Sunday, 17 November 2013

Endless Wishes Flurries

I had a great workshop last night with a friend and a few of her friends.  Two of the guests were brand new to stamping so I wanted to share a technique and stamp set that are versatile and easy to use.  If you follow me regularly you'll know that my favourite technique right now is the "magical masking tape" technique that creates a really cool feature on the page.  I am also really enjoying  my "Endless Wishes" photopolymer stamp set (item number 133455).  The photopolymer stamps are so easy and fun to use.  They stick REALLY well to my clear block, are totally clear and therefore make stamping an image super easy!  The stamped image is also very clear and consistent with Stampin' Up's high quality stamps.

Here's what we did:

The ladies had lots of fun playing around with the stamps and the sentiments.  The possibilities for sentiments in "Endless Wishes" really are "endless".  I love how one can mix and match the sentiments to say so many different things!

Here's all you need to make this card:

Paper:  Whisper White, Midnight Muse card stock.  Optional Silver Sparkle paper is fun!

Ink:  Soft Sky, Midnight Muse

Stamps:  Endless Wishes Photopolymer set (item #133455)

Other:  Boho Blossoms punch, 3/4" circle punch, Rhinestone Basic jewels, painters tape, Stampin' Dimensionals.

Happy Stamping!

Friday, 15 November 2013

Chalkboard Christmas for FMS112

For today's card I've combined two of the techniques that I'm loving currently; chalkboard and "magical" masking tape!  I used this week's Freshly Made Sketches sketch for my template.

Here's my take on it:

I'm really enjoying playing around with the "magical masking tape" technique.  It's so easy!  All you need is some painter's tape (the green stuff), some ink and some card stock and you're all set to go!  What I wanted to convey in this card is a snowy night.  Snowy winter nights are one of my favourite things!  I have fond memories of one Christmas eve when I was a kid when it was snowing quite heavily with huge, fluffy snowflakes.  When my family and I came out of our Christmas Eve service about 1 foot of snow had fallen and it was just so pretty!  It kept snowing all night and it was so magical to look out our front window and watch the snow fall!

Here's a close up of the sentiment:

This stamp is so cool!  I really like the layering of Christmas themed words and how "Christmas" jumps out at us.

Here are all of the supplies you'll need to make this card:

Paper:  Whisper White, Real Red and Basic Black card stock

Ink:  Whisper White

Stamps:  Endless Wishes Photopolymer set,  Seasonal Sayings

Other:  Chalk Talk framelits, Stampin' Dimensionals, 1 1/4" circle punch.

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Chalk Talk Christmas Card for SSC62

The card I have for you tonight was inspired by a sketch I saw on Sunday Stamps, a bi-weekly blog challenge.  The card I posted yesterday is also based on this sketch.  Please click here to view it.

First here is the sketch for this challenge:

Here is what I came up with:

Classic Christmas colours -- Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Very Vanilla.  This could also be done with Whisper White.  I really like the intricacy of the "Chalk Talk" stamp used here.  I inked the stamp with Sahara Sand and then "thumped" Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive ink on it with my Stampin' Write Markers.

Here are all of the supplies needed for this card:

Paper:  Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Season of Style DSP
Stamp Sets:  Chalk Talk, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Accessories:  Chalk Talk Framelits, Polka Dot TIEF, Modern Label punch

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Fall Birthday for PP171

While preparing for a workshop I am running tomorrow I wandered over to The Paper Player's weekly card challenge.  This week's challenge is a colour theme using Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip and Tangerine Tango.  LOVE it!!!

These colours fit perfectly with Stampin' Up's "Sweater Weather" DSP, which, if you've been following me this fall, you know that I LOVE!!!!  It just makes me want to curl up with my comfy sweater and a cup of hot apple cider...yum!

My hostess specifically asked for me to prepare a birthday card for her guests to make.  Here's the card I came up with using those colours.

I used a technique that I call "thumping" to create the look on the stamp from the "Chalk Talk" stamp set and then had fun with the "Chalk Talk" framelits.  I trimmed the edges of the burlap ribbon to "distress" a little and then used the scraps to add embellishment near the sentiment.

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Cheery Grunge

If you saw my previous post post you'll know that I'm all over the Dynamic Duos colours this week!  (Click here to see previous post).  I love the bold and cheery look that can be achieved using Real Red and Bermuda Bay together.  I added Smoky Slate to the combo too.

I just can't say enough how much I am enjoying my "Gorgeous Grunge" stamp set!  It is SO versatile.  Used with these colours it is a bright and cheery card that I think anyone would enjoy receiving.

I CASE'd this card from Pinterest.....what a great website!  This card is so simple to make and would look great with buttons too.

Check out and "like" my new Facebook page -- Idlewood Cards -- I'm aiming for 50 likes!

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Simply Expressed for PP170 and DD#77

When I saw this week's colours over at Dynamic Duos I knew I HAD to use them!!!!

"Bold and Cheery" is right!  Don't be surprised if you see a few more posts using these colours!  Here's what I came up with tonight:

I discovered this technique on Split Coast Stampers.  It's called the Masking Tape Technique and is super simple but really fun to do.  I used two hostess sets for the images; "Simply Sketched" and "Express Yourself".  I really like these two sets and find they work really well together.

I decided to use the bird because I wanted to use "wildlife" for the Paper Players challenge this week.

I love how quickly this card came together and how simple it is.  Perfect if you need to make a lot of cards in a hurry!

Happy Stamping!

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