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White Christmas Window Card-Nacho Average Challenge #169

I really like this week's Nacho Average sketch challenge.  We hope you will too and will be inspired to play along with the challenge!

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Here's my contribution:

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I especially like this sketch because it gave me an opportunity to play with the Hearth and Home Thinlits Dies featured in the Holiday Catalog.  It also gave me an opportunity to play with White Christmas, one of my all-time favorite stamp sets.  It is one of my favorites because of the car image which reminds me of my red and black Mini Countryman.  My inspiration for this card was our small house in a big forest and the view out our living room window, complete with dark wood paneling!

To create this card, I started with a 2 1/2 x 3 1/2" piece of Whisper White card stock.  This is the piece that would fit behind the window.  I sponged on Marina Mist to create the back ground.  After I cut my window out of Sahara Sand card stock, I placed it over my background piece.  Using a pencil, I made light marks at the corner of the window panes.  This would give me an idea on where the placement of the stamped images would go.  Once the images were stamped, I colored in the car, Christmas tree and bare tree using Blender Pens and ink pads.  To create the paneling, I sponged Early Espresso ink on the inside of the Stripes Embossing Folder, inserted the paper and ran it through the big Shot. 

Be sure to check out each of the Design Team's entries 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. 

Product List
113439s
$110.00
123128s
Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die
[123128]
$7.95
102845s
$10.00

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Sheltering Tree Meets Woodland Embossing Folder-Fall Leaves

Here are a few more cards using the 3D stamping with the Woodland Embossing Folder technique

For instructions on how to do this technique, please visit my tutorial here.

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The leaves stamp found in Sheltering Tree were stamped on the inside of the embossing folder using Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry ink.

 

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Colors for this card are Cajun Craze, Hello honey and Rich Razzleberry.

 

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For this card, spritz the inside of the embossing folder with Stampin' Mist or water as if you were cleaning off the ink from previous stamping.  The ink will run and pool inside the folder.  Insert an piece of watercolor paper or regular card stock and run it through the Big Shot.  You'll have a rich watercolor background behind the trees!

 

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For this card, I simply stamped the smaller leaves image after running regular Whisper White card stock through the Big Shot using the watercolor method above.

This has become one of my all-time favorite stamping techniques.  The possibilities are endless!

Be sure to check my tutorial here!

 

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Fall Leaves-Sheltering Tree meets Woodland Embossing Folder

This week's Nacho Average Color Challenge (Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Early Espresso) was my color inspiration for this card.

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Click here to view a tutorial in pdf format

The technique is the newest of my all-time favorite stamping techniques.  I stamped the leaves image from Sheltering Tree using Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive inks on the inside (the side with Sizzix written on the front) of my Woodland Embossing Folder.  I stamped Rich Razzleberry first, then cleaned my stamp and stamped again using Old Olive.  I then colored in the bark lines on the trees using my Early Espresso marker.  Then, I inserted a piece of Very Vanilla card stock inside the folder and ran it through my Big Shot.  This gives you a 3D effect with the stamped leaves behind the embossed image.  Cool!

 

 

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115658s
Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad*
[115658]
$5.95
113439s
$110.00
123124s
Twine Baker's Early Espresso
[123124]
$2.95
103683s
$5.25

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Sheltering Tree-Nacho Average Color Challenge #168

We hope you'll check out this week's color challenge over at the Nacho Average site:

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Here's my contribution:

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I used Sheltering Tree stamp set for this card.  I CASE'd (copy and share with everyone) the Sheltering Tree sample card on page 89 of the main SU! catalog.  I just changed this up a little to match the colors in the Nacho challenge.  The SU! catalogs are a great resource for ideas and inspiration.  And CASE'ing is encouraged!

 Be sure to check out each of the Design Team's entries 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. 

 

Product List
115658s
Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad*
[115658]
$5.95
123124s
Twine Baker's Early Espresso
[123124]
$2.95
103683s
$5.25

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Crafting with Paint Chips

Whenever we make a trip into town and stop at our local home improvement store, I always take a quick trip through the paint section.  I love to craft with paint chips, and I'm always on the lookout for new ideas.  Well, our recent trip provided a plethora of inspiration!  Look at these new paint chips by Behr paints!  Love the paint colors along with different images.

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And these two, so appropriate for the area we live in.  Lots of our friends are ranchers so these western-themed chips are perfect!

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I grabbed a whole stack and got to crafting as soon as we got home.  I made this fall-themed card as a thank you to send to one of my customers.  Love the colors: Blackberry Bliss, Basic Gray and Creamy Carmel (retired color). 

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I popped up the greeting banner, placing it over the printing on the chip. 

Isn't that cool?!  Quick, head over to the paint section at your local home improvement store.  Inspiration is waiting for you!

Other Supplies: paint chip  Greeting is from the Paper Pumpkin kit, Wish Big.

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136714s
$17.00

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Sleigh Ride Circles-Nacho Average Sketch Challenge #167

We have an interesting sketch challenge this week over at the Nacho Average challenge site:

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Here's my contribution:

Sleigh Ride Thinlits 007I wasn't too sure about this sketch, but once I thought it through, it actually came together pretty easy. 

I used the Sleigh Ride Edgelits to create a fun winter scene out of Bermuda Bay, Basic Gray and Shimmer White card stock.  The top circle is vellum card stock with the snowflake images from Perpetual Birthday Calendar stamped using white Stazon ink. 

I cut the pieces for the sleigh ride scene using the Big Shot and Sleigh Ride Edgelits.  I then built the scene by layering the pieces under my  3 1/2" circle framelit.  Once I got the design how I wanted it, I secured the pieces together using a SNAIL adhesive.  Then, I placed my circle framelit over the scene and ran it through the Big Shot.  The individual pieces were longer than the framelit, but once it was run through the Big Shot, the extra card stock was cut away. 

I then mounted them on a Basic Gray card base which I trimmed down somewhat to accommodate the smaller scene.  The card actually measures 3 3/4" x 3".  Since I didn't have room for any of the longer greetings that come in the coordinating stamp set Jingle All the way, I used the smaller greeting found in Festival of Trees.  I then added the rest of the greeting, plus more snowflakes to the inside of the card.

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Be sure to check out each of the Design Team's entries 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. 

Product List
113439s
$110.00

Links by TheseAreMyStamps.com

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Lovely as a Tree Baby Wipe Technique

Lovely as a Tree 071Here's another Lovely as A Tree baby wipe technique card using this week's Nacho Average challenge colors: Daffodil Delight, Mossy Meadow, Tangelo Twist.

Click here to view my original submission to the challenge, along with instructions on how to do the baby wipe technique.

 

 Other supplies: baby wipe, powder pal

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Lovely as A Tree Baby Wipe Technique-Nacho Average Color Challenge #166

We have a nice fall-themed color challenge this week over at the Nacho Average challenge site.

NAC166Here's my contribution:

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This card was inspired by the changing colors of the oaks on our property.  It also features the baby wipe technique, one of my all-time favorites.  It's so easy to do.  Simply lay a folded baby wipe (scented, unscented, doesn't matter) in a powder pal or similar.  Then, add drops of reinkers onto the wipe, creating your ink palette.  Ink up your stamp and stamp.  That's it!  You can add more drops of reinker to the baby wipe if needed, but be careful that your colors don't become muddy.

Click here for a quick pictorial baby wipe technique tutorial.

Be sure to check out each of the Design Team's entries 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. 

 Other supplies: baby wipe, powder pal

 

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