Thursday, September 3, 2015

Lighthearted Leaves Image Swap Card


Our local stamp group did a really fun swap at our last meeting...
We each chose a new stamp set we owned, took a half sheet of cardstock, and filled it with images from that stamp set. that way, we could take our swap home and punch out, cut out, etc., the images, and make whatever we like out of them!

This was the first card i made with my image swap!
I used my White Chalk Pen to color in some of the details on the leaves, cut them out, used my oval die to cut out the sentiment and put in eyelets.


Supplies:
Cardstock - So Saffron, Crushed Curry
Stamps - Lighthearted Leaves
Accessories - Eyelets, Gold Satin Ribbon





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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Wondrous Wreath Christmas Card


As you can see, that is the dominant theme for my card as well! The embossed background, the circle of the wreath, the berries on the wreath....
I really like the way it turned out, and it was actually pretty easy to put together. 
One note i will make is that for the "JOY" word, i cut out one in the Silver Glimmer Paper, then  2 using the Thick Whisper White cardstock, then glued them in layers to give the word some sturdiness. 


Supplies:
Cardstock - Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
Ink - Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Pear Pizazz
Stamps - Wondrous Wreath
Accessories -  Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder,  Silver Glimmer Paper, Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies




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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Sheltering Tree, Woodland Embossing Folder


This week at Stampin' Royalty is a Picture Inspiration Challenge!



here is the inspiration:


I loved the colors in the original, so i used that, along with the pumpkins, the vertical lines of the candles, and the pop of color like you see in the flowers of the cake image.
I made the pumpkins using two different circle punches, and the leaves using the Bird Builder punch.
How i did the background:
I inked the embossing folder using Pool Party Ink, so that only on the 'recessed' portion would be inked. after running a piece of Whisper White cardstock through, this is the final result you will get. 
*a little tip is that before you lift the paper from the folder, make sure to kind of rub the back of the paper so that you will get a fairly even inking. 

The pumpkins were punched from Pumpkin Pie cardstock then layered to look like pumpkins,also some Whisper White Craft Ink was sponged along the tops to give them dimension.. The leaves are punched from Soft Suede cardstock using the Bird Builder punch.

The sentiment was from the Sheltering Tree set, and the little 'brad' on the side was made by punching out a small circle, gluing it down, then covering it with Crystal Effects. This is how i make my own custom 'brads' or 'epoxy elements'. :o)


Supplies:

Stamps - Sheltering Tree
Ink - Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie
Cardstock - Whisper White, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede
Accessories - Woodland Embossing Folder, Circle Punches, Bird Builder Punch, Crystal Effects





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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Guy Greetings, Masculine Birthday Card




The Theme at Stampin' Royalty this week is a Color Challenge!

This card is pretty simplistic, although it has textures and elements to help fill it out and give it interest. I deliberately placed the stamped image a little off to the right because i originally wanted both sentiments on the left, but decided on the above look instead.
I'm sure you can figure how i put most of this card together,  i think the one thing worth mentioning though is that you will need to stamp the car and square BEFORE you emboss the Vanilla panel. I created the square by inking up my Clear Acrylic Block and using that as a 'stamp'. i love the look, and so convenient!



Supplies:
Stamps: Guy Greetings
Cardstock: Blackberry Bliss, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Hello honey
Ink:Crumb Cake, Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey
Accessories: Twine, Woodgrain embossing folder




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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Jolly Christmas Woodland Embossing Folder Christmas Card




This weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge is Fancy Folds!
I don't know why, but i immediately thought of this card. it is slightly different than i originally envisioned it, but it turned out pretty close! I was able to use a lot of my new goodies from the new Holiday Catalog that will be coming out soon! oooooh, so many fun things!

For this one, i embossed a piece of Whisper White using the Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, then cut it and mounted it on the new thicker Whisper White Paper. I had cut it and scored it in such a way that there are flaps on either side that overlap...


I cut the outer flap to the contour of the tree closest to the edge. 
I then used Crumb Cake and sponged the trees so they would stand out more. I used the single leaf from Lovely as a Tree to add leaves, enhanced them using a blender pen and Crumb Cake ink,  then used my Gorgeous Grunge spatter stamp and Gold ink to add some magical gold sparkle :o)

I stamped the deer from the Jolly Christmas set in Early Espresso, cut him out and adhered him, then lastly i added a Snowflake Element to finish it off. 


* I had a request for the dimensions of this card..here ya go!*


the cardbase is cut to 10 x 5-1/2 inches
then scored at 3-1/2, then at 7-3/4
(in other words, if you put the 10 in. piece on your score board, you don't need to move it, just score at these two measurements without moving the piece)
at that point i put a separate tree embossed piece on each flap, then trimmed the larger flap along the contour of the tree.
these measurements should give you a 5-1/2 x 4-1/4 card that will fit in a standard envelope


Supplies:

Stamps - Jolly Christmas, Lovely as a Tree, Flurry of Wishes (for inside sentiment) Gorgeous Grunge (For Gold splatter)
Ink - Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Cardstock - Whisper White, Thick Whisper White
Accessories - Snowflake Elements, Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder






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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Remembering Your Birthday, Perpetual Birthday Calendar



This week at Stampin' Royalty is all about Rainbows! 
For this one, i used the dots accent stamp from the Remembering Your Birthday set in different colors to create a magical rainbow!
I punched the stars out of Silver Foil paper using the Confetti Stars Punch, then glued them on individually. The color 'wash' behind the sentiment is also a stamp from the Perpetual Birthday Calendar.
fun challenge, fun card!




Supplies:
Ink - Cucumber Crush, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Watermelon Wonder, Rose Red, Basic Black Archival Ink
Cardstock - Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
Stamps - Perpetual Birthday Calendar, Remembering Your Birthday
Accessories - Confetti Stars Punch, Silver Foil Paper






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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Just Kidding, Perpetual Birthday Calendar, Birthday Card


The theme at Stampin' Royalty this week is a Color Challenge!



I used the Perpetual Birthday Calendar set for the flower background, and ran it through my Big Shot using the Polka Dot Textured Embossing folder.  


Supplies:
Stamps - Just Kidding, Perpetual Birthday Calendar
Cardstock - Old Olive, Tangelo Twist, Very Vanilla
Ink - Old Olive, Soft Suede, Tangelo Twist
Accessories -Word Bubbles Dies, Oval Dies, Polka Dot Textured Embossing Folder, Epoxy Accents.





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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Happy Thoughts Paper Pumpkin Stamp Set Card


It's a Picture Inspiration theme at Stampin' Royalty this week!

Here is the inspiration image:

As you can see, i took a little inspiration from everywhere. The 3 panels on the card represent the 3 popsicles, the colors, the birds, and of course the flower patterns.

I used the Happy Thoughts stamp set from the June 2015 Paper Pumpkin kit, and used the small flower in Pear Pizzaz on the Pear Pizazz panels. I also used the large flower and Calypso Coral for the Oval Panel. Then i stamped the sentiment from Happy Thoughts in Pear Pizzaz,  The bird, leaves, branches and flowers are from the Bird Builder and Tree Builder punches,


Supplies:
Stamps - Happy Thoughts (from June 2015 Paper Pumpkin)
Cardstock - Pear Pizzaz, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Ink - Pear Pizzaz, Calypso Coral
Accessories - Bird Builder Punch, Tree Builder Punch




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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Sprinkles of Life Birthday Card


Here is my sample card for this weeks Stampin' Royalty! 
The theme is a color challenge:


I adore these colors together!
The new Sprinkles of Life stamp set is SOOO CUTE! and it has a matching punch available! how much better can it get than that! the set is VERY versatile and has lots of cute little images and sayings. Great set!


Supplies:
Stamps - Sprinkles of Life
Ink - Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral, Lost Lagoon, Soft Sky
Cardstock - Soft Sky, Lost Lagoon, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Tree Builder Punch, White Chalk Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper,  Cupcake Builder Punch (for the cherry)



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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Come Sail Away

The theme this week at Stampin' Royalty is 
Anything BUT a Card!

I made a cute little sailboat for a birthday decoration suite centered around a sea/nautical theme. You can put candies inside the boat ...
kinda proud, because designed it myself! :o)

This is probably my favorite 3-D item that i have ever made :o)



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