Monday, September 25, 2017

Colorful Seasons With Fern

Colorful Seasons, on page 147, is just a dandy set.  I've used
it frequently and will continue to do so.  This set lets you create CAS(Clean and Simple) or Vintage style cards with ease.
In this example, I added a small strip of Wood Textures DSP
(page 187) to coordinate with the copper accessories. 
This layout could also have been used with a sympathy
sentiment, get well or birthday.  It kind of works
for whatever!
 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Stamp Off Layered Leaves Technique

Susan, Buffy and I are here, on schedule, for our
bi-monthly Stamp Off challenge.  We appreciate you 
joining us!
This week, our challenge is to create a technique card,
using leaves or flowers.  Watercoloring techniques tend 
to be outside of my comfort zone.
Susan has taken some on-line classes, so this is more
in her wheel house, but I went with watercoloring.
 I pulled out my Layered Leaves 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing folder (p 211) and began by 
puddling ink in the depressions.  I placed the watercolor
paper over top, and ran it through my Big Shot.
Some of the water spread outside of the leaves, but 
overall, it made an interesting background.  I added 
splats with the stamp from Timeless Textures on page 154.
The sentiment comes from Thoughts and Prayers
on page 66.
Thanks for stopping by.  Time to click on over to see 
what Buffy and Susan
have done with this technique challenge. 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Christmas Quilt and Quilt Builder Framelits

This card is part of the Quilted Christmas Suite, 
found on page 5 of the Holiday catalog.  You have to look
closely because there are a number of products shown
on that page.  Initially, I missed the Quilt Top Textured 
Impressions Embossing Folder!

I really like this suite, because it enables
the crafter to create warm, engaging projects that
the receiver will love.  In the example above, I created
a very quick, simple prlject, using the Christmas Quilt set
and coordinating Quilt Builder Framelits Dies.  I love
the font used for the sentiment.

For more information, check out this video from
Stampin' Up!
 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Christmas Pines on DSP

There are a few Holiday sets in the annual catalog and
Christmas Pines on page 120 is one of my favorites.
 This set coordinates with the Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies
on page 216.  In this example, I have used the set only.

Layering the sentiment, cut out with the Layering Circles Framelits (on page 214),  over Wood Textures and Color Theory
DSP,  (page 187), enabled me to create a Holiday
color combination.  I like the gray tone in the Wood Texture,
which coordinates with the Silver Foil Sheets. 

Friday, September 15, 2017

Colorful Seasons Just Breathe

I think that the Colorful Seasons set (p 147), with coordinating
Seasonal Layers Thinlits (p 216) Bundle is some of the
best, most cost efficient product in the 2017-18 SU catalog.
This bundle lends itself to almost any gender, season or
situation.  Well, I guess that I have to qualify that claim
by saying it's the best for someone MY age. 
I can't speak for other generations!

The other ESSENTIALS used on this card are the
Stitched Shapes Framelits on page 214 and the
Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack on page 187.
This card sort of sums up my catalog best pics!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Daisy Punch on Wood Textures

The new Daisy punch, on page 206, is just a bunch of fun.
It is a quick and easy way to add some WOW to
your card, package or scrapbook page.  In this example,
I layered 3 daisies over some Wood Textures Designer
Series Paper (page 187).  The daisies look great in an 
elegant setting, or rustic.  The Tranquil Tide card base
was run through the Oh My Stars Textured Impressions
Embossing Folder on page 211.