Friday, September 30, 2011

Tarheel Stamper - Sunflower in Fall

This card is for you!  Thank you for stopping by!

I used a card stock vellum Top Note die cut to mask the Very Vanilla Top Note die cut. I trimmed the Top Note vellum piece on the dotted border.   It is an easy way to "layer" the card stock. I have two photos below to show what I did.  I used a piece of sponge with a binder clip attached. The binder clip makes the sponge easier to use and keeps your fingers cleaner.  The vellum looks awful with all the colors of ink used over time, but doesn't hurt anything.  I just make sure that I use the same side each time.  I wipe the vellum dry after using. 

Run the edges of one of the Very Vanilla Top Note die cuts over a Chocolate Chip ink pad.  For the inside, stamp the sentiment in Chocolate Chip and Thank You in Cajun Craze on a Very Vanilla Top Note die cut.  Stamp the Thank You one more time in Cajun Craze on a scrap of Very Vanilla for the front.  I used the Day of Gratitude clear mount stamp set.  Ink the cap of the acorn with a Stampin' Up! Cajun Craze marker and stamp off once.  Color the bottom section of the acorn using a Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write marker.  Huff (blow on) the stamp to reactivate (moisten again) and stamp.  Repeat this one more time on the inside.  Using a scrap of Very Vanilla, repeat process and closely trim the acorn to use on the front side. 

For the sunflower, using the Sunflower stamp from Stampin' Up!, ink bottom petals in Cajun Craze Stampin' Write marker.  Color the upper petals with More Mustard Stampin' Write marker.  I also colored the edges of the upper petals and the tips with a little of the Cajun Craze marker.  Color the outer portion of the inside circle with Cajun Craze and the inside with Chocolate Chip marker.  Place a few dots just outside the Chocolate Chip circle on top of the Cajun Craze area.  Huff on stamp and stamp on the Very Vanilla Top Note piece.  Sponge edges of the Cajun Craze piece.  Attach Top Note to the Cajun Craze piece.  Attach that to the More Mustard card base.

Punch the Cajun Craze Thank You with the Word Window punch.  Using the Modern Label punch, punch out one using More Mustard card stock.  Glue together and attach to front with Stampin' Dimensionals.  Tie a small bow with Linen Thread and glue to cap of acorn.  Attach acorn to sentiment with a small piece of Stampin' Dimensional.  Cut strip of Chocolate Chip and pierce holes using Map Pack.   Attach to front of card on the Cajun Craze piece.

Have a wonderful day!

Tammy aka Tarheel Stamper

Supplies used:                                                                                 Item#
  •  5 1/2" x 8 1/2" More Mustard card stock scored at 4 1/4" - 100946
  •  5" x 4" Cajun Craze card stock - 119684
  •  1/4" x 5" Chocolate Chip card stock - 102128
  •  Very Vanilla card stock, 2 Top Note die cuts - 101650
  •  Sunflower stamp - 123606
  •  Day of Gratitude stamp set - 121148
  •  Top Note die - 113463
  •  Modern Label punch - 119849
  •  Word Window - 119857
  •  Mat Pack - 105826
  •  Paper Piercing tool - 123606
  • Linen Thread - 104199
  • Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write marker - 100071
  • Cajun Craze Stampin' Write marker - 119678
  • More Mustard Stampin' Write marker - 100076

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Tarheel Stamper - Delicate Doiles

This is a simple layout.  I needed a quick card to send to my former landlords.  We were so blessed to have great landlords.  They brought us goodies and produce from their garden all the time.  They were more than landlords.  They were friends.  We miss them.  The designer series paper is Flirtations.  I used the Triple Layer Doily and Lace Ribbon border punches. I used So Saffron, Whisper White, and Melon Mambo card stock. 

Sorry for the quality of the image.  I didn't have my full spectrum lamp available when I took this photo.  I had to mail the card quickly and just didn't have time to set up my photo lighting. 

Hope you have a wonderful day,
Tammy aka Tarheel Stamper

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tarheel Stamper - Not So Seriously

Wow!  I cannot believe how long it has been since I last posted.  Life became very busy with a move and some other events.  LOL  So glad to be back.  I hope to stamp more often, but right now I do not have a dedicated stamping space.  My supplies are scattered around the house wherever they will fit. 
Two of my sons birthdays were last week so I needed cards.  I used the new Houndstooth Impressions Embossing Folder and the Stripes one.  I love those.  They make such a deep impression and add texture to your cards.  The colors are In Colors for this year. I used Island Indigo and Lucky Limeade.  Very pretty colors.  The stamp set is Not So Seriously.  We love dogs and have 2 large ones, and I am puppy sitting this week for my son and his wife.  Whew....puppies are a lot of work.  lol  Sure is sweet though.  Hope you have a great day!
Tammy aka Tarheel Stamper