I was spending time on YouTube the other day and found this great idea from Dawn, which you can see here. I loved the idea, but didn’t have her Halloween stamps, even though I LOVE Halloween (need to have new ideas every year for scrapbooking!). So, I DID have the Christmas stamps from Stampin’ Up! called Father Christmas (I used EVERY stamp!, WooHoo) and Nature Sings. These Stamp sets are PERFECT for my idea!
When do you use every stamp from a stamp set on ONE project? I did for this one! Not sure WHY I am proud of this, but I am. 😉
Here is the project closed:
And now all the way open!:
Isn’t this pretty!? What I love is other than the front where I colored, there isn’t anything else that needs that much attention! I DID sponge all the Vanilla pieces but I pretty much sponge everything so this wasn’t a big deal to me.
When I showed this around, I got so many Ooooooh’s and Aaaaaaaah’s! LOVE when that happens! Now the question: Who do I send this to?
The next question is what will be my technique for NEXT Tuesday?! Any suggestions? I have a great idea, not sure if I will go with that idea or one YOU give me!
You can click on any of the supplies listed below to be taken to my OnLine Store!
I hope you like this technique, I would love to see a ‘story’ you would like to create using this Fancy Fold!
Until next time!
Tedder Bear Stamping
A California Girl living in North Carolina
I love Tuesday’s! Techniques are my favorite thing about stamping. I get to use my Stamps in a totally different way!! The Technique I am using today had me thinking of what I could put BEHIND trees, but still show what I needed it to show.
Here is today’s card:
I made a YouTube video showing this stamping technique. I love Birch Trees, I also love the Birthday Delivery Stamp set by Stampin’ Up! I got super excited about being able to use BOTH! When you go watch the video it will show you exactly how easy this technique is to do!
Stamping directly onto an Embossing Folder isn’t something you think of normally. Tips: 1. Stamp on the side that has the negative (dipping down) the part you want as your focal in the folder this will be the part that is raised on your card. 2. Pick images to stamp on that you will see in the lines available that are the flat parts of the folder. 3. Use colors that will enhance what you are stamping. 4. Use a brayer to lay down a color that will be behind the images (sky), anything you stamp over the brayered color will be at the top of the cardstock. 5. Make sure that you don’t move the folder once you put all the stamping in (I did NOT follow this rule on my video, but I fixed my mistake!) 6. Remember that it’s ONLY PAPER, and play with it!
I won’t be able to show you here how to do this technique, it would be too confusing, so please go check out my video and see how fun and easy it is. You will notice that you will look at stamps in a totally new way!
As always, I will have the supplies listed below, just click on any image to be taken to my OnLine Store!
Thanks for stopping by! Until next time!
A California Girl living in North Carolina
First, you will need to pick a shape you want to transform! I chose two, the Pansy Punch and the flower from Eastern Medallions Thinlits. I punched out 3-4 of each image with another one from DSP. I chose the Eastern Palace since it was so pretty.
Take your Silicone Craft Sheet, a foam brush, Mod Podge and your cut outs. Starting with the colored images, not your one cut from the DSP, spread a thin layer of ModPodge over entire surface with your Foam brush. Then lay another layer of the image on top of that and repeat. You will do this 3 – 4 times ending with the one you cut out of the DSP (do not put ModPodge on top). Then you can cut into all layers if you want to manipulate the paper more than the design allows. Keep working at it until you are happy with the shape. Once done, you will spread Fine Tip Glue over entire surface, set aside to dry.
When dry, put your two pieces together as shown:
This is already attached to my card, but this gives you a close-up of what it looks like when dry.
Here is a picture of the closed card:
In the video I show you how to apply the Flourish Thinlits and how to adhere it to the card!
This is a Fancy Fold card, here it is open:
If you wanted, you could attach the flower on front with a Pin, and then mail it to someone who loves to wear brooches, or use it for a headband! I have done in the past a 3d Rose, and that was gorgeous!
Please subscribe to my YouTube channel to be informed when a New Technique video is ready! Tuesday is the day I chose, since Technique Tuesday has a certain ring to it, don’t you think?
And don’t forget to subscribe to my blog so you won’t miss out on anything here.
TOMORROW I have the drawing for this card:
Today is your last chance to either leave me a message on here, or on my YouTube page, if you click on that link you will be taken to the video where I made this card. You will be AMAZED how much MORE prettier this card is in person!
I am off for now, until next time!! As always I will have the list of the supplies used (below) for the card today, just click on any of the pictures to be taken to my OnLine Store!
A California Girl living in North Carolina
Today I am sharing with you a Clean and Simple card. I have so much trouble keeping things simple, I always want to JAZZ them up. But this one is jazzy without adding more. At least I think so! You’ll have to tell me!
I LOVE the copper embossing powder, and I added some Copper thread. The dots are done in the Copper Powder, it’s hard to see that in this picture. AND I have found that Banners for You works well with other stamp sets!! I used the Happy Birthday from Birthday Banners. Since it is Photopolymer you can bend the stamp to fit the banner!!
Below my name is a list of all the supplies to make this card, just click on any picture to be sent to my OnLine Store! If you buy from my store I will send you a handmade card!
Until next time!
A California Girl living in North Carolina
Want to receive this card? Check out below how you can be in a drawing to get this beautiful card mailed to you!
Today I am sharing with you a new Technique that I kind of stumbled on!! I’m using the NEW stamp set: Painted Harvest #144783 which will be in the Holiday Catalog coming out in September! You can see the video on YouTube, I have some great tips and it’s a VERY simple Z fold card!
Here is a picture of the front of the card:
Isn’t it GORGEOUS!? I was just playing around and was astounded at how great this came out! This is one of those times when I am sitting at my stamp table (by myself) and I start to talk and say how beautiful it is! LOL No-One is there, mind you……..even after 16 years of stamping I STILL get excited that I can make something this pretty!
Here it is open:
Doesn’t Berry Burst work great with this card? And here is a close-up of the front flower that looks like embroidery:
I popped up this whole piece using the Foam Adhesive Strips since they pop up more than Dimensionals. The video I made shows a different leaf than the one shown here, and I like it better. I show you how to mask the flower and put the leaves behind it. I also show you how to do the ribbon behind this image. If you go see it, leave me a message and let me know what you think.
IF you leave me a message I will have a drawing in 2 weeks on the 28th for one of you to win this card! Leave a message either here on my blog or on the video on Youtube.
ALL the dimensions are on the video, so if you want to recreate this go check it out!
All the supplies are listed below, click on any picture to be sent to my On-Line Store! If you purchase from me I will be sending you a handmade card as a Thank You!
This is a SNEAK PEEK so hope you enjoyed this card as much as I do! Keep an eye out for MORE Technique Tuesday videos! Techniques are my favorite. Anything that will let me use my stamp supplies more are a win win in my book!
Until next time!
A California girl living in North Carolina
Last time I posted I gave a little teaser and told you that I made a card using the High Tide stamp set with the Pattern Party Decorative Mask……..Here is the card I made!
When I saw the Medallion in the mask, I thought immediately that it could be a ‘sun’…….is that weird that my mind went there? I hope not!! I sponged it with Crushed Curry and then went over it with Rose Red, to give it that HOT look. 🙂 High Tide is one of my favorite Stamp sets STILL! I am not sure if or WHEN it will stop being my favorite, I guess time will tell on what Stampin’ Up! brings out next. This company always pleasantly surprises me!
For the sky and water I used Soft Sky as the base, the waves are done in Pool Party. The lighthouse is in Dapper Denim, with the first image stamped off…….this is the image that I get so tickled with when I am done stamping…….it is just so intricate and I can’t get over that I stamped it! Silly, I know! I’m the one who sits in her Stamp Room by MYSELF and says how great something looks……my kids used to shake their heads and comment that I’m crazy! Bwaahahahaha I just get so tickled that I can make beautiful things! Never in my life was I even a LITTLE bit creative, so when I discovered SU!, I was astonished that I could do things that would make others (including me!) think it was pretty! My sister always had the creative gene, and after 17 years I am still tickled. AND I get paid to do it! What’s better than that!?
The sentiment (Love) is from Lovely Friends, BUT the outside ring is from Label Me Pretty! I used a marker to color the outside ring then stamped the LOVE from Lovely Label. I was so happy when I saw that it fit perfectly inside that ring.
Here are the dimensions for this card:
Dapper Denim: 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ scored t 4 1/4″
Gold Foil: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
Whisper White: 5″ x 3 3/4″
Below are pictures of all the product I used for this card, just click on any image to be taken to my OnLine Store! If you purchase from me, I will send you a handmade card, be sure and send me your address!
Now, I hope you haven’t forgotten that I am giving away Blog Candy! Here is what you can possibly win if you leave me comments:
The Brick Wall embossing folder and Basic Gray Bakers Twine. Just comment on any of my social media listed below……..
Click on the names of my Social Media in this sentence to be taken to those venues………. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram
Each and EVERY comment counts even if you are commenting on older posts. I will have the drawing on July 29th, Good Luck!
A California Girl Living in North Carolina
Here is the Final Christmas card for my Christmas in July class! You get to make this Bonus card in my class if you Pre-Pay for the 15 cards! 3 each of 5 designs, to be done in a fun filled atmosphere where everyone is bringing a snack to share!! I’m so excited!
Of course I requested certain things…… Potato Chips with Dean’s Onion Dip (EEEEE!), and homemade Chicken Salad with crackers! YUMMMM! It really will be like Christmas in July!!
I was requested to bring my Brownies, so I am not out of the baking party!
Here is a picture of my card:
LOVE the Deer from Nature Sings! And the verse above the JOY comes from Christmas Pines! The J and the Y are from Letters for You.
Some Christmas Cards you want to be simple, so you can crank those babies out and get them in the mail……this is one of those! The wreath is the new Boxwood Wreaths on page 197! I added Metallic Metal Shapes and the Brights Enamel Shapes to make the ‘ornaments’ on the front of the wreath! Isn’t it pretty?!!
Cherry Cobbler 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
Garden Green 5″ x 3 3/4″ (x2)
Gold Foil 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″
Whisper White 4 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ (front), 5″ x 3 3/4″ inside
Here is a glimpse, if you missed the other 5 cards!!
And Another reminder of the Blog Candy!!
Just post on any of my Social Media (below) to be entered into the drawing! The drawing is on July 29th, each and every comment counts towards the blog candy….I use a Name Generator to pick the names, this way everything is fair!
Are you ready for my Christmas in July card #5? This one was CASE’d (Copy, Share/Stamp *I don’t know the original ‘S’*, Everything) from StampinMak.
I didn’t change a thing because this was perfect! I really try to make cards I see my own, but when I see something that really touches me, I go with it!
Here is my 5th card:
I LOVE the Gold Foil on the Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso! The Cable Knit Embossing Folder ties the whole card together!! What do you think? Need anything?
Fun!! Now who is ‘card worthy’ to receive this wonderful card?! When you put your heart into making a card, you have to make sure that the recipient will appreciate your efforts! I really send them to all my family and friends, I just hope they know how much hard work and love goes into each and every handmade card!
Measurements for this card:
Tranquil Tide – 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″
Early Espresso – 5 1/4″ x 4″ , 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ (for front), scrap for oval
Cherry Cobbler 5″ X 3 3/4″ (front), 5 1/4″ x 4 (inside)
Very Vanilla 5″ x 3 3/4″ for inside
Gold Foil 3 1/4″ X 2 1/4″, plus scrap for pinecone
TIP: Use Envelope maker to corner round the small Early Espresso
To remind you, here are the other cards that have come before:
Does this make you want to attend my class? There is ONE more Christmas Card to go!! The one I post next is the one my attendees get if they pre-pay for the class! Stay tuned. Subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss the next post.
AND now the Blog Candy!
You can be put in the drawing to win the Brick Wall Embossing Folder AND Basic Gray Bakers Twine, just by commenting on any of my Social Media Outlets! Click on the names of my Social Media in this sentence to be taken to those venues………. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram . Easy way to get something for free……the only thing I hope is that you find something NICE to say about what you see! 🙂 Any and ALL comments count, even if you comment on things that aren’t current, and you can comment on multiple posts! The drawing is on July 29th, so stay tuned and Good Luck!
All product for this card will be listed below, just click on any of the pics to be taken to my OnLine Store! If you purchase anything from me, you will receive a handmade card in the mail, so be sure and send e your address!!
I’m off to play in my Stamp Room! I’ll be back soon!!
A California Girl living in North Carolina Product List
The card for today is one of my FAVORITES! At least so far! This is card #4 for my Christmas in July Class! We will be making 16 cards at one time, or at least at one class! 3 cards each of 5 designs!
Here are the others that I have done up to now:
I absolutely fell in love with the ribbon for this card when I first saw it in the Catalog! BUT, in person it was even prettier!! Of course I had to use it as soon as I got it!
Here is the front and back of this card:
Super simple, but still sooooooo pretty! Two ink colors, one stamp set! The only time consuming part is attaching the sequins to the top of the card…….doesn’t have to be put on if you are in a hurry!
********** Card Stock:
Very Vanilla: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″, 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ front with trees
Tranquil Tide: 5 1/4″ x 4″, 3 1/2″ x 1 3/4″ under the deer with ribbon
Chocolate Chip: 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8′
Just stamp the trees and Deer in Chocolate Chip, and the sentiment in Tranquil Tide for the front. On the inside I used Chocolate Chip, that’s it!
Sometimes simple is very elegant, I hope you think so too!
Reminder of my Blog Candy drawing that is going to be done on the 29th of July!! Here is what you can win:
LOVE this embossing folder and the Basic Gray Bakers Twine is so pretty! To win, you have between now and the 29th to comment on as many of my social media sites as you want, any and all comments count! That’s a LOT of chances! Click on any of these to be taken to my other sites to place your comment: