Thursday, August 28, 2014

Bright and Beautiful Stars Bundle

Today, I want to show you a sample of one of the new stamp sets that will be available on August 28th in the new Holiday Catalog. This stamp set and stars framelits are available right now under the Big Shot & Bundles promotion.  You can purchase a Big Shot and receive one of the stamps and framelits bundle for free or purchase one of the bundles at a 15% discount.  Go to my website to order today! 

     Bright and Beautiful
     Kinda Eclectic

     Night of Navy

     Whisper White
     Night Navy

     Silver Embossing
     Heat Tool
     Stars Framelits

Quick, Easy and Beautiful! What a perfect Holiday card!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

July Stamp Camp

The Salsa Gal's had their quarterly Stamp Camp two weeks ago, and it was a lot of fun!

One of the cards we made featured the Traveler stamp set. This set is perfect if you're looking for a more masculine design. The front of the card lifts up to give you a handy pocket on the inside; perfect for gift cards, or money.

Traveler, Dictionary, Petite Pairs, Remembering Your Birthday

Early Espresso, Soft Suede,
Marina Mist, Cajun Craze
Card Stock:
Very Vanilla, Basic Black,
Soft Suede, Cajun Craze 
 1 ¼” circle punch,
 Ticket Builder Duo punch,
 Epic Day Washi Tape,
 Watercolor Wonder Washi tape,
 Sticky Strip, Naturals Candy Dots

Some tips for the background.  Stamp the Vanilla c/s using the Dictionary Background Stamp and Early Espresso ink.  Use the "Let your fingers do the Walking" trick to get a mottled background image.  Stamp your luggage, and other stamp images using Early Espresso ink.  Sponge the edges and across the c/s a little using Soft Suede ink.  

Thanks for looking!  Happy Stamping! 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Embossed Embossing Folder Technique

Summer is a fun time to try new techniques. This fun card highlights the technique Embossed embossing folder.  Using the Summer Silhouettes, the Petite Petals stamp set, and a sentiment you can create this beautiful card! Here's how you do it!

You'll need:

                   Stamps                                                         Ink
            Summer Silhouettes                                   Blackberry Bliss
            Petite Petals                                                  Hello Honey
            Lots of thanks                                             Mossy Meadow
                                               Petite Petals

                                                Card Stock
            Pistachio Pudding  -  4 1/2 x 11 in. scored at 5 1/2 in
            Whisper White -  4 1/2 x 5 1/2 in, 1 1/8 x 5 1/4 in, 3 1/2 x 4 in
                             scrap enough for 4 punched flowers
            Wild Wasabi -  4 x 4 1/2 in
            Perfect Plum -  5 1/4 x 2 3/4 in

                   Deco Framelets                        Embossing Buddy
                   Rubber Brayer                          Heat Tool
                   Dimensionals                            Monoadhesive
                              Decorative Dots Embossing folder
                               Iridescent Ice Embossing powder
                 Big Shot with magnetic and multipurpose platforms


Emboss the Perfect Plum cardstock using the Decorative Dots Embossing folder. Rub the cardstock with the Embossing buddy. Lightly ink in the raised areas of the embossed cardstock using the brayer and the versamark ink. Add Iridescent Ice embossing powder to the cardstock and tap off. The areas that were inked will hold onto the embossing powder. Use a paint brush to brush off any unwanted embossing powder from your image. Heat emboss to set. Add to the base of the front of the card.
On the long strip of Whisper White cardstock, stamp two leaves using the Mossy Meadow ink and leaf stamp. Add to the top part of the front of your card using monoadhesive.

Remember to finish the embossing
technique before assembling. (I forgot!)

Take the 3 1/2 x 4 in Whisper white cardstock and the Wild Wasabi cardstock and cut them using the Bigshot and the Deco Framelets. Stamp the Whisper White Deco cut cardstock using the images and inks. See picture for placement. Save a small area for you sentiment. Layer your Deco cut stamped Whisper White cardstock onto the Wild Wasabi Deco cardstock and add to the front of your card using dimensionals.

Stamp the inside piece of Whisper White cardstock with a few leaves and flowers. Add to the inside of your card.

Stamp and punch out four petite petal flowers using Blackberry Bliss ink. Use the dimensionals to add three flowers to the front of the card and the fourth to the inside.

And there you have it! A beautiful card and a fun new technique.