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Featured Stamper: Nancy Thomas

July 6th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Featured Stamper: Nancy Thomas

I found a lovely card to CASE in Featured Stamper nancyt‘s gallery: Enjoy Today. My image was a little bit too large for the long rectangle Nestabilities die I wanted to use, so I took a quick look at the Out of the Box with Nestabilities tutorial to refresh my memory on how to do this technique. I colored the images with Copic Markers and added some Wink of Stella glitter to the flowers.

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Stamps: Sweet Tweets (Gina K. Designs)
Paper: Pure Luxury Bubblegum Pink, Jelly Bean Green, White, Sunshiny Day Patterned Paper Pack (Gina K. Designs)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Big Shot, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals (SU!); Tim Holtz Swirls Alterations Texture Fades Embossing Folder (Sizzix); Long Classic Rectangles Small and Long Classic Scalloped Rectangles Small Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Copic Markers (R81, R83, R85, YG01, YG13, YG25); ZIG Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen (Kuretake)

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Birthday Hugs

April 26th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Birthday Hugs
Today I am having fun at a shoebox swap in Hampstead, Maryland. The card I brought with me was inspired by Wendybell’s Banner for a Friend card. It’s the first time I have used my Banner Blast stamps with the banner punch. So cute!

Does anybody still remember the Afternoon Tea Designer Series Paper? One of my all-time favorites, and I still have plenty of it in my stash. :-)

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All supplies by Stampin’ Up!® unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Countless Sayings 2, Banner Blast
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Afternoon Tea Designer Series Paper
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Crisp Cantaloupe
Accessories: Big Shot, Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Word Bubble Framelits Dies, On Film Framelits Dies, Banner Punch, Silver Mini Brads, Paper-Piercing Tool, Stamping Sponge, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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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

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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)

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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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