I just cam back from OnStage in Orlando.
One of the re-visited ideas is to take a look at simpler stamping.
What does THAT mean?
Well, simply, it means to keep your design impressive yet easy..
Here is a card we did at my Monday class.
I LOVE ( I know I’ve said this before, but I do LOVE the Foil -Edged Silver and Gold Paper and envelopes.
They are so easy to use and VERY VERSATILE.
So for this card, I used the Gold Edged Paper and then added a layer of Rich Razzleberry card stock.
Next I cut a piece of the Sweet Soiree DSP ( yes it’s retired but I just had to use it!) and layered it on top.
That paper is gorgeous and it was just enough to give the card some simple elegance.
See how nicely the layer of Rich Razzleberry fits on top of the Gold-Edged card base? Then add the DSP and oh so pretty.
Inside I added a message from the Cake Soiree stamp set –and voila–done deal!
You could use ANY DSP for any occasion. These card and envelope packs are a great deal and fun to use!
What do YOU think?
Now I’m not sure if I’ll be able to control my urges to use more layers and embellishments but every once in a while we’ll do some ‘simple stamping’.
How does that sound to you?
Please let me know your thoughts about simpler, easier stamping.. I aim to please and need YOUR input!
I do love the Fall!
The smell of autumn is intoxicating to me.
I love the colors which tell me the summer has worked very hard…now is time for the leaves to ‘rest’.
So when I saw this Stampin’ UP! Falling For Leaves stamp set, I knew I had to have it!
Here is my very own version of a card I will be excited to send.
The base is Merry Merlot and the next layer is Old Olive.
I embossed the Very Vanilla layer with the NEW
Subtles Dynamic Embossing Folder.
You can’t see the impressions…. well because it’s ‘subtle’ but in real life, it is VERY nice.
It adds just enough texture to give it some extra ‘subtle’ attention!
Next I took the leaf stamps and using Old Olive, Merry Merlot and Cajun Craze inks, stamped then cut them out with the Thinlits.
Then for just a bit of pizzazz, I took Old Olive ribbon and Linen Thread to make a small bow. This was attached with a Glue Dot.
In the opposite corner I just had to add a Gold Faceted gem.
The message was layered onto a piece of Merry Merlot and adhered with Dimensionals. AND of COURSE I just had to use a bit of Wink of Stella –here and there for interest. To me, Wink of Stella is a must fro any project–it adds a sparkle of interest!
What do YOU think?
Please feel free to add your comments below.
I LOVE to hear YOUR opinions!
As always, I can make a Long Distance Package for you. Tell me how many cards you’d like to make and I’ll get your kit prepared! Don’t like the colors I used? You can tell me what your preferences are and I’ll customize it for you.
This week I’m in Orlando for our 30 year Stampin’ Up! Celebration convention!
One of the FUN things we do is create cards to swap with other Demonstrators ( over 5000 of us!!!)
This is one Swap card I designed.
I used Gray Granite as the base –such a subtle color –I LOVE it!
The next layer is Coastal Cabana embossed with the Layering Leaves Folder.
Then I took a piece of the Silver Foil card stock and layered Frosted Floral DSP on top of that.
Those papers are soooooo beautiful–one side has a muted shimmery appearance to it. GORGEOUS!
The Silver Foil paper makes the designer paper really POP!
SO I swapped these with my house mates and I’ll show you what I received in return when I’m back in Massachusetts.
I’m SURE I’ll have some gorgeous cards to share with all of you!
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Ho-ho-HO! This adorable Stampin’ Up! stamp set
Signs of Santa makes me LAUGH!
Here is the card I made all by myself! HA HA HA!
FIrst, I love the expressions on ALL the elves and Mr and Mrs Claus!
Look at this little impish elf!
He’s popped up with a few Dimensionals.
I LOVE the predominant color palette – Poppy Parade and Garden Green. Festive and bright!
It was fun making this one by using the
Santa’s Signpost Framelits and the Santa’s Workshop DSP.
My message was used with the Silver Foil Paper and the Merry Christmas Thinlit Dies.
Yet another option for holiday cards!
I hope you like it and if you have any questions, please contact me!
Once my mind has accepted the fact that snow is tight around my corner, I DO get excited about pretty snowy cards!
AND THIS IS ONE!
I used Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana and Whisper White card stock.
Stamping with a variety of the snowflake stamps and both corresponding inks was fun –it was completely random!
You can see the shimmery snowflakes?
I used the
Blizzard Thinlit Die with Sparkle Glimmer Paper!
Of course you can see the Rhinestone Jewel in the center of a few of the snowflakes–a little extra bling!
If you’d like to make these please contact me or go to my online store by clicking on any product below.
I LOVE the Petal Promenade Designer Series paper.
The colors are soft and romantic and really have such versatility!
See how beautiful that paper is! There are 4 sheets with trimmable elements–just like the one I used.
I did emboss the Fresh Fig card stock using the Layered Leaves Folder.
What do you think?
The base was made with Gray Granite at 8 1/2 x 4 1/4–scored at 4 1/4″.
The next layer is Fresh Fig cut at 5 1/4″ x 4″ and embossed.
Then the DSP was cut at 3″ square and layered onto a piece of the Galvanized Metallic paper (cut 3 1/4″ square), using Snail Adhesive.
That layer was attached using Dimensionals
Then the message was stamped and pushed through the Big Shot using layering Ovals.
I did the same with a piece of Fresh Fig to back the white layer.
Lastly I cut a piece of the Fresh Fig Sheer Ribbon and attached to the back of the oval.
I can NOT say enough about how much I LOVE the
Foil-Edged Cards and Envelopes! They come in either gold or silver and add such a degree of elegance, in my humble opinion!
They are so easy to use and certainly lend a air of elegance to any card you make!
What do YOU think?
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