Showing posts with label the spot challenge. Show all posts
Showing posts with label the spot challenge. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Joyful Holly - The Spot Challenge #136 Emboss Resist

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you the card that I made for this week's creative challenge over at the Spot Challenge Blog.  This week we are hosting an Emboss Resist Challenge for you to play along with.    

Play along with us this week for the Spot Creative Challenge.  Click here to learn more about my Emboss Resist Card using the Joyful Holly Stamp Set

There are many different ways to do emboss resist and many many different techniques to do this technique.  I picked one of my favorites, as you will see in my card today using the Joyful Holly Stamp Set from the August-December Mini Catalog. 

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Warm Wishes - Poinsettia Petals The Spot Challenge #134

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you my card for this week's challenge over at The Spot.  This week's challenge is a very fun card sketch.  I picked the Poinsettia Petals Stamp set from the August - December Mini Catalog along with the Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper to create my card with today.  

I wanted to do something fun and festive with the sketch for this week's challenge, but wasn't quite sure what I wanted to use until I sat down and actually was reorganizing my designer series paper and putting the scraps into sleeves.  I as was doing this I was actually on this pack of designer series paper and it hit me that the scraps on my table was perfect.  Isn't it funny how things just fall into place sometimes.   Here's a look at the card that I created for this week's challenge.  

Easy Layered Card using Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! by Rick Adkins

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

The Spot Creative Challenge #131 - CASE the Designer Challenge

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you my card for this week's Creative Challenge over at the Spot.  This weeks challenge is a CASE the Designer Challenge and we are CASEing the work of Sara Levin the Artful Inker.  To play along with this challenge you just have to pick one of her projects and CASE it.  Case means to copy and share everything or Copy and selectively edit.  I picked a beautiful Fall themed card that Sara had design to CASE today.  I will share the card that was my inspiration and the challenge image just a little later in this post.  But first here is the card that I cam up with.  


Below you will find the inspiration that I picked for my card today as well as this week's challenge image.  You can click on the challenge image to play along with us this week.  I also linked to Sara's blog post for the card that I picked to CASE.  



Sara created this beautiful card using the Forever Fern Stamp Set and some wonderful Fall colors as well as a few other Fall themed product from both the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog and the August-December Mini Catalog.  On my version of Sara's lovely Fall card I used the Love of Leaves Stamp Set as my background images in the same colors that she used.  I used Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Pretty Peacock, Mint Macaron, Crumb Cake, and Mossy Meadow inks the same way that Sara did.  


I did change the format of my card to a portrait style card.  I stamped the leaves in the colors listed above minus Crumb Cake, and Mint Macaron going around my 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Whisper White Cardstock.  I keep the Gold Hoop Embellishments that Sara used on her card also and two of the pumpkins that she watercolored and die cut using the Autumn Essentials Dies but instead of using the large pumpkin from Harvest Hellos I choice to add the large leaf image from the Gather Together Stamp Set instead.  I attached the Gold Hoop Embellishments with Mini Glue Dots before adding the pumpkins and the leaf that I watercolored using Mint Macaron Crumb Cake and Pretty Peacock Inks with my Water Papers with Stampin' Dimensionals.  

I matted the card front onto a Pretty Peacock mat cut at 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" to my Crumb Cake card base..  I then heat embossed my hello sentiment in Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder onto a strip of Pretty Peacock Cardstock the same as Sara.  I also added the Metallic Ribbon from the Basket Weave and Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack under the heat embossed sentiment.  I hope that you will play along with us this week over at the Spot. I love Sara's card and I think you will have fun CASEing her this week as well.  If you need any of the supplies that I used today you can find them im my online store by clicking on the item in the shopping list below. 

 

Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 


Out with the Old and In with the New!


New Year New Customer Rewards Program.  It's a new Stampin' Up! Year and it's time to update a few things and I have started with my Customer Loyalty Program.  You can read all about the new program by clicking here.  You will also find the new Crafty Rewards Tracker Sheet there as well.  All past rewards points have now expired for previous years with this new program.  




If you place any size order with me during the month of October you will receive the October Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle from me as a little thank you.  This month's tutorial bundle is a Mega Tutorial Bundle featuring projects for both Fall & Halloween.  There are 20 tutorials featured this month.    The Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle can either be earned for FREE with any size order or Can be purchased for $22 from me.


The month of October Stampin' Up! has a Designer Series Paper Sale going on on 15 select Designer Series Papers.  Each pack of paper is 15% off so it's a perfect time to stock up.  You can find out all the details and my ordering special for this sale by clicking here.  This wonderful sale ends on October 31, 2020 so don't miss out!  

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Poinsettia Petals Tall Box - The Spot Challenge #126 Anything But a Card

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to be sharing with you my project for this week's creative challenge over at The Spot.  This week we are doing a fun little creative challenge and the theme is Anything But a Card.  So I created a fun Christmas themed project for you today.  I used the products from the Poinsettia Place Suite to create my project.  Here's a look at what I came up with.  


I used a piece of Old Olive Cardstock to create the tall gift box.  My cardstock measures 8 1/2" x 10 1/2".  Once I had everything scored I added two pieces of the Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper to two pieces of Real Red Cardstock.  I attached these two pieces to the panel that will be in the front and the back.  I stamped the large, medium, and small poinsettias onto Real Red Cardstock in Real Red Ink and used the matching dies to cut each layer out.   I layered each layer up with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  


Once I had the Poinsettia flower put together I added one of the Beaded Pearls to the center of the flower.  I then added it to the front of the box with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I then stamped the sentiment in Old Olive Ink onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock and punched it out with the Everyday Label Punch.  


Here's the inspiration for this week's challenge.  

Project Recipe: 

I have a little graphic for you so that you can pin to your Pinterest Board to remind you what I used to create today's project in case you wanted to recreate it.  You can find all my project recipes by clicking here.  


Thanks for dropping by today.  I hope that you have a wonderful day if you need any of the supplies that I have used today you can pick them up in my online store from the shopping list below.  

Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 




Use the Host Code on any order of $35 (before taxes & shipping) or more by September 11th  and get invited to my September Monthly Card Class as a Thank You.  ($25 value)     If your order is $150 or more, please do not use the host code.  You will forfeit your Stampin' Rewards if you do; and I want you to get those rewards.  



If you place any size order with me during the month of August, you will receive the August Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle from me as a little thank you.  This month's tutorial bundle has ten project tutorials that feature our favorite new Cozy Critters products from one of the new Stampin’ Up! Catalogs.  The Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle can either be earned for FREE with any size order or Can be purchased for $22 from me.


I am very close to earning the 2021 Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip to Maui and your orders can help me get there.  I am running a few special promotions until the end of September to not only help me earn this trip but to help you save a little cash as well.   

Join me for an exclusive Online Stamp a Stack for World Card Making Day!  This is an exclusive event for my customers.  We will make 10 different cards during the event you can use whatever stamp sets you would like.  To join me it’s super simple place a $100 order before shipping and taxes in my online store using the provided host code attached to this link.  I will send you an invitation to this exclusive event.  You will not find these projects posted anywhere online.  And, at the end you will have a stack of cards to send out for World Card Making Day this year and all year long.  



With each $1000 I earn I will be cutting off a chain from my Maui or Bust Countdown Chain. 


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