Tuesday, June 19, 2012

New Catalog 2012 Blog Hop Recap

Whew! That was an amazing blog hop, right? Hol--yyyy Cow! Is your wish list longer? Mine is!

Today, I'm going to share my projects again, with links, and tips. First up, the Raspberry Ripple Wiper Card:

 I used JanTink's tutorial, which you can find on her blog, Stamps, Paper, Ink.  I found the description of how to attach the wiper part hard, but then I realized, I missed the second page in my printer. It was easy to do with the Simply Scored and the Diagonal Scoring Plate. Do you see the new In Colors? I used Gumball Green, Primrose Petals, and Raspberry Ripple. I added Baja Breeze for some blue. The grass is actually one of the wing stamps stamped off the paper. To get the bow to tie right and to get it to stay on my card, I used the flower from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack to punch holes through the layer and then tied around it. You can kind of see one peeking out under the bottom bow. I also used the Chevron Embossing Folder to add a little corner of Gumball Green, grass-style.

Next Up: Midnight Muse Tunnel Card

I used the basic directions from Splitcoaststampers, but added a few details. First of all, I cut my inside Marina Mist layer 1/4" shorter in both length and width so that the Midnight Muse edges could poke through. I also used our Labels Collection Framelits in a duo layer for my window. I stamped the scene thinking as a young kid might--peeking in at all the bugs. I wanted to add a magnifiying glass of some sort, but then thought it might be over the top. If you look in the first frame, I added a cute little walking bug up the side. You can't tell, but I did use our new Paper Piercing Templates to add some dotted tracking lines.

The front could get overlooked so here it is again:

I added the Happy Birthday Sentiment using the the new set Itty Bitty Banners and the Itty Bitty Banners framelits. It has never been so easy to add cute sentiments! Love it! I used the Chevron Embossing Folder and Gumball Green since I love the color combination of Gumball Green, Marina Mist, and Midnight Muse. I also used the framelits to cut the window to see the bugs. I was trying to hint at what would be inside. To do this, I cut the big one first, then placed the Midnight Muse below it and then cut the smaller window. I hope that makes sense.

Now, the show stopper:
 I've seen these flowers on pinterest and knew I wanted to try them. The new Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper seemed perfect! I used the tutorial on Folding Trees to make these Kusadama flowers. You use 3x3 squares of paper to make each petal, then sticky strip them together. Well, the tutorial writer said glue, but I used sticky strip. Nothing came apart yet. Can you see the leaves? I used the Blossom Petals Builder Punch, folded them in half, and then ran them through the Chevron Embossing Folder, so I could have a bit of texture inside. I used mini-glue dots to stick them on the  bamboo skewers that are stuck in the sand in my pail.
This is a view that lets you see the bugs poking out. I just played with my ink and stamps and then added them here or there, wherever it felt right. I also added the Marina Mist Polka Dot Scallop Ribbon around my pail for an accent.

I think that covers it, feel free to add any questions as comments!

Happy Stamping!


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