Wednesday, August 31, 2011

How do you like these roses?

Hi's the last day of August, I can't believe it! The weather is beautiful and next week the kiddies are back in school and it seems like its the time to settle down to a routine.  I honestly don't know what a routine is, but it sounds good!

It was my daughter and son-in-laws 4th wedding anniversary a couple of weeks ago and this is the card I made for them.  I had so much fun making these little roses....I've been calling them smashed roses althought that's not really a great name, but it's how you make them!  I hope to have a tutorial up next week on how I made these, they are so much fun and so addicting!

The background is embossed with an embossing folder I picked up a few weeks ago  The oval is a Nestability and the sentiment is a retired Stampin'Up set called Everything Nice.  The leaves are from an old punch I have and the ribbon is Stampin' Up!  Whisper White Satin.  I used the new Dazzling Details on the inside of the roses this new product!

Hope you like it and I hope you are enjoying these last days of summer....I wishing for an Indian summer, beautiful sunny days, not too warm, lovely coloured leaves on the trees and that wonderful crisp smell to the air that we sometimes get in September....and no rain would be lovely!! 

Thanks so much for stopping by to share your time with me!  Crafty hugs to you ~  Judy

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Summer Splash Tag

Happy Tuesday!  Here's another tag to share with you, I am using the Summer Splash stamp set again....I think it's so darn cute! 

I stamped the surfboards with the new and fabulous Calypso Coral Ink on Naturals White cardstock. Then I tore a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock and sponged it with Basic Brown ink and did a couple of layers and adhered them to the tag. 

I ran a glue pen over it and sprinked the decorator sand on top.  I got the decorator sand in the floral department of Michaels...I could have got some from the beach, but I figured the sand in the bag would be cleaner...not so!!

I got the little starfish in a jar from a furniture store...mind you it was a couple of years ago, the store was Urban Barn (in Canada) and it was in the candle never know what kind of goodies you might find on your travels!  I had no idea what I was going to do with them until I got this cute stamp set! 

The sentiment is from the stamp set Thank You Kindly and the ribbon is our yummy Crumb Cake Taffeta ribbon....I am so glad this colour ribbon came back!!

Thanks so much for stopping by, hope you are having a wonderful week!
Hugs Judy

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Summer Splash

I love this little stamp set!  This 4" x 4" card was so much fun to make... I added a strip of Marina Mist satin ribbon and then added the Marina Mist scallop circle and the 1 3/8" white circle punch on top after I stamped the sand pail image in Marina Mist. I stamped the sand pail again on Marina Mist cardstock and cut it out and popped it up with dimensionals. To add a bit of dimension I dotted green tombow glue to the inside of the pail and sprinkled clear beads on top...kinda looks like sea foam bubbles!  If you click on the picture you'll get a close up view {g}

Then I coloured the sand area with Crumb Cake marker and added glue pen over it and sprinkled some decorator sand on cute in real life!  The sand dollar is stamped in Blushing Bride and cut out with the Itty Bitty circle punch and the shell is stamped in Crumb Cake and cut out.

I cut the inside layer at 3 3/4" x 7 1/2" and folded it in half.  In the middle of the scored side I placed a 1" square of cardstock and cut from the fold side up to 1" on either side of the square template.  This forms the little pop cute eh! 

I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set Bold Blossom...both of the sets are in the current Summer Mini.  Then I added some more little cut out pieces.  I hope this all makes sense...I'm tired tonight! LOL!!

I hope you like todays card and hope you give the easy little pop out card a try!  Thanks for stopping by and sharing your time with me!  Hope its sunny and warm wherever you live and you have a beach close by to play at!

Hugs ~ Judy

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Lovely Roses

Hi everyone!   Here is a card I made using the Re-inker Spread Technique created and generously shared by Crystal French.  It's such a fun technique to do and I've include the instructions below for you.   I found it's really important to use the Shimmery white cardstock as the water pools really nicely on it and after it's dry you can see the shimmer through the paint....totally fun! 

The stamp set is Fifth Avenue Floral and the leaves are from Autumn Spendor.  The sentiment is retired.  I used the Tulip Frame Embossing folder and it's always a perfect addition to any card!  I was thinking after I'd finished this card that I should have embossed the photo corners too.

Embossed Reinker Spread Technique by Crystal French
  1. Stamp an outline image with white craft ink or Versamark onto Shimmery White cardstock.
  2. Sprinkle with white/black embossing powder and pour excess back into container.
  3. Heat with heat gun until powder melts; let cool.
Now you're ready to go ahead with the "Reinker Spread Technique

Reinker Spread Technique:
  1. Choose 3 colors of Classic reinker. Put a drop of each reinker in separate well in a paint tray. 
  2. Have a misting bottle filled with water, an aqua-painter and a paper towel ready.
  3. Spray the embossed shimmery cardstock with water until it is saturated and there are pools of water in the embossed areas.
  4. Moving quickly, dip the aqua painter into the darkest color of reinker and tap it into a pool of water on the embossed image. The reinker will spread across the pool of water. For the best results, start in the center of a flower or the edge of the image to allow the reinker to flow across the image.
  5. Reapply reinker after each dip and continue with the same color as desired
  6. Clean the aqua painter and start with the second and then the third color.

Here's a sample of other colours I used, the half rose on the left is done with only Calypso Coral and I just played with different intensities....pretty eh!  The half rose on the right turned out so cool, I couldn't believe the way the colours mixed together, beautiful shades of pink, blues and this one! 

I love the soft colours of the samples below's amazing what it looks like as you're doing the technque and then it looks different yet again once it's dried.

The rose below shows how your painted piece will look before it's cut out....not that great looking but once you've cut it out and mounted it on your card with dimensionals, it's totally fantastic!
 Just a little tip from me to you....and this is what I've learned to do {g} when I'm stamping flowers, I usually stamp a whole sheet and then when I paint them, I jot down on my flower what colour combos I've used, then when it comes time to use them to make a card, I don't have to rely on my ever fading memory and it's super easy to match up colours.

I really hope you give this Wow technique a try, it's really fun and easy and so impressive in real life!
Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your time with me!
Hugs ~ Judy