Daily Archives: September 19, 2012

Fall Banner

I LOVE making framed art.  Now really…I think it is just more fun than ANYTHING!!  (okay…cards first….especially CAS ones…then framed art!)  I have this whole collection of frames I have picked up over the years in so many different sizes and colors.  This was one of the frames from my collection.  I’m not going to go into a lot of details on this but just some general directions.

Basically I used the Howlstooth and Scaringbones dsp as the inspiration for the colors on my piece and that was what I used for my ‘banners’ (and the bottom left grey/vanilla polka dotted panel).  The More Mustard background used the leaves from Autumn Accents Die in More Mustard to create a texture.  I used the Large Scallop Edgelit and some of the Grey/Black striped satin ribbon on the base.  The letters are Basic Black that I layered onto cardboard then cut out with the Typeset Alphabet dies.  The decorations were leaves cut from More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Basic Grey and Champagne Glimmer paper.  The flowers are Champagne Glimmer Boho Blossom Punch with a Basic Black brad in the center.  The banner is strung together with a piece of Very Vanilla 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon.  Oh and of course, lots and lots and lots of dimensionals.

Set(s): None
Paper: Basic Black, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Basic Grey, Howlstooth and Scareybones dsp, Champagne Glimmer Paper
Ink: None
Other: Autumn Accents Die, Typeset Alphabet Die, Boho Blossom Punch, Neutrals Brads, Black/Grey Striped Satin Ribbon, Very Vanilla 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Large Scallop Edgelit, Dimensionals



Tweet Leaves

If are are a frequent visitor to my blog you probably noticed my love of this little ‘Tweet Leaves’ stamp done in emboss resist.  Yep..LOVE it!  Well, I still had one more leaf ready to go so thought I’d made a CAS card for the hope.  The base of the card is Very Vanilla 3 x 5 1/2 and I rounded the upper left corner and ran it through the Woodgrain Embossing Folder.  I took another piece of Very Vanilla, round the upper right corner.  I cut out the Maple Leaf from the Autumn Accents die, stamped the image using versamark (I used a stamp-a-ma-jig for placement) and clear embossed.  I then sponged More Mustard, Lucky Limeade and Cherry Cobble ink on it.  I cut out some leaves from the Champagne Glimmer paper and added them behind the leaf then added the leaf to the panel.  I made a ‘bow’ from the Natural Cotton 7/8″ Ribbon and a Lucky Limeade Printed Designer Brad and added to the panel.  Finally I stamped the greeting using Cherry Cobbler then added the panel to the card front using dimensionals.

Set(s): Tweet Leaves, Petite Pairs
Paper: Very Vanilla, Gold Glimmer
Ink: Versamark, More Mustard, Lucky Limeade, Cherry Cobbler
Other: Autumn Accents Die, Natural 7/8″ Cotton Ribbon, Incolor Designer Brads, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Clear Embossing Powder Corner Rounder, Dimensional



Baby Boutique

The base of the card is 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 So Saffron.  I took a piece of Whisper White, ran it through the Polka Dotted Embossing Folder, layered it on Pool Party then to the card base using dimensionals.  My little panel has lots of fun layers.  I took a piece of Whisper White and layered on Island Indigo then to the card front using dimensionals.  The cloud are the icing in the cupcake punch, run through the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder.  The sun is a 3/4″ So Saffron circle added with a dimensionals.  The waves are Pool Party and Island Indigo Adorning Accents Edglits (but the ‘throw away’ part).  The boat is So Saffron, Pool Party and Island Indigo.  And the greeting was stamped with Island Indigo on So Saffron and cut out with the Bitty Banner Framelits.

Set(s): Baby Boutique, Itty Bitty Banners
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Island Indigo, So Saffron
Ink: Pool Party, Island Indigo, So Saffron
Other: Polka Dotted Embossing Folder, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Cupcake Punch, 3/4″ Circle Punch, Adorning Accents Edgelits,  Bitty Banners Framelits, Dimensionals


Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!