Monday, March 30, 2015

Sew You Paper Pumpkin

March's Paper Pumpkin kit contains a versatile stamp set to use with the 9 small cards so you can make a card for any occasion, including invites! Stitch the pierced mat with the floss in the kit or leave it plain to speed things up. Kit also includes a dozen cute epoxy stickers.

I used the Black and White card bases for mats on some stepped up regular sized cards.

Hello Card
Paper: Tempting Turquoise 102167, Daffodil Delight 119683, Melon Mambo 115320, Basic Black 121045.
Tools: Big Shot 113439, Ovals dies 129381.
Accessories: Stacked With Love Washi Tape 137789.

 Treat Bag
Accessories: Bermuda Bay sequins 137910, Pool Party Cotton ribbon 134568.
Thanks Card
Paper: Bermuda Bay 131197, Strawberry Slush 131295, Gold Foil 132622.
Tools: Big Shot 133439, Hearts dies 125599.
Accessories: Stacked With Love Washi Tape 137789, Black and White Baker's twine 134576.

I covered the epoxy sticker with Washi Tape.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Painted Petals

Painted Petals (138819) is a versatile floral stamp set in the current Occasions Catalogue. Use it with the coordinating Spring Flowers embossing folder and Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper.

Use a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig for perfect placement of this 2 step image. I inked the floral with Soft Sky ink and added a touch of Island Indigo ink with a Sponge Dauber to the images before stamping.
Ink: Soft Sky (131181), Island Indigo (126986)
Paper: Soft Sky (131204), Island Indigo (122923)
Accessories: Soft Sky seam binding (131210), Pearls (119247)

Stamping Off is an easy technique to achieve more variation of a colour. Simply ink the stamp and stamp two or three times before inking it again.
For the little flowers, sponge some ink onto Vellum card stock before punching them out. I used the handle of my piercing tool to shape them on the Piercing mat (126199).
Ink: So Saffron (126957), Hello Honey (133643)
Paper: So Saffron (105118), Very Vanilla (101650), Vellum 101856).
Accessories: Venetian Crochet trim (134581), Pearls (119247), Punch Pack (133787), Festive Piercing templates (127857).

Use Stampin' Write Markers to colour individual images on a stamp. Perfect for this repeating image of 3 flowers.
I heat embossed the sentiment with Clear embossing powder.
Ink: VersaMark pad (102283), Old Olive (126953), Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry markers.
Paper: Tempting Turquoise (102067), Daffodil Delight (119683), Whisper White (100730)
Accessories: Clear embossing powder 109130), Real Red 1/8 in. taffeta ribbon (119251).

The coordinating Spring Flowers embossing folder (137365) makes a lovely background for the images in this stamp set.
Ink the pair of flower image with Blushing Bride ink and sponge Melon Mambo ink in the middle. After stamping the image over the stems, sponge a little Blushing Bride ink to fill in the middle.
Ink: Blushing Bride (131172), Melon Mambo (126948), Mossy Meadow (133645), Pear Pizzazz (131180).
Paper: Blushing Bride (131198), Mossy Meadow (133676), Very Vanilla (101650).
Accessories: Pear Pizzazz cotton ribbon (134562), Curly Label punch (119851).