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Diagonal Images

April 12th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Diagonal Images
This cheerful card was my contribution to a spring-themed shoebox swap in Pasadena, MD today. When I saw this technique in the February/March 2014 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter, I went looking through my stamp collection for an image that would work. The Enjoy Today Plain Jane stamp from Verve was perfect.

Not wanting to cover up my stamped background too much, I finished off the card with a tag. A 7″ length of ribbon was folded in half and both ends were pushed from the back of tag through the eyelet. The ribbon was secured to the back of the tag with Scotch tape, and the tag adhered to the card with dimensionals.

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Stamps: Enjoy Today Plain Jane, Tag Time, Let It Shine (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Summer Sun, Basic Black, Whisper White (SU!)
Ink: Pumpkin Pie (SU!); VersaFine Onyx Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Big Shot, Pumpkin Pie 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon, Acrylic Graph with Grid, Crop-A-Dile, Stampin’ Dimensionals (SU!); Tagged Rectangle Die (Verve Stamps); White Eyelet; Pencil; Eraser; Scotch Tape

→ 2 CommentsTags: fun & frolicky

Tracing Elegant Lines

March 31st, 2014 · 2 Comments

Tracing Elegant Lines
This is a little bit of a twist on Tasnim Ahmed’s “Tracing Images” technique from Day 7 of the Clean & Simple 3 online card class. Instead of tracing a stamped image, I dry-embossed the card front and traced part of the “image” with a gold pen. Then I colored inside those traced, raised lines with Twinkling H2Os. It had been a long time since I used those watercolor paints, and I’m glad this class inspired me to dig them up.

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Stamps: On Your Birthday (SU!)
Paper: Pure Luxury White (Gina K. Designs)
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Big Shot, Elegant Lines Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Paint Brush (SU!); Olive Vine, Sea Glass, and Icy Iris Twinkling H2Os (LuminArte); Gold atyou Spica Pen (Copic)

→ 2 CommentsTags: clean & simple

Faux Layered Die Cuts

March 27th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Faux Layered Die Cuts
Here’s another card that uses the die-cut inlay technique, taught by Debby Hughes on Day 1 of the Clean & Simple 3 online card class. No stamps or ink were used in the making of this card. Well, I did splatter some shimmer paint (aka all-purpose ink) onto the Early Espresso panel before I assembled the card.

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All supplies by Stampin’ Up!® unless otherwise noted.
Paper: Sahara Sand, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Baked Brown Sugar, Season of Style Designer Series Paper Stack
Accessories: Big Shot, Circle Card Thinlits Die, Word Bubbles Framelits Die, Champagne Mist & Frost White Shimmer Paint, Paint Brush

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Ghost Stamping

March 27th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Ghost Stamping

I combined the die-cut inlaying technique with the ghost stamping technique on this one-layer anniversary card. It is really fun to puzzle these pieces together, although I did run into a bit of a snag because my banner dies were too small to contain the sentiments. I managed to extend the cuts on both sides with a craft knife.

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Stamps: Wishing You, Love Notes (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Calypso Coral, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Brushed Silver (SU!)
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark (Tsukineko); Unicorn White (Hero Arts)
Accessories: Big Shot, Hobby Blade (SU!); Banner Bundle (Verve Stamps); Classic Hearts Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

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Graffiti Stamping

March 19th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Graffiti Stamping

Clean & Simple One Layer Cards 3 started at onlinecardclasses.com on March 10, but I haven’t posted any of my homework until now. This card was inspired by Shari Carroll’s Graffiti Stamping card on Day 5 — I just loved her design! I stamped the sentiments on a 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Whisper White card stock and adhered the panel to a Pool Party card base.

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All supplies by Stampin’ Up!® unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Countless Sayings 2, A Dozen Thoughts, Friendly Phrases, Kind & Caring Thoughts, Smarty Pants, Yippee-Skippee!
Paper: Pool Party, Whisper White
Ink: Pool Party, Tempting Turquoise, Early Espresso, Smoky Slate
Accessories: Neutrals Candy Dots, Pool Party & Smoky Slate Stampin’ Write Markers, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig

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