Melon Silhouette

Hello again! Today's sample is a shoebox swap project brought in by one of my sidelines, and I loved how bold and bright these colors are together. Plus, I don't have that SU exclusive Finial Press embossing folder (yet!) and was very happy to play with it. Yep, that folder is going on my next order! It is sssoooo pretty!!!! :)
I hope you have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by...
Stamps - Pocket Silhouettes
Paper - Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink - Old Olive, Melon Mambo
Accessories - Scallop Edge punch, Melon Mambo ribbon, Big Shot, Finial Press embossing folder


Autumn Pheasant

Happy Friday to you! This card has a very easy technique using torn post-it's and sponging on Whisper White cardstock to create layers in the ground. TIP - sponge the upper ground area first (the line of sponging that the pheasant is walking on in Close to Cocoa ink), then move your post-it upward at an angle to create your "second" layer, then up further to create the last layer. Turn this around so that the ground is on the bottom of your cardfront and use another torn post-it to protect your ground to sponge your sky background (I used Bordering Blue, Summer Sun and Pumpkin Pie inks). I stamped the wheat stalks from Autumn Days and a floral selection of Pocket Silhouettes in Black and Close to Cocoa inks, then the Pheasant in Black ink. The pheasant was colored in with various markers, and a white gel pen was used to create the white band on the pheasant's neck.

This was matted with Really Rust (with the edge distressed with the cutter kit), white, and Only Orange cardstock, then adhered to a Black cardbase.

I hope you are having a nice Friday, and I'll see you again soon.

Stamps - Autumn Days, Pocket Silhouettes
Paper - Whisper White, Really Rust, Only Orange, black
Inks - Black, Close to Cocoa, Bordering Blue, Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie, markers for coloring
Accessories - sponge dauber, post-it notes, white gel pen, cutter kit


Embossed Vellum

Howdy! Today's card features the large flower from Eastern Blooms that was stamped in Versamark/Melon Mambo on white cardstock, then heat embossed with sparkly Iridescent Ice embossing powder. These 3 flowers were cut out and set aside. I stamped the flowers again on the vellum with just Melon Mambo, and heat embossed them immediately with clear EP. The vellum was matted a couple times with Pixie Pink /Crushed Curry cardstocks, and a paper piercer was used to make holes for the gold brads. This was put on a cardbase that had the Razzleberry Lemonade/Whisper White/Crushed Curry cardstock in layers. Finally, the 3 cut-out flowers were popped up with dimensional popdots and arranged on top of the vellum.

I hope you enjoy today's card, and that you are having a very nice day out there... see you soon!

Stamps - Eastern Blooms
Paper - vellum, Pixie Pink, Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Razzleberry Lemonade
Ink - Versamark, Melon Mambo
Accessories - heatgun, Iridescent Ice & clear embossing powder, gold brads, dimensional popdots, paper piercer



Hello again.... I was up at 4:15 this morning in order to get one of my daughters to school by 5:30 - she's enjoying Science Camp for a few days, and I miss her already! :) My boys have already done this outing and other extended trips, and I realize these little getaways help prepare us for when they're finally out on their own. However, I already know that I am going to have such a hard time dealing with the "empty nest" syndrome, so to preoccupy myself after my other kids went off to school, I thought I would spend some time on my blog. I changed it to a 3 column format a couple days ago, so I played with that alittle more. There's tons of info about how to do this on the internet, and I used a tutorial from "The Cutest Blog on the Block" - it's a pretty nice site for general blog help. And, I've got some projects lined up for sharing over the next several days, so I hope you are able to check in from time to time.

Here's a rather quick card created with the "Made 2 Last" stamp set. I stamped the pocket first on Whisper White cardstock using Ballet Blue ink. I did use the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to place the stitching outline stamp over the blue jean pocket, then placed a post-it note along the top of the pocket. I stamped the flowers randomly in Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry and Melon Mambo inks. I stamped 6 more flowers on some scrap white cardstock in Melon Mambo ink and cut them out. These were popped up with dimensional popdots after I used a Green Galore marker to color in the leaves on all the flowers. The Celebrate stamp was done in Rich Razzleberry, then the edges of the cardfront was sponged in Crushed Curry to define the edges a bit. This was mounted on a white cardstock mat, then glued to a Melon Mambo cardbase.

Have a great day!

Stamps - Made 2 Last
Paper - Whisper White, Melon Mambo
Inks - Ballet Blue, Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Green Galore marker
Accessories - dimensional popdots, sponge, StampAMaJig, post-it note


Pretty Punch Ornament

Hello again - I know it's been a while since I posted. It seemed like posting on my blog always fell further down on my daily "to-do" list - and time management has never been one of my strong points. I figured that having the kids back in school would free up some time for me, but it only allowed the other things that I've neglected to finally get some proper attention, KWIM?

Anyhow, the Holiday Mini Catalog has been released, and this little project uses three items that are now available, the Delightful Decorations ornament stamp set, Ornament punch and silver elastic cord. This little ornament was so easy to make... I inked up the stamp in Versamark, then Real Red ink, and stamped it on Whisper White cardstock. This was heat-embossed in Iridescent Ice embossing powder, then the whole process was repeated so that I had 8 stamped pieces. (Don't forget to clean your stamp each time, or you'll end up with Real Red Versamark!) Each image was punched out with the Ornament punch, and folded in half. I used Mono Multi glue to adhere each 1/2 section to another 1/2 section. Before gluing the last two sections together, I cut a 5 inch length of the Silver elastic cord and tacky taped the ends inside to create the loop for hanging. Boy, does this little ornament sparkle when it moves!

Stamps - Delightful Decorations (item # 116517)
Paper - Whisper White
Ink - Versamark, Real Red
Accessories - heat gun, Iridescent Ice embossing powder, Ornament punch (item #116794), silver elastic cord (item # 109866)
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