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A Golden Fall

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a fall challenge.  The weather here in San Antonio,Texas is still hot but the mornings are cooler and it’s starting to feel like fall weather is getting closer.  I have another fall inspired project created with the Days of Gratitude stamp set.  I wanted to use it in different way so I decided to heat emboss all the images in gold embossing powder.  Here’s my project.

Day of Gratitude gold fall card

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Golden Fall Card

Size:  4.00” H x 4.50” W

Stamp sets: Day of Gratitude

Paper: Card base:  Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede

Ink: Versamark

Accessories: 1/4″Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon, Gold Embossing Powder, Hemp Twine, Antique brad, dimensionals

Clean and Simple

Clean and simple is not easy.  It’s difficult to create a card where you have just enough and not too much.  My card is mostly white except for the butterfly and sentiment.  Dimension is created with layers and texture.  It came together very quickly once I decided to use the Floral Fest stamp set.  I stamped the flower image two times with Whisper White Craft ink and embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder.  The outer layer is punched with the Large Scallop punch and the next flower layer is hand cut with paper snips.  LOVE the Iridescent Ice embossing powder.  It adds so much without being too glitzy.  Click the image to enlarge and see the Iridescent Ice sparkle.  Here’s a sneak peak of one of the new In Colors Island Indigo.  The butterfly and sentiment are stamped in this new In Color.  The punch used for the sentiment is the Decorative Label punch.  Click here to see how to punch.

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I created this card for The Paper Players’ challenge.

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Clean and Simple Card

Size: 5.50″ h x 3.50″ w

Stamps:  Floral Fest, Short & Sweet

Paper: Whisper White Card Stock, Vellum

Ink:  Whisper White Craft Ink, Versamark

Accessories:  Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing folder, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, Iridescent Ice Stampin Embossing Powder, Basic Rhinestones, 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Butterfly Punch, Decorative Label Punch, dimensionals

Technique: Die cutting, stamping, heat and dry emboss

Vintage Christmas Card

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a sketch challenge.   The sketches come from the Stampin’ Success magazine.  There are two sketches.  You choose the one that inspires you the most.  I chose to do the first sketch because I’ve been so inspired by Deck the Halls DSP and the vintage look.  I know I promised to post more of the cards that my guests did at the Christmas Stamp-a-Stack this past Saturday and I will.  Look for them on Wednesday.  But for now here’s my newest creation.

 

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Vintage Christmas Card

Finished size: 5″ x 5″

Stamp Sets: Belles & Boughs

Paper: Card stock:  Early Espresso, Always Artichoke, Deck the Halls DSP, Cherry Cobbler; watercolor paper

Ink: Early Espresso, Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard, Soft Suede, Versamark (heat embossed in gold the bells and holly images then water colored)

Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Circle #2 die, Circle Scissor Plus, Decorative Label Punch, Blender pens, Gold Champagne Glass Glitter, 5/8″ Very Vanilla Satin ribbon, Stampin’ Sponges, dimensionals

Techniques: Heat embossing, watercoloring, die cutting

Fall is in the air…

Well it looks like fall is definitely here!  Today when I went out this morning to walk my dog there was a slight chill and it felt so nice because the sun was just beginning to peek out.  All this inspired me to create this week’s Hand Stamped Sentiment’s Baby Wipe Technique Challenge card with the Autumn Splendor and Day of Gratitude stamp sets.  This technique is perfect for capturing the different leaf colors.  I used Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip and Old Olive re-inkers on my baby wipe.  I then used the baby wipe ink pad to stamp the Autumn Splendor leaf images and Punch Potpourri bird image on Very Vanilla card stock.

I used the Scallop Trim corner and border punches on the Very Vanilla layers.  I ran the smaller Very Vanilla layer through my Big Shot with the Square Lattice embossing folder.   Both Very Vanilla layers were sponged with Pumpkin Pie.

The Chocolate Chip layer is distressed with scissors.

I implemented the tone on tone technique and stamped the medallion image from the Day of Gratitude stamp set with Old Olive ink on the Old Olive layer.  I stamped the sentiment with Versamark and Chocolate Chip ink then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  As a final touch I added a half pearl for the eye of the bird and to the corner of the Old Olive layer.

I enjoyed this technique and encourage you to try it.  It’s very easy and results are beautiful.  You can go here to SCS to see a written and video tutorial for this technique.  Once you’ve created your baby wipe technique project please post it to the Hand Stamped Sentiments site.

Baby Wipe Technique Leaf card

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Baby wipe Leaf technique card

 

Finished size: 5.50″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets: Day of Gratitude, Autumn Splendor

Paper: Card stock:  Old Olive card base (5.50″ x 5.50″), Very Vanilla (started with following sizes then punched 5.25″ x 5.25″, 4.25″ x 4.25″),  Chocolate Chip (4.50″ x 4.50″), Old Olive (3.25″ x 3.25″)

 

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin, Pie, Old Olive, Versamark

Accessories: Big Shot, Square Lattice embossing folder, half pearls, Two-step bird punch, Scallop Trim corner and border punches, Clear embossing powder, Heat tool

Techniques: Stamping, Embossing

Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge #25

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments – a sketch challenge.  Come play and post your interpretation of this sketch featured in the July issue of Success Magazine.  This magazine is put out every month exclusively for SU demonstrators to help us be better demos and to feature fabulous projects.  This is just one of the benefits of being a SU demo.

Sketch ChallengeI’ve been having a lot of fun with my Artistic Etchings, Chic Boutique and All a Flutter stamps.  Lately I have also been using vellum.  This paper is great because it adds a touch of elegance to any project.  I stamped with craft white and embossed in clear the butterflies on vellum and I also took a strip and ran it through the Big Shot with my Polka Dots folder.  I love that looks like lace.  The sentiment from Artistic Etchings and scroll frame are stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with black.  The black card base is smooched with silver.  Click to enlarge the photo so you can see the shimmery silver on black.

All a Flutter Amour card

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Project info:

All a Flutter Amour card

Finished card size: 4.25″ x 5.50″

Stamp Sets: All a Flutter, Chic Boutique, Artistic Etchings

Paper: Card stock:  So Saffron, Whisper White, Basic Black, Vellum

Ink: Basic Black, Craft White

Accessories: Basic Pearls Jewel Accents, Two-Step Bird Punch, retired Flower Trio punch, Black and Clear Stampin’ Embossing Powder, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions,  Silver Smooch, mini glue dots

Techniques: Stamping, Heat Embossing, Dry Embossing

Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge 23 – Color Splash

This week over at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a color splash challenge – Whisper White, Rose Red, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip and Crumb Cake.  Some of the designers this week must have had Paris in mind because we reached for the Artistic Etchings and Chic Boutique stamp sets.  I used the Chic Boutique stamp set because I recently purchased it and I had not had a chance to use yet and Paris is a place I’d love to visit.  I had a lot of fun creating this card.

BlOG CANDY WINNER:  The winner for last week’s challenge selected by RANDOM.ORG is #6 Christiana of Christy Gets Crafty who wrote “How lovely and inventive! You did a great job with this card! I’ve never seen anything like it.”  Congratulations to Christiana and thank you all for your comments.  I also hope to see you participate in this week’s color challenge.

Chic Boutique Eiffle tower card

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Project info:

Chic boutique Eiffel Tower Card

To add more dimension to the background texture I also sponged it with Chocolate Chip.  I stamped the scroll frame with Gold Encore ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  The Eiffel Tower is stamped with Versamark and Chocolate Chip and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

Stamp Sets: Chic Boutique, Tiny Tags

Paper: Card stock:  Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Rose Red, Old Olive

Ink: Classic Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Marker:  Rose Red, Gold Encore, Versamark

Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Details Texturz Plate, Scallop Trim Border punch, Jewelry Tag Medium punch, Gold brad, Gold Cording, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Non-SU gold flower brads

Techniques: Stamping, Sponging, Heat Embossing

Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge 11

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have an inspiration challenge from Pottery Barn – Sea Shells.  There are so many thoughts that come to mind when I see the photo – serenity and peace are two I think of immediately.  My friend’s mother-in-law passed away this past weekend and I needed to make a sympathy card for her so this challenge provided inspiration.  I stamped the shells in Versamark and embossed them with clear embossing powder, used My Digital Studio for the sentiment and printed it on vellum.  I used the White Shimmery paper which you should be able to see when you enlarge the photo.  I love this paper it’s just the right amount of shimmer.  Erin the other designer on our Hand Stamped Sentiments design team gave me a few sheets of this paper and I love it.  I’ll need to purchase some because it will add a touch of elegance to any project.

Pottery Barn sea shell images collage

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Hss Inspiration challenge 11 - Sea shells

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Project info:

Shell Sympathy card

Stamps:  retired Stipple Shells – a good substitute would be Nature’s Nest, sentiment created on My Digital Studio and printed in Soft Suede

Paper: Blush Blossom CS, Shimmery White CS, Vellum paper

Ink:  VersaMark

Accessories:  Clear embossing powder, Heat tool, Crop-A-Dile, The Tearing Edge, non SU eyelets

Techniques: Stamping, Embossing, Digital Crafting

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