Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Give Thanks Tag Card

Fall is here and it's time to make Thanksgiving cards! Today I'd like to highlight two stamp sets; For All Things and Fun Fest. The card uses our new Under the Tree Specialty Designer series paper. I've added an additional dimension to the pumpkins by using the pumpkin pie marker on the stamp instead of using a stamp pad. This technique adds subtle lines giving the pumpkins more texture. Sponge the edges with Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze ink complete the look. Add a ribbon and some twine and you've got it made! 
Don't forget to finish the inside!
I tore strips of Baked Brown Sugar cardstock to create the "dirt" for my pumpkin. 

Happy Stamping!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Extraordinry Creations

One thing I love about Stampin' Up! is that, in the hands of a creative person, simple stamps, ink and paper can turn into a masterpiece.

Today, I want to highlight Barbara's wonderful card she made for our group swap.

I love the distressing around the edges and the beautiful details like the postage stamps and the sponged embossing underneath the postcard.

The inside of the card is even more impressive. Check out all the coloring and shading on the World Map as well as the individual pieces colored, cut out and attached to the top.

Wouldn't you love to get this card in the mail? I know I would.

Thanks Barbara for your creative talents!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Screen Cards

Happy October!  Today I wanted to share with you a couple of screen cards that I've done for my classes. The first is a fall card using the Holiday Stamp Set "For All Things".  It is a great stamp set to use for the fall and for Thanksgiving.  Wouldn't this be fun to set on your table or desk at work?  You can make one too!  The measurements are easy and listed below. 

12 x 12 of a fall color.  I used Always Artichoke, but Old Olive will do too.  The measurements are:  5 1/2" x 12", scored at 3", 6", and 9".  Fan fold the scored lines.  The base is made by the Decorative Label punch, a little above the punches mid line.  Make sure you punch each panel out one at a time so you don't ruin the punch. Cut out your panels, Whisper White or Very Vanilla, and collage them with your favorite stamp set and colors. Then mount the collage panels on a background of Basic Black or Early Espresso. Decorate the panels with embellishments like sequins or the new Autumn Wooden Elements. Attach your panels to your screen and there you have it!

Screen cards also make beautiful Birthday cards, like this one using the Today & Everyday stamp set. 

Happy Stamping!