The Twilight Challenge

Posted by Susan on Friday, November 20, 2009 in , ,
I'm so excited, this is my first EVER challenge card. I stumbled upon a card on splitcoaststampers.com that really caught my eye, and when I read the info it said it was for the Twilight challenge on StampinB. Well...being a big Twilight fan I thought I should check out this challenge.

Basically the challenge was to create a Twilight inspired card using red, black and white, the traditional twilight series cover colors, and a moon.

Well when I read the challenge I knew right away I wanted to try the checkerboard from the Breaking Dawn cover, but I didn't have any designer paper that looked like that, so I created it myself. A little time consuming, cutting out all those diamonds and then adhereing them to a cardstock backer, but I got the effect I wanted so I'm happy!

Paper: Red, Black and White bazzil cardstock
Stamps: Inkadinkadoo Delicate Branches Acrylic Stamps
Inks: SU Bravo Burgandy and Stazon Black
Techniques: Sponging


Another Gift Certificate Card

Posted by Susan on Friday, November 20, 2009 in ,

I got the idea for this card from this entry on SplitCoastStampers.com. I modified it a bit because I wanted to try and use it as a gift certificate envelope card where the half circles on the side serve to hold the front flap and back flap together, since the fold is on the bottom.
Paper: White and black card stock
Stamps: SU Symphony jumbo roller
Ink: Versamark
Other Supplies: Fiskars scallop scissors, black glitter embossing powder, Michaels ribbon, circle cutter, SU round scallop punch
Technique: Embossing


Gift Certificate Holders

Posted by Susan on Thursday, November 19, 2009 in ,
I had this idea to make cards that would actually HOLD gift certificates, rather than just throwing them in the envelope with a store bought card. Here's what I came up with:

On both this card and the one below, the card is sealed on three sides (bottom and both sides) and the top serves as a slot to hold the card sentiment (just stamped on a layered card stock piece in matching paper) and the gift card is tied to the back of the card sentiment piece with matching ribbon (which doubles as the pull out for the card).

Paper: Bazzil CS in Brick and Kraft, SU CS in Close to Cocoa
Stamps: SU Gingerbread Man roller, Parlour Victorian Gingerbread Man, SU Snow Swirled
Ink: SU Close to Cocoa
Other Supplies: SU Scallop round punch, circle cutter, SU Scallop border punch, American Crafts ribbon

This next card follows the same gift card holder premise, where the ribbon on the top pulls out the panel and card from within.

Paper: Bazzil CS in Brick, white CS
Stamps: SU Snow Swirled,
Ink: Glue Pad
Other Supplies: Glitter Ritz in Fire Red, Martha Stewart snowflake border punch, rhinestone stickers, fiskars embossing plate, celebrate it holiday ribbon


O Christmas Tree

Posted by Susan on Thursday, November 19, 2009 in ,
The patterned pines SU stamp set is a lovely little hostess set available from the current Christmas mini-catalog. When I saw the paisley prints on these tress I just wanted to try out the bandana technique in the background that I read about on Splitcoaststampers.com. So I dug out my SU Polka Dots & Paisley stamp set to give it a try.

Paper: SU cardstock in garden green and sage shadow
Stamps: SU Patterned Pines, SU Polka Dots & Paisley
Inks: SU garden green, real red and brilliant blue
Other Supplies: Organza ribbon, white acrylic paint


Gold foil christmas

Posted by Susan on Thursday, November 19, 2009 in ,
I saw the prettiest designer paper at Carsand Mosher and just had to buy it with some matching bazzil cardstock. At the time I didn't know what I wanted to use it for, so after sitting on my shelf for a few weeks I decided to make a set of 4 Christmas cards using it.

Paper: Bazzil cardstock in kraft, blue oasis and brick, K&Company Christmas Cheer Stripe Foil Paper
Stamps: SU Delightful Decorations
Ink: Stazon Black
Other Supplies: SU Ornament Punch, Celebrate it red ribbon


Music for Christmas

Posted by Susan on Thursday, November 19, 2009 in ,

I had a lot of fun getting this card just right. I knew I wanted to use an image from the SU Symphony roller stamp, but beyond that I played a lot with paper, inking, and getting the look I wanted. Overall I really like the way it turned out.
Paper: SU Chocolate Chip card stock, Bazzil card stock Brick, Gold vellum, Paper Pizazz designer paper Music
Stamps: SU Symphony jumbo roller, SU Snow Swirled
Ink: SU Chocolate Chip, SU Bravo Burgundy, Versamark
Other Supplies: SU Scallop border punch, CM tear tool, Black glitter embossing powder, SU watercolor pencils with blender pens
Technique: Sponging


Fa La La La Lavendar

Posted by Susan on Thursday, November 19, 2009 in ,
I had the prettiest color glitter ritz glitter that I wanted to use, so I thought "how about making a Christmas card in non-traditional colors". And here it is!

Paper: SU Card Stock Lavendar Lace, White CS
Stamps: SU Season of Joy, SU Delightful Decorations
Ink: SU Lavendar Lace
Other Supplies: Glitter Ritz in Lavendar, Marvy Uchida square scallop punch, SU Ornament punch

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