Welcome to the first Summer Blog Hop! I’m so excited about our projects, and don’t you love the buttons this time? Stephanie Osgood designed them again using MDS – and she’s amazing! If you’re hopping in order, you’ll arrive at her blog in two more stops. You can move around the hop using the “Previous” “Next” and “Home” buttons below, or you can click on the Blog Hop Header to return to the home page.
If you got here from Jackie Susnik’s blog, you’ve already seen some fabulous projects. Jackie’s clean and classic style always “Wow!”s me.
When I was setting up my tables with retired items from the 2012-13 catalog, my Stephee (Wes’s girlfriend) helped – and she had the brilliant idea to decorate the empty accessory storage boxes. I immediately grabbed my framelits, punches and washi tape and got to work. I used the new Pansy punch and the 1-1/4″ scallop circle punch, Circles Collection framelits, Gingham Garden washi tape and Gingham Garden designer series paper to decorate these. And – thanks to my fabulous downline Ruth Burris – I found out that the smaller of the two boxes holds both clay molds perfectly.
I haven’t made a really vintage card for awhile, so I decided to create a card with Blushing Bride roses. After kneading a little ink refill into the Simply Pressed clay, I created a few roses and rosebuds. (Thanks, Susan Horr, for the tutorial!!) Basically, you just pull off a small chunk of clay, color it with ink refill, then separate it into about 7-9 pieces. Flatten each one out. For the first, roll it into a bud, then wrap each petal around it until you get the rose you like. Super easy! I stuck mine in the freezer for a few minutes so I could snip off the bottom and make another rosebud.
Other products used for this card are the Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Very Vanilla seam binding ribbon, Soho Subway designer series paper, Little Leaves Sizzlit, Music Notes wheel, and the Scallop Oval punch. I accidentally used a retired oval for the sentiment, but the large oval punch will work much better. I also used Petite Pairs – one of the Grab Your Greetings sets that is on sale through June 30 – and Gorgeous Grunge.
Another technique I haven’t done for awhile is watercoloring. When you click the “Next” button, you’ll be at Kath Ricks’ blog. She is the absolute best at watercoloring!
I used the Fabulous Florets stamp set. It’s a long time favorite that I’ve been neglecting. I stamped the large leaf in Pear Pizzazz on the Gingham Garden designer series paper, and stamped the smaller leaves and flowers on Whisper White in Jet Black StazOn. After watercoloring (Strawberry Slush, Daffodil Delight and Pear Pizzazz), I cut them out and added them over the stamped leaf. The sentiment is from Delightful Dozen. And I used a couple of the new “Candy Dots” (in Garden Green) on the punched layer.
So that’s it for me! The next stop is Kath Ricks’s “All That Scrap,” and I know her projects will be beyond amazing!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy – and have a wonderful day!