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Give Thanks

>> Monday, October 16, 2017

Happy Monday Everyone! My card today is a fairly simple one, but doesn't look too simple. I think it's the glittery gold embossing and gold paper. I really like how it turned out and I hope you do too.


 I started by die cutting the gold panel with a SB die, as well as the smaller brown panel. The Filigree Pumpkin and Gives Thanks greeting were both stamped with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with glittery gold embossing powder. I did use my Misti and ended up stamping and embossing the pumpkin twice. A die cut flower and leaves were added to the top left hand corner. Some clear Nuvo drops were added to the center of the flower. I realize you really cannot see the flower very well. I can never get a good photo whenever I use shiny cardstock.

Here's a look at the inside.

The Psalm 100 greeting was stamped with Archival Jet Black ink onto a cream panel and attached to the inside of the card. A couple of gold leaves were added to the opposite corners.

Thanks for stopping by today.

blessings,
shelia

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Trick or Treat Zombie

>> Sunday, October 15, 2017

Hi all,

I just had to make another Halloween card, I love this time of year. And all the little Trick or Treaters all dressed in there costumes.


How would you like to see this little guy at your door on Halloween night.

I started by stamping the Zombie Crawler then covering it with a mask and stamping the The Floor  and coloring it with Copic markers. The Trick or Treat is from the Smell My Feet Halloween Greeting.

Have a Wonderful day,



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Sparkles

>> Saturday, October 14, 2017

Good morning!
Here's a surprise card for someone special!!
The outside is pretty plain (although the pink embossing is actually pink glitter embossing powder).  The die is from Spellbinders (Labels 39 and Labels 39 Decorative Accents).
I dyed the seam binding with Angel Pink Memento ink refill.

BUT
When you open the card, it's a whole different story!
This card is perfect for the little dancer in YOUR family or
For one of your friend's little girl who dances.
It's a pop up card.
I started the card with a panel 5 X 8 and scored in the center so I would know where my wall should start etc.
I stamped The Floor 360P first right below the score line and extended the boards to the end of the card.
Next I masked off from 7/8" up so that only 3 rows of bricks of the Brick Wall 260P were stamped. I took the masking tape off and stamped the Wood Grain 626P twice.
Next I made double slits 3 times for the pop ups.  The middle one is longer to make it pop out further putting the center girl out front. I folded the card down and made sure the pop outs were pulled out in an opposite direction and used a bone folder to make those fold lines really stay well.
The Ballerinas were stamped, colored and fussy cut then glued to the pop outs.
I added lace as curtains and tacked down in back then glued down in front and trimmed as necessary (also trimmed sides to make sure curtains did not extend over insides). Now I glued bottom to bottom part of yellow panel (8 1/4 X 5), folded card down and glued the top down.  I added a heavy duty magnet to the top and bottom then glued it to the pink card (8 1/2 X 5 1/2"). 
Stamp the Dance Your Heart Out 021D with VersaMark and Pink Sparkle powder and emboss. Die cut with the Spellbinders set (Labels 39) and frame with light green decorative die which coordinates (Labels 39 Decorative Elements).


And there you go, a dancers delight pop up card.
Well, thanks for visiting today, hope you got some inspiration.
Robin

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Gold Pumpkin

>> Friday, October 13, 2017

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

 Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well! (Don't look...it's Friday the 13th!) Where oh where is fall? The temps have been more like late Aug & w/ all the rain we've had (first from Hurricane Irma, then last week from Hurricane Nate) the humidity has felt like we're walking thru a sauna. 

For my gold pumpkin card today, I gold embossed this lovely Filigree Pumpkin onto ivory c/s then die cut it & added a gold pierced circle layer behind it. The square panel behind them is a small bg I made w/ Distress oxide inks & stamped over it w/ gold ink using the Splatter Bg  The larger ivory layer has the greeting gold embossed & I also added a little gold embossing all around the edges. The long rust color strip was a leftover that I dry embossed w/ an embossing folder.
Here's a look at the inside.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!


Supplies:
paper: Staples 110# white, ivory, rust, terra cotta
ink:  Encore Ultimate metallic gold pigment, Distress oxide inks
accessories:  Spellbinder squares, circles, A2 matting basics A dies, ODBD pierced circles dies, gold embossing powder, Cuttlebug embossing folder


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Not just "the floor" anymore

>> Thursday, October 12, 2017

Welcome!

I have a fun step by step tutorial for you today!



Don't you hate being told what to do?  When it happens to me I usually find a way to do something different.  That's kind of what happened to me when I saw our new "Floor" stamp sitting on my desk.  Naming it "The Floor" implies that's the only thing it will do, so I tweaked it a bit and made it into a table top 😁  (It could also be a tile floor as well!)

Here are the steps I took -

Step 1 - scrap of paper approx 2 1/2 x 5 and stamped our Homemade For You stamp using black ink


Step 2 - mask image


 Step 3 - Stamped our Floor image on top using black ink


Step 4 - Using a black marker and a ruler I drew in some horizontal lines 


Step 5 - remove mask



Step 6 - color image

Step 7 was to trim my card stock, add the flower pot/pumpkin combo from our new Pumpkin Patch image - which ended up being the hard part of this card because there was some grass in the image that I removed by wiping off the ink (on the rubber) on the grass before I stamped it and using a marker to fill in some lines that got wiped off as well.  I stamped the Give Thanks greeting using black ink, added a little turquoise sponging and layered it on purple and then on a folded orange card which was embossed with my swiss dots folder.  The twine was simply wrapped 4 times around my 2 fingers and tied off in the center with a separate piece and attached.


Thanks so much for stopping by!
Sue

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Pumpkin Surgery and Christmas Star

>> Wednesday, October 11, 2017

I have some fun cards to share today.

On my first card, I did a quick background by inking up some foil with inks in circles, spritzing it all with water, liberally spraying on some Fireworks spray, and then slapping down the paper to soak it all up.  After it dried, I threw some water on it and then mopped it up with a paper towel.  It makes a cool background and if you do lighter ink in the middle circle, you don't have to worry about your lighting on the card. 

After that fun adventure dried, I stamped the new The Floor image (this is going to be a well used image - isn't it great?).  I had so much fun doing some image surgery to create my pumpkin grouping!  Most my pumpkins are from the Hot Air Balloon image:  I stamped them with the balloon stamp and then again with the new Filgree Pumpkin image,  I cut the basket portion off at various levels from the balloons to create different sized pumpkins, sponged them with Distress Inks/Oxides, and put them in a little group. Next, I stamped the new Pumpkin Patch image and cut out one little pumpkin, the large leaf, and the sign.  I stamped a bunch more of just the large leaf so I could cover up my surgery.  I sponged all the images as I was too lazy to color. I still needed more stuff to cover the surgery, so I die cut a bit of foliage (Tim Holtz/Sizzix).  So fun and you can see that pretty Fireworks spray shimmer if you look closely at the corners of my background. 
I did another quick card based on this week's Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoaststampers - I was inspired by a Victorian lampshade at Victorian Trading Co. 

I used a Cottage Cutz Bethlehem die cut and sponged Distress Inks around it to get a little cityscape and a cool sky.  Next, I splashed on some water and let it all dry.  After it all dried, I sponged on a bit of orange using  a mask to make a little starburst effect. Then  I stamped the Silent Night with Jesus Star image and added a bit of Stickles to get an even better starburst effect.  This was a super quick and easy card to make even if it doesn't sound like it. 
Super fun to make cards.  I know I say that all the time, but it really is true!

Hugz,

Nancy

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Happy Thanksgiving

>> Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Hi Everyone,

I'm excited to be hosting Thanksgiving dinner for the first time in a long while, and I've been trying out all kinds of card designs for my invitations.  For this one, I inked up the new Filigree Pumpkin stamp and embossed it with brown iridescent embossing powder.  I then used my sponges and ink to add some color and fussy cut it out.  I decided I like the design on the pumpkin so much, that I used it to create the patterned paper for the background. It's behind the strip of embossed leaves, ribbon and the Happy Thanksgiving Greeting. 


 I tried to mimic the the colors on the pumpkin by adding them on to the greeting, sponging yellow ink in the center and orange around the edge. 

Here is a close up of the embossing on the pumpkin and the the matching background paper.


All of these stamps and more can be found at DRS Designs...Just click here!

Thanks for stopping by!
Karin

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