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Monday, April 30, 2007

Cracked glass blossoms...

Ahhhh...feels good to be able to create and play and not have a specific stamping agenda. I finally had a chance to try out the "cracked glass" technique. I love it!! I followed the tutorial on Splitcoast, check it out here.

I used the "blossoms abound" set and stamped it onto whisper white cs with pale plum, elegent eggplant, always artichoke and mellow moss ink. I stamped the French script bg over it in sahara sand ink (stamped off once). Followed the cracked glass instructions, cracked it and rubbed choc chip ink over it to make the "cracks" stand out more. I used pale plum for the card base. I stamped print pattern in pale plum ink over half of the card base. Layered the main image over elegent eggplant cs and used my Basic Grey notch and die tool to make the tabs to hold the main image. I weaved through some moss gingham ribbon, tied a bow and added a tiny tag. I stamped "mother" in eggplant ink using my Karen Foster 1/8" casual font snap stamps, and finished it off with the "thinking of you" sentiment from the "warmest regards" hostess set.

Regionals swapp nugget box...

This is the nugget box I made for swapps at regionals in Vancouver this past weekend. I was hoping to have another cards front to show y'all but I accidently swapped out my original. So, I can't even show it to ya.

I used the tutorial for this nugget box from Splitcoast, you can view it here. I used old olive cs stamped with the canvas bg in matching ink for the actual box portion. For the slider cover I used the Petals and paisley designer series paper. I punched a circle out of cool caribbean cs with the 1 1/4" circle punch, stamped the triple blossom from the Big blooms set in so saffron. For the center of the blossom I used my old olive marker, and the tiny circle punch and popped it up on a dimensional. I cut the stem out and added a tiny tag stamped with "friend" from everyday flexible phrases. Added some teal grosgrain ribbon for the finishing touch. In the inside I covered 3 hershey nugget chocolates. Each one was covered in so saffron, pretty in pink and cool caribbean cs with a single blossom image stamped in the corresponding ink in the center. The blossom image for the chocolate was from the seeing spots set.

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Friday, April 13, 2007

Blossoming Birthday Wishes...

I borrowed this set from a friend and it is such a fun one to play with. This is the "trees three" set from the last Spring mini. I wanted to make a Birthday card for someone special and this was the end product.

I stamped the tree trunks with close to cocoa and then sponged the tops of the trees before I stamped so they would look a little softer at the tops. I stamped the leaves in certainly celery and the blossoms in blush blossom. I sponged a lot of the "empty" space with both celery and blush ink. I sponged at the bottom of the tree with mellow moss ink (for grass) and some bashful blue for the sky (peeking between the trees). I punched the corners using the ticket corner punch, mounted it onto blush blossom cs and added some metal brads. For the card base I used certainly celery cs and stamped the retired "dots and daisies" background stamp in corresponding ink. I took my white gel pen and coloured the "daisies". I added the "wish" sentiment from the retired hostess "small script" set. and a non SU! bookplate. I added some moss gingham ribbon for the finishing touches.

I wanted to capture all the beautiful blossoming trees around right now and this was the perfect set to do it.

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Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Birthday Bloom...

I needed to make a very special Birthday card for my niece. She is turning 11!!! (my goodness where does time go??). I wanted to use my new "Big Bloom" set as she is very "girly" and would appreciate I decided to make a pocket card so we can include a gift card to the tag. I used the tutorial on Splitcoast by Beate, you can view it here. I started with a cool Caribbean card base. I ran the "texture" wheel (also in cool Caribbean ink) across the fold down flap of the pocket card. I used some bright and funky Basic Grey paper from the Oh Baby! girl line for the front panel of the card. I stamped the big bloom flower in versamark ink and embossed it in crystal clear embossing powder on pixie pink cs and cut it out. Then I stamped the center part of the flower onto summer sun cs in versamark ink and embossed again. Cut that out and mount it onto the pixie pink. I cut a gable green circle out of cs, stamped it with "seeing spots" in gable green ink and then used my glue pen and adhered dazzling diamonds to it for some "bling". Let's face it...all girls love bling! LOL. I tied some stitched vintage violet grosgrain ribbon onto the flap and secured it down. I stamped the birthday sentiment with the "happy everything" set. For the tag I used gable green cs and used some more Basic Grey pp. I punched a circle from gable green scraps, cut it in half and attatched that over the pp. I used my horizontal slot punch and added some teal grosgrain ribbon. I stamped the birthday sentiment from the "it's your Birthday" set and added some flowers (also from the big bloom set) in gable green ink. A nice bright cheery card!!

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Monday, April 02, 2007

Magic Bunny slider card...

I was just playing around today and wanted to re-create a slider card I had made in a stampers 10 group I am in. I decided to play with the "bunny hugs" set. I started with a regular size card base (41/4X 5.5) in close to cocoa and a 4X5 1/4 so saffron panel. I stamped the bunny all over the saffron panel in chocolate chip ink and then watercolored in close to cocoa ink. I colored the bunnies ears with a cameo coral marker. I cut a slit on the so saffron panel 3/4 of an inch in from the bottom and sides and then made the slit 3 3/4 tall by 2 1/2" wide. I then scored a line across the slit 1 1/2" from the top of the slit and another 1 1/2" down from the first score line. Then I stamped a "secret message" on the close to cocoa panel so that when the "tag" is pulled the message is revealed. The tag is 4 3/4 by 2 3/4". I stamped the little basket of eggs and chick near the top so the picture is revealed as well as a message. Adhere the bottom of the tag to the bottom of the slit only. I punched a hole with my horizontal slot punch for some ribbon and added my bunny in a wheel barrel from "the wheel thing" set (retired) and a little scarf around his neck. For the finishing touch, I spritzed the tag and card front with choc chip marker using the spritzer tool. I am very pleased with the outcome of this card. I love this little bunny!

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