Monday, October 17, 2016

Sheltering Tree for Fall

I love Fall: the cooler weather, the gorgeous leaves, the fluttering leaves.  It's as though all God's nature takes a deep breath and relaxes. So, when I saw this card idea, I was in love.  The way the tree peeks out of the leaf cut out is just sweet!  This is our card for class this month.

And I also found this idea...I stamped the leaves in Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie.
Isn't that fun?

Here are the products I used:

Sheltering Tree Photopolymer Stamp Set  #137163

Price: $25.00

Leaflets Framelits Dies  #138283

Price: $25.00

Acorn Builder Punch  #139681

Price: $18.00

Acorny Thank You Photopolymer Stamp Set  #139718

Duet Banner Punch  #141483

Price: $18.00

You can get the items you need for this and any other project Here.  When you place an order of $40 or more, please post below and ask for your FREE gift (the cards from class for the month)

Paisleys and Emboss Resist

When some gals from our Joyful Heart Group got together to swap ideas,
Sondra mentioned this idea: emboss resist with Copper. 

Copper embossing powder and copper foil is so beautiful and I was thrilled when it came back.
I decided to make this card right away and use it for class.
The coloring technique is called burnishing.  Let me explain:
Positioning: I placed the paisley stamps where I wanted them on the card, then put my largest block down on top of them to secure their location.  
Embossing: Rub Embossing Buddy over your piece of Whisper White Cardstock.
Ink all stamps on the block with Versamark ink.  This stamp set is photopolymer so be sure to use the Piercing Mat for better images when you stamp. After stamping, dust with Copper Embossing Powder, turn paper over and tap excess off firmly. Heat with heat tool on high til copper is shiny.
Begin burnishing with Flirty Flamingo ink (tap a piece of the sponge on ink pad, then tap on scrap paper, then begin on your design to rub gently in a circular motion, then keep rubbing harder til you get a good, bright covering.  Just do this color in spots, then repeat the same thing in open spots using Rich Razzleberry.  Completely fill in the white using these 2 colors, blending the colors together.

Versamark Pad   #102283

Price: $8.50

Embossing Buddy  #103083

Price: $6.00

Heat Tool   #129053               Price:   $30.00                                      

Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder  #141636

Price: $5.00
Stampin' Pierce Mat    #126199

Price: $5.00

Stamping Sponges  #141337

Price: $3.50

Copper Foil Sheets  #142020 these are available now!  yeah!

Price: $4.00

Paisleys & Posies Photopolymer Bundle  #143515

Price: $45.00

You can order any of these items Here
When you place an online order of $40 or more, please just post a comment below and say Please send me the class cards for this month as my gift!

Freehand and Stamps

I found this idea on Pinterest and I just love this bird cage...
So....the outline is free-hand.  

It's not that hard, really.
 Mark your corners to keep you on track. I used our Project life them.
 Then just let your hand go.  
You will seriously feel a little crazy...I think this is a personality test :)
It is very fun.  Everyone at class panicked but then they had fun!
I added some rhinestones that I colored black with a sharpie marker.

So, if this random scribble makes you nervous, check back here for next month's project doing a similar Freehand that is more controlled.
 Here are the other stamps and projects that I used on this card..

Rhinestone Basic Jewels  119246

Price: $5.00

Happy Happenings Clear-Mount Stamp Set #139381

Price: $20.00

Flourish Thinlits Dies #141478

Price: $29.00

Badges & Banners Clear-Mount Stamp Set  #141610   Price: $19
Best Badge Punch  #140633  $18

Basic Black Solid Baker's Twine #141682

Price: $3.00

Project Life Journaling Pens  #135304

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