Get Your Santa On

This stamp set is such a hoot I couldn’t resist choosing it as today’s 2-4-Tuesday. Even the name of it is fun – Get Your Santa On!

And I admit for this first card there isn’t much originality as I so loved the design similar to this in the Holiday Catalog I just had to CASE it and make it mine. Thank you Stampin’ Up!

Get Your Santa On - Santa Outfit - JIF

 This next stamp just begged for some added color from the Blendabilities Pens and who am I to say no!

Get Your Santa On - Chimney Delivery - JIF
CARD RECIPES
Cardstock: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake,
Very Vanilla, Shimmery White
Stamp Set: Get Your Santa On
Classic Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Blendabilities: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Smoky Slate,
Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight + Memento Black Ink
Punch: Confetti Stars, P/L Corner, 1/4″ Circle
Embossing Folder: Lucky Star
Specialty Paper: Silver Glimmer, Silver Foil
DSP: Trim the Tree
Framelits: Stars
Embellishments: Dazzling Diamond Glitter
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Stampin Dimensionals, Stampin Mist and Scrub

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

Ornamental Pines

The Ornamental Pines Stamp Set is today’s 2-4-Tuesday stamp set.

For this first card I tried to push myself away from the traditional Christmas colors using Strawberry Slush Cardstock and Pool Party Cardstock instead as my frames around the Silver Heat-Embossed stamp on the Whisper White Cardstock.

I added a strip of Silver Foil Paper which I punched with Confetti Stars. Over the half-way mark of this punching I’ve adhered with Stampin Dimensionals a sentiment stamped on Pool Party Cardstock in Pool Party Classic Ink from the Merry Everything Stamp Set then punched with the Note Tag Punch.

Ornamental Pine - Silver Embossing - JIF

As tempting as it was to emboss the pine-needles again for this second card I resisted the urge, choosing instead to only Silver Heat-Emboss the pine-cones onto the Always Artichoke Classic Ink stamped needles.

A Silver Glimmer Paper strip edged either side with 1/8″ Real Red Ribbon really popped against the background of Very Vanilla Cardstock. The sentiment was die-cut from the Window Frames Collection Framelits then edged with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.

Ornamental Pine - Always Artichoke - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Strawberry Slush, Pool Party,
Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke
Stamp Set: Ornamental Pines
Classic Ink: Always Artichoke
Specialty Paper: Silver Glimmer
Framelits: Window Frames Collection
Heat Embossing: Silver Embossing Powder, Versamark, Heat Gun
Punches: Confetti Stars, Note Tag, Star (Itty Bitty  Accent Pack)
Ribbon: 1/8″ Real Red
Embellishments: Dazzling Diamond Glitter
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Sticky Strip, Stampin Dimensionals, Stampin Scrub & Mist

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

Age Awareness

Today’s 2-4-Tuesday is the Age Awareness Stamp Set from the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. When I first saw this set I just knew I had to have it. Of course,  sitting there this morning with it, well, my mind was… blank!

Fortunately the courier arrived just at the same time with another box of goodies from Stampin’ Up! which included the wonderful Filigree Frame Textured Impression Embossing Folder.

WOW, this is going to quickly become my “go-to” for a quick card as it creates such a beautiful effect, requiring little else besides a sentiment and perhaps an embellishment or two.

Age Awareness - Thanks Facebook - JIF

This next card was the result of a total accident. I’d actually punched some Petite Petals from the Sweet Taffy DSP for the previous card before realizing if I wanted to give it to a male, well, flowers weren’t going to cut it. Hence the Silver Glimmer Paper stars cut from the Star Framelits.

Looking at the DSP I wished I hadn’t punched the flowers thus began attempting to “replace” the flowers. Didn’t take long to conclude this was NOT going to work but could in-fact work for me in another way.

Age Awareness - Sweet Taffy - JIF

The flowers were then each finished off with a silver sequin from the Frosted Sequins available now in the Holiday Catty with a small Rhinestone Basic Jewel in its center to complete it. I couldn’t resist then adding more bling to the left-hand corner of the card!

Age Awareness - Sweet Taffy - Petite Petals - JIF

CARD RECIPES
Cardstock: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Blackberry Bliss
Stamp Set: Age Awareness
Classic Inks: Tempting Turquoise, Blackberry Bliss
DSP: Sweet Taffy
Punch: Petite Petals
Framelits: Stars
Embellishments: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Frosted Sequins
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Board,
Stick Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Scrub & Mist

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

Pictogram Punches

When the new catalog came out I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the Pictogram Punches Stamp Set on page 89. It was a slow start but eventually the wheels began turning and I began creating. This was my first card using the colors Pacific Point and Soft Sky as a border all with a hint of silver.

Pictogram - Stars and Moon - JIF

After such a clean card I needed more color so created this one. For the vase I used Stampin’ Markers but I wasn’t happy with the strength of color in the vase so “touched it up” with the Not Quite Navy Blendability. Note to self: use LIGHT colors FIRST not the dark! The “thanks” sentiment is from the Oh My Goodies Stamp Set.

Pictogram - Pink Flowers - JIF

This next card came together all by itself. The What’s Up Punch providing the large Red Glimmer Arrows on either side of the I {heart} U sentiment.

Pictogram - I Heart You - JIF

CARD RECIPES
Cardstock: Whisper White, Pacific Point, Soft Sky, Melon Mambo
Stamp Set: Pictogram Punches, Oh My Goodies
Classic Ink: Pacific Point, Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi,
Cherry Cobbler, Pink Pirouette
Specialty Paper: Silver Foil, Silver Glimmer Paper,
Red Glimmer Paper, Silver Glimmer Paper
Ribbon: 1/8″ Silver, 1/2″ Pink Pirouette Seam Binding
Embossing Folder: Decorative Dots
Blendabilities: Not Quite Navy
Punches: Project Life Corner, Itty Bitty Accents Pack, What’s Up
Stampin’ Markers: Wild Wasabi, Not Quite Navy
Embellishments: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Dazzling Details
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Sticky Strip,
Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Scrub and Mist

This stamp set has SO many possibilities, great for SO many different occasions from a baby’s birth, a child’s birthday, adult birthday or even a sympathy card.

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

Chalk Talk Abloom Mojo!

This Summer Vacation has been one of our best but it’s playing havoc with my schedule. Seriously, I often don’t know what day of the week it, with one day slipping into another, oops! So finally, here is my card for this week’s Mojo Monday.

Mojo357 - Chalk Talk Abloom - JIF

Here is the sketch. This week’s sketch I thought was going to be SOOO easy but once I began assembling the card it proved much harder and took MUCH longer than I thought (and hoped)! DSP from the All Abloom DSP Stack was my spring-board.

Mojo 357 Sketch

I was determined to use the new Dotty Angles Photopolymer Stamp Set and for same strange, strange reason challenged myself to use the heat and stick powder with it for the background. It gives the right effect when combined with Dazzling Diamonds but I still need to practice with it… a LOT, lol!

Mojo357 - Chalk Talk Abloom - Dazzling Details - JIF

The leaves are from the new Flower Fair Framelit Set. In hindsight I wish I’d used the co-ordinating stamp from the Flower Shop Stamp Set to stamp over it – next time. The butterfly was made from two Butterfly Punches – the Elegant Butterfly in Silver Foil Paper, the Bitty Butterfly in Silver Glimmer Paper.

Mojo357 - Chalk Talk Abloom - Layered Butterfly - JIF

The sentiment is from the Chalk Talk Stamp Set and cut with the co-ordinating Chalk Talk Framelit. I stamped it with Melon Mambo Classic Ink onto  Shimmery White Cardstock which you can just see coming through the pink. Noice! The Silver 5/8″ Satin Ribbon was doubled over then adhered JUST under the cardstock, then tied off with some 1/8″ Silver Ribbon. All the ends of the ribbon have double-sided tape on it assuring they stay in place.

Mojo357 - Chalk Talk Abloom - Ribbons - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock:
Whisper White, Always Artichoke, Smoky Slate, Pink Pirouette
Stamp Sets: Dotty Angles, Chalk Talk
Classic Ink: Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette
Specialty Paper: Silver Glimmer, Silver Foil, Shimmery White
Framelits: Chalk Talk, Flower Fair
Ribbons: Silver 5/8″ Satin Ribbon, 1/8″ Silver Ribbon,
1-1/4″ Blushing Bride Striped Grosgrain
DSP: All Abloom Stack
Punches: Elegant Butterfly, Bitty Butterfly
Embossing Folder: Decorative Dots
Heat Embossing: Versamark, Heat and Stick Power, Heat Gun
Embellishments: Dazzling Diamonds
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips,
Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Sticky Strip, Sponges

Hope you are having a wonderful summer, enjoying whatever you are doing and being with whoever you are with! 🙂

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

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