Friday, November 30, 2012

Poinsettia Gift Box

The Wrapping Up the Holidays session of UStamp has begun... if you are looking for all kinds of gift and packaging ideas you will find lots of them!  
My first project is a box for presenting a poinsettia plant.  The panels on the side and card are done with a multi-color embossing powder technique.  No two will every be the same!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Primrose and Gray

For this sympathy card, I used the color combo of Primrose Petals and Basic Gray.
One very nice thing about Stampin' Up Designer Series paper is that the designs can be used for so many styles of projects.  The dotted Gray and Vanilla strip is from the Howlstooth and Scaryingbone pack which is mainly for Halloween but on this project it has an entirely different feel.

The card base is stamped tone-on-tone with the flourish from the Everything Eleanor stamp set.

The focal image is stamped in Basic Gray ink and colored with markers going from the darkest colors at the center getting lighter toward the outside plus a few darker highlights following the shading of the image.
One trick I like is to outline the image with a Sahara Sand marker to make it appear more realistic.

The flower is layered on the medallion stamp (also from the Everything Eleanor set) punched with the 2-1/2" circle punch and a Raspberry Ripple doily that was diecut using the Delicate Doilies Sizzlet.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Acetate and Tissue Christmas Ornaments

The Technique Boutique session of UStamp featured 40 projects each using a different technique.  I choose to design Christmas ornaments with the Acetate and Tissue technique.  This pretty technique makes unique ornaments - no two are exactly alike.  The Christmas tree ornament has a custom box and the baby in the manger ornament is part of the card front.   It is adhered with a single glue dot making it detachable.

Even though the live session has ended you may still sign up by clicking on the blinkie below.