Sunday, September 27, 2015

Golden Goodness

Hi All!

The card I have for you today is chock-full of all kinds of golden goodness!  Glitter gold foil paper....what could be better?  I saw this card by Kelly Lunceford and just had to recreate.

The stamp set used for the gold embossing is called Dotty Angles.  It has these polka dots and another image with small triangles (think circa 1984).  I've had this set forever and just hadn't found the perfect card to use it with.

I loved her card in pink, but wanted to give it a try with an alternative too.  This card uses Calypso Coral and Coastal Cabana. I let my workshop girls know how very special they were, as I was sharing some of my last sheets of the Coastal Cabana with them.  But, I couldn't these colors together.

The Stampin' Glitter creates the perfect amount of dazzle to your card.  But, you cannot use it alone. You also need to have the Heat & Stick Powder and a Versamark pad.  Following is the process:

  • Rub cardstock with Embossing Buddy {prevents extra powder/glitter from sticking}
  • Stamp image with Versamark
  • Add Heat & Stick powder to your image
  • Heat with the Heat Tool
  • Add Stampin' Glitter to the heated image
  • Heat once again with the Heat Tool

Below are some of the Must-Have items for this card:

Crazy for You / Hello You Thinlits Bundle  138873  $42.50
These can also be purchased separately
Dotty Angles  133658  $16.00
Gold Foil Sheets  132622  $4.00

If there is anything you'd like to add to your collection, pop me an email or click on the 'Order Stampin' Up Online' icon in the top right hand corner.  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Dotty Angles & Crazy About You
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana and Very Vanilla Cardstock; Gold Foil Sheets
Ink: Calypso Coral and Basic Black Classic Pads; Versamark Pad
Accessories: Hello You Thinlits Dies, Embossing Buddy, Heat and Stick Powder, Stampin' Glitter Gold, Heat Tool, Gold Sequin Trim and Tombo Multipurpose Glue

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Tunnel Card: Butterfly Basics

Happy Fall Ya'll!

I guess it's official this week.  Fall is in the air. Cooler temps. Pumpkin Spice Lattes.  It's my favorite time of year!

I don't have an autumnal card for you today, but I do have a Fun Fold Tunnel Card.  It is exactly like it sounds.  It forms a tunnel between the two sides of the card.

Although it looks complicated, this card is so easy to make.  I was inspired by this card by Dawn Olchefske.  She has a tutorial on her Blog if you'd like to check it out and I've also added instructions below:

  • Cut a sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 paper in half horizontally to form (2) 8 1/2 x 5/12 sheets
  • Score the "window" piece at 2-1/8", 4-1/4" and 6-3/8".  This creates the fold.
  • Die cut a window in the center of the window piece
  • The base piece is stamped and then folded in half and scored
  • Adhere the left panel and the right panel of the window piece to the base piece
  • Decorate the front of the card as you like

I chose to keep with the Butterfly Basics theme and used just about every image in the set for the front and inside of the card.  Here is the front:

I had seen these ferns "stamped off" on some other cards and loved that effect.  It was pretty popular with the ladies at my workshop too.  This set is perfectly organic and feminine.  The hubs even said it looked professional.  Don't they all????  lol

The must-have items for this card are:

Simply Scored Scoring Tool 122334 $30.00

Butterfly Basics / Butterflies Thinlits Dies Bundle 138865  $41.50
You can also buy these separate
If there is anything you'd like to add to your collection, pop me an email or click on the 'Order Stampin' Up Online' icon in the top right hand corner.  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Butterfly Basics
Paper:  Whisper White Cardstock and Sweet Pea DSP
Ink: Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz Classic Pads & Jet Black StazOn
Accessories: Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Butterflies Thinlits Dies, Ovals Collection Framelits, Stampin' Write Markers and Dimensionals/Pop Dots