Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Turn Up the Heat!

For this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge, we are turnin' up the heat! heat embossing, that is! that is the theme for this week. Here is my sample card. I used the Always set twig to stamp and then emboss in white on Crumb Cake cardstock for the background, and then i stamped and embossed the bird in black, then cut him out and used Dimensionals to put him on the card, i also did an extra branch to put in the birdies mouth. I used the Matchbox Die to cut out the mat for the senitment, then stamped, then cut out the sentiment from Great Friend. I used the Color Spritzer Tool and Early Espresso marker to create the spattering on the bottom of the card on Soft Suede cardstock, placed it on the card, sponged around the card with brown ink, and added pearls to finish it off.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


ok, i know this looks a little dark, but it looks really pretty in real life! It has silver embossing with the grey which gives it that sparkle and shine.
This was done for this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge, which is a sketch challenge.
for the sentiment, i made and printed it from My Digital Studio, the papers are from the Neutrals patterned paper pack, and the hearts were made by first stamping and then embossing in silver the large heart from the Always set, then i used the hearts punch to punch them out, then i just glued them to grey cardstock, then trimmed around it to make mats.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Texture Time!

Allright! This weeks Challenge at Stampin' Royalty is all about texture! So for my sample, i gave it lots and lots!
I started by running the Very Vanilla and Pink Pirouhette panels through the Big Shot using Petals a Plenty and the Square Lattice embossing folders. I then punched out several of the flowers using the Boho Blossoms punch, misted them with water, crumpled them up, then uncrumpled them and let them dry (really only takes a few minutes for them to dry...then i punched the centers using the Owl and Build a Cupcake punches, then stamped and punched out the sentiment piece using the Decorative Label punch.
I put it all on a cardbase with a very vanilla mat and added lots of pretty pearls to finish it off. Again, this card really didn't take too much effort, but looks very nice.
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Friday, March 11, 2011

Took Me Long Enough!

Ok! so i admit it! I am a terrible procrastinator! This is a card i made and took a picture of many, many months ago and just now posting. I have been meaning to post more cards lately, but have just not had time to make very many! But we have been getting more sunshine around here the last few days, so i am hoping it will get me going!
So for now, i will post some of the ones that have been patiently waiting for thier turn!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Are Ya Feelin' Lucky?

This weeks challenge at Stampin' Royalty is St. Patricks themed! I kind of went with a more 'lucky' theme. but it has the 4 leaf clover, so that works, right? have you ever seen one? i was 'lucky' enough to see a few in the same field once. I thought that was pretty neat!

So this card was made with Garden Green and Black cardstock, garden green patterned paper, Old Olive ribbon, green brads, the hearts from the Heart to Heart punch, a button from the Brights Collection, and the sentiment was made with My Digital Studio, printed on Whisper White, then cut out!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Running in Circles

I have decided green is a very difficult color to photograph! haha!

This is the card i made for this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge.

I actually got the idea for this card from a wedding cake i saw online. (see image)
This is a great way to use scraps, too! I was able to use up several scrap pieces of white for the circles! I always love using every bit of my paper!
The funny thing about this card is, that I got my inspiration from this cake picture, and then after i made it, the very same day i saw that someone had a card challenge with almost the same layout! Great minds think alike, i guess! heehee!
Anyways, this is a card that YOU CAN DO! You can substitute any colors, and any sentiment you like, and it is a great card for MEN! coming up with cards for men seems to be the most difficlt thing for me.
For this card, i used Garden Green, Wild Wasabi, Sahara Sand, and Whisper White. I used the 3/4 in ch circle punch. to get the circles lined up properly, i started at the bottom corner of the piece, then just put the first row along the bottom, placing them against each other. then i went to the next row up, and placed the first one right against the side, and right on top of the bottom row. repeat until you have a nice stacked bunch of circles!