Saturday, January 29, 2011

Make & Take #2

Using the stamp set "Dreams du Jour" the butterfly and 'Love you' sentiment were stamped in Early Espresso on Very Vanilla card stock.  The flower was colored with  an Aqua Pen dipped in Regal Rose and Crumb Cake and cut out before mounting the flower on Early Espresso punched with the Curly Label punch. A strip of Early Espresso is covered with Chantilly Lace before adhereing to Regal Rose card stock which has a torn edge. Sahara Sand Patterns DSP covers the bottom of the Soft Suede card stock base on which the sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso. The design is similar to the one on page 101 in the 2010-2011 Stampin'Up! Idea Book & Catalog.

Valentine Make & Take

This was one of two Make & Takes we made at Ruth Murphy's Team meeting. My scanner doesn't show the 3 dimensional heart that adds depth to the design. We stamped the heart stamp from "Love You Much" 3 times with Rose Red ink on Whisper White card stock then used the Heart Punch to make the shapes which were sponged and glued together to pop up the heart. The paper is Patterns DSP, Rose Red card stock on which the large flower from "Razzle Dazzle" was stamped in Rose Red ink, pearls and ribbon finish the card. I can always add a sentiment to the card when I decide to whom I will send the card. This is a quick and easy card.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Love Birds Swap

Hope everyone is having a good start to 2011. It sure has been busy for us so I neglected to add cards to the blog. I made this card for the December Team meeting at Ruth Murphy's which was so much fun...Christmas Party, gift exchange, Make & Take, and of course, good friends and good food!

Our swap exchange had to be a current stamp set used as a Valentine card. I had been wanting to try the Crimped Diamond background which I found on Split Coast Stampers as a tutorial. My colors are Whisper White and Riding Hood Red and my stamp set is Northern Hearts Hostess Level 1 from the Holiday Mini Catalog. The only accent is a single rhinestone from Jewels Basic Rhinestones.

My scanner doesn't do justice to the crimped background's dimensions and shine. I  made verticle crimping on this card's diamond center and horizontal on some others to give different effects. Clean and simple style. There is a new Textured Impressions Embossing Folder in the Stampin'Up Occasions Mini Catalog that is called Framed Tulips which will give a lovely frame to this stamp. You can see this folder by clicking on the Occasions catalog picture  on the right of the blog linking my web site to my blog.

I'll be posting the Make & Take cards soon. As always thank you for stopping by & please come again.