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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

To Gnome me is to love me ;)

I adore this new set!!!
This card is using a few of our NEW products from our Occasions mini.
I started this card by stamping my cute 'man' gnome in basic black ink on whisper white cs.
Thought: He looked so lonely :(
So, I decided to add him a family of gnomes.
I stamped several gnomes on post-it notes and cut them out.  I used these as masks, so that it looked like some were in front and some were behind, but made sure to keep my main gnome man in the front spotlight ;)

 Since I wanted him to stand out,  I only colored him.  I used both markers and blender pens for this.(Colors:lucky limeaid,pacific point,blush blossom,daffodil delight,sahara sand,and pumpkin pie)
To create my lamplight,  I punched a 3/4"circle on a post it note too.  I sponged daffodil delight in that circle to give the effect of light.
I used 2 pieces of cs 1"x5-1/2".  The first,in lucky limeaid I punched with the scallop trim border. I stamped the grass and saying in lucky limeaid and always artichoke respectively.  The second, I used the new Adorning Accents Embossing Folder and ran through my big shot to create the scallop impression:
I added a little bow with out Island Indigo bakers twine, weaving it between two scallops.  Lastly, I added a baja breeze button from the twitterpated buttons collection.
Until Next Thought,

Friday, January 20, 2012

shut the front door...

I need some inspiration!! Visit my go-to: SUO challenges
What? A technique???  hmmmm, I smell something burning. I hope it is that romantic fireplace behind this front door ;) 
Thought:  I used a step card to create a door.
The card base is a piece of bravo burgundy cs,measuring 4-1/4"x 10-1/2".  I scored the 10-1/2"side at 5".  Placing the 10-1/2"side along the 1".  From the score mark(5"),cut to 9-1/2".  Flip this over and do the same to the other side,making parallel slits.  Turn your card to the 4-1/4".  At the 5-1/4" mark make a score line on the INSIDE only.  This will be the top of your door. Score at the 9-1/2" and 9-1/4" on both of the OUT-Sides only.  This will give you the 'step' at the bottom of your door.  From here, you can flip over(this way they are raised) and make panels as you like on the door.  I distressed with our distressing kit,using the mahogany ink and the smooth stamp. 
I made 2-1"x4-3/4" panels with the 'brick'-look DSP from our Well Worn DSP. And another smaller panel 3/4'x4-1/4" for the step front.  I distressed these as well.  On the door itself,  I stamped a heart (in Early espresso ink) from the new ss Take It To Heart on Kraft cs and cut out with the new Hearts Collection Framelits.  I added a 'Mr. and Mrs.' from Tiny Tags ss and double-punched with our jewelry tag punch. 

I also used the '4'you and the jewelry tag punch as my house numbers to the side of the door. These were both done with espresso ink on kraft and distressed as well. 
Finish: Add a brad as the door knob so the Mr. and Mrs. get some privacy ;)

Until Next Thought,

Monday, January 2, 2012

Every snowflake is "O"

This card is another of my QAS cards...This means quick and simple!
My card base is whisper white cs (8 1/2" x5 1/2",folded in 1/2).  Add a piece of 3x3" calypso coral.
For the "wow", punch our snowflake punch on a piece of whisper white cs(2 7/8"square). Trying to center it as much as possible ;)  *Hint: if you have trouble with getting objects into punch,you can use a little repositional glue and put the paper you want to punch on a thin piece of printing paper.  This gives you a little more room to work with your smaller pieces of cs.

Using a strip of packaging tape(yep,clear packaging tape!)adhere to the snowflake punched square.  You will have a sticky snowflake;) I used our dazzling diamonds glitter and sprinkled it on my sticky snowflake. waaaalaaah!
  I guess my camera doesn't pick up the brilliance of the glitter, but it is very pretty :)
For the sentiment I used the "O" in our Occasions alphabet stamp set.  I used my markers in calypso coral and riding hood red to get the 2-toned effect.
Until Next Thought,