Saturday, 29 September 2012
I was itching to break out my new SU Scentsational Season stamp set, featuring a gingerbread man, candy cane, Christmas tree and warm cuppa. Although I didn't use it on this project, the stamp set also has a coordinating SU Framelits die, so that you can easily trim out these stamped images.
The background features Stampin' Up!'s new Early Espresso ColorCore card stock, which is designed for easy distressing with a sanding block. The sanding quickly reveals a lighter core inside this card stock, which also comes in two Christmassy shades of Cherry Cobbler and Gumball Green.
Before distressing your card stock, select an embossing folder that complements your design and run it through your embossing machine. Then lay the embossed card flat, and use the sanding block to remove the top layer of the ColorCore card stock.
The little flags used as accents were created with the SU Bitty Banners Framelits. The sentiment Warm Winter Wishes comes from the new SU Winter Memories stamp set. SU inks used include Soft Suede and Cherry Cobbler.
Tuesday, 11 September 2012
However, the process is sooooooooooo simple! The stamped images on the white cardstock are stamped at the same time by sticking the three layers of white cardstock together. I used a bit of repositional tape to hold the pieces temporarily. Use your stamps to build up images on the cardstock. You want this process to be graphically interesting, so you can turn the stamps different directions, use complementary stamps, or use colored ink combinations, as I have done on these card samples.
Once the images are stamped, you can pull apart the white cardstock and adhere the pieces to the colored background cardstock. Remember to add your ribbon before you stick all the pieces together! Here are the measurements for your layered cardstock pieces:
5.5 x 8.5 inches, folded in half to a 5.5 x 4.25 card
4.5 x 3.25 inches
3.5 x 2.25 inches
Whisper White cardstock:
5.25 x 4 inches
4.25 x 3 inches
3.25 x 2 inches
The birthday card was made by using Pool Party cardstock. The stamps used included Birthday Best and the Itty Bitty Banners, along with the matching SU Framelits die. Alcohol markers were used to shade the cupcakes before the pieces were stuck together. A bit of Bakers Twine and a button completed the card.
The Happy Halloween card includes the Spooky wheel, Wacky Wishes sentiment, and Jack of All Trades stamps. Distressing Essentials tools were used to 'rough up' the Happy Halloween sentiment.