Thursday, July 15, 2010

Because I Care

I have been playing with the SU markers to color the flower I had stamped on Very Vanilla CS. I used SU Marina Mist, Baja Breeze, and Bashful Blue. On the leaves I used Always Artichoke and Old Olive. In the center of each bud I added Pearlized Smooch to add some depth. The phrase was stamped with Marina Mist and a piece 1/8 Marina Mist ribbon was tied onto the card. I layered the card by alternating between Marina Mist and Crumb Cake CS.The top left hand corner was paper pierced.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Artistic Etchings Notebook Cover

As I prepare to leave for the SU Convention I had one more project I wanted to do with my favorite SU stamp set Artistic Etchings. The notebook measured 5 3/4" W by 8 1/2" H. I covered the front and back with SU Real Red CS measuring 5 1/2" W by 8 1/2" H. The Black (SU CS) binding measured 2 1/4" W by 8 1/2 H with scoring at 1",1 1/16", and 1 1/8" Besides the red and black card stock I cut the new Newsprint DSP into various sizes, attached some red brads, a vintage tag, a piece of red 1/8 taffeta ribbon, and a piece of Styled Vanilla from the Hodgepodge Hardware collection. After stamping the medallion, the key and the Eiffel Tower I used the Charming SU stamp set to finish the project.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


I could not resist using the new SU Two Step Owl XL punch as soon as it arrived.

The card base uses SU Pumpkin Pie CS and is layered with the new Early Expresso CS using the SU embossing folder Perfect Polka Dots and Greenhouse Gala DSP. I punched a strip of SU Pear Pizzazz CS with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Boarder punch and than coordinated the owl to match the DSP. I did put SU Dimensionals behind the owl. The initial design was inspired by Barb Mullikin