Monday, June 11, 2012

Masculine Monday Card Technique

We had so much fun at Sunday's Workshop learning a new to me technique! We made our own background paper using .... Wax Paper!! By adding as little or as much ink & colors you want will make a different background everytime! I can't wait to make Christmas BG Paper using this fun and easy technique! Give it a try, I did up a quick picture tutorial to help you along. Hope you enjoy! This card would make a wonderful Father's Day, Birthday, Thinking Of You or Sympathy card.

Lovely As A Tree

Start out by ripping off 2 nice size pieces of ordinary Wax Paper approx. 8 " each, and crumple up really good so you have lots of creases in the paper, this will give you the texture look. I used a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock cut at 3.75" x 5".

Now as you can see in the pictures, pounce one crumpled ball of Wax Paper onto Always Artichoke ink pad, and then pounce it onto the cardstock. Repeat as needed to get desired color. You can always go back and add more color. Then take the 2nd ball of WP, and do the same with the Soft Suede ink pad. Using the same WP ball, I also added a little bit of Early Espresso for a little more depth and contrast.

Finish off by sponging with Soft Suede, what a difference from one picture to the next, that it makes!

Supplies Used

Stamp: Lovely As A Tree

Ink: Always Artichoke, Soft Suede, Early Espresso

Cardstock: Same As Ink & Very Vanilla

Hemp Twine (retired), Dimentionals, Snail or Tombow Glue, Corner Ticket Punch (retired), Wax Paper, Sponges

Let me know what you think! Thanks for stopping by!



Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Faux Felt Flower Tutorial Card

Let's Make This Card!

Step #1 Collect Supplies!

You will need the following supplies to make this card.
Stamps: Medallion, Clearly For You
Blossom Flower & 1 3/8", Modern Label Punches
Inks: Soft Suede, Bashful Blue, Crumb Cake
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Bashful Blue, Sahara Sand
Dsp: Beau Chateau (or one of you fav's)
Bone Folder, Dimentionals, Snail
Big Shot, Top Note Die, Vintage Wallpaper, EB Folder
2 small Brads, Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon, 3" piece Victoria Crochet Ribbon
Sponge, Champagne Shimmer Mist Spritz
Please remember, you can use supplies you have in your stash, not exactly what I used! Your card will be "Your" origional!

Step # 2

Using your Blossom Punch, punch out 2 Flowers 2 Blue, 2 Sahara Sand
Using your Bone Folder, for each flower you will work the paper to soften the fibers in the CS and break them down. As this  happens you will notice the edges of the CS start to seperate. Gently pull apart, you will end up with 2 flowers, then 8 in total!

Scrunch up all the pieces really good, into balls!

Unfold flowers and stack same colors on top of each other. using paper piercer, poke hole through the center of the stack and place a small brad to attach them together. Then scrunch them up again!

Step #3
Stamp a piece of Very Vanilla randomly, using your Medallion BG Stamp, with Bashful Blue, and a second piece randomly with Crumb Cake. Using your 1 3/8" punch, punch out 6 random pieces from each color, so you will have 12 pieces to choose from. In random order, using snail, glue pieces onto a piece of CS measuring 4"x5"
Run through Big Shot using the Top Note Die.

Step #4
Take your now cute piece and run it through the Big Shot using the Vintage Wallpaper EB Folder

Step #5
Sponge lightly using Soft Suede ink on raised parts. Tie ribbon around the Top Note piece, leaving tails long. Tie 3" - 3 1/2" piece of Vicoria Lace to Crumb cake piece, do not trim til finished card for desired lenghth. Now fiqure out where you want your 2 flowers place on Top Note piece, peirce 2 holes and using the brads from your flowers, poke through holes and bend over to secure to Top Note. Place dimentionals all over the back of the top note piece and attach to the card front that has a piece of DSP attached to.
Stamp Amour on VV Cardstock, punch out and sponge with Soft suede, attach under flower petal using a dimentional. Here is a close up of the finished Card. At the end, I spritzed the card with Champagne Shimmer Mist, shows up better in person!

Let me know what you think! I love the way it turned out. Thanks to Robin Hynes, my fellow SU Demo friend, for sharing this card on our site. I knew I had to case it once I saw it.
Thanks for stopping by !

Friday, April 6, 2012

Smooch Spray Tutorial

Welcome to my very first picture tutorial! I am so excited to offer this, new to me, step by step tutorial, using the Blushing Bride Smooch Spray! I saw a Video of this technique on our SU Demo website done by Kay Kathloff. I thought I would try it on my own! Check it out! Enjoy! All products used are Stampin Up!

Use a large sheet of paper to protect your surface. Using Dotto, on the back of your piece of Vanilla Cardstock, on the four corners, stick down onto paper. (If you don't use Dotto, your CS will curl when sprayed, because it will be wet, & won't lay flat!) Lay the "Negative" Summer Smooch Stencil on top of Cardstock, as shown below. Isn't it pretty!!

Step 2
Spritz over top of stencil/ cardstock, covering entire surface. Approx. 3-5 spritzes, don't hold too close though! This is what it will look like.

Step 3
Using needle nose tweezers, carefully remove the image from the Cardstock. Rinse off stencil under running water, set aside to dry.

Step 4
This is what it looks like! Cool, eh! Let dry completely before adhereing it to cardstock base.

This is what the Possitive & Negatives look like together. I can't decide which one I like better!!? I LOVE them both! Let me know by leaving me a comment below! I do love your feedback.
These will be my Easter cards for the family!

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride
Stamps: Springtime Blossoms -Retired-
Ink: Black Stazon, Blushing Bride (Inside card)
Blushing Bride Smooch Spray
Whisper White Organza Ribbon
This is so sparkley in person! So pretty! Give it a try, and let me know how yours turned out.
Stampin Up offers 5 different colors of Smooch Spritz, so try this with different colors.
**Important Note: This Smooch Stencil is ONLY available in April, so order yours today!
Only $9.95!
Have a wonderful Easter!