Sunday, December 30, 2012

Quick Birthday Card

Vacations always fly by so fast and I have to go back to work tomorrow. I had so much fun catching up on stamping the past few days. Here's a quick card for SCS FS308 and Simon Says Anything Goes challenges. Love it when cards come together in under 20 min (that includes some measuring mistakes, embossing text and flower and cutting it out by hand).

Handmade card with dry embossed background using modern wallpaper folder and Stampin'Up! stamps

Supplies (All supplies are Stampin'Up! unless otherwise noted) :
  • Stamps: Sincere Solutations, Embrace Life
  • Paper: Real Red, Basic Black, white
  • Accessories: Black and clear embossing powders, ribbon by the yard from local store, Liquid Pearls
  • Tools: Cuttlebug embossing folder - Modern Wallpaper 

Saturday, December 29, 2012

White Glamor - Wedding Gown Inspired Card

This card is for SCS Inspiration Challenge IC369 to make a card inspired by something on the Wedding  Bells site and I chose this picture of a wedding gown as my inspiration. I'm not big on yellow gold when it comes to my jewelry or even card making but in this case the touch of gold on the wedding dress caught my eye and I thought it'd be perfect to emboss a background stamp.

 Handmade card, all white with shimmery carstock and embossing

The "skirt" of the card is vellum that I first sprayed with shimmer and then ran through embossing folder. It's hard to see from the picture but the sentiment on the tag is embossed with iridescent powder and the edges are embossed in gold. I didn't have any gold cardstock to layer on my tag so I improvised with the gold embossing by layering a smaller circle punch inside the tag and then running my Versamark pad along the exposed edge. Couldn't decide wither to add the swirls or not, but I may do a more clean variation on this later. Thanks for visiting.

Supplies (All supplies are Stampin'Up! unless otherwise noted) :
  • Stamps: Stitched background stamp, Best Yet
  • Paper: GinaK Pure White base, vellum
  • Ink: Versamark
  • Accessories: Ribbon from Michaels, Pearl Glimmer Mist, White Gold Martha Stewart Glitter (for swirls)
  • Tools: circle punches & Martha Stewart, Cuttlebug Modern Wallpaper embossing folder

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Riley Anything Goes Challenge

Couch Riley is one of my favorite Riley stamps. I lost this stamp some time ago and finally caved and bought it again. I really like to use paper piercing technique with this image. For those new to stamping, paper piercing is done by stamping the image twice - once on the regular cardstock and once on patterned paper; the patterned paper is then cut out and glued on the cardstock. On my card Riley now has a stylish polka dotted sofa. 

RILEY2612; Handmade card with Couch Riley stamp and SU papers

Supplies (All supplies are Stampin'Up! unless otherwise noted) :
  • Stamps: Couch Riley by Riley and Company, So Very
  • Paper: Chocolate Chip, Berry Bliss and Ginger Blossom DP
  • Ink: Ruby Red, Copics (E35, E57, E47, E49) 
  • Accessories: Jumbo Eyelets
  • Tools: Oval punches, Lables One Nestabilities

Sunday, December 2, 2012

I'm Back...

My poor little blog has been abandoned. Life took over and after a while the longer I waited, the more I felt like my returning post had to be really spectacular, deserving of fireworks and a welcome parade. It was a perpetual cycle and I stayed quiet.

Well, I'm giving it another go. No fireworks, but picking up where I left off with the occasional projects and see if it's something I want to continue dedicating time to. Kicking things off on a light note. Isn't this stamp a hoot? It reads "Listen Honey - The dress is by Ralph Lauren... The body is by chocolate chip!" It also seems appropriate around the holidays :)
Handmade funny card using SEI Dill Blossom cardstock and Emerson stamp

Supplies (All supplies are Stampin'Up! unless otherwise noted) :
  • Stamps: Emerson American Art Stamp
  • Paper:SEI Dill Blossom collection DP, SU Close to Cocoa
  • Accessories: Button, twill
  • Tools: SU scallop border punch