Thursday, December 30, 2010

M072 Tea

Type Spectra Tissue in the Search box (top, left corner) on my Blog to see the original post on how to do this technique.

21.057.R page 84.

Stamped with black Memories ink.

Friday, December 24, 2010

M156 Merry Christmas

The images have been stamped in Vivid Inky Blue.

The hills were chalked in pink and the windows were colored with Tombow marker 025.

I over stamped the main image, 02.027.P page 11 with the speckle stamp, H.0181 page 103 and clear embossing powder. I then embossed with Stardust EP by Embossing Arts, adding lots of sparkle.

Mounted the main image onto pink before adhering to my card.

Merry Christmas 07.033.D page 13.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

M191a Folded Tree Pattern

As I said in my previous post, I couldn't find instructions on how to make this tree so I created my own.  It  works for me!  Let me begin by saying that I can't believe five kids used to live here and I could not find a protractor!  Honestly!  So I used my coluzzle - I would of liked a bit bigger half circle but oh well....  This scrap of yellow paper I am using is plain on one side and has red printing and lines on the other side. 
Cut a half circle using the largest guide in the coluzzle.
On the right side of your paper, measure down and over at 11/4" from the top.  Mark with a pencil - number 2.
Turn pattern over and make a fold joining these two marks - number 3.
Fold the straight edge to follow the straight edge of the first fold and press - number 4.
Turn pattern so the 'right' side is facing you - number 5.
Fold back the left side starting at the point so that the tree is even on both sides.  Press - number 6.
When I lay my tree on graph paper, the bottom is not even - number 7.  I don't know what I am doing wrong but I have a cure for it.
Turn the tree over.  It will look like number 8.
Fold that wide piece in half starting at the point and follow the folded edge to look like number 9.
From the right side, it will look like number 10.
Cut off that longer bottom piece using the shorter piece as your guide - number 11.
Unfold everything and you now have a pattern - number 12.  Be sure to mark Top and Bottom on the pattern.  Use this to trace more trees.

Monday, December 20, 2010

M191 Folded Tree

Seen this tree floating around the web lately.  Can't find directions for it so I created my own.  I will share them on my next post in a day or two.
Stamp: Holy 02105.F page 123, phrase 07335.E page 377.

Cardstock: SU! Soft Suede, Creative Memories DSP, white, yellow.
Ink: SU! Soft Suede.
Accessories: SU! scallop circle punch, SU! 13/8" circle punch, SU! Word Window punch for the tree trunk, mounts, ribbon, coluzzle, sponge, rhinestones.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

C029 Paper Pieced Santa

Here is the pattern:
Card - Green 51/2 x 71/2” scored at 35/8”

Stamp - H.0181 page l03.

Cardstock - red, green, white, pink.

Ink - white Brilliance, black Memories.

Accessories - santa template, pink chalk, sponge, ¼” circle punch, ½” circle punch, 1” circle punch, corner punch by Family Treasures for the hearts, black pen.

Cut out the pieces as shown.  Sponge with black Memories ink.

Stitch around each piece with a black pen or marker.  It's easier to stitch around his nose once it is glued in place.  Chalk cheeks to his face and nose.
Isn't he just so darn cute??

First taught this class on December 19, 2001.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

M187a Noel Tri Shutter

Here is a Christmas Tri Shutter card I made. Pretty eh? I used scraps of background paper that I had on hand.
Candle 32.017.K page 301.
Noel 07.282.K page 127.
Phrase 07.334.G page 377.
Tag 37.091.H page 346.
Tree background 20.119.L page 203.
Foliage 09.115.C page 35 and 20.171.E page 249.
Cardstock: Plum, unknown manufacturer for the printed paper.
Ink: Plum.
Accessories: ribbon, sponge, Nesties scallop oval, piercing tool, Crystal Effects for flame, coluzzle, chalks.
For the instructions on how to cut the card, type Tri Shutter in my Search box (top, left corner).

Sunday, December 12, 2010

M144 Ornaments

Stamp Sets: 26034.T page 207, H.0181 page 103.

Cardstock: Chili, Forest.

Ink: Silver colorbox, Versamark.

Accessories: Craft knife, silver embossing powder.

Friday, December 10, 2010

C061 Majestic Evergreen

Prepare card by folding 8½ x 51/2” red cardstock in half. Crease fold with a bone folder. Set aside.

Cut green cardstock 4 x 51/4”. Randomly stamp pine sprig 09.114.E page 35 using Versamark inkpad. From the wrong side, mark a vertical centerline near the bottom of the card with a pencil. Reinforce with scotch tape and punch a hole on both sides of the vertical mark and again about 1/8” towards the edges of the card using a ¼” hole punch..

Rip 11/2” wide by 5” long. Weave fabric through all four holes beginning on the right side of the panel, threading from the front of the panel. Glue panel to the card front. Set aside.

Iron fusible web to a scrap of fabric. Cut to measure 21/2 x 31/4”. Remove paper backing and iron on to 23/4 x 31/2” gold cardstock. Glue to the center of the card and set aside.

Punch ten oak leaves from green cardstock. Glue four leaves upside down, side by side to form the bottom row of the tree. Overlap with the next row of three, then two leaves. Glue one leaf right side up to form the top of the tree. Mount to the center of the fabric panel.

Inspired by a card in the January/February 2001 issue of The Rubber Stamper, page 89.

First taught this class on November 27, 2002

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

C077aa Label Stamping

Instructions for this card are on my April 22, 2010 post or type C077 in the Search Box to find it.

Stamp - 32.017.K page 301.
Cardstock - Hunter, Wallpaper, gold cardstock.

Ink - Black memories, Vivid Straw, Vivid Inky Blue.

Accessories - Avery labels, corner rounder, stipple brush, paintbrush, Iredescent Medium paint.

Monday, December 6, 2010

C095 Wallpaper Mitten

Prepare card by folding ½ x 51/2” off white cardstock in half. Crease fold with a bone folder. Set aside.

Choose four pieces of wallpaper. Number them from one to four.

Cut wallpaper #1, 4” x 41/4”. Adhere to card front leaving a 1/8” border at the top and both sides. Set aside.

From wallpaper #2, trace a rectangle 41/4” x 11/2” using a pencil. Rip along one 41/4” length. Cut the rest with scissors. Glue with straight edge along the bottom. Set aside.

Using the postage stamp punch, punch three pieces from off white cardstock. Swipe with matching ink. Adhere evenly across the bottom of the card on wallpaper #2. Add a snowflake punched from wallpaper #4 to each postage stamp square. Set aside.

Cut a tag from wallpaper #3. Mount onto off white cardstock. Trim close. Edge with ink. Set aside.

Cut a rectangle 13/4” x 21/4” from off white cardstock. Edge with ink. Punch a snowflake at the bottom left corner. Glue to the bottom portion of the tag. Adhere the punched snowflake to the top of the tag. Punch a mitt from wallpaper #4 and glue to tag. Set aside.

Stamp phrase 07.335.E page 377 onto off white cardstock using contrasting ink. Punch with 11/4 square punch. Swipe edges with ink. Adhere to a 11/2” square from wallpaper #4. Glue to top left corner of card.

Place tag on card in a pleasing manner with one corner tucked under the bottom panel.

First taught this class on March 30, 2007.

Friday, December 3, 2010

M166 Merry Christmas Happy New Year

Stamps -

Cat 23.317.J page 249;

Phrase 23.697.H page 343;

Background 14.418.S page 257.

Ink - SU! Ruby Red pigment and dye, SU! Close to Cocoa pigment, Versamark.

Cardstock - SU! Ruby Red pigment, SU! Close to Cocoa, Off white.

Accessories - Crystal embossing powder.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

C057 String of Ornaments

Prepare card by folding ½ x 51/2” chili cardstock in half with a bone folder. Stamp edges with pine sprig 09.114.E page 35 using Versamark. Mount with 5 x 33/4” decorative Christmas paper, then 3 x 4” gold cardstock and lastly, 21 /2 x 21/2” decorative Christmas paper. Set aside.
Silver emboss one ornament 02.076.F page 123 and another one with gold EP on green cardstock.

Silver emboss one ornament 02.076.F page 123 and another one with gold EP on chili cardstock.

Cut out ornaments. Punch 1/8” holes at the top of each ornament. Thread with 8” of gold cord. Tie a loose knot approximately 1” from each end. Apply mounts to each ornament and adhere to card in a pleasing manner.

Inspired from a card from the Stampers Sampler August/September 1999 issue page 20.
First taught this class on October 30, 2002.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

M079 Pink Poinsetta

Christmas Trees 02.154.D page 203 with Vivid Olive ink.

Poinsetta 02.168.L page 251.  Silver embossed then watercolored with crayola paints and Vivid Olive ink.
Hard to see this, but I added a few dots of glitter glue to the card to represent snowflakes.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

M083 Emboss Resist

White embossed the image 26.041.R page 221.

DTP the entire image with lilac, teal and eggplant from the Aurora PetalPoint before cutting the butterfly from the center.

Wipe with a Kleenex to remove the color from the embossed image.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

M098 Framed Flowers

Frame is the second frame from image 26.023.T page 185. Sponged it with Lavender, Plum, Aqua, Pink and Vintage green inks by Vivid. Stamped over it all with Versamark and embossed with Ultra Thick embossing powder.

Top flower is 29.013.N page 195, sponged with Plum and Lavender by Vivid.

Middle flower is 29.012.P page 195 sponged with Plum and Pink by Vivid.

Bottom flower is the same image sponged with Plum and Aqua by Vivid.

Watercolored the leaf 32.064.G page 317 with Vintage green ink by Vivid.

Applied Crystal Effects and tiny beads to the center.

Inspired from a card on page 8 of the Stampers Sampler August/ September 2000 magazine.

Monday, November 8, 2010

M143 Peace

Stamp Sets: 26034.T page 207, H.0181 page 103, SU!.

Cardstock: Chili, Silver, Forest.

Ink: Silver colorbox, Versamark.

Accessories: Craft knife, silver embossing powder.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

M078 Happy Holidays

Phrase 07.289.H page 174. Stamped with black Memories ink on vellum.

Star punch by EK Success.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

M142 Holiday Greetings

Stamp: 26034.T page 207

Cardstock: Navy, Chili, Silver, Green Parchment.

Ink: Versamark.

Accessories: Craft knife, silver embossing powder.

Friday, October 29, 2010

C053 Autumn Birthday

Stamps: 07305.G page 228, 09040.F page 35, 09135.B page 142.
Cardstock: banana, rust, ivory.

Ink: Versamark, Royal Satin Kaleidacolor.

Accessories: bone folder, brown acrylic pain, toothbrush, static bag, Terra Cotta embossing powder, damp cloth, sponge, craft knife, foam mounts.

Prepare card by folding 8-1/2” x 5-1/2” banana cardstock in half with a bone folder. Mount with 5-1/4” x 4” rust cardstock. Set aside.

Cut ivory cardstock 5” x 3-3/4”. Splatter with brown acrylic paint using a wet toothbrush. When dry, swipe with a static bag. Stamp Happy Birthday 07305.G page 228with Versamark in the top right corner. Emboss with Terra Cotta embossing powder by PSX.

Stamp three leaves 09040.F page 35 at the base of this panel and two additional falling leaves on the remainder of the panel using Royal Satin Kaleidacolor ink. Wipe stamp clean with a damp cloth before inking each leaf image.

Sponge edges with the center color in the Royal Satin Kaleidacolor ink. Over stamp with the small leaf 09135.B page 142 using various colors from the Royal Satin Kaleidacolor ink.

With a craft knife, cut out the two falling leaves and set aside.

Adhere the ivory panel to the card front. Mount the two falling leaves with foam mounts and stagger over the cut-outs.

Stamp an additional three leaves on a scrap of ivory cardstock. Cut out each one. Mount to the leaves at the base of the card using foam mounts.

Here is the same layout using Autumn Leaves Kaleidacolor ink
First taught this class on September 18, 2002.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

M028 Bleaching

Black emboss Magenta butterfly #03.054.M page 14. Paint inside of image with Javex.
For the background, I placed a folded piece of paper towel on an ice cream lid, dampened with Javex to create an ink pad then stamped the card front.

Monday, October 25, 2010

C094 Colors of Fall

Stamps: 07347.I page 370, 09188.M page 218.
Cardstock: goldenrod, black, glossy white.

Ink: Versamark, Cappuccino Delight Kaleidacolor, black memories.

Accessories: bone folder, stamp positioner, brayer, black ribbon.

Prepare card by folding 8-1/2” x 5-1/2” goldenrod cardstock in half with a bone folder. Mount with 5-1/4” x 4” black cardstock. Set aside.

Cut glossy white cardstock 3-3/4” x 5”. Ink the Fall text 07347.I page 370 with Versamark. Use the stamp positioner to align the phrase to the top of the glossy panel. Set aside.

Ink the leaf 09188.M page 218 with Versamark. Stamp a leaf at each bottom corner of the glossy panel. Let dry for about 15 minutes or heat with an embossing gun to speed up the drying process. Brayer over the entire panel with Cappuccino Delight Kaleidacolor ink. The Versamark will resist the brayering. Set aside.

Ink the phrase again with black memories ink. Use the stamp aligner to put the words right under the Versamarked ones, giving a shadow effect.

Stamp the leaf using black memories ink at the bottom of the card. Wrap a thin black ribbon around the panel. Mount panel to the card.

First taught this class on March 28, 2007.
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