Saturday, April 30, 2016

Crazy 4 Challenges - Color Combo Inspiration

The Crazy 4 Challenges team was challenged by this color combo.
I must admit that I love this color combo.....ok I like anything that's purple.  I decided to use a stamp set from Stampin' Up! called Hey, Girl for the focal image on the front.  I wanted to frame her, so I used Karen Burniston's Trellis Wavy Frame.  I stamped the sentiments onto Soft Finish White 85lb and used the stitched rectangle companion die from the Gift Card Accordion set.  To get the "You" die cut smaller, I die cut it twice - once on each end.
I used the Happy Birthday Pop Up for the inside.  I cased Karen Aiken's idea of using the Ring Frame Edges as banners for the top part of my card.  On the bottom part I used the Pull Card Edges to add a bit more of that fun pattern paper.
Happy Stampin', 
Raquel


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Stampin' Up! products
Stamp: Hey, Girl

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Crazy 4 Challenges - Spring

It's time for a Spring themed challenge with Crazy 4 Challenges!  While April showers bring May flowers, let's use some early Spring flowers or plants for our card.  I decided to use Karen Burniston's Butterfly Pivot for my Spring card.
It's so easy to make a beautiful card using the Butterfly Pivot die.  I was gifted this fun pattern paper from a customer of mine - thanks very much Carol!  I used all the butterfly companion dies to add lots of color to my card.  Before cutting the butterflies, I applied Clear Double Sided Adhesive to my card stock, die cut, removed the backing sheet and covered with various colors of Silk Microfine Glitter.  I stamped a sentiment from Stampin' Up! set called A Dozen Thoughts.
I added a strip of card stock in the center of the card for extra stability and used the Pull Card Edges to make the scallops.

Happy Stampin', 
Raquel


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Stampin' Up! supplies
Stamp - A Dozen Thoughts

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Monday, April 18, 2016

Karen Burniston Designer Challenge - Great Outdoors

It's time for us to get outside, with Karen Burniston's Designer Challenge I mean.  The team was challenged to interpret "Great Outdoors" into our projects this month.  I chose to make a card using the House Pivot.
I followed the Seamless Backing tutorial from Karen Burniston to create the stone panel for the front of my card.  I used a Katie Pivot label to stamp the "Congratulations" sentiment from the What's Up clear stamp set.
I used Outdoor Edges to great the grassy hills, All Seasons Tree to create the very dimensional foliage and I used the embossing feature of the House Pivot die to get the brick look on the front of the house.

Visit Karen's Blog on Wednesday as she will post her project and video as well as the rest of the teams' projects for the Great Outdoors challenge!

Happy Stampin', 
Raquel


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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Crazy 4 Challenges - Sketch

It's the 3rd Saturday of the month and that means it's sketch time with Crazy 4 Challenges!  What a fun sketch we have this week!
I used a stitched oval from Karen Burniston's Oval Landscape Accordion to stamp my sentiment on.  The sentiment is a stamp called Birthday Blooms from Stampin' Up!.  I also used Karen's Pull Card Edges to make the scallops and stamped the hearts from that same stamp set.  The flowers are Bunch of Flowers from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I found those square rhinestones in my stash and thought they would be the perfect accent.
I followed the same scallop look for the inside of my card leaving lots of room to use this for a note card.


Happy Stampin', 
Raquel


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Stampin' Up supplies
Stamp - Birthday Blooms
Cardstock - Real Red, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, Timeless Elegance DSP
Ink - Real Red & Versamark
Other - Black embossing powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Crazy 4 Challenges - Try a new technique!

It's time to try a new technique with Crazy 4 Challenges!  Apply any paste or paint through a stencil and while your medium is still wet, add some glitter.  
I used Karen Burniston's new State it Stencil called Coffee.  I applied embossing paste - the white gritty kind - all over the stencil.  I removed the stencil and covered it with Chocolate Silk Microfine Gliter and set it aside to dry.  I was expecting more glitter to stay in the paste but most of it shook off.  I like the shabby look of it although it wasn't what I was expecting.
 I used the same Coffee stencil and a Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker to trace the filigree pattern on the cup.  I die cut the sentiment using Alphabet 1 & 2 Lower Case.  I wanted the letters to stand out a bit so I used the side of my marker to drag ink along the edges.
I used Cup Pop Stand on the inside for the perfect "Hot" cup of coffee complete with steam compliments of the accessory die that's included in the set.  The steam is cut from Cardstock Vellum and the spoon is Silver Metallic Shimmer Sheetz.

Happy Stampin', 
Raquel


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

Stampin' Up! products:
Cardstock - Vellum
Stampin' Write Marker - Basic Black