Fabulous Florets meets Mojo Monday #312
The Best of Autumn
Wax Paper Resist Technique:
- Place wax paper in embossing folder and emboss (I cut my wax paper to 5 1/2 x 4 1/4)
- Place embossed wax paper between 2 sheets of glossy paper (I used 5 1/2 x 4 1/4) with shinning sides facing. You can also use the dull side and it gives you a different look.
- Place the sandwiched paper and wax paper between a folded sheet of aluminum foil – use enough to cover the papers
- Place on ironing surface and iron (I ironed mine about 5 seconds)
- Remove wax paper and throw it away
- Brayer glossy paper with ink of choice
- Dry with heat gun or wipe off (I dried mine)
Supplies for card (Stampin’ Up)
Cards from Class
I want to share some of the cards the ladies made in class. I love how they are all different, but alike. You will notice how each background piece turned out different even though they all used the same embossing folder for the wax paper resist technique, and used the same ink color.
Supplies (Stampin’ Up!)
Ink: Soft Suede; Crushed Curry; Tangerine Tango; Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Sponge; ribbon – Tangerine Tango; Stampin’ dimenstionals
LOVELY AS A TREE
With fall coming on quickly, I’ve notice all the leaves changing. While walking my dogs today I noticed the oaks just don’t have the color the other trees do. Their leaves seem to go from garden green – Ha! – to Soft Suede!!!! So I dug out my Lovely as a Tree Stampin’ Up! stamp set that I’ve had for at least nine years, and it’s one that I don’t use as often as I should. I had a lot of fun using this set today!
Supplies (Stampin’ Up!)
I belong to a group call the Weekly Craft Challenge . A previous challenge was to create a pocket with washi tape, bling, and ink incorporated on the pocket. The next challenge was to make an insert for the pocket with gesso, string, and the word happy on it.
After many trails and errors I finally decided to apply the gesso as a clear cover on colored card stock by painting it over a stencil to make balloons. After the gesso dried I cut the balloons out and attached them to the my project. The gesso made the paper shiny and gave it a pop of light. The lesson for the day for me was how messy gesso is! After making the pocket insert I liked it enough I actually wanted to use it on my scrapbook page.
I did make another insert for the pocket. I attached a picture to the insert, and then also placed additional pictures in the pocket.
Here is the “insert” for the pocket that became part of the layout! I just had to add another bird since I already had one with balloons on the pocket!!! I’d probably do it a little different next time, but……live and learn! I would make the balloons going a different direction and make the piece a little smaller. It’s attached now, so there it will stay! Ha!!
Here is the scrapbook layout. All products were Stampin’ Up with the exception of the gesso and some black string.
I put off ordering the Regarding Dahlias stamp set, and now I wonder why I did! The dahlia is so beautiful and fun to work with. I have been looking at other samples on the web and love the idea of layering the flower, but decided with this card to have a single layer. The embossing added the pop I needed to make the flower stand out. I also had to use something to do with music on the card. I believe flowers are always singing praises to God, the Creator of the universe!
Supplies (Stampin’ Up!)
Stamps: Regarding Dahlias
Paper: Vanilla; Black; Real Red; Designer Series Paper – Modern Medley
Accessories: Black embossing powder; Crumb Cake seam binding ribbon
The Truly Grateful stamp set is one of my favorite sets! I love the versatility it offers and the stamp designs scream use me!!!
Here is the card I made for class this week.
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Truly Grateful and Gorgeous Grunge.
Paper: Baked Brown Sugar; Cherry Cobbler; Vanilla
Ink: Soft Suede; Baked Brown Sugar; Cherry Cobbler; Stazon Black
Accessories: Brads; twine; burlap ribbon; Woodgrain embossing folder; stampin’ dimensionals; colored pencils; sponges
I love dahlias, they are so bright and vibrant. I love there are so many varieties of them. Here are a few pictures of a couple from my yard.
Speaking of dahlias, I’m getting ready for my classes next week and have been playing with the Regarding Dahlias stamp set. I didn’t realize what a beautiful dahlia stamp is in this set, it really captures center stage on the card. When I have time to do some scrap-booking I’m going to use the stamp on a layout.
Here is one of the cards I made with the set. (Still trying to learn how to get better pictures to post.) I stamped the dahlia three times and cut out the image to layer the flower. With each layer more of the flower is omitted. The Crochet Trim was sponged with Wild Wasabi ink.
I’ll post the other card from class later.
Papillon Potpourri and Secret Garden
Oh how I love specials, or anything associated with a sale! This month Stampin’ Up! is offering the Papillon Portpourri stamp set and the Bitty Butterfly punch in a bundle at 15% off! So, that means I get to celebrate and design a card!!! I love butterflies so I was excited to pull out this set and get to work.
As I was designing my card today I began to wonder what papillon meant other than those cute little dogs, so I looked it up on the internet. According to wiki.answers.com: “Papillon is French for “butterfly”. When it comes to the dog breed Papillon the name was given describing the ears of the dog, resembling butterflies”. Okay, now that I have that out of the way, here is my card!
Stamps/Wheels: Papillon Potpourri; Secret Garden; Curly Cute; and Gingham Wheel
Paper: Black; Real Red; Daffodil Delight; Whisper White; and Wild Wasabi
Ink: Stazon – Black
Accessories: Markers; Blender Pens; Stampin Dimensionals; Bitty Butterfly punch; Petals-A-Plenty embossing folder; and Secrety Garden framelits.
Check out this month’s special at my store. Thanks for stopping by!