Friday, May 31, 2013

Stampin' Up!'S Simply Scored Borders Plate Class...

 Here's the third card we did at the Borders Plate class.  Unfortunately it did not photograph well so it is real hard to tell but we repeated a wavy pattern three times at an angle and then attached the butterflies.  This card was also CASE'd from SplitCoastStampers by a talented artist - my "go to" place when I don't have time to design for myself.

Here's the inside of the card.  Yeah, my Tangerine Tango butterfly is off from the others - I did fix that on the card once I noticed it but that was after I took pictures so you get to see my "oops!"

Here's what you will need to duplicate this card:
Stamps:       Papillion Potpouri
Inks:           Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango
Paper:        Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake &
                    Sycamore Street DSP from Sale-A-Bration
Other:        Rhinestones, Large Butterfly Punch, Borders Plate, Pool Party ribbon from
                    Sale-A-Bration's ribbon & button pack

Forever Stampin',

    Cathy Williams

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Stampin' Up!'s Borders Plate Class...

Here is another card where we used the Borders Plate.  The card is a gate fold card but is a horizontal one instead of vertical, or is that vertical instead of horizontal?  Oh well, you  can figure out what to call it.  Also, it is not actually meeting at the center.  The top is scored at 2 1/4" and the bottom is scored at 3 1/4".

We scored along the bottom of a piece of Whisper White cardstock using the Borders Plate.  Next, we turned the paper over and lined up the score line in the template again but this time the scoring was raised instead of indented.  We then took a sponge and, with light pressure, colored along the score line.  If you repeat several times you can get a real good coloring on the score line.   Finally, we trimmed the paper along the score line to get the decorative edge.

The larger butterfly is stamped on a separate small piece of Whisper White cardstock.  We punched out the butterfly using the large butterfly punch as far up as the scored piece allowed.  If you look closely at the picture below, you can see that the scored/punched piece (after stamping the smaller butterflies) was attached to the top of the card using dimensionals.  In between those two (adhered to the card) is the small piece with the butterfly stamped on it.  The easiest way to do this is to attach it to the scored/punched piece using dimensionals on either side of the butterfly and then attaching it to the card.

Here's what you will need to duplicate this card:
Stamps:       Papillion Potpourri
Inks:           Pool Party, Melon Mambo & Crumb Cake
Paper:        Pool Party, Whisper White
Other:        Large Butterfly punch, Elegant Lines embossing folder, Borders Plate, Simply
                   Scored, Rhinestones

Forever Stampin',
    Cathy Williams

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Just a Few Days Left!!!

There are just a few days left to get those retiring stamp sets and accessories from Stampin' Up!  You know you will kick yourself if you let them go away without stocking up.  How about that favorite color that they have removed from the color families?  Brads?  There's got to be something that you need.  To see the retiring items, click here.  Remember that the accessories are only while supplies last. 

Finally, did you realize that Stampin' Up! has done something new?  You can order from BOTH the new catalog and the retiring products beginning at noon (MST) at May 31, 2013 through 11:00 pm (MST) on June 4, 2013. 

Forever Stampin',
    Cathy Williams

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Stampin' Up!'s Simply Scored Borders Plate.....

Gosh, I can't believe how long it has been since I blogged!  Well, I am sitting down today and putting together a bunch of cards to show you over the next month, so enjoy your daily inspiration!

Here is a card that we made at my Simply Scored Borders Plate class in April.  At the class, we made four projects using the Borders Plate from the Spring Catalog.  It is difficult to see in this picture but around the Oval Accent, there is a scoring line to outline the entire framing. 

I CASE'd this card from a talented stamper on SplitCoastStampers because it allowed me to highlight several techniques in one card.  After we used the Borders Plate, I showed how to color your flower trim by just pressing it down onto your ink pad a few times until you get the color intensity you want.  Super easy and a very pretty!

Finally, we used the blending technique using watercolor paper and markers on the flowers from the Everything Eleanor stamp set.  First, the flower was stamped using StazOn ink.  We then colored the base of each flower petal with Primrose Petals  and used a blender pen to move the color out to the ends of each petal.  We then came back through with a Raspberry Ripple marker and placed a very small amount of color where there was shading and used the blender pen to again move the color around and blend it with the other color.
Here's the inside of the card.  Just a simple flower in the corner but it sure finishes off the card.

Here's what you will need to duplicate this card:
Stamps:     Everything Eleanor, Itty Bitty Banners 
Inks:          Black StazOn, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple
Paper:       Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Raspberry Ripple
Other:       Flower Trim, Watercolor Paper, Argyle embossing folder, Oval Accent die,
                  Very Vanilla seam binding, Bitty Banners framelit, Ovals framelits, Pearls

Forever Stampin',
    Cathy Williams