Posts Tagged ‘Window Dressing’
I’m back from my trip! Had a fun time with my friends and teaching a couple stamping classes! Time always goes by SO fast while I’m there. It is tiring, but I’m always happy to see everyone.
This card was the one that I did for my Control Freaks Swapping group. I think it is safe to share it now…everyone should have received their package of swaps. They ALL were awesome, like usual! This is a great group of gals. It was fun getting together with them at lunch time during one day at Convention. Several I had met…some were new faces. Love to put faces with names.
Funny story about making this card. I took all the pieces with me when I had to do a 2 hour glucose test at my doctor’s office. While I was waiting for results, I grabbed the table in the waiting room and spread out. I had several people stop by and comment on them…wondering why I was working on Christmas cards in August! I gave my card out to a couple people…would be fun to get a new customer from that experience!
This card uses the new Snowflake #2 die! I used Shimmer paper so it is really sparkly in real life. The base card is Whisper White with a layer of Baja Breeze. I inked up a blank jumbo cartridge with Baja Breeze refill so I could use the Jumbo snowflake wheel in the background. The Window Dressing snowmen I stamped in Basic Black on Whisper White, then watercolored the background with Bashful Blue. I used Really Red markers for the scarves and Only Orange for the nose. They were punched with the 1 3/8 circle punch and layered on Not Quite Navy Scallop Circle. I wrapped the 5/8" Real Red ribbon around the Baja Breeze layer and attached to the base card. I am very happy with how this card turned out!
Tomorrow is the Blogger’s Challenge Friday again! Check back for my post. (Guess I’d better get working on it, huh?)
Here is my cat, Bleach, sitting in the window! Really! It does look like her!
When I saw this set, I thought it would be perfect for the Faux Brick technique from Technique Junkies Newsletter’s last issue, June/July 2008. So I tried to replicate how a house would look…the bottom is brick and the top (using the Twill stamp) is wood siding. Fun! The brick color is Creamy Caramel with Basic Gray speckles in it.
The base card is our new Bali Breeze cardstock. The window I stamped in Basic Gray and used my watercolors to color. The shutters I cut from Creamy Caramel and used the crimper..then rubbed Basic Gray over the ridges. I stamped the cat on Basic Gray, used the speckles stamp and cut out and placed her in the window. The Kraft taffeta ribbon hides the seam between the "Faux Brick" and the Basic Gray "siding".
I’m anxiously waiting for my new catalog order to arrive tomorrow. I already told the UPS guy today that he’d be back tomorrow with TWO boxes for me! He said "that doesn’t surprise me!" Hmmm, wonder if he has several SU demos on his route?
I’m slowly crossing off all the "to do" items on my list. Oops…forgot about dinner. Maybe I can convince my hubby to take me out tonight! Have a great evening!
This week’s challenge was to use Old Olive, So Saffron, Rose Red and Pumpkin Pie. Bright! Actually, I did like the result! I think this set, Window Dressing, is SO cute! I wanted to make some swaps cards with it, but ran out of time…
On this card, I did use some of the striped Old Olive paper from Summer Picnic…it is such a great textured stripe. I also couldn’t believe I actually had this ribbon that matched the colors EXACTLY!
I stamped the window and pumpkin images with Basic Grey on Very Vanilla and then used my watercolor crayons to color and shadow the images. I mounted it on So Saffron and used the ticket corner punch on the top corners. Then I overlapped a piece of Pumpkin Pie and a piece of Rose Red behind the So Saffron piece. To My and Friend from Fundamental Phrases were stamped with Basic Grey also. I punched the Trio of flowers from So Saffron and placed an Old Olive mini brad in each center. I love how this came out! Even with coloring, the card came together pretty easy! If I have time, I may cut some paper and take them with me on the plane to finish. Of course, I’ll need to use only Stampin’ Up! current product, but I’m sure I can find something to replace the paper and ribbon I used.
I’m anxious to see what the other Blogger’s did with this week’s challenge!
Have a great weekend.