Friday, August 26, 2011

Array of Sunshine CASE

I loved this card by Jen as soon as I saw it. As soon as my Stampin' Up! shipment arrived I knew I had to CASE it.
I had to make some modifications to the arrangements of the colours since lucky limeade is the only colour I didn't order ribbon in! I think it works well though - it makes the coral flower really pop. The flower was stamped twice and cut out using my paper snips to be able to raise the center up on dimensionals. To give extra texture to the card, I stamped my woodgrain background stamp on the lime cardstock, heat embossed the sentiment in white, and dry embossed the pooly party background.

Stamps: SU Array of Sunshine (hostess), Woodgrain, Delightful Dozen
Ink: SU pool party, lucky limeade, calypso coral, Versamark
Paper: SU ww, pooly party, lucky limeade
Ribbon: SU pooly party 3/8" ruffled ribbon
Brad: SU lucky limeade designer printed brad
Powder: SU white heat emboss powder
Punch: SU scallop edge punch
Misc: SU dimensionals, paper snips, swiss dots embossing folder

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Holiday Mini Sneak Peek

As Stampin' Up demo's we are allowed to preorder merchandise from upcoming catalogues. The set that I used for this card is form the upcoming Holiday Mini that will be released September 1. It's called Stitched Stockings and has a coordinating punch!
For this card, I went back to one of my favourite layouts that I use quite frequently. I coloured my favourite stocking image from this set using my cherry cobbler and old olive markers, then stamped it on very vanilla cardstock and punched it out using the coordinating punch. Finally, it was adhered to the card base using dimensionals.

I also have to admit that I am not a huge fan of this years Christmas papers so you will probably see me mostly using this jolly holiday designer paper from last year.

Stamps: SU Stitched Stockings
Ink: SU cherry cobbler, old olive
Paper: SU very vanilla, cherry cobbler, jolly holiday dsp (retired)
Ribbon: SU 1/2" cherry cobbler seam binding
Punch: SU Stocking builder punch
Misc: SU dimensionals

Sunday, August 21, 2011

SC345 Elebration

When the new catalogue came in July, I was sad to see the stamp set Baby Steps go, until I found my new favourite replacement for it: Elebration. It's not specific to babies, but the image is just so cute! This card was actually created for last weeks sketch challenge, SC345, but I never got around to posting it until now.
I stamped the image once in StazOn on watercolour paper (and used my aquapainter to colour it in) and once on whisper white cardstock. Once it was coloured, I cut out the elephant and adhered them on top of the image on the whisper white cardstock. It's hard to tell in this photo, but I also used my white gel pen to colour the nails really white! I wish that watercolour paper was white like whisper white. Because it isn't, I thought it looked funny since the background colour of the dsp is white, which is why I decided to cut it out and glue it.

Unfortunately, I realized after colouring, cutting all my cardstock and designer paper that I didn't ahve the correct colour of ribbon, so I substituted the colour I wanted, perfect plum, with wisteria wonder. I think it matches well with the papers, I just wished I had realized it when I coloured the balloon so in wisteria wonder too!

The background paper was created using the stamp set Dot Dot Dot and my stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the image since it doesn't actually span the width or length of the paper.

Stamps: Elebration, Dot Dot Dot, Petite Pairs
Ink: StazOn jet black, Versamark, SU basic gray, blushing bride, marina mist, so saffron, perfect plum
Paper: SU watercolour, ww, blushing bride, nursery nest dsp
Ribbon: SU wisteria wonder 3/8" ruffled
Punch: SU 1" circle
Powder: SU white embossing powder
Misc: SU dimensionals, aquapainter, stamp-a-ma-jig, uniball signo gel pen

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

New Blog Design and SFYTT

It's been a long time again since I last posted but this summer is just going by so quickly! I'm sure you all can relate.

Some of you may have already noticed that I changed up my blog design again! I thought I would change it to showcase items that are available in the catalogue too and not just in digital form. I love this new designer paper Domestic Goddess and it has my two favourite in colours: pool party and calypso coral. Hope you guys like it!
This months SFYTT was quite a challenge for me because it contains a panel that is just off kilter. Normally I always straighten these panels but I thought I should really try to stick to the sketch and keep it on the diagonal. I did decide though to use the flower image from the new set Button Buddies because I didn't know how to stamp the image if it actually had a true direction (should I stamp it straight or on the diagonal too).

I think this card actually turned out pretty well. If nothing else, I am at least pleased I managed to not straighten the panel and it didn't look awful!

Stamps: SU Button Buddies, Delightful Dozen
Ink: SU melon mambo, old olive
Paper: SU ww, melon mambo, old olive, old olive dsp
Button: SU old olive designer button from brights pack
Brads: SU old olive brads from brights pack
Ribbon: SU white bakers twine
Misc: SU dimensionals

Monday, August 1, 2011

Another Fabulous Promotion!

For the month of August, Stampin' Up! has introduced a fabulous new promotion: buy 3 designer series papers, get one free!
Click here to view the complete flyer.