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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Mosaic Hydrangea

Hello! I see spring in our future!!
Here is a card I made with the Hostess set Because I Care.  This set is such a pretty one! 
It uses both "double embossing" and "Mosaic or emboss resist".  It just so happens that the challenge over at PPA this week asks to see some embossing,so this will be my entry for PPA86,AND I hope that I will show you something FUN to do with your scraps of RUBBER!
Double Embossing is done by first running your piece of CS through an impressions folder-in this case I used our Stampin' Up! Elegant Lines Folder with a piece of pear pizzazz.  Then run it through a second time with our Tulips Embossing Folder.  The folder that you emboss with secondly will show up more raised that your first impression.  Pretty cool,huh?

 Now onto the Mosaic piece!
I do this by first stamping and watercoloring my image-I used the hydrangea from the hostess set 'Because I Care'.  I then make my own mosaic by using my scrap rubber!! You know the extra rubber that comes around your die stamps? Yep-that's what I use.  
To do this, I use our rubber scissors and cut abstract shapes. I used the clear mount for this,but you could just as well make this on a wood block with the rubber from our wood stamps. The rubber was placed in a pattern on my clear block,like this:
Pretty fun!
Stamp over your watercolored image with the above mosaic stamp in versa mark ink and then emboss with clear embossing powder. Then using a sponge, sponge your ink(I used sahara hand) in a circular pattern.  Your ink will only fall between the 'cracks'.
For the rest of the card: I stamped the dot to dot stamp set in white ink on rose red.  I adhered my above embossed pieces on my card front.  I used a small black strip(stamped in white ink with the long flowered piece from 'Because I care' set also-but I don't think we see it to well in the pic!)
I tuck this under a flower I made with our sizzlets floral fusion die,using whisper white CS,sponged with the rose red.  A pear pizzazz glimmer brad adds the finishing touch in the center of my flower.
Hope you enjoyed and learned a fun technique as well!!
Until Next Thought,



Monday, March 28, 2011

My Energizer Bunny

The Energizer Bunny   

The Energizer bEnny

I honestly believe that my son has more energy than they could possibly put in a battery;)
but when he crashes,boy does he go out!
The above pic is a tuckered out Easter bunny...
the latter pic is my tuckered out Easter BEnny.
He just kept going and going until he crashed.  This is a picture taken by me as I lay on the floor to get a pic of him asleep BEHIND our recliner!
Now, he has fallen asleep many places before(in the middle of a basketball game-buzzers and all,across some wooden chairs at our friends house-with a football play-off game on the tv and many irate Eagles fans;) etc...),so this does not surprise me!
But I still find humor in this and wanted to share with you.

So,on to my card, to go one step further with my carrot- eating- bunny of 2 weeks ago(sorry meant to add a project before now!), I came up with a sleeping bunny just wishing he was eating carrots!
He is made basically the same as previous post.  Changes: his back 'thumpers' are made from 1/2 of a butterfly punch, his carrots are eaten by the small scallop flower from the itty bitty shapes punch set, and lastly he has a little pompom for a tail(compliments of my friend Carol;))
I LoVe both my sleepy-heads!!!

Hope you enjoy!

Until Next Thought,

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Easter Bunny On Break!!

It's not even Easter yet and my Easter Bunny already feels the need to sit on his back side!!
Well, I came up with this little bunny after my friend Karen asked me to come up with a bunny for her to use our Sweet Teat Cups with.  And yes, he is minus the sweet treat cup because I couldn't find them-No wonder- if only you could see my craft area now;))  And yes, you can substitute a sweet treat cup in loo of our cellophane bags.
Anyway this little guy is pretty basic, you just need a bunny wagon-ful of punches;)

For my bunny:
in whisper white card stock, punch out the following:
(2) 2-3/8"scallop circle punches, 1 with 1-3/4"circle cut from middle.* hint* I punch the circle first and then center the scallop circle (BODY)
( 2) xl scallop oval (EARS)
(2) lg oval (1-3/4"x7/8") (FEET)
(2)  oval (1-3/8" x 5/8") (ARMS)
(2) 3/4" circles (CHEEKS)
(1) 1-3/4" scallop circle (HEAD)
(1) Bottom half of jewelry tag punch (TEETH)
(2) cupcake tops (clouds)
in blushing bride:
(2) 1-3/4"x7/8" oval (EARS)
(2) itty bitty circles (FOOT PADS)
2 sets(6 total) of dots from the cupcake punch (TOES)
in crumb cake:
(1) cupcake bottom
(1) scallop oval *note* I again punch a 3/4"circle and then the lg scallop oval to make the baskets handle
in wild wasabi:
(1) 5-1/2" long strip cut with the scallop edge punch *note* to make the look of grass punch the scallop edge one time as you normally would,then punch again lining up your center 'humps' with the point of the punch and punch down the entire length again(GRASS)
(several) itty bitty 'x' shapes (CARROT TOPS)
in poppy parade:
(1) itty bitty flower (BASKET)
in peach parfait:
(several) jewelry punch tag 'carrots'
 to create these inset tag punch on a strip of paper at an angle as shown here:

Assemble the bunny. Add your treat cup- or in my case clear cello bag between the 2 xl scallop circles Add in your treats or carrots inside the belly.
Add your bunny and all your finishing touches to the carrot-breaking bunny=)

Hope you enjoy!!

Until Next Thought,