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Paris and Bargello Technique

This week on Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a technique challenge and the technique is Bargello.  Bargello is actually a  type of needlepoint embroidery.  It consists of upright flat stitches laid in a mathematical pattern to create motifs. The name originates from a series of chairs found in the Bargello palace in Florence, which have a “flame stitch” pattern.  Such interesting patterns can also be made with paper strips.

Bargello needlepoint examples

Bargello needlepoint examples taken from Wikipedia

I knew I wanted to use Bravo Burgundy and Old Olive so I came up with this card using the Artistic Etchings and Established Elegance stamp sets.  The paper strips are from the Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper.  Love all the pretty patterns.    I also used the oval frame from the Set Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die to frame the Eiffel tower image.  The image is stamped with Early Espresso, Versamark and heat embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder.  The rosette is finished with Dazzling Details to add some sparkle.  The bow is centered with an antique brad.

Bargello Paris card

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Are you inspired to try the Bargello technique?!  If you are then head on over to HSS to upload your project.  To find out how to do the Bargello technique there’s a great photo and video tutorial on SCS .

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Paris and Bargello technique Card

Size:  4.25”  H x 5.50” W

Stamp sets: Artistic Etchings, Established Elegance

Paper: Card Base:  Whisper White; Card Stock:  Bravo Burgundy; DSP:  Paisley Petals

Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Old Olive, Early Espresso, Versamark

Accessories: Big Shot, Set Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die, Basic Pearls, Bird Punch, Antique Brad, Old Olive Satin Ribbon, 1-3/8″ circle punch, Versamark, Iridescent Ice Stampin’ Embossing Powder, Dazzling Details.

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

Floral Fest Birdhouse

I recently received the Flower Fest stamp set and I was so excited to get creative with it.  I was looking for inspiration for color and PPA had one of my favorite color combos – Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait.  These colors together are great together for summer projects.  I put together this project for Hand Stamped Sentiments Anything Goes Challenge.  The box and Cardinal are from a template I created then stamped the floral and leaf images with Versamark and matching classic ink as the card stock and heat embossed with iridescent powder for that shimmery look.  I also added clear rhinestones for additional bling.    Hop on over to HSS get inspired and upload your project.

Birdhouse box and cards

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Birdhouse box

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Peach Parfait card

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Poppy red card

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Floral Fest Birdhouse Box

Birdhouse and Cardinal Template:  I am selling this template for $1.95.  Click here to go to my Tutorials, Templates, Instructions page to purchase.

Size:  3-5/8″ w x 8″ h

Stamps:  Flower Fest

Paper:  Card Stock:  Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Basic Black; DSP Hostess level 1 In Color 6″ x 6″ paper pack

Ink:  Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Versamark

Accessories: Dimensionals, Basic Clear Rhinestones, Fancy Flower Punch, 2-3/8 Scallop Punch, Butterfly Punch, Five Petal Flower Punch, Punch Pack, 2-1/2″ Circle Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Whisper White Satin Ribbon dyed with Pear Pizzazz classic ink, regular hole punch

Technique: Stamping, Die Cutting, Heat embossing

Floral Fest Thank You Cards

Size: 5″ W x 3-1/2″H

Envelopes: The envelopes were made with a template I created.

Stamps:  Floral Fest, Silhouette Sentiments

Paper:  Card Stock:  Whisper White, Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz; DSP Hostess level 1 In Color 6″ x 6″ paper pack

Ink:  Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade

Accessories: Dimensionals, Basic Clear Rhinestones, Fancy Flower Punch, Scallop Border Punch, 3/4″ Circle Punch

Technique: Stamping, 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 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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