August 2015

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I am very excited to enter a card in the SUO Challenge #129: Cards Without Words card challenge.
For those stampers who send out cards, it is nice to have cards with no sentiment on them to have
on hand for any occasion. The inside of the card is great for writing a meaningful note with a
sentiment appropriate for the occasion.

I am also super excited to use the new SU! Happy Scenes stamp set along with the SU! Hearth & Home
Thinlits Dies. They are super awesome! I created a card looking out onto a Fall landscape. I think you will
really love this card as well.

SUO #129

Supplies: not pictured SU! stripe embossing folder, chocolate chip stampin’ write marker, SU! 2014-2015 Fall DSP

Price: $12.50

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This week’s Freshly Made Sketches #199 challenge is:

FMS Final 199-001

I decided to use SU! Watercolor Wings stamp set for this challenge. I stamped the larger butterfly in Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, and Bermuda Bay inks and the smaller butterfly in Tangerine Tango and Tangelo Twist with Daffodil Delight accents and sequins from the Watercolor Wonder Kit (love that kit). The bottom of the card is accented with a strip of Cherry on Top DSP and washi tape from the Watercolor Wonder Kit (did I already mention, I LOVE THAT KIT).

FMS199

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This week’s Freshly Made Sketch is:

FMS+Final+198-001I was inspired by Rita Wright’s card sample to pull out a MFT stamp set called Sew Nifty I bought a LONG time ago and never used. I used a blueprint die to make the base out of SU! DSP, I used the coordinating die to cut out the dress form and then I stamped the image on the pre-cut shape, I used a retired BigzXL die to cut some ric-rac, and I placed the sentiment on top of the ric-rac. Hopefully, you can see the Marina Mist rectangular panel which I made into a banner, and the Watermelon Wonder mat behind the mat of sewing machines. I love this card because it reminds me of my mother who could make anything with her sewing machine.

FMS 198

Supplies: not pictured (MFT stamp set Sew Nifty with matching dies, MFT blueprint die, BigzXL border die, SU! DSP sewing paper – don’t know the name of the paper).

In August, I am offering a Technique class featuring a hot glue mask/stencil. I found this technique on a YouTube channel with the Frugal Crafter and it looked like such a fun technique, I knew my stampers would love to learn how to do this in a class. Check out the YouTube website.

I found a small silicon mat I had purchased from Stampin’ Up! and forgot all about it until I cleaned out my tool bag. Lo and behold that was one less supply I needed to buy for the class. LOL  I hate to admit but this happens quite often to me; you know, you buy something just because, never use it, and one day you just happen upon it and become quite happy to have found it just in time for a project. Anyway, I broke out the glue gun with one glue stick left and heated it up. I really wanted to make a lot of hearts joined together (see the tutorial) but my glue gun didn’t want to cooperate. It wanted me to make something that would look good with globs of glue. How about a tree??? That worked well. So a tree making I did go.

Once I made my tree and let it cool for a few minutes. I made up the ink mist. I had two spritzer bottles and put 1/3 alcohol, 3 – 4 drops of ink, and filled with water (for lighter inks, you might want to put 5-6 drops of ink). I laid the hot glue tree on some watercolor paper and spritzed the yellow at the top and the orange half way down to the bottom of the card. On my next card, I will take something heavy and put on top of the paper so it doesn’t warp (I still can get the edges to lay flat on the mat).  Once the spritzed ink was dry, I sponged some Wild Wasabi on the branches and down at the bottom of the card for grass. I went back with a really, really old SU! stamp set Watercolor Minis and stamped leaves and grass with some flowers. Since the card had a modern/abstract feel to it, I stamped “You are a fabulous work of art” as the sentiment. Here is the card!

Hot Glue Card

Supplies: not pictured (hot glue gun with glue sticks, SU! Watercolor Minis)

 

This card was one of three cards made at my July Make-n-Take class. I usually offer three designs and my stampers make two of each design. Their tastes run from loving to make very simple cards to a few who like to make more detailed intricate cards; therefore, I try to appease both groups by giving them a very simple, quick card, a simple, quick card with some embellishments, and one card requiring paper piercing or piecing, multiple layers along with watercoloring/coloring, you get what I mean.

This was the simple, quick card with some embellishments. I had ordered two packs of Gold Soiree DSP. I used this paper as my mats and for the butterfly. I added Watermelon Wonder ribbon and accented the butterfly with diamond rhinestones.

It is truly an elegant card anyone would love to receive or horde.

Butterfly Card

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