Saturday, October 27, 2012

Single Stamp Purchasing Now Available

Stamping Up is at it again!
You can now purchase your "must have" stamps ONE STAMP AT A TIME!
I am still a huge fan of the stamp "set" as it allows me
to create beautiful compositions for my cards quite easily; however, sometimes a girl just needs that ONE perfect stamp. Now is your chance to purchase YOUR one "must have" stamp!

The images are below, but you can also get a better look on my Web site.
Simply use the "Single Stamps" image seen to the right of this post.
It will take you directly to the area where these Single Stamps are available for viewing and for purchasing.
You may order your stamp through me, or directly purchase it from my Web site.

Contact me if you have any questions!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Life is a matter of Moments

Just a quick little something from previous projects

The hummingbird was stamped with Concord Crush, that is how long ago I created this card. I then cut the hummingbird out and layered it on the Whisper White CS that had the Wedding Sweet "swirl" stamped in crumb cake (I believe). 


Monday, October 15, 2012

Black/White Blending

Blending to create a Black and White image.

The image was shaded using a blender pen and a variety of shades of gray. The top layer is the Top Note image, cut with my Sizzix machine. I then ran it through again, cutting out the oval shape. This layer was then run through again with the polka dot embossing folder (one of my frequent "go-to" items). I then layered this on top of the CS that the stamped/colored image, which had already been run through the tulip frame embossing folder. These layers were then placed on a black card base.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Polka Dot Heart

Using my heart cut-out from a previous project.

This is a quick and simple card. The heart was cut out of a Whisper White CS square that I used on my Ribbon Heart card (see last post). I stamped the black image first (and let the ink dry completely) then I ran the heart through the polka dot embossing folder.  Easy peasy!

Have a wonderful rest of the week!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Ribbon Heart

Another card using the negative of a cut-out!

To create the top layer of this card, I used the Whisper White CS and cut out a large heart (using the Sizzix Framelits from Stampin' Up). I saved the cut heart for another project, and then ran the left over Whisper White CS with the heart removed through my Sizzix using the polka-dot embossing folder.

The next layer below was a square that is cut slightly smaller than the polka-dot top-layer. I wrapped ribbon strips (coordinating the colors) on that second layer. This is a great use for your small left-over pieces of ribbon. When adhering the top layer to the ribbon layer, be sure to use strong adhesive -- I used glue dots. You want to make sure the top layer is securing attached.

This "sandwich" is then adhered to a black base (I love how a black frame helps the top layer POP off the card). All of these layers were then adhered to a white card base.(You could just use the black layer as the card base if you like -- the added layer did make this card rather heavy!)

Come back in a couple of days to see how I used the heart cut-out that wasn't used in this card. It made for a very simple, quick card

Happy Stamping!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Champagne Christmas

The new champagne glitter paper from Stampin' Up is beautiful! I love it!

To make this card, I used two layers of Whisper White card stock to create the 3-D effect for the ornament. These are layered on top of the glitter paper, which then sits on top of a Cherry Cobbler card base.

To create the 3-D effect for the ornament (hopefully you can see that it is not actually a flat image), I used the negative of a cut image. (Rather than using the cut out of the ornament, I actually used the surrounding part of the paper that is left once you pull the cut image out of the way -- use the cut ornament on another project, or use it inside the card for a fun surprise!) The trick is to center the cut out so that it lands where you need it to land on the card. I used dimensionals to pop that top layer up a bit.  The bottom layer of Whisper White was dry-embossed with a criss-cross pattern using my wonderful scoring tool with the diagonal insert.  I enhanced the look with some of my Stickles.  The trick with this bottom layer is to make sure it is cut smaller than the top layer, ensuring that it's edges don't poke out on the sides.  The final touch on the Whisper White image was to use my paper piercing tool, using the template that matches our ornament framelits! All the coordinating tools make this card so incredibly easy to make!

Have fun trying this out on your own cards! You can make so many great looks using the negative of your punched paper -- use the punched image on one project and the leftover piece on a second project!

Thanks for stopping by! I am looking forward to sharing more Christmas cards over the next several weeks. I just love stamping this time of year.

Happy Stamping!