Daily Archives: October 30, 2012

Tweet Leaves

The SUO Challenge this time is to make an Elegant Autumn card.  Oooooooo…I love autumn!  But…when I sat down to work on it, somehow traditional autumn colors didn’t seem to appear on my card anywhere…LOL!!!  I wonder how THAT happened!

I do love how this turned it out though and I do love the Island Indigo, Elegant Eggplant, Sahara Sand together.  The base of the card is Island Indigo.  I took a piece of Elegant Eggplant, inked the Argyle Embossing Folder with Elegant Eggplant ink and then ran my paper through that to give it more depth.  I layered this on Sahara Sand then added to the card base.  I added a piece of the newsprint then a piece of Silver Glimmer paper.  I embossed the image on Very Vanilla then sponged the three colors on it.  I curled the ends of the leaves then added to the card front.  I stamped the greeting using Elegant Eggplant on Sahara Sand, cut into a banner, added a ‘bow’ (click on the tutorial tab above to get to that tutorial) from Natural 7/8″ Ribbon and an incolor Printed Brad then added to the card front using glue dots and dimensionals.

Set(s): Tweet Leaves, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand, Island Indigo, Elegant Eggplant, Newsprint dsp, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Versamark, Sahara Sand, Island Indigo, Elegant Eggplant
Other: Autumn Accents Die, Clear Embossing Powder, Argyle Embossing Folder, Natural 7/8″ Cotton Ribbon, Incolor Printed Designer Brads, Dimensionals


Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Christmas Blessings

This was my ‘must have’ Christmas set as soon as I saw it in the new catalog this year.  I just love the open ‘loopy’ look of the images.  (Shhhhh….don’t tell…this is the set that I’m featuring for my card set this week on Create with Connie and Mary Card “Create”tions!).  I thought this set would be just perfect for the color challenge on SCS today to use Cherry Cobbler, Older Olive and Whisper White with a dessert option of silver.

Just a few quick notes on this…the base of the card is Shimmery White (oh…this is just SOOO pretty in real life!).  I took another piece of Shmmery White, ran it through the Lacey Brocade Embossing Folder, layered on Cherry Cobbler then added to the card base using dimensionals.  I cut some banner from a piece of the Cherry Cobbler/White print in Snow Festival and a silver glimmer banner (these using the Bitty Banner framelit, then cut a piece of the Old Olive Scalloped ribbon for my third one.  I added these to the card front.  I cut a piece of watercolor paper using the Apothecary Accents framelits, stamped the poinsettia using StazOn Jet Black, colored with Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive markers (and a blender pen) and added a silver glimmer brad on top.  I added a piece of the Old Olive Scallop ribbon along the side and added the to card front using dimensionals.  I stamped the greeting using Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler markers, cute with the wide oval punch, layered onto a Cherry Cobbler Decorative Label then to the card front.  Oh…such a pretty Christmas card!

Set(s): Christmas Blessings
Paper: Shimmery White, Cherry Cobbler, Silver Glimmer, Snow Festival dsp
Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
Other: Apothecary Accents Framelits, Wide Oval Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Bitty Banners Framelits, Lacey Brocade Embossing Folder, Old Olive Scallop Ribbon, Neutral Glimmer Brad, Dimensionals


Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!