Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Busy, Busy, Busy....

That's what this card is.... busy. At least I had fun doing it! Again, I was trying to come up with another color combo using Kiwi Kiss that I didn't hate... I thought it would be fun to try a spinner card, so I created this one. The card base is Yoyo Yellow card stock, and I added strips of Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango and Riding Hood Red card stocks, all cut freehand using that neat little Cutter Kit from Stampin' Up! Boy, is that thing sharp! I added a layer of Basic Black card stock which I used the ticker corner punch on the corners and a small layer of Whisper White card stock. I then cut a layer of Yoyo Yellow card stock and used my word window punch to get the channel for the spinner. I added a strip of Tangerine Tango card stock and tied some black gingham ribbon around it. I then added the spinner ~ two pennies attached together with a dimensional (one penny on either side of the card stock). To that I added a medallion. I stamped the flower from "Wow Flowers" in Yoyo Yellow on Whisper White card stock and added the sentiment (from "All Holidays") in Basic Black ink. I punched it out with a 1" circle punch and layered it onto a 1-1/4" circle punched from Basic Black card stock. I attached it to the pennies with a dimensional. I then corner punched the top two corners of the Yoyo Yellow card stock and attached the whole layer to the card with dimensionals. Wow, when you write it down, it seems like a lot of steps.... It really wasn't that difficult, I promise!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Playing With More New Toys...

I did some more playing around yesterday, trying to come up with a color combo using the new Kiwi Kiss that I didn't hate. I'm actually pretty pleased with this card, and I think the colors work really well together. I used Blush Blossom card stock for the actual card, mounted on 1/4 sheet of Close to Cocoa card stock. The other card stocks used are Cameo Coral and Kiwi Kiss. All of the images are from the stamp set, "Dreams du Jour," which is in Stampin' Up!'s new 2008 Fall/Winter Idea Book & Catalog. The inks I used are Cameo Coral, Kiwi Kiss, and Whisper White craft. I used the craft ink for the medallion on the left side of the card. I stamped it and added Heat & Stick powder, melted it, and added Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the entire image (an image in glitter -- what could be better than that?!) I also added some glitter to the butterflies that I stamped in Kiwi Kiss ink. I used my new scallop edge punch on the bottom of the card, and finished off the card by adding some white taffeta ribbon behind the medallion and popping it up on dimensionals. I made a second one for my mom, which my hubby will give her tomorrow. I think my mom is going to love it!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

New Stamps and New Colors!

Like all demonstrators, I had the opportunity to pre-order some new stamp sets and the brand new 2008 In Colors. Yesterday, I finally had the opportunity to play around with some of my new goodies. I used the new "Wow Flowers" stamp set for the flowers on the card, which I stamped onto Whisper White card stock in Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, and Kiwi Kiss. I sponged on a little Baja Breeze ink to soften it up, and then cut that piece of card stock into the two sizes I needed. I used Baja Breeze for the card base, and then I took a couple of 1" strips of Pacific Point and Tangerine Tango and punched the edges of them using my new scallop edge punch. I layered them onto the top and bottom of the card. I then used a layer of Kiwi Kiss card stock in the center of the card and mounted my stamped piece of white card stock, after I punched the corners of it with my ticket corner punch. I stamped the sentiment from "Sincere Salutations" onto my smaller piece of stamped card stock, punched the corners, and mounted that onto Pacific Point card stock and mounted that one onto Tangerine Tango card stock. I then added a strip of white taffeta ribbon, which I dyed using the Tangerine Tango ink pad and a sponge. I finished the card by adding the sentiment layer to the card with some dimensionals. I'm still on the fence as to whether or not I like the new Kiwi Kiss, but overall, I'm pretty happy with the way the card turned out, considering I was just playing around!

Back to Stamp Another Day...

It seems like forever since I last posted something. A lot has happened since my last post. Sadly, I really haven't gotten much stamping done; although I do have a couple of new things to post. I made this card a couple of weeks ago for my son's Early Intervention service coordinator, Angela, who is having a baby boy later this month. I just had to use this set... it seemed perfect! All of the images are from the now retired set, "Unfrogettable." I used Soft Sky card stock for the card base, and a layer of Whisper White card stock, on which I did all of the stamping. I colored the images with all of the now retired 2007 In Colors ink pads (Wild Wasabi, Groovy Guava, River Rock, Blue Bayou, Purely Pomegranate and Soft Sky) using a blender pen (yeah, I know my froggie got a little messed up). I sponged a little Wild Wasabi ink on the bottom of the white card stock and a little Soft Sky ink over the rest of the white card stock. I cut a frame out of Blue Bayou card stock and mounted it to the card with dimensionals. I added some dazzling diamonds glitter with my 2-way glue pen and popped the cut out mushroom up on a dimensional. I finished it off by adding the sentiment, which I printed off my computer using RGB codes for Wild Wasabi (cool, huh?). I mounted it onto a strip of Wild Wasabi card stock and added a couple of Soft Subtles brads to each end. I then punched out a little photo corner with my photo corners punch and mounted it to the top of the card. I had a meeting with Angela on July 30, and I gave this to her then. She absolutely loved this card!