Sunday, October 30, 2011

Welcome to Flourishes Christmas Spirit Challenge 18!

Make your card shine or something on your card shine like fresh candy. Please use Flourishes stamps and when you wrap it up with a bow. So here is my card which finished size is 5"x7". I used white metallic paper by Stardream and then used this new paper I found called Gold Damask glitter paper by American Craft POW. Then I cut a frame using my new favorite Spellbinders die called Ornate Artisan Tags & Accents out of the gold and light gold metallic Stardream paper.
The gold metallic frame was pop up using foam dots as was the light gold tag. I used the evergreen branch from the set called 'All that Glitters' by Flourishes using black crafter's ink by Clearsnap and used Pearlustre Emerald Embossing Powder by Stampendous. Then I added some glitter highlights by using a Quickie Glue pen by Sakura and Moss Green, Granny Smith glitter by In the Making Enterprises. Attached them by using foam dots underneath the frame. I stamped the ornaments by using the same stamp set using black crafter's ink by Clearsnap.  I use the  Quickie Glue pen by Sakura and the following glitter to color the ornaments; Burgundy , Pink, Real Teal and Mystique all from  In the Making Enterprises. I cut them out leaving a little halo & attached them using foam dots plus used gold cording by Stampin'Up for the hangers. Stamped 'Merry Christmas" from the set called 'Rejoice' by Flourishes again using black crafter's and clear EP. Added Dark Moss Fluid Chalk around the edges and cut it out using Spellbinders tag.  Made double using gold ribbon by Michael's and attached a silk poinsettia that I found at Michael's on the top of the frame.

UPDATED:  I won a free set from Flourishes for this card. Thank you Flourishes for the free Christmas Border set.

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The Beauty of A Technique- Flourishes Monthly Challenge

 This month the challenge is  The Beauty of A Technique.  We are asking you to use a technique  for your creation. So here is my challenge, for the technique I'm using Alcohol Ink - Faux Bleach that I found on Splitcoast Stampers. For this technique you need glossy paper, alcohol ink and clear embossing powder. I used Flourishes 'Holly' background stamp and inked with Top Boss and stamped on glossy paper. Applied clear embossing powder and shook off excess. Then I heat set. Then I took out my Tim Holtz alcohol inks in the following colors; Clover, Lettuce, Watermelon, Sunshine Yellow so the background is completely covered. Then I took another piece of white paper and laid over top colored glossy paper. Then I took a hot iron with no steam and ironed off the embossing powder leaving white holly leaves showing. I then stamped the Angel from the set called 'Alleluia Angel' by Flourishes using black crafter's ink by Clearsnap and embossed using clear EP. I then colored the angel using Smooch ink by Clearsnap in the following colors; Gold Lame, Siren, Ocean, Moonlight, Frosted Aqua, and Shabby Pink. Then I covered the Angel with Clear EP and heat set. I stamped the sentiment from the same set using black crafter's ink by Clearsnap and embossed using clear EP. Then I added Top Boss to extend the drying time when I added Siren and Gold Lame Smooch ink to color the sentiment.  I added tangerine grosgrain ribbon by Stampin'Up. I layered the colored background onto Copper Glitter paper by Best Creations then onto Brushed Gold paper.

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Saturday, October 29, 2011

My Creative Time's FIRST Design Team Call!

My Creative Time's is having a first Design Team Call so I thought I would put my card in the mix. Here is my  finished card which is 5"x7". I started out using Stardream' metallic paper called 'Lapis Lazuli' for the base. I used S.E.I. collection called 'Moravia'. For the 2nd layer I used 'Michov' and I inked the edges using Prussian Blue Fluid Chalk. For the 3rd layer I used 'Bavory' and Copper foiled leaf which I cut them into triangles. As I attached them together I then over laid a piece of ribbon from the Ribbon Originals 'Elementary by Stampin'Up. I cut out a rectangle from the Spellbinders 'Curved Rectangles' using Copper metallic paper.I stamped the Tiger Lily by Auntie Amy's Embossing Arts Co. using black Archival ink by Ranger on shimmery white paper. Then I used US ArtQuest Stargazers Watercolor Palette to color image. I cut the image out using Spellbinders 'Label 20' and used Nautical Navy Smooch ink to color the embossed edge. I stamped sentiment from Flourishes 'Orchid' set using black crafter's ink by Clearsnap and cut it out using Spellbinders 'Label 13'. Again I used Pumpkin Smooch ink to color edge. I also used Prussian Blue and Burnt Sienna Fluid Chalk to tone down the white paper.I laid this on top of Lacey Circle die cut cut from Spellbinders 'Lacey Circles' using blue paper from the same collection. I cut out different  color of leaves using Little Leaves by Stampin'Up using blue and copper metallic paper. Add 2 leaf flourishes by Jolee and 2 flowers by Prima Marketing as shown.

Paper; Lapis Lazuli , Copper metallic paper by Stardream, S.E.I. 'Moravia' Collection, Shimmery paper
           by Stampin'Up
Inks: Prussian Blue, Burnt Sienna Fluid Chalk, Black Crafter's ink by Clearsnap, Black Archival ink-Ranger
Stamps: Tiger Lily by Auntie Amy's Embossing Arts Co.  'Orchid' set by Flourishes
Other: Curved Rectangles, Label 20, 13, Lacey Circles by Spellbinders, Leaf Flourishes EK Success Jolee's
           Boutique, Ribbon Originals 'Elementary', Little Leaves die by Stampin'Up,
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Friday, October 14, 2011

Ready for a little Heavy Metal? Flourishes October Newest Release.

Silver, gold, copper, or bronze — whichever metal you pick, just make sure it has a presence on your creation! Just that simple — use a little metal on your card and you’re in the running. Finished Card size is 5" x 7". I used black metallic paper for the base. I used 'Vita Bella" by Little Yellow Bicycle for the next  layer. I then added a piece of blue metallic paper and then added turquoise glitter paper. I took a piece of paper and ran it thru my Xyron machine to apply adhesive to the back and then added tin foil on top for my metal statement. I then ran it thru the Big Shot using Forest Branches embossing folder. Then I took my Tim Holtz alcohol inks in the following colors; Stream, Bottle, Eggplant, Pool, Citrus and Denim and applied directly  to the tin foil and used Tim Holtz applicator to swish the inks around. I then ran my black Stazon on top to high light the emboss image. I ran it thru the Big Shot again using a different folder called 'Birds and Wreath". Again I ran my  black Stazon on top to high light the second emboss image. I stamped Orchid from the set called "Orchids" by Flourishes using black crafter's ink by Clearsnap on Very Vanilla paper. I colored the image using the following reinkers by Stampin'Up; Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Always Artichoke, Lucky Limeade, Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz. I added green metallic ribbon by Michael's. I stamped saying from the set called Butterflies & Blossoms by Flourishes using black crafter's ink by Clearsnap on Very Vanilla paper. I colored the piece of metal hodgepodge by Stampin'Up by using my copic marker BG18 with a Copic Airbrushing machine which I laid on top of saying. I also colored the 2 white flowers as well. I added some glue gloss and Fairy Dust glitter 'Mixed Berries" to the blue flowers. Added some white flowers from Prima Marketing.
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Just Show Me! Flourishes October's Newest Release

  Simply scroll through Flourishes Tutorial Library HERE.  Once you find a technique or project that you’d like to give a try, have some creative fun and make it! After you’re done, be sure to share a link to the post on our tutorial library. I used paper piecing on my project and you can see how its done by going here.
Finish card size is 5"x7". I used black metallic paper for the base and used BoBunny's paper collection called
"Jazmyne". I stamped the Gerber Daisy from the set called Gerber Daisies by Flourishes using black crafter's ink by Clearsnap on Very Vanilla paper by Stampin'Up twice. I colored them in by using  Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo and Pretty in Pink reinkers all by Stampin'Up. I then cut it out and emboss it by using Spellbinders 'Label Ten'. I stamped saying from the same set using black crafter's ink by Clearsnap on Very Vanilla paper by Stampin'Up. I punched it out using a journal punch by EK Success. I cut the mat out of Rich Razzleberry paper by Stampin'Up twice. Then I cut the 1 tag in half and the other lengthwise and then layered  under the saying. Add ribbon by May Arts and the Ric Rack by Michael's. Pink flowers are from Recollections by Michael's and the Stargazer is by Prima Marketing. Added to the centers of the flowers Rock Candy stickles by RangerPin It Now!
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness Challenge

So here is our challenge - the first is to make certain that you do your self-examinations and schedule a physical/mammogram if you haven't done so yet this year. This first challenge is one that may save your life --- please do it!
The second is one that we can see that you are joining in and are excited to reward you with a special prize! This month Splitcoaststampers is hosting a month long series of Hope You Can Cling To challenges and asking participants to send the cards to a Cancer Center in Texas. Finished card size is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". I started out using River Rock by Stampin'Up as the base. Then I used Raspberry Tart Designer Series paper for the second and third layers. I stamped set of leaves from the Fabulous Florets stamp set in Rose Fluid Chalk and then again using Peony Fluid Chalk on Very Vanilla paper. I cut out the leaves leaving a little halo. I popped these up using pop dots and foam tape. I stamped "Thank You" using black Versafine. I cut out the 'Thank you' using Spellbinders Ornate Artisan Tags & Accents. I cut out second frame by using the same die and using Regal Rose paper. I added on top of the florets by Prima Marketing 'Say It In Pearls'. I cut out 2 leaflets using Stampin'Up 'Little Leaves' sizzix die. Add light pink pearls as shown. I used glue gloss by Clearsnap over the leaves and flowers and sprinkled some Fairy Dust on top. I attached 3 flowers to the base of the florets as shown.
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Stamping In Time Challenge (SNTODBD45)!

Welcome to Our Daily Bread Designs Stamping In Time: It is time for ODBD Stamping In Time Challenge (SNTODBD45)! The assignment is to use Our Daily Bread Design stamps.  The challenge this rotation is all about color!    Fall Colors that is!  Combine one, two, or more fall colors to your card or projects.  Release your Autumnal hues!  Remember, the more you play the more you increase your chance to win! We look forward to seeing what you create using ODBD stamps!  For my card I used the Moravia Collection from S.E.I which came out 2 years ago in the summer. Finished card size is 6"x 6". I used Stonewash for the base of my card then I used  Rosice which is a orange foiled paper & I cut it down to 5 3/4" square. Then I cut down Bavory (Flocked) paper and cut it down to 5 1/4" square. I added some ribbon from May Arts an orange/red satin overlaid on top with  a blue/orange sheer ribbon. I embossed an oval frame from the Sizzix Embossing collection called "Birds & Wreath". I used a two way glue pen to add glue to the embossed image and used Lucky Penny Designer Foils by Clearsnap to add foil. I cut out the oval frame with scissors. I stamped saying from the set called
 "Full of Grace - Faith" by Our Daily Bread Designs which is one of my favorites using Black Versafine on Very Vanilla paper by Stampin'Up. I cut and embossed it using Labels Ten by Spellbinders.I sponged on Burnt Sienna and Prussian Blue Fluid Chalk by Clearsnap to tone down the Very Vanilla paper. I outline edge  by using Nautical Navy Smooch ink by Clearsnap. I cut out the leaflets by using some of papers by S.E.I. and Little Leaves by Stampin'Up sizzix die. For a little bling I added orange rhinestones where shown.
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Monday, October 10, 2011

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #138

 Be inspired by the photo below for your creation… maybe it’s the clean lines of the porch steps, the variety of colors, the beautiful flowers… whatever you take from the photo, be inspired! Here is my take on the photo. I made this little treat holder that I found the instructions here;
I used Early Espresso for the base and used BoBunny 's Forever Fall Collection for the rest of the papers. I cut out the tag using a Sizzix die called Scalloped Tag using More Mustard paper by Stampin'Up then I cut paper called 'Forever Foliage' a little smaller than the tag so it fit inside the cut lines so when I ran it thru it would be a bit smaller than the More Mustard tag. I cut out a label using Spellbinders Label Nine using Tempting Turquoise paper by Stampin'Up. I ran part of tag thru a Sizzix embossing folder called 'Birds & Wreath' set. I applied a glue pen to the raised edges and then applied Lucky Penny Designer Foils by Clearsnap. I stamped saying  from the set called 'Falling Leaves' by Flourishes using black crafter's ink by Clearsnap and emboss using detail black by Ranger. Sponged the following colors: Deep Lagoon, Chestnut Brown and Burnt Sienna Fluid Chalk by Clearsnap. Applied Pumpkin Smooch ink along the edge. Used quilted satin Early Espresso ribbon by Stampin'Up plus orange/red ribbon by May Arts for the tag. I cut paper 'Forever Fall Stripe' for the inside of the holder where the tag fits. I also cut 'Forever Fall' and used the backside of the paper for the front of the tag holder. I cut out the sunflower from Spellbinders Sunflower set Two using brown glitter paper and paper from BoBunny 'Forever Fall'. Used a Summer Sun corduroy button that Stampin'Up used to sell. I stamped two open leaves from the set called 'Falling Leaves' by Flourishes using Archival ink by Ranger and colored them by using US ArtQuest mica paints. Cut them out and layered them in behind the sunflower. Stamped saying 'Happy Holidays' from the set called 'Dove & Holly' by Flourishes using black crafter's ink by Clearsnap and emboss using detail black by Ranger. Cut this out twice by using Spellbinders 'Grommet Tags' and Early Espresso paper for one and shimmery white for the other. Sponged the following colors: Deep Lagoon, Chestnut Brown and Burnt Sienna Fluid Chalk by Clearsnap. Added 2 turquoise basic pearls as shown.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone, It's Thanksgiving here in Canada!!!

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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Mojo Monday 209 - CONTEST

 Welcome to another Mojo Monday!  It's the start of a new month and that means it's time to kick off our October Mojo Madness CONTEST! Here is my take on the sketch. I started off with a 5"x 7" card. I used Riding Hood Red paper by Stampin'up then I layered Retro Silver Lustre by The Papertemptress. I cut out the scalloped edges by using S.E.I. 'Winter Song collection called 'Sweet Holly' by using Tim Holtz's new vintage lace die. I then cut out another piece of  paper by using S.E.I. Winter Song Collection called 'Snow  Bubbles' & 'Flock Paper'. I layered this on the retro silver lustre paper. I cut out an ornate shape by using Bride Specialty paper by Stampin'Up using the Spellbinders 'Ornate Artisan Tags & Motifs and then cut out 2 Spellbinders 'Lacey Circles' using blue and white paper that I found in my stash. I applied a piece of the scalloped edge from what was left over and added Whisper White Organza ribbon and Baja Breeze seam binding ribbon and tied a bow. Stamped friend from 'Because of You' by Verve Stamps using Cyan Crafter's ink by Clearsnap and emboss using clear embossing powder.
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Thursday, October 6, 2011

ODBDSLC78 Scripture, songs or quotes

This weeks challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs: Is to make a card or project with a scripture, quote, or song as the focal point. Here is my challenge: I started off using  Shimmery White paper that was cut to
 5"x 7". I took another piece of Retro Silver Lustre by the Paper Temptress and ran it thru the Snow Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder by Stampin'Up. Then I cut Winter Song 'Crystal Arabesque' by S.E.I. inked the edges using Ice Blue Fluid Chalk by Clearsnap. I then took another piece of Winter Song 'Frost' and ran it thru another folder called Heart & Ornate Frames by Stu Kilgour made by Sizzix. Again I inked the edges with  Ice Blue and then used a pigment ink by Clearsnap called Sapphire Silk to darken the inked edges. I stamped sentiment from ODBD from the set called "Christmas Verses" using Sapphire Silk and embossed using clear embossing powder. I cut it out using ODBD Elegant Ovals. I made a slit at the top and bottom of ornate frame so I could tuck in my sentiment. Applied Frosted Aqua Smooch ink by Clearsnap around the embossed edges of the sentiment and frame. I colored the chipboard flourish using Pool Smooch ink by Clearsnap which I tucked in behind the ribbon. I used Baja Breeze seam binding and Whisper White Organza 5/8 ribbon all by Stampin'Up. Tied this with a white /silver 1/8th ribbon by May Arts. The Chipboard buttons and tag were from Winter Song Chiplets by S.E.I.. I cut out the Poinsettia using Spellbinders newest die called 'Layered Poinsettia using Retro Silver Lustre and Winter Song 'Crystal Arabesque' inking the edges with Frosted Aqua Smooch ink. Applied basic pearls by Stampin'Up as shown. Added 2 pearl flourishes by Recollections as shown.Pin It Now!
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Sunday, October 2, 2011

JustRite Friday Challenge 059: Fall Festival

 For purposes of this JustRite challenge, “Fall Festival” covers the general Fall season or any occasion/holiday within: Back-to-School, Fall sports or outings, Halloween, Thanksgiving, etc. 
So here is my 3-D project; a Thanksgiving card for my parents. Us, Canadians celebrate our Thanksgiving next weekend. I made a gatefold easel card using BoBunny's newest line called Forever Fall. I used one 12" x 12" Early Espresso paper by Stampin'Up and rest I used was from BoBunny collection. I used JustRite stamps 'Natures Nested Sentiments & Verse' for the front panel and 'Happy Everything Mini Tag kit - Interlocking for the inside. I decorated it with stickers and used Spellbinders for front, inside and the bottom to hold the card up.Pin It Now!
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