Technique - Faux Pinwheel
I really love having my Big Shot machine to help make projects quickly! I needed to make 8 of these cards to swap with some ladies at my upline's meeting last week, and the Big Shot and the Flower Daisies # 2 die helped make 24 of these flowers in less than 10 minutes. They were created out of white adhesive-backed fun foam (you can purchase the fun foam this way - saving lots of time and mess!), and these flowers are the small daisy on the die (there are 3 sizes altogether). Did you know the Big Shot can cut through 50 different types of materials? Yep, it's versatile and amazing!!! :)
I used a strip of patterned paper from the Razzleberry Lemonade collection, and a Pumpkin Pie block on white cardstock for my cardfront. I did slide two "photo corner" punched pieces under the DSP to bring the pumpkin color over to the left side, and tied a piece of Rich Razzleberry polka-dotted ribbon around. I stamped the sentiment from Sincere Salutations in Rich Razzleberry ink in the lower right corner and glued this onto my Rich Razzleberry cardbase. Before attaching my flowers, I used a 1/2" circle punch to create 3 circles from Rich Razzleberry cardstock for my flower centers. I glued the circles down, then applied the adhesive-backed fun foam flowers on top. Finally, I filled the flower centers with Crystal Effects about 1/3 the height of the foam, and dabbed the end of a toothpick in some Dazzling Diamonds glitter to mix with the Crystal Effects. It's so sparkly!!!
It took just alittle over 2 1/2 hours to make the 8 cards assembly-line style, so that's about 20 minutes a card from start to finish. Not bad at all in my book for something that is homemade and looks nice! I hope that you are having a great weekend - and for those of you who attend my Technique class, don't forget our meeting in a couple days.... see you all soon!
Hello and Happy Friday to you! Today's card is my first go at a waterfall. It utilizes the abstract background technique that I posted about earlier this week. You can see my quick tutorial HERE. This technique was used to create the sky in Bashful Blue and sides of the mountain hillside in Close to Cocoa (with a bit of sponging around the paper edge in Creamy Caramel. The technique was also the basis of the waterfall which was done in Ballet Blue. I drew in the rocks free-hand with a black marker, then colored in with Creamy Caramel and Close to Cocoa markers. I used the Bashful Blue and black marker to create the lines within the water to mimic water flowing over the edges. The white puffs of clouds and sprays of water were created with the edge of a sponge dauber and White Craft ink, then heat-embossed with white embossing powder. I used a touch of white gel pen to add contrast to some of the water. I stamped the large pine tree from the Lovely as a Tree set several times on each side in Handsome Hunter and Black ink. A Soft Suede marker was used for the tree trunks and shadings around the water's edge. I finished up by matting the scene and adding copper brads in the corners.
So whatcha think? It's not quite what I was envisioning when I started, but I enjoyed the creative stretch and learned a bit for the next time. I double-dog-dare-ya to try something new today, too! See ya next time... :)
Stamps - Lovely as a Tree
Paper - white, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip
Inks - Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Craft White, markers
Accessories - copper brads, white gel pen, sponge daubers, heatgun, white embossing powder
If you've got some birthday's coming up, and you need a versatile stamp set - this would be a great set to consider! Here's an image with all the stamps that come with Party Hearty:
Remember, you can shop anytime on my Stampin'Up website. Thank you for visiting today, and I'll see you again soon.
I hope I didn't make you queasy talking about bugs today, but don't ya think this would make a cute little gift for any budding entomologist?! My little girl thinks it's "the bee's knees"! OK, I couldn't resist - have a great day! :)
I was playing around with my Stampin' Spot inkpads one day and thought this abstract blending of one color into the next was pretty and unusual, so I made a card with it utilizing the technique for my background on this card. It's so easy to do - just simply start tapping the inkspots randomly from lightest color ink to the darkest.
You can see the whole step-by-step process in pictures below... First, I punched a 1 3/8inch circle from a post-it note and started tapping the Summer Sun inkspot around...
Then I added More Mustard....
Then Pumpkin Pie...
And finished up with Really Rust...
After removing my circle post-it, I filled in the white space with Summer Sun again, and it naturally saturated the center and created a nice halo effect for the sun...
Lastly, I stamped the solid butterfly and floral sprig from the ever-beautiful Great Friend stamp set in Chocolate Chip ink.
I finished the card with matting and alittle bit of sewing. I did lightly sponge Ruby Red ink on the outer edge of the Top Note diecut... just because I like sponging! Tee hee.... However, I tried to keep this one simple so that you could see the technique more clearly. Here's the finished card once again... I have a couple more samples of this technique to share with you, so I hope you can visit again soon. Take care! :)
Before I start getting back into the projects I'd like to share with you, I wanted to take this opportunity today to mention that Stampin' Up has wonderful variety of promotions this month.
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Décor Elements Growth Chart
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You can place your online order through my Stampin' Up website, or send an email to let me know your order at firstname.lastname@example.org. I hope that you are having an enjoyable summer - autumn is just around the corner, and I look forward to getting back into my own "normal" routines and posting regularly once again. Take care and I hope you can come back tomorrow - I have an easy and abstract background technique that you may find very interesting!