Wednesday, October 24, 2007

A cake and some CARDS!!!!!!

I hope y'all don't get sick of seeing things other than stamping!! I have another cake I made that turned out so cute, I can't stop myself from posting it! I will put that picture up and then I'll add some STAMPED things! (since this blog IS supposed to be about stamping and scrapping!!!)Alright, now on to some cards. I wanted to use my Bronc Buster stamp set and I needed some color inspiration. So I opened the catalog to the very beginning and whaddya know??? There is the Boho West look and it has colors to go along with it. So I chose some colors from that to make a card. Please forgive my PITIFUL ribbon. I dyed some 1/4 inch white grosgrain with my chocolate chip ink pad and it dried kinda purplish. I've since read that you can't dye ribbon with chocolate chip. I did, however, try my timber brown stazon later and at first it looked black, but after it dried it turned a nice DARK brown. The only problem I had with the stazon is it made the ribbon stiff. Unfortunately, Stampin Up! isn't selling 1/4 inch chocolate grosgrain anymore, so you either have to have stiff ribbon or use the 5/8 inch Chocolate Chip.....which I'm sure would have been great, if I'd had some! So here's the card........

Ingredients:Cardstock....Close to Cocoa, Sage Shadow, Really Rust...Ink...Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa.....Stamps.....Bronc Buster, Canvas.....Accessories....1/4 inch White Grosgrain Ribbon, Chocolate Chip Ink pad, Chocolate Chip Stampin Write Marker


This next card was a near total catalog CASE. I loved the card sample in the catalog for Fun & Fast Notes , but I don't have any Soft Sky Cardstock or ink(which will be remedied VERY soon!), and I also don't have any of the Designer paper.....so I just replaced the Soft Sky with Bashful Blue and made my own Designer paper by stamping versamark with a brand new pencil eraser!!! How fun is that?? I love challenging myself to find ways to make something when I don't have ALL the ingredients needed! My paper piercing sucks.....I should have used my sewing machine.....since it hasn't seen the light of day in quite a while.....and I would have gotten a more uniform line of holes....but hey, I was in a hurry and used a needle and just eyeballed it!! Enough jibber jabber......


Ingredients: Cardstock.....Bashful Blue, Ruby Red, Close To Cocoa, Whisper White....Ink.....Basic Black, Versamark.....Accessories.....Corner rounder punch, Certainly Celery Ribbon, Black hemp, Watercolor Crayons, Pencil Eraser, needle.


Now wasn't that fun? I also made the next card with the Christmas tree from Fun & Fast Notes with this same color combo and look! I must have a fever or something! I'm posting way more cards than EVAH before!!!


I'm going to try to make a tutorial video for my next post.....we'll see how that goes! LOL I don't know if it is going to be difficult or not.....so stay tuned! It should be interesting!!

2 comments:

Jessica said...

OMGosh the cake is the cutest ever!! I love it and thanks for posting and sharing it with us!!!

Angelina said...

Great card!