Wednesday, September 30, 2015

"Another Thank You" Card

Back in July I attended Stampin' Up!'s North American convention. As always, it was amazing, and inspiring. One of the classes I attended was a panel of three successful demonstrators who showed us many wonderful projects and fun ideas. One of the demonstrators was Erica Cerwin, and I was so inspired by a project she shared. She had taken a piece of Stampin' Up! Window Sheet and had cut a "wave" from one side to the other. Kind of like a tilda "~", only bigger of course. Then you use your sponge dauber to rub your ink across the split window sheet opening. You move you window sheet up and align it so that you can make a new wave in a lighter color. I used some washi tape to hold it in place as I rubbed my dauber over my cardstock. Her cards were beautiful.

After convention was over and everyone was back home, I was sitting at my desk, cruising the internet for something to create. I came across a challenge that was from TGIFChallenges blog. It was a throw down challenge, but I had never done one before, so I did it wrong, and used supplies that were not part of the challenge. Since I had not done it correctly, I could not enter it into the challenge, but I still loved the card anyway. I was inspired by Erica to create these "waves" of color across the card front. It makes me think of ocean waves and a sunset. Erica did such a beautiful job, and I hope my card does her credit!

Here is my card:

All supplies are from Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
Stamp set: Another Thank You
Ink: Pool Party, Hello Honey, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper, Pearls Basic Jewels, Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon, Window Sheets, Sponge Daubers, Tomboy Mono Liquid Glue

I had some problems with my computer about a month ago and had to "erase and re-install" the operating system software. I lost some of my programs that I had used when I would create blog posts, so that is why I have not blogged recently, but I wanted to share this card with you anyway. I am still learning about the new software, but I will keep trying to understand and post for you.

Thanks for checking out my card!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

#TGIFC18 August Remix FAIL!- Kinda Eclectic

OMGosh! Two posts in one week! I don't believe it! I was trying to get my post done and  downloaded to the TGIF Challenge blog, but I didn't make it in time.  So much to do, so little time! Oh well, I guess I can still post it here and hopefully you can still enjoy it.

So here is my card:

All Supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
Stamp set: Kinda Eclectic
Inks: Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Basic Gray, VersaMark Embossing Ink
Card Stock: Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Accessories: Elegant Butterfly Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Stampin' Emboss Powder: Clear, Stampin' Sponges, Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Dimensionals, Tombow Liquid Glue

As you can see I embossed the sunburst image! I love heat embossing! Then I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the stamp with the Pool Party dots all the way down the same piece of card stock. I didn't want the dots to cover the sunburst, and that is why I embossed it first. It is a technique called "Emboss Resist". I also stamped off some of the Pool Party ink each time I stamped it on the bottom layer so that they got lighter and lighter as it went from the bottom of the piece to the top. I wanted it to look like it was fading out.

Well, I hope you liked my card. Thanks for stopping in and looking!