Lighthearted Leaves 2.0

I still have the nasty cough, but I’m feeling better today.

Yesterday, I promised to post a “stepped up” version of the Lighthearted Leaves card we made in Stamp Club this month.

One of the products I wanted to use in class was the chalk marker.  Just a small touch here and there, can add so much to your project, and it really looks pretty on any color of cardstock (CS).

Unfortunately, one of the two markers I ordered for class was damaged when it arrived.  One thing I LOVE about Stampin’ Up! is how dedicated they are to fixing any problems with their products.  They sent me a new marker right away, but I didn’t have it in time for class.

With 28 people coming to Stamp Club this month, I wasn’t sure how long the one marker would last, so in class, we only added a little bit of the chalk marker to the leaf we cut out.  Here’s the picture from the Stamp Club card (see yesterday’s post for details).

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And here’s the stepped up version.

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Can you see the difference?  I added more detail to the leaves with the chalk marker, and added a black CS layer between the Soft Suede card base and the Crumb Cake panel.

What do you think?  Which one do you like best?

If you need any of the supplies used in these cards (see yesterday’s post for details), please visit my online store by clicking on the shopping basket.  If you’re in the Fort Knox/Elizabethtown, Kentucky area, I’d like to meet you.  And, if you don’t have one, I’d love to be your demonstrator.

Until next time……stay inky, my friends!

I Love Kentucky…..

but, I also hate Kentucky.  We have something here in the Ohio Valley that we call the Kentucky Crud.  I get it a couple of times each year.  Stuffy head, runny nose, sneezing, and coughing.  Not polite little coughs, but hacking, horrible coughs.  And, it seems like the cough hangs on for weeks.  Anyway, I’m struggling with a bout of the Kentucky Crud right now.  So, I’ve been lying around in my PJs all day doing nothing.  No stamping for me today, but I do have a card to share.

This is one of our Stamp Club projects from this month.

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Here are the fixin’s:

The card base is Soft Suede CS (cardstock) (5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, folded in half).  The panel is Crumb Cake CS (3 3/4″ x 5′).

The leaves and greeting are from the Lighthearted Leaves stamp set in the Holiday catalog.  I love this set, especially because it works with the same framelits as the Vintage Leaves stamp set, which I’ll be showcasing in another post later this week.

The two larger leaves and the greeting are stamped directly on the panel in Archival Basic Black.  The smaller leaf is stamped on a crumb cake scrap, colored with the white chalk marker, and cut out with the framelits.  Gold cord was added to the back of the leaf and it is popped up with a dimensional.

Sprinkle a few gold sequins, and you’re finished!

Tomorrow, I’ll show you how to add a couple of details to step this card up a notch.

All the products used in this project are from Stampin’ Up!  If you’d like to order any of them, please visit my online store by clicking on the shopping basket!

Until then…..stay inky, my friends!

Hardin County Public Library Projects

I teach a class at our local public library once a month.  Below are the projects we made this month.

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The card is cute but simple.  It’s hard to see, but the black is embossed with the Lucky Stars TIEF.  The moon is punched from Crushed Curry, and sponged with Pumpkin Pie ink.  The “BOO” and black glimmer paper are punched with circle punches, and the bat is “fussy cut”, and has rhinestone eyes.

The treat bag is a small “sour cream” container, made with 1/8 sheet of Old Olive CS.  You curl it and tape the short ends together to make a cylinder.  Then one end gets pinched in one direction and stapled.  Fill the bag with treats, and pinch the other end perpendicular to the first.  Staple or punch a hole and tie a tag, and you’re all set!

I hope you enjoy these projects!  If you need any of these supplies, I would love it if you visited my website to place an order!

Thanks for looking!  Until next time…….stay inky, my friends!