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A Fitting Thank you

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is paper piecing.  This is a fun technique that adds lot of pizzazz to your hand stamp cards, and it’s easy to do!

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All you have to do is stamp your image on paper or cardstock, cut it out and add it to your project.  You can keep it simple,  or use a more detailed stamp, stamp it on different colors and/or patterns of paper and layer your heart out!

For my project I used the Chic Boutique stamp set and the Love Letter DSP to paper piece the dress forms.  I used my Stamp-A-MaJig to position the design on my form then stamped it with Versamark, Classic Black ink then heat embossed it Iridescent Ice Stampin‘ Emboss Powder.  I love this powder because it adds just the right sparkle.  I cut out the dress form images.  I stamped three dress forms on a Very Vanilla Top Note Layer that has been altered to look like a square.  I trimmed the Very Vanilla Top Note square layer by cutting along the perfed edge.  It’ very easy to make this shape.  Click here for  tutorial on creating this fun shape and a circle.  I die cut another shape in Riding Hood Red to layer behind the Very Vanilla.  So easy!  See below for card recipe.

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Merci Dress Form Card

Top Note square tutorial:  Click here.

Size: 5.00″ x 5.00″

Stamps:  Chic Boutique

Paper: Card Stock:  Very Vanilla card base, Riding Hood Red; DSP:  Newsprint, Love Letter

Ink:  Riding Hood Red, Basic Black

Accessories:  Blender pen (used to color dress form base), Antique brad,  Basic pearls, iridescent embossing powder, heat tool, sponge dauber, Distressing Tool from Cutter kit, Ticket corner punch, 1-1/4” square punch for banner ends, Top Note die, Big Shot, Basic Black Satin Ribbon, Eyelet border punch, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig

Technique: Stamping, Heat embossing, Paper Piecing

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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

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