Saturday, April 28, 2012

First Communion Card

This card was made for a friend's granddaughter for her First Communion.  I finally used my Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder for the first time...which was way overdue.  It is such a pretty folder!  You should see how this card shines in real life.  I used Gold Mirricard for a metal look.

Stamps:  Crosses of Hope
CS:  Regal Rose, Shimmery White, Melon Mambo, Gold Mirricard [non-SU]
Ink:  Whisper White Craft Pad, Melon Mambo Classic Pad
Markers:  Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery, So Saffron
Accessories:  Big Shot, Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Rhinestone Jewels, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Paper Snips, SU Dimensionals

Happy Stamping!    Judy  :)

Metal Rose Card

This card uses a thin sheet of metal for the main image.  I made this card at our Rubber Ducky meeting last month.  We stamped our images on metal using a Black StazOn Ink Pad and then used a stylus to go along both sides of the stamped image.  We then colored the metal with alcohol based markers.  This card is very pretty in real life.  I added some yellow to the designer paper to match the yellow ink I added to the rose.
Stamp:  Non-Stampin' Up! --- I think it is from PSX
CS:  Whisper White, Non-SU Designer Paper
Ink:  Black StazOn Ink Pad, Alcohol Based Markers
Accessories:  Thin metal sheet, Stylus, Foam Mat, Oval & Oval Mat Dies, Accucut Machine

Happy Stamping!    Judy  :)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Simply Soft

Simply Soft is a Hostess Stamp set retiring soon.  Here are three cards I made for swaps and stamp camps through the year.  You can't see the glitter on them but it really sparkles and is the perfect finishing touch..
Stamp Set:  Simply Soft
CS:  Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Basic Black. Whisper White
Ink:  Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Old Olive
Accessories:  Big Shot, Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pals punch, 
         Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

Stamp Set:  Simply Soft
CS:  Marina Mist, Very Vanilla, Whisper White
Ink:  Basic Black, Marina Mist, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Daffodil Delight
Accessories:  Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Eyelet Border punch,
         Marina Mist 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon, SU Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Sponge Dauber,
         Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

Stamp Set:  Simply Soft
CS:  Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Whisper White
Ink:  Calypso Coral, Basic Black, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight
Accessories:  Big Shot, Perfect Pennants, Circle Punch & Die, Itty Bitty Punch Bunch
         Daffodil Delight 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Glue Dots, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

Happy Stamping!   Judy  :)

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Crazy for Cupcakes

This is a fun puzzle piece I made for a friend's birthday puzzle.  Her theme was cupcakes.

Stamp Set:  Crazy for Cupcakes
CS:  Real Red & Baja Breeze, White
DSP:  ??? It was a Christmas DSP
Ink:  Real Red, Baja Breeze
Accessories:  Red Rhinestone Jewels, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Crystal Effects, Dimensionals

Happy Stamping!   Judy  :)

Monday, April 9, 2012

Triple Treat Easel - Faux Telescoping Card

Mary Brown was my inspiration for this card.  The base card was made with the Dresden Designs Die.  I didn't need this die until I saw Mary's idea.  This first view is of the closed card.

The next view is the telescoping easel card open.  You can display it opened or closed.  I will be teaching this card at our upcoming Stamp-A-Stack this Thursday.  I'm also giving a Petite Purse to each of my customers who RSVP and attend on Thursday.  :)

Stamps:  Triple Treat Flower, Happiest Birthday Wishes
CS:  Island Indigo, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Ink:  Island Indigo, Baja Breeze, Rich Razzleberry
Dies:  Dresden Designs , 3" Circle, Circles Scallop #2
Punches:  Fancy Flower, 5-Petal, 2 3/4" Circle, 1/2" Circle
Accessories: 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon - Baja Breeze [I didn't like the Old Olive], 
         Scoring Tool, Piercing Tool & Mat Pack, SU Dimensionals, SU Glue Dots,
         Rhinestone Jewel, Gold Brad, 5/16" Jumbo Neutral Brad

Happy Stamping!  Judy  :)

Friday, April 6, 2012

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!  I'm sharing a beautiful Easter card I received from my friend Kathy Baity.  She is a very talented and creative stamper and such a sweet friend.
Kathy used the Polished Stone technique on the green piece.  I didn't get Easter cards made this year. so am sharing this beauty.  

Happy Stamping!  Judy  :)

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Mixed Bunch Butterfly Journal

This journal was a spur of the moment door prize I put together for a Stamp Camp.  I like to try to  give something hand made...if I have the time.  It has an attached  crochet ribbon bookmark to mark your place and lots of different fibers and charms and beads attached to the spine.  The inside cover, back inside cover and back cover are also decorated.  :)

Stamp Set:  Mixed Bunch, Saying is non-SU
CS:  Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze Calypso Coral, Whisper White
DSP:  Everyday Enchantment - I LOVE this DSP!!!!
Ink:  Calypso Coral Classic Pad
Accessories:  Swirls Scribbles Sizzlets Die, Pearl Jewels, Blossom Punch
         Calypso Coral Ribbon, Dazzling Details Glitter

Happy Stamping!  Judy  :)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Purses made with new Petite Purse Die

I had time this evening to play with our new Petite Purse Die from the Summer Smooches promotion.  You only need two small strips of adhesive and the purse is together and ready to decorate.  How easy is that!!!!  All you need is an 8" x 5 1/4" piece of card stock or Designer Series Paper, Adhesive, and whatever supplies you want to decorate it.

I'll be making a purse for each of my customers who come to our upcoming April Stamp-A-Stack on Thursday, April 12th at 6:30pm.  Let me know you are coming and I'll get one put together for you.

Happy Stamping!  Judy  :)

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Sweet Cake

I am loving the stamp set Sweet Cake in the Occasions Mini catalog and finally got a chance to use it. For two male birthdays this past month, I thought these colors would work well.  I love the Island Indigo Paper Stack and Baja Breeze together.  It probably doesn't look like it but there was a lot of cutting involved in this card.  It was worth the effort though.  Since this is a solid image stamp, I first took a SU's Sanding Block and lightly sanded the whole stamp so the ink would cover without any empty spots.   You also need to be sure there isn't any glitter on your stamp pad...because each tiny speck of glitter will leave a spot on your paper...not a good thing.  :)

Stamp Set:  Sweet Cake
CS:  Chocolate Chip, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White
Paper Stack:  2011-2013 In Color Patterns DSP Pack
Ink:  Island Indigo, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip Classic Pads
Markers:  Chocolate Chip, Lucky Limeade, Real Red
Accessories:   Paper Snips, Crystal Effects, SU Dimensionals

Happy Stamping!   Judy  :)