I hope to share creative stamping ideas with you and get your creative juices flowing! As Stampin' Up's advertisements say, "EARTH without ART is just "EH" !!!

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Fall and Xmas Make and Take cards we made

 Hello Stampers!
It's a dreary day here and I can't wait to go downstairs to my craft area and work on Christmas cards!  But first, I wanted to share with you 3 of the 4 cards we made at my Make & Take class last weekend!
This one above with the leaf, uses the new Co'ordinations paper.  Do you see that when we dry embossed with the wood grain folder, that a lighter color emerged?  There is a coating of something on the cardstock that creates this look.  You can sand it also, but we didn't need to here.  The leaf is colored using daubers and swiping the color across.
This angel card really pops when you run it thru a dry emboss folder after heat embossing it!
 This fall cards uses the "Joseph's Coat" technique on watercolor paper.  Using your aqua painter, randomly paint your colors on the watercolor paper (see below).  Then you clear emboss the leaves on top of it.  (it is kinda hard to see what you are doing with the clear emboss).  Then you roll dark ink with a brayer over the whole piece.  The fun part is wiping the ink off of the leaves and the color pops through!
This is a fun technique to use with glossy paper, also.

I'm going to go stamp, now!  Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Fall and Winter wreaths

 Hi Stampers!  Here are some pics from our "UpSideDown" meeting (uplines, sidelines and downlines) where we had a great time meeting a couple of new girls, doing demos, sharing ideas, having a swap and making a wreath.  Pam and DeAnn are adding some finishing touches to their Snowflake wreath.

 Julie, Sherrie, Kelly and Crishelle are adding more snowflakes that were cut with the Big Shot.  The base of the wreath is a green foam piece from the $ store that I cut in 1/2 lengthwise then we wrapped it in white tulle (also from $ store) to cover the green.  Then we added different sizes of snowflakes in white, silver. glitter paper, bashful blue and a nother blue (yikes! Can't remember the name!)  First layer was attached with pins, and then dimensionals after that.  AND of course, pearls and rhinestones to add some bling!
This is a WONDERFUL Fall wreath that Crishelle brought to share with us.  It is made out of rosettes and is on a circular piece of cardboard.  I think it is just stunning!

Thanks for stopping by and I will be back soon with some more ideas!