Friday, November 18, 2011

The view from our hotel room in downtown Seattle . . . Tom said I should have planned to do my book prep from here so I could enjoy the view, so I came in two days late to stay the night, do some prep work after the annual banquet, and enjoy the magnificent view from our windows . . .

This makes me think I just made a postcard!
View of Pine Street going to the Pike Place Public Market and Elliott Bay.
Notice the ferries coming in, all lit up!

Looking to the northwest, I was able to take in the iconic Space Needle, too!

And then one last look as the ferries come in closer.
I love it when I discover a feature on my camera that I didn't know
about, i.e., night scenery! It really does make a difference!

From Outlines Rubber Stamp's website . . . the card is by Jenny Gropp at Outlines. I was especially taken with the  snowflake stamp they used because it is so delicately beautiful. Kathy and the rest of the crew at Outlines are so good about using various mediums to use with their rubber stamp images.

NEW! Holiday Mini Cards

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Cards by Jenny Gropp
"All of these cards feature printed-paper Jillibean Soup’s Christmas Eve Chowder 6x6 paper pad.

All cards measure 8x4 to create a 4x4 square card.
Stamps:G-630 Graphic Circle Tree
B-1132 Merriest of…
Stamp the tree image twice, embossing in gold.

Cut out the red triangle pieces and the tree base.

Gold emboss the sentiment and add a red border mat.
Create the card base.

The red card base is 8”x4”, folded in half to create a 4” square card.
I added the sentiment with a strip of pattern paper to the inside of the card.
Trim a red mat around the green tree image.

Adhere to the card front with foam tape to raise it up.
Add the red triangles back in place, using foam tape under a few of them to create dimension.
Add Smooch to the round spots on the tree.

The embossed circles act like a little well, keeping the Smooch paints in just the right place.
I used Smooch colors: Lettuce, Mocha, Frosted Aqua, Apple Green, Gold Lame and Moonlight.
I added Light Siam Crystals using Glossy Accents and Picksey Pick Ups.
I used Glossy Accents to add shine over all of the Smooched circles.

Let the Smooch dry before adding the Glossy Accents.

The Glossy Accents will dry and make the metallic colors in the Smooch even more intense.
This picture shows the Glossy Accents after it dried.
Here is a picture of the finished card.
E-172 Design 1
Create the 4” square card base as shown.

Wrap the gold cord behind the star panel, securing it underneath the star paper.

This is a super simple design to create multiple holiday cards.
Gold emboss the snowflake image on red card stock, adding an ivory layer behind it.
Using Picksey Pick Ups and Glossy Accents to add a little bling.

I used Olivine Size 5 Crystals to decorate the outer edge of the snowflake.
You can see I added a green Spellbinder’s die panel behind the snowflake.

In the middle I used Ultimate Glue to adhere a little gold cord bow.
Here is a picture of the finished card.
B-1128 There’s no man…
K-704 Christmas Layering Collage
Stamp the images on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
Use Copics to color the snowman panel.

The Copics I used are:
R37, R32
0 Blender.
Create another mini card, measuring 8x4, folding it in half to create a 4” Square card.

Add the sentiment along the bottom of the card as shown.
Add the little snowman panel at an angle on the card, popping it up with foam tape.

I added a little gold cord bow in the corner, adhering it with Ultimate Glue.
Using a Viva Ice White Pearl Pen, I added tiny little white pearls as snow.
I added larger pearl embellishments with a Viva Kiwi Pearl Pen.
I used Glossy Accents to add a little shine over the red stripes in the scarf and also added a few little Light Siam Crystals and the edge.
Here is a picture of the finished card."

Lt. Siam Size 7
Smooch: Apple Green
Smooch: Gold Lame
Smooch: Moonlight
Pearl Pen: Ice White
Pearl Pen: Kiwi
Smooch: Lettuce NEW!
Smooch: Frosted Aqua NEW!
Smooch: Mocha NEW!
NEW! Jillibean Soup: Christmas Eve Chowder
The Ultimate White Glue
Scotch Mounting Tape
Olivine Size 5
Glossy Accents™ by Ranger
Merriest of...
There's no man..
Graphic Circle Tree
Christmas Layering Collage

It's always so much fun to use stamps from Outlines. They are so versatile. You can choose whether you want to put a lot of time and effort in making the card, or do a minimal amount of work with the stamp image. Either way, you always end up with a beautiful card that you're proud to share and send to your favorite people!

That's it for tonight . . . off to the chair by the window to do some cutting for Sunday's class. Does anyone think snowflakes are in our immediate future?

1 comment:

  1. Hi there Bella have just come across from Sheree's blog as she had a link over to yours, and have decided to follow you, too - simply love your super card and all the layout step by step you do love the ones below and also the great ones on this post, thanks so very much - would love you to pop over to my place for a look and chat too, :D God bless, Shaz in oz.x