Friday, November 17, 2017

Pumpkin Thanks

Hello stampers,
     Today's card is the last card from Kerri's October class, just in time to make more cards this weekend. YAY!
     This card was started with an Old Olive Card Stock base, followed by a layer of retired Naturals White Card Stock that we stamped the sentiment from the retired Sincere Salutations Stamp Set in Tangerine Tango Ink along with a flourish that I can't seem to remember which set it comes from but I know I have it (LOL)! in Old Olive Ink.  For the pumpkin in the middle we ran it through the Big Shot with the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlets twice using Pumpkin Pie & Tangerine Tango Card Stock to get a 2-toned die cut pumpkin, with the leaves in Old Olive Card Stock. The other 2 pumpkins we stamped first using Pumpkin Pie Ink & an Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker, then cut it out as above. The die cut pumpkin was adhered straight to the card layer, the stamped pumpkins were then adhered using Stampin' Dimensionals.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

BSU111517

Hello stampers,
     Today's card is for the BSU challenge from yesterday, it took me some time to figure out my card after a few attempts. This week's challenge is all about the colors- Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Crumb Cake & Always Artichoke.
     I started off with a Always Artichoke Card Stock base that I had dry embossed with the Woodland Textured TIEF before assembling because I thought it needed a bit of pizazz. For my stamped piece, I used Whisper White Card Stock & stamped the lantern from the Seasonal Lantern Stamp Set in Cajun Craze Ink, then I stamped the outline of the candle with Crushed Curry Ink & the solid part was stamped off once before I stamped on the paper. Next, I took a scrap of Whisper White Card Stock stamped the bow the same way I did the candle & for the leaves I stamped the same way except I used Always Artichoke Ink before using my Big Shot & the Lantern Builder Framelits to cut out the leaves & the bow. Once assembled, I added this to a layer of Crumb Cake Card Stock. For the sentiment, I used a sentiment from the above set using Always Artichoke Ink on Crumb Cake Card Stock then used the retired Banner Punch. Pretty simple card to make!
     Don't forget to head on over to Carol's blog HERE and then to Stace's blog HERE. To see what both did for this week's challenge. I'm sure both will be fantastic. Hope you try this challenge out too! We have a new Facebook group if you want to join us and show us what you came up with HERE.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Leaf Happy Birthday

Hello stampers,
     When I think of leaves & trees I usually think fall, but this card with all the green looks more like spring to me. What do you think?
     This card was made with a Garden Green Card Stock base that was stamped with the lined leaf stamp from the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set using Garden Green Ink. For the stamped image, we used 2 masks that were cut out using the Seasonal Layers Thinlets on scratch paper & sponged the leaves using retired Mint Macaron, Wild Wasabi & Garden Green Ink onto Whisper White Card Stock. I'm unaware of what set was used for the sentiment but it was stamped with Memento Black Ink. Lastly, we used retired Mint Macaron Card Stock with the Seasonal Layers Thinlets & Big Shot the detailed leaf die & adhered it to the card using the Fine Tip Glue.
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Thursday, November 9, 2017

BSU110817

Hello stampers,
     I'm a day late on the BSU challenge this week, I had a hard time on this week's challenge which was a technique. Once again we went old school & chose a technique that was done in the past but not so much anymore which is kissing. Where you stamp a solid stamp onto a textured background & then onto paper the solid image will carry the textured background. It's all good in theory except when you don't have too many solid stamps vs. good background stamps.
     I decided to head into Christmas since I really need to start on those cards in hopes of getting them out in time. I started with a Marina Mist Card Stock base. Next, I started stamping on Whisper White Card Stock using the Night In Bethlehem Stamp Set with the Marbled Stamp with Marina Mist Ink, then did the same thing with the star but I used Daffodil Delight Ink. This was layered with Island Indigo Card Stock before adhering to the base. I then added a sentiment from the set onto the base using Island Indigo Ink. Before finishing the card I took a scrap piece of Whisper White Card Stock, stamped the Mary & Joseph stamp with Island Indigo Ink & stamped it onto the Marbled Stamp before stamping it onto the paper & cutting it out using the Big Shot with the Bethlehem Edgelits.

     Don't forget to head on over to Carol's blog HERE and then to Stace's blog HERE. To see what both did for this week's challenge. I'm sure both will be fantastic. Hope you try this challenge out too! We have a new Facebook group if you want to join us and show us what you came up with HERE.

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Wreath Punch Thanks

Hello stampers,
     Today's card comes from Kerri's last class. I never thought to use this punch to make a wreath with, guess I need to work on making mine a bit more circular.
     We started with a Cherry Cobbler Card Stock base, followed by a layer of Smoky Slate Card Stock that we stamped with the Hardwood Stamp Set using Smoky Slate Ink stamped off once. Next, we took a sentiment from the retired Thoughtful Branches Stamp Set using Cherry Cobbler Ink. Kerri was nice enough to punch out many leaves from the Leaf Punch using Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight & Old Olive Card Stock, which we then put on the card in a circular fashion & topped it with a Linen Thread bow.
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