Monday, February 27, 2012

KISS Up In The Air

KISS - Keep It Simple - Up in the Air



Stamps: Up in the Air clear mount #122477$8 pg 5 Hostess Occassions Mini Catalog
Paper: Cheerful TreatDesigner Series Paper for the life of me I can't find it right now and my eyes are crossing, but it really reminded me of sunsets so I used it as a simple background
Whisper White smooth cardstock 8.5x11 40 sheets #100730 $8.50 pg 180

Ink: Versamark #102283 $7.50 pg 203,
Stampin Write Markers 2010-2012 In Color Set: #119801 $14.95 page 176: Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade, Concord Crush, Blushing Bride - used here, Pear Pizzazz - used here.
Stampin Write Marker River Rock #120972 $3.50 pg 180
Tools: Paper Trimmer #119882 $15.95 pg 210,
Paper Snips #103579 $9.95 pg 208,
Heat Tool #100005 $29.95 pg 201,
Powder Pals tray #102197 $19.95 pg 201,
Embossing Buddy #103083 $5.95 pg 201
Accessories & Adhesives:
Snail Adhesive #104332 $6.95 pg 206,
Stampin Emboss Powder  #109133 $4.75 pg 201

How To:
1. Firstly, you may want to reink your VersaMark pad if it is dry or old. Refill #102193 $3.95 pg 203. 
2. Cut Whisper White cardstock to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (which will produce two equal halves),
3. Fold or score cardstock to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2",
4. Cut DSP to4 1/4" x 5".
5. Adhere DSP to cardstock front with SNAIL,
6. Rub scrap Whisper White thoroughly with the Embossing Buddy sachet,
7. Stamp images in VersaMark onto Whisper White,
8. Quickly dump Black embossing powder over VersaMarked image while holding over Powder Pal tray, tap off into tray,
9. Use fingernail or cotton swab to quickly remove any stray powder that doesn't tap off,
10. Use Heat Tool to emboss the image to a shiny finish, I recommend doing this under a lamp so you can see when entire image is embossed.
11. Cut around images with paper snips,
12. Adhere with SNAIL,
17. Color in with Stampin Write Markers.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Sweet Cake Birthday Card

Sweet Cake


Stamps: Sweet Cake clear mount #125492$14.95 pg 33 Occasions Mini Catalog

 
Paper: Sweet Shop Designer Series Paper #125408 $12.95 pg 33 Occasions Mini,
Whisper White smooth cardstock 8.5x11 40 sheets #100730 $8.50 pg 180

Ink: Versamark #102283 $7.50 pg 203,
Stampin Write Markers 2011-2013 In Color Set:  #123002 $14.95 page 176: Calypso Coral , Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder, (Island Indigo-not used here)
Tools: Scallop Edge Border Punch  #119882 $15.95 pg 210,
Paper Snips #103579 $9.95 pg 208,
Paper Piercing Tool #116631 #3.50 pg 207,
Heat Tool #100005 $29.95 pg 201,
a cheap pair of dollar store scissors,
Powder Pals tray #102197 $19.95 pg 201
Accessories & Adhesives: Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brad Pack #127279 earn through SaleABration catalog! Earn one product for each $50 you spend,
Jelly Bean Brads #125587 $4.95 Occasions Mini,
Clear embossing powder #109130 $4.75 pg 201,
Snail Adhesive #104332 $6.95 pg 206,
Stampin Dimensionals #104430 $3.95 pg 206

How To:
1. Cut Calypso Coral cardstock to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (which will produce two equal halves),
2. Fold cardstock to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2",
3. Cut patterned Sweet Shop DSP to  2 3/4",
4. Punch Scallop Edge Border into top edge of DSP,
5. Select two spots to pierce for brads, insert brads,
6. Wrap Lucky Limeade ribon several times around DSP and slip underneath brads, tie into a knot, cut a few 2" strips of the ribbon and tie under the knot.
7. Curl the ribbon ends gently with the dollar store scissors, trim to desired length,
8. Adhere the decorated DSP to  the Calypso Coral cardstock using SNAIL,
9. Using your Stampin Write markers, directly color onto the cupcake image, huff (breathe open mouthed onto) the ink to remoisten it,
10. Stamp colored image on scrap or piece of Whisper White Cardstock, this may take more than one attempt if you are not happy with the outcome, remember to huff a lot onto that cupcake!
11. Mount the sentiment you want to use on a clear block, color it with markers, huff, and stamp into the open box on the cupcake image.
12. Cut out the cupcake image with Paper Snips leaving an even border around it,
13. Ink entire cupcake image with VersaMark,
14. Quickly dump clear embossing powder over VersaMarked image while holding over Powder Pal tray,
15. Use Heat Tool to emboss the image to a shiny finish, I recommend doing this under a lamp so you can see when enter image is embossed.
16. Trim another pattern of the DSP to fit beneath the cupcake image.
17. Mount cupcake onto DSP with Snail, mount entire image with four foam Dimensionals.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Baby Girl

Baby Bundle - Masking Technique

Stamps: Baby Bundle clear mount #120576 $19.95 pg 84,
Baby Tees jumbo wheel #118621 $8.50 pg 84

Paper: Nursery Nest Designer Series Paper #122347 pg 83 & 186,
Pink Pirouette smooth cardstock 8.5 x 11 24 sheets #111351 pg 178,
Whisper White smooth cardstock 8.5x11 40 sheets #100730 $8.50 pg 180

Ink: Staz On Jet Black #101406 $7.95 pg 203,
Pink Pirouette Classic #111838 $5.95 pg 178,
Stampin Write Markers $3.50 ea: page 178: Pink Pirouette #120969, Certainly Celery #105106, Perfect Plum #100035, So Saffron #105114, Bashful Blue #105111. page 180: Basic Gray #120966, Crumb Cake #120967, River Rock #120972

Tools: Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #113439 $99.95 pg 215,
Textured Impression Embossing Folder Perfect Polka Dots #117335 $7.95 pg 219,
Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack #118309 $16.95 pg 210,
Punch 3/16" Corner (Rounder) #119871 $6.95 pg 212,
Paper Snips #103579 $9.95 pg 208

Accessories & Adhesives: Bitty Buttons #118761 $4.95 pg 197,
Mini Glue Dots #103683 $4.95 pg 206,
Snail Adhesive #104332 $6.95 pg 206,
Stampin Dimensionals #104430 $3.95 pg 206

How To:
1. Cut Pink Pirouette cardstock to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (which will produce two equal halves),
2. Fold cardstock to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2",
3. Insert one side, which will be your front, into the Polka Dot embossing folder. It should fit snugly up to the seam of the folder,
4. Run through Big Shot according to sandwich instructions for embossing folders,
5. Cut patterned Designer Series Paper to 3 3/4" x 5", round corners with punch,
6. Punch one of each Bitty shape out of other colors of same Designer Series paper pack,
7. Cut Whisper White paper to any size, you can also use scrap so long as the carriage image will fit with some border space, hou will also need scrap white to use for masking technique
8. Refer to the video for the masking portion. Staz On Black was used for all stamping of the images. Use your paper snips carefully as they are VERY sharp. My apologies as this is my first video I've ever made using a handheld Flip recorder, showed up clear on my recorder but unfortunately very blurry here, but my directions are pretty clear. Sorry!
9. Color the carriage images using what you wish, I used a unidirectional stroke technique with the thin tip of the Stampin Write markers.
10. Trim the image to suitable size and round the corners with the punch,
11. Adhere the completed carriage image,
12. Adhere punched out paper to buttons, then buttons to the card with Mini Glue Dots,
13.. Ink Baby Tees on Pink Pirouette stamp pad and roll onto interior of card,
14. Stamp the sentiment that comes with the set in Staz On Black onto interior of card.
video