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Monochromatic Rocking Gingerbread Christmas Card

This week we have a monochromatic challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  My card was also inspired by the cute gingerbread in the Scentsational Season Bundle.  He’s so cute!  My card is also a rocking card which is so much fun to decorate.  Click here for a tutorial on how to make this card.

I cut a Soft Suede 5″ circle and a 4-1/2″ Very Vanilla  circle with my retired Stampin’ Up! Circle Scissor Plus.  I embossed the Very Vanilla circle with the Perfect Polka Dot folder then folded them in half and glued them together.

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Join us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments and show us how this photo inspires you.

Monochromatic challenge

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Monochromatic Rocking Gingerbread Card

Size:  500″ H x 5.00″ W

Stamp Sets:  Scentsational Season

Paper:  Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Champagne Glitter paper

Ink:  Soft Suede, Versamark

Embellishments:  Basic rhinestones, Label Framelits, Holiday Collection Framelits, perfect Polka Dot Embossing folder, Snow Flurry Bigz Die, Early Espresso Embossing powder

Wonderfall Leaves Easel Card

I created this easel card with the fabulous Wonderfall stamp set and Autumn Accents die.  The card base was die cut with the Floral Framelits.  The technique I used to color the leaves I learned at convention.  The large leaf was stamped in More Mustard.  I then sponged the edges with Cajun Craze and distressed the leaf by folding it in my hand.  I opened up the leaf then took my Raspberry Ripple ink pad and stamped the leaf with the ink pad.  The folds picked up the ink fabulously!  I used the same technique for the smaller leaf.

I embossed the Very Vanilla background layer for the card with the Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  For the Very Vanilla bottom layer I stamped the image with the Daydream Medallions then die cut it with the Floral Framelits.  I used the rock’n roll technique for the sentiment.  I always forget about this technique and need to use it more.

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I hope your inspired to join us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments and show us your fall inspiration.

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All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Wonderfall Leaves Easel Card

Size:  5.25″ H x 5.25″ W

Stamp sets:  Wonderfall, Mixed Medley (hostess set), Daydream Medallions

Ink:  More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Raspberry Ripple, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede

Paper:  Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Champagne Glimmer Paper

Embellishments:  Big Shot, Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Texturz plates,
Autumn Accents Bigz Die, 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, Floral Framelits, Naturals Designer Buttons, Linen Thread, Sponge Daubers

Everybunny Easter Watercolor Card

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a watercolor technique challenge.  With Easter a few weeks awayI used the Everybunny stamp set to create this card.  I used blender pens and stamp pads to color the bunny image.  I stamped it with black StayzOn then colored away.  I used a bright color combination of Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo and Concord Grape.  I apologize for the photo.  My camera is still out for repair and had to take the photo with my iPhone.  The colors don’t show up true.

Stampin' Up! Everybunny Easter card

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Please join us at HSS and show us your water color technique.

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Everybunny Easter Card

Card Size:  4.25″ x 5.50″

Stamp sets:  Everybunny

Paper: Card Stock:  Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Concord Grape

Ink: Concord Grape, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Lucky Limeade, Soft Suede

Accessories: Modern Label, Framelits, Blender Pen, Satin Organza Whisper White ribbon, Basic Rhinestones (colored with Sharpies), Eyelet Border punch, Texturz Plate

Dreamy Owl Easel card

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is a color challenge of Baja Breeze, Marina Mist, Not Quite Navy and Neutral (Crumb Cake, Whisper White or Very Vanilla).  When I saw these colors together a cute dreamy owl came to mind.  As mentioned in my earlier post, my latest addiction are easel cards.  For this card I used the large Circle Scallop die to die cut the base in Marina Mist.  I also used the Mixed Bunch stamp set and punch.  I stamped the Very Vanilla with Marina Mist and Not Quite Navy to create the backgrounds.  I used the Owl Builder, Two Step Bird, Blossom, Punch Pack and Modern Label punches.  For some dreamy shimmer I smooched my card with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch.  I went overboard with the pearls but I think it made my card.  The sentiment is stamped with Not Quite Navy and heat embossed with Iridescent embossing powder.

Dreamy Owl Easel Card

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I hope these colors inspire you to create a project and post it on Hand Stamped Sentiments.  Check out the projects from our very talented design team for more inspiration.

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Dreamy Owl Easel Card

Size:  approx. 4.50″ w x 5.00″ h

Stamp sets: Mixed Bunch, Loving Thoughts

Paper: Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Marina Mist, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy

Ink: Marina Mist, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Versamark

Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Circle die, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Striped Textured Embossing Folder, Owl Builder Punch, Bird Punch, Punch Pack, Bojo Blossoms Punch, Modern Label PUnch, Circle Scissors Plus, Basic Pearls

Enchanted Butterfly Easel Cards

Okay, I admit it.  I’m totally in love with the Everyday Enchantment DSP in the Sale-a-bration catalog.  The colors of Poppy Parade, Calypso Coral, Pool Party and Lucky Limeade are…do I dare say,  so enchanting!  I can’t stop creating with these colors and paper.  Today my man in brown delivered my latest stash from Stampin’ Up!  With this order I received the Beautiful Butterflies Stampin’ Up! Bigz Die.  This is not a new die but it’s one that’s been on my wish list and I finally purchased it.  My latest card addiction is making easel cards so I created a small butterfly and large butterfly easel card.  I’m making the smaller one for my customers and the larger one is for me.  I’m putting it on my desk.  I think it would add a bit whimsy and color to my office.  What do you think?

Butterfly easel cards

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Stampin' Up! Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die

Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die, 114507, $21.95

Sale-a-bration Every Enchantment DSP

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Butterfly Easel Cards

Size:  large butterfly card:  4″ w x 3″h, small butterfly card:  3″ w x 2″ h

Stamp sets: Loving Thoughts, Mixed Bunch, Taking Care of Business

Paper: Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Pool Party,  Calypso Coral;  Everyday Enchantment DSP

Ink: Poppy Parade, Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral

Accessories: Big Shot, Beautiful Butterflies Die, Elegant Lines Embossing folder, Modern Label punch, Word Window punch, basic pearls

Valentine Easel Shaker Card

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is a technique challenge – Shaker Cards!  I’ve never made this type of card but since I have the Stampin’ Up! Heart Framelits it was easy to make using two different sizes of heart dies to make the red heart frame for the window.  For the easel base I used the large scallop heart framelit.  The cute stamped image is from the Take it to Heart stamp set featured in the new occasions mini.  Can you guess how I created the background?  I used the Lots of Love Letterpress plate.  The letter press embosses and can also ink at the same time.  For a more subtle background you don’t have to ink it up.  The shaker heart is filled with the scrap small hearts after using the Pinking Hearts border punch.  A bit of mica flakes is also mixed with the small hearts to add  some additional sparkle.

Valentine Easel Shaker Card

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Shaker cards are fun to make but also fun for the recipient.   I hope you’re inspired to join us.  For more inspiration go to HSS and see more shaker cards created by our talented design team.

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Valentine Easel Shaker Card

Size:  5.00″ h x 5.00″ w

Stamp sets: Take it to Heart, With All My Heart

Paper: Card Stock:  Riding Hood Red, Whisper White

Ink: Riding Hood Red,  Versamark

Accessories: Big Shot, Heart Framelits, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Lots of Love Letterpress, Oval punch, Pinking Hearts Border punch, Window Sheets, Iridescent Embossing Powder, Gold Embossing Powder, Whisper White Satin Ribbon, Mica Flakes

Rocking Christmas Card

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a fun challenge – Fancy Fold Cards.   With only few more days left till Christmas I decided to make another Christmas card but with a rocking twist.  I had seen this type of card out in internet land and decided to make a rocking Christmas card.  You can view a tutorial for making this card here.  They’re so easy to create!  I cut an Early Espresso 5″ circle and a 4-1/2″ Soft Suede circle with my Circle Scissor Plus then folded them in half and glued them together.

Stampin Up Rocking Christmas Card front

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Stampin Up Rocking Christmas Card back

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The Scallop Circle Cherry Cobbler layer is embossed with the Snow Burst embossing folder and heat embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder.  I used the Scallop Circle and Scallop Circle #2 dies to cut the Cherry Cobbler Scallop Circle and the Lucky Limeade Scallop Circle.  The Gift image is stamped on watercolor paper with brown StayzOn and colored with ink pads and a blender pen.  I used the Circle Scissor Plus to cut out this layer at 2-3/4″ .  To add some more sparkle I framed it with Champagne Glass glitter.  I added an Old Olive button and stamped ‘Merry Christmas’ in Early Espresso on Very Vanilla.

For the back of the card I stamped the bird and ornament image on water color paper then punched with the ornament punch.  I also used ink pads and a blender pen to color.  I stamped snowflakes and heat embossed them in gold along with the sentiment.

Hop on over to HSS for more inspiration from out very talented Design Team.

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All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Rocking Christmas Card

Size:  5.00”  w x 5.00” H

Stamp sets: Forest Festivities, Short and Sweet

Paper: Card Stock:  Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade, Very Vanilla, Watercolor paper

Ink: Versamark, Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade, Brown StayzOn

Accessories: Big Shot, Snow Burst Embossing Folder, Scallop Circle die, Scallop Circles die #2, Ornament punch, Modern Label Punch, Word Punch, Bright Designer Button Old Olive, Twine, Retired silver tinsel, Dazzling Details, Champagne Glass Glitter

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