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.

Inspiration Challenge

We were given three images to inspire a card.  A sideline of mine made a card that helped me bring this card to fruition.  Her card was very different but still had a sunflower on it.  I was moved to make this card by seeing that card and this image.  This card uses a few different things.  I used the Layering Circles framelits for the flower’s center.  I used the Eastern Medallions thinlets for flower.  The stem uses the Flourish Thinlets.  I used Whisper White Thick card stock, Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip, Tranquil Tide and Whisper White.  On the sides, Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers were used.  I sponged the flower with Chocolate Chip ink and Wink of Stella Clear.  It gave the flower a gold-ish glittery look.    What do you think?

Card Sketches

Card sketches are probably my favorite types of challenges. I like seeing someone’s sketch and making a card with it.  As soon as I saw this sketch, I knew what stamp set I would use immediately!  “Just add text” has a couple of different longer text blocks.  It was perfect for this card.  I used the Eastern Palace DSP, the Glittery Acrylic Shapes and 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon.  I pulled one of the fibers out of the ribbon, rolled it up and used a dimensional to keep it place.  I used the new Very Vanilla Thick card stock.

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Stepped up already…

CCREW617SIPFor the month of June, the Creative Crew on splitcoaststampers.com asked us to only do 5 projects, instead of 6. I chose to make this challenge already stepped up and not do the simpler version of this card.

I also used this card as a color challenge that my upline put out.  The challenge was to make a card with all the In-Colors or to make 5 cards using only one In-Color.  So…. I used them all!

The stamp set used was Feathery Friends.  I used all of the In-Color markers for ink, I used all the In-Colors for paper too!  The flower centers have Clear Faceted Gems.  Cute huh?

CCREW Sketch


The third challenge is to take a sketch and make a card with it.  With the Sweet/Suite Suprises theme… Well when I saw this sketch, I knew exactly what I was going to do with it!  It just came to me!  I used the Urban District Suite and made a very simple card using the Sketch below.  I used both Urban District and Nailed It stamp sets, the Build It Framelits (to cut out the hexagon and to make the ruler at the bottom of the card), the Urban Underground Washi Tape and the Urban Underground Embellishments.  I would love to see what you create with the sketch below! Post a link in the comments section and I will visit your card!

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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Beautiful Butterfly

congratulationsI love Butterflies! Have I said that before? Well, I love butterflies! hehehe…. I was making a card earlier (remember, the Hooray card?) last week and I pulled out the Irresistibly Floral DSP paper pack from the annual Stampin’ Up! catalog. I used sponge daubers and sponged the color onto the paper. BUT, when I put the “Hooray” on top of it, I didn’t like it. However, I thought…. butterflies! Well, I always think butterflies.

Anyway, I used the So in Love stamp set to make a Congratulations card.  This could be Congratulations for ANY occasion!  Wedding, graduation, anything!

I cut out the Bold Butterfly Framelit in watercolor paper.  I used So Saffron, Perfect Plum and Elegant Eggplant ink pads with an aqua painter.  I cut out the Butterflies framelit with Basic Black paper.  I also used Stella Winks Clear on the Basic Black paper.  If you could see how sparkly it is!  Oh my!    The color combo here is Perfect Plum, So Saffron, Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black and Bermuda Bay!

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