Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Summer Hummingbird - Paper Players #398

At Paper Players this week the challenge is a clean and simple one with a theme - birds.

The bird I used - a Summer Hummingbird.

The image was stamped with Black Memento ink and colored with Watercolor Pencils after which it was die cut with a stitched circle framelit.
This was adhered to the card front using dimensionals.
The card base is Pear Pizzazz, layered with Whisper White which has a piece of Daisy Delight DSP (retired) adhered to it.
The sentiment is from "Best Birds" - punched with a 1" circle punch and layered with a 1 1/4" circle punch.

Supplies Used"
Stamp:  Summer Hummingbird, Best Bird
Inks:  Black Memento, Watercolor Pencils
Papers: Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Daisy Delight DSP (retired),
Accessories:  Stitched Circle framelit, 1" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, dimensionals, Wink of Stella, Blender Pen.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Peaceful Reflection Thank You Note card set

It's always good to have thank you note cards on hand. I used the Peaceful Reflection stamp set and the Stamparatus to make these.

The stamp set initially confused me and I had to play with it for a while  before I felt comfortable using it.


This is the first time that I used mainly the new colors and the new stamp pads - both of which I enjoyed very much,

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Peaceful Reflection, A Big Thank You, Wonderful Memories
Inks:
.Sentiment:  Black Memento
.Plant:  Granny Apple Green
.Insect and dot stamp:  Highland Heather
Paper:  Whisper White note card and envelopes
Accessories:  Stamparatus



Here Comes the Bride

Beautiful You is one of my favourite stamp sets, and this set, "Wonderful Moments" in  the new Annual catalogue is a continuation of that.

One image  I am particularly partial to is the bride.

The bride was black embossed on Whisper White card stock, then die cut with  a layering oval framelit.  This was backed with an off-set Bermuda Bay oval.  Some Bermuda Bay dots were scattered around the bride and the flowers colored with a Bermuda Bay marker.

The background for the bride is some colored Glorious Vellum to mimic a church window. This was placed on a Whisper White layer embossed with the Leaf embossing folder. White polka dot ribbon was adhered to both ends of the stained glass layer,


The vellum flowers around the ovals, were punched using the new Four Petal punch, and before shaping them I colored the edges with a Bermuda Bay blendability. Two were adhered together to form a cluster.  A vellum leaf was also colored, shaped and added underneath each flower cluster. Using the Bermuda Bay blendability I colored some pearls and placed them in the center of each flower.




A 1 " circle punch was used to punch out the sentiment, which was layered with a 1 1/4" Bermuda Bay circle.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Wonderful Moments, Timeless Texture
Inks:  Versa Mark, Bermuda Bay, Blendabilities (Bermuda Bay, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight)
Papers:  Whisper White, Glorious Vellum, Vellum card stock, Bermuda Bay
Accessories:  5/8" white polka dot ribbon, layering oval framelits, Four Petal Punch, Leaf Punch, 1" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, Pearls, Black embossing powder

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Bench Fold BBQ Masculine Card - SUO Challenge #201

With Father's Day approaching it seems appropriate to make a masculine related card, which is the current challenge with this week's SUO Challenges 

BBQ season is in full swing, and just the other day I could smell my neighbour making supper using his BBQ. Unfortunately I need to make a trip to the store to buy some propane. I'd  better do it soon because a heat wave is predicted for my part of the world tomorrow - 41 degrees C

So, instead of barbequing I made a BBQ card using the tutorial at Splitcoaststampers here

It's  a bench fold card, the base of which is Sahara Sand embossed with the Brick Embossing folder.  The strip in front and the table is one of  the new Neutral colors : Merry Merlot.  I used the same colors to make the apron and part of the oven mitts.
The feet were made using the Decorative Label punch.

On the back of the center portion, were adhered 3 silver foil rectangles were adhered to basic black card stock,
The heat elements were made using 1 1/4, 1and 3/4" circle punches using Basic Black and silver foil card stock.  The coffee pot and cup were fussy cut from retired DSP( I left a tail on the end of each item, bent it and adhered the pot and cup to the BBQ top with the little fold only)

The on/off knobs were made using the same punches.

The oven mitts were die cut using the Apron Builder framelits with some black Baker's twine added to each one.

The sentiment is from the May Paper Pumpkin kit.



On the left side the die cut utensils were hung on a black rolling pin, but I left a few to put in the pocket of the apron.

The remainder of the utensils are stored on the right wall.

Supplies Used:
Stamp:  May Paper Pumpkin stamp
Inks:  Merry Merlot
Papers:  Sahara Sand, Merry Merlot, Basic Black, Silver Foil, Retired DSP
Accessories:  Brick Embossing Folder, Apron Builder framelits, 3/4", 1", and 1 1/4" circle punches, Decorative Label Punch, Black Baker's twine




Pull Up Card

I was fascinated by various pull up cards I have seen on Pinterest and decided to make one of my own. The card looks like it might be very complicated to make, but It's really quite easy.
I used a video tutorial  by Samantha Clayton here.

This is a  side view and shows the card almost flat.  It has 4 concertina fold columns with  a pull mechanism in the middle. Pull the card up by the ribbon and it opens up like a lantern.  Let go, and it closes up flat enough so it  can even be mailed.  But because the card is an odd size, the envelope needs to be made using the envelope punch board.

Parts needed to made card:"

  • 4 pieces 2 by 12" cardstock for concertina columns. ( Rich Razzelberry) These are scored at 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10"
  • 20 pieces of plain card stock 1 3/4 by 1 3/4/ squares to mat ( Basic Black)
  • 16 pieces of 1 1/2 by 1 1/2" DSP to layer on top (Sweet Soiree)
  • 4 pieces of 1 1/2 by 1 1/2 Whisper White card stock to stamp sentiments on.
  • one piece 6 1/4 by 6 1/4 for card base.(Rich Razzelberry)
  • one piece of 6 by 6" to layer on card base. (Sweet Soiree)
  • to pieces of  7/8 by 31/4"strips to hold card together. (Blushing Bride)
  • Two 1 1/4" circles
  • One 1" circle
  • 1/8" hand held punch
  • 12" ribbon
The video directions are very easy to follow and the card comes together very easily.
The birthday sentiments are from "Birthday Blossoms.

Here the card is partially opened.  The 4 concertina columns are readily seen.

A close up of one of the concertina columns

Here the closed card 

The flowers are stamped using the new Pop of Petals  stamp set, coloured with ink pads and a blender pen and punched using the new Four Petal Flower Punch

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Birthday Blossoms, Pop of Petals
Inks:  Black Memento, Calypso Coral, Rich Razzelberry, Pear Pizzazz
Papers  Rich Razzelberry, Sweet Soiree DSP, Whisper White, Basic Black, Blushing Bride
Accessories:  1 1/4" circle punch, 1" circle punch, 12" Calypso Coral Ribbon, 1/8' hand held punch,    punch

Because it is a larger size, an envelope can be made using the Envelope Punch Board, or make a box.


Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Under the Sea - Hand Stamped Sentiments #291

This is my interpretation of the Inspiration Challenge with Hand Stamped Sentiments here



I must admit this one was a bit of a challenge for me but gradually an undersea scene emerged in my mind  and so did.  Using a Seaside embossing folder, some Balmy Blue card stock was first embossed and then had Crumb Cake and Balmy Blue ink randomly applied across the surface using a finger dauber. This layer was added to a Sahara Sand card base.

I pulled out the retired stamp set "So Many Shells", and my stamparatus and stamped 5 different shells, most in tones of blue/crumb cake or crumb cake and white.  All were hand cut and 4 were arranged on a 2 1/2" crumb cake circle the edges of which were sponged with Balmy Blue ink.  I also sponged he edges of each shell with Crumb Cake ink.  The 5th shell was adhered to the bottom of the water body on the left.



This art piece was adhered to the card front using dimensionals, after which some 3D lacquer was applied to the shells.


The sentiment was stamped with Black Memento on Balmy Blue card stock, the edges sponged  after which the art piece was  added to the card front just above the art piece.

Supplies Used:
Stamp:  So Many Shells
Inks:  Balmy Blue, Crumb Cake
Papers:  Sahara Sand, Balmy Blue, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Accessories:  Seaside Embossing Folder, 2 1/2" circle punch, 3D Acrylic Lacquer, Dimensionals, Stamparatus
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