May 20, 2011

Hi everyone!  Thank you for being so patient with me.  I've been really busy these past few weeks, but slowly I am catching up on the things I need to get finished, but I wanted to stop in to let you all know that I'm still here and I'll be back on Monday.  Have a great weekend!

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May 4, 2011

Hi everyone!  I just wanted to remind you all if you would like to receive my newsletters please send me an email with your name and email address and I will add you to my list.  My email addreess is posted at the bottom of this post.

Remember our Stampin' Up! Summer Mini catalog is now posted and the items are available for ordering from now until August 31st.  Feel free to contact me for more details or to view the catalog click here.

Today I'm sharing with you another card I made for my class this past Saturday.  This is a Mother's Day card we made.  My background is embossed using clear embossing powder and the flower part of the hydrangea stamp.

The rest of my card was really quick and easy to make.  I inked up the flower portion of my stamp using my poppy parade ink pad and the stem portion of my stamp I inked up using my pear pizzazz ink pad and then all I did was stamp the image onto my card stock.  It's not always easy to ink up an image this way, but with this particular image it's pretty easy.

The decorative paper I used has the top 1/4" folded over- I often times do this.  My sentiment was stamped and punched out using my wide oval punch and I placed it onto my card using dimensionals.

I hope you like my card!  Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great rest of the day.

Stamps:  Because I Care, Well Scripted
Card Stock:  White, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz
Ink:  Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, VersaMark
Supplies:  Ribbon, Wide Oval Punch, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Embossing Buddy, Dimensionals
Technique:  Heat Embossing

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May 3, 2011

Good Evening!  I want to thank you all for being patient with me these past two weeks.  I have been really sick and as a result I have not been posting much.  I'm feeling better today, but I still have my cold.

I wanted to share with you one of the cards I made for my class this past Saturday.  We made Father's Day and Mother's Day cards.  I used the Stampin' Up! set called Uncharted Territory, what a great set for all sorts of masculine cards.

I began making my card by first making a mask of the lighthouse.  To make a mask you first need to stampin your image onto a scrap piece of card stock and then cut it out.  Then I placed my cut out lighthouse over top of the stamped lighthouse image on my card.

Next, I began sponging by background.  I first started with the pacific point ink - sponging heavier along the top of the sky and then sponging lighter but not all the way down to the ground and sea area- you'll want to leave that part untouched.

Using daffodil delight ink I very lightly sponged just below my blue area towards the bottom of the ground and sea area.  And then I sponged just above the ground area using pumpkin pie ink.  I was very careful when sponging with the daffodil delight and pumpkin pie ink because it's hard to fix it when the ink is too dark, but if it's too light you can always sponge a little bit more.

The sea, part of the lighthouse, and ground part of my stamped image were water colored using my Stampin' Up! water color crayons and a blender pen. 

And finally to finish off my card I added three brads on the left hand side and stamped my sentiment in the upper right hand side.  My image panel is adhered to my card using dimensionals. 

I know it sounds like a lot to make this card, but really it's not.  Just some simple sponging and a little bit of coloring and you can have yourself a great Father's day card too!

Thanks again for stopping by and I'll be back again tomorrow with another card from my class.  Have a great evening!

Stamps: Uncharted Territory, Well Scripted
Card Stock: White, Confetti Cream
Ink: Black Stazon, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie
Supplies: Brads, SU Mat Pack, Paper Piercing Tool, Stampin' Up! Water Color Crayons, Blender Pen, Scissors, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Dimensionals
Technique: Sponging, Masking, Water Coloring

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