Showing posts with label cajun craze. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cajun craze. Show all posts

April 21, 2016

Having some Fun with Retiring Goodies

Hey there! Have you had a chance to take in the retiring product list? If so, have you been able to absorb it all? I know, it’s a lot to take in. It’s also sad to see so many go to favorites leaving, but, let me just say, I have had the opportunity to see the new catalog (one of the MANY benefits of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator) and there are SOOOOOO many new and wonderful things coming! So, my point, don’t be sad. Get what you want now before it’s gone, but rest assured, there will be LOTS of great stamps and embellishments that are so awesome, you won’t even remember the stuff that is missing! I promise you that.
Anyoo, today, I wanted to share a card I made for the sketch challenge taking place over on my Facebook page. I used one of my go to retiring stamp sets and lots of retiring product for this card and I am really pleased with the outcome. So, what do you think? Leave me a comment below and let me know what your thoughts are.

Summer Silhouettes Stamp set
Basic Black Card Base 8.5” x 5.5” scored at 4.25”
Botanical Garden DSP 5.25” x 4”
Basic Black layers 2.5” x 3.75”, 4.25” x 2.25”and 4.5” x 2.5”
Hello Honey 2.25” x 3.5”
Very Vanilla 4” x 2” and 4.25” x 2.25”
Cajun Craze .5” x 2.25”
3 Cajun Craze Candy Dots from the Regals collection
Ink Pads: Cajun Craze, Mossy Meadow, Mint Macaron, Hello Honey, Basic Black Archival
Snail Adhesive
To begin, I layered the DSP onto the card base and added the Hello Honey to the Basic Black layer and adhered that to the front of the card. I then stamped the lattice design onto the 4” x 2” Very Vanilla piece using the Cajun Craze ink and adhered that to the Basic Black layer and added that to the card base. I then stamped the foliage stamp using the Mossy Meadow ink twice and added flowers using the Hello Honey and Mint Macaron ink. The sentiment is NOT a Stampin’ Up! Stamp. It actually comes from a Stamps of Life stamp set by Stephanie Barnard and I stamped that using the Basic Black Archival ink and layered that onto the Basic Black layering piece and adhered that panel to the card base and added the small strip of Cajun Craze just to pop on the card. As a final step, I added three candy dots.
If you would like to see the sketch used to inspire this card, please join us on my Facebook page at are having lots of fun over there and we would love to have you join us. Whether you choose to join the sketch or not, we would love to have you stop by and say hello, and if you do want to join the challenges, just jump right in. We have a no judgement zone and all of the ladies are extremely encouraging and supportive. We learn from one another and we just have a great time. So come on by and take a look around!
Now, back to the retiring list. As you know, the retiring list of items are “while supplies last”, only stamps will be manufactured until May 23rd. After that date, once they’re gone, they’re gone too. I don’t want you to miss out on anything you really have your heart set on, so I want you to know, these things will sell out quickly, so if you want it, I advise getting it sooner rather than later. In addition, I have set up a hostess code for you to use should you choose to place an order. By using this hostess code, if all combined orders total $150 or more, it will qualify as a “party" and will be eligible for Hostess Benefits. If that is the case, I will put EVERYONE that places an order using that code into a drawing to receive those benefits when I close the party. If you happen to be the winner, I will contact you to select your FREE product. It could be $15 or more in product depending on the final sales. I will close the party out on 5/5/16, so good luck and happy stamping!
Hostess Code: T9Q4A39S


March 15, 2016

It's a Collage of Color

Hello, today, I have a card for you that I made for the weekly sketch challenge going on over on my Facebook page and wanted to share. Once again, I ventured outside my usual Subtle colors that I naturally gravitate to, and came up with this. So, what do you think?

Supplies Used:

Basic Black 8 ½” x 5 ½” scored at 4 ¼” and folded for the card base.

Botanicals Garden DSP panel cut 2 ¾”x 5”

Basic Black layer cut 3 ¼”x 4 ¾”

Botanical Gardens DSP cut 3”x 4 ½” (I just turned over the DSP and used the backside of the same 12”x12” I had already cut for the 1st layer)

Basic Black layer cut 2 ¾”x 3 ¾”

Whisper White layer cut 2 ½”x 3 ½”

Basic Black cut 3 ¼”x 1 ¼”

Whisper White layer cut 3”x 1”

Scrap Whisper White to stamp and punch flowers from

Beautiful Bunch Stamp set

Butterfly Basics Stamp set

Petite Petals punch

Candy Dots (Neutral Collection)

Cajun Craze Ink

Mossy Meadow

Hello Honey

Snail Adhesive

Glue Dots

Stampin’ Dimensionals

I began by adhering the yellow pattern of the Botanicals Garden DSP to the right of the card base using Snail adhesive. I then took the second piece of the DSP and adhered that to the Basic Black layer and adhered that to the center of the card, then, I inked up the Honeycomb image from the Butterfly Basics stamp set, using Hello Honey ink, and I stamped off then stamped it onto my Whisper White panel. I did that a total of 3 times to fill the panel. I then used the fern image, also from the Butterfly Basics stamp set with Mossy Meadow ink. I stamped down with full ink then without lifting the bottom of the stem, I slightly pivoted the stamp getting a lighter and lighter effect. Then, using the Cajun Craze ink and the small flower from the Beautiful Bunch stamp set, I stamped a total of 3 images on to scrap Whisper White and punched them out using the Petite Petals punch and added them to the panel using glue dots and adhered the panel to the Basic Black layer and adhered that to the right side of the card again using Snail. I then stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Butterfly Basics stamp set with the Cajun Craze ink and adhered it to the Basic Black layer and adhered that to the bottom of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals and added three Basic Black candy dots.

I hope you enjoyed this card, please leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts. Have a wonderful day and see you Thursday!

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