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!!

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I have never been asked to be a part of any design groups before and I am super excited to be a part of this one! The Creative Crew on Splitcoaststampers.com asked me and couldn’t hardly contain myself! I love challenges!! So! I want to give you a bit more details on some of the challenges for the month of May.

The theme for May is “Sweet Surprises” or “Suite Surprises”. I want to show the first challenge. SIP – Step it up! – Create a CAS project of you choosing with the theme in mind. Then create a second project, amped up with more enrichments, additions, layers…whatever you choose to really step it up.

So, here is my clean and simple card. I chose to make it a Sweet Suite Card. hehe. I used the Cool Treats Suite for both cards. I cut a Whisper White piece of paper that measures 3 x 5 1/2″.  I used the exact same size on the stepped-up version too.  This piece is popped up with dimensionals.  This card uses the Cool Treats Stamp set and Frozen Treats Framelits… plus, I just used the Tasty Treats washi tape as an accessory.  You will also notice that I have a banner (though it’s hard to see) popped up on the card as well.  I inked up the sentiment with chocolate chip ink, except for “sweet” which is in Watermelon Wonder.


This card, however, I used Watercolor paper instead of Whisper White for the 3 x 5 1/2″ piece and the banner.  I used the Tasty Treats DSP, the Sprinkles Embellishments, added a spoon with silver foil, added a highlight on the ice cream dish and a water color background in Peekaboo Peach.

Tomorrow, i will show you the second challenge, stay tuned!

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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Challenge #8

sprinklesDon’t worry, I am not skipping #7!  I wanted to post #8 first because…. well… it’s a birthday card.  And…. today is my birthday!  I can’t believe I have made it this far! LOL!!!  Anyway, challenge #8 was about doing a fancy folded card.  So…. I did a little running around different sites, looking for something I haven’t done before.  I found the Z-fold card.  I can’t believe I have NEVER done it before!  You will probably see this fold again soon.  Not too soon… but soon!  LOL  Click on the thumbnail of the inside of the card to see it enlarged.

It’s not hard at all…. take a regular card, 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 and fold it in half.  Then, fold back (I scored, of course) 1 1/4 inches.  Decorate!  Well…. What do you think of that??  I would love to see what you come up with!!  Post a link to your card design (could be posted on your blog or pinterest or wherever….) in the comment section below!  I will put your name into a hat and draw one winner! The winner will get a hand-stamped card from me and a gift!  OOOOOOooooooo! Rules: Card must have the Z-fold and use a current stamp set!

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DSP cards

hohohoSo, the last time I posted, I showed you a card, inspired by the Holiday Catalog, where I cut out the presents.  Remember?  Well today, I am going to share with you 2 cards using old DSP.  Check out this one….  Now, the Santa image came from Designer Series Paper from a couple of years ago.  Maybe last year.  Not sure! LOL

I did use Holly Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and Greetings from Santa stamp set as far as current product is concerned.  The ribbon is on sale right now!! Don’t miss out on that deal!

northpoleHere’s the next card.  The Rudolf image came from the same DSP pack as the Santa image in the above.  I also used some retired Washi Tape.  The sentiment also came from the Greetings from Santa stamp set.  I think this card came out cute too!  What do you think?

Simply My Digital Studio Challenge

I belong to a Facebook Group called Simply My Digital Studio Challenge.  What a great group!  Kimberly Van Diepen and Heather Summers run this group and they are premier MDS’ers!!  Anyway, they posted a sketch this week and it took me all week to get to it but I got it in!  If you are on Facebook and you want to learn more about MDS, this is an AMAZING group!!  Join it today!!

The photos have been taken over the years of my friend, Cathy Casey and I.  Every one of these photos were taken at airports.  Usually at o’dark thirty!!  We travel to Stampin’ Up! Convention and Leadership just about every year!  This year we drove to Convention together!  What a hoot!!

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Inspiration

So, yesterday, I was inspired by My Paper Pumpkin’s card layout.  I wanted to do this card immediately but real life got in the way.  For some reason, I am on a cooking frenzy.  I made homemade banana bread, homemade fried chicken and I cooked Escarole and froze it (I make a yummy soup with it but had it this week.  I am afraid I won’t be able to find the escarole when I want the soup again).  Then, I started looking for something else to make.  I guess with Fall in the air, I am feeling the need to make “comfort foods.”

Anyway, this card was super simple to make.  I used Gingham Garden washi tape, Gingham Garden DSP, the Chevron Border Punch and Vintage Faceted Buttons!  Super Fun!

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