Monday, October 28, 2013

Banner Class for Kids

Stampin' Up! has this great new product in the Holiday Catalog, Build A Banner Simply Created Kit.  It comes with a bunch of stencils to decorate the banners as well as the alphabet so you can create whatever saying you want.  The banners are 5"x7" and are a sturdy canvas.  This sounds like a great class project for the kids!

Using Bermuda Bay ink and a sponge dauber to create the dots on the banner and Festive Flurry stamp set die cut with the matching Festive Flurry framelits.

The banners come with the grommets already applied and ready for the jute twine that also comes with it.  I love that I was able to stamp the snowflake images, die cut them using my magnetic platform and layering them all very quickly.  I die cut some different size Silver Glimmer paper.  I also used the Expressions Framelit to die cut the "Merry" sentiment in Bermuda Bay.

This is going to be a fun class!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Christmas Joy 2013

Every year I do a Christmas stamp-a-stack.  In order to be ready for November, I usually plan a couple months ahead of time by starting to think about what colors to use, stamp sets, etc.  After sketching something out, I'll do a "prototype" to see how it works out.  This is one of them.
I started with Confetti white card base and base panel.  I really like the look of the same color layered on top of the card base.  Using the Holiday Ornaments Framelits (which are in the Holiday Carryover), I diecut the ornament from the center of the panel.  The magnetic platform does a great job of holding the framelit in place while sending it through the Big Shot. 

After diecutting, I placed the panel on top of the card base (not yet adhering it) and used a white gel pen to outline the ornament.  Then I used Season of Style Washi Tape to cover over the outline.  After I had all the tape in place, I added a piece of Red Glimmer paper to the top to make it look like a cap.

With a 2 way glue pen, I outlined the die cut and added Dazzling Diamonds.  Used 1/8" Silver ribbon for the hanger.  I popped the panel up using dimensionals and adhered it to the card base.  The letters are Sahara Sand cardstock cut from Typeset Alphabet dies.  Such a fun look.  I've seen this done with ribbons instead of washi tape, but this way really quick and easy!

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Camo Card for FMS106

Masculine cards are typically challenging, but when I saw a card that used Gorgeous Grunge to make a camouflage background, I knew I wanted to try it!  The card that I saw had only a few colors on white cardstock.  I decided to try Crumb Cake for the cardstock and used Old Olive, Soft Suede and Basic Black inks to stamp the image.  I haven't played Freshly Made Sketches in a while, so I headed over to see what the sketch for this week is:
I thought this was a great sketch to showcase the Camo background!  Here is what I came up with:

The sentiment is from Perfectly Penned in Old Olive Ink.  I stamped another Gorgeous Grunge image on top of the sentiment in Soft Suede.  Stamped and cut out some star images from Simply Stars and popped them up with dimensionals.  Added Early Espresso Candy Buttons to the center. 

Here's a close up:

Originally I had added 3 candy buttons to the side of the sentiment, but I went to bed last night thinking it wasn't quite right.  Got up early this morning and added the stars.  What do you think?

Thanks for looking!