Friday, March 28, 2014

Shabby Quilted Card

I loooooove quilting and quilted cards. The new Hexagon punch caught my eye, because it's a quilt pattern. That plus the Square Lattice die that makes paper look like fabric - I had to try it out. Here was the contest (I lost) - but I adore this card and may have to make a quilt from it.

My card:

some detail:
I made two versions of this card - one with Chalk Talk (130634) & Apothecary Art.

Here's some detail of the backgrounds. Yes, I stamped and punched out a bunch of hexagons using Six-Sided Sampler in a range of colors and stamps. Then I stamped them with the Six-Sided Sampler punch in Wild Wasabi to look like I stitched them. I arranged them into a quilt and glued. Then I put them through the Embossing folder. With tweezers, I rolled up some of the edges to make it look more shabby.
 I also tried using the Square Lattice Die (119976) - interestingly, the hexagons fade into the background. Great technique, but not for this project.

So Saffron 105118
Very Vanilla101650

Blushing Bride 131172
Pink Pirouette 126956
Soft Sky 131181
Pear Pizzazz 131180
Calypso Coral 126983

Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon 120999
Victoria Crochet Trim 118481
Blushing Bride Ruffle Stretch Trim125570
Pistachio Pudding Ruffle Stretch Trim 130020

Apothecary Art
Best of Flowers 133342
Everything Eleanor 124164
Hello Doily122847
Papaya Collage 125527
Six Sided Sampler 130956
You're Lovely (Sale-a-Bration) 133578

Hexagon Punch 130919

Framelit Dies
Secret Garden 129372

Embossing Folders
Beautifully Baroque 130917

Large Pearl Basic Jewels 125577

Monday, March 24, 2014

Tag Topper

I participated in a Card Contest - and - I won!

Here's the rules: 

    Only current product please - see specific "rules" for each contest below.
     Each contest entry must be different. you may not enter the same card in more than one contest or use yor swap card in any of the contests

     Card Fronts/Full Size Cards/Tags

     Include layers, embellishments - your best work.  

    Card contest entries are not returned. 
       Tag Topper 

     Contest #3 - It's Your Birthday 

     Contest #4 - Make an impression (any current impression folder) 

I decided to make a collage of tags, reminiscent of something I'd seen on Pinterest (but I changed it up A LOT!). I laid out all my current stamps and went for it. Very fun to do!

The three little tags in detail are here:

Crumb Cake 120953
Soft Sky 131203
Burnished Gold 102935

Crumb Cake 126975 (sponged)
Sahara Sand 126976
Pink Pirouette 126956
Calipso Coral 126983 (dauber)

Embossing Folders:
Decorative Dots (inked)

Loving Thoughts 125845
Postage Due126397
Everything Eleanor124164
My Friend122587
Gorgeous Grunge 130517
Creative Elements122647

Angled Tag Topper 13323
Scalloped Tag Topper 133324
Elegant Butterfly 127526

Dazzling Diamonds 102023
Tea Lace Paper Doily 129399
Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon 122332
Gold Baker's Twine 132975 
Pearls 119247

Saturday, March 15, 2014

My Happenings Simply Sent

We were given a Challenge to do something different with the Simply Sent card "My Happenings."
I decided to do a Chalkboard theme and incorporate those cool new banners.

DSP: My Happenings 13329
Basic Black  121044

Accessories: Antique Brads 117273
Sponge Dauber (to smear white ink a bit to make it chalky) 102892

Whisper White Craft 101731

Embossing powder, White 109132

Creative Elements 122647
Papaya Collage 126612
Chalk Talk 130634

Banner (Saleabration)
XL Petite Pennants

Sunday, March 9, 2014

My Second Swap

Team gathering - 2.5 hours away - but why not?

The rules were:
SWAP - THEME - Celebrate the Everyday - anything from the Spring Catalog. 
    CURRENT SU SUPPLIES ONLY - that is anything that we can currently order from a mini or big Idea book.
    Please AT LEAST 1 layer and 1 embellishments

Soooo, I picked the Happy Watercolor stamp set and decided to watercolor the background, instead of the flower. And, since I'm missing California and the poppies, I decided if I colored it orange, it might even be one. I was also too cheap to make 24 of them out of watercolor paper, so I tried regular Whisper White. It worked!! So over several evenings, I colored and I colored. Each one is different - that was cool.

Here it is:

For the background I used Whisper White cardstock  or you can  use Watercolor paper. I 
colored with  Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive and Always Artichoke markers on Block D Clear-Mount block and spritzed  with water (in that order, spritzed a couple of times and rubbed on the paper. I didn't add any water to the Always Artichoke, which is how I got the spots in the grass. Let it dry. If you stand the paper up, you'll get some up and down movement of the ink, which can be good or bad.
Mounted on Calypso Coral , Always Artichoke,  and then on Smoky Slate. I stamped the flower onto Calypso Coral paper with Jet Black StazOn ink and cut it out so when it was glued on, it lifted from the paper (3D). The center was stamped with Jet Black StazOn ink onto Daffodil Delight. I covered the center with Crystal Effects. 

Stamp Set: 
  Happy Watercolor 13391

  Stampin' Spritzer 126185
  Clear Block D 118485
Jet Black StazOn Pad 101406
  Calypso Coral Baker's twine 125573
  Crystal Effects 101055

 Whisper White cardstock 100730 or Watercolor paper 122959
  Calypso Coral 122925
  Always Artichoke 126972
 Smoky Slate 131202
Stampin' Write Markers:
  Tempting Turquoise
  Old Olive
  Always Artichoke
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