Sunday, August 28, 2016

Coppery Thanks

Happy Sunday! As hard as it is to believe, this is the last true weekend of summer. Next weekend is Labour Day, which signals the end to carefree summer days and the beginning of fall. Today also marks the beginning of a new sketch challenge over at Sunday Stamps. Check it out...




Since fall is on my mind, here is what I came up with for the Design Team:


I have to admit, the product I am most excited about in the new Holiday Catalogue is the Copper Foil Sheets. I LOVE them...especially when they're embossed. Here I first die cut one corner of the 4" x 5-1/4" panel using the Botanical Builders Framelits and then I ran it through the Big Shot with the Petal Burst TIEF. SO pretty! I layered the embossed copper sheet on a same-sized-piece of Cajun Craze card stock. The leaves are from the Vintage Leaves stamp set, I stamped one in Early Epresso ink on Cajun Craze card stock and the other I heat embossed in copper on vellum card stock. I die-cut both using the Leaflets framelits.

I added some Delightful Dijon ribbon from the 3/8" Ribbon Trio Pack in the Holiday Catalogue...it is so soft and has a lovely sheen...gorgeous ribbon! I needed a sentiment but didn't want to add another layer to take away from that embossed copper, so I pulled out an Expressions Natural Element (retired) from my stash...so glad I hoarded held onto some of those!

On the inside I added a Very Vanilla card stock panel on which I stamped more leaves from the Vintage Leaves stamp set in Early Espresso ink.

This sketch has so many possibilities. Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team's ideas and then share your own take on it with us over at Sunday Stamps.

Have a super Sunday!


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Heat Tool
[129053]
$40.00
Big Shot
[143263]
$136.00
Expressions Natural Elements
Expressions Natural Elements
[138395]
$6.25

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Birthday Paisley

Well, the cool temperatures didn't last long! It's back to heat and humidity here. It sure has been a HOT summer! Here's hoping it breaks before I have to be back in my un-air-conditioned classroom!
Today I have another sneak peek of products from the upcoming Holiday Catalogue...

Once again, I've drawn on a fall colour pallette. I love the warm richness of the season. I began with a piece of Rich Razzleberry card stock that I embossed using the new Pretty Paisleys TIEF. I adhered it to a card base in Delightful Dijon...aren't those two colours fantastic together??

The sentiment is from the Birthday Blooms stamp set and is heat embossed in copper on Very Vanilla card stock. I die cut the sentiment using the Layering Ovals framelits. I also die-cut the scalloped mat behind it from copper foil sheets. The DSP oval is from the Petals & Paisley Specialty DSP pack...I'm loving the colours and patterns in that one! To add texture I added some strips of ribbon: Mint Macaron and Delightful Dijon from the 3/8" Trio Pack and some Burlap Ribon from the Annual Catalogue. I also added some copper metallic thread behind the focal image. The copper die-cut embellishment is done using the Paisley Framlits and copper foil sheets. The only other embellishments are some clear sequins for a hint of shimmer.

I kept the inside very simple with just a layer of Very Vanilla card stock, partially embossed with the Pretty Paisleys TIEF.

Can you believe it is only ONE WEEK till the Holiday Catalogue goes live??? If you still don't have a copy of the catalogue and would like one, drop me a quick email and I'll get one in the mail to you right away.

Have a great day!


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Heat Tool
[129053]
$40.00
Big Shot
[143263]
$136.00

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Fall in the air?

The past couple of days of cooler weather has me thinking of fall. Now, as much as I hate to see my summer holidays come to an end, I do SO love the colours of my favourite season, so I pulled out some new products from the Holiday Catalogue yesterday and had some fun...

I'll be featuring this card at an upcoming class next month that is all about paisley. Have you noticed how trendy paisley is this fall? The Petals and Paisleys Suite in the new Holiday Catalogue is right on-trend. Here, I used some of the gorgeous metallic copper-printed DSP as part of my background. I layered it on a piece of Cajun Craze card stock (which looks FANTASTIC with copper!) that I embossed using the Petal Burst TIEF. The focal image is comprised of several images from the Paisleys & Posies stamp set, which I heat embossed in copper and then coloured using Night of Navy, Cajun Craze and Delightful Dijon Stampin' Write markers. I'll bet you thought it was DSP, right?
I layered the stamped card stock on a scalloped square cut from Night of Navy card stock using the Layering Squares Framelits.


The sentiment is from the Suite Seasons stamp set and is also heat embossed in copper and coloured using markers. I used the Lots of Labels Thinlits to shape my label. I added some 3/8" Delightful Dijon ribbon, a die-cut copper accent, a little mini copper pinecone and some linen thread to complete this over-the-top card. I used the Paisley Framelits to die-cut the copper accent.

Because there was so much going on on the front of this card, I kept the inside simple and just stamped some of the paisley images from the Paisleys & Posies set in Cajun Craze and Night of Navy inks.

It isn't often that I create an over-the-top card, but it sure is fun when I do! Having lots of fabulous coordinating new products sure makes it easy!!

 Product List
Heat Tool
[129053]
$40.00
Big Shot
[143263]
$136.00

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