This sweet simple card is for my granddaughter who is turning 17 this week. Where has time gone?
I used an aqua painter to pick up ink from my ink pads to create the background behind the bird then sponged around the edge. The tag was embossed and then sponged.
Supplied (Stampin’ Up!)
Stamps: Simply sketched
Paper: Early Espresso, Tempting Turquoise; Crushed Curry; Whisper White
Ink: Crushed Curry; Black – Stazon; Tempting Turquoise; Rose Red; Old Olive
Accessories: Brads; Crochet Trim; embossing folder; punch; Big Shot; Stampin’ Dimensionals; sponge; aqua painter
I love the lights and sights of Christmas! I love sparkle and glitter, and this card I designed for the upcoming Christmas Camp has both! I have continued playing with the stained glass window technique and love the way the poinsettia on this cards says “Hey, look at me!”
Stained Glass Window Technique Instructions
You will need: Window sheet; Stazon – Black; Re-inkers of your choice; Crystal Effects; Stampin’ Glitter – Dazzling Diamonds; Stamp of choice; paintbrush; wax paper; and toothpicks
- Ink stamp with Black Stazon and stamp image onto the window sheet. Be careful to press straight down and pull straight up otherwise you will cause your stamp to “slide” on the window and smear the image. Let dry.
- Once the image is dry, place a sufficient amount of Crystal Effects to paint your image on the wax paper and add a drop or two of ink as needed into the Crystal Effects – per ink color. i.e. if you are using three colors of ink, place three drops of Crystal Effects on the wax paper. Mix with toothpick.
- Paint image as desired. Be careful to stay within the lines of the image.
- Dust with Stampin’ Glitter – Dazzling Diamonds. Shake of excess.
- Allow to dry
- Cut out image
- Adhere to paper with Crystal Effects.
Supplies (Stampin’ Up)
Stamps: Joyful Christmas
Ink: VersaMark, Re-inker – Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Cherry Cobbler; Brushed Silver; Old Olive; Window Sheet
Accessories: Crystal Effects; Stampin’ Glitter Dazzling Diamonds; Gold Embossing Powder; Pretty Print Textured Impressions Embossing Folder; Pearl Basic Jewels
Technique: Stained Glass Window
Lovely as a Tree
It’s been a while since I’ve been able to spend some time stamping and I have really missed it. I needed some inspiration for my design so I looked at some of my favorite challenge sites and fell in love with this week’s challenge at Fab Friday. It gave me an opportunity to use the Chevron Border punch (yea!).
Check out the Fab Friday site here
I just love the stamp set Lovely as A Tree, especially the oak tree stamp. The area we live in has a lot of oak trees. In times past I have thought the oak was not as pretty as the other trees with their range of beautiful fall colors. Lately I have have been really looking at the colors the oaks display and have discovered they really has a fascinating range of colors too.
Supplies (Stampin’ Up!)
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree; Tag It; Truly Grateful
Paper: Crushed Curry; Old Olive; Soft Suede; Baked Brown Sugar
Ink: Crushed Curry; Soft Suede; Baked Brown Sugar
Accessories: Chevron Board Punch; Season of Style Designer Washi Tape: Colored Pencils; Twine; Sponge; Big Shot;