COUNTRY HOME PITCHER

Before you go any further, PLEASE READ THIS:  WE WILL NOT BE RUNNING THE ART LAYER THRU THE SUBTLE EMBOSSING FOLDER AS SHOWN ON THE IMAGE BELOW.  The bouquet is not as distinctive because of the embossing folder I used.  However, I am out of time to make a second card and process the blog.  Today is my birthday and things have been busy-busy-busy.

WP_20181028_15_23_11_Pro (2)This picture simply does not do this card justice.  The galvanized metallic paper is gorgeous after embossing with the “Tin Tile” dynamic embossing folder. I have sponged the metallic paper with Basic Gray to make the embossing stand out.  However, the paper is beautiful without the sponging.  The chicken wire element is to the right of the card.  I adhered it by squirting some of my taking my favorite Tombo Adhesive Multipurpose glue on my silicone craft sheet, dipping a sponge dauber in the glue and running the dauber over the back of the chicken wire.  This worked perfectly.  The fall bouquet is stamped on Whisper White and colored with Stampin’ Blends.  By embossing the white cs, the bouquet is muted and doesn’t jump out the way it should – so no embossing the bouquet!.  The pitcher was cut with the Stamp’n’Cut, colored with Stampin’ Blends and adhered with glue dots.  Wink of Stella was brushed on the bouquet and areas of the pitcher. The art piece is mounted to black cs and adhered to the card front with dimensionals.   Finally, Braided Linen Trim is wrapped around the front with a simple shoestring bow. This Thanksgiving card I will be proud to send to friends and family!

November Stamp is right around the corner – Thursday, November 1 from 1 – 7 pm, Friday, November 2 from 2 – 7 pm, and Saturday, November 3 from 9 AM – 2 PM.  Please note the Saturday hours.  I hope you can come.  The class fee is the same – $12 for any 4 cards, and $2.50 for additional cards.  Please let me know if you will be attending and which cards you would like to make.  Looking forward to seeing you.

Blessings, Rosemary – (home)630.759.3089 – (cell)630.965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

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WISHING YOU WELL

10.25.18 Thanksgiving Wishing you wellWishing you well is a sweet set that can be used for any occasion – used for Thanksgiving here.  The Cajun Craze side panel features the new “Swirls & Curls” textured impressions embossing folder.  A hint of Mango Melody peeks thru and also frames the art work.  I used the Stamparatus for the Old Olive bouquet of greens and Cajun Craze flowers.  This allowed me to stamp multiple times in the exact same spot to deepen the color.  Additional flowers could be stamped, but I wanted a simple yet stylish card.  Although hard to tell, the “Subtle” dynamic textured embossing folder was used on the art piece after stamping.  This embossing folder gives the card stock a linen effect.  The Cajun Craze bow was fussy cut and provides just the right touch to the bouquet.  Finally, 3 rhinestones were colored with the Cajun Craze Stampin’ Write Marker and adhered in place.  This Thanksgiving card could easily be done in red and green or other  colors.

10.25.18 xmas wishing you wellIn fact, this set includes a simple wreath and “season’s greetings” sentiment stamp.  For this card, Real Red and Shaded Spruce card stock is used with Call Me Clover ink.  Although hard to see, a few of the raised “Swirls & Curls” have had Wink of Stella added.  Wink was also used on the edges of the Shaded Spruce card stock and on the wreath and bow. The 1/8” circle punch was used to punch tiny red glimmer “berries” which were adhered on the wreath.  More berries could be added if desired. Finally, 3 red rhinestones were adhered.  The card stock sizes for this card are the same as the Thanksgiving view above.  You can choose to do either card or even both but let me know your wishes. 

The next 2 posts will feature the “Country Home” stamp set – perfect for Thanksgiving or a fall birthday.  Daughter Debbie was on Scan’n’Cut duty today and she stamped and cut out the pitchers, watering cans and one of the flower bouquets.  We will also be using a small piece of the Chicken Wire Elements, the Galvanized Metallic Paper, and the gorgeous new Tin Tile dynamic textured impressions embossing folder.  The next post should come out on Saturday.  Remember to check back!

Blessings, Rosemary – (home)630.759.3089 – (cell)630.965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

FALL SUNFLOWER

08.25.18 Fall Sunflower oliveWe absolutely need to use Designer Series Paper (DSP) on at least one Stamp Card – even if it is retired DSP.  This fall card uses the Painted Harvest stamp set  with the matching Leaf Punch and leaves from the Stitched Seasons Framelits and Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  The die cut opening also comes from the Stitched Seasons Framelits.

The DSP varies in pattern and you can choose from Old Olive or Crushed Curry.  After die cutting,

08.25.18 Fall Sunflower currythe DSP is layered onto Whisper White cs.  An outer layer of the sunflower is stamped once or twice in Crushed Curry or Mango Melody (used here).  A completed sunflower stamped in Crushed Curry or Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie, and Cajun Craze, is fussy cut with snips and popped on top of the outer sunflower image with dimensionals. 3 sunflower leaves are stamped, punched and adhered with dimensionals.   Detailed leaves in Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie and Copper Metallic are die cut and adhered as well as 2 smaller die cut leaves in copper and either pumpkin pie or glimmer orange. Wink of Stella is an option for the detailed leaves and sunflower. A gold faceted gem was used in the center of the first sunflower and black rhinestones in the center of the second sunflower.  Black rhinestones could also be scattered in the sunflower center to appear more “seed-like.”  If preferred, there is a seed image stamp that could be used.    

08.25.18 Sunflower msg layerFor the message layer, the center DSP that was die cut is repurposed.  A few pieces of wheat are stamped in Crumb Cake.

We may see this stamp set again in November as this is a Thanksgiving set.  I actually purchased it for use in 2017, but time ran out. 

As a reminder, September Stamp Camp is right around the corner – Thursday, September 6 from 1 – 7 PM, Friday, September 7 from 2 – 7 PM, and Saturday, 8 from 9 AM – 4 PM.  I hope you can come and have a “Fallish” Good Time.  If at all possible, please let me know if you are coming and which day works best for you.

Blessings, Rosemary – (home)630/759-3089 – (cell)630/965-1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

FALL LEAF BOUQUET

08.25.18 Fall Leaf Bouquet 1Fall Leaf Bouquet is a fun card using the branches and leaves from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  This Bermuda Bay and Shaded Spruce card features a Pool Party layer embossed with the Dynamic Layered Leaves Embossing Folder.  Remember, when using a dynamic embossing folder, only 1 standard cutting pad is used.  Your layers from the bottom up will be (1) Big Shot Platform, (2) Single sheet of cardstock in folder, (3) Standard Cutting Pad. The 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folders are much thicker than the standard folders and can only accommodate the single cutting pad.

The 2 branches are cut in Early Espresso and are the first die cuts adhered to the embossed top layer

08.25.18 Fall Leaf Bouquet 2layer.  The branches and leaves are all adhered with glue dots – minis and micros.  The leaves are die cut in shades of blue, green and yellow.   There are 4 different colors of Baker’s Twine to choose from when forming a shoestring bow for the bottom of the bouquet. Retired candy dots are used to embellish and add interest to the card.  I just noted that an Olive Green candy dot is missing.  I recommend the use of 3-5 small embellishments for a card such as this. Wink of Stella was brushed on the cut out leaves and branches of this card.  I do recommend you add the Wink of Stella BEFORE you put the card together – much easier than adding it to the completed card!!!!!

Are you in a fall mood yet?  Ready to see leaves on the trees turn red, orange, yellow and brown?  Ready to rob your wardrobe for fall sweaters and flannel shirts?  Fall is quickly approaching.

The final card, Fall Sunflower, will be posted shortly. Don’t forget to let me know if you have any questions about September Stamp Camp on September 6, 7 and 8. 

Blessings, Rosemary – (home)630/759-3089 – (cell)630/965-1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

Sheltering Tree

Welcome to September Stamp Camp!  It’s kind of scary to see the year pass so quickly! Our theme for September is Fall Leaves and Flowers.  As we are starting to prepare for fall, our first card will help put us in a “fallish” mood.

08.25.18 Sheltering 1Sheltering Tree is a beautiful stamp set and I’m embarrassed to say I haven’t used it in several years.  We last used this set for Stamp Camp during a spring month and our leaves were stamped in shades of pink.  This set is great for all seasons – no leaves in the winter with a touch of snow, shades of green during the spring and summer months, and now fall leaves for our upcoming season.  The sentiment on the front card layer is one of my absolute favorites:  friendship is a sheltering tree. 

The Stamparatus was used for my samples, but is not necessary – but it helped keep the sentiment straight.  I started with the grassy slope stamped in Granny Apple Green to match the card.  The little

08.25.18 Sheltering 2flower stems were stamped in Garden Green and the flowers in one of the colors of the leaves.  The tree was stamped in Early Espresso.  All 3 samples started with a layer of Granny Apple Green leaves.  The other colors used included Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze, Grapefruit Grove, and Merry Merlot.  Each tree was limited to 4 colors for the leaves.  The live samples have a recipe showing the order each color was used for each card.  The Stamparatus was a big help in stamping the rake and swing  with exact placement  guaranteed.  There is also a bike that requires 2 stamps.  if you wish, you can add the bike to your card.  The birds in the upper right corner are an addition from the High Tide Stamp Set. Finally,  touches of Wink of Stella help provide a bit of shine.

08.25.18 Sheltering 3 When using Wink of Stella on inked images, you need to remember that the brush will pick up the ink.  I used splotches of Wink of Stella and made sure my brush was clean. 

As you can see, each tree looks slightly different.  Your tree will look a bit different from my samples.

September Stamp Camp is on September 6 from 1-7 pm, September 7 from 2-7 pm, and September 8 from 9 am-4 pm.  The cost remains the same – $12 for 4 cards and $2.50 for each additional card.  As always, all tools, supplies, water and soda are included in the price.  It is helpful if you can let me know if you are coming and on which day.  This insures I have sufficient card stock cut but am not wasteful by cutting too much.  

Please let me know if you have any questions!  Sending blessings, Rosemary – (home)630/759-3089 – (cell)630/965-1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

Accented Blooms

08.28.18 Accented Blooms helloAccented Blooms is a pretty stamp set with lots of uses.  It sells for $20 which I feel is quite reasonable.  Because the flowers are colored with the Stampin’ Blends, you can choose to have your mini garden in shades of the same color, in pastels, fall, spring or even Christmas colors.  My 100 year-old mother has even colored this image.  Daughter Debbie designed this Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather card.  She stamped the image on Whisper White cs and cut it out with the Scan’n’Cut. She also saved the shape to the machine’s database so that a black matching can be cut allowing for the artwork to have a shadow.  The colored artwork is mounted to the black outline and adhered to the Highland Heather card front with dimensionals.  The Highland Heather layer has been embossed with the new, absolutely amazing Subtle embossing folder which gives a subtle, linen-like finish.  Debbie added a “hello” sentiment in Gorgeous Grape and punched it out with the Tailored Tag Punch before adhering it to the open sentiment space on the image.   08.28.18 Accented Blooms TY

The second sample uses the “thank you” sentiment and different colors on the flowers.  Our ribbon archives produced a retired dotted ribbon that goes perfectly with the card.

Although hard to see, the first sample has colored rhinestones in the center of a few flowers.  The second sample has colored pearls in the flower centers.  Did you know you can color Stampin’Up rhinestones and pearls with Sharpie Permanent Markers.  You’re rhinestones and pearls can be any color you wish. 

As a reminder, August Stamp Camp is Thursday August 2nd from 1-7 pm, Friday August 3rd from 2-7 pm and Saturday August 4th from 9 am – 4 pm.  Mark you calendars now for September Stamp Camp – Fall will be the theme.  Dates/times for September:  Thursday Sept 6 from 1-7 pm, Friday Sept 7 from 2-7 pm, and Saturday Sept 8 from 9 am to 4 pm.  We will continue doing 1 Christmas card at each monthly stamp camp. 

Garden Butterfly

Having less than 2 weeks between Christmas in July and August Stamp Camp put me in a bit of a panic!  I had 3 cards planned out but what about card 4?  When push comes to shove, reach for the two-sided Designer Series Paper (DSP).

WP_20180726_15_17_04_Pro (2)  With the help of Garden Impressions 6 X 6 DSP, the Garden Butterfly card was born!

WP_20180726_16_28_44_Pro (2)The new colors Shaded Spruce and Soft Sea Foam work well with the DSP for the card and top layer.  I chose this cheerful Pacific Point and So Saffron print.  A large scalloped circle was cut from the DSP allowing the Soft Sea Foam layer to show thru.  The butterfly dies are long retired but still product beautiful results.  For this card, a butterfly of the DSP was layered on a Pacific Point butterfly; both were brushed with Wink of Stella.  A cheery yellow bow was attached along with a Birthday Wishes sentiment from the Varied Bases set.

WP_20180726_16_22_54_Pro (3)I realize not everyone loves flowers the way I do.  When you flip the flower side of the Garden Impressions DSP over, you find a non-flower but still beautiful design.  You can combine the 2 sides by having a layer of one side and a butterfly of the other.  Or, you can keep them the same as I have on these 2 cards.  As shown above, there are many beautiful patterns of the Garden Impressions DSP. 

I will be taking pictures of the last 2 cards in the morning so the last 2 blog posts will come out tomorrow.  Don’t forget to let me know if you will be coming to August Stamp Camp.  Our 4th project will be a Christmas card.  Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Blessings, Rosemary – (home)630/759-3089 – (cell)630/965-1965 – paperrose01@aol.com