Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Late Night Stamper

It is late and I can be a late night stamper. This is the time of night I get my best ideas and I just have to make the card. Can't help it.

I used two of my favorite background stamps, the Medallion and En Francais. I also cut the Medallion out again. Using So Saffron all over En Francais and then lightly sponging Old Olive in various spots. I direct sponge the Whisper White with So Saffron as well to add some depth to the piece before I stamped En Francais. I then used Itty Bitty Backgrounds with Elegant Eggplant to add some speckle to give it more depth. I stamped the Itty Bitty Background off so that the Elegant Eggplant was not to strong.

I added Dazzling Diamond to give it some sparkle. Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon. The Filigree Designer Brad with Clear Rhinestone Brad. The words at the bottom left is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.

I attached the Elegant Eggplant flat against the card base but I place Stampin' Dimensionals behind the Medallion to give it a little lift and distinction between the En Francais background.

It's now very late and makes me officially part of a Late Night Stampers group. Hope you are inspired by this card whether it be late at night or any other time of the day.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Matchboxes

Here are two cute matchbox boxes I made this weekend to prepare for next weekends Stamp Class I'm holding (Sunday, Feb. 28th). I'll be teaching this box next week. I love the Sending Love Specialty DSP we'll definitely be using it.

You can really fill these boxes with anything you want and just for fun I thought I would fill the Just For You box with matching magnet bookmarks. They look so cute.

Interested in taking this class next Sunday just give me a call or email me.

Talking Wedding Card


Here is one of the cards I worked on this afternoon. It was a lovely sunny day and I was inspired to make this card. I had a request for a wedding card and my friend favours purple. I had another stamping buddy come over today to catch up on life and stamp a few cards. One of the stamps she brought was the Medallion Background stamp (SU pg. 133 #115223). It is such a lovely card and as soon as I put Orchid Opulence and Elegant Eggplant together I got inspired.

I sponged the two purple inks onto the Medallion. I also used So Saffron to add a touch of gold to the card. I embossed the word "Love" from Wonderful Words in white. (Yes, this set is discontinued but I know this is a classic set that many other SU stampers might have.)

I cut out the Medallion and added Dazzling Diamonds in around the pattern and around the pearl. The lovely swirls coming from out behind the propped up Medallion on Dimensionals is Baroque Motifs stamped in So Saffron. I lightly sponged Orchid Opulence over the swirls to give it some softness (hard to see in the picture).

I impressed the Orchid Opulence card stock with the Texturz Background 1 first and then embossed.

For wedding cards I like to make an 8.5" x 5.5" because I think they need to be substantial. Plus I still a half of pack of the Extra Large envelopes SU used to sell. I wish they would bring them back.

(Thanks Jenna for bringing this stamp!)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Ribbon Medallion Card


I hate throwing away any piece of paper and well, it has extended to keeping ribbon pieces too. So, this weekend I was determined to use up some of my scrap ribbon and this is what I created. A ribbon medallion with Chocolate Chip, Whisper White and Pretty in Pink SU Taffeta Ribbon.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

February Stamp Club Cards

Above are the cards my Stamp Club members made this month, February. We used several different punches and the Big Shot. The Valentine's marshmellow chocolate box was a wonderful project I learned to make and had to share with my Stamp Club members who also adored it.

Below is a close up of my favorite card. It's a very girly birthday card. I Love the Pretty in Pink Corduroy button and the Sending Love Specialty DSP, really who couldn't love this sparkly paper.
I used Chocolate Chip behind the Sending Love Specialty DSP. For the first time I used the clear mount block with the SAB set Vintage Labels. Love this new product as well. I have the Block D which is much bigger but I found it was a good weight for the stamps. I placed the Top Note on Dimensionals and since I didn't want to waste the beautiful Sending Love Specialty DSP cutout I used it as a border.