Happy Boot Day

I received this delightful card as a swap at the Stampin’ UP! Convention from Nancy Alverez, who lives in Florida.  Nancy is the up line of my Peep, Susan Fields.  I have to tell you that I had heard a lot of (all good) stories about Nancy and expected to meet a real Southern Lady.  To my surprise, the first thing I heard when I met her was a New York accent.  So instead of meeting the Southern Bell at last, I met a Grand Brooklyn Bell.  I cherish the time we spent together in Utah.  

I made a few changes to the card, one being the button.  I made the button using Simply Pressed Clay tinted with Crumb Cake Reinker.  Once it dried completely, I sponged the rim with Early Express and carefully tied a knot using Linen Thread.  I found (by accident) that leaving the mold in the freezer a little longer than 10 minutes (almost forgot all about it)  works much better with the button molds. 

Loved the way this man card turned out.  Yahoo!

Happy Boot Day

Stamps:  Bootiful Occassions
Ink:  Early Expresso, Crumb Cake (reinker)
Paper:  Early Expresso, Pacific Point, Soho Designer Series Paper
Tools & Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Ovals Collection Framelits, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Extra Large Oval Punch, ⅛” Mini Brad, Paper Piercing Tool, Simply Pressed Clay, Buttons & Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Molds, Linen Thread, Stamping Sponges

Posted on : Sep 16 2013
Posted under Birthdays, Masuline, Simply Pressed Clay |

da Vinci Moments

Leonardo da Venci was a painter, sculptor and architect.  This card is my da Vinci moment and as close as I get to artistry.  Using Watercolor Paper, the Aqua Painter and Simply Pressed Clay, I practically felt like an artist.  At my stamp camp yesterday, we also stamped and painted the inside of the card and then envelope.  It was really a fun project and the outcome would make a perfect card for many occassions.

Inspired by:  Nicole Tugrul


Da Vinci Moments

Stamps:  Simply Sketched
Ink:  Wisteria Wonder, Pear Pizazz, Stazon Black
Paper:  Wisteria Wonder, Pear Pizazz, Watercolor Paper, Afternoon Picnic Designer Series Paper
Tools & Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Aqua Painter, Scallop Border Punch, Simply Pressed Clay, Buttons & Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Molds, Basic Pearls, Glue Dots, Adhesive




Posted on : Sep 15 2013
Posted under Birthdays, Occasions, Simply Pressed Clay, Techniques |

Susan’s Convention Swap

My peep Susan Field was kind enough to give my one of her Convention Swaps.  The flower embellishment really caught my eye.  Was is a brad?  Was it a button?  No to both.  It was a rose made from Stampin' Up's Simply Pressed Clay. 

I spent last weekend in Dittmer, MO with some of my peeps so I was able to play with this product.  Let me tell you that it was so easy.  I added drops ( a few at a time) of Summer Starfruit reinker to a small amount of clay and kneeded it until it was blended.  Then a placed a small amount of clay into the mold and placed it in the freezer for 10 minutes.  It popped right out of the mold without losing any shape.  I then adhered the Basic Pearl to the center and let it air dry overnight. 

I can't wait to play with it again.  I have another card in mind for clay button.  It should be ready just in time for my September Stamp Camp.

Susan's Convention SwapStamp Set:  Apothecary Art
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Summer Starfruit, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Stazon Black, Summer Starfruit
Tools & Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelit Dies, Perfect Polka Dots Embossingn Folder, Summer Starfruit 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, Simply Pressed Clay,  Buttons & Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Molds, Basic Pearls,  Blender Pen

Posted on : Aug 26 2013
Posted under Birthdays, Simply Pressed Clay |