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Over the Top Pewter Gilded Frame Christmas Card

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is to create an over the top Christmas card.  Inspired by a project I saw in the November Stampin’ SUCCESS magazine I created this over the top pewter gilded frame Christmas Card.

Gilded Frame Over the Top Christmas Card

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The embossed snowflake background is heat embossed with Iridescent Embossing Powder.

The frame is die cut using Sizzix Frame die.  I used the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder and inked up the inside of the embossing folder with Versamark then ran it through the Big Shot.  I then heat embossed it with Pewter Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  I love how the frame looks antiqued!

I used the Blossom Petals Builder punch to make the white poinsettia.  I used the three narrow petals to create the layers then used the Simply Scored to score the petals then adhered them to a 1″ circle with glue dots.  For some extra sparkle I applied Versamark and heat embossed with Iridescent Embossing Powder. For more shine I used  basic rhinestones for the center of the poinsettia.  The Blossom Petals Builder punch made it so easy!  The sentiment is stamped and heat embossed with Iridescent Embossing Powder on a 3/4″ strip of Whisper White card stock.

More basic rhinestones were added to the frame and background to send this card over the top with sparkle.

HSS Over the Top Christmas Card Challenge

I hope you’re inspired to join us this week.  For more over the top inspiration go to Hand Stamped Sentiments and see what our design team has created for this week.

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Over the Top Pewter Gilded Frame Christmas Card

Size:  5.00”  H x 5.00” W

Stamp sets: Four the Holidays

Paper: Card Stock:  Whisper White

Ink: Baja Breeze

Accessories: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Textured Embossing Folder, Snow Burst Textured Embossing Folder, Frame Sizzix Die, Blossom Petals Builder Punch, 1-1/4″ square punch, Basic Rhinestones, Versamrk, Pewter Stampin’ Embossing Powder

Established Elegance

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a color challenge.  Let’s see what you can create with the colors of Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie and Night of Navy.  I was inspired by the rich colors to use the Established Elegance  stamp set.

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I stamped the dress form image on a tag made with Very Vanilla card stock.  The DSP is printed using My Digitial Studio.  I also used the frames embossing folder to frame the bust form.  Hop on over to Hand Stamped Sentiments and see more inspiration from our design team.

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Established Elegance Card

Size:  4.25” H x 5.50” W

Stamp sets: Established Elegance

Paper: Very Vanilla, Textured Cherry Cobbler, MDS printed DSP

Ink: Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler

Accessories: Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Designer Frames Embossing folders, Big Shot, Basic Pearls, Heart Punch, 1-3/8″ circle punch

Shadow Box Card for Mom

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is a shadow box technique challenge.  There are a couple of ways to create these cards and the possibilities are endless for both.  See below for video tutorials on both shadow box techniques.

I wanted to create a card that would open like a gift so I went with the second technique.  I had a great time making my mother’s day card.  I have a printer that will print to the edge of the paper so I printed my DSP using My Digital Studio.  I used the Elegant Soiree digital DSP and printed on both sides of the paper.  I did use the rubber stamp set Nature Walk for the images and used a blender pen with Marina Mist classic ink pad to color the flowers on the image.  The layers for the inside of my card were created with Sizzix dies and SU punches.  The sentiments are from the retired stamp sets Vintage Labels and Fancy Flexible Phrases.  Hop on over and get inspired by our very talented design team and show us your shadow box technique.

 

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Shadow Box Video tutorials:

htp://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/shadow_box_card/

http://www.stampingvideos.com/2008/12/i-call-this-a-pull-out-shadow-box-card—-this-is-a-really-unique-card-to-give-someone-especially-at-christmas-as-you-ca.html

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Shadow Box Card for Mom

Video Tutorial: Click here for video tutorial.

Size: approx. size 4.25″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamps: Nature Walk, retired Sale-A-Bration Vintage Labels, retired Fancy Flexible Phrases

Paper: Elegant Soirée Designer Series Paper – Digital Download, CS:  Whisper White, Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso

Ink: Early Espresso, Marina Mist

Accessories: Basic Pearls, Scallop Circle Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, 2-1/2 Circle Punch, 2-3/8 Scallop Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Word Punch, Big Shot, Sizzlits Scribbles Swirls die, Circles Scallop #2 die, Sticky tape, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals

Technique: Stamping, Die Cutting

With all my Heart

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have sketch challenge.  I knew I wanted to create a Valentine card because I’ve been itching to use the red glitter paper in the new occasions mini. I also used one of my favorite stamp sets Notably Ornate and my two DSP favs – Love Letter and Newsprint.  Hop on over to HHS and take the challenge.  We’d love to see your projects.

HHS sketch challenge #51

HHS Sketch Challenge 51

With all my heart Valentine card

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I have also entered my card over at Pals Paper Arts.  Their Design Team is so talented.

I knew I wanted to to create a Valentine card because I wanted to use the Red Glitter paper and the Notably Ornate stamp set because I love the frame.  I stamped it and the bird in Basic Black and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I cut them both out with my paper snips.  The dotted heart is from the I {Heart} Hearts set and stamped in Cherry Cobbler and also trimmed with paper snips and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I framed the heart with the Pinking Heart border.  Kasey has a wonderful tutorial on how to frame with punched borders.

I created the large scallop border with 1″ circles.  I punched the circles from the Love Letter DSP.  I adhered the circles starting from the center so the border would end up even on both sides. The polka dot paper is from the Love Letter DSP and I also used a Newsprint layer.  For that Valentine feel I used the Red Glitter paper.  Love it!!  The sentiment banner ends are punched using the 1-1/4 square punch.  The sentiment is from the With all my Heart stamp set.

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Amour card

Card Size: Approx. 5.50″ w x 4.25″h

Stamp Sets: Notably Ornate, With All My Heart, I {Heart} Hearts

Paper: CS:  Basic Black, Very Vanilla; DSP:  Love Letter, Newsprint, Red Glitter paper

Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black

Accessories: 1″ circle punch, Small heart punch, Pinking Hearts Border Punch, 1-1/4 Square Punch, Basic Pearls, Heat tool, Versamark, Clear embossing powder

Technique: Stamping, Heat embossing

Winter blues

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we are celebrating the color blue.  Select any shade of blue or different shades of blue and create a project.  I have been so inspired by the upcoming digital downloads in the spring mini and by MDS I decided to make two projects for this challenge.  Also the spring 2011 mini goes into effect today!  Download your copy or email me and I will mail you one.  You may also visit my website to see all the new items in the occasions mini.

winter blues

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I made an 8″ x 8″ scrapbook page of our furry children.  Like everyone who scrapbooks I’m so behind.  This is one of the many pages I’m creating for them.  I used the Blueberry Crisp digital DSP for the background.  I love the Not Quite Navy and Night of Navy colors which were perfect for photos of my sleepy dreaming pets.  I had so much fun creating this page.

Blue pet scrapbook page

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The next project I created is a thank you card I’m sending to my brother and sister-in-law for a wonderful Christmas dinner complete with Yorkshire pudding.  So yummy!  I used the new  Nature Walk digital stamp set to create this card.  The background paper is Blueberry Crisp #5 DSP and I used the birdcage from the Nature Walk digital stamp set all over to create the background.  Being able to create your own DSP is another wonderful feature of MDS.  I love the Blueberry Crisp DSP digital download.  For $4.95 you get twelve different digital paper designs and they’re all gorgeous.  The branch, bird and nest are also from the Nature Walk digital stamp set which will be featured in the spring mini which goes into effect today!  I love the digital downloads because you can order them online and you can download them instantly after you process your transaction.

thank you nature card

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Pet scrap book page

Finished Size: 8″ w x 8″ h

Digital Stamp Sets: Baroque Motif, Man’s Best Friend, Cute Cats

Digital Paper: Blueberry Crisp #1

Color used for sentiments: Bashful Blue, White, Black

Accessories: Modern Label digital punch, Bashful Blue brads

Techniques: Digital crafting

 

Thank you card

Finished Size: 5.50″ w x 4.25″ h

Digital Stamp Sets: Nature Walk, Thank You Kindly

Digital Paper: Blueberry Crisp #5

Color used for sentiments: Night of Navy

Digital Accessories: Vintage brad, Very Vanilla Seam Binding ribbon, Decorative label punch, Photo corner punch

Techniques: Digital crafting

 

My Digital Studio Vintage Christmas Card

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a color splash challenge. The colors Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Early Espresso are perfect for this time of year.

Since I’ve purchased many of the new Christmas digital stamps I was excited to create a Vintage Christmas Card with My Digital Studio. It was so easy and fun! I used the Christmas Collage stamp over Very Vanilla Textured card stock and colored it Cherry Cobbler but brought down the opacity to 20%.  I also used the Early Espresso Wallpaper DSP for the bottom of the card.  The ribbon is from the digital seam binding collection in Cherry Cobbler.  For a fuller bow I put two bows.  Under the ribbon I added two Eyelet border strips in Old Olive and Very Vanilla.  I love the digital Eyelet punch it’s perfect for the vintage look.  I also embellished with pearls from the pearls and rhinestones digital collection.  The tag is the Decorative Label digital punch in Very Vanilla and I outlined it in Cherry Cobbler.  The sentiment is from the digital stamp set Bells and Boughs.  Although the card was created entirely on MDS I think it still has the warmth and feel of a vintage Christmas Card.   Let me know what you think.  I hope you hop over to Hand Stamped Sentiments and take the Color Splash Challenge.  I’d love to see your projects.

Vintage Christmas Card created with My Digital Studio - click to enlarge

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Digital Vintage Christmas Card – This card was created with Stampin’ Up!’s My Digital Studio

Digital Stamp Sets: Christmas Collage, Bells and Boughs

Digital Paper: Card stock:  Very Vanilla Textured, Early Espresso Wallpaper

Digital Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive

Digital Accessories: Decorative Label Punch, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Pearls, Eyelet Border Punch

Techniques: Digital Crafting

Tiny Teacups

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a color splash challenge.  The colors are Pear Pizzazz, More Mustard and Cajun Craze.  A neutral of Whisper White or Very Vanilla could be used with this fresh combination.

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I just received the Tiny Teacup stamp and it’s so cute.  So I thought these colors would be great to use with it.

Tiny Teacup item #118086, $5.95

 

I used my Big Shot with the Scallop Rectangle die to cut the card base then ran it again through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.  The next layer is Cajun Craze and I rounded the corners.  I then used the Pear Pizzaz DSP, Hostess Level 1 In Colors pad to punch the square scallop.  I stamped the teacups in the different colors on Very Vanilla and masked the sentiment then punched them with the 1-1/4″ square.  I stamped the ‘hello’ sentiment by masking the teacup and stamping in the different colors and punching it also with the square punch.  I then ran them through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots folder and adhered to the square scallop then adhered them to the Cajun Craze layer.

I used 1/4″ Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon and I also punched with the Scallop border punch the Pear Pizzaz DSP and adhered the border underneath the ribbon.  A very easy card!

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Tiny Teacup Hello card

Finished size: card size:  4.25w x 5.50″h

Stamp Sets: Tiny Teacup

Paper: Card stock:  Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, Pear Pizzazz DSP (Hostess level 1 In Colors pad)

Ink: Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Pear Pizzazz

Accessories: Big Shot, Bigz Clear Large Scallop Square, Perfect Polka dots embossing folder, Scallop Border punch, 1-1/4″ square punch, Square Scallop punch, 1/4″ Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon

Techniques: Stamping, embossing

 

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