Thursday, September 20, 2012

Baby Wipe Fall Leaf

Use a baby wipe as an ink pad; just drop ink from reinkers onto a baby wipe and use it as you would an ink pad.

Stamps:  Gently Falling, Petite Pairs
Inks:  Soft Suede; reinkers in More Mustard, Cherry Cobbler, Wild Wasabi
Paper:  Soft Suede, More Mustard DSP, Cherry Cobbler, Wild Wasabi
Other:  Top Note Die, Circle Punch

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Triple Time Stamping Wonderfall

This triple time stamping technique is so very fun and not as complicated as it looks.  Cut your card pieces as follows:

5 1/2  x 8 1/2 (card base, darker layers)
4 1/2 x 3 1/4
3 1/2  x 2 1/4

For the lighter layers, on which you will stamp, cut the pieces as follows:
5 1/4 x 4
4 1/4  x 3
3 1/4  x 2

Next, using Dotto re-positionable adhesive, or a very little dab of snail, adhere all 3 lighter layers together.  You will be taking these apart, so you don't want them to stick together permanently.  Now you are ready to stamp.  I recommend starting with the biggest stamps in the center and working your way out to the edges with the progressively smaller stamps.  Do not worry too much about the ink not being perfect where the edges overlap.  Most of that will be covered by the darker layers. 

When you are finished stamping, gently pull apart your layers.  Adhere the largest, bottom layer to the card front.  If you want to attach ribbon around the next two layers as I have done, be sure not to adhere them to the card yet.  Instead, layer them together, then wrap your ribbon around the back.  Now attach it to the rest of the card and embellish as desired. 

Stamps:  Wonderfall, Tea Shoppe
Inks:  Soft Suede, Old Olive, More Mustard, Cajun Craze
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze
Other:  Old Olive Scallop Dotted Ribbon, Designer Brushed Bronze Buttons, Modern Label Punch

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Punch Art Squirrel

The owl punch can be used to create many more things other than owls, including this squirrel!  Here's how to make him:

*Punch the owl, trim off his feet and make a slight indention in the bottom where his teeth will be.  The teeth are just a white scrap.
*Use the punch again to create his eyes and nose.
*Use the small flower from the Boho Blossoms punch for his hands.  Trim off all but 3 little scallops.
*Use the Word Window punch, trimmed, to make his arm.
*His tail is made from the Scallop punch and his body is made from the Extra Large Oval punch.

The sentiment is from the Made for You stamp set and punched with the retired small oval.  The acorns are from the Wonderfall stamp set and cut out by hand.  I used the brayer to ink the Woodgrain embossing folder before running through the Big Shot with the card base. 

Stamps:  Wonderfall, Made for You
Ink:  Soft Suede
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Neutrals DSP
Other:  Woodgrain embossing folder, brayer, Dotted Grosgrain Ribbon in Soft Suede (retired), small oval punch (retired), Large Oval Punch, Extra Large Oval Punch, Owl Builder Punch, Scallop punch

Thanks to

Monday, September 17, 2012

Stamping on the Embossing Folder

Do you see how the little butterflies look like they are behind the flowers?  It is actually quite simple to achieve this look.  Your first step is to stamp directly onto the embossing folder, on the flat side, not the raised part.  Carefully close the folder around your paper and run through the Big Shot.  Ta-da!  The butterflies (or whatever you stamp) are now behind the embossed image.

I thought this card needed a little more color, so I used sponge daubers to add ink to the flowers and stems.  Then I added some pearls to the centers of the flowers.

Stamps:  Papillon Potpourri, Three Little Words (retired)
Ink:  Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Pool Party, Certainly Celery
Paper:  Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant
Other:  Pearls, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Sponge Daubers, Elegant Bouquet embossing folder, Big Shot

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Rock and Roll Technique

These cards use the rock-n-roll technique.  Using a flower stamp Mixed Bunch stamp set, I first inked the entire surface with the lighter color.  Then, using a contrasting darker color, I gently "rocked and rolled" the outside of the stamp on a darker ink pad.  For the center, I used a blender pen to remove the lighter ink color, and then a marker in the darker color to fill in the middle.

Stamp sets:  Mixed Bunch, Just Believe, With All My Heart (retired)
Inks and Card Stocks:  Tangerine Tango and Daffodil Delight/Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight/ Pink Pirouette and Perfect Plum/Certainly Celery and Tempting Turquoise; Leaves are either Lucky Limeade or Certainly Celery
Other:  Blossom Punch, Blossom Petal Builder Punch, Finial Press and Lacy Brocade Embossing folders, 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon in Lucky Limeaide, 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon in Certainly Celery, Polka Dot Grograin Ribbon in Melon Mambo (retired)

Thanks to SU! demonstrator Jen Sannes for the inspiration for this card!