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Friday, October 8, 2010

CSS Alumni Sketch Challenge

Gina K. Designs/Stamp TV
Center Stage Spotlight Alumni
Blog Hop

If you arrived here from Giovana's Blog, you're in the right place!
If not, you'll want to go back to StampTV so you won't miss a thing! :)

Blog Hop Details:
Create a card or project using the sketch above. This sketch was
based on a card made by Deb Felts which you can see here.

In the close-up photo below, you can get a better view of the details. I used a scrap piece of pumpkin card stock that had been previously embossing using a Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder and used it to mat my main image. It was just a random spur of the moment thing as I spotted in on my very messy craft table. I like it when something spontaneous happens and I like the end results *_* Two of the flowers and one leaf are popped up on pop-up dots of varying widths. This card measures just smaller than 5x5 square. It fits better in my envelopes that way.

Gina K Designs Stamps
Signs of Autumn
(2009 Stamp Kit)

Copic Markers
SU pumpkin pie grosgrain ribbon
circle punch, brads
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
Pop-Up dots
SU designer paper
SU pumpkin pie & garden green CS

Copic Markers:
Y08 Acid Yellow
E37 Sepia
YG67 Moss

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Stampin' the Day Away

Monday, October 4, 2010

At the Apple Orchard

Here's a card that I made for my mom
who visited with homemade applesauce, yesterday!

Splitcoast CAS Technique Challenge 87
Faux Letterpress

Christian Paper Crafts Color Challenge
At the Apple Orchard: red, brown, white or cream
(optional orange or green)

Making this card turned out to be an adventure. Ugh! I found out that using brown ink on white cardstock for the faux letterpress technique was pretty tricky and finally gave up on it being perfect. (You can see stray ink marks.) Next, I had my image all colored and then when I was cutting it out with the cutting system, the blade slipped. I wanted to cry because I was in no mood to color it again after all of my time being used with the embossing folder. It really is a cool and easy technique. I just won't be using brown on white again. *_^ So, in order not to waste my great image, I decided to cut it out and pop it up on dimensionals. And then... yep, I encountered another challenge. After I cut out another circle with my new image, it took me over 5 minutes to figure out where I set down my original image. I guess I wasn't having a very productive night. LOL! In the end, I'm not sure this turned out to be as CAS as I was hoping for although it isn't overly busy and embellished either. Here's the link I found for a great tutorial on StampTV. It's titled Inking a Cuttlebug Folder.


Stamps: apples (Gina K Designs), grass (DRS Designs)
Paper: chocolate chip, real red
Ink: chocolate chip, wils wasabi, Adirondack black, Copic markers
(E74 cocoa brown, E71 champagne, R29 lipstick red, Y08 acid yellow, YG67 moss)
Tools & Accessories: gingham ribbon, pop-up dots, CM custom cutting system, Spellbinders Nestabilities scallop circles, Cuttlebug perfectly paisley EF
Techniques: Clean & Simple, Faux Letterpress