Beautiful card! Thank you Sandi for the great idea!
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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!
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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 see the ‘Ghosting’ Technique all over, and I wanted to do this with a Twist! I made a Beach landscape card, and wanted my chair to have a shadow, or ghosting effect, BUT I wanted to be able to see the water and sand behind the chair. The thinlit from SU!’s Seasonal Layers cuts the entire chair out, and that would leave a BIG hole in my beach scene! :-O Can’t have that!! So, I die cut out 2 images of the chair, one in Crushed Curry and one in Black. Plus, I had to die cut out the chair directly from my scene!
Once the card was made, I cut out the chair which left a BIG hole in my card, so I had to remake my background on scraps of Very Vanilla to match the colors that I already had on my card. This is much easier than you would think…….just sponge the colors you used onto Very Vanilla and stamp the waves for the water, tape them onto the back of your card. It’s that easy!! Then you will still have the outline to place a black chair, and it will be flat to the card, it looks just like a shadow!
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I’m off for now!!
A California Girl living in North Carolina
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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!
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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
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:
I love getting a jump on things! This month I am planning on getting a jump on Christmas Cards! I have a class at the end of the month where we will be making 16 cards at one time! 3 each of 5 designs! I have already shown you Two of my cards:
The First one uses the Embossing paste and you can find the details here. The Second one you can find here.
The Third Christmas card (out of 6) is straight out of the catalog! I don’t know what you guys think about the new Catalog, but I LOVE the card ideas in there! Stampin’ Up! has stepped up most of the ideas and I love them so much I have copied them…….or as a lot of Stampers call it (CASE…..Copy, And, Share, Everything). It’s great when you are in a bind for an idea and there it is!
Here is the card I’m sharing today!
You can find this design on page 114 in the Catalog! Another antiquey card! I colored the berries on the bottom, so it’s TECHNICALLY not a total CASE but I pretty much copied everything else. Do you like it?
Out of my 6 cards, most are straightforward and very simple, but others are a ‘little’ harder. This one has some masking (I put the stamped image that was cut out of post it over the Santa to sponge around him, so I could get it darker around the edges than i wanted him) I then sponged again, to make sure and get parts of him sponged so it looks old. This card is something anyone could do, with some guidance. I HAVE to have some easier cards so we can make them in bulk, but also have some stepped up cards so we, as stampers, are happy!
Details for this card: ie measurements:
Soft Suede 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored in half at 4 1/4″
Very Vanilla 4 x 4 3/4″ torn on the 4″ side (once torn it will be approximately 3 5/8″) and 4 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ (for the part the Santa is stamped on), 4″ x 5 1/4″ for inside
Linen Thread wrapped around 2 x
Colored pencils, I used real red, but made it as dark as I could.
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Are you excited to see the rest of my Christmas in July cards? Stay tuned!! I’ll be posting tomorrow my Kylie International Blog Hop card, it is NOT Christmas, but stay tuned the others will be coming soon! I hope that you will vote for me!!
Blog Candy!! Who Wants Some!? 🙂 I know I am silly, but I would love to get blog candy of my own! Here is what I am giving away this time!!
The Brick Wall Embossing Folder and some Basic Gray Bakers Twine! Absolutely FREE! All you need to do is add a comment here on my blog ANY POST! My Facebook page, Pinterest page, Instagram or Twitter! Even if you comment on older posts IT COUNTS! I keep track of everyone who comments and I put them into a Random Name Generator and that’s how you win! The drawing will be held July 29th! Good Luck!
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Here is the start of my Christmas cards that I will be making this year! If you receive cards from me and want to be surprised, don’t go any further!! LOL
I am doing a class where we will make 3 each of FIVE Christmas cards, and if you prepay you get to make an extra Bonus card! I’m hoping to get a headstart on my Christmas cards this year, how about you?!
I am going to show you today ONE of my 6 cards so far…….make sure you check back in so you can see the others!
Here is the first one:
I love cards that are weathered and antiquey……..I know that is NOT a word, but that’s the only one that came to mind! LOL
I stamped the Music Notes on the Vanilla piece with Sahara Sand, but stamped off first so it wasn’t so dark. I then tore the cardstock in carefully planned areas, and made it look old. LOVE doing this, don’t you? This card was really simple except that the ageing did tak a little time, but not as much as you would think. I stamped the Reindeer? using Early Espresso ink, didn’t color him in at all, and I think he looks great! I wanted some of my cards to be a little simpler since I will be making these in bulk. I cut him out using the Stitched Framelits and then cut a mat using the Circle framelits using the scallop, cutting this out with Cherry Cobbler. I used my Early Espresso marker to make the stitched edge look stitched!
For the Banner I used the Bunch of Banners thinlits. Did you know that this banner thinlit cuts out BOTH the sentiment AND the border? I hadn’t used this one yet, and was surprised that it did that, so I was able to frame the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler!
I added Linen Thread behind the Reindeer, popped up the sentiment with Dimensionals and I was done! Easy Peasy!
Here is what the inside looks like:
Isn’t it pretty?
Below is a pictorial list of what I used to make this card, click on any picture and you will be taken to my OnLine Store! If you purchase anything from me online I will send you a handmade card!
Want some Blog Candy? I have taken a few days off since giving away my last one, so I guess it’s time!!
I LOVE embossing folders and I also love Bakers Twine! This Bakers Twine is Gray, my FAVORITE color! Is Gray a color?
You can get this mailed directly to you if you win the drawing that I will be having in a few weeks on July 29th. How can you win this? Easy! Just leave me comments here on my blog, OR on any of my Social Media places……..Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. ALL comments count, no matter which posts you comment on! You can spend a good amount of time visiting my older posts and commenting and they count!! Not only will you be getting good ideas for you projects, but you will be put in my drawing each and every time you comment! Pretty easy wouldn’t you say?
I’m off, dinner is almost ready!! I’m very lucky, I have a husband who likes to cook and I don’t have to!! WooHoo!
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A California girl who lives in North Carolina
Once again I am TRYING to be in the top ten for Kylie’s International Blog Hop, will you help me?? I came close last time, but would really like to get there this time! Can you tell that the dog is fluffy and two colors!? Read on to see how it was done!
Please vote for me by going to Kylie’s blog hop page! To vote, you will click on the heart in the right corner of the pictures, preferably mine!! 🙂
The theme this month is Baby. My card isn’t traditional ‘baby’ but I think it would make a GREAT Birthday card for any baby, OR on the inside it could say that you are expecting!! That you are HAVING a baby!!
Here’s my card:
Isn’t it cute!!?? Same as last month, I had a totally different card planned, but I didn’t think it mustered! I came home from a stamp class today and sat right down and made this one! I love how the dog has such puffy fur! Want to know how I did that?
That’s Vellum that I stamped the dog on, using Soft Suede (then embossed with clear), I then turned it over onto one of our stamp mats, and using the stylus from the Score Board I press in circular motions (gently at first!!) on the places for the white fur, it makes the Vellum raise up and turn white!! Cool Right!!?? I then cut ANOTHER dog out of Soft Suede (using the thinlit of course!) and popped up the Vellum, putting the mini dimensionals (YUM!) under the pom pom balls on his feet and front!! You can’t see them, can you!? That’s because the Vellum is so white that you can place them behind and it disappears! I LOVE this technique!
Can you see the clouds in the sky?! Those are made with Stampin’ Up!’s Embossing Paste and the masks!
The little girl AND the dog are stamped, but the fox is cut out of the Designer Series Paper! LOVE, love, love this suite!
Here’s a close up of the puffy:
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I love stamping, and if you live near me I would love for you to come stamp with me! I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I have!
I also have blog candy!!
You can get in on the drawing by posting comments here on this blog (any post! or multiple posts!) or on my Facebook page and I will put your name down each and every time you comment! But be aware…..there are some that follow me that take that comment VERY seriously! I’ve had her comment on each and every post that I make and she also comments on my Facebook page, Twitter AND my Instagram! She’s one serious girl! YOU know who you are, and I appreciate you very much! 🙂
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A California Girl living in North Carolina!