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Stenciled – Day 1

January 26th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Stenciled - Day 1

I very much enjoyed the wonderful videos and cards presented on Day 1 of the Stenciled online card class. This card was inspired by Jennifer McGuire’s Merci! card, even though I didn’t use the same stencil or technique. I’m looking forward to trying some of the other techniques that were taught on this first day.

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Stamps: Dutch congratulations stamp (Verschooten Antwerpen)
Paper: Pure Luxury White, Wild Lilac (Gina K. Designs)
Ink: Memento Bahama Blue, Dandelion, Grape Jelly, Lady Bug, Pear Tart, & Tangelo, VersaFine Onyx Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Stylish Borders Stencil, Self Adhesive Pearls (Hero Arts); Sponge Daubers (SU!); Double-Sided Foam Tape (3M Scotch)

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Rev Up the Fun!

January 21st, 2014 · 1 Comment

Rev Up the Fun!

This is a birthday card I made for my American brother-in-law, who is not the only car enthusiast in the family! I went looking for a sketch to complement the Rev Up the Fun! images and found SC457 on splitcoaststampers.com. The car stamp was inked up with markers and the orange chevrons were cut with the Circle Card Thinlits die.

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All supplies by Stampin’ Up!® unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Rev Up the Fun!
Paper: Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Brushed Silver, Travel Journal Designer Series Paper
Ink: Bashful Blue, Going Gray
Accessories: Big Shot, Circle Card Thinlits Die, Night of Navy & Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write Markers, Vintage Brads, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, Stampin’ Pierce Mat, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Shadow Tiles

January 18th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Shadow Tiles
Here’s a nice monochromatic and very mailable card (which is going to be on its way to Belgium later today) using the Shadow Tiles technique from the December 2013/January 2014 edition of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.

I stamped the image and sentiment first, then scored the 5-1/4″ x 4″ vanilla card stock at every inch both vertically and horizontally using the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate. Then came the more time-consuming part: lining up two Post-it® notes against the bottom edges of each square and sponging Crumb Cake ink to cover the bottom corner. When the entire card is done, the effect is quite wonderful.

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All supplies by Stampin’ Up!® unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Inspired by Nature, Wetlands
Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Simply Scored, Simply Scored Diagonal Plate, Stylus, Sponge Dauber, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig; Post-it® Notes (3M)

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Cabbage Roses

January 15th, 2014 · No Comments

Cabbage Roses

The color challenge on SCS this week (CC461) really appealed to me. Combined with this week’s Mojo Monday sketch, it inspired this quick birthday card for my aunt. I love the contrast between the elegant pearl-embellished die-cuts and the distressed background and edges.

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Stamps: Simple Sprig (Waltzingmouse Stamps); Chevron Love (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, In Color 2013-2015 Core’Dinations (SU!)
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe (SU!)
Accessories: Big Shot, Basic Pearls Jewel Accents, Cutter Kit, Sanding Block, Stampin’ Dimensionals (SU!); Decorative Labels One & Captivating Squares Nestabilities, Cabbage Roses M-Bossabilities (Spellbinders)

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Mojo Monday 327

January 12th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Mojo Monday 327
I adore this cute robot! It’s the perfect image for a little boy’s birthday card, don’t you agree? I colored him with Warm Gray Copic markers. The sketch I used for inspiration is the Mojo Monday 327 sketch. Instead of die-cut hearts, I sprinkled the card with punched out gear images — some of them embellished with tiny metal gear sequins.

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Stamps: Birthday Bots, Geared Up, Birthday Bash (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Soft Sky, Tangerine Tango (SU!); Hipster (BasicGrey); Blending Card (X-Press It)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Soft Sky (SU!)
Accessories: Big Shot, 1″ Circle Punch, 3/4″ Circle Punch, 1/2″ Circle Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals (SU!); Flag It Die Set, Metal Mix Sequins (Verve Stamps); Classic Rectangles Large & Small Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Jumbo Sponge Dauber (Tsukineko); Copic Markers (W1, W3, W5)

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