Friday, September 9, 2011

September Make n Take

Another Make n Take night came and went and were we busy little bees making these beauties:

I can't believe we are already making Christmas cards!

Joy at Christmas
Card Stock: Whisper White, Bashful Blue
Ink: Bashful Blue, Rose Red
Stamp Set: Perfect Punches
Tools: Big Shot, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, 1 3/4" Scallop Punch, 3/4" circle punch, dimensionals, sticky strip
Accessories: 5/8" Organza Whisper White ribbon

Tips & Tricks:
  • to get the ruffled ribbon look, put stick strip across your card stock. Start on the left end and fold over the ribbon. To ensure the ruffles stay down as shown, put a small bit of adhesive under the ruffle and push down
  • one of the girls at the Make n Take put a rhinestone jewel in the center of the embossed snow flakes. It was an excellent touch and certainly sparkled up the card!

                                                              Happiest Birthday Wishes!

CASE'd by Julie Davison
Card Stock: Calypso Coral, Basic Black
Ink: Basic Black
Stamp Set: Happiest Birthday Wishes (Hostess Set)
Tools: Lace Ribbon Border Punch (NEW!!), 3/4" circle punch
Accessories: Basic Pearls

I love how simple this card is yet it makes such an impact. Loving these colours together!

Happy Thanksgiving
CASE'd by Julie Davison

Card Stock: Soft Suede, River Rock, Very Vanilla, Spice Cake DSP (in NEW Holiday Mini)

Ink: Early Espresso, Pear Pizzaz

Stamp Set: Gently Falling, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Tools: Dimensionals

This card could be used as a masculine birthday card too!

                                                              Christmas Cheer

Card Stock: Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive marker, Real Red marker, Tempting Turquoise marker, Daffodil Delight marker
Stamp Set: Polar Party
Tools: Big Shot, Polka Dot embossing folder, 2 1/2" Circle punch, Modern Label Punch, dimensionals
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler/White Baker's Twine, Real Red Polka Dot ribbon (retired)

August Technique Night!

Sorry for the delay on this.... Unpacking and settling back in to normal life after a 3-week trip camping and then seeing my oldest off to grade 1 (already!!?!) saw my blog posts be put on the back burner.

Waaay back in August [:)], our Technique Club tried out the Faux Silk technique. It is such a beautiful technique! Here's how you do it:

1. Take one layer of tissue paper and stamp
2. While that's drying, apply Anywhere Glue Stick to your card stock
3. Wait about 5 minutes to allow the ink to dry
4. Crumple the tissue and gently open it back up again
5. Adhere to your card stock that you applied glue to
6. You can flatten out as much as you'd like but ensure you leave some wrinkles to ensure you are seeing the Faux Silk effect

For a softer look, follow the steps above but instead of inking the tissue paper, ink your card stock. Before you apply Anywhere Glue Stick, ensure the ink is dry. Wait about 5 minutes.

Check out the cards we worked on....

Praying for You:
CASE'd from Stamping with Brenda
Card Stock: Whisper White, Melon Mambo
Ink: Old Olive, Melon Mambo
Stamp Set: Thoughts & Prayers
Tools: Scallop Oval Punch, Extra Large Oval Punch, dimensionals, tissue paper, Anywhere Glue Stick
Accessories:  5/8" Organza Whisper White ribbon

Tips & Tricks:

  • When inking the tissue, wait a good 5 minutes to let it dry and then blow on it for good measure

                                                                              Just For You
Inspired by My Little Patch of Dirt
Card Stock: Pacific Point, Whisper White, Beyond the Garden DSP
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Pacific Point
Stamp Set: Fabulous Florets, HodgePodge Happiness
Tools: Big Shot, Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, Tissue paper, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch

Tips & Tricks:
1. After you adhere your tissue paper to your paper stock, use your snips to trim the excess

Inspired by many cards online searching Faux Silk
Card Stock: Rich Razzelberry, Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Rich Razzleberry marker
Stamp Set: Just Believe
Tools: Scallop Border Punch, Tissue Paper

Tips & Tricks:
  • To make sure you center your phrase, put a small dot on your cardstock where you want the middle of your sentiment to be. That will help you line it up 

What do you think?? I'd love to hear your comments.

So much fun! Do you want to join the Techniques Club? Contact me for details!