Friday, July 13, 2018

Carnival of Colors Blog Hop

Welcome to the Carnival of Colors Blog Hop presented by My Inky Friends!  We have a rainbow of projects that are just so fun!   

Stampin' Up has recently released a whole new set of colors both in the core color collection and in the In-color collection.  There are so many to chose from it hard to know which to play with first.  It is like going to an amusement park and trying to decide which attraction to ride.   You know you will eventually go on them all but you have pick just one to start with.     Luckily our carnival includes lots of colors and since we have our blogs linked in a circle you don't have to choose... you can just jump in anywhere!

Petal Pink is the lovely color for my carnival attraction.   I think it is tends toward a light salmon color... quite different from a true pink.  The tranquility of the color made me think of the Artfully Folded stamp set.  

I used a fold idea from one of the very first card classes I attended when I was beginning to explore stamping as inspiration.  (I still have the card.  Seems like a long time ago... there have been a lot of cards made since then :)

It is a little different style in that the Petal Pink background is a quarter sheet of cardstock and the Very Vanilla layer is the hinged part for writing on.   (Measurements are 4-3/4" X 7", scored at 3-1/2")   My photos are not up to par for this post as my camera is acting up.  I used my phone and the Very Vanilla looks white.  The actual ones look more muted.

Both of these cards are done with stamping only-- no Designer Series Paper.  I had planned to add some Petal Pink sequins and other embellishments to these but ended up liking the simplicity of them just as is.  

Well it is time to hop on to next color attraction!  Holly has used the beautiful Balmy Blue for a sweet baby card and Rhonda has the dreamy Soft Sea Foam in her delicate projects.

This way to Holly's Blog

This way to Rhonda's Blog

Supplies used:
Stamps: Artfully Folded (hostess)
Paper:  Petal Pink, Granite Gray , and Very Vanilla Cardstock
Ink:  Basic Gray and Petal Pink Classic Ink, Petal Pink Stampin' Marker
Accessories: Gray Granite 1/2" Textured Weave  Ribbon, 
Big Shot:   Stitched Shaped Framelits
Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Board

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Mitered Frames Tutorial

I am thrilled to be the guest author for the weekly tutorial on Splitcoaststampers!    In the last several posts I have been sharing projects based on the concept of mitered borders used in quilting.  When you apply the idea to paper crafting the results are delightfully easy!   It is like making a mini quilt and no sewing machine is needed!

Double-sided paper is a must for this technique...background and frame all in one.

The math is super simple and can be applied to both squares and rectangles.

Same folding as above... just leave the edges free floating.

Adding one more scoreline gives a another unique look

You can pop on over to Splitcoaststampers to see the written tutorial and also upload a project to the special gallery that has been created just for this technique.  There are so many ways these miters could be added to a project.  Once you make one you will be hooked!  I would love to see your creations!

Below is the video tutorial:

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Triangular Border Frame

In my last post I mentioned I would have a tutorial for the Fancy Fold Frame.  There has been a bit of time between that post and the publishing of the tutorial because it is part of a larger tutorial that I have done for Splitcoaststampers.  It will be the featured tutorial on the SCS site tomorrow!

Today I have a sneak peak of another of the projects included in the tutorial.    This is a variation which features a triangular folded border perfect for framing a pretty stamped image.

My camera has been been having some problems so I used my phone instead.  It is hard to capture the 3D effect in the picture.   Each edge forms a peak and the corners are an interesting shape.   
I really like the way this turned out and I think you will be pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to make.   As you will see tomorrow the written instructions are very short and sweet!

Tomorrow I will have the full tutorial and two more projects.

Supplies used:
Stamps: Pressed Flowers (hostess set)
Paper:  Tea Room Speciality Designer Series Paper, Very Vanilla Cardstock
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Calypso Coral  and Old Olive Stampin' Markers
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits
Tools: Simply Scored Scoring Tool