Friday, October 31, 2014
Thursday, October 30, 2014
The kettle and expression on the cider/cinnamon stick treat is from the Tee-Hee-Hee stamp set. The cookie treat was quick to make with the Note Tag Punch. I had to fussy cut the kettle, but did use the medium oval punch for the expression. I was experimenting a bit on these projects. I wanted to try to emboss using the new stamp pads. I found that your pad needs to be good and wet and you must stamp it and quickly apply the embossing powder. Otherwise, the ink dries too quickly and the embossing powder won't stick and you get a spotty effect at best.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Monday, October 27, 2014
October is a haunted house with bats flying around; all stamps in the set.
November is leaves and pumpkin also in the set.
December is a holiday wreath and Santa and reindeer also all in the set.
Tada! All done using the Holiday Home stamp set.
Friday, October 24, 2014
August is sunshine!
September is an apple orchard. I stamped three trees then added red apples using the darkest Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities marker. Then I used the Old Olive Blendabilities to make the tree leaves. Each tree was fussy cut.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
For May I wanted to make May flowers but since there isn't a flower in the stamp set I decided to make blossoms instead... Cherry blossoms. I used the snowflake stamp set to make the blossoms then added just a touch of green in the tree branches using a marker. I put the trees in a row to resemble an orchard.
June is sunshine and green trees! I stamped the tree and then used my Old Olive Blendabilities to make the leaves. I wasn't thinking about the bleed that occurs through the card stock. So, I had to be sure to place the calendar over that blur on the reverse page.The sun was made freehand using a Blendabilities marker. This time I was thinking about the bleed but just made another sun on the reverse (see August tomorrow).
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
I challenged myself to only use stamps in the Holiday Home set.
January was pretty easy since there are snowflakes and snowman included in the set.
February also was easy since the set has a cute little heart and I used the lamp post also in the set. A word of caution when using photopolymer stamps... they stick to everything! I used most of the stamps as I was making the calendar pages. I needed a clean block so I pulled the lamp post off a block and did not put it away in the case. When I was putting everything away I couldn't find that stamp. I searched everywhere on my desk top. Then I began to search on all surfaces. I had already put so many things away. After searching for well over 30 minutes I finally found it stuck to one of the ink pads I had used and put away. So, my advice, "Put the stamps in their case as you finish using them."
For March I used the heart stamp to make the clover and then grabbed my marker of the same color and made the stem free hand.
The next three months will be posted tomorrow.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
It was a lot of fun to make the pages and my friend was thrilled to get it. Guess I'll have to make her one for 2015.
Monday, October 20, 2014
I've used a lot of retired product here but did use my new Alphabet Rotary stamp to add "Distinguished Alumna to the print background. There are lots of similar products that could be used to make this card in the current catalog.
Friday, October 17, 2014
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Monday, October 13, 2014
The belt and buckle are pieces of Basic Black card stock, a strip for the belt and another punched square for the piece in the buckle. The buckle is a size larger punched square of silver glimmer paper. The card is so stinking cute and easy!
Today is the last day the Apothecary framelits and glimmer paper on offered at a special price in the weekly deals.
Friday, October 10, 2014
The sun on the top was made using a round circle of stamp rubber that was the center of a stamp in a retired set. This was the very first stamp I put to my Tangelo Twist ink pad. Since the pad was really juicy and I wasn't thinking about that I got a splattered edge to my round image. Happy accident!
The bottom card uses the "line" brushstroke image as the stem and the smallest of the rectangular brushstroke stamps to make the leaves and petals for the flower. So pretty. A few rhinestones scattered on the card give it added sparkle.
That's it for this week. I had fun using the Work of Art stamp set and didn't even make all the cards I've pinned using it. I'll keep playing with it. When I use a stamp set I begin to see ways to create other cards with it. The pinned cards are like a springboard for me to get my creative juices flowing.
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Monday, October 6, 2014
Today's card is really very simple and a CASE from Deb Currier at ARTfelt Impressions.
I used the Natural and Old Olive Two Tone Trim from the Holiday catalog. The zig zag image was stamped off (ink up the stamp then stamp on scrap paper before stamping on your card stock) to give a lighter impression.
The card stock for the base is the Naturals Ivory from Stampin' UP! That was a happy accident. I'm running low on Very Vanilla and waiting for my order to arrive. So, decided to use the Naturals and it really looks nicer with the trim than the vanilla would have. I love it when things just come together. I don't know if you noticed it but there is a little rhinestone gem inside the hear. It adds just a bit of sparkle to the card.
Happy Monday, Happy stamping!
Friday, October 3, 2014
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
The bottom card is a repeat design from a previous post. But if you missed that one it uses the Homemade Holiday framelits to make the arrows. Just use the tall skinny house framelit and cut of the chimney after you run the DSP through the Big Shot. I've used up some retired DSP scraps and the last of my retired More Mustard cardstock. Yippee! More room for other card stock and it's on sale now, too until October 6th!
Happy October! Happy stamping!