Thursday, August 14, 2014

Quarter fold card with tutorial link

I am now an author!  I wrote a tutorial for the quarter fold card for Splitcoaststampers, and it was published yesterday!  You can find it here: quarter fold tutorial.
Dina is the guru at SCS who makes things happen.  She made the video and switched out my photos with her own.
Happy stamping!
Jana Signature

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Coloring with Blendabilities

You may be looking at this card and wondering how in the world I made it.  The answer is I used the amazing Blendabilities.  The beauty of alcohol markers is that you can color on non-porous surfaces and it will dry on them permanently! Use them on embossed images, buttons, etc.
I stamped the skyline image from Calling All Heroes onto Tempting Turquoise cardstock using VersaMark and embossed it with white embossing powder.  Then I used all 3 shades of Pumpkin Pie Blendabilities to color the skyline.
My goal was to make it look as though the buildings were being lit by the setting sun, and I think I succeeded!
For the cardbase, I ran it through the Big Shot and the houndstooth embossing folder.  I added a Pumpkin Pie mat that I pierced and used the white gel pen to create faux stitching.
Happy stamping!
Jana Signature

Monday, August 4, 2014

July Paper Pumpkin card

Here's a card I made using the July Paper Pumpkin kit.  This kit came with 6 cards plus 6 Blackberry Bliss striped gift boxes.  The stamps are really cute, and the ink spot is Blackberry Bliss.  It came with Soft Sky stickers that spell out wish as well as hearts and starts.  There are also a whole sheet of silver stars.  The suggested design just uses the outline star shape, but there are the punched out stars as well.
For this card, I stamped the sentiment on one of the star stickers.  I put the striped sticker along the folded edge of the card and tied the star on with white bakers twine.  I adhered the star sticker then added more random silver stars.
Happy stamping!
Jana Signature

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Bazinga! with Calling All Heroes

I am a huge fan of the Big Bang Theory TV show.  If you are too, you will love this card.  If you're not, this card makes no sense.
I made this card using the Calling All Heroes photopolymer set.  I fell in love with this set when I saw it, and I'm not sure why.  Maybe it's because I have long loved comics and superheroes.  I'm not sure what all I will do with this set, but I know I will love each and every thing I make with it!
I got the idea for this card from my SCS friend Amy Downing.  She is one of many friends I have that I will probably never meet, and it's all thanks to stamping and the internet.
The cardbase is Daffodil Delight.  I stamped the lightning bolt image multiple times with Memento ink.  The main image uses one of the "Pow" shapes.  I'm not sure what they are really called, but they are the shapes that the comics used for Pow and Bam!  I colored in the shape with the Cherry Cobbler blendabilities.
For the letters, I stamped them in VersaMark then embossed them with white embossing powder.  I outlined the letters with the 05 Project Life journaling pen and colored them in with Daffodil Delight blendabilities.  I added Basic Black and Cherry Cobbler mats.
Happy stamping!
Jana Signature

Thursday, July 10, 2014

June Paper Pumpkin

At tonight's workshop, we are making these smores kits using the June Paper Pumpkin kit.  The kit came with supplies to make 24 pinwheels.  It also came with cello bags, bakers twine and mini paper clips.  The banners you see on the sticks also came with the kit along with 3 stamps and Night of Navy ink.  Even the glue dots were included!
I got the idea to make a little smores kit to tie to the pinwheel.  Inside the cello bag is 2 graham crackers, 2 Ghiardeli minis and 2 Peeps minis.  Yum!
Happy stamping!
Jana Signature

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Work of Art flag

  I CASEd this card from Lyssa Zwolanek.  Her blog is Song of My Heart Stampers.  Isn't it adorable?
For my card, I used Shimmery White cardstock.  The swoosh is stamped 3 times in Cherry Cobbler.  The square shape is stamped twice in Night of Navy.  I added 5 stars punched from Silver glimmer paper.  I stamped the sentiment from the May Paper Pumpkin kit onto Shimmery White with Memento black ink and punched it out with the decorative label punch.  I sponged the edges with Night of Navy ink.  The word Happy is colored with Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities.
Happy stamping!
Jana Signature

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Flamingo Lingo!

I finally got to play with some of my new stuff!  Whoohoo!  I really wanted to use my new stamp set, Flamingo Lingo.  This set is so cute!  It also coordinates with several punches and the Itty Bitty Banners framelits.  Best of all, it's the Ronald McDonald House set, so $5 of your purchase price goes to charity!
To get started with my card, I chose a pattern from the All Abloom DSP paper stack, and I decided to use the colors from the DSP set for my card.  The card base is Pistachio Pudding embossed with the Decorative Dots embossing folder.  To change up the look of the card, I cut a 1 1/2" strip of the DSP and placed it on the diagonal.
The flamingo was stamped in Strawberry Slush on a 2" piece of Whisper White cardstock so I could use the scalloped tag topper punch at the top and tie on a piece of Daffodil Delight cotton ribbon.  This new ribbon is fantastic!  It's like twill tape but very thin and pliable so it's easy to tie.
I stamped the sentiment in Island Indigo and cut it out with the framelit.  Finally, I added several In Color sequins.
Happy stamping!
Jana Signature