Friday, September 26, 2014

Galaxy Birthday Star Shaker

Today's card turned out to be the perfect match for the Fab Friday 51 sketch, so I thought I would play along. I just turned the sketch 90°.

I saw a tutorial on Jennifer McGuire's blog on how to create a night sky and I really liked the look of the background she created. I did not have embossing paste nor did I have any of the other materials she used so I had to get creative and change quite a few things to create the look. In the end I put my own personal twist on it and I am thrilled with how it turned out.

I started by embossing my Whisper White cardstock with the Lucky Stars TIEF from the new Holiday catalog. Then I applied Pacific Point, Night of Navy, Rich Razzleberry and Blackberry Bliss ink over the entire paper with a sponge dauber. I rubbed a lot of ink onto the cardstock making sure the colors are well blended. Then I used a brush, dipped it into Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz and flicked it onto the paper. I repeated the same process with pure water to create some more subtle blotches.
For the ribbon I cut off the sides from the 1/8" Silver ribbon and pulled it apart. The little glitter star that I added to the sentiment is colored with a Blendability marker to match the Crushed Curry of the shaker star. The star confetti is punched from Rich Razzleberry, Pacific Point and Silver Glimmer cardstock with the Confetti Star punch. Add some rhinestones for even more bling, DONE.

I love how the ribbon mimics the spiral of a galaxy. 

Same layout, completely different card. For today's card I used the same layout as for my Star Thank You card in my post on September 10th and basically just changed the color combo. It is amazing how that can transform the entire card and make it look sooooo different. Compare both star cards side by side and see how different they turned out just by changing the background.

Leave me a comment ant let me know which one you like better, I can't decide LOL.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Kinda Eclectic - More Display Stamper Projects

Some more samples I submitted for the display boards at convention this year. All of these feature the stamp set Kinda Eclectic.

This was one of my 3D samples. I stamped directly on the Mini Muslin Bag and added a tag.

For this 3D project I used a variety of ribbons to add interest to the little Kraft Gift box. I stamped the 7/8" Cotton Ribbon so the design on the ribbon would match my design I stamped on the box.

The Chalk Talk Framelit was the perfect frame for the leave stamp. I layered the Famelit underneath the card stock with the cutting edge facing away from the card stock and ran it through the Big Shot. VoilĂ , embossed a cute little frame.

For this card I used the emboss resist technique. First I stamped the leaves with Versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder. Then I stamped the leaves with Tango Tangerine and stamped again without re-inking the stamp to achieve a more faded look.

There are more samples I have not posted yet so come back soon :-). Thanks for stopping by today!

2013-2014 Convention Display Stampers

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Star Thank You - HSS Color Challenge #194

When I came across this weeks challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments the colors really spoke to me. Yellows and blues together are always fun. I did not have to think long about how my card was supposed to look like, it all came together right in front of my eyes. the new Confetti Star Punch from the Holiday Catalog just screams shaker card in my opinion and so here we go with another one.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

White Christmas Rudolph

Shaker cards are always fun. And the split second I spotted the new Confetti Stars punch in the Holiday catalog I knew I had to make one with those adorable little stars. For the snow globe picture I used the stamp set "White Christmas". Rudolph's little red nose is a Basic Pearl that is colored with the Cherry Cobbler Blendabilitites. Thanks for stopping by today.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Holiday Home Halloween

There are so many fun things in the new Holiday catalog, I really had a hard time deciding what to create with first. The Holiday Home stamp set is so versatile and can be used for way more than just Halloween and Christmas. For starters I created a Halloween card though. I used the coordinating die cuts for the houses and layered them with lots of Dimensionals to give the card some depth.