Monday, September 14, 2009

Things with Wings

For the Stamper's Corner Card of the Month theme of Things With Wings, I chose this fairy stamp from Faerie Song stamps that I got in a prize package from Stamper's Corner.

I worked with a layout that was sent to us on the SC group sketch challenge. The sample card from that sketch showed a textured cs layer with a bg paper layer under the matted image.

My printed paper layer was a bg paper embossed in a Cuttlebug folder. The textured layer was the TJ technique of Faux Whitewash done on Tempting Turquoise cs.

The base card is Taken With Teal as is the mat for the fairy. She is colored with stamps and the Natural White cs was sponged with glue and dusted with turquoise Pearl Ex.

I finished it off with a couple of silver photo corners in the embellshment pack I bought from Hobby Lobby. Now I need more photo corners!

Faux Silk

For this month's Technique Junkies swap, since the only theme is a technique that has appeared in the Technique Junkie's Newsletter, I went with an old technique: Faux Silk.

Also, since I had already cut and folded a sheet of 12 x 12 cs to show a friend about the Triple Play technique, I had to use it.

Again, out came my trusty SU color coach. Since the base card was Yo Yo Yellow, I paired it with Orchid Opulence.

The flower is from a grab bag I got from I Brake For Stamps and the sentiment is from Stampin Up's Wonderful Words set.

Orange Gold and Green Mingle

This one was really a color combo I would not have thought of on my own.

I wasn't going to join the mingle until I found this piece of background paper in the stack I got from a Stamper's Corner prize package.

It had images with just the right outlines for me to trace over with an embossing ink pen and emboss in gold.

I found a pack of gold vellum at Hobby Lobby and embossed it with some green ep I got as a sample from Sparkle N Sprinkle. The brads were in a jewel brad assortment from My Favorite Things.

Penguin Mingle

This one was done simply with a piece of background paper I got in a prize package from Stamper's Corner.

The textured pieces were done with the Faux Felt technique from the Technique Junkies newsletter.

Colored the image with chalks.

Stamps are from Stampin Up's retired Happy Healing set.

Music Mingle

This one was simple. The mingle theme was Music. I did the Technique Junkies AI foil technique with the Cuttlebug music embossing folder.

Card stock is Regal Rose and Apricot Appeal. I love using SU's color coach as it inspires me to use color combinations I would not normally think to use.

I cut the rose tag using a tag punch from Creative Memories, and the apricot mat from it, I did free hand.

The brad is a tag shaped brad I got in an assortment pack from Hobby Lobby. All stamps are Stampin Up's retired Music Speaks set.