Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Picture Perfect???

   Hullo everyone!!  Hope today finds you all well and happily crafting!  I'm going to try and post a picture... okay... drum roll... here goes...

   Okay, that's not
the picture I was going for... But since my adorable grandson is already up here, we'll just leave him!!  His name is Beckett, by the way!

   Yaayyy!!  I got it!  Now I just have to figure out how to make it bigger...  This is a card I made for a swap at our monthly meeting at my upline's house.  Here is a list of supplies used:

Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper 133521 (free!! with $50 order)
Banner Blast Stamp set 133551 (free!!  with $50 order)
Banner punch 133519  (free!! with a $50 order)
Petite Petals Bundle - 134822 ($21.25 for stamps and punch)
Hardwood stamp - 133035  ($13.95)
Gold Bakers Twine - 132975  ($3.50)
Rhinestone Basic Jewels - 119246  ($4.95)
Crumb Cake card stock-   120953
Black card stock -  121045
Whisper White card stock -  100730
Crumb cake Ink -  126975
Pool Party Ink -  126982
Calypso Coral Ink -  126983
Pistachio Pudding Ink -  131177
Summer Starfruit Ink -  126991

   I know it looks like a lot, but once you have the inks you've got them for sooo many more projects!

    Cut the Crumb Cake 4 1/8 x 5.25.
    Stamp with Crumb cake ink the Hardwood (remember to keep the stamp on the table, facing up, and lay your paper on top, using a brayer or even your stamping block to smooth it out)  You get much more consistent coverage this way.
    Stamp your banners any way you like.  I did the HI one is Calypso Coral and Summer starfruit on either side, with pool party and pistachio pudding on the ends.  Glue to basic black and fussy cut so they have a nice 1/8 or so border.  Punch holes and using a needle, thread gold twine through, creating a hanging banner.  Set aside.
     Using the blue flower print from your designer series paper (DSP), but a 3" circle, (using framelits or whichever cutting method you use).  Then out of Basic Black, but out the next size up to create a mat.  Glue together and glue to Crumb cake hardwood background.
    Using the Black/multi DSP paper, cut a piece that is 3.75 x .75".  If you have pool party card stock, then cut a piece that is 3 7/8 x 7/8" for the mat.  If you like, you can use whisper white, and ink the edges with pool party, or whichever color you like!
   Using your petite flowers stamps, punch three flowers of your choice and pattern.  Punch and curl petals.  I also punched small solid flowers in the same colors that I stamped them, and curled those petals as well.  I put the solid flower with petals curving towards the card, and the flower with the petals curving towards me.  Place on card using a stamping dimensional, and add rhinestones as desired.
    Now take your banner, and punch a hole on either side of the card... thread your twine through them and half tie it, bringing the twine to the back of the card.  Adhere using small scraps of paper to keep it clean.
   You can mount your card front on black, or even the pool party and it would look fantastic!  Or if you're going for another dominant color, use that one!  It's your choice!  With these supplies, you could create a ton of these in different color combinations and patterns of DSP!
   If you would like to order any of these products, please email me at:

Thanks for your time and patience on my learning curve!  Toodles!

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