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Last call for Bird Banter stamp set!

I really like this funny stamp set called ‘Bird Banter’! I’ve made a few cards with this set already and I will share a few with you today and over the rest of the week. But remember it will be discontinued after May 31! So if you were thinking of getting it, don’t wait!

Bird banter

Bird Banter #145852, 19 stamps, Photopolymer, only $21.00

I used the watercolor pencils to color these two cards.

Bird Banter-001Bird Banter-002Stamp set: Bird Banter

CS and paper: Flirty Flamingo, Basic Black, Whisper White

Ink: Flirty Flamingo, Memento Black ink, Watercolor pencils and blender pen

Tools: Stitched Shapes Framelits and Big Shot

Here’s one more! It’s one of my favorite! I used the stampin’ blends markers to color the parrot. In the background, I used the Layered Leaves embossing folder.

Bird Banter-003

 

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Climbing Orchids #2

I couldn’t resist making another card with the new Climbing Orchids bundle! For this one, I used the new In-Color “Berry Burst”and Rich Razzleberry. I stamped the orchids on the new Color Theory Designer Series paper. This paper has a nice color gradient from light to dark (on the same sheet), so my flowers look even more real!

For the background, I used Soft Sky card stock, stamped with Timeless Texture stamp set to add some ink splatters and shading at the bottom. I used the same color ink to make it more subtle.

Climbing orchids-002

Material used:

Stamp set: Climbing Orchids, Timeless Texture

CS and paper: Rich Razzleberry, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Color Theory Designer Series paper, Chocolate Chip

Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight

Tools: Orchids Builder framelits, Seasonal Layers Thinlits

Vintage Leaves Thank You Card

To keep with the “Thanksgiving theme”, I would like to share with you another card that I made using the Vintage Leaves stamp set. I also used Block “D” to make the square in the background.

I first inked my Block with Crushed Curry ink and then ink only the outer edges with Pumpkin Pie ink, using the “Rock and Roll” technique! I stamped my Maple leaf on top with Memento Black ink. To complete my background, I stamped some ink splatters using the “Gorgeous Grunge” stamp with Sahara Sand ink.

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Material;

Stamp set: Vintage Leaves, Gorgeous Grunge, Four You (retired)

CS and paper: Whisper White, Tangelo Twist

Ink: Sahara Sand, Memento Black ink, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie.

Other: Block “D”

Happy Thanksgiving!

I’ve been away from my Blog for a bit since I started a new full time job.  I’m really happy about this new turn in my life, but I had to re-adjust to this new life and therefore I’ve neglected my blog in the process!!!

Today, as we celebrate Thanksgiving, I’m very grateful for my family, who is very supportive and who I deeply love. I’m grateful for my customers and followers for reading my blog post and leaving me comments!

Here’s my little Thanksgiving Curvy Box treat and Thank you card!

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Material:

Stamp set: Vintage Leaves, Hardwood, Merry Everything

CS and paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie

Ink: Tango Tangerine, Soft Suede

Tools: Big Shot, Leaflets Framelits, Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits, Note Tag punch,

Accessories: Gold and White Baker Twine

Automne 2015-004

Automne 2015-005

This is 2 of the projects we made at my Stamping club in September. We used the beautiful Vintage Leaves stamp set and matching Leaflets Framelits. I love creating Fall leaves with beautiful colors, using my ink pads and sponge daubers! Each one is unique! For the Maple leaf, I started with a Daffodil Delight card stock leaf, stamped with Early Espresso and added Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede and Cherry Cobbler. The oak leaf was also a Daffodil Delight card stock, sponged with Old Olive and Soft Suede.

The background is a special technique, made with tissue paper applied on top of a Crumb Cake card stock. Gently wrinkle your tissue paper. Cover your Crumb Cake cardstock with glue stick. Add the tissue paper on top leaving some wrinkles in the process. Trim the tissue paper around the edges. Stamp some ink splatters with the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set. This is a very simple technique, but it has a unique “handmade” paper look!

Material:

Stamp set: Vintage Leaves, Gorgeous Grunge, Something to Say

CS and paper: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Tissue paper

Ink: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Sahara Sand

Tools: Big Shot, Leaflets Framelits, Large Oval Punch

Accessories: Gold and White Baker Twine, 1-1/4″ Burlap ribbon

The “Rolling Marbles Technique” creates a “funky” background!

I have a really cool technique for you today!  I hope you’ll give it a try! I used marbles (the kind we used to have when we were young!) to create this cool background. (I have the instructions for you below.) This is perfect to try with children too, as it’s very easy and not too messy!

I’ve used a few new products from the 2015-2016 Catalogue on this card. First, you might notice the Wood word “Thanks”. This is from the new Expressions Natural Elements embellishments. It really adds an extra something to your card or project!

Also, I used the new “Elegant Dots” embossing folder on the Crush Curry chevron banner. I used the stamp from “You’ve Got this” stamp set to add some texture on my Melon Mambo circle at the back.

Rolling Marbles Julie Olivier

Directions:

  1. Take an empty plastic box (like a plastic stamp case). Add a few drops of ink (only one color) at the bottom.

  2. Add 2-4 marbles and roll in the ink to cover your marbles.

  3. Take your white card stock and add 2 small strips of adhesive. Stick on the cover of the box. (Don’t put too much adhesive as you need to remove it!)

  4. Turn the box over and have your marbles roll all over the card stock.

  5. Remove your card stock. Repeat the same steps with a different color.

    Note: It’s better to do one color at a time, otherwise they will mix up together and will become “one” undefined color.

Material:

Stamp: You’ve Got this

CS and paper: Bermuda Bay, Crush Curry, Melon Mambo,Whisper White

Ink: Bermuda Bay, Crush Curry, Melon Mambo

Tools: Big Shot, Elegant Dots embossing folder, Circle Collection Framelits dies

Accessories:Expressions Natural Elements

Cool Background: Handmade paper look!

There’s only 2 days left to register to my Stamping club night on Monday, September 22, at 7:00pm.  If you want to learn cool new techniques, this class is for you!

For this month, as one of the technique, we will learn how to create a fabulous “handmade paper look”! This technique is so easy and does not required any expensive paper!  If you’re interested, please register by September 19 at julie_Olivier@hotmail.com.

The leaves were cut with the Autumn Accents Bigz dies and sponges with Cherry Cobbler ink. The greeting is from “Good Greetings” stamp set, a set that you can earn for FREE if you host your own workshop during the month of September or October. Contact me if you are interested in booking your card workshop!

Faux Silk background

Here’s a close-up look:

Faux Silk background (2)

I won’t tell you how to achieve this look… You will have to come to the class on September 22!!! Hope to see you there!

 

Mosaic Madness Thank You Card

The Mosaic Madness stamp set is one of the most versatile set for me. You can make feminine, masculine and even Christmas cards with this stamp set! It’s a must have to your collection! With its matching Mosaic punch and embossing folder, it forms a great set to have!

I used here the Island Indigo and Coastal Cabana color scheme. The “Thank you” is from the new “Something to Say” stamp set.

Mosaic Madness Indigo

Mosaic set

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Material used:

Stamp set: Mosaic Madness, Something to Say

CS and paper: Island Indigo, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White

Ink: Soft Sky, Island Indigo, Coastal Cabana.

Tools: Big Shot, Modern Mosaic embossing folder, Mosaic punch

Accessories: Basic Rhinestones Jewels