The second card that I made with my Mystery Card kit had a base of So Saffron, and I had some scraps of Floral District DSP left. I saw THIS CARD posted by Stampin Up on Pinterest and wanted to use that as a starting point. I started punching some circles, and stamped a dotted background, and it all just came together.
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Here is another look at non-traditional colours. This one uses Wild Wasabi and Elegant Eggplant paired with Whisper White. It’s a CASE of a card by Shannon West that I saw at Convention. It uses the Framed Tulips Embossing folder in yet another way, on a 3×6 card, it embosses only the top and bottom edge! Very clever Shannon! I’ve used the Tree Trimming set here, and the greeting is from Perfect Punches.
OMG! It’s not a card! Really? Not a scrapbook page either! I know it’s been a LONG time since I made a box, or other 3-D item, so I’m here to show you one now! This one is made with the Fancy Favour box die for the Big Shot. I’ve also used the Tasteful Trim die for the belly band. Isn’t it cute!!!???
For the stepped up version, I glittered the top of the cupcake with my Heat and Stick powder and fine glitter, then punched it out with the cupcake punch. I added a tag to the bag of Apricot Bites, and added a layer of ribbon too! Ooooohhh…and look at the edging done with the eyelet border punch. So adorable!
A few days back, I had a sick little girl home with me for a few days. She did feel well enough to make a couple cards with me though, so I’m going to give her some special attention on my blog here. This card, she CASE’d one from the catalogue, it was using the Punch Pals set, which I don’t have, but she changed out the stamp set and made it her own. Didn’t she do a great job?
I’ve seen a few people using this technique since the Square Lattice Embossing Folder came out. I’m not sure this technique would work with other folders that are more widely spaced. The reson this one works is because it’s a tight “weave”. To do this, you just need to build your card with one layer, and a few punches adhered to that. Run it through the Square Lattice Embossing Folder to get the stars (or other punches) to “blend” in with the base layer. It’s very cool! Once your inlaid embossing piece is done, you can layer it up like any other card.
I know we had a day’s break in there for Step I Up Saturday, but I’m back today with the 3rd and final card from the Masculine Set designed by Michelle Dyson. This one is a Gate-fold card and it’s tied closed with the thread around that brad at the top.
Papers: Always Artichike, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Confetti White, Crumb Cake
Stamps: Lovely As a Tree, Perfect Punches
Ink: Always Artichoke, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso
Accessories: Mat Pack, Piercer, Antique Brads, Linen Thread, Cutter Kit, Curly Label Punch, paper snips
Thanks for coming back today to see the second installment of Masculine Cards from We Stamp for Lara. I’ll get right to it today since I know many of you hopped on over and signed up after seeing yesterday’s card. Wasn’t it GORGEOUS!?!?!?!
Papers: Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Crumb Cake, Confetti White, Early Espresso
Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes, Lovely as a tree, Perfect Punches, Wood Grain
Ink: Always Artichoke, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Whisper White
Accessories: Antique Brads, Early Espresso Grosgrain Ribbon, Wide Oval Punch, Dimensionals, Scallop Edge, Piercer, Mat Pack, Bone Folder, Sponges, Cutter Kit, Horizontal Slot Punch (retired)
I’ve been a busy little bee, stamping away on lots of the projects from We Stamp for Lara. There is so much talent out there, I want to make ALL the projects, but I’m not sure time will allow it. For now, I’m making every effort to make as many as possible, and I’ll show them all too, eventually. As always, if I make a set of something, I’ll drag it out over a few days, just to get you coming back each day. For exaple, one of the tutorials in We Stamp for Lara showed us THREE masculine cards. I’ll show you one today, but you’ll have to come back to see the next one tomorrow.
There is still time to Join We Stamp for Lara! Click on the link at the top of the blog to sign up, it runs through the end of this month.
On to the card now, this one was designed by Michelle Dyson:
Papers: Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Always Artichoke Patterns DSP, More Mustard, Confetti White,
Stamps: Medallion, Perfect Punches
Ink: More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso
Accessories: Cutter Kit, Antique Brads, Paper Snips, Sponges, Dimensionals
The second set of cards that I’ve made to showcase “Stepping it up” uses the Season of Joy Stamp set, and the Jolly Holiday DSP. I have gone through more packs of this paper than I’ll care to admit, and it’s only November. I see a few more coming my way before the year is out!
In the more involved version of this card, I added the Old Olive Satin ribbon, the jewels on the tree and the tag, and I “hung” the tag off the ribbon with Linen thread. I also used the border punch on the bottom edge of the DSP. I got a bit carried away with the jewels across the top I think. I should have quit while I was ahead….:)
Papers: Cherry Cobbler, Jolly Holiday DSP, Whisper White
Stamps: Season of Joy, Perfect Punches
Ink: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Scallop Trim Border Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Basic Jewels, Dimensionals, Linen Thread, Old Olive Satin Ribbon