Friday, February 26, 2016

Metallics Glitter Tape - NEW Sale - A - Bration Pick

Now this sure is a sparkly, shiny card for a new baby! I must admit I wasn't sure what I would do with the new Metallics Glitter Tape - a NEW free Sale - A - Bration pick with a qualifying order but after staring at it for a bit,  I came up with an idea in my head and I think it turned out pretty good.

Are you wondering how I got the tape lined up so nicely as well as the words? Well here is how I did it!

  • I embossed my cardstock using the Stylish Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder by running it through my Big Shot. Now I have this pattern that is perfect for laying the Glitter Tape down and for stamping! 

  • I cut the stars from Silver Foil Paper and my Stars Framelits Dies, which by the way, is on sale this week until Feb 29. Check the Weekly Deals HERE
  • The stars needed a little something behind them so I adhered Silver Metallic Thread.
  • Sequins always make a card look spectacular. I used silver from the Metallics Sequins Assortment. 
  • I used the Tin of Cards stamp set to stamp Hello Baby in Soft Sky ink.

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Here is another idea using the Metallic Tape in Gold

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Card Using the NEW Sale a Bration stamp set Pedal Pusher

As a child and later in my teens, I rode a bike everywhere. That was my means of getting around - unless I wanted to walk. Even though I was never a "good" bike rider, I opted to ride rather than walking. However, I have never ridden a tandem bike. Have you?

 This card uses the new Pedal Pusher stamp set from Stampin' Up! which happens to be a Free! Sale - A - Bration pick with a qualifying order. Isn't this bike adorable!

Tips for creating this card:
  • The card base is a piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock cut 5-1/2" x 11" and scored at 4-1/4". I find scoring this thick cardstock helps to avoid crinkles on the edge when folding.
  • Next layer is a piece of designer paper from the It's My Party Designer Series paper Stack. I cut this piece 4" x 5-1/4".
  • The striped piece is from the same designer paper stack - It's My Party and cut 1" x 5-1/4". 

  • I used Mint Macaron cut 4" x 2-1/2" to layer with the bike on Thick Whisper White cardstock cut 4-1/4" x 2-1/4". 
  • The Sending Smiles sentiment is from Greatest Greetings stamp set. I inked it in Archival Basic Black ink. 

  •  I find the Thick Whisper White cardstock the best for watercoloring. I stamped my images - bike, basket and flowers and little bird all in Basic Black Archival ink. 
  •  Using my Aqua Painter, I colored the images in Mint Macaron, Marina Mist, Watermelon Wonder, Daffodil Delight and Tip Top Taupe ink pads. Oh, and just a touch of Smoky Slate on the parts I thought should be chrome. 
  • Squeeze the ink pad and when you open it there will be a nice ink pallet on the inside cover which is where you pull the ink from with the Aqua Painter. 
  • The Crushed Curry Bakers Twine finishes the look which I wrapped around twice and tied a bow! 
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Come back tomorrow and see what I've made with the Metallics Glitter Tape!

Friday, February 19, 2016

Easter Lamb Card for Baby Boy and Weekly Deals

My Easter Lamb stamp is getting it's workout in my studio! Did you see my other posts using this stamp - as an Easter card and as a baby girl card? You can scroll through my blog to see them. I LOVE this little lamb. I can't say that enough!

  • My card base is cut from Whisper White Thick cardstock - 5-1/2 x 8-1/2
  • I used strips of Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper that were laying on my workbench and adhered them to the front of my card. 
  • Next I put a piece of vellum from the Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack from the Sale - A - Bration brochure ( free with qualifying order ) over the designer paper.
  •  I stamped the lamb onto the Whisper White Thick cardstock ( great for watercoloring ) using Basic Black Archival ink making sure to only ink the lamb and not the words Happy Easter.Then I colored in lightly with a blender pen and inks listed below in my supply list. 
  • After coloring, I punched the stamped image out using my 2-1/2" Circle Punch.Then I sponged the edges with Marina Mist ink and used dimensionals to adhere to the card.
  • It's a boy sentiment is from A Dozen Thoughts stamp set. After stamping the words, I cut around the them, sponged the edges with Marina Mist ink and adhered with dimensionals. 
  • The bow was the finishing touch. 

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This Weeks Weekly Deals - discounted prices good 2/16 - 2/22
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