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Embossed, Punched, & whatever.

Tuesday!  Time for a colour Inspiration from Beate.  This week Beate’s Be Inspired #30 comes from Shysiren & it’s this fun purse.  

I messed around for a little while & then did a U-turn & ended up with this card.  I used the crop-a-dile & Stampin’ Up Mat pack on cereal board & then embossed the cereal board.  Then used the cuttle bug & some clear embossing, stamping.  Well, I was all over the map, but here’s where it ended up:

For more fun interpretations, check out SplitCoastStampers BIC30.

Used:  Inkadinkadoo Clear Stamps, Not Quite Navy CS, Old Olive CS, So Saffron CS, Tempting Turquoise CS, cereal box, Olive Embossing Powder (S.U. retired), Versa Mark Ink, Boho Blossoms Punch, Cuttlebug Embossing Templates, Crop-a-Dile, S.U. Mat Pack, Cording from sewing stash, dimensionals, circle punches.

Crocheted Wicker …

Saw Beate’s Be Inspired Challenge #29 & couldn’t help but play along.  I loved that wicker sleigh bed.  We own nothing wicker.  I wanted a wicker chair one time & my DH insisted he will break it the first time he sat on it.  Probably so, but it looks nice!

Beate chose the Fiona Bedding from Pottery Barn for the inspiration:

The ‘wicker’ look was achieved by kinda’ crocheting 5 strands of raffia & taping underneath.  It took me maybe 4 minutes to crochet it.  Here’s the card:

Thanks for the fun inspiration, Beate.  Be sure to check out other fun interpretations at SplitCoastStampers BIC29.  

Used:  Urban Garden PP, River Rock CS, Anna Griffin PP, Raffia (kinda ‘crocheted’), Slit Punch, Label Punch, Designer Label Stamp Set, Baja Blue Ink, Night of Navy Ink, Corner Rounder, Dimensionals.

So Kind …

Here was a card inspired by Beate & her Colour Inspiration: Be Inspired Challenge #28.  This week her challenge comes from Crate & Barrel:  

I decided just to go with mirroring some of the colours of the image, what is that orange of the shelf, Red of the Chaise, Yellow of the flowers, black & greys …. lots to go on.

Here’s the card:

Used:  Cuttlebug Die Cut, River Rock CS, Ruby Red CS, Cornucopia PP, Fuzzy Wool, Circle Punch, Ruby Red Ink, Vintage Distressing Ink, Dotted Jumbo S.U. Wheel, Dimensionals.

Thanks for the fun, Beate!  

Be sure to check out other fun interpretations at SplitCoastStampers.

Stained Glass Technique

I saw this a tutorial on SplitCoastStampers by Beate for “Stained Glass” cards.  Check out the Stain Glass Tutorial for the step by step how to, but basically, you take vellum & then emboss in dark ink & clear powder (or Dark E.Powder like I did) and then colour on the UNDER side of the Vellum.  

You can see it a little bit in this picture:

Here’s the card:  

Used:  Miracle of Christmas Stamp Set, Cornucopia PP, Note Quite Navy CS, Versa Mark Ink, Stampin’ Up Markers, Blender Pen, Vintage Distressing Ink, Coluzzle Square cutter, Corner Rounder, Vellum, Glue Dots, Dark Brown Embossing Powder, Martha Stewart Brown Twill Ribbon.

Check out the Gallery for more Stain Glass creations.

Inspired Warrior

This was for Beate’s Be Inspired Challenge, BIC #27. The inspiration Scarf is from Warriors in Pink, sponsored by Ford.

There seems to be quite a bit of Christmas paper in Pinks & Purples this year, so this is what I went with for my card.

The Stars are cut with the Sizzix Die Cuts, spaced with Dimensionals & I used some silver Embossing powder with the Peace on Earth S.U. Stamp set. I used Orchid Opulence with “The Christmas Stack” DCWV PP that I bought at Michaels.

Check out SplitCoastStampers BIC #27 for more fun interpretations. Thanks, Beate!

Sizzix Die Cuts Stars, Dimensionals, Versa Mark Ink, Silver Embossing, Peace on Earth S.U. Stamp se, Orchid Opulence CS, “The Christmas Stack” DCWV PP (Michaels), Grey Ribbon (Offray), corner Punch S.U.

Friendship Inspired

Here’s an Inspiration Challenge from Beate, BIC26.  It comes from Pottery Barn:  (I feel like I should take off my deck shoes & sit down to study sailing catamarans here).

Here’s the card, that I’m giving to a friend who has a burden of stresses right now.  I’m not sure exactly how to help out, but I find the single most powerful thing I CAN do is letting them know they are lifted in prayer.

Here’s her card:

Check out other fun interpretations at SplitCoastStampers, BIC26.  Thanks for the fun, Beate.

Used:  Circle of Friendship & Simple Shapes Stamps, Night of Navy CS, Night of Navy Marker & Ink, Versa Mark Ink, White Embossing Powder, Navy wired Ribbon, Circle Punches, Dimensionals, Stamp-a-ma-jig.

Blame it on the Unloved Ribbon.

I saw Beate’s Colour Inspiration #23 & thought I’d give it a go.  To be honest, I’m not all that happy with it.  It’s the mix of patterns, colours, well, I don’t know what happened.  I did my best to mirror the inspiration photo.  I also thought I’d try to use an Unloved Ribbon, I’ve had in my collection.  I’ll blame it on the ribbon.

Beate’s Inspiration came from CB2, here:

Here’s the card.  It’s nutty, I know, it’s the stripes, mixed with the circles.  Why does it work in the inspiration & not the card?  Ah well, I gave it a go.  When I saw the photo, I saw circles with brown & green … hey I have a ribbon like that.  Hmm maybe this is why I don’t use the ribbon too often.

Used:  Say It With Scallops, Square Scallop Punch, Green Galore Textured CS, some crazy ribbon I bought at a Michaels Clearance event,PP from Chatter Box, Scrapbook walls: 2 sided Light Den Stripe, Certainly Celery Marker, Certainly Celery Ink, Martha Stewart Pearl Stickers.

I’m off to see what others at SCS have done with this photo & see how to do it right.

To You, From Me.

Here’s the Saturday Colour Inspiration from SplitCoaststampers, IC145.

It’s from Pier 1 Imports, check out their website, as my photoshops skills are rushed & cruddy today:

Here’s the quick card I made:

Used: Country Burlap Stamp, Best Yet Stamp set, Really Rust CS, Pumpkin Pie CS, Summer Sun CS, Ruby Red CS, Kiwi Kiss CS, Kiwi Kiss Ribbon, EE Markers, Kiwi Kiss Ink, Versa Mark, Faux Suede fabric ends, Creative Memories Hexagonal Punches, dimensionals.

Thanks for the fun, Lori. Be sure to check out the other interpretations on SCS.

Fête: 2 in 1

This is another 2 in 1 challenge card, although I said I wouldn’t do that again.  Lesson learned:  never say never.  

Beate had an inspiration challenge with some pretty blues, & browns, with rounded glass bottles in her Be Inspired Challenge #22.

The Image came from Martha Stewart, love her stuff:

And Artful Inkables had a challenge to using “masking” & “doodles” on a card. Pretty open, so I thought I could incorporate the two challenges.  I read about the Arful Inkable challenge#5 on JeNN’s blog.

I hope the strings of the balloons in Going Grey Marker counts as “doodles”, because I haven’t “doodled” on scrap paper since my statistics class in university.

Used:  Sketch A Party (S.U. retired 2 set stampin’), Pensées Amicales, Baja Breeze Ink, Stazon Timber Brown Ink, Going Grey Marker, Baja Breeze CS, Chocolate Chip CS, S.U. PP, Grey Ribbon, S.U. double rectangle Punch, S.U. Oval Punches.  

For more interpretation on Beate’s Challenge Check out SplitCoaststampers.

For more masking & doodles check out Artful Inkables on SplitCoaststampers.

Thanks for the fun, ladies.

Rooster Twill.

Steph posted the Inspiration Challenge 144 ~ Catherine’s Animals, on SplitCoastStampers and this is my go at it. There were a bunch of animals & wallpaper to choose from, so I went with the Rooster.

I stamped the Anna Griffin Filigree Boarder Stamp in Stazon Olive Green on some Avocado Twill Tape from a Michaels Clearance bin. I love the vintage looking Rooster Stamp, & oddly enough, use it fairly often.

Stamps: Roosting (S.U. retired), Anna Griffin, Martha Stewart Twill Tape, Avocado Twill Tape (from Michaels bin), Always Artichoke PP, Always Artichoke CS, Old Olive CS, Bordering Blue Textured CS, Vintage Photo Distressing Ink, Olive Green Stazon Ink, Dimensional foam Tape, Corner Rounder.

Check out the IC144 Gallery at SplitCoaststampers for other fun interpretations on Catherine’s Animals.