October 20, 2009

Spooky Bear Pumpkin

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This card was one we made at the Holiday Mini Catalog event I hosted with several other demonstrators. The card was designed by a fellow demo and features the Stampin’ Up Exclusive Build-a-Bear Sizzix dies found on pages 34-37 in the Holiday Mini Catalog.

This was the first time I used the Sizzix dies in the Big Shot and was not a perfect student. But, I do think it turned out cute!

Stamps: Beary Nice Wishes (sentiment inside)
Ink: Whisper White
Paper: Night and Day Designer Series Paper,
Basic Black, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Chocolate Chip Cardstock
Accessories: Old Olive Brads, Big Shot, Stampin’ Up Bear and Stampin’ Up Kooky Spooky Dies.


Blessings, Barb

October 19, 2009

Christmas Card Buffet

This is a reminder to sign up for the Christmas Card Buffet by midnight on October 21st.

The buffet is on October 29th from 9:00am – 9:00pm. Click here for details and a printable registration form.

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Blessings, Barb

October 17, 2009

Autumn Harvest Pheasant

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Male cards are hard to make…but when I saw the Autumn Harvest set with a pheasant, I knew it was mine. It was perfect for “my” hunter males!

Ink and Paper Try-its

  • Ink the pheasant using the markers – Old Olive, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie and Really Rust.
  • The pretty bird was layered on Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive cardstock.
  • Soft Suede is the card base and it was stamped with the wheat stamp using VersaMark.Ink for a subtle background
  • I used Stampin’ Pastels to create the colored leafs (see tutorial below) on the Crushed Curry piece .

To make the crushed curry leaf piece

1. Stamp the leaf using VersaMark.

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2. Using Qtips, brush the leaves with Old Olive, Really Rust and Chocolate Chip Stampin’ Pastels.

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3. After the pastels are applied, I sponged the edges using Soft Suede ink.

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Stamps: Autumn Harvest
Ink: Soft Suede, VersaMark, Stampin’ Write Markers
Paper: Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Naturals White
Accessories: Old Olive 5/8” Grosgrain Ribbon, Cutter Kit, Sponge,
Stampin’ Pastels 3/16” Corner Rounder Punch


Blessings, Barb

October 16, 2009

The Big Shot Has Entered My Life

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I know I am kinda slow on the uptake here but I kept thinking I didn’t need the Sizzix Big Shot that SU !sells. However, I kept seeing the fabulous texture on cards all over…they just popped out at me! So, enter the Big Shot into my life!

See that Crushed Curry (2009-2010 In- Color) piece at the top…that wonderful swirly texture was done with a texture plate from the SU Backgrounds 1 set!

Ink and Paper Try-its

  • To get a mult-colored image, Ink your stamping using the brush tip of your marker. For the main image above, I used Real Red, Crushed Curry and Tempting Turquoise.
  • For a different look, tie your bow sideways. The bow above was tied using the Basic Black 5/8 inch Grosgrain.
  • If you every have questions about any project here, please do not hesitate to email me.

Stamps: Level Two Wings of Friendship
Ink: Real Red, Crushed Curry and Tempting Turquoise
Cardstock: Real Red, Crushed Curry, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Basic Black
Accessories: Big Shot, SU Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plates, So Saffron Brad, Basic Black 5/8” Grosgrain Ribbon


Blessings, Barb


October 15, 2009

A Card For You…

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…for being patient with me as I was figuring out the direction of my blog and Stampin’ Up business. There were several things I needed to dig through and now…I am back! Thanks so much for hanging in there!

This card features the new In-Color Rich Razzleberry. Although I really, really like all of this years In-Colors – this is at the top of the list.

I used the Wings of  Friendship Level 2Hostess Set with Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White.

Some Ink and Paper Try-its -

  • Ink just part of the stamp by holding the stamp and ink pad to see where you are inking – like the right flourish-flower on the main image above
  • See that butterfly – that is just two hearts punched using the Heart to Heart Punch and connected with a Slit Punch piece dotted using the Signo White Gel Pen

 

Blessings, Barb