Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Yep, It really is ONE LAYER!



The Stampin' Royalty Challenge this week is One Layer Cards,  and believe it or not, this IS one layer!

How did i do it, you ask? I'll be glad to tell you!

But before I do, can i just say how doggone CUTE this stamp set is?? It is from the Wood You Be Mine set that will be in the upcoming Occasions Catalog, and it is adorable! that pleasant lumberjack will be stealing many hearts :)

So now on to my techniques for the card....
I started out by stamping the sentiment in Early Espresso on Naturals White Cardstock, then stamped ol' Jack right above those words, then i made a 'mask' to place over Jack and the words so i dont stamp over them.  to make the mask, i just measured the area i wanted to cover, then cut a piece of very thin copy paper in a rectangle large enough and used my Tombo glue to put a thin coating on the back (then let it dry so it is tacky) and placed it over the image.

I inked up my Woodgrain background stamp in Baked Brown Sugar and stamped over the mask and the whole card, creating a sort of frame
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I then used my Baked Brown Sugar Stampin' Write Marker and a ruler and drew lines over the edge of the stamped part to make it look clean and divided. I then created lines the same way surrounding the wording to make it look like another layer.
 I colored Jack a little bit using my blender pens, then to finish it off, i actually DREW on what LOOKS like brads or Candy Dots....I used my older style Paper Piercing mat with the different size circles to draw dots on the paper with my Baked Brown Sugar marker, then I used a bead of my Crystal Effects over each circle and let it dry to create a faux brad/candy dot...

I like it  {:oD


Supplies:

Cardstock - Naturals White
Ink- Early Espresso, Baked Brown Sugar, Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy,
Stamps - Wood You Be Mine?, Woodgrain Background Stamp
Accessories - Crystal Effects, Blender Pen

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

My New Arrival ;o)


The Theme this week at Stampin' Royalty is a Picture inspiration!


Oh, how i wish that was my living room!!! so pretty!

I really wanted to make a Christmas card.... BUT! I must might have gotten a new stamp out of the upcoming Stampin' Up Occasions Catalog ;o)
I couldn't pass up an opportunity to get my hands on my new stamps right away!
So, here is a little sneaky-peeky for you of a brand spankin' new Stamp set, and I know i will be getting a LOT of use out of it!!


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Picture Perfect in Purple


Stampin' Royalty has a Picture Inspiration this week!
My sample card is above, the inspiration below :o)




I was really drawn to the tablecloth in the image. the whole table setting is really striking and i wanted to re-create the feel of it on a card. I was originally trying to come up with a unique Wisteria Wonder Christmas card, but ended up going for Birthday instead...

The flowers in the background are stamped in White Craft Ink, and the Dots along the bottom are stamped in Basic Gray. The rest speaks for itself!


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Whimsical Winter


Things are getting colorful at Stampin' Royalty this week! 


It's a Color Challenge!
It took me a while to finally come up with a final design for this card, but i love the way it turned out and it's basic simplicity. I think i am going to make many more of these!

Besides the handmade holly leaves and the striped tree, the rest explains itself, i believe..
For the tree, i just glued on very thin strips of Real Red to the White punched tree and trimmed the edges.  I used a circle punch to make the holly leaves.  you just punch around, kind of overlapping, until you get the holly leaf shape.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Thankful...



We are being Thankful at Stampin' Royalty this week!

I used the Seasonally Scattered stamp and my markers to make the main image. The nice thing about the large image stamps, is that it basically fills the card for you! just add a little element here and there and your design basically makes itself! 

I used my Silhouette e-cutter to make the leaves, and i used Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze, and the retired More Mustard.  The background paper is (retired) Really Rust. I have been seeing how i can incorporate my old supplies in with my new so that i can put them to good use, and so it will give me an excuse to get some more NEW goodies!


Supplies:

cardstock - Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Always Artichoke
Stamps - Seasonally Scattered
Accessories - misc. Stampin' Write markers, Gold Ribbon, (retired) Really Rust patterned paper

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Silver Linings



This weeks theme at Stampin' Royalty is to use SILVER in your project! 
So i did just that!  I made a whole Christmas Card box all by my little self! 

Here is another view:



For this one, i started with a Whisper White 8 1/2 x 11 and stamped the whole thing with my snowflakes in Pear Pizzazz and Lost Lagoon. I then created the box with that sheet of cardstock and a plain white for the bottom.
I created the main panel separately so that i could wrap the ribbon around it. After cutting, embossing and paper piercing the different elements, i stuck them all on there, and finished if off with a 3-D tree made with 6 of the tree punches, then folded in half, then glued together to create a fan style tree. I wrapped silver ribbon around it to represent garland (so cute!) and stuck in on the main panel. Every tree has to have a topper, so i added a Silver Glimmer star and my favorite little button!   A few Silver Dazzling Details dots (say that 10 times fast!) and my Christmas Card Box is ready to be filled with coordinating cards! and there's plenty of room for envelopes, a pen, maybe some stamps? :)
I must say i am pleased with the outcome!


Supplies:
cardstock - Pool Party, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi
Ink - Pear Pizzazz, Lost Lagoon
Stamps - Endless Wishes
accessories - Silver Glimmer Paper, Nordic Designer Buttons. Tree Punch, Silver Ribbon, Lucky Stars and Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, Festive Paper Piercing Pack, Labels Collection Framelits Dies, Silver Dazzling Details



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Friday, October 31, 2014

Feelin' Happy!

Just a quick post to say that i was super happy to see that i had hit 500,000 views on my blog today!! 
Wow!!! 
I love sharing my projects with you, and am so happy you like to visit me here!
Thank you! It means A LOT! 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Sketch Art


Stampin' Royalty's challenge this week is a Sketch Challenge!

Sketch challenges are always the easiest projects to do. this one came together pretty quick.I knew what i wanted to do before i got started, but built the colors around the patterned paper (which was a scrap, by the way!)
and there isn't even much on here that needs explaining. just embossing, and stamping, and punching out, and layering! i think i will make a bunch of these! 

Cardstock & Ink - Cherry Cobbler, Crisp Cantaloupe 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Love is a Verb


It's Anything Goes at Stampin Royalty this week! 

i needed a love themed card and thought this would be a good opportunity to make one! 
The background panel was made with Watercolor Wonder Washi Tape, applied in diagonal stripes. i really thought it turned out cute. The banner was made with the Owl Builder Punch, the large eye part and the heart.
The main panel was done with Gold Embossing Powder, cut out with a Die, and then i sponged some color in the letters, then filled them in with Crystal Effects. 
I used Pink Pirouette and Strawberry Slush for the cardstock and ink

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Picturesque Fall


 The theme at Stampin' Royalty this week is a Picture Inspiration! 


Ah, Fall...the colors....THE COLORS!! love fall colors and when i saw these images, i squealed! I want both of those decorations in front of my house, and it goes without saying that i also want that cake! ;o)


This card was made with the Lovely as a Tree set, which if you know anything about Stampin' Up stamps, you know that this set has been around FOREVER, and to be honest, i hope it STAYS around! i really like it, and it is very timeless.

I basically just made circles out of different patterns, textures, and finishes and placed them on the card in a design, and stamped the leaves in Early Espresso, then colored the leaves using my blender pen. and of course, i cut them out and put them on the card.
the main sentiment panel and mat for the card are both made with the Gold shimmery paper, but it is hard to tell in the pic. added a button, and voila! 

Supplies:

Stamps - Lovely as a Tree, Seasonal Sentiments (ret.)
Ink - Early Espresso, Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze, So Saffron, Staz-on Black
Cardstock - Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Gold, 
Accessories - Champagne Glimmer Paper, Houndstooth Embossing Folder, Trim the Tree DSP Stack, Circle Punches, Antique Brads




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