Friday, December 9, 2016

Happy Birthday Gorgeous - Paper Craft Crew #222

This new stamp set in the 2017 Occasions catalogue is probably one of my most favourite ones, well, along with ....... I like so many it is hard to pick one.

I used the sketch with Paper Craft Crew challenges to make this card, but for some reason I could not copy the picture of the sketch to my blog. 

The card base is Bermuda Bay, layered with Very Vanilla embossed with the Gently Falling embossing folder. A piece of Cupcakes & Carousel DSP was adhered to the bottom of this embossed layer. A strip of So Saffron cardstock notched at both ends was adhered to the left side.

The image was stamped with Black Memento and coloured with water colour pencils (which will also be available in January). The Bermuda Bay water colour pencil was used to create the illusion of rain. Layering circles framelits was used to die cut the image which was matted with a Bermuda bay scalloped circle.  This unit was adhered to the card front with dimensionals.

Three Very Vanilla flowers were punched with the Petite flower punch, the edges of which were coloured with the water colour pencils and blended with a blender pen.  The center of each flower is So Saffron card stock punchie from the Owl builder punch. Before adhering them to the card, each petal was curled up.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Beautiful You
Ink: Black Memento, Watercolor Pencils
Papers: Bermuda Bay, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, So Saffron, Cupcakes & Carousel DSP
Accessories: Falling gently embossing folder, Layering circles framelits, Petite Petal Punch, Linen thread, Washi tape punch, Owl Builder punch, Triple layer punch.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

(You) Lift Me Up - Try Stampin' on Tuesday #299

It's officially winter in Peterborough as well, with 5 cm of snow falling in the last couple of days.  More snow is on the way.  Coming on the heels of a warmer than usual November we really can't complain.  Besides, Christmas is just around the corner - 18 days to be exact.  Tomorrow I am doing my last craft event until the New Year.  I call it a craft event because I am the only  person setting up a craft table at a local hospital.

The card I made today features a new stamp set in the Occasions catalogue coming out next month.     This hot air balloon stamp set also has some thinlet dies that coordinate with it.  It goes perfectly with the sketch challenge with Try Stampin' on Tuesday or Not #299


The card base is Tempting Turqoise card stock layered with Whisper White and then Festive Birthday DSP.
The Art Piece is a Whisper White piece 4 by 2 1/2".  Clouds of 2 sizes were randomly stamped using Bermuda Bay ink.  The smallest balloon of the thinlet dies was used to die cut 3  balloon s using the striped pattern of the same DSP.  The edges were sponged with Rich Razzellbery ink and  two of the three were adhered with dimensionals.   Small bows made with Linen thread were adhered with glue dots to the base of each balloon.

The sentiment, stamped with Black Memento on a separate piece of Whisper White and punched with the  Classic Label punch.

The art piece was matted with Tempting Turquoise and adhered to the card front with dimensionals.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Lift Me Up
Ink:   Black Memento, Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzelberry
Papers: Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Festive Birthday DSP
Accessories:  Up & Away Thinlet Dies, Linen Thread, Dimensionals, Glue Dots       

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Center Fold Tool Box Card

Today I'm making another card featuring the "Nailed It" stamp set - new in the Occasions 2017 catalogue.  This time it's a center fold step card make to look like a tool box. 

It was hard for me to visualize a tool box but I drew on the memories of being in my father's work shop seeing him lovingly put away his "toys".  He loved his tools......

My dad is gone now ---this card is dedicated to him.

I used the tutorial with Split coast stampers here to make the center step card, and decorated it to make it look like a tool box.
Aluminum foil was embossed with the Argyle folder (retired) and adhered to the side and bottom panels.
To make the drawers, strips of 2 of 4" of Real Red cardstock were adhered with dimensionals on the outer edges.  The handles are made by cutting in half a small oval silver cardstock punchie/
The tools were stamped on a separate piece of whisper white cardstock and coloured with markers. After cutting them out, they were adhered to the card front as shown in the picture.
The nails the hammer and saw are hanging on were made using 2 sizes of basic black and whisper white  circles made by punching 2 sizes of the hand held punches.

Side view

The card folds closed for mailing.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Nailed It, Remembering Your Birthday
Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Black Memento, Markers (Real Red, Pacific Point, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray)
Papers: Real Red, Whisper White, Aluminum Foil, Silver card stock
Accessories: Argyle folder, Small Oval punch, Hand held punch, dimensionals
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