Monday, April 30, 2018

Epic Squares - Stampin' Up! Epic Celebrations

 I know Sale-a-Bration is long over but I'm cleaning out my "cards to be uploaded file" and since I've been away from blogging for a while I'm a bit behind on sharing some projects.  We made this card at my March stamp club.  I think my stampers liked the easy technique using the white colored pencil to highlight certain areas of the images.

   The SAB reward Springtime Foils Specialty paper was a nice set of paper for all kinds of projects.  I liked the silver striped pattern for this card though it doesn't photograph as well as it looks in person.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Epic Celebrations (SAB)

Ink: Smoky Slate, Crushed Curry, Pacific Point, Emerald Envy

Paper: Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Crushed Curry, Pacific Point, Emerald Envy, Springtime Foil Specialty DSP (SAB)

Accessories: dimensionals, white colored pencil, 3/8" mini chevron ribbon

Friday, April 27, 2018

Tailored Stripes - Stampin' Up! Tailored Tag Punch - Fab Friday 136

   Fab Friday is back today with a fantastic color challenge!  I love this combination and think it might be the cornerstone of my Father's Day projects as well as any upcoming masculine birthdays.  Check it out!

 You love these colors too right?  I had fun creating a geometric background using the Tailored Tag punch.  I love how the pieces just fit together to make these fun stripes.  I just started in the corner and worked my way down.  The easiest way for me is to adhere the punched shaped onto a piece a Whisper White cardstock that is sized down from my card base.  I used a 5.5" x 4" piece so my Whisper White card base shows.  Once you have the pieces adhered just use paper snips to go around and cut off the overhang.

  Since I was making this card to be a guy card I left the sentiment fairly basic combining several dies and stamp sets.

  The circles are Stitched Shapes and Layering Circles framelits.  The 'love' is made by coloring stripes on Whisper White using my 2 Bermuda Bay Blends markers and then die cutting with Sunshine Wishes thinlets.  The 'You' is stamped in Basic Gray with the Sunshine Sayings stamp set.  The 'so much' from Thoughtful Banners is stamped in Basic Gray onto a scrap of Lemon Lime Twist with the ends flagged (using the Tailored Tag punch of course!).

  The whole sentiment circle as well as the 'love' are popped with dimensionals.  The final touch is a silver enamel heart.

  Head over to Fab Friday to see the rest of the Design Team's beautiful creations and then play along.  See you in the gallery!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Sunshine Sayings, Thoughtful Banners

Ink: Basic Gray 

Blends: Bermuda Bay, light & dark

Paper: Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist, Bermuda Bay, Basic Gray

Accessories: Stitched Shapes framelits, Layering Circles framelits, Sunshine Wishes thinlets, dimensionals, Tailored Tag punch, metallic enamel shapes

Friday, April 13, 2018

Birthday Candles - Stampin' Up! Picture Perfect Birthday - Fab Friday 135

How can it be a Fab Friday Challenge day already!  Wow!  The last 2 weeks have flown by!

  Check out this awesome sketch we have for you this time.

 And this is what I came up with!  You can never have too many birthday cards on hand!

   The Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set continues to be my go to stamp set for birthdays.  You really can't go wrong with candles.

  I hope you'll check out the rest of the Fab Friday Design Team for inspiration and then join in the fun with your own card!  I look forward to seeing your project in the gallery!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Picture Perfect Birthday

Ink: Lemon Lime Twist, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Berry Burst, Black

Paper: Pool Party, Basic Black, Whisper White, Picture Perfect Party DSP, Gold Foil

Accessories: black baker's twine, dimensionals