Friday, March 27, 2009

Great Friend cards

I couldn't wait to play with this new set, A Great Friend, from the Occasions mini catalog. This card also uses the new designer paper, A Walk in the Park, as well as the new rub-ons, Summer Love. The main card is Bajaj Breeze, and it is paired with the designer papers in pretty in pink and kiwi kiss as well. The main image uses the rub-ons as well as the stamps from the set. The flower centers are the new kiwi kiss corduroy buttons. This sketch is the sketch of the week and the colors are the color challenge of the week at Splitcoast Stampers.

I made this for today's limited supplies challenge on Splitcoast Stampers. It was to make a card only using black and white ( grey is a shade of black, right?) even the embellishments must be , although silver is counted as grey. The card is made with basic grey cardstock, I added a piece of the new Walk in the Park designer paper to the bottom. The flowers are also punched from the new paper with the five petal flower punch. The centers of the flowers are filigree brads with small white brads in the center. The top is done with the older rub-ons called Love and Happiness. The butterfly is from the new set Great Friend.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Recent class cards

This is one of my favorite cards from my class last week. It uses the hostess set Itty Bitty Buds. It also has some other favorites: old olive felt flower, pumpkin die cut flower, and mat pack for the holes punched along the bottom. The main card is real red, with old olive DP, bashful blue, and whisper white card stock. The inks used are pumpkin pie, pretty in pink, bashful blue, old olive, and real red.
This is another of the cards we recently made at my stamp-a-stack class. It uses the Fifth Avenue Floral set. The main card is in not quite navy , and the smaller flower from the set was stamped in white craft ink. The whiper white piece is stamped in not quite navy, kiwi kiss, and baja breeze. It was then punched with the spiral punch. The sentiment is on a piece of baja breeze and clipped to the card with a clip from the retired hodgepodge hardware. The ribbon is kiwi kiss 5/8" striped.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Origami Box with Note Cards

This Saturday I am doing a class making this origami box with lid which fits these matching fresh cuts note cards. The box is made from the new designer paper from Stampin'Up, A Walk in the Park, from the new Occasions mini catalog. The cards will be in the four colors matching the box, kiwi kiss, baja breeze, regal rose, and so saffron. The buttons are from the button bouquet and the new corduroy buttons in baja breeze and kiwi kiss.

New Occasions Mini cards!

I finally had some time to play with my new sets from the Occasions mini catalog. Both of theses cards use 'An Egg-cellent Easter' set and 'Egg Hunt' wheel. The sketch is from the sketch challenge yesterday at Splitcoast stampers. I used some scraps of Stampin'up designer prints paper and a scrap of the polka dot and petal DP from last year. The pale plum strip has the Egg Hunt wheel embossed in white embossing powder. The main image is watercolored on watercolor paper. The buttons are from the button bouquet and soft subtles. The card stock is bashful blue, certainly celery and whisper white. The scraps are prints designer paper in celery, pretty in pink, and bashful blue.
 This card uses the Egg-cellent Easter set and the Egg Hunt wheel. The sketch layout came from the sketch challenge yesterday on Splitcoast. The card is certainly celery 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" card front. The  white strips are embossed with the Stampin'Up texturz back grounds, small polka dot. the main bunny image is watercolored on watercolor paper, and then mounted on Baja Breeze card stock. The sentiment is embossed with white embossing powder on a pale plum scrap and punched ( 1 1/4" circle punch), mounted onto certainly celery ( 1 3/8" circle punch) The buttons are older soft subtles buttons, and the ribbon is from scraps.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Fifth Avenue Floral!

I made some cards for a presentation at our group meeting a few weeks ago and I am still posting some of them. This was the card I made for the swap. I wanted to make it in colors totally different from the presentation colors and the colors that the Fifth Avenue Floral is shown in the catalog samples. It is in tangerine tango, kiwi kiss and cameo coral. I really like the color combination! The butterfly die cut is also embossed with the small polka dot texturz plate.
This card was fun to make. It is a joy fold card that uses designer paper from the Urban Oasis collection. The main card is confetti cream with the DP on top. The lilies from the Fifth Avenue Floral are stamped in versmark and then clear embossed. They were then colored with white prismacolor crayons. I wanted to use some of the Soho Designer Hardware for the closure for the card. The sentiment is from the co-ordinating Fashion District rub-ons. ( all Stampin'Up! Manhattan Style line)
 This card uses the Fifth Avenue Floral set, and the sentiment is from the co-ordinating Fashion District Rub-ons. The scallop at the bottom is from the canvas cuts die cuts that also co-ordinate in the MANHATTAN STYLE LINE. I like the look of the  ribbon glide and the clear rhinestones with the baja breeze and basic grey colors together. The ribbon is the basic grey tafetta. The rose is embossed in whisper white embossing powder.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

March 5, 2009 - Stamp a stack samples

I am busy making some samples for my stamp a stack class this weekend! I am not sure if I will use all of these it depends on my lastest order coming! I was intrigued by the technique challenge at Splitcoast a few weeks 
ago for the recessed window frame, so I thought I would give it a try. I wanted to keep it really simple, to keep the 
window the focus. This is made with one of my favorite SAB sets, Botanical Blooms.
The senitment is from 'On your Birthday'. Card stock is very vanilla and kiwi kiss. Inks are black, pumpkin pie prettty in
pink, and kiwi kiss.
I added a kiwi kiss circle and black eyelet, with pink tafetta ribbon.
The next card I made for Kristina Werner's color challenge#35  this week, which is chocolate chip, close to cocoa, pink pirouette, and/or pretty in pink, and white. I was thinking simple card, so I could use it for my stamp a stack, and wanted to show the texturz plates too. It uses the embrace life set and the swirly texturz plate from the Stamp'up! backgrounds. The card stock I used is very vanilla, pretty in pink, pink pirouette, and chocolate chip. ( missed the close to cocoa?)
The last card was made for the color challenge this week at Splitcoast, It was kiwi kiss, pink passion, and chocolate chip. I used  the Upsy Daisy stamp set. It has DP from Basic Grey and the kiwi kiss DP is from the Urban Oasis series from Stampin'Up! It also uses the scallop edge punch and choc. chip grosgrain ribbon.

Monday, March 2, 2009

March 2, 2009 - Inspire!
I created this card today for Kristina Werner's color challenge #43. I love her color challenges and I have not been able to do one in a while. 

I wanted to do some watercoloring today and I knew the colors would work well with this set. The images are all stamped in Chocolate chip on watercolor paper and watercolored in. The leaves and butterfly were cut and mounted after. I stamped the main piece with sanded softly in caramel, and the french script in close to cocoa. I though it time to brake out the hodgepodge hardware ( pewter finish) so used that for the INSPIRE sentiment. The dotted chocolate ribbon is from the Valet ribbon originals. The brads in the flower centers are the aged copper finish. The card stock for the card is red riding hood ( instead of ruby red) and the other card stock is chocolate chip.

The inspiration for this card came from this card here:
I loved the layout immediately.