I posted earlier that I was going to use this stamp set from Stampin’ Up! for Kylie’s International Blog Hop, but I changed my mind! I didn’t think, when I was finished with it, that it yelled MASCULINE. So I am sharing it with you now!
Yes! This is the one that I told you about with the stained glass that came out even better than how I did it in the past! I touched the one that was drying before it was ready so I had to start all over. I don’t want to pray for Patience because I really don’t want to practice it a lot! 🙂 I’m not very good at it!
To start off, I scribbled on a piece of Window Sheet with some of SU!’s markers. I then placed little circles of the Fine Tip Glue Pen over the scribbles and the colors bled and create a really cool pattern!
I used Cajun Craze and Dapper Denim. See how it marbles?!! Once dry it is see through with the colors showing through what looks like an antique stained glass!!
Once it’s dry………..it takes time, it’s probably a good idea to leave it overnight so you don’t mess with it! Trust me!
Once the door is cut out with the thinlit, place the Window Sheet down on the back side (the side that opens).
NOT sure why I took this picture of the door UPSIDE down other than to get a better picture! Can you see the two colors?!!
I have magnet strips on the door between this layer and the next which will sandwich the Window Sheet so you won’t see it. I placed magnets under the inside of the door (under the saying too), so when the card is standing the door won’t flap open. It makes it snap together.
Here is a picture of the other side of the door attached so the Window Sheet is between them:
It REALLY looks like Antique glass, right?
Here is a pic of the card:
Can you see the dog and the cat cuddling together?! I put a piece of ribbon between the door and the ‘sandwich’ so it can’t be seen other than the part I want to help open the door.
Here is the door open:
The welcome mat is stamped and then I cut fringes in the layer under it so it looks like a mat!
I would love to hear what you think! Too much?
Here is a picture of the inside:
I love the dog basket!!
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A California Girl living in North Carolina
For the last week and a half I have been SICK! I’m on the mend so thought I would bring you a new Card from the SU! stamp set called At Home With You! This is another very versatile stamp set! You can do Birthday’s, thank you, Christmas, Fall and today I am doing a Surprise! Birthday card!
For the windows in the door I wanted to show you a Technique that I came up with! It was quite by accident, but I will take it!! I LOVE techniques and am always trying new things! Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t AND SOMETIMES I get surprised! LOVE when that happens!
I wanted to try different ways of using the Fine Tip Glue Pen and wanted to see what would happen if I colored on a Window Sheet with a Marker and then laid down a nice shallow layer of glue over it……….and OMGoodness!! The glue didn’t make the ink from the marker brighter which is what I ‘thought’ it would do, it MARBLED it! Woot! Woot!! I let it dry and it came out so pretty!! Here is a picture:
Isn’t it pretty!!?? This isn’t the one I used for this post, but I forgot to take a picture of the one I used. The one above WAS for a project that I will be putting on another blog where I will be competing for the best cards……….I ended up NOT using the one above ’cause gosh darnit, I got impatient (yes! I know you are surprised!! NOT!!) and I touched it! Well, Poo!! So, I did another one, and used two colors and I put the glue on another way and it came out even better!!!! So, Now I am not so upset that I got impatient! LOL I WILL ‘try’ to be patient with the one that is drying at this moment. Cross fingers!!
On to the card!! Squirrel!! Sheesh! Reign me in! I wanted to use Cherry Cobbler because I have neglected that poor color lately and decided that I needed to use it! I stamped the door image in Versamark and then heat embossed it with Silver Embossing Powder. Silver goes really well with Cherry Cobbler!
I stamped the plant, welcome mat, wreath and the present in Memento Black and then colored over with my Blender Pens and SU!’s inks! Once the Memento is dry you can totally color on it and it won’t bleed!! I also put some Wink of Stella on top to add that bit of sparkly that I HAVE to have on a lot of my cards……who doesn’t like SPARKLE!!??
Can you see the Stained Glass on the Door Window?!! I used Soft Suede 5″ X 3 3/4″ to put behind the door and ran it through the Big Shot using the Brick Wall Embossing Folder! Each image: Door (2 pieces), wreath, matt, present and flower pot has thinlits that fit them!! Once you color them it’s easy to run right through and they look so pretty!!!
I didn’t want the Stained Glass to show when you opened the door, so I sandwiched the window sheet with the ‘stained glass’ between two pieces of the door.
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A California girl living in North Carolina!
Today I am playing with Eastern Beauty, a NEW stamp set from Stampin’ Up! This stamp set is so Versatile!! I have seen so many different ways of stamping with this set so I thought I would give it a try and just play with it! I DID end up making a card! And I love how it came out!
Here it is:
It’s a monochromatic card using ONE ink pad! The ink I used is Dapper Denim! To get the two different colors I just stamped once on a scratch paper before I stamped on the cardstock.
The cardstock I used is Dapper Denim and Soft Sky. The measurements are:
Dapper Denim: 5 1/2″ x 4 1/2″, scored at 1 1/4″ and another piece 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ (I had to cut it this way since the thinlit won’t fit through the Big Shot from side to side. The flap that I scored fits over the back of the 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ )
Soft Sky: 5 1/4″ X 4″ and 5 1/4″ X 3″
I then placed the curvy Thinlit from Seasonal Layers on the bottom of each piece (away from the flap on the one, and along the smaller Soft Sky) centering it on each side so it is even. NOT at at same time though!
Stamped this first:
Then turned stamp….
There are all kinds of ways to do this! You can place the diamond shape further apart and get this:
Then go from there:
I put a different middle on this one! Plus I stamped that pretty 3 point exclamation (not sure what to call it!) at each curve.
I stamped the Life is Beautiful stamp along the curve at the bottom twice and then once more stamped the ‘diamond’ shape but stamped off since I wanted it to be lighter than the words.
Here’s more images from this stamp set:
This one uses the stamp from the set that has the point in the middle, just line it up and stamp between each valley and it looks like a Spirograph from when I was a kid!
Hope you love this stamp as much as I do! I’ve been having a lot of fun playing with it! I would love to hear from you which image YOU like best! Just place a comment here and you will also be eligible for my Blog Candy! Which is this:
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A California Girl living in North Carolina
Being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is so fulfilling! I get to meet so many great people, learn new techniques AND I get to pre-order product from the NEW Catalog! It’s so much fun to be able to not only SEE new product, but I get to buy it and YES play with it before a lot of people!
THAT is worth the price of admission! LOL I know that is a saying, but to me it is so exciting!!
Not sure I told you this, but it wasn’t until I was introduced to SU! that I found out that I am creative! What?! You could have knocked me over with a feather, to find that out! But, it’s now something that I don’t ever want to live without!
So, now that I have bored you with my reasoning on why I am a Demonstrator with the best company, I will share with you the card I made with the New stamp set Eastern Beauty:
It’s hard to see in this picture but I used the Sparkle Embossing Folder on the Black Cardstock, it matches the Designer Series Paper Eastern Palace perfectly! Stampin’ Up! thinks of everything!
The Designer Paper is that beautiful new In Color Lemon Lime Twist, and did you know that Fresh Fig ink goes great with Lemon Lime Twist AND Eggplant Envy! I also used the Glitter Enamel Dots that go with these colors great!
Here is the inside of the card:
Love, Love, Love this set! You also can’t see in the picture, but the small flowers on the bottom have a Glue Dot inside the center and then I pushed Dazzling Diamonds into it, they make the perfect circular accent, AND they are Cheap! lol And because the Dazzling Diamonds are on them, they aren’t sticky anymore on top!
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A California Girl living in North Carolina!
How does time get away from me? I know! It’s because I get to stamping in my stamp room and time just flies!
As I went to bed last night, I was thinking of what had to be done……….THIS is why it’s so hard to shut my brain off when I go to bed! I thought I still had plenty of time to come up with a Star Wars birthday card for my Grandson, Isaac. NOPE!! I am in North Carolina, he’s in California and his birthday is in 3 days! NOT sure it will get there in time, but I’ve been talking and thinking about this card for a MONTH! 🙂 Does that count?
Here is what I came up with (thanks to Pinterest and Carrie Rhodes!):
I am NOT a big Star Wars Fan, so thank goodness for Pinterest! 🙂 Now, don’t get me wrong, I like Star Wars, I’m just not a HUGE fan! I hope he likes it! My daughter wants me to make one of each Character, I already made Yoda, so anyone have any pictures of anyone who might have made the other characters? I have ONE year to plan! hahaha Hope I make it on time!
Here is some of the pieces used to make it, some are retired, but all are from Stampin’ Up!, (see below for all product) glad I held on to them!
Of course I trimmed all the circles away, BUT you might want to learn from me……..wait until the glue is DRY before doing that! I had to start over! Thankfully the mail hadn’t come by the time I finished!
Hope you enjoyed this post, and that you will come to my rescue and send me other Star War cards that I can copy!
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A Girl from California living in North Carolina
Today I am sharing a NEW stamp set due out in June from SU!, called Colorful Seasons! I also used the Seasonal Layers Thinlits with it!
Here is what I made:
I want to be sitting in that chair drinking some tea and watching the water go by! Don’t you? To make this card look like it was in a frame, I made my own frame out of Soft Sky cardstock from Stampin’ Up!
I also used the stamp set Lovely as a Tree to give the scene some dimension! I had this card in my head since Friday and I just HAD to try and see if I could get it to come out of my head onto card stock and look just as pretty! I think I did, what do you think?
Here is a closeup of the flowers in the tree:
I cut out the stamped images using the Thinlit and then with the Berry Blast inked flower I added some of SU!’s Fine Tip Glue so it would make it look puffy and shiny! Love these new Colors! For the light pink I used the NEW In Color Powder Pink!
Here is a side view of the card so you can see how I made it look framed:
All of the flowers and the branches come off the framed Soft Sky piece of card stock! I DID add pieces of the Foam Adhesive Strips onto the back of not only the Soft Sky but also each flower, so they wouldn’t get squished down with mailing. I wanted more space than what the Dimensionals would give me so that’s why I used it.
That adirondack (spelling?) chair is so stinkin’ cute! Right? Do you see the glass of ‘tea’ I have sitting there?
Here’s the inside of the card:
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A California Girl living in North Carolina
Today, I decided to do some experimenting! Ever get an idea in your head and you just HAVE to get it out!? I get them all the time, USUALLY when I’m trying to go to sleep at night……UGH!
I wanted to see what would happen if you added Mod Podge to SU!’s cardstock so it’s covered and THEN run it through an Embossing Folder. Yes, it’s messy. Yes, you will want to wash your folder right away! And YES it it really cool!! After running it through (and washing my folder) I heat set it. I am NOT very patient…….hence the heat drying! I did it on Garden Green cardstock and I did it on Shimmery White from Stampin’ Up! LOVE, LOVE LOOOOOVE their paper! Well, let me be honest, I love all their product! hahaha This is the main reason I became a SU! Demonstrator! I wanted the discount since I wanted it ALL!!
After heat setting the paper, it dried so nicely, I just looked at it to decide what to do with it! Yes, I fly by the set of my pants……Is that the right expression? Well, the green called me more even though I had sponged the Shimmery White with multiple colors (it was gorgeous!), but the Garden Green looked so striking!
Here is a picture of the finished card and you tell me if you think it is striking!
I know! Right!? It made me want to let the Paper be the STAR! Since it was leaves, I pulled out my Vintage Leaves Bundle. The front has the Framelit and the inside has both the stamp and the framelit! I am so astonished how beautiful this turned out! I’m going to be honest again……….I’m ALWAYS surprised when I design something and it comes out this good! Don’t get me wrong, I can CASE with the best of them, but my ‘ideas’ don’t always work out! I bet there a quite a few of you who can relate!
Here is a picture of the inside!
I think it has the perfect amount of space to write in, since I never have enough to say to fill it up! Now, WHO do I send it to?!
Here is a close-up of the leaves:
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California girl living in North Carolina
You just came from Laurie Meier’s blog, she’s great isn’t she? I am Thankful for Melissa Kerman for giving me inspiration!
I got this idea from her at our NC Demo Quarterly (see below for details). We had a tag swap, which stupidly I didn’t join. :-/ Live and learn, right? Well, she made this awesome tag with Santa’s legs coming out of the chimney. Here is a picture of it:
I wanted to make a card from the tag, and this is what I came up with:
I used the Heart punch (which I didn’t know Melissa used, until I really looked at the boots, and was AMAZED!) and she free cut the pants, so I did that too. The Chimney I changed up some, I added some roof so I could put ‘snow’ on the edges. I used the Dazzling Diamonds Glitter Paper and cut thin wavy strips to give the snow effect. I stamped the background with the Snowflake stamp from the Stampin’ Up! set called Snow Place. The Jolly is a framelit from Christmas Greetings. LOVE how I used a white gel pen to put ‘snow’ on the word, then sprinkled some Dazzling Diamonds on top. In person this card looks so sparkly and pretty!!
The ribbon is the Whisper White Mini PomPom Trim! Even though this is all Christmas I got everything out of the current SU! catalog!
This is a list of everything I used:
Stamp sets: Snow Place #139738
Whisper White #101731
Night of Navy 5″ X 3 3/4″
Real Red 5 1/4″ X 4″ and scraps
Whisper White 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″
Basic Gray 3 3/4″ X 5″ (I ran this through the Embossing Folder and got 2 chimneys out of one piece of paper, you have to go from each side seperately)
Basic Black Scraps
1 1/4″ circle punch
Whisper White Mini PomPom Trim
Dazzling Diamond Glitter Paper
Brick Wall Embossing folder
Christmas Greetings thinlits
Precision Base Plate
NC Demos is a group in North Carolina that gets together all over the state and we have ‘meetings’. Really it’s a great get together where ideas are shared and we stamp ALL DAY!! We learn a lot from each other and go home energized to play/work!
It’s great to meet other stampers, especially close to home!
If you live in North Carolina you can be a member too, as long as you are a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator! If you have any more questions, please feel free to ask! We really are a GREAT group!!
I hope you like my Blog Hop Post! For some reason, my blog hop button isn’t working, so click on the next name below!!
This handmade Stampin’ Up! card is inspired by Ingrid Blackburn, I made mine into a card, and it isn’t as good as what she did, but I thought it was a good start! Here is her post.
This was a fun card to make! Here’s what I learned while making it: Use Bigger Post-It’s! That is pretty much it!! I think my sea/horizon line could be much sharper, but I really love it!!
Here are the supplies:
Window Frames Collection #129021
Big Shot #113439
Wetlands stamp set #126697
Inks: Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Bermuda Bay, Tempting Turquoise and Wild Wasabi.
Keep an eye out, I will be having some Blog Candy soon!!
I am also going to have a ‘specialty’ class where we can make this card and a few others…… I just might post them here!
I love having classes making both SU! handmade cards and Memory Making! I’m FINALLY getting my photos off my computer/phone and out of boxes!
My daughter took one look at how I did my Pages, that she started doing it for her son, my Grandson (one of the cutest little boys out there!!) and she finished, yes I said FINISHED 5 pages in under an hour!! She told me she had to print more pictures out, she had no idea she could get so much done in so little time!