Friday, June 28, 2019

A Shaking Merry Christmas

I had to hustle this past week to get this card made.  It's the 4th card sample I needed for TODAY as it is part of my Christmas in July class.  I needed it today as I like to show the next month's class cards. And this card will be the hardest my "gals" have done in any of my monthly classes.

Again I used the fun Die D-Lites set Christmas Tree.  I do have a number of other die set in this line such as Snowman, Snowflakes, and Santa.

I used quite a few pieces from assorted other die sets such as the hill inside the shaker is from the Spring Build-A-Scene die set and the sentiment and banner die cut are from the Winter Build-A-Scene stamp set and coordinating die set.  I used 3 different jars of sequins for a variety but used only Special Celebration Sequins on the tree.  Now, instead of FSJ's great foam squares I used my 1/2" wide 3M Scotch Foam Tape to raise the card front up and make the box for the sequins.  I painted some Sparkle Silk on the Star to make it glisten, you know, tree tops glistening... Yeah, I may have to watch White Christmas soon! 

This card was fun to make but I have to admit my first attempt I forgot the clear sheet to cover the square opening!  I now have a cut out front with foam tape ready to make a shadow box.  Oh well.

Stampin Carol

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Making Waves With Tuesday Morning Sketches

Well, I'm back at it.  Playing with another Tuesday Morning Sketch, # 509.  And I actually made my card while doing a FB Live video which is also on my YouTube channel.  How fun!

Here's the sketch:

I pretty much stayed with the sketch.... pretty much.

I have to admit that the center oval and the paper the fish are cut out of are from years ago.  The oval I made using Luna Light paints that I purchased from a long gone stamp store in Vegas (I cannot remember the name and I purchased a bunch of products from them!) about 20 years ago.  It mostly had to be used on shiny or glossy paper.  The fish are cut from a piece of card stock (behind card on left) that I used Dee Gruning's Rainbow sponges to color.  And the jelly fish are from a piece left over from a card I shared last week (behind card to right). Post using the brightly colored paper is HERE.  I used a die from the Winter Build-A-Scene die set to cut out the heat embossed banner.

All the stamped images are from the new Make Waves stamp set that was just release this past Saturday along with its coordinating die set.  This pic shows a closer look at the shiny oval.  Doesn't it look like seaweed??

I added Journey Glaze (similar to Diamond Glaze) to the 6 fish and 3 jelly fish heads. Plus I added dots of Glaze around the fish to kinda look like bubbles!  And how do you like the Turbo Teal (cardstock no longer available) background?  I embossed it with the newly released Water & Wind embossing folder.  This actually was made to go with the new Windy Sky stamp!

I have more products listed below.  Now head over to Tuesday Morning Sketches and check out the inspiration cards and the cards made for the challenge!

Stampin Carol

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Hump Day Desk

Well, it's Wednesday again.  It didn't seem to come as fast for some reason.  But today is the day you get a look at my desk and the opportunity to view many more as part of What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday, a fun desker get-together put together by our Queen, Julia of the Stamping Ground.  Kinda sounds a bit royal, doesn't it?

I took this photo yesterday afternoon as I was in the process of cutting card kits for my Friday class and I was trying to adhere my embossing ink pad back in its case.  I used rubber cement which seems to work, for a while at least. So there is my large paper trimmer, my MISTI, my tub of white embossing powder, and my pieces of ink pad.  At this point of time in my photo I need to cut more little teal strips to emboss on as I ruined a couple with the ink pad falling out of the case and on stuff.  Oh well.

And this morning I need to prep a card for my Wednesday FB video.  Got an idea flitting around in my head but it needs to land so I can grasp it.

I missed joining in last week as hubby had his every 2 year endoscopy to check his throat.  According the to doc everything looked great!  I got results from my blood work and bone density check and I have osteopenea, which can and maybe not develop into osteoporosis.  Well, out goes the carbonated water.  After reading up on this carbonation is a bad thing.  Change of diet in in progress.

Anyway, I hope you all have a great day and I'll be working my way around desks shortly!

Stampin Carol

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Season's Greetings

If you have been following me you know I teach monthly classes and share my cards here, too.  I am currently working on my Christmas in July card samples and this card is the easiest to make of the 4 class projects.  In other words, it has minimal layers and effort.

I'm using a fun die from Spellbinders called Christmas Tree.  In fact, this die is used on all 4 projects!

I got inspiration from a card I pretty much cased a card on Spellbinders that promotes this die.  I loved its simplicity yet it had lots of elegance!

I used Fun Stampers Journey's gold ink and a holiday stamp set, Sparkle Trim (SS-0495).  This set actually has 2 trees, 3 sentiments, and a couple stars!

If you seen my last Thursday post you'll see another card for my class.  It will be either the 2nd or 3rd that the gals will make.  I like to start easy then work up the difficulty ladder but none of my cards are so detailed that it requires a very experienced card maker!

How do you like this card?  (And Christmas is in 6 months! Don't wait until the last minute to get your cards made!)

Stampin Carol