Saturday, July 22, 2017

Happy Birthday - a Joy Fold Card

One of my down line has a birthday today.  Since she is crazy about horses, and owns her own horse, I made a card featuring horses it.

I used the Joy Fold to make this special card, but instead of the smaller fold being held down by the focal image, it is held down by the birthday sentiment. In the last picture below you can see my finger holding the card back so it doesn't slip under the sentiment.

The image of the horses and fence are from Frog's Whisker's Ink The horses were coloured with copic markers, the fence stamped and coloured with Soft Suede ink
The grass around the fence posts were stamped with Always Artichoke using the grass stamp from High Tide.  The water stamp from High Tide was also used to stamp the ground around the horses.

I made the clouds in the sky using scallop circles and a Marina Mist ink. The birds are from "Wherever You Go"

Sentiment is from Vertical Greetings.

The greetings inside is also from Frog's Whiskers.  The horse in the corner is from a retired SU stamp.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  High Tide, Wherever You Go, Vertical Greetings, Pals (Frog's Whiskers)
Inks:  Black Memento, Copic Markers, Marina Mist, Soft Suede, Basic Gray, Always Artichoke
Papers:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White,  Coffee Break DSP
Accessories:  3?8" Old Olive mini chevron ribbon, dimensionals

Orchids - SUO Challenges #179

The challenge with SUO challenges this week is to feature a favourite product from the new annual catalogue.  There are so many wonderful products that it was hard to choose one, but the Orchid stamp set with its coordinating framelits won my heart.  I'm just a flower gal I guess.

Four Orchid blossoms were created and then adhered to a  curved wire with three leaves were attached  near the bottom of the stem.

Each orchid flower consists of 3 layers - four if the center is counted.
Except for the stamen, all layers were stamped with Rich Razzelberry ink - the top 2 on Sweet Sugarplum and the bottom on Rich Razzelberry.  The center was stamped with Crushed Curry on Daffodil Delight card stock.  The leaves were stamped using Always Artichoke ink on Old Olive card stock.

After die cutting each flower layer with the coordinating framelit dies, the edges were sponged with Rich Razzelberry ink - even the center.  In addition, the flower center was also dotted with a Rich Razzelberry marker.

Each petal was shaped and formed with a stylus and  bone folder and then layered together, adhering them with a glue gun - starting with the Rich Razzelberry petal on the bottom

I used the hot glue gun to adhere them to the wire stem.

The edges of the leaves were sponged with Always Artichoke ink, and after shaping and forming with a stylus and bone folder, they were adhered near the bottom of the stem.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Climbing Orchid
Inks:  Rich Razzelberry, Always Artichoke, Rich Razzelberry marker
Papers:  Rich Razzelberry, Sweet Sugarplum, Old Olive
Accessories:  Orchid Builder framelits. plant wire

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

A 100th Birthday Celebration- Hand Stamped Sentiments #268

It's truly amazing how often I get requests for 100 year birthday cards at my various shows.  Since I do not have any more left I thought I would use the sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments here

The card base is Powder Pink, layered with Whisper White embossed with the Trellis Embossing Folder.

The focal image is a die cut circle with the number 100 die cut in Silver Glimmer paper using the Large Number Framelits.  Behind the numbers I stamped some stem and floral images in Pear Pizzazz and Sweet Sugarplum. This circle is matted with Blushing Bride glimmer paper, and added to some Petal Gardens DSP.

Behind the DSP is a strip of Blushing Bride glimmer paper; a similar strip is layered in front of the circle just below the number.

The sentiment is stamped on a die cut banner and adhered to the lower glimmer strip.

Supplies Used:
Stamp:  Number of Years
Inks:  Black Memento, Pear Pizzazz, Sweet Sugarplum
Papers;  Pink Powder, Whisper White, Petal Gardens DSP, Silver Glimmer paper, Blushing Bride DSP
Accessories:  Layering Circle Framelits, Large Number Framelits, Trellis embossing folder, dimensionals

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