Thursday, September 29, 2016

Frosted Fall Medallion

Happy Thursday...the weekend is in sight! I am slowly returning to normal after being knocked flat with this nasty bug this week. None too soon, because I have big plans for my team girls this Saturday and my first Christmas card buffet of the season tonight!

Today I wanted to share with you a project I made using products from the Fancy Frost Suite. Now, in the catalogue it is shown being used for New Year's projects, but I thought it might also work for fall...I think I was right!

Isn't that image just gorgeous in fall colours?? And that textured paper in the background is just perfect! I think this may be one of my favourite cards I've made this year! To get the multi-coloured image, I simply inked the stamp all over with Crushed Curry ink. They I used a sponge dauber and added Pumpkin Pie and Cherry Cobbler ink, leaving the centre and outer edges yellow. I LOVE this look. I gave it a super-narrow mat of Early Espresso card stock.

The background panel is a piece of Fancy Frost specialty DSP that I sponged with Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso ink. I love the way the layers of ink make the embossed pattern pop off the page. Now, because I was so in love with the stamped image, I just couldn't add a sentiment that would take away from it, so I decided to just add a bit of linen thread, a scrap of burlap ribbon and a cute little mini copper pinecone.

On the inside I added a Very Vanilla panel on which I heat embossed one of the sentiment from the Suite Seasons stamp set in copper. I love that the hit of paisley in the sentiment image is reminiscent of the medallion from the front. I suppose at some point I'll have to give this card away, but for now I think I'll just enjoy it's autumnal goodness. :)

Have a thrilling Thursday!

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Comfort and Joy...and a sale!

Well, I am officially SICK! This bug has really knocked me out and I haven't done much besides sleep the past three days. I'm hoping the worst is behind me and I can get back to normal soon.I did want to take time today to share some exciting news about an upcoming flash sale in honour of World Cardmaking Day coming up this Saturday.


Be sure to check back on the weekend for more information.

Now for a project...this is one that will be on offer at my Holiday Head Start Christmas card buffet this week...

It doesn't get much more traditionally Christmas than this! I used a colour scheme of Old Olive and Real Red with Very Vanilla as my neutral. The background panel is embossed using the Pine Bough TIEF. The sheet music DSP is from the This Christmas specialty DSP pack. I used a sentiment from the Christmas Pines stamp set, which I heat embossed in gold. I used the Layering Circles framelits to die-cut the sentiment and the Real Red mat behind it.

The pine branches, pinecone and bow are all die-cut using the Pretty Pines Thinlit...definitely one of my top three favourite products in the Holiday catty this year! I used Soft Suede card stock for the pinecone and Garden Green for the pine branches. The ribbon is the 3/4" Real Red Stitched Edge ribbon from the Candy Cane Lane Suite.

On the inside I used another sentiment from the Christmas Pines set, stamped in Soft Suede ink. I added some stamped pine branches in Old Olive.

Have a terrific Tuesday.

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Best Yet for Sunday Stamps

Happy Sunday! Are you having a good weekend? It's a hectic one entire household is sick with a nasty head cold, including myself. Ugh! This is NOT the week to get sick...I've got two big events happening! Here's hoping the cooler, more seasonable weather will kick this bug's butt!
Today marks the start of a new sketch challenge over at Sunday Stamps. I've had to take a couple of weeks off from the Design Team to deal with all the craziness of the new school year, but I'm back this week :)

Here is the sketch:

And here is my take on it...

I pulled out the new Frosted Medallions stamp set and some Fancy Frost Specialty DSP for this one. The DSP comes dry embossed in several different patterns, so it is perfect for someone who doesn't have a Big Shot but wants to add texture to a project. Here I left the embossed DSP white, but it is super-easy to add colour with sponges, a brayer or spritzer. (Be sure to check back tomorrow for a fall project where I coloured the DSP!)

To create the three panels I began with a single piece of card stock one which I stamped the two medallion images in Soft Sky ink. Then I cut the card stock into three equal strips and adhered them to the Smoky Slate mat. I layered that on the piece of Fancy Frost specialty DSP and then onto a Smoky Slate card base. The sentiment is also from the Frosted Medallions set and is heat embossed in silver. I used some 1/8" stitched Smoky Slate ribbon and added a few Fancy Frost Sequins for some sparkle.

On the inside I added a Whisper White panel on which I stamped the medallions again in Soft Sky and added another of the sentiments from the Frosted Medallions set in Smoky Slate ink.

Give this sketch a whirl...I actually liked it so much I used it on another project for one of my events this week! We'd love to see what you create, so be sure to share with us over at Sunday Stamps.

Have a super Sunday!

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