Thursday, October 28, 2010

Polished Stone Technique - more background samples

The class last night was all about re-inkers - using them to make backgrounds, and using them to paint an image on tiles.  A good time was had by all. No 2 backgrounds were the same despite using the same colors of re-inkers.
As promised here are some more background samples using the Polished Stone Technique:
The sample on the left was made using Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard and a gold metallic.- on the right Baja Breeze, Soft Sky and metallic

Left:  Bali Breeze, Soft Sky, Not Quite Navy, and gold smooch
Right:  Tempting turquoise, Rich Razzelberry, and gold metallic
Bottom:  Basic Gray and Silver

Aren't these samples great?  We made a mess - be sure to wear gloves and protective clothing and extra paper on the table.- but we had fun.
Some of the students stamped with Black Stazon on their samples, others embossed their images in either silver or gold.

 Top Left:  Riding Hood Red, More Mustard, Gold Metallic
Top Right: Pear Pizzaz, Old Olive, Wild Wasabi, gold metallic
Bottom Left: Rich Razzelberry, Pearl Metallic
Bottom Right: Peach Parfait, More Mustard, Gold Metallic

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Cards for Oct. 24 class

The class this week is all about re-inkers - how to use them to create stunning backgrounds and how to use them on tiles.  This is just one example of a background that will be created.  Stay tuned for Thursday, when I  will post some other backgrounds make using the Stone Polished technique.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Christmas Tree Punch Art Tag Set

One must item for the Christmas season is tags.  These are made using the two die tag die and the Big Shot and the round scallop punch.  So easy and so much fun.  I made a kit to hold the 12 tags with a piece of card stock and a zip lock bag. Included in the package in a separate plastic bag are precut 1/8" ribbons for the top of the tag.  Cute isn't it?
 This is another item for my craft table.
Paper:    Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Designer Series Paper (retired), So Saffron (for the star)
Ink: Craft Whisper White to sponge scallop edges
Accessories: 1/8" ribbons (precut), silver glass glitter, star punch, scallop round punch, bravo burgundy ribbon, ziplock bag, sticky strip.

Here is one of the tags from the kit.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Gift Card Holders

I'm getting ready for some Christmas craft shows.  One of the items I am making for the craft table in a gift card holder, pictured here.  My goal is to make 10 of them by Nov. 6 (the date of the show)
Here are the dimensions of the project:

. Creamy Caramel - 4x 11 scored at 2 3/4, 4, 5 1/4, 8 1/4
. Designer Paper - 4 x 2 3/4
. Punches:  Scallop edge punch, ornament punch, work window
.Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes, Tags Til Christmas
.Accessories:  Pearls, ribbon, glitter (optional)
This is the inside of the gift card holder.  I made a blank one using the dimensions of a real gift card - just to make sure I had make the opening for the card big enough.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Cards made in class Oct. 24

One of the cards we made was a Remembrance Day card.  We all agreed that it was important to remember those overseas as well as the veterans at home.  Not one of us had been to a class where Remembrance Day cards had been made.
This card is  my own design.
It uses no stamp set, but the message is clear: serve, honour, strength, courage, strong and pround.
The buttons on the ribbon are antique buttons from my collections.  They were faux stitched using a sliver of cardstock.
Paper: Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Very vanilla, Old Olive, Early Espresso
Ink: Early Espresso.  All edges of card and vanilla card stock were sponged with this ink to give the card a vintage look. 
Markers & a white gel pen were used to write the words

This birthday card featured Stampin up Punches, and showed a different way to attach ribbon to a card.
Stamp: Sincere Sentiments
Paper: Rose Red, Certain Celery, So Saffron, Retired designer paper, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette
Ink: Rose Red
Accessories: 5 Petal punch, Boho blossom punch 1/2" round punch, crimper (for leaves), scallop border edge punch, scallop oval punch

Everyone also got a chance to practice their brayering technique before doing on their Halloween card.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Witching you a Happy Halloween

This is one of my Halloween cards to sell at the market. 
Stamp: Frog's Whiskers
Paper: Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Light plum, dark plum, whisper white
Ink: Memento, Copic markers

Hope you enjoy the card. 

Friday, October 8, 2010

Paper Making Kits

Papermint Pattie is selling kits to make your own paper.  Get in touch with her at 
to purchase a kit.  Start making your own paper today.

The Clearance Rack - Save up to 80%

As you know, the clearance rack  has been operational for over a year now, it is a great place to discover discontinued Stampin' Up! merchandise for fantastic prices. Now, from October 5-18, they are adding over two hundred more discontinued items -- some at up to 80 percent off -- to help us make room in the Distribution Center for new products!

Things to know about the Clearance Rack Blitz:
    • Orders for Clearance Rack items can be placed through the Online Store Click here • Qualifying orders are eligible for hostess benefits/Stampin' Rewards. • While the Blitz last from October 5-18, some items, depending on availability, may be made available in the Clearance Rack in the future. • All discontinued items are available only while supplies last. • All sales of discontinued items are final.
Come see all the items These are all discontinued items and are only available in the Online Store!

Other cards from Sept. 29 class

A Thank you card, using Wild Wasabi card stock, Woodland Park Designer paper, Very Vanilla, and the stamp set Elizabeth.  The scallop trim border punch in one corner, and pearls in the other completed the card.

Thanksgiving card using the French Foliage and Grateful Greeting stamps.  Colours used:  cherry cobbler, chocolate chip, crumb cake.  A knot of 1 1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon completed the card.
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