Friday, August 31, 2018

Color Combo Challenge!

TGIF Everyone!!!!  Karla challenged us to a color combo challenge this week:  Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist & Whisper White

Holy moly was this a challenge for me!  I think I tried three different projects and finally settled on this:

I really tried to make the three colors the only colors, but it just wasn't working for me.  So, I ended up adding some Powder Pink and Berry Burst.

I used the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set.  I die cut an oval and cut one end to use as the vase.  I also used a piece of Bermuda Bay striped ribbon.  

I don't love this card, but I did try!

Hope you all have a wonderful Labor Day and weekend!  Please visit the Sisters In Stamping Blog to see how the other ladies used the colors on their projects.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Glimmer and Shine!

What girl doesn't like a little glimmer and shine?  This week's challenge was to create something with glimmer paper or glitter - just make it shine!

I chose to use my Sparkle Glimmer Paper.  I love this paper.  It's just so beautiful!  I also chose to use the Serene Garden bundle.  I loved this set as soon as I saw it and I have been so happy to have gotten it!

I first chose a piece of DSP from the Tranquil Textures paper package for the background.  I then stamped the corner images using Tranquil Teal.  I stamped the flower and bird images on the Glimmer Paper using Black Memento.  I then broke out my SU! In Color markers and started coloring.  I say coloring, but I was very gentle in placing the marker on the glimmer paper.  I kind of dotted the paper.  I used pretty much all of the colors from this year and last year's In Colors!  Once I finished coloring the paper, I die cut the images.  I popped up the bird using dimensionals, but glued down the flower pieces.  I don't think you can see it, but I also used Wink of Stella to color in the leaves.  The picture doesn't really show of the glimmer and shine on this card.  It's really pretty in person and I can't wait to make more.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Check out the other glimmer and shine projects on the Sisters In Stamping blog here.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Emboss Away!

Rachel chose "wet embossing" as the theme this week for the Sisters In Stamping.  I used to emboss a lot!  I recently started doing it again and really do love the way it looks.  I also love to do it for images I'm coloring.  It makes it so much easier to color and stay within the lines!

I really wasn't sure what stamps to use on this, but knew I wanted to use my Coffee Cafe stamps and matching framelits.  So I grabbed them and this is what I created:

I used a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock and then stamped the coffee beans in Early Espresso.  I inked up the stamps and then stamped off twice on the cardstock to have different shades of beans.  I like the way it looks.  I then stamped the "Thanks A Latte" using Early Espresso, poured clear embossing powder over, and heated it to emboss/set.  I thought it might look cool to then have the cup sleeve be embossed, so I used Versamark all over the piece of cardstock I just stamped and embossed.  I poured more embossing powder on and heated it.  I decided to use Craft white ink on Whisper White cardstock, clear embossing powder, and heated that up.  I used Versamark ink on Hunter Green cardstock, embossing powder, and heated that up.  Once I finished embossing everything, I let it all cool and then ran all of the pieces through the Big Shot with the framelits.  After die cutting, I assembled the card.

I'm not sure you can see all of the embossing I've done on this card, but in person, it does stand out.  I know people are probably wondering why a straw is sticking out of a hot cup, but I started using a straw to drink my hot coffees a long time ago when a coworker friend did it.  I like my coffee hot and you can drink it quickly and before it cools this way :)  Plus, I think it is better to bypass the teeth when drinking coffee to help keep from getting as stained. 

Anyway, thanks for looking and have a wonderful weekend!  Check out the other ladies' creations here.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Back To School

TGIF!  All of the stores are packed with everyone getting ready to go back to school.  Jennifer picked the perfect theme for today's Sisters In Stamping projects:  Back To School!

My nieces and nephew are all getting ready.  So, to let them know I'm thinking of them, I decided to make each a card with their school's initials and colors on the outside.

I used some markers and my ruler to create a piece of lined notebook paper.  I first used the Granite Gray marker to make the horizontal lines.  I liked that one for my nephew's card.  But, I liked the Pool Party maker lines for the girls' cards.  I used the Real Red marker to make the vertical lines.  I addressed each one (I blacked out in the pictures) and wrote a little sentence of encouragement using my Basic Black marker.  I think they came out pretty cute.  I put a Starbuck's gift card in each.  :)

Here are the individual cards.  GMU (Hunter Green and Crushed Curry), UK (Blueberry Bushel and Whisper White), and BHS (Merry Merlot and Crushed Curry).  I used the Large Letter Framelits to die cut the letters.

Wishing all the back-to-schoolers (teachers and students) a wonderful school year!

Thanks for looking and check out what back to school projects the Sisters In Stamping made here.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Black, White, and What Other Color?

This week's challenge was to create using black, white, and one other color.  I don't know about you, but I have like 20 friends with birthdays in August!  So, I decided to use this challenge to make one of the many birthday cards I need to make :)

I chose Lovely Lipstick as my "other" color.  I love this color!!!! 

I also decided to use the Broadway Birthday Bundle.  This was my first time using the set and I really like it!  But, I will need to use it a lot more.

This is the card I made:

First, I decided that I would use a piece of Whisper White matted on Basic Black adhered to a piece of Lovely Lipstick card base.  Then, I ran the white piece through the Big Shot with the border die first.  After that, I stamped the "WISH" in Lovely Lipstick.  I then die cut the black border and used pencil to lightly trace where I wanted to adhere it.  I then stamped the "MAKE A" in Black.  I erased the pencil lines and glued down the border.  I wanted some dazzle to this card, so I added some rhinestones.  It still needed something, so I used some Lovely Lipstick and Black ribbon to "tie" it all together.  See what I did there?  Ha!

Anyway, thanks for looking and have a great day!

Check out what the Sisters In Stamping chose as their other color here!