Raspberry Ripple – Tapestry Paper Technique

raspbras3Glad you could hop over from Joni’s blog – hope she got her post up this week – boy do I know how frustrating it is when technology is not your friend.  For this week’s challenge I decided to go with the Raspberry Ripple, Crumb Cake, Perfect Plum combo and really liked the final results.  I tried the Vintage Technique: Tapestry Paper that I watched posted by the Madstamper.  She has several videos on You tube worth watching.  I ended up making 2 cards using the same technique – which one do you like the best?  I’ll list the supplies below, but first want to tell you to jump on over to my good friend Sandy’s blog – we had such a good time at our Team Demo meeting Sunday.  I hope you have some special stampin’ friends you get to spend time with.  It really is one of my favorite parts of being a demo.  And now for the recipe – take a breath – it’s long:  Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, VersaMark, Clear embossing powder, ink pads: crumb cake and perfect plum, raspberry ripple marker or ink pad, brayer, embossing buddy, En Francis, Elements of Style,  CS: very vanilla, perfect plum, crumb cake, soft suede, raspberry ripple, sponge daubers, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch, Fancy Fan embossing folder, Little Leaves Sizzlits, Scallop Oval Punch, Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit. From the Spring Catalog: 5/8″ Flower Trim, 7/16″ Natural Trim Ribbon, Designer Builder Brads, Stampin’ Distress Tool, Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Madison Ave (Sale-a-bration) on MDS – for the tiny insert on the brad – nice thing about MDS is you can size it any way you need to.

Primrose Petals

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Some cards come easy, some not – this one did not cooperate at any time, including when I posted the directions – which poof ~ disappeared.  You probably arrived here from Joni’s blog – wonder which color combo she picked – this is the primrose petals/basic gray/summer starfruit set with the “Just Believe” stamp set.  Now hop on over to Sandy’s blog and she what she has in store for this challenge.


Midnight Muse

midnight muse 001This weeks challenge is to use Midnight Muse with Bashful Blue & Cherry Cobber or with More Mustard & Rich Razzleberry.  I chose the first and really like this color combo – Even if you just use the two blues they are great together – I see several projects coming on!  If you came here from Joni’s blog I”m sure you were impressed with her design.  I loved the way she made those leaves pop last week – I’ll have to try that [and she used one of my old time favorite stamp sets!]  When I first looked at these colors I immediately thought of the cute boat in the Moving Forward stamp set – my upline has an adorable card  made with it posted at her studio where we meet.  But I don’t have that stamp set, so I went searching through what I have on MDS II and found this. I used the designer card template Rock-a-bye-boy (below) and copied and pasted the images onto white cs – then changed the colors.  I layered cs and popped each layer with dimensionals – the brads are from the clearance rack – retired, the sentiment is from the Sassy Salutations stamp set & I used the Chevron ef.  Thanks for looking – now hop on over to my good friend Sandy’s blog – She has not hinted what she was working with this week, so I”m excited to see what she did with these colors.

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Gumball Green

gumball gn 001The week’s challenge is to use gumball green and I went with melon mambo and  so saffron.   I know you probably came here from Joni’s blog – wonder if she combined challenges again???  For this card I tried the Illuminate ink pad for the first time, and I LOVE it – really an amazing look – it’s hard to see in the photo, but in real life it looks fantastic!  This card came together quite easily – Sandy has hinted to me that her entry is bright so hop on over and check out her creation –   Recipe for this card: Ink/Markers:  Illuminate stamp pad, gumball green, so saffron, melon mambo  CS: whisper white and melon mambo – trim gumball green ribbon.  Embossing folder:  Delicate Designs.  Stamp Sets: Bloomin w/Kindness[stamped with Illuminate]; Love & Sympathy.

Nick’s 25th Birthday

Nick's card 2013 001It’s my middle child’s birthday tomorrow – Oh my, he’ll be 25!  Anyway masculine cards are always a challenge for me – I was excited when this stamp set showed up on the clearance rack – I always regretted not getting it because it’s great for manly images.  This is the first time I’ve played with it – hope you like my card.  [Autumn Days – retired]  The inside is done with a card from the new SAB disc Lemonade Stand.  Thanks for stopping in.

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Wisteria Wonder

wisteria 2 001Happy New Year!  Glad you could make it from Joni’s blog –  I’m glad to start the year off with a card that I especially like – you know every once in a while a card turns out better than you envisioned, and this is one of those.  It is made with Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade and Elegant Eggplant.  Several weeks ago I got stuck at school late a night and one of my son’s friend (who is a mechanic) drove 25 miles and back to rescue me.  He and his wife shared the true gift of giving and I will remember that and try to do the same for someone else.  This card is for them.  Now hop on over to check out what Teri has done this week.  Also, thanks to my upline Buffy Cooper,  who suggested I start sponging with the light b/c then I could add dark where it would look best – that was a great suggestion and one I’ll remember!  Recipe:  CS – whisper white, wisteria wonder, elegant eggplant;  inks:  wisteria wonder, lucky limeade, elegant eggplant; white ep   stamp set: Blooming With Kindness  mini pearls and organza ribbon.

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This is the first card I made – I used the stamp set Affection Collection from the Holiday Catalog [available until Jan. 2 ] and stamped it twice making a “T” shape  in wisteria wonder and cut it out with the Framelits Dies (Holiday Catalog). I stamped the saying in elegant eggplant  & popped it up on dimensionals – then popped the second layer with dimensionals on top of  a lucky limeade piece cut with the top note -layered on whisper white and elegant eggplant – I used the Delicate Designs ef , sponged the embossed portion with lucky limeade  and added pearls – alternating large and small.   Guess this card will go to my mom who I just visited in Chestertown, Md.  I think one of my New Year’s resolutions will be to send her a card weekly, and call more often.  I encourage everyone to keep in touch more with their family members.  It’s better than loosing weight!