Friday, April 29, 2011

Just Add Ink JAI 66 Just Add A Flower

This card is using Stampin Up 'Bliss' stamp, Very Vanilla and Rich Razzleberry Card Stock. The Card is hand-painted on water-color paper (by me). The Roses are Very Vanilla from SU and I also used their Scalloped Trim and Border punches. Ribbon is Rich Razzleberry and the embellishment pin is 'Tiny Trinkets'. Any questions please ask and thanks for taking a look!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

FM03 Challenge

Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black. DSP 'Night & Day'. Dies: Spellbinders and Sizzix Circles #2. Adhesive: Sticky Strip, Sticky Pages. Brads: SU Antique Brads. Misc: SU Pretties. Ribbon: 5/8" Whisper White Satin. Punch: 1/2" Circle. Stamp: Warm Words. Tools: Embossing Tool, Needle Tool, Big Shot.
Instructions: Cut Cardstock and DSP to desired sizes. Adhere a small piece of Sticky Pages in a squared. You will put it in the Big Shot to cut a circle. If you use the Sizzix Circles #2 die use next to the smallest circle. Pull the 'red' side off of the Sticky Pages circle. Cut a 15" piece of white satin ribbon. At one inch intervals....cut 'slots' in one side of ribbon. Using the uncut side start forming the ribbon around the circle from the outside in. Cut to desired length once your circle is complete. Using a needle tool....heat circle until ribbon changes characteristics. It will melt a little bit but makes a really pretty flower. Punch a hole in the middle of the flower and insert a brad, add a button or any embellishment of your choice. Attach all layers except do not attach to card base yet. Punch two small holes to one side of the flower to insert 'Pretties' Pin. Punch two holes at the top of the card for ribbon. Tie ribbon. Put 'Sticky Strip' on the back of the 'layers' and adhere to card base. Stamp with sentiment.
Misc Notes:
I love the 'Heated Ribbon' technique for making flowers. Any questions please ask! Thanks for visiting my blog.

411 SSC 200

Supplies: Cardstock: Crushed Curry, Not Quite Navy 'Patterns' DSP. Rub-ons: 'Fashion District'.Ribbon: 1/2" Polka Dot Grosgrain 'Crushed Curry'. Punch: 'Scallop Trim Border'.Embellishments: Trinket Key, Corduroy 'Summer Sun' and 'Daffodil Delight' brads.Misc: Sticky Pages, Heat Embossing tool, Sizzix Circle #2.
This was fun because I tried a technique I hadn't ever tried before. Did you know that if you use a heat tool you can crumple the ribbon? It works best with satin.....but has some interesting effects on other kinds as well. Can't wait to try it on some other projects. Thanks for the challenge 411!
To make a flower: Cut a circle of Sticky Pages (I used the Sizzix Circle die #2...the 2nd smallest). Take the 'red' side off. Cut about a 12" piece of ribbon. Each inch cut a slice about 3/4 of the way across the ribbon leaving one side in-tact. Holding the cut side out....start circling the sticky piece from the outside in. When you get to the middle you may have to cut to fit. I love this technique.

Thanks for stopping....any questions please ask! I will share....

Friday, April 15, 2011

Mojo Monday Challenge Card 186


Cardstock: Stampin Up! So Saffron, Baja Breeze, Black,Whisper White, DSP Baja Breeze PatternsInk: Classic Black. Ribbon: Gold Elastic (Stampin Up!) Black Woven (BasicBasic Brand).Stamps: 'Sweet Of You' and 'Punch Bunch'. Misc: Bleach, small white tag, Tulle Flower (Recollections Fleur from Michaels), Tim Holtz Texture Embossing Folder (Post Card).

The Shabby Chic card is made using the following:
Stamp: Grand Adventures Ink: Stampin Up!: Sahara Sand Paper: Stampin Up! Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand, Spotted Canary (Julianne) Embellishments: Flower is 'Recollections' Boutique Fleur, Darice Self Stick Pearls, a piece of old jewelry. Ribbon: Kiwi Kiss Satin (Stampin Up!) Dies: Sizzix 'Texture' Plate 'Eyelets' and Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Labels'. Punch: Stampin' Up! Border. The stitching is Vanilla colored embroidery floss. Thanks for taking a look.....This card was fun. I used Sahara Sand ink to give it an antique look here and there. Any questions please ask!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Stamping 411 Challenge SSC 198

This week's challenge was fun for me but you wouldn't believe how many times I stopped and started again. I just couldn't get the creative part of my brain going on this. The sketch was great and not complicated....which just goes to show you that I can make things harder than they are!

Supplies are: Cardstock is Stampin Up Always Artichoke and Pretty In Pink. Designer Paper is Always Artichoke Patterns. Ink: Always Artichoke. Punches: Trio Flower, 1" Circle, Small Oval, Medium Oval and the Fancy Flower Punches. Stamps: 'Vintage Labels' and Jumbo Roller 'So Swirly'. Embellishments: Basic Jumbo Grommets and 'Pretties'. Ribbon: 'Theater' and 1/2 " 'Pretty In Pink' Grosgrain. Misc: Crystal Effects. Sizzix Die 'Little Leaves'.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Mojo Monday Contest 185

It is Monday again and am trying to get my card sample in earlier than I usually do. I love using red, vanilla and black together. Thanks for stopping by!

The products used are Stampin' Up except for the Tim Holtz 'Tissue Tape at the top of the card. Any questions please ask. I will reply.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Mojo Monday Week 184

Spring is so cheerful because of the bright sunny colors. This is my version of this week's Mojo Monday contest.

Materials: Stampin' Up Cardstock: Pretty In Pink, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, DSP 'Sweet Always, Pretty in Pink Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, On Board Batch Of Blossoms Butterfly Chipboard, Flower Assortment Designer Brads and a few odds and ends....I have many odds and ends....

Thanks for stopping by to visit.....