Friday, September 18, 2009

Signs of Autumn

Here I go straying down that other company stamp path again. This time I have used one of the images and a sheet of designer paper from the Signs of Autumn Stamp TV kit from Gina K. Designs. The card base is Stampin' Up Soft Suede and the image is mounted on Pumpkin Pie and Always Artichoke.
I was amazed at how well the paper from Gina K Designs blended in with the Stampin' Up colors. See, even when I stray into other companies I always come back to my favorite, Stampin' Up!
Thanks for stopping in.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

I wish you could all see this card up close and personal. It is much prettier in real life.

I used Delightful Decorations from the new Holiday Mini Catalog that began September 1. The card base is last year's In Color Riding Hood Red and the tree branch is a Sizzix die using Always Artichoke dotted with Crystal Stickles. The ornaments are stamped with Always Artichoke, Riding Hood Red and a Memento Metallic ink that I borrowed from my sister.

See you again soon.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Lovely As A Tree by Moonlight

If Stampin' Up ever tries to retire this set I think I will start a protest campaign. I know there are many demonstrators out there who feel the same way too.
The Lovely As A Tree set always makes the most beautiful cards. I sponged on Night of Navy ink over a 1 3/8" circle mask to create the moon. The snow portion of the card is covered with Crystal Stickles for a sparkling effect. Isn't this pretty? I remember northern skies looking like this and I think it will start snowing at any moment.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Joseph's Coat 2

This is going to be a very quick post.

Here is another Joseph's Coat card that I took to show our Stampin' Up group during our August meeting.

Hope you enjoy!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Joseph's Coat

Once a month my Stampin' Up upline holds a team meeting during which we go over all things Stampin' Up and share our successes as well as struggles with our Stampin' Up businesses during the past month.

Each month one member is assigned the task of teaching a technique make-n-take. It was my turn during the month of August and I taught the Joseph's Coat technique as shown on this card. Joseph's Coat is done as follows:

1. Choose 3 colors of Stampin' Up inks. For this card I used Creamy Caramel, Pumpkin Pie and Always Artichoke. These colors are streaked onto a piece of Glossy White eventually covering the entire piece of paper, but trying not to muddy your colors.

2. After the base coat of colors is dry, stamp a solid image with Versamark and then clear emboss it. I used the leaves from Kind & Caring Thoughts.

3. After your embossing is cooled use a brayer to cover your color streaked Glossy White with a darker color. I used Chocolate Chip.

4. Allow the brayered color to dry and then use a soft cloth to buff off the color from the embossed areas. This will allow your base colors to peek through.

5. Complete your card as you wish.

Hope you try your own creation using the Joseph's Coat technique and let me see what you have done.

See you soon.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Asian Artistry Again

I really do have other stamp sets, but seem to keep reaching for Asian Artistry. I guess you could say this is my favorite floral image right now.

I used Certainly Celery and Apricot Appeal for my main colors. The Circle Scissor Plus was used to make the half circles from Certainly Celery Designer Paper and Black cardstock. I think this is a very pretty card and hope it is well received at my class on September 3rd at the Beaches Senior Center. Hope to see you there.

Until later, thanks for coming back to visit.