Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Betsy's Blossoms - Blossom Punch

 A little peek at a new stamp set Betsy's Blossoms debuting in a couple of days.  This is from the Clean and Simple Stamping Blog, FTL 192.

When River Rock was an In Color I remembered seeing a colour challenge using River Rock and Basic Block.  All the samples were stunning together!   When experimenting I first tried just a black and white card, which I wasn't happy with it.  I then remembered the River Rock and Basic Black colour combo.  I still love it!

The punched flower with this stamp set was inspired from a sample by Dawn Sonju I saw on a Stampin' Up! website.  I just cut out an additional flower from the set and used it for the centre of the flower.  The main panel and the flower are raised up on dimensionals for a little added interest.   There is also one of the large rhinestones for some bling!

Here is the sketch...give it a try! I cut my black matting piece to
 4 1/4" X 3".  The white piece was cut just 1/8" smaller; as apposed to the regular 1/4".

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy stamping!



Saturday, May 26, 2012

Pines - Mojo Monday 242

Pines is a set that has long been retired.  But I needed a masculine card so I thought it was good choice for this neck of the woods!  I also used some retired embossing powder.  The paper is Well Worn and seemed a good fit.

I've only done the Mojo Monday challenge a couple of times, so thought I'd use it to get me started on this card.  I just flipped it on its side.  An embossed strip was used as an accent piece along with some old hardware.

It really does come together quickly when you use a sketch!!  If you haven't already, give them a try!!

Here's the sketch I used....just sideways!

Thanks for stopping by!



Saturday, May 19, 2012

Crazy for Cupcakes Holder

Aren't cupcakes fun!?

Crazy for Cupcakes is retiring at the end of May.  This cupcake holder is featured on page 67 of the 2011/2012 Idea Book & Catalogue.  I think they made theirs with a box die, but I didn't have one, so I found a great tutorial on Janine Tinklenberg's blog that allowed me to recreate the catalogue sample.  She gave it the fun title of "Cupcake Throne"!

The new catalogue has lots of fun new stamp sets.  I'll have to see what I can do to make a new "throne" with a new stamp set!

Happy Stamping!