Thursday, June 9, 2011

Hooo, Hoooo, Hooooooo!

 Everybody has been asking for this card, and we finally made it!  I had to order a new XL owl punch because I don't know what I did with mine (why is it the expensive items are the ones I misplace?).  This card is almost exactly the same as the one my friend, Pat Mitello, designed, except she used Marina Mist cardstock, DSP & ribbon.  I had to change to Old Olive because I didn't own any Marina Mist DSP, and I really like this card in the green.

Pat designed this card for our group's shoebox swap in January to promote items from our Sale-a-Bration mini catalog.  Both stamp sets used were FREE from that catalog:  Punch Bunch & So Happy For You.  We also used the Woodgrain background stamp as well.

Although this card is adorable, lots of punches and steps were involved, so my other two cards for this week's Techniques class were much quicker to make.

Here are the deets:  Old Olive cardstock, DSP & 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Naturals White cardstock for the base layer, Early Espresso cardstock for the awnings, small circle, branch & ink, Whisper White cardstock for the owl & woodgrained piece; Soft Suede cardstock for the large circle ring, and Crumb Cake cardstock for the sign.

For punches:  2-1/2" Circle, 1-3/4" Circle, 1-3/8" Circle, 2-Step Bird XL, 2-Step Owl XL, 1/16" Circle, Scallop Edge Border.

For accessories:  Basic Pearl, Linen Thread, Versamarker, Embossing Buddy, ruler, heat tool, Stamp-a-ma-jig & Crystal Effects.

 This card looks real complicated, and I have to admit, I was nervous myself about making my first one, but it's so simple!  This card (actually all 3 cards) I made at the shoebox swap in January.  This one was based on a design by Dale Morin.  I changed the DSP and the saying inside, but the rest is all Dale.

We used Very Vanilla cardstock for the base, Real Red cardstock for the "ribbons", and Sending Love Specialty DSP for the ends.  Oh, and how could I forget the fabulous Glimmer paper for the heart!  I'm not a glitz lover, but this paper is awesome!  Thanks Dale, for getting me to try some!

We also used Real Red ink inside for the saying from the All Holidays stamp set.  For accessories, we used the Full Heart punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon punch, the Movers & Shapers die with the heart from the Punch Windows die set, and of course, the Big Shot.

And, finally, this last card was based on another design by Dale.  Almost everything is exactly the same, except she used the Easter Blossom set from the Occasions mini catalog, and Marina Mist satin ribbon.  Since I don't have that set, or that ribbon, I substituted a stamp from Artfully Asian and we used 5/8" Marina Mist grosgrain ribbon.

The base of the card is Wild Wasabi with a layer of Very Vanilla.  The frame is the Framed Tulips embossing folder run through the Big Shot.  The stamping was done on Glossy paper w/Black StazOn ink.  Springtime Vintage DSP is at the bottom.  We added some Basic Pearls, white crayon, and sponged on Marina Mist & Wild Wasabi ink.

1 comment:

Nancy Lynn said...

These cards are really nice Stephanie. You did such a great job on all of them. Thanks for sharing.