Saturday, September 1, 2012

Thanksgiving Full Of Blessings Variation

Yesterday, we made cards at one of the local Senior Centers!  Two days earlier, the cards were designed…. cutting it a bit close this week, LOL!

This was the first draft of a CAS (clean and simple) card for the senior stamping session…three months till Christmas!!A simple knotted narrow taffeta ribbon separates embossed and sponged stamped layers.masking and sponging technique at senior stamping sessionUsing a 1-1/4” square punch, a mask was cut for the rectangular sponging area.  After stamping the image from Full of Blessings along the lower portion of the Whisper White card stock, seniors masked and sponged More Mustard and Cajun Craze ink onto the image.scrub the sponge across the mask to make a clean, crisp edgeScrubbing along the edges just inside the mask left a crisp and well defined sponged edge. needed to make a change here... just out of placeFunny how you sometimes see things in photos which you may have not recognized in the stamping studio!   When editing the photo for today’s blog post, I wondered why I chose an Old Olive 1-1/4” punched scallop circle!!   Humming… one of these things does not belong (sesame street)…cut another 1-1/4" scallop circle from cajun crazeThis card was made using shimmery white card stock for the stamping surface, a mat of Cajun Craze, and card base in More Mustard.  Look closely, you can see the sparkles in the shimmery white card stock layer.

Also, the old olive scallop circle was switched out for a Cajun Craze circle to match the Cajun Craze card stock mat… much better!third card re-do, stepped it up with marker coloringAnother variation of the same basic card design… this one was created using a Shimmery White card stock and Cajun craze card base.leave three piercing holes vacant between bradsShiny, sparkly glimmer brads were added to the upper left corner leaving three piercing hole spaces between each.stunning effect colored over masking with markersAfter masking and sponging the stamped image, an assortment of markers were used to color in the pumpkins and vines, quite stunning in person!  Winking smile  My seniors loved this variation!

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Wow… I just realized that today is September 1st!!  Can you believe Christmas is less than three months away??  Time to get ready for those craft shows, who needs sleep anyway?  LOL, my fingers have fallen asleep making it very difficult to type… has that ever happened to you?

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Thanksgiving Full of Blessings CAS Variation Cards

Stamps:  Full of Blessings (Mini Catalog) WM 128078 / CM 128081

Papers:  Whisper White 100730, Shimmery White 101910, Cajun Craze 119684,  More Mustard 100946, Whisper White Medium Envelopes 107301

Inks:  Early Espresso 126974, More Mustard 126964, Cajun Craze 126965

Terrific Tools: 1-3/8” square Punch 119877, 3/4” circle Punch 119873, 1-1/4” Scallop Circle Punch 127811, Stampin’ Pierce Mat 126199, Paper Piercing Tool 126189, Essentials Paper Piercing Pack 126187, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine 113439, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder 117335

Awesome Accessories:  Stampin’ Sponge (cut wedges) 101610, Many Marvelous Markers Set 119806, Basics Glimmer Brads 121003, Stampin’ Dimensionals 104430

Techniques:  Sponging, Masking, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Embossing

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Debra Burgin said...

LOL -- I think your fingers fell asleep when you were counting how many months left till Christmas!

Sharon Field said...

Ha, ha... you're right Debra!! I was adding 9 +3 to get 12... vs. just under 4 months!!