One Layer Stamping

Feeling Sentimental Celebrate-CASology "Carnival" Challenge

"Carnival" is our cue word  this week over at the CASology challenge site.

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"Yeah," I said to myself when I saw this week's cue word.  I immediately thought of the Feeling Sentimental stamp set which includes this wonderful image of a farris wheel.  This stamp set is retired, but it is still one of my favorites.  Perfect for the challenge!

I first created a circle mask by cutting out a circle from the center of a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of computer paper using my Big Shot and Circles Framelits.  I then laid the mask on my Whisper White card base.  I stamped and heat embossed the farris wheel image using black craft ink and clear embossing powder.  Then, I added the background using sponge daubers and Marina Mist, Soft Sky, Pink Pirouette and Wild Wasabi inks.  I removed the mask, and I had a perfectly round stamped and sponged image.  I created the Basic Black ring around the image using 2 circles framelits; the smaller one nested inside the larger one.  The greeting is also heat embossed.

Stamp Set: Feeling Sentimental

Ink: Black Craft, Marina Mist, Soft Sky, Pink Pirouette and Wild Wasabi

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black

Accessories: copy paper, Big Shot, Circles Framelits, Embossing Buddy, clear embossing powder, heat tool, sponge daubers, Two-Way Glue

Happy Stampin'!

Blooming With Kindness-CASology "Contrast" Challenge

"Contrast" is our cue word this week over at CASology.

Here's my contribution:

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I used the emboss resist technique for this one layer card for a white contrast to a colorful background.

First, I made a square stencil to use as my mask on my Whisper White card base.  I used the Big Shot and Square Framelits to cut a square out of a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" piece of computer paper.  I used Dotto temporary adhesive to fasten it to the card base while I worked. I stamped the flower and dot images from Blooming with Kindness and Gorgeous Grunge stamp sets in Whisper White craft ink, then heat embossed using white embossing powder. I used the direct to paper method and swiped color over the embossed images using Raspberry Ripple, Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight inks.  It helps that the ink pads I used are the new foam pads from Stampin' Up!  They are more goopy and wet, similar to the old craft ink pads.  This helps with the smearing and blending.  After I added the colors, I wiped off the white embossed images using a paper towel, making them pop.  The embossing resists any color put on it.

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Blooming with Kindness, Gorgeous Grunge, Sincere Salutations

Ink: Raspberry  Ripple, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White craft ink

Paper: Whisper White

Accessories: Big Shot, Square Framelits, computer paper, heat tool, white embossing powder, paper towel

Happy Stampin'!

Embossed "Another Thank You"-CASology Black Challenge

Our CASology Challenge cue word this week is "Black."

Here's my contribution:

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For this one layer card, I simply stamped my greetings (and heart) using Versamark on black card stock.  I carefully added different embossing powders to different parts of the stamped images, then heat embossed using a heat tool.  Be sure to swipe the card stock with an Embossing Buddy before stamping.  It really helps keep the little flecks of embossing powder off.  I had quite a few thank you cards I needed to send out this week, and this was a quick and simple project.

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Another Thank you (photopolymer set from Stampin' Up!)

Ink: Versamark

Paper: Basic Black

Accessories: Embossing Buddy, Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi and Tempting Turquoise embossing powders, heat tool

Happy Stampin'!

Crisp Fall Day-CASology "Crisp" Challenge

"Crisp" is our cue word this week over at the CASology site.  I created this quick and simple thank you card after enjoying a beautiful "crisp" fall day here in southern Colorado.

CASology Honorable Mention

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I apologize for the photography on this one.  The blue background is darker in person, but it gets washed out in the photo.  I tried several different angles etc to get a better photo.  I could have sponged on more blue so it would show up better, but it really is just the right amount in person.

Anyway, to make this card, I created a rectangle-shaped mask with the center cut out using a piece of plain old copy paper.  I laid the mask on my Whisper White card base and sponged on Marina Mist ink.

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Then, I stamped my tree image with the mask still in place.

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I then removed the mask and continued stamping the leaves and tire swing.

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Branch Out, Essentials

Ink: Marina Mist, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie

Paper: Whisper White

Accessories: mask, Stamp a Ma Jig for tire swing and greeting

Happy Stampin'!

Core'dinations Distressed Background-Nacho Average Challenge #50

Early Espresso, Old Olive and Crushed Curry are our colors for this week's Nacho Average Color Challenge

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Here's my contribution:

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This was a fun card to make.   I simply scored the BACK side of a piece of Early Espresso Core'dinations paper using my Simply Scored Scoring Tool and stylus.  I then added the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate to create some diagonal score lines.  I turned the piece over and sanded the raised score lines using the Stampin' Sanding Block.  As the upper layer of the card stock is sanded away, it leaves a distressed look when the lines had been scored.  For the greeting, I heat embossed it on a piece of Core'dinations paper using white embossing powder, punched it out, then sanded it to distress.

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Essentials

Ink: Versamark

Paper: Crushed Curry, Early Espresso Core'dinations, Old Olive

Accessories: Simply Scored Scoring Tool, stylus and Simply Scored Diagonal Plate, Stampin' Sanding Block and Core'dinations Dust Buddy, heat tool, white embossing powder, Boho Blossoms, Word Window and Modern Label punches, rhinestones

 

Be sure to check out each of the Design Team's entry to the challenge and leave a comment if you can.  It means a lot to all of us!  We'd also love for you to play along with the weekly challenges.  A Linky Tool has been added so you can upload your creation to the Nacho Design Team site. 

Jenni

Rose

Sharon

Tammy

 

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Happy Stampin'!

Amazing Family-One Layer Wednesday Centered Sentiment

This week's challenge over at One Layer Wednesday is called "Centered Sentiment."  The challenge was to have the sentiment be "the star of the show" by having it centered on the card, surrounded by white space. And of course, it could only be a layer card card.

Here's my contribution:

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This card could only have been made with the help of the Stamp-a-ma-jig as each part is an individual stamp. And even then, it took me a couple of tries!

Supplies Used (all supplies are Stampin' Up!)

Stamp Set: Amazing Family

Ink: Basic Black, Real Red

Paper: Glossy White

Accessories: Stamp-a-ma-jig

Happy Stampin'!

World Treasure-Pinterest Inspiration One Layer Wednesday

We are to use a sample we've "pinned" on  Pinterest as our inspiration for our one layer challenge over at One Layer Wednesday this week. 

Here's my contribution:

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So I am fairly new to Pinterest.  I saw a simple card with white embossed flowers on black card stock that were colored over with ink somewhere on Pinterest.  I didn't "Pin it" then and there (live and learn), and of course, now I cannot find it.

This wasn't the exact sample, but it is close. (If I come across the original inspiration, I'll certainly update the link-sorry)

Update!  Here is the original inspiration

This was a quick and simple card to create.  I spent more time trying to find the original inspiration than actually making the card!

I stamped the flowers from World Treasures and the greeting from Bloomin' Marvelous in Versamark on black card stock.  I then heat embossed using white embossing powder.  I colored over the white embossed flowers using artist pencils. I originally thought about using the chalkboard technique so I drew a border around the edges using a white artisit pencil.  Then I decided not to do the chalkboard technique.  I'm not convinced I like the chalkboard technique as I think it makes the project look smudgy. ( I know, that's the whole point of the technique!)  I didn't want to smudge up this card so I left it alone.

Thanks for looking!  Anne

Supplies Used (all supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted)

Stamp Sets: World Treasures, Blooming Marvelous

Ink: Versamark

Paper: Basic Black

Accessories: Embossing Buddy ( a must for embossing with white or black embossing powder), heat tool, white embossing powder, artist pencils, rhinestones, green Sharpie (not SU!)

Happy Stampin'!

Perfectly Preserved-Neglected Color OLW Challenge

This week's challenge over at One Layer Wednesday is to use a neglected color in our collection of inks.

Well, I knew exactly which ink colors (yes 2!) are the most neglected in my collection: Bravo Burgundy and River Rock!

Here's my contribution:

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I can't even tell you when I used Bravo Burgundy last!  I don't even have a reinker, so the ink pad was very dry.  I really had to "huff" on the stamp to remoisten the ink.  River Rock wasn't quite as neglected.  It sees the light of day occasionally!

For this card, I used my Perfectly Preserved stamp set for the mason jar, lid and flowers inside.  I originally wanted to add fireflies to the inside of the jar, but I wasn't sure how I would do that with a one layer challenge.  And considering I've never seen a firefly, I wasn't quite sure what they even looked like.  One of these days, I hope!  So instead, I stamped the flowers from the same stamp set using the masking technique.  I know this is a one layer challenge, but I couldn't resist adding the Tiny Tags and Linen Thread to the jar.

Supplies Used (all supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted)

Stamp Sets: Perfectly Preserved, Bloomin' Marvelous (Sale-a-Bration), Tiny Tags

Ink: Bravo Burgundy, River rock

Paper: glossy white, Bravo Burgundy

Accessories: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Jewelry punch, Linen Thread, Mini Glue Dot, Post-It-Note

Happy Stampin'!

Fingerprint Heart-One Layer Wednesday "Doodle Up" Challenge

This week's challenge over at One Layer Wednesday is called "Doodle Up!"  We were asked to add a "doodle" to our one layer card. What fun!

This 3x3 Valentine's Day card is my contribution:

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For whatever reason, I instantly thought a postage stamp heart would be fun for this challenge. That thought moved in the direction of making a fingerprint heart.  Have you ever tried making fingerprint art?  Maybe with your kids or grand kids?  It's a little messy (nothing that water won't clean up), super simple and a lot of fun!

Here's how:

For this card, I started out by making a postage stamp template.  I simply punched out a piece of card stock using my postage stamp punch.

I set it on my card base and sponged on some Pink Pirouette ink.

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I then made a heart template using my Big Shot and the small heart out of the Hearts Framelit Collection.  I laid it on my sponged background,

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inked up my finger tip using Raspberry Ripple,

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and "stamped" my finger on one side of the heart template.  I reinked and "stamped" the other side of the heart.  Removed the template, and I had a perfect fingerprint heart!

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For the "doodle", I simply drew around the edges of the postage stamp background using a black fine tip marker.  I added the postage amount of .02 using the marker and stamped the greeting using Raspberry Ripple ink.

I made a few to send out as thank you or Valentine cards in February!

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Supplies Used (all supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted)

Stamp Set: All Holidays

Ink: Pink Pirouette, Raspberry Ripple, Basic Black marker

Paper: Whisper White (card measure 3 x 3)

Accessories: Big Shot, Hearts Collection Framelit, Postage Stamp punch, sponge, finger tip!



 

Happy Stampin'!

Black, White and a Touch of Color Rain or Shine-Less is More Challenge #101

This week's challenge over at Less is More is to use black and white with a touch of color.

Here's my contribution:

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In my opinion, you can't go wrong with the color combination of black, white and red!

Supplies Used (all supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted)

Stamp Set: Rain or Shine

Ink: Basic Black, Real Red, Basic Black marker

Paper: Whisper White-one layer!

Accessories: None!

 

Happy Stampin'!

Happy Hour-My Digital Studio Hybrid Card

This is my contribution to 2 challenges this week!

One Layer Wednesday "Cheers" and,

Less is More "Drinks"

This is a one layer hybrid card created using My Digital Studio!

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I created the card in My Digital Studio using the champagne glass image from the fun download "Happy Hour" and the background paper download called "Wonderful Whimsies."  I printed it out on Very Vanilla card stock and then colored in the bubbles in the glasses using my Calypso Coral marker.  I colored some small rhinestones using a blue Sharpie pen, and added them to the card for a little bling.  The "toast" part of the greeting is included in the Happy Hour download.  I added the "to 2013!" by adding a text box.  A quick and easy hybrid card perfect for both challenges!

I am learning and trying to use My Digital Studio more in my crafting.  The most important thing I have learned about digital crafting can be summed up in two words "drop shadow." The drop shadow function helps add dimension to a flat project!

Supplies Used (all supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted)

Stamp Set: Happy Hour My Digital Studio download

Ink: Calypso Coral marker

Paper: Very Vanilla

Accessories: My Digital Studio, blue Sharpie pen (non Stampin' Up!), rhinestones

Happy Stampin'!

Snowflakes in a Row-Mixed Medley

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I would like to submit this card for 2 challenges this week!

One Layer Wednesday "Snowflakes" challenge #118

and Less is More one layer "In a Row" challenge #97.

I lightly inked up the edges of a clear-mount block using Marina Mist ink and then stamped on my white card base.  Then came the snowflakes from Mixed Medley stamped in Elegant Eggplant and Marina Mist.  Love this color combination for snowflakes!

Supplies Used (all supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted)

Stamp Sets: Mixed Medley, Chock-full of Cheer

Ink: Marina Mist, Elegant Eggplant

Paper: glossy white

Accessories: clear-mount block "H"

 

Happy Stampin'!

Lovely as a Tree Winter Sparkles-OLW Snow Challenge

Snow is our challenge this week over at One Layer Wednesday!  The challenge also was not just to stamp snow, but to add sparkle or shimmer to simulate snow!

Here's my contribution:

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This card was fairly easy to make but very hard to photograph.  Very frustrating as it really sparkles in person.  After several tries, I just can't seem to take a photo to do it justice.

Maybe a a close up will help see the sparkles.

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First I inked the edges of a clear block using Marina Mist and Wisteria Wonder ink pads.  I spritzed on some water so the colors would run and streak and stamped on my card base.  I stamped the trees using Night of Navy craft ink, then to add the snow as requested in the challenge, heat embossed with a mixture of embossing powders.  This mixture consisted of Tempting Turquoise and Rainbow Sparkle (non SU!) embossing powders, Dazzling Diamonds and  "Snowflake" and  "Sapphire" embossing tinsels (non SU!).  I decided to make this a birthday card as I have several to send out in December.

Snow is in our forecast for this weekend.  I hope this card will please the snow gods as we sure could use it!

Supplies Used (all are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted)

Stamp Sets: Lovely as a Tree, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Marina Mist, Wisteria Wonder, Night of Navy craft

Paper: Whisper White

Accessories:  Clear block "F", spritzer bottle with water, Tempting Turquoise and Rainbow Sparkle (non SU!) embossing powders, Dazzling Diamonds, "Snowflake" (non SU!) and Sapphire (non SU!) tinsels, heat tool

Happy Stampin'!

Sponged Christmas Tree-OLW Scene It Challenge

This week, the ladies over at One Layer Wednesday have presented a great challenge!  The challenge was to create a one layer "scene." 

Here's my contribution.  Here at our little house in a big forest, this is pretty much our daily view out of our front window!

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For this challenge, I started out with this hand-cut Christmas tree stencil that was left over from another project (an Iris Folded Christmas tree that I created for an upcoming Nacho Average Stamper Challenge-stay tuned!). This stencil was sitting in the scrap pile.  What a great way to re-purpose it for this challenge.

 

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I secured the stencil on my card base using a little bit of Dotto to hold it in place.

I sponged on Night of Navy, Marina Mist, Bashful Blue, Calypso Coral and Always Artichoke inks to form the tree. 

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I then stamped the tree image from Nobel Deer using Black Stazon.

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Once that was completed, I moved the stencil to sponge the tree base and the star at the top. I then stamped the greeting and swirl and inked the edges of the card base to complete.

Supplies Used (supplies used are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted)

Stamp Sets: Noble Deer, Lovely as a Tree, Four the Holidays, Kindness Matters

Ink: Night of Navy, Marina Mist, Bashful Blue, Calypso Coral, Always Artichoke, Black Stazon

Paper: Whisper White

Accessories: sponges, rhinestone, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Dotto

Happy Stampin'!

Serene Silhouettes-Song in My Heart OLW Challenge

"Song in My Heart" is this week's challenge over at One Layer Wednesday.

 Here's my contribution:

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For this card, I used my Music Notes wheel for the emboss resist technique.  I first created a mask, placing it on my glossy white card base.  I stamped the birds using Basic Black ink and then walked away to let it dry.  This is the hardest part for me.  But I know if I don't just leave it alone to let it dry, I will end up with smudges :(

I then ran the Music Notes wheel over the masked image using Versamark and heat embossed it using clear embossing powder.  Then, I sponged on some Pretty in Pink, Marina Mist and Baja Breeze ink.  I removed the masked, buffed it with a paper towel and then stamped my greeting.

Supplies Used: (all supplies are Stampin' Up!  unless otherwise noted)

Stamp Sets: Serene Silhouettes, Perfectly Penned, Music Notes wheel

Paper: Glossy White

Ink: Basic Black, Pretty in Pink, Marina Misa, Baja Breeze, Versamark

Accessories: copy paper mask, heat tool, clear embossing powder

Happy Stampin'!

One Layer Snowflake Soiree-Nacho Average Sketch Challenge #17

We have an interesting sketch this week over at Nacho Average Challenges.

Here is my contribution:

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I wanted to make a one layer card for this challenge.  You would think one layer cards would be simple, right?  Not so much!  This one took me 3 tries to get it right.

I used the masking technique by laying 2 post-it-notes along the bottom edge of the card base, then sponged on Bashful Blue, Marina Mist and Wisteria Wonder on the upper part.  Keeping the masks on, I stamped the snowflakes in Elegant Eggplant and Wisteria Wonder.  Smudging is a problem since I was working with glossy white card stock.  Remember, it takes a few minutes for the ink to dry.  Waiting is the hardest part for me.  I walked away, did some housework and came back to it a little while later.  By then, the ink had dried so I could remove the post-it-notes and stamp the greeting.  It also helps to wash your fingers to get the ink off the tips from the sponging :) No smudges or fingerprints!

I resisted purchasing the Snowflake Soiree set, but finally gave in.  I'm glad I did. I really like the "Believe" greeting, plus purple snowflakes make me smile! 

Here's the original sketch:

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Be sure to check out each of the Design Team's entry to the challenge and leave a comment if you can.  It means a lot to all of us!  We'd also love for you to play along with the weekly challenges.  A Linky Tool has been added so you can upload your creation to the Nacho Design Team site. 

Jenni

Leilani

Rose

Sharon

Tammy

Supplies Used (all supplies Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted)

Stamp Set: Snowflake Soiree

Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder, Bashful Blue, Marina Mist

Paper: glossy white

Accessories: sponge, post-it-note

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Happy Stampin'!

Winter Post-One Layer Wednesday Squares Challenge

Squares is our challenge this week over at One Layer Wednesday.

 Here's my contribution:

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I created this card using My Digital Studio.  Stamp sets are Winter Post, Vintage Overlays, and Curly Cute.

I printed it out on white card stock and trimmed it down to a 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" square card.  Then came the hard part.  The first couple of tries on this card I used my paper piercing tool, template and mat to pierce small holes to border the images, then used a Cherry Cobbler marker to connect the holes for the faux stitching technique.  But, I didn't like the way it looked.  So, I ended up using a ruler and the Cherry Cobbler marker to draw the compartments.  This involved some measuring so I would actually  end up with squares and my lines would be straight  :) 

Supplies Used (all supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted)

Stamp Sets: Winter Post, Vintage Overlays, Curly Cute My Digital Studio  digital downloads

Ink: Cherry Cobbler marker

Paper: Whisper White

Accessories: computer, printer, ruler

 

Happy Stampin'!

Polished Stone Kindness Matters-Less Is More Wings

This week's challenge over at Less is More is entitled "Wings"

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For this card I used my favorite trio of butterflies from the Kindness Matters stamp set from Stampin' Up!

As always, this challenge calls for a one layer card.  So, I masked the center of my card base with a Post-It-Note, and did the Polished Stone Technique around it.  I used Gold Smooch Spritz, Pretty in Pink and Melon Mambo inks.

The greeting is a little crooked.  Ugh!  But, after 3 tries at making this card, I thought it would do. The hardest part of this card was keeping the ink/alcohol mixture from seeping under the Post-Note-Note.  I finally added some Dotto (temporary adhesive) to the edges of the mask, which helped keep it in place.  But then, I needed to clean off the Dotto residue from inside the mask before I could stamp.  No fear, I got out my handy dandy adhesive remover.  These one layer cards are not as easy as they appear!

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Kindness Matters, Thank you Kindly

Ink: Basic Black, Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Gold Smooch Spritz

Paper: Glossy White

Accessories: alcohol, cotton balls, Post-It-Note, Dotto, adhesive remover

Happy Stampin'!