Just Because Handmade card

I am getting the hang of WordPress.  I hope that you like my new blog! So this week I participated in Mary Jo’s sketch challenge at www.technostamper.com. 07 Tuesday, January 29, 2013 12.56.09 PM   I have to say that I really liked this sketch!!  So I used my current favorite paper from the Spring Catalog which is Poetry Prints.  I  love the colors and designs in this pad of designer paper.   I also used the March Best of Stamp set which is Best of Flowers.  That hydrangea was one of my all time favorite floral images so of course I had to use that!   For colors, I used Raspberry Ripple cardstock and Lucky Limeade.  THese are two of the current in-colors that are incorporated into this designer paper.  That is the one thing that I really love about Stampin’ Up! designer paper, is that all the colors coordinate with the card stock. 100_9096 I stamped the image in Raspberry Ripple ink on vanilla cardstock.  I used a blender pen and picked up a little ink from the raspberry ripple ink pad to fill in the flower.  I used just a touch of lucky limeade ink to fill in the leaves on the image. And I used the Masking technique to bring the hydrangea in the center out front and center.  To do this, stamp the hydrangea image on a post it note and cut around the image.  Stamp the image on your cardstock and then place the post-it over the image and continue stamping around it. When you pull the post-it note off, your first image will be in the front. Then of course I had to add a little dazzle to the card!  What is a card without bling??  I used a glue pen and lightly dabbed the flowers and sprinkled a little dazzling diamonds glitter on the flowers.  I didn’t completely cover the flowers, just dabbed them.  I know that these pictures don’t do this card justice! 100_9097 Here is a close up of the flowers. I love the layers on this card too!!  Great sketch Mary Jo!!   Stay tuned as I think I will be designing some card layouts to use with this Floral Set!!   Enjoy!  I can’t wait to see what my fellow stampers have designed!!   signature line-red

Marilyn’s March Bundle – Secret Garden Card Kit

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!!   March 2013 Special_2-001 My downline Jeanne and I had an idea and are going to work together to try this out.  Each month we are designing a set of projects using a bundle of products from the current SU catalogs.  For March, we chose the Stamp Set Secret Garden and the coordinating framelits for our projects.  We have 5 beautiful cards designed using the products listed in the bundle. How this will work:  Each month we will design a new set of projects using a bundle of products.    You can get a full tutorial for these projects for FREE with purchase of the bundle of products from my online store!  These items total $59.  So don’t forget that there is only one week left for Sale-a-bration.   If you purchase this week, you will get a FREE item from the Sale-a-bration flyer.  Order Here. We will have a new bundle ready each month around the 15th of the month. NOTE:  You will also need adhesive, vanilla cardstock and rhinestone pearls make these cards as shown.   100_9091_edited-1  
Or you can purchase the instructions for $4.95.
  Marilyn SanClemente    

Merry Moments Card Kit

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Merry Moments Card Kit
                  Here is a detailed list of all the supplies included in this card kit and used to make these cards: Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Crumb Cake Seam Binding
Victorian Lace Trim
Pearl Jewels
Scallop Trim Border Punch
 Scallop Oval Punch
1 ¾” Circle punch
Large Scallop Circle Punch
Apothecary Accents Framelits
Basic Gray Cardstock
Cherry Cobbler cardstock
Very Vanilla cardstock
Old Olive cardstock
 
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