Posts tagged ‘Stampin’ Up’

December 17, 2013

Paper craft project no. 101: Happy birthday

2013-12-13 OLC Happy birthday
Here’s an A2 one layer masculine birthday card I created for my brother-in-law. I don’t have many stamps that would lend themselves to a masculine card, but I lucked out this time because the mustache stamps came as freebies in one of my online orders. Unfortunately, I don’t know the manufacturer — the rubber stamps are simply mounted on plain wood blocks with no identifying information. The sentiment and argyle outline and solid stamps are from a couple of SU stamp sets I got a few years ago. For the colors, I went with Memento inks: nautical blue for the images and tuxedo black for the sentiment. I masked off the right side of the card so I can stamp the argyle stamps and sponge the area, and then I stamped the mustaches and sentiment on the right side.

I’m linking up this card to the following challenges: Addicted to Stamps and More #76: Anything GoesSOS #131: One Color, and Everybody Art Challenge #258: No Christmas Card.

Thanks for stopping by!


October 4, 2013

Paper craft project no. 64: Fright night

2013-10-03 CAS Fright Night

Here is an A2 card I made for the first bi-weekly challenge I’m hosting at my other blog. It’s based on a sketch. For this card, I used a couple of Tim Holtz Alterations On the Edge dies from Sizzix and thin dies from QuicKutz, and stamps from the Boo! set from STAMPlorations™. I colored the images with markers. The argyle/diamond background stamp is from Stampin’ Up. Here’s the sketch:

I’m linking this up to the following challenges:

Stamps: jack-o-lantern, crow, sentiment (STAMPlorations); argyle/diamond background (Stampin’ Up)
Inks: jet black (Ranger Archival ink); dusty concord, spiced marmalade ((Tim Holtz Distress inks)
Other: dandelion, tangelo (Memento markers); vintage photo, brushed corduroy (Tim Holtz Distress markers; textured cardstock (DCWV); dies (Sizzix, QuicKutz); cuttlebug (ProvoCraft); corner rounder punch (EK Success); foam dots; glue dots

Thanks for checking out my blog! Hope you have a wonderful weekend :-)


September 8, 2013

CAS Card No. 51: Happy birthday

2013-09-08 CAS Happy birthday
Here’s an A2 card that I made for Freshly Made Sketches #102 and Seize the Birthday Anything Goes Birthday. I really like the raspberry jam mid-tone shadow ink by Hero Arts so I set out to create this card with the intention of using that ink color. I found cardstock that was very close to the ink color. I used second generation stamping to create the background for the card. Then I layered the rest of the elements.

Stamps: sentiment (Fiskars); flower (Stampin’ Up)
Ink: raspberry jam (Hero Arts Shadow Ink)
Other: cardstock (DCWV); paper (Basic Grey); ornate label and oval label dies (Sizzix); Cuttlebug; jute twine; foam dots


By the way, I am hosting a holiday papercrafting challenge on my other blog. I’m giving away a prize package of 7 holiday clear stamp sets to the winner. The challenge runs until September 22. Any kind of papercrafting project is welcome — cards, tags, scrapbook/album covers, home decor. I would love for you to be there!

September 6, 2013

CAS Card No. 49: Grateful heart

2013-09-06 CAS Grateful Heart
Here’s an A2 card that I made for Retro Sketch No. 79The sketch is below. I’m also linking this up to the Loves Rubberstamps Challenge #68: Anything Goes and The Corrosive Challenge #182: All About Fall.

Stamps: sentiment (STAMPlorations); background (Stampin’ Up)
Inks: tuxedo black (Tsukineko); vintage photo, spiced marmalade, dried marigold, scattered straw (Tim Holtz Distress inks)
Other: tangelo, lady bug (Memento markers); cardstock (DCWV); designer paper (Pink Paislee, Basic Grey); ornate label die (Sizzix); paper brads (Candi); corner rounder punch (EK Success); foam dots; glue dots

Before I end this post, I’m inviting all papercrafters to check out my other blog, the STAMPlorations™ blog. I’m hosting a holiday papercrafting challenge over there. The challenge runs until September 22. I’d appreciate it if you’d let fellow papercrafters know. Thanks so much! :-)

September 2, 2013

One Layer Card No. 48: Kindness

2013-09-01 One Layer Card Kindness
All weekend I’ve been playing with my Distress markers. Here’s a one layer card where I used the markers to create a watercolor effect. I took one of my acrylic blocks, swiped 7 different Distress markers colors to create a sort of ombre effect, spritzed a little water on the block, and then stamped the block on my card, moving the block from right to left to drag the colors. (I know, it should be left to right, but I’m left-handed! ;-)) Love the effect! Next, I stamped the background script, followed by the silhouette flower rubber stamp (which I stamped a second time without re-inking to create a shadow), and then finally stamped the sentiment.

I’m entering this card to the following challenges: Tuesday Trigger: Honoring Ombre at the Moxie Fab World blog; One Layer Wednesday Challenge #155: Silhouettes; Less is More Week #135 (use a rubber stamp and optional watercolors); and Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog – Anything Goes.

Stamps: sentiment (Stampendous); background script (OTC); flower silhouette (Stampin’ Up)
Inks: coffee (Ranger Archival ink); forest moss, peeled paint, crushed olive, shabby shutters, mustard seed, spiced marmalade, wild honey (Tim Holtz Distress markers); tuxedo black (Tsukineko)

And before I end today’s post, I’m inviting all papercrafters. On September 6, I’ve got a holiday papercrafting challenge starting at the STAMPlorations™ blog. One crafter is going to win all 7 holiday stamp sets (60+ individual clear stamps) that I designed for the STAMPlorations™ line. I’ll have all the details there on September 6 at 5pm PST so please visit and bookmark the site or follow/subscribe by email.

September 1, 2013

Holiday Tags No. 47: Holiday wishes, be merry, holiday cheer

2013-08-31 Holiday Tags-A
Stamps: sentiments, Christmas trees (STAMPlorations); newspaper background, mistletoe (Hero Arts); December 25 tag (Inkadinkado); diamond background (Stampin’ Up), doily (Darcie’s)
Inks: emerald green, sienna (Ranger Archival ink); vintage photo, crushed olive, peeled paint, barn door (Tim Holtz Distress inks); tuxedo black (Tsukineko)
Other: ribbon trims (Offray); ATC die cuts (Sizzix); embossing ink (Ranger); gold embossing powder (Stampendous); heat tool (Inkssentials); curly label punch (Stampin’ Up); jute twine; We R Memory Keepers crop-a-dile

I created these tags for the Holiday Gift Tag Challenge in the Moxie Fab World and in Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog – Anything Goes. I had a few tag dies but I thought I’d use the ATC die (2.5″ by 3.5″) because I wanted tags that are a little wider than usual. (And besides, my ATC die is new and I wanted to use it right away!) For the sentiments and Christmas tree images, I used  stamps from my STAMPlorations™ line. In a couple of weeks, 7 holiday clear stamp sets that I designed will be available on the STAMPlorations™ website and my Etsy shop. And on September 6, I’ve got a holiday papercrafting challenge starting at the STAMPlorations™ blog. One crafter is going to win all 7 sets (60+ individual clear stamps). Interested? Please join other papercrafters by visiting the blog — I’ll have all the details there on September 6!

Here are more photos of the tags:

2013-08-31 Holiday Tags-B

2013-08-31 Holiday Tags-C2013-08-31 Holiday Tags-D


August 14, 2013

CAS Card No. 34: On your special day

2013-08-14 One Layer Card On your special day
Kraft notecard (4″ by 5.5″) using masking, repetition, tone-on-tone/monochromatic stamping, sponging/distressing, and edging techniques.

Stamps: flower, background (Stampin’ Up); sentiment (Stampabilities)
Inks: jet black (Ranger Archival ink); mustard seed (Tim Holtz Distress ink)
Other: embellishments (Pink Paislee); kraft notecard

Here are the steps for creating this CAS card:

1. Trim white card stock to size (slightly smaller than 4″ by 5.5″).

2. Mask right side of card stock then stamp background on left side.

3. Stamp flower over the area.

4. Sponge over the area with distress ink.

5. Remove mask then stamp sentiment.

6. Apply embellishments.

7. Lightly sponge edges of card stock with distress ink.

8. Mount finished card front onto kraft card base.

A little bit about this card: This is almost a one layer card — it’s still pretty flat, uses stamping, and has a clean and simple design. I wanted to use my kraft notecards to make more birthday cards. However, ink colors don’t necessarily show well on kraft paper so I simply stamped on white card stock that I trimmed to size and then mounted it on the card base. I love this one. In fact, I’ve got it all stamped and ready to go in the mail tomorrow — it’s a birthday card for my baby sister. Well, she’s turning 24, but she’s always going to be my baby sister! I’m making this my third card for the CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge #40. [Note to self: search for other CAS card challenge blogs.] Here’s the sketch:

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