Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Everybody Loves Ice Cream!

The theme for this weeks Stampin' Royalty is Birthdays! and this is my sample card for this week :o)
The ice cream cone was made by hand...i had punched out a large circle, traced it onto a piece of lightweight chipboard (i used the backing from a package of dimensionals)and then drew the bottom portion of the ice cream freehand. i cut this out and will use it as a template for future purposes. for the topping, i just punched out a circle of the same size, then trimmed the bottom to look like drips then layered it on top! the cone portion was easy... just made a triangle. 
I embossed the sentiment in White Embossing Powder and added lines with my white Gel Pen. If i make this card again i will probably just layer panels for the sentiment instead of drawing lines, but it worked for the moment. 


Ink - Versamark
Stamps - You're Amazing
Cardstock - Tangerine Tango, Rasperry Ripple, Primrose Petals
Accessories - Circle Punch, Bakers Twine in Cherry Cobbler, Patterned Paper, Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Lattice Embossing Folder, Subtles Buttons, 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Pink and Polka Dots

the Challenge was Polka Dots. I LOVE polka dots!  
I saw these GORGEOUS cards made by Angie Leach at Too Cool Stamping, and was inspired to make the above card. 

to make the polka dot background, i just punched out different size circles (great way to use scraps!) and glued them on a panel. I then put the panel and polka dots into an embossing folder and then through my Big Shot! The Sentiment was stamped then "cake" was filled in with White Gel Pen. The rest is pretty easy and probably doesn't need much explaining. just a lot of layering and adding ribbon and a bow!


Cardstock - Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Whisper 
Ink - Staz-On, Regal Rose
Stamps - Bring on the Cake, Easy Events
Accessories - Rhinestones, Subtles Buttons, (retired) Patterned Paper, Lattice Embossing Folder, Scallop Edge Punch, Circle Punches, White Taffeta Ribbon, White Gel Pen, Large Scallop Punch, Pretty in Pink Stampin Write Marker, Blender Pen

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Kick Off Your Shoes!

This weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge is a Sketch Challenge! 

For this one, I wanted a really close mat for the circles, so after punching out the main circles, i then cut the mats by hand.  circles are really hard to cut, even with a guide, so what i did was the uneven parts, i used my sanding block to kind of even it out. I also used the markers on my stamps to give it them a two-toned look.  


Cardstock - Crumb Cake, Midnight Muse, 
Ink - Midnight Muse & Chocolate Chip Markers 
Stamps - Dapper Dad, Delightful Dozen
Accessories - Midnight Muse & Chocolate Chip Markers, Metallic Brads, Circle Punches, Argyle Embossing Folder, In colors Patterned Paper, Print Poetry DSP Stack, 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Here's Some Happy for Your Birthday!

Here is my sample for this weeks Stampin' Royalty, which is a Picture Inspiration Challenge! 

This card was fairly easy to put together, but the 2 things i should mention is how i used white embossing powder for the 'happy birthday' and for the 'H' and 'B'  i first adhered the patterned paper to a scrap piece of chipboard, then used my die cuts and Big Shot to cut them out, and give the letters some sturdiness. :o)


Stamps - Best Dad Ever
Cardstock - Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Accessories - Chevron Embossing Folder, White Embossing Powder, Versamark, Neutrals Brads, Neutrals DSP, Brights DSP, In Colors DSP, Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die

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