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Sanding Dry Embossed Images

Hi Stampers,

The card I am sharing today has a technique I have used many years ago but has once again become popular.  It requires an embossing folder and a sanding tool with your choice of DSP.  The sanding tool can be something as simple as a emery board. I started with a piece of DSP from the Tasty Treats series.  The blue checked patterned paper behind the sanded piece is the reverse side of the sanded piece.  I ran the paper through he Big Shot with the Lovely Lace embossing folder.  I used a small nail filing block from the Dollar Tree to sand the raised image.  I adhered this to the blue  pattered paper and then to Chocolate Chip CS.  You could just cut a strip of the sanded embossed DSP and add it to a card as an accent but I chose to use the entire piece.  Take a look and let me know if you have questions or comments.  Since you have been kind enough to take the time to stop by, I’d love to hear what you think.

PAWS TO PONDER

Hugs and happy stamping,  MB

Paper Pumpkin Alternative

Happy Monday Everyone,

Beautiful sunshine today even though it is just 38 degrees outside.  Everything is better when the sun shines.

Today I am sharing an alternative to the Paper Pumpkin kit from this month.  The original idea is geared more toward party invitations but since I’m not planning a party any time soon I decided the paper was too pretty to let sit in the box. So I came up with this alternative. I will work on a few more but check this one out.  I started with a base card of Island Indigo CS followed by a layer of Pool Party CS and behind the paper from the kit is another layer of Watermelon Wonder CS.  I used Island Indigo ink for the greeting.  The Paper Pumpkin kits come totally complete with everything you need to create the project including the stamps and ink spots. So even if it doesn’t work for you as intended you always have the stamps for future use.

 

 

PAWS TO PONDER

Hugs and happy stamping,  MB

Faceted Basket

Hi Everyone,

Another blast of Winter in the Midwest today.  I hate this even more because Dave is stuck in upper Michigan.  He was planning on coming home tonight but the stretch of highway between where he is and home is very treacherous.  We share a lot of the responsibilities with our pets (3 cats, 2 dogs and an African Grey parrot).  When one of us is gone that means the other one has to do it all.  This time that’s me ugh!  I have had time to play in between though.  I made this basket using the Pyramid Pals Thinlits and one sheet of DSP.  There is a tutorial on the Splitcoast Stampers web.  Look how stinkin’ cute it is.

PAWS TO PONDER

Hugs and happy stamping,  MB

Petals, Posies and Paisleys

Hi Stampers,

The other day I talked about swaps where demonstrators exchange project ideas.  I thought I would share one of the swaps I am doing for our team meeting in April.  It’s a simple card but when you are making a great number of them you don’t want something too complicated.

I started with a base card of Delightful Dijon, one of the colors that will be retiring soon.  The next layer is Tip Top Taupe which also is a retiring color.  I used the Layering Circles Framelit Die to cut a hole in the lower right corner of the card.  I used the Stitched Framelit Die to cut the circle where I stamped the image from the Paisleys and Posies stamp set with Night of Navy ink.  I used a strip of DSP from the Petals and Posies Specialty paper to accent the left side of the card.  I created a banner with Delightful Dijon and Ivory CS.  The greeting is from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set.  What do you think?

PAWS TO PONDER

Hugs and happy stamping,  MB

Dragonfly Dreams

Hi Stampers,

Today I started my swaps for both our next team meeting and for the On-Stage event being held in April.  On-Stage is an event for demonstrators only where we are given new ideas and sneak peeks of new product coming in the very near future.  Demonstrators are the nicest, friendliest people and we love to share what we have created.  That’s what a swap is.  You create a bunch of cards and swap them with other demonstrators.  Today’s share was CASE’d from Patty Bennett one of Stampin’Up!’s top demonstrators.  I changed the coloring and materials but the idea was hers.

The base card is Sweet Sugar Plum CS followed by a layer of DSP from the Falling in Love Series.  I cut the dragonfly with the Detailed Dragonfly thinlits die and Blushing Bride glitter paper.  The “belly band” is also cut from the same glitter paper using the So Detailed thinlit die.  I used a Stitched Framelit to cut out the circle for the greeting.  This was a very easy card to assemble.  I will say that the Precision Base Plate is essential to cutting these intricate designs.  If you have questions about what that is exactly please e-mail me and I’ll be happy to give you the details.  Thanks for stopping by today.  I appreciate your interest.

 

PAWS TO PONDER

Hugs and happy stamping,  MB