Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Coloring with Wink of Stella

Hello, my stamping friend.
I have a card to share with you. We made this card last week at Cont my Blessings class. The class was featuring different coloring techniques. This card was colored using wink of stella - slightly unusual method, by oh so much fun!

  • Old Olive: 5 ½ x 8 ½” card base; 
  • Crumb Cake: 4 x 5 ¼ ” 
  • Very Vanilla CS: 4 x 5 ¼ ” and piece for die cutting 
  • Early Espresso: piece for die cutting 
  • DSP: pattern with acorns- 3 ¾ x 3; early espresso pattern ½ x 4 
How To's:
  1. Create card front from Old Olive CS by scoring at 4 ¼”.
  2. Take second largest stitched circle framelit and die cut the circle from scrap of very vanilla. Use slightly bigger circle from layering circles framlits to die cut from Early Espresso 
  3. Randomly stamp leafy image on top half of crumb cake card stock with crumb cake ink. Adhere Dsp (acorn pattern) to the bottom of crumb cake, then strip of DSP with early espresso pattern on top of the acorn DSP. Take 5 ½” of old olive ribbon and wrap in the middle of early espresso DSP securing on the back. Adhere to card front. 
  4. Stamp acorn image in the center of stitched circle with black archival ink. Open early espresso, crumb cake and old olive inks after squeezing them a little (you should have little ink transferred to the lid of the ink pad). Using wink of stella – pick up old olive ink from the lit and color the leaves, repeat with early espresso for acorn top and crumb cake for bottom. You may want wipe clean the tip of wink of stella when switching inks. You image will have nice glittery color. Adhere circle to early espresso circle and then add to the card front with dimensionals.
  5. If desired – pick up a little of old olive ink with wink of stella and randomly color leaves stamped in crumb cake from step 3. 
  6. Make a bow from old olive sheer ribbon and add to the right of the circle with glue dot. 
  7. For inside of the card: stamp sentiment in the center of very vanilla piece with early espresso. Stamp acorns in top left and bottom right corners. Color acorns with wink of stella and inks (see step 4) 
This is how card looks inside:
This card will be perfect for Thanksgiving or just because - don't you think?
If you need anything - see supplies below.
Happy Stamping!
Glue Dots

Friday, October 13, 2017

Hello Fall

Hello, my stamping friend!
I can feel fall in the air, yay! Even so it is still hot here in Florida, but mornings are much cooler, pumpkin patches are everywhere and stores are full of fall goodies. Here is the fall coffee card for you:

  • Early Espresso (base): 5 ½” x 8 ½”, folded in half 
  • Cajun Craze: 4 1/8” x 5 3/8”, 2 7/8” x 4 1/8” 
  • Painted Autumn Designer Paper: 4” x 5 ¼”
  • Very Vanilla: 2 ¾” x 4”, plus scraps 
  • Wood Textures Designer Paper: 3/4” x 4” 
  • Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine: 34” 
  1. Adhere the Painted Autumn Designer Paper to the Cajun Craze layer. Adhere these layers to the card base. 
  2. Lay the Wood Texture Designer Paper strip on the bottom of the Very Vanilla cardstock. Use the pencil to mark the top of the designer paper for placement of the cups. 
  3. Stamp the small cup image three times across the center of the Very Vanilla cardstock, just above the pencil line. Stamp another cup on a piece of Very Vanilla scrap cardstock. Cut out the area surrounding the words. Use this piece as a template and trace it three times on Very Vanilla scrap cardstock. This will create the new bands for the coffee cups. 
  4. Stamp the outline berry image using Early Espresso ink inside one of the traced templates. Stamp the outline leaf image two times using Early Espresso ink inside one of the traced templates. Stamp the outline fern image two times using Early Espresso ink inside the traced template. 
  5. Stamp the solid berry image using Cajun Craze ink, filling the outline image from step 4. Stamp the solid leaf image using Crushed Curry ink, filling the outline image from step 4. Stamp the solid fern image using Early Espresso ink, filling the outline image from step 4. Cut out the traced templates using your scissors. Adhere them, one over each of the cups. 
  6. Stamp the greeting using Cajun Craze ink on Very Vanilla scrap cardstock. Using your scissors cut out just the words “Hello Fall”. Create banner tips on each end using your scissors. Adhere the greeting over the coffee cups using Mini Dimensionals. 
  7. Adhere the Wood Textures Designer Paper strip under the cups. Adhere the Very Vanilla layer to the Cajun Craze layer. 
  8. Wrap the baker’s twine around the layers three times, adjusting it so the strands will lie between the bottom of the cups and the Wood Textures Designer Paper. Tie in a single knot to secure. Create a bow. Adhere the layer to the center of the card base using Dimensionals. 
Happy Stamping! 

Friday, October 6, 2017

Christmas Friday - Be Merry Kit Review

Hello, my stamping friend and Happy Friday!
Today I am featuring another Christmas project. This time it is a new Be Merry Kit. I ordered this kit right away, as I was intrigued by design and liked that all supplies were included. No stamp or inks are needed. I thought that this kit will make not only cute decor for Christmas tree, but will be perfect for gifting. It will look festice tied to the bag with little greeting on the back or on the wine bottle.
While waiting for hurricane Irma to arrive at our house, me and my daughter Sophia made entire set at no time! It was so much fun and easy:
Of course I needed to try it on bottle of wine:
The word 'Merry' comes in 3 languages, so this decoration can be given as a gift for foreign language teacher or your bi-lingual friend. Sophia made 2 in French:)
Here is a video with tips:

Order your kit and create 12 adorable decorations. You will be glad you have them ready in December.
Happy Stamping!
Be Merry Kit

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

World Card Making Day

Stampin Up! didn’t come up with World Card Making Day, but I am thrilled that it’s a thing! It’s a day dedicated to doing what we all love most—making handmade cards! It celebrates the creativity and personal connection handmade cards create between loved ones. This year the world celebrates the day on October 7, but one day wasn’t enough. For ten days (October 1–10), you get 15% off Notecards & Envelopes and select stamp sets. Also, when you buy Fast Fuse Adhesive, you’ll get two refills for FREE! These items will help you celebrate the best hobby of all—cardmaking!
Challenge yourself to make at least 10 cards by October 10th and mail them to your family/friends (just because!). Lets spread some joy.
Here is few ideas for you:

Both sets are at 15% off.
Check those deals HERE.
Happy Card Making Day!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Eclipse card - Painted Harvest

Hello, my stamping friend.
Finally I jumped on 'eclipse card making' wagon too. Eclipse cards are very popular right now, many talented stampers are coming up with different ideas. I decided to use Painted Harvest stamp and 'You' as a word:
Few tips for you:
  • decide where your eclipse word will go, then stamp sentiment to coordinate on whisper white card stock.
  • Stamp your background as you normally would. 
  • Place letter framelits and run through big shot. Make sure you collect all pieces (important). in my case - center from O needed to be saved
  • Adhere whisper white piece to early espresso card stock with snail. If you have any other small pieces (not actual letter) - adhere them with snail too. Use letters as a guide.
  • Add adhesive strips to the back of letters. Add them to the card. Adhesive strips is a key!
Here is the closer look of each card. I used Sweet Sugarplum/Rich Raspberry comp for flowers:

Soft Sky/Bermuda Bay combo for flowers:

Think about any 2-4 letter words that you can use on eclipse cards and go for it. My next projects will be with words - WINE, LOVE, MOM.
What will you create?
Happy Stamping!