Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Samples from my Downline Coffee Event


I finally got my new stamps last Friday and got to sit down and play with them for my meeting on Saturday.  Sorry I didn’t get them on here sooner but home school deadlines were upon me and it always causes me great stress—today—testing is done and I have everything pretty much ready to turn into the school district!  Hallelujah.

Okay, this stamp set is called Friends Never Fade.  I used the new in-color cardstock Peach Parfait, Marina Mist for the stamp, Sahara Sand for the textured piece.  I created the tab with a 3/4 inch strip of Whisper White, inserted it into my 3/4” circle punch (not the traditional way but through the circle hole and out through the opening that you would normally stick it through) then punched created this rounded edge.  I did that on both ends then attached my linen thread.  Cool huh?   For the flowers on the right, I punched with the Boho Blossoms punch, then pressed the flower into my mat pack foam pad with the stylus tool to create the dimension.  I applied them to the card with a mini glue dot, then I applied a drop of crystal effects, dipped my pokey tool into a drop of Pear Pizazz ink and touched it to the drop of crystal effects—the color just spreads over the whole drop.  Then I sprinkled with dazzling diamonds glitter.




This card uses the same stamp set but also the Presto Patterns DSP from the Mini Catalog.

I CASE’d it from Mary Fish.  I embossed the stamp in Silver EP after swiping with the embossing buddy.  Then I sponged the whole thing with Certainly Celery and a touch of Always Artichoke.

The textured piece is done with Always Artichoke, the Textured Impressions Folder—Square Lattice—from the Mini Catalog. The edge with Scallop Trim Border punch, silver brads.  The Oval punch was used to punch out the flower from the same set.



We made these cute little note cards using the same set, Friends Never Fade, as well as the DSP Greenhouse Gala.  Cards are 3 1/4 X 3 1/4.  The envelopes are made from one Small Open-End Envelope, cut in half---you seal the flap, then apply a piece of DSP for the flap (cut 3 1/2 X 2 1/2, scored at 1 inch to glue on back).  I also used a strip of Daffodil Delight CS---love this new yellow!




IMG_1612  For this one, I just used scraps from the previous note cards!  I think it turned out pretty cute!













Because I Care is a new level 1 hostess set.  I got it for free when I placed my sneak peak pre-order for my new colors of pads and paper.

I did not want to have to cut this design out so I stamped it, colored it with Bashful Blue and Marina Mist markers (wish I had just used marina mist cause the colors don’t quite match), then I took the Sahara Sand marker and created a shadow around the right and bottom of the flower…..




…which helps this flower to pop off the page. 

The center sponging was done by creating a frame mask with my personal cutter.  I cut a piece of paper 4”X5 1/4”, then on my cutter, I put the edge at 1”, and cut from 1” to 3”, turned, cut at 1” and 4 1/4” and so on til I had the hole center cut out.  Then I just lined it up on my White card and sponge the inside with the new Crumb Cake pad. The ribbon is our new thin taffeta in Marina Mist!



This card uses a set called Artistic Etchings.  I love collage but often struggle with not being precise.  But I love this set and I’m going to collage if it kills me!

The texture is done with one of our Sizzix embossing plates, then I ran the Crumb Cake Ink pad over the raised part.  CS is Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Crumb Cake (Kraft Brown) and then the Eiffel Tower is stamped in Early Espresso—what a beautiful brown!  Ribbon is Early Espresso Taffeta.  The Top Note die is also embossed with the new Embossing Folder, Vintage Wallpaper.


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