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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Challenge #3

beautifulbirthdayOk.  I have to pat myself on the back for this one.  Ever make a card and think, “Oh my word! That’s stunning??”  I have times where that happens.  Other times I think, “Eh, not bad.  It needs something.”  And still, other times I think, “yikes!”  Others might like it but there is something really missing!

This card, though.  Perfect!  Yeah, I said it, “perfect!”  Could I have added more embellishments?  Of course, but… I wanted this card to be simple and stunning.  Yes, this hits the mark! *pat, pat, pat on the back*  So, if you haven’t guessed, this challenge was about watercoloring.  I knew what I was going to do before I did.  I was thinking about the new Lift Me Up stamp set with the hot air balloon….. but….. I am a butterfly girl!  I wasn’t always but thanks to a trip that I took, thanks to Stampin’ Up!, I became one.  I haven’t stopped since.  I may still do a hot air balloon….

I started with the watercolor pencils and the aqua painters.  It just wasn’t bold enough for me.  So, I moved to ink.  I did it right on top of the watercolor pencils. WOW’ser!

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I did it!

celebrate-youSee, I told you that I moved away from that color combination.  This one I got from the Annual catalog.  I meant to get it out of the Occasions Catalog.  There is a card in the catalog that I really liked.  I mistook one of the colors.  I thought it was Mint Macaron.  It was Soft Sky.  So, I dug through the Annual catalog and found the Blooms & Bliss.  I pulled this color combination from that paper pack.  Whisper White, Mint Macaron, Island Indigo and Blushing Bride.

Now, this card has a special surprise inside.  You will see the picture later but I really liked the way this one turned out.  Notice the bow?  It’s the Sale-a-bration ribbon!  It’s attached to a mini paper clip that keeps the card closed.  Why would we need to keep the card closed?  I am glad you asked that question!   See the picture below!

celebrate-you-insideI scored the center of the cut out image (the star blast as I like to call it).  I added 2 score lines on either stem of the cut out; folding them in opposite direction.  The stems are folded valley and the star blast folded mountain.

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For the Bride…

bridengroom…and groom! This is the last card I made with the Mega Mosaic BG technique. I think that it’s my favorite of the bunch. Now that you have seen all three cards, which one is your favorite?

I had a blast with this technique.  It’s not difficult (‘cept when you don’t keep track of the pieces) and it makes 3 cards!  I would love to see what you create!

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Happy Birthday, once more!

Here’s the second card that I made with the Mega Mosaic BG technique.  I have one more card for you tomorrow.  But look at yesterday’s card and today’s.  They are similar but VERY different.  I like any technique that makes me more productive, don’t you?  I got three cards done in a short time!  I just had to figure out how to cover up my mistakes!  (Like I said yesterday, be careful with your pieces.)  I think that this is my favorite of the three.  Is it?  Hm…. I will think on that and let you know.

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Happy Birthday… Again!

happybdayMy fabulous upline has released another challenge. This one was a little more than – Stamp. This one was, in essence, find a technique you have never done before. When looking for ideas, I go to my old stamp-by (pun intended) Splitcoast Stampers. I found a thread called TLC591. Basically, it’s take 3 pieces of paper, cut them up 4 – 6 times at the same time, then make a background for your card.

Ok. They warned me. Be careful. Eh, what can I say? I thought I was being careful. I moved from the cutting table to the desk and something happened! LOL. The pieces don’t quite fit right.  Anyway!!!  I know I told you that I would try and get away from this color combination.  Eh, that was so yesterday!  I am back to it!  I have two more cards to share with you and they are also in the same color combination.  I promise…. after I post those two, I will TRY again to move on to a new color combination!  TRY being the operative word!  Of the three cards, I think this one is my favorite.  What do you think of this card?

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