I’m so excited to be part of the Wacky Watercooler hop this month! We have a great group of designers, and we’ll be showing you projects using the Stampin’ Up! Holiday and Annual catalogs.
If you’re just starting the hop, I have great news for you. I’m at the beginning! Woot! I’m not sure I’ve ever been first before. But if you’re not starting with me, that’s fine, too. The hop is a circle, so wherever you start, you can just keep moving until you get back to where you started. If you get lost – no problem. Just head to the home page to find your way.
So here we go. I’m so psyched about my projects. I love all of them.
First – here’s a spooky “Don’t walk in the woods at night” project.
The Woodlands embossing folder has brought back an old technique – Inked Embossing Folders. I haven’t inked an embossing folder for several years, but that technique works so well with this folder. First, I inked a small portion of the debossed side of the folder with a little Daffodil Delight ink, then covered it with a circle mask. I inked the rest of the folder with Night of Navy ink, then ran it through the Big Shot with Whisper White card stock. I used various circle punches and the ovals in the Chalk Talk framelits for eyes, then backed the panel with some Daffodil Delight card stock. I started to add a “Spooky” die-cut from the Seasonal Frame Thinlits dies, but everyone in the house liked the card without it, so I went with their vote.
Next is a Clean and Simple card. Yep. I rarely do CAS cards, because I almost always smudge something. And I love to sponge and make vintage cards. But this one just kind of happened, and I love it.
I die-cut the ornament and sentiment (Delicate Ornaments, Christmas Greetings Thinlits) from Gold Foil sheets. This was supposed to be a shaker card, but I’m seriously shaker challenged. So I embossed a Whisper White card stock layer with the Softly Falling embossing folder and then die cut the ornament image from the layer. I adhered it to a Whisper White thick card stock card, then added the gold ornament back in.
I decided it needed a little something (I always seem to decide my cards need “a little something,” don’t I?), so I inked a Snowflake Element with versamark, dunked it in Heat & Stick Powder, heated it, then added some Gold Glitter and an Iced Rhinestone Embellishment to the center.
Did you realize that I didn’t stamp on either of the first two projects? Neither did I, until I wrote this post. Interesting. Sizzix has a lot to answer for. Well, I made up for it on the next one, because it’s all stamped.
This is the one that kept me awake at nights thinking about how to make it.
I made a box from vellum card stock, then added stamped and die-cut images from the Festive Fireplace bundle over the box. I absolutely love the way this looks with the little votive inside it. It really does look like a fire is crackling away. The best thing about this is that you can use it all winter long!
So that’s it for me. If you’re hopping in order, your next stop is Deborah Smart’s blog. Deb always, always “Wows” me. She’s an amazing artist and I know she has another fabulous group of projects for you. If you’re hopping backwards, you’ll be headed to Priscilla Ivler’s blog. Priscilla is another wonderful stamping artist. Either way you go, you’re going to want to complete the circle, because all of our Watercooler artists are very talented!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!