Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Workshop projects

Good morning! I don't know about where YOU are, but it's and incredibly beautiful spring day here in middle TN! The sun is shining, the early spring flowers are singing with color, and the birds are scolding the men who are building the deck outside! :D

But I'm sure you didn't come to hear what the weather's like. I promised you the three projects we did last night, and I'm here to deliver. :D Let me say, first of all, that this small group of hostesses are some of my business-builders, so we took our time and (I think!!) enjoyed ourselves doing these more-detailed projects.

On with the show!

I really like this card; it's a spin from one that was posted on the demonstrator's side of the Stampin' Up!® website. If you've been with my blog for a while, you know I accidentally purchased this set last year when I wanted to get INSPIRED BY NATURE. Didn't look it up because I thought I *knew* the name. You're looking at the stamp set NATURE'S SILHOUETTES. :D

We stamped the images of the tree and deer/elk/moose(?!?!) on Whisper White card stock, then stippled inks onto the card stock in this order: Bashful Blue on bottom, Not Quite Navy in the middle (YES, you read that right!!!) and Brocade Blue on top. Be sure to blend well!!

That layer is mounted onto a mat of Basic Black, then onto Bashful Blue. The saying is embossed in white BEFORE we took a baggie and pounced white ink all over the card base of Night of Navy. This just gives it a little texture and depth. Please, though, if you try this, be SURE to emboss the saying first! Otherwise, you'll have embossing powder stuck to the white you pounced everywhere!!! :)

On to the next project!
I really love this card. It just says SPRING to me! :)

That's the same set as we used last weekend for the Real Red card, SIMPLE FRIENDSHIP.

Ribbon - isn't it beautiful ribbon?? - is our new organdy; it's satin ribbon in the middle. And that's one of the (relatively!) new flower brads - I think they were designed JUST to go with this stamp set. They're beautiful!!!!

We took the eyelet border punch and did both the base card of Whisper White and the Summer Sun strip, and put those together. We stamped the large flower from the set all over the front in Summer Sun; we took the medallion and stamped it on Summer Sun with White craft ink, and embossed it with white embossing powder. Then, we punched it out with the 1-3/4" circle punch. We used the "true friend" saying and the small flower on the inside of the card. You could do this with any color, and it would be incredible!

And now, the last one - the 3D project. And I came up with it all by myself. :D

This funny bunny holds a Hershey's bar inside. I LOVE using my punches! (Hey, did anyone else notice we DID NOT use the Big Shot last night? I about passed out when I realized it! :D)
We used ALL of the following punches:
3/4" circle punch - eyes, foot pads, nose
1" circle punch - eyeballs, eyelids
1-1/4" circle punch - you can't see it, but we used it on the tail
1-3/8" circle punch - see above :)
Scallop circle punch - see above, plus nose
Wide oval punch - feet and ears
Large oval punch - ears
1/4" circle punch - toe pads
Colors are Whisper White and Pretty in Pink; we used a white gel pen for the highlights in the eyes, a Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker to draw on the face. We sponged with Going Gray ink around the eyelids and the feet. We used the crimper on the bottom of the candy bar wrap. And we used Bashful Blue striped grosgrain ribbon for his bow! He's SUPER cute, don't you think???? :D
Please let me know which one of these is your favorite! :D I just can't decide. LOL!!!
Have a WONDERFUL day - and take the time to stamp SOMETHING! :D