Ornamental Pine – a dryer sheet card

PineI love this card!  The shimmer of glitter on the dryer sheet is just gorgeous!!!!  The technique of using a dryer sheet is quite simple but can be a bit messy with all the glitter.  The pine images were first stamped in Garden Green.  Soft Suede was used to stamp the pine cones.  I found that if the pine cone image does not quite land on the branch, you can extend the pine cone stem with one of the brown Blendabilities.  Then a used and ironed dryer sheet is sprayed with a craft glue,  Working quickly, the sheet is pressed sticky side down over your stamped image.  All the wrinkles are worked out and glitter is sprinkled heavily over the dryer sheet.  I like to press the glitter into the sheet.  It takes about 1 hour for the glitter to dry.  Then you simply trim the extra dryer sheet off and adhere your layer to the Early Espresso cs.  I added two red ribbon trims to the card front before adhering the front to the Soft Suede card.  The end result is a beautiful card that is worth the glitter you will wear home!

This is our fourth and final card for our November Stamp Camp.  Just as a reminder, the dates are Thursday, Friday and Saturday – November 6th, 7th, and 8th.  Times are 2 – 9 PM on Thursday and Friday, and 9 AM – 4 PM on Saturday.

Stamp-A-Stack will be on Thursday, Friday and Saturday – November 13th, 14th, and 15th.  I have amended the times to 12 N – 9 PM on Thursday and Friday, and 8 AM to 5 PM on Saturday.  If you wish, I am willing to do some of the normal card prep for you – embossing folders, die cutting, etc.  This will save you some time.  As you craft your cards, you will do each step 3 or 4 times which does speed up your process.  We will discuss this more on the upcoming Stamp-A-Stack blogs and at November Stamp Camp.

If you know you are coming and can let me know which day, it is helpful, but not required.  Give me a call, or send an E-mail if you have any questions or concerns.

Blessings, Rosemary – 630/759-3089 – paperrose01@aol.com

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Bearing Gifts

I always think of little children at Christmas time.  We celebrate the birth of Jesus and see tots and toddlers become so excited. with this birthday celebration.  “Bearing Gifts” portrays my thoughts of children on their way to visit Baby Jesus with their gifts for him.  Perhaps we should add a lone gold star leading the way. 

Bearing GiftsThis cheerful card is done in Real Red and Early Espresso with the single image stamped in Black Memento on a sponged Whisper White Top Note.  Difficult to see is the light blue chalk applied lightly around the bear, and a bit of tan chalk applied to the bear’s tummy.  The image  is layered on Nordic Noel DSP and Early Espresso.  The toddlers have been colored with Blendabilities and Frosted Sequins added to the wintry scene. 

This is the third of four cards for our November Stamp Camp to be held on November 6th, 7th, and 8th.  The cost is $12 and will include all tools and supplies.  We will have fresh fruit out and of course beverages are ALWAYS available.  I hope you can come.  Stamp-A-Stack is quickly arriving on November 13th, 14th, and 15th.  Samples will be posted on the blog after I finish posting our stamp camp samples.  I wish there were many more hours per day than 24!  Somehow I can’t seem to get everything done!!!!!

The final November Stamp Camp blog post will be of the “Ornament Pine” Stamp Set which we will be doing as a dryer sheet card.  If I am unable to post this yet today, I will send it out tomorrow as early as possible.

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns!  Blessings, Rosemary – 630/759-3089 – paperrose01@aol.com

A Christmas Cardinal

Cardinal 2Cardinals are one of nature’s gifts both for the holidays and all year around.  The cardinal pictured on this card comes from the Beauty of the Season Stamp Set.  The branch, berries, and cardinal are on one stamp which simplifies the stamping process.  We used a Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler color scheme.  Yum – the words crumb cake and cherry cobbler in one sentence surely make me hungry – especially since I haven’t had any cake in over a year!!!  The oval on the cherry cs was die cut with the ovals framelits.  The layer was then run thru the Big Shot with the new Filigree Frame Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  This is a beautiful, curvy embossing folder.  The cardinal/branch image was stamped in Memento black ink on Very Vanilla cs that had previously been misted with my “home brew” glittery spray.  The branch image was colored with Crumb Cake and Old Olive Blendabilities.  Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities were used to tint the cardinal, berries and 9 rhinestones.  After the card was assembled, the rhinestones and an off-white bow were added.  Two wonderful messages are available with this set that can be used inside the card and/or on the envelope. 

This is the second of four cards we will be making at the November Stamp Camp.  The next post showing “Bearing Gifts” will be out shortly.  I am really running behind this month.  However, I will be ready for you crafters on November 6th, 7th, and 8th at our November Stamp Camp.

As a reminder, the Gentle Peace Photopolymer Stamp Set 139523 that came out last

iPad-2014.10.20-10.25.17.000month, is still available.  Cost is $15.95.  This is a beautiful set and would look wonderful stamped on vellum and colored with Blendabilities on the back side of the Vellum.  I expect my set to arrive this week and will have it out for you to view at stamp camp. 

I will also have the Stamp-A-Stack samples out for you to view as well as on upcoming blogs.  You can choose to do 3 or 4 each of the 5 stamp set samples.  Cost will be $30 for 15 cards (you choose to make 3 each) and $38 for 20 cards (you choose to make 4 each).  This cost includes everything except snail adhesive.  If you choose to have snail adhesive included with the set, the cost is an extra $4 which would then be $34/$42.  I tried to keep the cards less costly, but with layering and embellishments, the cost adds up.  Snail adhesive will be available for purchase at the normal $2/roll.  I make nothing selling the snail at this price – it is my cost.  I will have a sheet available for sign-ups, or you can notify me by E-mail if you will be attending.

Check back shortly for the next Blog – “Bearing Gifts.”  Let me know if you have any questions or concerns. 

Blessings, Rosemary – 630/759-3089 – paperrose01@aol.com