Thursday, March 28, 2013

CCEE Oldie But Goodie

Do you have some "oldie but goodie" stamps in your collection that have been neglected for a while? How about taking up our CCEE Stampers' challenge to pull one or more of them out and make a card with us this week?

I chose to use an old retired stamp set from Stampin' Up called Roses in Winter and a triple time technique for my card today.  I used Pink Pirouette and Regal Rose for my roses and Garden Green for the leaves.  The button is die cut from striped designer paper.  I finished the card off with bakery twine.


Please visit our CCEE Stampers' blog to see what the rest of the team designed!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

CCEE Pencils, Please

This week I challenged the CCEE Stampers to use colored pencils only in coloring their images. I used my Stampin' Up watercolor pencils and a blender pen for Violet below.

 If you'd like to play along or see what the rest of the design team created, please visit our CCEE Stampers' blog.

Supplies I used:
Stamps:  Violet, Victorian Lace bg, Word Set 2 by Rubbernecker Stamps
Paper:  Not Quite Navy, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Whisper White
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black; Stampin' Up Not Quite Navy and Really Rust
Accessories:  oval Nestability, brads, spiral and scallop border punches, paper piercer, watercolor pencils, sponge dauber, embossing folder, dimensionals

Thursday, March 7, 2013

CCEE The Eyes Have It

I am the CCEE Stampers' March challenge hostess and, for this first week in March, I challenged the team to use eyelets in their design.  My eyelets are in the center of my flowers (Rose Red), as well as the four corners (Always Artichoke) of my card below.

 I used the Puzzle Piece Resist technique on my card.  I stamped my Rubbernecker Lace background stamp with Versamark onto white card stock and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I then die cut the flowers with my Rose Creations Nestabilities.  I applied River Rock and Always Artichoke inks to the background layers, and I applied Rose Red for the flowers and sentiment.  I then fit the flower puzzle pieces back into the green background, applying them with Tombow glue.

Here's a closer view so you can see the texture of the Lace background image, as well as how the puzzle pieces fit into the design.

Please visit our CCEE Stampers' blog if you are interested in seeing what the entire team created for this challenge or if you'd like to play along with us.

 Supplies I used:

Stamps:  Lace background and Word Set by Rubbernecker
Paper:  Whisper White, Rose Red, Always Artichoke, River Rock
Ink:  Rose Red, Always Artichoke, River Rock
Accessories:  eyelets, twine, dimensionals, blender tools, clear embossing powder, Versamark, heat tool, Beautiful Wings Embosslits

Monday, March 4, 2013

Spring Flowers

 I was glad that Mary, the color challenge hostess on Splitcoaststampers, chose such pretty colors for the color challenge this week:  Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, and Bashful Blue with the option of making either an Easter or Spring-themed card. I chose the Spring theme.

I don't have the new Stampin' Up In-Colors Primrose Petals or Raspberry Ripple, so I chose colors I did have on hand that I thought came close to the new ones.  I used Rose Romance (that's going back a bit, eh?) and Purely Pomegranate...both retired colors.

I inked up the flower stamp with the Rose Romance and then lightly spritzed with water for a water color effect.  The flower centers were punched using the circles on the owl punch out of Purely Pomegranate.   I also covered them with Glossy Accents.

Supplies I Used:
Stamps:  Secret Garden and Flight of the Butterfly (Stampin' Up)
Paper:  Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Purely Pomegranate
Ink:  Stamping Up Rose Romance, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Secret Garden Framelits, Paper-Piercing Pack, owl punch, Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish die, dimensionals, fan fold embossing folder, Beautiful Wings embosslit, Bashful Blue brads