Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Poppy Thanks

This is one of the new Stampin' Up background stamps, Pleasant Poppies.   It was on my first order after the new catalog released. 

I stamped the image and colored it using SU Markers and a Blender pen.  I used a piece of plastic as a palette and added some ink from my markers and picked it up using the blender pen.  

I trimmed some of the stamped image off and used it on the inside along with a border punched out of Pool Party cardstock.    I used an EK Success eyelet punch to create the border.

The greeting is from Stampin' Up's Perfect Punches stamp set.   I punched it out using the SU Oval Scallop punch and punched one out of Raspberry Ripple SU cardstock and cut that in half the long way and used it as a shadow layer.   The printed paper is also SU and is from this Spring's Sale-A-Bration catalog.   I happened to have some coordinating ribbon that I picked up at JoAnn's.  I did a little shading, a little piercing and added white pen for stitching.... I think that's it.  :-)

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Vintage Bombshell Tag

This is my last tag for a tag swap that I joined on Scrapshare.  The theme for this group is Vintage.   I couldn't resist using my Bombshell stamps.

The Bombshell gal is stamped using the Bombshell Angel from Bombshell Stamps and dressed using the coordinating cutting file.  I cut the clothing using Make the Cut software and my KNK Zing.   I used primarily Copic markers for the coloring.   The shoes have some Spica markers on them and I added touches of shimmer here and there using a gel pen.   The Vintage Harley in the background is also from Bombshell Stamps (Vintage Motorcycle) and is colored with my Copic markers.   Both images are stamped using Rich Cocoa Memento Ink. The star is stamped using Stampin Up ink and Close to My Heart stamps (Wishing Star).  It's cut out by hand and mounted on a couple of circles where I added a smidge of shading with SU inks.

The paper used for stamping the motorcycle and the gal is Neenah.  The star accent is made using Stampin' Up cardstock and Stampin' Up Dimensionals. The background print is by Graphics 45 and is slightly shaded using Stampin Up ink on the outside.  The shirt is also cut from a Graphic's 45 print and shaded using Copics.   The hot pants are cut from Stampin' Up River Rock cardstock and colored with Copics to match the Harley in the background. Lastly, a bit of adhesive red pearls, some ribbon and a mini clothes pin finish up the tag. 

 Here's a shot at an angle that shows some of the dimension. 

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Mickey Shaker Tag

I signed up for a tag swap on a few weeks back and have two more groups to finish up.   This is for one of those and the theme is Generic Disney.   I didn't want to do another paper piecing though they're awesome and really wanted something different.  So I came up with a shaker box.  

 In between the layers of cardstock and acetate are Mickey head shaped glitter that we saved from when we were at Disney two years ago, micro beads, and some rhinestones.

Here's a group shot of the tags for the swap.  You can really see the contents of the shaker tag in this image. 

I created a cutting file using MTC (Make the Cut).  I traced Mickey, created a tag with a window opeining, welded them together and also created the other frames and tags using MTC.   I cut everything using my KNK Zing.   The layers from top to bottom are:
  1. Black Mickey silhouette cut out of AC cardstock, 
  2. heavy acetate, 
  3. gold frame cut from Shimmers DCWV cardstock, 
  4. Scotch foam adhesive around the outside of the tag opening,
  5. a second black Mickey silhouette cut of AC cardstock,
  6. a tag cut from printed paper by Recollections, and
  7. red background layer tag cut from Shimmers DCWV cardstock .
Score adhesive was great for layering these items.  I had to get a solid bond of adhesive at every layer to keep the little micro beads from escaping.   I also used some Kukuyo dotto adhesive (remaining stash) and Zig adhesive pen (on Mickey's tail).  Lastly some ribbon that I picked up ages ago. 

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Congrats Graduate

Here's a graduation card as we know lots of poeple are graduating right now including my hubby who got is bachelor's degree later in life.

I made the little owls first using the Stampin' Up owl punch and pieced a graduation hat together from cuts of a hexagon punch and the remnants of a heart punch.   The cardstock is all Stampin' Up.  The prints on the owls are by Lily Bee Desing.  I picked up a small 6x6 pad that had small scale prints. The rest of the printed papers are Basic Grey (Oxford).  The greeting stamp is from Stampin' Up (All Year Cheer) and so are the punches.   The border punch is the pinking hearts punch that both Stampin' Up and EK Success sell.   Inside the card si a bit of Stampin' Up ribbon.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Boy Scout Birthday for a Boy Scout Mom

My son is in Cub Scouts and one of the moms that helped organize a camp out that took place last weekend also had her birthday last weekend.  Talk about dedication.  No pedicures, no massages, no tranquil afternoon cocktail for this mom's birthday.  Instead she was roughing it in the woods, with a tent, surrounded by hyper cub scouts ready explore the wilderness.   I found out about her birthday just before everyone left for camp and stayed up to put this card together.  I had creative block too.   Hate it when that happens. 

Here's what I cam up with.  It's an oversized 8x11 card so that all the boys could sign.

Here's the inside of the card.

 Here are some close ups of the flowers.  They were made using a Stampin' Up punches and some Sizzix dies.  The cardstock is by Stampin' Up.  All of the printed papers are from K & Company from a paper pack designed for Boy Scouts.  Some of the centers are stamped with Stampin' Up stamps and sculpted with a rub-on tool.  Some have these acrylic domes from the Stampin' Up Build-A-Brad kits adhered to them.  


The greeting was stamped using Stamin' Up stamps, punched with the large SU oval punch, and layered using Spellbinder oval and scalloped oval dies.  And just about all of the embellishments were inked in one way or another.

Stampin' Up stamp sets used include (listed in order of mini pictures above): Artistic Etchings, Boho Backgrounds, Mixed Bunch, and Perfect Punches.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Simply an Apple

I made this simple / CAS card thinking of our teachers at the end of the school year.   I think I'll make a few more just to keep on hand to use next year.   I know our teachers go out of their way a lot and when we're fortunate to have our kids with a teacher they love, there's no value you can put to that.   A little thank you note now and then can't hurt.

The card is very simple and so are all of the supplies.   The card base is Crumb Cake Stampin' Up cardstock and the apple was cut with scraps of other SU cardstock.   The red loopy border is stamped using a border stamp from Close To My Heart (Boutique Borders) using Stampin' Up Poppy Parade Classic In.  The apple was cut using a Quickutz die and mounted with a SU dimensional.   Some ribbon that I picked up at the craft store ages ago finishes off the card.  

 Here's a close up of the apple. It's just a pretty little die.

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