Wednesday, October 31, 2012

How Could I Resist?

The theme this week at Stampin' Royalty is Emboss Resist! 

So here is my sample card!  
I started with a die cut panel, used clear embossing to create the poinsettia, stamped the pine branches and pinecones, the used my sponges to make the 'halo' of color and also along the edges. I repeated these steps to do the sentiment panel.   For the glimmer paper mat, i used the outside of the actual die itself to trace on the back of the glimmer paper, then cut it out with my craft and rubber scissors. I stamped the sprigs (after stamping off once) and pinecones on the patterned paper background before putting on the main panels.  

Ink: Soft Suede
Cardstock: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Stamps:  Watercolor Winter, More Merry Messages
Accessories: Champagne Glimmer Paper, Clear Embossing Powder, Versamark, Neutrals Patterned Paper

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


The theme for this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge is Halloween!  
 I thought and thought all week about what i could do for this weeks project, then all of a sudden, a few hours before i needed to have my project done, it suddenly hit me! this was the card that popped into my head, and i made it pretty close to how i envisioned it.  
here are a few of the things i think are in need of explanation:
the ears are made from the hearts punch, and the black and pink are doubled up, but since the hearts punch is now retired, you could probably substitute the wing from the Bird Builder punch as well.
The head is the Extra Large Oval Punch, the paws the small oval, the nose is from the Owl Builder, the eyes with the cupcake builder for the white part and the Owl Builder for the little black dots, but you can probably draw them in too. the pumpkin made with the Extra Large Oval Punch. His little tail is hand cut.  I used the 1 3/8" circle punch for the Jack-o-lantern mouth, then just cut it a little less than half and cut out notches for the teeth. the eyes and nose are just cut from the corners of scraps.  
I drew in his kitty paws, whiskers and mouth with a white Gel Pen, and used the leaf portion of the Bird Builder punch for the leaves. The letters are made with the Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die, and the exclamation point was cut by hand. 
I think he turned out pretty cute! 

Cardstock - Pumkin Pie, Basic Black, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink
Accessories - 1 3/8 Circle Punch, Bird Builder Punch, Owl Builder Punch, Extra Large Oval Punch, Small Oval Punch, Hearts Punch (retired),  Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die, White Gel Pen, Silver Glimmer Paper, Polka Dot Parade DSP

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Sketch Challenge Christmas Card

As you can see, i kind of took a little creative liberty with the sketch, but it is mostly the same :o)  
That's the beauty of can take inspiration from them, but create your own unique work of art! 

After cutting the red panel, i embossed it using the Petals a Plenty Embossing Folder, then die cut the white panel, then stamped it, colored it, used my Festive Paper Piercing Pack to draw the dots around the edge using my Basic Black Marker.  I stamped and punched the sentiment circle, added a mat, punched the scallop ribbon border, added that and the ribbon to my panel,  then added the image and sentiment, a little glitter glue to make it sparkle, and i was done!  the coloring took the longest but even that wasn't too difficult, as each element was only 1 color each.  

Stamps - Beautiful Season
Cardstock - Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink - Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Soft Suede
Accessories - Petals a Plenty Embossing Folder, Blender Pens, Labels Collection Framelits, Rasperry Ripple Stitched Satin Ribbon, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border, Circle Punches, Festive Paper Piercing Pack, Glitter Glue, Gold Pen,  Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker,

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

I've Fallen for Fall!

This is my sample card for this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge, which is a Picture Inspiration Challenge! 
This was an extra tough one  for me. But i ended up taking inspiration from the colors and some of the elements (like the tree.)  I inked the stamp in different colors using my sponge daubers, then used a marker to color the trunks of the trees. After stamping, i used my sponge daubers again to add more color to the trees on the paper. I used the masking technique to do the blue sky. After embossing the woodgrain piece and adding some panels, a few brown brads and the sentiment, i was all done! 

Ink - Early Espresso
Cardstock - Crumb Cake, More Mustard, Soft Suede, Old Olive, Whisper White
Stamps - Lovely As A Tree, Best Dad Ever
Accessories - Neutrals Brads, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Sponge Daubers

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

A Simple Thank You

This weeks challenge at Stampin' Royalty is a Color Challenge :

I made a simple Thank You card, with just enough of a special touch to make it look extra nice :o)
I stamped the circle images, punched them out, put them on a mat of Whisper White with a Tangerine Tango mat, then used my Stampamajig to stamp the 'thank you's and put rhinestones in between each one. after adding the rhinestones to the flowers in the circle images, i was all done!  Pretty quick to make, less than 10 minutes once i had all the supplies out and ready to go. the nice thing is, it's quick, easy, uses only a few supplies, and you can use almost any color combo for this and it would look lovely! 

Stamps - Just Believe
Ink - Tangerine Tango, Rose Red
Cardstock - Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Accessories - Rhinestones, Stampamajig, circle punch