Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Tiptoe Through the Tulips

This week at Stampin' Royalty we are giving you a Color Challenge!
here are the colors:

What i love about these colors are that they can basically be used throughout all 4 seasons! 
normally, i would go straight to a Christmas card with this one, but i challenged myself to make something a little out of my norm.  So i grabbed one of my NEW STAMPS, Love is Kindness  :)
I used Petite Pairs for the sentiment and the woodgrain background stamp for the cardbase. 

I basically just used my inks and my blender pen to color the image, matted each of the panels on Early Espresso cardstock, and tied the main image with White Bakers Twine.  Super easy and quick! 
You can switch out the sentiment with several others, and it would work just as well! 

Supplies - 
Stamps - Love is Kindness, Petite Pairs, Woodgrain Background
Ink/Cardstock - Early Espresso, Mossy Meadow, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake
Accessories - White Bakers Twine, Blender Pen, Artisan Label Punch

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Yep, It really is ONE LAYER! Wood You Be Mine

The Stampin' Royalty Challenge this week is One Layer Cards,  and believe it or not, this IS one layer!

How did i do it, you ask? I'll be glad to tell you!

But before I do, can i just say how doggone CUTE this stamp set is?? It is from the Wood You Be Mine set that will be in the upcoming Occasions Catalog, and it is adorable! that pleasant lumberjack will be stealing many hearts :)

So now on to my techniques for the card....
I started out by stamping the sentiment in Early Espresso on Naturals White Cardstock, then stamped ol' Jack right above those words, then i made a 'mask' to place over Jack and the words so i dont stamp over them.  to make the mask, i just measured the area i wanted to cover, then cut a piece of very thin copy paper in a rectangle large enough and used my Tombo glue to put a thin coating on the back (then let it dry so it is tacky) and placed it over the image.

I inked up my Woodgrain background stamp in Baked Brown Sugar and stamped over the mask and the whole card, creating a sort of frame
I then used my Baked Brown Sugar Stampin' Write Marker and a ruler and drew lines over the edge of the stamped part to make it look clean and divided. I then created lines the same way surrounding the wording to make it look like another layer.
 I colored Jack a little bit using my blender pens, then to finish it off, i actually DREW on what LOOKS like brads or Candy Dots....I used my older style Paper Piercing mat with the different size circles to draw dots on the paper with my Baked Brown Sugar marker, then I used a bead of my Crystal Effects over each circle and let it dry to create a faux brad/candy dot...

I like it  {:oD


Cardstock - Naturals White
Ink- Early Espresso, Baked Brown Sugar, Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy,
Stamps - Wood You Be Mine?, Woodgrain Background Stamp
Accessories - Crystal Effects, Blender Pen

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

My New Arrival ;o)

The Theme this week at Stampin' Royalty is a Picture inspiration!

Oh, how i wish that was my living room!!! so pretty!

I really wanted to make a Christmas card.... BUT! I must might have gotten a new stamp out of the upcoming Stampin' Up Occasions Catalog ;o)
I couldn't pass up an opportunity to get my hands on my new stamps right away!
So, here is a little sneaky-peeky for you of a brand spankin' new Stamp set, and I know i will be getting a LOT of use out of it!!