Category: Techniques

bloomin' marvelous chalkboard butterfly card 2

Bloomin’ Marvelous Color Chalk Butterflies

bloomin' marvelous chalkboard butterfly card 2

This little butterfly number features two exclusive Sale-a-bration products the Bloomin’ Marvelous Stamp Set & Vine Street Embossing Folder.  The card base is made with Crumb Cake cardstock, embossed with the Vine Street Embossing Folder and splattered with a little Melon Mambo reinker.

To create the butterfly panel, I started with Basic Black cardstock and rubbed it lightly with the Whisper White Craft Pad.  After heat setting the craft ink, I prepared the panel with the Embossing Buddy and then stamped a couple of butterflies with VersaMark.

bloomin' marvelous chalkboard butterfly card detail

I heat embossed the first set of butterfles with the Melon Mambo embossing powder, then stamped a couple of more butterflies, heat embossed that set with Tangerine Tango embossing powder.  And then finally stamped a couple of more butterflies and heat embossed with the Pool Party embossing powder

One butterfly was stamped on a scrap of basic black, heat embossed, punched out with the Bitty Butterfly punch and blinged up with a little rhinestone.

If you look closely, you’ll see that I scored a couple of lines on the top and bottom edges of the butterfly panel with the Simply Scored Scoring Tool.  I also ran the edges across the versamark pad and heat embossed it with Tangerine Tango embossing powder.

bloomin' marvelous chalkboard butterfly card

 Here’s the card recipe:
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SAB: Bloomin’ Marvelous Stamp Set & Vine Street Embossing Folder

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I hope you enjoyed this take on the chalkboard techinique using colored embossing powders.  I just love the SAB Bloomin’ Marvelous stamp set and all the possibilities with the butterflies.

Enjoy!  Julie

Lovely as a Tree Starry Night Christmas

Lovely as a Tree Starry Night Christmas Video Tutorial

Lovely as a Tree Starry Night Christmas

I’ve had lots of questions about creating this starry night background for this card – Lovely As A Tree Starry Night Christmas Card. So I have a video tutorial for you today!  I’ll walk you through creating the watercolor background and stamping and embossing the tree and the starry sky.

Click here to view the video or here: http://youtu.be/AqOuzZA0g_0

 

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Enjoy!  Julie

moving forward flower pots thinking of you angle

Stampin’ Up! Moving Forward Flower Baskets

moving forward flower pots thinking of you angleThis cheery friendship card was inspired by a card from the Stampin’ Up! demonstrator magazine (get your copy when you join today for only $99) and features the Ronald McDonald House Charities Stamp Set, Moving Forward, as shown on the inside back cover of the Stampin’ Up! catalog.  When you purchase this set, $3 will be donated to charity.

    Moving Forward stamp set

The petite basket is actually from the cute bicycle image.  Using a Early Espresso Marker, I colored and stamped only the basket three times.  Using the same method I stamped ‘Thinking of You’.  And lastly using markers again, I colored the flowers and stamped them in the baskets.  This video demonstrates how to stamp with markers.

Once the images are stamped, I centered a Collection Labels framelit over it, secured it with post it notes and ran it through the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine.  The tiniest Basic Jewels Pearls were added to the flower centers.

moving forward flower pots thinking of you close up

 The card base is 6″x6″ square of Pumpkin Pie card stock, folded in half to produce a 3″x6″ card.  Matching Polka Dot Parade paper was trimmed into a flag banner.  View Monday’s video to see how to easily create a flag end with a square punch.  Or view it here.

Primrose Petals Stitched Satin Ribbon was added down the right side and tied with bakers twine before the label was adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.   The Stitched Satin Ribbon is yummy.  Great colors, great look and fabulous to work with.  It’s super soft and pliable!  Love it!  And there’s no limit.  A free spool for EVERY $40 in ordered product.

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Enjoy, Julie

Card recipe:
Stamps: Moving Forward w-#126320 c-#126322
Markers: Brights (Melon Mambo, Regal Rose, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie) #119702, Early Espresso #119680
Paper: Pumpkin Pie #105117, Whisper White #100730, Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper #126902
Extras: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Labels Collection Framelits #125598, Basic Jewels Pearls #119247, Primrose Petals Stitched Satin Ribbon #126844, Lucky Limeade Bakers Twine #125572
Teeny Tiny Wishes happy halloween witch hat card detail

Punch Art Witch Hat Video Tutorial

Teeny Tiny Wishes happy halloween witch hat card detail

View the video for step-by-step instructions on creating the sparkly punch art witch hat to decorate Halloween cards and other goodies!  Click here to view the original post with supply list for this card.


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Enjoy!  Julie

Layered Labels For You Friendship Card angle

Ribbon Accented, Layered Labels Greeting Card

Layered Labels For You Friendship Card angle

In honor of the In-Color Satin Stitched Ribbon Special (see details at the bottom), I created this ribbon-rich greeting card.

To create the ribbon background, I started with Whisper White card stock cut to  4-1/4″ x 5-1/4″.  I cut 6″ strips of each ribbon and flagged the end by folding it and trimming at an angle from the edge to the folded center.  I use the grid paper all the time, but some projects demand it’s use and this was one of them.   I centered the card stock on the grid paper and secured the first ribbon to the card stock in the center using the grid paper as a guide.  Continuing to use the grid paper to guide placement, I adhered the other ribbons using SNAIL adhesive and then attaching the upper ends to the backside.

Layered Labels For You Friendship Card top

Once the ribbons were in place, I attached the card front to a Whisper White card base to hide the raw edges of the ribbons on the backside.

Layered Labels For You Friendship Card ribbon

The large label from the Layered Label stamp set was stamped with Midnight Muse and cut out with the Apothecary Accents framelit. I used a Stamping Sponge to sponge a little Midnight Muse around the edges so that it would standout from the white background.

  Layered Labels For You Friendship Card label

The ‘For You’ stamp from the same set was stamped in Raspberry Ripple and trimmed out with the matching framelit.  Mini Silver Brads were added to the tag and Silver Glimmer Brads were added to the outside corners of the large label.

The labels were layered and adhered to the ribbon background with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Enjoy,  Julie

Layered Labels For You Friendship Card

Card Recipe: 
Stamps: Layered Labels w-#127070 c-#127072
Ink: Raspberry Ripple #126859, Midnight Muse #126860
Paper: Whisper White #100730
Extras:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003, Mini Silver Brads #122941, Basics Glimmer Brads #121006, Grid Paper #102787, Sponges #101610, SNAIL Adhesive #104332, Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430