Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Christmas Skates

Skating and winter go hand in hand in our area...I received ice skates for more than one Christmas under the tree when I was growing up!

I rarely (if ever...okay never) ice skate any longer, but I do have a pair of ice skates that fit me should I want to start up again!

The base of my card is layered with Kaisercraft "Christmas Wishes" decorator paper. What a pretty pad! It's filled with soft colors and lovely prints...perfect for that "untraditional" Christmas colorway. 

The dotted layer was die cut with Spellbinders Celebrations "Pierced Squares" diesLayers are popped up with some Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips to add a bit of dimension.

The skates and small snowflakes are die cut using Spellbinders Die D-Lites "Flakes and Skates" dies...know I will use this die set numerous times this year and years to come. I added a slight tint to the skates with Copic markers.

And don't forget about the Bigger Bow Easy...great for Christmas decorating and packages!

Last, but not least: a beautiful Christmas sentiment from the new Stamp Simply Clear "Merry Christmas" stamp set. It is stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia ink. You can get all three new sets for a special price HERE.

Melissa Frances milky white pearls finish off the design.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Hope that you enjoyed today's design. Have a great remainder to your week!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Copper Gleam

 We've got some copper gleam happening in this week's design!

 Here's an angle shot showing some of the copper glimmer. The May Art's Metallic String Ribbon and a Kaisercraft Rhinestone also add some sparkle. Layers are popped up with 

The inside is stamped with a sentiment from The Stamp Simply Clear "Jesus" stamp set and Versafine Vintage Sepia ink.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Last week's blog candy winner of one of the new Stamp Simply Christmas release sets chosen from my blog post is:

Blogger Maggie Miller said...
The Christmas blessings stamp set is amazing! I love all the stamps!
Maggie, please contact me at my email with your mailing information: 
Sharon at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store: to claim  your prize.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store Twelve Days of Christmas

Well, it is the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store's "Twelve Days of Christmas" time of year once again!

Time just flies, does it not?

I'm excited to be using one of the new stamps sets recently released from Stamp Simply...clear "Christmas Blessings." All of the newly released Christmas stamps are here:

Let me tell you about my card. I began with a layered base of cardstock and decorator paper. The top plaid layer is from My Mind's Eye "Comfort and Joy" decorator paper pad.

I used the Stamp Simply Christmas Blessings stamp set along with Memento Tuxedo Black ink to create the focal/sentiment panel. The Memento ink is my favorite or coloring with Copic markers, just what I used here to color the holly berries.

A May Art's Center Stitch Burlap Bow was created with an Original Bow Easy, then glued to the design using Tombow Mono Multi Glue.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

I have a sweet extra for this week's post. Each of the design team are choosing blog candy for this special event!

One person commenting to this blog post by Tuesday, October 18  will win one set of the new Stamp Simply clear stamp release of their choice. Or, if you have already purchased the new Christmas release sets, you can choose one other Stamp Simply Clear Stamp set of your choice. Best wishes to you all.

Be sure to check out the Stamp Simply Blog to see all of the design team's creations and other chances to win blog candy.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Icy Star, Silent Night with New Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

When I saw the beautiful star in The Stamp Simply's Clear "Merry Christmas" stamp set, I knew that I had to use it for a 
snowy, icy scene.

I began the scene by dry brushing two shades of blue Tim Holtz Distress Inks on a white cardstock panel. I cross hatched the color, adding a linen texture and look to the panel.

I then used Dreamweaver Embossing Paste and Tim Holtz' "Flourish" Stencil to add "blowing snow." A bank of "snow" along the bottom of the image panel.  Stampendous Translucent Crystal Ultra Fine Glitter was sprinkled on the embossing paste while it was still wet.

The star was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto the white cardstock, colored with Copic markers, then covered with more of the Stampendous Glitter using a Sakura Quickie Glue Pen. It is popped up with Thermoweb 3D Foam Strip pieces.

The image panel was layered onto a Tim Holtz 12" x 12" Color Core cardstock base.

We can't forget the beautiful Bible verse stamped in the inner portion of the card...also from The Stamp Simply Clear "Merry Christmas" set. The verse is stamped with my favorite ink for sentiments: Versafine Onyx Black Ink.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

New Christmas Release--Stamp Simply Clear Stamps!

Beautiful new Christmas stamps at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store! Sharon has just released three sets of lovely Christmas/Holiday stamp sets...lovely fonts, images and verse/sentiments. 

Let me tell you about my "rustic poinsettia" design for today.

The front of the card is layered with My Mind's Eye "Comfort and Joy" designer paper. A poinsettia was fashioned with the same designer paper pad and Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia dies, accented with a wooden button from my stash and a border of May Art's 5/8" Center Stitch Burlap Ribbon. 

The ribbon was taped down with ScorIt Tape. Easy, quick, with quite a bit of dimension.

You can see the glimmer of the paper in this flash photo.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Be sure to check out all of the team's designs around the new stamp release this week! You can find them at The Stamp Simply Blog. Lovely inspiration for the upcoming season!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Love Texture!

I had a wonderful time last weekend leading a group of women at a Stamp Simply Ribbon Mini Make-and-Take class.

The class focused on adding texture with stencils and embossing paste, as well as creating coffee filter flowers.

It was great fun! Let me tell you all about the above design that we recreated in class:

I began with white cardstock; one panel for the background cut at 4.25 x 5.5 inches and one cut at 3.25 x 4.5 inches.

The smaller panel was then embossed with Tim Holtz' "Flourish" stencil and Dreamweaver embossing paste. After it dried completely it was coated with Dina Wakley Gesso. I also coated the larger background panel with the gesso to prepare for the next step.

After the panels dried, I added Tim Holtz Distress InksAfter drying once again, we rubbed a bit of iced espresso DecoArt Metallic Lustre wax onto both panels. You really need a light hand here as a little goes a long way.  Additional gesso was brushed over portions of the panels to make a white washed look.

The smaller panel was then attached in the center of the background panel with Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips for dimension.

The flowers were then created with coffee filters, Tim Holtz Distress ink, Pearl Stamens (coated with some of the metallic wax) and Spellbinders Cinch and Go Flower dies, and TomBow Mono Multi glue.

The Seam Binding Ribbon was colored with the DecoArt Metallic wax, as was the Dritz Cheesecloth. An Original Bow Easy was used to assist with the bow.

The inside was stamped with this special Stamp Simply Clear "Harvest" sentiment, stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia Ink and die cut with a Spellbinders Labels Twenty Eight die:

All linked product is from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

And...if you live in the local area, please consider checking out The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store Mini Make-and-Takes! They are fun!

I hope that you enjoy today's design. I had a great time sharing it with the women and class and with you! 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Altenew Week and Gelatos

I had fun playing with Altenew's new stamp set found at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store: "Bamboo Rose."

I began by stamping the blooms from the set with Versafine Onyx Black ink onto Ranger Watercolor Paper. Then, I colored the blooms with Gelatos Colors Gift Set and a paintbrush. So fun! After the image dried, I added Stampendous Ultra Fine Translucent Glitter using a glue pen (can use Sakura Quikie Glue Pen).

The glimmer on this easily mail-able design is fabulous "in real life."

Be certain to check out the rest of the design team's Altenew designs all this week on The Stamp Simply Blog.

Thanks so very much for stopping by! 

Have a great remainder to your week!