Saturday, February 18, 2017

Crazy 4 Challenges - Sketch

It's the 3rd Saturday of the month and that means it's sketch time with Crazy 4 Challenges.  My whole card started off by finding the eyeglasses and bow-tie already die cut in a bag of mine.  So I put my thinking cap on and started die cutting some more pieces to the face and the next thing I knew, my card was created!
I used Props 1, Virgil the Pig and Chilly the Penguin to create the face.  To make the nose, I used Virgil's negative area of his snout.  For the eyes, I used Virgil's for the blue and Chilly's for the white.  The sentiment is from Endless Birthday Wishes - a very fun Stampin' Up! set.
I kept the inside simple by repeating a portion of the face and stamping a funny sentiment from Bombs Away Birthday.
Happy Stampin', 
Raquel


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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Everyday Hero

I thought this new stamp set called Everyday Hero in the new Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog looked like so much fun.  I also used the new Sliders and Spinners from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I stamped our super hero onto Whisper White, colored with Watercolor Pencils and then fussy cut him out.  
Unfortunately I was messing around too much with positioning him on the spinner that I wrinkled his face ooops.  He can move all along the spinner track and even fly up side down.....now that's some super hero!  I die cut the little circles, included in the Sliders and Spinners die set, from fun foam.  I punched (2) 1/2" circles from card stock to trap the fun foam in the channel.  I used Dimensionals to adhere the blue panel to the card as spinner cards need extra depth so the spinner can move freely.
Happy Stampin', 
Raquel


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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Crazy 4 Challenges - Fancy Dinner

Valentine's Day is approaching and it's a day when many take the opportunity to go out and have a fancy dinner to celebrate.  So for today's challenge, the Crazy 4 Challenges team will be incorporating food/dining/dishes in our designs.....and we must use the color red.  What better set to use than Karen Burniston's Props 8?  It just doesn't get any easier as this set has a slice of cake - yummy!
I sponged a bit of ink on Baker the Beaver and even gave him rosy cheeks.  The sentiment from Tasty Trucks (Sale-A-Bration set)  was stamped onto the heart from Heart Pivot Card.
I used Happy Birthday Pop Up for the inside.  I stamped the sentiment on a little banner from Lots of Pops.  Now I would seriously like to know "Where's the cake?".
Happy Stampin', 
Raquel


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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Stamp Camp

I will be teaching how to make these super fun cards at my Pompano Beach Stamp Camp on Saturday February 18th at 10am.
Please email me for more information on attending.
Happy Stampin', 
Raquel


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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Crazy 4 Challenges - Animals

The Crazy 4 Challenges team will be creating animal themed cards this week.  I chose to use this super cute Stampin' Up! stamp set called Bella and Friends (yes, again).  I used Karen Burniston's Labels & Circles to stamp the image on.  To get the balloon and tail to fit, I hand cut around that part and then put them on top of the die as I die cut.  I colored in the image using Watercolor Pencils and an Aquapainter.  The sentiment is from Better Together stamped onto a Banner Framelits.
I used the Labels & Circles again to stamp the inside sentiment.  For a bit of color I added the same polka-dot DSP as the front of the card.
Happy Stampin', 
Raquel


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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Crazy 4 Challenges - Squirrel Appreciation Day

Last week was Squirrel appreciation day!  I mean who knew?  The Crazy 4 Challenges team is showing our love for these furry critters by using any one of our favorite furry critters on a card. I am interpreting the "Furry critters" as any animal with fur as I don't have a squirrel stamp.  I water colored this sweet dog image from Bella and Friends.  I thought it would be fun to add a hot dog from the Tasty Trucks stamp set.  I used a Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker to ink up the stamp and omitting the bone that is on the stamp.  After coloring Bella, I cut around the mouth so I could insert the hot dog.  I added a few Labels & Circles for an added pop of color along with a banner.
For the inside, I used Karen Burniston's Cake Pop Up.  The sentiment from Tasty Trucks coordinates perfect with the whole cake/food theme!
Happy Stampin', 
Raquel


To purchase Stampin' Up! products, please visit Stampin' Up! and enter Raquel Mason as your demonstrator.



To purchase Pop It Ups designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs, please visit your local independent craft store or online.