Sunday, September 27, 2009

Hello There and Twitterpated Paper

This is my favorite new stamp set and b&t papers. You can only get this stamp set by ordering our Twitterpated Workshop kit, in the kit is Level 2 Twitterpated pack, Hello There stamp set, Chocolate ribbon round for $29.95.
I used: Hello There ss. Twitterpated b&t paper, colonial white, and cocoa cs.
Ink: Bamboo, brown bag, chocolate, sorbet, cocoa and topiary. Black marker.
wiggle eye and twine.

The first card is without embellishment.
The second has our new Organic chipboard buttons.
The third has our new Basic buttons.

The techniques used on these cards are: quick coloring for the hedgehog, inking mushroom with sorbet stamping on scratch paper and then rolling the edge of stamp in sorbet, called rolling. The stem is inked in bamboo and rolled in brown bag. The grass is stamped in first and second generation. Then the blades of grass are cut with an x-acto knife so the stem of the mushroom can be glued behind the grass. Repeated with the feet and bum of the hedgehog. The mushroom cap and hedgehog are attached with foam tape.

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Quick Color Tutorial

You need a sheet of Glossy cardstock, an x-acto knife, sponges and inkpads. Stamp the image as many times as it has parts. The hedgehog only has two, so I stamped two images. Cut out the back and then cut out the body.

Stamp the hedghog in bamboo on white daisy or colonial white cs.

Use black marker to color nose and eye.
Place the template over the body and sponge with bamboo, swiping from the glossy cs onto the image, continue until it is the color you want. Swipe chocolate ink onto the feet, tummy and head to highlight

Place template over the back of hedgehog and start sponging with brown bag, swiping from the glossy cs onto the image. Do not completely cover the bamboo.

Still using template use chocolate ink to hightlight the back, swiping from the glossy cs.

Here is the finished image.

Spellbound, Butterfly Kisses

I know I have already posted one like this, but I think this one turned out better and wanted to show it!
Stamp Sets: Butterfly Kiss, Spellbound.
Cardstock:White Daisy, Black, Amethyst.
Ink: Grey Wool, Amethyst, Hydrangea.
Prisma glitter, foam tape, grosgrain white ribbon.
Marvy 3" scallop and 2 1/2 circle punches.
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Tree Treasures

Don't you love when a stamp can be used for something else besides what it was intended? I do!
Katie Donaldson gave me the idea for this. Stamp sets: Treasures (Sept. SOTM), Grown with Love,Childhood Portrait, Intrinsic Backgounds and Hello There.
Inks: Topiary, sweet leaf, cocoa, crystal blue.
Paper: Twitterpated b&t, white daisy, cocoa cardstock.
Pewter brads, marvy tag punch or booksmart dimensional elements.

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I copied this from Chris Green using supplies I had on hand , so it is a tad different. All products copyright of CTMH unless otherwise noted.
Stamp sets: Treasures ( Sept SOTM) and Intrinsic Backgrounds. Papers:
White Daisy, Petal, Pansy Purple, and New England Ivy. Ink: New England Ivy, Pansy Purple. Pewter brads, bookplate dimensional elements, liquid glass and prisma glitter.
cb script embossing folder and ms punch.
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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Beautiful Things - Depth of Field

Tired of this technique yet? I hope not I have lots more that I'll be posting... ;)
This is one of my favorite stamp sets!
Stamp sets: Beautiful Things, Thank You.
Cardstock: White Daisy, Grey Flannel, Ponderosa Pine.
Inks: Grey Flannel, Sweet Leaf, Ponderosa Pine, Topiary,
Olive, Pansy Purple Star Spangled Blue.
Markers: Cocoa, Ponderosa Pine, Topiary.
Prisma Glitter Glue.
Cuttlebug folder Diamonds in the Rough.
The trees are stamped first in Grey Flannel, then Sweet Leaf, and finally Ponderosa.
The mountian scene is colored using a quick coloring technique, making a reverse mask and sponging the color you want on. This card is 5" X 7".

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Butterfly Kiss - Depth of Field

Another Depth of Field technique.
Stamp Sets: Butterfly Kiss, Thank You.
Cardstock:White Daisy, Black, Amethyst.
Ink: Grey Wool, Amethyst, Hydrangea.
Prisma glitter, 3/8" white organdy ribbon, foam tape.
1 3/4" and 1 1/2 circle punches.

Stamp image with Grey Wool ink leaving spaces, then Amethyst, finally Hydrangea.
Apply CTMH bonding memories glue to the wings of a cut out butterfly and set aside to dry until clear then sprinkle on glitter and shake off excess. Foam tape butterfly over one of the Hydrangea butterlies.

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Depth of Field - Catch of the Day

Another fun technique! I had a lot of fun doing this! And hopefully my card class will enjoy learning how to do it tonight!
Stamp sets: Catch of the Day,Thank You.
Cardstock: Colonial White, Bamboo, Cocoa.
Inks: Grey Flannel, Bamboo, Cocoa, Black, Blush, Olive.
Antique copper brads, waterbrush, liquid glass,foam tape and google eye.

Stamp your image with grey flannel first leaving spaces, then stamp with Bamboo ink, then cocoa and finally stamp the fish hook in black. The fish is stamped in Cocoa, using the waterbrush, pick up ink from the stamp pad lid, put a line of blush down the middle of the fish and color mouth. Color the top of the fish, fins and tail with Olive ink using the waterbrush. Cut fish out and apply liquid glass, place on google eye and let dry. I attached the fish using foam tape on head and middle, glued the tail down.


Wednesday, August 19, 2009


So this card is made using our new Workshop To Go kit. Available September 1st! The basic kit will have the new Twitterpated Level 2 papers, a "B" sized stamp set called "Hello There", Designer Ribbon Chocolate and a workshop guide.
Cardstock: Chocolate, Colonial White. Twitterpated level 2 (Available September 1st)
Inks used here are: Sweet Leaf, Taffy, Bamboo, Brown Bag, Chocolate and Sorbet.
Black marker. Brads, coluzzle circle template.
Cardstock: Chocolate, Colonial White. Twitterpated level 2 (Available September 1st).
Inks: Topiary, Desert Sand, Brown Bag, Chocolate, Cocoa and Sorbet.
Black marker. Brads and foam tape.
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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Take Flight - Snow owls in the snow

I love this stamp and though I made these cards awhile ago, I think they are timeless!
Stamp sets: Take Flight, Winter Memories, Treasure Life.
Cardstock: Daisy White, Black
Inks: Grey Wool and Black. Versamarker,
sunflower and black markers. Clear E.P.
Cuttlebug folders: Snowflakes. Culuzzle Tags template.
SU Ticket Punch and white unibal gel pen.
Photo Hangers or bigger brad, black ribbon.
All products are copyright CTMH unless otherwise noted.

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Monday, August 3, 2009

Minor Stamping: More Double Cuttlebugging and You're a Hoot

Cuttlebug Challenge #42
I love the leaves and love using the double cuttlebug technique. I thought that this looked like sunlight swirling from behind the leaves.

Minor Stamping: More Double Cuttlebugging and You're a Hoot

Check out these as well:Minor Stamping: You're a Hoot - Double Cuttlebug and Minor Stamping: More Cuttlebug Waxpaper Resist- Celebrate Life

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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Merry Pursuits - Spotlight

More Christmas in July using Evensong paper!
All products CTMH unless otherwise noted.
Stamp set: Merry Pursuits, December WP.
Cardstock: Colonial white, tulip, black, vanilla cream.
Paper: Evensong.
Inks: Black, tulip, new england ivy.
Circle window charms.
EK Success 1 1/8" and 1 1/4" circle punches.
Uni-ball white gel pen.
Stamp image on colonial white cs and on vanilla cream cs. Color the image on vanilla cream cs. Punch out a 1 1/8" circle from the vanilla cream cs image and glue to a 1 1/4" black circle. Match lines of the circle image to the uncolored image and glue. Complete card and then place circle window charm over colored circle.

Merry Pursuits - Pierced Spotlight

Christmas in July using non-Christmas paper!
All products CTMH unless otherwise noted.
Stamp set: Merry Pursuits, December WP or/Festive Thoughts.
Cardstock:Daisy white, Tulip.
Paper: Animal Cookies.
Inks: Black, lilic mist, baby pink.
Markers: Topiary or clover meadow, tulip, vanilla cream, creme brulee, lilic mist.
Marvy Uchida circle punch.

Stamp your image. using a mask (I used a circle) pierce cs all around mask. Using sponges and markers (pencils or chalk)color the image that is inside the punched area.

More Double Cuttlebugging and You're a Hoot

This is such a fun technique!!! I have been trying different folders together.

I used sunny yellow on the first embossing here. I think it looks like the sunshine is shining through.

I inked the first embossing with buttercup ink. Sunshine spots anyone?

Happy Birthday to Ewe

I got the idea for this from another CTMH consultant Jennifer Bennett.
All products used are CTMH unless otherwise noted.
Stamp set: A Birthday Wish
Card stock: Chocolate, colonial white
Paper: Emporium
Ink: Cocoa
Markers: Hollyhock, bamboo.
White liquid applique, antiqued copper brads, foam tape, sponge.
Cuttlebug: swiss dots embossing folder.
Large scalloped circle punch.

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More Cuttlebug Waxpaper Resist- Celebrate Life

Stamp set: CTMH Celebrate Life and/or Happy Birthday
Card stock: Glossy, CTMH hollyhock, black, daisy white.
Ink: CTMH olive, blush, hollyhock and black.
Markers: CTMH amethyst, petal, smokey plum.
Flower punch, CTMH brayer, prisma glitter, sponges.
Cuttlebug music embossing folder.

The flower is a flower punch that the antena was stamped onto. The butterfly is stamped twice, colored, glue one onto the flower matching up the image with the antena, foam tape second butterfly onto first at the body, bend wings up.

Backgrounds are made using a piece of waxpaper run through a cuttlebug folder or just wad up and flatten out, place waxpaper between two pieces of glossy cs (glossy sides together) and iron with a hot iron. Brayer ink over glossy cs.

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Friday, June 12, 2009

You're a Hoot - Double Cuttlebug

Way too fun technique. Used sponge daubers and direct to paper (on dots only) to apply ink to embossed cs. Use a circular motion for applying ink with daubers after each cuttlebugging. Is that a word? lol.
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Stamp sets: You're a Hoot, For Every Occasion
CS: Colonial white, cocoa
Inks: Olive, brown bag, cocoa
Markers: Sunflower, goldrush, topiary or olive, cocoa, chocolate, desert sand, bamboo, black
Photo hangers, chocolate grosgrain ribbon
Cuttlebug embossing folders
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Happy Un-Birthday - Double Cuttlebug is my resource for this Technique.
For Girls Camp we needed an invitation for leaders, Our theme is Alice in Wonderland.
Here is what I came up with.
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Stamp set: (Retired) Kitchen Collectables, A Birthday Wish, Happy Birthday,
(retired)Lots O' Dots Border
Cardstock: Daisy white, cranberry, black
Inks: Holiday red, cranberry, black
Cuttlebug swiss dots and happy birthday embossing folders.
Use the lighter ink first, direct to paper (dots)and cranberry direct to paper (happy birthday). Second cuttlebugging needs to be done several times before removng from foldr.

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