I’m so excited to be joining the “What Will You Stamp” design team! Each week we get to design a project using a current Stampin’ Up! stamp set. Then, we ask everyone who has the stamp set to join us in posting their creations. For my very first week, it’s A Little Wild!
I may have gone “a little wild” with A Little Wild. It started off as a simple scene, but I soon decided to cut it up into a jigsaw puzzle. I began with a piece of Whisper White cardstock, 3 1/2″ X 3 1/2″, stamping images (bear, bees, hive, grass, flower) and sentiment (“hello there, honey bear”) in Memento Black ink.
A Little Wild What Will You Stamp Challenge
It was fun adding a little color with Stampin’ Blends.
Isn’t Honey Bear adorable! I thought this scene would make a cute jigsaw puzzle, so I got out my die from the Puzzle Pieces die set, and ran it through the Big Shot.
My cute jigsaw puzzle now needed a background, and I’d been anxious to use the new Corrugated embossing folder from the Holiday catalog. It gave wonderful texture, and the straight lines made it easy to glue the puzzle pieces down.
I decided to add a little more interest by having a few missing puzzle pieces, and leaving Honey Bear in one piece. This time, I stamped Honey Bear on Shimmery White cardstock, colored him with Stampin’ Blends, and used his Little Loves die for cutting.
The inside of the card ties it all together. I stamped the two puzzle pieces (“Love You” and “To Pieces”) from the Puzzle Pieces stamp set in Crumb Cake and Pear Pizzazz. The corners were decorated by using the Detailed Trio Punch.
Lastly, the envelope flap was decorated by stamping grass and the flower from A Little Wild.
If you like elephants, you might like to see a recent card where he made an appearance. Just click the link for details.
A Little Wild elephant
A Little Wild Elephant Celebrates Birthday
Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I hope you were inspired to play along with our What Will You Stamp Challenge.
All of the supplies, except the embossing folder, are available at my on-line store right now. The Corrugated embossing folder from the Holiday Catalog will be available in September. Have a great day!
Winter Woods was in my pre-order for the Stampin’ Up 2018 Holiday Catalog. I was excited to start experimenting with this gorgeous bundle, so here’s a sneak peek using my first idea.
There’s nothing like a good sketch to get my creative juices flowing, and CAS(E) this sketch is the one I saw first thing this morning.
I decided to go with shades of green, and chose Pear Pizzazz for the card base. The top layer is Soft Sea Foam cardstock, embossed with the Subtle Textured embossing folder. I ran it through the Big Shot in both directions, as Mary Fish suggested, to give it a real linen paper look. I made a note to include a pack of Soft Sea Foam cardstock in my next order, because it is becoming one of my favorite colors.
The vertical tree trunk stamp was used to make the top rectangle. I stamped it in Mossy Meadow ink, and (without re-inking) stamped four times across Thick Whisper White cardstock. It is bordered with Pear Pizzazz cardstock, trimmed 1/8″ larger, so the border would be 1/16″ larger.
The bottom square is a piece of the fabulous Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper. I bordered it with Thick Whisper White cardstock to balance the white in the top rectangle.
The middle rectangle was cut from Soft Sea Foam and bordered with Pear Pizzazz. I stamped the sentiment from Winter Woods, “Thinking Of You This Season,” in Mossy Meadow ink. The branch is cut from Pear Pizzazz with a die from In the Woods, and layered on Thick Whisper White cardstock for sturdiness.
For a touch of color and sparkle, I added three, tiny, Iridescent Sequins.
I barely touched the surface of this fantastic bundle, Winter Woods, and you’ll be seeing it many times throughout the season.
Thank you for checking out my sneak peek. September 5th, order time, will be here before we know it! The supplies for today’s card are listed below. I invite you to purchase from my store, and become a member of my team.
Hello, and welcome to my relaxing day by the sea.
Colorful Seasons Takes Me Back to Hawaii
I always enjoy thinking about the beach. I returned from Hawaii two weeks ago, and told you more photos would be coming. Here I am with my daughter, Katey, out in the ocean. We are 500 steps from the shore (I counted on the way back), and still only knee deep, because it’s a sandbar.
Did I show you my grandson, Drake? He’s only 13, and making Grandma Su look really small. We are walking home from church. They live on Hickam Base, close to Pear Harbor, because Billy is in the Coast Guard. Everything is so convenient. It’s wonderful!
Here’s Drake practicing his bass guitar.
And, giving Grandpa Neil lessons. (Neil said he’s “slappin’ the base”).
Okay, back to my card. It all began, because of three challenges. The theme at Global Design Project is “Take Me to the Sea.”
The sketch is from As You See It.
And, the colors at Sunday Stamps, “Summer Splash,” are perfect for a day at the beach.
The card base is Night of Navy card stock, the ocean is Pacific Point cardstock, and the sand is Sahara Sand cardstock.
I used the Ruffled embossing folder to give the ocean waves, and the Subtle embossing folder to give the sand texture. Before embossing the sand, I used a stamp from the Magical Mermaid stamp set to stamp shells in Crumb Cake ink.
Don’t you love my canvas chair? It’s in the Colorful Seasons stamp set. The wood frame is stamped in Crumb Cake ink, and the fabric is Pumpkin Pie ink. It’s “two-step” stamping, and I used the Stamparatus to make sure the fabric met the frame just right.
The glass of lemonade is stamped in Daffodil Delight ink, and it has a die for cutting in the Seasonal Layers die set.
Did you see I wrote “hello” in the sand. Sometimes I just have to use something that has retired. I LOVE paper words! It’s from the Greetings die set, for those of you who may have it.
All of the other supplies are available at my store. You can easily shop by clicking on the pictures. If you’d like to start stamping, I’d love to be your demonstrator!