Friday, August 29, 2014

Hello Fall - Technostamper 329

I'm not really saying hello to Fall, not yet anyway!  Although all the signs are there - the changing colours of the leaves, the cool nights, the decline of the blooms in my garden, and of course, back to school.
Fall is associated with change.  And there has been a lot of change in my life lately.  My favourite craft store has closed; a friend has sold her house and moved; my son's place of employment closed and he is returning to college for a fresh start; and my daughter and her husband are undergoing an acrimonious divorce.  The latter has been very disturbing as there are 3 young children involved.

I decided to made a card with 3 feathers on it - one for each of my grandchildren who are going to have to be tough like these feathers.
I used the sketch from Technostamper here to make this card.

Stamps:  Four Feathers, For All Things
Inks: Bravo Burgundy, Mossy Meadow, Smoky Slate
Papers: Bravo Burgundy, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Color Me Autumn DSP
Accessories: Four Feathers Framelits, Circle Framelits, Fringe Scissors, Gold Metal Button, Twine, Toothpick (non SU), Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, 1/8" Very Vanilla taffeta ribbon

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Star Ornament

This Christmas ornament is made using the Star Framelits and the stamp set "Bright & Beautiful".  It is very easy to make and the effect is stunning!

There are 8 layers to this ornament, all put together using dimensionals.
The first think I did was emboss using gold embossing powder on Very Vanilla cardstock, 2 each of the star stamps.  These were die cut using the Star Framelits.  In addition, I die cut the largest of the Star Framelits using Gold cardstock.
Then I built 2 halfs of the ornament - a large gold star, a medium one, a smaller one, and the tiny middle one - by adhering them together with dimensionals.  You will end up with 2 halves of the ornament.
Before adhering them together, I adhered some gold stretch cord to the back of one of the halves.  This will be the ornament hanger.
Now I adhered the 2 halves of the ornament together, and walla you have an ornament!  To finish the ornament I put a large pearl in the middle

Stamp: Bright & Beautiful
Ink:  Versa Mark
Papers: Very Vanilla, Gold cardstock
Accessories: Star Framelits, Gold embossing powder, stretch cord (non SU), dimensionals.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Star Birthday Cards - a CASE

These cards are a CASE from a CASE I saw on Pinterest.  The person that I CASED the card from had CASED the card from the SU catalogue on Page 135.  I can't say that I noticed the card in the catalogue before now.  I guess I was just too busy looking at everything else.  Anyway, when I saw the cards on Pinterest, my interest was piqued, and I just had to make some of these cards.  Wendy Cranfield made an excellent video on You Tube here and I followed her instructions to make these cards.  Obviously you will also need the Star Framelits.

These are the 3 I made using the Star Framelits.  They were actually very easy to make.

The base card here is Strawberry Slush, with All Abloom DSP as well as Silver Glimmer paper.
The sentiment is from Memorable Moments, and I used Itty Bitty framelits to die cut them.  Since I didn't have any buttons that matched the card stock, I used Bitty Buttons with a piece of Strawberry Slush punched with an Itty Bitty flower punchie under neath it.

The lighting in this picture is not the greatest, but I wanted to show you how the card opened to become a stand alone card.,

Here the base card is Daffodil Delight with the top layer embossed with the Decorative Dots embossing folder.

Island Indigo is used as the base here.  also, I put the sentiment on the opposite side of the front of the card (mainly because I die cut it backwards)

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