Monday, January 30, 2012

San Antonio Regionals--Part 2

Finally back with some more samples from my presentation at the San Antonio Regionals!  I'll do a Part 3 (and final) later this week.  So, the second part of my presentation was showing that you can use the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets to add Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to just part of a stamped image.  

So for this card, I started by stamping an image from the new Apothecary Art stamp set.  I ran it through the Big Shot using the new Framelits Labels Collection to cut it out and used my markers to color the flowers.  Next I used my 1" Circle Punch to punch out a circle of the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet.  I used my bone folder to burnish the edges (making it easier to peel the back off) and peeled off the backing.  I face planted the sticky side of the adhesive sheet on top of the circle part of the stamped image.  I used an Embossing Buddy to help cut down on static, and then peeled off the other side of the backing.  Pour the Dazzling Diamonds Glitter over the top and brush off any excess.  Now part of your stamped image is sparkly.  :-)  

This is a 3" by 3" card.  To create the slits that I ran the ribbon through, I used the cutting blade on my Cutter Kit, and for the Whisper White layer I sponged and distressed the edges and used my Color Spritzer tool and Early Espresso marker to add the random 'dots' of color. 

Stamps:  Apothecary Art
Ink:  Early Espresso, and Riding Hood Red, Old Olive and Early Espresso markers
Paper:  Riding Hood Red, Early Espresso, Whisper White
Accessories:  Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Linen Thread, Framelits Labels Collection, Big Shot, Cutter Kit, Pearls, Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets, Dazzling Diamonds, Color Spritzer Tool, sponge, dimensionals

This is another sample I had on my board, although it is a 're-do' of a project I've done before.  It's a little Valentine matchbox treat.  My daughter gave these out to her preschool class last year.  You can see more info, as well as cutting measurements HERE.  Pretty much the only difference was that I used my Small Heart punch to punch out a pieces of the Multipurose Adhesive Sheet to add the Pink Stampin' Glitter (from the Fine Supernova collection)--instead of using the Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  

This actually points out one of the benefits of the Adhesive Sheets--you don't have to wait for anything to dry!  

Stamps:  I {Heart} Hearts, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink:  Early Espresso, Pretty in Pink, Soft Suede and Pretty in Pink markers, Versamark
Paper:  Soft Suede, Whisper White
Accessories:  Pretty in Pink taffeta ribbon, Fine Supernova Stampin' Glitter, Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets, Heat Tool, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, stapler, candy
And another Valentine 're-do. '  :-)  To see the original of this one, click HERE.  The basic difference here is that instead of using the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet/Dazzling Diamonds on the hearts, I used it on the Designer Paper.  And I used the Designer Paper instead of fabric.  
This Designer Paper actually comes from the Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper that is one of the free product options during Sale-A-Bration

Stamps:  Tiny Tags
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Distressing Essentials Kit, Victoria Crochet Trim ribbon, Antique Brad, Full Heart punch, Heart to Heart punch, Jewelry Tag Medium punch, linen thread, Dazzlig Diamonds, Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets, dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by!  I'll be back again with the last 3 samples I had on my display board. 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

San Antonio Regionals

Well, I did make it back from San Antonio!  I had a wonderful time not only at the Regionals but spending time with friends too!  It's amazing how hard it is to be away from family though--I still feel like I'm trying to catch up around the house even though I was only gone two days.  :-)  

Anyway, here's a picture of the card that I made approximately 20 times during my Workshop Wow Demonstrator Booth presentation during the Regional.  I had about a 10 minute presentation that I repeated over and over.  Surprisingly the time went very quickly, and only my voice was worn out by the end. 

The technique I was sharing was using Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets to adhere Dazzling Diamond Glitter to your projects.  A very simple but effective technique.  If you've followed my blog for awhile, this isn't a new concept for you as I do this a lot!  

So I stamped the flower image (from the new stamp set Mixed Bunch found in the Occasions Mini Catalog), peeled off one side of the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet, and then face-planted it on top of the stamped image.  So the sticky part is touching the image.  Use your bone folder to burnish it--to make sure all the adhesive transfers to your card stock.  Next I used my Blossom Punch (also new in the Occasions Mini Catalog) to punch out the image with the adhesive sheet on top.  Burnish the edges again with your bone folder and then peel off the second side of the Adhesive Sheet.  Last, pour your Dazzling Diamonds over the top.  Now you have a fantastically sparkly flower.  :-) 

I added the flower to the card base (Sahara Sand) that also had some of the new Blushing Bride Pleated Satin Ribbon and a strip of Perfect Plum card stock that I ran through the Big Shot with one of the new Adorning Accents Embossing folders.  In the center of the flower is one of the new Large Pearls.  So many fun new accessories!  

Stamps: Mixed Bunch, Elements of Style (sentiment)
Ink: Perfect Plum, Blushing Bride
Paper:  Sahara Sand, Perfect Plum, Whisper White
Accessories:  Blushing Bride Pleated Satin Ribbon, Large Pearls, 1" Circle Punch, Blossom Punch, Dazzling Diamonds, Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets, Adorning Accents Embossing Folder, Big Shot, dimensionals

Another card sample using the same technique and the same layout:  

I still have more samples to share, so I'll be back later.  Unfortunately I forgot to ask someone to take a picture of me while I was busy doing all this, or even my display board, so you'll just have to imagine that part.  :-)  Thanks so much to everyone who stopped by to say hi during the presentation last Saturday--I really appreciated it! 

Stamps:  Pennant Parade
Ink:  Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Tangerine Tango
Paper:  Luck Limeade, Whisper White
Accessories:  Petite Pennants Builder Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Tangerine Tango Scallop Dots Ribbon, Linen Thread, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Dazzling Diamonds, Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets,  Stripes Embossing Folder, Big Shot, dimensionals

Friday, January 20, 2012

Off to San Antonio

This weekend I am exciting to be heading to San Antonio for a Stampin' Up Regional Conference!  I am lucky to be attending with one of my downline and two friends.

I applied, and then was asked to present during the conference as part of the 'workshop wow' portion--first thing of the day.  So if you are also going to be in San Antonio this weekend for Regionals, stop by my booth and say "hi".  :-) 

I've been stamping a lot this week getting ready for the presentation, so I'll be back next week with pictures of what I've been up to! 

Have a great weekend! 

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Vintage Doilies

Normally I wouldn't consider myself a 'doily person', but I do love the Delicate Doilies set in the catalog.  I've had have fun playing with the set, and this is a vintage-ish card I came up with a while ago:  

This card uses the emboss-resist technique.  I stamped the doily image with Versamark ink onto Very Vanilla card stock.  Next I heat embossed with Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder and then sponged over the top with Soft Suede ink.  I sponged more in the middle (darker) and then faded out to the edges.  The embossed part 'resists' the ink and stays Very Vanilla in color.  A simple 'wow' technique!  

The middle of the doily has one of the Antique Brads.  On the larger Very Vanilla panel, I used my Color Spritzer Tool to add a little texture and then sponged and distressed the edges.  The ribbon is the Victoria Crochet Trim.  

For the tag, I used the Tiny Tags stamp set, Soft Suede ink and the Jewelry Tag punch.  I attached it to the ribbon using a bit of Linen Thread and one of the safety pins from the Vintage Trinkets embellishment set.  A close up of that:  

Thanks for stopping by!  

Stamps:  Delicate Doilies, Tiny Tags
Ink:  Soft Suede, Versamark
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Soft Suede
Accessories:  Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Jewelry Tag Punch, Vintage Trinkets, Victoria Crochet Trim, Antique Brads, Linen Thread, Cutter Kit, Color Spritzer Tool (and Soft Suede marker) sponge, dimensionals

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Baby and Button Buddies

Well, first I want to thank anyone who is still reading/subscribing to my blog during my long absence!  I did have my baby--and she is already 7 months old!  It really is hard to believe how fast time goes.  :-)  

Here is a picture of my little cutie:   

So she's one of my excuses for not blogging. :-)  I've also been struggling with some post-pregnancy health complications, although I think I'm hopefully almost out of woods with all that now too. So, my goal is to get back into the habit of posting on my blog.  I have been stamping a little here and there--thanks to my clubs who keep my stamping!  

So here's a card for today:  

This is a card I made up to put as a 'thank you' into customer orders.  The flower image is from the set Button Buddies.  I inked with Daffodil Delight and then carefully rolled the edges of the stamp in Pumpkin Pie ink before stamping onto Whisper White paper.   I punched out with the 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch and then added the Pumpkin Pie Designer Button and Lined Thread bow.  The flower is also up on dimensionals.  

The other two flowers were stamped with Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry.  I distressed the edges of the Whisper White layer with my Cutter Kit and mounted it on a 3" by 3" Rich Razzleberry base.  

See you again soon!  

Stamps:  Button Buddies
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry
Paper:  Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories:  1 3/4" Circle Punch, Linen Thread, Brights Designer Buttons