Thursday, September 17, 2015

Kind Koala Card


Here's another card with a salted background. Click here for an awesome tutorial.I think this will be the last one that I make for a while 'cause I'm dying to start on fall and Halloween stuff woo hoo!!!! I can't wait to place a fairly large Stampin' Up! order later today (of course it'll be from the Holiday Catalog!) woo hoo! It's like Christmas every time the Man in Brown delivers my box full of goodies! 

Now back to my card . . . I don't think that this is one of my favorite projects 'cause it just doesn't seem to pop. I think it needs something but I just can't figure out what. I wanted the 3D effect so I stamped and colored two Koalas and two flowers, cut out one set and attached them to the other with Stampin' Dimensionals (I just love those!). I used my Kind Koala, Papillion Potpourri, and Petite Petals Stamp Sets with Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Smoky Slate, Crushed Curry, Pink Pirouette, and Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pads and Reinkers.

Please let me know if you have any questions, I'm always happy to help. I always appreciate any commeents/suggestions that you'd like to share. Thank you for stopping by, have a great day!

Linda Nelson
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
www.lindas_creations.stampinup.net
lindascreationscardsandcrafts@gmail.com

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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Flamingo Tickled Pink Card


I'm such a dork! I've been so busy posting cards that I almost forgot to do my laundry! I would have been pretty upset if bed time rolled around and my sheets were still on the garage floor LOL!

As promised, here's another card with a salted background. Click here to view an awesome tutorial. I like how it turned out. I love flamingos and pink and purple are two of my favorite colors! I used my Flamingo Lingo Stamp Set with Melon Mambo and Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin' Pads and Re-inkers. I sponged the edges of the flamingo's background and attached it, the sentiment and flowers with Stampin' Dimensionals (definitely a MUST have item). Another item that I can't live without is my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig. It took me forever to learn how to use it but once I did I'll never ever make a card without it. 

Please let me know if you have any questions, I'm always happy to help. I always appreciate any comments/suggestions that you'd like to share. Thank you for stopping by, have a great day!

Linda Nelson
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
www.lindas_creations.stampinup.net
lindascreationscardsandcrafts.com

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Butterflies on Salted Background


Geez! I've always sworn that I don't have allergies but I think that I finally have to break down and admit it. All day I've felt like I was hit in the face with a 2 by 4 and it really sucks LOL! Anyway now that I got that out on to my card . . .

A couple days ago I decided to try a technique that I haven't done in quite some time called the salted background technique. I was having so much fun that I got carried away and made 11 of them so you'll be seeing a lot of it over the next couple of weeks LOL! Click here to view an awesome tutorial.

I'm pretty happy with how this card turned out. I love the colors (I think that Blackberry Bliss is my new fav Stampin' Up! color LOL!) and the butterfly's really pretty too. I had a little trouble getting the Butterflies Thinlits Dies to cut through the cardstock so I wound up using . . . you'll never guess what . . . DRYER SHEETS! My craft supplies keep getting stranger by the minute LOL! Check out this video to see how to do it. You can also use the Precision Base Plate too however since I didn't have one I used dryer sheets and got amazing results.

I used my Butterfly Basics stamp set and Butterflies Thinlits Dies to make this card. Oh by the way Stampin' Up! is offering an awesome deal! You can purchase several stamp sets with matching dies or punches as bundles and save 15%! Pretty awesome deal especially since I hate cutting out images by hand LOL! The small butterfly and sentiment were stamped with a Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin' Pad, the ferns with a Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad, and I used Blackberry Bliss and Wisteria Wonder re-inkers along with regular table salt to create the background. 

Please let me know if you have any questions, I'm always happy to help. I always appreciate any comments/suggestions that you'd like to share. Thank you for stopping by, have a great day!

Linda Nelson
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
www.lindas_creations.stampinup.net
lindascreationscardsandcrafts@gmail.com

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