Monday, November 2, 2009

Secrets, Wisemen and Snowglobes.....

Wow!! Three days in a row! People~~I think we've made history here!! LOL!!

A while back I mentioned that I had a secret. Guess what?! I'm spillin' the beans today!

Several weeks ago, my friend Sherry (aka Yoda to me or BadSherry on SCS)asked me if I would consider becoming a design team member for Just For Fun Stamps. I was absolutely thrilled to be considered for this team made up of such incredible talent! You HAVE TO check out these ladies!!

Broni Holcombe~Splashes of Watercolor
Heidi Blankenship~Embellished Dreams
Linda Duke~Linda's Works of Heart
Sandy Sandrus~Cleverideas
Sherry Cheever~Walking on the Bad Side

Today, I'm showing off the versatility of one particular stamp used two differnt ways. First: A fun interactive shaker card:

As soon as I saw this snowglobe I knew it was meant to be made into a shaker card!!  I stamped the top of the snowglobe onto a transparency using white stazon. I cut out a frame from SU's bashful blue paper using two of my circle Nestabilities.  The snowglobe was then cut out using the same large circle nestability.  The background paper was some retired SU paper that I had in my stash and was also cut using that same large circle nestie.  I glued the transparency to the frame using Ranger Glossy accents and let it dry.  Some Martha Stewart snow glitter was placed in the center.  The snowman (also from Just for Fun!) was stamped using my SU markers in Basic black, Chocolate brown, Only Orange  for the nose and Old Olive for the scarf and hat.  I cut him out and adhered him using dimensionals to the background paper.  I carefully used dimensional tape (take off the backing to bend the tape in a circle) and adhered the frame and image together! (A great tutorial on shaker cards can be found on SCS here).  I  stamped the bottom of the snowglobe twice using SU's chocolate chip ink onto some SU close to cocoa paper.  I cut those out and adhered them together using dimensionals.  I then put the strip of coordinating DP behind the snowglobe and added the brads.  All of that was placed over the Cuttlebug embossed background and adhered to the 5x5 old olive card base.  Just a few added dots with my old olive marker and wah-lah!!  A fun card!!
Now....before someone mentions it, let me point out my MAJOR mistake!! Notice how the fold of the card is on the right hand side vs the top?  That is what happens when one decides to add the designer paper behind the image and turned the card without realizing it!! DOI!! LOL!! Supplies:  Stamps:  Just for Fun Stamps~C2937 snowman, G3374 Snowglobe.  Inks:  SU's old olive, real black, chocolate chip, only orange markers.  White stazon.  Papers:  SU old olive, bashful blue, whisper white and retired dp.  Accessories:  Spellbinders circle nestabilities, Big Shot, transparency sheet, Martha Stewart snow glitter, dimensionals, dimensional tape, brads. 

Next~ a card that could easily be massed produced for those of you who like to join me on December 24 doing 70+ Christmas cards!! BWHAHHAAA!! 

Seriously, this took NO time at all to make!! I stamped the snowglobe using Encore copper metallic ink and heat embossed the image using copper ep.  I then used my stampamajig to line up the Wisemen image (don't you just love how these different images can be used together?!!) and stamped that again with the copper ink and embossed.  I then made the medallion frame using my SU scalloped border bunch.  Spent more time trying to tie a decent white bow over the copper cording than I did in making the entire card (you'll notice that the white bow is not present.  Let's just say that we are taking some time apart to settle our issues!!).  Adhered the copper layer to a 5x5 white card base and now I have an easily mass produced Christmas card! Supplies: Stamps~Just for Fun stamps~G3374 snowglobe, B3377 Wisemen silhouette.  Paper:  SU whisper white, brushed copper from Marco's Paper.  Inks:  Encore metallic copper.  Accessories:  Copper ep, copper cording, SU scalloped edge punch.

Thanks for stopping by again today!! It would seem that I've shared the icks that I got last week with both my kids (the youngest was home last week for two days, today I've got the oldest home with a low grade fever, congestion and the blahs).  Fun, fun times!!  I'm dreading when DH gets it....ohhhh!! That will not be fun!! I'm not in the mood to deal with a "man cold"!! hahaa!!

12 comments:

Sherry Cheever said...

Absolutely fabulous way to show this same image both ways! YOU'RE AWESOME!

bluepoohbear75 said...

Great cards. I love the three wisemen snowglobe. What great colors. TFS.

Heidi Blankenship said...

Starla, I love both of your cards! I agree with Sherry you did a Fabulous job showing how to create totally different looking cards with the same image! Love the snowman shaker card, it's very fun and cute and the Wisemen card is very pretty and elegant.

Sandy in FL said...

Fabulous work with the snow globes

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

wow, what great news and what great people you're with on that team. they're like the tops at SCS - at least in my book!

and the cards are gorgeous. let's now hope you don't get sick!

hugs,

Lenoria said...

I love your cards and the one with the right hand fold is just your creative genius coming thru (my granddaughter folds her cards this way and that is what I tell her)! I makes this card unique. I love the copper one with just the cords tied, it looks perfect to me.

chelemom said...

Love both of your cards!!! Congrats on the DT!!!

Brenda Benoit said...

great cards ,love the snow globes snowman,how cute is he...

kaiandkristi said...

Amazing cards! So sorry you guys have all gotten the icky stuff going around. We got it too :-( Hope you get better soon!

broni (waterchild12) said...

Oh wow! I love both of these, Starla! Wonderful!!

Dawn Mercedes said...

*I* want that globe. Great. Now I need a sentiment and a globe from your new company!!

Carolyn King said...

Beautiful cards. LOVE that shaker. Congrats on your dt--you deserve it gf! hugs!