Sunday, January 30, 2011

Faux Tile Technique

I attempted the faux tile technique yesterday and I have to say, I HATE this card.   I had an image in my head of what I wanted it to look like and this was so NOT it.  :(    I loved Awash with Flowers in the catalog, but it is one of those stamp sets that gets the better of me every time.   I keep trying, but I can't get a card that I like with it.  

Stamps: Punch Bunch (SAB 2011), Awash with Flowers
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango
Ink: Concord Crush, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Concord Crush Ribbon
Tools, etc: Scallop Circle punch, clear embossing powder, heat tool

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Sale-a-bration Class/Workshop

(inspired by Laurie)

(inspired by Barb)

(Not my original idea, but it has been recreated so many times that I'm not sure who to credit for the original?)

Here are the 3 cards we are making tomorrow at a Sale-a-bration workshop/class.   The ladies asked for techniques, so I focused on the different looks that can be done with the Stampin' Up! sponges and ink pads.    I love all of them and I hope they will as well.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

TLC 307: Mojo Motivator

This time of year is a pretty difficult time for me, so I have been in a bit of a funk with everything.   I finally got myself in my room and made a card today and it did make me feel a little better.   This is for the Try a New Technique Challenge over on Splitcoast this week.   It was titled Mojo Motivator since so many of us stampers seem to be struggling to find our stamping mojo.   :)    For the challenge you had a to pick 3 things from last year's challenges:   a technique, a color combination, and a sketch.    I used paper piercing, Blushing Bride/Riding Hood Red/Early Espresso color combo, and sketch 312.  

Stamps:  Valentine Defined
Paper:   Blushing Bride, Early Espresso, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White
Ink:  Blushing Bride, Early Espresso (marker), and Cherry Cobbler because I didn't have the RHR marker
Accessories:  brads, mat pack, paper pierce, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder