Tuesday, November 14, 2017

OnStage Swapping with the Creation Station Team

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   #creationstation   I'm just back from my exciting trip to Salt Lake City for Stampin' Up's OnStage Live event. I had so much fun! It's so hard to describe how much fun it is--you just have to experience it to understand. But imagine nearly 3,000 like-minded, crazy, creative stampers getting together to love what they do and share what they love. It's a 3-day party.

Last week I shared some of my swap cards with you and I'll be sharing some of the ones I received over the next week or so. But I have one last swap card to share--the one I made for the Creation Station design team swap! As you know, I'm part of a fabulous design team that puts on a creative blog hop for you on the first Sunday of every month. I feel so blessed to be a part of this amazing group of artists!! TWO of our team members were just named to Stampin' Up's 2018 Artisan Team: Liz Price and Linda van Wely-Zwoelle from the Netherlands. Visit their blogs, because their creations are splendiferous!!

I was pretty nervous to create a card to swap with the Creation Station team, let me tell you, but I think I came up with something that's just a little bit over the top and out of the ordinary. What do you think?!


I started by stamping the floral image from the "Wood Words" stamp set in Versamark onto a 3-3/4" by 5" piece of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper. I sprinkled on some Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder and set it with my heat tool. I also stamped "thank you" from this set in Versamark onto a Very Vanilla scrap, used Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder, and heat set it. I cut out the heart with one of the Wood Crate Framelits. 
I adhered this piece to a 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" piece of Lemon Lime Twist Card Stock and then onto an Early Espresso Card Stock card base. On the inside of the card (not shown), I adhered a 3-3/4" by 5" piece of Crumb Cake Card Stock to a 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" piece of Lemon Lime Twist Card Stock.
Next, I cut out two Lemon Lime Twist and two Crumb Cake leaf pieces with one of the Rose Garden Thinlits. I also cut a small Crumb Cake circle with the smallest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. I adhered the ends of the leaves directly to the card with some strategically placed Snail Adhesive and I used the Fine-Tip Glue Pen to adhere some of the leaves to the card--some of the leaves are allowed to "pop" off the card without being glued down.
I cut two 4" pieces of 1/4" Copper Trim and spread out the edges so that it's wider. I adhered the ends of each piece to the center of the card with some more Snail Adhesive.
I adhered the heart to the stitched circle and then adhered this piece to the card with three Stampin' Dimensionals.
This card is so shiny in real life. Here's another view so you can get the drift, but it's much better in person!
I just love that Lemon Lime Twist with Early Espresso--well, to tell the truth: I love Lemon Lime Twist with just about everything!!








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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Dragonfly Thanks

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   This is the last of the swap cards I made for Stampin' Up's OnStage event in Salt Lake City.  I made this card for a black and white card swap.  Our challenge was to use only black and white. Sounds easy, doesn't it? Well, I always want to add a pop of color, but not this time. What do you think?





I started with a 3-4/4" by 5" piece of Whisper White Card Stock. I used the Detailed Dragon Thinlits to cut out the dragonfly. I set him aside, and then adhered the remaining piece to a 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" piece of Basic Black Card Stock.  I wrapped a length of Basic Black Shimmer ribbon around these pieces before adhering them to a Thick Whisper White Card Stock card base.


Then I took the cut-out dragon fly and adhered him to the card with a few strategically place Glue Dots. I pulled up his wings a little, to show some movement.


To finish the card, I stamped "thank you" from the "Rose Wonder" stamp set in Basic Black Archival Ink onto a Whisper White scrap. I punched this out with the Pretty Label Punch and adhered it to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.


This card is pretty in black and white and so easy to make. I made a stack of 16 in no time! Can't wait to see what I get in exhange!!









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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Elegant Sympathy

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   Yesterday I shared one of the cards I made to swap at Stampin' Up's OnStage event in Salt Lake City. Today and tomorrow I'm sharing my other swaps. Next week I'll be sharing what I get in return.


This card is for a swap I always try to participate in: Barbara Welch's WOW swap. The instructions are to make "over the top" cards and the participants don't fail in that task.  This is another all occasion swap and I chose sympathy because, well, we all need sympathy cards from time to time and it's nice to give a beautiful card to honor someone's memory and provide comfort.






I started with a 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" piece of Basic Black Card stock. I adhered a 3-3/4" by 5" piece of Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper. Then I cut a 1" by 5" strip of black and white "Merry Little Christmas" DSP--this piece is "season neutral" and not Christmas-y at all, IMHO. I flagged the end of this piece with the Banner Triple Punch and adhered it to the card.


Next, I wrapped a length of Gold Metallic-Edge ribbon around the piece and adhered it to a Thick Whisper White Card Stock card base. That ribbon is gorgeous!


I stamped a sentiment from the "Heartfelt Sympathy" stamp set in Basic Black Archival Ink onto Whisper White Card Stock. I cut this piece out with the largest oval Stitched Shape Framelit.


I cut a gold foil Snowflake in half and adhered it to the back of the oval piece before adhering that to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.


I think this card is so elegant. I can't wait to see what I get in return!









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