Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Inky Divas Challenge - Week of October 17

This week Crystal challenged us to "lighten up".  We had to create a card or project that allowed us to place a tea light (battery operated), so that the project/card would glow!  We had to use only current Stampin' Up! products to complete the challenge.

I had seen a card on Pinterest that I was planning to make but for this challenge I changed up the DSP the stamp set and framelits/punches to fit with the requirement to use current products.  You can see the original HERE.

The card is an easel type card - slightly modified from other versions of the easel card that I have done before.

This is what my card looks like with the tea light lit

To the left is the view with no tealight and to the right you get the side view.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Peaceful Pines
Ink - Versamark, Black Stampin' Write Marker
Cardstock - Kraft, Very Vanilla, This Christmas Designer Series Paper, Cardstock Vellum, Gold Glimmer Paper
Other - Perfect Pines Framelits, Stampin' Dimensionals, Gold Embossing Powder, Mini Glue Dots, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches, Rhinestones, Battery Operated Tea Light

Friday, October 14, 2016

Inky Divas Challenge - Week of October 10

This week's challenge was a sketch.  We were asked to follow the sketch although we could change the shapes of the various elements.

I had a number of bits and pieces on my table so decided to use them for my card.  I had stamped and coloured the cute little mouse a month or so ago; the strip of DSP was leftover from a Christmas card I had made; the layer behind the DSP was embossed with the Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder (it doesn't show very well in this photo) and the banner had been stamped and die cut to use with the mouse.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Merry Mice, Number of Years
Ink - Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Night of Navy, Crushed Curry, Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron
Card Stock - Whisper White, Basic Black, Warmth & Cheere DSP, Watercolour Paper
Other - Large Numbers Framelits, Lots of Labels Framelits, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Masculine Birthday Cards

I had forgotten that I didn't post these two masculine birthday cards that I had made in August.

For this card I used a piece of the Irresistibly Floral Speciality Designer Series Paper.  I received a sample of each design in the new catalogue product share I purchased from Sandi MacIver.  The pattern on the paper is white on white and shows beautifully when the paper is inked.  I inked up a sponge brayer with Night of Navy ink and rolled it over the piece, reinking from time to time until I was happy with the colour.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Gorgeous Grunge, Stylised Birthday
Ink - Night of Navy, Cajun Craze
Card Stock - Night of Navy, Whisper White, Irresistibly Floral Speciality DSP
Other - 1 1/4" Burlap Ribbon (retired), Linen Thread, Regals Enamel Shapes, Stampin' Dimensionals, Circles Framelits

This card uses the Kinda Eclectic stamp set along with the 2016 Sale-a-Bration set Hello.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Kinda Eclectic, Hello (retired)
Ink - Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Cucumber Crush, Basic Black
Card Stock - Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Cucumber Crush, Whisper White
Other - White Perfect Accents, 3/4" Circle Punch

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Inky Divas Challenge - Week of October 3

This week we were asked to create a card using some of our favourite things, but they had to be current Stampin' Up! product.  A lot of my most favourite things are now retired from Stampin' Up! so I decided to use new "favourites".  These turned out to be some things from an order I received on Wednesday.

In general some of may favourite things to use when papercrafting are Washi Tape, Stampin' Dimensionals (Judy will tell you that I use them on almost every project I do) and cutting dies.  My recent order contained all of those so that is where I started.

I thought and thought about ordering the Santa's Sleigh and coordinating dies.  Finally I gave in and ordered them and they were included in Wednesday's box along with the Warmth & Comfort Washi Tape.  I had seen a card posted by Dawn Olchefske recently and decided to CASE it.  Check it out HERE.

I think I will be making multiples of these cards this year.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Santa's Sleigh
Ink - Garden Green
Card Stock - Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Other - Santa's Sleigh Framelits, Warmth & Cheer Washi Tape, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Baker's Twine Trio Pack (page 16 in the Holiday Catalogue), Gold Glimmer Paper