Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Jar of Love Meets Bunch of Blossoms

I finally broke down and bought a new Laptop computer, which has Windows 10 on it. You know what's coming don't you.
 Last night I was setting it up and wherever I went there were passwords, including the most important one - the one to let me access my computer.  I thought I had entered it correctly and had written it down, but when I went to access my computer this morning the password wouldn't work.  Ugh!!!  To reset it, a special flashdrive is needed!  Awww!!! This is a steep learning curve!  So, I went back to my old computer to do this post.

The card I made last night is one inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest.
It combines 3 stamp sets - Jar of Love, Bunch of blossoms and Time of Texture.


Focal Image:
The 3 floral petals were triple stamped using Sweet Sugarplum Ink, the first stamping I stamped off once before stamping; the second and third layers full strength.  The three small leaves were stamped first with Pear Pizzazz and then with Old Olive ink,  They were punched out using the coordinating punch set and set aside.
The jar was then stamped and die cut. Water (Pool Party) was stamped to the bottom of the jar.

Background: 
The Timeless Texture stamp set was used here.  I started out by using one of the stamps inked with Basic Gray ink  and moved it  slowly around the perimeter of the Whisper White  piece.  Then,  3 layers of the "dot" stamp were stamped along the left lower side.
To finish the background, the floral image was stamped in the upper left and lower right corners in Sweet Sugarplum ink

Creating the Card:
The die cut jar was now adhered to the card front with a temporary adhesive.  The image of the delicate flowers were stamped twice with the stems extending well into the jar.  An extra stem was stamped into the jar and extending over the top.
The jar was removed, the ribbon and bow attached to the jar neck, and the flower petals were  built up at the top of the 3rd stem.  One was adhered directly to the card front: the econd and third with dimensionals.
The jar was now added to the front with dimensionals, matching all stems.  The leaves for the flower were now added, as well as the bow.

The stamped sentiment was die cut using the Layering Circles Franmelit and matted with a Sweet Sugarplum circle.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Jar of Love, Timeless Texture,   Bunch of Blossoms
Inks: Black Memento, Pool Party, Sweet Sugarplum, Old Olive Basic Gray, Pear Pizzazz
Papers:  Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White, Basic Black
Accessories: Blossom Builder Punch, Layering Circles Framelits, Everyday Jar Framelits, Dimensionals                        

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Belle and Friends - Card 2 You've Got a Friend in Me

For the second card featuring Belle and Friends, I decided to do 2 things differently.
First of all, I decided to make my own DSP featuring this little dog on the front of the card.
Secondly, I used the masking technique to give Belle two other friends.


  • As you can see Belle has 2 other friends today.  All 3dogs were coloured with blender pens and ink pads.
  • The three pals were die cut using the labels framelits.  This was matted with a later of Crumb Cake cardstock, and then attached to the card front using dimensionals.

Belle & Friends DSP

  • The DSP was made by randomly stamping the image of Belle all over a piece of Whisper White  card stock- using Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede and Black Memento.  Then some interest was added by stamping dots from the Timeless texture stamp set.  The entire surface was lightlyspongedwith Crumb Cake ink, and embossed with clear embossing powder.
To make the card, I used a 4 by 8 piece of Crumb Cake cardstock scored in half to form a   4  by 4 " card.This was layered with Whisper White, the edges of which  were  spong ed with Crumb Cake ink.
Images from The Timeless Texture stamp set  were randomly stamped on this Whisper White surface before I attached the DSP.
I only used 1 1/4" of DSP, the inside edge of which was covered with Burlap ribbon.

The sentiment was stamped on a strip of sponged Whisper White, and both edges notched and curled up.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Belle & Friends, Timeless Texture
Inks:   Black Memento, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand, Real Red, Emerald Envy, Islalnd Indigo
Papers: Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder. Labels Framelits, Dimensionals, 5/8" Burlap ribbon

Jar of Love Christmas Card - Pal Paper Arts # 310

I'm rather tired today because I spent the night in the sleep lab.  You're supposed to sleep there, but I don't think I slept well and was awake for good at 4 a.m.  So the technician unwired me and I was home by 6 a.m.

Now I wanted to stay up to watch a video on the SU website related to the unveiling of the new Christmas catalogue, but I didn't realize that 8 am. Mountain Time was 10 a.m. Toronto time, so I gave up and went to bed.  I watched the video when I got up.

Feeling a little more awake, I came down to the craft room and made another Christmas card, this time for the sketch challenge with Pal PaperArts 
I've been itching to use the Jar of Love stamp set and coordinating framelits, so I used this as my opportunity to do so.






PPA310 A sketch Challenge
I played around with the sketch a little bit as the focal image is not the round circle but in the shape of a jar instead.
The jar is from the stamp set "Jar of Love", which I just love.  It was stamped with Black Memento and die cut using the coordinating "Everyday Jars Framelits".
Since this is a Christmas card, I wanted to put some Ivy in the jar.  So, I went to the stamp set "Embellished Ornaments" and stamped 2 Ivy images.  I coloured them with a blender pen and ink pads and then cut them out by hand - a bit fussy!!  I put them aside as I prepared the jar.  First I die cut a band that went around the jar from the Christmas DSP, stamped water (Pool Party) in the bottom of the jar, and 2 stems (Old Olive). 

The base card is Cherry Cobbler, layered with a piece of Whisper White embossed with the Boughs & Berrys embossing folder.

Before adhering the Ivy and jar some dots were stamped randomly in the center of the embossed piece with stamped off Cherry Cobbler.

The jar was adhered to the front of the card using dimensionals.  The stems of both Ivy sprigs were lined up with the stems in the jar and adhered directly to the card front.  Then a bow made with 1/8" gold taffeta ribbon was attached to the jar with a glue dot.  Some Cherry Cobbler dazzling details were applied to the Holly.

The sentiment is from the stamp set "Holly Jolly Greetings", and die cut using the Layering circle framelits, and matted with Cherry Cobbler.  It was adhered to the lower left jar with dimensionals.  Three gold metallic enamel stars were placed on the sentiment.

Below the sentiment I placed a retired wooden snowflake.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:   Love Jar, Embellished Ornaments, Holly Jolly Greetings
Inks:Black Memento, Pool Party, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Always Artichoke.
Papers: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, This Christmas Specialty DSP
Accessories: Everyday Jar Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Boughs & Berry embossing folder, Cherry Cobbler dazzling details, 1/8" gold taffeta ribbon, dimensionals, glue dots, Gold metallic enamel shapes, wooden snowflakes (retired)








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