Thursday, July 30, 2009
I used Circle Circus from Stampin' Up! to create the circle patterned paper and the punched out scalloped circle.
I love glitter, but I hate the mess. As a lovely compromise I've found that mixing embossing powder with glitter adds sparkle to an image and the glitter won't brush off. Here I stamped the scalloped circle with Old Olive and embossed with clear embossing powder mixed with Dazzling Diamond Dust.
One more angle of this card to show you how the punched out circle and "Thanks so much" greeting are popped off the page with Stampin' Dimensionals. Also note that the ribbon is threaded through the paper. Kind of a fun way to add ribbon to a card.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
I have so many great pictures, that I decided I would do a scrapbook for the bride as a surprise. I just completed the first page of the book. This page is very simple. I wanted the picture to be the focal point, not my amazing ability to embellish (I'll showcase that later on throughout the book :-) The paper doesn't photograph well, but it is a lovely pearlized paper from DCWV.
The words were cut from SU! silver card stock with my Silhouette SD.
I stamped on the bottom right hand corner with Versamark ink using a stamp from Baroque Motifs (SU!). I sprinkled a little silver embossing powder on, heated, and added a few dimensional wedding stickers from K & Company. Now a little note about embossing on photos. Photos don't like heat, so this must be done VERY carefully. I also wouldn't recommend doing this on a treasured heirloom photo, heating the photo may ruin it. Heat just until the powder starts melting. If your photo bubbles from the heat, let it cool. Don't touch or try to smooth the bubble out. Many times it will deflate on its own. That being said, if you have success with this technique it really is a beautiful, unexpected touch.
I have one more picture for you. It's a little closer so you can see more of the beautiful detail of this paper and some of the dimension of the embellishments.
Monday, July 27, 2009
I covered the mat of the frame in patterned paper, added rub-ons to the frame, created a scene from rub-ons and stamps, added words with thickers, and embellished the thickers with rhinestones and rub-ons.
Frame & Mat: Menards
Paper (used to cover mat): Imaginisce
Thickers: American Craft
Once Upon A Time Stamp: Stampin’ Up! (Once Upon a Time Set)
Rhinestones: Kaiser Kraft
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Now one of it open
Have fun trying your hand at this great tri-shutter card!
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
All of the supplies are Stampin' Up! Stamp used was the Classic Star Wheel. Paper is Night of Navy, Real Red, and Whisper White. Ink is Versamark, Bashful Blue, Night of Navy, and Real Red. Ribbon is Night of Navy, Real Red, and Whisper White. I also used clear embossing powder and lg and sm star punches. The "thank you" sentiment is a rub-on.
I used the emboss resist technique to create this background. I started by inking my stamp (wheel in this case) with versamark ink. Then, I covered it in embossing powder, shook off the excess, and heated image. Then I sponged ink over the paper (starting with the lightest color and working my way to the darkest). Finally, I wiped the excess ink of the embossed star images. This is one of my favorite techniques for creating color backgrounds.
Monday, July 6, 2009
Just remember, you can make this as simple as you want. Often I forgo the scalloped edge at the bottom. You can use a tag, sticker, or large stamped image instead of the flowers.
Warm Words - Stampin' Up!
Whisper White - Stampin' Up!
Certainly Celery - Stampin' Up!
Bashful Blue - Stampin' Up!
Fairest of Them All, Magic Meadow - imaginisce
Certainly Celery - Stampin' Up!
Bashful Blue - Stampin' Up! (used to dye flower)
Pretty in Pink - Stampin' Up! (used to dye flower)
Small and Large flower - Stampin' Up!
Filigre Brad - Stampin' Up!
Green Circle Rhinestone Brad - Stampin' Up!
Pretty in Pink Grosgrain Ribbon - Stampin' Up!
Green Rhinestones - Kaiser Craft Basic
Scallop Edge Punch - Stampin' Up!