Had a lot of fun playing around with this card. The technique I used was Ink Pad to paper. First I embossed the Sahara Sand CS with the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder. Then I rubbed the black ink pad over the raised portion gently so as not to get any in the indentations. It is really simple, actually.
I had no glitter paper so I made my own using Champagne Mist Glimmer Paint onto Sahara Sand and Crumb Cake. The Crumb Cake came out looking goldy and the Sahara Sand came out looking silvery.
The greeting and star were embossed in gold embossing powder onto vellum CS. Tied it all up with Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon. I love the end result. Below is the materials list for this card.
Let Earth Receive Her King Card
Sahara Sand CS 121043
Very Vanilla CS 101650
Crumb Cake CS 120953
Vellum CS 101856
Comfort and Joy Stamp Set – 120753
The Sounding Joy Stamp Set - 121979
Basic Black Ink Pad 101079
VersaMark Pad 102283
Gold Embossing Powder – 109129
Snail Adhesive - 104332 (Refill 104331)
5/8 Satin Ribbon Very Vanilla 117291
Scallop Edge Border Punch 119882
Heat Tool -100005
Hope you have a chance to make this card. I think you will be happy you did.
Today's card is a rather easy card to make. I used the #2 Snow Flake die cut from Stampin' Up to cut my snowflake and sponged the edges is Crumb Cake to make it look old. The Card Stock is Certain Celery, Basic Black and the plaid is from Frostwood Lodge DSP pack. The snow flake panel extends about 1/4" above the fold of the card so the basic card size is 4 X 5 1/2. Bottom edges of card were rounded. It will fit into a standard size envelope. Easy peasy.
It’s never too early to start making Christmas Cards!! Yes, that’s right, CHRISTMAS CARDS!!
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Well only nine days till St. Patrick's Day! Wahoo! and then it is SPRING!!! St. Patrick's Day always marks the start of spring to me. Why wait for the twenty-first? Of course, St. Pat's day is all about the green and when you stop to think about it, isn't that what spring is all about? Grass, shrubs, plantings all starting to turn green! So to honor St. Patrick and Spring I created this simple St. Patrick's Day card using the Got Treats Stamp Set. If you were interested in getting started in stamping this would be a great set to start with. There are 10 stamps in this set and all of them are so sweet.
Add some ink, paper and ribbon and you are all set.
Paper: Certain Celery, Night of Navy,Whisper White and The Designer Series Paper Pack-In Color Level 1 Hostess Set
Stamp Set: Got Treats
Ink: Wild Wasabi and Basic Black
Accessories: 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon in Certain Celery, silver brads, Snail
It is just as easy as it sounds. I stamped the Got Green stamp onto 4 X 3 1/4 Whisper White in Wild Wasabi. I added the To Open in the upper right hand corner in Basic Black. Added the three brads in the lower right hand corner using the Mat Pack for perfect alignment of my holes and brad placement. I mounted this piece onto 3 1/2 X 4 3/8 green paper from the Designer Series In Color paper and mounted the whole thing onto 4 1/2 X 3 3/4 Night of Navy. I then pleated the ribbon using snail and Glue Dots. Once finished I used Snail to mount it onto the Certain Celery base. I love the way the dots make the shamrock look special.
Hope you like this card. I am always anxious to hear from you. If you have a stamp set and wondering what you can do with it and would like some ideas just drop me a line and I will come up with something for you.
I started with Stampin' Up Riding Hood Red as the base for this cards. Love that color red. It is really a very pretty soft red. The second layer is from the Stampin' Up Deck the Halls DSP packet. I stamped the poinsettia onto Very Vanilla and then double mounted it onto Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler card stock after coloring in the poinsettia and the green bough. I stamped the Merry Christmas from the Come to Bethlehem stamp set and punched it out with the Stampin' Up Modern Label Punch and added a side border to this by punching out another out of Cherry Cobbler. I simply cut it in half and mounted it so that each side would look mounted. I topped it off with Stampin' Up Chantilly Lace Ribbon and some basic pearls. Very simple process. Of course, anything is simple if you love what you are doing.
I had really been in a funk over scrapping and card making materials until I ran into Stampin' Up. I must say it has really changed the way see my designs. They are cleaner, more coordinated and much more professional looking. No guess work involved. Just plain and simple fun of creating cards and pages. So I am so happy to have joined the Stampin' Up team. I get to have fun AND get a discount, too!
I would love to post one of your cards so send it along to me via e-mail and I will do so. In the meanwhile you can leave your comments or questions below.
I must admit this holiday card was super fun to make. I have made several versions of it with different background papers and it is a winner every time. Try a few for yourself and you will see what I mean.
I tied a little bow around the ornament and placed some rhinestones to make it appear as though the ornament was hanging from it.
Stampin' Up Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke and swirly pattern from Deck the Halls DSP
Stampin' Up Stamp Sets: Bells and Boughs, Tags Til Christmas, Snow Swirled
Stampin' Up Ink Pads and Writers: Always Artichoke Ink Pad, Cherry Cobbler Ink Pad, Old Olive Writer and Real Red Writer
Accessories and Tools: Stampin' Up Ornament Punch, Dimensionals, Snail
I like to mix stamp sets to get the most out of them. They also make for some great combinations. Hope you enjoyed viewing this card.
Would love to hear your thoughts. You can leave a comment below. If you have any questions e-mail me and I will get back to you.
I can hardly believe Christmas is just two weeks away! I will post Holiday cards till Wednesday and then start changing gears in card themes. I hope you have enjoyed viewing these cards and had an opportunity to make a few of your own. And if you are new to stamping I certainly hope this craft has turned you on and that you are enjoying it as much as I do.
Today's featured stamp set is from Stampin' Up's Bells and Boughs stamp set, the Decorative Label Punch and the Scallop Edge Border Punch. Sprinkle some glitter, tie a bow and color in the holly and you have the makings of a one-of-a-kind Christmas Card.
Once again I managed to avoid my two favorite colors: Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake. As much as I love that combination in cards I do think this is just as beautiful if not more! The glittery edge is just what this card needed to give it some pop.
This is a better view of how the card opens. Coloring in the holly reminded me of grade school and coloring inside the lines. I guess I have put that skill to good use here.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email me. I will be happy to answer your questions. As always, comments are always welcome. If you are interested in purchasing anything click on my Stampin' Up site to order. If you have been yearning for a Big Shot check out the super sale I am having till Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010. AND if you have to have it all drop me a line and I will fill you in on the great benefits of becoming a Stampin' Up demonstrator.
Here is another embossed holiday card. This beautiful card was made with just one stamp set, Snow Swirled, and gold embossing powder. Embossing in gold gives a wonderful rich texture to your card. If you have never embossed before you might want to start with this one. It truly is so simple.
You also need so few materials. Here I used Whisper White and Night of Navy Card Stock from Stampin' Up. Versa Mark Pad and Gold Embossing Powder. The tree is topped with a Gold Glimmer Brad AND THAT'S IT! Of course, you need a heat gun but if you try this technique you will pay for the gun a thousand times over.
Since my main photo did not show the greeting clearly I took a picture of the detail of the Season's Greeting so you can see how beautiful it looks embossed.
So, what do you think? The last four cards has featured embossing. I would like to read your comments so don't forget to make one below. Let me know which one is your favorite card. In the meanwhile, experiment for yourself.