Monday, June 18, 2018

Friends #1

My first card with the Stampin' Up! set called "Friends." Even though I made this one first, I decided to show it last:) I had considered using this image for my next year's April calendar page. However, after coloring it - and using twenty Copic markers! - I decided I didn't want to do that much coloring on fourteen more calendar pages. And, after reading one of the sentiments that came with the set, I decided to use it for my swap card at our Group Gathering, which is taking place now. So appropriate - friends.

It's done very simply. I stamped the image with Memento black ink and colored with Copics - as I mentioned above. I matted with matching cardstock and mounted the image on Dimensionals. I cut the sentiment with a stitched square die and matted with the same color cardstock.

This set also has another sentiment which says, "After the rain ... rainbows!" It also has a stamp with a bunny and a basket of tulips. 

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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Feathered Hope #1

I still had two Stampin' Up! sets sitting on my table, waiting to be used. The stamp on this card is from one called "Feathered Hope." This is the only stamp that I used from the set, though. It's not a Christmas set, but I liked this image for a Christmas card. I stamped with Versamark and embossed with detail gold embossing powder. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. I matted with shimmery gold paper.

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Nature's Sketchbook #1 and #2

Another Stampin' Up! set done. I also used this set for my June calendar page this year. I chose not to use the rest of the stamps.

For the first card, I colored with Copics and added Wink of Stella. I cut the image panel with a stitched square die and mounted on Dimensionals. The purple background was embossed with a Darice folder.
This simple leaf stamp with lady bug is also in the set. I colored with Copics and used Wink of Stella. The sentiment is from Papertrey. I matted with black.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Left-over Sticker Cards

After making cards using larger Penny Black stickers, I had these four stickers left over. Today was the day to throw them on cards and get them off my table! Very simple, but good enough. I liked this oval placed at an angle, so I did that for both of the cards. I had these white rectangle pieces cut for a calendar page that I didn't end up using yet, so I used them for all three cards. For this first one, I matted the image panel with matching cardstock, added the sentiment (from Papertrey Ink), and mounted on Dimensionals.
 Same image panel and Papertrey stamp. Also mounted on Dimensionals. The orange piece on the left is embossed with a Darice embossing folder.
Two butterfly stickers, sentiment by Papertrey Ink, matted and popped up.

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Faux Embossing

Someone in my stamping group asked me to demonstrate what I call the "Faux Embossing" technique when we go to Des Moines next week. So, I've been working on it. Here are two cards I made using the technique. It's just stamping, but it really does look like it's raised embossing. All you do is stamp a fairly solid stamp with ink matching the cardstock you are stamping on. Then, using a Stamp-a-ma-jig or a MISTI, you stamp the image again with white ink, moving it slightly one way or another from the original stamping. 

The image I used on these cards is from Gina K. The sentment on this first card is from The Paper Company.
On this one, I used my Score-Pal to make a border around the outside. The sentiment is from Gina K.

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