Thursday, September 22, 2016

Whitewashed Birthday

This is the  third of three cards made at last weekend's Whitewash Technique card class.  Although I used ther retired Beautiful Bunch set, this look can be achieved with any large flower.  I think the Flower Shop would be a great set to do this with.

For directions on how to do the whitewash technique, please see my blog post from this past Monday.

Carstock:  Thick Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Ink:  Versamark, Crumb Cake, White Kraft
Markers:  Calypso Coral
Stamp Set: Rose Wonder, Beautiful Bunch
Framelit: Rose Garden

I hope you've enjoyed the whitewash projects, and I hope you'll give the technique  try!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Monthly ATCs

This month I joined two groups over at's ATC swap -- Halloween and Drinks.

I was on an embossing roll -- this Halloween ATC is almost ALL embossed!

I used the retired Tee Hee Hee set.  The hat, dress and tights were embossed and fussy cut. The shoes were also embossed but  right onto the ATC.  I made the clothesline by stamping the brooms on either side of the card and then tieing some rope and securing with a brad on either end.  I pop dotted the dress and the tights onto the clothesline and stamped the clothespins and then pop dotted the hat on the top of the broom/post.  I sponged the sky with Soft Sky and Night of Navvy.  The grass was sponged with Pear Pizzazz and Always Artichoke.  Since it's supposed to show a witch's outfit hanging out to dry in anticipation of Witches' Night Out, I added a bit of bling by adding rhinestones on the hat, dress and shoes.

This next ATC is made using the Mixed Drinks stamp set.  Again, I embossed the wine and the glasses.

The background, wine and chevron ribbon are all Cherry Cobbler.  The glasses were embossed using Smoky Slate.  I added the rhinestones to cover up a tiny smudge, but I think they look good where they were placced -- you can never have too much bling!

Happy Stampim'!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Whitewashed Peony

This is the second of three cards from this weekend's Whitewash Technique card class.  I just love how it turned out, and I think the touch of Wink of Stella finishes it off beautifully.

See yesterday's blog post for the directions on howto do the whitewash technique.  Although the marker I used to whitewash the peony is Melom Mambo, it ended up looking like Sweet Sugarplum.

Cardstock:  Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White, Melon Mambo
Stamp:  You've Got This
Ink:  Versamark, Versamark
Stampin' Write Markers: Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo
ReInkers:  White Craft
Other:  Rhinestones; Daffodil Delight ribbon

Please check back tomorrow for the last of the whitewash cards from class.

Happy Stampin'!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Whitewash Get Well Card

This past weekend, my card class was focused on learning the whitewash technique.  We made three cards, and this is the first one.

The technique is pretty easy.

First you heat emboss the outline of the stamp with white embossing powder.  To color the bowl and the soup, I filled an aqua pen with water and then mixed it with some White Craft reinker.  The consistency of the ink should be thin, but not watery.  Then apply the white ink to the card, being careful to stay within the lines.

Very important -- the white ink must dry completely before going on to the  next step.  I used a heat tool to dry it.

Next, I puddled Marina Mist in the lid of the ink pad and applied it ot a blender pen.  I outlined the edge of the bowl and the "pulled" the color in towards the center of the bowl.  It's also important not to over work it as you will pill the card stock.  I did the same wih Daffodil Delight in the center of the bowl (the soup).  To finish it off, I added some rhinestones on the heart as well as on the handle of the spoon.

It was a big hit at class.  Check back tomorrow to see another whitewash project.

Cardstock:  Marina Mist, Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Ink:  White Craft, Versamark, Marina Mist
Embossing Powder:  White
Tools:  Aqua Pen, Blender Pen

Give it a try!

Happy Stampin'!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Kindergarten Layout

This month's layout goes WAAAAAY back. Actually, it's a re-do of one I had done many years ago but just didn't really like.  I decided to re-do it with different papers and a different design.  It's my older daughter's kindergarten school picture -- she's since graduated college over a year ago!

Since I have such a large collection of current and retired DSP, I decided to use some of it for this layout.  The background is Real Red, and the DSP is from the Storytime collection.  I cut out the Letters that spelled my daughter's name.  The doily was made using a Martha Steward punching system and the paper used for that is  also from the Storytime collection.  I printed out "kindergarten" on my computer onto Whisper White and mounted it on Real Red.  The "5" was stamped using the Number of Years set and die cut using the coordinating Large Numbers framelits.  I mounted it on Whisper White punched out with the 2" circle punch and then mounted that on a 2 1/2" Real Red punched Circle.  I added the red pearls for a bit of bling.  The "years old" was also printed out on my computer and mounted.

Cardstock:  Real Red, Whisper White
DSP:  Storytime
Ink:  Real Red
Stamp Set: Number of Years
Thinlits: Large Numbers
Punches:  2", 2 1/2"
Other:  Red Pearls (non SU), MS punching system

Do you redo layouts that you've done in the past and aren't too fond of??????

Happy Stampin'!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Washi Tape Thank You Card

Today's card is very long overdue in being posted (as are so many of my projects that I'm hoping to catch up on posting this month!).  This one is the thank you cards that I made my customers for orders placed in May.  They were very quick to assemble, and I really like how they came together.

I simply affixed the washi tape starting at the top of the note card.  After I attached the first four rows, I then attached two beginning from the bottom.  I stamped the sentiment in the space that was not covered by washi.  I wrapped some baker's twine around the card front and tied a little knot.  Easy peasy -- doesn't get any easier than that!  Plus, it was a good way to actually use up some of the washi that I had been hoarding!

Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White
Washi: Beach House
Stamp: Another Thank You
Ink: Pool Party
Baker's Twine:  Crushed Curry

Happy Stampin'!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

September Inspiration Projects - Halloween without Halloween Stamps!

This month’s inspiration theme is Halloween.  The  twist is that I didn’t use any of the new Halloween stamps that just came out in the Holiday Catalog.  In fact, I made these Halloween cards without using Halloween stamps at all – well I did for the sentiment only.  I challenged myself to use non-seasonal stamps that I had to make Halloween cards, and I must say, I totally enjoyed the challenge!

Be sure to download the instruction sheet at the bottom of the post!

1 –Sponged Pumpkin

Cardstock:  Pumpkin Pie (105117), Whisper White (100730), Old Olive (100702)
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie (126945), Old Olive ((126953)
Stampin’ Write Marker:  Old Olive ((131259)
Stamp Sets: Teeny Tiny Wishes (retired)
Thinlits:  Swirly Scribbles (141497)
Other: Sponge   (141337)


2.  Halloween Night

Cardstock: Basic Black (121045), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Night of Navy (126970), Always Artichoke (126972), White Kraft  (101731), Versamark (102283)
Stamp: Sheltering Tree (137163), Teeny Tiny Wishes (retired)
Punch: 1 ½” circle (138299)
Embossing Powder: black
Embossing Folder: Wood Grain (127821)
Other  Sponge (141337)

3.  Punch Art Pumpkin

Cardstock: Soft Suede (115318), Whisper White (100730), Pumpkin Pie (105117)
Ink: Soft Suede (126978), Pool Party (126982), Pumpkin Pie (126945)
Stampin’ Write Marker:  Soft Suede (131261)
Punches:  1” circle (119868); 1 ¼” circle (119861); 1 ½” circle (138299)
Thinlit: (141488)
Embossing Folder:  Woodland(139673)
Other:  Hemp

I really enjoyed this challenge.  I think I may challenge myself for another holiday, and I challenge you to do the same!

Click HERE for the downloadable instructions.

Happy Stampin’!