Friday, March 1, 2013

The Crew in March

Good Morning and Happy Friday to You!

Can you believe we have already completed the month of February??  Here it is, March 1st, and that means a new SU Creative Crew gallery and challenges at SCS.  So without further ado, here are the challenges and cards I have made for them-

DSP/Color Focus: Fan Fair dsp and island indigo

 For this card, the flowers were stamped twice in Island Indigo and fussy cut; then fussy cut flowers from one the the stamped images were layered on top of the other image and adhered with dimensionals to give them depth.  The pink scalloped oval frame is also adhered with dimensionals.

 The butterfly was stamped in Craft Black and heat embossed with clear ep.  It was colored with Island Indigo and So Saffron reinkers and aquapainter.  Once dry, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint was stippled onto the So Saffron areas of the butterfly, which of course, you cannot see in the photo. 

 Catalog Focus: Check out the Fan Fair Product Suite in the IBC, pp.106-117. Romance us with Elements of Style or Everything Eleanor. Take us away with Postage Due or Papillon Potpourri. Intrigue us with Daydream Medallions or Nature's Price.

 The butterflies were stamped in Island Indigo on Very Vanilla; the larger was punched out and the smaller, fussy cut.  Champagne Mist Shimmer paint was stippled onto the butterflies.  Dazzling Diamonds was piped along a few of the butterfly lines. 
Holiday Focus-
Use a wonderful quote as a focal point in your project. (You may use any quote that SU! has ever produced, even retired, but you must let us know the year of the stamp and the stampset name.)

This card is 5.5 x 5.5 inches square.  The Gumball Green Polka Dot embossed panel is 5.25 x5.25 inches.  The Whisper White panel is 4.75" x 4.75" and stamped in Poppy Parade with the flourish from Elements of Style.  The So Saffron panel is 3.75" x 3.75", die cut in the center with a Window Framelit and the scored around the edges at 1/8".  The Island Indigo panel needs to be small enough that it is not visible behind the So Saffron panel and is die cut with a smaller Window Framelit.  The Indigo and Saffron panels are adhered together.  The sentiment is stamped in Stazon Black on Whisper White and the flourish from Elements of Style is inked up in So Saffron, stamped off once and then stamped over the sentiment.  This panel is adhered to the Poppy Parade stamped panel and the Window Framelit panels are popped up on dimensionals and adhered around the sentiment.  
Three sets of Little Leaves are die cut in Gumball Green; flowers are punched from the Itty Bitty Punch pack punch in Poppy Parade.

The  humming bird is stamped in So Saffron on Naturals White cs and then fussy cut. To color the bird, you first saturate the cut image in water, folding/squeezing it like a sponge so that it absorbs as much water as possible.  Once soaked, uncrinkle/unfold paper and drop drops on reinker ink onto wet paper and watch ink spread!  To get a ruby colored throat on my hummingbird, I used a paint brush to dab Poppy Parade reinker ink on the spot.  Once inked as desired, put bird in a coffee filter and dry carefully with a heat gun.  Once completely dry, press stamped image onto Versamark pad and then sprinkle with clear ep.  Repeat this process multiple times until desired thickness reached.  To give the bird a golden edge, drag the edges across the Versamark pad and then drag through gold ep; heat. 

That's it for today's Creative Crew projects; hope you can join us!  Have a blessed day!

Lee Ann :)

Products used- All Stampin' Up
Card 1-
Stamps-Elements of Style, Pretty Petites
Paper-Basic Gray, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Fanfair dsp
Ink-Island Indigo, Baja Breeze, Basic Gray
Other-Oval Framelits, Little Leaves die, Petite Curly Label punch, Heart charm(retired), dimensionals, Faceted Vintage button, Very Vanilla Seam Binding, blender pen, Polka Dot ef

Card 2-
Paper-Island Indigo, So Saffron, Basic Black, Whisper White, Natural Composition Specialty dsp
Ink-Versamark, Island Indigo reinker, So Saffron reinker, Black Craft
Other-clear ep, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, paint brush to stipple on Shimmer Paint

Card 3-
Stamps-Easter Blessings, Papillion Potpourri
Paper-Early Espresso, Natural CompositionSpecialty dsp, Very Vanilla
Ink- Versamark, Island Indigo
Other-Pool Party ep, pearls, Butterfly Punch, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, Baja Breeze Seam Binding, Island Indigo ribbon, Dazzling Details, Paint brush to stipple on Shimmer Paint

Card 4-
Stamps-Trust God, Elements of Style
Paper-Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White, So Saffron, Poppy Parade, Naturals White
Ink-Poppy Parade, So Saffron, Stazon Black, Gumball Green, Island Indigo, Versamark
Other-Clear ep, gold ep, Window Framelits, Simple Scored, Dimensionals, Little Leaves die, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, pearls, white ribbon, Polka Dot ef


  1. Absolutely awesome cards! I love everything about them! Great going. We have a lot in common. First of all I love the picture of your greyhound. I have been in greyhound rescue for twenty years. India is my fourth greyhound and Gina is my first rescued whippet! I am a nurse and I love paper crafting. Most of all is God gave me my gift of paper crafting after a very serious car accident and every day I try to pass that love on through paper crafting. Have a blessed day!

  2. Wowza! That hummingbird is seriously awesome!


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