Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration team is featuring “Unusual Shaped Cards”. I’ve made a Telescoping Birthday Card!
Isn’t that fun?! I just love the whole Cool Treats Suite! There’s a cute stamp set, Designer Series Paper, Framelits Dies, Sprinkes, & Washi Tape! Take a close look at this paper:
See the shiny embossed popsicles? This is what makes it a “Specialty Designer Series Paper”. When the paper says specialty, the pack includes 2 very special sheets of paper in the pack that are shiny, embossed, & really pretty! That’s why those Designer Series Papers cost $13 instead of $11. Now you know!
Just for fun (and some great ideas!) check out what the other SSINK Team members have come up with for Unusual Shaped Cards!
This is the first time I’ve tried this technique & it’s so simple & fun! It was difficult to capture in a photo! Here’s what I came up with:
The Fairy Celebration was perfect for this technique because there’s a lot you can color! You just emboss on vellum, then turn it over & color with markers. I attached the vellum to a Whisper White piece the same size (3 X 4) and attached it with glue dots under the coloring or the sequins, so that you can’t see the dots.
The FREE silver ribbon from Sale-A-Bration went with it nicely!
Here’s a close up so that you can see the Stained Glass Technique a little better:
I want to show you the projects we’ll be making in the February Cards, Etc. Classes.
Quite a variety! A Masculine Card, Sympathy, All Occasion, and a gorgeous new box that I want you to try out.
The box is called Window Box and it’s the size of a large cupcake. So pretty!! There are so many ways you can embellish it and I’ll let you decide how you want to decorate it. You’ll have different colors to choose from and a variety of ribbon.
Before I go, I’ll show you the card I started out with. Also fun, but a very different look.
Which card do you like best?
Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure & put those Watercolor Pencils on your Wish List. They’ve been so popular that we’re unable to order them right now. I can contact you when they’re back on the order list. Just let me know if you’re interested.
There are so many great Sale-A-Bration Items, it was hard to choose a favorite! I love the Delicate Details and Avant Garden, but my current favorite is Tasty Trucks! Totally cute and fun to play around with!!
Stampin’ Up! has so many items that coordinate! This cute Designer Series Paper is called Tasty Treats and the sentiment on the bottom is from Sprinkles of Life.
Here I made a similar card, but changed it into a Baby Card!
Isn’t that fun?!! It started with a mistake where I smeared the ice cream cones & then had to cover them up with something…a kitty! Mistakes often end up with cuter cards, don’t you think?!
The bad news is…you can’t buy this stamp set!
The good news is…you can get it for FREE!!
Just place any $50 order during Sale-A-Bration (now through March 31st) and you get to select an item from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog!
The Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team is featuring their Favorite Sale-A-Bration Items today!! Don’t miss it! CLICK HERE to see more beautiful ideas for Sale-A-Bration!
The Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team has a Technique Challenge that we hope you’ll try out: Bokeh!
Here’s what I came up with:
For this card, I just masked the outer edges of the Whisper White to concentrate the color on the middle strip. Then I just sponged it with Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, & Pear Pizzazz, and then finally sponged little dots with Craft White. Such a cool effect!!
Here’s a picture of a card & did a while back:
Give it a try and enter our challenge! And be sure & check out the other beautiful ideas from the SSINK Team.
Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ Design Team is having a Birthday Hop! As you hop along, please be sure to comment and show some love on every blog! We are always excited to hear from our followers! You should have just left stop number 5 on the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Blog Hop – Darcy J. at Dj’s Stampin’ Place. If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn’t work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.
Today the SSINK Team will be making cards using this Card Sketch:
I love doing these sketches! They force me to come up with something all my own. I wanted to use this cute Moroccan Washi Tape, so that’s what I started with. That Moroccan DSP has some gorgeous colors! Especially that Emerald Envy paired with Delightful Dijon & Early Espresso!
Stamps: Cottage Greetings
Ink: Early Espresso
Paper: Very Vanilla Card Base (5 1/2 X 11, scored at 4 1/4), Emerald Envy (4 X 3 1/4), Moroccan DSP (3 3/4 X 3),
Today I’m joining the SSINK Team to CASE the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog! Specifically the cards on page 12. I can’t seem to get the picture here, so you’ll have to turn to page 12 for a look, or just trust me!
This one is called Festive Birthday. The colors are gorgeous and it’s very “festive & fun”!
Here’s another card…same idea. I really love the little banner stamped in the corner! That’s from Sweet Home Stamp Set.
I love being a part of the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team!! They really challenge me to come up with new ideas and it keeps me very busy doing what I love…stamping! Be sure & check out what they’ve done with page 12 of the Holiday Catalog. Maybe they’ve been able to post a picture of that page!