Friday, June 24, 2011

Island Beauty

I love Rubber Stamp Tapestry's 3 peg stamp sets. They're easy to use and there is so much you can make with them. Today I'm using their Island Beauty set and just mixing up the colors.

The QFTD66 on Splitcoaststampers is Marie aka momof5sons and I cased this card of hers, changing the stamp set, turning my card, and using a different sentiment and colors. Just mostly kept her design.

Moving Along with the Times #104-Clean and Simple
4 Crafty Chicks-Clean and Simple-no more than 2 layers
Dutch Dare Card Challenge #118-Clean and Simple

Stamps: Rubber Stamp Tapestry Island Beauty, Stampin'Up! Well Scripted
Paper: PTI white cardstock
Ink: Memento Purple hydrangea, Spring pansy, Angel pink, Bamboo leaves, Pear Tart
Accessories: Go with the Grain ribbon

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Stampin' B's----Diamond Fold

I love trying new techniques so this week I decided to make a diamond fold card.  I went through 2-3 different papers before I found one that was as strong as needed (that wouldn't tear on the scores). I thought this would be a great card for my Stampin' B's Design Team card. Joanne asked that we use a friendship sentiment.
I won this stamp set, Planted With Love, recently from Mark's Finest Papers. I think it is such a good set for summer and I had a lot of fun with it.
The tutorial for this technique can be found here on Splitcoaststampers.

Below is the card after it is unfolded. You should give it a try. It did take me quite a bit of time to make
but mostly because of the problem with the cardstock I was using. I was wishing I had a piece of good cardstock in 12 x12 for the base (which you need) but all my good go to was 11".

I used several items making this card and the recipe is at the end of this post.

The Stampin' B's hope you will join us. If so, just link with the inlinkz tool here.

I have a few challenges I want to enter:
Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge #60-make a card with at least one button
Stamp Something-Make something with pretty papers.
Make it Monday-#42-inspirational creations
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge Blog #33-Use red
Hooked on Craft Challenges #1-Anything Goes

Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers-Planted with Love, Blackberries, Sunflowers, and Bees (sentiment)
Paper: Base (unknown), Stampin'Up! Real Red, PTI white cardstock, designer paper is a Cosmo Cricket Mini Deck pad called Salt Air
Ink: Sponged the doilies and MS corner punch piece with Memento Aloe Vera, Memento Tuxedo Black for image
Accessories: Copics, Martha Stewart Laurel Leaf corner punch, Martha Stewart doily, Sizzix branch with leaves die cut, BigBag buttons from Michael's, Spellbinders nested pennants die cut