Tuesday, January 31, 2012

SCRSC72: Football Fun

Please scroll down to the next post for my card for this week’s Ribbon Carousel Challenge.

I’m back with another card today. This time for Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps!

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For this week’s challenge we have a football challenge!  Football?!  What’s that?!  LOL – I don’t follow football at all but if I did my team would wear grayish blue and silver because those are the colors I chose for my card. ;)  Oh, and they would kick some serious football rear – cause they’re awesome!  LOL.

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Anyways, for my card I used Football Josh and Away We Go designer paper from My Mind’s Eye. I stamped Josh in black ink, colored with Copic markers and cut out.  I embossed a piece of cardstock with a polka dot embossing folder and then swiped a white craft ink pad over the raised portions.

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Finished card size is 3 1/4” wide by 6 1/4” tall.  So what do you think? Fun or not? ;) 

For more fabulous samples check out the following talented designers:

For all the details on the challenge and to find out how to win a little something something head over to the Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Blog.

Recipe:
Stamps: Football Josh (Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps).
Paper: Kraft, Ocean’s Tide and Black (PTI), Choice Snow White (TE), Away We Go designer (My Mind’s Eye).
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers, Whisper White Craft (SU!).
Accessories: Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers), embossing folder, striped twill (May Arts), Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, foam dimensionals, foam dimensional tape.

RCC38: Paper Pieced Coffee Swilling Bears

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Hey crafty peeps -

I’m popping in with another Ribbon Carousel Challenge! This week the wickedly funny Kim is challenging use to paper piece!  So break out your designer paper and scissors and make something cute!  Don’t forget to include some kind of twine, ribbon, jute or what not.

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Our sponsor this week is Birdie Brown!  The fabulous Etsy Store run by the talented Torico (she is also an illustrator for There She Goes).  The store includes oodles of sweet digital stamps.

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For my project today I created a set of four tags using the extremely cute Winter Bear 01. I paper pieced his sweater and hat using Piccadilly designer paper from Basic Grey.  I also used a piece of the same paper as part of the background behind the bear.

For those of you wondering how to paper piece while using a digital stamp here is what I did:

  1. Print bear image(s) on regular printer paper.
  2. Using removable adhesive, tack designer paper over the bear image.
  3. Put the ‘decorated’ paper back in printer tray of your printer.  Make sure it is facing the right way so that the bears will print in the same location as the first time through.
  4. Print a second time.

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Note – I printed the bear yet again so that I could cut out his hands and the mug and layer that on top of the designer paper. 

To embellish my tags I used a bit of Antique Linen scalloped edge satin ribbon and added a few dots of Bisque Liquid Pearls… leading the way to the fun “Thanks a Latte” sentiment (from a TE set).  I plan on pairing the tags with some yellow or orange baker’s twine when it is time to use them. :)

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That is it for me!  Be sure to head over to the Ribbon Carousel Challenge Blog for more samples and all the details on the challenge!  Oh… and take a gander at Torico’s Etsy store: Birdie Brown – she has some seriously cute images!!!

Recipe:
Stamps: Winter Bear 01 digital stamp (Birdie Brown), From the Heart Funnies (TE).
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Early Espresso (SU!), brown tag and Choice Snow White (TE), Piccadilly designer (Basic Grey).
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers.
Accessories: Bisque Liquid Pearls (Ranger), jumbo brad (We R Memory Keepers), Antique Gold Scalloped Edge ribbon (May Arts), foam dimensionals and foam dimensional tape.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Fresh From the Oven

Happy Friday!  Do you have any fun plans for the weekend?  How about doing a little baking?  Or for those who don’t bake you can always just make a card with a sweet little baker image like this darling. :D

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Per my usual stamping/coloring technique I stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copic markers.  After trimming the cardstock to size I sponged the edges with Antique Linen Distress ink and added Bisque Liquid Pearls.  Once dry I matted on Early Espresso cardstock and added a sentiment tab which was cut using the Bracket Tab die from MFT.

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For the base I cut four 2 1/8” squares of designer paper and matted on 2 1/4” squares of Early Espresso (I rounded the one corner of two of these).  I then adhered the matted squares on a red mat using foam dimensional tape.  To embellish this layer I added some V-Striped twill ribbon and a bit of jute twine.  Next I adhered the matted layers onto the card base using more of the foam dimensional tape.  For a final bit of fun I tied a button to a crocheted flower and plopped it onto the card.

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Before I forget, HERE is a link to an old post I wrote up on crocheted flowers.  It has links to a couple of tutorials that I use for making the flowers I use on my cards. :)

Recipe:
Stamps: Pure Innocence – Fresh From the Oven (MFT).
Paper: Naturals Ivory and Early Espresso (SU!), Pure Poppy (PTI), Choice Snow White (TE), Lost and Found Two – Rosy designer (My Mind’s Eye).
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Antique Linen Distress (Ranger), Copic markers.
Accessories: Crocheted Flower (made by me using DMC Pearl thread), button (SU!), jute and v-striped ribbon (May Arts), Bisque Liquid Pearls (Ranger), Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers), foam dimensional tape, Bracket Tab die (MFT).

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Happy Birthday Cupcake!

You would think that my collection of cards (aka the horde) would include oodles of birthday cards but that just isn’t the case. Oh woe is me and my inadequate card collection. ;)  So, I decided to set a goal of creating a couple of b-day cards each month and here is one for January:

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I stamped the cupcake stand from For the Love of Cupcakes (TE) in black ink on Choice Snow white cardstock, colored with Copic markers and then cut it out.  I stamped a matching sentiment on another square of cardstock and stitched this layer to a piece die cut with a Big Scallop Square die.  I then attached the stand with foam dimensionals.  For the base layer I matted a piece of designer paper to cardstock and stitched the edges.  Around this layer I tied a piece of ivory twill ribbon.  All of the matted layers were adhered to the card base using foam dimensional tape.

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The cupcakes needed a little something more so I coated the frosting with Glossy Accents.  To tie the white and beige colors together I added little dots of Bisque Liquid Pearls to the corners of the matted layers.  For a final touch I added two Crystal Trinket Pins to the twill bow.

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I really like how this card turned out… into my birthday card stash it goes! :)

Recipe:
Stamps: For the Love of Cupcakes(TE).
Paper: Naturals Ivory and Cool Caribbean (SU!), Choice Snow White (TE), Paper Hear designer (Crate Paper).
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers.
Accessories: crystal trinket pins (Maya Road), Ivory Twill Ribbon (May Arts), heavy duty white thread and sewing machine, Big Scalloped Squares Nestabilities (Spellbinders), foam dimensionals, Glossy Accents and Bisque Liquid Pearls (Ranger).

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Double Bows and Bold Butterflies

Hey Crafty Peeps -

Corinna at the Ribbon Carousel has been pestering asking me for quite some time for a tutorial on tying a Double Bow with a Button. ;) So I finally decided to share my secret techniques (okay, they aren’t that secret!).  You can check out the tutorial over at the Ribbon Carousel Blog… I have a couple of different techniques that I use so there are a lot of pictures. 

The following card is one I created while making the tutorial.  I made the double bow using some striped twill ribbon, ivory jute and a light green button.

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I stamped two butterflies frpm the Spread Your Wings stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black on Choice Snow White cardstock.  After coloring with Copic markers I cut out and coated with Illuminate Smooch for a glittery finish.  I attached the butterflies to the card using some foam dimensional dots.

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Recipe:
Stamps: Spread Your Wings (There She Goes).
Paper: Naturals Ivory and Cool Caribbean (SU!), Black (PTI), Choice Snow White (TE), Thrift Shop designer (October Afternoon).
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers.
Accessories: Illuminate Smooch (Clearsnap), Sky Blue striped twill ribbon and jute (May Arts), embossing folder (QuicKutz), Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers), metal brads (Recollections), button (PTI), foam dimensionals.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

SCRSC71: Birthday Wishes

Please scroll down to the next post for my card for this week’s Ribbon Carousel Challenge.

I’m back with another card today.  This time for Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps!

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For this week’s challenge we have a great new sketch to use for inspiration! Sweet – that took care of half the work.  All I needed to do was figure out the color scheme and stamp set to use!  Since I really need to add some birthday cards to my collection I decided I should ink up Cupcake Ruby.

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I stamped her in Memento Tuxedo Black on Choice Snow White and colored with Copic markers.  I tried my hand at making her hair Strawberry Blond using YR21, YR24 and YR14.  I like how it turned out… a bit bright but pretty!  I added a touch of glimmer to portions of the picture use Pool and Illuminate Smooches.

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For more fabulous samples check out the following talented designers:

For all the details on the challenge and to find out how to win a little something something head over to the Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Blog.

Recipe:
Stamps: Cupcake Ruby (Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps), Labels of Love (TE).
Paper: Naturals Ivory, pink, blue (SU!), Choice Snow White (TE), Vanity Fair designer (My Mind’s Eye).
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers.
Accessories: Pool and Illuminate Smooch (ClearSnap), Pink sheer tinsel edge (May Arts), Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers), foam dimensionals, heavy duty white thread and sewing machine, Glitter Candy Dots (Pebbles), Oval Nestabilities dies (Spellbinders).