Friday, November 15, 2013

Twisted Challenge 11: Traced Doodling

We're testing out the Traced Doodling Technique today at The Technique Twist!  
Come join us with your own creation!  

I will admit this one gave me a little trouble.  This is my second attempt! :)  I decided on a vellum overlay and then traced the snowflake on the vellum with a Stardust Gellyroll Pen.  I purposely left some areas untraced & added some rhinestones.

I'll be back soon with supply details!
Have a fab day!
Julz :)

Friday, November 8, 2013

Snow Much Fun!

I had a little time on my lunch today to play!  A perk when you get to work from home some days! :)

Mojo Monday has a great challenge up right now as well.

I dry embossed the Snowflake Garland onto my card base & then added the stamped elements. 
 Both the Flurry & the Much Fun were heat embossed. 

Here's a close up of both the heat & dry embossed elements. 
CAS-ual Fridays is holding an embossing challenge for either dry or heat.

SU! Cardstock: Tempting Turquise & Whisper White, Vellum
Ink: Illuminate, Tempting Turquoise
Stamps: SU! Festive Flurries, Papertrey Ink Wonderful Words: SNOW & Confetti Garland
Accessories: Big Shot, Garland Die, SNOW Die, Pearls, Flurry Framelits

Have a fab day!
Julz :)

Thursday, November 7, 2013

A Rustic Christmas Card

The Stampin' Celebration Team has a great inspiration photo this month!  It actually made me think more Christmasy than Autumn-like.  Everything's subject to interpretation, right?  ;)  Using the Retro Sketches Challenge sketch this week, I created this cute little 4.25"x4.25" card below.  This also qualifies for the CAS-ology challenge: Brown.

The burlap is stamped with a Chevron embossing folder (if you look closely, you can see it).  I made a little frame out of retired DSP and added a rock'n'roll stamped Flurry.  

SU! Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso
SU! Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede
Stamps: SU! Festive Flurries & Petite Pairs, Papertrey Ink Confetti Garland Borders, Martha Stewart Christmas Stamp Set
Accessories: Big Shot, Flurry Framelits, Pearls, Vintage Faceted Button, Burlap, Organza Ribbon, Chevron Embossing Folder

Have a fab day!
Julz :)

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Inlaid Embossing Inspiration

We have some awesome inspiration for you at The Technique Twist!  Check it out & then link up at The Technique Twist with your own fun creation!

 I decided to go a little different this round and use doilies instead of die cut shapes!   I created my foldover doily trees after I lightly sponged with Pistachio Pudding.  I adhered them to my cardstock & ran it through my Chevron embossing folder.  I fluffed the trees a tad and used some Versamark & Stardust embossing powder to lightly give the edges some sparkle.  I <3 p="" these="" trees="">

Ink: Versamark, SU! Pool Party & Pistachio Pudding
SU! Cardstock: Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White, Pool Party
SU! DSP - retired Candle Christmas
Stamps: SU! Fun Flurries, Martha Stewart Christmas set
Accessories: Doilies, Big Shot, Chevron Embossing Folder, Stampendous Stardust Embossing Powder

Have a fabulously twisted day!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Technique Time Tuesday Challenge: Faux Frame

Technique Time Tuesday has a fun challenge this week!
We're playing with Faux Frames!  If you're unfamiliar with this technique, check out Mynnette's video. Create your own fun design & link up!  There's a great prize involved! :)

 I must admit this is the first I've really focused on a Faux Frame & I love the look!  I added an additional bonus to mine by diecutting SNOW  in the middle of it to give it some extra pop!  This was super easy & a great way to give your card some added WOW without lots of added accessories.  I bet it would look great with multiple colors of sponging as well!  Hmm.....I might need to work on another card.  ;)

SU! Cardstock: Mambo Melon, Whisper White
Ink: SU! Mambo Melon
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Wonderful Words: SNOW
Accessories: Big Shot, Shimmer Mist, SU! Flurries Framelits, Rhinestones, Papertrey Ink SNOW Die

Have a fab day!
Julz :)

Friday, November 1, 2013

Technique Twist Challenge 10 - Inlaid Embossing

The Technique Twist is back with another fabulously twisted challenge!  Let's see how you twist the Inlaid Embossing Technique.  I had a lot of fun with this & my inspiration card that I'll show you in a few days. 

On the card below I combined Inlaid Embossing with Heat Embossing.  After adhering the Bermuda Bay piece of cardstock to the DSP, I ran it through the Big Shot and Polka Dot Embossing Folder.  I rubbed Versamark all over and sprinkled with Stardust Embossing Powder before heating it up.  

SU! Cardstock: Pool Party, Bermuda Bay
SU! Paper: Silver Foil Paper, Winter Frost DSP
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Versamark
Stamps: SU! Petite Pairs, Martha Stewart Christmas set
Accessories: Big Shot, Polka Dot Embossing Powder, Stampendous Stardust Embossing Powder, Rhinestones, Thinlets Circle Die

Check out the rest of the Fabulously Twisted DT projects HERE & upload your own creation to join us!
Have a fabulously twisted day!
Julz :)