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