Saturday, September 8, 2012

Champagne Glimmer And Comfort Café Card

Natural Composition, Champagne Glimmer and Comfort Café Designer Series Paper are combined in today’s creative fall card.  LOL… again, this is NOT one we did at the club meeting as I felt something was still off! 

I do have a solution… and will share the final card and solution tomorrow!  In the mean time here is the next card in my finding the mojo series!champagne glimmer paper from the mini catalogAdditional card stock colors used on this card sample were very vanilla, not quite navy and cajun craze.versamark stamped four seasons image watermarkThree stamp sets sharing the spotlight… Sweet Essentials, Mixed Medley, and Four Seasons.  Both Mixed Medley and Four Seasons are Hostess-Only stamp sets earned when you host a stampin’ up party with friends or join the First Wednesday Card Club.

Speaking of Card Club… if you’re local to Jacksonville, Fl. and would like to join the First Wednesday Card Club, we’re beginning another round!  Contact Me for details and to sign up!sweet essentials page 140 idea book & catalog 8 pcThe Sweet Essentials stamp set is found in the big catalog on page 140… and one that I initially overlooked!  While sorting customer orders, I spotted it and thought “now, why don’t I have those fabulous words??” 

The Sweet Essentials stamp set includes eight word/phrase combos including hello, baby and “christmas cheer”… it’s a very versatile stamp set!ribbon cut on an angle and fired using electric matchThe woodgrain background added texture to the not quite navy card stock layer and a ribbon/slide combination were attached using SNAIL double sided adhesive and mini glue dots.   The ribbon slides are two-sided and are packaged 16 pieces to each container.

Ribbon tends to fray when threading through a ribbon slide… to remedy that problem, here are a few tips…

Today’s Tips for Paper Crafters:  Ribbon

  • Cut ribbon on an angle using Craft Scissors or fabric-only scissors.  A sharper scissor blade will result in a cleaner cut.
  • Use a liquid match or torch (one of those you may use to light a grill) to burn the very edge of the ribbon.
  • The hottest part of the flame is the blue part… to prevent excess burning, simply put the ribbon edge near the blue part of the flame and it will melt.
  • To push the ribbon through the slide, roll or fold it into a long, narrow tube shape and feed the smaller pointed end through the slide first.

I’ve got a busy, busy schedule today…. need to run a bunch of errands and make time for stamping too!  My weekend is booked, and I’ve got to get a package in the mail to my nephew and his fiancé!  It feels like we’re attending to wedding or some sort of shower every couple of months these days!  We’re not of course, but between showers, weddings and babies these nieces and nephews are making my head spin, LOL!

I hope you’ll  stop by tomorrow… when I’ll share the actual fall club card and solution to these crazy blah fall cards Winking smile.

Looking forward to reading your comments… and hope you get to stamp today!



Shop my online stampin’ up store for supplies used in today’s…

Champagne Glimmer and Comfort Café Fall Card

Stamps:  Mixed Medley (hostess) 128054 / CM 128057, Four Seasons (hostess) WM 126830 / CM 126832, Sweet Essentials WM 126455 / CM 126457

Papers:  Champagne Glimmer Paper 127885, Natural Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper 126917, Comfort Café Designer Series Paper 126898, Not Quite Navy 101722, Cajun Craze 119684, Very Vanilla 101650

Inks:  Versa Mark 102283, Cajun Craze 126965, Not Quite Navy 126971

Terrific Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine 113439, Woodgrain Embossing Folder 127821, 2-3/8” Scallop Circle Punch 118874, 1” Circle Punch 119868, 2-1/2” Circle Punch 120906, Craft Scissors

Awesome Accessories:  Stampin’ Sponge (wedge), Stampin’ Dimensionals 104430, Round Designer Ribbon Slides 127834, Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon 122967, Glue Dots 103683, SNAIL adhesive 104332, liquid match (non-su)

Techniques:  Ribbon, Slides, Watermark, Versa Mark, Punches, Glimmer Paper, Embossing

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1 comment:

ellouise1969 said...

So many small fine deets to love about this card Sharpn. Really well done.