Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Peachy Keen Challenge #53

It is time again for another Peachy Keen Challenge! For this challenge, you are required to follow the sketch in addition to using a sponging technique. I decided to use the Happy-Go-Lucky Elephant stamp set. The elephant on this stamp set is absolutely adorable! Please be sure to check out the Peachy Keen challenge blog for more inspiration! The prize for this challenge is the Henny Penny stamp and the Simple Barn and Silo stamp set! I hope you have fun with this challenge!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Market Street May Release

Market Street Stamps is releasing a bunch of brand new summer stamps this Friday! The lawnmower on this card is from the new Homegrown stamp set. I decided to pair it up with the Perfectly Pretty Grid and the Sure Miss You stamp sets. I think this sun goes perfectly with the entire new release! Please be sure to go to the Market Street blog for more sneak peeks and chances to win the new release stamps!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Pinwheel Tutorial

Hey Everyone! I am here to share a little tutorial on how to create a pinwheel for cards or other papercrafting projects. Making a pinwheel does not take a long time at all, and it adds dimension and fun to any project. You can make these pinwheels out of patterned paper or a light cardstock. You do not want to use a thick cardstock because the cardstock will crack. For my pinwheel, I decided to use a pink Bazzill cardstock.

Here is the supply list of what I used to create this card:

Market Street Stamps- Sweet Lace
Market Street Stamps- Enjoy Today
Bazzill- Chablis cardstock
Papertrey Ink- Raspberry Fizz cardstock
Papertrey Ink- Harvest Gold cardstock
Colorbox Chalk Ink- Orchid Pastel
Versa Magic- Key Lime
Versa Mark- Watermark Stamp Pad
Memento- Lilac Posies
Making Memories- Garden Party Velvet Brads

This is the template to make the pinwheel. I find it easier to make a template and cut it with a ruler! Please note the white dots are where you punch your holes, if you don't have a tiny hole punch you can also use a piercing tool.

I inked my Bazzill cardstock with the Orchid Pastel and Key Lime inks. I found this to be an interesting technique, because the inks seemed to absorbed into the paper causing it to be more flexible. I then stamped the Sweet Lace background stamp on both sides of the cardstock with the Lilac Posies ink.

Now it's time to make the pinwheel. You want to bend your points (with the holes) to the center hole of the pinwheel. I use a little glue to adhere the points in the center, because its a lot easier to put the brad through the holes.

This is what your pinwheel shape should look like! You can now create your card and attach your pinwheel to it. The card is a standard A2 size (4.25"x5.5").

To make the card follow these steps:

-Stamp the Sweet Lace Background stamp onto the Harvest Gold cardstock with Versa Mark ink. -You then want to sprinkle your clear embossing powder on the stamp image, tap off access, and use your heat gun to melt the powder to your card.
- Mount your Harvest Gold cardstock to the Rasberry Fizz cardstock leaving a 1/8" border.
-Attach a piece of decorative ribbon horizontally on your card.
-Then mount your papers to the Chablis cardstock leaving the 1/8" border, then finally mount all the layers to your A2 card you created from the Harvest Gold cardstock.
- Now you can attach your thin roping materiel (or anything else you want to use for the stick) to the card. Then add the pinwheel to your card.
-The final step is to stamp the Enjoy Today sentiment with the Lilac Posies onto the Harvest Gold cardstock, and mount the piece to the Chablis cardstock leaving a thin border.

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial, and I know you will have fun making these! I like how the are really simple to make, but they look like that took a lot longer to make. They are super cute for any type of project! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Peachy Keen Challenge #52

I always look forward to creating a card or project for the Peachy Keen Challenge. This challenge was no exception, I really enjoyed the sketch. (The sketch can be found one the Peachy Keen Challenge blog.) I have been waiting for an opportunity to use the Cow Peeker and Face Package stamp set. I also used the Vivienne and Friends stamp set for the sentiment. The sewing machine is from the Country Life Cricut cartridge. I also used Dreams come True Cricut cartridge for the spools of thread. I wrapped the spools with embroidery floss to add texture. I hope you enjoy my card, and please be sure to enter the challenge!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Market Street Stamps

Hey everyone! Today I have made a card using two different Market Street Stamp sets. I used the Hippie chic for both the dress form and the sentiment. I also used the newly released Lost Garden background stamp on a top note shape. I colored the dress form with Copic markers to create the tie-dyed effect. I hope you have enjoyed my card!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Peachy Keen Challenge #51

It's time again for another Peachy Keen Challenge! For this challenge, you are required to follow the sketch in addition to cutting out your stamped image. This challenge is so much fun, I love the look and dimension cut out images have on cards. For my card I used two Peachy Keen Stamps. I used the Train Set and Happy Birthday Kids. I hope you have enjoyed my card, and be sure to go to the Peachy Keen blog to submit your project!