Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Field Flowers

Last week while I was looking out my kitchen window, I noticed a huge geranium with large orange flowers. I thought to myself, that would make a great color combination for a card. When I wanted to make a get well card for a customer, I immediately thought about this color combination. Thus, the creation of this card. Add some texture with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, some fun design with the Lace Ribbon border punch, some easy stamping with Field Flowers and the card was done. It's going in the mail tomorrow. I hope she likes it!

Stamps: Field Flowers
Card stock: Always Artichoke, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Ink: Always Artichoke, Tangerine Tango
Misc: Lace Ribbon border punch, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks for looking!~Martha

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Retta's Stampin' Up party

Why not let the designer paper do most of the design work on a card? This is probably one of the easiest cards that I've ever made. By using a little stamping and some ribbon, you have a card done easily in 5 minutes or less. Perfect for the beginner stamper, or when you need to make a card in a hurry.

Stamps: Curly Cute
Card Stock: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Well Worn designer paper
Ink: Not Quite Navy
Misc: Early Espresso grosgrain ribbons

Thanks for looking!~Martha

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Retta's Stampin' Up party

The focal point of this card is the Fabulous Florets flower. The flower was first stamped with Early Espresso on Very Vanilla card stock. Using sponge daubers, first sponge the flower center with More Mustard. A second sponge dauber was used with Cajun Craze. Cut the flower out and use a Stampin' Dimensional to make the flower "pop". Of course I had to add some texture to the card so used the new Houndstooth embossing folder with the Cajun Craze card stock. Again the Well Worn designer paper was used.

Stamps: Fabulous Florets
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Well Worn designer paper
Ink: Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Early Espresso, Always Artichoke
Misc: Houndstooth embossing folder, Scallop Trim border punch, sponge daubers

Thanks for looking!~Martha

Monday, September 12, 2011

Retta's Stampin' Up party

A fellow stamper/customer, Retta, hosted a Stampin' Up party last week. This is the first of the 3 cards that everyone got to make. When I asked Retta if if there was a particular stamp set or designer paper that she wanted featured, right away she mentioned Field Flowers stamp set and Well Worn designer paper. All 3 cards use the Well Worn designer paper. The colors for each card was pulled directly from this designer paper. For this card, the designer paper was punched using the new Lace Ribbon border punch. A different way to use designer paper, but I think it worked out just fine!

If you would like to host a party and be able to pick out a favorite stamp set, designer paper, etc to have featured at your party, please contact me. I'd be happy to come up with some fun cards or projects for you and your friends to make.

Stamps: Field Flowers
Card Stock: Not Quite Navy, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, Well Worn designer paper
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke
Misc: Lace Ribbons border punch, Top Note die, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks for looking!~Martha

Monday, September 5, 2011

A Punchy birthday card

Why not let the punches make a bold statement on a card? The only stamped part of this card is the Happy Birthday. Of course, the Square Lattice embossing folder was used, and the rest is featuring a variety of punches. This is for my friend who loves the retro look. I hope she likes it!

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Melon Mambo
Ink: Tempting Turquoise
Misc: Square Lattice embossing folder, black grosgrain ribbon and the following punches: Word Wndow, Modern Label, Extra Large Oval, 1 1/4" circle, 1" circle and 1/2" circle.

Thanks for looking!~Martha

Sunday, September 4, 2011

August Stamp Camp, card 5

Card 5 from my August stamp camp features the new In-Color, Lucky Limeade. This shade of green used with black card stock really makes the green stand out. And again, I just had to use the Square Lattice embossing folder. I LOVE the texture of this embossing folder. The pear is from a hostess set, Faith in Nature, and was water colored in, another one of my favorite techniques.

Stamps: Faith in Nature
Card Stock: Lucky Limeade, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Lucky Limeade, Black Staz-On, More Mustard
Misc: Square Lattice embossing folder, black grosgrain ribbon, Aqua painter

Thanks for looking!~Martha

Friday, September 2, 2011

August Stamp Camp, card 4

This card features 3 of the new In-Colors, Pool Party, Calypso Coral and Wisteria Wonder. Also a great new stamp set, Pennant Parade and a coordinating punch. Of course I needed to add a little texture with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, and a simple Happy Birthday sentiment, string the "flags" with crochet cotton and you have a fun birthday card that you could give to just about anyone!

Stamps: Pennant Parade, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock: Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White
Ink: Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder
Misc: Word Window punch, Modern Label punch,Petite Pennants Builder punch, white brads, white crochet cotton, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder

Thanks for looking!~Martha

Thursday, September 1, 2011

August Stamp Camp, card 3

A truly easy-peasy card featuring Island Indigo and Elements of Style. Take a look in your stamp sets for a stamp that when stamped randomly makes a great background. This is a very easy way to add just that extra punch of color and design to your card. Add in a simple butterfly attached with a white brad, and you're done!

Stamps: Elements of Style
Card stock: Island Indigo, Whisper White
Ink: Island Indigo
Misc: Beautiful Wings embosslit die, white brad