Saturday, August 27, 2011

Croptober Fest!!

Stamp A Candle

Hi Everybody!!
Last weekend at our Club meeting we stamped a candle with a matching gift bag and tag! We used the Baroque Motifs Stampin' Up! set with the Soft Suede and Calypso Coral Classic Inks. First we stamped on a small piece of tissue paper then wrapped it around our candle, secured it with wax paper and heated it with our heat tool! once the wax cooled we peeled off the wax paper and viola, we have a stamped candle!! It was such a fun club project!! I heard the ladies talking about all the different stamp sets they wanted to use to stamp on candles at home!!
Have a great weekend!!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Thank you very much!

I had such an awesome 30th Birthday that I had to make some thank you cards! I made many but this one turned out to be my favorite! I used the Sweet and Sour DSP from Stampin' Up! even though it's retired. I just love the faux quilt technique that I had to try it again! I think it turned out awesome, don't you??

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Joseph's Coat Technique

Hi Everyone!! I hope you all are enjoying your weekend!! I had a fabulous crop last night! We had about 16 ladies! That's a pretty big group for Croppers Couture!

This Tuesday I will be teaching my Technique Tuesday class at Potbellies so if your in the Tampa area, come join me!! We will be learning how to do the Joseph's coat technique. The first card is a Halloween card I came up with because I really wanted to use the bat wheel from Stampin' Up!

I started with a piece of glossy white CS and then randomly sponged Peach Parfait, Lucky Limeade and Rich Razzleberry all over. I used my embossing buddy over the ink and then I used VersaMark ink on the bat wheel and ran it across the colored glossy CS. I used clear embossing powder and then heated it with my heat tool. After it was all dry I was going to use my brayer but it didn't turn out as dark as I wanted so I used a large sponge dauber and my Basic Black reinker, inked the sponge and rubbed it all over my paper. This gave the dark black background I was looking for!! I let it dry of a second and then wiped my bats with a paper towel and there is our Joseph's coat!!

I did the same technique for this card but used Daffodil Delight, Regal Rose and Rose Red on the bottom and then the Rich Razzleberry reinker for the dark background. I mounted it on Whisper White and then Early Espresso, using the Regal Rose as my card base. The I {heart} hearts stamp set worked really well for this technique!!

Thanks for stopping!! I hope you've enjoyed my Technique Tuesday cards, even though todays not tuesday, LOL!!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Faux Quilt Top Note Purse

Hello! My Faux Quilt Top Note purse was inspired by Angie Juda's creation from her blog over at Chic N'Scratch. She made this cute little purse awhile back using different products. I used the Paisley Petals DSP, using 2 different sheets but both sides of the sheets. I glued the 1-1/4" squares onto a piece of white cardstock and ran it through the Big Shot on top of the Top Note Die!! I then used my Chocolate Chip marker and made tiny X's for my stitches. Using a small white craft bag, I cut it 2-3/4" from the bottom and glued my quilt to the front and a blank top note on the other side of the bag to get the purse effect!! I then punched my handle using the Large Oval Punch and tied it up with a piece of the Marina Mist Striped Grosgrain ribbon. To complete this cutie, I used the my friend stamp from the Perfectly Punched stamp set in Chocolate Chip and punched out with the Curly Label Punch. I sponged all the edges in, guess??, Chocolate Chip!! I colored in 'friend' with the Marina Mist marker and used dimensionals to add it to the front on the purse!!

This would be so cute with some candies in it or even a gift card! This style of bag or purse would be perfect for a guy to use to give jewelry to a gal!! LOL