Friday, August 9, 2019

Stamp Off Tea Together Floating Card

Happy Stamp Off Challenge Day!   Today, Susan, Buffy and I
are showing off our favorite techniques.

First, I need to offer a qualifier.  This is my favorite 
technique in terms of how the final product looks. 
It is a WOW technique.  However, making a card using
this technique can be a challenge.  

This technique goes by the names Floating Frame card or  
Press N Seal because
it usually calls for use of Press N Seal material to keep
the stamped images together, in order to apply them
to the framed layer.  It has been my experience that the
Press N Seal can pull the stamped images apart, which
I get more than frustrated about.   So
I skip that step, add a bunch of dimensional to the stamped images and just lay out them on the die
cut Stitched Rectangles (page 196) frame.   You can 
trim them even with the stitched rectangle frame, or leave
them hanging over the edges, as I've done in this example.

I created numerous flowers with the Tea Together 
stamp set on page 113.  These flowers are PERFECT for
this technique, because of their size and shape.  Then I
arranged them on the stitched rectangle frame.  I picked up
individual flowers, added dimensionals and then laid
them back on the frame.  You have to make sure that the
images that you use are not too tiny to apply dimensionals to.

I hope that you have enjoyed today's project!  Now please
click on over to see what Buffy and Susan have to show you.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Noble Peacock with

Every once in a while, I have to pull out Noble Peacock
(page 24), and the coordinating Detailed Peacock Dies
on page 192.    This is such an elegant, effortless bundle.
In this example, I combined Granny Apple Green with 
Pumpkin Pie, adding a few extra stems from the 
dies to the Peacock tail.
  The sentiment comes from my favorite You Always
Deliver set on page 59.  I really felt that that sentiment
goes well with a bit of Peacock happiness.
The background layer was run through the Pinewood Planks
3D Embossing folder on page 199, pairing the Peacock with
a bit of rustic woodwork.

Monday, August 5, 2019

To a Wild Rose

I love hanging out and stamping with my friends
Jo and Mary.  We share stamps sets and stimulating
conversation.  This is one of Mary's favorite stamp sets,
To a Wild Rose on page 141,
and I will admit that it is pretty easy to create with.
This is a 2-3 step stamping set, which Stampin' Up!
came up with years ago.  It is still one of the best
techniques ever because you can easily layer
shapes and colors.  It makes a very elegant card, quickly.