First there was gold. Then, silver. But WOW! Look at that copper! I was face timing with a friend while crafting on Saturday, and thought, I wonder what would happen if I heat embossed this detailed deer from the Dashing Deer bundle? Since I was using the fun reindeer patterned paper with copper star accents from the Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper, I grabbed my Copper Embossing Powder and got to work.
My friend wondered if it would just melt away all the details. I was pleasantly surprised though. It did mute the design; he's not so 'lacy' looking. But he's still elegant and looks so amazing in shiny copper embossing powder. It gave me chills when it was all put together! Just lovely.
Base: Basic black, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1:Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper, 4” x 3”
Layer 2: Coppery Foil, 4 1/8” x 3 1/8”
Layer 3: Whisper White, 4” x 3”
LAST DAY TO REGISTER - This Sunday's Sweet & Simple Class
October Card Club - Sincerely Santa
October Christmas Card Club - Timeless Tidings
"Silver & gold. Silver & gold Everyone wishes for silver & gold. How do you measure it's worth? Just by the pleasures it gives here on earth." Did you sing that with Burl Ives' voice in your head? If you're a Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer fan, you'd know that's the song the folk-singer snowman sings when he's trying to teach Rudolph and his friends a lesson on the importance of friendship over material goods.
BUT...now you can send your friends cards with Silver AND Gold foil trim. I'd be hard pressed to decide which I like better. If you asked me yesterday, I'd have to say I love the elegance of the Gold Foil Cards and Envelopes. But today, my preference is the Silver. I'll let you decide which works best. Or better yet, get both so you don't have to decide!
Today's Case-ing Tuesday Card used the design as a 'suggestion'. My imagination and creativity got the better of me and my final product is a bit far from the original. Still, I love the way it turned out!
Want to play along with the CASE-ing Tuesday group?
Makeover the card (pictured above). You can change a lot, a little or make the card just as it is in the catalog. Then post it to the Facebook thread. We can’t wait to see your cards. You can use the following hashtag if you post your card elsewhere on Facebook #CASEingtuesday168.
Base: Silver Foil-Edged Card (and Envelope)
Layer 1: Pool Party, 4 3/4" x 3 1/2", embossed with Swirls & Curls Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
Layer 2: Silver Foil Sheet, 3 1/8" x 3 1/8"
Layer 3: Pool Party, 3" x 3"
Layer 4: Whisper White, 2 7/8" x 2 7/8"
Sweet & Simple: Making Christmas Bright (Register by 10/10)
October Club: Sincerely Santa (Register by 10/15)
October Christmas Card Club: Timeless Tidings (Register by 10/15)
Have you ever made a card and thought "Hmmmm...no." Try as you might, it just doesn't work? Take your card from 'Drab to Fab' with just a few strategically placed embellishments! In this case, I really wanted to love this fun design using the Country Lane Designer Series Paper and Many Blessings Stamp Set. But it was just so "blah". I quickly grabbed 3 small Gold Metallic Peals and it really perked things up.
TODAY'S THE DAY!
You've been so patient! Goodness! It must be hard to sit see all these sneak peeks the last month and not be able to order out of the catalog. That's why I love being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator! I get to place my order a full month before everyone else. (If you'd like in on that fabulous little perk, just let me know!)
Anyway...today you can finally order out of the new Holiday Catalog. You're absolutely going to love it. Here's a look at what's inside.
Today's Blog DIY Card Kit Winner : Gourdy VanGogh Congratulations! Please IM me your address.
Would you like to win your own DIY Card Kit? Leave me a comment on the blog every day in September for your chance to win!
Base: Crumb Cake, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Early Espresso, 5 1/4" x 3 1/4"
Layer 2: Country Lane Designer Series Paper, 5" x 3"
Layer 3: Early Espresso, 1 3/4" x 2", punched with Banner Triple Punch
Layer 4: Crumb Cake, 2" Circle Punch
Layer 5: Whisper White, 1 3/4" Circle Punch
September Sweet & Simple Class
Retreat In a Box
Can't make the Fall Stamping in the Mountains Retreat? Don't worry! I've got you covered. Come let me surprise, delight, and spoil you! This special edition retreat-in-a-box is perfect for fall crafting. We're showcasing fall, Thanksgiving, and Christmas projects created just for you. Click on the image for more information.
September Card Club - Wishing You Well
September Christmas Card Club - Joyous Noel
My sister and her two children are here! They arrived from San Diego yesterday around dinner time and we spent a fun evening together, catching up, having dinner, and just being together. It was great to be Auntie Chelle again. I even got to read them bed time stories, tucked in on the floor between the sleeping bags!
By the time I got home, it was 10:30 and I was exhausted. But then I realized I didn't have a new card made for you. As I climbed the stairs towards my studio, I kept telling myself "You can pull an old one out of your box, no one will know." But I would know...and after a busy day at work and then hustling to get to the airport on time, I needed a little creative time to myself.
My Stamping Bee Team's weekly sketch challenge expired at midnight and I hadn't entered my card yet. Would I make it? I grabbed some paper, stamps, ink, and got to work. Keeping a simple two-color pallette kept it simple, and the new Marbled background stamp quickly added texture and depth to the background. I used color only on brushes and tools, creating a great focal point to the finished card. The sentiment found in the Crafting Forever stamp set fit perfectly as I quickly got to work. Even with the hand painting of the tools, this card took less than 30 minutes! And in those 30 minutes, I relaxed, cleared my mind, and was able to go to bed with a light heart and not worry about not finishing what I needed to do for the day.
Do something creative every day...you'll be glad you did!
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It happens once a year. Stampin’ Up! announces their retirement list for stamps, bundles, paper, accessories, and outgoing InColors. Before they're gone forever, be sure to grab your favorites before they're gone. And some retiring products have discounts of up to 50%!
Ink, paper, and accessories are available while supplies last! Retiring stamp sets will all be available until May 22. After that it's while supplies last or until May 31st.
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