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Archive for September, 2012

Hello everyone! I’m so glad you could stop by and visit the Control Freak’s Fall Hoppin’ tour this month! If you’re following the tour, you’ve just come from Justin Krieger’s blog (love the Halloween banner he created!). Justin recently joined the Control Freaks group and we are thrilled to have him sharing his awesome talent with us!

I have two projects to share with you. I’ve made a fall card and a coordinating “Box in a Bag” gift bag using the Gently Falling stamp set. The colors I used were inspired by the Color Coach (Perfect Plum and More Mustard).

PROJECT #1 – Gently Falling Card

To create the colors on the leaves, I pulled out my Watercolor Wonder Crayons, which I must confess I have not used in years, 😉 and did the following: spritzed the leaf stamp with water until it was pretty wet, colored directly on the stamp with crayons, misted the stamp again with water, and then stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock. I waited until the leaf was completely dry and then overstamped it with VersaMark ink (using a Stamp-a-ma-jig) and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. The leaves were gently shaped to create a more life-like appearance. I also ran a VersaMark ink pad along the edges of the card base and the vanilla panel, applied gold embossing powder, and then heat set them with a heat tool.

Stamps: Gently Falling, En Francais, Blessings from Heaven

Paper: Perfect Plum, Very Vanilla

Ink: Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, More Mustard, VersaMark, Black StazOn

Accessories: Paper Piercing Tool & Mat, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Vintage Brads, Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon, Gold Embossing Powder, Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Color Spritzer Tool, Sponge

PROJECT #2 – Gently Falling Box in a Bag

I found a tutorial for the bag here on Splitcoast — it was very easy to make! Not including the tab on the top of the bag, the bag measures approximately 5-1/2″ tall by 2-3/4″ wide at the base and it’s about 5″ wide at the top.

Stamps: Gently Falling

Paper: Perfect Plum Soft Subtles DSP, More Mustard Rich Regals DSP, Elegant Eggplant, Very Vanilla, More Mustard, Perfect Plum

Ink: VersaMark

Accessories: Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon, Decorative Label Punch, Finishing Touches Edgelits, Big Shot, Apothecary Accents Framelit, Vintage Brad, 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, 3/4″ Circle Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

To see the next blog, click the link below. Sandy Mathis is next and I know you’re going to be inspired by the AWESOME Halloween projects she’s shared! Thanks so much for taking the tour!

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Birthday card for my boss. The flowers were stamped in Raspberry Ripple and Summer Starfruit ink, overstamped in VersaMark ink (using a Stamp-a-ma-jig) and then embossed with Irisdescent Ice embossing powder. I sponged Summer Starfruit ink along the edges of the Starfuit panel and then using the direct-to-paper method, I ran a VersaMark ink pad along the edges and embossed it with Iridescent Ice embossing powder as well. If you click on the photo, you can see the shimmer.

Stamps: Fabulous Florets, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Paper: Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green, Whisper White

Ink: Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green, Black StazOn, VersaMark

Accessories: Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Jewelry Tag Punch, Sewing Machine and Thread, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sponge, Gumball Green 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon, Whisper White Baker’s Twine

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I’ve been working on an upcoming stamp class today and this is a dressed up version of one of the cards we’ll be making on the 22nd. I really love that Morning Post Alphabet set! And I’ve noticed that pink seems to be my go-to color right now. 🙂

Stamps: Morning Post Alphabet

Paper: Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper

Ink: Pink Pirouette, Sahara Sand

Accessories: Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, Scallop Squares Duo Bigz Die, Big Shot, 1-inch Square Punch, Postage Stamp Punch, Sponge, Vintage Brad, Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz, Crumb Cake 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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