Friday, September 24, 2010

Diamond Crimp

Thursday Night with the gals again.  Gotta love them! The numbers were low but not the spirit. I just fell in love with the diamond crimps by Lynn Pratt and Linda Walsh that I had to make some up for myself and then share them with the gals.  Thanks for the inspiration I get from Late Night Stampers I can hopefully inspire some of you to come up with your own creations.

So many colours and ideas to choose from.  Here I chose CS: Whisper White, Marina Mist, INK: Marina Mist to stamp and edge around white diamond and oval.  I used Pacific Point for the humingbird and to edge around the Marina Mist diamond.  Bird and sentiment raised with dimensionals. Finished with stick on rhinestones. STAMPS: Elements of Style & Because I Care.

It's hard to tell in this card that the red leaves have glitter on them but they do. Here I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to overlay stamped image of wild wasabi with cherry cobbler.  Took my glue pen and outlined one half of the red leaf and added glitter.

This photo shows a much better view of the glitter. This pointsettia and the bird(die cut fromMerry Details) are raised with dimensionals.CS: Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Cherry Cobbler, INK: Same + Dafodil Delight for centre. This technique is really neat! and soooo easy to do.

TIP FOR INSIDE DIAMONDS: After I folded and put the CS through the crimper, (don't unfold) I outlined the diamond shape on white and the colour I used. Here, Wild Wasabi. Cut out and  trimmed the coloured diamond 1/8" all around and then I took the white diamond and trimmed 1/4" all around.  This was the only way to get the diamonds to be symetrically shaped and in line with the crimped diamond.  Also, make sure to rub any pencil marks off the edge after tracing from your crimped piece.
Hope you like these cards.  Happy Stampin'!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Marvelous Masking Techniques

Week two of classes and we're moving along.  Missing a few to holidays though. I must say, I'm impressed with myself and the masking technique. However, the more things you want to add using this technique, the more you have to stop and think about what you want at the back or behind the other stamps. I managed to make a couple CASED projects and recreate with a few twists. Thank you out there. I often save many pics at a time to the computer and look for inspiration or ideas at a later time so I don't know who to give credit to, again, but thank you for the inspiration.
Summertime sweetness!

I am loving all the new colours by SU.  This one using Dafodil Delight, Old Olive and Very Vanilla.
The two half slices are mounted with dimensionals.

I absolutely love the way this one turned out with the branch like background in Crumb Cake. The stamped image uses Early Expresso while CS on the rest of the card uses Cajun Craze, Wild Wasabi, Tangerine Tango and Very Vanilla. And below, another take on the pumpkins in a different shade using Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi, Cherry Cobbler and Pink Pirouette.

And here's a special card I made just for my hubby!
Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White card stocks. The middle heart 'love' is raised and attached with dimensionals.  I was really suprised at how nice these 4 colours go together.
I can't wait to get into other combination of colours with the NEW colours available.  I still like the old ones too!  Leave comments/constructive criticism always welcomed.  Thanks for looking.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Classes have begun

Well I'm so glad that September has finally arrived.  Although I have been on holidays, it doesn't quite seem like it.  Everything was way out of wack for me but is now back on track.  The kids are back to a routine of sorts, I'm back at work again, and best of all, Thursday nights have arrived for the ladies;cards and scrapbooking! YAHOO! I love teaching the women new techniques and am so excited when I learn and can show them what they can do with little effort.  I wouldn't be able to do it if it weren't for all the great other crafters out there in cyberville.  I truly don't know how all you out there keep up with everything.  Literally, I could spend every minute of every day surfing and CASEing and not make anything but, I do love creating.
Our first class of the season was tonight and although the class was small I think all enjoyed getting back together.
We made two cards tonight that were CASED.  I don't know who to give credit to on these ones but thank you for the flower inspiration on both and the idea for these cards.  Hope you like them.