Peace, Joy & Love

Yesterday I shared with you a card using the Eclipse Technique.

Well today, I am sharing another using the same technique but this time round it is a Christmas Card which was created in one of my classes back in February.  Is it too early to make a start on our Christmas cards?

 

The Eclipse Technique is available to download by clicking on the Free Technique Christmas-InsideTutorials Page.  Print it out, file in a folder & keep on hand to use or to refer back to at a later date.

Yes, SU! Demos are able to use them for your classes, workshops & demonstrations.  It just means that all the work is done for you, except of course your samples.

To download your free card tutorial on how I created my card, please click on the link above the photo.

 

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Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Signature---Vicky-Wright---

 

 

342. Peace, Love & Joy

Holly Berry Happiness, Christmas, Stampin' Up! Vicky Wright, Free Tutorial, Eclipse Technique, Sponging

Class….

Our card last Friday at Crafty Creations was to do the Technique – Basic Masking.  I choice to go with Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery & Pink Pirouette– not colours I would normally put together, but I am really loving the final result.  Mind you, when I started the card, I had no idea where I was going, only knowing that I wanted to use the stamps I had sitting on my desk.


Inside Card….

I am also finding myself going back to the softer colours which I think are sadly being neglected – by me anyhow!

Measurements –
Base Card – Chocolate Chip – 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ or 21cm x 15cm
Layer 1 – Certainly Celery – 5 3/8″ x 3 5/8″ or 14cm x 9.5cm
Layer 2 – DSP – 5 1/8″ x 3 3/8″ or 13cm x 8.5cm
Layer 3 – Pink Pirouette – 3″ x 2″ or 8cm x 5cm
Layer 4 – Certainly Celery – 3″ x 2 3/8″ or 7.5cm x 6cm
Layer 5 – Whisper White – 2 7/8″ x 2 1/4″ or 7cm x 5.5cm

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Summer Solstice, En Francis, Short & Sweet
Ink – Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery
Cardstock – Whisper White, Chocoate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery, Glossy
DSP – Neutrals Designer Series Paper
Ribbon – 5/8″ Satin – Certainly Celery
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, 2-Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Rhinestones, Sponge, Dotto, Mni-Glue Dots

I adhered a piece of Ribbon across the middle of the DSP, tucked ends under, adhered to the piece of Certainly Celery & finally to the Base Card – Chocolate Chip, all with Snail Adhesive.

The piece of Pink Pirouette Cardstock was torn along the bottom, sponged across the tear & around the edges & adheredd over the top of the Ribbon using Snail Adhesive.

I stamped my flower image onto the piece of Whisper White Cardstock with Pink Pirouette Ink, stamped again onto a scrap piece of paper, cut it out & used this one piece for my Mask.  While the stamp was inked in Pink Pirouette, I again stamped onto a scrap piece of Glossy Cardstock, cut out & set aside.  This was by accident as I didn’t realise it was glossy until I was cutting it out, but decided to leave it the way it was.

I stamped the leaf images around the flower & created 2 Masks for the leaves.

After applying Dotto to the back of my Masks, I adhered them over the matching images prior to inking my background stamp in Chocolate Chip, stamping off twice & then stamping onto the piece of Whisper White Cardstock & over the masked images.

This piece was adhered to the piece of Certainly Celery & finally to the Base Card.  I adhered the Glossy image to the top of the stamped image with Stampin’ Dimensionals, added some Dazzling Diamonds to the middle with my 2-Way Glue Pen & popped a Rhinestone in the middle.

I tied a bow with the Ribbon & adhered to the card with a Mini Glue Dot.  The sentiment was stamped onto the bottom of the piece of Pink Pirouette in Chocolate Chip Ink.

Until next time, have a great day!

SC 050/12….

Can you believe it – # 050…….  Sunny Challenges & Creations celebrate 12 months on this sketch.  Who would have ever thought that we would still be going?

Anyhow, Kris has set our challenge this week & we have a Technique to go with the sketch.  This week we had to do the Reflection or Mirror Image Technique.  If you haven’t had a go at this fun technique, then pop on over to Sunny Challenges for a tutorial on how to do it.

For my card, I sort of started from the inside out.  I had an idea forming in my head, but couldn’t work it out to start the card, so thought it best to play & think while doing the inside first.  Do you do your cards that way?  I often do & always amazes me how it sort of comes together in the end.

I do have another card which I was going to post instead of this one, but will post it later on in the week, so be sure to pop back to check it out!

Measurements –
Base Card – Perfect Plum – 11 3/4″ x 4 1/8″ or 29.5cm x 10.5cm – Score in middle & folded in half
Layer 1 – Bashful Blue – 4″ x 5 3/4″ or 14cm x 10cm
Layer 3 – Wild Wasabi – 3 7/8″ x 3 1/4″ or 9.5cm x 8.5cm
Layer 4 – Perfect Plum – 4 1/2″ x 3 5/8″ or 11.5cm x 9cm
Layer 5 – Whisper White – 4 3/8″ x 3 1/2″ or 11cm x 8.5cm

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Nature Walk
Ink – Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Soft Suede
Cardstock – Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Wild Wasabi, Perfect Plum
Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sponge, Stampin’ Up! Markers – Perfect Plum, Wild Wasabi, Distressing Tool, White Gel Pen, Acetate, Vanilla Shimmer

My image was stamped onto the piece of Whisper White Cardstock in Soft Suede Ink.  I created a mask for my bird & adhered it to the top of my stamped image.

Using my Sponge, the hills were sponged in Certainly Celery Ink, while the sky was sponged lightly with Bashful Blue.  The same went for the water, except as I got towards the bottom of the water I sponged it a bit darker so that it washed some of the bird’s reflection.  Once I was happy with the sponging, the mask was taken off the bird.

The images around the edges were inked with my Stampin’ Up! Markers -Wild Wasabi & Perfect Plum prior to randomly stamping around the card. 

To add a bit of dimension to the water, I drew a few randomly lines with my White Gel Pen.  This sort of looks like it is the ripples in the water.  I did the same along the water’s edge.

I went around the edge with my Distressing Tool & finally sprayed the lot with Vanilla Shimmer.  It did start out with just the water so that it would give it a bit of a gleam, but ended up going over the whole card, but that it ok.
The Wild Wasabi piece went through the Bigshot using Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder & adhered to the piece of Bashful Blue Cardstock with Snail Adhesive & then finally to the Base Card – Perfect Plum.

The sponged piece was adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I have gone back to the softer colours of late.

Don’t forget to pop on over to Sunny Challenges & Creations & check out what both Gwen & Kris have created.  We would love for you to join us & help celebrate our BIG 50!!!!!

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Congratulations…



Cloes Up…

 I have a wedding tomorrow & along with delivering the reception stationery, I like to give the Bride & Groom a card similar to or close to their colours & their own copy of the stationery.

This is a very easy card & took me all of about 3 minutes, but I am liking it all the same.  The longest part was the stamping & cutting out of the mask.

Card Base – 5 7/8″ x 4 1/4″ once scored & folded in half

I used the Technique “Masking” on this card, although it was the Basic Masking – Tutorial may be found Here…

Using Tempting Turquoise Ink, I stamped my first image off to the LHS a little.  I wanted image not to be whole.  I then placed my mask on top of this image & stamped over it using the same ink colour.

I drew a line right around the card using my SU Markers – Tempting Turquoise.  These are such handy little items & don’t use mine nearly as much as I should.

I stamped the sentiment using Early Expresso Ink & added a Basic Rhinestone to each corner of the card.

I repeated the masking for the inside & envelope.  I’ve just realised that I didn’t even using any adhesives on this card – how great is that!  It also proves you don’t have to have a lot of supplies to make a lovely card!

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Always (Retired), Well Scripted
Ink – Temption Turquoise, Early Expresso
Accessories – SU Marker – Tempting Turquoise, Basic Rhinestones
NON-SU – Cardstock

Until next time, Enjoy! 

CCMC 162…

The jury is still out on this card, but thought I would use a stamp set which hasn’t been out of its box for some time, & give it a little bit of ink.
I’ve taken the sketch from Create with Connie & Mary which looked a great easy sketch until I blocked myself into a corner & out come the colour-coach.  I then re-did a couple of colours as I wasn’t too happy with the original take on it.  This is the first time I have done a sketch from here, but they are always have great sketches.
Base Card – Not Quite Navy – 5 7/8″ x 4 1/4″ or 15cm x 10.5cm – ie once it has been scored in half
Layer 1 – Crumb Cake – 5 3/4″ x 4″ or 14.5cm x 10cm
Layer 2 – DSP – 4″ x 1″ or 10cm x 2.5cm
Layer 3 – Ribbon
Layer 4 – Not Quite Navy – Large Circle
Layer 5 – Very Vanilla – Smaller Circle
I coloured my ribbon with Crumb Cake Re-Inker & set aside to dry.



Inside Card…



Using Crumb Cake Ink I stamped my image randomly onto the Crumb Cake Cardstock, adhered the DSP to the top of the Crumb Cake.  I wanted to make it look like bubbles coming up from the bottom of the ocean.  I made a mask of the Seahorse from scrap paper & cut it out.  I stamped the seahorse image onto Very Vanilla Cardstock using Garden Green Ink, I attached the mask over the top of the seahorse, using another image & Garden Green Ink, I stamped off twice before stamping over the mask.  I repeated again.  I then inked my image again using Not Quite Navy Ink & stamped over the top twice.
I cut my 2 circles using the Circles Die, adhered the Very Vanilla circle to the Not Quiet Navy Circle & then to the Cumb Cake Piece.  I then ran the ribbon across the middle where the 2 pieces met & tied a bow off-centre.  Using SU Dimensionals, I adhered the whole piece to the Base Card.

With Envelope…



I stamped 3 shell images onto Very Vanilla Cardstock using Baja Breeze & cut them out.  These were applied to the card as per the sketch with the back one being adhered direct to the card while the front 2 were adhered using SU Dimensionals – gotta love these SU Dimensionals.
I repeated my masking for the inside of my card, adhered the Very Vanilla straight to the base card.  The masking was again repeated for my envelope.
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Ocean Commotion, Circle Circus
Ink – baja Breeze, Garden Green, Not Quite Navy
Cardstock – Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla
DSP – Elegant Soiree
Ribbon – 3/8 Taffeta – Whisper White
Dies – Circles #2
Accessories – Snail Glue, Bigshot, Re-Inker – Crumb Cake, SU Dimensionals
Until next time, Enjoy! 

Happy Birthday Bonnie….

Today’s card is made especially for my niece who just loves and lives for horses………
 

Happy Birthday Bon!
 

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Wanted, Lovely as a Tree, Bitty Birthday
Cardstock – Close to Cocoa, Barely Banana, Very Vanilla
Inks – Close to Cocoa, Always Artichoke
Accessories – Grograin ribbon – Very Vanilla, Anywhere Glue Stick,
Dazzling Diamonds, Embossing Buddy
 

I’ve used the “Masking” Technique on this card.
 

Enjoy!

Flamingo…

G’Day Stampers,
Using one of Stampin’ Up!’®s specials this week, ie “Pink Plamingo” DSP – Week #2 Deal of the Week, I thought it would be a great time to showcase 1 or 2 cards using this lovely paper.  I’ve used a very old layout from a scrapbook page of mine to make these cards.
“Pink Flamingo”
Sample 1 –
Supplies –
Stamp SetAll a Flutter, Short n Sweet
Ink – Real Red, YoYo Yello, Tempting Turquoise
Cardstock – Whisper White, Real Red
DSP Pink Flamingo
Punches – Scallop Oval, Large Oval
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Thread, White Gel Pen,
1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon – Tempting Turquoise
Non-SU – Button
Technique – Basic Masking
* Autumn- Winter Mini-Catalogue
** Week #2 – Deal of the Week
Sample 2 –
Supplies –
Stamp SetAll a Flutter
Ink – Tempting Turquoise, Summer Sun
Cardstock – Whisper White, Real Red, Summer Sun
DSPPink Plamingo
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Crystal Effects, Brad – Real Red
1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon – Real Red, Button – White, Pretties Kit
* Autumn-Winter Mini-Catalogue 2010
** Week 2 – Deal of the Week

With the small centre of the large flower, I’ve dyed this with ink.  Originally it was white & is from the “Pretties Kit”

I will be placing an order for a couple of the deals Tuesday, so if you would like some of this lovely paper before the deal is gone, contact me today!
Until next time, Enjoy!

Tea Party…

G’Day Stampers,

This is the 2nd card we did at our Technique Class the other day- Basic Masking. 

Mind you, this was supposed to be a male’s card, but for a male’s card, it didn’t turn out too bad!  Of course, the ladies had a big giggle!  There is always next time!

Card –

Close Up –

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Sweet Stems, All a Flutter
Ink – Pretty in Pink, Lavender Lace
Cardstock – Whisper White, Almost Amethyst, Pretty in Pink,
Going Grey, So Saffron
DSP – Tea Party
Accessories – 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon – Certainly Celery, Snail Adhesive,
Paper Snips, White Gel Pen, Mini Glue Dots, Crystal Effects,
Scrap piece of paper of post-it note

* Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue

Using Stampin’ Up!’s® White Gel Pen – best I have found on the market, I’ve coloured the bottom circles of the flowers to let them stand out a little & then gone over the top with Crystal Effects!

Tip – Stampin’ Up!’s® Paper Snips are great for cutting into the tiniest of areas.  The precision-ground tips allow you to cut to the very end of the blade!

Until next time, Enjoy!