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Monday, October 19, 2009

Got Bones?

This was a really cute card to make. I got my idea from Jan Tink's website. Go to her October 1st post. (I don't know how to link to the exact card except to tell you which day she posted it.). I did this card as a swap for a SU! demo group meeting and everyone liked it. I made up a bunch more to send to my friends for Halloween. I love the little pooch trying to get his bone!

The only thing that I did differently was to use clear detail embossing powder on the image. It softened it up just a bit. I tried using white EP and the detail became too "muddy." Not using any EP worked too because I still had the white image, but I liked the little bit of "glow" that I got from the clear EP. Wish Stampin' Up! had glow-in-the-dark embossing powder. Now wouldn't that be fun?!??

Start out with Old Olive card base. Cut piece of Cast a Spell DSP and attach a strip of Perfect Plum to the back at the top. With marker, draw "stitch" lines along edge of purple card stock. Attach strip of black grosgrain to the front as shown, tie bow on right side, near edge. Attach to card base.

Cut piece of black CS 2 1/4" by 2 1/4". Stamp image with Whisper White craft ink, emboss with clear detail powder. Cut Pumpkin Pie piece 2 ½" by 2 ½". Attach black stamped CS piece to Pumpkin Pie piece. With marker, draw "stitch" lines around border. Best to do this step after the two pieces are attached so that placement of stitching is correct. Attach panel to card front.

Punch Perfect Plum with Modern Label punch. Using marker, draw lines around edge of "bone". Fold in half and slip over edge of card. Use 1/16" punch to punch hole through all layers for brad. Attach with brad. Tie snippet of Pumpkin Pie ribbon around "bone."

Recipe:
Stamps: Twick or Tweet
Paper: Cast a Spell DSP, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Perfect Plum, Old Olive
Ink: White Craft, Elegant Eggplant Marker
Accessories: Clear Detail EP, Black grosgrain ribbon, pumpkin pie grosgrain ribbon, 1/16" punch, Modern Label punch, Pumpkin Pie brad.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Frankie

I love Frankie and his smelly feet! Trick or Treat!

Card base is Dusty Durango. Trim (1") off bottom of card so that inside of card shows. Using Batty wheel and Basic Black ink, roll design on bottom of inside of card. It's hard to see in this picture, but it makes a really neat border.

Cut strip of Patterns Pack design and mat to Basic Black. Attach to card.

Stamp Frankie on Old Olive CS in Basic Black ink. Punch out with 1 1/4" circle punch. Stamp Frankie again on to Whisper White in Old Olive and punch out with 1 3/8" circle punch. Punch Scalloped Circle out of Basic Black. Layer elements together. Using mini glue dots attach googly eyes to Frankie. Using Paper Piecer, pierce two holes in top of scalloped circle and thread black cord through. Attach to card with dimensional.

Recipe:
Stamps: Batty For You, Batty Wheel
Paper: Dusty Durango, Whisper White, Old Olive, Basic Black, Patterns Pack III (Level 1 Hostess)
Ink: Basic Black, Old Olive
Accessories: Scalloped Circle Punch, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches, black cord, googly eyes.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Pink Elegance

I really like the new Stampin' Up! embossing folders. While I have a lot of the Cuttlebug ones and use those often, I felt that if I'm going to eventually become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator (next year), that I should acquire the SU! ones too.

This card was very easy to make. I used Pretty in Pink card stock and ran it through the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder. I cut out around the edges to make it look a bit more three dimensional, used some regal rose ink and a sponge to add some texture, and then used my Fruit Punch Stickles glitter glue to go over all the raised areas. I attached this to a Regal Rose card base. I stamped the Oval All stamp on Whisper White and colored it in with markers, punching it out with the large oval punch. I used the scalloped oval punch to punch out a mat from Rose Red CS. The ovals were layered and attached to the card with dimensionals. And that was it! I've also made this one with the Basic Gray CS for the card base, and the So Saffron for the roses. I sent that one to my Mom and forgot to take a picture before I sent it. Oops!

Recipe:

Stamp Set: Oval All
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Rose Red, Whisper White
Ink: Regal Rose, Basic Black, Markers
Accessories: Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder, large oval punch, scalloped oval punch, dimensionals, Fruit Punch Stickles glitter glue

Keeping Hands Warm On Cold Winter Days

I made up a lot of items for my church's holiday craft and bake sale which was held the past 2 Sundays.  I was so busy making up things,...