Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Merry Christmas...In July

Two post in one day, I think I'm breaking a record!! I have been seeing a lot of Christmas cards poping up on several blogs and websites (SCS) so I thought I would join in on the fun and create a card myself. For this card I wanted to jazz up the top layer (Old Olive) and use the exclusive Sizzix Texturz Plate that you can only obtain from a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator (that would be me) instead of using christmas DSP. To achieve the bold embossed textured look I simply lightly sprayed rubbing alcohol on the cardstock and used another piece of cardstock as a "shim" in the sandwich stack used with the BigShot. The "shim" and light spray of rubbing alcohol helped me to have a deeper impression of the Texturz plate. The stamp sets used are new this year to the 2009-2010 IB&C, they are Tree Trimmings and Teeny Tiny Wishes. I also used some Sizzix dies that are also exclusive to Stampin' Up!, the Top Note Bigz Die and Birds and Blooms Sizzlits. If you would like to recreate this card, contact me today and let's schedule a Workshop for a Demonstration. Thanks for stopping by, have a Stampin' Good Day!!

Happy Sweet Birthday

I absolutely love, love, love this stamp. It is the Sweet Birthday stamp (115564) and it is one of many beautiful single stamps that Stampin' Up! is offering for Under $10. On page 208 of the
2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog (US) you will find that Stampin' Up! has several single stamps that are under $10 and they are all wonderful to use. I paired this stamp with the Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper (love, love, love it) and the In-Color Rich Razzelberry. I used Orchid Opulence Classic Ink on the cake image and Basic Black on the sentiment. If you would like to re-create this card Contact Me today and we can schedule a Workshop built around the Under $10 Stamps that Stampin' Up! offers. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy!
Supplies used: Stamp set: Sweet Birthday (115564), DSP: Cottage Wall (115671), Punches: Scallop Edge Punch(112091) , Large Oval(107305), Scallop Oval(114889), Mat Pack (105826), Paper Piercing Tool (116631). Cardstock: Rich Razzelberry, Orchid Opulence, Whisper White, Ribbon: Rich Razzelberry, Ink: Orchid Opulence, Basic Black