Showing posts with label lace. Show all posts
Showing posts with label lace. Show all posts

Friday, February 14, 2020

To A Wild Rose Split Lace Card

Hello and welcome to my blog; first off let me say Happy Valentine's Day.  I wanted to share with you a super cute card that I made a few months ago using the To A Wild Rose Bundle and the Stitched Lace Die.  I love the sentiments and the layering images of the To a Wild Rose Stamp Set so when I designed this card I knew I wanted to use this stamp set and I wanted to do a split card base, but the question was what to do the split with.  I decided to use the Stitched Lace Die because I could do a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 piece of cardstock and cut it down and get three pieces from it.  Here's a look at my card.


I used my Stamparatus to stamp all my roses and leaves.   I find it easier to use my Stamparatus to get perfectly layered images each time with this layering stamp set.  I stamp each layer with the lightest color first and then the darker color.  For the rose I used Flirty Flamingo and Melon Mambo inks.  For the leaves I used Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive Inks.  I used Tuxedo Black to stamp the outline; which by the way I usually stamp first because I find it easier to line the layering stamps up.

For the center of the rose I stamped it in So Saffron ink.  Once I had everything stamped it was time to cut everything out with the matching dies.  I then used the Stitched Lace Die and ran it through my die cutting machine with a piece of whisper white cardstock.  Once I had everything done I cut them into strips (1 1/2 x 4 1/4").  I then cut off a 1/2" strip from the bottom of the card base, and then cut off another inch.  I needed the 1/2" strip to replace at the bottom of the die cut strip.


After cutting everything apart it was time to put it back together.  I added the strips of the lace with a little liquid glue and then did the same with the strips of Flirty Flamingo Cardstock over where I added the lace piece.  I also repeated this process on the back inside of the card this added stability to the reassembled card base place hides the ugly surgery we did to this card.  I added a very thin strip of Melon Mambo cardstock to add a little interest to the card.   I then added the die cut rose and leaf to the top section letting it overlap the lace just a little.  I then stamped my sentiment in Tuxedo Black ink to finish my card.

Thanks for dropping by I hope you give this technique a try.  You will love doing a little surgery on your cards to create a very dramatic look with out to much work.  If you need any of the supplies I used to you can pick them up in my online store by clicking on the item in the Stampin' Up! Shopping list below.
Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Bird Ballad Suite 2019 Annual Catalog Sneak Peek Day 3

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you one of the Make & Takes we made at OnStage Local in Charlotte over the past weekend.  If you don't know what OnStage is well it's a Stampin' Up! Event for demonstrators where we get to see new products from the new catalog plus learn a few new things along the way.  These are great events and so much fun!  One because you get to see the new things but two because you get to see friends you've made along the way and meet new ones as well.
Today, I am going to share the card we made featuring the Bird Ballad Suite in the new catalog.  The new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog will not be live until June, but as a demonstrator you can order a full month before that, unless you attended OnStage event either Live or Local then you get to order two months before.  Which is a big perk to be able to get things and play with them before hand.  Here's a look at the card we made using products from this new suite.

The Bird Ballad Suite of products features a beautiful Free As A Bird Stamp Set, gorgeous designer series paper, and much much more.   On the make & take we used the new Stamp Set, Designer Series paper and the new Lace Ribbon.  I loved how easily the lace tied and made wonderful bows, I can see these products used for a wide range of cards from Weddings, to birthdays and so much more.  Here's a look at the stamp set.
The Free As a Bird stamp set is a cling mount set which features our classic red rubber, and have wonderful spring time images that are great for your favorite coloring media.  The line art is perfect and just begging to be colored.  The Bird Ballad designer Series paper in this suite was created by one of the artist at Stampin' Up!.  Who hand colored each image with our Stampin' Blends and then photographed each image.  Then the graphic Department designer used Photoshop and made into the fabulous designer series paper you see here.  This is a cool process and they have shared with us in the past a video how the designer series papers have been made.
The Bird Ballad Suite also features embellishments, a wonderful card tin with laser cut note cards, and the new stitched label dies.  I will share more on each product as the release of the new catalog gets closer.  If you are loving what you are seeing in this suite and can not wait to get it before June, you can join my Stampin' Family and add these products in your preorder in May as a new demonstrator and Kinsmon Crafter family member.
As you can tell this is a bright fun suite that will make your heart sing with excitement.  I can not wait to share more with you about this suite in the near future.  Again you will not be able to get these products until June unless you sign up and join my team of crafters.  You can see all the benefits of joining my team here
If you already know you have to have it all and your wish list is growing every day I encourage you to sign up and join just for the discount.  You don't have to blog, run a business, or even host events its all up to you.  All you have to do is join and enjoy the 20% discount on new and returning products.  Becoming a demonstrator was the best move I have ever made.  I have so many new crafty friends and never feel alone.  Not to mention I get to share what I love and Love what I do as I help others enjoy worthwhile accomplishments.  For this has truly made a difference in my life as well as others. 
In closing I hope that you have enjoyed this little walk through of the Bird Ballad Suite of products and that you will take the time and consider joining my little crafty family.  Think of joining Stampin' Up! as a Costco or Sam's Club membership except you don't get the god awful picture id card but a discount on the wonderful products you must likely already love and use. 
Happy Stamping 
Rick Adkins 

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