instead of a die cut piece for the sentiment, I used the Decorative Label punch and sponged around the edges.  The two lines across the bottom were made with my Simply Scored. 

Monday, November 21, 2011

Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza

Wow!  Super savings just in time for the holidays.  Click here to see a list of everything that's on sale.  PLUS, today only, there are select items on sale for 20% off.

Call or email me with your order today.  Or, shop online and identify me as your demonstrator.  If you go to the online store, you'll notice that the sale prices don't show up until you put the item into your cart.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Mica Flakes Faux Mother of Pearl

The mica flakes in the Holiday Mini catalog are so much fun.  I saw Sharon Field's great idea for using them to create a faux mother of pearl look and had to try it.
Sharon has directions on her blog, so I won't repeat them here.  The one thing I changed was to sponge my ornament with Not Quite Navy ink instead of Soft Suede. 

I have to admit that this technique makes a mess.   I had escaped mica flakes everywhere, including in the cat's fur.  Since Stampin' Up! doesn't sell the silver cord any more and I didn't have any other ribbon that would work, I cut a sliver of Silver shimmer paper and made my own ornament hanger.  It worked great.

I really like the clean look of this card.  The layers of different textured Whisper White cardstock adds to the elegance of it.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Doily snowflake

The white "snowflake" on this card was made using a cut out from a doily sheet in the Flirtatious specialty designer series paper.  On one side the doilies are either Melon Mambo or Peach Parfait, but on the back they're white.  So fun!

The red rosette was made by scoring a strip of designer paper on my Simply Scored.  The silver layer was punched out.  You can see a close-up in the next photo.

My son thought this needed even more bling and suggested a red rhinestone in the center of the silver.  SU doesn't sell red rhinestones, but they're easy to make with a clear rhinestone and a red permanent marker. 

This card was fun to make, but would probably get crushed in the mail. Definitely a hand-deliver kind of card.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Spice Cake ribbon

I made this with a few odds and ends that were cluttering up my craft table. The card base was torn on the edge to remove the part that got dunked in an ink pad, the strip of dsp on the inside was left over from a previous stamp club project, and the Spice Cake fabric "ribbon" was from another failed experiment.  I like the way the layered tag turned out.  I forget that layers don't always have to be the same shape. 

Sorry the photo quality isn't the greatest. My son is using the camera for a school project so this was taken with my phone.