Thursday, June 30, 2011

4th of July

Well I'm behind on my 4th of July cards. It has been so cold here in the NW that it hardly seems like it could nearly be the 4th....but the calendar marches on.

I got this set called July Fourth when it retired last year so this is my first chance to ink it up.  The base card is Riding Hood Red which I emobossed with the dots folder.  The blue panels are retired Night of Navy print pattern paper with a white layer underneath. The stars are stamped in Riding Hood Red and punched out with the star punch which is retiring. Today is the last day to purchase that punch from SU.  I popped up the stars on dimensionals. The sentiment, from the hostess set Afterthoughts, is also stamped in RHR.  The star bursts are stamped in Night of Navy and then I put on highlights with a Starburst Gelly Roll pen to give them a twinkle.  Well I better get this card in the mail :-)  Happy 4th everyone!

Closeup of the highlights on the starbursts.

The inside of the card.
Supplies Used

Stamps: July Fourth, Afterthoughts
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Night of Navy, NON Prints DP (ret)
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Night of Navy
Accessories: Star punch, Dots EF, dimensionals, Starburst gelly roll pen

Thursday, June 16, 2011

In Color Teacups

This card is cased from the cover of the July Stampin Success magazine. I love the little bird they used which is from a new set coming out in July.  I can't wait to order him :-)

I used my stamp-a-majig to line up the teacups on the white panel. They are stamped in this year's new In Colors. The hello stamped in Elegant Eggplant which matches the Wisteria beautifully and was then punched out with the Word Window punch and a second piece of Wisteria was layered underneath to give it a bit more dimension.  The flower button is also Eggplant.  The sentiment was then popped up on a dimensional.

I love the new In Colors but does anyone else think they are really similar to Cameo Coral, Kiwi Kiss, Soft Sky, Blue Bayou and a light Vintage Violet?  I'll have to do a stamp comparison and then post my results. Thanks for stopping by.

Stamps: Tiny Teacup
Paper: Kraft, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White
Ink: Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: Word Window punch, Rich Regal button, 1/8" white taffeta ribbon, scallop border punch, stamp-a-majig, dimensionals

I almost forgot to mention that this card is also for FTL144.  I just reversed the layout.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

It's an Event Full Graduation

My cousin's son is graduating so I needed a grad card. I thought for a boy simple would be the best way to go and this is about as simple as you can get.  Event Full is an old hostess set but it's still kinda fun to play with.  The middle panel is popped up on dimensionals.

Stamps: Event Full
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Lattice EF, Black grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals

p.s. My daughter case'd my card (isn't that sweet) but reversed the colors. Her card is white on black and I really like the look of it. Check it out.

Stampin'Up Headquarters

I got to visit the Stampin'Up headquarters when I was in Utah in May.  It's absolutely gorgeous.

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