Sunday, September 13, 2009

Autumn Days

This card uses the Autumn Days stamp set. I started with a base card in chocolate chip and ran it through the Big Shot using the filigree pattern in the Backgrounds I texture plates. I cut a piece of More Mustard card stock 2 1/4" by 5 1/4" and stamped using the berries stamp in More Mustard. My Whisper White card stock pieces measure 1 3/4" by 1", and the Chocolate Chip pieces measure 2" by 1 1/4". I sponged around each piece of the Whisper White. I stamped "just for you" from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set in More Mustard and punch it out using the Word Window punch. I used the Modern Label punch for the More Mustard and added gold brads and the 5/8" Chocolate Chip grosgrain.

Circle Circus

This is a fun new set from the 2009-2010 Idea Book and Catalog called Circle Circus. I started with a piece of Tempting Turquoise card stock and stamped the bubble type image in the same color on the right front of the card. I cut a piece of Melon Mambo (In-Color) 5 1/2" by 1 1/4" and used the eyelet border punch on one side of it. I used a 2 1/2" by 5 1/2" piece of Crushed Curry (In-Color) card stock and a piece of Whisper White measuring 5 1/2" by 2 1/4". I used the Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, and Tempting Turquoise classic pad to stamp a variety of circles on the Whisper White. I then used a 6" piece of Melon Mambo polka dot ribbon to attached to the back of the stamped image and used another piece to tie a knot. I framed a piece of Whisper White card stock measuring 2 1/4" by 2" with Crushed Curry (2 1/2" by 2 1/4") and Melon Mambo (2 3/4" by 2 1/2") I used the same color markers to color the greeting from the All Holidays set. The Melon Mambo is much pinker than it appears on this picture, but I couldn't quite get the image photographed showing the true color.

A Light Unto My Path Stamping 411

This stamp set "A Light Unto My Path" retired from Stampin' Up! a while ago, but it is still one of my favorites. It is especially great for the masculine cards. I used the design featured on the Stamping 411 site for this card. Here are the measurements I used.

My base card is natural white (4 1/4" x 5 1/2").
Retired navy DSP is 4" x 5 1/4".
Night of Navy card stock is 4" x 2 1/4"
Real Red card stock surrounding the lighthouse measures 2 3/4" x 3 3/4"
Natural white lighthouse piece measuring 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"

I also used
1/4" Real Red grosgrain ribbon
Filigree brad
Red fire square brad
Stamping pastels

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Pocket Silhouette Stamping 411

I have recently discovered a great blog which inspires and helps direct me in the design of cards. You will want to visit Stamping 411 for great ideas, measurements, and an opportunity to post your creations. This card starts with a piece of Dusty Durango measuring 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". To add texture to the card and carry through the polka dot theme from the ribbon, I ran it through small polka dot Stampin' Up! textured plate from the Backgrounds 1 (114512). I then cut a piece of Sahara Sand patterned paper from the DSP III series (level 1 hostess benefit) measuring 2 3/4" x 3 3/4". I cut a piece of Always Artichoke paper measuring 5" x 2 3/4". I used a 5 3/4" piece of Dusty Durango 1/2" polka-dot grosgrain ribbon (115609) and another piece to create the bow. I then cut a piece of dusty durango card stock measuring 1 1/5" x 4 3/4" and a piece of sahara sand at 1 1/4" by 4 1/2". I stamped the image using the Pocket Silhouette stamp set (111672) using Dusty Durange, Always Artichoke, and Soft Suede class stamp pads. I stamp the "thanks so much" on Sahara Sand card stock and punched it out with the Word Window punch (105090)and then punched a piece of Dusty Durango using the Modern Label punch (116630). Use your 2-way glue and some dazzling diamonds glitter, and you are all set!