Wednesday, August 27, 2008

More Bella Rose

I had some extra precut supplies left over from my Catalog Unveiling so I made another version of the card that we made there using the Priceless Stamp Set.

Stamps: Priceless
Inks: Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red
Papers: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Very Vanilla, Bella Rose DS Paper
Accessories: Rubon (greeting) Paper Piercer and template, dimensionals
Note: the darkest red butterfly was cut out and adhered with dimensionals.

This one I made as part of a sketch challenge on Splitcoast (SC187), though I strayed a bit from the orientation. It's been a while since I did a challenge, so I had a lot of fun.

Stamps: Priceless, Aida Cloth background
Inks: Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red
Papers: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Bella Rose DS Paper
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Twill Ribbon, dimensionals
Note: the darkest red butterfly was cut out and adhered with dimensionals.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Technique Club: Brayer Fun

These are the cards that we will be making in my August Technique Class. The class will be held this coming Wednesday and it will be the beginning of my second 6-month series of technique classes. This month we are focusing on Brayer techniques. There are many techniques and we only touch on 3, but these are some fun ones!
This card uses the "Brayered Sky" technique to create a 2-tone background for the main image on this card.

Stamps: Fresh Cuts
Inks: Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Black, Versamark
Papers: Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Glossy White, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Black Brad, Flower Punch, Black Embossing Powder. Black Gingham Ribbon

I'm not sure what this technique is called, so we'll call it Inked Cuttlebug Embossing. As it's name suggests, it requires applying ink to the Cuttlebug embossing folder before inserting the paper in the folder and running it through the machine.

Stamps: Wild About You
Inks: More Mustard, Pacific Point, So Saffron
Papers: Pacific Point, More Mustard, Old Olive, So Saffron
Accessories: Always Artichoke Grosgrain Ribbon. Flower Fusion felt flower, Saffron brad, Boho Blossoms Punch, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

This card is made with another technique that I don't have a name for, so we'll call it the rubber band brayer technique. As the name suggests you wrap some twisted rubber bands around a brayer wheel, ink, and roll.

Stamps: Fabulous Flowers, Family Phrases
Inks: So Saffron, More Mustard, Tangerine Tango, Ridinghood Red
Papers: Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, So Saffron, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Wide Chocolate Chip Grosgrain, Gold brads, Photo corner punch

Friday, August 22, 2008

I love Cupcakes

This is one of the "Thank You" cards that I made to send the guests of my daughter Mia's 4th birthday. Mia had pink cupcakes with purple frosting at her party so it seemed appropriate to enjoy cupcakes once again, this time using the Doodlecharms cartridge for my Cricut machine. I don't do paper piecing very often, but it was required if I wanted to use die cuts to make a cupcake!

Stamps: Family Phrases
Inks: Pretty in Pink, Basic Black
Papers: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Orchid Opulence, So Saffron, Berry Bliss DS Paper
Accessories: Swiss Dots CB Embossing Folder, Ticket Corner Punch, Doodlecharms Cricut Cartridge, Orchid Opulence Ribbon

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Bella Rose fun

I got to play around with some Bella Rose paper as I prepared for my Catalog Unveiling this week. The card above is what we ended up making...pretty simple some stamping, coloring, punching and of course that beautiful paper.

Stamps: Doodle This, Happy Everything
Inks: Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette
Papers: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Very Vanilla, Bella Rose DS Paper, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Silver brad, Boho Blosssoms Punch, Paper Piercer and template

Here's another sample that I played around with but didn't end up using for the party.

Stamps: Priceless
Inks: Riding Hood Red
Papers: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Bella Rose DS Paper, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Silver brads, Boho Blosssoms Punch, Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Template, Photo Corner Punch, Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon

Monday, August 11, 2008

New In Color Samples

Here are a few samples that I made for a gathering that I'm having this evening. Both use lots some of the new In-Colors that have just been released.
This first one is a CASE directly from the catalog with just a few very minor changes. I love the stamp set "Embrace Life" and I was really excited by this sample, so much so that I had to make it myself. I also haven't used the bleaching technique in a while and I thought that might be a nice change of pace.

Stamps: Embrace Life, Warm Words, Canvas
Inks: Basic Black, Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze, Old Olive
Papers: Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze, Old Olive texured, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Black brad, Bleach, Boho Blossoms punch
Notes: The canvas background stamp on the focal image is a second generation image (I stamped off on scrapped paper first to lighten the ink).

This simple birthday card was an opportunity for me to play with my relatively new Fine Cosmo Glitter.

Stamps: Big Bold Birthday
Inks: Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Versamark
Papers: Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Accessories: Brocade Blue Grosgrain, Heat and Stick Powder, Blue Fine Cosmo Glitter, dimensionals.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Princess Party Invite

I made up some quick invitations for my daughter's upcoming Princess Birthday Party. Unfortunately I did not plan ahead and buy some Princess Stamps! So I bought the Princess Cuttlebug embossing folders at the craft store yesterday. I used Shimmery White paper for the crown image and added some pink rhinestone brads for extra sparkle. If you look closely, the word "Princess" is embossed between the brads. I'm lovin' this new Pink Pirouette color, it's a subtle pink that I've been wanting for a while now.

Stamps: Doodle This (background)
Ink: Pink Pirouette
Papers: Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette, Shimmery White
Accessories: Pink Rhinestone brads, Princess Cuttlebug Embossing Folders