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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Sometimes I just have to CASE a card

Several weeks ago, Brenda Keenan posted a card she made along with a video on how to make it.  She called it the Faux Embossing Technique.  This morning I needed a thank you card, so I decided to try her technique.  To see her card and watch the video, click Faux Embossing Technique .  Meanwhile, here are my cards using her technique.

The card above uses the new Too Kind stamp set.  It's a two-step stamp set, but using the faux embossing technique, it became a three-step.  I used Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock and ink with Calypso Coral cardstock and ink used to frame the card.  I also used the white craft ink.

Above is another version of the card without the ribbon.  Instead I used a piece of the Epic Day This and Thank Designer Washi Tape.

I also made a card using Baked Brown Sugar cardstock and ink with Soft Suede accents.  The card is Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock.  The reason there are butterflies is because I smudged the card.  I added butterflies to cover the smudges, but I like it.  I used Crisp Cantaloupe and Coastal Cabana markers to color the stamps before I stamped and punched the butterflies.  The butterflies are from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set.

There you have it.  Thanks for looking.

Oh, by the way, in case you don't know what the title of this post means, CASE means Copy And Share Everything.


Monday, June 17, 2013

It's been three months?!!

I was at a Stampin' Up! downline meeting today when someone mentioned to me that I haven't been updating my blog lately.  I know she is right -- but I was surprised anyone noticed!  I came home and checked and realized it had been almost three months since I posted.  Yikes.

Instead of fixing dinner, I got right to work taking a couple photos and writing this post.  Here are a few of my more recent cards.

The Classic Rock birthday card was inspired by a card done by Janet Yates, a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  Her arrangement was different, but it's the same idea.  The stamp set is Bombs Away Birthday Photopolymer stamp set.  

I've seen the braided edge technique on several cards and decided to give it a try.  I used the Mosaic Madness stamp set, the Modern Mosaic embossing folder, and Coastal Cabana ink pad and cardstock.  

The card above was made using some products left from the last catalog.  I made the card to send to my uncle and lined the envelope to match.

There you have it.   I need to remember to take pictures of my cards and projects before I send them so I can put the pictures on my blog.