Saturday, May 25, 2013

Countryside - Masculine Card

Countryside is a charming stamp set with five images that really suit themselves to masculine cards.  I just had to have this set when it first came out!  Sadly it is retiring at the end of the month along with the Comfort Cafe DSP that was used as my background paper.  

I wanted to add a little bling to my masculine card so I used the small soda pop tops that are available in the Spring catalogue.  I just flattened it with my Big Shot, punched a 1/2" circle from the co-ordinating Comfort Cafe papers and added Crystal Effects.

My sentiment is from Itty Bitty Banners

I often stamp a little inside the card to make it more complete.   All I need to do is decide who it will go to then I can stamp a 
sentiment on the inside.

Here are some cutting measurements:

Base:  8 1/2" X 11" scored at 4 1/4"
Mat:  Soft Suede 5" X 3 3/4"
Background:  Comfort Cafe DSP 4 3/4" X 3 1/2"
Image:  Watercolour Paper 3 1/2" X 1 3/4"
Mat:  Midnight Muse 3 5/8" X 1 7/8"
Mat:  Soft Suede 3 7/8: X 2 1/8"

116998 (w) $27.95
120495 (c) $20.95
only available until May 31, 2013

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Thoughts and Prayers - Heat Embossing on Vellum

I've been using the stamp set Thoughts and Prayers for a few years now and I still love it!  This card shows heating embossing on vellum and our vellum card stock is perfect for heat embossing!  It stays flat with no warping.

Stampin' Up!'s new foam stamp pads are nice and juicy, so the ink stays wet long enough to add the embossing powder.  On this butterfly from Papillon Potpourri I used Midnight Muse and clear embossing powder.  It was punched out with the Elegant Butterfly punch.

The background was made with the Lacy Brocade embossing folder and highlighted with a sponge dauber and some Midnight Muse ink.

Here are the deets for the current 2012 - 2013 catalogue.  All items except the Lacey Brocade embossing folder will be carried over into the new catalogue.

Papillon Potpourri - Page 115
123759 (c) $17.95
132058 (w) $22.95

Thoughts and Prayers - Page 54
127805 (c) $22.95
128751 (w) $31.95

Elegant Butterfly Punch - Page 184
127526 $21.95

White Vellum Card Stock - Page 160
101856 $7.95 20 per pack
Acid and lignin-free

Clear Embossing Powder - Page 159
109130 $5.95 1/2 oz. jar

Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder - Page 36 of
Spring Catalogue available until May 31, 2013


Credits:  I cased a lovely card I saw on Pinterest by Karen Aicken.


So go grab your vellum, embossing powder and favourite colour of Stampin' Up! classic ink and give it a try!

Happy Stampin!


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Vellum Fun Flowers - Dry Embossing on Vellum

Here's a gorgeous flower made from Stampin' Up!'s card stock vellum and the Fun Flowers Bigz Die.   The weight of this vellum is perfect for dry embossing because it doesn't tear or rip easily.  The fun veins on the petals were made with the Spider Embossing Folder (retiring with this catalogue)

I used the Tangerine Tango DSP from Summer Smooches (retiring also)  The fun fabric button is an already retired product (appropriately called Summer Smooches Fabric Buttons) but I thought they were perfect for this flower!

I used the sentiment stamp from Field Flowers and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.

So give your Big Shot a work out and make some fun flowers!!

Credits:  Flower cased from Linda Aarhus a very talented Stampin' Up! demonstrator

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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Swallowtail on Vellum - Stamping on Vellum

This beautiful butterfly image is called Swallowtail and was stamped with Stazon Black Ink onto Stampin' Up!'s card stock vellum.  I used sponge daubers on the reverse of the paper to quickly add colour to my image.  Old Olive and Tempting Turquoise were the colours I chose, but the combinations are endless!
Item #129216 (c) $16.95
Item #129213 (w) $21.95
It's on page 18 of the Spring Catalogue!  It has quickly become one of my favourites.  Look for it in the new catalogue coming out June 1, 2013.

Happy Stamping!



Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Button Buddies

Button Buddies - a fun little set found on page 40 of the main catalogue.  Unfortunately it did not make it into the new catalogue and is only available until May 31, but everything else looks good to return.  I used the Delicate Designs Folder as a background border and Finishing Touches Edgelit to create some visual interest on the side.  The In Color Dahlias worked great on the vase!  The ribbon is the stitched Gumball Green.  Glad it is sticking around for another year.  That was one colour I wasn't too sure about until I started using it and I love it now!

Sentiment is from Petite Pairs (page 134)

The new catalogue is sure to bring some fun new stamps and accessories!

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Happy Stamping!