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Friday, December 31, 2010

Embossing Powder Techniques #7

Watercolour Inker Resist
In this technique a heat embossed image acts as a barrier for the water and ink.

Heat emboss an image on a card stock with a hard surface such as Stampin' Up! Shimmery White.

Spritz the card stock liberally with water and weight the corners to keep it from curling too much.

Pick up some ink on an Aqua Painter and touch it to the water. The ink will spread in the water. Let dry.




I used Clear EP for these flowers and cut them out after they dried.










Supplies
Stamps
-Fifth Avenue Floral 113734 IBC p. 122
-All Holidays 114916 IBC p. 154
Ink IBC pp. 165-169
-Pretty in Pink inker
-Regal Rose inker
-Bashful Blue inker
-Not Quite Navy inker
-Marina Mist ink pad
-Certainly Celery marker
Paper IBC pp. 165-170
-Shimmery White card stock
-Very Vanilla card stock
-Pink Pirouette card stock
-Marina Mist card stock
Tools
-Framed Tulips embossing folder 121809 OMC p. 28
-Big Shot 113439 IBC p. 204
-Heat Tool 100005 IBC p. 196
-Aqua Painter 103954 IBC p. 195
Accessories
-Clear embossing powder 109130 IBC p. 196
-Certainly Celery 3/8 in. taffeta ribbon



To custom colour the image I applied a VersaMark pad to the stamp, then pressed a Rose Red ink pad over it. Stamp and cover with Clear EP and heat with tool.












Supplies
Stamps
-Fifth Avenue Floral 113734 IBC p. 122
-Sincere Salutations 115068 IBC p. 155
Ink IBC pp. 165-169
-VersaMark pad 102283 IBC p. 195
-Rose Red pad and inker
-Pretty in Pink inker
-Basic Black pad
Paper IBC pp. 165-170
-Shimmery White card stock
-Rose Red card stock
-Whisper White card stock
-Basic Black card stock
Tools
-Big Shot 113439 IBC p. 204
-Manhattan Flower embossing folder IBC p. 214
-Heat Tool 100005 IBC p. 196
-Aqua Painter 103954 IBC p. 195
Accessories
-Clear embossing powder 109130 IBC p. 196
-Clear rhinestone brad 113144 IBC p. 187
-Basic Black 5/8 in. satin ribbon 117285 IBC p. 191


If you hate cutting out images as much as I do, try a layout with the image off the edge like the next 2 cards.

I used VersaMark and So Saffron ink with Clear EP for the outline.











Supplies
Stamps
-Fifth Avenue Floral 113734 IBC p. 122
-Sincere Salutations 115068 IBC p. 155
Ink IBC pp. 165-169
-VersaMark pad 102283 IBC p. 195
-So Saffron pad
-Pretty in Pink pad
-More Mustard inker
-Regal Rose inker
Paper IBC pp. 165-170
-Shimmery White card stock
-So Saffron card stock
-Pretty in Pink card stock
-Pink Pirouette card stock
Tools
-Aqua Painter 103954 IBC p. 195
-Heat Tool 100005 IBC p. 196
Accessories
-Pretty in Pink 1/8 in. taffeta ribbon 119260 IBC p. 191
-Clear embossing powder 109130 IBC p. 196



I used VersaMark and Not Quite Navy ink with Clear EP for the outline.

The yellow flower centres were coloured with a marker after the flowers had dried.







Supplies
Stamps
-Fifth Avenue Floral 113734 IBC p. 122
-Thoughtful Friend wheel 118616 IBC p. 219
Ink IBC pp. 165-169
-VersaMark pad 102283 IBC p. 195
-Not Quite Navy pad and inker
-Baja Breeze inker
-Daffodil Delight marker
Paper IBC pp. 165-170
-Shimmery White card stock
-Daffodil Delight card stock
-Not Quite Navy card stock
-Baja Breeze card stock
Tools
-Aqua Painter 103954 IBC p. 195
-Heat Tool 100005 IBC p. 196
Accessories
-Clear embossing powder 109130 IBC p. 196
-Daffodil Delight 1/8 in. taffeta ribbon 119254 IBC p. 191


On this card I just cut out the top edge of the flower because the ink bled onto the background.

The white taffeta ribbon was dyed by pressing it against an ink pad and pulling. I used Pretty in Pink and So Saffron on the sides and added a touch of Rose Red to the pink edge.










Supplies
Stamps
-Fifth Avenue Floral 113734 IBC p. 122
-Fabulous Phrases 117002 IBC p. 149
Ink IBC pp. 165-169
-VersaMark pad 102283 IBC p. 195
-Pretty in Pink pad
-So Saffron pad
-Rose Red pad and inker
-Regal Rose inker
-More Mustard inker
Paper IBC pp. 165-170
-Shimmery White card stock
-Blushing Bride card stock
-Very Vanilla card stock
-Rose Red card stock
Tools
-Aqua Painter 103954 IBC p. 195
-Heat Tool 100005 IBC p. 196
Accessories
-Clear embossing powder 109130 IBC p. 196
-Whisper White 3/8 in. taffeta ribbon 109070 IBC p. 191

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Candy Ornament

I wanted to find a use for all of the clear acetate packaging that covers so many products. Save all of yours or use Stampin' Up! Window Sheets (114324 IBC p. 205).

I used my Big Shot and the Circle 3D Ornament die to cut 10 circles from the packaging of a recent purchase. Fold on the crease lines and adhere 5 circles together with 1/2 in. wide strips of Sticky Page (114300 IBC p. 205) then trim the edges. Make the other side in the same way, fill with wrapped candy and adhere the sides together. I punched a hole and added a ribbon for hanging.

You could place a small gift item nestled in coloured tissue strips inside and add a tag.

Embossing Powder Techniques #6

Fossil Resist

 After heat embossing an image you can apply techniques to the paper, but the embossed images will resist and stay the same.

For the Fossil Technique, start with card stock that has a hard surface and heat emboss images. I stamped snowflakes with VersaMark on Glossy White card stock and used Silver EP for this sample. You could also try Stampin' Up! Shimmery White, Brushed Gold and Brushed Silver card stock.

Moisten a cotton ball with rubbing alcohol and add some drops of re-inker. Now, dab the mixture onto the card stock and over the images. Let dry and wipe the embossed images with a tissue to remove the ink mixture.

Supplies
Stamps
-Serene Snowflakes 115438 IBC p. 42
-All Holidays 114916 IBC p. 154
Ink IBC pp. 165-169
-VersaMark pad 102283 IBC p. 195
-Not Quite Navy pad and re-inker
-Bashful Blue re-inker
Paper IBC pp. 165-170
-Bashful Blue card stock
-Whisper White card stock
-Glossy White card stock
Tools
-Heat Tool 100005 IBC p. 196
-Wide Oval punch 119859 IBC p. 203
Accessories
-cotton ball
-rubbing alcohol
-Whisper White 1/8 in. taffeta ribbon 119262 IBC p. 191
-Silver EP 109131 IBC p. 196
-Multipurpose glue 110755 IBC p. 197
-Silver Glass glitter 120995 HMC p. 21

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Embossing Powder Techniques #5

Gold Embossing Powder


Chris Smith originally submitted this card on www.splitcoaststampers.com and I used it in a club last year.

I added a folded vellum sheet to the inside; held in place by gold cord through 1/16 in. punched holes in the spine.

The gold embossing powder adds elegance to this simple design.

Supplies
Stamps
-Fifth Avenue Floral 113734 IBC p. 122
-Sincere Salutations 115 068 IBC p. 155
Ink
-VersaMark pad 102283
Paper IBC pp. 165-170
-Chocolate Chip card stock
-Whisper White card stock
-Brushed Gold card stock
-Vellum card stock
Accessories
-Gold embossing powder 109129 IBC p. 196
-gold cord
Tools
-Heat Tool 100005 IBC p. 196
-1/16 in. punch 101227 IBC p. 202

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Embossing Powder Techniques #4

Embossing Powder Colours

I probably should have started this series with these two cards, because they show the easiest way to use embossing powder and introduce the basic products for heat embossing.

Coloured Opaque Embossing Powder


Because heat embossed images are glossy, I usually use the technique on more contemporary cards. Unfortunately, this photo doesn't show how glossy the black embossed image is.

I stamped the background flowers on paper with water-based ink and let it dry. Then, I swiped the surface with an Embossing Buddy. It's a little bag with powder (I think it's zinc) that keeps the embossing powder from sticking to the surface.

Next, I stamped the flowers with a VersaMark pad. It's a clear sticky medium that holds the embossing powder really well. I poured Black embossing powder over the image and shook off the excess. Lastly, I used a heat tool to melt the powder.


Supplies
Stamps
-Upsy Daisy 111710 IBC p. 112
-Heard from the Heart 111644 IBC p. 156
Ink IBC pp. 165-169
-Melon Mambo pad
-Basic Black pad
-VersaMark pad 102283 IBC p. 195
Paper IBC pp. 165-170
-Regal Rose card stock
-Melon Mambo card stock
-Regal Rose DSP
Tools
-Heat Tool 100005 IBC p. 196
-Embossing Buddy 103083 IBC p. 196
Accessories
-Black embossing powder 109133 IBC p. 196
-Black 1/4 in. ribbon 109027 IBC p. 191
-Basic Rhinestones 119246 IBC p. 188

Custom Coloured Embossing Powder

Stampin' Up! Craft Pigment ink comes in 40 colours. It's a VERY slow-drying opague ink with the ability to hold embossing powder so you can customize your heat embossing to match our Designer Papers and Card Stock.

To prepare your card stock for heat embossing swipe it with an Embossing Buddy.

I stamped the flowers with Craft inks, then covered the mat with Clear embossing powder. Shake off the excess powder and melt the powder with a heat tool.

Again, the glossy appearance of the images isn't visible in this photograph.

Supplies
Stamps
-Fifth Avenue Floral 113734 IBC p. 122
Ink IBC pp. 165-169
-Bashful Blue Craft ink
-Certainly Celery Craft ink
-Chocolate Chip Craft ink
-Chocolate Chip pad
Paper IBC pp. 165-169
-Bashful Blue card stock
-Very Vanilla card stock
-Chocolate Chip card stock
Tools
-Heat Tool 100005 IBC p. 196
-Embossing Buddy 103083 IBC p. 196
Accessories
-Clear embossing powder 109130 IBC p. 196
-Hodgepodge Hardware ribbon slide 112454 IBC p. 188
-Early Espresso 1/4 in. ribbon 120931 IBC p. 191

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Embossing Powder Techniques #3

Mosaic

Embossing powder can be used as "grout" to imitate tile or tesserae on paper crafts.

The bubbles on the page are Vellum card stock. I just can't stop finding uses for vellum!













I adhered Sticky Page to a white card stock mat and arranged squares of card stock for tiles. Cover with White embossing powder and shake off the excess powder. Only the powder between the squares will remain. Melt the powder with a heat tool.

Next, I stamped on some of the squares and applied a VersaMark pad to the surface. Cover with Clear embossing powder, shake off the excess and melt the powder.



Supplies
Stamps
-Circle Circus115778 IBC p. 136
Ink IBC pp. 165-169
-Marina Mist
Paper IBC pp. 165-170
-Bashful Blue card stock
-Marina Mist card stock
-Whisper White card stock
-Vellum card stock
Tools
-heat tool 100005 IBC p. 196
-1 in. circle punch 119868 IBC p. 203
-1 1/4 in. circle punch 119861 IBC p. 203
-1 3/4 in. circle punch 119850 IBC p. 203
Accessories
-Sticky Page 114300 IBC p. 205
-White embossing powder 109132 IBC p. 196
-Clear embossing powder 109130 IBC p. 196
-VersaMark pad 102283 IBC p. 195




For this card I stamped and coloured white card stock with images that reminded me of blue and white china and cut them into shards.

Adhere Sticky Page to a white card stock mat and arrange the shards on the top sticky side. Add white embossing powder, shake off the excess and melt the powder between the tesserae with a heat tool. Let cool.

Apply VersaMark pad to the entire design and cover with clear embossing powder, shake off the excess and melt with heat tool.

Supplies
Stamps
-Elements of Style 118611 IBC p. 133
-Bella Toile 111598 IBC p. 142
-Elizabeth 117120 IBC p. 18
-Vintage Vogue 117690 IBC p. 126
-Charming 116519 IBC p. 130
-Perfect Punches 117022 IBC p. 131
Ink IBC pp. 165-169
-Not Quite Navy
-Pacific Point
-Marina Mist
-Baja Breeze
-Bashful Blue
Paper IBC pp. 165-170
-Marina Mist card stock
-Pacific Point card stock
-Bashful Blue card stock and DSP
-Whisper White card stock
Tools
-heat tool 100005 IBC p. 196
-Oval punch 119855 IBC p. 202
-Scallop Oval punch 119856 IBC p. 201
-Blender Pen 102845 IBC p. 195
Accessories
-Sticky Page 114300 IBC p. 205
-White embossing powder 109132 IBC p. 196
-Clear embossing powder 109130 IBC p. 196
-VersaMark pad 102283 IBC p. 195
-Organza ribbon 114319 IBC p. 190

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Embossing Powder Techniques #2


Faux Metal

To make the faux metal embellishments on the following projects, I covered a scrap of card stock with a VersaMark pad and added metallic embossing powder. Melt the embossing powder with a heat tool and let cool slightly before repeating the layers of Versamark and embossing powder twice more.


After heating the last time, press a stamp into the soft EP and hold until cooled. Remove from the stamp and use a punch to cut out the desired shape.




Inked Faux Reptile

To create a natural looking faux reptile effect on this gift card, I used sponge daubers with River Rock and Soft Suede inks on Crumb Cake card stock before applying a VersaMark pad to the surface. Pour on clear embossing powder and shake off the excess. Use a bone folder to draw uneven lines and melt with a heat tool.

Use the faux metal technique described above to make the designer label.



Supplies
Stamps
-Perfect Punches 117022 IBC p. 131
Ink IBC pp. 165-169
-River Rock
-Soft Suede
-VersaMark pad 102283 IBC p. 195
Paper IBC pp. 165-170
-Crumb Cake card stock
-Brushed Gold card stock
Tools
-Bone Folder 102300 IBC p. 198
-Modern Label punch 119849 IBC p. 203
-1 3/8 in. Circle punch 119860 IBC p. 203
-Sponge Daubers 102892 IBC p. 195
-Heat Tool 100005 IBC p. 196
Accessories
-Clear embossing powder 109130 IBC p. 196
-Gold embossing powder 109129 IBC p. 196


I used UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel) instead of regular embossing powder for a really bumpy faux reptile texture on this purse shaped card.

Use the faux metal technique for the clasp and punched circles of  magnetic vinyl to hold it closed.


Supplies
Stamps
-Charming 116519 IBC p. 130
Ink
-VersaMark pad 102283 IBC p. 195
Paper IBC pp. 165-170
-Real Red card stock
-Brushed Silver card stock
Tools
-Bone Folder 102300 IBC p. 198
-Heat Tool 100005 IBC p. p.196
-1 1/4 in. Circle punch 119861 IBC p. 203
-Big Shot 113439 IBC p. 204
-Top Note Bigz die 113463 IBC p. 207
Accessories
-UTEE
-Silver elastic cord
-Silver embossing powder 109131 IBC p. 196

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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Embossing Powder Techniques #1

Faux Reptile Purse Favours


This cute favour box was cut out with the Big Shot and Stampin' Up!'s exclusive Matchbox die.

I was inspired by Francine Yee's Pumpkin Pie sample to  make the others.

Punch a hole in the side of the box and insert the ribbon. I used glue dots to secure it. Then assemble the box.


Fold the slipcase and the flap on all the score lines. Apply a VersaMark pad to both pieces, except for the small tab section. Pour Clear EP (embossing powder) onto the card stock and shake off the excess. Draw a bone folder across the surfaces in uneven lines
Use a heat tool to melt EP until it is shiny and let cool.
Punch a hole in the flap and insert a brad. Assemble the slipcase and adhere the flap. Stick the brad to the case with a glue dot.





Supplies
Ink
-VersaMark pad 102283 IBC p. 195
Paper IBC pp. 165-170
-Pretty in Pink card stock
-Pumpkin Pie card stock
-Basic Black card stock
Tools
-Heat Tool 100005 IBC p. 196
-Bone Folder 102300 IBC p. 198
-Corner Rounder punch 119871 IBC p. 201
-2 in. Circle punch
-hole punch
Accessories
-Clear embossing powder 109130 IBC p. 196
-1/4 in. Pretty in Pink grosgrain ribbon 109032 IBC p. 191
-1/4 in. Pumpkin Pie grosgrain ribbon 109030 IBC p. 191
-1/4 in. Basic Black grosgrain ribbon 109027 IBC p. 191
-Clear Rhinestone brad 113144 IBC p. 187
-Brights Flower brad 119734 IBC p. 187
-Filigree brad 112577 IBC p. 187
-Sticky Strip 104294 IBC p. 197

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Vellum Techniques #11

The dreamy translucent quality of vellum is especially lovely for wedding themes. Just choose a font (I used Coronet) and print a title on a vellum mat then lay it over a photo. Great for invitations, too! Make sure your vellum is compatible with your printer.

I punched 1/8 in. holes through the vellum and photo and secured them together with ribbon.


The heart embellishment is punched from stamped vellum and the pearl and rhinestone border hides the adhesive.


Supplies
Stamps
-Lovely Letters 115030 IBC p. 160
-Thoughts and Prayers 113252 IBC p. 150
Ink IBC pp. 165-169
-Basic Black pad
-Whisper White pad
Paper IBC pp. 165-170
-Pink Pirouette Designer Series Paper/Subtles Stack
-Whisper White Designer Series Paper/Neutrals Stack
-Basic Black Designer Series Paper/Neutrals Stack
-Whisper White card stock
-Basic Black card stock
-Whisper White textured card stock
-Pink Pirouette textured card stock
-Basic Black textured card stock
-Vellum paper
-Vellum card stock
Tools
-Scallop Trim border punch 118402 IBC p. 201
-Designer Label punch 120907 HMC p. 25
-1/8 in. punch
-Full Heart punch 119883 IBC p. 203
Accessories
-Pretty in Pink 1/8 in. Taffeta ribbon 119260 IBC p. 191
-Pretty in Pink 3/8 in. Taffeta ribbon 109067 IBC p. 191
-Basic Rhinestones 119246 IBC p. 188
-Basic Pearls 119247 IBC p. 188

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Halloween Pop-up Treat Box

Even though I don't celebrate Halloween, I get such a kick out of all the spooky themes. This little treat holder has a pop-up bat cute enough to scare a smile out of anyone!




The pop-up device is a strip of Window Sheet (acetate) scored lightly and adhered to the bottom of the box under another card stock layer. So easy! I'll have other samples of this idea in my future series on Window Sheets.


Supplies
Stamps
-Teahouse stamp 117132 IBC p. 141
Ink
-Basic Black ink pad 101179
Paper IBC pp. 165-170
-Elegant Eggplant card stock
-Pumpkin Pie card stock
-Basic Black card stock
Tools
-1 3/8 in. circle punch 119863 IBC p. 203
-Scallop Circle punch 119854 IBC p. 201
-1 in. circle punch 119868 IBC p. 203
-5 Petal Flower punch 119880 IBC p. 201
-1/2 in. circle punch 119869 IBC p. 203
-Scallop Trim border punch 118402 IBC p. 201
-Big Shot 113439
-Matchbox Bigz XL die 114890
Accessories
-Pumpkin Pie satin ribbon 119749 IBC p. 191
-Old Olive 1/8 in. taffeta ribbon 119256 IBC p. 191
-Antique Brads 117273 IBC p. 187
-Tombow glue 110755 IBC p. 197
-Fine Supernova Glitter (Olive) 114287 IBC p. 196
-Medium weight Window Sheet 114323 IBC p. 205

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Vellum Techniques #10

The translucent quality of vellum makes it perfect for votive holders. I only use battery-powered ones. Please don't use a real candle!

I stamped the image on card stock vellum, then sponged Daffodil Delight and More Mustard inks on the back.

The holder is cut from textured card stock and rubbed with an ink pad for a distressed look. Use a circle punch to cut the window and adhere the vellum.

The ribbon handle is attached by rhinestone brads.

Supplies
Stamps
-Haunting jumbo wheel 112480 IBC p. 24
Inks IBC pp. 165-169
-Basic Black ink pad
-Daffodil Delight ink and dauber
-More Mustard ink and dauber
Papers IBC pp. 165-170
-Pumpkin Pie textured card stock
-Vellum card stock
Tools
-Curly Label punch 119851 IBC. p. 202
-1 3/4 in. Circle punch 119850 IBC p. 202
Accessories
-Basic Black 1/4 in. ribbon 109027
-Circle Fire Rhinestone brads 109110

I pierced snowflake designs in vellum card stock and sponged Marina Mist ink on them. Too bad this picture doesn't show the effect at all.

The base of the votive is made from a chipboard circle. The vellum is adhered to it by the card stock strip.

I love the Glass Glitter from the Holiday Mini Catalogue on the rim.

Supplies
Inks IBC pp. 164-169
-Marina Mist ink and dauber
Papers IBC pp. 165-170
-Marina Mist card stock
-Vellum card stock
-chipboard
Tools
-Piercing Tool 116631 IBC p. 198
-Big Shot 113439 IBC p. 204
-Circles die 114526 IBC p. 213
-Eyelet Border punch 119853 IBC p. 201
Accessories
-Tombow glue 110755 IBC p. 197
-Whisper White 3/8 in. Taffeta ribbon
-Marina Mist 1/8 in. Taffeta ribbon
-Silver Glass Glitter 120995 HMC p. 21

I used a compass to draw a 2 1/2 in. half-circle and a 5 1/2 in. half-circle from the same point on scrap paper. Measure the circumference of the rim of your Champagne flute and mark the distance on the small half-circle. Decide how big you want the bottom of the shade to be and mark the measurement on the big half-circle. Join the marks and add a 1/4 in. overlap. I used decorative edge scissors on the bottom when I cut out the vellum.

Swipe an embossing buddy over the shade, then use VersaMark on your stamp. I used white embossing powder and heated it being careful not to melt the vellum. Once the vellum has cooled adhere the seam and decorate.

I used small adhesive half pearls on the rim of the shade and larger ones on the flute stem. I filled the glass with pearl beads and nestled a battery-powered votive in them.

Supplies
Stamps
-Elements of Style set 118611 IBC pp. 133
Inks
-VersaMark pad 102283 IBC pp. 195
Papers
-Vellum card stock 101856 IBC p. 170
Tools
-Heat tool 100005 IBC p. 196
-decorative edge scissors
Accessories
-White embossing powder 109132 IBC p. 196
-Basic Pearls 119247 IBC p. 188
-pearl beads


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Vellum Techniques #9

Lovely vellum embellishments are easily made with the Big Shot die cutting system or punches.


The vellum leaf spray on this card was cut out using the Big Shot and the Little Leaves Sizzlits die, then stamped. It is held in place with a brad.

I embossed Designer Series Paper with the Big Shot and the Manhattan Flower embossing folder, then sanded the raised image and trimmed the top following the outline of the flowers.





Supplies
Stamps
-Sincere Salutations 115068 IBC p. 155
-Dot, Dot, Dot 115332 IBC p. 140
Ink IBC pp. 165-169
-Not Quite Navy pad
Paper IBC pp. 165-170
-Baja Breeze card stock
-Not Quite Navy card stock
-Vellum card stock
-Subtles DSP Stack 117152 IBC p. 175
Tools
-Big Shot 113439 IBC p. 204
-Little Leaves Sizzlits die 114511 IBC p. 210
-Manhattan Flower embossing folder 114517 IBC p. 214
-Sanding Blocks 103301 IBC p. 198
Accessories
-Organza Ribbon 114319 IBC p. 190
-Clear Rhinestone brads 113144 IBC p. 187






The Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die was used with the Big Shot to cut the butterfly from both vellum and Designer Series paper and layered together.

Use glue dots under the ribbon holding the butterfly layers together.










Supplies
Stamps
-Great Friend 113792 IBC p. 122
Ink IBC pp. 165-169
-Old Olive pad
-Pretty in Pink pad
Paper IBC pp. 165-170
-Certainly Celery card stock
-Whisper White card stock

-Old Olive card stock
-Vellum card stock
-Subtles DSP Stack 117152 IBC p. 175
Tools
-Big Shot 113439 IBC p. 204
-Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die 114507 IBC p. 206
-Matchbox Bigz XL die 114890 IBC p. 208
-Eyelet Border punch 119853 IBC p. 201
-Decorative Label punch 120907 HMC p. 25
Accessories
-Old Olive 1/8 in. taffeta ribbon 119256 IBC p. 191
-Subtles Flower brads 119732 IBC p. 187




Cut and score vellum card stock at the same time with the Big Shot and the Scallop Envelope Bigz die to make the focal element of a card.


On the back of the envelope hide the adhesive under the punched shapes and the little card.









Supplies
Stamps
-Punch Potpourri Hostess set 118394 IBC p. 10
-Thank You Kindly 111700 IBC p. 158
Ink IBC pp. 165-169
-Chocolate Chip pad
Paper IBC pp. 165-170
-Baja Breeze card stock
-Chocolate Chip card stock
-Naturals White card stock
-Blushing Bride card stock
-So Saffron card stock
-River Rock card stock
-Vellum card stock
Tools

-Big Shot 113439 IBC p. 204

-Elegant Lines embossing folder 119277 IBC p. 214

-Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder 120175 IBC p. 214

-
Scallop Envelope Bigz die 113462 IBC p. 206

-Boho Blossoms punch 119858 IBC p. 200

-Two-step Bird punch 117191 IBC p. 202

-Full Heart punch 119883 IBC p. 203
-sponge dauber 102892 IBC p. 195
Accessories
-Basic Pearls 119247 IBC p. 188
-Very Vanilla 3/8 in. taffeta ribbon 109701 IBC p. 191
-Early Espresso 1/8 in. taffeta ribbon 119959 IBC p. 191

On a Scrapbook page, use the envelope to hold a keepsake pertaining to the photos. Maybe some pressed flowers from a special walk, a ribbon from a gift, or ticket stubs.



Supplies
Stamps
-Punch Potpourri Hostess set 118394 IBC p. 10
-Baroque Motifs 113490 IBC p. 132
Ink IBC pp. 165-169
-Chocolate Chip pad
Paper IBC pp. 165-170
-Baja Breeze card stock
-Chocolate Chip card stock
-Blushing Bride card stock
-So Saffron card stock
-River Rock card stock
-Vellum card stock

-Naturals White card stock
-So Saffron textured card stock
-Subtles DSP Stack 117152 IBC p. 175
Tools

-Big Shot 113439 IBC p. 204

-Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder 120175 IBC p. 214

-
Scallop Envelope Bigz die 113462 IBC p. 206

-Boho Blossoms punch 119858 IBC p. 200

-Two-step Bird punch 117191 IBC p. 202

-Full Heart punch 119883 IBC p. 203
-sponge dauber 102892 IBC p. 195
-Scallop Edge Border punch 119882 IBC p. 200
Accessories
-Basic Pearls 119247 IBC p. 188
-Very Vanilla 3/8 in. taffeta ribbon 109701 IBC p. 191
-Early Espresso 1/8 in. taffeta ribbon 119959 IBC p. 191


Sunday, September 12, 2010

Vellum Techniques #8


Regular weight vellum is thinner than card stock vellum allowing the colouring on the back of an image to be more vibrant.

I stamped the image on the front of regular vellum and let it dry. Then, I used a blender pen and inks on the wrong side to colour the image.

To hide the adhesive I cut the vellum 1 in. longer than the vanilla card stock and scored 1/2 in. from the top and bottom edges to make tab sections. Apply adhesive to the tabs and fold behind the card stock mat.

You can also make photo corners from a triangle of Designer Series Paper to hold vellum in place.

Supplies
Stamps
-Happiness Shared 117038 IBC p. 100
Ink IBC pp. 165-169
-Chocolate Chip pad
-Pink Pirouette pad
-Pretty in Pink pad
-Rose Red pad
-Certainly Celery pad
-Old Olive pad
Paper IBC pp. 165-170
-Pink Pirouette card stock
-Certainly Celery card stock
-Old Olive card stock
-Very Vanilla card stock
-Vellum
-Subtles Designer Series Paper stack
Tools
-Scallop Trim Border punch 118402 IBC p. 201
-Mat Pack 105826 IBC p. 198
Accessories
-1 1/4 in. Old Olive Striped ribbon 115618 IBC p. 191
-Basic Pearls 119247 IBC p. 188

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Vellum Techniques #7

I used an outline stamp and dry embossed inside the image to create a solid area of opaque white.

After stamping the vellum, let the ink dry, then turn it over onto a mat and rub the back with waxed paper. Since vellum is translucent, you don't need a light table. Start embossing with the small end of your stylus and go over the area again with the large end. Be gentle and patient or you'll pierce the vellum. (If you like, you can colour the image on the right side)

Instead of adhesive, I sewed the vellum and ribbon to the card stock mat.

I glued card stock to the back of the clear heart button. After trimming, sand the edges and pierce the holes.

Supplies
Stamps
-Friends 24-7 113218 IBC p. 138
-Three Little Words 113254 IBC p. 151
-Teahouse 117132 IBC p. 141
Ink IBC pp. 165-169
-Early Espresso pad
Paper IBC pp. 165-170
-Card Stock vellum
-Baja Breeze card stock
-Crumb Cake card stock
-Early Espresso card stock
Tools
-embossing stylus 100663 IBC p. 196
-Scallop Trim border punch 118402 IBC p. 201
-Sanding Block 103301 IBC p. 198
-Mat Pack 105826 IBC p. 198
Accessories
-Early Espresso taffeta ribbon 119964 IBC p. 191
-Neutrals Designer Buttons 119743 IBC p. 186
-Bitty Buttons 118761 IBC p. 186
-glue dots 103683 IBC p. 197


Sunday, August 29, 2010

Vellum Techniques #6



The lemonade card is my version of many others I've seen. The vase card is my own variation on this technique.

For either card, cut the base of the 3D element from white card stock. Add 1 1/8 in. to the width and cut the vellum. Score 1/2 in. on each side for tabs to adhere to the back of the card stock base.

Mask the top and sponge ink on the wrong side of the vellum. The lemonade is Daffodil Delight ink and the water in the vase is Bashful Blue ink.

Adhere the lemon slices or the bouquet stems to the card stock base and then adhere the vellum tabs to the back and mount the element to the card front.

You can find details for vellum flowers in my previous post.

Supplies
Lemonade Card
Stamps
-Tart and Tangy set 111514 IBC p. 136
-Petal Pizzazz set 113417 IBC p. 102
-Elements of Style set 118611 IBC p. 133
Paper IBC pp. 165-170
-Whisper White card stock
-Melon Mambo card stock
-Pacific Point card stock
-Vellum card stock
Ink IBC pp. 165-169
-Melon Mambo pad
-Tempting Turquoise pad
-Daffodil Delight pad
-sponge daubers 102892 IBC p. 195
-drinking straw

Vase Card
Stamps
-Just Believe set 116948 IBC p. 109
Paper IBC pp. 165-170
-Daffodil Delight card stock
-Baja Breeze card stock
-Marina Mist card stock
-Whisper White card stock
-Vellum card stock
-Marina Mist Paper 117155
Ink IBC pp. 165-169
-Daffodil Delight pad
-Certainly Celery pad
-Marina Mist pad
Accessories
-Big Shot 113439 IBC p. 204
-Daisies die 114520 IBC p. 207
-Boho Blossoms punch 119858 IBC p. 201
-Scallop Edge punch 119882 IBC. p. 201
-sponge dauber 102892 IBC p. 195
-5/16 in. jumbo brads 112534 IBC p. 187
-Daffodil Delight 1/8 in. taffeta ribbon 119254 IBC p. 191

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Vellum Techniques #5


Vellum almost begs to be made into flowers and it couldn't be easier with the Big Shot die cutting system.

I cut 4 medium and 2 small flowers from the Daisies die with my Big Shot. The petals were curled with a bone folder by scraping the edge the length of the vellum. Curl the medium petals under and the small ones up.

The hole in the middle of the daisy is really big, so I layered and adhered them to a circle of white card stock and used a 5/8 in. brad to secure them.

I stamped the sentiment on vellum with a Chocolate Chip Craft pad because it makes a more opaque impression which covers the image beneath better than ink. It takes longer to dry, so be patient. There is adhesive under the first word covered by a card stock cut out. I also used adhesive in the corner covered by the daisy. And, the wrapped linen thread holds the vellum to the mat at the bottom.

Supplies
Stamps
-All a Flutter 118184 SMC p. 31
-Full of Life 111500 IBC p. 152
Ink IBC pp. 165-169
-Chocolate Chip Craft pad
-Chocolate Chip ink pad
Paper IBC pp. 165-170
-Vellum card stock
-Chocolate Chip
-Whisper White
-So Saffron
Tools
-Big Shot 113439 IBC p. 204
-Daisies die 114520 IBC p. 207
-bone folder 102300 IBC p. 198
Accessories
-Linen thread 104199 IBC p. 190
-5/8 in. Neutrals Jumbo brads 112533 IBC p. 187

3D Vellum Flowers


I love making 3D paper crafts!

To make a glitter brad, apply VersaMark to the brad, dip it into Heat and Stick powder and heat with heat tool. Dip it into Heat and Stick powder again, reheat and dip it into glitter. Heat to secure the glitter, but be careful not to overheat or the glitter will become dull! Let cool.

The daisies are made from vellum cut with the Big Shot and the Daisy die. I coloured 4 large and 2 small flowers with ink and a sponge dauber on both sides for each daisy. Then curl the petals against a bone folder.

Use adhesive between the layers and adhere circles of card stock on the top and bottom, then punch a hole through the stack. Apply glue dots to the underside of the brad and insert it into the hole.

Put a glue dot between the prongs of the brad and insert a length of floral wire. Wrap with floral tape.

For the small filler flowers use the small oval punch to cut the vellum and sponge ink onto both sides. When dry apply a glue dot to one end and place a length of fine floral wire with a curled end on the adhesive and pinch it closed.

For the dragonfly wings I stamped the outline image with VersaMark on vellum and heat embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder. After cutting the wings out I used sponge daubers and ink to colour them. Use glue dots to adhere the wings to the beaded body.



























Daisy Supplies
-Vellum card stock 101856 IBC p. 170
-Big Shot 113439 IBC p. 204
-Daisy die 114520 IBC p. 207
-glue dots 103683 IBC p. 197
-Heat and Stick powder 100625 IBC p. 196
-Stampin' Glitter IBC p. 196
-5/8 in. Jumbo brads 112533 IBC p. 187
-bone folder 102300 IBC p. 198
-sponge daubers 102892 IBC p. 195
-Versamark pad 102283 IBC p. 195
-Heat Tool 100005 IBC p. 196
-floral wire and floral tape (not SU)
Filler Flowers Supplies
-Small Oval punch 119863 IBC p. 203
-glue dots 103683 IBC p. 197
-sponge daubers 102892 IBC p. 195
-floral wire (not SU)
Dragonfly Supplies
-Pick a Petal stamp set 115042 IBC p. 135
-Versamark pad 102283 IBC p. 195
-Iridescent Ice embossing powder 101930 IBC p. 196
-Heat Tool 100005 IBC p. 196
-sponge daubers 102892 IBC p. 195
-glue dots 103683 IBC p. 197
-beads and wire (not SU)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Vellum Techniques #4

Vellum becomes an opaque white when it's dry embossed. I used this unique quality on the card for this post. And, I got a bit carried away. That's why there are 2 more samples in the posts below.

Stamp the vellum with a Whisper White Craft pad or StazOn pad and let it dry. Turn the piece over onto a cushioned surface like the foam mat in the Stampin' Up! Mat Pack.

Rub with waxed paper to help the stylus glide and trace the image with the small end. Press lightly at first and retrace if needed, but be careful not to puncture the vellum. The vellum will become distorted if the design has a lot of detail or if you press too deeply.

Colour with markers on the wrong side. The vellum will decrease the intensity of the colour so choose a darker hue or go over the colour a second time.

The little flower is punched from vellum and shaped over a bone folder.

The adhesive is hidden under the framed mat.

Supplies
Stamps
-Fifth Avenue Floral set 113734 IBC p. 122
Ink IBC pp. 165-169
-Crumb Cake pad and marker
-Chocolate Chip pad and marker
-Pretty in Pink marker
-Whisper White Craft pad
Paper IBC pp. 165-170
-Pretty in Pink
-Pink Pirouette
-Whisper White
-Chocolate Chip
-Vellum Card Stock
Tools
-Boho Blossoms punch 119858 IBC p. 200
-1 3/4 in. Circle punch 119850 IBC p. 203
-2 in. Circle punch (not Stampin' Up!)
-Stylus 100663 IBC p. 196
-Mat Pack 105826 IBC p. 198
Accessories
-Neutrals brads 119736 IBC p. 187
-Very Vanilla 3/8 in. taffeta ribbon 109071 IBC p. 191