Sunday, September 10, 2017

Inky Friends Inking Autumn Blog Hop Recap

Well, how was the blog hop? I was impressed by the variety of projects from each and every set! My wish list grew! 

As for my projects, today, I will share the supplies I used as well as templates. First up, the wedding card. 

This card was created by using ink and aquapainters on watercolor paper. The background was a little bit of white embossing paste spread inside the Pattern Party mask. The funny thing about this card, is that my Stamping Celebrations group made it in August, My 10th wedding anniversary was the next week and my sister gave it back to us as our anniversary card! Make a card, send a card in action!

My second card is also a wedding card, but with more a fall theme. It could also be an anniversary card.

So make this card, I used this template. Dotted lines are scored. Lines are cuts. The base is 5 1/2 by 11".

I used markers to color the cornucopia of harvest goods in the trunk. I made the liscense plate yellow in homage to the yellow plates of Wisconsin in my youth.

My next card involved a technique called Paper Piecing. That means that you stamp the image on Designer Series paper and cut it out so that it fills in the shape, but also have the details of the stamp on it.

I used the Wood Textures paper for the car and the Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper for the presents and balloons. I also added some fun to the inside. 

I used a Basic Black Marker to draw the balloon strings. Just for fun. 

Time for my final card:

I cut out the center space by using my Stampin' Paper Trimmer.  Here is the front template. 

For the green layer, the cutting creates the same inside, but the margin is 1/2" and the panel starts smaller.

For the accordion fold in the inside, I cut a 6 1/4 by 5" Whisper White piece and scored at 2 1/8" and 4 1/4". I placed it along the right edge and added my car panel, so that it fit in the center of my hole. It's easier than it looks. 

Here are the supplies I used:

I hope you enjoyed my projects. Be ready next month when we feature Holiday projects from the Holiday catalog!

Happy Stamping!


Friday, September 8, 2017

Inking Autumn Blog Hop: Wonderful Life

Welcome to my stop on the Inky Friends' Inking Autumn Blog Hop. This month we are featuring the products from Stampin' Up!'s BRAND NEW Holiday Catalog, which features seasonal products you can use year round. I chose to showcase the Wonderful Life stamp set at this spot. You may be starting the hop here, or maybe you came from Tanya's Blog featuring Merry Cafe. Didn't her projects blow you away? 

It was love at first sight with this set. I wanted to have some fun with the car and I loved the wedding card ideas. My first card was, indeed, a wedding card:

I brought out the embossing paste for a background on my Bermuda Bay cardstock. I used Basic Black Ink on Watercolor Paper along with ink and my aquapainters. Fun, quick, and cute. My favorite kind of card. 

My second project is another wedding card. This time, for a fall wedding. 

I used a fun fold technique to pop out the main panel. I love how the pattern on this piece of paper from the Painted Autumn works well with the colors I chose in my markers. I used markers because I wanted saturated colors. Plus, it was stress relieving after a long day with 6th graders. Inside, I used the sentiments from flourishing phrases so that the card reads, "The road to happiness is better together. Good thing you get to bring your best friend along. Congratulations." 

My third card was  rolling around in my head for a while and the day I created it, I mixed this set with the Birthday Memories Suite from the Annual Catalog. Check it Out:

I used paper piecing on the car and presents. I stamped the car using Basic Black on a Wood Texture piece (to harken back to wooden sided station wagons). I then stamped the presents directly on the Pool Party background cardstock. Next, I stamped the presents on various parts of my Designer Series Paper and cut them out with the paper snips. I also cut out balloons from another piece and added the strings by drawing with my Basic Black Marker. The ground is hand cut, also. Pretty, cool, huh?

My final card is a card I just had to make. The pieces and parts were staring at me begging to be stamped. 

A Christmas Card in style. I love this fold, but none of my framelits fit my images, so I used my Paper Trimmer instead and measured. That was  a lot of math. I think I should record the math for my students so they see that math is real life. I used my markers again on this card as I wanted bold colors.

Well, that's all folks. Wonderful Life stamp set is very useful for many holidays and also very fun to play with!  I hope you enjoyed my projects. Click next below to see Mickey's work with Painted Harvest. She always makes beautiful cards. If you want to go backwards, click previous for Tanya's Merry Cafe. If you get lost, you can click on the image at the top to go to the Inky Friends Blog.


Happy Stamping!



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