Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Betsy's Nest

This is a card we made at our June stampers club meeting.  When we made this card at club it actually ended up being a little more confusing than I was anticipating.  So, I thought I would show one quick intermediate step.  I started by stamping the bird and leaves on a Whisper White layer that was cut just smaller than the Gumball Green layer.  That way I didn't have to stamp directly on the card base or mask the edges.  After doing this stamping, I adhered this layer directly to the card base and then added everything else (except the nest) on top with dimensionals.  

So, on a separate piece of Whisper White card stock I stamped the nest (half of the largest flower), the two Summer Starfruit flowers, the bird wing, and the sentiment.  I cut out the sentiment using the Big Shot and a Bitty Banners Framelits die.  You can punch the nest out with the 2 1/2" Circle Punch and the flowers with the 1/2" circle punch and the 1 1/4" Circle Punch.  The 'frame' was cut from Gumball Green card stock using the Apothecary Accents Framelits die. 

I'm pretty sure I saw the idea to make the flower into a nest over on Lyssa's Song of My Heart Stampers blog. . . although now I can't seem to find her card that inspired me!  Anyway, head on over anyway as Lyssa is not only a talented stamper, but a sweet person as well.  :-) 

And a view from the side so you can more easily see the effect created by popping some of the parts up with dimensionals:  

Stamps:  Betsy's Blossoms, Fabulous Phrases
Ink:  Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Soft Suede
Paper:  Gumball Green, Whisper White
Accessories:  Summer Starfruit Stitched Satin Ribbon, pearls, Apothecary Accents Framelits Die, Bitty Banners Framelits die, Big Shot, 1/2" Circle Punch, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, dimensionals

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Stampin' Celebration #57

It's already August 1st!  So that means it's time for a Stampin' Celebration challenge.  :-)  This month we have a beautiful inspiration piece.  I love this color combination--which is also a popular one for weddings this year.   

I used the colors along with my new Papillon Potpourri stamp set to create this card. I stamped the butterfly image with Basic Gray ink and then adhered Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the butterflies using Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets. (If you are new to that technique you can read more about it HERE and see more samples HERE and HERE.) 

Other new items this card shows off are the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, the Apothecary Accents Framelits, and the Finishing Touches Edgelits

The sentiment is from the Lovely Little Labels set and punched out with the coordinating Little Labels Punch Pack.  This is an adorable little set, as long as you don't mind working with small things.  :-) 

And here is a coordinating 3X3 card that I used as thank yous for my Stampers Club's orders.  I also used the first card as a swap during convention for an organized 'Workshop Wow' swap. 

If you are following the hop in order, you just came from Rochelle's blog I stamp, I create, I have fun! And now make sure to head over to Cori's blog Creative Chat to see what she has created with this same inspiration piece.

And make sure to play along with us this month at Stampin' Celebration! You have until August 25th to create a card, 3D item, digital item, scrapbook layout, etc. using the inspiration piece above. Link your creation to the Stampin' Celebration blog so we can see your project. We will choose the "Pick of the Party" at the end of the month. We can't wait to see what Stampin' Celebration inspires you to create!

Allison Ohran -Sweet Impressions (you are here)
Cori Kozak - Creative Chat
Erica Cerwin - Pink Buckaroo Designs
Erin Gonzales -Hand Stamped Style
Krystal De Leeuw - Krystal's Cards
Marlene Peters - Hands On
Rochelle Gould - I stamp, I create, I have fun!
Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge