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September 2018

Lovely as a Tree Fall Sponged Sunrise

Sponged lovely as a tree

Here's one more fall-themed project using the perennial favorite stamp set, Lovely as a Tree.

This is a clean and simple, 5-minute card creation!

Here's how:

  1. Stamp trees from Lovely as a Tree  and greeting using Early Espresso ink on Very Vanilla card stock.  Heat emboss with a heat tool and clear embossing powder.
  2.  Lightly sponge the sunrise using Crushed Curry, Mango Melody and Cajun Craze ink
  3. Attach to Early Espresso mat.  Attach to Very Vanilla card base using Dimensionals to pop it up.

That's it, done!

 

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Lovely as a Tree, Floral  & Fauna ( December 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit)

Ink: Early Espresso, Crushed Curry, Mango Melody, Cajun Craze

Paper: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso

Accessories: heat tool, clear embossing powder, sponge, Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!

Dandelion Wishes Clear Block Background

Fall dandelion wishes

Fall is my favorite time of the year!

I love the cooler temps and the changing colors.

To celebrate the arrival of fall, I've been busy creating some fall-themed cards.

This card features the Clear-Block Background Technique paired with one of my new favorite stamp sets, Dandelion Wishes.

Here's how:

  1. To create the clear-block water color background, tap ink pads onto a clear-block, spritz with water so the ink runs and pools, then stamp onto a piece of card stock.  Let the block set for a few seconds, then lift.  Set the piece aside to dry completely.  For this card, I used Pool Party, Crushed Curry, and Mango Melody inks on a "F" clear-block.  I stamped the block on a piece of Shimmery White card stock.  You could also use watercolor paper.
  2.  Stamp the images from Dandelion Wishes using Early Espresso ink.  Sprinkle clear embossing powder over the images and heat emboss using a heat tool.
  3.  Mat to a piece of Early Espresso card stock and attach to Mango Melody card base using Mini Dimensionals to pop it up.
  4.  Add enamel shapes to complete.

I stamped the greeting from Dandelion Wishes on the inside:

Fall inside

 

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Dandelion Wishes

Ink: Pool Party, Crushed Curry, Mango Melody, Early Espresso

Paper: Mango Melody, Early Espresso, Shimmery White

Accessories: Clear-Block "F", spritzer bottle with water, clear embossing powder, heat tool, Mini Dimensionals, enamel shapes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Field of Fall Flowers-Daisy Delight Clear Block Background

Fall daisy delight
Field of Fall Flowers

After a very warm summer, I think fall has finally arrived here in the mountains of southern Colorado!

Cooler temps and changing colors.

Fall is my favorite time of the year!

To celebrate, I have been busy creating fall-themed cards which I will be sharing over the next few days.

This one was quick and easy using the Clear-Block Background Technique mixed with the dainty flower images found in the stamp set Daisy Delight.

Here's how:

  1. To create the watercolor background, tap ink pads onto a clear-block, spritz with water so the ink runs and pools, and stamp on a piece of card stock.  Let the block sit on the paper for a few seconds, then remove.  Set it aside to dry completely.  For this card, colors used were Pool Party, Pacific Point, Crushed Curry, and Pear Pizzazz on a "E" clear-block.  I stamped the block onto Shimmery White card stock which holds up well to the water.  You could also use water color paper.  
  2.   Stamp stem image from Daisy Delight using Color Me Clover ink.  Stamp full strength, then again without reinking.  Stamp flower image using Mango Melody.  Stamp full strength, then again without reinking.
  3.  Attach to Crushed Curry mat using Mini Dimensionals to pop it up.
  4.  Stamp greeting using Pacific Point ink.  I used the retired stamp set Teeny Tiny Wishes (still my go-to greeting stamp), but choose a greeting that is appropriate for your occasion.  Attach to Pacific Point card base.
  5. Color rhinestones using a blue Sharpie pen and attach to complete.

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Daisy Delight, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Pool Party, Pacific Point, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz, Color Me Clover, Mango Melody

Paper: Pacific Point, Crushed Curry, Shimmery White

Accessories: Clear-block "E", spritzer bottle with water, rhinestones, Sharpie Pen, Mini Dimensionals

 

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Fresh Card Making Idea-Card in a Box

Winter woods card in a box

Christmas Winter Woods Card in a Box 

Winter Woods

 Happy Thanksgiving Winter Woods Card in a Box

It is easy to create a winter or fall-themed scene using the Card in a Box Technique.

This is an easy project that provides that WOW! factor.

And it folds down, so it will easily fit in a standard A2 envelope for easy mailing!

Want to learn more?

My September Fresh Card Making Tutorial will feature this easy technique.

The tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 am (MST) on September 25, 2018.

Please sign up on my mailing list by 8:00 am (MST) on September 25 to receive this tutorial, complete with step-by-step instructions with color photos in a pdf format.

The sign up box is located at the upper right-hand corner of this page.

Once the easy sign up process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101  Tutorial as my gift to you via e mail in a pdf format.

Hope to hear from you!

 

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Daisy Delight Jar of Love

Jar of daisies
Daisy Delight Jar of Love

A fresh bouquet just in time for the arrival of fall!

Here's how:

  1. Stamp jar image from Jar of Love stamp set onto vellum card stock using Early Espresso ink.  Heat emboss with clear embossing powder.
  2.  Cut jar out using the Big Shot and coordinating Everyday Jars Framelits Die.
  3. Stamp 2 daisies using Daisy Delight stamp set onto Crushed Curry card stock using Early Espresso ink.  Punch out using the coordinating Daisy Punch. Layer daisies using a Mini Dimensional in between.
  4. Stamp stem and leaves from Jar of Love stamp set onto Pear Pizzazz card stock using Call Me Clover ink.  Cut out using coordinating Everyday Jars Framelits dies.
  5. Mat a piece of Wood Textures 6"x6" Designer Series Paper with Pear Pizzazz card stock.  Attach to Early Espresso card base.
  6.  Attach vellum jar to card front using a small amount of SNAIL adhesive.  Apply SNAIL adhesive to the leaves and stems and slip inside the jar.
  7. Attach daisy using a  Mini Dimensional to pop it up.  Attach a Faceted Gem to the center.
  8. Stamp greeting from Dragonfly Dreams onto a scrap piece of Pear Pizzazz card stock using Call Me Clover ink.  Banner cut one edge.  Attach to card front using Mini Dimensionals to pop it up.

Happy Fall!

 

Stamp Sets: Jar of Love, Daisy Delight, Dragonfly Dreams

Ink: Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, Call me Clover

Paper: Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, Crushed Curry, vellum card stock, Wood Textures 6"x6" Designer Series Paper

Accessories: clear embossing powder, heat tool, Big Shot, Everyday Jars Framelits Dies, Daisy Punch, Faceted Gem. Mini Dimensionals

 

Happy Stampin'!

Aluminum Can Sun and Moon Card

Fremont Brewing sun

Fremont Brewing Sun and Moon Card

One of my favorite crafting techniques is to cut shapes out of aluminum cans using the Big Shot and framelits dies or punches.

Please check HERE to see some of my other aluminum can and Big Shot projects, along with video tutorials.

I'm always on the look out for cans with interesting designs and colors.

My husband is a craft beer drinker,  and whenever he purchases a new brand, I always take a look the cans.

Well, he recently brought home some Summer American Pale Ale brewed by Fremont Brewing in Seattle, WA.

I thought I had died and gone to heaven when I saw this bright sun and moon!

Fremont brewing can

Oh my, I couldn't wait for him to pour the beer into a pint glass so I could wash out the can and get started!

This card was so simple to create, and it took about 5 minutes!

I let the design on the can do the heavy lifting.

Here's  how:

  1.  After washing it out thoroughly, I removed the top and bottom of the can (see video for instructions), and flattened it out.  As always, be careful with the cutting step as the can will be sharp.  After it has been run through the Big Shot or punched with a punch, the edges are no longer sharp.
  2. I trimmed the piece down a little so my 2 1/2" circle punch would fit around the sun and moon, and then punched.
  3.  I added the punched circle to a Basic Black mat using Dimensionals to pop it up.
  4. I stamped the greeting from Painted Glass onto the Mango Melody card base using Memento Black ink.  I added the matted sun and moon to the card front using Dimensionals to pop it up.  Enamel shapes were added to the four corners to complete.

Simple, that's it!

Fremont brewing can cut

Fremont brewing can pieces

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Painted Glass

Ink: Memento Black

Paper: Mango Melody, Basic Black

Accessories: tin snips, heavy crafting scissors, Summer  American Pale Ale beer can, 2 1/2" circle punch, Dimensionals, enamel shapes

Happy Stampin'!

Winter Woods Sampler-Sign Up to Receive my Sept Newsletter

Winter woods sampler Sept 2018
The 2018 Holiday Catalog is here, and one of my favorites in the catalog is the Winter Woods Bundle!

The bundle includes the Winter Woods stamp set and coordinating In the Woods Framelits Dies at a savings of 10%.

While the stamp set is geared for winter/Christmas projects, I used it to celebrate the arrival of fall, my favorite time of the year.

Plus, the bundle is perfect for my setting in the mountains of southern Colorado.  In my book, you can never have enough tree stamps and embellishments!

Fall projects using the Winter Woods Bundle will be featured in my September newsletter which will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 am (MST) on September 11, 2018.

Want to learn more?

Get your own copy by adding your name to my mailing list by 8:00 am (MST) on September 11.

To sign up, please use the Sign Up Box located in the upper right-right corner of this page.

Once the easy sign up process has been complete, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial as my gift to you.

I hope to hear from you!

Anne

 

Winter Woods Bundle

Winter Woods

 

 

Happy Stampin'!