Monday, September 15, 2014

Silver Christmas

Waltzingmouse Stamps is having their September Pajama Party and I decided to join in at the last minute.  This card is for their Old Pajamas challenge to use an older Christmas set.  You can see the challenges here.


I envisioned using a blue and silver color combo, so I pulled out some Enchanted Evening cardstock and silver embossing powder.  First, I cut out the ornament shape using an older Spellbinders die and then embossed the ornament.  I then added the sentiment and embossed it as well.  For my card base, I outlined a frame using a silver paint pen and stamped branches from a retired SU set called Peaceful Wishes using shimmery VersaMark ink and the masking technique.  The ornament is popped up to add a bit of dimension.

Stamps:  Ornate Ornaments (Waltzingmouse); Peaceful Wishes (Stampin' Up)
Ink:  Frost Dazzle (VersaMark)
Paper:  Enchanted Evening (Stampin' Up)
Misc:  2010 Heirloom Ornament die (Spellbinders); silver embossing powder; silver paint pen; pop-dots

Monday, August 25, 2014

Stamp-a-Faire 2014: 1940's Vintage Patterns - Emily

Emily went in a completely different direction with her vintage pattern challenge card.  She used stamps from Vintage Ornaments Additions and Simply Stationery.  It's a unique pairing!


She experimented with different colors on scratch paper before deciding on these.  The little diamond shape makes a really interesting pattern.  You can see other cards for the challenge here.

Stamps:  Vintage Ornaments Additions, Simply Stationery, 1940's Era (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Aqua Mist, Autumn Rose, Winter Wisteria (Papertrey Ink)
Paper:  Hawaiian Shores, Soft Stone (Papertrey Ink)
Misc:  Standard Circles Large die (Spellbinders)

Stamp-a-Faire 2014: 1940's Vintage Patterns

I followed the challenge tutorial pretty closely for this card.  I just changed the colors to put my own spin on it.  I really loved the original card!


Isn't this such a sweet stamp set?  It didn't take very long to build the pattern.  I love making backgrounds with my stamps.  The banner and flowers were fussy cut and popped up for dimension.  You can see other cards for the challenge here.

Stamps:  1940's Era (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Hawaiian Shores, Harvest Gold, Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink)
Paper:  White, Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink)
Misc:  Cappuccino baker's twine (The Twinery); pop-dots

Stamp-a-Faire 2014: 1920's Sparkle - Emily

Emily used more of the pink and purple rhinestones for the Sparkle & Shine challenge.  She paired them with bright Bubblegum glitter by Martha Stewart.


So fun!  You can see other cards for the challenge here.

Stamps:  1920's Era (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper:  Vintage Cream, Hibiscus Burst (Papertrey Ink)
Misc:  1920's Era die (Papertrey Ink); Bubblegum glitter (Martha Stewart)

Stamp-a-Faire 2014: 1920's Sparkle

Oh, this was fun!  You can't go wrong with glitter and rhinestones.  :)  I have always loved the art deco style of the 1920's.



I just used clear rhinestones this time along with a pretty White Gold glitter by Martha Stewart.  It almost looks like a brooch.  I kept the design simple to keep the focus where it belongs - on the sparkle!

You can see other cards for the challenge here.

Stamps:  1920's Era (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper:  True Black, Soft Stone, 1920's Era (Papertrey Ink)
Misc:  1920's Era die (Papertrey Ink); White Gold glitter (Martha Stewart); rhinestones

Stamp-a-Faire 2014: 1920's Rhinestones - Emily

I have had these pink and purple rhinestones for years and barely used them.  Emily went to town with them on her design!


She used VersaMark ink to create a subtle background with an image from the 1920's Era stamp set.  Love her sparkly centerpiece!

You can see other cards for the challenge here.

Stamps:  1920's Era (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento); VersaMark
Paper:  Soft Stone, Winter Wisteria, clear cardstock (Papertrey Ink)
Misc:  1920's Era die, Double-Ended Banner die (Papertrey Ink); rhinestones

Stamp-a-Faire 2014: 1920's Rhinestones

This challenge was fun!  Who doesn't love sparkly rhinestones?  The only difficult part was cutting the clear cardstock with the die.  That stuff is tenacious!  Not easy to cut through, for sure.



I used clear, smoky, and black rhinestones to create my design.  It just screams 1920's era, especially with the stamped scrollwork.  I used VersaMark ink and another stamp from the same set to create a subtle background.

I really love this card!  You can see other cards for the challenge here.

Stamps:  1920's Era (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento); VersaMark
Paper:  Hawaiian Shores, True Black, clear cardstock (Papertrey Ink)
Misc:  1920's Era die (Papertrey Ink); rhinestones