Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Winter Inspiration Snowman

 Well I'm finally getting around to using a new stamp set I purchased that I intended to use for my Christmas cards this year and just didn't get around to.  What can I say, these stamps are amazing!  Can you believe a 12 year old entrepreneur is designing these stamps?  Check out this set and many more on her website.

Since we had so much snow on the ground, it gave me the inspiration to make a snowman.  Not literally of course, but what a cute idea for a card.  I also tried a technique new to me called "Double Embossing".  I finished off the look with a frame created from the Nestabilities dies.

Stamps:  Winter Wishes by a jillian vance design
Paper: Marina Mist and Whisper White
Ink:  Black Staz-On
Accessories: Stampin' Up embossing folder Snow Burst, Nestabilities Large Scallop Ovals, Watercolor Crayons, Watercolor Pencils, Spica Glitter Pen.

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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Matted Decorative Label Punch

    I just love the Decorative Label punch from Stampin' Up.  The only problem is that I think layering gives the card more dimension and there isn't another punch that works for a mat.  What to do??  I tried several different ideas on my own and finally resorted to searching online.  I found a lot of great ideas but the one I liked the best is by Noel Johnson. Thanks Noel for this great tutorial on how to mat your Decorative Label punch.  If you follow her simple steps, you'll have a great looking card!

Here's the technique:
  • Punch two labels for your mat.
  • Cut as shown below.
  • Use the four numbered pieces as mat gluing them on the back of your label. 
Stamps:  Four Frames & Watercolor Trio
Paper: Marina Mist, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Everyday Enchantment DSP
Ink:  Soft Suede
Accessories: Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, Decorative Label Punch, Swiss Dot Embossing Folder

If you're in my Friday night card club (and you know who you are), we'll be making this next month!

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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Punch Art Thank You Card

I saw this idea to create fun and quick flowers using two sided designer series paper and just had to give it a try. Check out this technique and many others here!

Stamps:  Bold Blossom (Stampin' Up)
Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Retired DSP  (Stampin' Up)
Ink:  Chocolate Chip and Old Olive 
Accessories: Basic Pearls Jewel Accents, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder

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