Dynamic Pigments

The bold, vibrant color palate in is this design is fabulous.  What a stunning card.  Thanks to Lee Conrey for your never-ending inspiration.  The inside is just at dazzling.  Why put those thin strips of leftover designer paper in the scrap bin?

Stamp Set:  Summer Silhouettes, World Treasure, Friendly Phrases
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
Paper:  International Bazaar Designer Series Paper, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Tools & Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Daffodil Delight Seam Binding, Stamp-a-magig, Dimensionals

Posted on : Aug 14 2012
Posted under Friendshp, Occasions |

Inlaid Framelits

I’m calling the technique used in this card an Inlaid Framelit.  On a rare occasion believe it or not, I do come up with a concept on my own.  Of course it came about accidently but hey, it did come about no less.    And it’s not to say that someone else has not already used this same concept but I can honestly say that I didn’t copy it.  Sooo…I am patting myself on the back.

I first cut out the center with Whisper White.  Then with the same label framelit, I cut out the mat with Calypso Coral.  This cuts out the center of the label to accomodate the Whisper White label.  Next I used the framelit one size larger and centered it over the previous cut.  This embossed and cut outside of the mat. 

 Inspired by Anne Marie Hile

Inlaid Framelits

Stamps: Button Buddies and Friendly Phrases
Paper: Domestic Goddess DSP, Calypso Coral, Pool Party and Whisper White card stock
Ink:  Calypso Coral Classic

Markers: Pool Party Stampin' Write Marker

Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelit Dies, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1  3/ Circle Punch, Calypso Coral 1/8" Organdy Ribbon, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Bitty Buttons, Basic Pearls and Dimensionals

Posted on : Apr 01 2012
Posted under Occasions |

Donald the Frog


The Pieces of Heart challenge this month was to create a card using at least 10 circles with 2 different sizes. I have named this frog after our mascot, Don Schell who gave us this challenge.   I thought it to be quite a challenge until I happened upon this adorable punched owl by Tammy Howel.   It was almost as if he came to life as I assembled his parts. There are way more than 10 circles and 2 different sizes so I met the challenge without a contest.

Best thing about this card?   With the exception from the Whisper White card base, all of the paper came from my scrap box.

For the Frog you will need:

1 – 1 3/4" circle Always Artichoke
1 – 1 3/8" circle Old Olive
2 – 3/4" circles Always Artichoke
2 – 1/2" circles Whisper White
2 – 1/4" circles Basic Black
2 – small flowers from Boho Blossoms punch Always Artichoke
2 – small ovals Always Artichoke
1 – large oval Always Artichoke
For smile – cut 3/4" Basic Black and then cut 1/2" circle form that in a smile shape.

Sponge green pieces with Always Artichoke.  For eyes the Always Artichoke circles are glued behind the oval and the white and black in front of the oval.

For the Lily Pad, you will need:
2 –  heart punch
3 –  flower from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack
3 –  ½ circles (the small circle from the Owl Punch is a perfect fit)

For the Embellishment, you will need:
1 –  Scallop Circle Punch
1 –  3/8 circle punch
1 –  1/4 circle punch
1 –  flower from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack
1 – ½ circles (the small circle from the Owl Punch is a perfect fit)

Stamps: Friendly Phrases (#126149w or 126151c)
Ink:   Always Artichoke, Basis Black
Paper:   Always Artichoke, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Accessories:   Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, 1 ¾ Circle Punch, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, 1 ¼ Circle Punch, ¾ Circle Punch, ½ Circle Punch ¼ Circle Punch (or Owl Punch), Boho Blossums Punch, Small and Large Oval Punch Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Scallop Circle Punch, Old Olive 5/8 Ribbon, Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

Posted on : Aug 28 2011
Posted under Occasions, Punch Art |