Another Convention WOW swap

I am on my way to convention and I have a few treats pre-loaded in my blog to share.  The next few posts will be projects I am swapping or giving to team members.  

This is a card I made for Amy Celona’s Wow card swap at convention.   I changed up the swap card just a little from the one seen here in the photo.  On this card I used the fiskars threading water punch.  For the swap cards I used the new Stampin’ Up! Scallop edge punch.  And instead of punching the holes I used the white gel pen and doodled circles.

The clouds were made with a punch out from the scallop punch and some bashful blue ink and a sponge.  Sponge over the edge and keep moving the template around the page.


Stamps: Always

Paper: Whisper white, Chocolate Chip, bashful blue

Ink: Chocolate Chip, bashful blue, Old Olive

Accessories: Wide Chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon, slot punch, Fiskars scallop edge punch, scallop punch out for clouds and a sponge corner rounder 

Chipboard flower & the Grid technique

This is made with the center of the Chipboard flower from the Club card posted yesterday. I colored this small flower with a real red marker and then adhere the button with a small glue dot. this is then attached to a Die Cut Bloom (from the Occasions Mini– extended until June 30th) The leaves are made with old olive scraps and the paper crimper.

GRID TECHNIQUE: the whisper white panel is scored on a diagonal in both directions 1″ apart. I scored 1/4″ border around the edges. What a great technique!


Stamps: sentiment is from

Paper: whisper white, bashful blue


Accessories: chipboard, real red marker, button, striped ribbon, die cut blooms, scor-pal (you can use any scoring tool for this), paper crimper for the leaves.

Wonderful You Birthday

Here is another card I made playing with the brayered sky technique and Emboss resist. For this one I stamped the flowers, colored them pink, then re-colored them with the versamarker (very carefully in the lines) and then they were clear embossed. After all these steps I brayered a few shades of blue (soft sky, bashful and blue bayou) to make the sky and wiped the ink off the flowers. Then I stamped the leaves and colored them with an artichoke marker. the cuttlebug background is tone on tone.

Stamps: Wonderful You, retired hostess label set
Ink: various shades of blue, black
Paper: soft Sky, glossy white card stock, regal rose
accessories: brayer, cuttlebug, styled silver hardware, wide grosgrain ribbon, designer label punch, slot punch

Brayered Sky Sympathy

Have you tried this technique? Click HERE to see the tutorial. and click HERE to see the gallery. Michelle Zindorf- WOW her cards are beyond AMAZING!!! Nothing original on my card- I cased one from the gallery to try this technique. This was my 1st somewhat presentable one…. Its a little harder than it looks. It works great with these black Lovely as a Tree set– but don’t look too close my trees are in the sky, LOL. The trick I found to make this work: roll the brayer FAST to get the sky to blend. This is wintery as we are entering summer! would make a fab Christmas card though. Hmmm may have to crank out a few of these! I have a few more of these as works in progress, mostly cased. If they ever get finished they probably will appear here soon.

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Non SU sympathy sentiment
ink: blue bayou, soft sky, pretty in pink, basic black (heat set so it did not smear)
paper: glossy white card stock, black and blue bayou
accessories: PATIENCE- I threw out about 8 pieces of cardstock before this one. Practice. post-it notes and of course a brayer!

No Copics….No Problem!!

WOW- this technique is so fun– and Pun Fun is a great set for it too! Julie at Paper Pleasing Ideas has a great tutorial: No Copics No Problem and its available in video as well. A big thanks goes out to Julie!!

I tried it, with a little help from my friend Becci, and this was the end result. Major cool coloring here! Let me know if you like it!

Stamps: Pun Fun, not sure where the sentiment is from
ink: basic black ( the tutorial says stazon, but basic black worked just fine)
paper: taken with teal, green galore, watercolor paper from SU, pattern paper from Junkitz
Accessories: bold brights markers, a waterbrush, hodgepodge hardware, ribbon, corner rounder for the sentiment