I had a class yesterday and we made three cards, one of which I am going to share with you today! I was inspired by Priscilla Ivler. I LOVE getting ideas from others and tweaking it a bit!
Here is the card we made:
Isn’t it stunning?!! It’s not a ‘hard’ card, you just have to work on getting the thinlit to let go of the paper without ripping it. My Die Brush has seen better days and the bristles are falling out! Yay! We get a new one in the NEW catalog!!
Here is the inside:
Everyone at class loved it! And in person it is even prettier than here! I know it’s hard to believe!
This is going to be a quick post today, if you want the dimensions just let me know and I will send them to you!
I was inspired by Daniela Hödl when I made this card! She made this stunning card:
Since I had to translate her blog I wasn’t able to see what size the original was. I didn’t do the entire part that she did, but when I do a scrapbook page this is what I want!!
So, here’s mine:
And the inside:
Ok, I said I was inspired, but I ended up doing it totally different! BUT now I have the other one on my computer to do another time! 🙂
I added pearls to some of the front, they are on the outside of the Medallion and in the middle and right smack dab in the center! It’s hard to see in my picture…….
I used 2 of the New In Colors Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst. For the Berry Burst, I stamped on scrap THEN on my card (this is called stamped off), this gives the Berry two different hues!
The ribbon is #144135, so on June 1st you can order it! Hostess code for this month is: 97H62RVK IF you order from me, I will send you a NEW Catalog! Only US citizens can order from me, so if you need a recommendation from me, I know of a few that might be around you!
The stamp set is: Eastern Beauty #143675
And the Thinlits are Eastern Medallions #143725
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A California Girl living in North Carolina
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
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
Do you ever see things and wonder how it would look if you used it OUTSIDE of it’s usual purpose? I do it all the time! I LOVE to experiment with my SU! products! Anything that will make my tools/stamps be used more is sooooo worth trying! And if you do try something and it works, then you are so excited to share it! That’s what I am doing today!
I have Mod Podge in my cupboard and I never use it! I don’t even remember WHY I bought it! I’m sure I used it for the purpose I bought it for, but I have totally forgotten why! So, what to do?! I know! Try an experiment and see if I can come up with something new so I use it!!
I decided to put it on my Brick Wall Embossing Folder by SU! Believe me, I was very nervous, but figured that it will wash off, and I might like what I make! I LOOOOOOVE how it came out! You’ll have to tell me what you think!
First let me show you a picture of this handmade card that could be used for a masculine card or it could be for your Western loving girl!:
Can you see all the texture?! It is so shiny and it makes me just want to pick it up and move it in the light to catch the beauty! You can watch my video on YouTube to see what I am talking about! It’s called “Experimenting and getting more from my SU! embossing folders!” I thought I would keep the name the same as the blog name to avoid confusing MYSELF! It doesn’t take much ya know?
Get a piece of Very Vanilla 5″ x 3 3/4″, and sponge it with Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Cajun Craze. Just sponge spots around the cardstock and go from lightest to darkest! Then you can go over all the spots with your Cajun Craze to lighten it up a bit.
I poured a little of Mod Podge onto the Embossing Folder and spread it out using a piece of chipboard I had. Don’t use a lot, you don’t want it to squeeze out onto the Cutting plates, or not too much anyway! Place your sponged Very Vanilla face down onto the Mod Podge. Once you have run it through the Big Shot, you will immediately place your plates and folder into water until you can get to it to wash off. It came off very easy! I then heat set the embossed/Mod Podged piece, since I am not a patient person and didn’t want to wait! Once dry, you can sponge over again with the Cajun Craze just to make sure that it is covered. Set aside.
Now onto the loverly (NOT a typo, I’m just goofy) Boots from the Country Livin’ stamp set! Stamp the boots onto Watercolor paper using Early Espresso, then add clear Embossing Powder which will make it to where the color won’t smudge and add texture!! If you ever come to one of my classes you will see right away I love texture! Once you have it heat set, then take your Aqua Painter and go over the entire piece of Watercolor Paper, so it won’t hold too much color and you have more control. Keep layering your Crumb Cake ink (which is what you start with) until it’s dark enough, then come in with Soft Suede where the artist has the ‘folds’ designed in. Color the tabs at the top and the part that buckles with a Marina Mist marker, and the bottom of the boots with black. Once done, color the background with Soft Sky and underneath the boots with Soft Suede……..this is where you will love that you made the cardstock a little wet, it just comes out looking so soft!
Using your Big Shot, place largest oval from the Stitched Framelits over your scene and cut out. Sponge edges liberally with Marina Mist and then SOFTLY with the Early Espresso. You will want to watch the technique video to see how to make this card from the beginning!
I looped 5 strands of Linen Thread and knotted it twice, one on each side that the oval scene will be over. Then place this piece onto a
5 1/4″ x 4″ piece of Marina Mist, and then place that onto a piece of Soft Suede! The colors go so well together!!
I saw on Pinterest a card using the rubber stamp set from Stampin’ Up! called In This World. I had bought this set because I love anything Vintage and this called to me!
I changed it up so much that I went back to see hers and it was nothing like what mine turned out as! Has that happened to you? You can find her YouTube video here It’s very pretty, but not the way I went with mine. I followed some of her ideas, but that’s as far as I got!
Here is my version:
What do you think? It needed a ‘spot’ of color, so I added the ribbon and the Falling In Love Trinket. This picture has the Burlap ribbon in it, going along the side. I ran out (I’m making swaps for my Savannah OnStage event!!) so I just went without for the rest of the swaps.
Here is the other version:
I used VersaMark on the sides of BOTH swaps and added Gold Embossing Powder. Plus added it to the Sentiment to make it stand out.
Here is a close-up of the treatment on the Soft Sky:
I used almost every Stamp in this set! The only one I didn’t use is the chair. And I LOVE the chair, so I will have to come up with something to use that the next time!
I used the stamp from the In This World that has the long strip of dimensions? I have a question mark there because I’m not sure what to call it! Do you know? I stamped that image in Crumb Cake on the top left and bottom right. Then stamped again, along top and bottom left using Early Espresso ink. I stamped the one on the right bottom once on a scrap and then on the page, so the key will show up. That is stamped in Early Espresso too! I then stamped the blotchy stamp (that’s what I call it!) from the Stamp set Gorgeous Grunge using the Crumb Cake all over the card, stamping off every other time. I then sponged it with Crumb Cake on ALL sides, sponging really well so it went towards the center. Then sponged SOFTLY using the Early Espresso ink. Just to give it a dark outer edge.
I stamped the door on Very Vanilla (it doesn’t look like it does it!), that shows how much I sponged it! I used Early Espresso for the Door, and Crumb Cake for the sponging. But first I distressed the edges by ripping, bending and tearing , I tore off the corner. You have to make sure you do the distressing first, and THEN sponge. This way the edges that bend over are sponged on both sides. My shoulders were HURTING by the end of this, and I only made 30 cards! I usually make a LOT more, but I’m glad I didn’t this time!
Here is the inside:
I didn’t sponge the inside because I wanted it to stay pristine, so you can see what is written when sending it. Would you be happy to get this card? Or is it too messy?
It’s been awhile since I’ve done a Vintage card, have I forgotten how to do it? I feel needy today for some reason! It could be because I was winging it the whole time! LOL
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I hope you enjoyed the project today! Please let me know which one you like more, with or without the Burlap Ribbon. Sometimes you look at something so long you just can’t be the judge!
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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