Here are two of the cards that we made on Sunday at our monthly stamp club. Instructions for these cards will be posted shortly. I will also share the third card that we made.
I finally used up one jar of embossing paste!!
Welcome to the NC July Blog Hop!! This month, we are celebrating America. Yes, we have passed the July 4th Independence Day holiday — but, we’re keeping the celebration going! If you’ve just come from Tracie Evans Langley’s post, I’m sure you’ll agree that she is a very talented stamper. Thanks for stopping by to see my card.
I had the privilege of growing up as a US Air Force dependent. It was an amazing adventure! My dad proudly served in the chaplaincy for over 20 years and was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars. It is incredibly humbling for our entire family to realize that my dad is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. One of my profound memories of my dad is the fact that he would always stand when he heard the national anthem. It didn’t matter where he was or what he was doing. Pretty amazing! I think he would approve of my card.
If you follow my blog [stampedgreetings.com], you’ve noticed that I’m a little obsessed with embossing paste right now! Yes, I truly am. It is just too much fun to use. My card this month features embossing paste and die cuts. Did you notice, there is no stamping involved?!
The card base is Tranquil Tide (a gorgeous new In-Color) card stock. The card front is Real Red card stock. The die cuts are from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits set. As you can see, I die cut the heart thinlit using Whisper White card stock and Real Red card stock. I also die cut the word hope using Whisper White card stock and Tranquil Tide cardstock.
The bricks are created with the brick mask from the Pattern Party Decorate Masks set and two colors of Embossing Paste. The white color is straight out of the embossing paste container. The second is the white embossing paste mixed with a few drops of Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill. Mix the embossing paste and ink refill on a Silicone Craft Sheet with one of the Palette Knives.
If you look at the pictures below, I hope you can see the depth of the embossed bricks. There are three layers. The first layer was white. The second layer included some Tranquil Tide ink refill. The third was another white. I’ve noticed that it takes a few layers of the white embossing paste to cover over dark colors like Real Red.
Be sure to clean your masks and palette knives each time you use the embossing paste. This means each time you change colors as well. Warm water and soap work well to clean the masks and palette knives.
I finished the card by gluing the two heart die cuts together but offsetting the pieces. The same gluing technique was used for the two “hope” die cuts. The Fine-Tip Glue Pen is a great tool for gluing the die cuts together. Use Dimensionals to attache the die cuts to the card front.
Be sure to continue the NC Blog Hop for this month. Go over to Sue Root’s post and check out her project. If you’d like to check out the main products that I used to create my card, take a look at the pictures below. Click on any picture, and you’ll go to my on-line store.
NC Demos Blog Hop Participants:
Laurie Meier <– YOU ARE HERE
Main Products Used in My Card:
The Delightful Daisy suite of products was a huge hit at my recent stamp club! I hope you had a chance to see my last post and one of the cards that we made. Today’s post will feature another stamp club card. This card has an incredible WOW factor and is really not difficult to put together. Take a look at the card.
I hope you agree that it has the wow-how-did-she-make-that impact. It’s a little difficult to appreciate the depth of the card from this picture. It is a simple shadowbox card. The pictures below help show the depth a little better.
Let me share the inspiration for this card. My husband, Bruce, and I recently spent time with my side of the family at Holden Beach in North Carolina. Our family gathers there every year and has a great time catching up. We have a few family games that we play. One is a domino game called”Texas 42″, and the other is the (world championship!) Bunco tournament. I have completely digressed from my story about the card inspiration…. Bruce and I were out on a walk at the beach and saw wild daisies growing along the sidewalk. I took a few pictures and tried to mimic the flower in the card that I created. Here is one of the pictures that I took of the wild daisies.
Now – On to making the card! Let’s start with the shadowbox card itself. The card base is a piece of Calypso Coral cardstock cut to 4 1/4″ x 11″ (half a sheet of 8 1/2″ x 11″ standard cardstock). There are a few score lines involved in making the base. The score lines are at 1/2″, 1″, 4 1/2″, 5″, 5 1/2″, 6″, 6 1/2″, 10″, and 10 1/2″. A picture may be more helpful.
The folds are pretty straight forward when you see how the card comes together. The folds are – valley at the 1/2″ score line, mountain at the 1″ score line, mountain at the 4 1/2″ score line, valley at the 5″ score line, mountain at the 5 1/2″ score line, valley at the 6″ score line, mountain at the 6 1/2″ score line, mountain at the 10″ score line, and valley at the 10 1/2″ score line. Again, a picture may be more helpful.
Before you assemble the card base, die cut the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits in the middle of the area between the 6 1/2″ score line and the 10″ score line, as the card picture illustrates. You can now put your card base together.
To assemble the card base, fold the base in half at the 5 1/2″ score line. Step 1: Put glue between the 5″ score line and the 6″ score line. Adhere the glued areas together, as pictured below. Step 2: Put glue between the 1/2″ score line and the 1″ score line and between the 10″ score line and the 10 1/2″ score line. Adhere the glued areas together, as pictured below. You will then have your shadowbox card built. This card will fit easily into a standard envelope for a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ card. You’ll flatten the card a little before mailing.
The other steps to complete the card are below:
I hope you’ve enjoyed learning more about this card and how to make it. The main products that I used to make the card are pictured below. If you click on any product, you’ll go to my on-line store.
The three pictures in the banner photo are the projects that the group made at our recent card club. Each project features products from the Delightful Daisy suite (pages 126 and 127) of the SU! annual catalog. This suite is another that allows me to showcase my motto – One stamp set – Three designs – Endless possibilities!
Each of the three projects also highlights a different technique to make flowers using the incredibly popular Daisy Punch. Today’s post will focus on a fun, quick happy birthday card!
Take a look at the card below. It combines textures, colors, layers, and fun to add to your arsenal of I-just-remembered-that-I-need-to-send-a-birthday-card stash. Trust me – I have one of those stashes as well! Directions for the card are listed after the picture.
You will find that this layout can be used for many birthday cards. Change the DSP, the colors, the flower to make it more personal for the person who will receive the card. This design will be one that you’re going to want in your back pocket. By the way – Did you notice there is absolutely no stamping involved in this card?
Below are pictures of the main items that I used to make this card. If you click on any picture, you’ll go to my on-line store. My next post will feature the Calypso Coral shadowbox card pictured in the banner photo. You won’t want to miss it!
Welcome to the NC Demos June Blog Hop! This month, we are showcasing our favorite products from the new Stampin’ Up! annual catalog. If you haven’t seen the catalog yet, click here to go to the on-line version. It truly is amazing.
You have probably just come from Tracie Evans Langley’s post. I’m sure you agree that she is a very talented stamper and artist. Thank you for stopping by my post. I hope you are inspired by my project.
One of my favorite product suites is the Color Theory Suite. It includes stamps, card stock, ribbon, embellishments, designer series paper, and a card pack that work together beautifully. The colors that are featured in the Color Theory Suite are bold, bright, and great for all seasons.
The card I would like to share with you this month, pictured below, features many of the Color Theory Suite products and colors.
If you would like to CASE the card (and I hope you do!), here are the steps to follow.
The main products that I used to create this month’s card are pictured below. If you click on any picture, you’ll go to my on-line store. Also shown below are the participants in this month’s blog hop. Please be sure to continue to Lisa Tedder’s post.
Participants in this month’s NC Demos Blog Hop: