#SSINKTC48: Ink on Embossing Folders

We have a fun Technique Challenge for you today for the SSINK Team… Ink on Embossing Folders!

This is my first time trying out this technique & I just love it!!  It’s simple & fast with great results!  Here’s my card:

Just used my brayer to spread some ink on the Brick Wall Embossing Folder!  I really like the way it turned out & can’t wait to ink up my other Embossing Folders!

Today’s Tutorial:

  • Stamps:  Spooky Cat
  • Inks:  Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie
  • Paper:  Very Vanilla (4 1/4 X 11, score at 2 3/4 & 8 1/4) and inky embossed pieces (4 X 2 1/2- cut 2), Basic Black (2 5/8 X 4 1/8- cut 2), Spooky Night DSP
  • Accessories:  Cat Punch, Black Rhinestone Jewels
  • Notes:  The Spooky Night DSP has a page made to cut 3″ squares containing the tree with the moon behind it.  I cut those squares 2 7/8 so that they’d fit onto the biggest scalloped square from Layering Squares Framelits.

 

I can’t wait to see what other projects the SSINK Team has come up with!  Why don’t you give it a try?!!  ENTER OUR CHALLENGE HERE!

Baby Framed Art

One of my dear friends is expecting a grand-baby very soon.  She’s requested a framed piece for baby’s name… with a hula girl!  I’ve been throwing this idea around & procrastinating for at least a month!  But baby will soon be here!

So yesterday I started playing around with the idea, trying to make it for boy or girl.  Here’s what I came up with:

I just love it & hope she does, too!!  You may be asking, “Where’s the hula girl?”  I know!  I’ve made a special one for her that she’ll have to put in the center square along with baby’s name.  I could have made a hula skirt for the mermaid!  Just thought of that!

Here’s a few closeup’s:

Definitely a Hawaii Baby Theme here!

If you’d like to make one, I’ll be offering a class soon!

BABY FRAMED ART CLASS

  • Saturday, October 7 at 10am
  • Frame not included (purchase 12 X 12 frame at Ben Franklin)
  • Class fee:  $20 or FREE with $40 order
  • RSVP soon to hold your spot in class!  Class size will be limited to 6.  If there are enough requests, I’ll open up another class.

Thanks for stopping by!  I’ll show you the mermaid hula girl soon!

SSINK Case the Design Team Member: Nichole Loe

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team will be CASE-ing one of our own team:  Nichole Loe!  Nichole lives in Tacoma, WA, & has a fun blog that you can find HERE!

Recently Nichole made a card that I just had to CASE!!  I love the idea of using a punch to create the background & then embossing it!

Here’s what I came up with:

Isn’t that fun?!!  I used Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper for the background & Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock for the base.

I’m going to have to buy a ton of those Glitter Enamel Dots!  Love them!!

Here’s another card using Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper:

My daughter, Malia, has been with me for almost a month & we’ve been spending lots of time in my craft room.  She came up with this odd color combo, but I think it looks great!  Lemon Lime Twist & Emerald Envy (Malia’s favorite).

Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure & check what the other SSINK Team has CASED from Nichole!

 

WWYS 126: Label Me Pretty

Today I’ve come up with a card for a challenge:  WWYS 126.  What Would You Stamp?  The challenge is Label Me Pretty.

There are so many ways to use this fun set!  Here’s what I came up with:

I thought it would be fun to stamp a flower in the middle & I really like the way it turned out!  The background was watercolored using my watercolor pencils & aquapainter.

I almost added more bling to the middle of the flowers, but stopped myself.  What do you think?  More bling?

I love your comments!  If you see a card you’d like me to offer in a class, let me know!

Thanks for stopping by today!

SSINK Team: Playing With Punches

I really love my punches!  And this card features 2 of my favorites:  Pansy Punch & the new Decorative Label Punch!  Actually, 3 PUNCHES!  There’s also the Classic Label Punch!

I just love the way it turned out!!  It started with the technique I showed you a few days ago called Ink, Spray, & Smash.  That’s how I made that pretty background using ink drops on Glossy paper.

Sometimes when you make a mistake, or, in my case, can’t find something in this mess of a stamp room, you’re forced to be creative & the project turns out even better!  I wanted to use the Pansy Punch because all I’ve been seeing is daisies!  But my set, Flower Shop, is no where to be found!  So I used the bunch of flowers from Window Box & punched it out with my Pansy Punch.

Here’s a closer look for you:

Time to hop over to the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspration Page to see more Punch Ideas!

Thanks for stopping by today!

May Cards, Etc. Class

Time to sign up for my May Cards, Etc. Class!  I’ve got 2 dates to choose from:

  • Saturday, May 27 at 2 pm or
  • Monday, May 29 at 10 am
  • We’ll make 3 different cards with matching envelopes and a 3-D item
  • Cost is just $10 or FREE with your $20 order placed that day

My 3-D item is the Popcorn Box!  It’s smaller than I thought it would be… about 3 handfuls of popcorn.  Very cute for gift giving!

You’ll practice some different techniques in this class:  Black Magic, watercoloring, masking.  Hope you can find the time to attend!  Please RSVP.

And…mark your calendars for 2 special events in June!!

  • Sunday, June 4th, 1-3pm at my house in Haiku… CATALOG LAUNCH PARTY!
    • New catalogs FREE to all who attend
    • FREE Make & Takes
    • Displays…door prizes…ice cream!
  • Sunday, June 25th, 12noon – 2pm… RETIRED STAMP SALE!!
    • HUGE discounts on retired stamps, paper, punches, etc!
    • 10+ demonstrators selling their products
    • Door prizes…cards for sale…and food, of course!

Thanks for stopping in!  Hope to see you soon!  Cheryl

Black Magic Technique

Today I’m trying out a new stamping technique called “Black Magic”.

It’s hard to see, but the colored images are shiny & it makes a very pretty effect!

Card details:

  • Stamps:  Summer Silhouettes (retiring) & Eastern Beauty
  • Ink:  Craft White
  • Paper:  Wild Wasabi (5 1/2 X 11, scored at 4 1/4), Daffodil Delight (5 1/4 X 4 & 1 3/4 X 3 1/8), Basic Black (1 3/4 X 3 1/8 & 1 3/4 X 1 3/4- cut 2)
  • Accessories:  Petal Burst Embossing Folder (not retiring! love this one!), Pansy Punch (retiring), 1″ Circle Punch, Watercolor Pencils
  • Hints:
    • Select a solid image stamp that you can color
    • Stamp using White Craft Ink then heat set it using heat tool

If you like this card & want to try out this technique, sign up to attend my May Cards, Etc. Class.  Click on CLASSES & EVENTS at the top of this page for details about all my upcoming classes!

Thanks for stopping by…but, before you leave, CLICK HERE to see more Black Magic from the SSINK Team!

Cheryl

Stenciling Technique Challenge #SSINKTC40

Today we have a fun challenge for you to try… Masking or Stenciling!

I made a stencil by cutting out a tree using Perfect Pines Framelits Dies.  Using sponge daubers, I sponged the tree with Old Olive & Pear Pizzazz.  Decided it needed more color, so I reached for Rose Red.  That’s one of those colors I forget about…but I just love it!

 

Isn’t that fun?!!  I sponged the tree on This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper.

The star is punched from Blossom Punch.  I thought it would be cute with a bird, because of the music notes!

The bird was part of the Tree Builder Punch.

Which one do you like best?  The star or the bird?

I’m soooooo behind!  Ha!  I’m afraid my friends are getting New Year’s Cards this year.  But it’s all good.  I’m just stretching out the fun.

It was fun to take a break this morning & make this card.  I can’t wait to see what the other Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team has made for this challenge!  CLICK HERE to see more ideas!

Favorite Holiday Bundle!

You’re in for a treat today!  The Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team Members are focusing on their favorite bundles from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog.

The first thing I knew I was ordering was the Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set & Cookie Cutter Builder Punch Bundle!  This set comes with Santa, a bear, an Eskimo, Gingerbread Man & a Reindeer…and all can be punched out with one punch!  Love it!!

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Details:

  • Stamps:  Cookie Cutter Christmas, Oh What Fun
  • Inks:  Crumb Cake & Early Espresso
  • Paper:  Crumb Cake Base (5 1/2 X 11, score at 4 1/4), Real Red (5 3/8 X 2 3/4), Candy Cane Lane DSP (5 3/8 X 2 1/2)
  • Details:  Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, Mini Jingle Bells, Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine, Layering Ovals Framelits Dies

After seeing how cute this came out, I decided to decorate a box to go along with it.  To be filled with goodies!  I found these White Gift Boxes (3 X 3 X 3) in the Holiday Catalog that are sturdy & food safe & they have an acetate sleeve that slides on!  That is so cool because you can make these ahead of time & fill them later on when you’re done baking.

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Don’t you love it?!!  Perfect size for my white chocolate peppermint fudge!

Details:

  • Stamps:  Cookie Cutter Christmas, Oh What Fun
  • Inks:  Real Red, Black Stazon & Early Espresso
  • Paper:  Candy Cane Lane DSP (12 X 2 )
  • Details:  Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine, Fast Fuse, Tin of Tags Project Kit, Banners Framelits Dies, Metallic Foil Doilies, Gold Sequin Trim

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These are 2 of the projects we’ll be making at my Christmas Gift Class.

2 dates to choose from:

Tuesday, Sept. 20th at 3pm or

Saturday, Sept. 24th at 2pm

Classes are at my house in Haiku, Maui and cost is just $10 or FREE with your $20 order placed that day!

Can’t wait to see what the rest of the SSINK team has come up with for their Holiday Bundles!

Pokemon Go Punch Art!

It’s my kid’s fault!!  I’ve gotten caught up in the latest craze…Pokemon Go!

Last week my 2 daughters & I were in Charleston, SC, making wedding plans for my daughter, Jenny, who will be getting married there in 3 months!  None of us had ever been there and there are so many details to planning a wedding!  We had a lot of fun, but it was very stressful!

So…to de-stress, we’d walk over to the park across from our hotel & try to catch ’em all!! The park was LOADED with Pokemon!  And also loaded with a crowd of people staring at their phones walking around.

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So when I decided to make a Punch Art Card for the Stylin’ Stampin’INKspiration Team, I knew just what I wanted to make!Pokemon Punch Art Createwithcheryl.me

This little guy is called Octillery.  To make him, I used my Owl Punch & cut out a few shapes from Flower Fair Framelits.  Then I stuck on some shiny Enamel Shapes.  Pokemon Punch Art Createwithcheryl.me2In the background you’ll see By the Shore DSP embossed with little white bubbles.

Here’s a picture of the inside:

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Card Details:

  • Stamps:  Seaside Shore, Places You’ll Go
  • Inks:  Versamark, Stazon Black, Tangerine Tango
  • Paper:  Daffodil Delight, Soft Sky, Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, Whisper White, Vellum, By the Shore DSP
  • Accessories:  Owl Punch, Flower Fair Framelits, Enamel Shapes, 3/4″ Circle Punch, 1/8″ Handheld Circle Punch, Gold Metallic Thread, Flower Medallion Punch, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, White Embossing Powder & Heat Gun
  • Pokemon Punch Art Createwithcheryl.me3Hope you enjoyed my card today!  Please leave me a comment!  How many of you have played Pokemon Go?  I know you’re out there…

If you love Punch Art like I do, be sure & check out what the other SSINK Team Members have come up with!