Thursday, July 20, 2017

Wood Textures Note

Happy Friday-Eve! Almost the weekend...wahoo!! I hope you are having a good week. Yesterday my son and I tackled organizing and purging his playroom. What a job that was! It took us the entire day, but both of us are thrilled with the result. First thing this morning, before even heading downstairs for breakfast, he went in and sat down and said "Ahhh...I love this". Now we'll see how long it stays neat and organized!

Today I have another of the projects we'll be making at tomorrow night's Suite of the Month class. As you're likely aware, this month I am featuring the Wood Textures Suite...


I love the homespun vibe of this card. The woodgrain background definitely sets the stage on this one. I used one of the many options in the Wood Textures DSP pack and heat embossed in white the floral image from the Wood Words stamp set. Then I layered half of a Delicate White Doily over top, ensuring that the floral image was peeking out from behind.

The rooster and sun images are also from the Wood Words stamp set and are stamped in Night of Navy and So Saffron inks respectively. I used a 2" circle punch to punch the stamped images and then layered it on a punched starburst in Night of Navy card stock. I layered that on a 2-1/4" circle in So Saffron. The sentiment, also from the Wood Words stamp set, is stamped in Night of Navy ink on Whisper White card stock. I used lots of embellishments on this card to help give that homespun flavour. The 1/2" gingham ribbon in Night of Navy is fantastic and super-easy to tie into a bow. I also added some copper accents with metallic thread behind the focal image and a few scattered copper sequins. The final touch was a little wooden heart from the Hearts and Stars Elements.

I kept the inside fairly clean to allow lots of room to write. I added a Whisper White panel on which I stamped the floral image in Night of Navy ink in opposite corners.

It's not too late to get in on my class tomorrow evening. Click HERE to visit my events page and then click RSVP to reserve your seat!


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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Rustic Birthday

Happy Wednesday! I hope your week is going well. I can't believe we're already into the third week of summer holidays...where did the past two weeks go?? So much to do and so little time before the school bell rings again in September!
Today I have one of the projects I designed for my upcoming Wood Textures Suite class. It is super-simple, but I love it:


See? I told you it was simple...but that copper embossing on the wood textured DSP...*swoon*...love it! To create this look I simply stamped the floral image from the Wood Words stamp set several times on the DSP using Versamark ink. I sprinkled it with copper embossing powder and then heated to reveal the beautiful coppery shine. I layered the embossed panel on an Early Espresso card stock base.


The sentiment is a single stamp in the Label me Pretty stamp set. I stamped it in Versamark ink on Very Vanilla card stock and once again heat embossed in copper. I punched the label using the coordinating Pretty Label punch. I matted the label on a copper foil oval that I die-cut using the Stitched Shapes framelits. The only embellishment on this quick and easy card is a little bow made from 1/4" Copper Trim.

On the inside of the card I added a Very Vanilla panel on which I stamped a sentiment from the Happy Birthday, Gorgeous stamp set and more of the floral image from the Wood Words set using Early Espresso ink.

This card has a huge WOW factor thanks to the gorgeous copper embossing, yet is quick and easy to put together. Gotta love that!



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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Peace on Earth...Christmas in July for Sunday Stamps

Happy Sunday! I hope you are having a fabulous weekend! The weather here has been simply perfect!
Today marks the start of a new colour challenge over at Sunday Stamps...




I am in Christmas in July mode these days, so I decided to go with a holiday theme for my project...

 As you can see, I opted to omit the red from the colour challenge and keep to the cooler blue tones for my wintry card. I used the Carols of Christmas stamp set and coordinating Card Front Builder dies, which will be available to order started August 1st. Now, there is a way you could get your hands on these brand-new products sooner...more on that later ;)

I used a 3" x 5-1/4" piece of Color Theory DSP in the Dapper Denim ombre pattern for the backdrop for my scene. I die-cut the top of it using the Card Front Builder Thinlits and added a scrap of silver foil card stock behind it so that it would peek through the die-cut openings. The Whisper White panel behind it is embossing using the Softly Falling TIEF.

The sentiment is from the Carols of Christmas stamp set and is stamped in Dapper Denim ink. I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits to die-cut the circle and the Layering Circles Framelits to cut the scalloped silver foil mat behind it. The trees were cut using the Card Front Builder dies from Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper and Dapper Denim card stock. The only embellishments I used were a bit of 3/8" Metallic Edge Ribbon in silver and a little silver metallic enamel star.

On the inside of the card I added a Whisper White panel, which I once again die-cut with the Card Front Builder Thinlits. I added a sentiment from the Merry Mistletoe stamp set in Dapper Denim ink.

Now, aren't you just dying to get your hands on this awesome bundle? What if I told you you could get the stamp set for FREE and the dies for 20% off? Do I have your attention now?
This month, as part of the Christmas in July promotion, Stampin' Up! is offering a HUGE gift to new demonstrators. Join my Tri-City Stampers team in July for just $135 (no shipping or HST is charged on the Starter kit) and receive $165 worth of products of your choice (YES! You can order the Card Front Builder Dies in your Starter Kit!) PLUS a free "Essentials Kit" that includes: a pair of Paper Snips, a SNAIL adhesive, a pack of grid paper, a bone folder, TWO "D" clear blocks AND the Carols of Christmas stamp set in your choice of wood or clear mount. That's $94 worth of FREE STUFF!

This is the BEST deal Stampin' Up! has offered in a long time. To learn more about the amazing opportunity Stampin' Up! offers to save on your crafting supplies or start a home-based busines, click HERE. Then be sure to take advantage of this uh-mazing offer before the end of the month.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the Sunday Stamps Design Team's fabulous creations and then give this colour challenge a try. We'd love to see the results!


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