Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Hot Diggity Bobble Head

Hello Stampin’ Friends,
Have you ever wonder how wobble heads are made on cards. Just take a 28 gauge wire and wrap it around. See How It’s Made below.

HOW IT’s MADE

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Skeleton Curvy Box

Hello Stampin’ Friends,
Here is a great treat box for all your co-workers/teachers/classmates on Halloween. Very easy to mass produce.

Skeleton Curvy Box

DIMENSIONS

Finished box size: 2-1/2″ x 2-3/4″ x 2-1/2″.

HOW IT’s MADE

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HOW ITS MADE


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Festival of Trees

Hello Stampin’ Friends,
Another clean & simple card I taught.
StampersPlus: Festival of Trees
How It’s Made
(1) 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of Whisper White cs, score at 4-1/4″
(1) 1-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ piece of All is Calm DP
Whisper White remnant
Stamp the Festival of Trees with Old Olive ink, and then stamp garlands in Cherry Cobbler ink. Cut the tree out with coordinating Tree Punch. Emboss the base card with On Point Textured Impressions Folder. Adhere the decorative strip at the bottom of the base card. Attach the punched tree, and stamp the star in So Saffron ink.
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Voila, you are done!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Tutorial: Snowflake Bokeh

Hello Stampin’ Friends,
I sure love the light blues and silver combination. Here is a tutorial for you using the Bokeh Technique.
StampersPlus: Snowflake Bokeh StampersPlus: Snowflake Bokeh

HOW ITS MADE




Go to frame 1:35 min to see how the main snowflake is done.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Joy

Hello Stampin’ Friends,
Here is a clean and simple card to share today.
StampersPlus: Joy
(1) 3-1/2″ x 7″ piece of Whisper White cs
(1) 3-1/8″ x 3-1/8″ piece of Basic Black cs
(1) 3″ x 3″ piece of Pool Party cs
Cut the word “Joy” from the Wonderful Wreath Framelit with the glitter paper
Custom envelope – cut a 6″ x 6″ DP and with your envelope board score and punch at 3″ on all 4 sides.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Over the Top – Four Feathers

Hello Stampin’ Friends,
Four Feathers stamps and framelits from the holiday catalogue. Great “manly” card. I always struggle with them.
StampersPlus: Four Feathers
This card was created for my cousin and family who are in Australia but could not show it to you until now.
My cousin, David, fell into a deathly illness. Somewhere and somehow he picked up a virus about a month ago and was complaining of back pains. When he admitted himself into emergency and we later learned that his vital signs had failed, and underwent an emergency heart surgery as the infection got into his heart creating a hole and bad bacteria had entered into his heart. He is in a coma, and we are still awaiting some good news from the family, but I wish him well to a speedy recovery.
[edited: September 12 – woke up this morning by blinking his eyes. That is good signs].
This was my Over the Top card held recently and my swap card with the Stampanion Group.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Bokeh?

Hello Stampin’ Friends,
Have you ever heard the word “bokeh”? I sure have not and had to look it up.
Here is what Wikipedia says:
“The term comes from the Japanese word boke (暈け or ボケ), which means “blur” or “haze”, orboke-aji (ボケ味), the “blur quality”. The Japanese term boke is also used in the sense of a mental haze or senility.[8] The term bokashi (暈かし) is related, meaning intentional blurring or gradation.
The English spelling bokeh was popularized in 1997 in Photo Techniques magazine, when Mike Johnston, the editor at the time, commissioned three papers on the topic for the March/April 1997 issue; he altered the spelling to suggest the correct pronunciation to English speakers, saying “it is properly pronounced with bo as in bone and ke as in Kenneth, with equal stress on either syllable”.[9] The spellings bokeh and boke have both been in use since at least 1996, when Merklinger had suggested “or Bokeh if you prefer.”[10] The term bokeh has appeared in photography books as early as 1998.[3] It is sometimes pronounced /ˈbkə/ (boke-uh).[2]

This terminology is often used in photography. Bokeh describes the appearance, or “feel,” of out-of-focus areas. Bokeh is not how far something is out-of-focus, bokeh is the character of whatever blur is there.
bokeh
I would never have thought to put this technique in a stamping format. I need to do a How It’s Made video for you, so in the meantime, enjoy this card. I would say it is pretty close. This card is made for one of the lawyers. It is her birthday today. I used the Daisy Die #2 (retired … but one of my favorite dies) to create the flower and added a button in the middle.
StampersPlus: Daisy Bokeh
Although this card took forever to make due to the drying time. It’s a combination of mixed media art and a technique called bokeh.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Heartini Anniversary Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends,
Today I celebrate my 24th anniversary with my BFF, 30 years of togetherness, and still counting the joy and happiness. Happy Anniversary, babe! Love you!
Here is a card I made using the Making Spirits Bright stamp set.
I have not made a shaker card in along time so this appropriate for this card.
StampersPlus: Heartini