Saturday, January 19, 2019

Hello Cupcake Easel - January Joy of Sets Blog Hop for visiting my blog.  As part of this blog hop we are all making Easel cards using current and/or retired SAB (Sale-a-bration) products..

Hello Cupcakes is one of the new SAB offerings. It is a photopolymer stamp that makes very yummy looking ice cream cones.

It is coordinated with the new Gingham Gala DSP.

Front View

Side view

The Easel is make by scoring a 4  by 11" Balmy Blue card stock at 5 1/2" and one of the half pieces at  2 3/4".

Make a mountain fold at both score lines to form the basic Easel card.

A piece of Balmy Blue card stock cut at 5 1/2 by 4" forms the basis of the art piece.  On that is adhered a layer of Whisper white card stock embossed with the Trellis Embossing Folder.  A 1 1/2" piece of Balmy Blue gingham Gala DSP is adhered to the left side of this embossed piece with a die cut strip (Tasteful Trim Die) added at the DSP edge.

The art piece is  a 2 1/2 by 3 1/2" piece of Whisper White card stock.  Both top corners are punched with two of the Trio Corner punches (the floral followed by the corner rounder); the bottom two corners are punched only with the corner rounder punch. This art piece is matted with a 2 3/4 by 3 3/4" piece of Balmy Blue card stock which has all four of its corners rounded. 

Close up
Early Espresso ink is used to stamp the cupcake base; the two scoops of ice cream are stamped in Balmy Blue ink.  Some Lucky Limeade sprinkles were added to the top scoop.

To make the ice cream look "creamier" I added a little bit of texture paste to the top and between the layers of the scoops.  While the paste was still wet I sprinkled some Dazzling  Diamonds over it.

A red heart on a stick was stamped on the top scoop.

The sentiment is added on a single notched banner adhered to the bottom of the art piece.

The space on the left of the art piece needed something, so I added a bow made with 1/8" white organza ribbon.

To keep the card in the upright position, a "kick plate" is adhered near the bottom end with Dimensionals

 The card, however, does close for mailing and fits into a regular envelope which I lined with the same Gingham Gala DSP.   No extra postage should be needed.

Supplies Used:
Stamp:  Hello Cupcake
Inks:  Early Espresso, Balmy Blue, Lucky Limeade, Black Memento,  Lovely Lipstick
Papers:Balmy Blue, Whisper White, Balmy Blue Gingham Gala DSP
Accessories:  Trio corner punch, 1/8" white organza ribbon (retired), Tasteful Trim die (retired), Texture Paste, Dazzling diamonds, Dimensionals

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Friday, January 18, 2019

A Team Member's Anniversary Card

Anniversaries need to be celebrated, and when my team members reach an anniversary date of the time of their signing up with Stampin' Up I make a special card for them and either give it to them at a meeting of the team, or I mail it to then

In this particular case, this is her two year anniversary with Stampin' Up as well as a member of my team.

Here is the card I made for her.

I apologize for the editing of the pictures.  An editing program I usually use was giving me grief tonight.

I found the "Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts" stamp set when I was sorting through my stamps and thought it would be perfect for an anniversary card.

The base card  is Fresh Fig, layered with Whisper White card stock embossed with the Dot to Dot embossing folder.  At the far left I added a 2" strip of the patterned Vellum from the Floral Romance DSP. On top of that is a Whisper White lacy die cut which was cut using the Delicate Lace Edgelits. On the stitch line of this die cut I added a  piece of 1/8" Fresh Fig ribbon.

Tip: Adhere vellum  using the Sizzix adhesive sheets rather than tape or glue dots.

The image was coloured with ink pads and a blender pen.

 Tip: With the new ink pads it is difficult to 'squeeze' ink onto the inside of the lid. If ink is needed for colouring with a blender pen etc. place a clear acrylic block onto the ink pad and use the ink from that for colouring.

The image was die cut using the layering oval framelits and matted with a scallop oval in Fresh Fig card stock.  The two layers were adhered together using dimensionals..

The sentiment is from "Best Birds" and is stamped in Fresh Fig ink.  A triple bow is added to the left of the sentient with a glue dot.

To finish the card, I added tiny pearls to the center of each flower, and 3 larger pearls that I coloured with a Blackberry Bliss stampin' blend.  Some clear Wink of Stella was added to the canopy, flowers and cart.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts, Best Bird
Inks:  Black Memento, Sahara Sand, Fresh Fig, Petal Pink, Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow
Papers:  Fresh Fig, Whisper White, Floral Romance DSP
Accessories:  Layering Oval Framelits, Delicate Lace Edgelits, 1/8" Fresh Fig ribbon, Wink of Stella , Pears, Dot to Dot Embossing Folder, Blender Pen  

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Hearts Pop Up

For some reason I'm in a 'pop up' kick, making cards that pop up , pop out or explode upon opening. Yesterday I posted a panel pop up featuring "Hey Love" here; and on Sunday an explosion card here.

Today's card is also a pop-up (or pop out), but the pop out's are hearts attached together.

Card Front

The card base is a Thick Whisper White top fold layered with Lovely Lipstick embossed with the Lace embossing folder.
On the upper portion I add 2 Whisper White stitched scallop hearts frames left over from another project.

The sentiment, from "Be Mine", was stamped in Lovely Lipstick, and punched using the Pretty Label punch.  To complete the front, two pearls are added on both sides of the sentiment.

Open the card, and out pops 4 hearts attached together.

Here's how to make the heart pop up insert: (The sample below is done using copy paper so as not to use up all my DSP)

1.  Start with a piece of desired paper 8 by 8" (size may vary depending on the pop up)

2.  Fold in half, with the open ends facing down.

3.  Fold right corner down to bottom open ends followed by the left corner

4.  Place selected die to the upper folds, so that the cut edge is just barely over the fold.  You should see a very tiny open space.  Here I use the Sweet and Sassy heart framelit.

5.  Tape in place and run through Big Shot.

6.  Refold.  Place in inside of card  and position lower heart where you want it.  Adhere.  Add adhesive to the top heart, close card and your pop up is adhered in the card.

You can stamp a sentiment in the center of the inside if you wish.

Supplies Used:

Stamp: Meant to Be
Inks:  Lovely Lipstick
Papers:  Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Love Me DSP, Lovely Lipstick
Accessories:  Lace Embossing folder, Delicate Lace Edgelit, Be Mine Stitched Framelits, Pretty Label punch, Pearls, Sweet & Sassy Framelits

Tarnished Foil Background Technique

The Tarnished Foil Technique is the technique challenge of the month for a group I belong to.  It's a technique I have wanted to do for quite some time. This technique uses any embossing folder with any colour  of  foil, Stazon ink and layers of  two different embossing powders to create a patina background. I used a tutorial on you tube video here

1.  Emboss a 3 3/4 by 5" piece of gold foil paper and emboss with the Petal Burst  embossing folder.
2.  Apply Black Stazon ink in strokes from top to bottom and side to side across surface of embossed foil.  Dry with heat tool.
3.  Apply Versa Mark covering entire surface
4.  Emboss with silver embossing powder.  Let dry.
5.  Apply Versa Mark in random areas
6.  Emboss with copper embossing powder.  Let dry
7.  Apply Black Stazon ink as in step 2.  Let dry.

Note:  If gold foil paper is used , emboss with silver and copper:  if copper is used emboss with silver and gold i.e colors opposite of the original foil used.

Finishing the card:
1.  Mat the Tarnished foil piece with a 3 7/8 by 5 1/8 piece of Basic Black card stock.
2.  Mat this with a 4 by 5 1/4 piece of Gold foil (cut center out to be used for a later project)
3.  On a 2 by 4" piece of Basic Black card stock, emboss "Hello beautiful" from Butterfly Gala in silver embossing powder - at the left end.  Attached to card front.  Add a 1/8" piece of copper trim above and below this black strip - with a small bow below the embossing sentiment.
4.  Punch 4 black and white butterflies from the Butterfly Gala DSP (SAB) using the duo Butterfly punch.  Attach two to the card front at the centers only. Add 3 clear faceted gems to the top upper right.

5.  Adhere tarnished foil background to a Basic Black card base.
6.  Finish inside.  On a piece of 4 by 5 1/4" Whisper White card stock, stamp sentiments and add the remainder 2 butterfly.

Supplies Used:
Stamp:  Butterfly Gala
Inks:  Black Stazon, Versa Mark
Papers:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Gold Foil, Butterfly Gala DSP
Accessories:  Petal Burst embossing folder, Silver and copper embossing powder, 1/8" copper trim, Clear faceted gems, duo Butterfly punch

Here's another card made using this technique only this time I used copper foil, therefore I embossed with gold and silver embossing powder, and the Tin Tile embossing folder.

The card was finished using the Geared Up Garage stamp, framelits and metal elements.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Hey Love Pop Up Panel Card

Valentine's Day is fast approaching! But before that romantic day I have classes the topic of which is, of course, Valentine's Day.  So, I've been busy making cards and treat holders.  I'll post a card today, treat holders later.

This card features the "Hey Love" stamp set in a Pop Up panel card.

Card Front

Inside Pop Up Panel

Card Front
This A2 card has a Whisper White card stock base layered with Lovely Lipstick and then Whisper White card stock.  A 1 1/4" strip of Love Me DSP is added to the Whisper White layer and on top of that is the focal point of the card.

Using the stamparatus, the characters of the "Hey Love" stamp set are stacked one on top of the other - the Ape (being the largest) is on the bottom, the hamster (?) on top.  They are coloured with Stampin' Blends.  Delicate Lace die cuts are adhered to both long sides of this panel.

Open the card and a panel pops out.
A 1 by 8 1/2" strip in Basic Black is folded in half and then each half is folded in towards the center. Each end is adhered to the opposite ends of the inside of the card . It provides the base for which the image pieces are attached.  And because the strip is shorter than the inside of the card, the strip pops up when the card is opened. 

The images are stamped on a 1 7/8 square piece of Whisper White matted with a 2" square of Lovely Lipstick.  They are adhered to the Basic Black strip at the centers only.  Below are close up of these images.

"Happy Valentine's Day"  and some hearts are stamped above and below the panel. 

Supplies Used:
Stamp:  Hey Love
Inks:  Black Memento, Stampin' Blends, Lovely Lipstick
Papers:  Whisper White, Lovely Lipstick, Basic Black, All My Love DSP
Accessories:  Classic Label punch, Delicate Lace Edgelits, Stamparatus

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