Eastern Palace Suite

eastern-thankyouI had been seeing a lot of cards on my pinterest feed using this technique.  They call this the “Collar Fold.”  If you turn it sideways, it does look like a collar.  Anyway, I used the Eastern Palace Suite to create this card.

The colors are Lemon Lime Twist, Dapper Denim and Very Vanilla.   The Eastern Medallions Thinlets cut out the flower and I stuck one of the flower stickers to the card stock.  It’s so pretty!

Best thing to do is to find the center of the paper. The DSP is 3 3/4 x 5 – I put a tick mark on the 2 1/2″ mark and cut 1 7/8″ in.  I scored the paper from the corner to center  (because I am anal).  Then I folded the paper back.  I like this technique.  You might see this technique again soon! hehe.

Try this technique…

CCREW617TECSorry I am a little late with my posts about this month’s challenges. I had a LOT going on… High School Graduation for my oldest, a HUGE party and so much more!! BUT, I am here now, so let’s play with a new technique.  For the Creative Crew challenge in June, CCREW617TEC card called for us to try a new technique. This one is called, “Bordered Sentiment” – here’s the link: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/borderedsentiment/

I used the Feathery Friends Hostess set and Happy Celebrations stamp set for this card. I used some of the new In-Colors, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink and Tranquil Tide.  Dapper Denim marker was used to make the line on either side of the mask.  The stamp outline is Stazon.  You will also notice the Powder Pink Bitty Bow just above the “T” in celebrate..  Yeah, I used it to cover and ink smudge! LOL  The card stock is Whisper White Thick and Whisper White. I would love to see what you create with this technique!  Have you liked my Facebook page yet?  https://www.facebook.com/swaltitude/

Love a Technique!

Here’s another challenge that I just LOVED!  In short, the challenge is to take a technique off of splitcoaststampers.com and make a card with it!  So, here’s my technique:  Cling Wrap Background

I DEFINITELY encourage you to try it.  It was easy and quick! The hardest part was waiting for it to dry!!  I took some Stampin’ Spots that I have been collecting with every Paper Pumpkin…. This color combo is Flirty Flamingo, Watermelon Wonder and Calypso Coral.  Believe it or not, I have some Basic Gray in there but it didn’t really show up where I thought it would… LOL. I crumpled the cling wrap just a little bit, stamped the color on the cling wrap and spritzed it with water.  Easy!  Be sure to read the directions though! The rest of the card has the Tasty Treats Washi Tape, a butterfly punch, a mini paper clip and the Sprinkles Embellishments!

I am definitely going to do this technique again soon!  But as a real background.  I am waiting to get my hands on some of the new In-Colors… OMGosh… They are GORGEOUS!!

Follow – up….

So…. Yesterday, I described a masking technique that I did.  Here’s the card I really want you to see…. This is the way that the technique was meant to be done.  With Dies that are bolder.  Anyway, I love the way yesterday’s card looks but you can see the difference with today’s.  I left the masking tape on and stamped.  Took the masking tape off and stamped.  LOVE LOVE LOVE the way this came out!

Below you will find a close-up.  You will see what I mean about some of the images being stamped on top while others stamped “underneath”.  Funny story about this card.  This is for my guy’s 48th birthday later this month.  I was making it while he was working on the craft room…. he was right there and didn’t see it!

I used the Urban District, Timeless Textures, Gorgeous Grunge and Number of Years Stamp sets. I also used the Large Numbers Framelits. Masking tape and sponges and inks in Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry and Delightful Dijon for the background, Basic Gray and Basic Black (both Archival) for the stamping!  I also used the Urban Distric Washi Tape on Basic Gray cardstock.  Now, if I could find my embellishments…. that would be great………………………….

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Technique Tuesday?

dragonflyGiven a challenge of making a one-layer card, I tried a new technique called Die Cut Masking.  This isn’t exactly how this technique was to be used but I wanted to change things up a bit.  I took painters tape and lined by Big Shot cutting pad with it.  I then put the die cut on top of the tape and ran it through.  Carefully, I peeled the tape outline off the cutting pad and stuck it to watercolor paper. I pressed firmly to made sure it adhered…  I then went to town on the watercolor paper.  I heat set the paper and then removed the tape.

Now, I could have clear embossed this and watercolored.  I would have gotten the same effect, essentially.  However, notice the “Thanks for the smile and everything else”. It’s stamped on TOP of the dragon fly – you can’t do that with clear embossing.  I am going to do this technique again…. doing it the way it was meant to be done…. I will show you it again, tomorrow.

The colors of ink that I used were Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Night of Navy and Elegant Eggplant.  The paper is Marina Mist and Watercolor Paper.  Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits were used to cut the painters tape.  I also used the Sale-A-Bration ribbon as an embellishment along with White Perfect Accents.  If you need supplies, please visit my website: mamaschroeg.stampinup.net

Different Style

loveyouRemember yesterday’s post about the Twist Pop-up card with the hot air balloons?  Well, I did something a little different….. I turned it sideways!  LOL! Check out this great Valentine’s day Card!  The front of the card says…. Love.  The inside of the card says…. YOU!  This card made me gitty!  This is the “design” but different measurements of yesterday’s card.  When I found this card, I didn’t see anyone that turned it sideways (I am sure someone has before I did it, I just didn’t see it).  Anyway, I think this card is safe to post online.  My boyfriend, the recipient, wouldn’t see it on my blog, or my stamping facebook page…. Hey, speaking of which, have you seen it my Stampers With Altitude Facebook page??  Click here! Please like my page!!

What do you think?  I think it’s definitely a technique worth trying!  I am sure there are a ton more possibilities with it too!  Give it a try!

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Challenge #7

sendingsmilesI didn’t forget! Here’s Challenge #7. The challenge for this one was to use a stamp set from the Occasions Catalog and to use 1 new embellishment. Of course, had I known that Challenge #8 was about “fun folds” I may have waited to use this one… but… it was great to find the Z-fold card!

This card has a special surprise.  It actually opens and twists to reveal 4 panels.  I am not going to lie. The card took a bit of work.  It wasn’t bad per say but it was time consuming.  BUT… the results are astonishing!  The technique is called Twisted Pop-up.  I have done it two different ways now.  One with the instructions that I got from my upline.  The other I got from Splitcoaststampers.com.  They both work just as well and the measurements are negligible.  If you are wondering where the DSP came from, it’s actually the SAB (Sale-a-bration DSP pack – So…. IT’S FREE with a $50 order!)  Click on the thumbnail to see the inside of the card larger.

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