I think I’m going to learn how to spell Mosaic very quickly! I’m tired of the little red line telling me I spelled it wrong – I want to reverse the a and the i. Well I think I have it figured it out now.
Here is another Mosaic Madness card for you. I created this one for a swap with the GoDiva’s group. I received many wonderful cards in this swap and had a bunch on display at my open house. I really like the way this card turned out with the clear panel in the front. And I also decorated the inside too. I stamped and punched a ton of those little mosaic pieces!
- the card base is Strawberry Slush – one of the new In-Colors – the front is cut – the bottom edge is 1-1/2″ and the top section is 2-3/4″ – the strip I cut out is now sitting on my table waiting for something to be done with (I have a big stack)
- the top panel was stamped with the long strip image
- the bottom panel was stamped with VersaMark ink and “thank you” from Lovely & Lacey stamp set – then embossed with Pool Party embossing Powder.
- I used a piece of the printed clear window sheet from the Quatrefancy Specialty Designer series paper. My card is actually only 4″ wide (instead of 4-1/4) so that I could maximize my window sheet. Attach to the top panel first – then close the card and position the bottom panel so that it is even with the bottom of the card back and attach it to the bottom end of the window sheet (I hope that made sense)
- Stamp the mosaic pieces – Pool Party and Daffodil Delight – for the front and the inside of the card – and punch out – that’s 8 total pieces per card.
- Tie a piece of Whisper White Baker’s twine around the front of the card and tie in a bow.
- Attach the mosaic pieces to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then attach to the inside of the card in the same spots.
- Finally I added a Whisper White piece to the inside bottom panel of the card.
I hope you like it!
Christmas in June!
So when I look at the Mosaic Madness stamp set I see some Christmas ornaments in there. All I needed to do was use colors that are for Christmas and then I can make Christmas cards in June or July. When we first got our glimpse of the new annual Stampin’ Up! catalog the big thing that was missing was the section for Holiday stamp sets. Oh no! But don’t despair they are coming in their very own Holiday catalog – it will be here soon – ordering starts August 1st. So if you can’t wait until August to start Christmas cards then use this idea and start in July (or in June).
The card layout idea came from another demo – I found it on pinterest and saw it also on Stampin’ Connection (a site for demonstrators). I wanted Christmas colors so I chose Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake.
- card base is crumb cake
- on the Very Vanilla layer stamp the banner image (not sure what to call it) using Crumb Cake ink near the bottom, near the top punch out a Mosaic shape – then layer the Very Vanilla on Gumball Green which will show through the punched out area
- on a small Very Vanilla layer use the Big Shot to emboss with the Mosaic Madness embossing folder, punch out one section with the Mosaic punch and layer on a piece of Cherry Cobbler which will show through
- add the Cherry Cobbler layer onto the Gumball Green layer.
- tie Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine around the layers and tie in a bow.
- add the layers to the card front
- stamp the images in Gumball Green and Cherry Cobbler and punch out with Mosaic punch and 3/4″ circle punch – add to the front of the card with dimensionals
- add Rhinestones to the ornaments
I didn’t actually add a greeting to this card but you could add one at the bottom and/or the inside. This was the Make&Take project at my team meeting on Saturday night. I really like the negative/positive aspect that you can create with all these coordinating products in this Mosaic collection.
Come back for more Mosaic Madness – once you get started its hard to stop using this collection.
Well apparently I took a few days off from posting to my blog. I didn’t actually mean to do that.
So this week I thought I would share some Mosaic Madness with you. The Mosaic Madness stamp set and the Mosaic punch are becoming fast friends when it comes to making these cards – they fit perfectly together. And in case you missed it in the catalog – these two are offered as a Bundle and that means you get to save 15% when you order them together. There are lots of bundles through out the catalog – so keep your eyes out for them.
It does become a bit of a problem though when you go to do a class at someone’s house and you forget to bring the punch! Yikes! I didn’t mean to do that either. But we made do. The stamp set is equally good friends with the Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder!
Here is the card featuring all the new In-Colors.
- The base is Baked Brown Sugar.
- A layer of Whisper White embossed with the Big Shot and the Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder.
- The stamped images are Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding and Baked Brown Sugar. All from Mosaic Madness and punched with the Mosaic punch. The are popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- The greeting is from Petite Pairs – which is on sale 25% off this month!!
- I tied some Linen Thread around to finish it off.
I was really happy with the way this card turned out and that I was able to include all of the new In-Colors on it. I attached the punched out pieces to the embossed layer and then trimmed those that hung over the edge prior to attaching it to the card base.
So in case your wondering what we did without the punch – we stamped the images directly on the embossed layer. Not quite the same dimension but still a great card. I didn’t keep one to show you though.
I have more to share using these Mosaic Madness items so be sure to come back throughout the week.