Mini Card – Tri-Fold and Faux Pearl

Here are the last of the Mini Cards from last month’s Hands-on class.  This first one is a Tri-Fold card.  It was one that I received as a swap at convention from Lisa Horton and I left it just like she created it because it was perfect. I did add the matching envelope for my class.

The card is really made of two 3×3 cards glued together to create a tri fold card.  The base is Very Vanilla – with the front of it stamped with the En Fancies stamp and the medallion from Charming.

The other side of the card is Marina Mist – take the folded card and lay it on the Scallop Square Duo die on the large scallop square so that the fold does not get cut.  This creates the other side of the card – you glue the back to the inside of the Very Vanilla base.

On the inside of the Marina Mist scallop square add a piece of Very Vanilla with the little stamp in the corner – it comes from the Charming stamp set.

To make the front of the Marina Mist scallop square use Stampin’ Write Markers – Marina Mist and Pear Pizzazz to ink the flower stamp from the Charming set.  Huff to re-moisten and stamp on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock.

Tie a piece of Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding around the Very Vanilla card stock.  Layer on a piece of Pear Pizzazz and then add to the front of the card.  To close fold in the Very Vanilla piece from the left and then the Marina Mist from the right.   There you have a Tri-Fold card.

And the last card we made during the class was the Faux Mother of Pearl card that I created for my swap at convention.

I have already posted the instructions for this one earlier – you can find them by clicking HERE.

So that wraps up the Mini cards from my class – I hope you liked them.  Come back Friday for something new!

Convention – 3×3 Love Note Swap

For Convention I signed up for several organized swaps.  I think I did more this year than I have in past years.  At least it felt that way.  The one I’m going to show you today is the 3×3 Love Note Swap.  This was a large group – 160 total people but we were able to choose how many we wanted to make and swap.  I made 105 of these.

I know I had friends in this swap and I ran out before I got to them.  You should have seen the line – I think we made one huge circle throughout the North lobby of the convention center.  Everybody had their bag or box with the swap that they made and then a bag or box to get the ones from everyone else.  It was like trick-or-treating as everyone went down the line.  These were full 3×3 cards and on the inside was supposed to be each creators contact information in case we had questions.  I will be taking and posting pictures of those that I received and will try to include the persons name – I did notice the ones I looked at yesterday not all of them had a name.

So more about mine – the base is Textured Soft Suede card stock.  These are easiest to make from sheets of 12×12 card stock – because you cut them into 3×6 pieces and fold in half.  Then I have another layer of Textured Soft Suede card stock that was punched on both sides with the Scallop Trim Border Punch.  Next is a Decorative Label punch piece in Baja Breeze.  The focal point is the image from the new Hostess set called Tagtastic – I used the Faux  Mother of Pearl Technique.  You can find my instructions in this post HERE.  I stamped the image in Soft Suede ink and colored the little flowers with Baja Breeze Stampin’ Write marker.

The final thing was to add the little flower – it is the punch from the Bitty Punch Pack – two of them in Baja Breeze – crumpled up and then layered with a pearl in the center.

I did get some family help on this one.  Greg helped crumple some of the flowers  – until he said his fingers hurt.  Tyler stuck my info label on the post it notes that went inside for the swap.

if you received this swap from me – I hope you liked it.  I think I gave them all away including my sample so I don’t have one here anymore.  I think I’ll make some more because I really like it.

Here is a list of things I have coming up next week – you can check out my schedule of events on my website and RSVP for anything you would like to attend.  CLICK HERE.

Wed. July 27th – Card Maker’s Club

Fri. July 29th – Scrapbook Class

Sat. July 30th – PAWS Downline Meeting – July is a great time to join Stampin’ Up! – a $99 special, free Keepsake box project kit, and many more reasons.  Contact me today if you want to know more.

Have a nice day!

More Scrapbooking – Time Together

I hope you aren’t getting sick of the scrapbook layouts.  I guess I saved them all up to show at one time.  This next one is a layout that I made this month.  After I made the clock card using the Sense of Time stamp set and the Faux Mother of Pearl technique I decided I wanted to use that on a scrapbook page too.  So that is what I did.  The actual layout idea was from my friend Wendy Randall.  She is so talented when it comes to scrapbook layouts.  I often go back through the ones I have from her and use the layout again for a completely different idea – changing colors, stamps, and themes.    The title I used on this layout is TIME TOGETHER –

As is typical – I don’t have any pictures on this one yet.  Looking at it later there is one thing I am changing – and that is the “TIME” on the left page is too light – it is in Crumb Cake – so I’m planning to switch it to be the Soft Suede card stock.  There are several Last Chance List items on this layout – Sense of Time stamp set, Define Your Life stamp set, Elegant Soriee Designer Series paper, and the Cogs Punch.

The base is Crumb Cake and there is a strip of Baja Breeze.  I stamped the gears from the Sense of Time stamp set randomly around the corners.  The strips of DSP are cut and then torn at the bottom and arranged at different angles on the page. And tacked down with a brad at the torn end on the bottom.

The clock face is the Faux Mother of Pearl technique – you can see how to do this by going to my card post from a few days ago – click here .

The large circle and the cogs are cut from Soft Suede card stock.  There is also an antique brad in the center of the clock.

The right hand page is pretty much the same.  The circle has the rest of the title cut with the Big Shot and the Billboard Sizzlit Strip die.  The circle is tied with some Very Vanilla seam binding and Linen Thread.

From the Define Your Life stamp set I used the definition for the word “Together” punched with the Decorative Label punch.

I like the Faux Mother of Pearl technique and just finished 105 3×3 swaps for convention!  I used that technique and one of the new In-Colors called Pool Party and a new stamp set from the catalog.  Next week I’ll show you some sneak peeks and the new In-Colors.  Thanks for stopping by today.

Faux Mother of Pearl Clock

This is my current favorite technique – Faux Mother of Pearl – have you tried it yet?  It is so super easy your going to say why haven’t I done that before.  You need some Frost White Shimmer Paint, Whisper White or Very Vanilla card stock, plastic wrap, paper plate or tray, clothes pin, Stampin’ Sponge and Crumb Cake classic ink.  This technique was shown in a recent Stampin’ Success magazine (you know the one that all of us Stampin’ Up! demonstrators get each month).  They also showed it on colored card stock and used different colors of ink for the sponging part.   But this is the card I created so I’m going to tell you exactly what I did for mine.

Speaking of the card – the layout was inspired by another card that I found on a stamping website – I’m not sure who made it though.  Mine is a little different from that one and that person mentioned being inspired by a card shown at a regional I think in Australia.  So this idea I guess has been around the world…..

This is my card.  Another creation for my Last Chance class – the stamp set Sense of Time is retiring, along with the Elegant Soiree Designer Series Paper (one of my favorites from this catalog).   The clock is the Faux Mother of Pearl technique and this is how I made mine.

  1. Crumple up a piece of plastic wrap and then clip it with a clothes pin so you have a handle to hold it by – it’s just cleaner and keeps it off your fingers  – you don’t have to use the clothes pin if you don’t want.
  2. Put some drops of Frost White Shimmer paint on a paper plate.  Dab your plastic wrap into it and then dab some off – you want it thinner rather than thick globs.
  3. Dab the plastic with the paint on it all over your piece of card stock – I used Whisper White for this clock.  You just want splotches everywhere.  If it is a light layer it will dry pretty quickly.  Let it dry.
  4. Use a stampin’ sponge and Crumb Cake ink and sponge all over the card stock especially in between the shimmer paint.

That’s it.  Now you have the Faux Mother of Pearl created.  Next stamp your image over it.  I used Black StazOn ink for my clock.  I cut it out and the sponged the edges of the clock in Basic Gray ink. Here is a close up of the clock face – hopefully you can see the pearl on it –

I also used the shimmer paint on the top portion of the card background.  For this I used a sponge dauber to daub the paint onto my stamp and then stamped it on the card stock.  I also daubed a little with the plastic wrap too.  The center of the clock has an Antique Brad and I used some Crumb Cake Seam Binding on the card too.  The “happy birthday” is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.

I’ll be showing you this technique again next week on a scrapbook page and I’m using it on one of my convention swaps.  Which I’ll be showing later.  I hope you are having a great day!

Thanks for stopping by!