Archive for the ‘My Sentiments Exactly’ Category
What a glamorous inspiration challenge today at SCS! I don’t know about y’all, but these don’t look like any prom dresses I’ve ever seen, lol. These must be for the Hollywood grads. I was really drawn to Style 5926.
I used several different images to make up my layered medallion. Some were white embossed on red and the others were red embossed on white. The largest one was cut w/ a Nestie circle and the others were just cut out and layered w/ foam tape.
The top red linen piece was punched along the lower border and a dotty swirl (Inkadinkado) was white embossed.
On the white layer, The red swirlies (Inkadinkado, flowers (AL)) and greeting (MSE) were stamped w/ the cardinal ink. A dot bg (Inque) was also stamped on part of it. It’s edged w/ a red marker and attached to a white card w/ the red attached on top.
Stamps: Inkadinkado, My Sentiments Exactly, Autumn Leaves, Inque (Anita’s)
Paper: white, red linen
Ink: AP cardinal, white & red pigment inks
Accessories: white & red embossing powders, nestie circle, MS embossing border punch, stickles, red rhinestone, red marker
I don’t know who this Murphy guy is, but if I find him I’ll probably kick him in the shins for having this stupid law. I was almost finished, trying very hard to put this altogether before I lost all daylight. It’s a cold and windy day (rained all night as the front came thru), mostly cloudy but occasionally the sun would peek out for a few seconds. So I’m out on the deck w/ my camera and the card. I get it all arranged and snap ONE picture. Immediately, a big gust of wind hits and it starts raining. My card blows off the paper and lands in a puddle (of course). Guess which side is down? Hint, it’s same side that would hit the floor if it were a piece of bread w/ peanut butter on one side.
I quick snatch it up and run inside and try to mop up the water. The card lived, but it looks a tad warped on one side and a little of the color ran.
Next, I go inside to my sunny window (if there is sun) and can you believe it? The sun breaks thru. I snap a few more pics and now you can really see the warped side. That stupid Murphy! If the sun had come out first, I wouldn’t have been outside in the first place!
Anyway, the bg is embossing resist- I white embossed the images (Inque) and sponged on the 3 ink colors (for the CC challenge). I white embossed the flowers on the b.blue (MSE) and white embossed the edges. The bird is stamped on a white nestie rectangle that I resized (tutorial for this HERE.)
I added a punched corner to the upper left and a little stickles here and there. The pumpkin panel was embossed w/ a CB borders folder. TFL and please let me know if you run across this Murphy character!
Stamps: My Sentiments Exactly, Inque
Paper: white, brilliant blue, pumpkin pie
Ink: AP cobalt, mandarin and leaf green, white pigment ink
Accessories: foam tape, nestie long rectangle set, corner punch, white embossing powder, orange marker, cuttlebug borders folder, stickles
It’s Featured Stamper at SCS today. Congrats to Emily! I’ve never visited her gallery before, but I definitely had a lot to choose from. I didn’t have to go far before I saw her Bright & Blue. I changed the colors, the images, and made it into a Christmas card. I kept the layout and the window idea.
Emily used a long rectangle set to make her window and scallop insert. Since I don’t have this set, I used my standard rectangles and did the Nesite Resize technique. (Tutorial is here ).
After I cut the window opening, I used the dots folder on the green. I used a red marker to lightly edge the inside of the scallop insert.
The poinsettias (CMC) and holly (Magenta) were stamped and water colored w/ markers, then cut out. The greeting (MSE) was stamped on white vellum w/ the cardinal ink. Then I took a green marker and made the little dots on the vellum and attached it behind the opening.
I did the dots around the outside w/ a white gel pen, added the ribbon and attached everything to a white card. The poinsettias and holly are attached w/ foam tape.
Stamps: My Sentiments Exactly, Magenta, Canadian Maple Collection
Paper: white, glorious green, white vellum
Ink: Ancient Page coal, cardinal
Accessories: markers, foam tape, water brush, nestie rectangles & scallop rectangles, cuttlebug swiss dots folder, ribbon, white gel pen