Saturday, October 17, 2009

Branching Out

Ok, enough of Pattered Pines. This is the wonderful set, Branching Out, which is not pictured in the current catty, but is available on the dormant list (meaning that you CAN order it). 

I stamped the tree in Mellow Moss and then used a  torn piece of paper to provide a line for sponging.  I then stamped some of the leaves in the "lawn", to give it more dimension.  I also stamped a Bravo Burgundy bird in a branch.  the Hodge Podge ribbon holder was inked in Real Red Craft ink and then coated with clear Embossing Powder.  Because the Hodge Podge piece had a dark finish, it turned the color of Bravo Burgundy.   Again, the concept here is that you can emboss your Hodge Podge pieces, to make them whatever color you wish!!   Mellow Moss taffeta ribbon was threaded thru the Hodge Podge piece and attached to the card.  The Bravo Burgundy card base was run through the Big Shot in the  Petals-A-Plenty Embossing folder.

I hope you're enjoying your weekend!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Patterned Pines

I know you're all asking... Jackie, where's another Patterned Pines card???   Well, here's the last of my trio.  I even used Bravo Burgundy instead of Eggplant!

It's pretty straight forward.  I colored the pines with stampin spots.  Stamped Always Artichoke snowflakes on wide Twill Tape.  Taped the Twill to the card and then tied the center in a knot with natural hemp - couldn't find my Linen thread  (all on page 183). 
Added gold brads and the  Bravo "Merry Christmas" from Teeny Tiny Wishes (page 145), layered things up and the card was done.  This was the fastest of the 3 cards to make, although all 3 were pretty quick.

Welcome to the weekend!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Patterned Pines

At my recent Christmas event,  we made a spinner card.  They are SOOOO much fun, especially for those of us who like to watch things roll back and forth (if you suffer from this undisclosed addiction, please raise your hand!)

Given that the Kraft, Elegant Eggplant and Always Artichoke supplies were laying out, that's what I went with. The pines  from Stampin' Up!'s Patterned Pines were inked separately with spots/markers and stamped repeatedly across the bottom of the Kraft cardstock.  The Word Window punch (punched several times in a row) was used to make a track.   Then, 2 pennies were stuck together with a dimensional.  The trick is trimming the dimensional a bit, so that is rolls freely and does not "hang up".  Thread the pennies on to the "track", so one penny is on the top, one on the bottom of the Kraft Cardstock.  The snowflake from Patterned Pines,  with an Artichoke Brad, was attached to a  scallop punched piece of Eggplant and added to the "spinner".  Add the ribbon and attach the kraft to the Artichoke cardstock mat with LOTS of dimensionals.  Layer on the Eggplant card and spin away.

It's getting cold outside, so go in and stamp!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Patterned Pines

I'm so glad that SU has added additional Hostess Sets to the Minis again.  I LOVE the Level 1 Patterned Pines, esp on kraft or brown paper.  And guess what color c/s found it's way on to  yet another card??? YOU GUESSED IT... ELEGANT EGGPLANT.  What a great Christmas color!

This card is Elegant Eggplant and Always Artichoke, stamped on Kraft.  I embossed with Irridescent Ice (after the inks had dried) cause I like the way it perks up the images.  It was hard to get a good digital picture because of all the sparkle.  The embellishments include gold brads and Elegant Eggplant Grosgrain ribbon.  It looked pretty good without the embossing, if you wanted a quicker card.

Happy Hump Day!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

#2 Deal of the Week

Stampin' Up! has announced it's 2nd set of DEALS!  If you are interested in ordering any of these items, please let me know or visit my SU web site:


Monday, October 12, 2009

I worked on several projects this weekend.  I had the Delightful Dates calendar (page 14) from the Holiday Mini laying on a table and decided that I needed to work with it.  Here is my first page of the calendar.  These are the snowflakes from the Big Shot Merry Details Sizzlits die.  They are embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing power and embellished with brads.   The 12 pages are then put on a ring, decorated with ribbons.

If you purchase this calendar from me, I will send you photos of the rest of the decorated calendar pages!