Wednesday, September 20, 2017

BSU092017

Hello stampers,
     This week's BSU challenge is a color challenge & we decided to go with a fall color theme of Crushed Curry, Cajun Crazem, Garden Green, Early Espresso & Very Vanilla. I had absolutely no idea what set I was going to use I thought about Lovely As A Tree, until I saw the Painted Harvest on my desk yelling at me to "Pick ME, Pick ME!" So then I hummed & hawed over what I could possibly do to use these colors with this set & then it just started working out as I stamped.
     I started with a Garden Green Card Stock base, followed by layers of Cajun Craze Card Stock & Crushed Curry Card Stock. For the main stamp piece, I used the Painted Harvest Stamp Set stamped the sunflower back ground using Crushed Curry Ink & rotating it a bit & stamping a 2nd time. I followed that up with the top stamp using Cajun Craze Ink. And thought this could really work! The inside of the sunflower was stamped with Early Espresso Ink. For the fern leaves, I stamped the background stamp with Garden Green Ink stamped off once before stamping on the paper, then followed with the detailed stamp full force. For the sentiment, I used Garden Green Ink, then for the acorns I used Early Espresso Ink, stamped off once for the base of the acorn. To finish the sentiment, I sponged on the top & bottom of the piece using Crushed Curry Ink & backed it with Cajun Craze Card Stock.
     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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Friday, September 15, 2017

Happy Birthday & Balloons

Hello stampers,
     Here is another card that I did at one of Kerri's classes. I'm slowly but surely making my way through to be able to show you all the cards I've made through classes.
     We started this card with a Whisper White Card Stock base, followed by a layer of Basic Black Card Stock. Kerri had strips of card stock already made for us in 2 different sets & I chose this one with Sweet Sugar Plum, Marina Mist, Night of Navy & Pool Party Card Stock strips. We then adhered a piece of Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets to Whisper White Card Stock, ran it through the Big Shot with the Happy Birthday Thinlets & adhered it to the card at a slight angle. Next,We were able to choose the colors of the balloons & stamped the confetti from the Balloon Celebration Stamp Set onto Pool Party & Marina Mist Card Stock then punched out using the Balloon Bouquet Punch before adhering it to the card. Voila! One more birthday card made.  
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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Sketch Challenge

Hello stampers,
     So my fellow BSU'er decided to post a sketch challenge on her business FB page Tuesday night, so I was able to work on a card yesterday that met that challenge.
     I decided to use the Ribbon Of Courage Stamp Set, since we are only a few weeks from October which is Breast Cancer Awareness month & since I haven't used it yet I thought it would work for this sketch. I started with a Powder Pink Card Stock base, followed by a layer of Whisper White Card Stock that I had stamped using the Marbled Background Stamp Set with Powder Pink Ink. Next, I stamped one of the ribbons from the set on a Whisper White Card Stock square using Powder Pink Ink & backing it with Powder Pink Card Stock. Since I haven't ordered the Powder Pink ribbon yet, I took a scrap of Powder Pink Card Stock & stamped it with the small heart in the set. Lastly, I used the retired Scalloped Oval Punch, stamped the sentiment, added 2 small Basic Pearls on either side & popped it up using Stampin' Dimensionals before adding it to the card.
     You can check out Carol's page here to see what she did for her sketch or her FB page to see if any others added to her post their interpretations.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

BSU091317

Hello stampers,
     For today's BSU challenge we are going old school with the technique. Retiform has started making a comeback lately, so we thought it would work for our challenge. I can't remember the last time I actually made a card using this technique but looking at a video about it Jackie Boulhuis' kids made their cards in 2002, so that could be a good indication of how long it's been.
     So I really had no idea what set I was going to use for this challenge, especially since I finished next week's challenge this week instead, but I managed to figure it out & be ahead of the game. WIN, WIN! For this card, I used Early Espresso Card Stock for the base. Next, for the stamped layer I used Whisper White Card Stock then took the Coffee Cafe Stamp Set & stamped the cup & sentiment dead center of the card in Early Espresso Ink. I then took a scrap piece of paper & started making lines along with shading within those lines with a Sponge Dauber & Soft Suede Ink. After I was satisfied I took post-it notes to mask each block off as I went & used various stamps from the set in Early Espresso Ink.
     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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All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Eastern Beauty

Hello stampers,
     So this is one set I just haven't gotten on board with buying surprisingly enough, even seeing all of the beautiful cards being made with it hasn't persuaded me. But I guess if I really wanted to try it out Kerri would probably let me borrow it. But in the meantime, I have many stamps that haven't seen ink yet to work with.
     This card was really easy & quick to make after the die-cutting was done. Whisper White Card Stock was used for both the base & 2 layers. For the bottom layer, we used a dauber to make designs using Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist & Peekaboo Peach Inks. Next, we used the Eastern Medallion Thinlets with the Big Shot on the top layer, for a see through effect to the design we made underneath. We did use the Eastern Beauty Stamp Set a bit on the cut out parts using the same above inks.
     Such a pretty card & can be done with any of the detailed cut out thinlets we have in the catalog.
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